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Caya Shobo is a leading Ayahuasca healing centre nestled in a gentle jungle rainforest setting, just 45mins drive from the historic Amazonian city of Iquitos, Peru.
We welcome visitors of all ages and backgrounds who wish to experience the profound healing benefits of Ayahuasca and journey into an awakening of spiritual consciousness in the safety and care of highly experienced practitioners and the peaceful, secure environs of Caya Shobo.
Caya Shobo closely follows the Shipibo tradition of healing. We work only with genuine Shipibo maestras and maestros who hold high knowledge of their ancestral traditions – in particular Master Plant Dieta healing. Caya Shobo is the only Ayahuasca Healing Centre in the world to have received endorsement from Coshikox – the Shipibo Konibo Xetebo Tribal Council – as to the authenticity of our medicine offering in accordance with the true Shipibo traditions.
Caya Shobo has received thousands of western visitors since its facilities first opened 4 years ago and our healers have achieved profound results in treating numerous modern illnesses including depression, post traumatic stress disorder, certain cancers, and many other physical, mental and emotional ailments affecting the world’s population today.
Caya Shobo offers a variety of Ayahuasca retreats and package stay options for guests to receive healing services throughout the year. Our prices include Ayahuasca ceremonies, plant treatments, accommodation, meals, airport transfers, laundry service and wi-fi.
Standard rooms are shared double rooms – with own private bathroom (each guest has their own double bed). Rooms are simple adobe/concrete structures which allow airflow and coolness in the jungle heat, while providing protection from the elements, and are situated close to attractive ponds, gardens and common areas.
Private tambos are isolated huts situated deeper in the jungle, with no private bathroom but the feeling of being completely alone in the jungle.
I visited Caya Shobo in December 2016. I feel very lucky to have found this center and couldn’t imagine doing that work anywhere else. I trusted the people, and the values of the center completely. I felt safe. Which was vital. Since being there, I feel as though Ive stepped into myself with both feet.
In the past two years I’ve participated in over 100 aya ceremonies, dieted several plants, sat with Chilean, Ecuadorean, Mexican, Shipibo & Gringo healers and have spent a total of 5 months in Peru at three different retreat centers. This center is the best I’ve experienced and I give it the highest recommendation. Here’s why:
The maestros/maestras are in my opinion highly skilled spiritual surgeons. In the six weeks I’ve spent at this center I witnessed many amazing healings, including my own personal transformation.
Regular talks with the healers are scheduled in the maloka and if you want a private consultation with one in particular all you need do is ask. Other centers I have experienced almost no direct access with the shamans other than in ceremony, so in my view access to healers is a great plus.
I’ve learned more here than anywhere else I’ve stayed. In addition to knowledge sharing from the healers, the western staff has extensive experience and deep knowledge levels about the world of plant medicine.
They offer an extensive range of dietas and plant medicine treatments and have on staff a Peruvian medicine person whose only job is to brew medicine and make the different dieta and medicinal preparations (and he’s available to chat with anytime if you speak Spanish).
Other points worth mentioning: the food is plentiful and quite adequate (keeping in mind the fact that no one goes to an ayahuasca retreat for gourmet cuisine). The compound is gated and staffed with security personnel. The tambos/huts are quite nice with in room showers & flush toilets (nice perk).
Bottom line, they’ve covered all the bases here and then some. I will keep coming back and it’s my opinion that you will be hard pressed to find a better center.
It was my very first Aya Experience and I am very grateful that I have made this experience at Caya Shobo. I felt very safe and can definately recommend this to anyone who is interested in healing and getting in touch with spirit and nature.The nature, the power of the plants, the shamans, and the facilitators were the best guides I could ever wish for. The nature is well respected and you feel that the facilitators really know what they are doing. You can have time for yourself but also there is always someone to help you through anything that comes up during the retreat. I will come back for sure and cant wait for the next time visting caya shobo. I thank each and everyone of you for your support during the retreat and also afterwards. Thank you!
Caya Shobo is home. I have had another very good retreat experience before, but Caya Shobo is the place I’m going back to 100%.
I went for the Visionary Art Retreat on March 2017 to get some inspiration for my art, and ended up getting so much more than I could imagine.
As soon as I got there I could feel it. The location is beautiful and therapeutic, the staff is so very welcoming, insightful and happy to help.
I went through a total of six ceremonies in Caya Shobo, the Maestros are very caring, gentle and strong. The medicine is very clean and strong. There are really no words I can say to express the deep deep healing, creativity, wisdom, insights and strength I received.
Life had changed dramatically for the better since. All changes were long over due.
I’m very grateful for the work that was done with me in the retreat.
If you are experienced with Ayahuasca or if you are a first timer, with all the worries of safety and quality, this is the place you were looking for.
Thank you Caya Shobo, see you soon! <3
Caya Shobo stands apart in many ways from the several retreat centers I’ve experienced in Peru. The words ‘hospitality’, ‘profound insight’, and ‘integrity’ come to mind, and perfectly describe the center, ceremonies and staff. From the moment I arrived until the day I left, I felt welcome, seen, supported and cared for, that the staff and maestros were happy to have us there. The facilities are clean, lovingly maintained, and comfortable, while the food is ample, nourishing, and delicious (well, as delicious as diet food can be!).
The medicine served there is the strongest and clearest I’ve had, and, coupled with the guidance of the maestros each night, keenly inspired my personal healing in ways I didn’t think possible. I felt supported to delve as deep as I wished into myself and the mysteries of ayahuasca. Some say that the jungle sings to you in ceremony. Surrounded by the sounds of frogs, insects, birds, and animals each night, guided by the curanderos, I felt enveloped and protected in a timeless, woven symphony of life, and inspired to continue living mine to the fullest.
For me, one of the most significant aspects of Caya Shobo involves the humility and groundedness of the management and owners. Many other retreat centers in Peru have gringo owners whom actively promote themselves as ‘spiritual gurus’ or ‘visionaries’, taking center stage away from the hard-working indigenous healers. Caya Shobo’s management supports, promotes and trusts in the incredible skill, knowledge, and dedication of the resident maestros, and the indigenous people as a whole, from whom this tradition is shared. In doing so, the Caya Shobo team have built a solid relationship with powerful Shipibo healers, and holds a space from which each of their individual gifts and passion for life may shine through.
I cannot recommend Caya Shobo enough, and feel so very grateful to have found this place. I look forward both to my next visit, and many more to come.
Caya Shobo is the first retreat centre I have been to but I do know several people who have been to different centres and I think this one is one of the best.
The staff and the maestros are very dedicated to the work they do and it comes across in the care as well as in the environment.
The accommodations are very comfortable and the food is excellent. I was supported in my healing and at no time did I feel unsafe or under cared for.
There was plenty of time for interaction with the maestros and support staff plus instruction and information on the local medicinal plants and art. The flower baths were to die for, one of the highlights of the time I spent there.
I have no hesitation recommending this centre to anyone who is looking for a supportive healing experience with people who are dedicated and committed to providing the best care possible.
I was at Caya Shobo’s retreat in December 2016, which offered eight ceremonies over two weeks.
This was my strongest, most therapeutically-focused retreat to date.
Both the intensity of the treatments and the level of communication and understanding shared with us about the treatment process, surpassed my expectations. The staff and facilitators went to great lengths to tailor the treatment to our individual needs. The Shipibo healers are absolutely wonderful. The owners are present in the day to day operations, and are kind and genuine people.
The overall condition of the centre is excellent, with private bathrooms and running water for showers.
I feel like in Caya Shobo, I’ve found healers I expect to trust and work with for a long time to come.
I would highly recommend this centre to anyone with previous experience and wanting to work at a deeper level with the medicine.