9 Day Ayahuasca Retreat: Wisdom and Compassion
- Temple of the Way of Light
- Iquitos, Peru
- Sep 10 - 18, 2019 (9 days)
- $1,850.00 - 9-Day Ayahuasca Retreat: Awakening our Wisdom and Compassion
About This Event
Since incorporating meditation practice into our Deep Immersion retreats over many years, we have seen the significant benefits of combining meditation with deep medicine work. In the spirit of love and clarity, this very special retreat is designed to guide you back home to your true and authentic self, to living a life with a courageous heart. We will weave traditional ayahuasca healing ceremonies led by highly experienced Shipibo healers, with daily meditations facilitated by Juliana Bizare, together with a series of body-based energy and awareness practices.
In addition to ayahuasca ceremonies and meditation, the core components of the program, this retreat includes a series of practices in mindfulness, compassionate self-inquiry, daily yoga practices, group sharing, and private one-on-one sessions with the facilitators. We will guide you through your process, supporting you to sit with, surrender to, and ultimately to let go of the painful emotions and incoherent thoughts that arise.
Guided by the spirit of ayahuasca and through an immersion into the mystery of the Now, we intend for you to re-embrace the sacredness of nature and the deep interconnection between each other and all beings.
Everything that surfaces, that gets released or revealed during ceremony, will be integrated with practices such as yoga, mindfulness, and meditation, self-compassion, and group sharing. Meditation will be the perfect holder of the truth, allowing us to have more clarity on what is really going on in each moment. We will create an environment that provides the opportunity to experience profound insights into the real meaning of connection.
We are committed to providing the safest and deepest ayahuasca healing and plant spirit shamanism experience in the Amazon and to ensuring that you are able to sustain, cultivate, and integrate your healing experiences in your day-to-day life after your retreat. We constantly strive to create the optimal conditions to work with ayahuasca in our retreats, and since 2007, have been passionately dedicated to providing a caring, professional, and supportive setting – always ensuring a safe, sacred space for our guests to heal, integrate, and transform.
It is well past time that we imbue the modern world with the timeless qualities associated with our sentient mother planet.
Venue HighlightsThe Temple recognizes our ayahuasca healing retreats as sacred work and is dedicated to providing the optimum conditions for profound, long-term healing. Through ayahuasca, our retreats move us into right relationship with ourselves and others. By bringing clarity to where and how we must change – and treating the psycho-spiritual and emotional imbalances that impede change – ayahuasca and the Temple’s Shipibo healers help guests toward a healthier, more integral, and joy-filled life.
AccommodationsAll of our accommodations are private. For our retreats hosted in Center 1 (9 and 12 Day Retreats), you will have the option of your own tambo (jungle hut) which has a private compost toilet inside. Most guests are in their own tambo unless they are coming with a partner with whom they would like to share.
If you participate in a retreat in Center 2 (14 and 23 Day Retreats), you will have a private room in a shared building and will share a compost toilet with a few other guests. We currently cannot accommodate two people in one room in the Center 2, however couples can be placed in rooms next to each other.
Both centers provide a central showering area with 3-4 showers.
We provide you with linens for your bed and a towel. These are changed for you several times during the course of a retreat.
- Yoga Studio
- Ceremony Space
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
Menu/CuisineOne of the most important aspects of working with ayahuasca is adhering to an honored tradition of following a special diet in order to prepare not just the body, but also the mind and soul to incorporate the healing energy of ayahuasca. This diet also shows the spirit of ayahuasca your intention, and is a test of discipline and commitment.
The central aspects of the diet we follow at the Temple are common to the teachings of all ayahuasquero/as across the Peruvian Amazon. The food at the Temple is prepared by our wonderful cooks who provide well rounded, healthy, and plentiful meals throughout your stay whilst adhering to the essential restrictions.
Directions**Please do not book flights or make any travel arrangements until your registration and medical information has been reviewed and you have been approved to attend a retreat.**
In order to come to the Temple you would need to fly into Iquitos International Airport. We recommend booking your flights for one day before and after the start and end date of your retreat to first allow yourself time to acclimatize to the environment and then allow yourself ample travel time and time to reintegrate into the “mainstream” world once the workshop has ended.
Each retreat group will be picked up on the first morning of the retreat at a designated pickup location in central Iquitos by one of our staff members and then travel to the Temple together from there. The group will be brought back into Iquitos after breakfast on the last morning of the retreat and will arrive in town by early afternoon (usually 2pm at the latest).
The price of a Temple retreat includes transportation from the group pickup place in Iquitos to the Temple on the first morning of the retreat and transportation back to Iquitos on the last morning of the retreat. The price does not include any flights, hotel costs, or transportation to the group pickup on the first morning.
All deposits are non-refundable.
The remaining balance (total price minus deposit) is due 14 days before the retreat start date.
The remaining balance is non-refundable once paid.
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I have been to the Temple of the Way of Light twice now and can say that it is a place with great integrity, the food rocks and the curanderos just lovely. This is more of a Plant Spirit Medicine retreat however… it is not just about Aya. You will consult with the curanderos who will also give you other plant doctors based on need. The Maestras bathe you in a floral bath every day at noon to clear your spirit… simply wonderful. I would recommend it to anyone and I am 56, not young… you will be well taken care of there
I did “the temple of the way of light” in Iquitos Peru. I found it a well run center where everything is being taken care of for you (even your laundry). The staff and shamans were amazing. It was a 12 day-7ceremony-retreat and that was enough for me (and for most of my peers). (cost retreat 1500euro) Looking back on it after a year, I can’t believe how much ayahuasca changed my life for the better. It’s expensive but definitely been a life reset button. I would recommend doing the diet they prescribed as it detoxes the body and takes up the medicine better.