PLANT MEDICINE IMMERSION RETREAT, SACRED VALLEY
JOIN US IN A 8-DAY IMMERSION RETREAT WITH 3 AYAHUASCA CEREMONIES
& 1 SAN PEDRO CEREMONY
Dec 03-10, 2019
Mar, 17-24, 2020
Oct, 20-27, 2020
Dec, 08-15, 2020
Mar, 02-09, 2021
May, 11-18, 2021
Jun, 22-29, 2021
1,600 US$ per person
(flight tickets not included).
The payment will be collected in US$ cash on the first day of the retreat.
One does not have to be of a specific spiritual belief to use or get the benefits of this medicine. Recognized by native tradition as a “teacher plant” Ayahuasca facilitates holistic healing and self discovery, far beyond the frontiers of any conventional treatment.
OUR RETREAT CENTER
• Fill on the medical form by clicking on the button.
IMPORTANT: Please let us know about any serious medical, psychological or drug dependency problems that you may suffer from.
• Before being accepted, please send us a simple motivation letter (email) explaining the reasons why you want to attend the Ayahuasca retreat, and please include any previous experiences on your “personal quest” (mystical experiences, participation in religious groups, meditation or other techniques, or use of psychoactive substances).
After we read your motivation letter and your medical form, we will send you an email to confirm your reservation, or ask you for more information if necessary.
• Once we answer you, you will need to buy your flight tickets to Lima and Cusco airport, and send us both flight information (date of arrival, time, flight number and airline) in order to complete the application and secure your spot in the Ayahuasca retreat you have chosen.
• The payment will be collected in US$ cash on the first day of the retreat. Space is limited so please sign up early to reserve your spot.
SAN PEDRO CEREMONY
San Pedro ceremony is the perfect closure for helping integrate your Ayahuasca experience with one of the most contemplative and heart healing medicine plants in the andes of South America.
San Pedro (Huachuma) is a teacher plant (Grandfather medicine) that will give you the opportunity of stopping the stream of thoughts and reconnect you to the presence that emerge of the stillness of nature.
We will hold a San Pedro Ceremony on the last day of the retreat, lead by facilitators in the community who have extended experience in the use of this teacher plant. A typical daytime ceremony with this heart-opening medicine lasts around 10 hours and is likely a potent transformational experience, involving intuitive insight; it is a perfect complement for the integration of your week long experience with Madre Ayahuasca.
Kambo treatment will be offered after Ayahuasca ceremony to help release emotions and toxins from the body.
The Kambô therapy uses the venom (poison) released by the Giant Monkey Frog (Phyllomedusa bicolor), providing deep healing and a boost for your immune system.
One Kambô session will be included during the retreat for you to try the experience and its benefits. If you would like we can arrange other optional treatments during the retreat.
The session lasts anywhere from 45 min to 90 min depending on the person. The ‘intense’ part lasts anywhere from 5 to 40 min.
Rapé is the general name given to medicines that are grinned into fine powder and then blown into both nostrils. Most rapés are made with tobacco and other ingredients.
Rapé can help us to move the energy that is blocked or when we feel stuck during Ayahuasca ceremonies. The use of Rapé is considered by the indigenous peoples to be therapeutic on multiple levels. On the mental level it is known for clearing the mind, as well as helping to find ones center.
We have been working exclusively with rapé from the yawanawa and Kaxinawa (Huni Kuin) tribes that is prepared with lots of prayers, respect and lots of focused attention and intention to be a helpful medicine. This medicine is composed by sacred tobacco and the ashes of a tree known as tsunú, which is consider to be one of the most used trees as remedy for many ailments.
When shall I arrive? And checkout?
You may arrive any time on the first day of your Ayahuasca Retreat, but it is better if you arrive in the morning, so you can rest. If needed, we will pick you up from the airport or your hotel if you are already in Cusco.
If you are already in Cusco city, we will pick you up from your hotel on the first day of the retreat, so please send us the hostel address and phone information when you arrive, for us to to be in contact.
Where can I book my local flights online?
To book your local tickets from Lima to Cusco (60 min flight,), you can check:
How is the weather and what to bring?
I take medication, is this ok with the Ayahuasca ceremonies?
Some kinds of medication are not a problem, however others, like antidepressant medication, can be a problem. So just tell us about your medication and we will assist you.
I have a special diet, can I still come?
Yes, just let us know in advance of your dietary restrictions, and we will assist you.
Want to bring a present. What could it be?
For local kids:
From Canada: Ebesse Zozo hot sauce (www.awassi.net) or any good hot sauce from your country
Teabags of your choice.
Something for our kids 8,10 and 15 (frizbee, crafts,board games...)
More Ayahuasca ceremonies before or after the retreat?
If you have chosen to stay longer before or after the retreat, you can join the regular Ayahuasca Ceremonies that are offered on Fridays and Mondays, to the growing translucent community staying and living around the Sacred Valley. Check the dates of the Ayahuasca Ceremonies.
I have never been at that high altitude. How likely is to get altitude sickness?
Pisaq (2,850m) is a bit lower than Cusco (3,400m), and you are not likely to get altitude sickness. If it happens, it is usually mild and can be easily treated with some rest and coca tea, which will be offered upon arrival.
Do you have private accommodation options?
The Ayahuasca retreat is double occupancy but you may ask for availability on private rooming. This will depend on the number of participants and availability, and will include an extra cost for the week.
Payment, money exchange and ATM machines.
It is not necessary to have any vaccines to travel to Cusco. Many countries recommend it as a precautionary measure but in the last 10 years there has been no report of malaria or yellow fever in these areas. Moreover the malaria pills have unpleasant side effects on the body.
Staying extra days?
We invite you to stay several days after your Ayahuasca retreat, since you will feel drawn to stay and share with the translucent community in Pisaq after going through this transformational experience. In fact, it would be very beneficial for the continued process of understanding and integrating this new reality that emerge within you after the retreat.