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AYAYNI is about more than the union of the two words, AYAHUASCA and AYNI, it is about the union of humanity and our awakening through the act of Ayni.

Ayni is the essence of exchange, in the most found sense of the word, as it is a natural giving between ourselves and mother Nature. Pachamama is the great being who is not only the abundant provider of nature but the mother to all of us. We live in her sustenance and she generously offers us the ancestral wisdom from the plant medicines. She offers us this wisdom in an act of Ayni, and in this act, she is contributing to the expansion of humankind so that we can reconnect with our truth and live in this nature of reciprocal giving with her once again.

The Ayayni team has come together in the most organic way, through our collective desire to unravel all aspects of ourselves for a more authentic and fulfilling life, supporting others who want the same.  

There is no need to look outside of ourselves for the awakening of humanity.  To connect with our own nature is all that is necessary, and to embrace all aspects of ourselves from a space where we fully welcome all that comes into our experience.  No rejection is the key to unlock the healing that we hold inside of ourselves and we milk these opportunities, all day and every day so that we can continue to share genuine healing and authenticity with those who come to our retreats.  

Amongst the team we have; shamanic therapists, plant specialists, medicine musicians and students and teachers of the healing and energetical arts.  We are medicine men and women who are each deeply connected to our own creativity whether it be through our love of nature; shamanic drumming and listening to our own hearts; painting and sculpting; photography, writing or singing, and songwriting.  Whichever our avenue, all of us love to express all that we have inside of us so that we can encourage you to do the same.

Some of us receive information from the unconscious through our own intuition, others have a massive capacity to feel through bodily sensations and others have a highly developed visual sense. All of these capacities are used so that we can support you from a loving space and allow you to access your own inner wisdom so that you can access your own power and continue on your journey without our support.      

All team members are at various stages of our ayahuasca processes and all of us are passionate about any healing modality, or plant medicine, that allows us to access the information in our unconscious mind.  Each one of us has a special relationship with at least one of the plants that we work with, making our work with the medicines well rounded and passionate.  Joanna Shilson, Ayayni Founder, is thrilled at how the pieces have come together to create this team, full of heartfelt devotion to the expansion of human consciousness.  


AYAYNI is about more than the union of the two words, AYAHUASCA and AYNI, it is about the union of humanity and our awakening through the act of Ayni.

Venue Highlights

We hold retreats in Ireland, Mallorca & Colombia and have various venues.


  • Free Wifi
  • Pool
  • Kitchen
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
  • House Keeping
  • Ceremony Space

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free

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Why Retreat?

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

To feed my soul so that I may return to my students with more inspiration and love to share! Jennifer

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.