A kambo, ayahuasca, and toad retreat
Over the course of a week, you will work with three of nature’s most powerful medicines to cleanse your body, expand your mind, and achieve deep transformation. We follow a structured program designed to facilitate deep insights and spiritual restoration, with a focus on careful integration of your experiences for enduring results.
We are purposefully limiting this retreat to 8 guests to ensure each person gets the most out of the experience. We optimize for experiences that are transformational and where each person gets the proper attention form our team. As such our weekly retreats tend to fill quickly so please contact us soon if you are interested.
We offer an intense experience and hold it as a gift to be taken up piece by piece as feels right, never forced. As such, guests may at any time choose to participate, sit in without drinking or sit out of experiences based on what feels right by them.
Highlights & pricing
Looking for a deep transformative journey?
We have prepared some of the deepest experiences in the Sacred Valley. We work with kambo, toad, ayahuasca and rapé. We provide one-on-one time with our Shipibo Shaman, nourishing food and relaxing, reflective time in the beautiful Sacred Valley. All of these elements come together to give you an opportunity to Reconnect, Rediscover and Evolve.
Note that we can adjust the following schedule based on the flow of the ceremonies and personal/group experiences.
Day one: Welcome!
Depending on when you arrive in Peru, we will have someone pick you up at the airport or at your hotel. We recommend arriving one or two days earlier to recover from your long journey and start acclimating yourself to the altitude and timezone difference. Once you arrive at the center, we will help you to your room and give you the grand tour. This is a good time to get get acquainted with your new surroundings, make yourself at home, kick back, journal, play some music, draw, explore, or spend one on one time with the Earth Medicine Team.
Day two, three: Kambo & Toad
December 16th, 17th
We offer kambo & toad medicine ceremonies to guests on days two and three.
Kambo takes place at the start of the day and multiple people can participate at the same time, it enables you to deepen your experience with the medicines that follow. It is a traditional method for opening the physical and mental bodies, and in our experiences, significantly deepens and smooths the journey on the days that follow. Kambo is the traditional name given to the secretions of Phyllomedusa bicolor, or the blue-and-yellow frog. When applied to small burns on the surface of the skin, Kambo causes deep cleansing on the mental and emotional levels, and can also stimulate powerful purging. The medicine can help to relieve (and even eliminate) the symptoms of depression, anxiety, various addictions, headaches, and more. Kambo is not a psychedelic medicine but, rather, promotes purification and protection. It is said to work by unlocking the first chakras and detoxifying the physical body. By using Kambo before the first ayahuasca ceremony, you will prepare your body to accept the ayahuasca and process it efficiently. Because kambo induces vomiting, it may also reduce the amount of purging you experience during the ayahuasca ceremony itself.
On the other hand, Toad ceremonies are private. We offer one Toad ceremony per guest, couples can decide to do the ceremony together or separately. Toad ceremonies are very powerful and transformative. They invoke the spirit of the Sonoran Desert toad (Bufo Alvarious).
Not a lot of words can be said about this.. it is something that must be experienced... it is also completely optional.
Days four, five, six: Ayahuasca
December 18th, 19th, 20th
Over these three days, we will come together for three Ayahuasca ceremonies.
An experienced Shipibo shaman will oversee a specific and progressive treatment of each participant, helping you to make as much progress as possible by the end of the third ceremony. This may involve guiding participants towards the removal of emotional blockages, the processing of traumatic experiences, addressing physical conditions, and the unfolding of their minds into greater levels of consciousness.
The Ayahuasca ceremonies may be accompanied by a diet of medicinal plants, depending on the needs of each person. During the ceremonies, participants may choose to use Rapĕ, a traditional tobacco medicine that helps to clean the paranasal sinuses and clear the mind.
After the Ayahuasca ceremonies, you will have the next day to rest so that your body can assimilate the medicine. This also provides an opportunity for you to begin (or continue) reflecting on the insights that you’ve gained as a result of your time with Mother Ayahuasca.
Day seven: Our last day together
This last day will be ours to celebrate our journey together, express what we've learned, enjoy the simple things we've come to appreciate and discover, and look toward the next steps in our journeys. And if the stars align, weather permits, and guests are interested, we've often done daylight Wachuma ceremonies on that day. In the evening, we'll come together around a warm fire, play music, and enjoy our last evening together.
Day eight: Until we meet again...
Check out is at 10:00 am. Depending on your next stop in your journey, we will have someone pick you up at the retreat center and take you to your hotel or the airport. Until we meet again...
What about the accommodation & food?
You will stay in one of the most beautiful retreat centres in Peru.. and possibly the world. A lovingly designed centre in the Sacred Valley, complete with gorgeous light filled malocas, beautiful rooms (including hot showers!) and caring staff that work throughout the day to make delicious, nutritious and supportive food.
Don't hesitate to ask Chris any further questions.
Want to know more about this retreat?
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