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Retreat Center Category: AyahuascaRetreat Center Tags: amazon, Ayahuasca, Iquitos, nihue rao, Peru, and shibipo

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  • We Are A Traditional Shipibo Healing Retreat Center In The Amazonian Rainforest. We Offer Healing Ayahuasca Retreats With Master Plants, Traditional Shipibo Diets, And Ayahuasca Ceremonies. We Are Specialists In Shamanic Treatment Under The Guidance Of Master Healer And Ayahuasquero Ricardo Amaringo. We Are An Integrative Healing Center Also Providing Training In Amazonian Shamanism, Medical Education And Opportunities For Visionary Art. In the spirit of integration Maestro Ricardo Amaringo has opened this center with the help of his Western partners, Canadian artist and healer Cvita Mamic and Colombian-American integrative family physician Dr. Joe Tafur MD. Together, they form our management and treatment team, in ayahuasca ceremony and in all aspects of our Traditional Amazonian Plant Medicine. Nihue Rao refers to a master plant abundant at our center which is used in the advanced stages of traditional Shipibo medical training. In the Shipibo language, “nihue” refers to air as in breath or wind; and “rao” is medicine. The Shipibo culture, originating along the Ucayali River in the Peruvian Upper Amazon, is well known for shamanism and plant medicine. Among the indigenous cultures of the Upper Peruvian Amazon, the Shipibo are one of the few cultural groups which has managed to maintain their language, their art and their mystical plant medicine. Through ancient Shipibo medicine, people from all over the world are finding profound healing here in the Amazon Rainforest. Under the guidance of Maestro Ricardo Amaringo, we practice this sacred traditional medicine, bringing profound healing through traditional plant medicine and ayahuasca ceremony. Our center is by its nature intercultural and integrative, the terms Nihue Rao represent the Shipibo tradition which is practiced here, and Centro Espiritual (Spiritual Center) is written in Spanish to honor the mestizo/Latino culture which provides further context.

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    For particular individuals, we also offer traditional diets for learning under the guidance of Ricardo. This level of training is best discussed in person with Ricardo himself.

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    Type of Medicine: Ayahuasca
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    Type of Accomodation:
    • Private
    • Fullboard
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    We have a simple menu consisting of rice, potatoes, lentils, pasta, beans, plantains, eggs, some vegetables, chicken, fish, oatmeal, apples, bananas and tea. If you are vegetarian or vegan our kitchen staff will gladly help to provide you with the food you need.



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  • 3 Reviews on “Nihue Rao Centro Espiritual”

    1. George Arnaudov Nihue Rao Centro Espiritual

      Nihue Rao, the shamans Ricardo and Miguel, and the helpers and the rest of the workers there saved my life!
      A friend of mine recommended this place.
      I was going trough a divorce and at the time I had a girlfriend and the relationship was not doing good. That as well was bringing a lot of anger, depression and anxiety out of me. My life was a mess. 17 years ago I was as well for one year in a drug rehab. I do have an addictive personality. I started drinking and still training martial arts every day in the morning. It was very hard on my body. My mind was racing with negative thoughts. I have two kids and knew that I need to do something. Work was bad as well (I am self employed) and I owed money to all my friends, to the IRS and had no more credit cards and the banks where calling me all the time.
      The first time I went to Nihue Rao was in July 2016 for 10 days. Those 10 days changed my life. I came back a different person. Actually the same guy but without all the dark, negative baggage and all the problems did not look unsolvable. My approach to life changed. Not only work is better and I stopped drinking, but I stared rebuilding my relationships with all the people around me. The healing went much deeper than I expected. I saw and understood where all my problems started, where all my traumas came from.
      Now I have a much better relationship with my kids, parents, friends, even with my ex wife we put the arguments aside and living separate we still take good care of our kids. I forgave myself and all the people in my life. I feel free! Don’t need anymore anything like alcohol or any other drugs. Still going to the gym. My energy levels are much higher then they used to be ever before. My smile is real. I feel in peace.
      I was blessed that from the first time I went right to Nihue Rao. I have seen there many people that have been to other places and then they actually needed even more help to get out of the mess other “centers” got them into. It is not a joke. You have to be very careful where you go and with who you do Ayauasca. Make sure it is light shamans, shamans that are willing to help and do good. That have good intentions. Shamans that have dieted the right way the master plants and that have done many diets without any shortcuts.
      I was blessed that I went to Nihue Rao because Ricardo and the rest of the shamans there have good souls and are experts in working with Ayauasca. As well as Joe [last name removed by request] was saying once – Ricardo understands the type of problems that we have in the “developed” world.
      After I came back in 2016 all my friends saw the changes and I went within 1 year 4 more times bringing back people and witnessing miracles. I can not describe the joy I get from seeing the change in my friends and in me. We all are brothers and sisters and there is nothing better than to reach out and help the people that want to change for good.
      Thank you so much Nihuea Rao. Thank you Ricardo. Thank you Miguel, Thank you Benoit. Thank you Glennis. Thank you Joe. Thank you Cvita, Thank you Martina, Thank you Markus. Thank you to all the wonderful loving staff at the center.
      Thank you Mama Ayauasca and thank you Master Plants!
      Thank God!
      Love you all!

      • Date visited (Please let others know when you visited here): 8.21.2017
      • Was there someone to help you and watch over you during the session/ceremony?: Yes
    2. Enya Nihue Rao Centro Espiritual

      I came to Nihue Rao for one week. Unfortunately, they have poor integrity.
      I was experienced with Aya and other plant medicine.
      I got a very dusty bunk, with holes in the bed sheet, and dozens of dead bugs. That didn’t feel very welcoming. It took over 24 hours to get the room cleaned up.

      One of the shamans touched my buttocks during a ceremony.
      I informed Ricardo (the head shaman) in the morning. He didn’t bother to respond.
      I heard that shaman was sexually violating more women, and was fired at some point. Too bad it took them so long to acknowledge the harmful behavior.
      To me, they kept on saying it didn’t happen, that it’s all in my imagination.

      On the whole, the energy there felt terrible, very dark, full of ego.
      I recommend to go elsewhere, to a place with strong ethics and integrity.
      When you are in a ceremony, you are extremely vulnerable. Make sure you go to a safe place – physically, emotionally, sexually, spiritually.
      Nihue Rao was none of those.

      • Date visited (Please let others know when you visited here): 2015
      • Was there someone to help you and watch over you during the session/ceremony?: Yes
    3. Travis Bodick Nihue Rao Centro Espiritual

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      Great center – really comfortable amenities and I think first timers would be comfortable here. Ricardo is very experienced and has the most powerful icaros around. My wife and I both had a deep ceremonies here and she experienced physical healing of her chronic back pain (hasnt returned in 2+ years so far!).

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