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WOMEN’S RETREAT: EMPOWERING THE DIVINE FEMININE

4 Spots Remaining

Overview

The divine feminine is the expression of the ancient mother in all of her forms. From this space creativity, compassion, intuition, and collaboration flow endlessly. When in balance, you can feel the potency of this force through vulnerability, grace, courage, humility, and strength. To connect to the divine feminine is to become fully aligned to the sacred light within. In this space, the heart remains open to allow spirit to guide, the mind does not interrupt the flow of love, and you are no longer looking outside of yourself for fulfillment. Once rested in the womb of the mother, there is a deep remembrance that all life is connected, nothing is separate, and every moment is an opportunity to feel this beauty. This radiance and bliss create a deep peace in the heart and the ultimate surrender reveals all truth.

This retreat is beautifully designed to allow space for sisterhood as well as sacred time with self and these wise plant allies. During these 21 days, there will be specific containers curated for processing and integrating your experiences. Some of the time will be spent sharing, connecting, and co-creating with the earth and one another. You will be embodying the divine feminine through dance workshops, psychologic, sound, vocal activation, medicinal yoni steam bath on women’s circle ceremony, dances of universal peace, and oral and dynamic transmissions. There will also be space for us to become more quiet and internal through guided meditation, sound healing, yoga, womb clearing, and Mindfulness. The second week will be in silence so you can commune more deeply with the wisdom of these plants and the potency of the Shipibo lineage that will be holding you.

Your Experience

What to expect on your Woman's retreat?

The Dieta

  • 5 fully supervised curated Ayahuasca Ceremonies
  • Your Noya Rao Dieta
  • Intimate group setting
  • Personalized consultations and individualized treatment from Maestra Juana
  • Silent days
  • Fascinating group lectures that reveal the sacred traditions of the Shipibo tribe.

Comfort

  • 3 wholesome meals per day; 2 on the day of our Ayahusaca ceremonies
  • 14-Days in a private rooms or jungle bungalow (a Tambo) 
  • Washing and Laundering of clothing
  • Support for transportation from Iquitos (and back)

Sacred Shipibo Traditions

  • Purifying flower and plant baths by the riverside
  • Icaros (chanting), chosen specifically for each ceremony by the Curandero
  • Mapacho and Pipe use + tools of navigating the Ayahuasca journeys 
  • Fascinating group lectures that reveal the sacred traditions of the Shipibo traditions, language, and knowledge

Embody the Divine Feminine

  • Yoga classes.
  • Guided meditations & therapeutic imaginary.
  • Movement workshop.
  • Somatic Experiencing workshop, tools and practices
  • 5 Elements dance workshop.
  • Mindfulness and conscious breathing practical techniques transmission and practice.
  • Cacao Ceremony.
  • Womb Healing, Yoni Steaming, and Yoni Art.
  • Womb breathing purifying techniques.
  • Sound vibrational journey.
  • Women’s circle and divine feminine transmission and integration.
  • Healing The Mother Wound: ReParent Your Inner Child transmission.
  • Art therapy workshop.
  • Altar creation.
  • Prayer and song.
  • Divine Feminine song book transmission & voice activation practices.
  • Self love empowering practices and transmission.
  • Therapeutic Dynamics.

Integration

  • Dedicated Integration Groups with time for sharing
  • Integration workshop
  • Trauma-Informed Practices 
  • Full translations from Spanish or Shipibo to English
  • Private follow-up integration sessions via Skype or WhatsApp
  • Access to our Private WhatsApp Group

Optional Activities

  • Guided hikes through the epic Amazon rainforest, learning about local plant and wildlife
  • Swimming at the near river 
  • Browse our Shipibo market, with textiles and goods made by local Shipibo woman
14 days / 13 nights
FROM:
USD$3,500
DEPOSIT:
USD$550
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  • Master Plant Dieta included


  • Transportation & meals included

Noya Rao Dieta

Noya Rao which is otherwise known as “The Tree of Life” or “Camino a la Verdad” – The Path of Truth is a mythical plant, of which there are only three in the entire Amazon Basin. has belonged to and been used in sacred ceremony by the Mahua Shipibo traditions for centuries. In the Shipibo tradition dieting on the bark of the Noya Rao is believed to be essential in the path towards becoming a healer. The tree is believed to enhance one’s connection and relationships to the spirits indwelling in other sacred plants and to facilitate profound transformation in the individual. This dieta can lead to greater capacity for organised thought, clarity, highly activated intuitive capacities as well as helping to bring to light unconscious assumptions one may have about the world, leading the dietero to have the newfound courage necessary to change them.

“And may all Mothers know that they are loved, And may all Sisters know that they are Strong, And may all daughters know that they are Worthy, That the Fire of the Goddess may burn on ”
 
Nalini Blossom
 

In many tribes and traditions, women come together to pray, share stories, sing, and dance. These sacred gatherings create a strong container that dissolves the tendency for comparison among sisterhood. The focus is more on holding one another in hardships, pain, joy, and celebrations. This establishes an incredibly safe space so that each woman can speak her fullest truth and be heard completely. Due to the different lifestyles of today, many woman have not had the opportunity to establish, grow, and nurture our relationships with other women in this depth. Knowing the importance of this, Karo Munay is dedicated to bringing women together once again in this ancient way of the Divine Feminine. They will be weaving their many gifts as sisters to ignite the flame for the divine feminine. We as women individually are incredibly powerful but together we are a force of love that can bring healing to all of life.

Divine Feminine: Reconnecting to the Womb

Reclaiming your power as a women begins in the center of our sacred womb. The place where all of life is born from. By coming to work with Juanita and these sacred plants, you are saying yes to cleaning out your temple body. Through the womb, you can clear all of the old habits, patterns, and conditioning that have held you back. This is not just for you personally, but for all of the woman in your lineage that have walked before you and for all those yet to be born. You are in a potent time where you get to align the Throat-Heart-Womb connection in the feminine body. Your sensual energy then becomes a creative life force for change transforming karma into dharma. When the divine feminine is grounded and balanced the reclamation of power comes from the heart, in total alignment, purity, and balance. From this space, all songs can be sung and are dances can be danced.

Transform

Receive the deep healing you deserve

This one-of-a-kind retreat offering takes place at El Encanto De Chullachaqui, a magical and tranquil setting which facilitates deep healing, and is conveniently located nearby to many teacher plants. Realize your full potential now.

Legendary Shipibo Healers, Caring Facilitators

Meet the team

Kris

facilitator

Maestra Juana

Shipibo Healer

Adelina Profile

Adelina Vaughn

Facilitator

Loving Feedback

Here are just a few of the dozens of reviews that we are happy to receive as a result of our work at AYA Healing Retreats.

David G
David G
August 2-12, 2023 | Ayahuasca and Master Plant Dieta | Aug 14, 2023
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The shaman is a true master, and very generous. And the other staff are trained mental health professionals. That really makes a difference! I never felt so cared for in my whole life.
Robert R
Robert R
August 2-12, 2023 | Ayahuasca and Master Plant Dieta | Aug 21, 2023
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It is truly a remarkable experience. I was able to heal in one tour with Don Miguel what I was working on for 17 years with the other shaman.
Kristen M
Kristen M
May 21st-31st, 2023 \ Ayahuasca and Master Plant Dieta | Jun 10, 2023
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This experience was LIFE-CHANGING and I will absolutely come back and experience it again. I highly recommend Aya Healing Retreats to anyone wanting an authentic ayahuasca experience. The staff was beyond incredible, they really went above and beyond to make your experience amazing. I have already recommended this retreat to my community and I am so excited for anyone making the decision to be a part of such an incredible healing retreat.
Roger M
Roger M
May 21st-31st, 2023 \ Ayahuasca and Master Plant Dieta | Jun 7, 2023
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Aya healing retreat was everything and more. In addition to the 5 ceremonies, we did a plant dieta, saunas, love baths, and body work by Teo. The entire staff was amazing. Don Miguel was a wonderful and joyous leader and the facilitators Kris and Lara were AMAZING as well. They were so supportive the entire time. Especially during ceremony when you need help in any way. EVERY meal was amazing and delicious. But most importantly, I received so much clarity with my intentions and was able to connect with God which was one of my intentions.
Todd M
Todd M
May 4th-14th, 2023 | Ayahuasca and Master Plant Dieta | May 17, 2023
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I received so much more from the retreat and the individuals participating in the care that I ever anticipated. The love and grace with which everyone operated was so refreshing. This was a remarkably Human Experience for me. I was able to reconnect with parts of myself that I lost over time. I'm very very satisfied. Don Miguel Teo Lara and Cristina along with the entire support staff made my experience memorable and once in a lifetime extraordinary.
Debbie B
Debbie B
May 4th-14th, 2023 | Ayahuasca and Master Plant Dieta | May 17, 2023
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Wow what a life changing experience. I can not recommend this retreat centre highly enough. The wisdom that Mastero Don Miguel brings is next level and Teo the medicine man was incredible in changing my physical body. The facilitators Kris and Lara with all their experiences made this transformation way easier for me and really helped me through some tricky stuff. The whole staff were so kind and accommodating. The accommodation is very clean and comfortable making my jungle experience such an enjoyable one. This whole experience was very authentic and real. Thank you Aya healing retreat for changing my life through ur support and wisdom
Karen H
Karen H
May 4th-14th, 2023 | Ayahuasca and Master Plant Dieta | May 17, 2023
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Life changing! We were very well taken care, so much nurturing and support. They give personal care to each participant! Don Miguel is so incredible, so powerfully connected spiritually, such a beautiful caring person. I cannot say enough good things about this retreat center! Food was great, tambo’s (cabin) and beds were comfortable.
Elisa H
Elisa H
Apr 17th - 27th, 2023 | NOYA RAO DIETA & YOGA RETREAT | May 07, 2023
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I really felt seen & heard, and safe to share any needs, problems, doubts, etc. Mama Juanita, la curandera was / is phenomenal! I felt incredibly blessed and grateful to have had her on the retreat. What a powerhouse full of wisdom. To sum it up: an absolutely amazing place with the best support system one can ask for on such a journey! Thank you - muchas gracias - irakè! Highly highly recommend Aya Healing! I will be back 🙂
Alison F
Alison F
Jan 18th-28th, 2023 | Ayahuasca and Master Plant Dieta | Feb 07, 2023
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What I loved the most about my Aya retreat was that it was a full service. I truly felt this was much more than just a 5 x Ayahuasca ceremony. Thanks to Teo and Don Miguel I not only fixed underlying medical/physical conditions that modern médecine couldn’t fix. I also felt very safe (environment, people, center) to explore Ayahuasca and other plant medicines for the first time in my life. At Aya healing center you will feel 100% supported, respected and free of jugement. What a magical, safe, healing paradise. I 100% recommend.
Jonathan H
Jonathan H
February 06th-16th, 2023 | Ayahuasca and Master Plant Dieta | Feb 25, 2023
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Amazing!! I was surprised at how much work/treatment was done outside of ceremonies and how much was offered. I would recommend this retreat to everyone who is looking to heal or explore ones mental heath. I know I will return eventually. Thank you at Ayahealing
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Immersion in authentic tradition is at the heart of our work

Our retreats focus on education in the shamanic traditions of the Peruvian healers with classes and workshops on Icaros, Master Plants, and a variety of plant treatments. We are rooted in ancient traditions and we provide a fully immersive experience that includes much more than simply Ayahuasca plant medicine!

The holistic approach of traditional shamanic natural medicine is not only centered on Ayahuasca but also on personalized plant treatments.

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Our noya rao women's Retreat Prices

14-Day Noya Rao Dieta + Women Retreat

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$ 3500
  • 14 Days Private Accomodation, 2-3 Meals Per Day at El Encanto De Chullachaqui
  • 5 Ayahuasca Ceremonies & Master Plant Dieta
  • Plant Baths, Icaros, Sacred Tobacco, Sound Healing
  • World Class Safety Standards & Integration
  • 10+ Exercises to Connect With the Divine Feminine

Interested in our payment plan options? Speak to our program coordinator today or email info@ayahealingretreats.com

* Prices are in USD.

Adelina Profile

Post Retreat Support

Following your Women’s Retreat, you will receive one individual 1 hour support session with our integration specialist. The sessions will be scheduled at 1 month post retreat will be delivered by Adelina Vaughn. These sessions will offer you the opportunity to discuss your sacred medicine experiences, including any visions you may have witnessed and to work through tangible solutions to any real-world problems you are facing that are preventing you from fully integrating this work.

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Kris

Facilitator

Kris has been living for seven years in the Peruvian Amazon. Originally from Barcelona, she followed a calling to be of service to the indigenous elders. As soon as she arrived, Kris deeply immersed herself in the traditional knowledge of the rainforest.

She was an on-site facilitator and administrator for an Ayahuasca retreat center for five years. Her role enabled Kris to work closely with Ayahuasca and other plant medicines, facilitating Ayahuasca retreats and plant medicine dietas. She helped participants integrate and process their experiences and made sure the retreats ran smoothly.

For the past six years, Kris has forged a deep and very close relationship with the Matses tribe, who initiated and taught her how to work traditionally with Kambo.
During her time in the rainforest, Kris has worked and collaborated with many powerful curanderos from different lineages and tribes, giving her a broad depth of knowledge about Amazonian plant medicines.

Those experiences ignited a passionate love for Amazonian herbalism, and she has dived deep into plant medicine alchemy for the past seven years.

Kris currently works at Aya Healing Retreats, facilitating the groups and establishing a deep connection with the local Shipibo community.
She also offers Amazonian Herbalism training courses and has started her apothecary creating pure essences from these Amazonian plants and Master Plants.

Kris is a solid bridge keeper between the indigenous cultures and practices of the Amazon, and the West, bringing a unique perspective from her direct experience.
Kris is a strong jungle medicine woman with a kind heart that is always ready to help those in need; she is a faithful caretaker of the forest and the indigenous traditions.

Maestra Juanita

also known as Isa Yaka- Little Bird

Maestra Juana was born into the Shipibo community of Pahoyan, one of the most powerful Shipibo healing lineages in the Peruvian Amazon. She is around 60 years old, however her exact age is unknown.She has been studying for more than 35 years under Maestra Manuela, Papa Gilberto and Papa Bejamin, who are all members of the highly-respected curandero family, the Mahua family. Juana began her dieta on the mythical Amazonian tree Noya Rao when she was just 20 years old and has dedicated her life to the path of healing ever since. Juana is also very learned in the workings of the human body, possessing an excellent knowledge of the bones and skeletal system. Juana specialises in bone massage and will be available on the Noya Rao retreat to provide our guests with this unique healing experience. We are delighted to have Juana’s expertise, depth of wisdom and fun loving spirit with us on the Noya Rao retreat.

Adelina Vaughn

Women’s retreat Lead Facilitator

Adelina Profile

Born in the United States, Adelina began her healing path at the young age of 5 with deep initiations through the womb. Modern-day medicine saved her life and would later unfold her dharma. Rooted in her Native American and Italian heritage, she began communing with the dreamworld and spirits in her early teens. She has always felt deeply guided by her ancestors. In 2011, Adelina graduated from university with a Bachelor’s in Human Behavior and Health Education, intending to attend medical school. She instead enrolled in Massage School and now specializes in modalities such as Polarity, Neuromuscular Therapy, and Trauma Bodywork. Shortly after, she was then guided to Peru and received her 200 RYT in the Sacred Valley in 2015. On this trip, she met the Ancient Mother, Ayahuasca, which changed the course of her life path.

She received many instructions from this plant teacher and shared deep prayers of gratitude. Following the call, Adelina traveled to the sacred lands of Mount Shasta to complete her facilitation certification in Clarity Breathwork. The sacred medicine continued to speak with her in dreams until she met with her again and full trust of this path was born. She has spent the past 3 years assisting in circles and helping in ceremonies. After holding space for so many, she began to realize the importance of grounded integration while working with such intelligent plant allies. This led to an in-depth focus on somatic studies, attachment theory, non-violent communication, and mind-body practices. Coming from a bloodline of addiction and sexual trauma, a lot came to surface while studying. She returned to the amazon to sit with Maestra Juanita and the Master Plant Noya Rao at AYA Healing Retreat Center in 2019 – where her respect for this path deepened even more.

Adelina is now focused on supporting people as they move through their traumas, addictions, ancestral conditions, and unaligned habits. She travels creating sacred spaces through sound healing, dance, breath-work, and somatic body awareness to help reprogram the subconscious. She is fully committed to helping people prepare and integrate their experiences with these ancient plants. Forever a student, she bows in deep gratitude to these sacred medicines and the lineages that hold them in protection.

For more about Adelina:  www.adelinavaughn.com

“Through the heart, all can be healed” 

Application

Our comprehensive screening questionnaire has been developed in partnership with the International Centre for Ethnobotanical Education, Research and Service (ICEERS). Please take your time to answer it as honestly and with as much detail as possible. This information will remain strictly confidential and will only be used to assess your suitability for a place on retreat with AYA Healing Retreats and keep you safe

Please remember that the purpose of this screening questionnaire is to determine whether plant medicine healing is suitable for you…not whether you are suitable for plant medicine healing. Plant medicines are tools, like any other healing modality and like other tools for healing experiencing them entails certain risks. We need to make sure that our plant medicines will not compromise your wellbeing or harm you in any way before we allow you to begin your healing journey with us. In short, we care about your safety and we need to do what we can to ensure that during your time with us you are not at risk of harm. Plant medicines can be dangerous if the plants are not the right fit for the individual. Your answers to this questionnaire will help us to determine whether the plants we intend to use are going to help, rather than harm you

Improvements, Pricing Changes, and What’s On The Horizon For AYA Healing Retreats

While living mindfully in the present, we are always excited for the future and we have much in store for the coming year. Among other upgrades to better serve our guests, we will be:

  • adding new staff at the center that offer even better cleaning and laundry services
  • increasing the breadth and depth of training undertaken by our facilitators
  • offering more in-depth one-on-one preparation sessions to all of our guests, in addition to integration sessions
  • implementing a new water filtration for healthy, alkaline, antioxidant drinking water rich in minerals and purged of impurities.
  • purchasing additional medical equipment and continued medical training of staff for the safety of all, both here and in our community

Part of our improvement plans include raising our prices starting in 2024 to support our continuing efforts in improving everything that we do. With that said, we will always do our best to keep our prices attainable and within reach for as many people as possible, and we will also offer the possibility of discounts in a few different ways:

  • Earlybird discounts when you book your retreat in advance
  • Deep discounts for return attendees
  • Deep discounts for residents of Central and South America

We will continue to provide payment plans for all of our retreats, please contact us at info@ayahealingretreats.com to discuss options.

We are committed to prioritizing the quality of our retreats, giving you the most personalized and authentic experience possible, and caring for the health, safety, comfort and well-being of everyone who comes to AYA Healing Retreats.

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Don Miguel

Shipibo Curandero

AKA Senen Yoi - 'Speaking the Truth'

Don Miguel was born into a Shipibo community called Roaboya on the River Ucayali. When Don Miguel was a child, Angel Sanchez Vargas, his grandfather was the community’s curandero. Vargas was an expert in sacred plant medicines and was frequently called upon to heal and share his spiritual wisdom with members of Roaboya. The school built some years later was named after Vargas and Roaboya went on to be recognised as the first indigenous community 114 years ago. Don Miguel grew up surrounded by the Shipibo wisdom and possess intimate knowledge of the sacred plant medicines. At a very young age he began his apprenticeship as a curandero through plant dietas under the supportive guidance of his grandfather. Miguel is also a trained literature professor and thoroughly enjoys teaching the Shipibo language and culture. Since 2012, Don Miguel has spent the bulk of his time leading lectures, workshops, initiation courses and retreats. Don Miguel will lead our Ayahuasca ceremonies, circle discussions and be available for personal consultations whilst on retreat.

Application

Our comprehensive screening questionnaire has been developed in partnership with the International Centre for Ethnobotanical Education, Research and Service (ICEERS). Please take your time to answer it as honestly and with as much detail as possible. This information will remain strictly confidential and will only be used to assess your suitability for a place on retreat with AYA Healing Retreats and keep you safe

Please remember that the purpose of this screening questionnaire is to determine whether plant medicine healing is suitable for you…not whether you are suitable for plant medicine healing. Plant medicines are tools, like any other healing modality and like other tools for healing experiencing them entails certain risks. We need to make sure that our plant medicines will not compromise your wellbeing or harm you in any way before we allow you to begin your healing journey with us. In short, we care about your safety and we need to do what we can to ensure that during your time with us you are not at risk of harm. Plant medicines can be dangerous if the plants are not the right fit for the individual. Your answers to this questionnaire will help us to determine whether the plants we intend to use are going to help, rather than harm you