What is Ayahuasca?
Ayahuasca is a medicinal brew than has been in use by amazonian tribes for millennia. It is used by healers to diagnose and cure all kinds of health problems, emotional, physical as well as mental problems. Ayahuasca is made of the vine banestriopsis caapi (The Ayahuasca vine, or the vine that gives the brew its name), and the leaves of the psychotria viridis plant (Chacruna), by mixing them in large kettles of water over a woodfire until a syrupy, brown liquid remains that can be drank. Ayahuasca is a word from the Quechua language that means vine of the dead, or vine of the soul. Different tribes have different names for Ayahuasca, like Yagé or Oni, but Ayahuasca is the most comonly known and used.
We offer healing and plant dietas
For people in need of healing, we organize healing retreats, in which our maestros guide you on your path to wholesomeness. For people with prior experience with plant medicine, we offer plant dietas in which you can diet a plant in isolation, to learn from the plants.
Our center is currently equipped to help 4 guests at the same time. We believe that it is in our guest's best interest to keep group sizes small. This way we can give each guest the attention they need.
In the past, Shipibo onanya (healers) held ceremonies on square platforms under a thatched roof. To keep the mosquitos out, a big, family sized mosquito net was used. Our Maloka builds upon this tradition, but with practicality in mind. The walls and ceilings of the sacred space is closed with mosquito screens and has enough space to work with 6 guests at a time.More
Rao Nete is constructed with westerners in mind. This means that our rooms, which we call tambos, are mosquito proof and are located isolated from each other in the jungle for your privacy. Each tambo has a comfortable bed, a mosquito net, a dry toilet, a hammock and a small table for your comfort.
Rao nete has a separate shower building, which has two comfortable showers and toilets. This allows for pleasant showering off after a hot day, or difficult ceremony. The shower building is connected by a walkway to the maloka, so during ceremony there is no need to deal with any stairs.
The dining room and kitchen
Here is where you will enjoy delicious traditional Shipibo meals. Fresh fish, locally grown vegetables and delicious fruits, are part of what we have to offer.
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How we work
We provide an all inclusive service, from door to door with no hidden costs.
Our eating schedule is adapted to ensure maximum healing benefits.
To guarantee maximum attention to each guest, our group size is kept small
Our Ayahuasca is cooked by ourselves and includes only the Ayahuasca vine, the chacruna leaf and water.
Before each ceremony, a bath is provided with Chiric Sanango to prepare your body for the ceremony.
During the ceremony, each participant will receive at least one ikaro from each healer.
All ceremonies are facilitated by english speaking facilitators
The morning after each ceremony we host integration talks
Each retreat includes an educational trip to the jungle
We work on a retreat basis only, so our guests arrive at and leave the center together
We require all participants to complete an extensive medical questionnaire as part of the application process
We require all participants to take a two week Ayahuasca diet before and after the retreat.