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3 Days Private Ayahuasca, Spiritual and Yoga Retreat in the Amazon Jungle, Ecuador

Comunidad Indígena Kichwa Ahuano, Comunidad Balsachita, Via Ahuano, Amazonia, Ecuador

Ecuador Yoga Retreat

Akasha imparts this private spiritual retreat in the Ecuadorian Amazon jungle. Participating in this three-day ayahuasca retreat, you can be part of a unique experience, with a maximum of nine participants and a team of professionals, spiritual guides and a certified indigenous shaman of the Amazon, who will get you into the ancestral wisdom of plants medicinal.

Highlights

  • Yoga classes
  • Guided meditation
  • Shamanic cleansing
  • 2 Ayahuasca ceremonies
  • Night canoe sailing to Ayahuasca Island
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • All meals

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


2 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Portuguese, Spanish
Airport transfer available:
Mariscal Sucre International Airport (US$35 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
05:00
Check-out Time:
15:00

The cabins are rustic, with single beds in shared rooms, mosquito net, full bathrooms and a nice patio overlooking the Amazon rainforest.

Program

Day 1

  • 04:00 Departure from the city of Quito. After four hours of travel, you will reach the Kichwa community where the Shaman lives and where you will stay
  • 08:00 Arrival in the Community where we will check-in to later have the welcome meeting
  • 08:30 Vegetarian breakfast, special diet
  • 10:00 - 12:30 Individual conversation with the shaman, to each of the participants, to assess if they are really fit to take the Ayahuasca
  • 13:00 Fasting (This day does not serve lunch, by restriction, first and second Ayahuasca ceremonies)
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Yoga class
  • 14:30 - 16:00 Hiking where your guide will accompany you and shaman to discover the different medicinal plants of the Forest. Journey Wisdom. Observation of Liana de Ayahuasca of 200 years. Permission to Mother Nature
  • 17:00 First individual shamanic cleansing, rite which is accompanied by songs chanted by the Shaman for the wisdom of spiritual healing and also the time when the Shaman makes the second aptitude assessment of each participant for the taking of the Ayahuasca
  • 20:00 Second sacred ceremony of Ayahuasca (Guausa tea will be available)
  • 23:00 Dinner: special diet will be available

Day 2

  • 07:00 Vegetarian breakfast (special diet third Ayahuasca ceremony)
  • 08:30 - 09:30 Yoga class
  • 09:30 - 12:00 First group of massages with stones and natural oils of the Amazon (extra)
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Demonstration of preparation of Ayahuasca and Guayusa
  • 13:00 Fasting (this day does not serve lunch, by restriction, third Ayahuasca ceremony)
  • 13:30 - 15:00 Second group of massages with stones and natural oils of the Amazon (extra)
  • 15:00 - 17:00 Personal conversation of the shaman, with each participant
  • 17:00 Guided meditation, connection with our superior beings
  • 20:00 Third sacred ceremony of Ayahuasca. If the weather allows the third ceremony will be performed it on an Island of the Amazon, for this, you will leave half an hour before, to a night sailing in canoe, which will take you to the secret and sacred place (Guausa tea will be available)
  • 23:00 Dinner: special diet will be available

Day 3

  • 07:00 Vegetarian breakfast
  • 09:00 Navigation along the Napo River and observation of different kinds of monkeys and birds. Visit to the Amazon Wild Animals Rescue Center. Each person must pay 4 USD as part of the individual collaboration to this project. This organization is one of the most important and respected conservation projects in the Amazon. Revenue to the rescue center supports the maintenance and reintegration of animals, some in danger of extinction. Among the animals that you can see are: alligators, tapirs, ocelots, toucans, tigrillos, anacondas, turtles, anaconda, macaws and various species of monkeys.
  • 12:30 Final yoga class and conversation about your experience of the Ayahuasca retreat
  • 14:00 Vegetarian farewell lunch
  • 15:30 Departure from the community to Quito
  • 20:00 Estimated arrival time to Quito

Note: Itinerary schedules are approximate, activities can be rescheduled or canceled according to weather conditions.

Retreat location

They are located in a quiet place with a family atmosphere in the middle of the forest. A place where you can watch the sunrise between the trees, see monkeys, birds cross and lull with the sounds of nature.

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

The breakfasts and dinners are vegan and vegetarian, according to the diet of the ayahuasca ceremony.

Lunch fasting for two days (special diet, prior to ayahuasca ceremonies).

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea
  • Detox juices

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Lacto-ovo Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Organic
  • Fruitarian
  • Yogic
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Sesión individual de masaje

Masaje Terapéutico exclusivo hecho por una indígena Kichwa de la Aldea de Ahuano, con piedras y aceites naturales de la Amazonía (30 min por sesión).

  • Valor: USD 30 por persona

Visita a la Granja de Mariposas de la Aldea de Ahuano:

Para los visitantes es una experiencia increíble observar cientos de mariposas volando libremente en un invernadero, en cualquier condición climática. El jardín es un entorno controlado con una sorprendente variedad de plantas y flores, y cuenta con aproximadamente 25 especies nativas de mariposas. Habrá una presentación sobre todo el ciclo de la metamorfosis de la mariposa. (1 hora aprox.).

  • Valor: USD 15 por persona

Tubing en el Río Arajuno:

Una refrescante aventura al bajar por el Río Arajuno en boya, observando la orilla con su vasta vegetación, animales y secretos escondidos de la Amazonía (1 hora aprox.).

  • Valor: USD 15 por persona

Visita a la Isla Anaconda:

Ubicada entre los ríos Napo y Arajuno, está habitada por familias indígenas Kichwa, donde tendremos la oportunidad de visitar una de ellas y de familiarizarnos con sus costumbres y tradiciones. Dentro de esta experiencia, para los que gusten, probaremos la chicha (bebida tradicional) y la yuca, que son elementos básicos de la dieta Kichwa. También aprenderemos del uso y práctica de uno de sus antiguos métodos de caza “la cerbatana”. Dentro de esta visita pasaremos por los márgenes de un pequeño pantano habitado por 'hoatzines' (llamadas aves prehistóricas) y caimanes que podremos observarlos en su hábitat natural. (2 horas aprox.).

  • Valor: USD 30 por persona

Senderismo en el Bosque Primario:

Esta es una caminata de montaña por los bosques primarios: exploraremos y observaremos muchas maravillas naturales, como plantas medicinales, insectos y animales. También visitaremos 'El Ceibo' el árbol gigante de la Amazonía. Finalmente, vamos a llegar a un mirador que nos permitirá ver desde las alturas los ríos Napo y Arajuno en sus grandes dimensiones. (2 horas aprox.).

  • Valor: USD 15 por persona

What's included

  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Full board
  • 2 Ayahuasca ceremonies
  • Night sailing
  • Mindful hiking
  • Guided visit to an Amazon rescue center
  • Shaman and guide
  • Yoga mats
  • Van transfers throughout the retreat

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Health and travel insurance

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO). Akasha will arrange each participant arrival.

Airport: Mariscal Sucre International Airport Airport transfer available: Mariscal Sucre International Airport (US$35 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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