Ayahuasca Foundation eighteen day ayahuasca retreat in peru

Ayahuasca Health Renewal Retreats


Ayahuasca Foundation ten day ayahuasca retreat paintingOur 10 day ayahuasca retreat provides a special opportunity to receive tremendous benefit in a short amount of time.  Retreat participants spend 10 days at the Riosbo Ayahuasca Research Center where they will attend 5 ayahuasca ceremonies led by a Shipibo maestro and five assistant healers. To enhance the healing effect of the ayahuasca ceremonies, participants also receive numerous treatments with other plant medicines to cleanse and balance all of their systems.  These plant medicines include personalized treatments specific to the needs of each retreat participant as well as integrative techniques that deepen the healing effect by addressing one’s perceptions and reactions to experiences.  By combining ancestral traditions of plant medicine, meditation, and yoga with new discoveries consciousness enhancement this retreat offers the optimal opportunity to achieve harmony in your body, mind and spirit.

Ayahuasca ceremonies are powerful awareness expanding experiences that amplify participants’ senses.  The effect of ayahuasca increases sensory perception beyond the normal biological limitations.  Participants can see beyond the visible spectrum, hear beyond the audible spectrum, and feel beyond the spectrums of intuition. This experience of heightened awareness empowers ceremony participants to play an active role in your own healing process. By increasing the messaging we receive from our sense organs, including our gut, brain, and heart, we can better discover for ourselves the roots of our afflictions and the best way forward to regain harmony and balance in our lives. With expanded awareness, we can also connect more directly with the spiritual dimension, which exists in frequencies of energy that are normally beyond the spectrums of our perceptive abilities.  The Shipibo curandero works within these spiritual realms to collaborate with plant spirits to assist in the healing process.

Each day during the retreat, participants receive medicinal plant treatments to detoxify, cleanse, and restore their natural health. Before each treatment, the facilitators describe its purpose and effect, and assist the curandero.  They also lead complimentary activities like yoga, meditation, massage, and counseling. This retreat is much more than just attending ayahuasca ceremonies. All of the additional plant medicine treatments work together with the ceremonies to produce the highest possible outcome for health on every level. The complimentary practices not only deepen the healing experienced during the retreat, but also help to form healthy habits to continue after the retreat. Counseling sessions for preparation and integration are also included in the cost of the retreat.

Consciousness Enhancement

Ayahuasca Foundation ten day ayahuasca retreat participant in river > 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. Counseling helps to discover new perspectives about yourself, and design your own best ways of living. Facilitators assist with enhancing understanding of personal choices and life transitions.

This ayahuasca retreat has been developed for over a decade. Participants follow a healing program with daily treatments and therapies, accompanied by integrative consciousness enhancement processes and counseling.  After ten days in our jungle lodge, five ayahuasca ceremonies and a progression of natural remedies and plant treatments, participants return to Iquitos feeling refreshed and ready to move forward with all systems running smoothly. Once participants return to Iquitos, they will have time to decompress and process their experiences and to enjoy the beauty and culture of the Amazon Rainforest. Our staff will assist with travel plans, shopping trips, treatment 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 assistance after the retreat.

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If you are traveling with a friend, family member, or partner, you can each save $250 by sharing a room.  Rooms contain two beds and en suite bathroom. To receive the discount, simply state on your registration forms that you’ll be sharing a room and provide the name of the other person. The discount will be applied to the remainder due after the deposit.

Ayahuasca Retreat Programs at Ayahuasca Foundation

Cost of the 10 Day Ayahuasca Retreat: $3,450

The $3,450(USD) price includes:


5 traditional Ayahuasca Ceremonies

Led by an indigenous curandero and the AF assistants
Guided Yoga and/or Meditation Sessions
Led by the facilitator staff
Personal 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
Sangre de Grado digestive system cleanse
Reset digestive enzymes and enhance nutrient absorption
Vapor Baths with five medicinal plants
Sweat out toxins and replace them with healing medicine
Mucura sinus cleanse
cleanse the sinuses and boost immunity against allergies
Smoke Baths
Increase energetic defenses and protection from negativity
Chiric Sanango nervous system cleanse
Boost the immune system and release emotional blockages
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
Airport pickup
You’ll be met at the Iquitos airport and brought to the hotel
Accommodations for two nights at a hotel in Iquitos
The nights before and after the retreat – hotel has wi-fi
Accommodations for 9 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
5 assistants will be available throughout the retreat
USB of retreat photos and ceremony recordings
Audio recordings of ceremonies and digital photos
Post-program counseling session with AyaHelp.com
Enhance the process of integration when you get home


Riosbo 10 Day Ayahuasca Retreat Schedule

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Dates Available Spots Register
August 18 - 27, 2024 2
November 17 - 26, 2024 0
December 1 - 10, 2024 2
February 23 - March 4, 2025 0
May 11 - 20, 2025 4
May 25 - June 3, 2025 7
June 8 - 17, 2025 5
August 17 - 26, 2025 7
November 23 - December 2, 2025 7
December 7 - 16, 2025 7

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.  

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 ayahuasca ceremony.

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 plant remedies. Take the first vapor bath to remove toxins. Attend a sharing circle.   

DAY 3 (Tuesday) Morning yoga sessions will take place every other morning. Continue the plant remedies to increase circulation, decrease inflammation, and boost your immune system. Take a second vapor bath to release physical and emotional toxins. Guided meditation in the evening before the ceremony.

DAY 4 (Wednesday) Plant remedies continue.  Vapor baths continue. Use an inhalant called Mucura to cleanse the sinus system. Sharing circle. Attend a workshop on mapacho and healing techniques used in the ceremony. Individual massages and personal treatments, if needed, in the afternoon.  

DAY 5 (Thursday) Morning yoga session. Plant remedies continue.  Vapor baths continue. Individual massages and any personal treatments continue, if needed. Enjoy clay baths and swimming in the river.  Rest and relaxation in hammocks. Guided meditation before the ceremony.

DAY 6 (Friday) Plant remedies continue. Take the powerful plant medicine Chiric Sanango to cleanse the nervous system. Receive a smoke bath to remove dark and negative energies. Sharing circle. Attend a workshop on icaros, the Shipibo healing songs used in ceremonies.

DAY 7 (Saturday) Morning yoga session. Plant remedies continue. Receive another smoke bath to release negative energies. Take a boat ride up the river and connect with the energy of the rainforest. Practice the icaro learned in the previous workshop. Guided meditation before the ceremony.

DAY 8 (Sunday) Plant remedies continue. Take a hike into the jungle to learn more about wild medicinal plants. Absorb the energy of the deep forest. Swim in the river. Receive a special plant bath called a love bath to attract positive energies into your life. Attend a workshop on integration and begin planning your return home.

DAY 9 (Monday) Morning yoga session. Take a second love bath. Have a final consultation with the curandero and facilitators about your progress and recommendations for the future. Practice your icaro as a group to sing together in the evening. Guided meditation before the last ceremony.

DAY 10 (Tuesday) Have one last love bath after breakfast.  Say goodbye to the Mishana community and board the boat at 2pm to head back to Iquitos. Check back into the hotel at around 2pm – take showers, check emails, etc. Do some shopping for gifts and enjoy some free time in town.

DAY 11 (Wedesday) Meet with the group at 9am for breakfast at the hotel. Receive your USB with the pictures taken during the retreat, the audio recordings of the ceremonies and other helpful materials. After breakfast, say goodbyes and prepare for your next journey…

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Photos of Past Retreats

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