Pachamama Temple

The Pachamama Temple is a new Ayahuasca Healing Center dedicated to sharing the medicine of Mother Ayahuasca, Mother Earth and the ancient wisdom of the Shipibo people. We offer 12 day Ayahuasca Retreats led by experienced Shipibo shamans who work together with carefully selected and skilled western facilitators. We provide a genuine, caring and safe environment for guests who want to work with the sacred medicine. The Temple also offers longer stays for those who are interested to learn more in-depth about the medicine, experience plant dietas and study Shipibo culture.

Pachamama Temple’s beloved Shipibo name is Roa Niwe Nate, which translates to “the realm of the medicine wind”. This name foretells that the Ayahuasca vine and the Chacruna leaf, which together make the Sacred Medicine of the Shipibo Healers, will blow across the world, traveling far beyond the Amazonian rainforest. Ayahuasca’s healing potential is unknown to many, but ready to be discovered for those spiritual seekers that are willing to go on a journey and benefit from her wisdom. We at Pachamama Temple are in awe of her healing power and have dedicated ourselves to spreading her medicine for the benefit of all.


Pachamama Temple has made a bold step out of the jungle of Iquitos where most peruvian Ayahuasca retreats take place, and into the native land of the Shipibo people where we strongly feel it belongs. Located in Pucullpa, Peru, our shamans work in their natural, family-like environment where our guests can be provided with the highest level of safety and service. Visiting Pachamama Temple will give you the feeling of visiting the healers in their own home, where they are open, joyful and relaxed.


Before the western interest in drinking Ayahuasca, only shamans drank the brew. At the request of our healers, we honor this ancient practice by starting our retreats with one ceremony where only our shamans drink. This traditional ceremony gives them a chance to read our guests energetically, with the help of the plants, and allows them to better tailor their healing work for each person throughout the retreat. We are proud to say we are the only center we know of that takes time to honor and practice this traditional way.


Humanity is awaking and reaching deeper into the ancient cultures to learn the old paths of wisdom. One of the cornerstones of the Pachamama Temple is our Vision for a Shipibo School that will preserve and carry on the traditional ways of the Shipibo, while also integrating with the demands of the modern world. We strongly believe that education is a key step if we want to leave this world a better place for our children.

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  • Arthur   April 13, 2017

      My first ayahuasca experience at the pachamama temple

    First of all i would like to start thanking all the beautifull people at the pachamama temple. Especially the maestros and maestras who did a wonderfull job in my healing proces. You truly are doctors of the amazon. I am very grateful. I had a great experience at the pachamama temple and was taken care of very well by a nice and professional team. Thank you Erik, Dani and Jag. You are doing a great job! This was a life changing experience for me and mother ayahuasca gave me exactly what I needed. I am now in the process of implementing the messages and insights in my life. This is a new beginning for me. Thank you all for being part of this. Arthur Gesser

  • Michele L. Spann   March 17, 2017

      Compassionate Healing

    This was my second retreat experience in Peru. Pachamama Temple provided an incredibly safe and compassionate space for deep healing. The maestros and maestros are family, which is felt the moment you step through the gates and are welcomed with heart felt hugs. I felt supported by the community created. I truly believe that I was able to explore the deepest places in my being (consciousness and subconscious) to bring new awarenesses in my life because of the space held by Panchamama Temple. My gratitude to Dominic for having vision with Maestro Rosa, to each maestro who shared there gifts and our facilitor, Erik, who always effortlessly supported this process with grace. If this is your 1st aya experience or you are looking to go deeper with this medicine I would highly recommend Pachamama Temple.

  • Michele L. Spann   March 17, 2017

      Compassionate Healing

    This was my second retreat experience in Peru. Pachamama Temple provided an incredibly safe and compassionate space for deep healing. The maestros and maestros are family, which is felt the moment you step through the gates and are welcomed with heart felt hugs. I felt supported by the community created. I truly believe that I was able to explore the deepest places in my being (consciousness and subconscious) to bring new awarenesses in my life because of the space held by Panchamama Temple. My gratitude to Dominic for having vision with Maestro Rosa, to each maestro who shared there gifts and our facilitor, Erik, who always effortlessly supported this process with grace. If this is your 1st aya experience or you are looking to go deeper with this medicine I would highly recommend Pachamama Temple.

  • Shawnee Letendre   March 15, 2017

      Healing at Pachamama Temple

    Wow. What an amazingly inspiring, enlightening, and life changing trip. I may have done ten years worth of healing in one week. No amount of psychology or rehab could have have achieved what this trip to Peru has. I did some intense deep healing. Ayahuasca has opened my eyes to so many layers of my existence. Peeling away the layers that no longer serve me. Shining a light on the darkness and empowering me to embrace it and sit with it so I can free myself from it and move forward towards healing and growing into my true authentic self. I let go of so much pain. Pain I have been carrying with me for years. Words cannot describe what I went through these past ten days and the beauty and healing I underwent. . Don't get me wrong, it was not all pretty lights and fluffy clouds, I faced alot of my issues and traumas and stared them dead in the eyes. I went to battle and can honestly say I won. It was not easy, but growing never is. At some points I thought I may have been losing my mind. But I wasn't. It's all part of the process. I left feeling many emotions but mostly, I am much lighter and more equipped to deal with life. My time at Pachamama Temple was a very sacred experience that I will carry with me for eternity. I met some wonderful people that I hope to have in my life forever. Not to mention the structure of the temple itself is remarkably done. A true place of love and healing. I want to thank Pachamama Temple, Dominik and Eric for making this opportunity very real. I felt truly and utterly supported by both of you. The amazing family of shamans for their loving and inviting personalities and their beautifully healing icaros. To all the workers there that made sure the temple is clean and their smiles everyday. To the cooks who worked tirelessly to make sure we had food in our bellies. To all my friends and family who have stood by me all these years and never gave up. And most of all, all the people that donated to my cause and made this trip possible! From the depths of my heart thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

  • Marie O'Connor   February 18, 2017

      I Would Like to Bring All My Friends.

    Testimonial for Pachamama Temple I have just returned from Pachamama Temple, and the first thing I want to say is that I would wholeheartedly recommend undertaking ceremony here. This is a place I would definitely bring friends. Taking Ayahuasca, if you haven’t before, is a powerful and sacred undertaking so it’s important to find a place where you will be safe and cared for; Pachamama Temple is such a place. If you have journeyed before and wish to find a place that can support you through a more integrated process, that cares for you between ceremonies with healing support, herbal drinks and medicine as is needed and advised, massages, daily flower baths, attention to well-being, and contact with the Maestros to help with questions and concerns, then look no further. While the center is new, the guiding Maestros who come from an ancestral line of curanderos, carry a collective ability to negotiate the Ayahuasca-ceremonial space that is truly authentic in its connection with the medicine of Ayahuasca. While I have done several Ayahuasca retreats before, this one was the most integrating and healing. It was not only profoundly healing, like 10 years of therapy rolled into one night, but also utterly clarifying. I came with a ball of confusion, a lifetime of karmic knots resonating into a complex set of impossible conditions in my business concerns and personal life that I literally didn’t know how to untie or work out, even with all my decades as an accomplished meditation teacher, therapist, director of a non-profit, training facilitator, and so on. Mother Ayahuasca clarified pretty much everything at great depth, helping me understand how my current impasse was connected to very early abuse, which she helped me get clear in ways that I was never able to in therapeutic and meditative process. Once I got home, I was able to very quickly enact a number of needed changes with clarity, strength, firmness, kindness; all of which have been astonishingly liberating. I was only able to do this because of her gift of clarification, purification, and healing, which included going deeply into generational trauma, and healing some of where it began through literally contacting ancestors and transforming their trauma also. She, (Ayahuasca), showed me many, many things about the world in its current crisis, especially what is happening now in the U.S.A which has troubled me deeply. She helped me into a deeper understanding and process with the energetics of world events, so I can work in alliance with her. She is ancient, she is working with us now to raise our vibration, to clean out the karmic residue and she is on a mission! I feel honored to be one of her millions of conduits, to have tasted her – Pachamama – and to know her inordinate power, her depth intelligence, she knows it/ us all, the DNA of our bodies, but she is also us reaching out for our alliance. She will help guide us through these terrifying times, and we are in turn can help her, protect her, love her, vouch for her, be truly loyal servants for her. So don’t hesitate a moment longer to come into this experience and deep relationship with the most primal, intimate, and powerful intelligence of Ayahuasca-Pachamama. If you have the time, money, and ability to do so, go ahead and book your journey now. Really, for me, there is no other teacher (and I have been to many) who can help like Mother Ayahuasca. She is the master Guru, the master therapist, the master oracle, and the great healer and liberator. And Pachamama Temple is a great place to land your body for this journey into your own truth and your deepest heart. There, they will guide and look after you. These are my experiences I share with you. Yours will be unique to you. If, and hopefully when you come, do be careful to have no expectations, but know your journey will be right for where you are, and what is possible and needed at that time. I just want to sign off with deep gratitude to all that made my journey possible at Pachamama; Founders Dominik, Mama Rosa, Maestra Maria, Maestro Felicano, Maestro Gilberto, Maestro Genero, Maestro Luis, and of course Erik who is the glue holding all together, David, and so many more. Thank you to each and everyone. Marie O'Connor (USA)

  • Erik Wienk   January 08, 2017

      Coming back to ME

    I guess most of us have experienced the feelings of "I am not worthy", "I can't do that", "I'm not capable enough" etc. in our lives. At my stay at the Pachamama Temple, I found out that these "lower" frequency feelings are not originating from my truth higher self. During my stay at this wonderful retreat with these loving people I was able (during the Ayahuasca ceremonies) to distinguish these lower frequencies as a separate kind off entity feeding on these energies. It was clear to me that these entities can only survive and stay with me when I can produce enough energy for them to live on. These entities actually try to lure you into these lower emotional feelings and then feed on it. This awareness came to me during a pretty rough ceremonie in which I was overwhelmed with feeling sorry for myself, feeling unworthy etc. When I was in this energetic trap I could suddenly see a kind of energetic creature, entity clinging to my energetic body. The moment I spotted it, it tried to hide and it went upward from my chest to my throat. I kept following it upward and when it came near my throat I became really sick and needed to purge. When I looked in my bucket, I saw this jellyfish looking "creature" dying there. I saw its energy pattern slowly fading to nothing. Man, what a relieve was that! Since this healing experience I noticed that I am so much more confident, sure about my capabilities, and knowing I can do anything I want as long as I give my best. We are all Capable! We are all love created! We are all gods and goddesses! We are worthy! We are powerful creators! We will change our future! We are the future! We are the ones we have been waiting for! Thank you Pachamama Temple for this healing experience!

  • sergio carta   January 07, 2017

      Pachamama temple

    Hello, my name is Sergio and I attended a ayahuasca retreat at the Pachamama temple in July of 2016. I have drank ayahuasca before in the Netherlands, where I live, but it was quite a different experience in Peru. Two weeks before the retreat I started to follow a traditional diet, as recommended by the temple. This was intense but really helped me to prepare myself for my journey.During the retreat, every morning and evening, each individual got different plant medications prescribed by the healers. You also get to enjoy several flowerbaths, they smell really nice! And off course at night the ceremony starts.. If I can give any advice it is to not have any expectations when you drink ayahuasca. It is a process and you need to have faith in yourself, the spirits of the plants and creation as a whole. Every unnecessary thought can block your experience. This was really hard for me. . As the mind is a tool to create it can also create problems. You cannot think yourself out of your thoughts and you have to let things go. So if you FEEL like you are struggling in life and that you need to discover a deeper part of yourself, if you are looking for healing of the body, mind and spirit, Pachamama temple is a great place to visit. I love you all and I have got hope for this planet. now let's create;)

  • Marleen Hendriks   January 07, 2017

      Healing Paradise

    When you are looking for a good place to experience the Ayahuasca medicine I definitely recommend Pachamama Temple. I encountered a 12-day retreat there in July 2016. In this little paradise down the suburbs of Pucallpa, peace and relaxation is to be found. The beautiful surroundings we're perfect to forget where I came from for a while, to connect with the people around me there and to concentrate on a healing journey. The loving facilitators who among others guided me trough the proces are devoted and experienced, which constantly made me feel I was in good hands with them. And then there are the maestro's and maestra's, who made the whole adventure so special! They care for their guests while using all the ability's and knowledge they have, using for instance plant medication or singing personal Icaros. It's also cool to learn about their colourful Shipibo culture during the workshops they provide which are integrated in the program. I enjoyed the atmosphere at Pachamama, the excellent food they serve and the loving family who where so welcoming. Also the city of Pucallpa is nice to spend some time as you will not meet loads of tourists. I enjoyed to discover the streets and markets to experience the life of the friendly locals. In the end I wasn't done with the place at all, but of course I had to catch my flight back. So surely this wasn't the last visit... Maybe next time I'll meet you there?

  • Frank Rayburn   December 26, 2016

      Rewarding and Cathartic Experience.

    I attended a 12-day Ayahuasca retreat at Pachamama Temple in December 2016 and it was one of the most beautiful, rewarding and cathartic experiences of my life. From the wonderful staff to the family of 6 Maestros and Maestras, the retreat was filled with love, compassion and graciousness. The Maestro/as were so gentle with each other and with us and the ceremonies were just wonderful. I made the mistake of not adequately protecting myself against mosquitos on the first night and Mama Rosa and Mama Maria came by every morning to treat all my bites with Sangre de Grada which helped so much to relieve the "itchy, itchy" as they would say ("Shua" in Shipibo). They would patiently and lovingly dab each of the dozens of welts on my legs and arms. They would greet me every time we saw each other with the word "ekokononai" (Shipibo for "hug") and a big hug. Thank you to all the staff, particularly Daneille, Meghan and Davis, and the Maestras Mama Rosa and Mama Maria and the Maestros Genaro, Gilberto, Feliciano and Luis. I would not hesitate to wholeheartedly recommend Pachamama Temple for anyone looking for a life-changing spiritually and physically healing experience.

  • Hillel Goral   August 01, 2016

      I will be back

    I recently got back from a 12 day retreat at Pachamama Temple, and my heart fills with joy and love when I think back on the time there and the people I spent it with. It was my first experience with ayahuasca, and it seems like it is the beginning of a relationship full of wonder and insight. The temple is located in a lightly populated area, walking distance from a nice beach. There are a few fruit stands close by, selling some of the best fruit I've ever tasted - if you so wish, as the kitchen was very well stocked. Private rooms with electric outlets were also provided.


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