10 Best Ayahuasca Retreats in the USA, Updated 2022

April 7, 2021
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Now before we share some USA retreats, it's worth asking yourself...

Why do people typically travel abroad for ayahuasca retreats?

There are the 3 main reasons why discerning seekers travel to Costa Rica, Mexico, and other beautiful destinations for self-discovery, healing, and spiritual awakening: 

1. Legality

DMT (the psychoactive component in Ayahuasca) is a Schedule 1 drug, and illegal in the USA. That being said, you don't need to travel all the way to Latin America to experience a sacred ceremony with plant medicine. There are a handful of Ayahuasca providers in the USA that operate under what is known as the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), a legal safeguard that allows ayahuasca ceremonies to be performed for religious purposes.

As you might expect, those who serve medicine under the RFRA are required to do so in alignment with the cosmology and belief systems that govern their religious permission. Over the past years, a number of USA-based ayahuasca medicine providers have tried to adjust their practices to appeal to a more Western audience and retreat style, but unfortunately lost their licenses, as they were deemed to no longer meet the strict religious requirements set out under the RFRA.

As we understand it, there are a number of retreat centers who are currently operating in the USA with legal proceedings ongoing. Those who charge for retreats within the USA are considered to be operating in a bit of a grey area.

If a legal and professionally-run retreat is a priority for you, you may prefer to travel for your retreat. If a USA-based retreat is a must for you, we strongly recommend you do your own research and due diligence.

2. Cultural Context, Safety, & Quality

The indigenous shamans and healers working under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act in the USA are doing important work, and supporting and protecting indigenous wisdom carriers is a priority. At the same time, when a Westerner attends a ceremony that seeks to expand specific religious goals, the resulting cultural differences can sometimes get in the way of receiving the level of attention, service, and focused healing that Westerners are often looking for.

It is worth recognizing that many indigenous traditions live by a cosmology entirely different from those of us in the West, and that these differences can be intensely felt and sometimes even overpowering in ceremony, especially for first-timers.

There's no right or wrong, but in our experience, people benefit greatly from working with sacred plant medicine in a context that allows the subjectivity of the experience to unfold in a way that is not in contradiction to their own belief set. These energetic differences can deeply influence the safety and quality of the experience (again, especially for first timers).

3. Taking your Transformation Seriously

There's something about the process of jumping on a plane that provides a sort of energetic reset, like we've stepped through a portal. Even without Ayahuasca, there's a sense of newness, freedom, adventure, and of possibilities yet to unfold.

What supports your transformation: A week-long, immersive experience with mother ayahuasca in a beautiful, serene setting connecting to the vibrancy of nature, and plenty of time for rest, reflection, and integration before heading back to the real world. You deserve it! You and this work are too important.

Not so good: Driving to a retreat on Friday, back to work on Monday. Straight back into a context that has "old you" expectations of what should be the "new you" when this work is done well (you are prepared, working with expert facilitators, and give yourself the space and time for a retreat and integration).


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Ayahuasca and psychedelics are back.

After nearly 6 decades of prohibition, psychedelics are coming back in a big way, with institutions such as the Imperial College in London, Johns Hopkins University, and Harvard studying, for example, the anti-depressant effects of psychedelics and entheogenic plants medicine as psilocybin (magic mushrooms), San Pedro, and Ayahuasca. The results of these studies for treating mental health concerns such as post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, addiction, depression, trauma, and recurrent negative behaviors has been overwhelmingly positive - when administered in the right set and setting.

Published research based on 2,267 ceremonies has shown that ayahuasca:

  • Deepen our connection to spirituality and higher realms
  • Assist in the discovery of our life's purpose
  • Help to understand and heal the roots of depression, addiction, anxiety, trauma, and PTSD
  • Ease the fear of death and accept our humanity
  • Enjoy deeper, more intimate vulnerable relationships
  • Accelerate personal growth and reach a higher level of consciousness
  • Develop intuition for better decision making
  • Quiet the monkey mind and return home to inner peace
  • Live each day with more gratitude, love, joy, and mental clarity

Now, the 10 Best Ayahuasca Retreats in the USA (or near by) 2022

1. Behold Retreats in Costa Rica & Mexico:

For those of you looking for a professionally-run retreat with a small group size (no more than 10) and a high level of attention to safety and service, Behold Retreats is a great choice. Behold does not facilitate Ayahuasca in the USA, but offer some close-by options if you're willing to fly to Costa Rica.

Other popular retreat options include Psilocybin in the Netherlands and in the golden mountains of Mexico with the God Molecule 5-MeO-DMT (Bufo).

Ready for a world-class retreat for self-discovery, deep healing, and spiritual awakening?

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2. Behold Private Retreats - Costa Rica & Mexico

Private ayahuasca retreat for an individual or intimate group is the most effective and precise approach to healing with plant medicine. Behold Retreats can provide a customized, immersive one-on-one healing journey with master healers in the breath-taking natural surroundings of Latin America. With private retreats, you receive 100% of our attention without the distractions and social dynamics of group retreats.

With Behold Retreats, you're supported down to the detail from travel arrangements, high-end accommodations, and the opportunity to receive 7 weeks of personal coaching for optimized preparation and integration. We have a team of therapists and coaches that can help you go deep and get the most from your experience.

Retreat dates are by client request, click here to apply.


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3. Ayahuasca Retreat California - Origen Sagrada

Origen Sagrada is a group of like-minded people providing health, healing and celebration through the power of sacred plant medicine, as well as the guidance from their indigenous Taitas and Elders.

These spiritual leaders and healers, Abuelo Claudion and Abuelita Bernadita, indigenous people from the Muruy tribe of the Native American Amazonas of Colombia, are highly respected in the tribe and have extensive knowledge on many types of medical plants (San Pedro) rites, ayahuasca rituals, and ceremonies.

Their ayahuasca brew is prepared in the Amazon and is pure, consisting of only the Banisteriopsis caapi vine and Chacruna leaves.

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4. Ayahuasca Retreat Colorado - Origen Sagrada

Origen Sagrada's other location in the USA is also facilitated by their spiritual leaders and healers, Abuelo Claudion and Abuelita Bernadita from the Muruy tribe of the Amazonas of Colombia.

Their retreat is 2 nights and includes 2 ayahuasca ceremonies and is a great way for newbies to get acquainted with the spirit of Mother Aya with experienced shamans. The work with the Elders and the plant medicine is intensive and remote, located in a private, tranquil, rustic camp near Castle Rock. Ayahuasca ceremony participants can expect their sessions to be held in a private lodge, with shared accommodation.

The retreat will begin with a herbal plant blessing and practical orientation to answer any questions you might have.  In between ceremonies, there will be traditional therapies, personal spiritual cleansing and healing ceremonies, and time for reflection and meditation. They will play beautiful live music during the psychedelic ceremony to help you go deeper on your journey.  

5. Ayahuasca Retreat Florida - Soul Quest Ayahuasca Church

Soul Quest retreat center (or also known as Soul Quest Ayahuasca Church) was founded by medicine man Chris Young, who left the medical industry after seeing the negative consequences of the pharmaceutical industry, and Verena Young, an integration coach who is finishing her PhD, certified in Spiritual Counseling and Addiction Recovery and Psycho-Spiritual Integration Coaching.

Their team consists of traditional medicine men and woman, integration coaches, and doctors.

Accommodation ranges from sleeping in the ceremonial space or camping if you want to stay connected with Mother Earth, to higher-end options in private cabins or lodges. They even have a family cabin for larger groups.

Church members can enjoy a sacred smoke cleanse ceremony around a fire pit,  join group integration circles, and participate in a sound meditation to get more out of their ayahuasca journey.

Soul Quest church also has been a leader in providing preparation and integration coaching for the last 10 years, helping you feel fully prepared for your journey into a deep healing experience with mother ayahuasca. Their approach is holistic and includes ways to prepare your body,  mind, and soul for the experience, tools to navigate and ground yourself during the journey, and methods to overcome challenges.

After the journey, you can feel supported by their coaches who will help make sense of your insights and lessons, and help you integrate this experience and spiritual awakening into your life in a lasting way.

Check out current openings on our upcoming retreats in Costa Rica, Mexico, Portugal, and the USA


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6. Ayahuasca Retreat Washington - Sacred Therapy

Sacred Therapy retreats host their ceremonies in a modern way, rather than recreating South American or Native American style ceremonies. To join their ceremonies you must be a member of Cosmic Valley Native Americas church, which you can apply to join on their website.

Their North American medicine people are trained with US ayahuasca churches and offer a holistic and yogic approach to their ayahuasca ceremonies. They provide full integration before and after your ceremony and care deeply about each retreat participant's experience and growth.

Retreats are two nights, hosted in Washington and California,  and they provide accommodation with comfortable bedding and vegan meals. The founder has been leading ceremonies for 5 years and has trained with multiple shamans and yogic teachers in the USA, Mexico, Thailand, and Lebanon, as well as two years learning from the Lakota Tradition.

7. Ayahuasca Retreat New York - The Sanctuary - Shamanic Healing Center

The Sanctuary is a shamanic healing center and branch of Oklevueha Native American Church, an ayahuasca church, located on the land of the Sacred White Dee, a Bee Sanctuary and certified wildlife habitat and holistic sanctuary with 6 acres of wild forest containing over 100+ fruit trees, edible bushes, and medicinal plants such as the coca leaf. You really will get a chance to connect with Mother Earth here.

Come here for a fully immersive shamanic experience, with shamanic healing practices, shamanic breathwork, and even a shamanic school with facilitator programs. They have a variety of retreats at their healing center as well as in Peru near Cusco.

If you're looking for intensive ayahuasca healing retreats to dive deeper into medicinal plants, healing modalities, and shamanic wisdom this is the place for you. In addition to ayahuasca, they offer a week long tobacco and master plant diet retreat, a shamanic camp, yoga teacher, vision quests, shamanic wisdom circles, rebirthing breathwork ceremonies, and more!

To help you integrate your experiences, they also host a regular community connection and healer / integration calls for ayahuasca users to share from the heart and continue to learn and grow together.

8. Ayahuasca Retreat Kentucky - Aya Quest

Aya Quest, also commonly spoken about as Kentucky Ayahuasca, is a retreat guru favorite, who approaches their ceremonies with a holistic attitude, and does not recreate Native American traditional ceremonies or maintain any dogmatic style. They are modern shamans and medicine people who are well trained.

Their founder Steve Hupp, has worked with ayahuasca for 15 years, and trained by a shaman from South America, leading over 1000 healing ceremonies.

Aya Quest offers small group, private and at home ayahuasca ceremony, as well as the option to join their membership club for participants. Their ayahuasca brew is made from scratch and the ingredients, such as the ayahuasca vine, are all individually ordered so you can be assured of what exactly is in the tea, and they are confident that their brew is safe and effective.

9. Ayahuasca Retreat New Mexico - The União do Vegetal (UDV)

This ayahuasca retreat center is under The União do Vegetal (UDV) is a Christian Spiritist religion that originated in Brazil and is recognized for their community and environmental service, and have hosted countless ayahuasca religious ceremonies. União do Vegetal literally means "the union of the plants," and their followers drink Hoasca, which is the sacred sacrament of plants indigenous to the Brazillian Amazon.

Also considered an ayahuasca church, you can join their spiritual fellowship legally in the USA.

Like Ayahuasca tea, Hoasca contains the Banisteriopsis caapi vine and the Chacruna plant leaves (psychotria viridis), which is their sacrament and sacred practice serving to heighten spiritual understanding and perceptions.

The spiritual ceremony emphasizes mental concentration and solemn reflections of their guide Mestre Gabriel and Jesus. They last around four hours and include periods of silent contemplation, rituals, hymns, and religious teachings.

Good to know! An Ayahuasca church, the Santo Daime Church, founded by Raimundo Irineu Serrawhich, involves ayahuasca consumption (Daime tea) as part of their religious rituals. Sometimes difficult to find, you can try to find locations around the country by searching for Santo Daime USA.

Another Ayahuasca church known as the Peaceful Mountain Way is a Native American Church that specializes in an ayahuasca ritual as a spiritual sacrament.


Still need some help choosing a retreat?

Check out our upcoming retreats or reach out to us to set up a complimentary discovery call. We're happy to point you in the right direction.

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10 Best Ayahuasca Retreats in the USA, Updated 2022

March 9, 2022
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The World is Changing. Are You?

Behold Retreats sets the standard for safe, legal,
and transformative plant medicine retreats.

Ready to heal, find peace, and live your purpose?

Let's Talk

Now before we share some USA retreats, it's worth asking yourself...

Why do people typically travel abroad for ayahuasca retreats?

There are the 3 main reasons why discerning seekers travel to Costa Rica, Mexico, and other beautiful destinations for self-discovery, healing, and spiritual awakening: 

1. Legality

DMT (the psychoactive component in Ayahuasca) is a Schedule 1 drug, and illegal in the USA. That being said, you don't need to travel all the way to Latin America to experience a sacred ceremony with plant medicine. There are a handful of Ayahuasca providers in the USA that operate under what is known as the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), a legal safeguard that allows ayahuasca ceremonies to be performed for religious purposes.

As you might expect, those who serve medicine under the RFRA are required to do so in alignment with the cosmology and belief systems that govern their religious permission. Over the past years, a number of USA-based ayahuasca medicine providers have tried to adjust their practices to appeal to a more Western audience and retreat style, but unfortunately lost their licenses, as they were deemed to no longer meet the strict religious requirements set out under the RFRA.

As we understand it, there are a number of retreat centers who are currently operating in the USA with legal proceedings ongoing. Those who charge for retreats within the USA are considered to be operating in a bit of a grey area.

If a legal and professionally-run retreat is a priority for you, you may prefer to travel for your retreat. If a USA-based retreat is a must for you, we strongly recommend you do your own research and due diligence.

2. Cultural Context, Safety, & Quality

The indigenous shamans and healers working under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act in the USA are doing important work, and supporting and protecting indigenous wisdom carriers is a priority. At the same time, when a Westerner attends a ceremony that seeks to expand specific religious goals, the resulting cultural differences can sometimes get in the way of receiving the level of attention, service, and focused healing that Westerners are often looking for.

It is worth recognizing that many indigenous traditions live by a cosmology entirely different from those of us in the West, and that these differences can be intensely felt and sometimes even overpowering in ceremony, especially for first-timers.

There's no right or wrong, but in our experience, people benefit greatly from working with sacred plant medicine in a context that allows the subjectivity of the experience to unfold in a way that is not in contradiction to their own belief set. These energetic differences can deeply influence the safety and quality of the experience (again, especially for first timers).

3. Taking your Transformation Seriously

There's something about the process of jumping on a plane that provides a sort of energetic reset, like we've stepped through a portal. Even without Ayahuasca, there's a sense of newness, freedom, adventure, and of possibilities yet to unfold.

What supports your transformation: A week-long, immersive experience with mother ayahuasca in a beautiful, serene setting connecting to the vibrancy of nature, and plenty of time for rest, reflection, and integration before heading back to the real world. You deserve it! You and this work are too important.

Not so good: Driving to a retreat on Friday, back to work on Monday. Straight back into a context that has "old you" expectations of what should be the "new you" when this work is done well (you are prepared, working with expert facilitators, and give yourself the space and time for a retreat and integration).


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Ayahuasca and psychedelics are back.

After nearly 6 decades of prohibition, psychedelics are coming back in a big way, with institutions such as the Imperial College in London, Johns Hopkins University, and Harvard studying, for example, the anti-depressant effects of psychedelics and entheogenic plants medicine as psilocybin (magic mushrooms), San Pedro, and Ayahuasca. The results of these studies for treating mental health concerns such as post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, addiction, depression, trauma, and recurrent negative behaviors has been overwhelmingly positive - when administered in the right set and setting.

Published research based on 2,267 ceremonies has shown that ayahuasca:

  • Deepen our connection to spirituality and higher realms
  • Assist in the discovery of our life's purpose
  • Help to understand and heal the roots of depression, addiction, anxiety, trauma, and PTSD
  • Ease the fear of death and accept our humanity
  • Enjoy deeper, more intimate vulnerable relationships
  • Accelerate personal growth and reach a higher level of consciousness
  • Develop intuition for better decision making
  • Quiet the monkey mind and return home to inner peace
  • Live each day with more gratitude, love, joy, and mental clarity

Now, the 10 Best Ayahuasca Retreats in the USA (or near by) 2022

1. Behold Retreats in Costa Rica & Mexico:

For those of you looking for a professionally-run retreat with a small group size (no more than 10) and a high level of attention to safety and service, Behold Retreats is a great choice. Behold does not facilitate Ayahuasca in the USA, but offer some close-by options if you're willing to fly to Costa Rica.

Other popular retreat options include Psilocybin in the Netherlands and in the golden mountains of Mexico with the God Molecule 5-MeO-DMT (Bufo).

Ready for a world-class retreat for self-discovery, deep healing, and spiritual awakening?

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2. Behold Private Retreats - Costa Rica & Mexico

Private ayahuasca retreat for an individual or intimate group is the most effective and precise approach to healing with plant medicine. Behold Retreats can provide a customized, immersive one-on-one healing journey with master healers in the breath-taking natural surroundings of Latin America. With private retreats, you receive 100% of our attention without the distractions and social dynamics of group retreats.

With Behold Retreats, you're supported down to the detail from travel arrangements, high-end accommodations, and the opportunity to receive 7 weeks of personal coaching for optimized preparation and integration. We have a team of therapists and coaches that can help you go deep and get the most from your experience.

Retreat dates are by client request, click here to apply.


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3. Ayahuasca Retreat California - Origen Sagrada

Origen Sagrada is a group of like-minded people providing health, healing and celebration through the power of sacred plant medicine, as well as the guidance from their indigenous Taitas and Elders.

These spiritual leaders and healers, Abuelo Claudion and Abuelita Bernadita, indigenous people from the Muruy tribe of the Native American Amazonas of Colombia, are highly respected in the tribe and have extensive knowledge on many types of medical plants (San Pedro) rites, ayahuasca rituals, and ceremonies.

Their ayahuasca brew is prepared in the Amazon and is pure, consisting of only the Banisteriopsis caapi vine and Chacruna leaves.

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4. Ayahuasca Retreat Colorado - Origen Sagrada

Origen Sagrada's other location in the USA is also facilitated by their spiritual leaders and healers, Abuelo Claudion and Abuelita Bernadita from the Muruy tribe of the Amazonas of Colombia.

Their retreat is 2 nights and includes 2 ayahuasca ceremonies and is a great way for newbies to get acquainted with the spirit of Mother Aya with experienced shamans. The work with the Elders and the plant medicine is intensive and remote, located in a private, tranquil, rustic camp near Castle Rock. Ayahuasca ceremony participants can expect their sessions to be held in a private lodge, with shared accommodation.

The retreat will begin with a herbal plant blessing and practical orientation to answer any questions you might have.  In between ceremonies, there will be traditional therapies, personal spiritual cleansing and healing ceremonies, and time for reflection and meditation. They will play beautiful live music during the psychedelic ceremony to help you go deeper on your journey.  

5. Ayahuasca Retreat Florida - Soul Quest Ayahuasca Church

Soul Quest retreat center (or also known as Soul Quest Ayahuasca Church) was founded by medicine man Chris Young, who left the medical industry after seeing the negative consequences of the pharmaceutical industry, and Verena Young, an integration coach who is finishing her PhD, certified in Spiritual Counseling and Addiction Recovery and Psycho-Spiritual Integration Coaching.

Their team consists of traditional medicine men and woman, integration coaches, and doctors.

Accommodation ranges from sleeping in the ceremonial space or camping if you want to stay connected with Mother Earth, to higher-end options in private cabins or lodges. They even have a family cabin for larger groups.

Church members can enjoy a sacred smoke cleanse ceremony around a fire pit,  join group integration circles, and participate in a sound meditation to get more out of their ayahuasca journey.

Soul Quest church also has been a leader in providing preparation and integration coaching for the last 10 years, helping you feel fully prepared for your journey into a deep healing experience with mother ayahuasca. Their approach is holistic and includes ways to prepare your body,  mind, and soul for the experience, tools to navigate and ground yourself during the journey, and methods to overcome challenges.

After the journey, you can feel supported by their coaches who will help make sense of your insights and lessons, and help you integrate this experience and spiritual awakening into your life in a lasting way.

Check out current openings on our upcoming retreats in Costa Rica, Mexico, Portugal, and the USA


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6. Ayahuasca Retreat Washington - Sacred Therapy

Sacred Therapy retreats host their ceremonies in a modern way, rather than recreating South American or Native American style ceremonies. To join their ceremonies you must be a member of Cosmic Valley Native Americas church, which you can apply to join on their website.

Their North American medicine people are trained with US ayahuasca churches and offer a holistic and yogic approach to their ayahuasca ceremonies. They provide full integration before and after your ceremony and care deeply about each retreat participant's experience and growth.

Retreats are two nights, hosted in Washington and California,  and they provide accommodation with comfortable bedding and vegan meals. The founder has been leading ceremonies for 5 years and has trained with multiple shamans and yogic teachers in the USA, Mexico, Thailand, and Lebanon, as well as two years learning from the Lakota Tradition.

7. Ayahuasca Retreat New York - The Sanctuary - Shamanic Healing Center

The Sanctuary is a shamanic healing center and branch of Oklevueha Native American Church, an ayahuasca church, located on the land of the Sacred White Dee, a Bee Sanctuary and certified wildlife habitat and holistic sanctuary with 6 acres of wild forest containing over 100+ fruit trees, edible bushes, and medicinal plants such as the coca leaf. You really will get a chance to connect with Mother Earth here.

Come here for a fully immersive shamanic experience, with shamanic healing practices, shamanic breathwork, and even a shamanic school with facilitator programs. They have a variety of retreats at their healing center as well as in Peru near Cusco.

If you're looking for intensive ayahuasca healing retreats to dive deeper into medicinal plants, healing modalities, and shamanic wisdom this is the place for you. In addition to ayahuasca, they offer a week long tobacco and master plant diet retreat, a shamanic camp, yoga teacher, vision quests, shamanic wisdom circles, rebirthing breathwork ceremonies, and more!

To help you integrate your experiences, they also host a regular community connection and healer / integration calls for ayahuasca users to share from the heart and continue to learn and grow together.

8. Ayahuasca Retreat Kentucky - Aya Quest

Aya Quest, also commonly spoken about as Kentucky Ayahuasca, is a retreat guru favorite, who approaches their ceremonies with a holistic attitude, and does not recreate Native American traditional ceremonies or maintain any dogmatic style. They are modern shamans and medicine people who are well trained.

Their founder Steve Hupp, has worked with ayahuasca for 15 years, and trained by a shaman from South America, leading over 1000 healing ceremonies.

Aya Quest offers small group, private and at home ayahuasca ceremony, as well as the option to join their membership club for participants. Their ayahuasca brew is made from scratch and the ingredients, such as the ayahuasca vine, are all individually ordered so you can be assured of what exactly is in the tea, and they are confident that their brew is safe and effective.

9. Ayahuasca Retreat New Mexico - The União do Vegetal (UDV)

This ayahuasca retreat center is under The União do Vegetal (UDV) is a Christian Spiritist religion that originated in Brazil and is recognized for their community and environmental service, and have hosted countless ayahuasca religious ceremonies. União do Vegetal literally means "the union of the plants," and their followers drink Hoasca, which is the sacred sacrament of plants indigenous to the Brazillian Amazon.

Also considered an ayahuasca church, you can join their spiritual fellowship legally in the USA.

Like Ayahuasca tea, Hoasca contains the Banisteriopsis caapi vine and the Chacruna plant leaves (psychotria viridis), which is their sacrament and sacred practice serving to heighten spiritual understanding and perceptions.

The spiritual ceremony emphasizes mental concentration and solemn reflections of their guide Mestre Gabriel and Jesus. They last around four hours and include periods of silent contemplation, rituals, hymns, and religious teachings.

Good to know! An Ayahuasca church, the Santo Daime Church, founded by Raimundo Irineu Serrawhich, involves ayahuasca consumption (Daime tea) as part of their religious rituals. Sometimes difficult to find, you can try to find locations around the country by searching for Santo Daime USA.

Another Ayahuasca church known as the Peaceful Mountain Way is a Native American Church that specializes in an ayahuasca ritual as a spiritual sacrament.


Still need some help choosing a retreat?

Check out our upcoming retreats or reach out to us to set up a complimentary discovery call. We're happy to point you in the right direction.

The World is Changing. Are You?

Behold Retreats sets the standard for safe, legal,
and transformative plant medicine retreats.

Ready to heal, find peace, and live your purpose?

Let's Talk

Let's Evolve Together


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