Caya Shobo, Ayahuasca Healing Retreat Centre
- Varillal, Loreto, Peru
Located 45 minutes from the historic Amazonian city of Iquitos, nestled in a gentle jungle rainforest setting, Caya Shobo is an established Ayahuasca healing centre that has received over a thousand visitors since the facilities first opened 4 years ago.
Caya Shobo's high-level Shipibo Maestro and Maestra healers have achieved profound results in treating numerous modern illnesses including depression, post traumatic stress disorder, certain cancers, and many other physical, mental and emotional ailments affecting the world's population today.
We welcome visitors of all ages and backgrounds who wish to experience the powerful healing benefits of Ayahuasca and journey into an awakening of spiritual consciousness in the safety and care of experienced practitioners and the peaceful, secure environs of Caya Shobo.
Caya Shobo offers a variety of Ayahuasca retreats and package stay options for guests to receive healing services throughout the year.
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Rex White June 16, 2017
I’ve learned more here than anywhere else I’ve stayed. In addition to knowledge sharing from the healers, the western staff has extensive experience and deep knowledge levels about the world of plant medicine. They offer an extensive range of dietas and plant medicine treatments and have on staff a Peruvian medicine person whose only job is to brew medicine and make the different dieta and medicinal preparations (and he’s available to chat with anytime if you speak Spanish). Other points worth mentioning: the food is plentiful and quite adequate (keeping in mind the fact that no one goes to an ayahuasca retreat for gourmet cuisine). The compound is gated and staffed with security personnel. The tambos/huts are quite nice with in room showers & flush toilets (nice perk). Bottom line, they’ve covered all the bases here and then some. I will keep coming back and it’s my opinion that you will be hard pressed to find a better center.
erez kramer June 05, 2017
I have had another very good retreat experience before, but Caya Shobo is the place I'm going back to 100%. I went for the Visionary Art Retreat on March 2017 to get some inspiration for my art, and ended up getting so much more than I could imagine. As soon as I got there I could feel it. The location is beautiful and therapeutic, the staff is so very welcoming, insightful and happy to help. I went through a total of six ceremonies in Caya Shobo, the Maestros are very caring, gentle and strong. The medicine is very clean and strong. There are really no words I can say to express the deep deep healing, creativity, wisdom, insights and strength I received. Life had changed dramatically for the better since. All changes were long over due. I'm very grateful for the work that was done with me in the retreat. If you are experienced with Ayahuasca or if you are a first timer, with all the worries of safety and quality, this is the place you were looking for. Thank you Caya Shobo, see you soon! <3
Nagdeo Menninkainen May 01, 2017
Caya Shobo stands apart in many ways from the several retreat centers I’ve experienced in Peru. The words ‘hospitality’, ‘profound insight’, and ‘integrity’ come to mind, and perfectly describe the center, ceremonies and staff. From the moment I arrived until the day I left, I felt welcome, seen, supported and cared for, that the staff and maestros were happy to have us there. The facilities are clean, lovingly maintained, and comfortable, while the food is ample, nourishing, and delicious (well, as delicious as diet food can be!). The medicine served there is the strongest and clearest I’ve had, and, coupled with the guidance of the maestros each night, keenly inspired my personal healing in ways I didn’t think possible. I felt supported to delve as deep as I wished into myself and the mysteries of ayahuasca. Some say that the jungle sings to you in ceremony. Surrounded by the sounds of frogs, insects, birds, and animals each night, guided by the curanderos, I felt enveloped and protected in a timeless, woven symphony of life, and inspired to continue living mine to the fullest. For me, one of the most significant aspects of Caya Shobo involves the humility and groundedness of the management and owners. Many other retreat centers in Peru have gringo owners whom actively promote themselves as ‘spiritual gurus’ or ‘visionaries’, taking center stage away from the hard-working indigenous healers. Caya Shobo’s management supports, promotes and trusts in the incredible skill, knowledge, and dedication of the resident maestros, and the indigenous people as a whole, from whom this tradition is shared. In doing so, the Caya Shobo team have built a solid relationship with powerful Shipibo healers, and holds a space from which each of their individual gifts and passion for life may shine through. I cannot recommend Caya Shobo enough, and feel so very grateful to have found this place. I look forward both to my next visit, and many more to come.
Jonathan Marc Huot April 17, 2017
I was at Caya Shobo's retreat in December 2016, which offered eight ceremonies over two weeks. --- This was my strongest, most therapeutically-focused retreat to date. --- Both the intensity of the treatments and the level of communication and understanding shared with us about the treatment process, surpassed my expectations. The staff and facilitators went to great lengths to tailor the treatment to our individual needs. The Shipibo healers are absolutely wonderful. The medicine they brew is strong. The owners are present in the day to day operations, and are kind and genuine people. --- The overall condition of the centre is excellent, with private bathrooms and running water for showers. --- I feel like in Caya Shobo, I've found healers I expect to trust and work with for a long time to come. --- I would highly recommend this centre to anyone with previous experience and wanting to work at a deeper level with the medicine. --- If this is your first time working with the medicine, the only reason this place wouldn't be ideal is if you feel you need a larger cohort of people to chat with during the days. The groups here are smaller. You'll absolutely make lifelong friends, and there are always people around to help you integrate, but downtime for quiet contemplation is an important part of the healing process. If that sounds unbearable, keep looking for a space that's right for you.