The Transformative Healing Process of
Integrative Amazonian Curanderismo...
The main focus of the retreat is centered around the traditional healing sessions we will experience using various modalities, including; clay detoxing, flower and leaf baths, tobacco ceremony, ayahuasca ceremony, and group and personalized diets of other master plant teas. You will be encouraged to help in harvesting and preparing the remedies we use during the retreat, as well as selected herbs for personal use, if deemed necessary in addition to the group regimen.
Our daytime activities are selected to help enhance and deepen our experience. We will have group integrations after each Ayahuasca ceremony. One day we will paint our visions with master painter Julio Hurtado. Our activities will broaden the perspective of this work’s effect on our world, helping us to integrate our healing into our daily lives. Other daily activities may include visits from Shipibo hand crafters, jungle walks, etc.. The point is, we will not only progress through our inner realms, but part of the healing process will be bringing the newfound healing into tangible realms, where we can leverage it into our daily lives, re-training our habits and personalities toward health and wellbeing that lasts.
Every morning we wake together and share dieta tea at our daily Gentle Movement practice. As the plants will help unlock our mind and heart, so too our bodies must come undone to be rebuilt wiser, stronger, more efficient tools to carry the Light in the Universe. Through this practice we awaken our bodies through a grounding, restorative, yet expansive set of flowing movement. Easy enough for the first timer, with modifications to challenge the most advanced yogi.
During the retreat each participant’s body is also guided to relax and unwind into the process of unfoldment through guided bodywork. Generally Sylvie gives each participant one hour+ body mechanic tune-up. At select retreats we will have another masseuse available for varied modalities. (One massage is included in the 18 day, a la carte at other retreats, see exact retreat details.)
This Retreat will give your body a chance to be healed in ways not possible using only one practice alone could. The result of combining unpatterning practices along with training new platform uploads to our systems simultaneously, in all dimensions of the self, is a profound approach with unimaginable results for each one of us!
The retreat is strictly electronics free except for flashlights and use of cameras, although we encourage limited use. Having a two week e-detox alone will start calming and reseting our highly sensitive nervous systems in whole new ways. Get away from the wifi and get away from the humm, and find the beat of eternal life pulsing within.
In addition to the daily routines of wellbeing, there is a progression to the work we will complete. Over the course of your time at the retreat center we will work into and back out of, our most intimate healings. In order to accomplish the most effective, efficient, and permanent healing we have designed a program that utilizes the primary components of Amazonian medicine in a certain physical, emotional, and spiritual progression. This progression will allow us to first let down our guards, then open to the process, then receive of the immense healing available to each of us, and then to firmly seal and anchor these updates into our systems.
The Traditional Amazonian system will start off focusing on elimination and purification. On the first full day in the jungle we will start out by cleansing and eliminating with a traditional purge utilizing mapacho (black jungle tobacco) and piñon blanco. These are brewed up into a purgative tea, to cleanse the entire upper GI, stomach, and organs. This process is also protective to the entire energy field, a necessary factor for the opening that is about to come.
To begin the cleanse, we will also partake of full body, clay detox packs using local clay that we will harvest from nearby waterways. That afternoon we will receive plant baths, sopladas, and go on to partake in our first night of ayahuasca ceremony. Each ceremony day we will harvest, prepare, and administer floral plant baths to each participant, in the traditional manner.
During each day our activities will engage us to learn about many master plants of the jungle, as well as an immense number of medicinals. During the 18 day Intensives we will cook our own ayahuasca over 3 days, and use it in sacred ceremony for the second half of the retreat.
In total, we will have 7 Ayahuasca Ceremonies at the 18 Day, and 5 at the 10 day, along with 3 Kambo purges at each. The ceremonies will be lead by local master shamans, along with Sylvie/Nomecito, and are of course fully translated. Every morning after a ceremony we will join in the maloka for group integration, to share more of our individual and collective experiences, and to gain insights from our own reflections within each other's perspectives.
During the course of the Retreat we will eat simple jungle dieta food and be partaking of different master plant concentrations to deepen our experience and allow the healing of ayahuasca, and the jungle herself, to penetrate us more fully. Starting a few days in, we will begin taking diet teas of master plants like una de gato, chuchuasa, tahuari, chiric sanango, or Bobinsana, as determined by the shamans and staff. These plants will allow our minds and bodies to more fully accept the healing from the ayahuasca, and teach us about ourselves deeply in the process. As we harvest, prepare, and consume these curative teas we will be building a solid foundation with these master plants. We will generally be giving 1-3 total plants to each group, for a few days each or more.
We will open and close our retreat with an intention ceremony. Through the progression of plant diets, ayahuasca ceremonies, integrations, opening body movement, and of course alongside the healing energies of the jungle, we will each go through a magical cycle of inner awakening. The retreat will be sealed and protected, so that these lessons learned are held fast within each of us, and we will prepare each participant to return to their lives renewed, rekindled, and inspired to go for it, creating the life that will fulfill them into abundance, and serve the highest good for all!
Everyone here at Los Cielos has experienced these changes in our lives, and it has been apparent to those around us along the way. We are overjoyed and humbled at the opportunity to make this offering to any who come. We are here to hold the space for you to make your own journey, into the center of your heart and back. We have set in place a platform that has been shown to provide a safe and effective outcome time and time again. It is our service to this work to share this great opportunity with anyone who is willing to let themselves enjoy the benefits of the healing potential that is around all beings, at all times. It is our prayer that through this work, we are all made more aware of the love and abundance that surrounds each one of us in all situations. And as we open our hearts to the Sacred, we learn to turn even what we thought would be our most inner poison, in fact, into very good medicine.
We look forward to guiding you through this process, using the plants as our teachers, guiding us to our lives' most important healing work. Through the depths we may have to traverse, through the stars we may get to fly, and in the end we must turn inward to focus on the seed of our inspiration, that it may grow up and into the light, where all comes from and returns. It is our intent to help you find these seeds and get them growing with vigor and beauty! What these seeds are and how the fruits will taste is an exciting journey of mystery for us each. May this earth be covered in the beauty of our mysteries' unfoldment.
And so we say...
...Trusting in these Ways