If you decide to participate in an Ayahuasca Retreat, you might have an authentic, intense, profound and meaningful healing experience, and a possibility to explore the spiritual dimension. You might experience a process of transformation, a life changing experience. Different spiritual technologies are used in the retreats to open access to amazing states of expansion of consciousness. These states will help you to explore the depths of your being and will give you the possibility to see beyond the limits of ordinary state of consciousness. In the ayahuasca retreat the healer is at the same time a Transpersonal Psychotherapist. You will be supported constantly in a very personal way through the retreat. We work with small groups, because our main intention is to bring most possible psychological and spiritual support. Integration therapies are totally personal, person to person.
Ayahuasca experiences facilitate the connection with the deep intelligence of your body, with the self-regulation ability of your own organism, and can offer you a deep detoxification experience of body, mind and spirit. An experience in the ayahuasca retreats can help you to see your life more clearly, help you to overcome existential conflicts and heal traumas from the past. In addition, if you are part of an adequate process of integration of the experience, you will have tools to continue helping and healing yourself.
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Our commitment and training in the art of giving Ayahuasca medicine is a permanent process, and is linked to a constant study of the structure of the psyche and the soul, of the deep psychology of the human being and of transpersonal explorations. The art of giving Ayahuasca medicine is our vocation, and our goal is to allow to everyone taking part in the Ayahuasca retreats to feel completely confident and safe.
The medicine that we use in the Ayahuasca ceremonies is cooked in Pucallpa, in the Amazon jungle, by authentic Shipibo ayahuasqueros, and it is cooked exclusively for our use. For preparation of our medicine only two plants are used: Ayahuasca (Banisteriopsis caapi) and Chacruna (Psychotria viridis). We do not use any other additive plant. It is very important for us the quality of ayahuasca medicine that we use in our ceremonies; therefore, the person who cooks our medicine is a person of our total confidence and works exclusively with us. The medicine is cooked in a Shipibo native community and cooked in the traditional way.
Thanks to the fact that there is maximum availability for 6 people, you will definitely have the opportunity to fully experience all the benefits of the techniques used during Ayahuasca retreats. Ayahuasca retreats includes to participate in a completely personalized Integration Therapy, where the participants are advised, so that, they can assimilate, interpret, understand and integrate their experiences lived in the Ayahuasca retreats. All the participants are well prepared, so that, they can live a full and profound experience.
Ayahuasca Integration process is the most important part of this healing process, because a meaningful psychedelic experience creates a long-term positive impact.
Common questions that arise after participating in an ayahuasca ceremonies or a retreat are: How can I take home everything I have learned from my ayahuasca experience? Will I still feel the way I feel now once I face everyday life? What should I do? How can I continue my process? Therefore, perhaps the most important aspect after having an experience with Ayahuasca, is to carry out an adequate integration process of the experiences lived during the expanded states of consciousness. But, what is the integration process itself?
Psychedelic integration or integration of psychedelic experience is a relatively new method. The integration of experiences with ayahuasca is a method that draws on knowledge and techniques from the ancient Amazonian culture, integrating them with knowledge and procedures from transpersonal psychotherapy and psychedelic psychotherapy. The main objective of the method is to make experiences with ayahuasca have long-term positive effects on our lives.
Ayahuasca Integration allows you to develop a symbolic interpretation of your experience, giving meaning to the visions, sensations and emotions experienced during ceremonies, helping to know what to do with what you have experienced and showing you how to continue on your path of personal evolution.
All Ayahuasca Retreats include one preparation session online and two ayahuasca integration sessions online.
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In these Ayahuasca retreats you will have the opportunity to visit Machu Picchu and you can directly experience the magic of this mysterious place.
Our Ayahuasca retreats include 2 Ayahuasca ceremonies and one San Pedro ceremony that includes the assistance of an Andean priest who will offer an ancestral ceremony of offering to Mother Earth, during the experience with San Pedro we will walk to a place at the shore of a river, near a beautiful waterfall. After all the Ayahuasca ceremonies you will go to visit Machu Picchu. It is include one Preparation online session before the retreat and 2 Ayahuasca Integration sessions after the retreat.
These Ayahuasca Retreats includes 2 ayahuasca sessions and one San Pedro ceremony. It is a 5 days Ayahuasca Retreat and it includes a Pachamama (Mother Earth) offering ceremony, which is guided by an Andean priest (Pampamisayoq). This ritual is part of the experience with San Pedro medicine, corresponds to the initial part of the process with San Pedro medicine.
The San Pedro medicine allows working aspects that it is not possible to work with ayahuasca medicine, in addition, the state of consciousness facilitated by San Pedro helps us to understand the experience with ayahuasca and, in a certain sense, helps us crystallize the learning obtained by the ayahuasca experience. It is include one Preparation online session before the retreat and 2 Ayahuasca Integration sessions after the retreat.
This is an Ayahuasca Retreat including 3 ayahuasca ceremonies. In this retreat you will explore the sacred spiritual world of Ayahuasca. This is a shamanic journey and at the same time it is a healing a therapeutic and psychedelic process.
In our Ayahuasca Retreats we integrate ancient traditions of wisdom from the Amazon jungle and contemporary Psychospiritual Therapy.
It is also included sessions with Hipnagogic Deep Trance Light Machine in order to help your brain to produce endogen DMT and to help you to explere amplified states of consciousness. This light machine is complementary to Ayahuasca ceremonies.
Because one of the most important in Ayahuasca experience is how to integrate this process into your daily life. We include one Preparation online session before you participate in the retreat, and afte the retreat we will have 2 Ayahuasca Integration sessions online.
Ayahuasca Retreats include a psycho-spiritual therapeutic process, and it has as purpose to help to the participants to reconnect with the healing power of your own organism, and to help to connect with the higher Spiritual Self.
You will participate in two or three ayahuasca ceremonies, where it is possible to experience a deep process of introspection, accessing to expanded states of consciousness. It is an inner journey to help us to connect with unknown areas of the mind and with the depths of our Self.
Our Ayahuasca ceremony is an integration between the traditional medicine of the Amazon jungle and a Psycho-spiritual Therapy. It means that the Ayahuasca ceremony includes some elements coming from ancestral wisdom and some elements from humanistic, existential and transpersonal psychotherapy.
The Ayahuasca session is the most important aspect of Ayahuasca Therapy. Ayahuasca Retreats are a kind of short therapy where the main objective is to live a healing and transformative experience which allows us to connect with the self-regulating capacity of our own organism, and opens a door to our inner world and to the spiritual dimension.
In an Ayahuasca retreat it is possible to live very deep experiences of purification, of psycho-emotional unblocking, and it is also possible to live transpersonal experiences or psychedelic peak experiences. It is a process of exploration of the internal psychic reality, a journey of exploration into the world of Ayahuasca.
Experience has shown us that the Ayahuasca Retreat cannot concentrate many people at the same time, if our intention is to provide psychological and spiritual assistance to every participant. For that reason, the maximum capacity of participants in our ayahuasca retreats is six people. Thus, it is possible to talk deeply with each participant during all the retreat, it means that from the first moment you arrive to our house, we will have a private conversation with you with the intention to know a little bit more about you and to know how to help in the process, to know what your motivations and intentions are, and so, to be able to give you the more convenient support, directed and specially adapted to your needs. The conversations are private.
Pandora Star Light is a small device that uses an inverted triangle of LED lights. This device emits flashing beams of light focused on the retina, stimulating different regions of the brain. People who are exposed to light with their eyelids closed may experience images of kaleidoscopic patterns, of mandalic and psychedelic type, which may allow deep introspection, similar to a state of deep meditation.
The Sapan Inka Ayahuasca Retreat Center is located in the Sacred Valley, Urubamba, Cusco, Peru. The house where we organize our retreats is a very special place surrounded by beautiful sacred mountains, a sacred river and it is on the way to Machu Picchu.
We consider as a part of our responsibility, preservation of 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.
We use teacher plants (Ayahuasca and San Pedro) based on the ancestral amazon and Andean knowledge. To cook the medicine it is used just two plants: Ayahuasca vine (Banisteriopsis caapi) and Chacruna leaves (Psychotria viridis). We don’t use any other plant for the brew.
The Sapan Inka Retreat Center participated in a scientific research entitled: "Psychedelic experiences of people who participated in sessions of ayahuasca therapy". The interviews used as a source of data for the research were conducted at the Sapan Inka Center for a period of 5 years. It is a qualitative research that aimed to describe and interpret the various psychological effects that participants lived during and after their experiences, in the short and long term. It is an important research in which it was concluded that the way in which people perceive and interpret their experiences is very important; because it depends on the depth and duration of the impact experienced, which occurs at different levels; encompassing the instinctive, the emotional, various cognitive processes, and the spiritual.
We are a Peruvian married couple. We are psychologists and therapists. We focus our work on the integration between traditional Amazonian medicine and psycho-spiritual therapy (Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychology). We are founders of the Sapan Inka Retreat Center, where Ayahuasca Retreats have been organized for more than 10 years. Our job is to advise and guide people before, during and after their experiences in ayahuasca sessions.
Our path of learning in the art of giving Ayahuasca began in the 90s. Initially we sought greater self-knowledge and possibilities of psychological and spiritual growth, we wanted to heal ourselves and to be able to grow and mature spiritually. Eventually we were assuming ever more commitment to our work, and over time we developed a technique or therapeutic method that integrates the traditional uses of ayahuasca medicine and certain knowledge and techniques from contemporary psychotherapy. We currently organize 5 and 6 days Ayahuasca Retreats, where it is possible to be part of a consciousness exploration journey and a discovery of the spiritual dimension.
It is a kind of support for those who have participated in ayahuasca ceremonies. Emotional, psychological and spiritual support. Integration is a process where you, together with the psychotherapist, will discover the meaning of your experience and you will learn how to integrate your experience in a positive way into your daily life.
This process requires management of skills and techniques with the intention to interpret the symbolical contents lived during and after an experience in an ayahuasca ceremony; then assimilating and integrating into the field of consciousness the contents and insights emerged during expanded states of consciousness; and later, assimilating and understanding a possible catharsis lived during the journey to the world of ayahuasca, since some experiences that are not properly interpreted and integrated could lead to confusion, triggering possible psychological or emotional disorder or physical illness.
Sapan Inka Ayahuasca Retreat Centre
Cusco, Perú 2008 - 2023