Phoenix Ayahuasca Retreat Centre is nestled in the beautiful Amazon rainforest. Located just 25km from the jungle city of Iquitos, Peru our center is a perfect blend of solitary jungle isolation with convenient access to a modern city.The centre derives its name from the legendary Phoenix, the firebird that lives up to 500 years before dying in a nest of flames to be reborn from its own ashes.The creators of Phoenix Ayahuasca, Mark and Tracie Thornberry, saw the parallels between the process experienced through ayahuasca ceremony and the legend of the firebird. Ayahuasca helps us to let go of the past and be reborn into our true nature, that of spiritual beings having a human experience.The Phoenix is an Egyptian legend, but many countries have the same story. In Hindu the name is Garuda, in Persian Ankal or Simorgh, in Tibetan, Me Byi Karmo, Chinese, fenghuang and in Japanese, Ho-oh. In every culture it is associated with resurrection, regeneration, rebirth and immortality.The Phoenix reminds us of the one constant in life: change.“Ayahuasca helps us to let go of the past and be reborn into our true nature, that of spiritual beings having a human experience.”At Phoenix Ayahuasca our focus is on offering a safe and supportive place to experience plant medicines and explore the true nature of the self. The safety of women is a priority. Ayahuasca is a purgative that removes spiritual and emotional blockages. It is extremely beneficial for people who have suffered emotional trauma through war or abuse. It is also a useful tool for spiritual seekers.