Ayahuasca Women’s Retreat
- Sach'a Munay Yoga and Retreat Center
- May 23 - Jun 2, 2015 (11 days)
In all cultures throughout time there has always been a place where women retreat, and step deep into the journey...
Come and retreat in the energies of the sacred feminine with a Shipiba Maestra where the power of the jungle meets the tranquility of the mountains
Experience 11 days of Ceremony in the beautiful Sacred Valley of Peru including:
5 Ayahuasca Ceremonies
Sit in the circle of sisterhood and experience the healing capacity of plant wisdom, intimate community & powerful ceremony. Hosted at Sacha Munay, Arin (originally known as Yoga Mandala) in the Sacred Valley on lushful land just a walk away from a beautiful waterfall, this retreat is only for those who are interested in doing deep healing work. With the support of skilled and experienced facilitators, and an Ayahuasca Maestra with over 30 years experience, this retreat offers a unique and special opportunity to step deep into your journey.
Ronin Wano – Anaconda Woman
Maestra Amelia is 65 years old and comes from the Amazonian community of Gusta Legre de Pachitea on the Ucayali River. She began working with plant medicines as a young woman under the tutelage of her uncle. Amelia has been through many tragedies, as there have been many deaths in her family, and much destruction and contamination of communities she has lived in. These experiences have only fortified her heart of gold, and her desire to be a conduit of healing.In the 35 years she has been working with the plants, Amelia has become an expert herbalist with an encyclopaedia-like knowledge of the medicinal properties of plants found in Shipibo territories. She has a gentle and loving character, is full of laughter and is driven by a deep passion for her work.
11 Day Retreat with Maestra Amelia Ronin Wano,
Carolina Dowell & Naomi Athena $1625 USD
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We cannot accept your deposit until we've confirmed through dialogue your medical history, and any previous experience working with the medicine. Please be advised that anyone taking SSRI's or with a history of mental health issues will not be able to attend. We are committed to offering the highest quality care to those attending. We believe in the tremendous healing available through this work, but such issues should be addressed one on one. Thank you for your understanding. We look forward to hearing from you.
Carolina Dowell –
Carolina first started working with Ayahuasca in 2010. After her first ceremony she knew that she had found her teacher, and in 2011 she made her first journey to Peru to work with Shipibo healers. Her experiences were so profound that she decided to make a big life change and move to the jungle. She spent the next few years working closely with the medicine and other plant dietas. For 2 years she facilitated at the Temple of The Way of Light, where she supported and helped guide others on their medicine journey. Carolina now lives in the Sacred Valley of Peru with her partner and beautiful daughter. After becoming a mother she now feels called to share the medicine again and is looking forward to holding space for women.
Naomi Athena –
Naomi is a Spiritual coach, Doula, Healing facilitator, Yoga teacher, Mediator, Artist, Musician and Bodyworker. Born in Greece, Raised in Asia and 10 years in Canada, she now lives in Peru with her husband and two beautiful children. She began working with ayahuasca in 2009, and has been apprenticing and dieting with the Mahua lineage for the past 3 years. Having experienced such personal transformation working with the plants, she is inspired to create opportunities where others may explore this ancient path. She offers a plethora of skills and experience and is deeply devoted to holding a compassionate, loving and safe space for healing.
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Tree of Light Retreats: Women's Ayahuasca Retreat
We are excited that you are considering joining us for this retreat on May23rd - June 2nd in the Sacred Valley of Peru. This will be an intimate retreat with 10 to 12 women.
It is our recommendation for 2 weeks before you arrive, that you begin to follow an Ayahuasca diet. The nature of this retreat is to do very deep work and beginning the diet is part of your preparation and commitment to your journey.
- Decrease caffeine and sugar
- No drugs or alcohol (please let us know if you are taking any pharmaceutical medications)
- No pork
- Decrease your salt intake
- Eat a simple diet without spicy foods or anything heavily fried
- We recommend no sex unless you are in a committed partnership
There will be a 10am pick up in Cusco on May 23rd. (more details to come. We are working out a discounted price with a hotel). It will take about 1 hour and 15 minutes to arrive at Sach'a Munay. On June 2nd you will be transported back to Cusco after breakfast. Cost of transportation is included in the price.
We feel very blessed to have Amelia as our Maestra for this retreat. Shipibo Ayahuasca ceremonies take place at night time in the dark. The medicine songs that are sung are called "ikaros". During every ceremony each person will receive individualized work from Amelia, as she sings directly to each person. We believe and have witnessed in our own experiences that this level of care helps to remove blockages and allows for deep healing to take place.
On the morning of the 24th we will begin with vomitivos (a Shipibo tradition to help clean and prepare the body for ceremony). There will be ceremonies on the following days: 24th, 25th, 27th, 29th and 31st. On ceremony days only breakfast and lunch will be served. There will also be at least 1 Temazcal (sweat lodge). There will be integration meetings to share our experiences, as well as one on one support from Carolina and Naomi. We also plan for yoga, meditation and hikes. (a daily schedule will be given upon arrival)
There is a 35% non-refundable deposit to reserve your place.
What to bring:
- The sun can be quite strong during the day and the nights are cold, so bring clothes for both temperatures.
- A head-lamp with an option for RED light setting (very important for ceremony)
- Spiritual/educational books to read
- Comfortable shoes for hiking if you want to explore the mountains
- Extra money: at the end Amelia will have traditional Shipibo crafts & beautiful hand-woven tapestries to sell.
*The 35% deposit is non-refundable
*Your credit card will be charged the remaining 65% 1 month before the start date of the retreat.
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