Live side by side with a Peruvian family of adept male and female healers (Ayahuasca, San Pedro, Plant Medicines)

Event Highlights

  • Experience the magic of Amazonian plant medicine under the guiance of adept healers
  • Live side by side with an amazing family of Shipibo healers.
  • Explore the local area an jungle by foot and boat.
  • Experience the magic of Amazonian plant medicine under the guidance of adept healers
  • Activities and boat trips on non-ceremony days

Schedule

On ceremony days, you'll have plenty of time to relax and meditate or take part in some of the activities we offer.

At around 6-7pm, you'll be given a plant bath in preparation for the ceremony.

At 9pm, we will meet in the Maloka.

By 10pm, those who are drinking will have had their drink.

Curanderos will remain in the Maloka with guests, until late in the night when guests chose to sleep in the maloka or return to their dorms.

About This Event

Mai Niti is a family-run healing center based in San Francisco, a Native Shipibo Tribe Community in the Amazon Jungle region of Peru. Ayahuasca and other plant medicines have their origins in these lands, as do Maestros Leonardo and Lucila. The family have been working as curanderos (healers) for many generations, and have a profound depth of ancestral wisdom and knowledge with respect to the plants and healing. Their aim is to awaken you to your true potential by expanding your consciousness and healing your mind, body and spirit.

The curanderos and their family will be with you every step of the way to ensure that you have a truly trans-formative healing experience, and that you find what you are seeking. Living with them on their land is a truly eye opening experience in which you will not only have the opportunity to heal and grow, but to experience life in symbiosis with nature, the way the Shipibo do.

A typical 15 day retreat includes:

6 Ayahuasca Ceremonies (1 where you attend without drinking)

2 San Pedro Ceremonies

2 Cacao Ceremonies

Treatment with Healing and Teacher Plants

Plant baths

Nutritious vegetarian food

Private bedroom with double bed

1 to 1 meetings with Shamans whenever required

Personal treatment plan

There's also the option to take part in some of the following activities:

Rio Ucayali boat tour and dolphin watching

Take a walk through the untamed Amazon Jungle

Learn how to make Shipibo crafts

Guests who would prefer to adhere to a Nobel Silence can be provided with the space and privacy required to do so.

"Listening to why they do what they do, I've never felt hearts as pure as theirs feel. I have had hundreds of ceremonies, and last night i sat with them and it was truly, the most powerful ceremony, i've ever had" Trinity De Guzman

What's Included

  • Ayahuasca Ceremonies
  • San Pedro Ceremonies
  • Cacao Ceremonies
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Transport from airport / coach station to the centre.
  • Sacred plant medicines as well as Ayahuasca and San Pedro.
  • Lessons on Shipibo artisanal hand craft
  • Wireless / Wi-fi internet connections

Venue Highlights

The curanderos and their family will be with you every step of the way to ensure that you have a truly trans-formative healing experience, and that you find what you are seeking. Living with them on their land is a truly eye opening experience in which you will not only have the opportunity to heal and grow, but to experience life in symbiosis with nature, the way the Shipibo do.

Explore the local village and lakes
Live side by side with a Shipibo family of healers
24-7 support from maestros

Accommodations

We have 14 rustic private rooms, all with double beds, mosquito nets and basic hooks and shelves for clothes.

Isolated tambos are also available for those who require solitude

Amenities

  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Tour Assistance
  • Yoga Studio
  • Ceremony Space

Menu/Cuisine

Vegetarian breakfast, lunch and dinner will be cooked and served by the center's wonder Peruvian cook. You'll get a chance to taste Peruvian cuisine and a variety of other dishes. We do our best to ensure that everyone loves their food. Those with special dietary requirements are welcome – just let us know in advance what you can and can’t eat.

Directions

We are located in the Shipibo community of San Francisco which is one hour north of Pucallpa, Peru.

We will collect you from Pucallpa and drop you off at the centre in San Francisco

We'll happily provide simple directions for those who arrive mid-retreat or outside of the suggested arrival window.

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Reviews  
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  • McKenzie Freeman   November 13, 2019

      Place of Love and true healing

    Wow, so much love for everyone at Mai Niti ❤️. It was such an incredible experience spending a month with Lucilla and her amazing family. They treated me with so much love while I going through my journey. The plant medicine gave me so much more than I could have ever imagined it could. Things I didn’t know could happen, unfolded right there in front of me and changed so much about my beliefs. It was humbling to see how little I understood and am sure I still don’t understand about reality. Truly life changing experiences all around. I can’t wait to spend more time with this amazing family again in the future to continue on the path of healing and personal growth.

  • Amanda de Soussa   November 13, 2019

      Beautiful place of sacred transformative healing powers

    Mai Niti holds a beautiful healing space to experience Ayahuasca and all of her sacred transformative healing powers. Everyone in the center makes the process so pleasant and enjoyable. Lucilla and Leonardo are incredibly compassionate, understanding and respectful healers that know exactly what each person needs in order to help them get the most out of there experience here. My journey here has been one of the most challenging, raw and life changing I've had thus far. This entire environment the location, the people, the healers and the plant medicine all brought everything together beautifully. All I can say is Thank you for this amazing ride because now I feel ready to move forward with a fresh new perspective. Thank you Thank you thank you!

  • sharna rose marris   November 03, 2019

      The perfect introduction to plant healing and ayahuasca

    Mai Niti was the perfect introduction to plant healing and ayahuasca. The whole environment was incredibly nurturing and authentic. Everything was done with the utmost respect and understanding for the process, with so many years of tradition and training behind the maestras.. Lucy is with you every step of the way and goes above and beyond to ensure you're healing as totally and well as possible. The whole experience was a beautiful one and I am so glad I chose to do it here.

  • sharna rose marris   November 02, 2019

      The perfect introduction to plant healing and ayahuasca

    Mai Niti was the perfect introduction to plant healing and ayahuasca. The whole environment was incredibly nurturing and authentic. Everything was done with the utmost respect and understanding for the process, with so many years of tradition and training behind the maestras.. Lucy is with you every step of the way and goes above and beyond to ensure you're healing as totally and well as possible. The whole experience was a beautiful one and I am so glad I chose to do it here.

  • Holly Clark   October 24, 2019

      Thank you so much Mai Niti

    Mai Niti offers such a beautiful space for healing and transformation. it's everything the website says and so much more. It's beautifully simple, giving us a chance to reconnect with the land. Lucila is an incredible, capable and deeply compassionate healer who can see what each person needs and works unconditionally to help each person. my journied with Ayahuasca were some of the most incredible of my entire life and I'm deeply grateful for both Luci and her father as well as all the beautiful staff for being with me on this journey. I'm looking forward to returning for 6 months in isolation with the plants & will take all I have met here in my heart.

  • Adam Duffy   October 20, 2019

      Authentic experience, experienced shaman

    The real deal. If you want a safe experience go with these guys. I felt relaxed and with people that I trusted from the get go.

  • Ronin   October 17, 2019

      Life Changing Experience!

    The aya ceremonies woke me up from the deep dream i was having. It shaked my fake believes and connected me back to my core. The camp is pretty simple, with a common kitchen, bathroom and showers. Food delicious and healthy, i like a lot the way they make the rice. The shamans(Lucy and her father) are thriving on helping others. They are very knowledgeable about the medicine plants. Would love to see them again one day!

  • YJ   October 17, 2019

      Incredible

    Had a chance to live with this beautiful family earlier this year and every single day was a joy to be around them. highly recommend Maestra Lucy and Maestro Leonardo. Just being around them has changed so much about my life. I love especially love Lucy’s energy as well as her infectious laughter. They Truly care about you and will help with whatever is troubling you, including the things you don’t know might be troubling you. Their work has allowed me to go further in my journey of expelling the issues that were weighing me down, and allow love into my heart. But stop reading other People’s experiences. Go in with no expectations and a pure intention. Worry not, your search is over :) much love and light to anyone reading this.

  • Josh Holt   October 09, 2019

      Life changing experience

    I went to the healing center for the 12 day retreat, finding out about it from a friend who had recommended it to me. I was searching for a Ayahuasca center that was still authentic, as it is very difficult to find one in Peru that is not based off money and tourism. I can truely say, Mai Niti was everything I could have hoped for, and more. If you are looking for a fully authentic, affordable, and personable retreat, look no further. Lucia, Leonardo, their family, and their friends, take you in like you are part of the family instantly. This place becomes your home, and you make friends that you will never forget here. Aside from the Ayahuasca ceremonies, they teach you about some of the thousands of other medicinal plants used for healing, and teach you the ways of their culture. The Shipibo tribe is one of the pioneers of the Ayahuasca healing tradition and Shamanism, and Leonardo is possibly one of the most experienced Shamans in Peru. You learn about the people and their culture, you learn about the plant knowledge passed through the generations, and most importantly you learn about yourself. If you feel the call, Mai Niti will answer and you will come out a different person!

  • Melcita   August 12, 2019

      Amazing place!

    I had the chance to live in the village for a while and I know this familly well. This new healing center is an amazing place to learn deeply about yourself. Leonardo and Lucila really care on your personal needs and can really established an individual treatment for you. I did several ayahuasca diets in my life, and for sure that last one, sharing their incredible energy, really changed my vision of life.

  • Karolina Dusza   August 04, 2019

      Beautiful experience

    It was a life changing experience! I loved the fact that there was a lady shaman. Lucila had this amazing ability to read you and know what is best for you in terms of healing. I felt safe and could completely surrender myself. Lucila was trained by her father who has over 70 years of experience with ayahuasca. They both lead the ceremonies and create an amazing space for your healing. You get so much more than just ayahuasca, there is san pedro, cacao ceremony, plant baths, saunas. It's a beautiful place that I'd recommend anyone who's interested in taking on this fascinating journey.

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