AYA Healing Retreats offer sacred plant medicine retreats in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon.
We draw upon the wealth of indigenous knowledge and healing wisdom of the Shipibo tribespeople native to this region to offer you a truly unique, authentic and life changing healing experience.
We are committed to preserving the integrity of the ancient shamanic traditions and the sacred land we conduct our ceremonies on.
We work with highly respected curanderos and curanderas who have been apprenticed from a young age in healing through sacred medicinal plants and remedies such as Ayahuasca and various Master Plants.
In addition to our traditional healers, each of our facilitators have experienced powerful growth and transformation through sacred plant medicines, they are available to support you in boldly going to the edge of your courage and in integrating this work once you return to the day to day routine of life in your home country.
We believe that the healing and insight we receive through working with sacred plant medicines compels us to use this newfound wisdom and compassion for good. We donate a percentage of our profits to two extraordinary NGO’s who are working to heal trauma throughout Nepal, Asia and to regenerate the Peruvian Amazon by strengthening indigenous communities to combat deforestation, discrimination and marginalisation.
We are committed to doing everything possible to guarantee your safety whilst on retreat. In addition to have a superior first aid and emergency protocol, we have partnered with the International Centre for Ethnobotanical Education, Research and Service to create a comprehensive medical screening process. Your safety and the safety of others is our first and most important priority.
Your home for the duration of your retreat is the Sui Sui Center. Sui Sui takes its name from the bird native to this region, the Sui Sui (Thraupis episcopus), which you can easily spot her and be enchanted by her sweet call in the early morning and evening.
The centre is located on the banks of the picturesque Lake Cashibocacha, which is home to many species of birds, fish (including piranha) and monkeys. Many indigenous Shipibo communities also live around Lake Cashibocacha.The Centre houses a large ceremonial space called a Maloca (communal house); it is here that we will where we will participate in ourAyahuasca rituals on several of our evenings.
The centre also hosts a main kitchen and dining area and several communal areas, which are excellent for enjoying great conversation with others and admiring the ever-changing lakeside. You will have your own private bungalow, which faces directly onto Lake Cashibocacha.
Sui Sui is fully equipped with an emergency fire protocol as well as several fully stocked first aid kits. The camp also hosts several Western toilets and modern showers and hand washing sinks. Sui Sui is fueled completely by solar power and is situated on fifty acres of thriving Amazonian forest land.
Within Sui Sui’s labyrinth like gardens you will find an astonishing selection of various medicinal plants including the mother Ayahuasca and native Amazonian plant life.
We have reliable access to the Internet as well as phone reception, however we recommend that you take care of all matters that require your urgent attention prior to joining us on retreat, either while in Pucallpa or in your home country. This will enable you to be fully present and to receive the true healing benefits from not only the sacred plant medicines, but from the superior beauty of the surrounding forest and lakeside environment.
The lake surrounding Sui Sui is remarkably clean and free from the pollution we are accustomed to that characterises our urban waterways. To preserve the integrity of the river water, we only permit our guests to use biodegradable and chemical free soaps, shampoos and toothpastes. We will have chemical free soaps, insect repellents and shampoo available at the camp for a small fee, but we do encourage you to bring your own.
Your Accommodation While at with us you will be enjoying a private jungle bungalow (or Tambo) with a spectacular view of Lake Cashibocacha. Your Tambo is fully protected from mosquitos by a special screen surrounding the doors and windows. You will have your own comfortable double bed to rest on each night and all privacy you need to recharge and contemplate the day’s events.
The Tambo’s are rustic, yet spacious and are guaranteed to offer you an authentic Peruvian forest experience.
If, like us, you feel called to step into a more authentic and compassionate way of being, to let go of old patterns, limiting beliefs and to create a life you love, we invite you to contact one of our remarkable facilitators now to learn more about our retreats and the life changing potential of sacred plant medicine.