6 Day Ayahuasca Retreats
- Shamanic Vida
- Cusco, Peru
- Ongoing (6 days)
We are dedicated to helping travellers from around the world who come to heal themselves and explore the power sacred plant medicines have to offer. Our retreats are focused on providing a well rounded healing for mind, body and soul. Retreats are designed for the healing work participants feel they need at this time in the form of 4,6 and 11 Day retreats. There is the option to begin your healing process lightly with ayahuasca in the 4 Day retreat. Then, the 6 Day retreat is designed for those looking to fully connect in their healing process with ayahuasca, San Pedro and yopo. Our 11 Day retreats have the most intense healing and incorporate more ayahuasca ceremonies, San Pedro, kambo and yopo. The shamans and healers created the retreats to honor their traditions, and as a full spectrum of Peruvian healing from the Amazon and Andes.
The retreats are non-pretentious and for those interested in deep healing work on physical, emotional and spiritual levels. All ceremonies are guided by a shaman with healing instruments and/or icaros (medicine songs from the amazon). We are working with plant medicines and a mindset for evolution of the shamanic way, where shamans are not only found in the deep jungle, but accesible, to continue to heal more people.
*** We are 50+ mins outside CUSCO in the Sacred Valley
Travelers who come to take ayahuasca with us experience a myriad of positive benefits. Each ceremony is as unique as the person participating. Some examples of the healing benefits include: emotional liberation, clarity in life path, new perspective, purification of body, harminozation, emotional stability, clearing of blockages, awakening of spirituality, healing of moderate and chronic diseases and happiness. Please feel welcome to ask any questions you may have regarding a retreat. firstname.lastname@example.org
The knowledge we practice is from traditional Peruvian shamanic techniques, both medicinal and spiritual. There is amble opportunity with our healers to begin healing oneself, eliminating blockages that may be physical, spiritual or mental. We work with a variety of master plants, but our retreats are based in ayahuasca, San Pedro, yopo and kambo. Every person is unique, as will be their experience and treatment, you must stay for longer than 11 Days to incorporate a dieta planta, these are by request only.
Ayahuasca leads to a complete liberation of the heart and mind. It has the ability to connect one on a journey within and outside of themselves, connecting both spirituality and scientific discourse.
Our modern practice is with traditional Peruvian shamanic medicine (shipibo, ashaninkas, quechua), scientific understanding and oriental techniques (yoga, meditation). The retreats are focused in guiding participants to understand how to heal themselves and to widen their perspectives. We guide and prepare travelers before and after, on subjects such as nutrition, safety and practice.
San Pedro or Wachuma, is known as the grandfather plant. It is strong and silent in the work it does, slowly opening your heart chakra and clearing emotional blockages. We go into the mountains for this ceremony day, as the type of wachuma the shamans use is for day journeying. This ancient andean medicine paired with your intention opens your resting channels both physically, mentally and spiritually. The medicine allows for more creativity in your life, appreciation for the mother earth and understanding of your personal processes. The treatment is optional for 6 days retreats and 11 day retreats.
Kambo is a sacred treatment practiced by tribes in the amazon to strengthen immune systems and cure moderate and chronic diseases. There are a multitude of diseases kambo has been called to cure. The spirit of the amazonian frog is strong and swift. It has been said to treat common colds, allergies, blood diseases, cancers, depressions and much more. The detoxification and complete reset of our immunological system gives us the strength needed to fight disease. And coupled with the ayahuasca it provides the deepest of cleanses.
Also from the Amazon, we have a treatment called Yopo, the sister of ayahuasca. Yopo is used by the shamans for those with deep blockages in their spirit, mind or body. The treatment is a perfect compliment to the energy of ayahuasca as it helps ease out blockages in the very far reaches of our subconscious. This treatment is optional with 11 Day retreats.
Yoga and meditation are a part of every retreat; we believe they are disciplines which pair well with the teachings of ayahuasca. They are lifelong aids in improving attitude, creating positive feelings, leaving behind bad habits, bettering eating habits, greatly improving physical, spiritual and emotional health.
The shamans who work with us at Shamanic Vida are dedicated and known for their healing work, passion for plant medicine and are gracious for their life path in guiding others. We believe everyone can have a fulfilling life and learn the power of healing and leading a balanced life through ceremonies. The work we do is personal and for this reason we keep our groups small (6ppl max).
We look forward to you taking the first step into your new liberating life journey and sharing our knowledge of sacred plant medicines.
“You are not limited to this body, to this mind, or to this reality—you are a limitless ocean of Consciousness, imbued with infinite potential. You are existence itself.” ― Joseph P. Kauffman
- Private consultations the day after every ceremony.
- Ayahuasca ceremonies in a safe setting physically, emotionally and spiritually.
- Ceremonies guided by traditional Icaros and instruments.
- Fresh meals of organic fruits and vegetables prepared daily.
- Opportunity to cleanse and begin anew.
- Healers and shamans with experience guiding healing processes before and after the retreat.
- Meditations on a daily basis.
- San Pedro ceremony day to continue the process of integration.
- Reiki Level 1 attunement to give you a healing modality to take home.
- Transportation to and from Cusco, Peru.
Venue HighlightsWe are located in the Sacred Valley with a 360 view of the Andes mountains surrounding the center. A two hour hike up the mountain leads visitors to an ancient Inca site. The Urubamba river runs through the valley and in front of the retreat, there is ample nature and eucalyptus trees around. For those interested, a short walk from the center are mineral pools for a hot day. Our location is a marvelous place to sit back and enjoy nature while disconnecting from the busy lives we often lead and reconnect into ourselves.
- Tour Assistance
ScheduleDay 1: All participants must arrive in Cusco, Peru. We transport everyone to the centre from the designated location by 5:00PM. It is important this day that a light lunch is your last meal, following the diet. We will have an introduction to the retreat this night.
Day 2: This will be the first ceremony day. During the retreats we practice a vow of silence. This is important to help us practice meditation and mindfulness, and we will guide those who are new to the practice. All will have a consultation with the shaman this day before the ayahuasca ceremony.All of our ceremonies are guided by the shaman or shamans with Icaros and special instruments.
Day 3: We begin the day, after breakfast, with a conversation translating your experience to the shaman. From this they may analyze and guide you in where you should focus your meditation for the next ceremony. There is a Cardinal Points Meditation this day followed by a light lunch. In the afternoon there will be time to meditate and absorb the wondrous surroundings until the ceremony. Energy Pathways Meditation is before the ayahuasca ceremony.We always recommend to bring any type of journal, drawing books or spirituality/meditation oriented books which encourage healing.
Day 4: There will be a conversation with the shaman to start the day and breakfast. Each participant will have a meditation to focus on for the day. It is a large undertaking to reset your system through plant medicines and we focus on making sure this process is gentle for your mind, body and spirit. San Pedro Vision Quest and/or illumination process therapy and explanation by Alberto.
Day 5: Today is an important time to really focus on connecting with your spirit and giving gratitude to the earth. We will have a humble Peruvian Ceremony to give thanks to the earth for the medicine it gives. During yoga we will balance our physical bodies, build strength and flexibility for our lives. We will have light breakfast and lunch this day to nourish ourselves and have energy for the upcoming final ayahuasca ceremony.Day 6: We begin this day with ease, a filling clean breakfast and start the conversation with the shaman. There will be time to ask any questions you may have. At 12:00 PM we will arrive to the airport.
*Other arrangements may be made if you would like to head to stay longer, need to leave earlier in the morning, etc. Please contact us for questions.
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
- Nut Free
Menu/CuisineDuring the retreat we follow a strict diet to accommodate the plant medicines and healing of mind, body and soul. There is very little salt, sugar, no spices, no caffeine, no chocolate, nothing artificial and smaller portions. Breakfasts are with fresh fruits and a grain such as quinoa or oatmeal. Lunches are a mixture of vegetables, roots, quinoa or rice and some light legumes. The diet is balanced to give enough protein, fiber and most of all energy to our participants while they are working with master plants.
AccommodationsAccommodations are shared. There is the option for private rooms and rooms for couples or people traveling together. We separate the rooms between male and female. There are hot showers and shared bathrooms. Outside we have various hammocks, garden space for yoga and meditation. The dining room is always open to enjoy tea and relax. Ceremony space is available during the day as well.
DirectionsWe have a driver picking up participants from a designated location in Cusco. When booking is confirmed we send out further directions on how to get to the meeting place from Cusco airport or the main Plaza de Armas. Pick up is at 5PM the day the retreat starts and the journey to the center is an hour, sometimes more if there is traffic in Cusco.