#1 Ayahuasca Ceremonies
Ayahuasca is a sacred beverage of the Amazonian Native tribe traditions. It has the power to heal through the layers of illnesses: Physical, Emotional, Psychological, and Spiritual.
#2 San Pedro Ceremonies
We hold our San Pedro ceremonies in our Maloka (our temple). Our Maloka is located on the backbone of the sacred mountain in the valley of San Pedro
#3 San Pedro Replanting Ceremony
In nature, there is always balance between giving and receiving. We respect this process in our own approach to life and to ceremony.
San Pedro is our gift to receive during ceremony. After the retreat we replant it, giving it back to the Earth. The experience of replanting the medicine is a symbol, a gesture to grow within ourselves the sacred lessons learned from San Pedro. This is perhaps the most crucial step of reciprocity: to practice integrating the lessons learned.
#4 San Pedro Mountain & Waterfall Treks
We will hike into high-energy places in the valley of longevity, with medicine (optional). Santiago leads the men to the cascade (waterfall) of force. Ximena climbs to the feminine mountain, the home of the eagles with the women.
If you would like to offer something to the spirit of the mountains, these are the things you might consider bringing: White sage, Dessert sage, Incense sticks, Organic tobacco (American spirit), Sweet grass, Cedar leaf.
#5 Lessons in Shamanism
We share the sacred indigenous teachings, and we share the knowledge of our ancestors through the traditions and practices of Shamanism. You will get to experience the Shaman’s path, but this is not a training of how to be a Shaman.
Also: This is not a religion.
This is a path of relations.
#6 Meditative Yoga
We offer flowing movements based on relaxing and meditative yoga. It encompasses basic Yoga postures, Qigong, Tai Chi, and Mudra that help us ground and connect to the Earth Elements.
#7 Sharing Circles
After the ceremony, it’s always good to take time to process by oneself. But it is also helpful to process by sharing our experience within the safety of a relaxed and warm circle.
#8 Group Meals
Our meals are cooked at home with traditional Ecuadorian and South American ingredients. Organic and wholesome.
(optional by request)
Relax and rid remaining tension with a wide range of full body massages.
#10 Meditative Expressive Painting
We look into ourselves, feel and embrace the emotion within us, and then express it on the canvas.
#11 Town Outings
Enjoy your rest days visiting local craft shops and cafes in the tranquil Vilcabamba square.
#12 Temazcal (Sweat Lodge) Ceremony
literally the “house of hot stones”— is a ceremony of purification of the body and soul through sweat. It symbolizes our return to the womb of Mother Earth, and we intend to emerge from it reborn.
#13 Kambo Ceremony(optional by request)
Medicine of the Kambô is the name given to the secretion of the arboreal frog “Phyllomedusa bicolor”. The Kambô medicine revives the organs of the body—most notably the endocrine system—and it restores balance to the system. In this way, it prevents the manifestation of ailments induced by viruses. This natural vaccine purifies harmful cells of our body, while generating a powerful multiplication of our immunity cells, allowing us a deep sensation of cleanliness, lightness, tranquility, well-being, inner peace and a deepening of the conscience.
#14 Women River Cleansing Ceremony
We use certain edibles, oils, and herbs to cut, clean, and heal wounds, including memories linked to the womb, and wounds of the female lineage. We deliver all of ourselves to the best of drivers: the power of water.