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3 Day Spiritual Ayahuasca and Yoga Retreat in the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest

Akasha EcoVilla, Ahuano, Napo State, Ecuador

Ecuador Ayahuasca Retreat

Expert tip: This is one of the most popular yoga retreats offered in Ecuador.

Akasha seeks the awakening of consciousness and spiritual development, the connection of your interior with your exterior. For this spiritual growth we use all wisdom from the first civilizations of Earth and Nature. Akasha performs group and private spiritual retreats in the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest. The program is focused on a deep process of healing, cleansing, purification and physical, psychological and spiritual detoxification. During these three days you will be inmerse into yoga, meditation, shamanism, ayahuasca practices and more, in the middle of lush nature.

Highlights

  • Shamanism
  • Ayahuasca ceremonies
  • Yoga and meditation practices
  • Round trip transportation to and from Quito
  • Conscious hiking of medicinal plants
  • Full board (special ayahuasca diet)
  • 2 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles


3 days with instruction in Spanish
The organizer also speaks: English, Portuguese
Group size: Maximum of 11 participants
Airport transfer available:
Mariscal Sucre International Airport (US$35 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
06:00
Check-out Time:
13:00

The Akasha EcoVilla is located in the middle of the Amazon Rainforest, with all the amenities, shared, private and double rooms, mosquito net, private bathrooms, internet in the central hall, hot water, laundry service, juice bar, a stunning viewpoint, and a great patio overlooking the Amazon rainforest.

Program

Participating in this 3-day Ayahuasca Retreat, you can be part of a unique and personal experience. Each group counts on a team of professionals, spiritual guides, and a certified indigenous Shaman of the Amazon, who will get the group into the ancestral wisdom of medicinal plants.

Ayahuasca used as a form of recreational drug or its use by people who don't have the knowledge is dangerous. The Shaman is the one who knows the exact dose for each participant. That is why we also have an evaluation and accompaniment, which makes it safe always used as a medicinal plant.

The program is focused on a deep process of healing, cleansing, purification, and physical, psychological, and spiritual detoxification.

This part of the Amazon rainforest is the most accessible and friendly area for the traveler, being at the same time a unique place for its Kichwa indigenous culture and its great biodiversity of flora and fauna that you will discover.

With Akasha you can know in depth the secrets of the jungle and its people, feeling like a real explorer and connecting with your interior.

The Ayahuasca ceremony is the result of a synthesis between traditional Amazonian medicine, the wisdom of ancestors, and Psycho-spiritual techniques that include practices such as Meditation and breathing exercises.

It is Akasha's intention that all the participants of this retreat can prepare for themselves an adequate interpretation of their own experience and then correct assimilation and integration of said experience, which will allow the participant to experience long-term positive effects.

We will share information about some techniques so you can learn and help yourself in your spiritual and psychological training.

Remember that the Ayahuasca Retreat provides an experience of healing, cleansing and purification, and in turn, an opportunity to access the spiritual dimension and experience of transformation and deep renewal of the spiritual being.

Itinerary

Day 1

  • 06:00 Departure from meeting point in Quito to the retreat center in Ahuano, Napo Province.
  • 11:00 Arrival to the Amazon and to our lodging where we will make our check-in to later have our welcome meeting.
  • 11:30 Breakfast with the Shaman, special Ayahuasca diet.
  • 11:30 - 12:40 Individual conversation with the Shaman, to each of the participants, to assess whether they are really fit to take the Ayahuasca.
  • 13:00 Fasting (this day, lunch is not served by restriction, first and second Ayahuasca ceremonies).
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Ritual of Danza Primal - Harmonization with Mother Nature - Physical and mental preparation for medicine.
  • 14:30 - 16:30 Classes of medicinal plants and hiking where our Shaman will accompany us to discover the different medicinal and spiritual plants of the Amazon.
  • 17:30 - 18:30 Meditation (Mother Nature connection).
  • 19:00 First individual shamanic cleansing ceremony, a 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 (first shot).

Day 2

  • 06:00 - 07:00 Breakfast with the Shaman, special Ayahuasca diet.
  • 07:30 - 08:30 Yoga class.
  • 09:00 - 11:30 Demonstration and preparation of Ayahuasca. (All participants will be part of the preparation from cutting the Ayahuasca, cooking, the history of the Ayahuasca, stories of the Shaman next to the medicinal fire).
  • 12:00 Fasting (This day, lunch is not served by restriction, third Ayahuasca ceremony).
  • 12:30 - 15:00 Temazcal Amazonico and Massage Therapy
  • 15:30 - 18:00 Navigation in the Napo River and observation of different types of monkeys and birds. If the weather is good, we can go swimming in the river.
  • 19:00 - 20:00 Guided Meditation: connection with our superior beings (Preparation of the Ayahuasca Ceremony).
  • 20:00 Third Sacred ceremony of Ayahuasca (second shot).

Day 3

  • 05:30 - 06:30 Breakfast with the Shaman.
  • 07:00 - 08:00 Yoga class.
  • 08:30 - 10:30 Visit to the Amazoonico Wild Animals Rescue Center.
  • 10:30 - 12:00 Massage Therapy / Free time.
  • 12:00 Farewell Lunch
  • 13:00 Departure from the EcoVilla to Quito.

Retreat location

We 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

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).

All meals are prepared according to a special diet and use of master plants.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • 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)

Selva Viva Full Day Trekking

Description: High-intensity trekking through the jungle, where with some luck you can see toucans, monkeys, iguanas, tarantulas, and other jungle species.

  • Activity intensity: High.
  • Duration: 5 Hours
  • Value: $100 USD per person.
  • Note: the more people are, the price decreases per person.

Tubing in the Arajuno River

Description: A refreshing adventure in the Amazon, while we are dragged by the buoys in the Arajuno river, we can observe the wild nature of the jungle.

  • Intensity: Suitable for everyone including children.
  • Duration: 1 hour.
  • Value: $60 USD per person.
  • Note: the more people are, the price decreases per person.

Butterfly garden

Description: Visit the Butterfly Ahuano Village Farm: this is an incredible experience to observe hundreds of butterflies flying freely in a greenhouse, in any climatic condition. The garden is a controlled environment with an amazing variety of plants, flowers, and approximately 25 native species of butterflies. There will be a presentation about the entire butterfly metamorphosis cycle.

  • Duration: 1 hour.
  • Value: $20 USD per person.

Amazonian Artisan Coffee

Description: Preparation and demonstration of Café Artesanal, where you will learn from the hand of a Kichwa all the elaboration of this drink in the most typical style of the Amazon. Followed by a guided visit to the coffee factory of the Ahuano village.

  • Duration: 1 hour and a half.
  • Value: $15 USD per person.

Anaconda Island Hiking and Observation of White Dwarf Alligators and Hoatzines Prehistoric birds

Description: Low intensity hiking through Anaconda Island, where you will be able to see White Dwarf Caimans and jungle birds at the caymans pier, among them the Hoatzines, prehistoric birds of great beauty.

  • Duration: 2 to 3 hours.
  • Value: $ 70 USD per person.
  • Note: the more people are, the price decreases per person.

Jungle Night Hiking - Wild Animal Observation

Description: Hiking intensity Medium - High - Intermediate or High. Through the Jungle, together with Akasha's team, you will go in search of wild animals such as tarantulas, snakes, boas, tigrillos, and other animals of the Jungle.

  • Duration: 2 to 3 hours.
  • Value: $ 30 USD per person.
  • Note: the more people are, the price decreases per person.

Hummingbird Falls

Description: This adventure involves a 35-minute van trip to the Río Blanco community and a 30-minute walk from there to the magnificent waterfalls. You will have enough time to explore and swim in a beautiful environment where it is common to find fossils in river stones and petrified wood.

  • Duration: 4 hours.
  • Value: $ 50 USD per person.

Ceramic Crafts Class and Demonstration

Description: It starts from the creation of a ceramic piece with the instructions of the Artisan from the Kichwa Women Artisans Association of the Ahuano Village.

  • Duration: 1 hour.
  • Value: $ 15 USD per person.

Preparation and Demonstration of Artisan Chocolate

Description: There are many organizations that teach you how artisan chocolate is made and they are all very good, but what if we take you further? This program is where you will not only see how chocolate is made (this includes the artisanal way of the Amazon), where you must also choose cocoas, process, toast, peel, grind and the secret of the jungle that you will know and that will lead us to have a unique flavor. After a while, you will be able to enjoy an exquisite dessert with this chocolate prepared by you and the kichwas from the Amazon.

  • Duration: 1 hour.
  • Value: $ 15 USD per person.

Spa treatments

Floral Bath Sessions

Description: It is a therapeutic bath used to restore energy, especially when the person goes through a period of great effort, much work, and much stress. It works for physical and emotional exhaustion.

This session lasts 30 minutes and is accompanied by music therapy, aromatherapy, and is performed with flowers and medicinal plants from the Amazon.

The floral bath helps to relax the mind and body, renewing energies, and detoxifying the organism.

  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Value: $25 USD per person.

What's included

  • Land transportation from Quito to the Ahuano Village (round trip).
  • 2 nights accommodation and hosting in Akasha’s EcoVilla
  • 2 Ayahuasca ceremonies
  • All meals according to the itinerary
  • Demonstration of preparation of Ayahuasca
  • Interpretive basic intensity hiking classes spiritual and medicinal plants
  • Navigation in canoe for observation of monkeys and birds
  • Visit the Amazoonico Wild Animals Rescue Center
  • Massage therapy and amazonian temazcal
  • Internal transportation for the program activities
  • Support team, shaman, and guide
  • Water boots, raincoat, and yoga mats
  • Water and tea

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Health and travel insurance

How to get there

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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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Akasha also offers private retreats. Please send a message for availability and fees.

 

Akasha también ofrece retiros privados. Por favor envía un mensaje para informes sobre disponibilidad y costos.

 

Sunday October 11, 2020
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