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Ayahuasca Retreats and Courses in Iquitos, Peru
We offer the following Ayahuasca Retreats:
8 day Rejuvenation Retreat – $1350
REFRESH AND RESET: Attend 4 ceremonies at the Riosbo Research Center led by a Shipibo maestro. Also, receive various personalized plant treatments including plant baths, vapor baths, smoke baths, purgatives, inhalants, and also natural remedies. Along with traditional treatment are integrative healing practices like epigenetic activation, breathwork, meditation, yoga, massage, and counseling.
2 week Ayahuasca Retreat – $1750
NOURISH YOUR SOUL: Attend 6 ceremonies led by a true Shipibo curandero. Receive various additional plant treatments including plant baths, vapor baths, smoke baths, purgatives, inhalants, and other natural remedies. Complimentary practices on the retreat include massage, counseling, yoga, and meditation. Retreat participants can also go swimming, hiking, and fishing in the National Reserve.
3 week Total Healing Retreat – $2550
COMPLETE HEALING: Participate in 9 ayahuasca ceremonies led by a Shipibo curandero. Receive a complete program of plant treatments including vapor and plant baths, deep internal body cleanses, blood purification, and consciousness enhancement. Extra offerings include yoga, massage, counseling, meditation, as well as swimming, hiking, fishing, star-gazing, and just relaxing in paradise.
We offer the following Ayahuasca Courses:
4 week Healing Empowerment Course – $3850
REVIVE YOUR HEALING POWER: Spend four weeks at the Riosbo Research Center and attend 11 ceremonies led by a Shipibo maestro. Get the deepest personalized healing treatment program possible. Learn about the plant spirit healing tradition as well as modern methodologies and how to use them to activate and enhance your own healing power. Additional integrative practices help to guide your own personal process to fully empower yourself as a healer.
6 week Plant Medicine Course – $4450
PLANT SPIRIT COMMUNICATION: Intended for people who feel called to learn more about the healing tradition of plant medicine. Students six weeks at the Chamisal Healing and Education Center with the Shipibo curandero don Ronor and attend up to 18 ceremonies. Do multiple short dietas with a variety of amazing plants in addition to receiving and learning to prepare plant remedies and treatments. Learn to make your own plant medicines with a true indigenous healer.
8 week Curandero Initiation Course – $5850
TRUE SHAMANIC TRAINING: Intended for people who want to study the authentic Shipibo tradition of healing with ayahuasca. Students spend eight weeks with the maestro don Enrique at the Inkan Kena plant medicine school, attend up to 24 ceremonies and diet noya rao and other powerful teacher plants in addition to learning icaros, ceremony techniques, and plant remedies. It’s a unique opportunity to study traditional curanderismo with an authentic indigenous maestro.
The Ayahuasca Foundation was started in 2008 and is dedicated to the preservation and continuation of the ancient science of plant spirit medicine. We work with one Shipibo family of curanderos in a unique and pure style centered around the use of ayahuasca and the sacred tree, Noya Rao.
We offer dietas with Noya Rao during our courses and our treatments include over a dozen other plant remedies and daily healing work. We also include integrative practices like yoga, meditation, epigenetics, breathwork, massage, ayurveda, hypnosis, sound healing, channeling, and counseling.
It is our mission to guard the sacred tree of spiritual knowledge that has grown in the Amazon Rainforest for millenia, and replant the seeds of spiritual awareness so that new trees of forgotten wisdom will again grow throughout the world. Visit our website for more information. Thanks!
As this was my very first retreat, I was not sure of what to expect. However I can confidently say I would recommend the Ayahuasca Foundation to anyone looking for a place for their first retreat, or even subsequent retreats. It is in a truly special place and the facilitators and director himself are extremely helpful, kind, and understanding. The location, The Riosbo Research Center, is located on a swimming friendly river, outside of Iquitos about two hours in a remote location. The rooms are spacious, have hot water, and are quiet and peaceful all times of the day (and cleaned regularly with laundry service too). The food was simple and delicious. A great selection of books were available to enjoy while lounging in one of the many hammocks looking out over the river.
The facilitators and shaman were awesome and really made the retreat an extra special experience. Always willing to listen and providing knowledgeable perspectives and advice on a variety of subjects. They are also very down to earth and you could tell they truly do enjoy what they are doing and care about the effects of their work. It was also great to meet the director personally. These sort of personal touches accentuate the amount of care that goes into everything undertaken at the foundation.
The place feels authentic and enriching. The brew is simple without any other added ingredients, and the other healing remedies left me feeling like a whole new person.
I can honestly say this was one of the best experiences I have done for myself in my life, thanks to the people and special place at the Ayahuasca Foundation. Highly recommended.
I attended the 8 week curandero program at Inkan Kena that completed in September 2018. The course was very challenging but rewarding beyond words. The amount of time and effort that has gone in to the content is incredible. Dean the lead facilitator was incredible, wise, patient and respected as a brother by the Shipibo family (what a privilege to see). Carlos has put to much thought into the program. It’s natural to question ones own decision making when in the jungle for an extended period of time, but that’s often the ego resisting the learning that comes from surrendering to the new environment and learning. Amazing experience. Super grateful for Don Enriques willingness to share the wisdom of his lineage with us gringos.
Words truly cannot express how grateful I am to the Ayahuasca Foundation team. The two-week retreat was the most profoundly life-changing experience I’ve ever had and in all areas of my life.
The prep diet, pre-retreat counseling, and email support really maximized my experience. I received more from the first ceremony than I thought I would get out of the entire retreat. The deep healing, love, connection, and clarity were above and beyond what I expected. I feel like a new person with tremendous insight on how to improve myself so I can give my best and finally have a meaningful impact on this planet. I got exactly what I needed and more!
The Assistant Healers and Curandero are the most gifted, loving, kind, and compassionate individuals I’ve ever met. They made sure everyone was well cared for in a safe space and had everything needed for a successful retreat.
BEST RETREAT AVAILABLE
I did extensive research for months beforehand and, after attending, I can say with confidence that this is the BEST retreat available. Thanks to the retreat staff, I had zero concerns about travel and safety. If that’s not enough, the complimentary treatments put this retreat beyond comparison to any other retreats out there.
The accommodations were better than I expected for being in the jungle. The food was vibrant, delicious, nourishing and (most importantly) made with love.
The educational workshops and integration talks were informative and extremely helpful.
The bonding with other participants was unlike any other. We’re connected for eternity.
It was truly a beautiful experience — the Icaros and music, wildlife, swimming in the Amazon, connecting with the Mishana community, the nature walks, the star deck, the hammocks, the sacred ceremony space and the love baths!
Oh, and the love baths! Need I say more? Sign up now. This retreat is life-changing and life-saving!
I attended the 2 week course, in august 2018, at the Chamusal retreat center with Don Ronor, facilitators; Mike, Nick and Arith.
From the moment I made the choice to attend, Carlos Tanner, the founder of The Ayauaschca Foundation, responded and readily answered questions and concerns. His knowledge of the healing embodiment of Ayahuasca and plant healing was impressive. He was extremely helpful above and beyond anything I could have imagined…. to the point that my luggage was delayed in getting to me and Carlos met me in Iquitos to help me fill out forms and locate the bag, then accompanied myself and my travel companions by taxi to our hotel. I recieved my bag a few days later and Arith made the trip out of the jungle to return it to me! I felt safe and secure in their hands.
I had the opportunity to take part in 5 out of 6 ceremonies. Each one was different from the last. I won’t sugar coat it, the first 3 were a challenge, emotionally, physically and psychologically. I had never used any type of mind altering substances other than alcohol or weed, so to submit and trust the hallucinations and releasing control of my body was frightening. But, I was there to heal my body and avoid surgical removal of my reproductive organs. I barreled on and called on my warrior spirit to get me through to the side of healing.
I was not disappointed. The medicines that Don Ronor recommended and used for treatment were pleasant. His kindness and deep relationship with the plants amazed me. He was very compassionate. That being said, I cannot speak highly enough for our facilitators, Mike, Nick and Arith.
Each of them showed empathy, compassion and knowledge beyond their years. It was remarkable at how deeply they related to each individual participant. Nick and Mike were available 24 hours a day for support. They reached out to each individual multiple times over the days and weeks, sitting to talk, discuss symptoms or emotional challenges or just to laugh and have fun.
I deeply believe the dynamic between them was a privilege to be part of.
As a side note, each man is a very talented musician. Our group was gifted daily with beautiful guitar music and/or drumming, and magical singing. I could not have been blessed with a more sacred experience. The music carried me through some very emotional moments and comforted my heart and soul.
By the end of the retreat my heart was filled with such joy. I have made life long friends. These men and women are my soul family and I’m blessed.
After traveling back to Iquitos, Mike, Nick and Arith continued to be available to us, until our departures. The experience was incredibly safe. And all I can say is I’m sorry I missed Arith’s driving skills on the motor bike. Lol. Some day I hope to return to Chamusal. The personal growth and healing I have gained, far outweigh the challanges. Thank you to Carlos Tanner and everyone!!! Until next time. Blessed Be.
I was at the ayahuasca foundation for a month, the team where professional, kind, fun and helpful. Don Miguel and his medicines were excellent and very insightful. My experiences here are definitely the deepest I’ve ever gone with the ayahuasca and the whole experience has given me a new deep and meaningful look on my life.
This is a place of healing and salvation, my time here has changed my life for the better and I would highly recommend it for anyone looking for a professionally run healing retreat.
I appreciate the integrity in the offerings at the Aya Foundation. I brought a group to for the 8 day rejuvenation retreat. The maestro was powerful, humble, and kind. The works were strong and the staff was very supportive. The vibration was clean. The retreat center is luxurious compared to other places that I’ve stayed in the jungle and we were very well cared for. I would bring a group back again. CB
I spent four weeks at The Ayahuasca Foundation’s Riosbos Research Centre in March 2018. It was a wonderful experience with a supportive group and attentive leaders. The Shaman, Don Miguel, is very loving and accessible during one’s stay. He and the leaders evaluate each person individually and their treatment is tailored to their own needs. The plant medicines are skilfully and accurately prepared to address personal issues. Each ceremony is safely conducted with appropriate support and follow-up. For me, I found the “dietas” was quite profound. I often think about returning to focus on certain things and to address other issues at a deeper level. After completing the program, I felt so clear, healthy and more connected to spirit. The experience is still a big part of who I am.
I recommend this program to anyone looking for a life changing experience.
Integral, holistic and incredibly caring <3 I honestly have a hard time composing an adequate description of the time I spent with the AF, but never did I imagine to be met the way that I did here. The care, the passion, the love, the dedication and the integrity with which the work is conducted at the Ayahusaca Foundation is incredibly inspiring and has left me a transformed being. I can highly – highly recommend it! This isn't a place to go for the fireworks, this is a place for healing of the whole.
I attended their 8-week initiation course and as long with a very thorough training on how to navigate the ceremonial space and an incredible amount of personal healing – we learned a great deal about how to empower ourselves and continue the work outside of ceremony. The knowledge and ability to continue the work and to properly integrate all the lessons is incredible valuable and I feel I left with a huge briefcase of well practiced tools and a big amount of homework. Between ceremonies we worked with different kinds of plant medicine, everything adding and balancing the time their. I can highly, highly recommend this organization!
I attended the eight day rejuvenation retreat and it was absolutely brilliant, I can’t fault it. As well as four ayahuasca ceremonies, we had a wide range of other treatments including purgations, vapour baths and smoke baths. The maestro, Don Miguel, prescribed treatments for any individual issues we had and also gave lectures on subjects like Shipibo culture and icaros. The ceremonies were beautiful, the aya was very clean and the assistants, Dean Sophia, Mike and Tiago were very well trained and caring. Carlos Tanner organised everything to perfection, liasing before and after the retreat with us. The center itself is pure magic, located in a national reserve next to the village of the local Mishana community, who are wonderful and actively involved with the center. There are lots of little touches included that really show that bit of extra care, like the jungle walk to see medicinal plants and a post-retreat counseling session to help you integrate your experience once you’ve got home. I’ve attended several aya retreats and I think this one is my favourite, I would just love to return for an extended stay.
I attended a 2-week ayahuasca retreat in March 2016 and it was absolutely amazing. I got picked up at the airport by their staff and they took 100% complete care of me during my entire journey. The camp was really awesome….there’s a river nearby for relaxing and cleansing swims, hammock deck for chilling, the staff is very knowledgable and friendly, the shaman was incredibly friendly and approachable, the food was very healthy and tasty. The ceremonies were powerful and life-changing. Outside of ceremony we also did a variety of other plant healing treatments and learned about the shipibo traditions. This is a fully integrated healing package. This truly is a complete detox and cleansing on every level. The community, the staff, the camp, the food – it’s truly an amazing combination. You will be happy you went here. Safe journey.
I attended a 3-week retreat at AF in September 2014 and will be returning again later this year. At the risk of sounding like a cheerleader for AF, I can’t think of a single detail of the retreat that wasn’t well thought-out or could have been improved upon. A big “thumbs-up” to Carlos and his whole crew!
My wife and I spent 2 weeks at the Mishana camp in June 2013, Carlos Tanner who set up and runs the foundation is absolutely amazing, and I would recommend anyone looking for a true healing experience to consider the Ayahuasca Foundation.
We where in a group of 9 (maximum) 10 people, and have made lifelong friends with everyone, the experience was magnificent and I will treasure the memories forever.