Plant Spirit Healing

Plant Spirit Healing

The ancient science of plant spirit healing in the Amazon is called Curanderismo (also called shamanism). It has been practiced in the Amazon Region for over 10,000 years and is one of the oldest medical sciences still practiced today. Much more than herbalism or natural medicine, curanderismo focuses on communicating with the spirits of medicinal plants and other spiritual beings that exist in other dimensions. A central component of this science is the use of Ayahuasca, a medicinal brew that provides access to these spiritual dimensions…

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Ayahuasca Healing Retreats

Ayahuasca Healing Retreats

Located in Peru, these retreats are for people who wish to be healed, find their path in life, understand their purpose, to remember the true wisdom within us all. Ayahuasca retreats involve trips to remote jungle camps to receive treatment from authentic indigenous healers, called curanderos. Ayahuasca ceremonies form the roots of the retreats, but the treatments also include more specific remedies for each participant, either to treat particular ailments, or to strengthen their spirits and determination…

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Ayahuasca Initiation Courses

Ayahuasca Initiation Courses

The Ayahuasca Foundation offers our six-week curandero initiation course, featuring intense study with an authentic indigenous curandero, and a personal apprenticeship opportunity in the ancient Shipibo tradition. They are designed for people who wish to learn the sacred science of plant medicine. Students learn the basics of spirit healing and attend 18 traditional ayahuasca healing ceremonies during a 40 day stay at the Ayahuasca Foundation’s Jungle Camp…

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Ayahuasca Curandero Seminar

Ayahuasca Curandero Seminar

Learn directly from Authentic Healers and Indigenous Tribes from the Amazon Rainforest of Peru. Participate in five curandero-led workshops demonstrating various aspects of plant medicine. Explore the spiritual dimensions and experience true healing in traditional Ayahuasca Ceremonies. This nine-day event is an intensive course in Curanderismo, the science of Plant Spirit Healing. The Spirits are waiting for you to visit the Amazon Rainforest of Peru…

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Healing Plants

Healing Plants

Plants are the source of all life on earth. They provide humans and animals with everything they need, processing the energy of the sun into a form that allows us to use it. They receive minerals and vitamins from the Earth to create nutrient rich food and the most effective medicine there is. Plants have unfathomable wisdom and their spirits are always enthusiastic to make connections with us and to teach us how to regain harmony and balance, which they exemplify perfectly in every environment…

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The Ayahuasca Foundation

The Ayahuasca Foundation

The Ayahuasca Foundation is a Peruvian non-profit organization (RUC#20528303111). When you participate in one of our programs, you can feel good knowing that you are supporting the indigenous curanderos and the Rainforest communities, as well as the preservation of plant spirit medicine…

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Ayahuasca, Spirit Vine

Ayahuasca, Spirit Vine

The word “Ayahuasca” refers to a medicinal brew with the main ingredient being the ayahuasca vine (banisteriopsis caapi). The vine is cooked, usually in combination with a variety of other admixture plants, to produce a brown liquid that is consumed in healing ceremonies led by Amazon healers, called curanderos…

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Two Week Healing Retreat

Two Week Healing Retreat

The Two Week Ayahuasca Healing retreat is an adventure deep into the Amazon Rainforest to receive treatment from an authentic indigenous curandero. The camp is located inside a National Reserve and has running water, with sinks, flushing toilets, and showers. Each room has two beds and its own bathroom…

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Three Week Healing Retreat

Three Week Healing Retreat

Experience complete and total healing by attending nine traditional ayahuasca healing ceremonies during a 19 day stay at the Ayahuasca Foundation’s Jungle Camp. The shipibo curandero don Enrique works with each participant to find the roots of their afflictions and the solution to their problems…

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Three Week Women’s Retreat

Three Week Women’s Retreat

TRANSFORMING TRAUMA A Shamanic Journey for Women On this shamanic healing path of transforming trauma, we will journey beyond notions of recovery (going back to a previous state of being), into powerful healing experiences of exploration and discovery that will open your renewed spirit to an expansive future of beautiful new possibilities! Our journey from [...]

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The Ayahuasca Initiation Course

The Ayahuasca Initiation Course

Have you felt a calling to ayahuasca? Do you feel that you are destined to be a healer?
The Ayahuasca Foundation recognizes that more and more people are responding to this call, and we have designed an educational program to facilitate their journeys on the healing path…

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The Advanced Initiation Course

The Advanced Initiation Course

Authentic Training in the Sacred Tradition of Amazon Curanderismo This course is similar to the Initiation Course, but goes much more in depth.  It provides students with the greatest opportunity to learn the healing tradition of curanderismo.  Now that we have our Curanderismo School up and running, we would like to offer more learning programs [...]

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Amazon Rainbow

Healing Retreat Schedule & Booking

The Ayahuasca Retreats in Peru are offered several times a year, with the choice of either a two week retreat or a three week retreat. All of the retreats offered by the Ayahuasca Foundation take place at the AF Jungle Camp, located inside the National Reserve near Iquitos, Peru. The retreat schedule lists all of the upcoming retreats and provides the registration form for easy booking. Would you like to visit Peru and drink ayahuasca with an authentic indigenous curandero?

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Initiation Course Schedule & Booking

Initiation Course Schedule & Booking

The schedule of dates for upcoming Curandero Initiation Courses. It is necessary to fill out the application form to participate in the Initiation Course. Not every applicant will be accepted, but we may add another course each year if we have enough good applicants.

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The Mishana Community

The Mishana Community

The Mishana community is around one hundred in number living within the Allpahuayo-Mishana National Reserve, where they have lived for over 85 years. They mostly live off the land, without electricity or running water, in harmony with their environments. The Ayahuasca Foundation’s jungle camp is located in the community, just a five minute walk from the village.

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