Two Week Healing Retreat
Finding a New Direction on Our Paths
Our Ayahuasca Retreats begin in Iquitos, the world’s largest jungle city, inaccessible by roads due to its location deep within the Amazon Rainforest. Your guide from the Ayahuasca Foundation will meet you at the airport in Iquitos and together you will travel deeper into the forest to a camp in the jungle. You will be accompanied by an authentic indigenous healer, called a curandero, who will treat your ailments and help you navigate the spiritual dimensions accessible in ayahuasca healing ceremonies. The science of plant spirit medicine, curanderismo, is one of the oldest medical traditions in the world, capable of curing every disease and bringing us back to a state of harmony in our lives.
Once retreat participants reach the jungle camp, they’ll settle in to their comfortable accommodations and get ready for their first ayahuasca ceremony. The rooms are completely screened in, have locking doors, and come with two beds, night stands, furniture to store clothing, a desk, and two chairs. Each room has its own bathroom, which is fully tiled, with running water, flushing toilets, sinks, showers, and all the amenities you might expect in a hotel. Having very comfortable accommodations lets retreat participants focus on their healing without the distractions of being bitten by bugs, sleeping in uncomfortable beds, or dealing with less than favorable conditions.
Having a ceremony the first night that we arrive to the camp allows the curandero to make an accurate diagnosis of each participant so that treatment can begin as soon as possible. The retreat guide will translate for the participants throughout the experience and will assist in preparing them for the ceremony and help them through what can sometimes be a very powerful experience. Together, the curandero and guide ensure that everyone in the ceremony is safe and well looked after, so that any anxiety or trepidation is reduced as much as possible.
During the following eleven days, participants will receive whatever treatment is needed to heal their afflictions. This may involve taking medicinal plant remedies, bathing in plant preparations, vapor baths, massage therapy, or counseling. The guide will explain everything so that participants understand how they can take part in their own healing. The ayahuasca ceremonies will provide the ultimate opportunity to do just that, as well as give the curandero the assistance of the plant spirits, angels and saints, and God. Ultimately, it is not the curandero who heals, it is the love of God working through the curandero, the plants, and the holy spirit.
In addition to the healing work, all the ayahuasca retreat participants will also have the opportunity to learn a great deal about the science of healing being used by the curandero during their stay. Participants will take part in several workshops demonstrating the various techniques and methods of using medicinal plants to treat illnesses. Not only will the healing take place, but also a great deal of education in the indigenous healing traditions of the Amazon Rainforest. By teaching the tradition during the treatment, the treatment is enhanced, and the knowledge will be a great aid to each participant when returning home.
After twelve days in the jungle and six traditional ayahuasca ceremonies, participants return to Iquitos with a new lease on life, having turned the corner on their problems and found the path leading to their complete health and happiness. It may take more time to achieve this, so more medicine will be available to bring back home and continue treatment. Once participants return to Iquitos, they will have two days to decompress and process their experiences in the jungle, and to enjoy the beauty and culture of the Amazon Rainforest.
Cost of the Two Week Healing Retreat: US$1450
Here is an example of the Itinerary for the Two Week Retreat:
SUNDAY – Arrive and move in to hotel for one night. Meet the other students and relax.
MONDAY - Head out to the Jungle Camp. Ceremony preparation. CEREMONY #1
TUESDAY – Private consultations with don Enrique. Ceremony review and discussion.
WEDNESDAY – Plant treatments begin for each participant. Rest. CEREMONY #2
THURSDAY – Receive plant medicines to heal and strengthen. Vision navigation discussion.
FRIDAY – Plant treatments continue. Discussion with don Enrique. CEREMONY #3
SATURDAY – Continue with plant treatments and diets. Review ceremony with Carlos.
SUNDAY – Hike in the jungle with Mishana Guide. Rest and relax. CEREMONY #4
MONDAY – Ceremony discussion. Tarot readings. Swimming in the river.
TUESDAY – Continue treatments. Ceremony preparation and rest. CEREMONY #5
WEDNESDAY – Spend time in the Mishana community and the rainforest.
THURSDAY – Finish the plant treatments. Treatment review. CEREMONY #6
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…
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 course is not full, then you will also receive payment 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 detailed itinerary as well as a list of suggested items to bring and some tips on traveling in the Amazon Rainforest. To start the process, please fill out the form below: