About This Center
As followers of the inner path of the heart and the gifts of the Mother Nature we want to share the ancient knowledge of the tribes and the medicines of the planet earth.
Our intention is to serve as a bridge, beyond the barriers of the human race, uniting and connecting nature of the master plants and their healing energy and wisdom.
We support the respectful and conscious use of the plants as medicines by connecting to their spirits and allowing ourselves to attune their vibrations.
Plants as messengers, we aim to listen to them and believe that the only healer is within which the plants help ourselves for self-healing. Listening to them is listening to us, vice versa.
All the plants and natural medicines are heritage of the humankind thus we respectfully try to share not only the plants and the medicines but also the information and the story they have.
All the plants we use are organic and respectfully harvested which we believe is fundamental for a plant to become a medicine that we personally go, meet, hear and learn from their original source and share it directly from Colombia to the world.
In the scope of the activities, we would like to introduce Colombia Amazon Medicine culture and retreats & introduce the Guatape mystic Rock which is the historical and world heritage of wonder of Guatape.
Venue HighlightsOur facility is located in Guatape. Participants also benefit from other nature organizations and activities near our facility. Such as horse riding, goal trips, Guatape trip, San Rafael region nature tour etc. Participants are looking for organizations for the Plant Medicine experience in Colombia and we service on this field. Our team consists of 4 experienced facilitators and 2 professional ceremony musicians. We are working with the Shamans who have reached the Taita level in their studies.
Guatape trip is also organized by us free of charge during the event. Guatape and forest walking tour, coffee tour and Guatape sightseeing trips are organized by us free of charge.
AccommodationsThere are 2 triple room (for 3 guest), 1 double room (for 2 guest) for the participants. Our capacity is 8 guests limited for each event. There are also 2 bathrooms for common use. We also have a good enough indoor and outdoor kitchen and parking space. Guatape annual weather condition is average 20-25 Cel. degrees and there's no necessity to AC in our facility.
Further details and event flows can be found on the Doa Retreat website.
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking
- Tour Assistance
- House Keeping
- Ceremony Space
Menu/CuisineIn our facilities, we serve vegetarian cuisine. The Colombian is a local chef and assistant who is preparing morning, afternoon and dinner meals. The fruits grown in Colombia are also given in our menus.
DirectionsParticipants come from the airport and departure transfer organizations are free. Participants from domestic and abroad take 1 hour and 15 minutes to come to our facility by landings at Medellin Jose Maria Cordova Airport.
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Holly Bailey July 12, 2019
From initially booking with DOA Retreat, they were very organized and clear with their instructions. They gave you everything you needed to know before, during and after the retreat and were always available should you have questions, concerns or help with anything. The staff eased my fears of traveling alone and participating in such a soul bearing experience. The Retreat is well run. The location is a lovely 1950’s classic Colombian Finca, that offers breath taking views of the surrounding countryside. The property is situated overlooking the lake on 3 sides with views of El Penol. You can be part of the group in common areas or easily seek solitude on the grounds. All ceremonies take place on a Beautiful large veranda with a fireplace and comfortable loungers. The food was exquisite vegetarian food and was prepared fresh daily. It was, the best food I had during my time in Columbia. I was not a vegetarian prior to my retreat but have stayed on a vegan diet since. I was pleasantly surprised to see 30 days later I’m 10 pounds lighter. While at the retreat I received several Dorn Therapy treatments for my chronic low back pain. The results were phenomenal. The sessions, along with the ceremonies enabled me to start on my individual healing process. The ceremonies are purposefully small which is very important. There’s a lot of energy moving during an ayahuasca ceremony, and your experience can easily be influenced by others in the room. I was very worried about being in a vulnerable state under the influence of the medicine. The staff of DOA Retreat listened to my concerns and calmed all my fears. They made me feel at ease and safe. I had access to numerous plant medicines during my retreat and the staff gave excellent suggestions for my personal needs. The icaros really helped to guide the process and had a very positive influence on my experience. The music allowed me to connect to Taita Giovanni and the Doa staff. I could feel their protection and love. Ayahuasca cleared the barriers that were blocking me. The medicine helped me to achieve spiritual, emotional and physical healing. I feel better today than I have in years. I was in a dark place before I participate in the ceremonies offered at DOA Retreat. I had been living with chronic pain and subsequent depression, I had been diagnosed with complex PTSD many years ago. In the past I had always been able to manage it well. I was at a crossroads in my life and needed to make major decisions. My PTSD had exacerbated, and I was unable to control it. I was no longer in balance and could not focus on what was important. I had lost sight of my authentic self and my life’s purpose. I was a physical and emotional wreck. Today 30 days later I am happy to report that I’m still pain free. I am calmer, less anxious and my mind is no longer racing to nowhere. I feel balance and whole again. My friends and family saw a difference immediately. I highly recommend DOA Retreat for their supportive staff, comfortable location and knowledge of plant medicine. They convey a genuine desire to help you learn and grow through the medicine. My retreat helped me to get back on track and approach my life with a new level of appreciation, love, and respect for the human being I am. Thank you to all the staff of DOA Retreat you have really made a difference in my world. Holly Bailey
Tal Satya Batzir May 28, 2019
From the first moment of my arrival, I felt home at Doa retreat. The house is amazing and the location is stunning. You are surounded by beautiful nature and it is the perfect place to disconect from your daily stress and reconect with yourself. The ceremonies with Taitha Franco were an amazing exprience. Everyday we recived a sattvic (pure, high quality) meals that reminded me a lot my own home, as a traveller, the food was an exprience by itself. The guys were taking care of us dearly and with so much LOVE. I honstly can not wait to return for another retreat!
Cem Kaya May 26, 2019
It was my first ayahuasca retreat, not knowing what would come. The whole Doa team are special, I have created a brotherhood that will last for life. When you are with these people you feel like you are in your own house, their sharing and love is pure. You spend time together you talk, you cook you share you laugh and they support you on your path of opening your soul. Thank you to every person of Team Doa. You are special people... I wish everyone reading this a beautiful day, may light shine in our World like wildfire..
İlknur Gözalan May 26, 2019
I've had a wonderful experience with beautiful friends who feel like a great experience, thousand years of teaching and the comfort of my own home. Everything is thought down to the finest detail. Thanks to Doa Retreat which makes me feel safe and comfortable with my knowledge and experience. Grandma picked me up, clearing my own barriers, clearing me out of love. She answered my questions and healed me. All the ways I tried to overcome my problems was to bring me to Doa Retreat and prepare for grandmother, Thank Goodness???? I can't wait for next time ???? Thanks to all of you. I would recommend to friends asking; Of course first intention, but a bit of effort.
Bertan Kocak February 15, 2019
our aim is to make peoples experience more confortable and in the most heathy way we can. offering a ayurvedic menu and helping with the decoding the medicine experience in a sattvic enviroment. everyone is welcome.
Ipek Sorak February 14, 2019
Sending my gratitudes to #doaretreat for enlightining my path and helping me through my inner journey with their highly experienced team. I am very happy to share this unforgettable adventure with you!!
Sengul iyidogan February 13, 2019
It was my first time drinking Ayahuasca and had a great experience. I have got all the answers for my questions during the ceremony. The Taita, the people who helped us were at high levels. I would like to give my best regards and my love to all of them. Thank you so much dear friends opening this wonderful Doa Retreat Center. I am sure it will help loads of peoples like it helped me. I strongly recommend this place to people who are searching their soul, health and etc. Also the place has a wonderfully view and atmosphere that makes you feel that you are in the heaven and never want to leave.... Hopefully, we will again meet guys ????????????
Okan Gucun February 04, 2019
It's a great place. Retreat program and Taita Domingo and his family were very kind and amazing people. The Doa Retreat team is very helpful and very good people. Gutape is an incredible place, Nature is unbelievable. I would extremely recommend a week Amazon retreat with a daily Guatape trip, it was such a wonderful experience in my life. Thank you guys.