14 Day Ayahuasca Retreat: Yoga, Meditation, and Self-Inquiry
- Temple of the Way of Light
- Iquitos, Peru
- Sep 27 - Oct 10, 2019 (14 days)
- $2,500.00 - 14 Day Ayahuasca Retreat: Yoga, Meditation, and Self-Inquiry
About This Event
The foundation of the 14-Day Ayahuasca, Yoga, and Meditation Retreat is traditional Amazonian plant-spirit healing complemented by a comprehensive program of progressive therapeutic and Eastern psycho-spiritual practices for effective processing and long-lasting integration.
Since the Temple was established in 2007, we have recognized the importance of integration as the key to ensuring a long-term positive healing outcome when working with ayahuasca and the shamanic healing traditions of the Shipibo. As we have been fine-tuning our Deep Immersion Program since 2013, it has evolved into a groundbreaking healing retreat, and is the pinnacle of our work and culmination of what we have learned from working with thousands of guests since our inception. Since many wish to experience the program but are unable to stay for the full 23 days, this retreat is an opportunity to join the Deep Immersion Program for the first 14 days.
Participants of this retreat join the 23-Day Deep Immersion guests together at the beginning of the retreat and leave mid-way through the Deep Immersion Program. This 14-day program includes 5 ayahuasca ceremonies spread over the course of the retreat. The core components of the program are explored through daily classes. These will vary depending on your teachers, but self inquiry, yoga, meditation, and some expressive practices such as movement, singing, or creative expression are always offered. Regular group sharing meetings and a comprehensive program of classes help guests learn how to create, sustain, and cultivate positive change in daily life.
Throughout the program we will focus on how to effectively process the insights, breakthroughs, and transformational experiences that arise when working with ayahuasca. You will be guided on how to successfully integrate ayahuasca healing, both during and after the retreat, and equipped with tools to cultivate and sustain positive change over the long term. If possible, we recommend that you consider keeping your travel options open after the retreat in case you wish to continue and complete the entire Deep Immersion Program – guests often wish to stay on longer!
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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.