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Ayahuasca Retreat in Peru for Two Weeks


ayahuasca retreat in peruAyahuasca retreat in Peru for 2 weeks – this program provides a chance to turn the corner on life’s path and begin to head in a new direction. Retreat participants spend a total of 12 days at the Ayahuasca Foundation’s Riosbo Retreat Center (plus 2 days in Iquitos) and attend 6 ayahuasca ceremonies led by the Shipibo curandero and the assistant healers. In addition to the ayahuasca ceremonies, participants also receive a wide variety of plant treatments that cleanse the mind, body, and spirit, as well as remedies specific to their afflictions.

This ayahuasca retreat is not just for healing physical, mental, and emotional problems, it is also a great way to explore the self and understand the true nature of reality. The Shipibo plant medicine tradition employed during this retreat allows participants to take greater control of their lives, their thoughts, their actions, and their overall health. The unique qualities of the ayahuasca ceremonies provide participants with the opportunity to play an active role in the healing process, confronting their negativity, past traumas, or possible roots of their illnesses. The plant treatments further enhance this process, working to boost the immune system, balance the digestive system, purify the nervous system, cleanse the circulatory system, and heal the emotional body. The treatment addresses every level of existence and allows participants to personally realize the path to their health and happiness.

Further counseling is provided after the retreat to assist with the challenges of integration upon return. During the retreats, participants receive medicinal plant remedies, purgatives, baths in plant preparations, vapor baths, smoke baths, massage therapy, inhalants, and counseling, in addition to the ceremonies. The assistant healers explain each aspect of the healing process so that participants understand how they can better take part in their own healing. The ayahuasca ceremonies provide the ultimate opportunity to do just that, as well as give the curandero the assistance of the plant spirits, angels and saints, and God. Ultimately, it is not the curandero who heals, it is the motivating principle within all life, or God, working through the healer, the plants, and the spirit.

Ayahuasca Foundation plant dieta with Noya raoNoya Rao Dieta

During this retreat, participants have the opportunity to do a plant dieta with a tremendous powerful master plant called Noya Rao.  It is a bioluminescent tree that literally produces light from within.  The spirit of this tree is a profound teacher who seeks to guide you to finding and shining your own light within.  Doing a plant dieta is an incredible opportunity, especially with a plant as rare and special as Noya Rao.  It is very rewarding, but also requires a greater commitment, which will be discussed thoroughly prior to deciding to accept the opportunity and do the dieta.  If you are unfamiliar with what a plant dieta is, please read this article about plant dietas.  If a retreat participant requires extensive treatment, it may be recommended that they do not do the dieta.

Additional Offerings

Ayahuasca Foundation ayahuasca retreats and courses in peru additional activitiesIn addition to the healing work, every retreat participant will also have the opportunity to learn about the science of healing being used by the curandero during their stay. Participants will take part in several workshops demonstrating the various techniques and methods of using medicinal plants to treat illnesses. Not only will the healing take place, but also a great deal of education in the indigenous healing traditions of the Amazon Rainforest. By teaching the tradition during the treatment, the treatment is enhanced, and the knowledge will be a great aid to each participant when returning home. The Assistant Healers will also lead additional activities like yoga, meditation, sharing circles, therapy workshops, and fun games.  These complementary practices help to enhance the power and healing potential of the ayahuasca and plant medicine tradition.

After twelve days in the jungle, six ayahuasca ceremonies, and a variety of healing remedies and treatments, participants return to Iquitos with a new lease on life, having turned the corner on their problems and found the path leading to their complete health and happiness. It may take more time to achieve this, so more medicine will be available to bring back home and continue treatment, if necessary. Once participants return to Iquitos, they will have time to decompress and process their experiences in the jungle, and to enjoy the beauty and culture of the Amazon Rainforest. Our staff will assist with travel plans, shopping trips, advice, and anything else we can provide to make the experience more beneficial.  We continue to stay in contact with all of our retreat participants via email and social media to provide further support and guidance after the retreat.

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Cost of the Two Week Retreat: US$2250

The $2250 price includes:


Pre-program counseling session with AyaHelp.com
Gain insights into how best to prepare for the experience
Airport pickup
You’ll be met at the Iquitos airport and brought to the hotel
Accommodations for two nights at a hotel in Iquitos
For the first and last nights of the retreat – hotel has wi-fi
3 meals in Iquitos – dinner, lunch, and breakfast
The first night and the last night are spent in Iquitos
Accommodations for 11 nights at the Retreat Center
Screened in rooms with private bathrooms and electricity
Transportation to and from the Retreat Center
Air conditioned bus (1hr) and an amazing boat ride (1hr)
At least two meals a day, following a healing diet
Fruit, vegetables, quinoa, lentils, grilled fish, eggs, etc.
Translation of entire program when needed
Assistants also add their own experiences and teachings
Access to the Assistants for counseling/guidance
3 assistants will be available throughout the retreat
USB of retreat photos and ceremony recordings
Audio recordings of ceremonies and digital photos
Other gifts and educational items
You’ll receive other gifts and healing tools as well
Post-program counseling session with AyaHelp.com
Enhance the process of integration when you get home


6 traditional Ayahuasca Ceremonies

Led by an indigenous curandero and the AF assistants
1 Noya Rao dieta
Connect with a powerful plant spirit teacher and guide
2 private consultations with the curandero
Translated by the assistant healers
Daily Piñon Colorado brain/blood remedy
Taken three times a day for the duration of the retreat
1 Sangre de Grado digestive system cleanse
Reset digestive enzymes and enhance nutrient absorption
4 Vapor Baths with five medicinal plants
Sweat out toxins and replace them with healing medicine
1 Mucura sinus cleanse
cleanse the sinuses and boost immunity against allergies
3 Plants Baths
Connect further with the plants and soak in the medicine
2 Smoke Baths
Increase energetic defenses and protection from negativity
1 Chiric Sanango nervous system cleanse
Boost the immune system and release emotional blockages
2 Love Baths
For attracting positive energy, good luck, and love
Any additional treatments
Poultices, medicines, massage, or whatever is needed

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AF Two Week Ayahuasca Retreat Schedule

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October 13 - 26, 2019 0
March 15 - 28, 2020 6
June 7 - 20, 2020 8
August 30 - September 12, 2020 8
November 1 - 14, 2020 8

An Example Itinerary for this Retreat:

A Daily Schedule of Treatments and Activities in this healing retreat: The content of each retreat is guided by the plant spirits and catered to the specific group of participants in the program. Therefore, it is difficult to provide an accurate timeline or schedule. Below is an example of what took place during a previous healing retreat, to demonstrate the amount and variety of content covered.

SUNDAY: Arrive and stay in a hotel for one night. Meeting with the other students and facilitators then dinner afterwards.
MONDAY: Go to Chamisal center and settle in. Have lunch and then a discussion on ceremony procedure. CEREMONY #1
TUESDAY: Digestive system cleanse with Sangre de Grado. Private consultations with the curandero. Remedies begin.
WEDNESDAY: Begin vapor baths.  Talk on intention, navigation, and soplaying with mapacho. CEREMONY #2
THURSDAY: Vapor baths continue. Inhalent treatment with Mucura to cleanse the respiratory system.
FRIDAY: Vapor baths continue. Dieta discussion and preparation.  Open Noya Rao dieta. CEREMONY #3
SATURDAY: Vapor baths continue. Second purgative to more deeply cleanse the digestive system and purify the blood.

SUNDAY: Plant Baths begin.  Remedies continue.  Workshop to practice the icaro. CEREMONY #4
MONDAY: Baths continue. Chiric Sanango treatment to cleanse the central nervous system and boost the immune system.
TUESDAY: Baths continue. Additional treatments, massage and meditation. CEREMONY #5
WEDNESDAY: Smoke baths begin. Hike in the jungle and swimming in the river.  Relaxation.
THURSDAY: Love baths begin.  Dieta closes.  Final consultation.  Integration workshop. CEREMONY #6
FRIDAY: Head back to town and spend the night in Iquitos. Shopping at plant market, souvenirs, etc.
SATURDAY: Meet for breakfast. Receive course certificates and USBs. Say your goodbyes…



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