Aya Healing Retreats



In this unique Ayahuasca retreat, you will be offered the opportunity to open and connect to your voice within the context of the Noya Rao Dieta and with Ayahuasca in ceremony. With the support of a renowned musician and vocal artist, our voices will be used in songs and in the exploration of sound and vibration.

Too many of us have been made to believe that our voices aren’t good enough and that we shouldn’t sing. This is your opportunity to release old beliefs about your voice and to mindfully and heartfully move through the fear that tightens and restricts.

In the West, we might recall being encouraged to sing as children, only later be told as teenagers and adults that we can’t and shouldn’t sing. The want to express ourselves through song may be compelling, but the shame we feel for not being particularly “good” can override our ability to express ourselves authentically. Which is disheartening given song is one of the most powerful and decidedly simple means to transmute old ways of being and connect with spirit.

In the Shipibo culture, the practice of dieting with Master Plants requires that we become attuned and receptive to a common language shared between ourselves and the plants: song. Song forms a kind of energetic alliance whereby over time, the spirit of a plant will gift the student with a melody. This melody becomes the means through which the student connects with the plant spirit. Gratitude, love, appreciation and requests for guidance and wisdom all come to be expressed by the student through song. This unique melodic friendship is at the heart of the Shipibo tradition.

To support you in preparing to form your own unique friendship through song with a plant spirit, we will provide daily classes in breathwork and chanting. We will also guide you through exercises to loosen and warm up the vocal cords as we explore improvisation together. No prior singing experience is necessary to participate.

Your Experience

What to expect on your retreat?

Your Experience

What to expect on your retreat?

The Dieta

  • 5 fully supervised curated Ayahuasca Ceremonies
  • Your Noya Rao Dieta
  • Intimate group setting
  • Personalized consultations and  treatment from Maestra Juana
  • Daily vocal classes & chanting by Lindsey Wise
  • Kirtan workshop
  • Daily meditation


  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner (2 meals on ceremony days)
  • 11-Days in a private room or in  jungle bungalow (a Tambo)
  • Washing and laundering of clothing
  • Transportation from Iquitos (and back)


  • Purifying flower and plants 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
  • Powerful bone massage by Maestra Juana (on a small fee)


  • Dedicated Integration Groups with time for sharing
  • Integration workshop
  • Facilitators trained in Trauma Informed Plant Medicine Facilitation 
  • 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


Whilst on retreat we will enjoy three superb meals per day, freshly prepared. On the days of our Ayahuasca ceremonies, we will restrict this to 2 meals, the last one is not to be eaten after 2pm. All meals are prepared with the best local ingredients and will be mostly vegetarian with the occasional river fish and organic chicken. Please let us know if you have special dietary needs.

All meals will be free from: Sugar, Oil, Salt, Pork, Alcohol, Red Meat

You will also be expected to refrain from communicating via phone, text, and email for the duration of the retreat.

Noya Rao and Sound

Noya Rao which is otherwise known as “The Tree of Light” or “Camino a la Verdad” – The Path of Truth is a mythical plant, of which there are only three in the entire Amazon Basin. Noya Rao has belonged to and been used in sacred ceremony by the Mahua Shipibo traditions for centuries. Noya Rao is known for its capacity to activate intuition in the dietero(a), promote mental clarity and to increase one’s capacity for organized thought. Coupling a Master Plant Dieta with singing heightens Noya Rao’s capacity to promote profound healing and to reveal important insights to the dietero (a)


Receive the deep healing you deserve

Nestled along the Amazon river lies El encanto de Chullachaqui, our retreat center, where you will find a tranquil setting which inspires change, facilitates healing, and will help you realize your full potential

Legendary Shipibo Healers, Caring Facilitators

Meet the team

Maestra Juana

Elio Geusa

One in a Million

There are only 5 known matured Noya Rao trees (and one “baby”) in existence. We are very excited and deeply grateful to be able to offer access to these magnificent natural wonders. The Noya Rao trees glow in the moonlight and possess a unique energy and capacity for deep healing. 

Words of Gratitude

Embark on your journey

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

Optional Upgrades

11-Day Noya Rao Dieta + Voice Retreat

You're Almost There
$ 1850
  • 11 Days Accomodation, 2-3 Meals Per Day
  • Daily Vocal classes and Chanting
  • 5 Ayahuasca Ceremonies
  • Plant Baths, Icaros, Sacred Tobacco
  • World Class Safety Standards
  • 1 on 1 Post Retreat Integration Session
Atira Tan Portrait Photo

Post Retreat Support

Following your Noya Rao Voice 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 Atira Tan (MA Art Therapy Dip Transpersonal Art Therapy, SEP). Atira has over 13 years’ experience working in trauma recovery and is deeply passionate about the transformative potential of sacred plant medicines. In your integration sessions, you can expect to be listened to with compassion by a dedicated professional that has experienced sacred plant medicine herself. Atira will guide you using Somatic ExperiencingTM principles, helping you to locate within you the resources and wisdom needed to preserve with your healing journey. 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.