Shamanic Healing Retreats: Bolivian Andes & Amazon. Intensive 15 day retreat in the Sacha Runa Community

Event Highlights

  • We have endeavored to preserve honorably the Sacred teachings we have received from some of the best and most courageous teachers of their generation in North American Shamanism, Andean Shamanism, Amazonian Shamanism, Tibetan Dzogchen and Sikh Devotional Meditation. All of these teachings we have received from masters who took the step to break the narrow confines of secrecy and a particular ethnic or religious group and chose to share with all who come with a pure heart and true longing to surrender, connect and serve with Love, Devotion, Surrender, Humility and Respect and Compassion. They have taught us to connect to Source and allow the blessings of the light to flow. At some point in our work we have had Direct Experience with the Condor and Eagle Prophecy and the Divine Presence, which since then has guided and accompanied our work in all the ceremonies from the various traditions.We respect and welcome all nationalities and backgrounds and provide a safe space to share, to surrender and become vulnerable, to free ourselves and to rise in Divine Love.

Schedule

Early morning meditation.
Imbibing shamanic dietary concoction (depends)
Breakfast
Jungle walk
lunch
nap
swim in stream
evening meditation
dinner ) Or night time ayahuasca ceremony)

About This Event

Warriors of the New Time. Shamanic Healing and Training Retreat BOLIVIAN ANDES & AMAZON . Guided by Miguel A. Kavlin, Phillip Josey, Angela Muñiz and Juan Macome and  Sacha Runa team working for more than 30 years serving with Respect, Love, Devotion, Surrender to help people connect to the Light and their inner truth, manifest their potential and fulfill their destiny. This retreat will end with our San Pedro (Wachuma) Long-Dance Ceremony, Visioned by Miguel kavlin as a variation on Beautiful painted Arrow's Long-Dance to Connect to Source, Receive Vision and Wisdom, and Bless All of Creation.

Come Experience the Magic of two incredible locations in the Andes and Amazon, two incredible Sacred Medicines which complement each other wonderfully (Ayahuasca & San Pedro) and our Male and Female Shamans working together in Peace, Harmony, Integrity and Sacredness to help you Reach your Potential and Manifest your Destiny; Become Aligned to your Divine Purpose, Incarnate the New Time and Serve the Well-Being of All that Is.
This retreat takes place in most sacred and beautiful sites in both the Bolivian Andes and Jungle, as well as a Pilgrimage on the Island of the Sun in lake Titicaca, Ayahuasca, Wachuma, Andean, Amazonian and North American Shamanism, Meditation and More.Sacred and Wondrous Medicine for those Wishing to Receive. Honoring the Divine Presence, Harmonizing with the Divine Purpose.

Train to Serve with Compassion, Love, Devotion and Surrender.
For Real, Sacred, Caring, Safe Ayahuasca and San Pedro ShamanicHealing Ceremonies, Sacred Wachuma Pilgrimage, Wachuma Long-Dance, Meditation, Sacred Chanting, Sweat Lodges, and much more in Gorgeous
Andes and Amazon Retreat Centers.
We would like to invite you to the INTENSIVE SHAMANIC RETREAT, that is going to take place in our lodges ALLKAMARI (La Paz city) and WIZARD MOUNTAIN (RURRENABAQUE – BENI). This is a great chance to people who would like to work the spiritual path, for those who are looking for a deep change in their lifes, find theirselves with the medicine of our ancestors. This is also for all who are going through crisis, sorrows or adiction problems, sickness, etc. This retreat is also for those who are already walking the spiritual path and wish to go deep in the Andean-Amazonic wisdom.
We will work doing private and group healings according the needs of the group. We will have the honour of working with the master plants Ayawaska and Achura (San Pedro), and do a special shamanic diet, the same that the YACHAYS (jungle healers) do, there we will eat food from the jungle sugar and salt free and we will drink healing teas every morning, to detox our bodies and have a deep cleaning. We will participate in TOBACCO CIRCLES, to clean the vital energy of our AJAYU “soul” and we will participate in TEMAZKAL (sweat lodge) ceremonies to have a deep conection with the Pachamama’s (mother earth) energy.
REQUISITES
Your letters stating your brief personal history , reasons for wanting to participate, short, medium and long range goals for your life, and specific mental, physical, emotional or spiritual conditions we should be aware of to serve you better, please message us ASAP. The biography should be prepared in a WORD document with a minimum of 4 pages and 6 pages as a maximum.
The cost includes accomodation, food (the days we stay in our lodges) , the price does not include the tickets for the journey nor the food in Rurrenabaque and the Sun Island outside our lodges. Besides if you need a healing that is not included in the retreat,

I've been coming to Sacha Runa on and off for some years and I have to say Sacha Runa its the safest and more authentic medicine center I could find in all of Bolivia. Years ago I had the chance to take the 'Shamanic Intensive Training' with Miguel and it was a really positive life changing experience for me.

Venue Highlights

Located where the deep valleys that run down from the Andes meet the Amazon Basin, Wizard´s Mountain Jungle Lodge neighbors Madidi National Park (with the highest biodiversity on earth), and Native Tacana territory. It is named after Wizard Mountain, one of the Sacred Mountains of the Tacana people, which can be accessed on foot from the lodge. Marking the entrance to our lodge is an ancient petroglyph of two serpents where the river features a whirlpool that used to swallow-up canoes on high water. It is thus both feared and revered.

We have built our lodge with deep respect for the sacred land that surround us, using only local materials and fine designs with bamboo and palm wood while providing you with modern-day comforts to ensure a harmonious and enjoyable stay. Our trails are characterized by imposing views from the surrounding mountains, pristine forests and high concentration of animals and medicinal plants. With our Canopy Walk you can explore the amazing flora and fauna that inhabit the tree-tops and enjoy breathtaking views.

We have collaborated with our neighboring Tacana village to help them create a sustainable economic future for themselves by creating their own cultural tourism company whereby you can stay in their village and share in their daily life, such as fishing, cooking, weaving palms for roofing, working their fields, or tracking animals.

Accommodations

We have 3 private cabins with two floors. One with matrimonial bed and the other with two single beds in case a family comes. Each with balcony.
Then we have one large dormitory style Maloca with one floor for men and another for woman and capacity for 40 people.
For ecological reasons all bathroom facilities are located nearby in a Building with individual shower stalls and bathroom stalls.

Amenities

  • Pool
  • Towels
  • Tour Assistance
  • Restaurant
  • House-Keeping
  • Ceremony Space

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian
  • Meat
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free

Directions

15 minutes Up river by boat from the airport in the precious Rurrenabaque town in the Bolivian Jungle.
From La Paz one may take a bus or a plane. It is only a 50 minute plane ride and costs about 120USD each way.
The bus is very cheap but takes about 16 hours though very beautiful ride, it is grueling.

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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Reviews  
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  • Marcus Tan   September 04, 2019

      Aya experience

    I had the pleasure of going through a plant medicine ceremony with Miguel. His demeanour and aura immediately set not only me, but the rest of the participants at ease. He guided us through 5 hours of the ceremony, singing the Icaros for hours without stopping. He consecrated a direct experience with the divine. I had a direct conversation with passed over loved ones. I left the ceremony with healed emotional wounds and having no fears. I am forever grateful to Miguel and the ceremony

  • Gitta Sluijters   January 29, 2017

      Wonderful Ayahuasca retreat in the Bolivian Amazon

    Okay, here we go: Sacha Runa’s Wizard Mountain Jungle Lodge is truly a wonderful place, a little paradise on earth. It’s a wonderful resort, completely private, with a beautiful temple for the ceremonies, and surrounded by the rainforest with it’s beautiful flora and fauna. Big blue butterflies are flying everywhere during the day and fireflies are all over the place during the night, along with the coolest little creatures I have ever seen: Luminous Click Beetles! Click Beetles are like little flying flashlights, they’re amazing. Seriously, animals don’t get any cooler than Click Beetles. I did a 10 dag retreat (4 Ayahuasca + 1 Tabacco ceremony and the whole ten days the special diet with other medicin plants) and in one word: It was mind blowing! (I know, that’s 2 words). I really really really liked everything about it (okay, one tiny little remark: The beds were comme ci comme ça. If you have a bad back then you might wanna consider to bring a good mattress). But besides this, everything was absolutely great! The retreat was guided by the Shamans Phillip and Wayra, with the help of Angela and Guido and all four of them were wonderful. Philip took really good care of us, while Wayra shared all his wisdom and knowledge about his culture with us, which was a huge extra bonus. And both of them are amazing healers. One night Miguel came by as a surprise, joining a ceremony, which was a great extra bonus too and last but not least the boys and girls who helped cooking and translating were super nice also. The group of people connected to Sacha Runa is just really nice in general. I had quite some experience with drinking Ayahuasca back home in the Netherlands, but to do a 10 day retreat in the jungle, with the special diet and the guidance of these wonderful Shamans is a whole other level. And that’s the understatement of the century :-P The lessons I’ve learned, the insights I’ve got, the healing I’ve experienced, the visions that came to me: It turned my world upside down in the best way possible. I’m so super grateful for everything. I totally resonate with the statement of intention on the website of Sacha Runa (http://www.sacharuna.com/intention.html) so I more or less knew beforehand that I would like the place and level with the people running it, but still everything exceeded my expectations. All I can say is: If you ever have the chance to do a retreat here go for it! It’s a huge thing to drink Ayahuasca and to let go of being in control, to dare to open up to the spirit world and to your subconscious and to let Mother Ayahuasca and a Shaman be in control. This takes guts and you really better work with a super trust worthy Shaman. Cause yeah, unfortunately not everybody out there has good intentions, also not Shamans. But in this case I can truly say that Wayra, Phillip, Guido, Angela and Miguel are wonderful wonderful people and 200% trust worthy. I would go back to Wizard Mountain Jungle Lodge any time and I highly recommend this place. The path of Ayahuasca is truly amazing, it’s all about LOVE. And so is Sacha Runa :-) Okayyyyy, I hope this review will be of help. Good luck to all of you. With love, Gitta

  • Andre Re   April 18, 2016

      Retreat in the Bolivian Amazon - Wizard's Mountain Jungle Lodge

    The Wizard Mountain Jungle Lodge, located in a beautiful patch of dense forest in the Bolivian Amazon, proved the perfect setting for my first real ayahuasca retreat, and I couldn't be more happy to have begun here. The retreat itself comprises a few large, and key, huts - a dormitory, bathroom, the kitchen and eating area, and that of the ritual - each of which perfectly served the natural simplicity and beauty of the position and its surrounds. And whether at night or during the day, one could always feel or sense the proximity of a range of beautiful and exotic creatures and flora, with all their strange scents and sounds - something that no doubt contributed to the 'authenticity' of the ayahuasca experience that was to come. One thing about the way in which Phillip, a warm and personable Chilean, prepared us for the ceremony that I liked was the quiet walk, complete with guided tour of the various plants and animals along the way, that ended with a very tranquil meditation amid the steps of a soft, trickling waterfall somewhere deep in the jungle. The ceremony: At no time did I feel unsafe during the ceremony. I felt as if I was in very capable hands and could therefore relax and give myself over to the experience of the ayahuasca. And now, after having undergone several ceremonies, I can say that Phillip definitely did a very good job of leading our group through the various stages of the journey. One thing that was particular to Phillip's ceremonies, too, that I also liked was the variety of instruments, sounds and icaros (songs) he put to use, each of which brought on and carried us all to new sensations and revelations. Overall it was a very beautiful and healing introduction to ayahuasca for me, one that I would recommend to anyone. As well, I would also recommend hanging around a bit longer at the retreat afterwards if you can - walking around through the forest, swimming in the river or hiking up the mountain felt great in the days that followed (much better than going straight back to reality). Thanks Phillip and everyone for everything and I hope to see you again someday! Andy (Australia)

  • Andre Re   April 18, 2016

      Retreat in the Bolivian Amazon - Wizard's Mountain Jungle Lodge

    The Wizard Mountain Jungle Lodge, located in a beautiful patch of dense forest in the Bolivian Amazon, proved the perfect setting for my first real ayahuasca retreat, and I couldn't be more happy to have begun here. The retreat itself comprises a few large, and key, huts - a dormitory, bathroom, the kitchen and eating area, and that of the ritual - each of which perfectly served the natural simplicity and beauty of the position and its surrounds. And whether at night or during the day, one could always feel or sense the proximity of a range of beautiful and exotic creatures and flora, with all their strange scents and sounds - something that no doubt contributed to the 'authenticity' of the ayahuasca experience that was to come. One thing about the way in which Phillip, a warm and personable Chilean, prepared us for the ceremony that I liked was the quiet walk, complete with guided tour of the various plants and animals along the way, that ended with a very tranquil meditation amid the steps of a soft, trickling waterfall somewhere deep in the jungle. The ceremony: At no time did I feel unsafe during the ceremony. I felt as if I was in very capable hands and could therefore relax and give myself over to the experience of the ayahuasca. And now, after having undergone several ceremonies, I can say that Phillip definitely did a very good job of leading our group through the various stages of the journey. One thing that was particular to Phillip's ceremonies, too, that I also liked was the variety of instruments, sounds and icaros (songs) he put to use, each of which brought on and carried us all to new sensations and revelations. Overall it was a very beautiful and healing introduction to ayahuasca for me, one that I would recommend to anyone. As well, I would also recommend hanging around a bit longer at the retreat afterwards if you can - walking around through the forest, swimming in the river or hiking up the mountain felt great in the days that followed (much better than going straight back to reality). Thanks Phillip and everyone for everything and I hope to see you again someday! Andy (Australia)

  • Warren Kramer   October 21, 2015

      Beautiful Wholesome Healing Centre

    We joined Phillip at the Wizard Mountain Lodge for 6 days, 3 ceremonies and a lot of down time. It was the perfect place to unwind, disconnect from the hustle and bustle of the modern world.It is also an amazing place to reconnect with mother nature, having a nice little swimming hole, streams, mountains, waterfall and beautiful areas to just lazy around in a hammock and reflect and prepare for the ceremonies. Phillip was an amazing Shaman. His blended style of different rituals, he learnt during his shamanic training and travels, makes for amazing ceremonies. He is humble, compassionate, caring and very powerful. We felt safe and well cared for during the ceremonies and our stay. To anyone who is looking for healing and an amazing powerful experience, the Wizard Mountain Lodge is a wonderful place to visit. Thanks again to Phillip, and Mother Ayahuasca for an unforgettable experience.

  • François Perico   October 21, 2015

      Le chaman du serpent

    J'ai pu contoyer Philip pendant quelques mois dans la jungle où se trouve l'eco hotel Wisard Montain. Durant les plusieurs cérémonies où Philip m'a emmené, j'ai pu observer la force intérieur du chaman qui l'habite ainsi que la puissance de ses Ikaros. L'expérience vécut était unique pour moi, entrer sans crainte dans le temple de Philip, c'est un Chaman sérieux qui offre de belles guérisons avec l'aide du puissant esprit du serpent!!! En plus des guérisons des cérémonies, je reste enchanté par le cadre et par la beauté du chant de Philip! Je conseille vivement cette expérience à ceux qui se sentent appelé par l'esprit de la liane... Périco

  • Warren Kramer   October 19, 2015

      The International Shaman

    It is really hard to describe the experience with Phillip in words, but I can answer a few questions that everyone has before choosing a Shaman and Healing Center. On the first meeting in town at his little office, Phillip's energy immediately reaches out to you and makes you feel comfortable and at ease. His knowledge and instruction is very clear and he'll answer any questions you might have. Going from the hot, sweaty town to the healing center 10 minutes by boat up the river is a welcoming change and you are greeted by lovely trees, a swimming hole and we were fortunate enough to meet two really amazing people who were volunteering there. It is a beautiful jungle setting created for beautiful healing. Hanging out and listening to the sounds of the Jungle calms one down and helps you prepare for the ceremonies to come. As the time for the ceremony arrives, one is greeted by a nervousness and unsurity of what is going to happen. This is where a good Shaman is very important. Instructions on the ceremony is given and a little bit of his style, using buddhist, shipobo, native north american and Mayan traditions, is explained and one is made to feel at ease and ready for the ceremony. The ceremony starts, it is pitch dark and the powerful voice cuts through the darkness chanting a buddhist mantra. From here Phillip leads one through the ceremony with grace and great power! Chanting Icaros, singing songs and doing some personal one on one healing is all part of the well put together ceremony. Phillip is talented, humble, kind, compassionate and his knowledge of working with the mother of plants becomes evident in his ceremonies. We feel very blessed and happy to have found ourselves in his loving care. I hope this helps anyone interested and looking for healing at the hands of Mother Ayahuasca, the jungle and a truly excellent Shaman! Thanks again Phillip for an amazing, healing experience!!!

  • Crystal Deva   October 08, 2015

      Connected!

    Wow what a brother and such heart so thank you for that! Guided and lead ceremonies masterfully.. Invocations POWERFUL! Many beautiful songs from the heart and thank you for such healing and guidance in all ceremonies! Much Love Namaste

  • Zen Fabrice   October 06, 2015

      The heart of a curandero

    Phillip! Your ceremonies are such a beautiful fusion of cultures. You create a space of trust and love wish allowed me to surrender. No wonder you are surrounded by many butterflies. I look forward to sit with you again and deepen my journey of the heart.

  • choi   June 16, 2015

      retiro chamanico 3 semanas

    Mi experience de 3 semanas de retiro chamanico con Felipe, Wara y Wayra fue realmente extraordinaria. Los dos sitios de la selva y de Allmakiri estan grandiosos para hacer el trabajo con las plantas maestras, y la peregrinacion en la isla del Sol... indescriptible de belleza. En la selva, mama Ayahuasca aceptanos en su casa. Todas la vibraciones de la medicina, y de los seres de la selva permiten una armonizacion despacio y profunda de nuestras vibraciones. El proceso del retiro me dio mas respuestas que creia llegar sobre mi vida spiritual y interior. Cada ceremonia se desarrollaba en total seguridad fisica y mental con nos chamanes que acompanaron nosotros. Ellos adaptaban el contexto con nuestras capacidades de recepcion y de comprehension. Sus corazones abiertos que se expresen en los maravillosos cantos nos guiaban en los planos sutiles con una cuerda de seguridad. No es posible de faltar la peregrinacion en la isla del sol, este sagrado sitio con el abuelito San Pedro, que abre nuestra conciencia a proposito de la magnificiencia de la pachamama que podemos sentir en todo nuestro cuerpo. La ceremonia final de la baila con el San Pedro y que termina con el temazcal en el sitio de Allkamari, es el mas grandioso momento del retiro, con un real renacimiento al mundo que habiamos preparado durante todo el retiro. Terminé el retiro, regenerada, como una otra persona, me sentio mas cerca de lo que soy, mas cerca de mi ser real, con una nueva vision del mundo. Los otros hermanos de nuestro circulo y los chamanes han participado por mucho a todo el proceso, y redescubrimos los lazos invisibles pero tanto fuerte que nos unen. Solo puedo anadir gracias a las personas que participaban a este cambio, a esta iniciacion, que quiero profundizar mas... el trabajo nunca esta terminado!!!! Allaya! Caroline C.

  • Juan Macome   March 22, 2015

      The Heart Maketh thy Blood

    The first glance betrays not his secret. He seems quite mundane. Of course, what sort of veil withstands the jungle? Just some beads leer from his neck, indiscernible in their affiliation; Hindu or Christian? Surely, one must wait for nightfall to see the shaman. It is then when the Mother of the Vines will claim his body and knowledge. He has done enough to be worthy of possession by the master plants: his training at the hands of the Shipibo and the North American natives collides perfectly with his esoterical knowledge of the secular christian and Vaishnava faiths. His seemingly brownian interests collapse at night into the most cohesive Ayahuasca ceremonies I have attended. His signature is the comnbination of hindu mantras and shipibo icaros, deeply trance-like vocal intonations that direct the ceremony at his will, or, better said, at the need of the ritual. He has the utmost respect for what he does, feeling himself a vessel, and this sacrality towards the ritual extends to everyday life, in which I myself have been inspired. What is not a ritual, anyway? Even cooking pizzas seem to be part of the divine play (btw, they were delicious!). Under his care, 30-day diets of rice and raw bananas are a healing processes that all undertake with his direction as inspiration. I have nothing to say of this man that meeting him could not reveal, but I hope that my sincere recommendation for this new breed of international shaman, finding in Phillip one of the most genuine embodiments, goes out to at least one that may be seeking his wisdom.

  • Juan Macome   March 22, 2015

      Wizard Mountain or Where Witches Leave Their Brooms: Unlocking the Experience

    I love this place. It is not just that its ground rests on the liminal circuit of the Beni National Park. Its not just the jungle, nor its abundant and paradisaical flora: mangoes, chocolate, avocados and medicinal plants. The herons are not it, nor the jaguar roar heard in the distance. But, then again, its not just the huts. Nor its just the kitchen, or the showers, or the temple. Hey, its not even the people, be them travelers looking for an amazonian insight or hardened spirit seekers coming for the Bond. It wasn't even me. It is how, seemingly uncharted, the collective destiny of everyone at Wizard Mountain seems to re-charge and empower the source of our own. We give to the earth, the earth gives to us, we give to each other... Perhaps nature *is* society, as Jacques Fresco said. And here, the palms walk (literally), the snakes sing (again, literally) and the moon smiles (well, she does to me!). Whether I've been absolutely alone or accompanied by a group, I've always felt the maternal embrace of the jungle, which is so strong that even collectively we seem to be one child, one nurtured human kind. This is mircocosmically repeated in ceremony nights, where the great spirit of the mother healer, Ayahuasca, is acutely guided by the local shaman at Wizard Mountain, Phillip Josey, an experienced an talented master that serves as the embodiment of what enough jungle can give a man, although, from personal experience, I can say that once deep within us the jungle never leaves. Did I say that I love this place?

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