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Retreat Center Category: Master Plants and San Pedro (Huachuma)Retreat Center Tags: Ayahuasca healing centre retreat peru

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  • Maya Retreat is a plant medicine based healing centre situated in the rainforest 21 Km. from the city of Iquitos. We work primarily with Ayahuasca, Tobacco and S.Pedro and we also offer Kambo'/Sapo treatment.

    Isidoro Conde Acho, of the Yagua people, was born in Masan on the river Napo one hour from Iquitos. He is 30 years old and has been studying and working with Ayahuasca for the past twelve years and is an Ayahuasquero vegetalista. Besides their work with Ayahuasca, Vegetalistas gain their power to cure from the ‘vegetales’, the native plants of the region.

    In order to work in this way a Vegetalista will undertake many different plant diets, in which they will spend a certain amount of time in solitude ingesting the plant itself and a minimal amount of plain food. This allows them  to gain a deep relationship and alliance with the spirit of the plant. These plant spirits will then help and guide them in their healing work. The more plants they diet, the more powerful their healing will become and Isidoro is a dedicated partner to the spirit world of the vegetales.

    Isidoro has been regularly dieting Amazonian plants for the full twelve years alongside his progressive work with Ayahuasca as well as researching further plants and has a great breadth of knowledge on this matter. This deep knowledge has lead to him successfully healing people from his community and visitors for a number of years.

    Isidoro is a hard working, loving and humble family man and has been part of our lives in Peru and of our Maya team since day one, we feel very

    privileged to have him working at our centre.

     

    We have traditional style single and double rooms, showers, a beautiful natural pond and a mud bath area

    We prepare our Ayahuasca on site using Ayahuasca, Chacruna and Mapacho. The minimum stay at Maya is 10 days, we also offer a work exchange program.

    for more details, photos etc. please visit our website  www.mayahuascaperu.com

  • Offers

    Other offers:

    reiki, plant diets, Yoga, personal healings

    Medicine information (content and method of preparation)

    Type of Medicine:
    • Ayahuasca
    • San Pedro (Huachuma)
    Medicine content :

    Ayahuasca, Chacruna, Mapacho

    Medicine preparation:

    Made on site but our Shaman and our Team

    Ceremony details

    Maximum number of participants in a ceremony: 15
    Place of ceremony: Ceremonies are held in our Maloca
    Props etc. used during the ceremony: Icaros, mapacho, agua florida, temolina, chakapas, musical instruments

    Accomodation details

    Type of Accomodation:
    • Private
    • Shared
    • Fullboard
    More about the accomodation and food:

    Traditional style single and double rooms, Ayahuasca diet food with a twist.

    Sustainability

    How we ensure sustainability:

    We turn all food waste into compost, as well as using compost toilets. The water on the property comes from our pond and feeds the showers and sinks before feeding back into the land. We produce very little waste to be taken from the property and in time will be growing much of our own produce within the site, a project already begun and growing by the day. The trees we needed to clear to build the structures of the site were then reused around the centre and we are replanting trees within the perimeter and neighbouring areas to ensure as little was taken from the rainforest as possible.

    Locals

    Do you welcome locals?: Yes

    Local Communities

    Our engagement in local communities:

    We are closely contributing to the development of our neighbouring village 'Nuevo Milagro' by involving the workers in our project and donating food and time to the village itself

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  • 4 Reviews on “Maya Retreat Iquitos”

    1. Profile photo of Jt1111Jt1111 Maya Retreat Iquitos

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      I had the most incredible time at this retreat and I would recommend this place to anyone!

      If you are female and want to experience ayahasca and want to do the journey by yourself I can assure you with a 100 percent certainty this is the place for you. I came to Peru by myself, which I was a little nervous about. Every step of the way Maya took care of me, from recommending a great place to stay when I first got to Iquitos, to having someone pick me up from the hotel, to taking me to the retreat. I always felt safe.

      And when I left the retreat they made sure I got back in to town to my hotel. I also asked Maya to help me organize a tour guide so I could see some of the Amazon on my last day. They recommended a guide called Roy – he was awesome! I felt totally taken care of and safe the whole way. I would definitely recommend him!!

      I stayed at La Casona at the beginning and end of my stay at the retreat. They were great and would recommend staying there.

      Arriving at the retreat, Brett and Naho were amazing hosts. Naho’s cooking is exceptional and not only is her food fabulous but she is such a beautiful soul who always had a smile on her face. Both Naho and Brett were always there if you wanted to talk to someone which i really appreciated. 

      The grounds are beautiful and I just got a very good feeling as soon as I arrived. I felt totally at home.

      Isadoro is the Shaman and he is definitely the real deal. He is so humble and gave me a great first impression. I have total respect for him and trust him completely. He knows what he is doing!!! 

      I did the minimum time they recommend, which is 11 days and includes 1 tabacco purge, 4 ayahuasca treatments, 1 sapo and 1 san pedro.

      By the end of my 11 days I was sad to leave Maya. I really felt like I found a second home there.

      I know the thought of traveling to Peru to take ayahuasca seems pretty crazy to some people especially being a female traveling alone. But ayahuasca is truly a medicine and I am so grateful for the journey I went on and I will remember it for the rest of my life in the most positive light and with great fondness. I feel more whole and complete then I have ever in my life. 

      If you feel the calling to go and experience ayahuasca don’t hesitate! 
      Just go there with a open heart and open mind and you won’t regret it. 

      Thank you Maya for everything!!

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        I stayed at Maya last autumn for my very first Aya experience and I had an incredible time. I really went without any expectations, other than to surrender to the Mother for an inside out deep cleansing. Which is exactly what I received – and on so many levels. As well as Aya I had San Pedro, Kampo (very powerful!) and tobacco purges. Each helped me heal from a medical condition that usually takes months or even years to recover from.

        Accommodation – was very comfortable – warm and dry and great mattresses!
        Showers were lovely. The whole property was always clean and well cared for.

        The environment is amazing – a beautiful lake for swimming after the medicines was not only therapeutic to bathe in, it was absolutely gorgeous to wander around in as well.

        Naho’s cooking is out of this world. Each meal beautifully prepared to fit the Aya diet and so so tasty. You get hungry doing medicine work and so meal times are a time to treasure. Naho is very skilled at providing great nourishing food and plenty of it. One of the many highlights for me!

        Brett always has time to listen and he was incredible supportive to me – and my fellow travellers – at each ceremony. I always felt safe and looked after. He was always around at other times too, ready to listen and be supportive.

        Isidoro is a brilliant shaman and I particularly loved his singing of the icaros.

        So my advice to anyone considering trying Aya is to go to a place that is recommended to you. And to trust in the natural healing ability of this incredible plant medicine. Get out of your own way. And don’t jump into the fear… anything you will see is from inside of you. So don’t identify yourself with your fear. Remain an observer and you’ll have a blast – however challenging the experience might be. There will be times of bliss, and at other times you’ll wonder what the hell you’re doing there. Par for the course. Just surrender, let go and let the consciousness of the plants work their magic.

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          I returned from here 2 days ago, and I had a great experience !
          I was at Maya Retreat Iquitos for 14 days and I had 5 ayahuasca ceremonies 1 San Pedro and 2 Sapo. I went there as opposed to other centers based solely on my instinct and due to the fact that I couldn’t find any negative feedback on line about them.
          My instinct was based on the fact that the place looked neat and I could sense an ego free environment from the pictures!
          I was a bit unsure that they will be qualified in shamanic aspect of ayahuasca and also in the quality of the brew, but I was willing to risk it, so I went there.
          I arrived late at night and there was someone to pick me up from the airport in Iquitos and deliver me safe to the Center.
          The rooms are new and comfortable, Naho does a great job cooking so food is amazingly clean and tasty. Brett has this superhuman ability to empathize with anyone and he is a very patient hoast, giving all the time I needed and never rushing me. Ishidoro, the shaman, is only 31 years old but one can feel a deep wisdom and maturity behind his sharp eyes, he is very knowledgable and experienced in “curanderismo” , working with a multitude of plants and insects as medicine.
          The ayahuasca brew, San Pedro and Sapo are all made on the property and are very potent as opposed to being bought from outside, which is a big plus, one can feel the love and care applied there :)
          Overall I appreciate most the lack of ego that I found there, felling secure by watching the care and decency that the women were treated with by the shaman and the owner, a remarkable aspect not to be taken lightly. I have heard so many stories about women being abused while under the effect of the medicine, so this is very relevant for a female when she makes a decision based on personal safety !
          A great personal experience for me! I felt like I went in 3/4 full of wellness and I came out overflowing of it. Also I felt I got some of my sense of wonder back and that was no easy task, and it was a result of the harmonious human interaction that I experienced while there!
          Thank you Brett and Naho!
          I will be seeing you again….!

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            It s been 2 weeks since I left the retreat and the dust has settled. Having gone back to my western lifestyle I cant shake a certain feeling of nostalgia, I long for these magic days spent at Maya retrea Iquitos, I wish I could have stayed longer.
            It s been a pretty intense week, filled with new experiences, a rollercoaster of emotions, and definitive changes in my perception of the world.
            Thanks to the masterful guidance of Segundo the curandero and under the loving care from Brett and Naho I have opened the door to the realm of the sacred medicine plants. It s a bright world of healing, wisdom, light, love, teaching and humility and I am eager to dive deeper into it; this is just the begining for me.
            I left the retreat feeling grateful and full of love for everyone I shared these moments with and will come back soon. 2 weeks later the feeling gratitude towards the world persist and I am still filled with positive energy.
            Chosen moments:
            – Segundo’s healing and singing and his contagious laugh!
            – Naho’s chicken soup! (and all the other plates that magicaly come out of her jungle kitchen)
            – Brett’s ability to listen to you with that gentle smile of his that makes you comfortable to confide
            – Luca’s beautifull guitar playing and singing
            – the unstopable laugh I shared with the other attendants to the retreat a special afternoon
            – that moment after the ceremony when we all regroup sharing experiences, helping and conforting or sometimes just listening. There’s magic happening here.

            Peace

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