Ayahuasca Retreats

Two Weeks Immersion Retreats in Peru – Spirit of the Amazon


18th November – 14th December 2019

Ayahuasca-retreats.info invites you to participate in a retreat of Ayahuasca in the shipibo community of Dinamarca, near the city of Pucallpa in Peru. These stays in immersion of a minimum of twelve days to one month take place in a family of healers, under the guidance of two accomplished maestros with more than twenty years of experience in the medicine. You will be welcomed upon your arrival in Pucallpa. Two apprentices will participate as organizers and facilitators to ensure the logistics of your stay, providing translation services (French, English, Spanish, German), and psychological support.

Healing Center in Dinamarca

Situated on shipibo-conibo's land, the community of Dinamarca is one of the cradles of traditional amazonian medicine.

Why taking  Ayahuasca during a Retreat ?

Concerning the question of knowing the value of taking a trip to Peru to participate in a retreat with Ayahuasca, there is another question that might be worthwhile. Why spend in an Ayahuasca retreat in Peru when you can find Ayahuasca in your own country? It is quite plausible that by simply taking Ayahuasca, one can achieve visions, and perhaps even teachings. However, this quest for vision could also be done with other psychotropic drugs such as hallucinogenic mushrooms or LSD. Why then want to experience Ayahuasca by far the most unpleasant psychotropic, if not for the purpose of initiation? And how can one come to learn Ayahuasca without guides, referents or therapeutic framework? One needs to understand that Ayahuasca is not just a strico-senso simple beverage. It is a medicine belonging to a coherent whole, bringing together the ancestral knowledge of the healers, their connections to the spiritual worlds of the master plants, and their knowledge of the medicinal plants. Thus, to truly live this experience and fully benefit from its therapeutic potential, it seems essential to approach this medicine in a traditional context. This is what an Ayahuasca retreat can offer.

First it offers a therapeutic and safe environment under the guidance of traditional healers. Their knowledge of medicine and the spiritual worlds associated with them are accompanied by a protocol which is the pathway to the introduction to the medicine of master plants. By connecting to the master plants, the patient initiates a dialogue with their spiritual world, the purpose of which is to reconnect with oneself, to measure one’s true potential, and the path that will have to do to make this vision a reality. Finally, undertaking this journey of initiation is to give real value to his experience, so that these few weeks are dedicated to him entirely. To implement the conditions conducive to its evolution is already the first step required for all changes.

These retreats are for people who want to discover Amazonian medicine, to receive healing and knowledge from medicinal plants in a safe and authentic environment.

Price of the Retreat : 1350 USD

You will be welcomed upon your arrival at Pucallpa airport and taken to a hotel (not included in the price of the stay). The next morning, after a meeting with the organizers, departure by boat to the shipibo community of Santa Rosa de Dinamarca. During the crossing, you will discover the fauna and flora of the Amazon bordering the river Ucayali (you may have the chance to see dolphins). Upon arrival at the center on Monday, you will be welcomed by the family and accommodated in a single room or in a tambo/hut (subject to availability).

You will stay in the center 12 days and 12 nights. The second day in the center, an emetic will be served to begin the cleaning process. Individual interviews will be conducted with the healers, assisted by translators. 6 Ayahuasca ceremonies will be planned during this retreat.The ceremonies start at 21h. At the first ceremony the healers will make a diagnosis to determine the diet plant that will be assigned to you, and that you will take throughout your stay. Your diet will be opened at the second ceremony and closed at the last ceremony. Flower baths and steam baths will be regularly available. A light breakfast will be served in the morning, and a diet meal will be served at noon. No meals in the evening, to let the space for the energy of Ayahuasca and diet plants.

You can entrust your laundry to be washed. Electricity is installed throughout the center, you can charge your devices in your room from 19h to 21h. There is no Wi-Fi in the community yet it’s possible to connect through 3G. Speaking groups will be organized regularly to help you through the process. Individual psychological support will be put in place if needed. The last day will be under the sign of relaxation and sharing. The terms of the post-dieting will be explained to you. The next morning on Saturday, return by boat to Pucallpa and end of the retreat. To find out more about the preparations for your stay, click on the following link: Prepare for Travel.

These retreats are for people who want to discover Amazonian medicine, to receive healing and knowledge from medicinal plants in a safe and authentic environment.

Price of the Retreat : 1350 USD

You will be welcomed upon your arrival at Pucallpa airport and taken to a hotel (not included in the price of the stay). The next morning, after a meeting with the organizers, departure by boat to the shipibo community of Santa Rosa de Dinamarca. During the crossing, you will discover the fauna and flora of the Amazon bordering the river Ucayali (you may have the chance to see dolphins). Upon arrival at the center on Monday, you will be welcomed by the family and accommodated in a single room or in a tambo/hut (subject to availability).

You will stay in the center 12 days and 12 nights. The second day in the center, an emetic will be served to begin the cleaning process. Individual interviews will be conducted with the healers, assisted by translators. 6 Ayahuasca ceremonies will be planned during this retreat.The ceremonies start at 21h. At the first ceremony the healers will make a diagnosis to determine the diet plant that will be assigned to you, and that you will take throughout your stay. Your diet will be opened at the second ceremony and closed at the last ceremony. Flower baths and steam baths will be regularly available. A light breakfast will be served in the morning, and a diet meal will be served at noon. No meals in the evening, to let the space for the energy of Ayahuasca and diet plants.

You can entrust your laundry to be washed. Electricity is installed throughout the center, you can charge your devices in your room from 19h to 21h. There is no Wi-Fi in the community yet it’s possible to connect through 3G. Speaking groups will be organized regularly to help you through the process. Individual psychological support will be put in place if needed. The last day will be under the sign of relaxation and sharing. The terms of the post-dieting will be explained to you. The next morning on Saturday, return by boat to Pucallpa and end of the retreat. To find out more about the preparations for your stay, click on the following link: Prepare for Travel.

These retreats are for people who have already experience with traditional amazonian medicine or for those who look for a stronger connection or a deep healing.

Price of the Retreat : 2000 USD

You will be welcomed upon your arrival at Pucallpa airport and taken to a hotel (not included in the price of the stay). The next morning, after a meeting with the organizers, departure by boat to the shipibo community of Santa Rosa de Dinamarca. During the crossing, you will discover the fauna and flora of the Amazon bordering the river Ucayali (you may have the chance to see dolphins). Upon arrival at the center on Monday, you will be welcomed by the family and accommodated in a single room or in a tambo/hut (subject to availability).

You will stay in the center 26 days and 26 nights. The second day in the center, an emetic will be served to begin the cleaning process. Individual interviews will be conducted with the healers, assisted by translators. 12 Ayahuasca ceremonies will be planned during this retreat.The ceremonies start at 21h. At the first ceremony the healers will make a diagnosis to determine the diet plant that will be assigned to you, and that you will take throughout your stay. Your diet will be opened at the second ceremony and closed at the last ceremony. Flower baths and steam baths will be regularly available. A light breakfast will be served in the morning, and a diet meal will be served at noon. No meals in the evening, to let the space for the energy of Ayahuasca and diet plants.

You can entrust your laundry to be washed. Electricity is installed throughout the center, you can charge your devices in your room from 19h to 21h. There is no Wi-Fi in the community yet it’s possible to connect through 3G. Speaking groups will be organized regularly to help you through the process. Individual psychological support will be put in place if needed. The last day will be under the sign of relaxation and sharing. The terms of the post-dieting will be explained to you. The next morning on Saturday, return by boat to Pucallpa and end of the retreat. To find out more about the preparations for your stay, click on the following link: Prepare for Travel.

What is included in these retreats ?

 Pick up at Pucallpa Airport

 Transport by boat

 Accommodation in a single room

 Diet meals in the morning & for lunch

 3 Ayahuasca ceremonies per week

 Diet of masterplant

 Flower baths & steam baths

 Laundry service

 Personal and collective interviews

 Psychological support

 Translation services

 Electricity from 6pm to 9pm


How can I book for this retreat ?

To validate your subscription to one of our retreats, you will be asked to pay a deposit by bank transfer of a minimum of 50 % of total amount. As soon as the transfer is done, your participation for the retreat is confirmed. Otherwise, your booking may be denied. The deposit can not be refunded. On the other hand, if you are unable to participate in the retreat, this amount will be provisioned for a later date. The balance has to be paid before the beginning of the retreat in cash (USD or EUROS). Banknotes must be intact. Precision for dollars, we do not accept banknotes whose numbers begin with the letters CB. Regarding the payment of your stay, if you didn’t pay in advance, we advise you to come with cash. Some credit cards are not functioning in Peru. Also, Peruvian banks put also daily & monthly limits on foreign cards. You might not be able to pay for your stay.

How to contact us ?


Can I take Ayahuasca ?

Regarding your physical or psychological state, the healers can reserve themselves the right not to give Ayahuasca to a patient if they feel that his physical or mental health could be compromised. But this does not prevent anybody who seeks for healing to receive a treatment. It is not necessary to take Ayahuasca to be healed. Traditionally only the healer drinks Ayahuasca in order to see what type of energy or misbalance of energy is affecting the patient. Traditional amazonian medicine doesn’t resume itself with Ayahuasca. For amazonian people, the most important part of the healing is the Diet. We invite you to see if you’re able or not to consume Ayahuasca by reading the chapter speaking about contraindications related with the consumption of Ayahuasca.

Recommendations

In order to guarantee a suitable environment for all the participants during the retreat, it is asked to respect certain instructions. The retreat is a moment of introspection for everyone, dedicated for a therapeutic work. It is important to respect this framework as well as the rules of community life. Each participant will be into a process that can lead to emotional instability. These transition phases are completely normal. Nevertheless, everyone has the right to live this experience serenely. It is important to ensure that everyone’s space of tranquility is respected, especially in the rooms. Dining room or maloca on the other hand are spaces dedicated for sharing and communication.

During the ceremonies, it is asked to come to Maloca ( house where ceremonies are taking place) 20 minutes before the beginning of the ceremony, in order to prepare and focus on your intention. During the ceremony, there may be difficult times. The healers are there for you and will take care of all the participants. However, do not hesitate to call on the facilitators who are there to accompany you and to help you if necessary. Maloca is a sacred space. We ask you to respect the workspace of the healers, and to remain silent as much as possible until the end of the ceremony. For your safety, we ask every participants to stay near the maloca during the ceremony, until the effects of Ayahuasca vanish.

By joining this retreat, each participant commits himself to respect the therapeutic protocol established by the healers including the respect of the diet.If a patient violates these prerogatives, he may compromise his own safety and the safety of other patients.

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