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
reiki, plant diets, Yoga, personal healings
Medicine information (content and method of preparation)Type of Medicine:
Medicine content :
- San Pedro (Huachuma)
Ayahuasca, Chacruna, MapachoMedicine preparation:
Made on site but our Shaman and our Team
Ceremony detailsMaximum number of participants in a ceremony: 15Place of ceremony: Ceremonies are held in our MalocaProps etc. used during the ceremony: Icaros, mapacho, agua florida, temolina, chakapas, musical instruments
Accomodation detailsType of Accomodation:
More about the accomodation and food:
Traditional style single and double rooms, Ayahuasca diet food with a twist.
SustainabilityHow 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.
LocalsDo you welcome locals?: Yes
Local CommunitiesOur 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