Retreat Center Category: Ayahuasca
The Ayahuasca Foundation is a non-profit organization based out of Iquitos, Peru. We operate in three locations, our Chamisal healing retreat center, the Inkan Kena school for plant medicine, and our new Riosbo ayahuasca research center. We are passionate about learning, and all of our assistant healers are dedicated students who have completed either our six week or ten week initiation course. We offer complete and comprehensive treatment using numerous natural methods beyond the ayahuasca ceremonies, but we also offer educational opportunities to better understand and participate more fully in the healing process. We feel that teaching and healing go hand in hand, heart to heart.
Our approach to healing can be summarized into 7 basic principles:
1. Diet – During retreats participants consume all natural, organic, stimulant-free meals of fruits, vegetables, and grains with no salt, sugar, oil, or spices.
2. Purgatives – At least one plant preparation designed for cleansing the digestive system is used during programs to enhance absorption of medicinal plant remedies.
3. Plant Remedies – Every participant is given at least one pitcher containing a plant remedy to take throughout the duration of each healing program.
4. Vapor Baths – Program participants receive multiple vapor baths during each program. This powerful healing method cleanses toxins on every level.
5. Plant Baths – A different preparation than vapor baths, participants receive multiple plant baths as well, absorbing the medicinal properties of the plants through their skin.
6. Ayahuasca Ceremonies – Led by authentic Shipibo curanderos and assisted by well-trained students, healing ceremonies are held every other day during our healing retreats.
7. Integration – Great emphasis is given to integration practices as well as other disciplines that can enhance the healing and help to maintain healthy lifestyles after the programs.
The first step to booking a retreat is to fill out the registration form on our website, which also requires a deposit payment for confirmation. Immediately, you’ll receive confirmation that the registration was sent successfully. Soon after, you’ll receive a personalized email with suggested items to bring, details regarding the staff, travel tips, advice, and other helpful information to plan your trip effectively. You’ll be encouraged to contact us with further questions or concerns, and asked for your flight information. Contact continues with us leading up to a few weeks before the program, when a private facebook group is set up to help you to connect with the other people in the group prior to making the journey.
For more information visit our website: www.ayahuascafoundation.org
We offer Plant diets during our courses. Our healing treatments include a wide variety of powerful treatments with other plants and plant remedies. Vapor baths, Plant baths, smoke baths, flower baths, inhalents, purgatives for the respiratory, nervous, and digestive systems. Counseling, Yoga, meditation. We teach icaros and demonstrate the principles of the healing tradition.
Medicine information (content and method of preparation)Type of Medicine: AyahuascaMedicine content :
ayahuasca and chacrunaMedicine preparation:
prepared at our plant medicine school deep in the jungle by our head maestro
Ceremony detailsMaximum number of participants in a ceremony: 12Place of ceremony: malocaProps etc. used during the ceremony: agua florida, mapacho, icaros
Accomodation detailsType of Accomodation: PrivateMore about the accomodation and food:
We have three facilities. One has shared rooms (2 beds) with private bathrooms, one has private rooms with shared bathrooms, and one has private rooms with private bathrooms.
SustainabilityHow we ensure sustainability:
Our main retreat centers are located inside a national reserve. We have several ayahuasca and chacruna farms as well as medicinal plant gardens started inside the reserve.
LocalsDo you welcome locals?: YesPrice range locals: for locals from the nearby community, it's free. For locals from Iquitos, we discuss it on a per person basis, typically donation based
Local CommunitiesOur engagement in local communities:
We work closely with the Mishana community, providing solar panels, school supplies, and economic support as well as educational collaboration on matters like conservation and recycling.