12, 7, and 5 Day Ayahuasca Healing Retreats – Daily Schedule
Ayahuasca Retreat Prices
Our Retreats are at cost, as we are a non-profit. We are not in this for money, we are in it for the awakening of humanity.
In order to offer a balanced healing retreat experience, you will receive access to both ayahuasca ceremonies (feminine medicine) and San Pedro ceremonies (masculine medicine).
12 Day Retreat: 2 Ayahuasca ceremonies, 2 San Pedro ceremonies, and 1 sweat lodge ceremony with both ayahuasca and San Pedro (it’s optional to take both or just one)
7 Day Retreat: 1 Ayahuasca ceremony, 1 San Pedro ceremony, 1 Sweat Lodge ceremony with both medicines
5 Day Retreat: 1 Ayahuasca ceremony, 1 San Pedro ceremony
In addition to the included ceremonies, we have two optional ayahuasca ceremonies on days 8 and 12 of each retreat. These are $185 each, plus the cost of an extra night if necessary based on the length of your initial stay.
This is a magical journey through consciousness that will change your life forever. This is a chance to overhaul your system and realize your full potential. Much healing will take place in mind, body and spirit during these retreats.
Who Performs the Shamanic Ceremonies?
True Ecuadorian Ayahuasca Shamans and San Pedro Shamans! Meet Our Gaia Sagrada Shamans
All shamanic ceremonies are offered by authentic Ecuadorian shamans, so you are getting the real thing! Our ayahuasca shaman and San Pedro shamans speak both English and Spanish, so you can communicate directly with them without a translator. The fact that our shamans speak both Spanish and English is what makes the ayahuasca healing retreat experience unique at Gaia Sagrada. Westerners may run an activity like yoga, discussions, meditation, dance or art classes, but authentic, native shamans who studied the shamanic arts in shamanic ceremonies for decades lead every ayahuasca ceremony and San Pedro ceremony.
We honor the native shamans who are practitioners of this trade. We see ourselves here at Gaia Sagrada as simply facilitators for YOU to meet true ayahuasca and San Pedro shamans, building a bridge between the modern world and the traditions of South America. We bring you the real thing! All our shamans practice their healing traditions with sacred plant medicines using ancient techniques.
Descriptions of Each Shamanic Ceremony
The shamans are around for you to talk to at various times during the retreat, so don’t be shy. Most ayahuasca retreat centers prohibit you from “bothering” the shamans, but we encourage you to talk to them if you want to! You will find them to be quite friendly and willing to answer any questions you might have, or simply talk about something just for the fun of it.
Peru or Ecuador?
If you are debating whether you should go to Peru or Ecuador for an ayahuasca healing retreat and San Pedro retreat, please see our webpage Peru ayahuasca retreat or Ecuador ayahuasca retreat? The biggest and most important difference is that Ecuadorian shamans are required to have certification in Ecuador whereas Peruvian shamans are not. Anyone and everyone can call themselves a shaman in Peru whether they have had training or not in the ayahuasca ceremony or San Pedro ceremony skills.
Ayahuasca ceremony is the feminine aspect and San Pedro ceremony (Huachuma) is the masculine aspect. Some shamans say that ayahuasca shows you what you need to change, and San Pedro gives you the power to do it! Both are needed for a balanced experience.
Bring Something Special to Charge Up at the Shamanic Ceremony
We suggest bringing a crystal or some other spiritual object of importance to you. During the ayahuasca ceremony and San Pedro ceremony you may want to have it with you in order to charge it up with the ceremonial energy while you journey into spiritual dimensions, experience deep ayahuasca healing, or attain higher consciousness.
This way you will be able to tap into the energy you experience during this ayahuasca healing retreat after you leave. You can keep the inner work going this way.
Ayahuasca Dieta (Diet)
Our food adheres to the ayahuasca diet, but isn’t bland or boring like it is at most ayahuasca retreat centers! We have found a way to make the ayahuasca dieta tasty! Keep in mind there are not necessarily 3 meals per day when an ayahuasca ceremony or San Pedro ceremony is scheduled. Dinner is skipped on the days of the ayahuasca ceremony and breakfast or lunch is skipped on the day of the San Pedro ceremony. There is always delicious food at the end of the shamanic ceremony, of course!
On the days between the ceremonies you will be able to rest and sleep late. Breakfast is always “help yourself” so you can wake up when you feel like it. There are always snacks and tea available, so you will never be hungry … except for right before the Ayahuasca ceremony and San Pedro ceremony, of course! Once you’ve taken the medicine, though, you are not hungry anymore.