The CenterThe Garden of Peace (El Jardin de la Paz) is a humble healing center located in a lush, remote valley where the Andes meet the Amazon. This intentionally small (8 guests max) center is family run by english speaking owners under the guidance of a Peruvian Master Shaman who also lives on site.
Plant medicine is a way of life for us here and we invite you into our medicine family as an honored guest. Specializing in traditional master plant “Dieta” we work with ancient shamanic practices including Madre Ayahuasca to transform and heal your mind, body and spirit. Deep immersion 10 day or longer Ayahuasca and Master Plant retreats are available in our intimate jungle sanctuary.
We work with master plants because we know this is what people need, not just Ayahuasca, though that is part of our work also. The Garden of Peace team work closely with all guests to guide you safely through this transformative work in a focused and purpose built environment. Safety and personal connection is highly valued by us. For those who feel called to it, this path of healing, is truly life changing. It is a chance to awaken the spirit to its true nature, in harmony with all existence. It is also a powerfull physical and emotional healing path.
The plant spirits themselves have created this paradise and made it a sacred sanctuary of healing. As the stewards of that energy have built this place for you to transform, to heal, and move forwards in your divine journey as a healthy, whole and connected sovergn being. Aware and in touch with your highest spiritual potential.
The Garden of Peace is family run, it is our home, a place you can return for years to come if you wish, exploring the immense wealth of wisdom and expansion available from the plant kingdom here in the mighty Amazon. The WorkThe Garden of Peace is truly a sanctuary for people who need time out from the intensity of daily life, to heal deeply from all manner of physical and energetic imbalance and illness. A place for noble silence, for meditation and to connect with nature and your own inner Shaman.
The focus here is about going deep into your personal process and your subconscious. Connecting with plant consciousness and listening to the messages received in ceremony and your dreams, through creativity or simply contemplation. We do help with integration of the information if necessary, but this work, we believe, is truly between you and the plants.
The Shaman The Garden of Peace is owned and operated by native English Speakers who have extensive experience in this work and help to facilitate the safe and clear experience of all our guests. Also living on site with his family is Maestro Curandero Hegner Paredes Melendez who oversees all the plant medicine practices.
Hegner is a Master Ayahuasquero and Vegetalista from the Pucallpa region of Peru. Coming from a powerful lineage of healers he brings immense depth of experience and a profound personal connection with the land, plants and spirits. He is a humble healer with direct connection to the plant spirits and multiple decades of personal dieta.
You will never forget the calm strength and caring that goes into every one of Hegners ceremonies along with the ritual preperation of the other master plants he serves. He is an authenticly connected “Jungle Shaman” and noble human being who we are honored to work and study with. Sustainability
Living in a delicate, remote area we do our best to live in harmony with the environment. Growing food organically where we can and using local produce. We have installed compostable and bio-digesting toilets and get our drinking and cooking water from a natural spring on the land as well as filtered rainwater collection. We also bathe in the river that runs through the land (with or without swimwear), so no wasted water!
We also understand that Ayahuasca sustainablity is a growing issue that we want to continue to be proactive about. The Garden of Peace has started re-planting Ayahuasca, and now have plans for a crowd funding program to make an even bigger impact to this rewarding project as it is sadly often ignored by the wider Ayahuasca community.
Whether you choose to drink medicine with us or not, please, let’s all work together to help keep Ayahuasca from disappearing, it takes many years to mature and we must think ahead!Retreat Application
We do need you to apply for our retreats at the Garden of Peace so that we have the information necessary to help keep you, our staff, and everyone else dieting safe. You can find out more detailed information and reserve your space by applying here.
* In order to secure your reservation with us, a 50% deposit is payable at the time of registration. This deposit is non-refundable. If for some unfortunate reason you cannot make the retreat, this deposit can be transferred to a later retreat either in the same year or in the first six months of the following calendar year (subject to availability). The remaining balance is due upon arrival in USD.We look forward to your visit, your increased health and connection, expanded heart and of course your new friendship.