Three Week Healing Retreat
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 curandera dona Wilma. 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 curandera, dona Wilma and the program facilitators, 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 curandera and the facilitators 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
Here is an example of the Itinerary for the Three Week Retreat:
SUNDAY – Arrive and move in to hotel for one night. Meet curandera and participants.
MONDAY - Head out to the Jungle Camp. Ceremony preparation. CEREMONY #1
TUESDAY – Morning purgative treatment. Private consultations with dona Wilma.
WEDNESDAY – Medicinal plant vapor bath treatment. Plant remedies CEREMONY #2
THURSDAY – Continue vapor baths and plant remedies.
FRIDAY – Continue vapor baths and plant remedies. CEREMONY #3
SATURDAY – Continue with plant treatments and diets. .
SUNDAY – Vapor baths and remedies. Guided meditations. CEREMONY #4
MONDAY – Cold water plant baths begin. Remedies continue. Inhalent remedy.
TUESDAY – Cold plant baths and remedies continue. CEREMONY #5
WEDNESDAY – Plant baths and remedies continue. Meditation. Workshops.
THURSDAY – Continue the plant treatments. Icaro workshop. CEREMONY #6
FRIDAY – Continue treatments. Swim in the river. Relax and enjoy the jungle.
SATURDAY – Meditation, discussion, treatment, concentration. Rest. CEREMONY #7
SUNDAY – Ceremony review. Hike in the jungle with Mishana Guide. Rest and relax.
MONDAY – Ceremony preparation. Just two ceremonies left. Rest. CEREMONY #8
TUESDAY – Private consultations with facilitators about future paths and health.
WEDNESDAY – Putting it all into the last ceremony. Rest and prepare. CEREMONY #9
THURSDAY – Finish the plant treatments. Final review .
FRIDAY – End diet. Head back to Iquitos and have lunch. Spend the last night in hotel.
SATURDAY – After breakfast, say goodbyes and prepare to leave…