Pre-Retreat & Integration Coaching

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Pre-Retreat & Integration Coaching

Do you want to get the best possible results from your plant medicine retreat?

Amazonian plants are powerful agents of change. These medicines act directly on your mind and body and have lifelong lasting effects. You want to be sure that you are going into your retreat with your eyes open.  Without guidance, many people (too many), end up confused and overwhelmed after their retreats. This can result in a painful prolongation of issues and can create complications that can have a disastrous impact on your life. For some, without guidance, they can even end up much worse than they were before.

Pre-Retreat Coaching can help you…

Prepare for your retreat so you feel grounded and ready for this work.

Clarify your most significant issues so when you begin your retreat, you can direct your healing with proper intent.

Formulate an action plan to actualize and integrate the teachings you received from your medicine retreat.

Maximize the magic your receive from the medicine! Become a vibrant and powerful creative being, in full command of their potential.

Pre-Retreat Coaching will…

Accelerate your healing time many times over. You will feel stronger, more positive, and more in control of your healing process. You will be able to zone in immediately on the areas of most challenge and create a powerful new creative vision for your life. Working with Amazonian plants for many will be one of the most difficult and challenging experiences they will have in their life.  You do not have to embark on this process alone.

Getting the proper guidance before and after your retreat is just the smart thing to do.

Integration Coaching

At Santuario, we care about your experience and the long term effects of working with Amazonian plant medicines. Working with transformative plant teachers such as ayahuasca can be catalytic and can instigate profound changes in your life. In many ways, the work you do after you return home, when your mind is the most sensitive, is the most important and longest lasting. Few people realize how powerful the effects of plants medicines are–or the potential detrimental effects they can have when you are not attentive after you return home.  Integration of plant medicine experiences is the most important phase in your medicine work. Such things as taking careful attention to diet, to grounding your energy and providing a nurturing healing space are some important first considerations.

Emotional stress and physical toxins in food and environment can dramatically work against your healing progress and even make you feel worse than before. Often when people return home after retreat, the feeling is elation and optimism. They feel full of energy and wanting to change the world. These are wonderful feelings. However, these feelings can quickly wear off again if steps are not taken to make productive changes in your life and routines.

A Guide on Your Healing Journey

A very important ingredient in a successful healing plan is consulting with someone who has experience and who can guide you in your process. With the aid of a caring and understanding integration coach, you can make leaps in bounds in your healing goals and really set about the make the necessary changes that is needed in your life without unnecessary struggle and suffering.


"WOW! Such a powerful shaman ! The Maestro and his family are so caring and loving people. They make you feel like at home. This place is magic and so beautiful! Attilo, D. "Santuario Healing provides a unique experience like no other! It is an otherworldly life changing experience set deep within the jungle near a boiling volcanic river." Melanie, M. “Amazing place! True healing can happen here!” Rasa, C.


Venue Highlights

Situated on the famous "boiling river of the Upper Amazon," Santuario is a centre unlike any other in Peru for its unique beauty and magical environment. Here, the rainforest shimmers with energy and you will experience tranquility and the ability to go deep in your healing work not found any where in the world. Founded and run by the maestros and their family (Maestro Santiago Enrrique Paredes Melendez, his partner and wife Maestra Ayme Vargas, and brother Maestro Hegner Paredes Melendez) you will participate in authentic healing practices in the tradition of "vegetalismo" (plant spirit shamanism) in a safe and comfortable environment. Here the medicine is pure and powerful. Santiago Enrrique Paredes Melendez and his family have become renown in Peru for their knowledge of plant diets and Santuario has become the best place in Peru to commit to apprenticeships and long term, individualized study with Amazonian plant teachers.


Santuario is a very peaceful and secure environment. Everyone has their own private room and bed (including bedding and towel) and mosquito net at the center. There are proper toilets and water is drawn from the boiling river for bathing. It is a natural, ecological environment that is profoundly beautiful and simple.


  • Kitchen
  • House-Keeping

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian
  • Includes Meat
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free


We serve the traditional Amazonian diet for working with plant medicines that involve rice, plantains, fish, eggs, and vegetables. We can accommodate your diet if you are vegan or vegetarian or require gluten or dairy free.


Pucallpa is the nearest city and airport. We will organize your journey to Santuario professional and talented English speaking guides that will meet you at any location in Pucallpa and bring you to Santuario. Santuario is located approximately 3-4 hours outside of Pucallpa and requires a journey by dirt road, boat, and by foot through the jungle. The journey to Santuario is a fascinating adventure unto itself!

Thank you!

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Why Retreat?

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

My inspiration is to find some very much needed solace away from the stress of raising 4 children, working (as a dietitian) and trying to get my private nutrition counseling practice launched. I am a registered yoga instructor and have practiced for over 10 yrs, and have always dreamed of taking a yoga retreat just for my own inner well being. Linda

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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