Ayahuasca and Huachuma Healing Retreat, Peru, March 2018

About us

Sinchi Runa is an intimate ayahuasca and master plant retreat center, as well as a family and student home. Our mission is to help each individual reconnect with their true essence by awakening the capacity of wisdom that resides within their heart. We accomplish this through the direct experience with entheogens, master plants and properly using consciousness technologies in a sacred context along with shamanic healing arts.

Sinchi Runa is a word in Quechua that means “Warrior of light”. For us, true healing means awakening the healer that resides within each individual. Awakening the inner master and intelligence allows us to reach the source of all healing. Once this inner source is found, we become the masters of our own existence, capable of meeting each challenge with wisdom, grace and ease.

With seven years of in-depth experiential work as a center, and more than twenty years with Ayahuasca and a variety of shamanic master plants and natural entheogens, we specialize in master plant dietas, short or long term treatments, deep immersion processes, and intensive retreats. We merge the wisdom and direct experience brought by the plants with invaluable Vedic teachings through Ayurvedic healing, astrology, lectures, mantra and spiritual practices such as pranayama, meditation and Hridaya hatha yoga.

We invite you to participate in a unique 7 day introduction into the healing work and wisdom of the Master plants Ayahuasca, Huachuma, Tobacco and the spirit of Kambo. Through the help of the plants we begin to cleanse and purify the body and mind and reconnect with the essence of our being. 

The first 6 days of the retreat will be in silence (with exception of sharing circles) allowing each person to interiorize and go within oneself. It is important to be able to detach from the usual "day-to-day" routines, habits, personal stories and external noise to be able to integrate the healing and wisdom through ones process with the plants. Disconnection with the exterior allows participants to concentrate all their energy on the healing process and gives place to observe their lives without interference from the elements that one way or another have created the circumstance they are living. We nurture and provide the space for the energy of self-observation, introspection, and contemplation.

The opportunity of a process with master plants is to open, release, let go and understand. This requires a framed process of comprehension that demands reflection, and silence. Furthermore, it requires great willpower, dedication, transparency, sacrifice and pureness of heart.

Ayahuasca and Huachuma (San Pedro) ceremonies

“Ayahuasca is a portal to the essence of humanity, a portal where all the memories and dreams of the species can be found. This opening can bring an understanding of the higher Self and the purpose of being, not only as an individual, but as humanity as a whole. Ayahuasca is a chance to heal the soul and reach the truth that lives within each one of us.”  Sanango

Tobacco Purge and Kambo Circle

All genuine spiritual paths must begin with the stage of purification; In order to comprehend, heal and grow spiritually we must dare to step out of our comfort zone. This requires an act that will always demand sacrifice. The purge in Amazonian Shamanism, can be linked to a religious pilgrimage or fasting taken upon the disciple be able to receive greater spiritual insight and awareness.

The purge is an act of humility and reconciliation with our essential being, an act to free ourselves from constraints and ego as well as to prepare us to enter into world of Ayahuasca, or as Sanango says “the world of the Gods”. It is the act of letting go, using our human nature, defecating and/or vomiting, cleaning ourselves from the unnecessary, from toxins accumulated in our body, from feelings of suffering, beliefs and ideas that do not belong neither to our physical, mental or spiritual being.

Purification through the element of fire

During the retreat we will work with the element of fire in various ways; in sacred fire ceremonies, in saunas for detoxification and energy protection, as well as through the Tobacco and Wachuma (San Pedro) plant spirits. 

We will finish the retreat with a Vedic fire ceremony called Agni Hotra or Homa. This may be the most ancient ritual known to humanity. It is an alchemical ritual of sacrificing that which does not allow us to be free in the sacred fire of the heart or the Spirit. 

Hridaya Hatha Yoga, Meditation and Pranayama

Through daily Hridaya hatha yoga and mediation practice we will balance both the physical and energetic bodies along with all its subtle layers. Hridaya Hatha yoga is yoga of the spiritual heart in the method and style of Self-enquiry and contemplative traditions. We are ultimately atuning to the subtle energies experienced within the chakras, preparing the body, nadis (energy channels), and mind for meditation as well as for the Ayahuasca and San Pedro ceremonies. We use the physical asana (posture) to bring awareness of the spiritual Heart, the heart being the abode of our inner wisdom.

"The spiritual heart, our essential and ultimate nature, the ineffable dimension of our being." "The intimate observer of all our thoughts, emotions, sensations, mind of the whole universe, in both its inner and outer dimensions."

"The human being is part of the universe and the universe as a whole is contained in each human being. This is not an idea of the intellect, it is a reality which one must not believe or learn, and it is a reality that one lives. – Sanango"

Event Highlights

  • 2 Ayahuasca ceremonies
  • 1 Huachuma (San Pedro) ceremony
  • 1 Tobacco purge
  • 1 Kambo ceremony
  • 2 shamanic flower baths (baños de florecimiento)
  • 3 or 4 Saunas with purifying plant baths (baño de plantas)
  • Optional hatha yoga and meditation
  • Shamanic fire ceremony for connecting with the different energies of life
  • Vedic Homa fire ceremony for purification
  • Introductory lecture by Maestro Sanango on Shamanism, Ayahuasca and properly working with Master Plants
  • Sharing circles with Sanango
  • Shamanic dream intepretation workshop with Sanango
  • Mandala workshop
  • Water fall walk

Venue Highlights

We are located in the beautiful jungle of Moyobamba, about two hours from Tarapoto. The region is known for its great variety of orchids, hummingbirds, natural beauty and diversity of wildlife. We are close to three beautiful waterfalls with healing sulfur water and mud baths which we will trek to during the retreat.

There is plenty of natural free space to walk and contemplate, lay in hammocks, or create an artistic project with supplies provided.

Amenities

  • Sauna
  • Tour Assistance
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Yoga Studio

Schedule

Day 1- Q&A begins at noon. Introduction with Sanango about retreat details and questions.
Tobacco purge at night. Beginning of observing silence.
Day 2- Yoga/meditation/pranayama, shamanic dream interpretation lecture, shamanic flower bath, Ayahuasca ceremony.
Day 3- Meditation/pranayama, post-session sharing with Sanango, Sauna with purifying plant bath, Candlelit Hridaya yoga.
Day 4- Yoga/meditation/pranayama, Huachuma (San Pedro) ceremony with Shamanic fire ceremony and a plant bath Sauna.
Day 5- Kambo initiation, post-session sharing with Sanango, meditation/pranayama, Mandala workshop.
Day 6-Yoga/meditation/pranayama, Shamanic flower bath, Ayahuasca ceremony, Vedic Homa fire ceremony. End of silence.
Day 7- Post-session sharing, yoga/meditation/pranayama, walk to waterfalls to end the retreat.

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian

Menu/Cuisine

All of the meals served will be vegetarian and low-sodium in accordance to the plant work and and hatha yoga.
Fresh juices will be provided daily. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided on the days that we do not hold a ceremony.
Only breakfast and lunch will be provided on the days we have Ayahuasca and Huachuma (San Pedro) ceremonies.

Accommodations

Participants can choose to stay in a comfortable room with shared bathroom, or in a secluded Tambo deeper in the jungle (space used for shamanic diets, isolation and contemplation).

Directions

Arriving in Lima you will take a one hour national flight into Tarapoto, there are daily flights with numerous times arriving in Tarapoto each day. You may stay the night of the 14th in Lima or otherwise you can arrive in Tarapoto and stay the night there. Regardless, there will be a hired taxi waiting for each individual at the airport or hotel in Tarapoto. It is then a 2 hour drive to the center in Moyobamba. It is recommended to arrive to Tarapoto the day of the 15th before 10 am, to be able to arrive at Sinchi Runa around noon when the retreat officially begins.

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