The Focus Of Blue Morpho’s Ayahuasca Workshops Are On Your Personal And Spiritual Growth, Transformation And Evolution.
A shamanic workshop at Blue Morpho is designed to help participants achieve personal and spiritual transformation through Amazonian shamanism, mystical exploration, and personal experience. Our retreats incorporate the traditional use of the sacred visionary plant medicine ayahuasca in conjunction with universal spirituality and modern disciplines of shamanism. We focus on bridging the gap between Western cultures and these ancient practices to offer an experience that truly impacts the entirety of your life. As part of Blue Morpho’s unique approach, the practices of Amazonian shamanism are wielded to support you on your journey towards living a life filled with more love, beauty, joy and compassion. Where healing is just the beginning, this is an experience that transforms the entirety of who you are.
Traditional Ayahuasca Ceremonies: Led by 7th Generation Master Shaman Don Alberto Torres Davila and the Blue Morpho Shamans. Experience the mystery and transformational power of sacred traditional rituals and plant medicines. The ayahuasca ceremony will help you release, purge, purify and learn through direct personal experience of spirit, medicine and universal wisdom.
Discussion and Identification of Medicinal Plants: Learn about the amazing properties of the indigenous flora. The Amazon is home to thousands of medicinal plants used by the locals to cure many illnesses ranging from headaches to cancer. As part of the ayahuasca cooking process, we will learn about the medicinal plants that go into the ayahuasca brew.
Personal Shamanic Healing: Each person receives the shamanic attention they need, both in and out of ceremony. We perform personal healing sessions (called venteadas) for each guest and also offer one-on-one time with the shamans throughout the week. Help and support are available to you the entire workshop.
Shamanic Journey and Skill Practice: As part of the ayahuasca ceremonies, explore shamanic journeying into the spirit world to connect with spirit guides, plant spirits, guardian angels, and power animals. Learn how to work with spirits in everyday life to harness their healing and teaching power, turning ordinary life into something magical. You can also take part in our video courses during the day to learn shamanic skills that can be applied both in and out of ceremony.
Discussion of Universal Spirituality: Universal spiritual understanding brings resolution to psychological, emotional and spiritual challenges. As you awaken to your universal truth, the very understanding of your universe is redefined. These discussions and realizations help you to gain deeper knowledge of the powerful energetic changes you are experiencing.
Soul Retrievals: A traditional shamanic technique that reconnects lost or separated spirit parts. It restores the balance of the subtle energetic body (spirit) as past traumas are released and the separated parts are healed and returned home, replenishing the soul and life forces. Soul retrievals are performed during ayahuasca ceremonies.
Shamanic Dieting: On select workshops, shamanic dietas are offered. Traditionally used as the means of apprenticing in the jungle, a shamanic dieta can help provide deep personal healing, learning, and profound life transformation.
Integration Practices: We offer a variety of integration practices to enhance not only your time on the workshop, but to support your continued learning and evolving at home.
Blue Morpho’s Shamanic Retreat Center is purpose built for ayahuasca retreats and shamanic plant dietas. Located in the jungle outside of Iquitos, Peru, near the Itaya River, this location has been Blue Morpho’s home since 2005 and continues to represent the roots and foundation of our plant medicine work. Surrounded by lush, vibrant rainforest and nestled on 180 acres of Private Reserve, our retreat center is an ideal location that offers an intimate ambiance for your ayahuasca experience.
Featuring common areas with a tasteful, comfortable layout that encourages community bonding, a staff of top-tier chefs specially trained for creating wholesome ayahuasca-friendly meals, and several activity spaces for gathering and sharing. There is also an extensive network of hiking trails, two meditation bungalows, ornamental gardens, medicinal plants and a natural swimming lake. Local architecture, natural spaces, modern amenities and artesanal touches help make your time with us as unique and comfortable as it is transformational.
As of June 2018, we are undergoing a construction phase that will last through the remainder of the year. This project will bring improvements to infrastructure, new activity spaces, increase the quality of our guest experience, as well as sustainable land use developments. These improvements will not be taking place during any scheduled retreats and will not impact the retreat experience. Please check back for updated information and images as the construction project finishes.
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Ame White May 07, 2017
The Blue Morpho team is extraordinary. I was thoroughly impressed with their professionalism, compassion, and support they provided throughout the journey. The staff worked tirelessly before, during, and after the ceremonies to make sure each guest was well cared for. The staff seem to have endless stores of energy to conduct the ceremonies and give individualized attention to each guest 24/7. I'm sure the plant spirits must be helping them, help us too! The medicine is strong and the shamans guide you throughout your stay with advice and assistance on dosing to ensure guests get just the right amount for healing. More importantly, they have discussions nearly every day as a group and privately, if desired, to help process and integrate the experience. I attended the 7 day retreat and expected a much more rustic accommodation. I was pleasantly surprised by the beautiful surroundings, the comfortable rooms, and the fantastic and healthy food. The surroundings are majestic and the tour options during the day were an added bonus. I highly suggest the stargazing, giant lily pad, and Mono Island tours. This is just another reason why this retreat is worth EVERY penny. The inner peace and integration tools I gained through my experiences here have stayed with me and I am so grateful to the beautiful people at Blue Morpho. I completely trust the Blue Morpho team with my consciousness and I respect and appreciate their mission as an organization to help humanity heal. With gratitude <3
John Kurtz May 05, 2017
I was willing to pay a little extra for a safe and wonderful experience. I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Blue Morpho and I loved all of the guests and the people that worked there. I would go again.
Dessi Issaeva April 20, 2017
I have been to BM for two 6-day Ayahuasca retreats and will be returning for a third one later this year. For me the experience is a pilgrimage, my secret for being a wiser human being in this world, my soul time. I chose BM for the safety record and for the experience of its team upon the recommendation of a friend. Investing in a retreat was described to me as "the best present you could give to yourself" and this indeed couldn't be more true. The team is extremely experienced in providing the healing, emotional and logistic support throughout the entire week, in ceremony and outside, in guiding each and every one of us through the tough parts and ecstatic self-discoveries. I have seen them at work in many difficult situations, and it always amazes me to see a new level of depth in their devotion to healing every human being who comes to their door. The retreat lodge is beautiful and takes care of every need. The Amazon jungle is healing and re-aligning like no other place. This team has really got the process well organized to the dot. The connection that they develop is incredibly personal, yet providing the freedom that each of us needs in the self-exploration process. The support after a retreat is also outstanding, both in the form of integration information and videos, as well as advice when someone needs to do deeper homework. Can't wait to see them all and share with them the new journey!
Ryan March 17, 2017
I had no expectations before going to the beautiful and sacred retreat deep in the Amazon. All I knew was that Papatua was calling me to him and brought me to Blue Morpho. From the moment I was accepted into my program, I felt taken care of and safe. This feeling was only further reinforced with the careful care and instructions Malcolm and all of the Blue Morpho family gave us from the moment we arrived to the moment they saw us on our way. The experience itself is unlike anything I could have imagined - deeper, harder, more painful, and more beautiful than anything I could have imagined. Throughout the entire process, there was support and guidance (whether to breathe, to cry, and - most importantly for me - to simply let go) to help navigate the process. Don Alberto and his son were all around us throughout each ceremony and they were careful to push our limits but not let us fall away. It has been about 7 months since I returned from the Amazon and I know I will return - but the lessons of loving unconditionally and letting go are still being unveiled to me. If you feel aya calling you, I cannot think of a safer and more beautiful environment and body of people to work with than that of Blue Morpho.
Seth March 13, 2017
Before even meeting the team, or making the life changing acquaintance with ayahuasca, I could feel I was in a place that is made up of one thing and one thing only, and that is love. The entire Blue Morpho experience allows a person to feel completely comfortable, safe and at ease to begin a journey of healing and discovery. Every small detail of what I went through - of making the journey to Iquitos, of meeting the most amazing team on earth, of being guided through the ceremonies, of being given the wealth of insights just by being there and by awakening to the divine force within through the medicine - was filled with love and understanding. The camp and facilities are amazing. Everything is put in place so that visitors only have one thing to do and that is to relax and enjoy the healing of the beautiful, magical yet oh so real and sometimes challenging ayahuasca medicine. At Blue Morpho you discover your truth, and you can discover the universe of wisdom and the universe itself. It was incredibly hard for me to leave after a week of receiving and finding divine love. But the most amazing thing is that you get to take it all with you. Because the love and the medicine never leave.
Scot Fleck March 06, 2017
Prior to going to Peru, I had done some reading about Ayahuasca. I was intrigued and excited about the prospects. I went to Peru with a significant amount of emotional baggage. I'm a a very sensitive and emotional person and feel things very deeply. My experience was truly life changing. I went with the feeling that I have never been ENOUGH. I know now that I am enough and that if a situation does not fit me, it doesn't necessarily mean it is my fault. The experience was frightening and very hard. I went to some dark places. At times I was terrified. Matt, Malcolm, Don Pedro and the wonderful angels in the room helped me through. Even though it was scary, I have no regrets. I was resistant at times to let go of some of "my stuff" as it had defined me for so long. Who would I be if no longer defined by my depression and sadness. 25 years of my life had been shaped and molded by unhappiness. I went through a day of mourning, I cried a lot. Its hard to let go of something so familiar, while all the while realizing that the familiar is toxic. But let go I did.... I feel lighter now and realize that I can be happy. I know I deserve to be happy. Ayahuasca and the journey helped me to fully see that. I would recommend this for anyone who is seriously considering it. Do not enter lightly however as this is REAL medicine. Papatua knows... Love, light, and blessings, Scot
Carmelle Kemp February 09, 2017
Trying not to have expectations I made the commitment to myself to completely surrender and let the spirits take me and give me the good scrubbing I desperately needed. Papa Tua did not disappoint and with 3 pretty BIG nights out of the 5 I released deep guilt and shame and the self destructive patterns that manifest from them, forgave many including myself, understood that I am worthy, and heard my late mother tell me that she did in fact love me. Nothing could have prepared me for this experience but I know deep within that it was, is and always will be a life-changing turning point setting me on a completely different path than I was on. Through the purging, laughter and tears the Blue Morpho team was there with me the entire time, holding my hand and my heart when it became heavy and encouraging me throughout. I literally trust them with my life and am looking forward to my upcoming return to explore, learn and grow.
Maelys de Rudder February 07, 2017
Before participating in my first Blue Morpho ayahuasca tour, I was a concept to myself. Not a false concept, but still only a concept. My understanding of myself had been built on years of trying to figure out who I was, what I was good at, what I had come to achieve. I had pretty much explored all tools available to me and had reached a relative level of balance and success. I had gathered a lot of information. Put myself through a lot of challenging experiences. And here I was, this interesting multi-dimensional concept, that felt dead inside. During my week in Iquitos, I was given the gift of the experience of myself. I was offered the blessing of the experience of true love and the peace that comes with it. I received insight on the workings of my mind and how to put it at the service of my experience instead of the other way around. I have never felt so alive as I do today after this extraordinary experience. I am in motion again, moving onwards on the path of this incredible journey that is life. I feel immense gratitude towards Blue Morpho shamans and team for creating a safe and protected environment for this life-transforming experience. I have felt supported, loved and accepted every step of the way. The Heliconia camp is set in a unique environment, conducive to a communion with nature and yourself; it is beautiful and intimate. The Heliconia team is friendly, cheerful, discrete and customer-oriented. Food is delicious. Finally, I am blessed with many new friends who have reminded me how beautiful and vibrant our human connection is.
Victoria Nicholas January 22, 2017
I have participated in a few ceremonies in January 2017 and it has been an amazing journey. It helps that the camp has everything necessary for the comfortable rest as aya experiences can be rather intense. I simply loved the team, they are angels and appear by your side just when you need them. I will be coming back soon.