Retreats in Peru: The indigenous cultures of Peru have retained the vital tradition of using plant medicines in a ritual setting for spiritual and emotional healing. Retreat centres run by Westerners have increasingly facilitated contact with indigenous practitioners of plant medicine. In the best cases, this intercultural exchange is beneficial for both sides. The most well-known plant medicines are Ayahuasca and San Pedro, also known as Huachuma. In addition to indigenous plant medicine, yoga and meditation are becoming more and more popular in Peru. Retreat centres in Peru offer a wide variety of modalities and traditions. While the rise in wellness travel has surely increased over the past decade, the shamans of Peru remain happily open to exchange with contemporary global society.
About Peru: The culture of Peru mirrors its famous tapestries, containing dynamic contrasts within its borders. The urban grit of Lima opens up into the expansive vistas of the Andes, and reaches into the humid density of the rainforest. Spiritual traditions preserved by indigenous cultures rub shoulders with seekers from Western countries.
In addition to spiritual pursuits, your memories of a visit to Peru might also include the food! Street vendors, restaurants, and shops offer food that is both delicious and affordable. A visit would not be complete without trying ceviche (raw fish with lemon and onion) or the many superfoods which come from Peru, such as inca berries, maca, noni and cacao.