The Nunu ceremony takes place the first night of each week, conducted by a shaman of the Matses tribe, where the medicine originates. Cleanse and open the nasal passages, heal the sinuses and awaken your sense of smell to the surrounding jungle. Energetically ground yourself to the world around you, clear the mind and open your third eye to begin your work with the medicines.
In addition, for an extra fee, you will have the opportunity to partake in the medicine of the Sonoran Desert Toad. This powerful and potent medicine has been a vital part of many shamanic ceremonies in Central and South America for thousands of years, and its active ingredient (5-MeO-DMT) is also known as the God or spirit molecule. This short but profound ceremony offers an intense, concentrated, and deeply mystical experience comparable to Hindu experiences of Moksha or Buddhist experiences of Samadhi and Nirvana. We are lucky to work with this potent and beautiful medicine, and will gladly discuss the benefits and therapeutic potential further for those interested.
Kambo (sapo, or frog venom) is a powerful medicine that cleanses the entire body to prepare you for your Ayahuasca experience. Reset your immune system, help heal chronic pain and inflammation, and experience the benefits of over 100 different rich and complex compounds shown to treat a wide variety of ailments including pain, addiction, and depression. Our same Matses Shaman gives you individualized care during this ceremony to ensure a safe and fulfilling experience with this potent and powerful medicine.
Prior to each Ayahuasca ceremony, we offer floral baths, which help to cleanse your energetic fields and connect you with the plants we work with. We’ll also discuss your intentions and your ideal outcomes from your experience. Our Shipibo shamans will guide you as you begin your healing journey and integrate your intentions into the personalized icaros (songs of the plants) that they sing directly to you during the ceremony.
All this is done in the native Shipibo dialect, passed down through our lineage of Shamans from generation to generation. This time-honored tradition has a far-reaching ancestral legacy of plant spirit shamanism, in which the knowledge and healing energies of the plants are transmitted through the icaros sung in ceremony in order to heal a wide range of mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical ailments. With their rich cultural history and expansive knowledge of medicinal plants of the Amazon, our loving tribe of “light workers” cleanse and purify the space and set the stage for truly profound and deeply healing work.
The morning after each ceremony provides an opportunity to share your experience with the Shamans and the group, which can help you gain clarity, integrate your lessons, and set your intention for the next ceremony. While all activities are completely optional, we find that sharing your experience and learning from others’ ceremonies can be a vital and extremely profound part of the healing process. Many guests claim that the new perspectives gained during group shares were as powerful as the ceremonies themselves. Nevertheless, private consultations with Shamans and facilitators are possible for more sensitive healing or issues that feel too personal to share with the group. At the Center, we also have a bilingual Western female facilitator and a local female shaman on staff, so both male and female guests can easily find an understanding female ear for more sensitive conversations.
We support holistic healing of the mind, body, and spirit, and thus provide the environment and itinerary for you to get the most out of your stay with us. With daily guided jungle expeditions from our expert local jungle guide, you can experience the breath-taking flora and fauna of our lush jungle paradise, located on the edge of the 2 million hectare Pacaya Samiria National Reserve. This connection with nature allows for a deeper understanding and context for the medicines we work with, and can help facilitate a more profound experience during your ceremonies.
We believe the health of physical body sets the foundation for the health of the energetic body. Often ignored in this type of spiritual work, we provide access to a fully-stocked gym and offer yoga classes during your stay with us, so you can begin implementing the healthy habits that will carry this work with you into your life back home.
Finally, we round out your experience by incorporating Eastern and modern healing practices such as sound therapy with Tibetan singing bowls, pranayama breath work, guided meditations, and Om circles.
Ayahuasca is a powerful medicine that offers us the opportunity to understand our true nature, by shining a light onto our darkness, and holding a mirror up to our fears, negative thought patterns, and self-limiting beliefs. We provide the environment and expertise of a team of highly skilled, loving, compassionate Shamans and facilitators to guide you through the process of awakening, of choosing differently, healing, and expanding. It is a slow but steady path towards freedom – from fear, from illusion, from self-constructed boundaries – resulting in a lighter, brighter, more authentic self, and the full experience of love. It is our honor to help you on this most fulfilling of all journeys: the journey back home.