Heart of the Jungle: 7-Day Bluestone Ayahuasca Retreat in Cancun, Mexico - January 2018
- Xochipilli Center - Cancun
- Cancún, Mexico
- Jan 11, 2018 - Jan 18, 2018 (8 days)
- $1550 USD
If you have a sincere desire to change and the courage to look within, this retreat is for you.
We are a family, a tribe of the soul, and we hail from all over the Americas. We believe that change in the world begins with change in us and that Ayahuasca is one of the most powerful tools for evoking that change. Ayahuasca drops the barriers between your conscious self and your subconscious giving you a unique glimpse at what you really feel and why, allowing you to broaden your perception and heal the distortions holding you back.
The Ayahuasca given in our retreats is prepared by the Shipibo in the Peruvian Amazon, the culture that has been working with Ayahuasca for over three millennia; it is then hand-carried to Mexico. Those who give the medicine, the ayahuasqueros, have the compassion and wisdom that come from years of working with Ayahuasca. They trained with the Shipibo and continue to do so. They are savvy, committed and prepared. The rest of us all take Ayahuasca for personal work and know what it means to go through a process.
All of us at the retreat take the medicine. We embark on this journey and return from it, together. We are there for you as you need us. We are good companions for this experience, so whether you come as a novice or an advanced taker of medicina, you’re in good hands.
"Change your perception, change your world"
~ Sharon Van Bramer
- Three Ayahuasca ceremonies with an option for a fourth
- Live music at all ceremonies
- Three temazcals (sweat lodge)
- A rejuvenating massage
- Yoga or other body movement sessions
- A day trip to a cenote deep in the jungle for swimming and relaxation
- Sessions of integration with the ayahuasquero and facilitators
- Unlimited use of the on-site pool and other center facilities
- Nutritional homemade vegan meals based on organic ingredients (special needs respected}
- Refreshing fruit and vegetable juices
- Unlimited purified bottled water
- Lodging (double occupancy)
- Airport pick up and drop off
“Vines and trees will teach you that which you will never learn from masters.”
Bernard of Clairvaux ~ Honey and Salt: Selected Spiritual Writings
The Retreat Site:
The Xochipilli Retreat Center is located in the jungle on the outskirts of Cancun in an area called El Ramonal. It’s surrounded by the beauty of Mother Nature, far from the madding crowd and all distraction.
How We Operate:
Day one of the retreat is dedicated to arriving and getting settled. There’s time to explore the center, meet your fellow participants and get acquainted with us. We share a welcome dinner, discuss the week ahead and answer any questions you may have. We pay close attention to the group dynamic as it evolves and the energies that are moving and make small changes in the order of activities as required. All Ayahuasca ceremonies are done at night and we have a temazcal the afternoon prior to each ceremony.
For Ceremony Days: Subject to change. Additional activities integrated into the non-ceremony days.
The optimum diet for working with Ayahuasca is vegan which we modify slightly with the occasional fish or egg dish. Our meals are homemade, right down to and including the tortillas. We work with regional fruit, vegetables and herbs in novel and traditional combinations. You’ll enjoy vegan tacos, gazpachos, vegetable soups, pastas, seawood wraps and more. Some light fasting on ceremony days is required.
*If you have special dietary needs, advise us and we’ll work with you.
The bungalows have two double beds each, a fan over each bed and a bathroom with a shower. The mother house has two bedrooms with king size beds and a shared bathroom. Bathrooms are also located around the pool next to the maloca (the ceremonial structure used for the ceremonies).
Fly into the Cancun International Airport. The ride from the airport to the retreat center is about 40 minutes and we meet your plane. Google Maps: El Ramonal, Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico