Jeannie’s Healing center was founded in 2014 and is located in a beautiful setting on the banks of the Momon River, about a 30 minute boatride from Iquitos. For about 3 or 4 months of the year the riverbank floods which is why the entire center has been constructed on stilts about 3 metres above the ground giving the impression of floating on the river.Our retreats primarily work with the ancient and sacred plant Ayahuasca. This plant has the capacity to work with a person on both physical and mental levels, giving it the names of the purge and a teacher plant.What sets us apart from everybody else? In addition to my special location, a retreat led by me will result in a different journey than if you were to choose elsewhere. I will firstly attend to the unique needs of an individual by means of consultations and, where necessary, a personal supplement of healing plants. I feel all too often individuals leave retreats lacking means of integrating their experiences with their expectations and with their everyday lives. I like to ensure everyone has reoriented and is comfortable before leaving.Secondly I am different in that I apply the outlook of an individual’s needs to the dieta (diet). It is important to follow a dieta to allow the plants to take their maximum effect. It is important not to eat any pork for one week prior to the retreat and no avocado, red wine or cheese for three days. This is because they inhibit the enzymes in the brain. I put a little more into the food than most, using herbs to add flavor. There are cereals and other foods provided by our friends in addition to the regional juice every day. Many places impose a ban on salt and as a result I have seen some suffer badly; to rapidly switch diets can be dangerous. This is why I allow pink rock salt for the individuals that need it.Thirdly we are different in that my shamans do not go to bed after the ceremonies take place; they maintain a vigilant watch over you until the morning. I currently work with three different shamans in order to provide the opportunity to more than only one. Don Romulo Tang Mendoza is 79 years old with a respective 60 years shamanistic experience. Don Juan is 68 with a respective 43 years of experience. Unfortunately I cannot guarantee which shaman I will have attending which retreat beforehand, yet all of them have earned my full respect and confidence. Each has his own ayahuasca brew and icaro (songs) repertoire, however it cannot be said that one is superior to another by any means.Finally what sets us apart is that I have built tours into the itinerary, no other retreat currently offers this and these activities are normally organized separately at additional costs.The aim of Amazon Visions Awakening is to become fully self-sufficient within two years. To produce or own vegetables, fish and chickens in the heart of the jungle both for our guests and the local community. I want to give our guests a greater understanding of the Amazon, educate the children, and reteach the local people their own medicines. This knowledge is quickly fading and it is something which they now so desperately need.