Ecuador

This Behold Retreats experience is set in the Ecuadorian Amazon jungle, the home to all traditionally cultivated Ayahuasca and the birthplace of this transformative experience. We have chosen a tucked away lodge in the heart of the jungle, a conscious space between crystal clear waters and ancient trees. This special corner of the forest is far from cell signals, a place to detach from the digital. The highly sustainable, eco-built property is used not only as a base to explore the Ecuadorian Amazon but also as a healing centre. You are in one of the most positively charged places on earth to begin your journey.

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Behold Retreats believe in personal journeys. If you are someone who believes in the power of tradition, culture and connection, this is the retreat for you. This experience is capped at 6 participants so the healing is deeply individual and spiritual. Your guide throughout is esteemed ethno-botanist Jonathon Miller Weisberger.

Jonathon is from the USA by birth but was brought up in Ecuador and has devoted his life to extending his knowledge of the rainforest and its indigineous people by living and working alongside deep tribal communities for over a decade. He is a professional rainforest guide and expert in plant medicine bringing not only knowledge and understanding but will assist you in creating a deeper appreciation for the natural world around you.

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With Jonathon as your guide you will be introduced to traditional, authentic healers who encapsulate the true cultural roots of this experience. Jonathan will first accompany you from Quito to Tena and along the way take you through the natural wonders of Ecuador to reach the lodge. On this journey you will stop off at hot springs, see the magic of the cloud forest and reach the deep forest by mid-afternoon. Spend your days wandering the jungle and learning about its flora and fauna, on ceremony days you will be prepared by the team through a series of cleansing rituals including bitter and sweet baths to purify your aura before and after the ceremonies. This is an authentic, deep healing experience.

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  • A personal elevation manager to help you coordinate your journey and advise on preparation including diet, lifestyle and wellness routines to take up prior to your retreat
  • [Optional] Materials to support self-inquiry and accelerate personal growth
  • [Optional] Sessions with your personally selected coach/therapist to set intentions
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  • 6 nights accommodation in a private room with en-suite bathroom
  • 3 Ceremonies led by our highly experienced healers and facilitators
  • Plant based meals throughout
  • Guided Amazon jungle walks
  • Pre and post ceremony baths, daily renewals and cleanses to compliment the medicine experiences
  • Time to reflect, journal and take in the wonder of this stunning natural setting
  • Return transfers from Quito Airport
  • Further sessions with your coach / therapist to discuss the ceremonies and any learnings or breakthroughs achieved
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Expert guidance and facilitation makes all the difference.
Preparation
(3 weeks, remote)
  • Exploratory consultation to understand whether we are a fit
  • 1-1 and group coaching to solidify goals, identify and overcome limiting beliefs
  • Mental and emotional work, guided self-inquiry, exercises, and meditations
  • Intention setting and prep for retreat
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Life-changing retreat
(1 week+, on location)
  • All-inclusive private or group plant medicine retreat in idyllic location
  • Ceremonies led by highly experienced healers and facilitators
  • Plant based meals
  • Yoga and meditation
  • Time to rest, reflect, and journal
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Integration
(3 weeks, remote)
  • Guided integration of experiences and insights, and to let go of the past
  • Additional 1-1 and group coaching to get clear on your path and priorities
  • Tools for pulling yourself out of a slump, continuing growth, manifestation,  and bringing forward your future
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