Two Week Ayahuasca Retreat in Peru – $1750
- The Ayahuasca Foundation
- Chamisal Retreat Center Iquitos, Peru
- May 26 - Jun 8, 2019 (14 days)
- $1,750.00 - (US)
About This Event
NOURISHING THE SOUL
The Ayahuasca Foundation’s two week ayahuasca retreat is a chance to turn the corner on life’s path and begin to head in a new direction. Retreat participants spend a total of 12 days at the Ayahuasca Foundation’s Chamisal Retreat Center (plus 2 days in Iquitos) and attend 6 ayahuasca ceremonies led by the 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 ayahuasca retreat is not just for healing physical, mental, and emotional problems, it is also a great way to explore the self and understand the true nature of reality.
The Shipibo plant medicine tradition employed during this retreat 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 addresses every level of existence and allows participants to personally realize the path to their health and happiness. Further counseling is provided after the retreat to assist with the challenges of integration upon return.
During the retreats, participants receive medicinal plant remedies, purgatives, baths in plant preparations, vapor baths, smoke baths, massage therapy, inhalants, and counseling, in addition to the ceremonies. The assistant healers explain each aspect of the healing process so that participants understand how they can better take part in their own healing. The ayahuasca ceremonies provide the ultimate opportunity to do just that, as well as give the curandero the assistance of the plant spirits, angels and saints, and God. Ultimately, it is not the curandero who heals, it is the motivating principle within all life, or God, working through the healer, the plants, and the spirit.
In addition to the healing work, every retreat participant will also have the opportunity to learn about the science of healing being used by the curandero during their stay. Participants will take part in several workshops demonstrating the various techniques and methods of using medicinal plants to treat illnesses. Not only will the healing take place, but also a great deal of education in the indigenous healing traditions of the Amazon Rainforest. By teaching the tradition during the treatment, the treatment is enhanced, and the knowledge will be a great aid to each participant when returning home. The Assistant Healers will also lead additional activities like yoga, meditation, sharing circles, therapy workshops, and fun games. These complementary practices help to enhance the power and healing potential of the ayahuasca and plant medicine tradition.
After twelve days in the jungle, six ayahuasca ceremonies, and a variety of healing remedies and treatments, participants return to Iquitos with a new lease on life, having turned the corner on their problems and found the path leading to their complete health and happiness. It may take more time to achieve this, so more medicine will be available to bring back home and continue treatment, if necessary. Once participants return to Iquitos, they will have time to decompress and process their experiences in the jungle, and to enjoy the beauty and culture of the Amazon Rainforest. Our staff will assist with travel plans, shopping trips, advice, and anything else we can provide to make the experience more beneficial. We continue to stay in contact with all of our retreat participants via email and social media to provide further support and guidance after the retreat.
This is a place of healing and salvation, my time here has changed my life for the better and I would highly recommend it for anyone looking for a professionally run healing retreat. - Steve
- 6 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 to reset digestive enzymes and enhance nutrient absorption
- 4 Vapor Baths with five medicinal plants to sweat out toxins and replace them with healing medicine
- 1 Mucura sinus cleanse to cleanse the sinuses and boost immunity against allergies
- 3 Plants Baths to connect further with the plants and soak in the medicine
- 1 Ojé blood purification treatment to remove parasitic organisms and cleanse the blood
- 2 Smoke Baths to increase energetic defenses and protection from negativity
- 1 Chiric Sanango nervous system cleanse to boost the immune system and release emotional blockages
- 2 Love Baths for attracting positive energy, good luck, and love
- Any additional treatments such as poultices, medicines, massage, or whatever is needed
SUNDAY: Arrive and stay in a hotel for one night. Meeting with the other students and facilitators then dinner afterwards.
MONDAY: Go to Chamisal center and settle in. Have lunch and then a discussion on ceremony procedure. CEREMONY #1
TUESDAY: Digestive system cleanse with Sangre de Grado. Private consultations with the curandero. Remedies begin.
WEDNESDAY: Begin vapor baths. Talk on intention, navigation, and soplaying with mapacho. CEREMONY #2
THURSDAY: Vapor baths continue. Inhalent treatment with Mucura to cleanse the respiratory system.
FRIDAY: Vapor baths continue. Workshop to learn a healing song called an Icaro. Guided meditation. CEREMONY #3
SATURDAY: Vapor baths continue. Second purgative to more deeply cleanse the digestive system and purify the blood.
SUNDAY: Plant Baths begin. Remedies continue. Workshop to practice the icaro. CEREMONY #4
MONDAY: Baths continue. Chiric Sanango treatment to cleanse the central nervous system and boost the immune system.
TUESDAY: Baths continue. Additional treatments, massage and meditation. CEREMONY #5
WEDNESDAY: Smoke baths begin. Hike in the jungle and swimming in the river. Relaxation.
THURSDAY: Love baths begin. Final consultation. Integration workshop. CEREMONY #6
FRIDAY: Head back to town and spend the night in Iquitos. Shopping at plant market, souvenirs, etc.
SATURDAY: Meet for breakfast. Receive course certificates and USBs. Say your goodbyes…
Venue HighlightsLocated in the heart of the Allpahuayo-Mishana national reserve, within walking distance of the Mishana community.
Surrounded by over 100,000 acres of protected forest, alongside a gorgeous river.
A botanical garden with a wide variety of medicinal plants compliments the retreat center ammenities.
Completely staffed by the Mishana community, including on of the facilitators and manager.
Star Gazing deck, hammock hut, massage table, hiking trails, swimming, fishing, and (contact info blocked)
AccommodationsPre-program counseling session with (contact info blocked)
Accommodations for two nights at a hotel in Iquitos
3 meals in Iquitos – dinner, lunch, and breakfast
Accommodations for 11 nights at the Retreat Center
Screened in rooms with private bathrooms and electricity
Transportation to and from the Chamisal Center
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
Post-program counseling session with (contact info blocked)
- Includes Meat
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
- Nut Free
Menu/CuisineA common breakfast includes: Oatmeal, fresh fruit, raisins, eggs, rice, vegetables
A common lunch includes: Quinoa, lentils, salad, sweet potatoes, fruit juice, fish, herbal tea
A common dunner includes: Rice, split peas, salad, eggs, vegetables, juice, teas