- AYAWAKENING - Ayahuasca Mastermind in Santos, Brazil
- Av. Presidente Wilson 2059 | Santos, State of Sao Paulo 11065-201, Brazil
- Jul 12 - 21, 2019 (10 days)
- $850.00 - Incl. 3 Ayahuasca Ceremonies + Preparation Webinar + Afterglow Workshop + Microdosing Workshop + Personal Coaching Sessions + Group Activities in Nature + Meditation Exercises + Tour Assistance
- Webinar about the science of ayahuasca and the brain
- 3 Safe and authentic ayahuasca ceremonies in different settings
- 1 Afterglow workshop
- 1 Microdosing workshop
- Group activities and workshops in nature
- Daily Meditations
- 2 Post-event integration sessions online
ScheduleDAY 0: WEBINAR & PREPARATION
Before your physical journey begins, we will meet online in a video conference call. In our call we will prepare you for your experience and answer all of your questions to our best knowledge. In this webinar you will also learn about the Science of ayahuasca and the history of ayahuasca in Brazil.
DAYS 1 - 3: ACCLIMATION, CEREMONY AND MEDITATION
Arrival and acclimation
Preparation for the 1st ayahuasca ceremony – Meditation exercise “The breath within the breath” – Free Time – Meetup and drive to Bertioga – Ayahuasca ceremony in Bertioga.
Sharing experiences, first impressions and Breakfast. – Meditation exercise “Listening, seeing, and feeling with full presence.” – Return to Santos – Free Time
DAYS 4 - 6: OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, AFTERGLOW AND MICRODOSING
Kayaking to nearby beach – Meditation exercise: The spirituality of physical movement – Pick-nick at beach – Kayaking back to Santos – Free Time – Afterglow Workshop
Microdosing Workshop, including a medium dosed Ayahuasca Ceremony. –
Meditation exercise “The experience of innate divinity”. – Free Time
Meetup and drive to Bertioga – Guided hike to the secluded beach “praia branca” in Bertioga. – Meditation exercise “Practices for immediate realization” – Free Time – Lunch at Restaurant in Bertioga – Return to Santos – Free Time
DAYS 7 - 9: COACHING, MEDITATION AND CEREMONY
Meditation exercise “Holding your center” – Time Reserved for personal coaching sessions. – Optional, video recording session at the beach for your private record – Free Time
Meditation exercise “Engaging intense emotions for Self-realization” – Time for personal coaching sessions. -Optional, professional video session at the beach for your private record. – Free Time
Preparation for the 2nd ayahuasca ritual in Bertioga – Meditation exercise”The yoga of intense experience” – Free Time – Meetup and drive to Bertioga – Ayahuasca ceremony in Bertioga, SP.
DAY 10 - X: RECAP AND INTEGRATION
Sharing experiences, first impressions and Breakfast – Recap and perspectives – Meditation exercise “The spirituality of everyday activities” – Return to Santos –
In the following weeks we will provide you with additional information on how to utilize the Ayahuasca Afterglow and are available for 1 on 1 integration sessions.
*Please note that some of the events might be rescheduled due to weather conditions.
About This Event
Educate yourself about the mechanisms of Ayahuasca, experience it in a safe environment and reap the benefits.
Experience the powerful benefits of an ayahuasca retreat, without making compromises regarding privacy or comfort. For our 10 Day Mastermind you will choose your own accommodation. We believe that privacy and independence are a big bonus for an ayahuasca retreat aimed at personal growth an personal well being. Pick a luxury Spa, Hostel or choose a private apartment on AirBnB. Santos has everything to offer and booking assistance is included. As locals we can assure that you make the right pick for your personal preferences and needs.
In our prep-webinar you will learn everything you need to know to prepare for your journey. You will develop an understanding of the short and long-term effects of ayahuasca on the brain. You will also learn about the historic and contemporary use of ayahuasca in Brazil and the context of the ceremonies in which you will participate.
Ayahuasca culture in Brazil is relatively modern but always associated with ritual and religion. Taking ayahuasca in the context of ritual is probably the most effective way to do it for many reasons. However, religion and rituals often go along with dogmas and superstitions about ayahuasca. There are even some common misconceptions among practitioners, that can lead to serious health risks for certain individuals. Such as unnecessarily strict diets in preparation, combination with other substances, or simply overexertion.
This is why we provide professional, independent guidance. As experienced guides and trip-sitters, we know Brazilian culture, language and the science of ayahuasca. This allows us to add an extra level of safety and care for your mental and physical well being. We choose our facilitators carefully and the ceremonies take place in safe environments, surrounded by nature and experienced staff. Ready, set, let go.
Once you have experienced ayahuasca first hand, it is time to dive deeper into the science of the ayahuasca afterglow (the weeks after taking ayahuasca). If used intentionally, the increase in brain-plasticity and neurogenesis in the brain allow you to overwrite habitual behavior more easily. Your mindfulness and creative abilities skyrocket and you become less judgmental about others. Studies show that ayahuasca might be a safe alternative to antidepressants. The ability and willingness to self-reflect is probably the most important psychological prerequisite for the intake of ayahuasca.
Taking microdoses of a substance means taking a fraction of a dose that would be required to have a full-blown experience. Microdosing psychedelics is a huge trend in the business community and there are good reasons for this. A microdose of ayahuasca has beneficial effects, similar to those of the afterglow. In this workshop you will have a chance to experiment with microdosing ayahuasca and learn all about sourcing and microdosing psychedelics in general and ayahuasca in particular.
Our coaching sessions are all about you. Your personal goals and how your ayahuasca journey can help you get there. We also offer professional video-shoots for your personal record. A snapshot of yourself and your goals at that time, that may serve you in the future.
We practice selected meditations from the “Vijnana Bhairava Tantra”. Vijnana = Science in Hindi, Bhairava = Bha means creation, ra means sustenance and va means destruction. Therefore, Bhairava is the one who creates, sustains and dissolves. Tantra = A mystical spiritual path. This 5000 year old ancient dialogue between the deity Shiva and his consort Devi is considered by many as the last word on meditation. It describes 112 ways to enter into the universal and transcendental state of consciousness. A real treasure of direct pathways to inner awakening.
After your experience you will feel great and we want it to stay that way. During the afterglow you will have a heightened sensibility, creativity and overall brain-plasticity. In this valuable time-frame you will be powerful and vulnerable at the same time. Our on-demand integration sessions, will allow you to avoid typical mistakes and help you make the most of your afterglow.
The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift. - Albert Einstein
Venue HighlightsSantos is a recognized spa-town and lies at the coastline 50 miles south from Sao Paulo. It is one of the cities with the highest quality of life in Brazil. Due to its infrastructure, safety and spa character, it is the perfect setting for our mastermind and the main base for our group excursions along the coast. Santos features a seven-kilometer stretch of beach with a verdant promenade that is the largest Beach Front Garden in the world and features activities like paragliding, diving, yoga, surfing, brazilian jiu jitsu, capoeira, massages, ecotourism and long walks on the beach. Experience the powerful benefits of an ayahuasca retreat, without making compromises regarding privacy or comfort. For our 10 Day Mastermind you will choose your own accommodation. Pick a spa, a hostel or choose a private apartment on AirBnB. Make use of our free booking assistance. As locals we can make sure that you make the right pick.
AccommodationsExperience the powerful benefits of an ayahuasca retreat, without making compromises regarding privacy or comfort. For our 10 Day Mastermind you will choose your own accommodation. Pick a spa, a hostel or choose a private apartment on AirBnB. Make use of our free booking assistance. As locals we can make sure that you make a good pick.
- Air Conditioning in Rooms
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking
- Tour Assistance
- Hot Tub
- Fitness Center
- Yoga Studio
- Bicycles For Rent
- Includes Meat
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
- Nut Free
Santos is only 60 km from São Paulo, 90 km from the International Airport São Paulo Guarulhos. The cheapest way to get there is to take a bus from Sao Paulo Airport (GRU) to Santos. It will take about 90 minutes. Costs: R$ 26 - R$ 40. We can arrange Pick-up from the Airport or Santos Bus station for a small additional fee.
For our weekend retreats in Bertioga, we offer pick-up and drop-off locations in Sao Paulo and Santos.
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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Carla Monteiro May 31, 2019
When you are away from your country the most important thing you can ask is security and with Daniel that was granted. Very responsible person that fully protects you in a country he knows so well. Great company totally knowledgeable of the experiences he hosts. Wonderful insight, marvelous experience, great connections and a friendship that will last for a lifetime. Great human. Thank you 🙏
Cathrine Svensson May 26, 2019
I attended one of Daniels 3-day workshops during my travels in Brazil last month, after wanting to experience the plant for a long time. In Brazil its a lot of Aya ceremonies happening, with different styles. What Daniel did was finding a ceremony based on my preference, helped me prepare mentally for the ceremony by providing well researched and scientific information about the plant and its short and long-term effects (even though I've also done my own research, I found this very useful - and I could also discuss my worries with him). The ceremony we attended was in a small and free-minded community outside of Sao Paulo, a place I would never had the chance to find on my own. The setting was very comfortable with a bonfire and amazing live music. None of the other participants or the hosts there spoke english very well, so I felt very safe having Daniel there to translate, and he also made sure that I was feeling comfortable during the ceremony without acting like a babysitter (I was actually a bit afraid that it would feel like that), and I had the full space to have my own experience. I was also brought safely to the ceremony and back the morning after. Daniel is a very kind and down-to-earth guy, that genuinely wants to show people what this medicine is capable of doing. I'm not gonna go into my experience, because its very individual, but it was amazing, and can totally recommend Daniel as a facilitator / guide for anyone that is curious or feels the call to experience this magical plant.
Dani Santos May 22, 2019
All my life, I struggled with low self-esteem and fears, always sought an inner peace that I never had. I read a lot about ayahuasca and I was filled with hope that peace could come from this tea. When I arrived at the ritual I did not like the environment very much and I judged so many people there. After I drank the ayahuasca I spent 4 hours feeling the effects of the tea. I received so many answers, so many teachings, so many visions. A feeling of gratitude for everything reigned in me. I understood the meaning of life is to love. I immediately loved all those people who were there, the trees, the moon, the cats. Everything was perfect and magical. I felt a peace I had never felt in my life. During the next week I floated with happiness. Over time the greater effect passed, but I have grown a lot through this. Today I continue treatment with microdosing and it is fundamental to my psychological and emotional wellbeing.
Uwe Greiner May 21, 2019
Santos is a dream town in Brazil: you can walk safely at night at the beach and enjoy the cool air. Families and children do the same even by midnight. Then there are the many offers for tourists, Brasiliens from São Paulo and other places. Daniel gave us an excellent science based introduction about the use and working of Ayahuasca. He then brought us personally to a place of meditation where we received the tea and enjoyed the friendly company of Brasiliens and Westerners. We felt very safe and the music was good and stimulating. We both had our spiritual experience and felt new born the next morning. We will come again.
Uwe Greiner January 11, 2019
Daniel gave me good introduction to the character and different possibilities to use Ayahuasca. I learned that a religious approach is possible, as well as a pure scientific approach. The ceremonial settings may help to concentrate on the experience. Daniel guided me through a session. I took the scientific approach by asking for a solution of a certain personal question and found it. Uwe