REFRESH AND RESET – $1250
Our 8 day rejuvenation ayahuasca retreat is a unique way to make profound changes from the surface to the core in a short amount of time. Retreat participants spend 7 days at the Riosbo Ayahuasca Research Center (plus 1 day in Iquitos) and attend 4 ayahuasca ceremonies led by a Shipibo maestro and our assistant healers. In addition to the ayahuasca ceremonies, participants also receive personalized treatments and practice integrative techniques that enhance the power of the plant medicines by cleansing and purifying the inner environment of perceptions, beliefs, and subconscious messaging. By blending the sacred ancestral traditions with modern discoveries in holistic health, the rejuvenation retreat makes it possible to refresh, reset, and replant your spirit.
Ayahuasca ceremonies are now well known for unlocking the power to play an active role in the healing process and the root of that power is consciousness. New developments in epigenetic research have also concluded that all genetic expression is determined by internal environments, namely our beliefs about, perceptions of, and reactions to our life experience. Now, perhaps more than ever before, modern culture realizes how profoundly influential consciousness is on every aspect of our lives. Thankfully, certain scientists have dared to explore methodologies that can enhance our consciousness and achieve higher states of health and happiness in mind, body, and spirit. This ayahuasca retreat will feature some of these methodologies integrated into the ancestral Shipibo tradition of ayahuasca and plant spirit healing.
During these retreats, participants receive medicinal plant treatments like purgatives, baths, and topical and internal remedies according to the prescription of the Shipibo curandero, don Miguel. The assistant healers describe each treatment and its purpose and effect, and lead the integrative practices in between the ayahuasca ceremonies. Like the complexities of consciousness, the depths of the indigenous healing tradition are unfathomable, and by integrating principles and practices of cutting edge holistic health discoveries with ancestral wisdom and knowledge of spirit plant medicine, participants are able to accelerate healing processes and achieve their goals of harmony, wholeness, and happiness in a much shorter amount of time.
> Guided Meditation: one of the most effective methods for mental discipline and focus, meditation is a practice that demonstrates the true power of the consciousness and its influence on our lives. With guidance in particular thought paths and perspective, inner environments can be upgraded to nourish the healing process.
> Yoga: a well known practice for increasing flexibility and focus, calming the mind, and boosting the immune system, yoga has spread throughout the world due to its obvious and immediate benefits. Taught by a certified Iyengar yoga instructor, daily yoga is a perfect compliment to the healing plant tradition of ayahuasca.
> Life Coaching: creating intentional change in life helps with knowing who you are and discovering the fullest potential for yourself. Discover new perspectives about yourself, and design your own best ways of living, with inquiry processes and guiding frameworks for an integrative understanding personal choices and life transitions.
Participants will have intensive healing treatments and therapies every day of this retreat, accompanied by integrative consciousness enhancement processes and counseling. After a week in the jungle, four ayahuasca ceremonies, and a progression of natural remedies and plant treatments, participants return to Iquitos feeling refreshed and ready to move forward with a system running smoothly. 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.
Cost of the Rejuvenation Retreat: US$1250
The $1250 price includes:
4 traditional Ayahuasca Ceremonies
Led by an indigenous curandero and the AF assistants
Daily Guided Yoga Sessions
Taught by a certified Yoga Instructor
4 Guided Meditations
Enhance focus and mental discipline for healing
3 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
2 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
1 Smoke Bath
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
Pre-program counseling session with AyaHelp.com
Gain insights into how best to prepare for the experience
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 6 nights at the Riosbo Center
Private rooms with en suite bathrooms and electricity
Transportation to and from the Riosbo 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
4 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
Riosbo Rejuvenation Retreat Schedule
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An Example Itinerary for the Retreat:
Schedule of Treatments and Activities
DAY 0 (Saturday)
Regardless of what day or time you arrive, you will be met at the Iquitos airport and accompanied to the hotel where all the participants stay the night before the retreat. At 4pm: Attend a meeting to get to know the other participants and discuss the retreat itinerary and details. Have dinner with the group.
DAY 1 (Sunday)
At 10am: Take an air-conditioned bus for one hour to the village of Nina Rumi along the Nanay river. Travel by boat for one hour into the National Reserve. Arrive at the Riosbo Center, get settled, have lunch, and attend a meeting to discuss the upcoming ceremony.
> AYAHUASCA CEREMONY #1
DAY 2 (Monday)
Wake up early to take Sangre de Grado, a purgative that cleanses the digestive system. Have a private consultation with the curandero, translated by the assistants to discuss a personalized treatment plan. Begin taking a plant remedy to improve circulation and boost the immune system. Take the first vapor bath to remove toxins. Yoga in the afternoon. Guided meditation in the evening.
DAY 3 (Tuesday)
Morning yoga sessions begin. Take second vapor bath. Guided meditation in the evening.
> AYAHUASCA CEREMONY #2
DAY 4 (Wednesday)
Morning Yoga sessions continue. Plant remedies continue. Use an inhalant called Mucura to cleanse the sinus system. Attend a workshop on icaros and healing techniques used in ceremony. Individual massages in the afternoon. Guided meditation before the second ceremony.
> AYAHUASCA CEREMONY #3
DAY 5 (Thursday)
Plant remedies continue. Have a private consultation with the curandero. Do a smoke bath to remove dark or negative energies. Take chiric sanango to cleanse the central nervous system. Receive a love bath to attract positive energies. Guided mediation in the evening.
DAY 6 (Friday)
Take a second love bath. Guided mediation before the last ceremony.
> AYAHUASCA CEREMONY #4
DAY 7 (Saturday)
Have a final consultation with the curandero and assistants. Say goodbye to the Mishana community and board the boat at 2pm to head back to Iquitos. Check back into the hotel at around 5pm – take showers, check emails, etc. Meet back up for dinner together and then tour an artisan’s market and enjoy the evening.
DAY 8 (Sunday)
Meet with the group at 9am for breakfast. Receive your USB with the pictures taken during the retreat, the audio recordings of the ceremonies, a list of recommended books, and recordings of 10 Shipibo icaros with the lyrics and translations. After breakfast, say goodbyes and prepare the next leg of your journey…