Shipibo shaman from the Amazon and Qero Inca priest from the Andes
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Our Ayahuasca retreats have been developed with both Qero Andes Inca priest and Amazonian Shipibo healer Shaman. They come from families with traditions of shamanism, using centuries-old traditions and techniques. The retreat is run in a traditional manner extending from the way the plant medicine is prepared to the ancient knowledge and customs of the Shipibo and Qero cultures.The traditional base of the retreat is tempered with modern medical practices to ensure our guest safety and allow them to assimilate the experience in the best way possible. The retreat include two ayahuasca ceremonies. Etnikas has a multi-disciplinary health team consisting of a Cardiologist, Psychiatrist, Psychologist, General Practitioner, Emergency nurse who complement the highly experienced native Andean and Amazonian shaman. A Doctor is on site 24 hours a day during retreats with access to a full range of state of the art emergency medical equipment. We have been operating for over 30 years (much longer than other retreat centers) and safety has always been our top priority. We have a vast amount with over 7200 satisfied guests coming to our center.
Ethnic & cultural sustainability
Etnikas Integrative Medicine was founded to provide a source of protection for Peruvian shaman and their ethnic communities. In the past traditional healers and their communities throughout Peru suffered discrimination and exploitation. There has been a lack of incorporation of ethnic cultural sensitivities as a result of the Spanish colonization which can clearly be seen in the history of the colonization of South America.
Today Etnikas is proud to be part of the movement in bringing ancient Peruvian culture back to a position of pride within its own culture and to be able to utilize the ancient healing knowledge in a way that can contribute to the broader global community. The results that the techniques are yielding are attracting attention and support from pragmatic people from all around the world.
We now work with more than 50 shamans from the Andes and the Amazon. Our masters are paid fairly (the same as a doctor earns in Peru) giving them and their trade the respect they deserve as well as opportunity for their families and communities. When you choose Etnikas you are not only healing yourself but helping to heal a community and culture.