- The Ayahuasca Foundation
- Chamisal Retreat Center Iquitos, Peru
- Sep 8 - 28, 2019 (21 days)
- $2,550.00 - (US)
About This Event
A COMPLETE TREATMENT
The three week Shipibo ayahuasca retreat is an opportunity to receive a complete treatment from an authentic curandero in the Amazon rainforest. Participants spend 19 days at the Ayahuasca Foundation’s Chamisal Retreat Center (plus 2 days in Iquitos), participating in 9 ayahuasca ceremonies led by a Shipibo curandero and the assistant healers. In addition to the ayahuasca ceremonies, participants also receive a wide variety of plant treatments that cleanse the mind, body, and spirit, as well as remedies specific to their afflictions. This retreat is much more than just receiving treatment for physical, mental, and emotional problems, it is also an opportunity to get to know yourself on a much deeper level, connect with nature in a unique and fascinating way, and gain a much greater understanding of reality.
The Shipibo plant medicine tradition allows participants to take greater control of their lives, their thoughts, their actions, and their overall health. The unique qualities of the ayahuasca ceremonies provide participants with the opportunity to play an active role in the healing process, confronting their negativity, past traumas, or possible roots of their illnesses. The plant treatments further enhance this process, working to boost the immune system, balance the digestive system, purify the nervous system, cleanse the circulatory system, and heal the emotional body. The treatment is complete and total, effecting positive changes on all levels and allowing the participants to realize the path to their health and happiness. Further counseling is provided after the retreat to assist with the challenges of integration upon return.
Accompanying the treatment and enhancing the healing process is a diet. Some participants may need to follow an even stricter diet than the others due to their particular issues, like no eggs or fish, for example. The diet is a necessary element of the treatment but it is not a difficult sacrifice, thanks to the wonderful cooks we have at the center. The basic restrictions of the diet are no salt, no sugar, no oil, and no spices. A typical breakfast is oatmeal, hard boiled eggs, and rice with steamed vegetables. A typical lunch is a root vegetable soup with rice or quinoa and a light salad, and dinner is usually similar to lunch.
The plant remedies are typically ingested before meals, but also include a variety of plant baths and include special purgatives to help clean out several systems in the body. The plant baths are very helpful when dealing with afflictions that have roots in the spirit, like traumas or lack of self-love, or if a participant is not having visions in the ayahuasca ceremonies. Vapor baths are used so that participants can absorb the plant medicines in all manner possible. The purgatives may be difficult treatments, for they induce vomiting and diarrhea, but the effects are very positive afterward.
The first week of the retreat is often spent getting to know the curandero and the assistant healers, as well as getting accustomed to the ayahuasca ceremonies and plant treatments. This first week is often when strong emotions begin to come out and the participants begin to discover the root causes of their afflictions. Faith is built during this time and the following week and a half is spent delving deeper into these causes, understanding these roots and working to pull them up to the surface to be dealt with properly in the ayahuasca ceremonies. The curandero and the assistant healers work hard to help each participant find solutions to their issues and realize their total and complete healing of any and all afflictions.
In addition to receiving treatment, retreat participants also have the opportunity to learn a great deal about the healing traditions of the Amazon Rainforest. Several workshops will be held during the retreat to teach various aspects of the tradition, like the use of mapacho and agua florida and singing the sacred healing songs, called icaros. When participants leave our ayahuasca retreats, they not only return home with health and happiness, but also with the knowledge of how it was achieved, which can be invaluable when embarking on a new path in life, the true path meant for each person.
Learn More about the Chamisal Three Week Retreat
The $2,550 price includes:
Pre-program counseling session with (contact info blocked)
Gain insights into how best to prepare for the experience
You’ll be met at the Iquitos airport and brought to the hotel
Accommodations for two nights at a hotel in Iquitos
For the first and last nights of the retreat – hotel has wi-fi
3 meals in Iquitos – dinner, lunch, and breakfast
The first night and the last night are spent in Iquitos
Accommodations for 18 nights at the Retreat Center
Screened in rooms with private bathrooms and electricity
Transportation to and from the Chamisal Center
Air conditioned bus (1hr) and an amazing boat ride (1hr)
At least two meals a day, following a healing diet
Fruit, vegetables, quinoa, lentils, grilled fish, eggs, etc.
Translation of entire program when needed
Assistants also add their own experiences and teachings
Access to the Assistants for counseling/guidance
3 assistants will be available throughout the retreat
USB of retreat photos and ceremony recordings
Audio recordings of ceremonies and digital photos
Other gifts and educational items
You’ll receive other gifts and healing tools as well
Post-program counseling session with (contact info blocked)
Enhance the process of integration when you get home
9 traditional Ayahuasca Ceremonies
Led by an indigenous curandero and the AF assistants
2 private consultations with the curandero
Translated by the assistant healers
Daily Piñon Colorado brain/blood remedy
Taken three times a day for the duration of the retreat
1 Sangre de Grado digestive system cleanse
Reset digestive enzymes and enhance nutrient absorption
6 Vapor Baths with five medicinal plants
Sweat out toxins and replace them with healing medicine
2 Mucura sinus cleanses
cleanse the sinuses and boost immunity against allergies
6 Plants Baths
Connect further with the plants and soak in the medicine
1 Ojé blood purification treatment
Remove parasitic organisms and cleanse the blood
3 Smoke Baths
Increase energetic defenses and protection from negativity
1 Chiric Sanango nervous system cleanse
Boost the immune system and release emotional blockages
3 Love Baths
For attracting positive energy, good luck, and love
Any additional treatments
Poultices, medicines, massage, or whatever is needed
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Retreats take a maximum of 12 participants
I can honestly say this was one of the best experiences I have done for myself in my life, thanks to the people and special place at the Ayahuasca Foundation. Highly recommended. - Amanda
Venue HighlightsWe operate three separate facilities:
1. Chamisal Healing Retreat Center - Our original center accommodates 12 participants in 6 shared rooms. Each room has its own fully tiled bathroom. Solar panels provide full electricity. All buildings are connected by bridges including the ceremony maloca, the hammock hut, and the star gazing deck. A gorgeous river is just a few minutes walk away for swimming and relaxing. The center is located inside the Allpahuayo-Mishana national reserve, with hiking trails and 55,000 hectares of pristine jungle.
2. Riosbo Ayahuasca Research and Education Center - Our newest center offers eight private rooms sharing a balcony overlooking the river. En suite bathrooms, full electricity and hot and cold water. Ayurvedic based diet, yoga/meditation room, massage room, consultation room, lab/medical facility. Simply gorgeous.
3. Inkan Kena Plant Medicine School - Our most rustic and authentic center accommodates up to 14 students. Modeled after a true Shipibo community, this small village is located within walking distance of several Noya Rao trees, one of the most sacred trees in the Shipibo tradition. Running water and minimal electricity.
Accommodations1. Chamisal Retreat Center - Two twin beds in each room, two nightstands, a desk with chair, and shelves for clothing. Private bathroom. Mosquito nets, laundry bags included. Towels are not included.
2. Riosbo Research Center - Two twin beds in each room (but registered as single rooms unless desiring to share with a friend or family member), nightstand, desk, chair, closet. Private bathroom (hot and cold water). Mosquito nets, laundry bags, towels included.
3. Inkan Kena School - One twin bed in each room, one desk with chair, shelves. Shared bathrooms. Mosquito nets included.
- Tour Assistance
- Yoga Studio
- Includes Meat
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
- Nut Free