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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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Refugio Altiplano is an Ayahuasca retreat tucked deep in the pristine Peruvian forest. It offers a safely guided shamanic healing journey at affordable rates. The sessions are in private residences with laundry and kitchen services. Participants have vast stay options, from a 7-day retreat to an immersion program that lasts for 26 days.
Typical activities at the Refugio Altiplano include traditional ayahuasca ceremonies, individualized shamanic ceremonies, and one-on-one interaction with a shaman. Participants take plant or shaman diets and study more about sacred plant medicine.
Shanayoy Healing Center is one of the ayahuasca retreats in South America that conduct authentic ayahuasca ceremonies. Indeed, the healing center employs the sacred indigenous Kamëntsá people from Sibundoy Valley to oversee the plant medicine retreats. They use their ancestral knowledge to guide you through various healing rituals and help you find peace and a deep inner connection, healing your body, mind, and spirit.
A typical plant medicine retreat at the Shanayoy Healing Center runs for nine days. They entail personal consultations before and after the healing experience, sacred plant ceremony practices, optional plant baths and plant remedies, group and individual counseling sessions, yoga classes, meditation, plant medicine walks and education, and mountain hikes.
Residencial Bosques del Eden Jarabacoa is an Ayahuasca retreat that offers plant medicine teachings to anyone starting their spiritual ayahuasca journey. The retreat is in a professional and respectful environment in the high mountains, 2 kilometers from Jarabacoa town. Here, locals and visitors participate in ayahuasca ceremonies, meditation sessions, reiki, and yoga classes. Likewise, there are optional excursions, massages, and Kambo.
Pisatahua Ecolodge is an idyllic ayahuasca retreat that presents a relaxing opportunity to anyone escaping fast-paced city life. Indeed, this sacred space is in the Bolivian Amazon, on an 80-acre Aquicuana Reserve. Here, a team of healers and facilitators organize healing rituals that include master plant ceremonies, guided nature hikes, yoga and meditation classes, and canoe rides. The activities last for 10 to 12 days for small groups that seek a shamanic path. Participants get a nutritious traditional ayahuasca diet and reside in secure cabins fully equipped with private bathrooms and showers.
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