13 day Ayahuasca Retreat

Event Highlights

  • Included in the price:
  • Private transport from Quito center or Quito airport to the lodge and back
  • Accommodation in a double-bed room for 12 nights
  • 1 Tobacco and 4 Ayahuasca ceremonies
  • 4 medicinal plant baths
  • Individual cleansing sessions during the Ayahuasca ritual
  • 4 guided jungle excursions, including one to a sacred waterfall
  • All transportation, fees and entrances
  • Visit of a nearby indigenous communities, cultural presentation
  • All meals and drinks (delicious vegetarian or vegan cuisine)
  • 4 Questions & answers sessions with the ceremony leader
  • The group is limited to 12 participants.
  • Not included:
  • Airfare to/from Quito, Ecuador
  • Any extra nights or extra ceremonies
  • Extra treatments of specific ilnesses with other medicinal plants
  • Gifts or products that you purchase
  • Lunch on your way to/from Quito
  • Can be arranged for an extra fee:
  • Extra nights at the center
  • Extra Ayahuasca ceremonies
  • Private accommodation in a single-bed room

Schedule

Day 1: Private transport from Quito center or Tababela (a town near the Quito Airport) in the morning. Five hour ride to the Amazon healing center with stops for lunch and photographs of attractive sites. Arrival at the lodge, getting to know the place and each other, rest.

Day 2: Walk in th garden getting to know Ayahuasca and other sacred and medicinal plants, with explanations of their use. In the night, an energy-straightening and cleansing tobacco ceremony led by Jan Rostlinka.

Day 3: Hands-on preparation of the Ayahuasca brew.

Day 4: Guiged jungle walk in the morning to learn about medicinal and useful plants of the forest and to visit part of the forest which hold shamanic power. In the evening a preparatory session before the 1st Ayahuasca ceremony in the night.

Day 5: Rejuvenating bath in medicinal plant water. Questions & answers session about last ceremony. Free time to bathe in the sacred river. Create your Ayahuasca power talisman from jungle fibers and seeds.

Day 6: Guided jungle walk in the morning to see Ceibo, the tallest Amazon tree. In the night, 2nd Ayahuasca ceremony.

Day 7: Rejuvenating bath in medicinal plant water. Questions & answers session about last ceremony. Free time to bathe in the sacred river. Continue creating your Ayahuasca power talisman from jungle fibers and seeds.

Day 8: Trek to a sacred waterfall in the jungle early in the morning. In the afternoon, visit a nearby indigenous community and participate in their traditional dance. Photograph free range monkeys. 3rd Ayahuasca ceremony.

Day 9: Rejuvenating bath in medicinal plant water. Questions & answers session about last ceremony. Free time to bathe in the sacred river. Create your ceremonial rattle from the jungle materials.

Day 10: Guided jungle walk in the morning. In the night, the 4th Ayahuasca ceremony.

Day 11: Rejuvenating bath in medicinal plant water. Questions & answers session about last ceremony. Free time to bathe in the sacred river. Continue creating your ceremonial rattle from the jungle materials.

Day 12: Learn about different rainforest products and their medicinal or sacred use in a session with Jan Rostlinka. Optional: Facultative visit to an interesting site.

Day 13: Departure in the morning. Transport to Quito center / Tababela / airport by a private bus.

About This Event

Welcome to our kichwa family! Our work is a life mission and we have an experience of 10 years with hosting such events. We strive to be at service on your spiritual journey and help you to achieve more balance and improve your mental, physical and energetic health. Our events are not "tourist" experiences. Our private center is build specifically to be in harmony with the plant medicine work. The jungle that surrounds the lodge is the home of the Ayahuasca plant that that we grow reciprocially. While you stay at the center, you will not be disturbed by noise of civilization, community or workers, only thousands of hectars of beautiful nature. Groups are limited to 12 participants allowing the work to be very personal. In our ceremonies, women are respected and the environment is free of sexual advances. No use alcohol is permitted at the lodge. The ceremonial leader deeply cares for the wellbeing of all participants, follows ancestral traditions and is and expert in leading Ayahuasca rituals. The leader drinks ayahuasca together with participants and sings "icaros" during the night. The medicine is properly brewed, using only two plants, the Ayahuasca vine and an admixture leaves, which results in strong healing experience. Translations to/from English, Spanish and Czech are available. With us, you are on the safe side from the moment you board the private bus until the moment you arrive back at your airport hotel.

Join this all-inclusive retreat to participate in five powerful ceremonies, one with jungle tobacco and four with Ayahuasca, led by a qualified ceremonial leader. Receive four purification baths with medicinal plants of the rainforest. Go on several guided excursions to the jungle to learn about plants and animals. Visit a giant ceibo tree in the depths of the forest. Connect with the power of a majestic waterfall used for initiation of healers. Create your own Ayahuasca power talisman. Enjoy delicious local fish, or vegetarian/vegan cuisine with fresh vegetables, tropical fruit and local organic food. Rest in the beautiful Sacred River center surrounded by lush jungle next to a crystalline river with sandy beaches. English-speaking ceremonial leader or assistant available. Includes private transport from/to Quito/airport.

Beautiful and tranquil space for deep work with sacred plants.

Accommodations

Double-bed and private rooms in beautiful wooden cabins made from natural materials. Mosquitoe nets, comfortable pediatric mattresses and thermic blankets. Hot-water showers and flushing toilets.

Cancellation Policy

100% deposit refund for cancellation 30+ days before event.
50% deposit refund for cancellation 15-29 days before event.
0% deposit refund for cancellation 0-14 days before event.
The remaining balance (total price minus deposit) is due upon arrival.
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  • Tim Taylor   December 08, 2019

      "magical"

    In late September I was privileged to take part in a 13 day retreat. Having never in my life taken part in anything like this and with no experience with medicines/psychedelics of any type I was honestly a little unsure of what to expect, yet had high expectations. My experiences with Ayahuasca were very challenging-- it's very powerful-- and within the first 30 minutes of ramping up and up and up I was sure I'd bitten off more than I could chew. My psyche was split into at least three. My mind-body and spirit became separate parts of the whole as flashing visions of spirals and tunnels of lights and thought streams took me to all kinds of strange revelations that I'm still trying to comprehend. Yet not once during my 4 ceremonies did I feel any fear, or apprehension. The professionalism and genuine care we received from Jan, Omar, Don Carlos and the team was second to none. They looked after us so well that even at the peek of Ayahuasca's influence I felt perfectly safe. The retreat was an amazing place. I'd honestly use the word "magical" to describe it. The fire-flies at night moving through the trees and following the paths between the huts and the temple were dream-like. The Amazon jungle too surprised me with the shear variety of plants and insects and animals. The noise of the jungle nightlife was really quite loud to be honest, but still a pleasant sound. Even the smell of the jungle, that natural perfume, it didn't fade, if anything it grew stronger as the days progressed. I loved the fact we had no electricity, no radios, no WIFI for social media to distract us from living. Swimming in the sacred river, walking through the jungle, or swinging in the hammocks gave us plenty of time to rest and integrate what the medicine was teaching us. Oh yes, the food too was amazingly good. I could not have wished for a better group of people to be with and to share the experience with. Thanks Jan and the Team, I would do it all again. Tim T (New Zealand)

  • Derek Reyero   November 01, 2019

      Testimony

    Feather Crown exceeded all expectations. If you are looking for an authentic experience, Jan is the man! Him and Don Carlos and all of the amazing staff make you feel so comfortable. From the knowledge of the beautiful surrounding nature, to the compassion of a healing space Feather Crown possess a vibe that resonates true. With preplanned transport to and from destination, hot showers, delicious food, all while being surrounded by pristine jungle Feather Crown makes not hard to want to go anywhere else. This was my first aya retreat and I’m sure it won’t be my last. So much gratitude to Jan and everyone with Feather Crown for an experience of a lifetime.

  • Lumin Lucky   November 01, 2019

      Didn’t Want to Leave

    The retreat at Feather Crown is absolutely amazing. Between meeting amazing people who want to heal and become their best version, in search of something much deeper than the shallow facade of society, and the friendly, caring, and dedicated staff, AND the serene and peaceful oasis that became like a second home that I never wanted to leave, I must say I was beyond satisfied with my experience on this wonderful and fun filled journey. The facilitator, Jan, is clearly very serious about helping people along their experience with plant medicine, and when you listen to him talk about the different plants, animals, and natural occurrences in the rainforest, you can feel that he truly is in his comfort zone and that it is truly his calling. Beautiful spirit that one. Omar, a staff member who did not speak much English, was very warm and inviting, always gentle with us helping us during ceremonies and just a beautiful soul to experience. The food was very delicious and so healthy in the best way. It encouraged me to continue forward with a clean and balanced eating style of mostly pescatarian nature. The Shaman, Don Carlos, did not speak English, but also was caring and very experienced. He shared stories and experiences about himself that were reassuring, and almost soothing regarding safety concerns and trusting the process of the healing and the spirits that helped him, and us, throughout the ceremonies. The rooms that were like wooden huts we stayed in were very clean, comfortable, and cozy. The bathrooms were also very clean. There is a beautiful sacred river just a few yards away from the retreat. The hiking experience was informative and grounding. The waterfall experience was surreal and I captured as much photos as I possibly could. I’d definite recommend any and everyone interested in this amazing plant to visit Feather Crown. You will be well taken care of and there is so much beauty all around. Please keep in mind that having a psychedelic experience has nothing to do with type of ayahausca or the “strength”. There is no such thing. Your experience will be based on your own level of openness or heightened senses. Some people see things and some people don’t in the same ceremony drinking the same brew. Thanks so much to Feather Crown for having me!

  • Huriyyah   October 23, 2019

      Best decision ever

    The retreat was awesome. I felt so well taken care of. It's a great way to connect with nature. The space is beautiful and peaceful. I learned so much about the plants, wildlife and customs. It was nice to disconnect from the outside world. I just need to brush up on my Spanish a little more. The rate is great for everything you get to do, see and experience. It was just such a beautiful and peaceful experience and I met a lot of great people there.

  • Jan Frolik   May 21, 2019

      Nice place, high ethical standards, I recommend

    I had great 5 days in the center. The attitude of the staff is positive and professional. Great food. The communication is not ideal but highly over average for a Ayahuasca center. There is no internet connection around this place so plan accordingly. I would come back!

  • J.P. Grant   November 08, 2018

      Transformative, but not psychedelic

    I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at Feather Crown. Although I did not have any "visions" the two times I used ayahuasca, the experience itself was transformative. The retreat was serene and beautiful, the people were wonderful, and the ayahuasca made me very mindful. I highly recommend this place if you're looking for peace and spiritual healing.

  • William O'Connell   July 23, 2018

      The Real Deal!

    The two-week retreat at Feather Crown was a remarkable and life-changing journey for my wife and me, both senior citizens from the States. Jan, a veteran shaman, is an incredible healer and counselor. It is clear that being a shaman is not a career for Jan – it is a calling. He is a genuine spiritual adviser who has dedicated his life to helping people replace dark energy with light. The temple and huts are located in Ecuador’s beautiful and amazing rainforest, a two-minute walk from a spectacular fast-moving river populated with huge boulders. Jan was available to discuss our experiences in the days after each of the four intense Ayahuasca ceremonies. Jan has surrounded himself with an unbeatable team that includes his wife, Erika, their angelic 7-year-old daughter, Sharon, and the coolest puppy ever, 9-month-old Chaupi. Jan’s right-hand man, Omar, speaks little English, but his efforts speak volumes about how much he cares for Feather Crown guests. Omar was available at a moment’s notice to help during the Ayahuasca ceremonies; he was our guide/protector on numerous jungle hikes; and he even walked us through an art-and-crafts class. The meals, crafted by Carlos, Romel and Omar, with an assist from Erika, were outstanding. The chefs created some of the best soups I’ve ever tasted. Go to Feather Crown with the confidence that you will be in the capable hands of a true shaman and his caring staff. Bill from USA

  • Martin   January 16, 2018

      Sacred River, Holy Sacrament

    I recently had the good fortune of sitting in Ayahuasca ceremony with Jan. I am delighted to say that most of the details of the retreat ceremony met or exceeded my expectations. His staff of four local Kichwa helpers were kind, helpful and very dignified. The personal attention that Jan afforded to us during the journeying was greater than I had hoped. Jan was careful to use several different synergistic medicine plants during our ceremonial retreat. The combination of sacred medicine plants Jan introduces provide a most genuine healing experience based on proven wisdom traditions from the jungle. The cleansing that Jan preformed during ceremony was for me the most high holy sacrament that I have ever ever been party too. For anyone ready to work with the spirit vine and look into the vast depths of their own life, I can highly recommend the Sacred River.

  • christoph   January 05, 2018

      Sacred River

    Jan is not a talker, but a contemplative; Jan is not an oracle, but a shaman. Jan holds the ceremonies or the Ayahuasca retreats offered just as genuine as he is in person. Rather than a philosophy, the sacred is beholden in the way the Ayahuasca retreats or the ceremonies that Jan holds are conducted: with respect and humility, gratitude and appreciation. Thus, Feather Crown or Sacred River can be recommended without any reservations, if you, the reader, is called to do such a retreat. There is make-believe, just as there is the genuine; the latter speaks to Feather Crown or Sacred River in the absence of adding any additional words other than that neither Ayahuasca nor Jan are bound by nationality...

  • Ainars   January 03, 2018

      Super!

    Highly recommend this place! Jan is serious Shaman who really knows his job.And his team are responsible people.Very tasty food. Strong Aya tea.The place is wonderfull!Near by is river.Hope to come again.Thanks a lot,Jan.

  • Adam   December 30, 2017

      Finding peace in the Amazon

    I recently attended a 2-day retreat with Jan. I am a veteran of the war in Afghanistan, where I served as an infantryman. For nearly a decade I have struggled with the heavy burden that war brings to many. I tried everything I could find in an attempt to find healing, from traditional psychotherapy and EMDR to Reiki and shamanic work. Through my exploration of shamanic practices, I first learned about Ayahausca. I did research for two years, and even lived in Ecuador for a year before I decided that I was ready. One must be very careful when looking for a place to work with Ayahausca. I had read a lot about Jan before I decided to give Feather Crown a try, and I liked what I had seen. Jan is a gifted healer. I highly recommend Ayahausca to anyone in search of healing, especially to my brothers and sisters suffering from PTSD. I trusted Jan and felt safe during the ceremony. My girlfriend, who did not partake in the ceremony, was allowed to be there by my side. It is difficult to describe my experience in words, and in favor of brevity all I will say is that my mind was opened and I was shown what I can do to continue my healing. For the first time in nearly a decade, I am feeling emotions again and have a positive outlook on life. Ayahausca opened a door for me, and I will continue my work with therapists and others, but I will be back to do some more work with Jan. I am truly grateful for this experience and cannot thank Jan enough for his guidance and compassion. I highly recommend Jan and Feather Crown to anyone searching for healing.

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