Santuario Healing Center
Coming Home to Santuario…
Santuario saturates the senses. Whether due to the heavy oxygenated air of the rainforest, the natural surround sound of birds and insect life that constantly reverberate the air– or the otherworldly beauty of the panoply of exotic trees and flowers, the ambience of Santuario Huistin is one of deep tranquility. In fact, one doesn’t simply visit Santuario Huistin, one becomes immersed and transformed by it. The jungle and ancient boiling river trigger memories in the human psyche of a primordial life on earth. The family are warm, caring and treat you like they have known you all their lives. When you visit Santuario, there is a common experience of familiarity, as if you had been there before—and are finally coming home again.
Here at Santuario, the ancient visionary practices of Upper Amazonian "vegetalismo" (plant spirit shamanism) are carried on by Maestro healer Santiago Enrrique Melendez, his wife, Ayme and extended family. Whether you are interested in a personalized shamanic retreat of flexible length or heeding the call to mystery in a shamanic apprenticeship, Santuario is an ideal setting for a longer term immersion with the plant teachers. With over thirty years experience, Maestro Santiago has developed a profound wisdom of not only working with Ayahuasca but of the potential of the thousands of plant medicines in the rainforest to heal disease.
Some brief excerpts of our testimonials on Trip Advisor!
"WOW! Such a powerful shaman ! The Maestro and his family are so caring and loving people. They make you feel like at home. This place is magic and so beautiful! Attilo, D.
"Santuario Healing provides a unique experience like no other! It is an otherworldly life changing experience set deep within the jungle near a boiling volcanic river." Melanie, M.
“Amazing place! True healing can happen here!” Rasa, C.
Come and experience the magic!
Aug 7, 2017 - 7 days
Aug 21, 2017 - 7 days
Jul 9, 2018 - 39 days
Oct 21, 2020 - 2 days
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Verde Tierra November 01, 2015
I just came back from an amazing experience at Santuario! It was my first experience with the medicine and it was POWERFUL. I did incredibly deep work there and learned so much in ceremony. Also the beauty of the place is just without parallel. The steamy river, the jungle, the plants...and everyone was so kind. The maestro and his family were so sweet and down to earth. I felt very safe and protected there. I will definitely be going back as soon as I can afford it to spend more time working with the medicine and the family at Santuario.