Retreats

We offer only healing retreats: a shared but deeply personal experience with a maximum of 7 participants. The invitation is to an exploration of our interior landscape and acceptance and integration of all that we are and have been through a process of plant medicine in an intimate retreat environment in the Sacred Valley of Peru and under the experienced guidance of plant medicine Maestro and author Javier Regueiro, who has led ceremonies and healing retreats with medicinal plants since 2006.

Thirteen-day intensive retreats and three-week-long plant diet retreats are designed to co-create a strong and intimate container where healing and expansion can occur and personalized support is offered throughout our time together.

Introductory lectures on these medicines and ceremonies are offered in advance. Group integration sessions are held after each ceremony. Furthermore, individual conversations are held each day in order to maximize the benefits of the process.

With the awareness that retreats and plant diets are particularly intense processes, our vision is to carry out these experiences in a supportive and personalized care environment.

THE PROGRAM OF OUR 13-DAY RETREATS

Day 1: Without exception, you will be asked to be at the Pisac Inn in Pisac between 12 noon and 2 in the afternoon. Our first meeting on the grounds of the retreat is at 3 PM.
Day 2: Morning: official opening of the retreat, breathing exercise and guided meditation, and “despacho” (offering to the Earth and the mountains / Apus). Afternoon: introduction to San Pedro and individual meetings.
Day 3: San Pedro Ceremony.
Day 4: Morning integration meeting.
Day 5: Rest and individual meetings.
Day 6: Morning: introduction to Ayahuasca and individual meetings. Afternoon: Ayahuasca ceremony.
Day 7: Morning integration meeting.
Day 8: Rest and individual meetings.
Day 9: Morning: individual meetings. Afternoon: Ayahuasca ceremony.
Day 10: Morning integration meeting.
Day 11: Rest and individual meetings in the afternoon.
Day 12: San Pedro ceremony.
Day 13: Morning integration meeting and closing of the retreat. We close our retreat at 12 noon.
During the retreat there will be no visits to Pisac, other urban centers, or archeological sites, but there are many options for walking everywhere. Rest days are intended for rest and also for the integration and deepening of the experience.

PLANT DIETA RETREATS

Once a year we offer also a 3-week plant dieta retreat with 6 plant medicine ceremonies. The diet process is a very powerful process intended and designed for both healing and learning. The dieta process transcends all western linear thinking and attitudes: it is a connection with the plant one is dieting and the connection deepens to the degree that one is willing to engage in this relationship, which affects the individual on all levels of their being. It is a mysterious yet powerful and enriching process.

The dietas entail not only Ayahuasca and San Pedro ceremonies but also working with one or more additional plants. The plants available for our dietas are: Hampi Rose and San Pedro/Huachuma. Furthermore, this process entails also a food diet devoid of all salt, spices, sugar, fruit, and meat. Despite these restrictions, we will be offering meals that are as nutritious, nurturing, and appetizing as possible. Participants are lodged in bungalows shared by two people and are invited to spend their time in as much solitude as possible. The entirety of the dieta retreats is spent on the grounds of the Ayaruna Center in order to avoid distractions from this deeply transformative process. This is not necessarily an easy process and is only offered to people who are willing to face their fears and live in an environment that lacks the comforts and distractions of our everyday life.

PREPARATIONS

Participation in both ceremonies of Ayahuasca and San Pedro implies a certain degree of preparation, both physical and mental. A diet of freshly prepared foods without fermented ingredients that need refrigeration (such as yogurt, cheese, and soy sauce), as well as abstinence from all alcohol, drugs, caffeine, chocolate, and sex is important – the longer this preparation, the better, but in the case of retreats and diets, such restrictions must be observed without exception for at least 2 weeks before.

If you are interested in any of our retreats, please contact us as soon as possible. We are sorry, but we no longer offer individual ceremonies, only retreats.

REGISTRATION

To register for any of our retreats, please contact us at javier.ayaruna@gmail.com. The registration process includes one health questionnaire and one personal questionnaire. Payment of a deposit of 1200 U$ or the total cost of 1800 U$ can be made either by bank transfer or Visa card.

PRICING AND REFUNDS

Once the participant has been accepted, their spot in the retreat is assured ONLY after full payment of either the deposit or full price of the retreat has been made. The price for each participant for the retreats is 1800 U$. Once the group is full, participants are entitled to a 1500 U$ refund ONLY if a new participant takes their spot.

NO refunds will be offered to people who have not been 100% honest and truthful in their registration process, as well as those individuals found to be breaking the agreed-upon rules of the process or the rules of the land that hosts us.

Participants will be sent such set of rules once their registration is accepted, and they will be asked to sign this document upon arrival.

SCHEDULE OF OUR RETREATS IN 2020

JULY 26 – AUGUST 7

AUGUST 16 – 27

SEPTEMBER 6 – 18

SEPTEMBER 27 – OCTOBER 9