About This Center

Ronin Sina is a a authentic Shipibo Ayahuasca healing center. We are located close to Shipibo village San Francisco in Pucallpa, Peru. Ronin Sina is directed by Shipibo Maestros Sina and his 2 sons maestro Emilio and maestro Uber. The maestros continue a long lineage of powerful maestros.

Ronin in Shipibo language means “Anaconda” or “protector”. Sina in Shipibo means “powerful” or “strong” .

When someone makes the decision to come to Ronin Sina, it is always with very different goals as well as purposes, in addition, they are in very different stages of their life and path of work with Ayahuasca as well as other plants. Many who come, are coming to drink ayahuasca for the first time in their lives, whilst others are very experienced and have done work with ayahuasca and plant dietas for years or even decades. Some come for healing and others come for learning and deepening their knowledge of plants. Our mission at Ronin Sina is to provide for all of our guests the upmost care and guidance. Ronin Sina is an authentic Shipibo Ayahuasca healing center and we strictly practice the ancestral Shipibo way of working with the plants and nature here in the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest. It truly gives us great joy to see people advance during their time here. This evermore inspires us to provide a stable and secure environment so that those who wish to come, may do so anytime they need support or want to deepen their strength, knowledge, health, love, sense of freedom and self. Our center does not adhere to a strict schedule regulated by retreat dates: our guests can come for the duration of the time which fits their schedules best. It is harder to find this kind of service in Peruvian Ayahuasca centers because this requires a greater responsibility from us contra to just taking in a group for 10 days – as is the common theme amongst many centers. This type of activity also causes us to be more active, involved, as well as hands on. But we see great benefit in the services we provide and love to accommodate a space where people can come for as long as they so need. We feel it is our purpose to guide others in the way that was so meant for them in this lifetime.
We are not a commercial center. Our center utilizes ayahuasca with respect. We do not lose track of what our real purpose as a center is.

We have 4 ayahuasca ceremonies each week. We also specialize on long more strict plant dietas for individuals who are serious about going deeper in the learning of the plants

Plant dieta

When we talk about plant dietas or “dieta” in general in the center, we don’t refer to the dietary guidelines one should follow before and after an Ayahuasca ceremony. The plant dieta we refer to is about an ancient technology of healing and learning in the Shipibo tradition. There are 2 main reasons for doing a dieta: The first reason is for healing a physical illness. For each illness there is plant or plants one can do a dieta with. The second reason for a dieta is for learning: the plants, during a dieta, can teach as well as provide insights to a person which are beyond this world, in addition, teach and give power to navigate better in a ceremony. The plants have varying thresholds: lighter and stronger, for more advanced students. For anyone coming to Ronin Sina for a dieta, they must respect and follow the rules of Ronin Sina and the Shipibo tradition. Dietas are a long process. One starts with softer, more initiatory plants – and this dieta can last up to a couple of weeks. If ready, a dieta requiring more dedication can and usually does last much longer. Most dietas are 1-3 months per plant. The maestros have done dietas for years and still need to do dietas occasionally – every year or so – to stay strong and work well.

Many of our first time guests who come to us to just drink Ayahuasca, often return for a second time to undergo the dieta process. A dieta is really for those who want to go deeper into the world of plants – purifying the mind, body and soul, as well as learn to navigate ceremonies in a more meaningful, comprehensible manner, from which you will get the most from a ceremony.

Not every center offers a dieta and extra caution should be taken when choosing an appropriate center – for various reasons. Dieta is a great responsibility for the maestros as well as the center, and most centers are not prepared to take this responsibility. At Ronin Sina, we want to offer our guests the possibility to do a dieta as well as to learn the original Shipibo tradition, and go as far in the path of learning as one wants.

WE ALSO ARRANGE FEW SPECIAL RETREATS BY THE OCEAN IN ECUADOR EACH YEAR. These retreats have little higher standard of fascilities and food etc. Also during these retreats the guests can learn surfing, attend yoga classes, get massage or just spend time on the beach. For these check the sections in our website: WWW.RONINSINA.COM/ECUADOR

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Peruvian jungle welcomes all to learn and heal

Venue Highlights

Ronin Sina is located very conveniently 30minutes car ride outside Pucallpa. We pick up our clients from the airport or bus station


Guests can stay in a house in private rooms or private tambos (cabins) if doing plant dietas. Water for showering comes from our well.


  • Coffee/Tea

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian


From Lima one can either fly or take a bus to Pucallpa. There is 4 different airlines with several flights every day. Flight time in apr. 45minutes and cost $60-$120. Bus ride is about 18hours

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  • Ben Werlin   January 26, 2020

      An incredible healer with a pure heart and soul

    I found Ronan Sina to be a caring and a helpful healer with a big heart. There are many capable and powerful shamans out there, but not all have the pure intentions That I found Ronan Sina has. Additionally, Petteri is a great organizer, communicator, and healer. He is grounded, calm, and centered. I found that the two worked very well together. They are a great team and I would recommend them to my dearest friends.

  • Brian Parker   January 24, 2020

      This is what it's all about

    I was lucky enough to have worked with Sina and Emilio for my first experience with ayahuasca. Now going on 4 or 5 years, I have had the privilege of returning to Peru and Ecuador to work with them time and time again. These men have dedicated their lives to helping others and I couldn't recommend them more highly.

  • Anders   August 22, 2019

      Ronin Sina ????

    One of the last genuine center in Peru. Muchas gracias!

  • Michael Donovan   July 05, 2019

      For the right people

    I went to a retreat in Ecuador with Sina and Emilio and it was one of the best events of my life. I’ve done ayahuasca many times with a trusted maestro in New York and Los Angeles. Those experiences were always great, but it lacked the connection with nature. This retreat brought it all together. Ayahuasca is tricky because there are a lot of half-baked shaman, overpriced retreats, and people who lack lineage looking to make a buck off people who don’t do their homework. I’ve heard horror stories from friends who did ayahuasca with bad teachers. This was the opposite. This was comfortable with the appropriate level of seriousness and lightheartedness. This one gets to the point. You come, you do the work, and you enjoy yourself. You build memories here. The community at the retreat was great as well. You laugh and you cry in a setting that honors you and your individual experience. You do your own thing or you connect with others. This isn’t for someone who wants to go to some plastic shaman celebrated by hacky American life coaches. This is for someone who wants to do the real work and have a safe experience with authenticity. This is for someone who wants to be in a space where they can trust their teachers throughout the experience. This is for someone who wants to refine their experience with plant medicine with a father and son team that respect you and your process.

  • Przemek Soi Ranko   June 18, 2019

      Truly unique and real deal

    I consider myself lucky to have met Maestro Sina and his family. Throughout the years I worked with plant dietas in different places and with over twenty different Maestros. I don’t need to look any further as I can’t imagine any better experience, environment and guidance than that received dieting with Maestro Sina. He truly stands out as a curandero with all the qualities one should look up for. Maestro Sina comes from a strong lineage of powerful shamans, has great knowledge and experience, high ethics, pure intentions, immaculate integrity, strong character but soft heart, and remains modest and humble. In healing work he is supported by his sons, also great Maestros. Each having their different style and personality, together they create this magical and powerful synergy. Whatever I’d say, I couldn't recommend them highly enough.

  • Agnes   June 14, 2019

      Beautiful people involved. Beautiful location.

    I was at Ronin Sina during the summer of 2018. It took me a long time to find the right master/people to work with. I was not in a rush. And when I found Ronin Sina - I did not look for anyone else. This is true healing, true mastery. Both Sina and his son Emilio have the most beautiful Icaros. They are both strong in their knowledge and in their craft. The place was authentic - cut off from any kind of modern civilisation. If you want to heal, and be alone in the jungle (well, maybe not completely alone) - this is really the place to go. Also, this was one of the most affordable places I found. Let me say - more money does not always mean - more or better service. Highly recommend. Go! :]

  • espen norheim   June 14, 2019

      A well deserved full rating

    Last year I travelled Peru for a few months. I had previously tried ayahuasca a few times in Europe, and now wanted go and see the culture from where the medicine came from. On my travels I tried ceremonies with different shamans and retreats. I saw the beauty in the new aya-culture, but also the horrible side of it as well. Since ayahuasca has become so popular these last year, too many people are exploiting the culture/market. Fake shamans are everywhere, and everyone is trying to sell something. Travelling alone it can be hard to navigate through the bullshit. Guess the hard way to find the right parh is through trail and error. Luckily for me I finally got recommended the Ronin Sina center. And what a breath of fresh air it was to visit this place. You will find no feather-wearing-costume-shamans in this place. No exit through the gift shop. All is stripped down to focus on the real medicine, plant spirit and healing instead of a spectacle. I felt 100% safe working with the Maestros. They really know what they are doing, and have all done years and years of plant diettas. I felt humble sitting in ceremonie, being sung to by people like this. It was very powerful moments. But best of all is to know that the maestros are for real, and so are all the brilliant facilitators that are helping out, and also being part of building this beautiful place. You really get the feeling that their heart is in the right place, and they are truly doing this to give back to the culture, family, community and visitors like me.This is definitely no touristic money grab. If you want to learn more from the culture, get a better understanding of the medicine, explore the plant spirits and to heal, than this might be the place you are looking for. If my mother ever want to do ayahuasca, I will send her to Ronin Sina :) Although I felt like a Norwegian polar bear in the heat of the jungle, I will definitely go back. Big thanks to everyone at the retreat for helping me get a better understanding. See you soon! Cheers ~E ????????????????????

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