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Shamanic Medicine Retreats

Enter as an individual.
Leave as Family.

We are devoted to creating an immersive healing process with ancestral plant medicines, rituals and workshops. The Casa del Sol environment was intentionally nurtured for spiritual exploration, self-growth, and reflection. Our retreats are for those on a journey of personal growth, clarity in their life purpose, emotional and physical healing. Through the indigenous teachings, we help our family to develop a stronger spiritual connection to the world around them.

11 Day Ayahuasca & San Pedro Retreat

  • Lodging for 11 days and 10 nights in pristine natural environment close to the river.
  • All meals, 3 per day except when there is ceremony. All vegetarian, organic, mostly vegan.
  • 2 Ayahuasca Ceremonies
  • 1 San Pedro Traditional Ceremony
  • 1 San Pedro with Sweat Lodge
  • 1 San Pedro Mountain Hike
  • Rape medicine with each ceremony (optional)
  • 2 Sweat Lodge (one of the with San Pedro medicine)
  • Workshops, Sharing Circles & Integration Activities (including transportation)
  • Rest Days


What’s NOT included: Airfair tickets, Kambo Sessions, Massage Sessions, Optional Healing Activities, Airport Pick-up or Drop-off, Laundry Service

Daily Activities Schedule

Day 1
  • Arrival (before noon)
  • Personal Interview
  • Introduction and Guidelines
  • Sweat Lodge Ceremony
Day 2
  • Hike with San Pedro Medicine (with Traditional Offerings)
Day 3
  • Kambo I (optional with an extra cost)
  • Embodiment Workshop
  • Medicine songs Kirtan
Day 4
  • Yoga/Meditation practice
  • Rest / Optional Activities
  • Sharing Circle
  • Ayahuasca nighttime Ceremony
Day 5
  • Rest
  • Yoga Nidra practice
  • Mindfulness Workshop
Day 6
  • Daytime Traditional San Pedro Ceremony
Day 7
  • Pranayama Workshop
  • Optional Activities
  • Sharing Circle
  • Ayahuasca nighttime ceremony
Day 8
  • Kambo II (optional with an extra cost)
  • Rest
  • Optional Activities
Day 9
  • San Pedro daytime ceremony
  • Sound Healing Ceremony
  • Sweat Lodge
Day 10
  • Kambo III (optional with an extra cost)
  • Integration Workshop
  • Closing circle
Day 11
  • Departure
 
This is a sample schedule that may vary for each retreat.  Special retreats will have their own schedule.

Retreats Calendar

UPCOMING RETREATSDATESSTATUS
[January 2024] Ayahuasca & San Pedro RetreatJan 15 – 25DONE
[February 2024] Ayahuasca & San Pedro RetreatFeb 11 – 21DONE
[March 2024] Ayahuasca & San Pedro RetreatMar 01 – 11 APPLY NOW
[April 2024] Ayahuasca & San Pedro RetreatApril 14 – 24APPLY NOW
[May 2024] Loving Living – The Path to Openness Special Retreat May 20 – 30APPLY NOW
[June 2024] Ayahuasca & San Pedro RetreatJun 08 – 18APPLY NOW
[June 2024] Embodied Voice Immersions RetreatJun 23 – 30MORE INFO 
[July 2024] Ayahuasca & San Pedro RetreatJul 12 – 22APPLY NOW
[August 2024] Ayahuasca & San Pedro Retreat Aug 01 – 11APPLY NOW
[August 2024] Sacred Pilgrimage in the Peruvian Andean TraditionAug 20 – 31APPLY NOW
[September 2024] Ayahuasca & San Pedro Retreat Sep 18 – 28APPLY NOW
[October 2024] Evolutionary Journeys Private RetreatOct 10 – 20FULL
[November 2024] Ayahuasca & San Pedro RetreatNov 07 – 17APPLY NOW
[December 2024] Ayahuasca & San Pedro RetreatDec 07 – 17 APPLY NOW

Our retreats are capped at 13 participants so we recommend you book ahead of time to guarantee your spot.

Special Retreats

Each year, we bring in shamans from many parts of South America to help host retreats with shamanic medicines such as Yopo and Peyote. These retreats are not upon request, but will be shared with our previous family members that have joined a Casa del Sol retreat in the past. We also curate a sacred space to dive deeper into a vision (Vision Quest) and to honor the divine Masculine and Femenine (All Women or Men Retreat), as well as the Ancient Andean Traditions in Perú.

Vision Quest 2023

November 10 - 20, 2023

Women Retreat 2024

April 05 - 12, 2024

Accommodation & Pricing

We have a wide choice of rooms that suit every need. At maximum retreat capacity, we have 4 private rooms and 6 shared rooms. We have both shared and private accommodations located in our main house and cabins by the river. All rooms are in close proximity to clean bathrooms and include electricity.

Our main home has a spacious living room for relaxing, a large kitchen for a handful of cooks, a dining room that seats sixteen, a grassy courtyard and a terrace surrounded by climbing flowers that overlook the valley. There are nearby walking trails for short day treks and flourishing gardens for lounging at home.

Cancellation Policy:

  • The payment of your retreat deposit is 100% refundable if your application is approved and you decide to cancel 70+ days before the start date. 
  • Your full deposit is maintained to be reschedule to another retreat up to 30 days before the start date.

 

COVID Regulations:

  • Ecuador no longer has COVID documentation requirements, meaning you can enter the country without a vaccination card or PCR test.

Preparation Dieta & Medical Guidelines

These plant medicines work in various dimensions to purify the mind, body and spirit. They cleanse physical, emotional, and energetic impurities that have accumulated over one’s lifetime and even in the ancestral lineage. They also hold space as spiritual teachers who tend to our inner fire of deep transformation, creating a closer connection with the Divine.

The preparation Dieta (or regime) combines a food diet, as well as a lifestyle diet (emotional habits, attitudes, information we receive, and actions we engage in). Contemplative practice and physical conditioning are needed to prepare oneself to be a pure container to receive the medicine.

  • Review our Preparation Guide: and our Directions Guide 
  • Bring spending money in $20 bills or less – there are ATM’s that you can use but bills larger than $20 notes are difficult to change in this economy.
  • Check your passport expiration date – Passport expiration dates are strictly enforced in Ecuador. You must have more than 6 months remaining before the expiration of your passport or you will not be denied boarding your flight to Ecuador.

Reviews

See what our past family members have said about their experience with Casa del Sol!

Directions

Casa del Sol Retreat Center is located in the beautiful Sacred Valley of San Pedro in Vilcabamba, Ecuador. The closest airport is Catamayo Loja Airport (LOH). 

International flights arrive in Quito or Guayaquil and then there are domestic flights to Loja everyday, which you can book directly through Aeroregional.

Review detailed Directions here.

We do offer pick up from Loja Airport to Casa del Sol in Vilcabamba for $30. There is also an additional charge for staying extra nights. Please inquire further if you have interest in either of these options.

Discover New Depths of Consciousness

Visit our family sanctuary and continue the healing journey by applying today.

The sacred mountains and rushing river await!

FAMILY SANCTUARY IN VILCABAMBA

Shamanic Wellness Retreats

Enter as an individual. Leave as Family.

We are devoted to creating an immersive healing process with ancestral plant medicines, rituals and workshops. The Casa del Sol environment was intentionally nurtured for spiritual exploration, self-growth, and reflection.

Our retreats are for those on a journey of personal growth, clarity in their life purpose, emotional and physical healing. Through the indigenous teachings, we help our family to develop a stronger spiritual connection to the world around them.

The Immersion is a potent in-depth space for all who want to find and ripen their true voice, connecting with singing as a live vibrant energy. This profound exploration of the energetics behind Embodied Singing will ignite the creative source in the center of your being, and allow the sacred qualities of your voice to flow intact, healthy and free.

The Embodied Voice is a holistic method of self-healing and transformation which reconnects individuals and communities to their true voice, vitality and life force, by reactivating their inner vibration and expanding their resonance and creative power.

The immersion is open to all levels.
It is not necessary to have previous singing experience!
You just need a desire and commitment to find your authentic expression.

11 Day Ayahuasca & San Pedro Retreat

  • Lodging for 11 days and 10 nights in pristine natural environment close to the river.
  • All meals, 3 per day except when there is ceremony. All vegetarian, organic, mostly vegan.
  • 2 Ayahuasca Ceremonies
  • 1 San Pedro Traditional Ceremony
  • 1 San Pedro with Sweat Lodge
  • 1 San Pedro Mountain Hike
  • Rape medicine with each ceremony (optional)
  • 2 Sweat Lodge (one of the with San Pedro medicine)
  • Workshops, Sharing Circles & Integration Activities (including transportation)
  • Rest Days

Retreats Calendar

UPCOMING RETREATSDATESSTATUS
[January 2024] Ayahuasca & San Pedro RetreatJan 15 – 25 1 SPOT LEFT
[February 2024] Ayahuasca & San Pedro RetreatFeb 11 – 21 APPLY NOW
[March 2024] Ayahuasca & San Pedro RetreatMar 01 – 11 APPLY NOW
[April 2024] Ayahuasca & San Pedro RetreatApril 14 – 24APPLY NOW
[May 2024] Loving Living – The Path to Openness Retreat May 20 – 30APPLY NOW
[June 2024] Ayahuasca & San Pedro RetreatJun 08 – 18APPLY NOW
[June 2024] Embodied Voice Immersions RetreatJun 23 – 30MORE INFO 
[July 2024] Ayahuasca & San Pedro RetreatJul 12 – 22APPLY NOW
[August 2024] Ayahuasca & San Pedro Retreat Aug 01 – 11APPLY NOW
[August 2024] Sacred Pilgrimage in the Peruvian Andean TraditionAug 20 – 31APPLY NOW
[September 2024] Ayahuasca & San Pedro Retreat Sep 18 – 28APPLY NOW
[October 2024] Evolutionary Journeys Private RetreatOct 10 – 20FULL
[November 2024] Ayahuasca & San Pedro RetreatNov 07 – 17APPLY NOW
[December 2024] Ayahuasca & San Pedro RetreatDec 07 – 17 APPLY NOW

Accommodation & Pricing

We have a wide choice of rooms that suit every need. At maximum retreat capacity, we have 4 private rooms and 6 shared rooms. We have both shared and private accommodations located in our main house and cabins by the river. All rooms are in close proximity to clean bathrooms and include electricity.

Our main home has a spacious living room for relaxing, a large kitchen for a handful of cooks, a dining room that seats sixteen, a grassy courtyard and a terrace surrounded by climbing flowers that overlook the valley. There are nearby walking trails for short day treks and flourishing gardens for lounging at home.

Double Room in the Main House - $962

A spacious and comfortable room in the main house with a shared bathroom outside the room. 6 spots available.

Private Room in the Main House - $1,575

A comfortable room for one person in the main house with a shared bathroom outside. 1 spot available.

Shared Cabin by the River - $1,175

Simple cabins for double accommodation with bunk beds. 6 spots available.

Private Cabin by the River - $1,575

A wooden cabin by the river for one person, a short distance from the bathroom complex. 2 spots available.

If you have any questions about this very special retreat, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to assist you with anything!

Preparation & Medical Guidelines

These plant medicines work in various dimensions to purify the mind, body and spirit. They cleanse physical, emotional, and energetic impurities that have accumulated over one’s lifetime and even in the ancestral lineage. They also hold space as spiritual teachers who tend to our inner fire of deep transformation, creating a closer connection with the Divine.

The preparation Dieta (or regime) combines a food diet, as well as a lifestyle diet (emotional habits, attitudes, information we receive, and actions we engage in). Contemplative practice and physical conditioning are needed to prepare oneself to be a pure container to receive the medicine.

  • Review our Preparation Guide: and our Directions Guide 
  • Bring spending money in $20 bills or less – there are ATM’s that you can use but bills larger than $20 notes are difficult to change in this economy.
  • Check your passport expiration date – Passport expiration dates are strictly enforced in Ecuador. You must have more than 6 months remaining before the expiration of your passport or you will not be denied boarding your flight to Ecuador.

Testimonials

How To Get Here

Casa del Sol Retreat Center is located in the beautiful Sacred Valley of San Pedro in Vilcabamba, Ecuador. The closest airport is Catamayo Loja Airport (LOH). 

International flights arrive in Quito or Guayaquil and then there are domestic flights to Loja everyday, which you can book directly through Aeroregional.

Review detailed Directions here.

We do offer pick up from Loja Airport to Casa del Sol in Vilcabamba for $30. There is also an additional charge for staying extra nights. Please inquire further if you have interest in either of these options.

Discover New Depths of Consciousness

Visit our family sanctuary and continue the healing journey by applying today.

The sacred mountains and rushing river await!