7-Day Bluestone Ayahuasca Oceanfront Retreat, Cancun, Mexico: June 18 - 25, 2021

Event Highlights

  • Three Ayahuasca ceremonies
  • Rapee [rap-PAY] offered at all ceremonies
  • A private session with transgenerational bioneuroemotion therapist
  • Group dynamic healing [drawn from on your experience in therapy and in the medicine]
  • A private, body work session [Ex: massage, acupuncture, energetic reading]
  • Two temazcals (sweat lodge)
  • Prehispanic yoga
  • Integration sessions the day after every ceremony
  • Homemade vegetarian meals (special needs respected}
  • Fresh fruit available at all times
  • Unlimited purified bottled water
  • Unlimited use of the villa facilities (pool, gym etc)
  • Lodging (double occupancy)
  • Every villa guest room has a private balcony, air-conditioning and ensuite bathroom
  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • *Sessions with Bufo Alvarius
  • *Shamanic Drum Workshop
  • Build your own drum (with the help of a drum artisan], learn the history of drumming, the elemental rhythms and how to use the drum for your personal healing.


Day one of the retreat is dedicated to arriving and getting settled. There’s time to explore the center, meet your fellow participants and get acquainted with us. We share a welcome dinner, discuss the week ahead and answer any questions you may have. We pay close attention to the group dynamic as it evolves and the energies that are moving and make small changes in the order of activities as required. All Ayahuasca ceremonies are done at night and we have a temazcal the afternoon following two of the ceremonies.

For Ceremony Days: Subject to change. Additional activities integrated into the non-ceremony days.

7am: Self-serve tea available in the mother house
9am: Yoga or body movement session
10am: Breakfast
11am-4pm: Private therapy sessions & body work sessions
2pm: Light lunch
Free time and resting before the ceremony
7pm-4am, approximately: Ayahuasca ceremony

About This Event

If you have a sincere desire to change and the courage to look within, this retreat is for you.

We are a family, a tribe of the soul. We believe that change in the world begins with change in us and that Ayahuasca is one of the most powerful tools for evoking that change. Ayahuasca drops the barriers between your conscious and subconscious, giving you a glimpse at what you truly feel and why, allowing you to broaden your perception and perception is everything. Change your perception, change your world.

The Ayahuasca given in our retreats is prepared by the Shipibo of the Peruvian Amazon, the culture that has been working with Ayahuasca for over three millennia. We travel to Peru, collect the medicine from them in person and hand-carry it to Mexico. We do this to sustain our connection with the medicine and preserve its integrity. Those among us who give the medicine have the compassion and wisdom that come from years of working with Ayahuasca. They trained with the Shipibo and continue to do so. They are savvy, committed and prepared. The rest of us also work with the Shipibo once a year to continue our personal work.

We take the medicine with you at the retreat; we are there for you as you need us. We have years of experience; some of us are healers. We know what it’s like to go through a process so whether you come as a novice or an advanced taker of medicina, you’re in good hands.

Venue Highlights

Casa de La Tortuga is an oceanfront villa located about 45 minutes north of Cancun in a section of the coast referred to as Isla Blanca. The property looks out over the Caribbean Sea with the jungle at its back. It is far from the madding crowd and all distraction, surrounded by beauty and the healing powers of the water.


Every guest room at Casa de La Tortuga has two double beds, air-conditioning, en suite bathroom and personal balcony facing the Caribbean.


  • A/C in Rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Pool
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Fitness Center
  • House Keeping

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Dairy Free


The optimum diet for Ayahuasca is vegetarian no salt, no sugar and no lactose which we modify slightly with the occasional fish or egg dish.


Fly into the Cancun International Airport. The ride from the airport to the retreat center is about 50 minutes and we meet your plane. Google Maps: Isla Blanca, Cancun, Quintana Roo, Mexico

Reviews     To review this event, visit the page for the venue or retreat leaders (above).

  • Amy Harrison Jobst   September 29, 2020

      Ayahuasca September 2020

    I nervously sent an email to the Bluestone Retreat Center back in January asking if it was "normal" for a single woman to travel to their center alone. Within minutes I received the most beautiful and welcoming email from Sharon. I booked my trip almost immediately. Sharon is absolutely amazing. Not only does she do a phenomenal job coordinating each retreat and making sure everyone arrives safe and sound, but she is passionate about plant medicine, she exudes love and warmth, and she individually offers support and guidance throughout the entire experience. I adore her! The ceremonies were powerful and moving, thanks mostly to Arturo, the ayahuascero. I felt completely safe with him and trusted him to help me have the best experiences possible. The energy he brings to the ceremonies is unbelievable! The musicians, David and Lorie, created the most beautiful sounds - I will never forget. And Sandra...beautiful, amazing Sandra...she is a medicine woman with so much strength, knowledge and passion! I immediately felt connected to her and appreciated her comforting energy. This team is topnotch and made it an experience of a lifetime.

  • Noah John   September 26, 2020

      New lease on life

    I went to the retreat initially not having a clear intention on why I was going, except I knew I was hurting and needed some relief. Having carried around a suitcase of emotional baggage most of my life from physical, sexual abuse as a kid, addictive behaviors, relationship problems/patterns, fatherlessness, and insecurities all weighed me down. The environment that is created and the team that facilitates this retreat, which I now call family, understands at a master level all the modalities they use to help in our healing process. It was a fear of mine to be vulnerable but to heal you need to be vulnerable and it is safe here. If you are hurting or feel you have the calling to ayahuasca this is the perfect environment to do your work. Every person I met here in some way changed my life. I am eternally grateful to every single one of them. I was able to process through a lot of my suitcase on this first retreat but will be back because mental heath is important! I love this place. Thanks sooooo much!!!!💓✨

  • Kim Popovich   September 26, 2020

      Ayahuasca Retreat at its best

    This retreat was the best Ayahuasca experience that I have had. High recommended. They pick you up at the airport, they feed you healthy food all week, its clean, well maintained, well organized, and a beautiful location. The staff really makes the retreat special. They are all very loving, caring and kind. I will be forever grateful for the people at this retreat center. God bless

  • Vielle Boykin   September 17, 2020

      Grateful for Bluestone

    Being diagnosed with bipolar 2 and fighting a terrible depression that pills could not fix I decided to take a leap of faith and do ayahuasca. I was sick and tired of constantly fighting a battle that never seemed to end. Finding Sharon, and Sandra through Bluestone Ayahausca was a blessing in my life and I am forever grateful for embarking on the process of healing with them. Through their programs and help I was able to heal my bipolar 2 and learn that diagnosis was one due to me suppressing my emotions my whole life. I learned that we are all humans, we are all on a journey in life yet we choose different paths, we all need to have self love and listen to our intuition. Thanks to them my bipolar 2 and sex addiction have been healed and I know I have Sharon and Sandra to always support me on my journey. Doctors could never do what Bluestone did for me. When you need to help yourself you can do so by signing up for Bluestone retreats. Even if you think you are perfect and happy just the way you are, you should still do a retreat because you will learn so much about yourself. I believe you can never stop perfecting yourself and striving to be a better person each day. After all- don’t we all want to attain divine enlightenment?

  • Anna Rodriguez   September 16, 2020

      Life Changing Experience!!!

    This was my first Ayahuasca experience and I didnt know what to expect. Going into the retreat I had one intention, to open my heart and WHOA! my heart was cracked wide open. Each ceremony was amazing, loving and such a wonderful experience. I connected to my souls purpose, my ancestors and mother Aya. I also experienced so much healing.. I dont remember ever crying so much in any transformation experience I have had. I felt the rainbow of emotions! I released so many negative emotions that I felt my body was liberated from years of ancestral karma!! Its so hard to put into words but all I can say is that it brought so much clarity to my life. I am so grateful for Arturo for providing such a profound healing experience. So grateful for David, Lorena, Sandra, Ino and Sharon. I felt so loved and taken care of while I went through some tough healing experiences. Sharon was such an amazing coordinator as well from the time of booking all the way until I went home. I am planning to go back early next year for sure!! I feel so blessed to have had this experience with such amazing souls. Professional, selfless, compassionate and such beautiful human beings.

  • Paola Tran   September 15, 2020

      Home Aho!

    I recently attended Bluestone back in late July of this year. Something in me was screaming to go and meet someone or something out there. I had had came to a point in my young lived life where I felt sick & tired of being sick an tired and was now seeking somewhere to go. I no longer wanted to run and hide but instead, I wanted to find. So I reached out via email with one simple request. "Can I have someone reach back out to me at your earliest convenience" A day and some light later, I was speaking to the beautiful Sharon to discuss whether or not this was the right place for me. To my surprise, I had met her soul before. Not in this lifetime, but in another for sure. My questions were being answered before even asking them. My thoughts were being spoken from her mouth without ever articulating them before. Lastly I was given a moving conversation with no expectations in return. There was no pressure to join her or the team, there was no commitment that I was being pressured into committing to. It just was what it was. A pleasant conversation between two people that would one day meet again in life. A few week later I met her and the rest of the team at Bluestone in Cancun for the retreat. I was dreading the experience that I know so badly I needed to live. I didnt know what was coming but I could feel it was already written in my stars. I met brothers, sisters, guides, facilitators, mother & father at this retreat. None by blood. I faced pain, healing, memories that were mine and even some I never knew weren't mine to hold. I faced truths, lies, realities, illusions, regression and progression. I forgave, faced, encountered and dismissed what no longer served me. Mind you, I had NEVER EVER done anything like this. Occasionally mediating up to that point was as far as I had gone. That however, didnt matter once I got to Bluestone and met Sandra. The highly intuitive, healing pleasure of a woman I was blessed to also have met and felt cared for me. Or Arturo. The mysterious guide to transcend us into a higher field where we were able to begin communicating with out true selves. Everyone there including the other 12 visitors became family by the end of the trip who till the day blow up the group chat with nothing but love and compassion for one another every single day. For this experience, I am so grateful for. For these beautiful people I am grateful for. To God I am grateful to. For creating such a beautiful entry to meet Ayahuasca.

  • Taj   September 01, 2020

      World Class Experience with a World Class Facilitator

    I just returned in early August from the retreat and words can't describe how transformational this retreat was! Sharon's presence was so calming and she made sure that everything went smoothly for all of us. She made herself available to talk especially when things came up during ceremony that I struggled with and she is so wise and kind. I officially adopted her as one of my Aunties now! The setting was perfect, simple yet very comfortable. The chef was wonderful! The food was so fresh and such clean eating. Everything came together so well, I could feel how much intention and care the facilitators and chef had, especially Sharon. If you want a life changing experience, you MUST attend one of these retreats. I have extensive experience with sacred plants and these were the best ceremonies I have ever had, hands down! I plan to return in December for another retreat. That's how much healing I received and I can't wait to get more!!!

  • Dave Campanella   August 05, 2020

      saw the light, saw the truth, changed my life forever

    Whether this is your first retreat or your 100th this is a life changing experience: it’s not a cliche this is not a tony Robbins or televangelist sales pitch this is using the power of ayahuasca to change your life. Absolutely incredible experience I made 15 lifelong friends, great food fun activities and the most powerful spiritual healing medicine ceremonies with Arturo and his team of shamans. Since the retreat I’ve lost weight stopped eating and consuming sugar dairy alcohol marijuana caffeine processed foods and I have infinitely greater amounts of energy. This medicine will make you so clear and so aware, everything will start making sense. During covid-19 I was doing Uber and eating a lot of junk food. In the month since I’ve been back, my tips in Uber have gone up 300% because I’m so incredibly positive and sending great energy to people, and I’ve saved 750 dóllars on fast food (was spending 25 a day 🤮) so the 1650 I paid, it paid fir itself in 2 month! Truly a life changing experience, follow your heart and check out bluestone!!!

  • Delilah Vasquez   June 26, 2020

      Incredible, inviting and well planned

    This was an amazing experience. Sharon, Arturo, Sandra, Ino, Lorena, David are amazing people who really show you love and how to find compassion within yourself. I would not have changed a single thing if this trip. Everything was perfectly planned, the meals incredible and the location serene. Thank you to all of the staff!! Please come to bluestone ayahuasca! You will leave full of love and happiness. A whole new person and full of understanding. If you’re ready to change your life, heal your past/future and see amazing things - contact Sharon right away!

  • Ramona Kl   May 15, 2020

      Most beautiful and life-changing experience: “Now you remember”

    My experience with Beata, Sharon and Frederick has been incredible amazing. The ceremony is set up in the most beautiful jungle of Cancun in an open lodge with bonfire and pool, Which makes it very special as well the most delicious food and heavenly accommodation. Beata’s singing, Sharon’s and Fredericks drumming is just magic in my ears and remembering gives me straight away goose bumps! They all holding beautiful space during ceremony, very helpful, guiding and liberating during processes. I felt so grounded and trusting by their presence which allowed me to go deep. I remember waking up and magically seeing the world trough different eyes: The eyes of my heart, which I lost connection for so many years. Me, speechless and deeply grateful after ceremony, Sharon whispering in my ears: ,,Now you remember...” I believe, we’re all on our personal journey and this medicine helps you connect to the real essence of life and to finding yourself, to heal yourself and to transform, to enjoy the real gifts, love, joy and peace from within you. ♥️✨🦋 Even now, time after the retreat, integrating my experience into reality, I enjoy their powerful presence and help and particularly being part of a wonderful new family of plant medicine spirits!

  • Madelyne Pfeiffer   May 04, 2020

      Life changing Ayahuasca and Huachuma Retreats

    I attended the Ayahuasca 14 day retreat from February 14 to February 28, 2020 and had done Aya previously but was looking to truly delve deeper into the medicine and heal some deep childhood trauma....and that is exactly what I received in the six ceremonies and two tezmecal ceremonies. I will keep this short and sweet, the shamans, Ayahuascarian, the healers and group as a whole were gifted and you don’t get any better than the blue stone team. Sharon 🦋🌺 Who coordinates everything is a gifted connector and healer of the heart and I would just tell anybody to stop at blue stone reviews and just say YES like I did....it changed my life completely and opened the door to the journey of me completely integrating my true self and soul and it’s been a few months and I can truly say that I am even more happy, joyful and whole. I was also fortunate enough to do the huachuma retreat from April 2 -6, 2020 and it was deeply profound and life altering and the best thing I could ever have chosen as a gift for myself and integrating my soul. I cannot speak highly enough of the Baeta and Frederic, two healers who truly understand the Anglo programming and perspective that we come from and culture and really pushed us to integrate in a way that was long lasting....reaching far after the retreat. I am in the deepest gratitude to both teams and to Sharon who helped me see myself as the miracle I always was❤️ And AM!!!!

  • Michael Lathrop   April 26, 2020

      Worth every penny!

    What can I say? These two retreats, which I attended back-to-back were life changing experiences! I made breakthroughs in one week that I'd been trying to accomplish in, let's see, over 36 years! The Bluestone Ayahuasca Retreat was like heaven, and the perfect place for me to do my work. Beautiful serene surroundings, fantastic pool area, and the food! Maru is a gourmet chef! Arturo was the shaman who administered the ayahuasca with love and insight. The staff was so welcoming and kind. Amina, Ino, David and his beautiful sweetheart, all did their part to facilitate my spiritual journey. Sandra was a shaman to me in her own rite, her loving insight was an intricate part of my healing path. And Sharon, the 'ringleader' who brought everyone together and coordinated the retreats. Aho Sharon! And THEN I continued the very next week, at the same facility, to attend the: "A Portal to Awakening Huachuma Intensive Retreat". And I am SO glad that I did! Beáta and Frederic are truly spiritual masters at the art of conducting Huachuma ceremonies. Beáta is a vision, beautiful inside and out. Her connection to the spirit of the plant medicine is remarkable! Oh, AND she sings like an angel! Her partner Frederic, is empathic, and knowledgeable, and conducts every aspect of the ceremony with a sort of quiet 'power' that I'm at a loss to explain. The combination of these two spiritual beings make for the perfect setting to work with this unique plant medicine! Needless to say, I'll be contacting Sharon, and I'll be coming back to work more and more with these wonderful people, and these healing plant medicines! AHO!

  • JP   April 25, 2020


    This retreat was not my first experience with ayahuasca, but it was my first experience with huachuma which is indeed a perfect compliment to the ayahuasca ceremony. The organizers and leaders are wonderful, insightful, skilled, caring people and the environment is beautiful and unpretentious. Writing a review is difficult for such a personal and profound experience. Notably, post retreat, many painful experiences i ruminated upon and negativities i held are substantially truncated when they enter my mind. I certainly recommend the retreat and intend to return.

  • Marthe Fraser   April 24, 2020

      Ayahuasca Retreat in March

    I really had no idea what to expect when I signed up for a week's retreat this past March with Bluestone, I just knew it appealed to me and I looked forward to the experience. I left completely satisfied with that week--a comfortable and lovely place to be with loving staff, a fantastic almost vegan diet (which surprisingly I quite liked) and the experience itself with the ayahuasca ceremonies, the temazcal ceremonies, the personal attention, the energy work, all new to me--it was all perfect for me and exactly what I needed. I will always remember my week with Bluestone as magical.

  • Eric Wilmsen   April 15, 2020

      January 2020 - BlueStone Ayahausca Retreat

    This was my first experience with Ayahausca and choosing a location where I felt comfortable was very important. Sharon and Sandra helped immensely in giving that confidence and were very helpful through the entire retreat. The retreat center itself is amazingly beautiful and relaxing. The food was excellent and while we were there, the weather was great. It was very clear that the entire team is very dedicated and enjoy what they do. Everything was professionally handled and organized. The ceremony itself was very intense but, there was always a feeling of control. Arturo and Amina guided us through with the excellent music from David and Lore. It was truly a humbling experience and allowed for me to heal some very old wounds as well as discover a path through some difficult personal decisions. This is absolutely an experience I would recommend, and Bluestone is the place to do it! I will be returning with my wife in September to introduce her to the experience and to continue growing myself.

  • Ryan Antonellis   February 21, 2020

      You will Never be the Same

    This experience is absolutely life changing. The staff here is the best in the business, and it’s not even close. The layout, attention to detail, depth, and quality of the retreat is far superior to others I have heard about or looked into. The retreat center is amazing and the maloca is a sacred space and absolutely beautiful structure. Everything is provided when it is most needed and in the way that is most beneficial. Whether it’s meals, sound therapy, temazcal, medicine, whatever. The layout is perfect and the execution was perfect. They take you in as part of their family, and it’s a truly unique experience. You will make life long bonds here, make quantum leaps in healing, and leave with a new family and a clear purpose. You will also never be the same. That is all

  • Lawrence Cohn   February 07, 2020

      Incredibly Beneficial

    I am a 73 year old retired attorney and all can say is that I should have signed up with Bluestone years ago. I was a complete skeptic before I arrived. When I read and heard everyone describing Ayahuasca as a medicine, I scoffed, thinking it was a drug. No more. It is truly a medicine. It is impossible not to have expectations of the experience , but they will do you no good. Ayahuasca is in control and will take you where she wants you to go. In the process she gives you what you need more than what you want, and you walk away enriched, happier, and wiser. Sharon, Sandra, Arturo and and the entire staff are most professional and they created an atmosphere where you feel cared for, safe and protected during the ceremonies. I had never tried anything like Aya before and i could not imagine doing it anywhere else. They are the perfect hosts for this experience. Having said all that, I must tell you it is a very difficult adventure to experience. Both emotionally and physically (purging). I wanted to flee during the first ceremony. It was grueling because of “the stuff” that was flowing through my head. The second ceremony was very satisfying because I could see/feel that it was changing how i was thinking. And it was for the better. The third ceremony was simply joyous. I just wanted to get up and dance and i did. I felt so relieved of so many negative thoughts. If you choose to try it, and I strongly encourage you to do, be prepared for the work you will be doing. You have to be committed. You will be rewarded more than you can imagine. It has been one week since the retreat. I know that some of the personal changes will be with me forever. I have spoken with several others who have used a company other than Bluestone. The majority have been greatly disappointed with what they received. I am very grateful to Bluestone and to Mother Ayahuasca. Larry

  • Ken Thomas   November 28, 2019

      Amazing Experience!

    Just got off the plane from the November retreat in Cancun and could not be more impressed. Sharon is very passionate about the medicine and has designed a beautiful experience for participants. Your medicine woman Sandra is also amazingly authentic and insightful. Arturo and the whole team worked very hard to create a safe, fun, delicious, and welcoming environment for us. It's one of those things that is very difficult to describe adequately - you just have to let go of your desire for control - go with the flow, live it and enjoy it. With an open mind and heart you can't help but feel like you benefited greatly and were part of something special - aho...

  • Yiannis Botetsios   November 20, 2019


    In just 24 hours (3 ceremonies of 8 hours) you ll have grown and evolved a lot of decades, the wisdom you ll get out of this is indescribable and your physical and mental state will for ever being changed for the better. No I am not exaggerating. If everyone could do that once in his life the world we are living in would be a real paradise. The respect and the love from and to everyone and everything would replace all what makes humanity struggle all those years.  But these are only words. When you do the retreat in Xochipilli (Bluestone Ayahuasca) Center you can feel what I am telling you in every cell of your body, you can experience it, you can live it, it is amazing.  Some fears and doubts before doing this but my heart was telling me that it was the right path. My wife and I decided that we had to do that and we will never regret. And even more we are so happy doing this together, it brought us even closer even if we are really close. Mother Ayahuasca is the ultimate gift to each one of us in order to understand better who we are and what we have came for in this life. It is a powerful gift and therefore one has to try it only with powerful and experienced professionals in a safe environment. I assure you that you will neither find better Shamans and Ayahuasceros than the ones in the center nor a better organised and beautiful center. The tribe has an extra ordinary unconditional love for you and for what they are doing and they are devoted to helping you find your true self and become a better person for you and for the entire world. I trust Arturo and Amina with my life. During the ceremonies I could only feel their love and their songs are still vibrating in my heart. The music they were playing was pure love given directly to our hearts. They gave everything for me and the other participants and I am forever indebted to them. Arturos and Aminas words were always profound and wise. I feel so lucky to have met the whole tribe, I feel them as they are my brothers and sisters. This retreat experience is a group work and even if you are not good at it or you think that you are more an individual type of person, I assure you that you ll understand how necessary that is and how well organised is being done.Our small group represented for me a micro-world, a micro-cosmos. Different people put together with one aim. To find themselves. And when at the end of the retreat you realize that you are the others and the others are you and that what you do influence not only you but the whole world and universe, these true and strong experiences are some really life changing tools you can take further to your life journey. But it is not only that, the amount of love and care you ll receive there I am sure that you have never thought that it was possible in such a small amount of time. The ceremonies wear amazing with unbelievable and unstoppable music during the whole night, the tamazcal sessions with Sandra were powerful, Sharon is such a dedicated and talented translator that makes it so easy for you to understand everything. The integration sessions were beautiful and we could realize even more and be even more conscious. The food was the best I have tasted in my whole life, simple and yet so delicious, exactly like the whole tribe, simple and yet so essential and lovely. Xochipilli center feels to me like my home and the tribe and participants my family. I love everyone with all my heart and I thank you from the deepest of my heart for this life changing, unique and yet so humble made experience. Arturo, Amina, Sharon, Sandra, Ino, David, Lorena thank, thank you, thank you so much for what you do, for the love and the example you have been for me. Maro thank you so much for the amazing healthy food you fed us during these 10 days. Jose thank you so much for keeping this place so beautiful. Violette, Tatiana, Nick, Sara thank you so much for being there and helping me and my dearest wife take the most out of this retreat. You are so good and kind everyone. I am so grateful and sending you my best thoughts and love. You that have doubts about doing this know that now that you are reading and finding information about Mother Ayahuasca, it is only because Mother Ayahuasca made you hear, read or know about its existence and that you need exactly to do it in order to become what you are meant to be. Do not be scared cause what you ll experience in the center is the most unique, amazing, profound, full of love and care, spiritual, cleansing and necessary experience during your life journey. Just do the step and you ll always be grateful for doing it. Love and light to you and the whole universe Por la vida Aho Yiannis

  • Tatiana Pepe   November 12, 2019

      Life changing!

    Going to a bluestone retreat was absolutely one of the BEST decisions I could have ever made in my life. Before going, I was struggling a lot with things mentally and physically. I needed something that could help turn things around for me. I took a complete leap of faith and chose to head down to Mexico all by myself to attend this retreat. It was such a life changing experience and I could not be more satisfied. The people, the food, the property, and the medicine were all extraordinary! My group of 6 were all amazing and are now my friends for life. Arturo, Amina, Sharon, Sandra, David, Inu, And Lori are true healers and help you work with this plant medicine and everything it has to offer so that it has the most positive impact on you that you could imagine! I cannot wait time continue to work with the medicine and work on myself. I will definitely be going back one day! Thank you to all the healers and to mother Ayahuasca! Por Vida!

  • Nick Kraz   November 07, 2019

      Most important decision for my health

    This was a life-changing experience for me. I was hesitant at first, but the care and guidance that Sharon and management approached me with won me over, and I'm glad they did. The facility is very comfortable and the perfect set and setting for taking Ayahuasca. The ceremonies are beautiful and intense, but you always feel in good hands with the Ayahuascheros who are experienced and extremely talented. The music is beautiful and the way they work with the medicine allowed for deep personal work to be accomplished. This tribe truly cares about the people and give everything they have to contribute to your healing. The integration sessions in between ceremonies also allow for processing and receiving wisdom from the leaders on the meaning of the experience. This was the most important decision I've ever made for my health. Thank you to the Bluestone Xochipilli tribe.

  • Audrey Portes   October 31, 2019

      The best experience in life

    When you enter the center you are amazed by its beauty and then you meet the people that live there and work there and you are even more amazed. They are such loving people, they are kind and generous, always helping and supporting you in your journey to discover yourself. The retreat is one of the best experience I had in life so far and I am grateful to Mother Ayahuasca and to the people in Bluestone that showed me their unconditional love. I leave the center as another person, I have discovered, grown and understood so many things about myself that words cannot even describe it. Thank you for everything, I am forever grateful.

  • Frank Lougher   August 03, 2019

      Back for More. Our Second Retreat.

    My wife and I attended our first retreat in March and returned in July. We had tremendous healing the first time but knew we needed to attend again. You leave transformed all in ways . We decided to return after one month if leaving the first retreat as we knew there was so much more that we wanted to tap into. Man were we right. So much new insights came the second time around. Really full healing. The experience does want over 10 years of therapy and medication cant due and that is truly heal you. Trust in mother earth, Ayahuasca as this was present long before modern medicine which is monetary based. I can promise you healing as I have seen it in us and the many participates that have attended. All the staff are tremendous people. Words cant express the live and cate they show. Live time friendships with them and your fellow participants. Sandra and Sharon also provide tremendous one on one personalized healing that we can not express enough thanks for. If you want to do one thing for yourself that will heal your soul, spirit and body DO THIS do not hesitate .Dont let your mind tell you no. It wants you to stay right where you our. Let go of any apprehension I can promise you you will forever that yourself. I would be happy to share more you you as we all deserve a wonderful, loving life. Aho

  • Ellie Darby   July 27, 2019

      Outstanding and authentic

    Best. Retreat. Ever! This place exceeded my expectations by a million miles. The amount of love, care, effort, heart and soul that goes into this retreat is difficult to put into words. From start to finish I cannot fault it. A true, authentic ayahuasca experience that I am forever grateful for! The whole team are the purest of souls and such wonderful warm people you instantly feel like it’s a second home. There was 9 western rookies and 7 staff who were our support system 24 hours a day, there for support, deep talks, laughs and fun. The week consisted of 3 ayahuasca ceremonies, 2 temezcals (sweat lodge), a trip to a cenote, a body energy session and a biogenerational talk with Sandra. Not to mention home cooked, healthy, wholesome vegan food and a wonderful relaxing gorgeous location. During the first ceremony Arturo the shaman explained fully how the ceremony would work, what we can expect and full information to make us feel comfortable and relaxed. Arturo and the team are highly experienced with ayahuasca which was invaluable. We all felt in such safe hands and I have my full trust in them as the perfect guides in the experience. During the ceremony the team would play music based on our energy, helping us through the rollercoaster journey of ayahuasca - which is much more complicated than it sounds. Everything was based on the energy, rather than timelines or schedules! I personally went through an intense phase during a ceremony and Amina and Laurie both helped me through it, staying by my side, cooling me with a fan and getting me whatever I needed - water, pillows, smiles :) they truly cared for me and that is very hard to come by! I would absolutely love to go back to this retreat and I am going to recommend to my friends interested in ayahuasca because i can’t imagine anywhere else to be better than bluestone! An extraordinary authentic and safe retreat which fosters personal growth and the rebirth of your soul.

  • Omar Jadan   July 26, 2019

      The greatest and most transformative week of my life!

    I’ve heard a lot about Ayahausca and DMT before I said “F-it, worst case scenario I’ll spend a week in Mexico!” But at that time I had grossly underestimated the medicine and never thought that so much healing is possible within a short timespan. The work I’ve done is easily worth several lifetimes of traditional therapy, and mother Ayahuasca has an indescribable way of ridding you of all your anxieties and troubles and forcing you to sign a new lease on life. The saddest day of my life will always be the day when the retreat was over, and I walked away from my brothers and sisters and back into the old world, but I also know that it will be the beginning of something new and better, and I now approach the most distant of strangers as though as they could be the most precious person I know. There is absolutely nothing to lose, and the whole world to gain!

  • RK   June 29, 2019

      With deep gratitude

    Bluestone is a completely majestic space that I feel very lucky to have found❣️ If your interested in healing both your spirit and your soul this is the destination for you. The Shamans and caregivers are both wonderful and compassionate. The energy and heart space you feel at ceremonies is so amazingly strong and their music guides you perfectly. They completely know what they’re doing and they’re very much able to feel your energy and your needs at all gatherings. I couldn’t be happier with my journey, it was exactly what I needed and I feel privileged to have met these humans. Many, many thanks to everyone that contributes to the heartbeat of Bluestone. You’ve created such a beautifully spiritual place and I can’t wait to visit again soon. Thank you for the fantastic food and all the memories. Blessings as well to my closest friend... the pool! ???????????? Gracias ????????

  • RK   June 29, 2019

      With deep gratitude

    Bluestone is a completely majestic space that I feel very lucky to have found❣️ If your interested in healing both your spirit and your soul this is the destination for you. The Shamans and caregivers are both wonderful and compassionate. The energy and heart space you feel at ceremonies is so amazingly strong and their music guides you perfectly. They completely know what they’re doing and they’re very much able to feel your energy and your needs at all gatherings. I couldn’t be happier with my journey, it was exactly what I needed and I feel privileged to have met these humans. Many, many thanks to everyone that contributes to the heartbeat of Bluestone. You’ve created such a beautifully spiritual place and I can’t wait to visit again soon. Thank you for the fantastic food and all the memories. Blessings as well to my closest friend... the pool! ???????????? Gracias ????????

  • Phoebe Lo   April 12, 2019

      Love and infinite joy

    The task of articulating in words something so incredibly powerful, beautiful, and life-changing does not begin to do it justice (but I will try!) This medicine, to me, is a platform and tool to access immense understanding and appreciation and if you feel in any way called to it - there is a reason for that. Don't be afraid of it. During the retreat, while navigating the work you are doing within yourself, you exist within a collection of the most incredible shining souls. Arturo, Amina, Sharon, Sandra, Ino, Lori, David, (and of course Arturo #1, Maru, and Ariel!) There is intense supportiveness with this group and you feel truly taken care of. Noone is left behind. The retreat size (ours was 7 incredible women) is the perfect amount of people, to where everyone feels like they have the amount of time/space/connection/support to work through what comes up during the ceremonies and heal collectively. Although everything at the retreat is physically beautiful (your accommodation is cozy and airy, the gorgeous pool is relaxing, the nature is exquisite, the food is healthy and delicious) these aspects are nothing in comparison to the beauty of how the nonphysical space is held. I think the most important questions you need to ask when looking into plant medicine experiences are these: How is the sacred space during the ceremony held? Do you trust the shaman's capacity to guide you through, potentially, one of the most vulnerable moments of your life? Let me answer for you here. The ceremony space is held with impeccable care and intense thoughtfulness. The shaman, Arturo, is incredibly experienced and approachable. Each member of the team has their own healing capabilities and during the ceremonies, while playing the most beautiful Ikarus, they walk around emanating light, joy, and love and shining that to you. I will carry that exact light around with me everywhere I go, for the rest of my life. Thank you Xochopili. Missing you all very much and sending you so much love. Ometeyo!

  • Frank Lougher   April 01, 2019

      Life Changing

    Where to start, wow. How often do you go somewhere to work on you? Really work on you, your inner emotions that may be holding onto you. Releasing them and seeing the root cause and how to heal. Arturo, the Shaman and all of the staff meet with you one on one for you to explore what your intentions are. Their intuition is unbelieve. You are gien insights daily into yourself that is so right on. All of the staff connects with you. You grow an unbelievable bond with those people from around the world here for enlightment. Your friendships are meaningful and not superficial..life long. You have an unbelievable connection now with the world. To not fear the experience. The majority of the world wants you be be in fear, have doubt .etc. Mother Ayahuasca tells you to embrace her and let go of that fear. I had anxiety and depression for over 10 years. Therapy, I felt never helped as you never really express your true emotions. We all hold something in back that we do not wa t ti address. Your mind protects itsself. Mother Ayahuasca brings this to you. In one week you experience a healing that you never achieved in your lifetime. Now, my wife and I want to return to continue our journey. The universe loves us all and we really love ouselves. I can not express enough how you should take this journey. If you let go of your ego and say there is so much more out there than I can possible image you will change yourself in a way you never would have imagined Lastly. I was hesitant about starting this journey. I didnt really fear the Ayahuasca. I feared myself.what would I learn about me. I learned that Mother Ayahuasca does not reveal or give you something you can not handle. The staff Artura, Amina, Sandra and everyone around you bring wisdom and comfort to you. Sharon video chatted with us and answered all of my questions prior to the retreat. She allso emaied us. I felt comfortable and that the fear was me. In summary, I have no fear about myself. Past emotions have clarity and are gone. Take the journey you will forever thank yourself. Aho.

  • Juliana Ker   March 26, 2019

      Beyond amazing

    To say that my time at Bluestone Ayahuasca was life-changing wouldn't even be doing it justice. Within just a week, I was able to achieve such a profound level of transformation and change - something that my soul had been longing for, for almost a decade. The love, support and guidance I received from the entire team went well beyond my highest expectations. The intentional care and love that goes into every single detail of the experience is extremely evident - from the preparation of the medicine, the beautiful ceremonies, integration, temezcals, and the amazing food. I can honestly say I now consider them family and would trust this team with my life. I came to the retreat lost, with a deep sadness in my heart; and left with a renewed sense of hope and passion for life. If you're even remotely considering a retreat at Bluestone, please trust the call and go! I can't thank Sharon and the entire team enough for this beautiful, transformative experience.

  • Anja Jane Sheriden   March 07, 2019

      Life changing

    I loved the retreat and the wonderful team at Bluestone. I choose the retreat because of the other reviews and they sounded so heartfelt I knew I was making the right decision but it was ultimately it was Sharon's amazing emails that made me feel cared for and supported and that support never stopped throughout the whole retreat. I think this retreat would be an amazing healing experience without the ayahausca because of this care. I had a one on one with Sandra who helped shape my healing process, intergation in groups after each ceromony but it was the beauitful music that Arturo and the team played throughout the night that brought me to tears. I left the retreat with some deep and profound questions answered with an experience that will be with me for the rest of my life as well as friends scattered across the globe that have remained friends. Thank you!!

  • Antonio Hernandez   March 01, 2019

      Best experience

    It was a experience that I would love to go back. It helped me see things and opened me doors in a better way.

  • Scott from Toronto   February 27, 2019

      spiritual seeker who got his answers

    I am a spiritual seeker. I had done Ayahuasca on 2 previous occasions. I have never been to Peru, but it is difficult for me to imagine a better place than Bluestone. The music was amazing. The people are amazing. Arturo's words before and after ceremony were often profound. It was a magical experience. If you feel the call to experience Ayahuasca, stop searching and book it. Scott from Toronto

  • David P Wichman   February 06, 2019

      So incredibly powerful

    So beautiful so safe the staff so kind everything just flowed. This was a very intense experience for me. I felt completely cared for heard and seen the entire experience. I found a place I will return. Comfortable clean elegant and yet simple. The food is great if you are called to this space ..go with your heart.

  • Chanel Dale   February 06, 2019

      Bluestone Ayahuasca is the real deal!

    This retreat is a truly immersive, healing and spiritual journey. Sharon and the team at Bluestone will support, challenge and nurture your spirit. You will come out a new person. The ayahuasca ceremonies are beautifully artist and spiritual that will blow your mind. The healing ceremonies are supported by integration sessions to help you process your experiences. All of the services provided were well executed. I would recommend this retreat to anyone who is hearing the call of Mother Ayah Let the healing begin!

  • Paul Scott   February 04, 2019

      Unforgettable memories!

    I had an absolute awesome time. I met like minded people and there was a strong sense of community in no time at all. I was very nervous about signing up for a retreat as I had never tired anything like this before. All staff were so kind and friendly and welcomed me and everyone else and made us feel at ease from the very start. This retreat was challenging to me in some ways, particularly because I had never been to a ceremony before so I had to face this challenge but there was no need to worry. There was a strong connection between guests and staff and I felt completely safe at all times. I was here at the end of January so it was cold at night sometimes, the weather in the day was warm to hot so I’d recommend some layers for December to February, as it got cold during the ceremonies. Apart from that, the retreat was very safe, comfortable and enjoyable. I would recommend anyone considering this to sign up, you won’t be disappointed. The ceremonies were challenging but I got exactly what I wanted from Ayahuasca with each ceremony teaching me something new. I found it very beneficial to have the intergration meetings after each ceremony so we could all share our stories. From my perspective, Ayahuasca is definitely a medicine that can be used to heal the mind, I found out to be very powerful and I could not have learned so much about myself in one week without the help of these plants. I will always remember the week I spent here and I already want to sign up again. It was that good! Paul

  • Sandra Glinka   January 07, 2019

      The best place on the planet

    I have been to this retreat twice in two months. That must mean something. It’s a place where you instantly feel at home. People who work there are so dedicated to your healing. The conditions are great, everything is clean and comfortable, great food, beautiful pool. I will definitely be back again.

  • Julian A Macias   January 05, 2019

      A wonderful place/staff that helped me discover my greatest self

    I made the decision to visit Xochipilli Retreat Center (Bluestone) after reading a few reviews and ultimately talking to Sharon. She made me feel safe, confident and excited to embark on this journey with them. I could not of asked for a better location, staff and experience. Their accomodations were wonderful, the food was delicious (and super healthy) and it was well organized throughout. I cannot recommend them enough for this type of experience. As for the experience, I can honestly say that it changed who I am at a core level. I went to Cancun with expectations as to what might occur and what resolutions I might encounter. I never imagined I would leave with the gifts I was given. For the first time in my life I was introduced to who I really am and I was given an identity by Mama Ayahuasca that has changed the way I interact with the world. The “Mama” stripped me of fears that have been holding me back for so long, and illuminated a path for my future that I see so clearly I can almost taste it. I believe this allowed a quantum leap in my development, and I stand here today more confident than I have ever felt in my life. I wake up with a sense of purpose beyond my 9-5, and I go to sleep excited to continue the journey the next day. Simply put, my experience has turned me on to a level of living I have only ever heard motivational speakers talk about and I never imagined I would be there. I am eternally grateful for the work happening at Bluestone. They are wonderful people who follow through on their purpose to help people realize themselves. I truly believe that anyone who is willing to trust the Bluestone experience will leave that place different and better for having gone.

  • Rena Wells   January 05, 2019

      Words cannot express my love and gratitude xo

    If you can take this review and intensify it by 1000% then my words have only touched the surface of your heart. I have been doing deep inner work since I was 16 years old I am now 42 in a few days. I am also super clairvoyant and work full time as an intuitive and healer. In order for me to do deep work, as I am super sensitive I knew I needed an honorable shaman and staff who took spiritual work seriously and who knew how to properly work in energy. Trust me when I say you will not find such caring, loving people who's main priorities are to help and heal others. Never have I felt such deep nurturing, caring and love which has helped me to heal in ways I never thought possible. I have since been back a 2nd time, and each time my experiences were different varying from highly awakening and illuminated while other times it took me deeply into parts of myself where I wasn't loving myself. Over the 6 ceremonies I have gotten my health back, my digestion has healed, I have lost 30lbs and I am back to honoring my body and my health. My marijuana addiction is no more, and my spiritual practice has BOOMED and manifested in ways I never thought possible. This is all because of the safe loving energy and hard work the staff does to ensure you receive the best healing possible on your journey. I will be back, because there is nobody else with whom I would feel safe enough to truly open my vulnerable side and to have my soul met pure unconditional love. I practice keeping my energy vibrations clean and aligned, and I am very weary of most spiritual practitioners but not Arturo and his staff. Never in the past have I been to other healers, or intuitive readers, all my healing has been done alone between me and my connection to the Universe, and I have healed deep traumas. The Bluestone staff were the first people I have ever opened up to, and I'm glad I did. I wouldn't be doing healing work with anybody else. Thank you to everyone at Bluestone, I will be back and I honor the amazing work you are doing to help heal our world. Namaste xo I love you all. -Rena xo

  • Julian A Macias   October 30, 2018

      Life Changing Experience, I am eternally grateful to Bluestone and their staff

    Hello all, I made the decision to visit Xochipilli Retreat Center (Bluestone) after reading a few reviews and ultimately talking to Sharon. She made me feel safe, confident and excited to embark on this journey with them. I could not of asked for a better location, staff and experience. Their accomodations were wonderful, the food was delicious (and super healthy) and it was well organized throughout. I cannot recommend them enough for this type of experience. As for the experience, I can honestly say that it changed who I am at a core level. I went to Cancun with expectations as to what might occur and what resolutions I might encounter. I never imagined I would leave with the gifts I was given. For the first time in my life I was introduced to who I really am and I was given an identity by Mama Ayahuasca that has changed the way I interact with the world. The “Mama” stripped me of fears that have been holding me back for so long, and illuminated a path for my future that I see so clearly I can almost taste it. I believe this allowed a quantum leap in my development, and I stand here today more confident than I have ever felt in my life. I wake up with a sense of purpose beyond my 9-5, and I go to sleep excited to continue the journey the next day. Simply put, my experience has turned me on to a level of living I have only ever heard motivational speakers talk about and I never imagined I would be there. I am eternally grateful for the work happening at Bluestone. They are wonderful people who follow through on their purpose to help people realize themselves. I truly believe that anyone who is willing to trust the Bluestone experience will leave that place different and better for having gone. - Julian Macias

  • Rena Wells   July 08, 2018

      I Trust Them with my Life

    I just complete the Heart of the Jungle Retreat and words can not express what I feel. I have found my family tribe, who were there every step of the way as I learned more about me. They nurtured my gifts as I am highly sensitive to energy, and allowed me to step into my calling. They saw me and loved me and allowed me to be me in a very powerful way. I trust the staff with my life and that is a very important aspect when you are doing this type of work with Ayahuasca. I plan to do all my future Ayahuasca ceremonies with this group, and I will be back very soon. I can't say anything negative, it was all amazing and so very good. I love you all deeply and I will see you soon! xo Rena Wells

  • Viridiana Gonzalez-Amparan   April 09, 2018

      Happier and grateful than never

    I have no more words than gratitude for this place, the people, each of them in this center are amazing and Im so grateful for the moment in which God and the entire universe put me in this place for my physical and spiritual healing. I experienced ayahuasca last year with them and for sure this was the most beautiful experiences I have ever had in my life,, but this place, Sharon, Sandra, Amina, Arturo they’re extremely loving and careful people! Worth it a million times to be there

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