About This Center

"Arbores Plantas Lianas" retreat team is concentrated on providing the opportunity to work with:
Ayahuasca, Kambo, and maestro-plants in a medicine aspect strictly due to the traditional use of Amazonian knowledge in Europe and Peru.

For many years we work only with Peruvian Shamans and Curanderos we know and trust so you can pass a safe
and life-changing experience during our retreats and understand what is Ayahuasca ceremony in its traditional Amazonian way.
All our team is dedicated to create a safe environment for you with a constant, personal connection with real keepers of the traditional, medical use of plants. Our Yoga classes, diet during the retreat, everyday collaboration with our crew and shaman are aimed to explore the knowledge and discover the path of curanderos for you and help to integrate this experience into the everyday life. That's why we support our clients and friends not only before our retreats but also after in our group chats so you can always have the opportunity to share your experience and ask for advice.
You should be ready that our retreats are aimed at deep personal work and healing on the physical, mental and energy levels so our program is always intense with strong ceremonies from Peruvian shamans with 20+ years experience. Usually, we have
3 ceremonies of Ayahuasca minimum in one week plus Kambo ceremonies, rapé and Sanango sessions and yoga classes.
With the everyday integration and discussion, you are going to be involved in the process permanently.
The only result in our work we appreciate is your personal transformation and possibility to change your everyday life after our retreats. For this reason, we will take care of your personal comfort, your safety, daily itinerary, your diet and all other things that might be under our control.

We stand for the traditional Amazonian way of healing and protecting people

Reviews  
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  • Robert Morris   September 18, 2019

      Wonderful people

    I participated in a six day Retreat in Portugal with APL and had an amazing experience!!! Boris and Sasha are fully trustworthy and extremely knowledgeable. They truly care about their guests and take Shaminism very seriously. We had the absolute pleasure to have Anael as our Shaman for the week. The kindness and love that this man pours into you is beyond description. He wants to know about you and your intentions and is fully committed to helping in every way possible. Such power this gentle man possesses to keep everyone safe during the Ceremonies hard to believe unless you have witnessed it for yourself. Thank you so very much for everything you gave to us!! I mean that from the bottom of my heart :)

  • Oliver   April 12, 2019

      One of my very best travel experiences!

    The instructors are what makes this a truly unique experience! Though they were open and willing to accommodate individual preferences and modifications.

  • Yanis   March 10, 2019

      Wonderful

    Each of the yoga classes brings with own unique styles and energy. Amazing Ayahuasca experience, which was lead by Alberto. Great experience!!!

  • Alan   March 05, 2019

      :)

    PERU is such a special place!! It’s calling me again already

  • Alex   March 05, 2019

      Pura vida

    I felt at home as soon as I arrived. Alberto and Boris were so welcoming !! They were available during my entire stay, with good advices and checking eveything was ok. Thank you!

  • Ava Alfie   March 03, 2019

      Deep healing!

    Wonderful yoga classes, inspiring food, fiery hearted devotional singing, space and time for sharing and personal reflection! Ceremonies.... amazing!

  • Ava Alfie   March 03, 2019

      Perfect!

    I liked the mixture of yoga and meditation and the Shamanic experience was a truly holistic one. The food was excellent. The yoga was considered and strengthening and with the instruction and her corrections I now feel I have learnt how to hold a pose for longer and with more certainty. The surroundings were perfect.

  • Aylin Bryant   March 01, 2019

      Very chilly retreat

    Team are awesome! Very lovely and always helpful! The Yoga-classes were really good! I already miss them. And not to forget the healthy food and the location near a cosy beach!

  • Adam Nelson   March 01, 2019

      Excellent place to practice shamanism

    The ceremonies were great for most levels and I feel like I learnt so much from the Medicine. The food was nice and staff are unbelievably friendly.

  • Adeline Roberts   March 01, 2019

      Short stay at Apl journeys in Portugal

    From the kind taxi driver, who had to wait over an hour for us to a the last hug from the curandero on leaving. A wonderful 3 days. Back for a full week in 2019!

  • Monica Williams   March 01, 2019

      Relaxing and restorative

    Everything was perfect at retreat with Apl journyes team and Shaman Anael! The days were structured really well, the classes were excellent and the food was amazing! It's a great place to meet people and spend some time recovering from a busy life. Jungle trip was amazing!

  • Mary Rogers   March 01, 2019

      Thank you!!!!!!!!!! <3

    APL Journeys retreat was far better than I expected. I loved the low key atmosphere, the relaxed staff who treat you like family, the eco-friendly huts with outdoor private showers and most importantly the vibe created by other guests, usually whom are also solo travelers, that welcomed each new guest to the group with open arms. The yoga instructors were lovely and the fairly relaxed schedule of twice a day yoga.

  • Leo   February 27, 2019

      Love this place

    All the staff were very good, helpful, polite and kind. The location is beautiful in Porugal. All the organised activities were interesting and engaging. Beautiful swimming pool in the villa. I had 3 excellent ceremonies at the retreat. If you want to Ayahuasca experience this is the place to visit!

  • Olivia   February 27, 2019

      Amazing ayahuasca and yoga retreat

    Perfect location, great food. The best part for me was the Aya ceremonies and Kambo. A perfect place to rejuvenate and heal. I’ll definitely be back.

  • Grace   February 27, 2019

      Wonderful stay, thank you!

    The staff at this place are some of the nicest people I have ever met!

  • Jacob   February 27, 2019

      "wonderful journey"

    Overall I moved my stress levels to zero. I healed and moved a lot of negative stuff in my life! Thank you Mother Ayahuasca!

  • Liam   February 27, 2019

      Nice experience!

    I’m so happy to have been there it was an amazing experience. I met a very nice people, I love the classes with the smoothies and of course Alberto is a such strong Shaman!

  • Benjamin   February 27, 2019

      Exceeded my expectations

    This is exactly what I wanted. 2 Yoga classes a day, the evening being more restorative. Celeste is the sweetest, most genuine yoga teacher I’ve ever had. Rooftop yoga with great views. Really healing ceremonies with Medicine! Thanks a lot!

  • Aubrey Peterson   February 13, 2019

      Transformation retreat!

    Attended the 2-week retreat at the APL Journeys in December 2018. From start to finish the entire journey was absolutely amazing. The camp and jungles were very beautiful, the staff was very knowledgeable. They take complete and full care of you during every step of your journey. Ceremonies were very strong, intense and deep healing! Thanks Team APL Journeys !

Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

To find peace and renewal while going through a huge change in my life. Empty nest and the end of a 27 year marriage all at once. Susan
 

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.

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