Retreat Center Category: Ayahuasca
Abundancia Ecolodge is located in a remote area of the Amazon jungle in NE Peru on the Mazan River, an area known for its abundant species of flora, fauna and fish. A few years ago at its headwaters, a scientific study was conducted entitled Aguas Sagradas (Sacred Waters) and concluded that the broad biodiversity of this area should be protected. Ayahuasca Retreat/Healing Center This shamanic healing center is located in a peaceful rainforest hideaway in the Peruvian Amazon. Ayahuasca ceremonies and retreats are offered with famed ayahuasca shaman, Don Antonio Montero Pisco. Guided jungle activities are interspersed with your shamanic healing as we embrace the healing environment of nature. Healing retreats in yoga , meditation or other healing modalities are ideal here and are offered periodically. Individual ayahuasca ceremonies are offered in or near Iquitos for those who only have a short time here. For those healers or teachers wishing an ideal spot to have a small conference this sacred area is fitting We work with you to plan the guided activities around your specific workshop/meeting schedules. We will negotiate a special rate for you based on total days, number of participants, etc. You must come prepared to use minimal electricity, but we provide whiteboard and solar panels. A generator for a limited time could be used if your A/V needs dictate.
Medicine information (content and method of preparation)Type of Medicine: AyahuascaMedicine content :
Ceremony detailsMaximum number of participants in a ceremony: The minimum participants is 5 and the maximum is 12.Place of ceremony: we use a Maloka(you sleep in the Maloka and return in the morning).Props etc. used during the ceremony: The shaman uses his shacapa(leaf rattle), mapacho(pure, natural tobacco) and powerful icaros(songs), mariris(protection), yachay (guardian messenger), arcanas(blowing seals of protection), during the ayahuasca ceremony.
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Local CommunitiesOur engagement in local communities:
Cristal Corazon (Crystal Heart) Health Project From teaching dental hygiene and passing out toothbrushes, to buying medical supplies and medicines, as well as providing school supplies for the children, helping in what is needed is the goal of this project. A hand up, not a hand out is one of our philosophies. Education about issues that influence or will influence them as progress and plastics come their way is one of our goals. Teaching ecological methods for dealing with these changes is laying the groundwork for the future. We just completed delivering family planning information and supplies to the three villages on the Rio Mazan. Women had requested this at one of the early meetings. The Peruvian government is enlightened in this respect as they provide free contraception for those wishing it. Families are very large here and the extended family unit is very strong. Children are very well loved, but as the fish populations begin to decrease and the population increases the value of education is increasing, family choices are changing. Some villagers are moving to the larger villages and even Iquitos.
These outreach programs assure every family is supported in their choices. Unfortunately, many women in the jungle have no transportation and/or gas, to go downriver to the clinics where physicians, midwives, or a tecnico(similar to PA), can perform the required and necessary health exam. By working with the doctors in the small town downriver, they allowed the lodge boat to transport a health care person to these villages. So as we provide the transportation and daily sustenance for the health care person, these families can get this need met. We are hoping to continue to provide this support for other needs. Future plans are for various health screen clinics to be provided by physicians from Peru and other countries, until economic stability is acquired, hopefully by sustainable means. The villages have their promotores de salud(designated healthcare persons) who can dispense medicines and administer shots. We work directly with them and by listening to the needs of the villagers, we are hoping for an increase in health and quality of life for these families. We share information and education about the medicines we dispense and give other health maintenance and disease prevention information. Projects forthcoming are for construction of proper latrines using ecological toilets methods. We give them the education and tools and it becomes a community effort. We also provide school supplies for the children here and are soon expanding our assistance by our volunteer program to teach English.
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