At Santuario Huishtin, 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 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 suffering.
Contact us for an informal free session with Angela O’Hara, shamanic coach.
Venue HighlightsSituated on the famous "boiling river of the Upper Amazon," Santuario Huishtin 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.
- Includes Meat
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
- Nut Free
Menu/CuisineWe 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.
AccommodationsSantuario 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.
DirectionsPucallpa is the nearest city and airport. We work with 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 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!