Casa del Sol Shamanic Medicine Retreats

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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.

Current Retreat Calendar

  • August 2021 General Retreat (Aug 02 – 12)
  • September 2021 General Retreat (Sep 11 – 21)
  • October 2021 General Retreat (Oct 01 – 11)
  • (FULL) November 2021 Vision Quest Special Retreat (Nov 06 – 16)
  • December 2021 General Retreat (Dec 01 – 11)
  • January 2022 Special Yopo, Peyote & San Pedro Retreat (Jan 10 – 20)
  • February 2022 General Retreat (Feb 08 – 18)
  • March 2022 General Retreat (Mar 13 – 23)
  • April 2022 Sisterhood Gathering Special Retreat (Apr 01-11)
  • (FULL) May 2022 General Retreat (May 06 – 16)
  • June 2022 General Retreat (Jun 01 – 11)
  • July 2022 General Retreat (Jul 01 – 11)
  • August 2022 Pilgrimage & Initiations in the Sacred Mountains of Peru (Aug 03 – 13)
  • (FULL) September 2022 General Retreat (Sep 01-11)
  • October 2022 General Retreat (Oct 01-11)
  • November 2022 General Retreat (Nov 01 – 11)
  • December 2022 General Retreat (Dec 01 – 11)

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

Retreat Types

General Shamanic Medicine Retreats:

Our 11 day are general retreat includes the following activities:

  • Lodging for 11 days and 10 nights
  • All meals, 3 per day except when there is ceremony. All vegetarian.
  • 2 Ayahuasca Ceremonies
  • 2 San Pedro Ceremonies
  • 1 San Pedro Temazcal (Sweat Lodge)
  • 2 San Pedro Mountain Hike
  • Rape medicine with each ceremony
  • 2 Temazcales (Sweat Lodge)
  • Morning Breathwork, Meditation & Cold Plunge in the River Rituals
  • Workshops & Integration Activities
  • Rest Days & Optional Healing Activities

Specialty 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 dive deeper into a vision (Vision Quest) and to honor the divine Masculine and Feminine (All Womens or Mens Retreat).

If you are interested in learning more about specialty retreats, please contact us.

General Retreat Activities Schedule

Day 1
Arrival
Introduction
Personal Interview
Sweat Lodge

Day 2
Early River Activation
Daytime Traditional San Pedro Ceremony in our temple in the mountain

Day 3
KAMBO (optional and extra $40)
Meditation Workshop

Day 4
Daytime San Pedro hike with traditional offering in the mountain

Day 5
Yoga
Meditation in the mountain
Sharing circle
Ayahuasca ceremony

Day 6
KAMBO (optional and extra $40)
Rest
Optional Activities – see below*

Day 7 – (Departure 7-Days retreat participants)
Early yoga/meditation
Daytime San Pedro hike with traditional offering in the mountain

Day 8
KAMBO (optional and extra $40)

Optional Activities – see below*
Sharing Circle
Ayahuasca Ceremony

Day 9
Rest
Art workshop

Day 10
Traditional Daytime San Pedro Ceremony
Sweat Lodge to close the journey

Day 11
Departure

 

Take a look at our Optional Activities

Accomodations

Accommodation & Cancellation Policy

We have a wide choice of rooms that suit every need. At maximum retreat capacity, we have 3 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.

  • All deposits are nonrefundable.
  • Cancellations within 20 days prior to your scheduled retreat will forfeit their deposit and opportunity to reschedule their retreat. There are no refunds for cancellations within 20 days of a retreat.
  • We will hold retreat deposits that are cancelled prior to the 30 day cut off for rescheduling. You will be able to transfer your deposit to a future retreat within the following 6 months. However….
  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are temporarily extending the time frame for retreat reschedules during 2021. If you book a retreat in 2021 and a cancellation notification is received prior to the 30 day cut off, your deposit remains valid until you can attend.
  • As of March 22, 2021, Ecuador requires a COVID Vaccination Passport OR a negative COVID test taken within 72 hours before arrival in Ecuador. We can also assist you in getting a COVID test upon leaving the retreat.

Preparation Dieta & Medical Guidelines

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

The preparation Dieta combines diet, contemplative practice and physical conditioning to prepare the self to be a pure container to receive the medicine.

  • Review our Dieta 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 take an additional domestic flight to Loja.

Review Directions Here

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

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The sacred mountains and rushing river await!

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