Three Week Healing Retreat: $2350
A complete healing in just three weeks
The three week ayahuasca retreat is a journey into healing the body, mind, and spirit. Participants spend 19 days at the Ayahuasca Foundation’s jungle camp, partaking in 9 traditional ayahuasca ceremonies led by the shipibo curandero don Ronor. In addition to the ayahuasca ceremonies, participants will also receive plant treatments specific to their afflictions. This retreat is not just for healing physical, mental, and emotional problems, it is also a great way to explore the self and understand the true nature of reality.
The ayahuasca ceremonies allow each participant to take greater control of their lives, their thoughts, their actions, and their overall health. The visions that are possible within 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.
Accompanying the treatment and enhancing the healing process is a strict 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 Ayahuasca Foundation Camp. 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 plant baths and may include special purgatives to help clean out the system. Fasting one or two days may also be prescribed if necessary. 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 require vomiting and diarrhea, but the effects are very positive afterward.
The first week of the retreat is often spent getting to know the curandero, don Ronor, and the assistant healers, as well as getting accustomed to the ayahuasca ceremonies and plant treatment. 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 in the ayahuasca ceremonies. The curandero and the assistant healers work hard to help each participant find the solution 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.
The Total Cost of the Three Week Retreat: US$2350
Includes 20 nights Accommodations, Airport pick-up, Hotel in Iquitos, Transportation to and from Jungle Camp, Meals, 9 Ayahuasca Ceremonies, Personalized Medical Treatment, Workshops, Lectures, Guided Hikes into the National Reserve, and more…
A deposit of $450 must be paid to confirm your reservation.
Once we receive your registration form, you will be sent payment instructions for confirming your space with a non-refundable deposit of $450. The deposit may be paid using MoneyGram or paypal. The remainder of the cost will be paid upon arrival to Iquitos to begin the retreat.
The $2350 price includes:
- 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 18 nights at the Foundation’s Jungle Camp
Comfortable accommodations with private bathrooms and limited electricity
- Transportation to and from the Camp
Air conditioned bus (1 hour) and fast boat (1 hour) make for an amazing journey
- At least two meals a day, always following the ‘dieta’ during the stay in the jungle
Fresh fruit, juice, eggs, steamed vegetables, rice, lentils, quinoa, grilled fish, potatoes, etc.
- 9 traditional ayahuasca ceremonies
Led by an indigenous curandero and assisted by three assistant healers
- Translation of all consultations, ceremonies, lectures, and discussions
Assistant healers will also add their own experiences, teachings, and explanations
- Medical treatment of any and all illnesses
The curandero and AF staff will attend to every participants’ afflictions
- DVDs of photos taken and ceremony recordings from the course
Ceremonies will be recorded and photos will be taken during the course
- Other gifts and educational items that you’ll pick up along the way
You’ll receive other gifts and healing tools as well
Here is an example Itinerary for the Three Week Retreat:
> SUNDAY - Spend the first night in a hotel in Iquitos with the rest of the group. You may want to arrive a day or two earlier to rest and get acclimated to the climate and environment. At 4pm: Meeting with the group and assistants to discuss the details of the retreat.
At 6pm: Have dinner together with the curandero.
> MONDAY - At 10am: Head out to the Jungle Camp. (1hr by bus & 1hr by boat).
Have lunch, get settled, and have another meeting to discuss the ceremony/preparation.
AYAHUASCA CEREMONY #1
> TUESDAY - Morning purgative treatment to prepare the body for the plant treatments.
Private consultations with the curandero, aided and translated by the assistant healers.
Oral plant remedies begin: each participant receives plant medicine to take for 15 days.
> WEDNESDAY - Vapor baths begin with a mixture of five medicinal plants for 6 days.
Guided meditations and Yoga led by the assistants also begin. Plant remedies continue.
AYAHUASCA CEREMONY #2
> THURSDAY - Medicinal plant inhalant treatment to cleanse the sinus passages.
Vapor baths, remedies, meditations, and yoga continue. Swimming in the river, relax.
> FRIDAY - Assistant healer led workshop to enhance the healing benefit of treatment.
Vapor baths, remedies, meditations, and yoga continue.
AYAHUASCA CEREMONY #3
> SATURDAY - Purgative and blood cleansing treatment for some participants.
Vapor baths, remedies, meditations, and yoga continue. Read, rest, and relax.
> SUNDAY - Curandero led lecture and discussion on plant spirit medicine.
Vapor baths, remedies, meditations, and yoga continue. Swimming, reading, etc.
AYAHUASCA CEREMONY #4
> MONDAY - Medicinal plant treatment to purify the central nervous system.
Vapor baths, remedies, meditations, and yoga continue. Fun and games with group.
> TUESDAY - Cold water plant baths begin with a different group of plants.
Remedies, meditations, and yoga continue. Ceremony preparation and rest.
AYAHUASCA CEREMONY #5
> WEDNESDAY - Stronger plant inhalant treatment for further cleanse of sinuses.
Plant baths, remedies, meditations, and yoga continue. Healing icaros workshop.
> THURSDAY - Therapeutic massage treatments. Assistant led consciousness lecture.
Plant baths, remedies, meditations, and yoga continue.
AYAHUASCA CEREMONY #6
> FRIDAY – Sinus cleanse treatment if needed. Smoke baths, poultices if needed.
Plant baths, remedies, meditations, and yoga continue. Fun and games with group.
> SATURDAY – Curandero led lecture on Shipibo culture. Learn an icaro in Shipibo.
Plant baths, remedies, meditations, and yoga continue. Swimming, Rest.
AYAHUASCA CEREMONY #7
> SUNDAY – Second plant treatment to purify the central nervous system, if needed.
Plant baths, remedies, meditations, and yoga continue. Star gazing, journaling, reading…
> MONDAY – Assistant healer led discussion and workshop on integration.
Plant baths, remedies, meditations, and yoga continue.
AYAHUASCA CEREMONY #8
> TUESDAY – Private consultations with assistant healers about future paths and health.
Plant baths, remedies, meditations, and yoga continue. Reading, writing, laughing, sharing.
> WEDNESDAY – Putting it all into the last ceremony. Discussions, rest and preparation.
Plant baths, remedies, meditations, and yoga continue.
AYAHUASCA CEREMONY #9
> THURSDAY - Hike in the jungle with Mishana Guide. Visit ayahuasca vines.
Treatments finish. Meditations and yoga continue. Laughing yoga. Start packing.
> FRIDAY - End diet. Finish packing. Say goodbyes to the Mishana community.
Head back to Iquitos and have lunch together. Spend the night in the hotel.
> SATURDAY - Have breakfast together. Say goodbyes and prepare to leave…
You must fill out the registration form below to sign up for the retreat. After we receive your registration form, you will receive an email letting you know if there is space for you. If the retreat is not full, you will receive confirmation instructions for paying the required deposit. A non-refundable deposit of $450 is required to confirm your spot. Once we receive your deposit, you will receive a confirmation letter with some additional travel information and advice. To start the process, please fill out the form below:
You’ll need to book your own flights to Iquitos, Peru. If you need any assistance or advice on how to best book your flights, feel free to contact us. If you book your trip yourself online, you can now book flights directly to Iquitos. If you would like to book a flight directly to Iquitos, please keep in mind that there is only one international flight, and it flies out of Panama City to Iquitos on Saturdays, leaving at around 11am, so you’ll need to coordinate your departure date and/or time to coincide with that flight. If you plan on traveling in Peru before or after the course, then you’ll want to book a flight to Lima, Peru and then book another flight from Lima to Iquitos. You can book the flight directly to Iquitos or to Lima through a number of different websites like cheapOair or expedia or travelocity or orbitz and you can book your flight from Lima to Iquitos at: www.lan.com or www.starperu.com or www.peruvianairlines.pe.