Heart of the Jungle: 7-Day Bluestone Ayahuasca Retreat in Cancun, Mexico: January 24th – 31th 2019 –

About This Event

If you have a sincere desire to change and the courage to look within, this retreat is for you.

We are a family, a tribe of the soul, and we hail from all over the Americas. We believe that change in the world begins with change in us and that Ayahuasca is one of the most powerful tools for evoking that change. Ayahuasca drops the barriers between your conscious self and your subconscious giving you a unique glimpse at what you really feel and why, allowing you to broaden your perception and heal the distortions holding you back.

The Ayahuasca given in our retreats is prepared by the Shipibo in the Peruvian Amazon, the culture that has been working with Ayahuasca for over three millennia; it is then hand-carried to Mexico. Those who give the medicine, the ayahuasqueros, have the compassion and wisdom that come from years of working with Ayahuasca. They trained with the Shipibo and continue to do so. They are savvy, committed and prepared. The rest of us all take Ayahuasca for personal work and know what it means to go through a process.

All of us at the retreat take the medicine. We embark on this journey and return from it, together. We are there for you as you need us. We are good companions for this experience, so whether you come as a novice or an advanced taker of medicina, you’re in good hands.

Terran, USA 2018: My calling to plant medicine began out of a desperate need to overcome a drug dependence that threatened to extinguish my flame. In January of 2018 my journey began with a visit to an Ibogaine clinic outside of Cancun [that removed the addiction on a physical level]..I then realized almost immediately that my recovery was just in its infancy and that I needed to deal with the traumas that lead me down such a dark destructive path in the first place. A quick search led me to Sharon and Bluestone Ayahuasca and she had all the right answers and I felt a level of trust and ease that was unexpected. There is no way I can transfer into words the experience but I can say that I am a completely different person for the better in every (contact info blocked) The reverence and respect given to the ceremony and the medicine by the staff makes the experience so profound and real I can’t imagine there is any way to improve on anything and I say that in a non-patronizing way. The staff led by example…. Ayahuascs dissolved age, gender, race, religion and simplified each person as a human being with the utmost potential to change the world thru individual transformation. I can’t say enough about the selflessness of the staff and my respect for the incomprehensible energy they put into healing and transforming our group. There were times when people were literally exercising demons and the staff was able to work them thru everything which I found so powerful… It has been approx. 2 months since the retreat and I have lost 20 lbs and have found the strength and discipline to change my habits completely and focus on the positives in my life and not allow my emotions to manifest into a depressive loop. If you are called to experience mother Ayahuasca please listen to that call and I can guarantee you will be treated to a life changing experience with the team at Bluestone. I will forever be indebted to Arturo and Sharon and they are doing divine work and I now have a hopefulness that I never knew existed. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU. WITH TOTAL GRATITUDE -TERRAN Lindsay Jo USA 2018: Hello my sister! I’m sitting on my couch here on Easter Sunday completely humbled by my retreat experience. I’ve been so happy, at peace, and so productive since I’ve been home. Terran and his family are coming here today to have a traditional Easter lunch which I’ve mainly prepared. I was thinking just now and the thought came to my (contact info blocked) I am well. Let me repeat that for the ones in the (contact info blocked) I AM WELL. I haven’t been able to say that in 20+ years at least. I feel grounded, PTSD-free, depression-free, more energetic, and have a greater sense of who I am now. If you ever need or want me to speak to anyone who is having a hard time deciding about the retreat, or just in general, please let me know. I’d be honored to share my experiences throughout this process to healing. I’m a better person having known you all and for having you on my team. Terran and I agree we will be back. This experience has brought us so much closer as well. The deep connection we already shared is only more enhanced now. Please tell the team I love them all so much and thank them and Mother Ayahuasca for saving me. Reborn I am! And (contact info blocked) I’m sticking with the diet and NO MOUNTAIN DEW! I’ve lost 16 pounds total. Much gratitude for me being able to be drug free, as I’m off of all psychotropic meds, still. May you all be blessed relentlessly in your quest to bring love and peace to others. Love and blessings, Lindsay. Rabia Buratovic-Nottage Australia 2018: I have been to the Bluestone retreat twice already and will continue to return to this particular retreat centre as a part of my self- improvement for so many reasons. I was like most people apprehensive about taking medicine and scared of the unknown. I know we choose this path to deal with our issues but how ready are we really to go that deep and not rob ourselves of the true authentic experience. For me I felt this was my last resort. From the initial contact with Sharon I felt at peace with my decision to leave my family and attend the experience alone. Sharon and all the staff are really what made doing the medicine a less fearful process with love and guidance along the way. It’s not an easy concept to be raw and look at yourself and I never felt judged nor trivialized for my issues. For me, I was dealing with anxiety and depression and for the first time in my 35 years I found love and acceptance of myself and let go of so much of the baggage I carried. I came to understand why I feel the way I do and through multiple ceremonies was given the gift of processing my thoughts and reaching (contact info blocked) I found so overwhelming is the amount of compassion the staff have to give to everyone that walks through their doors and that comes from truly wanting to be of service to others. Arturo and all the staff make you feel like a member of the family and I wouldn’t think of doing a ceremony without these amazing people ever (contact info blocked) is why I have returned to Bluestone and will continue to return. Ayahuasca can save so many people from their darker selves and that is such a (contact info blocked) to have that experience with the Bluestone family is a privilege and a (contact info blocked) Heather USA 2018: There have been very few occasions in my life that I can truly say changed my existence. This 7-day retreat is one of those precious experiences. To describe it here would not do it justice, but can simply say I walked away with a new relationship with my soul and life lessons that have already transformed who I am and how I show up in the world. It is a remembering of sorts and a homecoming to who I am and how I can best serve as a leader in creating a better world. Thank you to all who joined the journey with me and the incredible support throughout the week. A special thank you to Sharon, Arturo, Amina, Sandra, Juan, Lore, David! With such deep love and gratitude, Heather.

Event Highlights

  • Three Ayahuasca ceremonies
  • Rapee [rap-PAY] offered at all ceremonies
  • Session with transgenerational bioneuroemotion therapist
  • Live music at all ceremonies
  • Two temazcal therapies (sweat lodge)
  • A rejuvenating massage
  • Yoga or other body movement sessions
  • A day trip to a cenote deep in the jungle for swimming and relaxation
  • Sessions of integration with the ayahuasquero and facilitators
  • Unlimited use of the on-site pool and other center facilities
  • Nutritional homemade vegan meals based on organic ingredients (special needs respected}
  • Refreshing fruit and vegetable juices
  • Unlimited purified bottled water
  • Lodging (double occupancy)
  • Airport pick up and drop off


Day one of the retreat is dedicated to arriving and getting settled. There’s time to explore the center, meet your fellow participants and get acquainted with us. We share a welcome dinner, discuss the week ahead and answer any questions you may have. We pay close attention to the group dynamic as it evolves and the energies that are moving and make small changes in the order of activities as required. All Ayahuasca ceremonies are done at night and we have a temazcal the afternoon following two of the ceremonies.

For Ceremony Days: Subject to change. Additional activities integrated into the non-ceremony days.

7am: Self-serve tea available in the mother house
9am: Yoga or body movement session
10am: Breakfast
11am: Massage
12pm: Temazcal
2pm: Light lunch
Free time and resting before the ceremony
7pm-4am, approximately: Ayahuasca ceremony

Venue Highlights

The Xochipilli Retreat Center is located in the jungle on the outskirts of Cancun in an area called El Ramonal. It’s surrounded by the beauty of Mother Nature, far from the madding crowd and all distraction.


The bungalows have two double beds each, a fan over each bed and a bathroom with a shower. The mother house has two bedrooms: one with a king-size bed, the other with two double beds, both share a bathroom. Bathrooms are also located in the mother house and around the pool next to the maloca (the ceremonial structure used for the ceremonies).


  • Pool

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Pescetarian
  • Dairy Free


The optimum diet for working with Ayahuasca is vegan which we modify slightly with the occasional fish or egg dish. Our meals are homemade, right down to and including the tortillas. We work with regional fruit, vegetables and herbs in novel and traditional combinations. You’ll enjoy vegan tacos, gazpachos, vegetable soups, seawood wraps and more. Some light fasting on ceremony days is required.

*If you have special dietary needs, advise us and we’ll work with you.


Fly into the Cancun International Airport. The ride from the airport to the retreat center is about 40 minutes and we meet your plane. Google Maps: El Ramonal, Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico

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