A Different Ayahuasca Retreat
Our methods combine proven shamanic techniques with the latest understanding of human consciousness and how our belief systems influence our lives. Unique to our retreats are two talks on how the conditioning we received as children shapes our perception of the world, how the programs stored in our subconscious mind predominantly determine our experience, and what we can do to change those programs. This directly complements ayahuasca's ability to reveal the subconscious helping us let go of limiting beliefs.' Our ayahuasca retreats put an emphasis on safety , and we carefully monitor all participants during ceremony, being close at hand to offer guidance and assistance if needed or desired.
The Hummingbird Center's approach uses a combination of traditional Amazonian shamanism, lifestyle coaching and compassionate and loving support throughout the healing and transformative process. The center is an environment of openness, authenticity and emotional safety where one can relax and be themselves. Jim the owner is the primary facilitator and this has been his daily work for the past 8 years, guiding over 1100 people through their ayahuasca retreat. Having gone through his own 30 year stuggle with depression and alcoholism, he deeply understands people's struggles and listens with compassion and empathy.
Jim has an extensive background with a variety of spiritual practices including Advaita Vedanta (teachings of Sri Ramana Mahashi), the Center for Spiritual Living and the teachings of Ernest Holmes, 12 Step Programs, Landmark Forum and a variety of other transformative workshops and processes. This experience informs and guides his coaching and enables him to provide simple and practicle guidance to help people understand themselves and move beyond the challenges in their lives. The information shared complements the lessons learned during ayahuasca ceremony deepening understanding and your ability to integrate and apply these lessons when you return to daily life.