Shamanic Plant Medicine & Traditional Shamanic Soul Retrieval Training

Event Highlights

  • The Retreat Highlights include:
  • Safe and protected, deeply healing Ayahuasca Ceremonies
  • Gaining a deeper understanding of Shamanism and one's unique self.
  • Learning to do Traditional Shamanic journey work, gaining new Power Animals & Guides.
  • Retrieving your Soul & Power parts.
  • Sound Healing sessions.
  • Different Plant Medicine Ceremonies.
  • Spending time in Peru and taking time out to swim.
  • Expanding one's Soul and state of consciousnesses.
  • Meditating each day to calm the mind
  • Gaining new tools for self-healing to take home with you.
  • Working in Shamanic Rituals to release and receive.


On a typical day leading into Ceremony:
Eat a light breakfast together.
Group share.
Moving into Meditation.
A talk on intentions/actions to heal deeply in the mind/heart/Soul
Rappe Ceremony before a light lunch
After lunch an option of beach time before taking the time to write the night's intentions.
Plant Medicine Ceremony
Plant Medicine Ceremony until the morning light.

About This Event

Join us in Bocapan, Tumbes which is within Peru and explore deeper aspects of Shamanic Plant Medicine & Traditional Shamanism in the form of Soul/Power Retrieval/Journey Work/Earth Healing/Surfing and other aspects that will come into play as we connect and expand. We will join together in Ceremony each night. Through the day receive Shamanic teachings on the beach,or, some days catch a wave and Surf. The Ocean cleans and heals all parts of ones Soul.

You will find Tumbes an awesome place for exploration of Peruvian hand made crafts, Ocean adventure sports to get the adrenaline going, and access to delving deep into Shamanism and nature. The all year long climate in Tumbes is sublime for spending time at the beach.

We will be spending 7 nights based upon the beachfront delving deep into the mystery of oneself and life itself. Purging anything that is no longer needed, and retrieving what has been lost along the way in the form of Soul/Power parts. To restore oneself to wholeness and empower and awaken parts of self that can lay dormant.

We will spend time with an array of beautiful Plant Medicines that gift healing and insight. We will also have access to what it is to walk a Shamanic life. You will need to bring a rattle with you. To lay open to the basics of traditional Shamanism to access the Spirit World, your Guides and your Soul. To open one's mind to what is beyond oneself, to start to be guided each day, to learn how to talk to your Soul, to retrieve it in times when it is lost. Are there times in your life you feel lost and need a helping hand or a guide to bring you back to that grounded place of Soul comfort.

The teachings are designed to be simple, high-level aspects for you to gain the tools you need to delve deeper into that of Shamanism. For this, you will need an open heart and mind. To seek what has been seeking you all along.

Shamanism has been on the Planet since the beginning of time for its an intricate part of human existence to protect and heal the health of the earth and that of the human inhabitants. The reason it has always been on the Plant is the logical response each of us has in times of trauma, shock, and loss that our Soul parts can leave. In days gone by each Tribe had a Shaman to retrieve the lost parts, this is now a thing of the past. Tribes are scattered around for travel and work opportunities take people around the World so when Soul loss occurs they don't have instant access or the knowledge. But now we are seeing a rise in Shamanism and knowledge of the Soul which is slowly reaching into all sectors of life. By learning this skill to retrieve one's Soul you are stepping into a deepening of self-love and self-care of one's Soul. You are learning how to access the Spirit World and your Guides and accessing that of the life of Shamanism.

The Medicines we will work with will give you the healing of your Soul. Help give clarity, knowledge, grounding, trauma release, releasing depression, combat addictions and other aspects of life that we can find ourselves battling. We will spend time setting intentions, unraveling stories to see what healing is required to take you forward in your life in a grounded, safe and loving way.

As well as Ceremony and Soul instruction, Surfing can be undertaken during the week to invigorate you. Ancient Shamanic Rituals and Sound Healing as well as times for deep reflection.

The Medicines we will work with during this week include:

Ayahuasca — also known as the tea, the vine, and la purga — is a brew made from Banisteriopsis caapi vine, and other Plants are added.

This drink was used for spiritual and religious purposes by ancient Amazonian tribes and is still used as a sacred beverage by some religious communities in Central America in Brazil. I work predominantly with The Shipibo Tribe in Peru.

I have worked with many Plant Medicines but in my experience find Ayahuasca the deepest healing for the Soul. Giving life-changing experiences. This can help heal depression, trauma, grief, PTSD, addictions, anxiety, negative mindset, help heal relationships, heal childhood traumas, help break relationship patterns with narcissists, help bring clarity, provide you a gateway to understanding yourself and the Universe. By working to set clear intentions you can gain support to heal and move forward from a vast variety of things that can hold you back in life. Hold you back from feeling joy and internal happiness.

Bobinsana - is native to South American and is prevalent throughout the Amazon in the countries of Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Bolivia, and Brazil. The plant has several medicinal uses, as well as spiritual qualities. It is a sublime for heart healing.

Chuchuhuasi - (alternately spelled chucchu huashu, and sometimes shortened to chuchasha). This name in all its permutations means "trembling back,'' due to the bark's effectiveness in relieving back pain, helping arthritis, rheumatism, it's an amazing antioxidant and aphrodisiac. Suburb for healing the sacral chakra. This supports the opening of the heart.

Cacao - is an opportunity to connect to yourself and open your heart. Because of cacao’s ability to increase your connection to your inner self and your heart, it aids in any transformational shift you are working towards, whether you are looking to deepen your understanding of who you are, release old patterns and traumas, or move into a more self-confident space.

Rappé - is a dried and powdered snuff that is usually blown into the nose through a blowpipe. The main ingredients of the snuff are usually tobacco and tree ash, but oftentimes other seeds, leaves, and plants may be added for additional properties or even just for the aroma. Seeds like yopo or will may be added to increase the visionary properties of the snuff, or flowers might be added to instill more feminine and nurturing energy. The snuff is made during a lengthy and intensive ritual process to invoke the maker’s medicine and the spirits of the plants used.

SO what is an actual Soul Retrieval?

When we are fully in our Soul we feel whole, full of joy and lightness in Be-ing. It's our energy this connects us to a higher calling and purpose, our passions in life. The mind is concise and clear when the Soul is whole.

Soul loss can occur at any time in life during trauma, loss, grief, accidents anything that is painful and shocking can take parts of us away. It's a logical response to pain. Soul Retrievals can be instant and life-changing. Restoring you from death and being enslaved to the Ego.

From a shamanic perspective, soul loss is a common cause of illness. Traditionally, a shamanic practitioner would conduct soul retrieval within three days of someone experiencing trauma. Today, modern shamanic practitioners seek lost soul parts that are willing to return from any point in life.

During the week there will be the following:

There will be 4 Ayahuasca Ceremonies. 6 Rappe Ceremonies. One Yopo Ceremony. Each Ceremony will be unique to precisely what you need. I work in a way that each person receives precisely what they need to heal deeply and move into a new way of being. By working with aspects of Plant Medicine and Traditional Shamanism that give you an ability to heal and gain knowledge to take home with you to self heal once the retreat has ended. To heal and empower you.

We will conduct the Ancient Shamanic Rituals Ceremony and work deeply with the emphasis on Soul/Power Retrieval to restore you, bringing you to a state of wholeness.

The other aspects may come into play if it's needed. I work to provide each participant what they need to heal deeply. Each retreat space is designed with the sole intention to bring you healing in such a way that this shifts you and your life. Before we meet its good to set some intentions what you would like to release and what you would like in your life moving forward after our connection. I am looking forward to our connecting and working deeply in Ceremony. Much love and light.

On all retreats the emphasis is healing. What is needed for healing? What is needed for each unique person within the circle of Shamanic Circle? I offer discounts to those not working and offer affordable retreats in different Countries so everyone has access to healing and Medicines within a Shamanic setting. A'ho.

You are a divine being. You matter you count.

“You are a divine being. You matter, you count. You come from realms of unimaginable power and light, and you will return to those realms.” – Terence McKenna

What's Included

  • All Ceremonies, teachings, healings, accommodation, food with drinks.

What's Not Included

Flights are not included.

Venue Highlights

Highlights are working with traditional Shamanic healing as well as Plant Medline with Sound and Light to morph the ancient ways into a modernistic reality the modern-day human looking to expand on themselves, their Spiritual practice and change their outside landscape. The retreat caters for all tastes and has a beautiful surrounding in peace.


The accommodations are as stated in each retreat space. Each is unique, Spiritually clean. As the pictures upon each Spiritual Retreat show. Each space is designed to provide you a chance to relax in between Ceremony, Ancient Shamanic Rituals, Breathwork, and Traditional Shamanic training in the form of Soul Retrievals.


  • Free Wifi
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Ceremony Space


All food is modest and prepared with the preparation we all cook together as a community bonding and sharing. Plant Medicine diet will be followed so lots of fruit and vegetables and soups, salads, tea, and water.


Capitán FAP Pedro Canga Rodríguez Airport is an airport serving Tumbes, Peru. It is the main airport of the Tumbes Region

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  • Roberto Gutierrez   October 11, 2019

      Power of being

    I had a major medical issue a few years back & was feeling disconnected from people, family, & life. A friend had suggested a holistic change in attitude. After contacting several retreats, they all were excited to have me until they found out I had a heart condition. Then no contact. I stumbled across Julie's site & was intrigued by what it offered. On initial contact, she was compassionate & assured me there's a variety of ways to heal & re- energize me. The retreat. All I can say is that it was life changing!! Old wounds were healed to my very core. New thoughts & ideas were learned. I came to understand the power of self love & just being. BEING! Yes. I'm enjoying that concept everyday. Experiencing this in a beautiful setting, with beautiful people is what made the retreat so special. I cannot say enough about how amazing Julie is. She is funny, thoughtful, compassionate, & truly an expert in her field. She will heal you by giving what you need, not what you want. That is an important understanding. Trust her program. It works. If you still have doubts. Don't. Just pack & go. It'll change your life. Roberto

  • Stephen Doherty   October 11, 2019

      Life changing 3 days

    I have just gotten back from a retreat with Julie and I honestly don't remember the last time I felt so complete, hopeful,peaceful and full of happiness and joy. The experience was absolutely mind blowing, sometimes scary, sometimes funny but always deep and full of light. Even at the intense times it was reassuring to know Julie was with me and on my side, she is very very powerful. I felt I purged demons, had my soul restored and was shown how to rebuild a better me, the real me - not the ego and one infected with dark energies. I also received one of the greatest gifts a person could ever possibly get and will always be grateful for this. I would definitely recommend Julie to anyone considering shamanic/ plant medicine healing. She is totally dedicated to this pathway and will light your way with light, love, generosity and compassion.....She is hated by egos, but loved by Souls.

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