The ritual of spiritual purification is an ancestral practice which is now offered as a standard to all retreat participants staying for at least a week or longer. This ceremony has been practised by shamans, since immemorial time, as the name itself suggests, for spiritual purification.
The ritual is usually done in the afternoon, with the shaman blowing jungle tobacco smoke over his patient or apprentice whilst moving around him/her, singing softly whispered icaros. Afterwards, the participant has his/her forefront rubbed with shamanic colognes prepared with teacher plants/trees (rainforest flowers, Remocaspi, Chullachaki caspi, or Ayahuasca, among others). Other shamans prefer to smudge the body of their patient/apprentice with Palo Santo smoke, but Mapacho smudging and cologne smearing are more frequently adopted.
Read more on the origins of this ritual.