Ayahuasca Retreat & Shipibo Diet

in the Sacred Valley / Peruvian Andes

1.-14. December 2022

(with Maestra Juana Silvano Teco)

 

Accommodation & Location:​

You will stay in an idyllic Andean Mountain Lodge. The two lodges are beautifully nestled into the magical mountains of the Andes. 

Guests will have comfortable private rooms and bathrooms. Some rooms offer the luxury of a private balcony and personal bathtub.

Ute, the retreat organizer and facilitator lives nearby and will be available to guests during the day and throughout ceremonies.

This mountain retreat has been created with mountain lovers in mind. It is ideal for those who are seeking to experience jungle medicine while situated in the high Andes. This retreat has also been created with consideration to guests who feel challenged by the prospect of adapting to the simple conditions and facilities offered on our jungle retreat. The Andean mountain venue allows guests the opportunity to work with sacred plants without having to navigate native wildlife such as insects and mosquitos. 

Jungle retreat prices are lower due to accommodation being considerably more simple.

More information and pictures about the Mountain Retreat Venues.

Included are:

  • 14 nights & 6 ceremonies

  • Ayahuasca 

  • 1x plant for your Dieta

  • 2x daily meals (in respect to fasting periods prior to ceremony)

  • 3x meals on final day

  • Drinking Water and Tea

  • Diet friendly fruits

  • Ceremony support

  • 1:1 Compassionate Inquiry & Psycho-spiritual Guidance throughout retreat duration 

  • 2x Group Sharing Circles (at retreat start/ finish): Group sharing is optional. Sharing unfolds organically and is entirely determined depending on how participants feel during the gathering, and where they may be in their process. Participants are encouraged to share only if they feel called to do so. 

  • Translation Support (Spanish, English, German)

  • Mapacho (jungle tobacco)

  • Aqua Florida

  • Plant/ Flower baths before ceremony

  • 1x massage

  • Integration Support (final day)

  • Optional hike (final day)

  • "Welcome Package" for first time participants with True-Journey: 2x Preparation + 2x Integration Calls

  • "Returner Package": 1x Preparation + 1x Integration Call

  • 2x Somatic practice group sessions (Jyl Kutsche)


 

Special Offer: Somatic Practices by Jyl Kutsche

Jyl will share somatic practices that build mindfulness through movement. Through the practice of subtle, articulated movement we open the potential for introducing new pathways of perception, feeling, and healing into our nervous system. Done mostly on the floor, the work will involve sliding, gliding, stretching, and unwinding movements which hold the potential to bring great therapeutic benefits to all of the systems of the body, most especially the autonomic nervous system. The gentle, yet potent, nature of this work makes it a wonderful accompaniment to the deep healing work of plant medicine, a realization Jyl came to during her own time dieting with the Mahua family (Manuela, Gilberto, and Juana), and that she now looks forward to sharing with others as a means of supporting their journeys with the medicine. During the retreat you can book personal sessions additionally with Jyl. 

 

 

Accommodation Before/After:

I highly recommend arriving at least two days prior to the retreat start date. This is so guests can adjust to the altitude before beginning to work with medicine.

Guests traveling by air will arrive at the Cusco airport. Cusco is situated at 3,400 meters above sea level. The altitude in the Valley is lower at about 2800-2900 meters. This is why I recommend driving into the Valley and organizing accommodation for the first few nights. There are many hotels that can be found between Pisac and Ollantaytambo. 

 

Practicalities:

​Ceremonies: The first ceremony begins on the second evening, and will be held every other night.

We will meet at the venue around 11:00 am on the first day before lunch.

Departure will be after breakfast on the last day.

The address of the guesthouse and our meeting point will be shared by email.

What To Expect: 

When deciding to partake in our mountain retreat, there are some points to take into consideration. While in the Andes we will not have our Shipibo host family with us. Our Vegetalista who prepares extra plant remedies will also not be available. Please be aware that this special service is only offered on our jungle retreats. 

The mountain Masterplant Retreat offers a quite luxurious experience. The lodges have been adapted to cater to western living standards. The environment provides elements of heightened comfort in comparison to the simplicity of the jungle. 

The Jungle and the Mountains are very different and both have a very strong and unique "charm.”

 

Registration Deadline:

20th August, 2022

Not Included:

  • Flights

  • Airport transportation to retreat venue

  • Transport from the retreat venue to the airport

  • Extra Massages with the Maestra

  • Health Insurance: I recommend booking travel health insurance. I take no responsibility in organizing this. (I also recommend flight cancellation insurance)

  • Hotel/ Accommodation before & after the retreat

  • Shipibo Art/Craft: There will be hand made art products displayed for guests to buy that have been made by the Shipibo Maestra’s family

  • Additional Somatic Practice: Private sessions with Jyl Kutsche 

  • Additional coaching sessions for preparation and/or integration (contact me for prices/schedule)

  • In case of emergency: doctor/ hospital/ transport fees

 

Additional information:

​The destination airport is Cusco Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport. You will need about 1h 15 mins to reach the retreat location if traveling by taxi. 

We are located in between Urubamba and Calca in the Sacred Valley.

  • I will announce the retreat address via email before arrival.

  • Please read the Medical Guidelines Form before contacting me.

  • Preparation and integration is very important. I encourage participants to please schedule online sessions with me. There are 1-2 sessions before and after included in the price.

  • You will receive documents after your registration to support you in your preparation and integration time.

  • You will need to accept the Pre & Post Dieta restrictions - please read them carefully!

  • I will send you a “to bring list” of things that might be practical and/or necessary for your stay.

Registration & Payment Information:

​Please contact me for price information. 

​The registration process includes filling out a questionnaire, signing a disclaimer and agreement document, and a free 20- minute call to get to know each other.​

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