Looking for a Special Ayahuasca Retreat in Peru?
There is no one Ayahuasca experience that is the same. Why? Because Ayahuasca is a deep and very personal experience that you must provide a personal intention. An Ayahuasca retreat in Peru is will provide tremendous healing and a conscious transformation in your life.
The healers here come from families with long traditions in shamanism and are specialists in the plant medicine Ayahuasca. The Q’ero priests are descendants of the Incas and bring a variety of talents. This includes performing cleansing ceremonies including offerings to mother earth (Pachamama). These centuries-old traditions provide an alternative healing connection to the spiritual awakening process.
Integrative Medicine Style
Etnikas has over 30 years’ experience studying and serving Inca ceremonies with Ayahuasca. In addition to a highly experienced native Andean and Amazonian shaman, Etnikas has a multi-disciplinary health team consisting of a cardiologist, psychiatrist, psychologist, general practitioner and Emergency nurse. Recognized by the Peruvian Ministry of Health for its method in performing safe Ayahuasca ceremonies, they have found a method that focuses on bringing about strong spiritual, mental and physical change which allows you to begin a new life. Personal growth is prioritized in a compassionate and loving environment.
When making an extreme life change, authenticity is invaluable. The healers we work with come from families with traditions of shamanism. The Shipibo shaman we work with are specialists in ayahuasca using centuries-old traditions and techniques. The Q’ero priests, are the direct descendant of the Incas. They bring a variety of talents, performing cleansing ceremonies as well as offerings to the mother earth (or Pachamama). Peru has a long standing tradition of priest and shaman healers. It’s because of this reason modern medicine came into the culture later on and has continued to be mixed with natural healing arts.
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You are required to arrive a day before your plant medicine retreat so that you’re able to detoxify your system with medicinal volcanic spring water. We will meet at Etnikas water place at 10 am one day before the start of the retreat. You are required to be nil by mouth for 3-4 hours before. The process takes approximately 3 hours. After the purge you are able to eat and reconvene your regular activities under the restrictions listed.
You most book a hotel by yourself for this night, if you like we can recommend you some places, and they arrange as well transfer from the airport to the hotel.
We will look to meet at the same place the next day at 10:00am. From there we will travel by shuttle bus to the retreat center. You are required to fast and drink just water.
PRE RETREAT RESTRICTIONS
Dietary: No illicit drugs, alcohol, coffee or chocolate for two weeks before your Ayahuasca ceremony. Avoid all canned food, red meat and pork, cold cuts, spicy food and excessive salt and sugar. No consuming medical prescription (natural or otherwise), drugs, antibiotics, injections, pills, supplement, vitamins or others. No food or beverages that have artificial colors flavors or preservatives.
During your stay it is not permitted to smoke, drink alcohol or to take any type of prescription or non-prescription drugs without consulting us.
Food: Good organic food is recommended. If you’re not vegetarian or vegan, you can consume chicken or fish. To strengthen the brain we recommend eating ceviche and ask for tiger’s milk / leche de tigre (both without spicy_ sin aji) which is a concentrate juice of the ceviche.
Other: Please refrain from have sex or masturbating a day before the retreat as can reduce physical energy levels making it harder to cope with the effects of ayahuasca.
It is recommended that women who are menstruating or pregnant abstain from participating. Period pain and discomfort may result in a negative experience while journeying with Ayahuasca. However, if you do not have pain or discomfort then it is ok for you partake. We recommend waiting till the 2nd or 3rd day of a period to allow you to gauge the intensity of the pain.
Cusco is 3500m above sea level and some people get sick from being at this altitude. There are types of medication to alleviate the effects of altitude sickness. However, the interaction of some medication can have negative effects with Ayahuasca. For this reason, we recommend drinking coca leaf tea which is commonly available in guest houses and hotels. Drink coca leaf tea at the airport or on your flight to Cusco will help to mitigate the effects of altitude sickness. You can also buy shot of oxygen at the airport. If symptoms become severe please let us know.