Ayni Retreat Center

  • Paute, Ecuador
  • Ongoing package (13 days)

About This Event

Come and experience a life changing journey at Ayni Retreat Center.

We offer 12, 8, 6 and 5 day retreats that include ceremonies with Ayahuasca and Huachuma (San Pedro). We also have a Temazcal ceremony, which is also called a Sweat Lodge.

You will be fully supported before, during and after a retreat by experienced staff to facilitate your transformation and answer any questions you may have. Our Shamans and Healers are experienced with these medicines and are also available to talk to, before and/or after ceremonies if you wish.

Ayni is a word that comes from the indigenous Andean language "quichua". It means reciprocity, solidarity, cooperation and mutual support. The Shaman and Staff are committed to the meaning of this word in order to facilitate an experience for you that changes your life for the better.

The housing is a collection of patrimonial (heritage) buildings which are authentic and antique. The buildings were built in 1557. This truly adds to the experience because it feels as if you've gone back in time.


12 Day Retreat

6 ceremonies: 2 Ayahuasca, 2 San Pedro and 2 Sweat Lodges with two extra, optional Ayahuasca ceremonies.

8 Day Retreat

4 ceremonies: 1 Ayahuasca, 1 San Pedro and 2 Sweat Lodges with one extra, optional Ayahuasca ceremony.

6 Day Retreat

3 ceremonies: 1 Ayahuasca, 1 San Pedro and 1 Sweat Lodge.

5 Day Retreat

2 ceremonies: 1 Ayahuasca, 1 San Pedro with two extra, optional Ayahuasca ceremonies.

There are several meetings before you participate in a ceremony to prepare you for the experience with these sacred medicines. There are also regular meetings during a retreat to support you as well.

Please visit ayniretreatsdotcom for bookings and more information.


  • Free Wifi
  • Pool
  • Towels
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee/Tea
  • House-Keeping
  • Ceremony Space

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Nut Free

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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  • Timothy Babbitt   October 02, 2019

      This Place is Different in a Better Way

    If one of the benefits of an Ayahuasca retreat is a shift in consciousness--in how we think, see, and feel about ourselves, others, and all that exists in the universe--then Ayni achieves this even before the first healing ceremony by virtue of its setting. Stepping back in time nearly 500 years, Ayni is a restored 16th century estate in the Andean sierra with wide adobe walls, terracotta roof tiles, cozy courtyards, and perennial gardens. Ayni is the antidote to the frenzy of modernity. And the staff have fallen under the spell of this special place, exuding a warmth and generosity often unfamiliar to the westernized world. Highly recommend: the food tastes better, the shamans are authentic, the Spanish to English translations are beautiful, the weather is temperate (no mosquitos!), and the positive vibrations are high.

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We're glad you've joined our retreat community. See you around :)

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Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

My inspiration sparks from my innate charge to connect with a collective innate goodness. I aspire to live in a way that continuously blossoms and embraces my wise and compassionate human nature. Freundl

Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.

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