3 Week Retreat: Chamisal – $2550
A Complete Treatment –
The three week ayahuasca retreat is an opportunity to receive a total treatment from an authentic curandero in the Amazon rainforest. Participants spend 19 days at the Ayahuasca Foundation’s Chamisal Retreat Center (plus 2 days in Iquitos), participating in 9 ayahuasca ceremonies led by the Shipibo curandero and the assistant healers. In addition to the ayahuasca ceremonies, participants also receive a wide variety of plant treatments that cleanse the mind, body, and spirit, as well as remedies specific to their afflictions. This retreat is much more than just receiving treatment for physical, mental, and emotional problems, it is also a great way to explore the depths of the self and understand the true nature of reality.
The Shipibo plant medicine tradition allows participants to take greater control of their lives, their thoughts, their actions, and their overall health. The unique qualities of the ayahuasca ceremonies provide participants with the opportunity to play an active role in the healing process, confronting their negativity, past traumas, or possible roots of their illnesses. The plant treatments further enhance this process, working to boost the immune system, balance the digestive system, purify the nervous system, cleanse the circulatory system, and heal the emotional body. The treatment is complete and total, effecting positive changes on all levels and allowing the participants to realize the path to their health and happiness. Further counseling is provided after the retreat to assist with the challenges of integration upon return.
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Accompanying the treatment and enhancing the healing process is a diet. Some participants may need to follow an even stricter diet than the others due to their particular issues, like no eggs or fish, for example. The diet is a necessary element of the treatment but it is not a difficult sacrifice, thanks to the wonderful cooks we have at the center. The basic restrictions of the diet are no salt, no sugar, no oil, and no spices. A typical breakfast is oatmeal, hard boiled eggs, and rice with steamed vegetables. A typical lunch is a root vegetable soup with rice or quinoa and a light salad, and dinner is usually similar to lunch.
The plant remedies are typically ingested before meals, but also include a variety of plant baths and may include special purgatives to help clean out the system. The plant baths are very helpful when dealing with afflictions that have roots in the spirit, like traumas or lack of self-love, or if a participant is not having visions in the ayahuasca ceremonies. Vapor baths may also be used so that participants can absorb the plant medicines in all manner possible. The purgatives may be difficult treatments, for they induce vomiting and diarrhea, but the effects are very positive afterward.
The first week of the retreat is often spent getting to know the curandero and the assistant healers, as well as getting accustomed to the ayahuasca ceremonies and plant treatments. This first week is often when strong emotions begin to come out and the participants begin to discover the root causes of their afflictions. Faith is built during this time and the following week and a half is spent delving deeper into these causes, understanding these roots and working to pull them up to the surface to be dealt with properly in the ayahuasca ceremonies. The curandero and the assistant healers work hard to help each participant find solutions to their issues and realize their total and complete healing of any and all afflictions.
In addition to receiving treatment, ayahuasca retreat participants also have the opportunity to learn a great deal about the healing traditions of the Amazon Rainforest. Several workshops will be held during the retreat to teach various aspects of the tradition, the use of mapacho, agua florida, plant baths, vapor baths, opening a ceremony, and singing the sacred healing songs, called icaros. When participants leave our ayahuasca retreat, they not only return home with health and happiness, but also with the knowledge of how it was achieved, which can be invaluable when embarking on a new path in life, the true path meant for each person.
Cost of the Chamisal Three Week Retreat: US$2550
• Pre-program counseling session with AyaHelp.com
Gain insights into preparing mentally, physically, and emotionally
• Accommodations for two nights at a hotel in Iquitos
For the first and last nights of the retreat – the hotel has wi-fi and pool
• Accommodations for nineteen nights at the Chamisal Retreat Center
Comfortable accommodations with private bathrooms and limited electricity
• Transportation to and from the Chamisal Center
Air conditioned bus (1 hour) and fast boat (1 hour) make for an amazing journey
• At least two meals a day, always following a healing diet
Fresh fruit, juice, eggs, steamed vegetables, rice, lentils, quinoa, grilled fish, potatoes, etc.
• 9 traditional ayahuasca ceremonies
Led by an indigenous curandero and the AF assistant healers
• Translation of all consultations, ceremonies, lectures, and discussions
Assistant healers will also add their own experiences, teachings, and explanations
• Medical treatment for any and all illnesses
The curandero and AF staff will attend to every participants’ afflictions
• USB of photos taken and ceremony recordings from the retreat
Ceremonies will be recorded (audio only) and digital photographs will be taken
• Other gifts and educational items that you’ll pick up along the way
You’ll receive other gifts and healing tools as well
• Post-program counseling session with AyaHelp.com
Discuss your experiences and the process of integration when you get home
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