Visionary Journeys between Medicine and Magic

Shipibo Ayahuasca Retreat Centre: Healing, San Pedro, Shamanic Apprenticeship with Plant Diets and Meraya Rituals

Shamanic meditation ritual by the Tamamuri teacher tree

Photo Courtesy: Heberto H. G. Ramirez

“I am flying through the air,
I am flying for you.
I am flying with a happy music,
with an exciting music.”

Icaro by Don Mariano, Shipibo shaman

Wow, what an amazing 3 weeks! No language can explain what happened in my 13 experiences. It was so powerful. Mother Ayahuasca is a beautiful spirit. I had so many different emotions and feelings that it’s made me feel so alive and full of hope for the future. [...] Food is first class, also. I spent most of my journeys in other dimensions which were full of color and joy. It was fantastic. Read more…

Gary Dolan, UK

Join our amazing, intensive (now up to FIVE Ayahuasca rituals in your first week) Ayahuasca healing and visionary retreats

Ayahuasca initiation, Meraya rituals & Shamanic Apprenticeship with Amazonian Plant Teachers

Preparing ayahuasca

Photo Credit: Alfredo Chavez

Ayahuasca-intensive Plant Spirit shamanism, featuring: Amazonian Sweat Lodge, traditional Shipibo Meraya rituals, shamanic diet with Amazonian Plant Teachers, Ayahuasca ceremonies, the Toé Dream Journey, ancestral rituals of spiritual purification and much more!!

Performing the Merayas‘ Medicines’ Smoke Ritual

Photo Credit: Stephan Von Hoff

Not Only Ayahuasca…

Walk the path of Amazonian shamanic apprenticeship and initiation with Plant Teachers Diet. We are the ONLY centre in the Peruvian Amazon where you can genuinely experience the most ancestral, magic and mysterious rituals of the Merayas (the highest Shipibo shamans of ancient times). Read more on the Meraya rituals

Huachuma (San Pedro) Retreat

Alongside the already unique panorama of shamanic retreats and rituals with plant teachers we offer, we shall soon host San Pedro retreats (4 San Pedro ceremonies & 1 Ayahuasca ritual – or else, 5 San Pedro ceremonies each week), which may be taken on its own, or combined with our Ayahuasca retreats, or the shamanic pre-diet with plant teachers. Learn more about our Huachuma journeys and the San Pedro here.

Preparing the San Pedro
Photo Credit: Clever Hoyos Rengifo

Ceremonies with the San Pedro will now be included as a standard in the traditional long shamanic apprenticeship (3 months onwards) and it will be possible to diet with it as well. The legendary San Pedro cactus (Trichocereus pachanoi), known also as Huachuma, is – together with Ayahuasca and Toè (Brugmansia suaveolens) – the third most sacred visionary teacher plant in Peru. The Sachamama (Mother Spirit of the Jungle, or Mother Spirit of the Earth) and Yacumama (Mother Spirit of the Waters) rituals will complement – alongside with the Merayas‘ Magical Fire ritual, the Medicines’ Smoke ritual, the Tobacco ritual and a special Meraya ritual of Spiritual Purification – our San Pedro journeys.

Ayawaska brew cooked over a traditional wood-fire
Photo Credit: Stephan Von Hoff

ALL our Ayahuasca-intensive, Shamanic Plant Teachers Diet and Plant Spirit Medicine retreats are ongoing (All Year Round, including the Easter, Christmas and New Year’s periods). Retreat Dates are Individually Customized (subject to availability and payment deadlines). Groups welcome. To reserve your place for our Ayahuasca intensive or Shamanic Apprenticeship retreats, please email us ( To pre-book straight away, please complete and forward us the online booking form and send the correspondent payment for the specific dates and number of weeks/days you would like to stay. Thank you. Serious Inquires Only.

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