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An Ayahuasca retreat could be the best experience of your life, or it could leave you confused on more dimensions.
Your outcome depends upon 3 things: your readiness, preparation, and your ability to choose a high-quality retreat.
1) To help you assess your level of mental and spiritual readiness, take this short quiz.
2) To understand more about ayahuasca, and to prepare for a retreat, check out our guide.
3) If you're feeling the call and ready to choose a retreat, then congratulations! This is a momentous occasion in your life.
Like most things in life, there a broad variety of Ayahuasca retreat options, and a number of factors that effect the quality and cost of an ayahuasca retreat.
Here are 12 considerations to help you avoid sketchy options and choose a safe and transformational experience:
Who you choose to attend an Ayahuasca retreat with is undoubtedly one of the most important decisions in your life, especially the first time.
We encourage you to take the time and energy to do your research, follow your intuition, and to know why you are choosing a specific retreat.
If our recommendations above resonate with you, and you'd like to explore a transformational journey with Behold, click on "Begin Your Journey" below to request a complimentary Discovery Call with one of our Medicine Guides.
Those on the path of spiritual development are moving on from mindful yoga retreats and turning to journeying with Ayahuasca and other psychedelics (such as the widely recognized magic mushroom) for healing trauma, transcending limiting beliefs, and finding more joy, love and purpose in life. Psychedelic therapy is garnering much attention in the field of mental health - with studies showing 1-2 exposures of psilocybin mushrooms significantly decreasing long-term symptoms of anxiety and depression.
Ayahuasca has been used by the indigenous peoples of the Amazon Basin for thousands of years for healing and spiritual growth. When brewed together, the ayahuasca vine and leaves of the chacruna plant (psychotria viridis) produce a powerful psychedelic experience for the user that promotes deep introspection and perspective shifts.
There are limited places in the world where you can find a safe, legal, and life-changing ayahuasca center. As ayahuasca tourism becomes exceedingly popular around the world, many who are unable to travel to the Amazonian Rainforest in Costa Rica or to the Sacred Valley in Iquitos, Peru are looking for more accessible options.
Most centers can be found in Central and South America where ayahuasca originates, but there are options a little closer to home for those on the other side of the world. In Europe, you will find ayahuasca centers in both Spain and Portugal, where DMT (the psychoactive component in ayahuasca) is decriminalized or in a legal “grey area”.
If you are ready for one of the most unforgettable trips of your lifetime, check out our list of centers in Spain to help you choose the perfect ayahuasca experience.
For more information on how to choose your ayahuasca retreat check out our COMPLETE EUROPEAN GUIDE. and for the most in depth information on plant medicine you can register for our FREE WEBINAR.
Elevate your consciousness. If you’re looking for an intimate, bespoke ayahuasca retreat in Spain, Behold Retreats might be your ideal company to work with. With locations around the world and a small team of carefully selected healers, facilitators and coaches, you will feel especially taken care of on your spiritual journey.
You can expect to experience your ayahuasca retreat in Spain on one of the beautiful Balearic islands of Ibiza or Mallorca. You will enjoy a luxury villa experience immersed in natural surroundings, with plenty of opportunities to watch the sunset in your infinity pool overlooking the ocean, to relax and read or journal in the sun, to attend a calming yoga class before enjoying a fresh local vegetarian meal, and to take a walk into the mountains to connect with mother nature.
Your facilitators have years of experience with ayahuasca, psilocybin, san pedro, and Bufo Alvarius (5-MeO-DMT), as well as other healing modalities such as meditation, yoga, breathwork, Tai Chi, energy healing, and massage.
Behold offers a 7- week life accelerator program to help you prepare for the retreat and integrate the experience into your daily life afterwards. Their support is unparalleled compared to other retreat centers and is really worth considering if you’re looking for deep healing and transformative journey.
In addition to small, intimate group retreats, Behold Retreat offers private healing retreats for individuals or groups, a perfect opportunity to experience the deep healing and transformative magic of plant medicine with family, friends or colleagues.
Private retreats can be held in your ideal location of choice and tailored to suit your every need and desire. The expert healers and facilitators will guide your ayahuasca ceremony and provide additional healing modalities such as yoga, meditation, breathwork, body work, art therapy, flower baths, ethno-botanical walks, and more. If you're interested in adding a san pedro ceremony at the end of your ayahuasca retreat in Spain to ground and integrate the experience, that is also a possibility.
Join their 7-week life accelerator coaching program with either private or group coaching to maximize the outcome of your journey and sustain long-lasting changes in your life. The program was designed to help retreat participants prepare for their plant medicine retreat and to integrate the teachings and insights afterwards.
Located 100km from both the Alicante and Valencia airport, in “Be Free” retreat centers, you will find this sunny and nature immersed ayahuasca retreat center. The ayahuasca ceremonies will be performed with a therapeutic yet traditional approach with accompanying live music.
For those who wish to deepen their healing experience, they offer Kambo ceremonies and rapé which help with the cleansing process. They offer vegan/vegetarian dishes during their three and five day retreats, with two or three ayahuasca ceremonies respectively.
The center lies on a 10,000 m2 piece of land that offers a large relaxation area, yoga studio, art exhibitions, barbecue and stone oven, a large swimming pool, and a large house with three floors.
And nothing says fresh local food more than enjoying their vegetable garden and 5000m2 orange garden. Fresh OJ is to be expected.
Union In Arutam retreat center can be found in the beautiful Canary Island Tenerife, where they have been conducting ayahuasca ceremonies for more than twelve years. The retreats and ceremonies are held in very quiet locations deep into nature.
If you’re interested in experiencing not only mama ayahuasca but other medicinal plants and master plants such as San Pedro, this retreat center offers special diets, fasts, and programs using a variety of sacred plants. Their retreats are a minimum of 10 days, operating under traditional Shamanism with amazonian healers.
This center does a thorough job at ensuring their retreat participants are ready to head on this intensive ayahuasca experience by providing an assessment of their situation beforehand during a preliminary interview.
Their founder Arutam Ruymán, born in Tenerife, began teaching medicine at the age of 22, opening up his own school and clinic. He began facilitating ayahuasca ceremonies and travelled to the jungle over many years to learn from the Shuar Amazonian Shamanism tradition.
About a 1.5 hour drive from Barcelona you will find the 2000m2 ayahuasca center Sacruna, who promises to devote the maximum amount of time, attention and care to their guests. Group sizes are up to a maximum of 16 people and preparation services are offered to all participants. They go above and beyond to offer psychological coaching and integration.
The organic menu on offer has been carefully curated by a nutritionist in accordance with the traditional shamanic diet. Additional plant medicine ceremonies include Kambo and Rapé for deep cleansing and healing to complement your ayahuasca journey. In between ceremonies you can expect to enjoy meditation, yoga, sound healing, and shamanic breathwork.
Sacruna boasts renowned master-healers, Shipibo shamans from the Peruvian Amazon with more than 20 years of experience with plant medicine. Their lead shaman Roberto Matios comes from the Shipibo Conibo Tribe and has been healing people for over 40 years.
At Ayahuasca Healing Spirit Center near Valencia you will be in expert hands with 1-2 facilitators and a psychologist with three years of experience with plant medicine in the jungle. They offer to bring the authentic Shipibo experience to Europe, led by their master shaman, Wiler Noriega Rodriguez.
Wiler is a healer who has been guiding people through plant medicine spiritual journeys for over 25 years in Peru, where he also runs his own center in Pucallpa and hosts ceremonies around some of the best healing centers around South America in the amazon rainforest.
This center offers a variety of experiences to meet your individual needs and desires - from a long-weekend to a three-week spiritual awakening. All journeys are limited to a maximum of 11 people and they also offer private ceremonies.
There will be plenty of opportunity to engage in healing modalities such as yoga, chi-quang and meditation. After your ceremonies you will be able to join group shares with the Shaman and the possibility to use other healing plant medicines.
APL Journeys is an international retreat center offering traditional Amazonian ceremonies facilitated by shamans from the Loreto region of Peru and Ecuador, as well as Red Cross Certified facilitators with your safety in mind. You can feel great about contributing to local communities in Peru, as 15% of the proceeds from your retreat will be donated to there.
Retreats are six days long and include three ayahuasca ceremonies, or eight days long with four ayahuasca ceremonies. You will also engage in a three-hour discussion before you embark on your journey to ensure that you are prepared and ready to go. After the ceremonies, you will be able to join a morning discussion to reflect and share your experiences with the rest of the group.
Additional healing modalities include medicinal flowers baths, breathwork, liquid mapacho, rape and sananga sessions, and Kambo sessions which are meant to strengthen the immune system. Private accommodation and massage therapy is available on their eight day retreats.
About 1.5 hours away from Barcelona, in the heart of the picturesque Alt Emporda you will embark on your six day ayahuasca retreat in a modernist 1913 building full of stories. Feel comfortable in their high-end accommodations and take some time to rest and relax by their outdoor hammock area and swimming pool.
You will have ample opportunity to connect with Mother Nature, in their 650.000m2 gardens surrounded by two natural lakes and a river. If you’re looking for a retreat with many activities and healing modalities, Avalon is a great choice.
During the retreat you will have four ayahuasca ceremonies, four rapé ceremonies, 4 integration workshops, meditation sessions, yoga classes, a healing massage, shamanic breathwork session, a feminine and masculine circle, and much more. Unique to this retreat is their options to experience kambo sessions, cocora plant liver cleanses, temazcal sessions, or a peyote retreat.
The founder Alejandro Carbó provides guidance and integration on retreat, along with their team of experienced facilitators, healers, and shamans. Their lead shaman Eric van den Hove has more than 10 years of training in Colombia by different masters from the indigenous tribes Cofán, Siona and Muisca. Their facilitators are trained in a variety of healing modalities and are highly experienced in psychology, guidance and integration.
Travel to the beautiful Canary Island Tenerife for this 2-7 day ayahuasca retreat. Originally founded as a traditional shamanic center from Cusco, Peru since 2010, Healing Tree Ayahuasca offers authentic, safe, and affordable ayahuasca and san pedro retreats.
Accommodations are humble and similar for everyone on the retreat. The ceremonies will be guided by a peruvian shaman under the Shipibo tradition. There will be at least two additional facilitators with a maximum of 12 participants. Traditional Icaros (the songs used by the curanderos) will be sung during the ceremony to aid in healing and activating the ancient wisdom in the sacred plant.
During the 6 day retreat there will be 4 ayahuasca ceremonies, guided meditation, yoga, group discussions, and individual time to speak with the shaman. In between activities you will have time to reflect, journal, and meditate in nature to integrate your experience.
Founded in 2006, this family-run retreat center near Málaga combines all the best aspects of a yoga retreat with an ayahuasca journey. Embark on your sacred plant medicine journey in this Brazilian shamanic ayahuasca experience (Santo Daime is the most common tradition in Brazil) The religious ceremonies include rapé, sanaga, and live music.
Retreats run from May to September and are three days long, which is great for a first timer before committing to a week-long retreat. You can choose to stay in either a Morrocan yurt, a bamboo cabin, a Mongolian yurt, or a bell tent.
Enjoy personalized nutrition, detox and juice fasts on their retreats to help promote cleansing and deeper healing with mother ayahuasca. While the retreat is shorter than most, you can feel supported knowing that you will have a sharing circle before the ceremony and an integration circle to end off the weekend.
We would be honored to guide you in choosing the best retreat for your needs. Behold Retreats coordinates expertly guided retreats with Ayahuasca, Psilocybin, and 5-MeO-DMT (Bufo Alvarius) with highly experienced facilitators. Reach out to us to set up a complimentary discovery call and we can point you in the right direction.
5-MeO-DMT in Tepoztlan, Mexico
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