What is Ayahuasca
Ayahuasca (Banisteriopsis Caapi), comes from two Kichwa words: Aya which means life or dead and huasca which means vine or rope. Mother Ayahuasca is a master plant known for her sacred knowledge and grows naturally in the Amazon rainforest. Her spirit has guided many first nation cultures all along the amazon region for thousands of years. She cleanses and heals the mind, body, and soul, while increasing positive energy, mindful action, and clear view.
How is Ayahuasca prepared?
The Ayahuasca plant is harvested with respect and best during the afternoon. We humbly ask permission before harvesting, blow Mapacho (sacred tobacco), and sing to her. The plant is cooked over natural fire in water with the leaves of Challipanga plant (Diploterys cabrerana). The medicine remains at a high heat for 3 to 5 hours, until we have a high concentration and then the vines and leaves are removed from the brew. The remaining medicine is left on a low heat for 30 minutes more and thereafter is ready for the ceremony. Come and see for yourself!
Our one night Ayahuasca ceremony includes the sacred medicine, the Limpia (sacred healing), lodging for one night, and breakfast. Other activities can be requested and customized for the time you stay. This can be booked by request.
During our retreats, participants have the opportunity to drink our sacred medicines while immersing themselves in our day to day community living. This has proven the best way for us to ensure that participants experience our culture and understand the interconnectedness between us, the medicine, the land, and nature spirits as one family ecosystem.
Our retreat range from 3 to 15 days and may include some of the following activities:
- 2 to 7 Ayahuasca ceremonies
- 2 to 7 “Lipias” healings.
- Steam baths with medical plants
- Daily medical brew of 21 healing plants to clean the blood and reduce body ache
- Jungle walks to learn about medical plants and our old hunting strategies
- Mud bath to extract toxins form the body
- Drinking of Tobacco to clean the system and strengthen the spirt
- Harvesting of medicinal plants and preparation such Piton and Huambula
- Cultural Dance and handcarts exposition
- Long tail boat along the Napo river
- Waterfall healing with sacred liquid Tobacco
- Hot-springs bathing and rejuvenating experience
- Plenty of resting and solo time
- Visit to the Napo’s Botanical garden or the rescue wild animal sanitary.
- Nourishing local grown food and traditional-healthy meals
- Rustic wooden cabins surrounded by peaceful sceneries
- Market shopping