The Temple of the Way of Light is a pioneering healing center in the Peruvian Amazon that has facilitated safe ayahuasca healing retreats for over 4000 guests from more than 30 countries since our foundation in March 2007. Offering a synthesis of ancient Shipibo healing traditions and modern and Eastern integrative practices, the Temple is proud to be known as the safest and one of the most respected and long-established plant-spirit shamanism centers in the Amazon Rainforest.All our ayahuasca healing retreats feature a balance of highly experienced female and male healers (Onanya) from the indigenous Shipibo tribe. This incredible team of 12 healers represents over 250 years’ experience practicing the ancient art of ayahuasca shamanism. They are supported by our highly trained and knowledgeable Western facilitators, who act as a critical cultural bridge between the healers and our guests.The Temple’s ayahuasca healing retreats are united by an unwavering focus on compassion and safety. We are constantly striving to offer the safest container for our guests while they move through their ayahuasca journey. This level of care extends to before, during and after the retreat.Before: We apply some of the most stringent health and safety protocols in the Amazon, including in-depth medical screening. Guests also receive detailed guidance on how to prepare for healing with ayahuasca and the initiation of a long-term journey of self-discovery, spiritual awakening and transformation.During: The Temple nourishes a spiritual practice based on the exercise of love and compassion. Put simply, we care deeply about our guests. We have embedded this approach by establishing a high ratio of staff to guests, which ensures an exceptional level of service and individual attention.After: We view the ayahuasca experience as a continuum. Our comprehensive 3-month aftercare and integration support ensures guests have the assistance and practices to safely navigate their ongoing healing experiences instigated by ayahuasca once they return home.
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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.