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5 Best Ayahuasca Retreats in Bali (Updated 2022)

August 4, 2022
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What to look for to find a safe, quality Ayahuasca Retreat?

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 that you may like to take into consideration:

  • Safety: Many smaller operators are not in a position to invest in safety, and unfortunately, there are too many sad stories out there. (recommendation: choose a retreat that does in-depth screening to ensure your physical, psychological, and spiritual well-being).
  • Legality:  Practitioners who have dedicated their lives to medicine work typically live in locations where it is legal, so they don't have to live in a state of "what if". (recommendation: consider whether travelling to a place with "new energy" might be in your best interests).
  • Size of the group: It's common for retreats to have 20, 50, even 100 people in ceremony, which can be chaotic. Additionally, you are less likely receive the level of attention from healers that you are probably looking for. (recommendation: choose a retreat with an intimate group of say, 8-15 people).
  • Length of the retreat: Shorter retreats feel rushed, and there are limits to what can be done in a few nights. (recommendation: go for at least a week).
  • Comfort: (recommendation: spend a little extra for something where you will be physically comfortable and have your own bedroom to decompress and integrate, especially if this is your first time). Your future self can thank us later.
  • Cosmology: (recommendation: choose a retreat that supports your own subjective experience, or one that you feel aligns with you energetically). The energy of the retreat and ceremony leaders will have a profound effect upon your experience.
  • Holistic approach: (recommendation: work with an organization that takes a holistic approach to working with medicine, and has options to support and guide your mental and emotional evolution). If a provider implies that "medicine will solve all your problems", proceed with caution (because it won't!).
  • Service: (recommendation: choose a place that you believe can serve your individual needs. Consider whether or not they've taken the time to get to know you and understand you, or it's more of a take it or leave it retreat center).
  • Booking process: (recommendation: speak with the provider before finalizing your booking). If it's all online, ANYONE could be sitting next to you in ceremony.
  • Expertise: (recommendation: work with an organization that emphasizes healing, and you believe has a breadth of expertise to guide your transformation). Look for facilitators and healers who have a lightness of being and a sparkle in their eyes.
  • Reputation: (recommendation: Google the provider). You may be surprised by what you find. If there's not much information, that is also information :)
  • Volunteers: (recommendation: work with an organization that pays their staff). Unfortunately, it is common practice for retreat centers to cycle through young, eager, and worn out volunteers and/or not pay healers fairly. If the people supporting your retreat aren't living their best life, they're not going to be able to lead you to yours.

Given the potential, power, and sensitivity of working with Ayahuasca, who you choose to work with is undoubtedly one of the most important decisions of your life, so we encourage you to take the time and the energy to educate yourself to be able to make a good one. If you're in a position to do so, you may also like to consider a private retreat.

If our recommendations above feel energetically aligned for you, and you'd like to explore a journey with Behold, apply below.

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‍Looking for a little more guidance for one of the most important decisions of your life? Watch this video.

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Ayahuasca isn’t legalized in many countries currently, including Bali, but there are several other places where it has been decriminalized or where legal “gray areas” allow for ayahuasca retreat centers to open, under certain specifications.  For this reason, if you are looking for a well-established and professional organization to provide you with a spiritual retreat experience, you can find many in Costa Rica, Portugal or countries bordering the Amazon rainforest, where the traditions of ayahuasca plant medicine originate.  Here is a short list of a few of the most well-known and trustworthy ayahuasca retreat centers available, as of now. 

1. Behold Retreats - Costa Rica, Mexico, Portugal, Netherlands

Any person looking for the experience of an ayahuasca ceremony will have heard of the healing benefits of this sacred plant medicine, and its history of profound healing effects when used in a ceremony by a shaman.  If you want to find the best ayahuasca retreat for you, contacting them is a good place to start.

While ayahuasca retreats are not currently available in Thailand, anyone interested in such a retreat would do well to look into Behold Retreats, which gives participants their chance to experience mother ayahuasca with personalized healing ceremonies in the most luxurious settings, such as a beachfront villa or rainforest retreat center.

Plant medicine has begun to take the stage in the world of healing modalities that are alternative to Western medicine.  Any person interested in healing through medicinal plants would find nothing more powerful than an ayahuasca retreat in a scenic location, with an experienced shaman and healer as the facilitator.

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2 Sinchi Runa - Portugal

For those seeking an ayahuasca retreat, Sinchi Runa has been providing and perfecting this ayahuasca ceremony experience for over 25 years, focusing on healing through the method of a spiritual awakening, and other age-old healing modalities such as yoga classes and plant treatments.

Participants are given luxurious and private accommodations, and every ayahuasca ceremony is led with care by a shaman with experience in caring for those who are looking for the ayahuasca experience.

The experience of an ayahuasca retreat is becoming more renowned worldwide, for its ability to instill in a person address past trauma and provide a uniquely personal healing journey.

3 Spirit Vine - Brazil

If you are looking for a retreat center with an emphasis on plant medicine, a traditional ayahuasca ceremony is about as complete and healing as any you could hope for.  Spirit Vine has been conducting this sort of healing retreat using native plant medicine that is the ayahuasca vine for the past 30 years.  Founded by an expert with a professional interest in the psychology of traditional shamanic ceremony, and the healing experience it can create, they have begun to provide their own ayahuasca retreat, right in the rainforest of Brazil, where native shamans first conducted the ayahuasca ceremony.

4 Soltara Healing Center - Costa Rica, Peru

When choosing a retreat, one needs to consider the focus and the priorities for the experience.  For any person interested in plant medicine as a method of healing, they might find Soltara Healing Center to be a  great option.  Does an Ayahuasca ceremony in Costa Rica sound like an incredible experience?  If so, any person interested in ayahuasca and the healing properties of this plant medicine would do well to look into this retreat option.

Ayahuasca Retreats have begun to grow in popularity around the world, as this sacred plant is such a profound tool for any spiritual retreat, and the ayahuasca journey has long been known for its powerful healing effect, when performed in a ceremony by a real shaman with real experience.  The ayahuasca retreat center at Soltara is committed to caring for its participants and giving personalized healing opportunities at their beautiful plant medicine retreat center.

5 Etnikas - Peru

In the Andes Mountains, near Machu Picchu, in the Incan Sacred Valley, you can find Etnikas, a plant medicine retreat center that is providing one of the best ayahuasca retreats a person could want.  Each ceremony is performed by a traditional shaman and personalized for the healing experience of each of its participants. 

What to look for to find a safe, quality Ayahuasca Retreat?

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 that you may like to take into consideration:

  • Safety: Many smaller operators are not in a position to invest in safety, and unfortunately, there are too many sad stories out there. (recommendation: choose a retreat that does in-depth screening to ensure your physical, psychological, and spiritual well-being).
  • Legality:  Practitioners who have dedicated their lives to medicine work typically live in locations where it is legal, so they don't have to live in a state of "what if". (recommendation: consider whether travelling to a place with "new energy" might be in your best interests).
  • Size of the group: It's common for retreats to have 20, 50, even 100 people in ceremony, which can be chaotic. Additionally, you are less likely receive the level of attention from healers that you are probably looking for. (recommendation: choose a retreat with an intimate group of say, 8-15 people).
  • Length of the retreat: Shorter retreats feel rushed, and there are limits to what can be done in a few nights. (recommendation: go for at least a week).
  • Comfort: (recommendation: spend a little extra for something where you will be physically comfortable and have your own bedroom to decompress and integrate, especially if this is your first time). Your future self can thank us later.
  • Cosmology: (recommendation: choose a retreat that supports your own subjective experience, or one that you feel aligns with you energetically). The energy of the retreat and ceremony leaders will have a profound effect upon your experience.
  • Holistic approach: (recommendation: work with an organization that takes a holistic approach to working with medicine, and has options to support and guide your mental and emotional evolution). If a provider implies that "medicine will solve all your problems", proceed with caution (because it won't!).
  • Service: (recommendation: choose a place that you believe can serve your individual needs. Consider whether or not they've taken the time to get to know you and understand you, or it's more of a take it or leave it retreat center).
  • Booking process: (recommendation: speak with the provider before finalizing your booking). If it's all online, ANYONE could be sitting next to you in ceremony.
  • Expertise: (recommendation: work with an organization that emphasizes healing, and you believe has a breadth of expertise to guide your transformation). Look for facilitators and healers who have a lightness of being and a sparkle in their eyes.
  • Reputation: (recommendation: Google the provider). You may be surprised by what you find. If there's not much information, that is also information :)
  • Volunteers: (recommendation: work with an organization that pays their staff). Unfortunately, it is common practice for retreat centers to cycle through young, eager, and worn out volunteers and/or not pay healers fairly. If the people supporting your retreat aren't living their best life, they're not going to be able to lead you to yours.

Given the potential, power, and sensitivity of working with Ayahuasca, who you choose to work with is undoubtedly one of the most important decisions of your life, so we encourage you to take the time and the energy to educate yourself to be able to make a good one. If you're in a position to do so, you may also like to consider a private retreat.

If our recommendations above feel energetically aligned for you, and you'd like to explore a journey with Behold, apply below.

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What to look for to find a safe, quality Ayahuasca Retreat?

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 that you may like to take into consideration:

  • Safety: Many smaller operators are not in a position to invest in safety, and unfortunately, there are too many sad stories out there. (recommendation: choose a retreat that does in-depth screening to ensure your physical, psychological, and spiritual well-being).
  • Legality:  Practitioners who have dedicated their lives to medicine work typically live in locations where it is legal, so they don't have to live in a state of "what if". (recommendation: consider whether travelling to a place with "new energy" might be in your best interests).
  • Size of the group: It's common for retreats to have 20, 50, even 100 people in ceremony, which can be chaotic. Additionally, you are less likely receive the level of attention from healers that you are probably looking for. (recommendation: choose a retreat with an intimate group of say, 8-15 people).
  • Length of the retreat: Shorter retreats feel rushed, and there are limits to what can be done in a few nights. (recommendation: go for at least a week).
  • Comfort: (recommendation: spend a little extra for something where you will be physically comfortable and have your own bedroom to decompress and integrate, especially if this is your first time). Your future self can thank us later.
  • Cosmology: (recommendation: choose a retreat that supports your own subjective experience, or one that you feel aligns with you energetically). The energy of the retreat and ceremony leaders will have a profound effect upon your experience.
  • Holistic approach: (recommendation: work with an organization that takes a holistic approach to working with medicine, and has options to support and guide your mental and emotional evolution). If a provider implies that "medicine will solve all your problems", proceed with caution (because it won't!).
  • Service: (recommendation: choose a place that you believe can serve your individual needs. Consider whether or not they've taken the time to get to know you and understand you, or it's more of a take it or leave it retreat center).
  • Booking process: (recommendation: speak with the provider before finalizing your booking). If it's all online, ANYONE could be sitting next to you in ceremony.
  • Expertise: (recommendation: work with an organization that emphasizes healing, and you believe has a breadth of expertise to guide your transformation). Look for facilitators and healers who have a lightness of being and a sparkle in their eyes.
  • Reputation: (recommendation: Google the provider). You may be surprised by what you find. If there's not much information, that is also information :)
  • Volunteers: (recommendation: work with an organization that pays their staff). Unfortunately, it is common practice for retreat centers to cycle through young, eager, and worn out volunteers and/or not pay healers fairly. If the people supporting your retreat aren't living their best life, they're not going to be able to lead you to yours.

Given the potential, power, and sensitivity of working with Ayahuasca, who you choose to work with is undoubtedly one of the most important decisions of your life, so we encourage you to take the time and the energy to educate yourself to be able to make a good one. If you're in a position to do so, you may also like to consider a private retreat.

If our recommendations above feel energetically aligned for you, and you'd like to explore a journey with Behold, apply below.

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‍Looking for a little more guidance for one of the most important decisions of your life? Watch this video.

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Ayahuasca isn’t legalized in many countries currently, including Bali, but there are several other places where it has been decriminalized or where legal “gray areas” allow for ayahuasca retreat centers to open, under certain specifications.  For this reason, if you are looking for a well-established and professional organization to provide you with a spiritual retreat experience, you can find many in Costa Rica, Portugal or countries bordering the Amazon rainforest, where the traditions of ayahuasca plant medicine originate.  Here is a short list of a few of the most well-known and trustworthy ayahuasca retreat centers available, as of now. 

1. Behold Retreats - Costa Rica, Mexico, Portugal, Netherlands

Any person looking for the experience of an ayahuasca ceremony will have heard of the healing benefits of this sacred plant medicine, and its history of profound healing effects when used in a ceremony by a shaman.  If you want to find the best ayahuasca retreat for you, contacting them is a good place to start.

While ayahuasca retreats are not currently available in Thailand, anyone interested in such a retreat would do well to look into Behold Retreats, which gives participants their chance to experience mother ayahuasca with personalized healing ceremonies in the most luxurious settings, such as a beachfront villa or rainforest retreat center.

Plant medicine has begun to take the stage in the world of healing modalities that are alternative to Western medicine.  Any person interested in healing through medicinal plants would find nothing more powerful than an ayahuasca retreat in a scenic location, with an experienced shaman and healer as the facilitator.

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2 Sinchi Runa - Portugal

For those seeking an ayahuasca retreat, Sinchi Runa has been providing and perfecting this ayahuasca ceremony experience for over 25 years, focusing on healing through the method of a spiritual awakening, and other age-old healing modalities such as yoga classes and plant treatments.

Participants are given luxurious and private accommodations, and every ayahuasca ceremony is led with care by a shaman with experience in caring for those who are looking for the ayahuasca experience.

The experience of an ayahuasca retreat is becoming more renowned worldwide, for its ability to instill in a person address past trauma and provide a uniquely personal healing journey.

3 Spirit Vine - Brazil

If you are looking for a retreat center with an emphasis on plant medicine, a traditional ayahuasca ceremony is about as complete and healing as any you could hope for.  Spirit Vine has been conducting this sort of healing retreat using native plant medicine that is the ayahuasca vine for the past 30 years.  Founded by an expert with a professional interest in the psychology of traditional shamanic ceremony, and the healing experience it can create, they have begun to provide their own ayahuasca retreat, right in the rainforest of Brazil, where native shamans first conducted the ayahuasca ceremony.

4 Soltara Healing Center - Costa Rica, Peru

When choosing a retreat, one needs to consider the focus and the priorities for the experience.  For any person interested in plant medicine as a method of healing, they might find Soltara Healing Center to be a  great option.  Does an Ayahuasca ceremony in Costa Rica sound like an incredible experience?  If so, any person interested in ayahuasca and the healing properties of this plant medicine would do well to look into this retreat option.

Ayahuasca Retreats have begun to grow in popularity around the world, as this sacred plant is such a profound tool for any spiritual retreat, and the ayahuasca journey has long been known for its powerful healing effect, when performed in a ceremony by a real shaman with real experience.  The ayahuasca retreat center at Soltara is committed to caring for its participants and giving personalized healing opportunities at their beautiful plant medicine retreat center.

5 Etnikas - Peru

In the Andes Mountains, near Machu Picchu, in the Incan Sacred Valley, you can find Etnikas, a plant medicine retreat center that is providing one of the best ayahuasca retreats a person could want.  Each ceremony is performed by a traditional shaman and personalized for the healing experience of each of its participants. 

What to look for to find a safe, quality Ayahuasca Retreat?

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 that you may like to take into consideration:

  • Safety: Many smaller operators are not in a position to invest in safety, and unfortunately, there are too many sad stories out there. (recommendation: choose a retreat that does in-depth screening to ensure your physical, psychological, and spiritual well-being).
  • Legality:  Practitioners who have dedicated their lives to medicine work typically live in locations where it is legal, so they don't have to live in a state of "what if". (recommendation: consider whether travelling to a place with "new energy" might be in your best interests).
  • Size of the group: It's common for retreats to have 20, 50, even 100 people in ceremony, which can be chaotic. Additionally, you are less likely receive the level of attention from healers that you are probably looking for. (recommendation: choose a retreat with an intimate group of say, 8-15 people).
  • Length of the retreat: Shorter retreats feel rushed, and there are limits to what can be done in a few nights. (recommendation: go for at least a week).
  • Comfort: (recommendation: spend a little extra for something where you will be physically comfortable and have your own bedroom to decompress and integrate, especially if this is your first time). Your future self can thank us later.
  • Cosmology: (recommendation: choose a retreat that supports your own subjective experience, or one that you feel aligns with you energetically). The energy of the retreat and ceremony leaders will have a profound effect upon your experience.
  • Holistic approach: (recommendation: work with an organization that takes a holistic approach to working with medicine, and has options to support and guide your mental and emotional evolution). If a provider implies that "medicine will solve all your problems", proceed with caution (because it won't!).
  • Service: (recommendation: choose a place that you believe can serve your individual needs. Consider whether or not they've taken the time to get to know you and understand you, or it's more of a take it or leave it retreat center).
  • Booking process: (recommendation: speak with the provider before finalizing your booking). If it's all online, ANYONE could be sitting next to you in ceremony.
  • Expertise: (recommendation: work with an organization that emphasizes healing, and you believe has a breadth of expertise to guide your transformation). Look for facilitators and healers who have a lightness of being and a sparkle in their eyes.
  • Reputation: (recommendation: Google the provider). You may be surprised by what you find. If there's not much information, that is also information :)
  • Volunteers: (recommendation: work with an organization that pays their staff). Unfortunately, it is common practice for retreat centers to cycle through young, eager, and worn out volunteers and/or not pay healers fairly. If the people supporting your retreat aren't living their best life, they're not going to be able to lead you to yours.

Given the potential, power, and sensitivity of working with Ayahuasca, who you choose to work with is undoubtedly one of the most important decisions of your life, so we encourage you to take the time and the energy to educate yourself to be able to make a good one. If you're in a position to do so, you may also like to consider a private retreat.

If our recommendations above feel energetically aligned for you, and you'd like to explore a journey with Behold, apply below.

The World is Changing. Are You?

Behold Retreats sets the standard for safe, legal,
and transformative plant medicine retreats.

Ready to heal, find peace, and live your purpose?

Let's Talk

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