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Sacred Plant Medicine Healing: Ayahuasca and Master Plant Retreats in Peru
AYA Healing Retreats offer sacred plant medicine and teacher plant retreats with Peruvian shamans in the heart of the Amazon
We draw upon the wealth of indigenous knowledge and healing wisdom of the Shipibo tribespeople native to this region to offer you a truly unique, authentic and life-changing healing experience at our shamanic retreats in Peru. We are committed to preserving the integrity of the ancient shamanic traditions and the sacred land we conduct our ceremonies on.
We work with highly respected Shamans in Peru ( also known as curanderos and curanderas) who have been apprenticed from a young age in healing through sacred medicinal plants and remedies such as Ayahuasca and various Master or Teacher Plants. In addition to our traditional healers, each of our facilitators has experienced powerful growth and transformation through sacred plant medicines. Our team is available to support you in boldly going to the edge of your courage and in integrating this work once you return to the day to day routine of life in your home country.
We believe that the healing and insight we receive through working with sacred plant medicines compels us to use this newfound wisdom and compassion for good. We walk the talk by donating a percentage of our profits to two extraordinary NGO’s who are working to heal trauma throughout Nepal, Asia and to regenerate the Peruvian Amazon by strengthening indigenous communities to combat deforestation, discrimination, and marginalization.
We are committed to doing everything possible to guarantee your safety whilst on retreat. In addition, to have a superior first aid and emergency protocol, we have partnered with the International Centre for Ethnobotanical Education, Research and Service to create a comprehensive medical screening process. Your safety and the safety of others throughout your the heling retreat is our first and most important priority.
If, like us, you feel called to step into a more authentic and compassionate way of being, to let go of old patterns, limiting beliefs and to create a life you love, we invite you to contact one of our remarkable facilitators now to learn more about our Peru Ayahuasca Retreats and the life-changing potential of sacred plant medicine.
Ayahuasca in Peru
Ayahuasca is a psychoactive plant medicine made from a potent brew of the Ayahuasca vine (Banisteriopsis caapi) with the leaves of the Chacruna plant (Psychotria viridis). Ayahuasca has been used by the indigenous people of the Peruvian Amazon for healing and divine ritual since long before the arrival of the first Europeans in the 1600s. Ayahuasca is not a drug. It is a powerful plant medicine that when taken under the supervision of an authentic Peruvian shaman who comes from a long lineage and a life-time of guidance under traditional elders, it can have a life-changing effect on us. Learn more about the detoxification, healing and psychoactive properties of Ayahuasca and what you can expect whilst on retreat in Peru.
Master Plant Dieta
Master Plant or Teacher Plant dietas are intentional fasts or diets on medicinal plants. Dietas have traditionally been used by the indigenous peoples of Peru to increase physical strength and stamina, induce holotropic states of consciousness and receive guidance, wisdom, and direction from spirits. Peruvian shamans believe that spirits dwelling within the master plants are the origin of knowledge and the true teachers of sacred wisdom. During our healing retreat in Peru, students who want to complete a dieta with a teacher plant can receive rich insight into what they are needing to let go of in order to heal and reach for their true potential. Learn more about the types of Master Plants we work with and what to expect whilst on retreat in Peru.
Noya Rao Silent Retreat
We are proud to host an exclusive silent retreat in Peru at the breath-taking Sui Sui Centre, deep in the Shipibo homeland of the Peruvian Amazon. Here you will enjoy a dieta on the mythical tree Noya Rao, known for its capacity to unlock the student’s intuition and to bring about the courage needed to transcend limiting beliefs. This retreat is facilitated by the highly respected and expertly trained Maestra Juanita of the Mahua Shipibo lineage. Juanita has over 40 years’ experience with Noya Rao. The Noya Rao retreat also includes 5 sacred Ayahuasca ceremonies and bone massage. Learn more about what to expect on our silent retreat in Peru and view upcoming departure dates.
The Sui Sui Center: Your Home in Peru Whilst on Retreat
Sui Sui takes its name from the bird native to this region, the Sui Sui (Thraupis episcopus). The center itself is fuelled completely by solar power and is situated on fifty acres of thriving Amazonian forest land, on the banks of the picturesque Lake Cashibocacha. The lake is home to many species of birds, fish (including piranha) and monkeys. Many indigenous Shipibo communities also live around Lake Cashibocacha. Learn more about your home for the duration of your retreat journey with us.
Your Ayahuasca Intention
Without clarity of intention or purpose for undertaking sacred plant medicine work, you will likely come away from your experience disheartened and unmotivated to affect the radical lifestyle changes necessary to continue to grow, heal and transform. When we are clear about what we want, and need, we give the universe full permission to deliver it to us. When we are vague we give the universe permission to deliver us more of the same frustrations and anxieties that may have led us to seek out sacred plant medicines in the first place. Learn more about the importance of clarifying your intentions before submitting your application to join us on retreat.
Healing and Detoxification
Healing cannot be forced. Sacred plant medicines are not drugs. Unlike Western medicines which often mask the underlying dysfunctions of the body, sacred plant medicines such as Ayahuasca heal the fundamental workings of the mind, body, and spirit, at the core, or the root of the problem. It is important that while you are in on retreat in Peru you understand that this form of ‘deep healing’ can be uncomfortable and confronting. Put differently, this work requires commitment, maturity, and a courageous heart. Learn more about sacred plant medicine healing and what to expect from the detoxification process.
Returning home at the end of a wildly expansive and transformative Shamanic Retreat in Peru can be difficult. We are committed to doing whatever it takes to support you in integrating the healing that you experience whilst on retreat, once you return to your home country. Our integration expert, Atira Tan is highly experienced in supporting people like you to work through the blocks, barriers and obstacles that you may experience when returining back in the day to day routine of your home life. Learn more about the importance of having your own integration plan and discover what we offer to help you through the first year after your plant medicine healing journey.
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Safety throughout your healing retreat in Peru
Your safety and wellbeing is our first and most important priority. Not only is our medical screening and assessment process informed by the world’s largest center for ethnobotanical research and education, but we also have a superior emergency protocol in place for all our healing retreats, as well as a several fully equipped first aid kits on camp. Our shamans and facilitator are experts in their fields and have over 150 years of combined expertise in sacred plant medicine healing. Learn more about our commitment to guaranteeing your safety during your time with us.
From each shamanic retreats in Peru, we donate 10% of our profits to two NGO’s whose goal is to empower local communities and effect profound social change. Art to Healing is based in Asia and The Pacific and is dedicated to changing the lives of women and children who have been victimized by the illegal sex trade and natural disasters. Alianza Arkana is a Peruvian based organization that is committed to working alongside members of the Shipibo community. Alianza Arkana empowers individuals to advocate for indigenous rights, help to send young people to university and create sustainable, grassroots projects that foster safer and more resilient communities. Learn more about our partners, our commitment to transparency and to giving back.
Sacred plant medicine healing is mysterious, compelling and profoundly life altering
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Who We Are?
The Indigenous peoples of our world have lived in harmony with the natural environment for thousands of years. The wise elders of these traditions have much to teach us about our role as custodians of the earth and about the central importance of spiritual growth to a life lived well.
It is an honour to have the ancient wisdom of two remarkable indigenous curanderos with us on retreat. Our curanderos have a combined knowledge and expertise that is guaranteed to result in a truly powerful healing experience.