Healing and Work Exchange
Have an amazing, once in a lifetime experience at Santuario and give back while doing it in this new program! In exchange for a couple of hours of your work a day, we reduce the price of the 3 month healing program by more than 20%. This work can take the form of whatever projects are taking place at the center, and there are many as many aspects of the center are still in development and expansion. You may chose to contribute doing basic tasks such as cooking, cleaning, working in the gardens or in building and creating new spaces or accommodations. Life is simple and laid back at the center and your greatest contribution will be to flow with the daily operations of life and give support where needed. In exchange, you will benefit from the powerful healing plants and ceremonies at Santuario Huishtin as well as the opportunity to cultivate close relationships to the maestro and family where you will learn much.
**Please note that having some Spanish is absolutely necessary for this programme.
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!