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1. If you’d like a holistic understanding of your opportunities to improve your quality of life, take this self-diagnostic.

2. If this is your first time with Ayahuasca, this short quiz will help you assess your level of mental, emotional, and spiritual readiness for this powerful and sensitive work.

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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:

  1. Safety First: Unfortunately, many small retreat centers are not in a position to make meaningful investments into screening and safety. Even if you're fine, someone else on retreat might not be, which can affect the overall experience. Our recommendation is to choose a retreat provider that does in-depth conversational, medical, and psychological screening to protect your safety and well-being.
  2. Legality: Experienced practitioners who have dedicated their lives to plant medicine typically live in locations where the work is legal, so they don't have to live in a state of uncertainty about their work Our recommendation is to travel to legal locations where you can benefit from legitimate healers who operate above the radar, so you can truly relax on retreat.
  3. Size of the group: It's common for retreats to have 20, 50, even 100 people in ceremony, which can be chaotic to say the least. In such large groups you are less likely to receive a sufficient level of attention from the facilitators. Our recommendation is to choose a retreat with an intimate group, in the range of 8-15 people.
  4. Length of the retreat: Shorter retreats feel rushed, do not support the cultivation of meaningful relationships, and can limit what can be achieved in time available. We recommend you spend at least a week for an ayahuasca retreat to give your mind, body, heart, and soul the attention it deserves.
  5. ‍‍Comfort: We recommend you choose a retreat where you are confident that you will be physically comfortable and have your own private bedroom to decompress and integrate, especially if this is your first time. Go for the full jungle mosquito immersion another time, your future self will thank you later.
  6. Alignment: Select a retreat that feels aligned with your values and allows your own subjective experience to unfold naturally. There are many different worldviews out there and having a different worldview pushed on you through the retreat may not be in your highest healing interests. This is also particularly relevant for first-timers.
  7. Holistic approach: Work with an organization that takes a holistic approach to working with plant medicine, and has options to support and guide your mental and emotional evolution alongside a retreat. If a provider implies that "medicine will solve all your problems", proceed with caution.
  8. Service: Select a retreat that you believe can meet your individual needs. Are you being treated as a human, or as participant #22 in their fourth retreat this month? 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.
  9. Booking process: Take the time to speak with the provider before finalizing your booking. If the provider does not have a screening process in place during the booking process anyone could be sitting next to you in ceremony. Some people are not in the right place to work with this powerful plant medicine, and it is the responsibility of the organizers to ensure that only people who can handle ayahuasca are accepted onto the retreat.
  10. Expertise: Find an organization that emphasizes healing, and you believe has the breadth and depth of expertise to guide your transformation. Look for facilitators and healers who have a lightness of being and a sparkle in their eyes. Healing work is all about the transmutation of energy, so you are looking for people who have the energy you aspire to. If they aren't able to keep their energy right, that tells you quite a bit about either where they are at and their capabilities.
  11. Reputation: At a minimum, Google the provider, you may be surprised by what you find. If there's not much information, that is also information. A reputable retreat center will have a professional online presence with testimonials from previous retreat attendees. This is essential for you to see that they are a legitimate organization who you can trust to contain this powerful experience.
  12. Volunteers: Please support ethical plant medicine work by selecting an organization that pay their team. 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 lives , they're not going to be able to lead you to yours. Don't be shy to ask this question directly when you speak to prospective centers.


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Ayahuasca is currently considered an illegal substance is most countries, such as UK, and retreat centers have to work underground, but there are several other options, if you are interested in planning an ayahuasca retreat in one of the places where it is decriminalized, or where the laws have “gray areas” that allow for ayahuasca retreat centers to operate.

5 Best Ayahuasca Retreat England, 2023

Ayahuasca heal, meditation retreats, upcoming retreats, and yoga / meditation are terms that conjure up a deep sense of peace, mindfulness, and healing. Ayahuasca is a traditional plant medicine used by indigenous people in South America for centuries to restore physical and mental health.

For those seeking to explore the potential power of ayahuasca heal, England has some of the best ayahuasca retreats in the world. From luxurious private lodges to intimate spiritual retreats, this article will introduce you to the five best ayahuasca retreat England and their transformative experiences.

Whether you are looking to heal and restore your mental, physical, and spiritual well-being or to experience something new, these 5 best Ayahuasca retreat England will offer you a unique and meaningful journey.‍

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

As of now, ayahuasca is not legal in the UK, and only in specific locations in the USA, so for anyone seeking a legitimate and well-established ayahuasca retreat center, Portugal, Costa Rica and South America are convenient options.  Behold Retreats has been working to create the best retreat centers for plant medicine in the most ideal of locations, such as luxurious villas near the beach or with scenic views of the Costa Rican jungle, and taking small groups of participants through intimate and personalized ayahuasca journeys.

With experience in treating over 1,500 clients already, Behold Retreats is committed to providing the best possible deep healing journeys for anyone looking to expand their spiritual life, and get in touch with inner nature, in a safe, confidential and caring setting.  Contact them now for free consultation, and information on the nearest appointment that suits you.

Ayahuasca Retreat in Portugal | Behold Retreats
Behold Retreats | During an Ayahuasca Retreat in Portugal


2. Ayayni Shamanic Retreats - Ireland, Mallorca, Colombia

With Ireland’s laws on plant medicine being less strict than the UK’s, Ayayni Shamanic Retreats has been able to develop a spiritual retreat center devoted to traditional shamanic ceremony of the Amazon, and a team of facilitators with their own specific talents for enabling a healing journey.

The word “Ayni” refers to the profound interaction between us and nature, at our deepest level, which is what the spiritual awakening experience of ayahuasca is known to instill in a person.  There are many reasons participants come to this retreat center, such as dealing with past trauma, and furthering their commitment to other healing modalities.  If you search for Ayayni Shamanic Retreats online, you are likely to find something that suits you quickly.

3. Arkana Spiritual Center - Peru, Mexico, Costa Rica

This ayahuasca retreat center is located in the Amazon rainforest of South America and the Sacred Valley near Machu Picchu, centering it in the  home of the original traditional shamanic ceremony, performed with the ayahuasca vine.  Plant medicine is an ancient healing practice, making a comeback with increasing enthusiasm, as alternatives to Western medicine are being recognized for their profound healing potential.

On this retreat, you will have access to beautiful lodging, options for various plant medicines, such as the San Pedro cactus and Kambo, and all activities are led by experienced healers and facilitators, making sure your deep healing journey is personalized and secure.

4. Sinchi Runa - Portugal

Named for the Quechua word “Sinchi Runa”, meaning “warrior of light”, this center for plant medicine is led by Maestro Sanango, a man who is revered for his sincerity and respect of the traditional shamanic ceremony.  Each spiritual retreat is facilitated by experienced caring staff members who are serious about their mission as healers.

With groups of no more than 14 participants, this journey with Mother Ayahuasca has been met with glowing reviews and testimonies from a long list of past clients.  Organic shamanic diets and meditation are a strong complement to this retreat center’s methods, and ensure a deep immersion into the spiritual awakening of plant medicine.

5. Soltara Healing Center - Costa Rica, Peru

Offering stays from 5-12 days lengths, Soltara is an ayahuasca retreat center located on the mountainous seaside of Costa Rica, with beautiful accommodations for all participants.  The facilitators come from the indigenous Peruvian Shipibo healers, and each ayahuasca ceremony is led with great care and expertise, providing all clients with a wholesome and secure ayahuasca experience.

Their approach to plant medicine integrates both Western and natural medical philosophies, taking a holistic approach to the profound healing that comes from our connection to Mother Nature.  Preparation is key to the ayahuasca ceremony, and participants will be shown how to come to a readiness for a spiritual awakening, which is physical, mental and emotional.  Soltara Healing Center is a great option for those seeking a profound inner experience.

luxurious, nature-immersion retreat situated on seaside cliffs | Soltara Healing Center at Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica | ayahuasca retreat costa rica

Ayahuasca Retreat England

England offers a variety of ayahuasca healing retreats for those seeking spiritual growth and self-discovery. The top 5 ayahuasca retreats highlighted in this list provide a safe and supportive environment for participants to embark on their ayahuasca journey. Each retreat offers unique and valuable experiences that can help individuals connect with their inner selves, find clarity, and achieve greater understanding of the world around them.

Whether you are a first-time participant or a seasoned veteran, these healing retreats offer the opportunity to heal and grow through the powerful and transformative effects of ayahuasca. Keep an eye out for upcoming retreats and choose the one that best aligns with your personal preferences and goals to experience the potential of ayahuasca heal.

Let's start your healing journey!

Are you looking to heal yourself with the power of ayahuasca? Then join one of the five best ayahuasca retreat England and experience the powerful transformation that awaits you. With meditation retreats, yoga / meditation, and upcoming retreats, you are sure to find the right ayahuasca healing experience for you. Don't wait; book your ayahuasca retreat today and start your journey toward healing and spiritual growth.

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