Ayahuasca Retreats Peru, Ayahuasca Peru or Ecuador?
Difference Between Peruvian Shamans and Ecuador Shamans?
Mainly certification and safety measures! Peru has no regulation or certification of Peru shamans or Peru ayahuasca retreat centers. None! Anyone in Peru can call themselves an ayahuasca shaman or san pedro shaman and hold ayahuasca retreats and ceremonies in Peru or san pedro retreats/ceremonies in Peru with absolutely NO TRAINING whatsoever.
Which is Best Ayahuasca Retreat Center, Peru or Ecuador?
Ecuador regulates Ecuador shamans, registers and approves Ecuador ayahuasca shamans and Ecuador san pedro shamans, and also makes sure that Ecuador ayahuasca retreat centers have met requirements for fire safety, food safety and gotten all the correct permits for giving ayahuasca retreats in Ecuador. True, some Ecuador ayahuasca retreat centers have not adhered to the requirements by the government for the proper permits, fire safety, food safety, etc, but we have!
We even go beyond the requirements of Ecuador’s regulations for Ecuador shamans and Ecuador Ayahausca retreat centers. Please see our page about why everyone says we are 1 of the Safest and Best Ayahuasca Retreat Centers in the world. We have people who know CPR at every ceremony, civilization is in reach by car, Ecuador shamans are regulated, and listed are many more reasons we are considered so safe. Make SURE you check with any Ecuador ayahuasca retreat center if the Ecuador shamans are regulated and certified. We would also suggest checking with Peru ayahuasca retreat centers in Peru if their Peru shamans have any kind of verification for their background and training, even if it isn’t regulated in Peru.
Why Ecuador shamans and Ecuador Ayahuasca Retreat Centers are more secure than Peru Retreats:
- Ecuadorian ayahuasca shamans and Ecuadorian san pedro shamans are certified to be properly trained by the correct medicine councils and orgnizations. Peru ayahuasca shamans at Peru ayahuasca retreats are not certified.
- Ecuadorian shamans are certified to have learned proper ethics and integrity. Peru ayahuasca retreat centers and Peru shamans do not have this type of verification.
Ecuador is a country whose ayahuasca shamans and san pedro shamans are determined to be capable of their trade in ayahuasca ceremonies and san pedro ceremonies before being allowed to offer these ceremonies to you. Gaia Sagrada ONLY works with certified and approved Ecuadorian ayahuasca shamans who have earned the right to hold ayahuasca ceremonies and we work ONLY with certified and approved Ecuadorian san pedro shamans who have earned the right to hold san pedro ceremonies.
Meet Gaia Sagrada’s Ecuadorian Shamans, Approved and Certified
If you would like to meet our Ecuador ayahuasca shamans and Ecuador san pedro shamans, please see our Ecuador Shamans who work at Gaia Sagrada in our ayahuasca ceremonies and san pedro ceremonies. Our Ecuadorian shamans speak both Spanish AND ENGLISH! A rare and unique opportunity to speak directly with authentic and fully trained Ecuadorian shamans in the ancient arts of ayahuasca ceremonies and san pedro ceremonies.
Certification means there has been outside verification of the ayahuasca shaman or the san pedro shaman, including their integrity, abilities, skills and education in their work with ayahuasca ceremonies and san pedro ceremonies. Ecuadorian shamans belong to medicine councils in the ayahuasca ceremonies and san pedro ceremonies trades. These medicine councils have great authority in the Ecuadorian ayahuasca retreats and san pedro retreats circles and govern which Ecuadorian shamans are allowed to give ayahuasca ceremonies and san pedro ceremonies. In Peru, no Peruvian shaman is required to be certified by any organization or belong to a medicine council.
Why Ecuador has the Best Ayahuasca Retreat Center Experience
Peruvian ayahuasca shamans have no regulation, checks or balances. Absolutely none. A Peruvian ayahuasca shaman does not have any authority he or she is beholden to, there are no councils that can approve or disapprove them. Anyone can call themselves an ayahuasca shaman in Peru and start an ayahuasca retreat center. Anyone can hold an ayahuasca ceremony in Peru without any of the proper instruction for being an ayahuasca shaman.
This is not to say that Peru ayahuasca retreats do not have great Peruvian ayahuasca shamans. There are definitely true Peru ayahuasca retreats with a real Peruvian ayahuasca shaman in all of South America. However, you are taking your chances with any ayahuasca retreat in Peru based on the sole fact that you don’t know what kind of training, if any, the Peru ayahuasca shaman has or what authority he or she has for giving Peru ayahuasca retreats or Peru ayahuasca ceremonies. The true master Peru shamans are mixed in with the amateur Peru shamans and there is no way to discern between the two from any outside source. This is the problem.
In Ecuador, ayahuasca shamanism is regulated and in Peru ayahuasca shamans are not regulated. We make sure our Ecuador ayahuasca shamans are capable and trustworthy in their trade by only working with Ecuador shamans who have been certified by the proper agencies.
Ecuador – Regulated: Ecuador shamans are registered and determined to be qualified to give ayahusaca ceremonies or san pedro ceremonies, with ethical integrity.
Peru – Non-Regulated: No regulations, anyone who wants to call themselves a Peru shaman and give Peru ayahuasca retreats and ayahuasca ceremonies or san pedro ceremonies can do so, no training required.
Gaia Sagrada Contract with Ecuador Ayahuasca Shamans and Ecuador San Pedro Shamans:
- Traditional medicines only, without admixtures that could be dangerous to a person’s well-being, like Datura, Toe, Nicotine extract, or hundreds of other admixtures that could have an ill effect. Our Ecuador shamans only make and use pure, unadulterated, traditional ayahusca and san pedro, true to their original form.
- Shamans never ask anyone to remove clothing that exposes a person’s privates, nor touch anyone in inappropriate places for any reason during retreats. Everyone is respected and safe. One of the directors of Gaia Sagrada is a woman who would never allow anything to happen to women at Gaia Sagrada. Everyone is here for healing, and that is the focus from our Ecuador shamans, who have integrity and respect. Gaia Sagrada’s goal is to provide a safe and respectable experience for everyone.
- Shamans are obligated to conduct all ayahuasca ceremonies and san pedro ceremonies with safety precautions in mind so no harm will ever come to a participant. Nothing dangerous ever happens at any ayahuasca ceremonies or san pedro ceremonies.
- Shaman agrees to act with integrity, compassion, professionalism and attention to participants’ needs.
The rest of the contract with our Ecuador ayahuasca shamans and san pedro shamans pertains to more mundane things, like being on time, sticking to the dates they agreed to, etc. The items of the contract above, these are the ones that help insure you have a safe and respectable experience with Ecuadorian shamans and the ayahuasca ceremonies and san pedro ceremonies they offer. Most ayahuasca retreat centers to do not have legal contracts and agreements with their Peru shamans or even their Ecuador shamans to honor these principles.
No Ayahuasca Commercialism Involved
Ayahuasca retreats and ayahuasca ceremonies are offered at cost here at Gaia Sagrada. No Ayahuasca tourism or ayahuasca commercialism involved. Even the director makes only enough to have food and shelter, nothing more. No one is getting rich at Gaia Sagrada. Our purpose is awakening the world to a higher consciousness, one individual at a time.
Gaia Sagrada is Comfy!
Difference between the jungle and the mountains
The Andes mountains offers a comfortable climate. You can sleep in a nice, comfortable bed with all modern amenities at your service, never too hot and never too cold. Here you can simply journey into the innermost parts of yourself, and be comfortable while you do so.
Why suffer physically if you don’t have to? Here you won’t be constantly swatting mosquitoes and bugs. You can just simply enjoy yourself in the clean, clear climate of the Andes mountains.
If you want to see the jungle, Ecuador has lots of jungle too. Ecuador’s jungle is in fact the headwaters of the Amazon river, the source of the water that goes all the way through Brazil. You can still make a journey to visit the jungle quite easily if that is something you are attached to. It’s not that far away!