Experience the deep healing and teaching of Peru’s two visionary medicine plants on a 9-day ayahuasca retreat at the Hummingbird Center.
Allow both ayahuasca and san pedro get at to root or your problems, clearing energies, beliefs and thought patterns that keep you limited in your daily life. The profound wisdom of the plants can reveal your true self and your unique nature to you during ceremony and afterwards. Their teachings can set you on a path of self-discovery and transformation, or enrich the spiritual journey you may already have begun.
Our 9-day ayahuasca retreat with san pedro was developed in conjunction with our local Peruvian shaman so we remain as faithful as possible to the traditional use of ayahuasca and other plant medicines for healing and visionary journeys.
What you can Expect on a 9 Day Ayahuasca Retreat
In this retreat you will get:
- 4 ayahuasca ceremonies
- 1 san pedro ceremony
- Various cleansing treatments
You will be staying close to nature in a typical South American jungle setting that has been modernized to include the comforts of daily life that you are used to.
Our ayahuasca center follows traditional practices that have proven to bring healing results and the growth and change you are looking for in your life.
Each ayahuasca ceremony is led by our master ayahuasca shaman, Manain Amacifen who has over 43 years’ experience working with the healing powers of this medicine. His powerful icaros and prayers purify and heal the body and mind. Manain’s energy is so commanding that many people who’ve experienced his work say that while he’s doing personal healings, it’s as though they can feel the negative energies being pulled from their bodies.
While you’re on the retreat additional cleansing processes will be planned to help you get the most out of your time with the medicine plants at the ayahuasca center. These planned activities are intended to facilitate your healing process and will comprise of various traditional healing practices.
All meals and lodging are included, and you’ll be housed in a private room in our new guest house overlooking a beautiful lake.
Who Should Choose the 9 Day Ayahuasca Retreat?
Anyone who’s looking to clear blockages in their life, wanting to gain deeper insight into themselves or wants to free themselves from moderate anxiety or depression will benefit. People who are curious about ayahuasca and want to understand how it can facilitate healing will also gain the insight they’re looking for.
Our 9-day retreats emphasize time in ceremony and discussion meetings to understand more of how the medicine works and how to integrate your experiences into your life.
You can select a 9-day stay from any of our 12 Day Retreats. You will follow the regular daily schedule of the 12-day retreat, but your stay will end three days sooner. We will ensure you get to the airport in time for you departing flight or back to Iquitos if you prefer.
How do I get to the Hummingbird Center?
We’ll meet you at 10 AM outside Fizcaraldo which is a restaurant on the "Boulevard". There are a number of restaurants on the Boulevard which is a park fronting the river that’s a block away from the Plaza de Armas. From there you’ll be transported to the Hummingbird Center.
You’ll arrive at the ayahuasca center with enough time to get your room assigned, take some time out to relax and then have lunch. An orientation meeting will begin at 2 PM in the moloca, followed by a plant bath to prepare for your first ayahuasca ceremony.
We strongly recommend that you arrive in Iquitos the day before the program begins. This allows you to enter the healing journey well rested and relaxed.
Shifting Your Perception of Yourself and the World
Unique to our ayahuasca retreat are two talks about belief systems and our subconscious minds, and how to change the often unproductive programming we received as children. This is a detailed discussion of how our thoughts and beliefs influence not only our perception of life but also the body’s physiology.
We all have the ability to change our thinking. What we think and believe has a significant impact on our lives for better or for worse. Often we’re unaware that the pain and struggles we face are as a result of our thoughts and beliefs. Once we can identify the negative views we hold on to we can alter them to bring about positive changes in our lives.
As we change our perception of the world around us, we change our experience of life!
Highlights of our 9 Day Ayahuasca Retreat include:
- Four ayahuasca ceremonies
- One San Pedro ceremony
- Private Room with very comfortable bed.
- Cleansing steam bath
- A series of medicinal plant baths to cleanse and strengthen your energy body
- Individual healings by the shaman during ayahuasca ceremonies
- Additional healings outside of ceremony if the shaman sees it is required
- Art supplies for painting and drawing to bring your visions to life using color and texture.
- Group circle meetings where you can share your experiences, gain new insights from them and ask questions of our shaman.
- Shamanic diet with delicious, wholesome and simple meals suitable for working with medicine plants.
- Guided jungle walk to view the plants in their natural environment and understand their healing purposes
- A mud bath to draw toxins out of your body
- $1300 all inclusive price.
You will get Guided Retreat Experience Focused on Healing
Throughout your retreat, our expert facilitators will be available to help you understand your journeys and assist you in integrating your experience. They will provide coaching and guidance on how to navigate the process, recognizing that everyone's healing journey is unique. Our focus is always on healing, and we will encourage you to push your comfort zone and step into new productive behaviors and patterns of thinking about yourself and those around you.
On this program, we encourage you to relax. Time alone to reflect and integrate your work with ayahuasca is an essential part of the healing process. Journaling and the expression of your visions and creativity through art are also recommended, and materials are provided for you.
On the mornings following ayahuasca ceremonies, circle meetings are held so you can discuss your experience with the shaman and facilitator and ask questions to get a deeper insight into your journey. These meetings are an excellent place to learn more about how ayahuasca works, as everyone's journey is different and a variety of explanations and teachings are offered in response. Through other people's stories, you will clearly see the many incredible ways through which ayahuasca works. This will encourage you to honor and value your own experience and to tell your story honestly without any need for it to be like anyone else's.
Booking Your Ayahuasca Retreat in Peru
To book your place in a retreat please download the booking form found on our Make a Reservation page and follow the enclosed instructions. Remember, we'll pick up the group for this retreat at 10 am on the 18th at the Fitzcaraldo restaurant on the "Boulevard". Please also read our What to Bring and Medical Safety pages.
Have questions or concerns you'd like addressed before booking your reservation? Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We'd be happy to answer your questions via email, or arrange a time for us to speak via phone.