Lotus Vine Journeys

About us

Lotus Vine Journeys represents a fusion of two powerful ancient traditions... the Buddhist Lotus and the Ayahuasca Vine. By combining plant spirit medicine with heart-centered meditation practices, we believe our retreats offer the fastest way to accelerated learnings and re-remembering who you truly are.

Through our powerful maestros, our guests are exposed to the wonders of Ayahuasca ceremony in its traditional Amazonian setting. Our loving and dedicated team of qualified meditation teachers and experienced facilitators are there to help you ... to provide meaning, and enable you to process and integrate these life-transforming experiences.

Our ayahuasca retreats are intensive, usually 14 days long (with 8 ceremonies), and are specifically designed for those seeking a deep trans-formative experience.

We do our utmost to ensure that all aspects of your personal comfort, your safety, daily itinerary, your diet and as many environmental influences that we can control ... are all balanced in an optimal way for such a transformative journey within.

We do not have our own dedicated retreat center, rather we host our retreats at a luxurious Amazonian Eco-Lodge in Tarapoto, Peru. Only one hour from Lima by plane, this tried and tested location provides unsurpassed levels of comfort for a jungle Ayahuasca retreat experience, in an area of true ecological and geographical beauty.

Tags: ayahuasca health meditation mindfulness peru plantmedicine shamanism yoga

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  • Jack Dawson   May 06, 2018

      "Life Changing" and more

    I participated in the Lotus Vine Journeys 14-day April 2018 retreat. Wow. Spring Washam is a true force of nature. I rate Lotus Vine Journeys and their 14-day retreat five stars—one for each of the following reasons. 1. Concept: the thoughtful fusing of Yoga, Vipassana mindfullness / insight meditation with the the ancient South American indigenous healing of Ayahuasca into one intense, coherent 14-day program builds upon and extends the strength of each of those practices. The "check your devices at the door" digital cleanse policy created an undistracted focus on the process and point of the retreat. 2. Leadership: led by Spring Washam, assisted by Maestro Adrianno, Janeth Jaramillo Lafuente and Yugo Feather the retreat leadership team functioned as one seamless whole. Together they provided one of the (least mentioned but in practice) most important dimensions of a successful Ayahuasca retreat: a pervasive support leading to a sense of unwavering emotional and spiritual safety. And fun. While the task at hand was always on the individual and collective transformation process of participants, the measured light-heartedness of the leadership team meant we always had laughs when we needed them. 3. Location: Puma Rinri Lodge represents the perfect balance of remote, deep-nature wonder with creature comfort, safety and support. The sound and feel of Huallaga river endlessly flowing by surrounds you with a sense of connectedness to the power and beauty of nature. The staff are at once attentive and unobtrusive, there solely to make your stay easy and enjoyable. 4. Participants: the biggest unadvertised benefit of this program is you end up with a new, loving, supportive family from all over the world. Our retreat included a Stanford educated attorney, an Alvin Ailey dancer-turned author, yoga and meditation instructor, a Dutch businessman based in Dubai, creative director from one of the top 5 tech companies, a Sydney Australia-based businessman who sold his business to start a new chapter of his life (*with a bang* through Lotus Vine Journeys), a banking industry consultant from Switzerland, a Psychotherapist from Missouri (US), a software development director at an environmental non-profit in Oakland, a nurse, a socially-responsible investment consultant, a renown spiritual author with a half-dozen published books to his credit—just to name a few. 5. Results: To call this experience "life changing" feels like an understatement. Initially daunting, walking into a program of 14 days and 8 ceremonies feels like a big hill to climb. But it was over before I knew it. As I write this, having been home now just two weeks since saying good-bye to my fellow participants, I am on a new path that feels so right for me, that connects much more deeply with who I truly am. It's clear I'll be feeling the deeply authentic and transformative affects of this retreat for the rest of my life.

  • San Mueller   May 06, 2018

      Life Changing and Magical

    I attended a Lotus Vine Journey retreat in April of this year at PumaRini Lodge Peru. I decided to attend after participating in a weekend meditation retreat with Spring. I would never have gone simply for the Ayahuasca experience. In fact, I was rather anxious about that and had a number of conversations with Spring and Janeth prior to going. I am an elder and for many years have not used any type of substance including alcohol. However, I am a long time meditator and was drawn to this retreat as an opportunity to experience ayahuasca as a healing plant medicine in combination with Buddhist teachings and Dharma. It was a transforming and life-changing experience. I have reconnected with my purpose and returned to my “normal “life with a new found passion. Spring, Janeth, Yugo and, of course, maestro provided a supportive yet challenging setting. They wove a web of healing and brought a group of 20 strangers together and created a family. PumaRinri Lodge is beautiful and comfortable superimposed on the wildness of the jungle on the banks of the powerful Huallaga River. The staff are welcoming, attentive, accommodating and, I would say, even loving gentle people. I have had many experiences in my life, but this has been truly life-changing and magical. Thank you seems an adequate expression, but it’s the best I have.

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