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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:
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Ayahuasca is an increasingly popular plant medicine used for healing the body, mind, and spirit. This master plant is a psychotropic preparation obtained by two different sacred plants that originated in the Amazon basin in South America. The begging of the use of this powerful date back to pre-history and its use has always been connected to ceremony and healers.
Because of its amazonian origins, the societies of South America are more aware of the healing aspect of the preparation and its connection to ceremony, healing, and deep transformational nature. But this is not the case in many countries in the world.
Most countries view this sacred plant medicine as harmful because of its psychotropic qualities. This becomes even more evident in cultures that are far away from South America as Asian countries.
The distance from its birthplace and the lack of understanding of the plant makes it almost impossible to be part of a legal Ayahuasca ceremony in Asia. Therefore, if your goal is to connect to the plant and its profound healing properties the best you can do is to go to Central/South America and experience the ceremony in one of the many retreats available as the following.
Behold Retreats sets the standard for safe, legal, and transformative plant medicine retreats in idyllic destinations. Retreats are kept to a small group size, and attendance is by invitation only.
Behold does not facilitate Ayahuasca in Asia, but does offer options in Costa Rica and Mexico. Other popular retreat options include Psilocybin in the Netherlands and with the powerful God Molecule 5-MeO-DMT in Mexico or Portugal.
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Summersville Lake Retreat in West Virginia is an ideal getaway to reconnect with Mother Nature. The ayahuasca retreat is an intimate space where visitors from all walks of life experience the Huichol culture and learn about shamanism. They participate in spiritual practices under the guidance of Brant Secunda, an internationally acclaimed shaman and teacher in the indigenous Huichol tradition of Mexico.
A typical ayahuasca retreat at the Summersville Lake Retreat lasts for five days. It features learning and practicing sacred medicine and performing sacred ayahuasca ceremonies, dances, and prayers.
When searching for an ayahuasca retreat for the ultimate relaxation, renewals, and revitalization in Virginia, add Sanctuary Retreat Center in Faber, Virginia, to your bucket list. The center facilitates self-hosted personal and balanced retreats where participants tap into the ancient tantric wisdom to live holistic lifestyles. Indeed, if you prefer working with a particular healer in your ayahuasca journey, host your holistic at the Sanctuary Retreat Center. That way, you access modern amenities for impactful meditation and group sessions. While there, you can book rejuvenating wellbeing services like bodywork and physical balancing, brain mapping, brainwave enhancement, energetic balance enhancement, and the use of Amethyst BioMat for full body healing.
Anahata Education and Retreat Center is a 47-acre sacred location along Little River, Floyd County. Here, you can register for sacred ayahuasca gathering in a camping, shared indoor room, or private room setup to pursue your ayahuasca journey. It is a powerful 3 to 5 days of personal growth, where participants use sacred medicinal practices in shadow work, dance and play, and sacred wound work. The center hosts separate retreats for men and women. Plus, you can guided spa and wellness sessions while there.
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