5 Day Aya (Jurema) (2 ceremonies)
- 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 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. This normally takes around 20 to 30 minutes. 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. We close the ceremony after 4 hours. This does not mean your journey is over, but we will no longer be serving the medicine after this time. Your journey could last anywhere from 4 to 8 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 a first 5 Day / 4 Night Aya retreat. We will be holding 2 Mother Plant ceremonies. One ceremony on day 2 and one ceremony on day 3. Ayahuasca is a medicine that can provide healing of the body and mind and plenty of insights in to personal meaning. It's also a very powerful teacher and provides us with positive outlook of life.
We'd like to provide plenty of time for group bonding and exploration with Marjike leading the conversations on the days without ceremonies. 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 5 days.
This is an English and Dutch speaking retreat*
Love everyone and tell the truth, it's as simple as that
- All meals
- 4 Nights accommodation
- 2 x aya ceremonies
- Conscious taking session
- 2 days of relaxing and integration
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 with 2, 3 or 4 to a room.
There's a bed for everyone or participants are welcome to sleep in the ceremonial space
Extremely clean and comfortable.
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, 2020Heaven on earth ❤️
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, 2020A little paradise
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, 2020An experience to remember
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, 2020Incredible.
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, 2020Amazing experience!
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, 2020Ayahuasca Ceremony
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
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