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5, 7 & 12 Day Ayahuasca Retreat – Daily Schedule 2017-09-16T04:13:53+00:00

Ayahuasca Healing Retreats – Daily Schedule

At the bottom of this page is our 5, 7 and 12 day schedule. Extra Ayahuasca Ceremonies are an option on Day 8 and 12. The 5, 7 and 12 day retreats are as follows:

* 12 day Retreats – Days 1 – 12, All 5 Ceremonies, option of 6 or 7 Ceremonies if you add extra Ayahausca Ceremony on day 8 or 12)

* 7 day Retreats – Days 1 – 7, 1st 3 Ceremonies of 12 day retreat, option of 4 Ceremonies if you add extra Ayahuasca Ceremony on day 8

* 5 day RetreatsDays 8 – 12, 2nd 2 Ceremonies of 12 day retreat, option of 3 Ceremonies if you add extra Ayahuasca Ceremony on day 12

Ayahuasca Retreat Dates
We offer Ayahuasca healing retreats every month of the year.

Ayahuasca Retreat Prices
Our Retreats are At Cost, Non-Profit. We are not in this for money, we are in it for the awakening of humanity!

If you would like to make a reservation and book your retreat, visit Reservation Form to see the availability of rooms. Just click on Register Now even if you’re not ready to fill out the form so you can see the availability of the room options you want.

In order to offer a balanced ayahuasca healing retreat experience, you receive ayahuasca ceremonies (feminine medicine) and san pedro ceremonies (masculine medicine). The amount of shamanic ceremonies for the 12-day retreat are: 2 Ayahuasca ceremonies, 2 San Pedro ceremonies, and 1 ceremony of both Ayahuasca and San Pedro (option to take both or just one) during a sweat lodge, which is quite an enlightening experience! (Ayahuasca and san pedro working together are amazing! It’s everyone’s most transformative and favorite ceremony!)

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 ayahuasca 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 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 shaman speak English, not just Spanish, so you can communicate directly with our shamans 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 true Ecuadorian shamans who studied the shamanic arts in shamanic ceremonies for decades are who offer every ayahuasca ceremony and san pedro ceremony.

We honor the Ecuadorian shamans who are practitioners of this trade. We see ourselves here at Gaia Sagrada as simply facilitators for YOU to meet a true ayahuasca shaman and san pedro shaman of Ecuador, a bridge between the modern world and the traditions of South America. We bring you the real thing! All our shamans practice ayahuasca healing or san pedro healing with sacred plant medicines using ancient techniques.

Descriptions of Each Shamanic Ceremony

Ayahuasca Ceremony Description
San Pedro Ceremony Description
Sweat Lodge Ceremony Description

And here is why it is so important to have a Day of Rest Between Each 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 retreatThe 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! Click here to see more about the ayahuasca dieta! 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.

5, 7 & 12-Day Ayahuasca Healing Retreats Daily Schedule

Day 1 – (Sat) Arrival and Shamanic Cleansing

(7 & 12 Day Retreat starts)

Shamanic Cleansings happen during the whole day and also part of Sunday, find out when your turn is when you get here!
Arrival, registration & settling in 12 – 5 pm
Orientation 5 pm
Dinner 6:30 pm
Introductions by the campfire 7:30 – 9 pm

Day 2 – (Sun) – First Ayahuasca Ceremony

Breakfast & Free Time – cereal, fruit and other breakfast foods, just help yourself when you are ready to arise
Light lunch 12:30 pm
Meeting 2 – 3:30 pm
Activities 3:30 – 7 pm (sauna, hot tubs, hiking, yoga, art, dance, workshops, and other activities offered throughout the retreat)
First Shamanic Ceremony begins 6 pm (Ayahuasca Ceremony)

Day 3 – (Mon) – Day of Rest Between Shamanic Ceremonies

Here is why a Day of Rest between Shamanic Ceremonies is important

Breakfast & Free Time – cereal, fruit and other breakfast foods, just help yourself when you are ready to arise
Light lunch 12:30 pm
Meeting 2 – 3:30 pm
Yoga – 4 -5 pm
Dinner – 6:30 pm
Evening Activity – 7:30 pm

Day 4 – (Tues) First San Pedro Ceremony

7 am – Daytime San Pedro Ceremony starts, no breakfast!
Dinner & Free Time at end of day

Day 5 – (Wed) Day of Rest Between Shamanic Ceremonies

Breakfast & Free Time – cereal, fruit and other breakfast foods, just help yourself when you are ready to arise
Lunch 12:30 pm
Meeting & Sharing 2 – 3:30 pm
Yoga – 4 – 5 pm
Dinner – 6:30 pm
7:30 pm – each night between shamanic ceremonies there are different activities, like campfires, drumming, music, dancing, games, moonlit walks, star gazing, and more!

Day 6 – (Thurs) – Third Shamanic Ceremonywater1 – Sweat Lodge Ceremony

Light Breakfast  & Free Time – finish eating by 8 am
12 Noon or 1 pm – Third Shamanic Ceremony (both San Pedro & Ayahuasca, or just one if you want, Sweat Lodge Ceremony)
Ceremony food and dinner – 6:30 pm
Ceremony celebration continues all evening by the fire under the stars until you’re ready for bed

Day 7 – (Fri) – Day of Rest Between Shamanic Ceremonies

Breakfast & Free Time – cereal, fruit and other breakfast foods, just help yourself when you are ready to arise
Lunch 12:30 pm
Meeting & Sharing 2 – 3:30 pm
Activities – 3:30 – 6 pm (sauna, hot tubs, hiking, yoga, art, dance, workshops, and other activities)
Dinner 6:30 pm

(7 day retreat ends, unless you want to stay for the extra Ayahuasca Ceremony on the night of Day 8)

Day 8 – Day Trips

(5 Day Retreat starts, 12 Day Retreat continues)

Go to tourist destinations or Cuenca Historic district, whatever the group feels like doing, or stay at Gaia Sagrada and rest, enjoy the hot tubs, go hiking, whatever you want to do. It costs between $15-30 round trip, depending on what you want to do. The vans will pick you up here at Gaia Sagrada and bring you back around 9 pm. Pack some food to take with you if you like, or enjoy eating dinner at one of the many restaurants in Cuenca. If you decide to stay at Gaia Sagrada, enjoy the quiet time and help yourself to whatever you want in the kitchen all day.

Day 8 – Extra Ayahuasca Ceremony

If you want to fit in an extra Ayahuasca Ceremony on the night of Day 8 (in the middle of the 12 day retreat end of the 7 day retreat, or beginning of the 5 day retreat) you are welcome to pay extra for the ceremony. It’s an option for those who feel they can handle taking more medicine.

Day 9 – (Sun) – Second Ayahuasca Ceremony

Breakfast & Free Time – cereal, fruit and other breakfast foods, just help yourself when you are ready to arise
Light lunch 12:30 pm
Meeting & Sharing 2 – 3:30 pm
Yoga 4 pm
Activities –  (sauna, hot tubs, hiking, yoga, art, dance, workshops, and other activities)
Fourth Shamanic Ceremony begins 7 pm (Ayahuasca Ceremony)

Day 10 – (Mon) – Day of Rest Between Shamanic Ceremonies

Breakfast & Free Time – cereals, fruits and other breakfast foods available, just help yourself when you are ready to arise
Lunch 12:30 pm
Meeting & Sharing 2 – 3:30 pm
Activities – 3:30 – 6 pm (sauna, hot tubs, hiking, yoga, art, dance, workshops, and other activities)
Dinner 6:30 pm
7:30 pm – each night between ceremonies there are different activities, like campfires, drumming, music, dancing, games, moonlit walks, star gazing, and more!

Day 11 – (Tues) Second San Pedro Ceremony

7 am – Daytime Shamanic Ceremony Starts, no breakfast!
Dinner & Free Time at end of day

Day 12 – Retreat Ends, Welcome to Your New Life!

Breakfast & Free Time – cereal, fruit and other breakfast foods, just help yourself when you are ready to arise
Meeting & Closing 10:30 am – 12 pm
Lunch 12:30 pm
Free time 1:30 – departure time

Day 12 – Extra Ayahuasca Ceremony

If you want to fit in an extra Ayahuasca Ceremony on the night of Day 12 (at the end of the 12 day retreat or 5 day retreat) you are welcome to pay extra for the ceremony. It’s an option for those who feel they can handle taking more medicine.

7-Day Ayahuasca Healing Retreats Daily Schedule

First 7 days of the 12 day retreat, first 3 ceremonies, 1 Ayahuasca Ceremony, 1 San Pedro Ceremony and 1 Sweat Lodge Ceremony with the option to take both (or one) medicines. Arrive in the afternoon of Day 1 and continue to Day 7.

There is the option to pay for an extra Ayahuasca Ceremony on the Saturday night (Day 8) in the middle of the retreat (which is at the end of the 7 day retreat) if you want to fit one more Ayahuasca Ceremony in. Decide that when you’re here if you want. See how you feel.

5-Day Ayahuasca Healing Retreats Daily Schedule

Last 5 days of the 12 day retreat, last 2 ceremonies, 1 Ayahuasca Ceremony, 1 San Pedro Ceremony. Arrive in the afternoon of Day 8 and continue to Day 12.

There is the option to pay for an extra Ayahuasca Ceremony at the end of the retreat if you want to fit one more Ayahuasca Ceremony in. Decide that when you’re here if you want. See how you feel.

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Upcoming Events

  1. Jan 13-24, 2018 Ayahuasca & San Pedro Shamanic Ceremony Retreat

    January 13, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - January 24, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
  2. Feb 3-14, 2018 Ayahuasca & San Pedro Shamanic Ceremony Retreat

    February 3, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - February 14, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
  3. Feb 24 – Mar 7, 2018 Ayahuasca & San Pedro Shamanic Ceremony Retreat

    February 24, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - March 7, 2018 @ 12:00 pm
  4. Mar 17-28, 2018 Ayahuasca & San Pedro Shamanic Ceremony Retreat

    March 17, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - March 28, 2018 @ 12:00 pm

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