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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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Peru is also a great option for you to consider when choosing your Ayahuasca retreat. Not only the country carries a lot of history with the medicine but Peru also is one of the most accessible countries in South America for foreigners.
This gorgeous retreat in Cusco region is a true gem. The facilities are beautifully designed and comfortable and they value connection with nature and the land. This Ayahuasca retreat takes you on a profound healing journey with the plant medicine but also carries the ceremony through a message of unconditional love. The retreats are available in a 3, 5 or 7-day containers.
Soltara Healing Center borrows its name from the Spanish verb “soltar" which means "to let go". This is an Ayahuasca retreat that offers a healing journey in a container of 5, 7 or 12-day experiences and, as the name suggests, a lot of what is cultivated is the sense of letting go of past traumas, experiences and versions of yourself that don’t serve you anymore.
This center has an integrative approach and will assist you in integrating the messages of the plant into your everyday life.
This retreat in Ecuador is located in the middle of the Andes Mountain range and has a deep connection to the medicine and energy of this land. Even though Ayahuasca comes from the amazon basin, its connection to the indigenous ways and simple life is felt in this beautiful mountain retreat and eco-village.
The retreat at Gaia Sagrada is held by experienced ayahuasca shamans and you will have more than one ceremony with this master plant. This is a full-on experience.
Rainforest Healing Center is also an Ayahuasca retreat held in Peru but contrary to the previous retreat on this list, this retreat is located in the middle of the rainforest. Everything in this retreat is filled with Ayahuasca tradition and ceremony.
With a big focus on safety, this center asks you to fill up an application form before attending the retreat and supports your physical and energetic preparation for the ceremony. With this retreat, you will have all the support you need especially if you are feeling a bit hesitant about the experience.
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