Shamanic Plant Medicine Retreat in Mexico

Event Highlights

  • Mesmerizing location and retreat space
  • Meditation
  • Ayahuasca Ceremonies
  • Restorative Yoga
  • Rappe Ceremonies
  • Earth Healing
  • Soul Healing
  • Shamanic Healing
  • Soul Retrieval
  • Energy Extractions
  • Shamanic Journey Work
  • Plant Medicine Integration

Schedule

Breakfast
Group Share
Meditation
Relaxation time/writing intentions for healing and manifesting for the new life
Light Lunch
Soul Retrieval training
Relaxation before Ceremony
Rappe Introduction
Plant Medicine Ceremony until the morning light

About This Event

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.

We will work deeply with the Medicines of the Amazon. That being:

Ayahuasca — also known as the tea, the vine, and la purga — is a brew made from the leaves of the Psychotria Viridis shrub along with the stalks of the Banisteriopsis caapi vine, other Plants can be added to for other aspects such as deep heart healing plants.

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.

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 wilka 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.

What is 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.

There will be 5 Ayahuasca Ceremonies. 5 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 Ancient Shamanic Ritual, Ceremony and work deeply with the emphasis on Soul/Power Retrieval to restore you, bring you to a state of wholeness.

We will delve into the aspect of Shamanic Earth Healing for those that feel a calling to give honour and support to the Earth at this time. Each person will gain their own unique way to heal we will join together and gift healing and receive insight from the Earth in a Shamanic way of life.

The other aspects may come into play if it's needed. I work to provide each participant what they need to heal deeply.

“You see, a secret is not something untold. It’s something which can’t be told.” ― Terence McKenna

What's Included

  • An array of Plant Medicines
  • Shamanic Healing
  • Plant Medicine Ceremonies
  • Shamanic Teachings
  • Accommodation
  • Food and drinks

What's Not Included

Flights

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 centre caters for all tastes and has beautiful surroundings. This retreat is based on a unique area of Mexico off the tourist route. It is interesting and greatly unique which we will explore with an emphasis on seeing through Shamanic eyes.

Accommodations

Accommodation is provided as you can see from the pictures.

Amenities

  • Free Wifi
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee/Tea

Menu/Cuisine

Ayahuasca friendly meals. These are fresh and healthy I will send you a diet to follow which is deeply healing in itself this is akin to the Alkaline Diet which heals so many health issues and diseases.

Directions

On booking, Retreat details will be sent over to you. Everything is taking care of so you don't need to worry but relax and set off on a glorious Soul adventure.

Cancellation Policy

100% deposit refund for cancellation 60+ days before event.
50% deposit refund for cancellation 30-59 days before event.
0% deposit refund for cancellation 0-29 days before event.
The remaining balance (total price minus deposit) is due upon arrival.
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  • Max   March 06, 2020

      False advertising and disappointing

    The retreat was not as advertised. Meals were not provided, there were not enough real beds for everyone. The rooms were cramped and shared. Location was not ideal and in a loud area with many dogs distracting from the ceremony. The 'shaman' was not professional and the medicine was not given properly or in adequate doses. Most of us left early and found another ceremony that fulfilled our needs locally. Julie smoked indoors around all of us the entire time, too, which is not considerate or healthy. All in all a really rough experience that left us feeling jipped. Seems to be a cash grab more than an honest attempt at healing. Saddened and caution anyone who is considering to look elsewhere first.

  • Ramona Kl   March 06, 2020

      Großartig Transformation und Heilung mit Julie!

    Julies Retreat ist absolut großartig! Ich hatte eine tiefe transformierende Woche voller herzensberührenden, kraftvollen, heilsamen und befreienden Momenten erleben dürfen. Juli ist eine großartige Schamanin die genau Auf die Individuellen Bedürfnisse eines Einzelnen eingeht. Mit ihrer absolut herzlichen, offenen und verrückten Art hat sie alle unsere Herzen berührt. Ich kann Julie von Herzen empfehlen für jeden, der auf der Suche nach tiefer Heilung, Transformation und auch auf der Suche nach sich selbst ist. Ich fühle die Veränderung auch noch lange nach dem Retreat. Wie ein schöner Schmetterling der es geschafft hat sein Cocoon zu verlassen und in Freiheit und mit offenem Herzen durchs Leben zu tanzen!

  • Anthony Bryson Clark Jr   March 06, 2020

      First Time Experience Prespective

    When I had my first encounter with wanting to experience plant medicine. I was a little on the fence about going because. ... Well for starters I was 18 years old, and afraid of leaving the country. Let alone travel to some random forest in South America that I had no idea existed. With hundreds of people I didnt know. (No shade to anyone retreats out there, just saying it was my 18 y.o. mindset yanno?) So I decided to hold off on this trip until I became more comfortable as a human being to experience "it". Fast forward a couple of years later... and I stumble across a retreat for plant medicine, IN A HOUSE! With ROOMS! ..in Mexico! ..and dont even get me started on the price! It was a no brainer for me. ‐----------------------------------------------- When I first arrived, I had no idea what to expect. Other than the fact I knew I was going to be the youngstest one there. To recap my experience while there as quickly as possible. Taking the plant medicine: I didnt necessarily get everything I wanted, but got absolutely everything I needed at that moment. Connection/networking wise: I've legit met brothers and sisters for life. Ive never bonded with a group on that level ever b4. Not my family, friends growing up, sports teams, girlfriends, no one.! I learned how to cook, new ways of thinking of life, and I can speak freely without having to worry about being judged. Truly unconditional, It was great... and amazing that we all still keep in touch. Julie: Shout out to Julie! She is an tremendous guide and shaman. Ever since the first night I knew. Her focus was on making sure, WE as a group had a great experience. I am truly grateful for her knowledge on spirit and life in general. What she does is extremely fascinating to me. I love it how it was a smaller group, not like a large college lecture room. In a amazing location, walking distance from the city. And the fact that our group was given the Opportunity to bond with each other doing fun activities together. I felt like an actual kid again, it was great. Yeah, it may be"unconventional". Or not the typical way to go about experiencing plant medicine.. ...BUT as a younger individual. And after getting a chance to ACTUALLY know my trailblazing friend Julie! I see her vision and what she wants to do for people, what shes doing for people right now! You're a beast Julie! 😁😇 Thank you for everything and for everything in the future! ...because I can say this wont be the only time she sees me. -------------------------------------------------------- My advice if your on the fence?.. ..just go! I mean it already makes practical sense because it fits everybody's budget. (The price). ..and you'll soon realize it makes emotional sense. Because of all the great connections you'll make,(physical and non physical). The beautiful location you'll be staying at, with an actual bed to sleep in. ...and peace of mind knowing that you are in safe hands with our friend Julie.! Have fun:) Aho !

  • Marcia Webster   March 06, 2020

      Initiation

    I am an elderly newbie in the world of plant medicine. I had the usual qualms of a first timer. I also knew my preferences. I wanted a female shaman who was familiar with the societal and cultural influences that condition a female in the West. Plant medicine doesn’t give a fig for any of that but I thought some inter-human communication would be easier if we had some basics in common. I wanted to feel safe but not coddled. I wanted a shaman who did not have a fixed programme, one who could adapt to the arising needs of the individuals and the group. I wanted a healthy dose of personal attention and not be one in the midst of a multitude I also, of course, wanted an authentic shaman. And after 6+ decades most seniors can sniff out the real deal. Julie is that. Shaman is who she is. It is her calling. Do I have any reservations in recommending Julie? No, none Marcia

  • Kay Hartsock   March 05, 2020

      Disappointing experience

    Very disappointing. Of the nine (9) attendees, only two (2) stayed the entire time because of the conditions and atmosphere. The seven (7) of us who left had the great fortune to experience another Ayuhuasca ceremony with a traditional, authentic native shaman who had several assistants to take care of us with love and total attention. The shaman and assistants came at regular intervals to offer more medicine and support and blankets. We slept outside under the stars. It was a wonderful experience that was an enlightening contrast to Julie’s retreat. After learning more about the proper preparation of the medicine, we realized that Julie’s method was not traditional and, as a result, did not provide the healing and insightful experience we had with the native shaman. In the morning, we had an a magical Te Mezcal (traditional steam bath with hot volcanic rocks (warning: do not eat before a Te Mezcal as I made the mistake of doing once). Julie was absent from the retreat most of the time, staying in her room alone. She required us to ask for more medicine during ceremony (rather than being offered it or allowed to take it when we felt we needed it). Julie almost always refused to give more medicine when we asked. It was humiliating and disheartening. Several attendees made honest disclosures about how we were feeling. Julie reacted in a very negative and insulting way. I am a 72-year-old woman who has been on a spiritual quest my entire life. I was shocked and saddened by how Julie responded to open-hearted comments about our experiences. She even stooped to name-calling and yelling at one attendee. This certainly discouraged others from opening up and revealing their frustrations. It forced us to talk to each other about our inner experiences, and most of us eventually decided to leave the retreat for our own well-being. Except for my son and I, we all met each other on this retreat and became brothers and sisters on our journey. I would not have attended Julie’s retreat if there had been honest disclosure of the conditions. Even though I told Julie before the retreat began that I could not climb stairs because of a disabled knee, she did not tell me that there were 70 very steep, broken stone steps from the street to the house entrance (others counted the steps for me). This meant that I was trapped in the house for the entire time and could not go out with the other attendees. I would have loved to go out to eat with others because I enjoyed their company, and the food at the house was inadequate. My son (who also attended the retreat) brought me smoothies. I ended up doing most of the cleaning and dishwashing while the other people were out. The house lacked basic amenities. There were only 3 small cooking pots for preparing meals and tea for ten people. The toilet seat in the first floor bathroom was broken and pinched users’ skin. I had bruises on the backs of my thighs. Julie gave me very little medicine. It had no more effect than my usual meditation. A few days into the retreat, when I asked why she was refusing to give me medicine (which is why I came to the retreat). She said it was because I had a heart condition and needed an AED (Automatic Electronic Defillibrator). My son is a Registered Nurse and always brings an AED to events. I do not have a heart condition, high blood pressure, or any medical condition other than a disabled knee and a slightly low thyroid function— both of which I disclosed in my health record before the retreat began. Julie should have discussed any concerns about my medical condition with me, personally, rather than making faulty assumptions. We paid almost $800 USD each for the retreat plus our transportation costs. There was not enough food or water or cooking pots. The retreat description said all food would be provided and we would cook together. The setup of the kitchen did not facilitate group cooking. Most of the lunch/dinner food was used up in the first 2-3 days. We ended up spending extra money on food and water that was supposed to be provided. Julie cooked one roasted vegetable meal by herself, but never cooked with the group or helped clean. The house total cost was only $80 USD per night on Booking.com. Julie’s profit was enormous. She could easily have afforded to hire a cook/housekeeper and provide proper food and water. The house was a very poor choice for a retreat because of how difficult it was to access and the inadequate facilities. She can also afford to give the seven of us who left at least a 50% refund. Unfortunately, we cannot recover the days we lost there or our transportation costs. As usual, I did have good journey experience (without having medicine) which was due to my own inner work. I wish Julie well and hope that she learns from this experience, opens her heart and mind, and releases her defensive attitude that everything she does is perfect and that she has no more to learn. May Pachamama be with you all.

  • MJ Pfeiffer   February 11, 2020

      Julie T is INCREDIBLE

    I went to a 8 day retreat with Julie T and it was life changing. I would recommend anyone reading this to just “say yes” to that voice inside urging you to explore! Julie is a gifted shaman who helped me work through deep childhood trauma and pain to a deep release that lead to feeling a new sense of love for myself and the earth and this quiet calmness and wholeness that now radiates from in me. It was an incredible journey that took 8 days but by the end of the retreat I truly felt a quietness and peace that I’Ve never felt before. I am in deep gratitude and endless respect to Julie T for changing my life!

  • 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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