Ayahuasca Retreat 9-day

  • Novalis Novalis
  • Puerto Maldonado, Peru
  • Jun 3 - 11, 2019 (9 days)

About This Event

After a good rest to recharge our energies from 2018 medicine work, Novalis in the Peruvian amazon will be hosting a medicine retreat for May and June of 2019.We will be working with the medicine team of Loyver Yui, Roberto Yui, Jessica Simmons, Breanna Shannon, and Juan Zuniga.

Upcoming dates - 2019 (these retreats can be combined). 

9-day Retreat 1: May 7-15
9-day Retreat 2: May 16-24
9-day Retreat 3: May 25-June 3
9-day Retreat 4: June 4-12

At NOVALIS we offer ayahuasca retreats for private groups of six to eight participants at our treehouse home in the jungle of south-eastern Peru.  We offer sliding scale payment options and a service exchange option. We believe in accessibility, and that medicine should be available for all people who can take it safely. Below are the amounts we would like to receive in exchange for our work, so please let us know if you are low-income, from a country with a different economic reality, or are unable at this time to afford it. All profit goes to rainforest conservation (please see our website for more about our work), caring for our center, modest monetary reimbursment for people working during the retreat, and costs of your stay. It is directly reinvested into our work, and the people here. If you have any questions about how your money is spent, please ask us :) Thank you so much for your participation. We wish all beings health and well-being.

-short retreat - 9 days ($1000)
-longer retreat - 18 days ($1800)
-full retreat - 27 days ($2550)
-plant immersion (18 days, with 8 days in plant-immersion "dieta") -- please contact us for more information ($1800)
-Service work-exchange, full commitment $1000, we also offer partial exchanges.

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 Each ayahuasca retreat will include:

Transportation from Puerto Maldonado to NOVALIS and back (forty minute car ride followed by a forty five minute beautiful boat ride along the river, and a forty min scenic hike through the rainforest)

Accommodation in our shared tree houses completely screened in from mosquitos,  with netting provided over the beds, comfortable mattresses, fresh sheets and lanterns.

Possibility to take part in preparation of the medicine (depending upon the timing of cooking and a particular retreat)

Individual health consultations (if required) with our medicine people

Yoga and Reiki sessions 

Sharing circles before and after ceremonies

Flower/Plant baths and cleanses in our outdoor wooden hot tubs

Individually selected plant dietas (depending on the type of retreat)

Opportunity to deepen your knowledge of shamanic practice and the use of medicinal plants

Nature Immersions (plant identification walks, nature walks, forest meditation, river swims)

Locally grown vegan meals cooked with love (All meals included)

At least 3 Shipibo Grandmother Ceremonies

Integration Circles

A Variety of Ceremonial & Sacred Living Activities (Fire Ceremonies, Ofrendas, Coca Ceremony, Cacao Ceremony, etc.)




Event Highlights

  • Transportation from Puerto Maldonado to NOVALIS and back (forty minute car ride followed by a forty five minute beautiful boat ride along the river, and a forty minute scenic hike through the rainforest).
  • Accommodation in our shared tree houses completely screened in from mosquitos, with bug nets provided over the beds, comfortable mattresses, fresh sheets and lanterns.
  • Possibility to take part in preparation of the medicine (depending upon the timing of cooking and a particular retreat).
  • Individual health consultations (if required) with our medicine team
  • Yoga and Reiki sessions
  • Sharing circles before and after ceremonies
  • Flower/Plant baths and cleanses in our outdoor wooden hot tubs
  • Opportunity to deepen your knowledge of shamanic practice and the use of medicinal plants
  • Nature Immersions (plant identification walks, nature excurisons, forest meditation, river swims)
  • Locally grown or sourced vegetarian meals cooked with love (all meals included)
  • 3 Ayahuasca Ceremonies
  • Daily integration circles and personal accompaniment in approaching the integration process and developing tools for lifelong personal health and wellness practices for mind, body, and soul.
  • A Variety of Ceremonial & Sacred Living Activities (Fire Ceremonies, Ofrendas, Coca Ceremony, Cacao Ceremony, etc.)

Schedule

Weekly schedule during our 9 day Ayahuasca Retreat:
Day 0
(the day before your retreat begins) - A meet and greet (5pm) with the group and retreat facilitators for an informal get together to ensure everyone is ready for departure next day.

Day 1
Please arrive the day before retreat begins
12pm Depart Puerto Maldonado
2pm Arrive to Novalis!
2pm Lunch *Comedor*
3-6pm Land Tour and Get Settled
6pm Dinner *Comedor*
7pm Opening Circle *Maloka*

Day 2
7-8am Morning Practice *Maloka*
8am Breakfast *Comedor*
9-11am Personal Sessions
1pm Lunch *Comedor*
2-4pm Workshop
5-8pm Personal Reflection for Ceremony
8pm Ayahuasca Ceremony *Maloka*

Day 3
8am Breakfast *Comedor*
9am Integration Circle *Maloka*
1 pm Lunch *Comedor*
2-5pm Workshop
5pm Dinner *Comedor*
7pm Evening Circle *Maloka*

Day 4
7-8 Morning Practice *Maloka*
8am Breakfast *Comedor*
9-11am Personal Sessions
1 pm Lunch *Comedor*
2-5pm Workshop
5-8pm Personal Reflection for Ceremony
8pm Ayahuasca Ceremony *Maloka*

Day 5
8am Breakfast *Comedor*
9am Integration Circle *Maloka*
1 pm Lunch *Comedor*
2-5 pm Workshop
5pm Dinner *Comedor*
7pm Evening Circle *Maloka*

Day 6
**Optional Huancavisacha Ceremony**
7-8am Morning Practice *Maloka*
8am Breakfast *Comedor*
9-11am Personal Sessions
1 pm Lunch *Comedor*
2-5pm Workshop
5-8pm Personal Reflection for Ceremony
8pm Ayahuasca Ceremony *Maloka*

Day 7
8am Breakfast *Comedor*
9am Integration Circle *Maloka*
1 pm Lunch *Comedor*
2-5 pm Art Immersion *Comedor*
5pm Dinner *Comedor*
7pm Closing Circle *Maloka*

Day 8
Final integration day

Day 9
Departure for city

Schedule for our 18 day Ayahuasca Retreat with 8 days of plant dieta:

Day 0- Day 4 is the same above

Day 5 - First day of the plant dieta

Day 6-12
Shamanic dieta in an isolated tambo (house)

Day 12
Last day of the dieta.
8pm Third Ayahuasca ceremony *Maloka*

Day 13-18 is same as above

Venue Highlights


Accommodations

You will be housed in one of our treehouses, 7m off the ground. Each treehouse has room for 2-3 people.
You have access to fresh spring water, medicinal baths, running water, and composting toilets.

Our treehouses are always one of the highlights for our guests, and rightfully so. They were designed by a group of specialists from Canada, Vivre Perché Inc., and were built by hand and handheld machinery onsite by our staff. They are circular structures that can hold three people with plenty of personal space, they are equipped with very comfortable beds with bug nets and all necessary bedding, night stands and shelves for personal storage, and lanterns for lighting in the evenings. We will also have private tambos available. All the bathrooms are shared, and composting toilets.

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Dairy Free

Menu/Cuisine

Simple breakfast - usually consisting of oats, chia seeds, shredded coconut, dried fruit, and spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, etc) along with fresh fruit (banana, mandarin, apple, mango, papaya, pineapple, passionfruit, etc.) and eggs

Wholesome, nutritious, and cooked-with-love meals - often based on various combinations of rice, beans, quinoa, sweet potato, avocado, yuca, potato, squash, split peas, and lentils, with delicious locally grown veggies such as beets, carrots, tomatoes, cabbage, broccoli, green beans, peas, corn, celery, and various herbs (cilantro, parsley, basil, mint, oregano, etc)


We typically will serve only two meals on days of ceremony, as it is helpful to limit stomach contents when ingesting ayahuasca as it will increase nausea and likely distract you from deeper processes. That said, we often encourage people to discover their personal rhythms and practices, and many people suggest not being weak and lethargic during ceremonies due to low caloric intake. Accordingly, if you tend to have lower blood sugar and need more consistent meals we often recommend eating a banana a few hours before ceremony or something similarly readily digestible.

Directions

Please meet in the city of Puerto Maldonado the day before the retreat begins.
We will take care of all transport to and from Puerto Maldonado.

Easy access from Puerto Maldonado, where there are multiple flights daily arriving from Lima and Cusco. From the airport you will go to La Semilla cafe in the plaza de armas, where our community has a superfoods cafe outpost run by our community member Cassandra and other friends of Novalis. From La Semilla we arrange transportation for you, and it is about a 2.5-3 hour journey total (45 min taxi ride, 45 min boat ride up the Rio Piedras, and a 3km hike into the land)

Thank you!

We're glad you've joined our retreat community. See you around :)

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Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

To feed my soul so that I may return to my students with more inspiration and love to share! Jennifer
 

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.

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