We use teacher plants (ayahuasca & San Pedro) based on the ancestral amazon and Andean knowledge. The Ayahuasca Retreat is a holistic process of healing where it is integrated knowledges, coming from the amazon traditions and from the inca culture, and from different traditions of wisdom. In the Ayahuasca retreats are also used knowledges of humanistic and transpersonal psychology, and techniques to work with energy. We consider it is part of our responsibility to preserve traditional knowledge of our ancestral culture, and also to give to the participants in the ayahuasca retreats an opportunity to know more about our ancestral system of healing.
The Ayahuasca brew that we use in the ceremonies is carefully prepared by traditional healers of the Shipibo nation from the amazon jungle. When the "medicine" is cooked, it is used only two plants: Ayahuasca (Banisteriopsis caapi) and Chacruna (Psychotria viridis). It is not used any other plant when medicine is cooked.
The ayahuasca ceremonies guides are over ten years of experience in the direction of Ayahuasca Retreats. They were more than 5 consecutive years receiving training from Shipibo healers, living with them. But guides are trained not only in techniques and knowledge from Peruvian traditional medicine, but also they are more than 15 consecutive years studying the structure of the soul and about psychic recovery techniques and spiritual growth. They are studying and training constantly, and it is considered as the primary objective for Sapan Inka Retreat Center, physical, psychological and spiritual health of all participants in the Ayahuasca Retreats.
It is a word in Runasimi or Quechua language, and it can be translated as Wise Inka. However this word or name indicates a spiritual hierarchy that existed at the time of the Inka, and it was used to describe a special type of priest who was part of the spiritual Inka nobility. He was someone who had the power to lead and teach to others Incas. He had sacred ancestral knowledge about astronomy, art and mastery of stone, language and medicine.
Ayahuasca Retreats with small groups - Ayhuasca Ceremonies Cusco, Peru