Listed in Ayahuasca
- Puerto Morelos, Quintana Roo Mexico
Aya del la Vid is an all-inclusive spiritual awakening retreat. Facilitated through the Amazonian medicine of Ayahuasca, Mexican traditional sweat lodge; Temazcal and daily yoga practice. Included in your all-inclusive stay are three Ayahuasca ceremonies, Temazcal ceremony, comfortable cabanas, three meals a day except on ceremonial days which is two meals, Mexican cooking class, excursion to a local cenote and more!
What is Aya de la Vid?
Aya is the Quechua word for “Spirit”; Quechua, being the original tribe who discovered the Ayahuasca combination. La Vid is Spanish for “The Vine” in English, inspired from the Banisteriopsis caapi, the vine portion of Ayahuasca. Often, this vine is referred to as “the sacred vine”. When combined with the Psychotria viridis leaf from the Amazon; we are shown what mother Ayahuasca plant has to teach us.
At Aya de la Vid, we pay great respect to the natural world, shamanic medicine and the gift provided through this plant. We honor the plant in the name “Aya de la Vid” for the retreats we offer four times a year around each solstice and equinox.
Upcoming Retreats and Deals
All-Inclusive Summer Solstice Ayahuasca Retreat June 17-24, 2018
– Comfortable and modern lodging with A/C for 7 nights
– 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 4 Dinners (dinners available on non-ceremony nights.)
– Individual meeting with the shaman to set your intention for the medicine and ask any questions.
– Individual health evaluation before first ceremony by medical doctor.
– Post ceremony, individual meeting with the shaman to review and better understand your Ayahuasca experience.
– Temazcal ceremony – Traditional Mexican sweat lodge
– Excursion to the ancient Mayan ruins in Tulum positioned clifftop overlooking the turquoise ocean and white beach. Afterwards enjoy spending time at the beaches of Tulum.
– Unlimited purified bottled drinking water
– Daily morning yoga and meditation sessions
– Transportation to and from Cancun International Airport
– Sound therapy & meditation with crystal singing bowls
To support a shamanic diet for the Ayahuasca ceremonies, meals provided at the retreat are all plant based with the addition of egg. Each meal is prepared fresh daily with local ingredients from a professional chef.
** If you have dietary requests please let us know so we can accommodate!**
Not included in retreat:
Additional off site excursions
Off-site food and beverages
Cost of airfare
Cost of tourist visa
Reservations & Discounts
Booking Aya de la Vid Retreats
To reserve a place we require a 50% non-refundable deposit at the time of reservation. We hold a United States bank account. Payment options include either (a) bank to bank wire transfer or (b) a direct deposit into the account. Please contact us for account details!
The remainder of the payment is due upon arrival in cash only; unfortunately we cannot accept personal checks.
Book Early for the All-Inclusive Summer Solstice Ayahuasca Retreat!
Reserve your place by making your deposit before April 15th and receive $300USD off the payment upon arrival.
Reserve your place by making your deposit before May 15th and receive $150USD off the payment upon arrival.
Schedule of Retreats
Aya de la Vid performs retreats surrounding the summer and winter solstices, fall and spring equinoxes. These periods are natural of transitional periods of Earth, as is Ayahuasca a transition within oneself.
June 17-24, 2018 All-Inclusive Summer Solstice Ayahuasca Retreat
September 17-24, 2018 All-Inclusive Autumn Equinox Ayahuasca Retreat
December 16-23, 2018 All-Inclusive Winter Solstice Ayahuasca Retreat
March 17-24, 2019 All-Inclusive Spring Equinox Ayahuasca Retreat
What to Expect During Ceremony
Since we all live through a unique personal lens of life developed through experiences and culture, each person will have an experience completely unique to oneself. Begin each ceremony with an open heart and open mind to what the medicine has to show and teach.
You will be guided through the ceremony with icaros, rhythmic songs from the Amazon, performed by the shaman. As the medicine works through your system you may experience a physical cleansing as well as a psychological and spiritual understanding of your Self.
For additional support, you will receive a physical exam prior to the first ceremony. This provides you an opportunity to understand your physical health and how it relates to the medicine. Also, each ceremony is accompanied with a medical doctor on-site.
Preparation for Your Retreat
To best connect with the medicine a slight fasting is required 72 hours before the first ceremony. For most effective results refrain from:
– Red meat and pork
– Fried foods
– Packaged and/or processed foods
– Processed sweets and/or refined sugars
– Excess salt
– Spicy foods
– Dairy products
– Smoking (tobacco or marijuana)
– Sexual contact
If you are currently taking any medications or have a heart condition please let us know to determine whether this is the appropriate medicine for you.
This retreat is a non-alcoholic retreat, on and off premises. Please refrain from bringing these beverages on-site. La Vid Retreats provides a safe space to connect with nature and yourself, allowing the body time to reconnect and rejuvenate.
In the jungle there is no cell service however there is wifi availability. We understand needing to connect with loved ones back home. Aside from that, we ask that you keep the electronic devices to a minimum and to take this opportunity to really connect within.
Retreat Site Details
In the heart of the Mayan jungle in Puerto Morelos, Mexico lies an oasis. An ideal location to retreat, connect with nature and yourself. The center offers a variety of housing options from double occupancy cabanas and houses, holding up to six people, all with air conditioning and wifi connection.
Enjoy walking trails through the jungle where you can view gorgeous tropical birds. Cool off in the on-site pool filled with fresh cenote water. Rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit for overall wellness!
Who We Are
Native to the United States we journeyed through South America, South East Asia and found our way to Mexico. Since 2015 we have called Mexico home and in 2016 we welcomed the birth of our son, William. Tony is a visionary artist with 20 years’ experience in psychoactive medicine, including Ayahuasca. Christina is a yoga instructor, vegan lifestyle author and healthful living enthusiast who first experienced Ayahuasca in the Amazonian Rainforest in Ecuador.
The person administering the Ayahuasca, known as an ayahuasquero, is native to the Quechua tribe in the Ecuadorian Amazonian Rainforest. With over 50 years of experience as an ayahuasquero and countless ceremonies performed, the ayahuasquero is prepared to guide you through your Ayahuasca experience. With great respect for the medicine, the approach is respectful, down to earth and rooted in tradition deep in the Amazonian Rainforest.