Ayahuasca/Yagé retreats, San Pedro, shamanic diet apprenticeship

Butterfly in Pilpintuwasi Endangered Jungle Animals Sanctuary, Iquitos, Peru

Butterfly in Pilpintuwasi endangered jungle animals sanctuary, near Iquitos (Peru). Photo: Andrey Emelyanov

What the caterpillar calls the end, the rest of the world calls a butterfly.

Lao Tzu

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Download our FREE PDFs for the shamanic diet programmes in the Peruvian Amazon:

• “SHAMANIC PLANT DIETA APPRENTICESHIP” retreat (3 Months/91 Days)

• “SHAMANIC DIETA WITH MASTER TREES” (45 Days)

• “SHAMANIC PLANT DIETA WITH TOÈ” (31 Days)

 

Ayahuasca ceremony with master shaman Don Armando in our centre in the Peruvian Amazon

Ayahuasca ceremony with master shaman Don Armando in our centre in the Peruvian Amazon, near Iquitos.

Ayahuasca, San Pedro & Shamanic Dieta Retreats In the Peruvian Amazon

OUR MAGICAL AYAHUASCA, SAN PEDRO AND PLANT DIETA/SHAMANIC APPRENTICESHIP RETREATS IN PERU HAVE NOW REOPEN AND WE ARE TAKING RESERVATIONS. For any inquiry related to our retreats in PERU please contact us. For essential advice, important information and resources for travel to Peru and Colombia, and Covid-19 related travel health protocols and entry restrictions, please visit our dedicated page here (registered users only).

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Daytime Ayahuasca cerrmony with Don Armando in the open jungle, by a most ancient Suni ayahuasca grandmother vine, believed to be over four centuries old!

Daytime Ayahuasca ceremony with Don Armando in the open jungle, by a most ancient Suni ayahuasca grandmother vine, believed to be over four centuries old!

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Download our FREE PDFs for the shamanic diet programmes in the Peruvian Amazon:

• “SHAMANIC PLANT DIETA APPRENTICESHIP” retreat (3 Months/91 Days)

• “SHAMANIC DIETA WITH MASTER TREES” (45 Days)

• “SHAMANIC PLANT DIETA WITH TOÈ” (31 Days)

In Peru, we offer…

Intensive Ayahuasca retreat, shamanic healing plant diet and shamanic dieta apprenticeship, under the expert guidance of our Palero master shamans, in our private rainforest, near the Allpahuayo Mishana natural reserve (close to Iquitos), in the heart of the PERUVIAN AMAZON. Our centre is open – with retreats usually ongoing – ALL year round, including the Easter and New Year period. We also offer private shamanic dieta retreats, as well as private Ayahuasca and San Pedro retreats, subject to availability.

Fully immerse yourself in the magical world of Ayahuasca, Camalonga (Thevetia peruviana, traditionally used by Vegetalistas and Curanderos in Peru, for divination), and other Amazonian shamanic plant medicines like Toé (Brugmansia sp., mainly used by shamans to dramatically enhance the power of vision and divination), Mapacho (Nicotiana tabacum, for cleansing and protection), Cacao (Theobroma cacao), Chagropanga/Huambisa chacruna (Diplopterys cabrerana, also known by the vernacular name of Chaliponga) and thirty-five different varieties of powerful Master Trees (Palos Maestros) and vines (including the famed Huarmi renaco, the “vine of love”).

 

Don Armando harvesting the leaves of the powerful Puma chacruna plant to use as admixture to the Ayahuasca brew

Don Armando collecting in a remote jungle location the leaves of the powerful Puma chacruna teacher plant, to use as admixture to the Ayahuasca brew he prepares.

 

Experience – at least once in the course of your retreat in the Peruvian Amazon with us – Ayahuasca brewed with the rare and very powerful Puma Chacruna plant teacher, the magical plant whose mother spirit appears in vision in the guise of a giant roaring Puma, or as a giant black panther.

 

The leaves of the powerful Puma Chacruna plant, used as admixture to the Ayahuasca brew prepared by Don Armando

The leaves of the powerful Puma Chacruna plant, used as admixture to the Ayahuasca brew prepared by Don Armando.

 

Harvest with the shaman the Chaliponga (Diplopterys cabrerana) in the rainforest surrounding our centre, and actively participate in the preparation of the Ayahuasca brew. Learn how to sing icaros, how to prepare Ayahuasca and how to conduct ceremonies (long term shamanic apprenticeship only). Take part to the Fire meditation ritual (as part of the shamanic diet)…Embark in a mini jungle expedition to go on pilgrimage with the shaman to pay homage and respect to the magical Lupuna blanca and Puca lupuna master trees… And much more!

 

Shamanic ritual with the Puca Lupuna master tree, in the Peruvian Amazon jungle, with Don Armando

Shamanic ritual with the Puca Lupuna master tree, in the Peruvian Amazon jungle, with Don Armando.

 

No other retreat venue in the Peruvian Amazon offers the wealth of ceremonies with plant teachers one may experience in our Ayahuasca retreat, and nowhere else one may do the shamanic apprenticeship via the plant teachers dieta, taking our most powerful ever ultra-concentrated brew prepared by Don Armando with thirty-five different types of master trees and vines, plus Coca leaves, organic black jungle tobacco and the bark of the Cacao tree!

Integrate your Ayahuasca, shamanic plant dieta and shamanic apprenticeship retreat with a San Pedro (Huachuma) ceremony, the legendary “cactus of the Four Winds“, or else, complement it with a fully fledged San Pedro retreat.

Booking deadlines: At least 30 days (ahead of your retreat start date) for the Ayahuasca & San Pedro retreats. And at least 50 days for the shamanic dieta/apprenticeship and for group bookings (6-11 participants). For the cost of our 1-13 weeks retreats in PERU please visit the payment page here. To initiate your reservation for the retreat in PERU please visit the booking information page here or else, if you already know how to do it, please contact us for availability in the dates you wish to come.

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In a nutshell, you may choose to take part to a:

  • Ayahuasca retreat: Very intensive, 8-22 days (7-21 nights) long. FIVE Ayahuasca ceremonies – plus one Toé (Brugmansia sp.) & one Camalonga (Thevetia peruviana) ceremony, and two rituals of spiritual purification – per week.
  • San Pedro (Huachuma) ceremony, to complement your shamanic retreat with us – whether Ayahuasca, plant dieta, or shamanic apprenticeship retreat (subject to availability).
  • San Pedro retreat: 8 days/7 nights long. FOUR San Pedro, two Ayahuasca, one Camalonga and one Toé ceremonies (subject to availability).
  • Shamanic plant diet tester/pre-dieta retreat: 8+ days; typically THREE Ayahuasca ceremonies, three Toé and two Camalonga dream rituals, per week.
  • Shamanic dieta with the magical Toé (Brugmansia) plant teacher: 10-61 days long (the standard programme is made of 31 days/30 nights).
  • Shamanic dieta with the Coca plant, Erythroxylum coca (8-31 days), to enhance the power of vision.
  • Shamanic diet with the plant teacher Camalonga: 30-91 days long; THREE Ayahuasca, three Toé and two Camalonga dream rituals, per week.
  • Shamanic diet with Master trees: Cycles of 45 days each; THREE Ayahuasca ceremonies, three Toé and two Camalonga rituals, per week. Drink ceremonially a special, ultra-concentrated, powerful brew prepared by our Palero shaman with twenty-eight different varieties of powerful Master trees.
  • Shamanic apprenticeship via the plant teachers diet/dieta: Cycles of 13 weeks each; THREE Ayahuasca ceremonies, three Toé and two Camalonga rituals per week. Drink ceremonially, every 45 days, an ultra-concentrated, powerful, brew prepared by our master palero shaman with twenty-eight types of sacred Master trees.

All the above also include:

  • Shamanic rituals with a giant grandmother Suni ayahuasca vine, growing wild in the rainforest surrounding our centre and believed to be four hundreds years old!
  • Shamanic rituals with sacred master trees, in the jungle.
  • Private consultation with the shaman.
  • Rituals of spiritual purification (include smudging with Palo Santo – the Holy Tree – and other Amazonian cleansing herbs).
  • Shamanic cleansing and flourishing baths with plant teachers.
  • Courtesy onsite interpreter/facilitator English-Spanish.
  • Full lodging in private bungalow or cabin.
  • Ayahuasca/dieta compatible food.
  • Airport – or Hotel – pick-up in Iquitos.
  • Transfer back to the airport or your Hotel in Iquitos, at the end of the retreat in the jungle.

Please kindly note that at the present we DO NOT offer:

  • One off Ayahuasca/Yagé or San Pedro ceremonies on their own, outside the context of the retreat.
  • Ayahuasca, San Pedro or plant diet retreats shorter than 8 days in length.

Distant consultations with the shaman in Peru have also resumed. Although we have published a standard cost – which includes a divination session during an Ayahuasca ceremony – this may vary depending on the complexity of your case, and on how many Ayahuasca divinatory sessions may be required to get a final response.

Giant Suni ayahuasca vine, growing wild in the jungle surrounding our retreat centre in the Amazon rainforest of Peru, near Iquitos

Spectacular Suni ayahuasca vine (“Black ayahuasca”), growing wild in the jungle surrounding our retreat centre, in the Peruvian Amazon rainforest.

Complement your Ayahuasca retreat in Peru with private Amazon river boat trips visiting Pilpintuwasi, a local Yagua native community, and be in awe in front of the giant Lupuna blanca master tree, the emperor of all master plants and trees of the Amazon rainforest… And a lot more! Please contact us for more info re. dates and availability. Allow 1 extra day – either at the beginning or at the end of your retreat – to fit-in the jungle trip as well, if doing any type of plant teachers dieta. No price difference for the different types of retreat we offer, exception made for the San Pedro retreat. For prices and payment, please go here. To book your place, follow this link. Or else, learn more here…

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In Colombia…

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Sacred Yagé ceremony with Taita Gabino, in our Finca in Putumayo (Colombia). Photo: G. Simboni' © El Mundo Magico

Sacred Yagé ceremony with Taita Bonifacio Gabino, in our Finca, in Putumayo (Colombia). Photo: G. Simboni’ © El Mundo Magico

In the COLOMBIAN AMAZON we offer our intensive Spirit of Yagé (Ayahuasca) retreats, 8 days to 4 weeks in length – with four all-night Yagé rituals per week – with master shaman Taita Bonifacio Gabino Garreta (who belongs to the lineage of Taita Querubin Queta Alvarado, highest spiritual authority of the Kofán people), from the Inga indigenous group of Putumayo.

However, we are currently unable to confirm retreat dates in Colombia, until at least December 2021/January 2022. If you wish to be informed about the resuming of our Yagé retreats, please contact us and we will notify you when this time will come. Strictly advance booking only (you must also specify precisely beforehand your intended retreat dates). Subject to availability, our Yagé retreats are ongoing, all year round, and are suitable to individual participants, couples, or small groups, whether absolute beginners, senior apprentices, or accomplished shamanic healers alike! Watch here on YouTube a magical Yagé journey of healing, learning, knowledge and discovery, with Taita Bonifacio, in the remote wilderness of southern Colombia. Our Taita is one of the few shamans who still prepares a very concentrated, powerful, cream-like Ayahuasca, known in Spanish as “Miel de Yagé” (Ayahuasca honey), cooked over a traditional wood-fire, continuously, for over 35 hours.

If you are interested in experiencing the “Miel de Yagé” (Ayahuasca honey) whilst we have no availability for the retreat in Colombia, we may offer you a similar experience in Peru, with either Maestro Ronel, from the Shipibo-Konibo indigenous group of the Amazon, or with Don Armando, our most senior shaman in Peru.

Participants must be in good physical, mental and emotional conditions suitable to the activities contemplated in the Yagé or Ayahuasca retreat. Please familiarize yourself with our Ayahuasca & health and safety information page and carefully read the information provided here, before contacting us. Private retreat options available. For the cost of our retreats in COLOMBIA (1-4 weeks) please visit our payment page here.

Yagé retreat booking deadlines (subject to the retreat resuming and reopening):

30 days (ahead of your retreat start date) for individual (1-5) participants (Yagé retreat, Taita Bonifacio)

50 days, for groups of 6-11 participants, members of the same party (Yagé retreat, Taita Bonifacio).

 

Shamanic Plant Dieta in Peru: FREE PDFs Downloads

Download our FREE PDFs for the shamanic diet programmes in the Peruvian Amazon:

• “SHAMANIC PLANT DIETA APPRENTICESHIP” retreat (3 Months/91 Days)

• “SHAMANIC DIETA WITH MASTER TREES” (45 Days)

• “SHAMANIC PLANT DIETA WITH TOÈ” (31 Days)

Don Ruperto whispering an icaro to the Ayahuasca medicine at the beginning of the ceremony

Whispering an icaro to the Ayahuasca medicine, at the beginning of a ceremony, in the Amazon jungle.

Icaros

ICAROS DIGITAL DOWNLOAD & SHIPIBO ICAROS CD

Download our beautiful icaros songs collection, featuring also legendary Maestro Don Julio Llerena Pinedo & order our magical Shipibos icaros CD. Sit back, close your eyes, and enjoy journeying on the notes of those rare, magical, healing songs, all recorded live during traditional Ayahuasca ceremonies with senior master shamans of the Peruvian Amazon rainforest.

Quoting Confucius, we may say that at the end of this all:

THE JOURNEY IS THE REWARD“!