Our 11 day ayahuasca retreats include 5 ceremonies spread out every other day, and start at $1650. Your investment also includes a master plant dieta, a personalized consultation with Don Miguel, plant vapour baths, transportation from Iquitos, accomodation, and much more. Some of our other retreats which include yoga classes or sound healing are priced at $1850 or if the retreat is outside of Peru then the price will reflect our increased costs.
According to a survey from the Global Ayahuasca Project, 85% of people go on to make a profound life change after undergoing an ayahuasca ceremony. However, we believe in order to get the full benefit you must go into your ayahuasca experience with the right preparation, intention, and integration.
The Amazonian jungle is the most common place to take ayahuasca, the plant grows natively here, and has been consumed by local tribes for generations in sacred tradition.
There is definitely something to be said about being close to the home and origin of the medicine. Iquitos is probably the most popular hub, with many retreats located within short distance of the city. Other options in Peru include Puerto Maldonado, Pucallpa, and Tarapoto.
Whichever country or city you decide to endeavour in an ayahuasca retreat, be sure to do thorough research to find ethical providers with high safety standards and integration practices.
Ayahuasca has shown promising results in the treatment of depression. Ayahuasca is known to increase assertiveness, energy, positivity and confidence in a person. A single ayahuasca trip may not cure a person in one fell swoop, but it could help them turn a corner and improve their chances in their recovery.
When administered in a controlled environment, Ayahuasca has been shown in recent research to help lift severe depression. A study published in Psychological Medicine found “significant antidepressant effects of ayahuasca” in 29 patients with treatment-resistant depression.
We have retreat centers located around the world. Our main hub is El Encanto De Chullachaqui, located just outside of Iquitos, Peru.
Yes. Whilst on retreat, you will be able to share your thoughts, feelings, and experiences with the AYA Healing Retreats facilitators and the other retreat participants when we have dedicated circle discussion the morning after each Ayahuasca ceremony. These circle discussions are invaluable in helping you to process your experiences of Ayahuasca and Noya Rao. We therefore strongly encourage all participants to attend and to share honestly.
There will also be dedicated time set aside on each day of the retreat for you to speak individually with one of our experienced facilitators. It’s important to note that this is not a therapy session, but rather an opportunity for you to talk through your experience of the sacred plant medicines. We find that these sessions often help participants to gain the clarity necessary to recognize what needs to be let go of and the courage to leave behind what’s no longer serving them.
Yes. You are expected to refrain from using your mobile phone to text, call, email and access social media apps for the duration of the retreat. We encourage all participants to take care of all urgent matters prior to commencing their retreat. You will be expected to abstain from using your devices from the second day of retreat until the morning of the final day.
We receive this question often.
For some people one Ayahuasca session is enough to remedy significant trauma and promote life-altering healing. For others it is many more.
Most experienced curanderos suggest at least four sessions with sufficient time for integration between ceremonies. Working with sacred plant medicines can be taxing on the body – there is often a lot of purging (vomiting and diarrhea) that takes place. You will want to make sure that the retreat you are considering booking with allows for adequate space between Ayahuasca ceremonies for you to rest and recover the body as well as the mind.
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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