We are a family, a tribe of the soul and we hail from all over the Americas. We’re from Venezuela, Argentina, Peru, Mexico and the United States. We work in English and in Spanish. The person organizing the retreat is an American who has lived for over 40 years in Latin America, the last 10 working with Ayahuasca in both Peru and Mexico. She speaks your language and with many of you she shares a culture.
Our ayahuasqueros are two couples, husband and wife teams. They have the compassion and wisdom that come from years of working with Ayahuasca. They trained with the Shipibo, the Amazonian culture whose principal medicine is Ayahuasca. They are savvy, committed and prepared. They are also musicians of the first water with an uncanny sense of what and when to play. Their fine musicianship lifts the energies of the ceremony to yet another level, enhancing and facilitating your experience.
The rest of us all take Ayahuasca for personal work and know what it means to go through a process. Some of us are healers. We are there for you as you need us. We are good companions for this journey, so whether you come as a novice or an experienced taker of medicina, you’re in good hands.
We ask that you come with a lot of good will, a dash of flexibility and a sincere desire to change. Good will and flexibility are indispensable companions for any foray into new territory, and taking Ayahuasca for the first time, at least initially, feels like moving into the unknown. Flexibility keeps things flowing and a sincere desire to change is the motivation that’ll bring it all together for you.
Lindsay Jo USA 2018: Hello my sister! I’m sitting on my couch here on Easter Sunday completely humbled by my retreat experience. I’ve been so happy, at peace, and so productive since I’ve been home. Terran and his family are coming here today to have a traditional Easter lunch which I’ve mainly prepared. I was thinking just now and the thought came to my head... I am well. Let me repeat that for the ones in the back... I AM WELL. I haven’t been able to say that in 20+ years at least. I feel grounded, PTSD-free, depression-free, more energetic, and have a greater sense of who I am now. If you ever need or want me to speak to anyone who is having a hard time deciding about the retreat, or just in general, please let me know. I’d be honored to share my experiences throughout this process to healing. I’m a better person having known you all and for having you on my team. Terran and I agree we will be back. This experience has brought us so much closer as well. The deep connection we already shared is only more enhanced now. Please tell the team I love them all so much and thank them and Mother Ayahuasca for saving me. Reborn I am! And fyi... I’m sticking with the diet and NO MOUNTAIN DEW! I’ve lost 16 pounds total. Much gratitude for me being able to be drug free, as I’m off of all psychotropic meds, still. May you all be blessed relentlessly in your quest to bring love and peace to others. Love and blessings, Lindsay.
Rabia Buratovic-Nottage Australia 2018:I have been to the Bluestone retreat twice already and will continue to return to this particular retreat centre as a part of my self- improvement for so many reasons. I was like most people apprehensive about taking medicine and scared of the unknown. I know we choose this path to deal with our issues but how ready are we really to go that deep and not rob ourselves of the true authentic experience. For me I felt this was my last resort. From the initial contact with Sharon I felt at peace with my decision to leave my family and attend the experience alone. Sharon and all the staff are really what made doing the medicine a less fearful process with love and guidance along the way. It’s not an easy concept to be raw and look at yourself and I never felt judged nor trivialized for my issues. For me, I was dealing with anxiety and depression and for the first time in my 35 years I found love and acceptance of myself and let go of so much of the baggage I carried. I came to understand why I feel the way I do and through multiple ceremonies was given the gift of processing my thoughts and reaching self-love....what I found so overwhelming is the amount of compassion the staff have to give to everyone that walks through their doors and that comes from truly wanting to be of service to others. Arturo and all the staff make you feel like a member of the family and I wouldn’t think of doing a ceremony without these amazing people ever again....that is why I have returned to Bluestone and will continue to return. Ayahuasca can save so many people from their darker selves and that is such a gift...but to have that experience with the Bluestone family is a privilege and a blessing...
Heather USA 2018:There have been very few occasions in my life that I can truly say changed my existence. This 7-day retreat is one of those precious experiences. To describe it here would not do it justice, but can simply say I walked away with a new relationship with my soul and life lessons that have already transformed who I am and how I show up in the world. It is a remembering of sorts and a homecoming to who I am and how I can best serve as a leader in creating a better world. Thank you to all who joined the journey with me and the incredible support throughout the week. A special thank you to Sharon, Arturo, Amina, Sandra, Juan, Lore, David! With such deep love and gratitude, Heather.
Terran, USA 2018: My calling to plant medicine began out of a desperate need to overcome a drug dependence that threatened to extinguish my flame. In January of 2018 my journey began with a visit to an Ibogaine clinic outside of Cancun [that removed the addiction on a physical level]..I then realized almost immediately that my recovery was just in its infancy and that I needed to deal with the traumas that lead me down such a dark destructive path in the first place. A quick search led me to Sharon and Bluestone Ayahuasca and she had all the right answers and I felt a level of trust and ease that was unexpected. There is no way I can transfer into words the experience but I can say that I am a completely different person for the better in every way.... The reverence and respect given to the ceremony and the medicine by the staff makes the experience so profound and real I can’t imagine there is any way to improve on anything and I say that in a non patronizing way. The staff led by example…. Ayahuascs dissolved age, gender, race, religion and simplified each person as a human being with the utmost potential to change the world thru individual transformation. I can’t say enough about the selflessness of the staff and my respect for the incomprehensible energy they put into healing and transforming our group. There were times when people were literally exercising demons and the staff was able to work them thru everything which I found so powerful… It has been approx. 2 months since the retreat and I have lost 20 lbs and have found the strength and discipline to change my habits completely and focus on the positives in my life and not allow my emotions to manifest into a depressive loop. If you are called to experience mother Ayahuasca please listen to that call and I can guarantee you will be treated to a life changing experience with the team at Bluestone. I will forever be indebted to Arturo and Sharon and they are doing divine work and I now have a hopefulness that I never knew existed. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU. WITH TOTAL GRATITUDE
Venue HighlightsRetreats take place at a center sited for its natural beauty, and we work to keep the energy high and clear. The center is located in the heart of the jungle with bungalows, a pool and the traditional space for Ayahuasca ceremonies called a maloca. Our property is far from the maddening crowd and alive with the murmurings of Mother Earth; a stress-free environment that is energetically contained and sustained. Our retreats are designed to let you take maximum advantage of the medicine and the processes it brings up for you. You’re free to go as deep as you wish and we’re there to support you as you do so. We interact with you on your request. All accommodations come with en-suite bathrooms and ceiling fans.
Menu/CuisineThe 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, 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.
DirectionsFly 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
Heart of the Jungle: 7-Day Bluestone Ayahuasca Retreat in Cancun, Mexico: January 24th – 31th 2019 –Jan 24 - 31, 2019 (8 days)
Heart of the Jungle: 7-Day Bluestone Ayahuasca Retreat in Cancun, Mexico: February 21th – 28th 2019 –Feb 21 - 28, 2019 (8 days)
Mar 21 - 28, 2019 (8 days)
May 23 - 30, 2019 (8 days)
Jul 18 - 25, 2019 (8 days)
Aug 22 - 29, 2019 (8 days)
Heart of the Jungle: 7-Day Bluestone Ayahuasca Retreat in Cancun, Mexico: September 19th – 26th 2019 –Sep 19 - 26, 2019 (8 days)
Heart of the Jungle: 7-Day Bluestone Ayahuasca Retreat in Cancun, Mexico: October 24th – 31th 2019 –Oct 24 - 31, 2019 (8 days)
Heart of the Jungle: 7-Day Bluestone Ayahuasca Retreat in Cancun, Mexico: November 21th – 28th 2019 –Nov 21 - 28, 2019 (8 days)
ReviewsWrite a review - tell others about your experience.
Sandra Glinka January 07, 2019
I have been to this retreat twice in two months. That must mean something. It’s a place where you instantly feel at home. People who work there are so dedicated to your healing. The conditions are great, everything is clean and comfortable, great food, beautiful pool. I will definitely be back again.
Julian A Macias January 05, 2019
I made the decision to visit Xochipilli Retreat Center (Bluestone) after reading a few reviews and ultimately talking to Sharon. She made me feel safe, confident and excited to embark on this journey with them. I could not of asked for a better location, staff and experience. Their accomodations were wonderful, the food was delicious (and super healthy) and it was well organized throughout. I cannot recommend them enough for this type of experience. As for the experience, I can honestly say that it changed who I am at a core level. I went to Cancun with expectations as to what might occur and what resolutions I might encounter. I never imagined I would leave with the gifts I was given. For the first time in my life I was introduced to who I really am and I was given an identity by Mama Ayahuasca that has changed the way I interact with the world. The “Mama” stripped me of fears that have been holding me back for so long, and illuminated a path for my future that I see so clearly I can almost taste it. I believe this allowed a quantum leap in my development, and I stand here today more confident than I have ever felt in my life. I wake up with a sense of purpose beyond my 9-5, and I go to sleep excited to continue the journey the next day. Simply put, my experience has turned me on to a level of living I have only ever heard motivational speakers talk about and I never imagined I would be there. I am eternally grateful for the work happening at Bluestone. They are wonderful people who follow through on their purpose to help people realize themselves. I truly believe that anyone who is willing to trust the Bluestone experience will leave that place different and better for having gone.
Rena Wells January 05, 2019
If you can take this review and intensify it by 1000% then my words have only touched the surface of your heart. I have been doing deep inner work since I was 16 years old I am now 42 in a few days. I am also super clairvoyant and work full time as an intuitive and healer. In order for me to do deep work, as I am super sensitive I knew I needed an honorable shaman and staff who took spiritual work seriously and who knew how to properly work in energy. Trust me when I say you will not find such caring, loving people who's main priorities are to help and heal others. Never have I felt such deep nurturing, caring and love which has helped me to heal in ways I never thought possible. I have since been back a 2nd time, and each time my experiences were different varying from highly awakening and illuminated while other times it took me deeply into parts of myself where I wasn't loving myself. Over the 6 ceremonies I have gotten my health back, my digestion has healed, I have lost 30lbs and I am back to honoring my body and my health. My marijuana addiction is no more, and my spiritual practice has BOOMED and manifested in ways I never thought possible. This is all because of the safe loving energy and hard work the staff does to ensure you receive the best healing possible on your journey. I will be back, because there is nobody else with whom I would feel safe enough to truly open my vulnerable side and to have my soul met pure unconditional love. I practice keeping my energy vibrations clean and aligned, and I am very weary of most spiritual practitioners but not Arturo and his staff. Never in the past have I been to other healers, or intuitive readers, all my healing has been done alone between me and my connection to the Universe, and I have healed deep traumas. The Bluestone staff were the first people I have ever opened up to, and I'm glad I did. I wouldn't be doing healing work with anybody else. Thank you to everyone at Bluestone, I will be back and I honor the amazing work you are doing to help heal our world. Namaste xo I love you all. -Rena xo
Julian A Macias October 30, 2018
Hello all, I made the decision to visit Xochipilli Retreat Center (Bluestone) after reading a few reviews and ultimately talking to Sharon. She made me feel safe, confident and excited to embark on this journey with them. I could not of asked for a better location, staff and experience. Their accomodations were wonderful, the food was delicious (and super healthy) and it was well organized throughout. I cannot recommend them enough for this type of experience. As for the experience, I can honestly say that it changed who I am at a core level. I went to Cancun with expectations as to what might occur and what resolutions I might encounter. I never imagined I would leave with the gifts I was given. For the first time in my life I was introduced to who I really am and I was given an identity by Mama Ayahuasca that has changed the way I interact with the world. The “Mama” stripped me of fears that have been holding me back for so long, and illuminated a path for my future that I see so clearly I can almost taste it. I believe this allowed a quantum leap in my development, and I stand here today more confident than I have ever felt in my life. I wake up with a sense of purpose beyond my 9-5, and I go to sleep excited to continue the journey the next day. Simply put, my experience has turned me on to a level of living I have only ever heard motivational speakers talk about and I never imagined I would be there. I am eternally grateful for the work happening at Bluestone. They are wonderful people who follow through on their purpose to help people realize themselves. I truly believe that anyone who is willing to trust the Bluestone experience will leave that place different and better for having gone. - Julian Macias
Rena Wells July 08, 2018
I just complete the Heart of the Jungle Retreat and words can not express what I feel. I have found my family tribe, who were there every step of the way as I learned more about me. They nurtured my gifts as I am highly sensitive to energy, and allowed me to step into my calling. They saw me and loved me and allowed me to be me in a very powerful way. I trust the staff with my life and that is a very important aspect when you are doing this type of work with Ayahuasca. I plan to do all my future Ayahuasca ceremonies with this group, and I will be back very soon. I can't say anything negative, it was all amazing and so very good. I love you all deeply and I will see you soon! xo Rena Wells
Viridiana Gonzalez-Amparan April 09, 2018
I have no more words than gratitude for this place, the people, each of them in this center are amazing and Im so grateful for the moment in which God and the entire universe put me in this place for my physical and spiritual healing. I experienced ayahuasca last year with them and for sure this was the most beautiful experiences I have ever had in my life,, but this place, Sharon, Sandra, Amina, Arturo they’re extremely loving and careful people! Worth it a million times to be there