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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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Combining knowledge of the traditional shamanic ceremony with Western psychology, this treatment center has a very innovative approach to plant medicine. Their retreat centers are placed in beautiful locations, such as the picturesque beaches of Costa Rica or the mountainous rainforests of Amazonian South America. Each ayahuasca ceremony is led by a team of trained healers and shamans from the Shipibo tribe of Peru. Facilitators use various methods to guide participants through the ayahuasca journey.
Clients can join retreats 5-12 days in length, and lodgings are high-end and comfortable. This is an excellent option for someone looking for a beautiful experience in their next retreat. Plenty of information on new plant medicine research is being added online if you are curious to know more.
As with the UK, ayahuasca has not been legalized in Ireland, but it does have many more legal "gray areas," allowing for this plant medicine community to hold events and retreats throughout the year under certain circumstances. The name Ayayni comes from the combination of ayahuasca and "ayni," a word that refers to the state of deep connection to nature that ayahuasca is said to instill in people.
This organization is made up of a large group of healers and shamans of different backgrounds who work with plant medicine and believe strongly in sharing its healing with the rest of the world. Locations and dates change, but the purpose of each retreat is to bring participants through their personalized ayahuasca journey and to make sure that every ceremony is led with the security and well-being of clients as a top priority. The best way to find out more information about these upcoming events is to contact them online.
Sinchi Runa is an ayahuasca treatment center that focuses on the immersive effect of the traditional shamanic ceremony, providing a structured diet, meditation, and other healing modalities for all clients during their retreat stay. Another pivotal part of this journey is the one-on-one counseling sessions with Maestro Sanango, a man who has taken thousands of people through the ayahuasca journey in the years he has worked with plant medicine.
Sinchi Runa is an old Quechua word that translates as "warrior of light." The teachings of Sanango and wisdom passed down to him through the generations of South American shamans state that all healing comes from the transcendence of the sick identity, from which we can genuinely experience healing and spiritual awakening. This is a good ayahuasca retreat center for anyone who desires an intensive introduction to plant medicine and the ayahuasca ceremony.
A great option for your next ayahuasca retreat is APL Journeys. Based out of Spain and Mexico, this organization gives its profits to support the cultures of the Amazon region of South America, where ayahuasca was initially grown and used. All of their shamans and healers are Red Cross certified, and clients are given splendid lodgings for their retreat stays. Transportation to and from the airports is scheduled and provided, making this an excellent option for ayahuasca retreat introductions.
Each retreat is eight days in length, and facilitators of indigenous Amazonian heritage lead every plant medicine ceremony. This treatment center combines Western psychology and counseling with knowledge passed down between generations of healing practitioners.
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