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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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Spirit Vine is an all accepting, non-profit and trans-denominational interfaith ayahuasca retreat center located in the tropical Mata-Atlantic forest on Brazil's east coast.
Here, ayahuasca ceremonies are conducted in the purpose built ceremony room which is set in the jungle next to a beautiful lagoon, offering an ideal space in nature for spiritual discovery.
The healers have a wealth of experience working with plant medicine and aim to help guests connect with mother nature through ayahuasca ceremonies and spiritual, healing practices and activities in a safe, comfortable and supportive manner.
Gaia is an age-old name for mother earth or mother nature, coming from Greek mythology where Gaia is the goddess of Earth, a name we find to be aptly fitting for the retreat center in 3rd position on our list of best ayahuasca retreats.
And as such, at this retreat center, the hosts strive to provide an experience for their guests that is in alignment with mother earth through spending time in nature with hikes to the nearby waterfall, immersion in the beauty of local wildlife and of course ayahuasca ceremonies with authentic ayahuasca shamans.
For the discerning patron, month long stays are offered at this retreat, while it is to be noted that they are not month long ayahuasca programs, it is an additional option for those seeking to spend more time in a safe, loving and joyous spiritual retreat with like minded souls also on healing journeys.
Suitable for beginners and one of the cheaper retreat centers on our list of best ayahuasca retreats is El Retiro in the beautiful Dominican Republic.
3 ayahuasca ceremonies, 3 yoga classes, 3 meditation sessions and 1 reiki session over 4 days and 3 nights at this retreat offer guests a short and sweet opportunity to connect with themselves and mother nature.
Such is the love for plant medicine at this retreat center that guests are offered micro doses of ayahuasca to take home with them so they can continue their healing process with the master plant long after they have left the spiritual retreat.
Boasting the enticing title of Ecuador's only beach front ayahuasca retreat, Vikara offers a slightly different style of retreat compared to the other retreat centers on our list, specializing in ayahuasca, surf and yoga.
The setting and accommodation are picturesque to say the least, with 9 luxury rooms encircling a pool, and the retreat being engulfed by mother earth's natural beauty and tranquility. Those looking for supreme comfort and relaxation as well as healing plant medicine treatments are sure to be taken care of at this retreat center. non-profit and trans-denominational interfaith ayahuasca retreat center in Brazil
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