An Ayahuasca retreat could be the best experience of your life, or it could leave you worse off, confused, or traumatized. Your outcome depends upon 3 things: your readiness, preparation, and your ability to choose a high-quality retreat.
Here are 12 recommendations to help you avoid sketchy options and choose a safe and transformational experience:
Like most things in life, there are a broad variety of Ayahuasca retreat options, and a number of factors that effect the safety, quality, and cost of an ayahuasca retreat:
10 Best Ayahuasca Retreats near or in the USA, Updated 2023
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If you're willing to travel further afield, you might want to consider Gaia Sagrada in Ecuador, Arkana Spiritual Center in Peru, Soltara Healing center in Costa Rica, or Spirit Vine Ayahuasca Retreat Center in Brazil.
Behold Retreats offers Ayahuasca retreats in Costa Rica, where you can expectance this healing modality with your every need met.
When choosing a retreat, you may also want to consider if there are other activities that you would like to combine with the ayahuasca experience, such as a San Pedro experience or a trip to machu picchu or the sacred valley if you are considering visiting Peru.
Want to know what a well-run retreat is like? We asked some of our past guests to do the impossible and summarize their retreat experience with us in 1 word. Watch the video to get a sense of the magic that's possible:
Ready for a big shift? We choose our guests one at a time.
Who you choose to attend an Ayahuasca retreat with is undoubtedly one of the most important decisions in your life, especially the first time. We encourage you to take the time and energy to do your research, follow your intuition, and to know why you are choosing a specific retreat. If our recommendations resonate with you, and you’re ready to step into your full power, we are here to guide you every step of the way.