Connect to yourself, stretch your body, and quiet your mind with our hatha, vinyasa, or yin yoga classes three times a week! We offer a variety of classes that are accessible for all levels. This is a great opportunity to center your mind, raise your spirit, practice surrendering, and connect to your breath before your Ayahuasca ceremony. Plus, it’s a chance to begin a practice that you can take home with you, which can help maintain your connection to the medicine as you continue your path of healing and integration.
Prior to each ceremony, we offer floral baths made from various jungle plants and flowers. Our female shaman, Angelita, lovingly prepares these cleansing baths with multiple plants grown around our Center and in the surrounding jungle. Guests are invited to put their intention into the bath, asking the spirits of the plants to cleanse and protect them as they enter ceremony. As always, the intention that is put into an activity or ritual is a marker for how much you will get out of it, and this is an opportunity before ceremony to calm the mind, cleanse the spirit, and set the intention.
Surrender to an audial landscape as we bathe you with meditative instrumentation, including Tibetan singing bowls, shamanic drumming, Native American flute, and chimes. Research has shown that sound healing has great mental and physical benefits, so relax on your mat, close your eyes, and release any fears or anxiety with this calming therapy.
Studies have shown that meditation has similar effects on the brain as Ayahuasca, with over 100 different benefits to the mind, body, and spirit. By allowing ourselves to simply observe our thoughts, without judgement, and cultivating an ability to quiet our mind, we are improving our emotional well-being, focus, attention, cognition, energy levels, and even our immune system, among many other benefits. Join us for meditation in the maloca before ceremony, or cultivate your own practice in our beautiful and quiet meditation treehouse near the water!
The ancient Indian system of yoga identified ‘prana’ as the universal life force or energy that flows through us, via thousands of subtle energy channels called ‘nadis’ and energy centers called ‘chakras.’ ‘Ayama’ means to regulate or lengthen. Pranayamas, therefore, are yogic breathing exercises that nurture this life force, bringing harmony between the body, mind and spirit, making one physically, mentally and spiritually strong. These practices have the ability to quickly release stress, boost the immune system, improve our mental clarity, increase vitality (prana), and calm the mind.
Connect to a higher vibration, the frequency of the crown chakra, the sound of the universe, in the evening before ceremony. Gather in the maloka at dusk to add your voice to the choir as we chant Om together, putting our love and intention into that most sacred syllable of Eastern spiritual practices.