Expert tip: This is one of the most popular yoga retreats offered in Peru.
Join a shamanic healing retreat in Peru! Ayahuasca has become internationally known as a powerful and sacred plant medicine that can help you to heal, learn, grow, and connect more deeply with spirit and your own highest calling. At The Garden of Peace, it is believed that ayahuasca is best worked within the context of a process, which provides time and support for integration and the gradual opening of your body and spirit to this medicine and its deep benefits.
You will be accommodated in a private hut.
This seven-day shamanic detox and yoga retreat is designed to reset, expand, and heal mind, body, and spirit. The Garden of Peace offers a safe space for those who feel called to work with ayahuasca in a traditional yet safe and supported way.
The Garden of Peace has designed this program to make the most of your time here to be nourished, supported, and guided through your meeting with the spirit of Ayahuasca and learn some tools to help continue this inner work when you leave. When you attend this retreat, you will be asked to follow one week of preparation and one week of post-retreat guidelines as well as screening for the medical guidelines upon application.
It is recommended that you get a medical check-up prior to working with The Garden of Peace in any capacity. Specifically, it is suggested that you take a blood pressure check and ECG to screen for any heart function abnormalities. This is your responsibility to undertake.
It is also suggested that you avoid foods with MAOI inhibitors for at least 24 hours before drinking ayahuasca. This includes fermented or non-fresh foods, cheese, miso, tofu, or other fermented soy products, dried fruits, tamari or soy sauce, sauerkraut, pickled foods, protein extracts, processed or smoked meat products, yeast / brewers yeast, (yeast in baked goods is okay).
It is also suggested in the weeks before drinking ayahuasca that you have to prepare your body to receive the medicine. This includes avoiding too many fried foods, caffeine, spicy foods, dairy, pork, and other sugars. Basically, fresh clean, and natural foods with a high ratio of fresh vegetables and fruit is the best way to prepare. Also, you are asked to refrain from using recreational drugs and alcohol for two weeks before attending.
Many medications and natural supplements are not complementary with this work and can be dangerous especially MAOI inhibiting medications, SSRI, and / or antidepressants including Saint Johns Wort. Please consult with your doctor about stopping any medications prior to drinking ayahuasca or attending a dieta, ideally at least one month before.
If you are a women coming for a retreat, please note that you are suggested that hormonal contraception must be ceased two weeks before coming and during your retreat. Also, IUD’s have interfered with the process of some women. If you are not in a partnership, it is recommended considering this as a time to potentially remove that. Please advise The Garden of Peace of any medications you have taken or are taking as far in advance as possible so The Garden of Peace can discuss your individual situation.
This retreat will take place at The Garden of Peace, San Martin Region, Peru.
During this retreat, all ayahuasca friendly meals will be provided for you including high nutrition superfoods to support your cleansing process. Most dietary requirements such as allergies or vegan can also be catered.