Open San Pedro/Huachuma Retreat Small groups or Private
- A beautiful and peaceful location with absolutely breathtaking views in to the Douro Valley.
- Highly experienced team of facilitators having worked in Europe's largest Retreat center and holding space for Thousands of participants
- Excellent fresh meals made from local and on site produces
- Lots of integration time with focus on being able to take the discoveries back in to the real world.
- English, Dutch and German speaking guides only
- Very loving, compassionate and sincere team with a great sense of humor.
- We keep the retreats light joyous.
ScheduleWe will prepare you beforehand the best we can for the ceremony ahead by taking our time to give you as many tools as possible to navigate through the journey.
The ceremonies always start with us giving thanks to the plants for calling us together for this experience. Then there is an opportunity to share your intentions should you wish to. After drinking the brew, it’s time to lay on your mattress and wait for the medicine to do it’s work. There is one facilitator per 3 participants, allowing everyone’s needs to be safely catered for. Our ceremonies are not shamanic ceremonies like in the South America traditional sense. We totally respect the shamanic ways, but feel this tradition is a sacred one that is so often exploited and by westerners and should only be conducted by genuine shamans of which are few a far between in our experience. We also feel that experiencing your journey with loving support and no distractions or interference gives the participants the deepest and most transformational experience. There will be live music and carefully selected recorded music, as well as some periods of silence. There's times when we will take a walk around the beautiful grounds of the property where you'll really feel the connection of nature, the earth and the skies. Your journey could last anywhere from 8 to 12 hours in total.
After the ceremony there will be plenty of time for sharing, grounding, eating and opportunities to get to know the new you
About This Event
We invite you to our San Pedro retreat. This is an open retreat option where you can choose the length of your stay and ceremonies required. We will be holding open Grandfather ceremonies here at a beautiful location in Portugal.The Grandfather plants are plants more commonly known as San Pedro Cactus or Huachuma. These Plants are powerful teachers and have a long history of use as a traditional medicine. The experience with these plants is long, patient but also mostly gentle. They can reveal to you personal hidden traumas as well as glimpses of generational ones too. These plants are great for giving you clarity, focus and true purpose. They are known for giving you back strength, confidence and a feeling of completion.
This Retreat will held at The Lighthouse which has large open outside areas and is located in the beautiful Douro Valley in Portugal with some amazing views.
The Retreat will be individual or small groups (5 max) with plenty of time for bonding and integration and exploration. Isha or Shurandy will be leading the conversations on the days without ceremonies (if requested). We hope to create a light, safe and loving atmosphere to the gathering, so invite you to bring smiles and open hearts.
All meals will meals be catered for during the retreat.
This is an English and Dutch speaking retreat*
Love everyone and tell the truth, it's as simple as that
- All meals
- San Pedro ceremonies
- Integration sessions and bonding
- Optional trips to the beautiful Douro river a local waterfalls,
What's Not IncludedTravel to venue
Venue HighlightsWe are situated near Cinfaes in the heart of the Douro Valley, an area of outstanding natural beauty. Just 50km east of Porto, easily reachable by car (45 mins) or train (60 mins) The house has stunning views into the Douro Valley and is minutes away from the Douro river and all of it's leisure activities and beauty spots. On the property we have many different spots to hang out (Spring water pool, woods, garden terrace with an spectacular view into the valley. The grounds have 40 fruit trees inc figs, oranges, lemons, pears, apples, olives, plums, pomegranate, peaches, persimmons, chestnut, passion fruit, etc.) , a vineyard and 3 water springs. The property is a perfect place relax, recharge and do some inner reflecting after and during one of our retreats.
AccommodationsRooms are shared.
There's a bed for everyone or participants are welcome to sleep in the ceremonial space.
Extremely clean and comfortable.
Extra Nights available upon request.
Menu/CuisineAll meals will be provided by Diana our amazing cook. Many meals will be made using produce for the property. We have over 40 Fruit trees and 3 natural springs.
DirectionsWe are located just 6km south of Marc De Canaveses which is a 45 min car drive from Porto airport and a 15 min cab journey to the train station followed by a 1 hour direct train ride which cost €5.
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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Riko Vloon August 29, 2020
This place is absolutely amazing. I’ve had an 5 day retreat with 2 days of San Pedro ceremonies and it was one of the best things I’ve ever done. The people are so nice en the place is just beautiful. We had our ceremonies outside in a really big tent that made the experience so much more intense. I want to thank Isher for being who he is and for creating this special place. Everybody should go there! ❤️
Rui Filipe Pinto August 12, 2020
The place is very peaceful and beautiful. The vegetarian food was excellent, with a good organization. Isha is a jewel of person, always available to what we need, a good friend. Looking forward to go there again!
Mira Shankiti July 10, 2020
I have participated in several Ayahuasca and San Pedro ceremonies in different locations. However, I can highly attest that the guidance of Isher, Shuraundy, and Diana were one of the bests that I have ever had. Having the plant medicine is a tough journey and their guidance made it easier to go through and understand. I felt extremely safe with them and enamored with a sense of love and joy. In addition, the place is stunning ! I highly recommend the place and the people and I’m definitely coming back.
James Poet June 27, 2020
I first met Isher at a ceremony in Holland. He exudes such a strong loving protective energy. True space holder. And this space in Portugal with Shurandy and Dianna is on another level. So beautiful and peaceful. I can't wait for the next ceremony.
Alexandra June 14, 2020
This year was the first time I ever booked a plantmedicine retreat so I was a bit hesitant, also because I was travelling alone but it turned out to be better than I expected. They answered all my questions that I had before I made the booking. The guidance I received during the ceremony was perfect. I really went through it and they helped me when it was needed, at the right time. The surrounding area is so peaceful, it felt like I was one with nature. I spent most of my freetime relaxing in the garden. I also loved the food, everything was freshly made and the place was kept clean during my stay, the team was amazing. They really take great care of their guests. Im already planning a new trip for next year! Thank you so much for an amazing experience!
Frank Kirchner March 15, 2020
If you want a ceremony and you want absolute security paired with infinite love for that then shurandy is the right choice. Shurandy never leaves you alone. Call him and he will be with you in one way or another and stand by you whenever you need him. Very rarely have I been able to experience such a wonderful being as shurandy. Infinty Love Frank