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Ayawakening - Rituals & Retreats in Brazil

About This Center

Our guided Ayahuasca Ceremonies include education about the essence, properties, and effects of Ayahuasca on mind, spirit and body. Grounded in morals and ethics we share best practices on how to utilize enhanced mindfulness and brain plasticity during the Ayahuasca Afterglow for personal growth and transformation.

Psychedelic: from Greek psykhē "soul, mind, spirit" + dēloun "make visible, reveal," from dēlos "visible, clear," from root *dyeu- "to shine.

Venue Highlights

There is something very special about this place. Maybe it is the sparkly river that runs by the back of the premises. Or the modest and radiant facilitators, the enchanting and soulful music, the sounds of the surrounding nature or the sizzling bonfire. But most of all the warmhearted community.

As soon as the sun sets, a big campfire is lit and the participants gather around it.  You can grab a chair and make yourself comfortable. Everybody gets a chance to express the personal intention going into the ceremony. Then a moderate dose of Ayahuasca is served. After about 40 to 60 minutes a second dose is served for those who are not yet feeling any effects and those who want to dive deep. This is repeated about 40 minutes later. The ceremony will be accompanied by enchanting live music. Music listening has been consistently used as a method to guide or support therapeutic experiences during the acute effects of psychedelics.


There is a lot of space on the covered veranda and around the campfire, ideally you bring a sleeping pad, a cozy blanket and your most comfortable cloth.


  • Tour Assistance

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian


We offer pick-up and drop-offs in Sao Paulo and Santos.

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  • Alicia Jacob   August 30, 2019

      My experience with Ayawakening - Rituals & Retreats in Santos Brazil

    First & Foremost I would like to thank Daniel and his Team for their professional Guidance & information about Ayahuasca which I needed most which led me to take part in this new journey of Spiritual rebirth & spiritual awakening.. My Ayahuasca experience was very positive and a door-opening experience for my future. I would like to recommend the Ayawakening - Rituals & Retreats in Santos Brazil with Daniel to everyone who would like an unforgettable Ayahuasca journey of life time.

  • Carla Monteiro   May 31, 2019

      Great Insight Experience

    When you are away from your country the most important thing you can ask is security and with Daniel that was granted. Very responsible person that fully protects you in a country he knows so well. Great company totally knowledgeable of the experiences he hosts. Wonderful insight, marvelous experience, great connections and a friendship that will last for a lifetime. Great human. Thank you ????

  • Cathrine Svensson   May 26, 2019

      A safe and amazing experience

    I attended one of Daniels 3-day workshops during my travels in Brazil last month, after wanting to experience the plant for a long time. In Brazil its a lot of Aya ceremonies happening, with different styles. What Daniel did was finding a ceremony based on my preference, helped me prepare mentally for the ceremony by providing well researched and scientific information about the plant and its short and long-term effects (even though I've also done my own research, I found this very useful - and I could also discuss my worries with him). The ceremony we attended was in a small and free-minded community outside of Sao Paulo, a place I would never had the chance to find on my own. The setting was very comfortable with a bonfire and amazing live music. None of the other participants or the hosts there spoke english very well, so I felt very safe having Daniel there to translate, and he also made sure that I was feeling comfortable during the ceremony without acting like a babysitter (I was actually a bit afraid that it would feel like that), and I had the full space to have my own experience. I was also brought safely to the ceremony and back the morning after. Daniel is a very kind and down-to-earth guy, that genuinely wants to show people what this medicine is capable of doing. I'm not gonna go into my experience, because its very individual, but it was amazing, and can totally recommend Daniel as a facilitator / guide for anyone that is curious or feels the call to experience this magical plant.

  • Dani Santos   May 22, 2019

      Gratidão ????

    All my life, I struggled with low self-esteem and fears, always sought an inner peace that I never had. I read a lot about ayahuasca and I was filled with hope that peace could come from this tea. When I arrived at the ritual I did not like the environment very much and I judged so many people there. After I drank the ayahuasca I spent 4 hours feeling the effects of the tea. I received so many answers, so many teachings, so many visions. A feeling of gratitude for everything reigned in me. I understood the meaning of life is to love. I immediately loved all those people who were there, the trees, the moon, the cats. Everything was perfect and magical. I felt a peace I had never felt in my life. During the next week I floated with happiness. Over time the greater effect passed, but I have grown a lot through this. Today I continue treatment with microdosing and it is fundamental to my psychological and emotional wellbeing.

  • Uwe Greiner   May 21, 2019

      Good to wake up

    Santos is a dream town in Brazil: you can walk safely at night at the beach and enjoy the cool air. Families and children do the same even by midnight. Then there are the many offers for tourists, Brasiliens from São Paulo and other places. Daniel gave us an excellent science based introduction about the use and working of Ayahuasca. He then brought us personally to a place of meditation where we received the tea and enjoyed the friendly company of Brasiliens and Westerners. We felt very safe and the music was good and stimulating. We both had our spiritual experience and felt new born the next morning. We will come again.

Why Retreat?

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Retreats inspire me to continue to practice and fuel my journey. I always find specified intention and feel it projects me closer to my purpose. Shannon

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.