The WAY Inn - Holistic Healing Centre -
Helping Raise CONSCIOUSNESS one SOUL at a time.
The WAY Inn is an Ayahuasca-based holistic healing and research centre located high in the Peruvian Andes, offering ten-day retreats, Shamanic Dietas, Organ Cleanses, Work Exchanges, and Apprenticeships. It was founded in 2002 by Alex Good, an Englishman with ten years of experience working and studying with the master plants Ayahuasca and San Pedro in Peru.
For a More in-depth view into our Centre Please visit www.thewayinn.com
“ The greatest fear in the world is of the opinions of others. And the moment you are unafraid of the crowd you are no longer a sheep, you become a lion. A great roar arises in your heart, the roar of freedom.
Why Choose The Way Inn?
We know that you have choices in your search for Healing/Retreat Centres, and we truly believe that our retreat program is the best you will find. We blend traditional Peruvian Shamanism with a consciousness based approach to healing the body, mind and spirit.
Our mission is to help you awaken to the truth of your being. Combining sacred medicine with ancient wisdom and modern progressive psychology, we support you through your Ayahuasca experience and help you connect to your own intuitive healer.
Whether you’re looking for someplace away from the jungle where critters won´t eat you, or for staff who go above and beyond for you, or just for a place with real, hot showers, The Way Inn has you covered.
The vision of The WAY Inn is a network of thriving, spiritually conscious communities that embody ecologically and socially harmonious ways of life.
With a highly experienced healing team comprised of both native Peruvian Shamans and western practitioners, the centre’s primary purpose is to deliver the profound healing potential of South American Shamanism in a way that is accessible to those who arguably need it most – people from so-called ‘developed’ Western societies.
Our Core Principles:
Alignment with Great Spirit
Respect for Pachamama, Mother Earth
Service to the Common Good
Cooperation within and between communities
Integrity in Thought, Word and Deed
Honor Work, making it Art and an Offering
Acceptance, Compassion and Humility
These Core Principles are our guide of how to maneuver through the challenges we will inevitably face. Essentially, they outline our internal checks and balances to ensure we, and those who follow us, stay true to our initial intention which ultimately is the striving for respect and harmony on every level based upon recognition that we are all One, not just people but all souls. As such, all of the principles follow from the first principle, Alignment with Great Spirit, in that each speaks to alignment at different levels of reality.
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How The WAY Inn is Different
Genuine Care and Support
Our team genuinely cares about you and your personal growth, and will work with you individually to help you achieve your highest potential. You will become a part of our extended family as soon as you arrive. If you don’t believe us read our previous guest testimonials.
Professional Shamanic Team
Healing shouldn’t revolve around one healer. We have a professional, diverse Shamanic team of Peruvian and Western healers with decades of experience working with the plant medicines.
Long-term healing, with support for a lifetime (not just during the 10 days of retreat). We offer phone or Skype sessions and help build networks in communities worldwide.
Holistic Healing Approach
Healing and personal growth are hard work. Using multiple modalities, we work with guests who are dedicated and committed to real personal growth, not those looking for a quick fix or a recreational experience.
Delicious, Nutritious Food
We make the dieta delicious! A wide variety of beautiful, tasty food designed by our professional nutritionist. Mostly organic and straight from our garden, you’ll look forward to every meal.
Exquisite rooms with cozy beds and modern comforts. Beautiful Western-style bathrooms, hot showers, and spring water straight from the tap. Beautiful lodge with plenty of amenities.
Nestled in the Peruvian Andes, surrounded by mountains. A perfect peaceful atmosphere filled with beauty so you can focus on your healing, without the heat and mosquitos of the jungle.
High Healer to Guest Ratio
With a maximum of 14 guests, our large healing team ensures you will receive the personal care and attention you deserve and need.
We work closely with Ayahuasca and other plant medicines, such as San Pedro. We also provide cleansing through tobacco and other plant ‘teas’. At The Way Inn we endeavour to work with you to tailor your process to your individual needs.
“ Our scientific power has outrun out spiritual power, We have guided missiles, and misguided men. “- Martin Luther King, JR
Healing Programs We Offer
10 - Day Ayahuasca Retreat
The Retreat Walkthrough:
Typical to a standard 10-day retreat. (Subject to Change)
Your first activity as our guest will be an opening Pachi Mama (Mother Earth) ceremony. After which you will be taken through your first Ayahuasca experience (5 in total throughout your stay with us). After every Ayahuasca ceremony, the guest and qualified staff will gather in a group circle to discuss your journeys and give insight.
Other Activities include: 2 Tobacco purges, Psychological consultations, Neuromuscular Therapy, Energy Healings, Guided Meditations, Yoga, Qi Gong, Shamanic Lectures, and to close everything off, a closing Gratitude Ceremony.
The San Pedro (Huachuma) Ceremony
To Open You Up To Nature's Wonders
Sacred San Pedro Ceremonies in the Andean Mountains
We are very, very excited to inform you all that the San Pedro (Huachuma) portion of our 10-Day Ayahuasca Retreat has returned. San Pedro is a wonderful heart opening sacred medicine, that can connect you deeper with the planet and fellow human beings.
The San Pedro Ceremony is the culmination of your retreat. If you choose to partake in this beautiful experience , one Ayahuasca Ceremony will be removed from your retreat schedule. This is so, the Ayahuasca has adequate time to work with your energy system and avoids mixing the two very power psychedelics.
Guests will be introduced to San Pedro once the course of their 4 Ayahausca ceremonies has come to completion, guests will be guided on a San Pedro walk to the head of the Cojup River, where they will spend the bulk of the experience in the beautiful Cojup River Valley in a location we named Elven Glen.
Guests who are only interested in participating in the Ayahuasca ceremonies are welcome to opt out of the San Pedro excursion.
San Pedro Preparation
As a part of the San Pedro Experience guests will be able to participate in the preparation of the sacred medicine with the guidance of our facilitators.
Guests will be able to help with the prep and the cooking of the San Pedro from start to finish that will be used in their ceremony. This is so the guests will have a more intimate connection with the plant and their experience of it.
More Information on San Pedro Ceremonies -Click Here-
The Initaite Program is for those people who wish a more personalized healing touch. We strive to fully open the Heart Centre of each individual Initiate in the hopes they bring their love and experience to others out in the world.
The Healing Initiate is a person in-need or wanting of deep personal cleansing. This Program is intended for those people who want to focus solely on personal and spiritual work.
The concept surrounding this course is intended to train a person to “hold space” for themselves as well as others when surrounded by opposition or oppression.
Build your own Retreat with Friends and Co-workers! To ensure your best personal experience our maximum amount guest is 12. Discounts are adjusted according to quantity of persons coming to retreat.
Guest Retreat Activities:
Outside of ceremony, a number of additional activities are scheduled. These empower you with tools to help heal yourself and to integrate the work of Ayahuasca.
These assist you with processing and integrating your experiences during retreat. Sharing your thoughts and feelings helps the whole group to move forward.
Developing a personal Yoga practices will help you integrate your retreat experiences into you life back home.
Breathing exercises and meditations are strategically scheduled before each ceremony to prepare both your mind and body for your Ayahuasca experience.
A flow of high vibrational energy is guided to your subtle energy body. The energy will work on your physical, psychological, and spiritual well-being. Emotional imbalances and physical conditions can be healed and energetic balance restored.
Qigong practice typically involves moving meditation, coordinating slow flowing movement, deep rhythmic breathing, and calm meditative state of mind.
Get personalized assistance with your healing work. Gain insight into your experiences with private one on one conseltations with our Shamanic Team and our resident transpersonal psycholgist. Our healing team is available to help you on your journey both in and out of ceremony.
Is a form of Ayurvedic medicine that involves massage of the body with large amounts of warm oil. The oil is often pre-medicated with herbs for specific conditions.
In Peru, floral baths known as banos florales (“flower baths”) are a staple of shamanic healing from the high Andes to the Amazon basin, where they are used to wash away unhelpful spirits so that blockages are removed and the energy of the universe can flood in to correct the imbalance
Tobacco is considered one of, if not the most powerful and spiritual of all master plants in the shamanic world. An incredibly potent healing tool, it will cleanse your body not only of physical backlog but also of emotional and spiritual negativity that takes up residence within you.
We bring in local artisans to display their crafts of clothing, and jewelry, to support the local Peruvian community. If you wish, you can bring cash to purchase some souvenirs for yourself or loved ones.
With The WAY Inn Your Journey Begins!
Play hard during your retreat. Go beyond where you normally would. It makes all the difference!
What is the Dieta
Our Dieta has been modified for the altitude and is NOT a full Shamanic Dieta, It is designed to facilitate the intake of powerful trees, Ayahuasca, and Tobacco into your systems. The Dieta is a six-day food regime used to remove the influence of toxins and energies that can cause blockages in the physical and energetic bodies. By restricting certain foods you eat, the Dieta allows the plant medicine to be more effective as well as providing greater protection while you are open energetically.
The Dieta represents your sacrifice and commitment to the process that you are undergoing. What you get out of this process depends on how much energy, dedication, and respect you put into it.
*Note: When the booking of any of our retreats, you will receive a in-depth Welcome Packet with everything you need to know about our Centre, more information on the Dieta, and how to prepare.
What to Expect
Ayahuasca and You
With any deep spiritual work where you have face your fears there is bound to be anxiety. This is completely natural, and our team is will you every step of the way. We make sure you are as comfortable as possible during this challenging time
Ayahuasca is an incredibly powerful cleanser and teacher. The medicine contributes to your wholeness, bringing into alignment your emotional, physical, mental and spiritual levels.
Especially in the first few days, Ayahuasca will be busy cleaning out your system. This cleansing will go deep into your body and your spirit. Some of the things that you can expect to clear include mental and physical toxins, repressed emotions, energetic blockages, negative belief systems, karmic debts and energies that are no longer needed.
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What to Bring
Head Lamp or Flashlight
Comfortable Layered Clothing (Included Warm Layers)
White coloured clothing for Ceremonies.
Natural Sun Protection (organic if possible)
(Natural/Organic if Possible) There are no mosquitos,
however there are bitting flies which are around for a few hours of the day.
Bathing Suite (for fresh water pond)
Some Peruvian money (Soles)
A Message From the Owner
Congratulations and welcome to The Way Inn! We are a Holistic Health and Research Centre dedicated to guiding you as far along your personal journey of healing and self discovery as possible.
I am incredibly passionate about this work. After an profound spiritual experience in 1994, I dedicated my life to the exploration of consciousness. After more than a decade of studying multiple spiritual disciplines around the world, I
was led to ayahuasca in 2005 and found it to be the single most powerful tool for consciousness expansion due to its direct experiential nature. All of this has culminated in me dedicating my life to making this work
available to others.
Ayahuasca works on cleansing your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual systems. There are three main aspects to this work that determine the healing power of your ayahuasca experience; the power of the ayahuasca medicine, the power of the medicine practitioner and the power of the medicine recipient. Ayahuasca is NOT a magic bullet - the personal commitment and dedication you bring to this process absolutely determines it's effectiveness.
Outside of ceremony we support you with techniques that will greatly aid you both during your retreat process and during the far more critical integration period after your retreat. Diet, meditation, yoga, breath work, cleansing techniques, mantras and familiarisation with various wisdom paths are all essential elements to keep your body, mind and spirit strong and to support the healing work of ayahuasca.
As our guest you will be supported by our professional team of shamans, energy healers, psychologists and nutritionists who provide you with individualised, one on one consultations and guidance throughout your journey at The Way Inn. More than just Ayahuasca, our retreats are part of a holistic and integrated healing path that continues long after you head home.
I would like to take this opportunity to extend my personal invitation and graditutude for you to share your journey of transformation with our dedicated and caring professional team.
We look forward to having you as our guest.
Owner, Founder, and Builder of The Way Inn
May your journey here with us be a transformative one that inspires you.
Our Team Looks Forward to Meeting You!
ReviewsWrite a review - tell others about your experience.
Hello, I'm back from my ayahuasca retreat in Peru and would like to share my experience. I went with Ayahuasca Satsangha - the Way Inn. They are very serious people, into the work of expanding your consciousness. Its a very hard retreat not ayahuasca tourism in any way. The retreat is in a beautiful mountain lodge high in the Andes near Huaraz. They recognize that eastern knowledge is very complementary to ayahuasca so daily yoga, qui gong, meditation and pranayama and satsang are given, also Ayurvedic consultation and consultation with the curandero.
Cathy J. May 12, 2015
I recently attended a 10 day retreat at the Way Inn from 4/26/15-5/5/15. In preparation, I studied their recommended diet and found a 12-day detox diet and herbal supplement program that nearly matched their recommendations. It was called Wild Rose Herbal D-Tox ("Easy 12-Day Program and Recommended Diet"). I also increased my meditation practice to twice daily to heighten my meditative state while there. I finished the detox a day prior to flying to Peru from the West Coast, and found the transition to their "Dieta" quite easy to adapt to, and found this pre-detox served me well during the ceremonies to follow. When my good friend and I first arrived, the staff were all out to give us a personal greeting. It was nice to meet everyone that way, exchanging handshakes and eye-contact. I immediately felt an energetic connection, and knew I was in good and safe hands. The Shaman (Ryan), and Energetic Worker (Adrian) radiated such great energy, and each of the staff were attentive and seemed to go out of their way to make us feel welcome and genuinely accepted throughout our stay. The accommodations are five star; rooms are clean, bedding comfortable, fully equipped bathrooms right by the ceremonial hut (and even help to get there if you need it), food made with care (even when on the Dieta, food is presented with beauty), and the views of the surrounding high plateau and snowy peaks of the Andes are stunning. For me, each ceremony was deep and transformative. I especially loved the individualized blessings the Shaman gave each of us during each ceremony, and the private healing session with the Energy Healer. There were no extra costs for these individualized services, and I cannot say enough about the unconditional acceptance, compassion, and caring that the staff provided (in ceremony and out). My friend and I were originally set up for a retreat in Iquitos, but this fell through two weeks before we were to leave. We felt, and still do, so very fortunate to have found the Way Inn. The Altar (or Mesa) even has a picture of Sri Ramana Maharshi and there are tapestries of Shiva in the Ceremonial Yurt. The Shamans sing both traditional Shamanic Chants in addition to a variety of Sacred Mantras, giving the Way Inn a heightened feeling of being deeply spiritually connected to the highest spiritual traditions. I cannot recommend The Way Inn high enough. Of the many meditation and spiritual retreats in my life that I have attended, The Way Inn ranks #1. I was taken deeper in many regards than ever before, and was left with a heightened sense of my life purpose and a feeling of interconnectedness that I will be forever thankful for.
Terry Mastin May 16, 2015
I recently went to a retreat at The Way Inn--Holistic Healing Centre during the last week of April and 1st week of May in 2015. Based on my experiences there, I absolutely recommend the The Way Inn as a positive, life affirming, and life changing retreat experience. The healing plants used and their medicine were taken seriously and respectfully, and the retreat environment and culture promoted reflection, relaxation, and creativity. The shaman and energy healer turned out to be exceptional people that held the energy of the group in ceremony in a way that encouraged me to feel both safe and responsible for what I experienced. The rest of the staff also proved to be amazing people, and I instantly felt at home with them--even though I was very far from home at the base of the Andes Mountains in Peru!. The scenery and elemental feel of the environment there in Peru amazed and invigorated me every day I stayed at The Way Inn. The accommodations were superb with immaculate, comfortable rooms and beautifully presented food--even when adhering to the rigorous Dieta. When I was at The Way Inn, I felt that everything I did, such as following The Dieta, meditating on my experiences, practicing yoga, and participating in ceremony was done in a purposeful manner to gain clarity, perspective, and energy--what I might refer to as loving radiance. I could not have attained such clarity, perspective, and loving radiance without the vision, assistance and support of the people at The Way Inn--Holistic Healing Centre. It was an experience that changed my life in many positive ways, and I feel very blessed to have gone to The Way Inn. Sincerely, Terry M.
Renee S. November 14, 2015
Can’t say enough good things about The Way Inn, I definitely highly recommend. Me and my sister ended up staying a total of 17 days in October ’15 and I can confidently say that our experience was above par. From the breathtaking mountain setting to 5 stars spotless accommodations and top notch good food from their own organic gardens, everything was just perfect in providing a peaceful and loving haven to facilitate our (often challenging) process with ayahuasca and tobacco medicines (..on the other hand, San Pedro was quite nice ;) But more than that, it is the amazing staff that binds it all together to make it so special. Always greeting us with genuine smiles while being wonderfully supportive and helpful with anything we needed during our stay, there is no question that they love what they do by the way it is expressed through their work. Whether referring to the shamanic team, cooking/cleaning staff or permanent/rotating operating staff, all put care in what they do in order to see you leave in a much better way than you came in. It was clear to us that they had our best interest at heart from beginning to end and it is this kind of intention/attention that makes all the difference. The Way Inn family will always hold a special place in our hearts and we hope to return one of these days.
Jamie Lynn Botti November 14, 2015
Visiting The Way Inn was by far the most beneficial trip I have ever taken. My trip there in August has made a profound impact on my life. Working with ayahuasca is no walk in the park and I wouldn't recommend trying it if you're not in a safe and comfortable environment. The Way Inn provided exactly that for me. When I arrived at The Way Inn, I immediately felt welcomed and cared for. The rooms were really cozy and well kept, the food was always delicious and prepared with lots of love, and most of all, the staff was amazing. Within just a few hours of being at The Way Inn, I felt very comfortable and cared for by the staff. They were literally with me and all the other guests every step of they way...before, during and after ceremonies and they continue to support and guide me through anything I need since I've been back home these past 3 months. I couldn't have imagined working with ayahuasca at any other center. I will definitely be going back to The Way Inn in the near future.
Renee S. November 15, 2015
Il m’est impossible de dire trop de bonnes choses à propos du centre “The Way Inn” que je recommande vivement. Moi et ma soeur y sommes séjourné un total de 17 jours en Octobre '15 et je peux affirmer en toute confiance que notre expérience fut hors pair. Que ce soit dû à l’emplacement parmi les montagnes majestueuses à couper le souffle, à l’impeccable établissement 5 étoiles ou à la qualité de la bonne nourriture cueillie à même leur jardins bio - tout était parfait pour créer un havre de paix et d'amour facilitant notre processus (souvent difficile) avec les plantes médicinales d’ayahuasca et de tabac ( ..d’autre part, le San Pedro était plutôt agréable ;) Mais plus que cela, c’est le personnel qui lie le tout afin de rendre l’expérience si spéciale. Toujours étions nous accueillies par leur sourires authentiques tout en nous offrant un merveilleux soutien en étant vraiment très accommodants avec tout ce dont nous avions besoin pendant notre séjour. Il ne fait aucun doute qu'ils aiment ce qu'ils font par la façon dont ceci est exprimé par le biais de leur travail. Qu’on se réfère à l'équipe chamanique, le personnel de cuisine/nettoyage ou au personnel permanent/rotatif opérationnel, tous prennent grand soins à ce qu'ils font dans le but de nous voir repartir dans une bien meilleure condition qu’à notre arrivée. Il était clair pour nous qu’ils avaient notre bien-être à coeur du début à la fin et c’est ce genre d'intention/attention qui fait toute la différence. La famille du Way Inn tiendra toujours une place spéciale dans nos cœurs et nous espérons y retourner l’un de ces jours.
Ethan Klivans December 25, 2015
What a place. If you are looking for ayahuasca look no further. However this place is much more than ayahuasca, and you will receive guidance as to how to contextualize and give body to your experience. I recommend inquiring for up to a month stay: I wish I had stayed for a longer duration than the standard 10 days. Please consider a longer stay.