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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 not currently legal in Germany, so looking for underground retreats is not advisable, seeing as the tradition of an ayahuasca ceremony is something that has been approached with great caution and respect for millennia indigenous Amazonian tribes. The role of a shaman in each ayahuasca journey is to guide and promote a spiritual awakening in each person who partakes of this powerful plant medicine.
If you are looking for an ayahuasca retreat, you would do well to inquire about some of the more certified and well-established organizations and retreat centers, many of which are founded in places where the ayahuasca vine has been decriminalized, or where legal “gray areas” allow for these ceremonies to be held under special conditions.
Here is a list of retreat centers worth looking into, if you wish to know more.
With beautiful locations for every retreat center, ranging from beachfront villas or resorts with views of the mountains of rainforest, in Costa Rica, Mexico and the Netherlands, Behold Retreats has a lot of different options for a luxury experience on your next spiritual retreat.
They incorporate a variety of plant medicines into their healing modalities, such as ayahuasca, bufo alvarius and psilocybin, and availability for these ceremonies changes, depending on which retreat you visit. Their teams of highly-experienced healers and facilitators lead each ceremony, with personalized attention to each client, and free consultation is available online, should you wish to inquire more beforehand.
This plant medicine retreat center is located on the beaches of Costa Rica, with a splendid facility led by a team of shamans from the Shipibo tribe of Peru, and works to offer each of their participants a profound healing experience in each retreat. Group sizes are limited, to ensure more personalized and intimate care, during each ayahuasca ceremony, and Soltara combines knowledge of Western medicine and psychology with the plant medicine healing of indigenous Amazonian cultures. Retreats range from 5-12 days in length.
Sinchi Runa is an ayahuasca retreat center located in Portugal, where work with plant medicine faces far fewer government restrictions. This organization believes very strongly in their healing mission, and each traditional shamanic ceremony using the master plant, ayahuasca vine, is led by Maestro Sanango, a man with over 25 years in guiding participants in this inner journey. Diet and meditation are big parts of their practice, and this would be a good place to look for a very structured and thorough initiation into the ayahuasca journey,
While ayahuasca is currently illegal in the UK, Ireland has laws that are not as strict, and Ayayni is one of the ayahuasca retreat centers that has been operating continuously under these conditions for many years. Founded by (removed by request) , the name Ayayni is taken from the words “ayahuasca” and “aynI,” which describes the deepest level of connection between nature and ourselves. The team of facilitators for each retreat are highly experienced, and because of the various locations and dates, looking for them online is the best way to find more information about the next possible retreat.
This foundation was inspired by a vision from the founder, who saw in it a perfect location to start her retreat center, alongside a river and tropical rainforest in the heart of Colombia. Origen Sagrada built this EcoResort in that place, and it is filled with the beauty of nature, and each ayahuasca ceremony is led by an ingigenous Amazonian shaman, and a team of facilitators who believe strongly in the power of their own healing experience, and who work to share that with all participants. If you are looking for a spiritual retreat with a connection to nature, this is definitely a place worth investigating.
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.
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