Ayahuasca Healing Retreat 2018-04-13T09:57:22+00:00

Ayahuasca Healing Retreat

Dear friend
You are invited to join us for a week of deep healing and cleansing at Gaia Tree Center in the Amazon rainforest of Peru. Our intensive week-long retreats provide an opportunity for you to connect with the spirit of ayahuasca for the purposes of healing and spiritual growth.
The sacred medicine of Ayahuasca is the world’s most holistic natural medicine. It works on all aspects of your being – the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual and allows you to experience expanded awareness and connect with your inner soul and higher self.
During the retreat you’ll take part in 5 Ayahausca ceremonies led by the Maestro Segundo Chani & his wife Belmira Fernandez.
Our Ayahuasca retreats are for those who seek a responsible and safe way of expanding their self awareness and consciousness.

What we offer:

  • 5 Ayahuasca Ceremonies over 7 nights
  • Shamanic Plant Dieta
  • Shamanic Consultations
  • Shamanic Plant Baths
  • Orientation meeting about Ayahuasca and the ceremonies
  • Integration discussions in the mornings after ceremonies
  • Transportation, accommodation and meals
  • A Maximum of 12 guests

The Ayahuasca Ceremonies

During the week we will be hosting 5 Ayahuasca ceremonies. The Ayahuasca medicine is a sacred plant brew that has been used by indigenous Amazonian cultures for thousands of years – primarily for healing, divination and spiritual awakening.
Working with Ayahuasca is an intense, profound, and almost always a highly transformative experience that can facilitate deep healing on all levels of your being – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Ayahuasca is a doorway to inner worlds that allows us access to higher states of consciousness and the experience of spiritual awakening. To many people it reveals the multi-dimensional nature of reality and ourselves and it leads us back to who we truly are.

aya ceremony

Detoxing, Purging and Cleansing

Purging and cleansing play a fundamental role in Amazonian shamanic healing traditions. The primary reason why Ayahuasca is such an effective medicine is because it’s a purgative meaning that it usually (but not always) causes you to purge or vomit during the experience. However, what’s unique about ayahuasca is that you’re never only purging physical stuff. An ayahuasca purge also releases you of unhealthy mental and emotional energies that you may have been carrying that were initially caused by difficult experiences in your life such as emotional wounds, abuse, relationship difficulties and depression.

Our hope is that by the end of the retreat you will feel like a new person, fully cleansed of most of the negative and harmful toxins in your body, be they physical or emotional toxins.

The Shaman- Segundo & Belmira

We are proud to be working with indigenous Shipibo shaman Segundo Pangoza Chani and his wife Belmira Chavez Fernandez, both powerful and loving healers. Segundo is 59 years old and has been working with the medicine for over 40 years, since he was 16. He offers a wealth of experience felt through his deeply grounded healing. Belmira has been working with the medicine for many years with a specialism in working with the feminine issues, also practicing indigenous midwifery.
The Shipibo tradition is known as the best preserved and profound of the indigenous cultures that use Ayahuasca, hence their reputation as masters of the medicine among the indigenous people of the Amazon.
Segundo and Belmira assist you personally to understand your particular needs, they are spiritual doctors working in the physical and spiritual realms. They are deeply respectful in their way of connecting to and sharing the medicine – the dietas they have completed follow a long held ancestral path. They perform sublime ceremonies, guiding and supporting with strength, love and humility.

amazon lodge cabin


Each guest will stay in a single occupancy tambo (jungle hut). This is a standard type of accomodation here in the Amazon rainforest, and although simple and rustic, the tambos are comfortable, safe, protected by mosquito netting, and with great views of the jungle. We have two tambos with twin beds for friends and partners who wish to share. Each tambo has its own private toilet.


All transport is provided between Iquitos and Gaiatree center. The journey takes about 1 hour 30 minutes from the center of Iquitos and we will be travelling by private bus. We’ll then transfer to our private boat for a beautiful journey into the Yarapa reserve which takes between 1.5 to 2.5 hrs (depending on the season and river level).

You are responsible for getting yourself to and from Iquitos. We recommend that you arrive in Iquitos at least 24 hours before the retreat starts to give yourself time to prepare, relax and overcome jet lag if you’re likely to have any.

Our Ayahuasca

The ayahuasca we share is among the best you will find, Segundo prepares the medicine in a ceremony following traditional Shipibo rituals. The ayahuasca vine in the area around Pucallpa where he is from, is widely regarded as being consistently stronger than others around Iquitos. The energy and intention of the ayahusquero cooking the medicine is known to significantly affect the journey, hence Segundo personally cooks the ayahusaca you drink. We only use ayahuascca, chacruna  and mapacho in our medicine brews, some maestroes are known to use Toe (datura) to trigger stronger visions – we absolutely will not use these plants as the side effects can be extremely dangerous and disorientating for the individual.
We’re pleased to assure the integrity, quality and source of our Ayahuasca brew.

Retreat Details

Included in the cost of this retreat is:

  • Transportation between Iquitos and Gaia Tree Center
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • All meals
  • 5 ayahuasca ceremonies

What’s not included:

  • Flights to Peru & Iquitos
  • Any fees needed for obtaining a Peruvian visa (most people won’t need a visa)
  • Accommodations in Peru if you wish to arrive earlier or stay later than the dates of the retreat.

Cost & Payment

The cost of this retreat is just $990**, all inclusive, for 7 nights/8 days and 5 Ayahuasca ceremonies.

Payment terms

  • We now accept payment by credit and some debit cards through the retreat.guru booking system.
  • If you are unable to pay by credit or debit card please contact us about alternative payment methods
  • When you register you can choose to pay in full or pay a deposit of $500.
  • If you pay a deposit, the remaining balance will be automatically charged to your credit or debit card 6 weeks before the retreat starts.
  • Payments are only refundable if you cancel 4 or more weeks before the start of the retreat. The payment is non-refundable if you or we cannot find someone to fill your place on the retreat in the time given to us.
  • Changes/cancellations within 4 weeks of the retreat are at our discretion – part of your deposit may be usable towards future retreat.

How to Register

  • To register, please click on the links below for the retreat you wish to register for
  • If you are intending to come on the retreat with a friend or partner then we must receive a separate registration from each of you. If we do not receive a registration you will not be put on our reservation list and will not be able to attend the retreat together.
  • Very important – Please do not book your flights until you have had your booking confirmed.

Ayahuasca in and of itself is a very safe medicine. However, when taken in conjunction with certain other medications, drugs or health conditions can be dangerous or even life-threatening. It is therefore important to be open and honest on the registration form. This is for your own safety.

  • If you are taking any medications and will not be able to stop taking them 6 weeks before the retreat starts, please contact us before registering.
  • If you have any kind of serious medical condition please also contact us before registering.
  • We reserve the right to refuse anyone for any reason. If we feel it will be unsafe for you to attend the retreat we will cancel your booking and refund your payment.

How to Register

Currently we’re not accepting reservations through this website. Please visit the Gaia Tree website to register for this retreat. Updates to the retreats will appear on the Gaia Tree website first, so we ask that you look there for the latest retreat information and details.

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