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.

Tags: ayahuasca ayahuasca retreats peru plant diets plant medicine shamanic healing shamanic retreats shamanism shipibo


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  • 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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