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Cusco Ayahuasca San Pedro Retreat The Ayahuasca and San Pedro Retreat in the Sacred Valley (Cusco) is an experiential journey, a spiritual quest to explore one’s inner world with the guidance of teacher plants – Ayahuasca and San Pedro. Retreats are done in an inspiring environment with powerful natural scenery, visiting sites in the Sacred Valley of Incas, Machu Picchu, Pisac, near Urubamba and the city of Cusco. We offer an approach of practice with entheogens (Teacher plants) focused on the awakening our potential. As prajña means wisdom, awareness that cuts through conceptual understanding, Ayahuasca Prajna is about taking the use of Ayahuasca beyond experience itself into a process of transformation and awakening that bypasses systems of belief or a religion. Ayahuasca Prajna facilitates spiritual practice setting where transformative, life-changing experiences are initiated and supported by work with Ayahuasca, San Pedro, meditation practice and guidance. We are glad to share this way with every responsible spiritual seeker, willing to go beyond a simple exploration of mind states, helping to also gain the knowledge and capacity to reach higher levels of awareness and inner freedom. Our staff has gone through intensive training with traditional medicine men, that includes people from Peruvian Andes, Amazon rainforest as well as from other parts of the world. Our method with Ayahuasca combines the traditional knowledge with much elements from a more contemporary approach. It’s a deeply transformative process, that in a way goes even further the indigenous tradition, focusing on the individual’s inner growth rather than the outside manipulation.
Information about the location:
The main part of the retreat is held in the rural areas of the Sacred Valley of Incas (2950 m. / 9680 ft.) in either Pisaq village. Sacred Valley is located nearby the city of Cusco (3300 m. / 10820 ft.) accessible by 1h 10min flight or about 20-hour bus trip from Lima (follow the links given below to check the airfares). Cusco is the main city of the Andean region of the same name; it’s the last Andean region on the East of Peru, neighboring with the Amazon district of Madre de Dios. Cusco, with its surrounding sacred valley, is the most visited region in Peru and is an important part of cultural heritage. Amazon Jungle Retreat: The retreat is held in Corto Maltes Amazonia jungle lodge, near the jungle town of Puerto Maldonado, accessible by 90min flight from Lima or 40min flight from Cusco (see details below). P.Maldonado is a regional center for Madre de Dios province located in the south-east of the Peruvian Amazon. Upon arrival you are picked-up in the airport and then transferred to the jungle lodge by a boat, 40min drive down by Madre de Dios river . The lodge is located on a beautiful and peaceful place in the rain forest, surrounded by the nature of Amazon jungle.
Kambô frog medicine, of Brazilian Amazon origins
Medicine information (content and method of preparation)Type of Medicine: AyahuascaMedicine content :
Ayahuasca and Chacruna; in special occasions Bobinzana, Chiric Sanango and other medicine may be used for specific cleansing.Medicine preparation:
The Ayahuasca we share is prepared in Puccallpa from a Ushñahua family of lineage brew-makers; San Pedro is prepared by Don Juan de Dios Garcia from Machu Picchu and Edmunds Jakovels, the main facilitator at Ayahuasca Prajna
Ceremony detailsMaximum number of participants in a ceremony: Up to 25 participantsPlace of ceremony: Our ceremonies are held in maloca and in the house of retreat facilitatorsProps etc. used during the ceremony: The session is guided by traditional and contemporary chants, songs, mantras, using rattle, guitar, traditional drum and voice.
Accomodation detailsType of Accomodation:
More about the accomodation and food:
Most of the meals during the retreat are prepared with care and served on site as well as in carefully selected restaurants. During the retreat participants can take super-food smoothies, detox from pollutants and heavy metal residues, reinforcing the health in general, based on your needs described through registration. Retreat accommodations in the Sacred Valley are offered by Melissa-Wasi, a guest house, built by following the traditional canons of Andean mud-and-eucalyptus architecture. Melissa Wasi provide all the facilities for a comfortable and unforgettable stay, surrounded by crop fields and Apus (sacred mountains). Many meals are served in Melissa Wasi’s restaurant, as well as in local restaurants of the Sacred Valley. Food: variety of meals from Andean cuisine and delicious vegetarian options Amazon Ayahuasca Retreat: Accommodation - Corto Maltes jungle lodge, double bungalows (simple upon request, if available)
LocalsDo you welcome locals?: YesPrice range locals: 20-2000
Local CommunitiesOur engagement in local communities:
We bring participants to get to know the community life and encourage supporting them by purchasing their crafts or making a donation.