- Temple of the Way of Light
- Iquitos, Peru
- Aug 13 - 26, 2019 (14 days)
- $2,100.00 - 14 Day Ayahuasca Retreat
About This Event
We are offering special 14-day retreats that are a combination of traditional Amazonian plant-spirit healing with Shipibo healers complemented by a comprehensive program of progressive therapeutic and Eastern psycho-spiritual practices to support 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. We have been fine-tuning the Deep Immersion Retreat over the last three years so that it has evolved into a pioneering healing retreat, and is the pinnacle of our work and culmination of what we have learned working with thousands of guests since our inception.
This retreat is in essence a condensed version of our 23-Day Deep Immersion Retreat focusing on the key elements of grounding medicine work through sharing and practicing integration and processing techniques. Guided by dedicated, highly skilled and two experienced Shipibo healers and two Western facilitators, we present an incredible opportunity to return to the Temple and experience this ground-breaking program.
Participants of this retreat join the 23-Day Deep Immersion guests together at the beginning of the retreat and leave mid-way through the program. We split into two groups, with separate facilitators and separate ceremonies keeping intimate ceremony sizes and more personally guided facilitation, although all integrative classes are combined (yoga, etc). 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 – we often experience guests wishing to stay on longer!
It is well past time that we imbue the modern world with the timeless qualities associated with our sentient mother planet.
7:30am Vomitivo at the Maestros Casa
10:00am Group Meeting: Meet the Healers, Discussion about Ayahuasca
2:00pm Group Consultations with the Healers
5:00pm Flower Baths
6:00pm Pre-Ceremony Yin Yoga
8:00pm 1st Ceremony
10:00am Individual Physical Consultations with the Healers
2:00pm Individual Physical Consultations with the Healers
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
- Includes Meat
- 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.