The profound wisdom of the plants can reveal your true self and your unique nature to you during ceremony and afterwards. Their teachings can set you on a path of self-discovery and transformation, or enrich the spiritual journey you may already have begun.
A 12 day ayahuasca retreat at the Hummingbird provides an opportunity for our guests to receive the gifts of two of Peru's visionary medicine plants - ayahuasca and san pedro. These medicine plants offer profound healing and transformation, reaching deep into our psyche and subconscious and clearing the root causes of fear, trauma and self limiting beliefs. Our retreats are based on traditional Amazonian plant spirit medicine with all ceremonies led by a maestro with over 40 years experience healing with ayahuasca and the rich plant pharmacy of the jungle.
With the guidance of a highly skilled ayahuasquero, ayahuasca gives deep insight into who we truly are breaking apart the illusions and false ideas/beliefs that prevent us from an authentic expression of our self. Ayahuasca illuminates our shadow so we can see and understand our limiting patterns, and then be at choice in how we respond to life. unhealthy energies are cleared, leaving one feeling lighter, more vibrant, confident and self aware.
Our facilitators are always available for one on one coaching, helping bring clarity and insight to your ceremony experience and evolving concept of who you truly are. Our frequent group discussions and talks on the subconscious mind and belief systems provide practical tools you can use in daily life, and significantly help integrate the change and insight given by the medicines.
What You Can Expect on a 12 Day Retreat
- Six ayahuasca ceremonies
- One San Pedro ceremony. You may choose to work with San Pedro instead of ayahuasca moving forward.
- Private Room with very comfortable bed.
- Cleansing vapor bath with guided meditation.
- A series of medicinal plant baths to cleanse and strengthen your energy body
- Individual healings by the shaman during ayahuasca ceremonies
- Additional healings outside of ceremony if the shaman sees it is required
- Art supplies for painting and drawing to bring your visions to life using color and texture.
- Group circle meetings where you can share your experiences, gain new insights from them and ask questions of our shaman.
- Shamanic diet with delicious, wholesome and simple meals suitable for working with medicine plants.
- Guided jungle walk to view the plants in their natural environment and understand their healing purposes
- A mud bath to draw toxins out of your body
- Two talks on how the childhood programing of our subconscious mind determines our experience of life and how to change it.
- $1900 all inclusive price.
You will be staying close to nature in a typical South American jungle setting that has been modernized to include the comforts of daily life that you are used to. Our ayahuasca center follows traditional practices that have proven to bring healing results and the growth and change you are looking for in your life.
Each ayahuasca ceremony is led by our master ayahuasca shaman, Manain Amacifen, who has over 43 years’ experience working with the healing powers of this medicine. His powerful icaros and prayers purify and heal the body and mind. Manain’s energy is so commanding that many people who’ve experienced his work say that while he’s doing personal healings, it’s as though they can feel the negative energies being pulled from their bodies.
While you’re on the retreat additional cleansing processes will be planned to help you get the most out of your time with the medicine plants at the ayahuasca center. These planned activities are intended to facilitate your healing process and will comprise of various traditional healing practices.
All meals and lodging are included , and you’ll be housed in a private room in our new guest house overlooking a beautiful lake.
Who Should Come on a 12 Day Retreat?
Much the same as on the 9-day retreat, anyone who’s looking to clear blockages in their life, wanting to gain deeper insight into themselves or wants to free themselves from moderate anxiety or depression will benefit. Our 12-day retreat offers more time with the medicine so that the awakening will be on a deeper level.
Our 12-day retreats emphasize time in ceremony and discussion meetings to understand more of how the medicine works and how to integrate your experiences into your life.
How do I get to the Hummingbird Center?
We’ll meet you at 10 AM outside Fizcaraldo which is a restaurant on the "Boulevard". There are a number of restaurants on the Boulevard which is a park fronting the river that’s a block away from the Plaza de Armas. From there you’ll be transported to the Hummingbird Center.
You’ll arrive at the ayahuasca center with enough time to get your room assigned, take some time out to relax and then have lunch. An orientation meeting will begin at 2 PM in the moloca, followed by a plant bath to prepare for your first ayahuasca ceremony.
We strongly recommend that you arrive in Iquitos the day before the program begins. This allows you to enter the healing journey well rested and relaxed.
Shifting Your Perception of Yourself and the World
Unique to our ayahuasca retreat are two talks about belief systems and our subconscious minds, and how to change the often unproductive programming we received as children. This is a detailed discussion of how our thoughts and beliefs influence not only our perception of life but also the body’s physiology.
We all have the ability to change our thinking. What we think and believe has a significant impact on our lives for better or for worse. Often we’re unaware that the pain and struggles we face are as a result of our thoughts and beliefs. Once we can identify the negative views we hold on to we can alter them to bring about positive changes in our lives.
As we change our perception of the world around us, we change our experience of life!
You Will Get a Guided Retreat Experience Focused on Healing
Throughout your retreat our expert facilitators will be available to help you understand your journeys and assist you in integrating your experience. They will provide coaching and guidance on how to navigate the process, recognizing that everyone's healing journey is unique. Our focus is always on healing and we will encourage you to push your comfort zone and step into new productive behaviors and patterns of thinking about yourself and those around you.
On this program we encourage you to relax. Time alone to reflect and integrate your work with ayahuasca is an important part of the healing process. Journaling and the expression of your visions and creativity through art are also recommended and materials are provided for you.
On the mornings following ayahuasca ceremonies, circle meetings are held so you can discuss your experience with the shaman and facilitator and ask questions to get deeper insight into your journey. These meetings are an excellent place to learn more about how ayahuasca works, as everyone's journey is different and variety of explanations and teachings are offered in response. Through other people's stories you will clearly see the incredible variety in how ayahuasca works and be encouraged to honor and value your own experience, to tell your story honestly without need for it to be like anyone else's.
Shamanic Journeying - Meet Your Power Animal and Spirit Guides!
In each retreat we teach the basics of shamanic journeying with a drum to connect with your spirit helpers and get their help and advice. Everyone has the ability to learn shamanic journeying and benefit from a direct connection with their spirit guides. Shamanic healer and teacher Stacy Keast says "It is simple, and Spirit doesn't want us to complicate it, they just want us to connect, heal and look after our world." These are skills you can take with you and apply in your daily life. You will be guided in the following journeys:
- Finding your anchor spot, or safe spot
- Finding your power animal
- Getting your Protection Cloak
- Reclaiming your Personal Power
- Meeting Your Spirit Teacher
Booking Your 12 Day Ayahuasca Retreat in Peru
To book your place in a retreat please download the booking form found on our Make a Reservation page and follow the enclosed instructions. Directions to the pickup location are at the bottom of that web page. Please also read our What to Bring and Medical Safety pages.
Have questions or concerns you'd like addressed before you move forward with booking your reservation? Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We'd be happy to answer your questions via email, or arrange a time for us to speak over the phone.