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Retreat Center Category: AyahuascaRetreat Center Tags: amazon, Ayahuasca, ceremony, Peru, and tarapoto

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  • TierraMítica is a healing center situated in the beautiful unspoiled Fasaquihui gorge 39 kms from Tarapoto, Peru. It is envisioned to be the permanent home of our main programs: The Mythic Voyage & Embrace the Medicine.  Offering you an Ayahuasca retreat that bridges the ancient wisdom of the indigenous Shipibo healers with Western culture and understanding.

    If you are at a point in your life where you are no longer satisfied to live an ordinary life, however comfortable it may be – if you know that you would not want the rest of your life to be similar to what you have already lived – if you wish to dive all the way into your subconscious, confronting old wounds – if you have decided to deal with all the fears and anxieties that impede you from connecting with your mythical self – if you feel restricted from living your life to your full potential – if you are looking for a new vision for your life, then the Mythic Voyage into the soul is your next adventure.

    The Mythic Voyage

    The Mythic Voyage is not a typical Ayahuasca retreat. Taking into consideration the cultural differences between western mentalities and indigenous traditions as well as the complexities of contemporary lives and social pressures, it approaches healing from a holistic perspective. It deals with the reactions of the physical body, the emotional body, the energetic, the philosophical, the chemical, the symbolic and the intellectual at the same time so that the effects of the medicine create changes on all levels. Thus the teachings of the Grandmother establish themselves on all dimensions in order to achieve a permanent transformation towards a life of happiness, inspiration, open heart and new, exciting vision for our lives. It also provides a simple, concrete blueprint for incorporating our new vision into our lives in a cellular rather than just a mental level.  It is not for the faint hearted or those who just wish to have an interesting experience.

    Embrace the Medicine

    A 6 or 11 day Ayahuasca retreat, offering perceptual transformation, emotional healing and a discovery of the energy world and all its magic with full guidance and support. Healing with the pure essence of the Ayahuasca tradition, the Shipibo people. In a hidden paradise with the most gourmet Ayahuasca diet, in beautiful jungle surroundings, with enthusiastic and loving people, a safe environment, art, surprises, this is what Embrace the Medicin is about.

     

  • Offers

    Other offers:

    We also offer specially designed 11 day Dietas and cleansing programs (including 4 Ayahuasca ceremonies) using special dieting and the vast pharmacy of the jungle and ancient knowledge of the healing qualities of hundreds of jungle plants and roots. Dietas are custom designed for you by maestro Ruben, an Ayahuasquero and Herbalista coming from generations of healers with his intimate knowledge of the effects and the healing qualities to the body and the soul of the huge range of medicine plants available in the jungle. Read more about the Shipibo Your process is helped by healthy organic food, fresh tropical fruit and juices, medicine plants and jungle teas, yoga, meditation, shamanic practices and exercises in intention, various therapies and workshops.

    Medicine information (content and method of preparation)

    Type of Medicine: Ayahuasca
    Medicine content :

    Ayahuasca and Chacruna

    Medicine preparation:

    The traditional Shipibo preparation involves a ritualistic visit to the depths of the jungle (involving an 8 hour walk) in order to find the oldest and thickest Ayahuasca vines during a full moon. It is necessary to climb the symbiotic tree from which the vine supports itself and to cut from the top, secondary vines in order to avoid harming the grandmother. The pieces of vine are then carried to the village and held in blessing until sufficient leaves of the chacruna are gathered and cleaned and the brew is prepared during the days of the next full moon during a special ceremony of intent and respect, asking the grandmother to provide its essence and soul to the brew. Sections of the Ayahuasca vine (Banisteriopsis caapi ) are then mashed and macerated using a wooden club and boiled with leaves from the Chucruna or Chacruna plant (Psychotria Viridis). It is boiled through the night adding water from a pure source continuously reducing it until everything has been liquefied and has achieved a honey like consistency. A little vinegar is also added to aid dissolution of the mixture but there are no remnants of it in the final brew or tea since it boils away. The resulting brew contains the powerful hallucinogenic alkaloid N,N-dimethyltryptamine (DMT), and MAO inhibiting harmala alkaloids, which are necessary to make the DMT orally active. The brew is then purified by blowing mapacho smoke on it with holy intention.

    Ceremony details

    Place of ceremony: The Mythic Voyage is both a symbolic and a literal voyage since each ceremony is performed outdoor (unless weather conditions do not permit it so we use the central ceremony maloca). under the full moon & the brightness of the stars. Every ceremony is he
    Props etc. used during the ceremony: Our ceremonies are performed in the ancient tradition of the Shipibo. 1 male Maestro & several female maestras singing their magical ikaros to help guide you and the Ayahuasca journey. Real Shamans, real tradition, real magic.

    Accomodation details

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

    Accommodation and all meals are included in the price for all programs, Dietas and retreats. It is shared accomodation during the workshops as we believe connecting as a human family creates a more positive energy & togetherness during the process. Private lodging is available for people who wish to come a few days before a program or stay a few days longer, guests who just wish to come and experience the atmosphere, energy and events of TierraMítica as well as companions of guests who are participating in a program. You can find costs & info here:
    http://www.tierramitica.com/en/ayahuasca-retreats-peru/lodging.html

    We pride ourselves on having the most gourmet Ayahuasca diet on offer! We do not believe in deprivation and provide food that is nutritious & within the guidelines of the Ayahuasca diet to ensure more comfort during ceremony days. We bake fresh breads every day, lean protein, fresh fruit juices, salads and much much more. We love to cook!

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  • 15 Reviews on “Tierra Mitica, Ayahuasca Healing Center, Peru”

    1. Profile photo of Maria JhadyMaria Jhady Tierra Mitica, Ayahuasca Healing Center, Peru

      I attended the Mythic Voyage in December 2016 and I was left with very confused feelings and emotions to what I experienced. It has taken me months for my thoughts to settle and after a lot of hard thought about my experience there are some very important things that have to be shared about this centre. Firstly there is somebody there on the internet every single day promoting the centre online and posting fake reviews and testimonials. And those that are not fake are written by people who live there off the money people spend to attend these retreats! I was made aware of all of this after the retreat by someone who lives in the town near the retreat. He said lots of people know about what they are doing.

      Secondly we were coerced to give reviews and video reviews while we were all still in a vulnerable state. Afterwards when we spoke about giving the review one other person felt the same as me and did not want to do it either and we kind of felt like we had to say what they wanted us to. This retreat left me feeling lost and confused for the last few months but I am beginning to find myself again and I feel disgusted about what I now know about this centre.

      • Date visited (Please let others know when you visited here): December 2016
      • Was there someone to help you and watch over you during the session/ceremony?: Please select
    2. Profile photo of Mo T. StylesMo T. Styles Tierra Mitica, Ayahuasca Healing Center, Peru

      Tierra Mitica is truly an amazing place that will offer you an even more amazing experience.
      The entire crew goes well beyond the ordinary means of providing a caring and safe environment for your journey. I have never felt so supported and loved by a group of people before my stay at Tierra Mitica.
      I attend the mythic voyage which was first rate.
      It is hard to encapsulate into words this experience. Before the voyage I had intentions to clear negative patterns and find inspiration
      For my life. I gained so much more that I could have imagined. The experience was more like an education…. you will learn fully of yourself, your actions, your past experience, why you do things, why people operate as they do and how to navigate your life with clarity and purpose. This workshop gives you tools and a support system to help you continue to implement the work into your life upon leaving Tierra Mitica. The people involved (the hosting crew and participants in the workshop) will become your family. The experience is intimate and wholesome. Everything done at Tierra Mitica is robust with love. The hosting cares for you every step and strives to provide the best possible experience.
      During the ceremonies I felt extremely safe and comfortable. The crew will be there to support you the entire time and after the ceremony as well. They spend time preparing you for the ceremony so you feel that there is a strong intention and purpose behind each ceremony. The shamans are incredible—authentic Shipibo Maestros and Maestras. They are powerful and you can feel them connecting with you throughout the ceremony. At any point if you are feeling unsure or uncomfortable in the ceremony a Tierra Mitican crew member will be right by your side offering guidance and support. The ceremonies are held outside under the stars which makes the experience even more magical.
      The food is incredible. I find it impossible that you will be getting a better meal at any other Ayahuasca retreat center in the world. The accommodations are comfortable. The surround jungle is lush and beautiful. The facilities are stunning and fully equipped for creating art and music.
      Over all the experience is first rate. There is nothing that I could have wished different or better. This place is magical! Truly magical!!!

      • Date visited (Please let others know when you visited here): December 2016
      • Was there someone to help you and watch over you during the session/ceremony?: Yes
    3. Profile photo of Niloufar LohrasebiNiloufar Lohrasebi Tierra Mitica, Ayahuasca Healing Center, Peru

      I came to Tierra Mitica for the Mythic Voyage, their most intensive healing workshop… WOW! I feel that no matter what I share here, it will not do justice in what I and everyone else experienced in those 10 days. I have friends that have had a lot of experience with ayahuasca and healing centers, and I myself had been exploring the healing path for some time and going to psycho therapy. Tierra Mitica is nothing like I’ve ever heard of or experienced in my life. Before attending the Mythic Voyage workshop, I had found myself lost in deep depression and anxiety, and isolating myself from my friends and family. The mythic voyage was the most intensive and challenging experience I’ve ever had and it saved my life. I couldn’t believe what I was capable of after 10 days. I felt completely safe there and the love and care they put in everything left us all in awe. I went back to my life with tools to help me become happier and more excited about life than ever, and they work! I am eternally grateful for the many gifts I have received there and the love and support from every single person in Tierra Mitica. thank you!!!!

      • Was there someone to help you and watch over you during the session/ceremony?: Please select
    4. Profile photo of SANDY SMITHSANDY SMITH Tierra Mitica, Ayahuasca Healing Center, Peru

      WOW! TierraMitica was more than I can ever could have imagined existed. A place of beauty, art, inspiration & love.

      I will forever be grateful to this place & it’s people for changing my life. Coming to do Ayahuasca was a terribly scary prospect before I arrived but I was searching for something that would help me out of the rut of a lifetime. These people made me feel safe, supported & totally taken care of to dive into the things I had been avoiding all my life which was very important to me.

      Such an amazingly beautiful jungle setting with art everywhere, butterflies & no mosquitos. I did not wish to rough it in a tent in the jungle & the accommodations were comfortable & modern which was perfect, not to mention the food which was totally abundant & delicious considering I had been dieting for the Ayahuasca for a whole month.

      The Mythic Voyage blew mind every which way & I feel totally different now that I know what is possible & who I want to be. Though challenging I can not thank Mikis & his team enough for pushing me in the right direction & guiding me to all the right places. Thank you guys!

      Anyone who really craves change in their lives should come here. No doubt. No other centre will offer you everything they have & everything they are, like these people did for me & all of the people who I shared this amazing experience with. Do it for you!

      Thank you TierraMitica for everything and for exisiting X

      • Was there someone to help you and watch over you during the session/ceremony?: Please select
    5. Profile photo of Neil StephensNeil Stephens Tierra Mitica, Ayahuasca Healing Center, Peru

      I feel it is too bad that Tierramitica and the work they do there is not more well known, I went there because it seemed different from other places and I wanted to try something else. When I looked at the price I felt it was high and I wrote them to see if I could get a discount and the loving email I got back convinced me to give it a shot, without the discount. After I did the Mythic Voyage I wanted to donate triple the amount I paid, which they declined. Now I just want to spread the word and to help people who are looking to find real answers. The workshop helped me changed my life forever, opening my eyes finally. It is a place where you should only go if you are willing to discover truths about yourself and your life path so far. That truth can be very painful to feel, but the liberation afterwards, the vision of how my life could be, the inspiration I feel ever since I went there is priceless. I used to be a joyful person, but I was not going anywhere, stuck in a boring job, with travelling and going out as an escape from the every day slog. As I grew older, also travelling became more boring, friends around me were entering into relationships but I felt more and more alone. Now I have quit the job I was in, moved to a different country, have my own business, one that truly inspires me, I love waking up every day now, with my partner next to me and an ever expanding group of true friends and so much more that words cannot express. I feel alive again. I recommend Tierramitica for people who want to change, in my group there were so many different people and every single one who broke through their resistances, got huge benefits out of it. It is really something else and I will be forever thankful. THANK YOU!

      • Was there someone to help you and watch over you during the session/ceremony?: Yes
    6. Profile photo of Adam RobersonAdam Roberson Tierra Mitica, Ayahuasca Healing Center, Peru

      Tierra Mitica is by far one of the most amazing places I have ever experienced. I came to Tierra Mitica after years of no self worth, no self love, and many many other destructive beliefs about myself and the world around me. After one Mythic Voyage my eyes where opened and more importantly so was my heart. I highly recommend this place to anyone of any age. The setting is in a remote part of the high Amazon jungle. The weather is perfect and the jungle is gorgeous and filled with life. I felt completely safe and loved by every single one of the staff and there was never a time that my needs were not met. I’m so glad I made the leap and completed a Mythic Voyage. THANK YOU TIERRA MITICA!!!!!!! ♥️♥️♥️♥️

      • Date visited (Please let others know when you visited here): 8-10-16
      • Was there someone to help you and watch over you during the session/ceremony?: Yes
    7. Profile photo of Simon KingsleySimon Kingsley Tierra Mitica, Ayahuasca Healing Center, Peru

      Wow, how can I sum up my Mythic Voyage in words?
      I came to TierraMitica for the Mythic Voyage because I was completely lost in life, I had recently returned home from a much needed 12-month career break after having a failed marriage, loss in motivation at work, loss of my sense of purpose and generally not enjoying life. My first ayahuasca experience was actually a 6 day, 3 ceremony Embrace the Medicine at TierraMitica last year. I chose to do an Embrace the Medicine instead of a Mythic Voyage first as I wanted to familiarise myself with Ayahuasca and TierraMitica before committing myself to a workshop as heavy duty as the Mythic Voyage.
      My experience in the Embrace the Medicine showed me that there were many aspects of my life that I wanted to improve. During the Embrace the Medicine I was given the option of some free consultations with Mikis who gave me a flavour of the work that is done in the intensive Mythic Voyage workshop. As a result of these consultations I saw how much I wanted a true change in my life! From that moment I decided I no longer wanted to live a life void of inspiration and passion, I decided that I no longer wanted to have a heart closed to the possibility of falling in love, a heart closed to the ability to feel empathy and compassion. I decided that I no longer wanted depression and anxiety in my life. I saw how my life could be transformed through the work that is done during the Mythic Voyage. I returned for the Mythic Voyage and had the most incredible life-changing experience!
      The Mythic Voyage completely opened my heart! From day-one an environment of openness, care and trust is created and my heart immediately opened up. For the first time of my life I felt compassion and empathy for people as they were telling their life stories. Mikis is gifted with his ability to identify people’s emotional and psychological blockages and gives each person a perfectly crafted intention to take into each ceremony. The intention proved to be an incredibly powerful tool to direct my Ayahuasca trip to the places most guarded by my subconscious and oh lord did things happen! Although I was taken to some very dark and scary places, these were places I had to go in order to get the answers my heart was so desperately yearning. The first three ceremonies were by far the most challenging experiences of my life but they completely freed me from the fear, self doubt and feelings of inadequacy which have been major barriers to my happiness.My fourth and final ceremony was nothing short of pure bliss and a huge energetic shift took place. I started to truly feel passion and enthusiasm for the first time in my adult life, and this became the compass for the new path that I chose for my life as a result of the work in the Mythic Voyage. This feeling of passion and inspiration permiated every cell of my body and made me feel alive again. The seed of an amazingly beautiful life has been planted. It’s truly amazing what Mikis can achieve in such a short period of time.
      Absolutely everything at TierraMitica is done to perfection. They provide a gourmet Ayahuasca diet (they don’t believe in depriving their guests of amazing and abundant food when it is completely not necessary). The accommodation is super comfortable, proper mattresses, clean and well maintained facilities and hot showers. All of the TierraMiticans stop at NOTHING to make this the best experience for you as possible.
      I have been so impressed with TerraMitica I have decided to stay and volunteer as I believe in the great work that is done here and I want to continue learning.

      • Date visited (Please let others know when you visited here): April 2016
      • Was there someone to help you and watch over you during the session/ceremony?: Please select
    8. Profile photo of Eli RayEli Ray Tierra Mitica, Ayahuasca Healing Center, Peru

      My hesitation in not being able to find the correct words to fully describe and give thanks to the brilliance, effectiveness, aliveness and magic of the Mythic Voyage is overridden by my desire to share my experience and give credence and substantiation to the promotion of this one of a kind work-shop ….because IT WORKS!

      I have spent a lot of time in my life “seeking” for answers through yoga, meditation, North American Indigenous cultural ceremonies and practice of sweat lodge, Sundance, Yuwipi etc, the western medical system (I worked in Addiction and mental health in a large urban city as a Registered Nurse for the last five and a half years), Naturopathic medicine.. the list goes on and on and have found NOTHING which even comes close to the work being done at TierraMitica and what I received through the Mythic Voyage. This work is definitely controversial, will challenge you, will poke and prod you in ways you could have never imagined, but you will feel lighter, able to embrace clarity if you so choose and take on your life with vigor, pride and a real genuine smile on your face!

      To be completely honest, I had no idea what I was stepping into when I came to my Mythic Voyage this past March 2016. My partner and I had decided to venture to Peru together, to travel, hike, and see Macchu Pichu and to take part in an intensive ayahuasca workshop, to find “answers” and “purpose” in our lives. About a week before the Mythic Voyage I broke up with my partner—I messaged TierraMitica explaining what had happened and that I would unfortunately not be coming but allowing my partner to go on their own. The email replies I received from TierraMitica in response to this were filled with nothing but love and encouragement and to come and do this process for myself regardless of what had happened between my partner and I. Whether I came to the workshop or not did not effect TierraMitica financially at all at that point and so something must have clicked for me that—yes! They must really care and stand by the work that they do—there must be something more behind this.. I still struggled with making the decision for myself but with the support of the emails from TierraMitica, at the very last moment, I made the decision to go and complete the Mythic Voyage—for this choice I am incredibly proud and grateful!!!!

      I received so much more from the Mythic Voyage than I could have ever imagined. I had many questions around my sexuality that were answered … but as well, behind these questions that I was asking were fears around love. Today, my partner and I are TOGETHER again, and incredibly happy and engaged to be married! —The fears and beliefs around my relationship and love have been brought to light so I could truly work on them, I found that I had been running from love—I believed I didn’t deserve it! I am no longer afraid of love or to be loved but am opening my heart more and more each day. I am embracing my femininity, showing off the beauty I have and am as a woman, putting into practice trust and finding peace! I have been given clarity around what “love” really is and how to foster this in any relationship including the most important relationship—the one with myself!!

      Aristotle has said that happiness is the only objective that is an end in itself; everything else is a means to this end. The Mythic Voyage has given me the tools and new perspectives on life to support this goal, the objective of Happiness—the “purpose of life” if you will. The tools I have gained are practical and require practice but truly work! I have been using the tools I have gained since my Mythic Voyage (seven months now) and I honestly have never been as happy and excited about life as I am right now. I have direction, I have choice!

      I honestly believe there is nothing I cannot achieve in life if I put my heart and mind into it. I have a beautiful and healthy romantic relationship for the first time in my life, I feel proud and have proven to myself that I hold the power in my life, I am responsible and fucking love it!

      This is really only the tip of the ice burg of what I achieved through the Mythic Voyage. If you’re contemplating this workshop… I can tell you this from firsthand experience–with intention, trust and choice you can truly change your life! You won’t need to search after coming here..because you’ll be too busy living your life.

      Not to mention that the food was top notch; comforting and delicious even with the diet. And the animals! A couple of dogs and a few cats was very special to have around, the animals—they know things 😉

      The utmost Gratitude!
      Eli
      xo

      • Date visited (Please let others know when you visited here): March 2016
      • Was there someone to help you and watch over you during the session/ceremony?: Yes
    9. Profile photo of Jaclyn WilchuckJaclyn Wilchuck Tierra Mitica, Ayahuasca Healing Center, Peru

      I did my Mythic Voyage at Tierra Mitica in March 2016, and it is very difficult to try and sum up in words how absolutely incredible this workshop is. I came for the Ayahuasca, and quickly realized this workshop is about so much more than just the beautiful plant medicine ceremonies under the starry sky. The Ayahuasca is an excellent tool for opening your heart to others, and most importantly yourself throughout this workshop, but the real magic happens when Mikis, the guide, and his assistants help you delve deep into your subconscious and brings your paradoxes and stifling belief systems to the surface, which in turn helps you to make sense of everything that has confused you or caused you pain and suffering in your life. This workshop is for people who feel there has to be more to life then what they have and are experiencing, and i can tell you right now, there is absolutely so much more!!! I was continually blown away by the unbelivable love and care of the staff, the gourmet Ayahuasca diet, beautiful Peruvian high jungle location, brilliant Shipibo shamans on a beautiful outdoor ceremony floor,and all the western ammenities that comforted and held the participants on our journey. I would reccomend Tierra Mitica to anyone who is looking for big life changes, clarity, and most importantly of all, happiness!

      • Date visited (Please let others know when you visited here): March 2016
      • Was there someone to help you and watch over you during the session/ceremony?: Yes
    10. Profile photo of hovmedleyhovmedley Tierra Mitica, Ayahuasca Healing Center, Peru

      I dont know if i ever fully expected to find the answers I was searching for in this life. It seemed too good to be true that I might actually find out what enlightenment is, how to find true happiness in my life, and find a direction with which to guide my life with clarity and purpose, knowing i will get exactly what i want out of life… and the ability to make all of my dreams come true. Knowing fully that I am capable of absolutely anything… Well….

      It does exist. It exists here at Tierra Mitica, and through the process of going through the Mythic Voyage I have been able to realize all of this and so much more. It was not an easy process. The very direct and confrontational method of this workshop challenged me on absolutely every level of my being. I cried… a lot. I laughed… even more. I discovered parts of myself I never even knew existed. With the guidance of the Tierra Miticans I have been able to reexamine my life, my potential and the choices that will bring me happiness, and not only do i know on an intellectual level that I have unlimited potential for the way in which i would like to live my life and what i choose to get out of it, but i feel it in every cell of my being. That I am truly capable of anything and it is entirely my choice what i want to experience in this life… if my dreams arent scaring me… i’m not dreaming big enough… and I plan on making my dreams for now on HUGE!!! It has been the single greatest decision of my life to attend the Mythic Voyage and put myself through this process. Magic really does exist, and my world is swimming in it these days.

      Thank you so much to Mikis and everyone at Tierra Mitica for giving me back my wings!!!
      Lets create even more magic together!!
      Much love
      Benji

      • Date visited (Please let others know when you visited here): January 2016
      • Was there someone to help you and watch over you during the session/ceremony?: Yes
    11. Profile photo of Danielle FordeDanielle Forde Tierra Mitica, Ayahuasca Healing Center, Peru

      In January i completed aMythic Voyage at Tierra Mitica and i can tell you that i cannot look at my life the same way. What Mikis and the Tierra Miticans create and do here is revolutionary and something you NEED to experience first hand to understand it. Truly, magic does exist, and its not in the way you imagine…its even better. It is crazy what i see written in some negative reviews! half of the information is incorrect, and the other half that is true, is skewed in a totally wrong way by people who seem angry and want to hurt such an amazing place for no good reason. The team who took care of me during my mythic voyage were ecstatic with the opportunity to host, they do get almost no sleep and they LOVE it. They spend 10 days doing their very best to show love to the people, making sure everything is perfect because they have pride in what they do, and they want to do it better everytime. I was told by one of the amazing people in the hosting team that most of their time in Tierra Mitica is spend having a fun time, relaxing, doing super cool pieces of art and learning about themselves. So for two weeks a month a few people have the opportunity to push themselves, and experience opening their hearts to the people who come and need assistants. They enjoy very much the opportunity they get to go beyond what they thought they could ever do, realising that they can do anything with a smile an being happy to do it; cooking the most amazing food i have ever seen from the early hours of the morning so they can put a smile on our faces and know that they are showing us love, cleaning up vomit and shit after ceremonies because they want us not to have to worry about anything and just let us focus on our proccess. They are the best ayahuasca retreat because they go above and beyond,it is truly spectacular and i admire their love so greatly.

      Anybody who is looking to experience Ayahuasca, or have their lives totally flipped the right way up by the Mythic voyage, to come to Tierra Mitica. The ayahuasca ceremonies are more rewarding and supportive than any i have heard of which is something i really really appreciated and needed. Not only do they have very talented shamans with Icaros so beautiful that your hairs stand up, they are set apart by the assistants on the ceremony floor. These people know and love you, they help guide you through your ceremony, keep you on track with your intentions, they know how to connect to your energy and they truly truly love doing it. If you want to experience Ayahuasca this is the place to do it.
      Tierra Mitica is a retreat center, but it is SO MUCH MORE! It has ALL the amenities of a paradise: beautiful surroundings, absolutely AMAZING food (this i was surprised about because i thought an ayahuasca diet meant eating bland and boring and not very appetizing, but the food was mouth watering and prepared with so much love!) and honestly more than i thought was possible in the jungle…Just to know a place like this exists makes me happy for so many reasons that you understand if you choose to take this journey as well. This place is small right now, but it is growing, oh it is growing. Everything that happens here is for you, this place just truly wants to serve people and be happy. Feel free to send me a message if you want to hear all about my experience, its worth your life.

      • Date visited (Please let others know when you visited here): 23 January
      • Was there someone to help you and watch over you during the session/ceremony?: Yes
    12. Profile photo of Frog StompFrog Stomp Tierra Mitica, Ayahuasca Healing Center, Peru

      I had initially signed up for the mythic voyage at Tierra Mitica but left after three days before we had any ceremonies. The owner Mykis is a hugely egotistical man who has control issues and a lot of negativity, he would abuse his staff by yelling at them, getting right in their face and screaming at them, he would mock the people who came to Tierra Mitica and was downright rude and arrogant. I saw on many occasions Mykis emotionally and mentally abuse his staff and then tell us it was because he loved them and it was healing for them, they were afraid of him. They were working full time all day, getting very little sleep, all of them had bags under their eyes and were obviously stressed out, Mykis would do next to nothing all day except smoke weed, ciggarettes and drink coffee and would order these people around all day, getting angry at them over the smallest things that didn’t matter. And he had a very aggressive temper. He was rude to people, he mocked people for their dietry requirements, he told one of the girls there that she had daddy issues because she confronted him on the way he talked to his staff. I have been to other centers before and the vibe here was so negative compared to other ayahuasca centers, other centers are full of love, positivity and trust, they heal with love. This place seemed to be the exact opposite. I left after the morning where we were stuck in the breakfast room, weren’t allowed to leave, I did try but was told I had to stay, Mykis went on a two hour rant of just weird negative ramblings, he broke down and cried twice during this rant, he made everyone in the room feel incredibly uncomfortable and afraid. I do not trust this man at all, there is something dark about him. He did not refund me, which is fine because I was cancelling so close to the ceremonies, but he told me he would rather burn my money in a pile then give it back to me which was completely unnecesary to say. This man has a huge inflamed ego and the whole place felt rather like a cult, his staff were brainwashed into thinking they want his abuse and it was helping them. There are so many other retreats which are safe and trustworthy I would highly recommend staying away from Tierra Mitica

      • Date visited (Please let others know when you visited here): 16th January
      • Was there someone to help you and watch over you during the session/ceremony?: No
    13. Profile photo of Steve RigbySteve Rigby Tierra Mitica, Ayahuasca Healing Center, Peru

      My experience at Tierra Mitica ended before even the first ceremony had begun but has left a lasting feeling of concern for other would-be ‘customers’ and it is important that anybody considering visiting Tierra Mitica has an insight into the owner’s true character. My poor review is of Mikis, the owner and founder of the centre, who is a businessman, amazingly arrogant, unaccountable for his actions and behaviour and only interested in his own welfare and concerns.

      I spent 3 days experiencing and observing Mikis’ woeful behaviour at his Mythic Party II where I and 60 other guests (and I will confidently speak on behalf of them as 30 of us had the time to meet up in Tarapoto after the event to discuss and process the behaviour we had seen, which we were unanimously in agreement on) witnessed his mood swings, verbal abuse of his staff, emotional breakdowns, ego-trips, power abuse, self-pitying and continual unsympathetic attitude toward all others around him.

      I along with 2 fellow travellers had pre-paid $1900USD each for the Mythic Voyage (Ayuhuasca workshop) following the party but it was a very easy decision for me to never take a powerful substance such as Ayahuasca under the care of somebody as dark and incompetent to show any due care as Mikis is. Personally I raised my concerns of his behaviour after his 2 hour rant on the 3rd day of the event where he refused to listen to my opinion and accused me of being a quitter who was going to ask for my money back. So, naturally, I responded that he was incapable of running the ceremonies in his condition (a physically and emotionally troubled man, he claimed he had a stroke during his rant where he “ordered” everybody to sit in the dining room and “not to disobey (him) by leaving”). It was then because of his continued disrespectful attitude that I requested our money back due to the circumstances which he aggressively refused saying he “would rather burn the money in a pile in front of (him) then give any refunds”.

      There is enough content to write about this man to fill a book I am struggling to keep this review brief. When we spoke about Tierra Mitica with people living in Tarapoto and others living in Peru in the Plant Medicine community, we were relieved to hear that word was out on his methods and behaviour with terms including ‘Tyrant’, ‘Cult’, ‘Ego-driven’, ‘Bully’, ‘Businessman’ and ‘Dark’ being shared by everybody who had met him or heard about him. We heard that the local Peruvians working for him were scared of him (which we did also notice) and that other people who had bad experiences had thought it was just them until talking to other people about it back in town. Unfortunately we did not pick up on these warnings through the internet where only a few of these experiences have been shared online.

      So I STRONGLY ENCOURAGE everybody who wants a positive experience TO NOT COMMIT to a workshop with Mikis at Tierra Mitica, there are other great options to choose from. We visited 2 amazing centres in Tarapoto and San Roque with amazing shamans once we changed our plans.

      Steve

      • Date visited (Please let others know when you visited here): 16th January 2016
      • Was there someone to help you and watch over you during the session/ceremony?: No
      1. Profile photo of hovmedleyhovmedley Tierra Mitica, Ayahuasca Healing Center, Peru

        Hey guys its Benjamin here,
        It really is a shame you guys didnt stay on to do the Mythic Voyage we were supposed to be in together. It was absolutely the most magical experience of my life and has opened me up in ways i never thought imaginable. It also has done a lot to heal the negativity i was holding in my heart, a negativity i know you guys share due to the obvious slander you guys keep posting about this place. Its really a disservice man. I know you dont understand Mikis or his methods because you didnt attend the workshop, but everyone who you deem to be under his thumb are very much taking his advice and guidance of their own free will and desire to change themselves into something extraordinary. I mean to really change something you must step out of your comfort zone to do so and that is exactly what is emphasized at Tierra Mitica and the change that people undergo are so apparent. You should really watch some of the positive reviews, read some of the peoples stories, and learn a little bit about what you missed out on. This is such important work and its a shame that these reviews you guys keep posting might actually affect someone who could really benefit from this work to turn away based on your reviews. I really mean it… your perceptions are misinformed and your evaluation of this place and this man are simply misplaced. You should return here and do a Mythic Voyage. It would be so good for you!! Check out the reviews of people who have made it through a workshop and see how much this work has benefited them. And really evaluate whether these reviews you keep posting are doing a massive disservice to those who could really benefit from this work. Hope your doing well man,
        take care

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    14. Profile photo of Brandy NielsonBrandy Nielson Tierra Mitica, Ayahuasca Healing Center, Peru

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      To anyone reading this I assume you are looking for a good place to take a journey to self discovery. Well I can say from my own experience not only is Tierra Mitica the most magical and amazing place to visit, the leaning and self transformation I experienced and witnessed with my fellow Argonauts was truly magical. There are no words to describe the profound awakenings and soul enriching lessons and findings. I am deeply grateful to have been on a Mythic Journey as I not only healed pieces of my past but I also have the tools to live my life more epically than I imagined. Actually, I imagined it when I was a child but never knew all of my imagination from childhood was actually real life!! Everything that we deem is magic and only in fairy tales is actually real!! Except maybe fire breathing dragons…..I hope;)

      I haven’t even talked about the magical waterfall I swam in and vortexes on the huge stones, the stunning jungle with gorgeous bright blue birds and the gigantic blue butterflies, the little monkeys in the distance or the oversized flowers that the hummingbirds get lost in. Stunning.

      Manuel our shaman and the shamanas are such an integral and special part of the journeys as well as their part in the days following. Purifying flower baths, songs that are only heard in the jungle that magically take you into the depths of what the grandmother spirit has to teach you. Wow.

      And the food!! I expected to live on rice and beans for 10 days. Not a chance! All of the food was homemade and abundant. Breads were baked daily, a buffet everyday of delicious, healthy vegetables, meats and fruits all within the ayahuasca diet. I didn’t miss a thing! In fact I felt spoiled! They even baked five different kinds of wholesome cookies on our last night. And for the party at the end, well I don’t want to spoil all the surprises.

      I have met with people traveling to Peru and abroad looking for answers and happiness. I can tell you that I will continue to send my friends to Tierra for the rest of my days because I know it is the very best place. A place and people I truly trust with my life and my loved ones lives. I just don’t see why anyone would go elsewhere. Perhaps curiosity. If you truly want the best, go to Tierra. Your life will be the happiest once you are through the hard work, beauty and adventure of a mythic voyage. You won’t only be happy, you will live a Mythic Life! Mikis wasn’t kidding!! My life is incredible, magical and I am and will always be happy because I have the tools!!

      Mikis and Tierra Miticans, thank you for teaching us how to live the most happiest and epic lives imaginable. Your huge hearts are unmistakable. Thank you thank you thank you. I love you and look forward to seeing you all again.

      • Date visited (Please let others know when you visited here): April 2015
      • Was there someone to help you and watch over you during the session/ceremony?: Yes
    15. Profile photo of AndrewAndrew Tierra Mitica, Ayahuasca Healing Center, Peru

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      Oh yay! Thank you Tierra Mitica! I am so grateful for my experience here! I just finished a Mythic Voyage in August and it was the best time of my life, the most real I have ever been with myself or others. The best way I can think of to fully describe this right now is ~ the greatest most unimaginable gift I have ever received!!! I recommend that anyone who wants to explore and work with the Ayahuasca goes to Tierra Mitica. This is a place to find everything you are looking for! But be prepared to do the work! They offer an essential workshop that is a major facilitation for navigating the medicine and integrating back into life outside ceremony after the Voyage. When I first arrived I was welcomed by many great big hugs and so much love. I felt safe to explore and open my heart, going deeper and deeper everyday. It was difficult at times, but so worth it. Anyways, of course everyone will do what they want, but I strongly suggest doing a Mythic Voyage at Tierra Mitica. Find out how amazing you are! Even if you already know 😉 This is a truly magical place, I am so proud to be part of this family. I will definitely be back. Life is full of learning. Now I’m off to live a beautiful mythic life! Weeeeeoooooooooo! Thank you thank you thank you Tierra Mitica!

      • Date visited (Please let others know when you visited here): August 2015
      • Was there someone to help you and watch over you during the session/ceremony?: Yes
    16. Profile photo of Tierra MiticaTierra Mitica Post authorTierra Mitica, Ayahuasca Healing Center, Peru

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      Hola Leanne and TierraMitica family!

      I wanted to write you personally to express my utmost appreciation for the saftey you provide in the environment at Tierra Mitica. I attended an ayahuasca ceremony in Taray, outside of Pisac on Friday and it gave me a whole new appreciation for the work you all do. The brew was really much more intense and the energy felt much more vulnerable and less protected. I had a really rough night and it made me realize how lucky I was to have Tierra Mitica guide me in my first ayahuasca experience.
      I felt really safe with you guys and gals and very well taken care of. It was sort of a harsh experience to be in an environment where I was required to take care of myself and hold/protect my own energy while also trying to navigate my trip. I was so overwhelmed with the lady next to me moaning and the general chaos of the atmosphere that I could hardly navigate with my intention. I had A LOT of resistance, mostly because I didn’t feel safe energetically. It was really tough for me to come down as well. My trip carried over into the next day. Where i felt empowered after Tierra Mitica, I feel fearful after this most recent experience.
      So again, thank you all so much! I can’t wait until I’m able to come back for the mythic voyage!

      Sincerely, Nancy

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