7 Day Amazon Retreat
- Duration: 7 Days (approx.)
- Location: Iquitos, Loreto
- Product code: 7 Day AAR
- 4 Ayahuasca Ceremonies with authentic Shipibo Shamans
- 1 Kambo (Frog Venom) ceremony with local Matses Shaman
- 3 Floral baths
- 6 nights/7 days accommodation at Arkana Spiritual Center in primary Amazon rainforest paradise
- 1 Vibrational Soundbath
- 1 Breathwave Session
- Pickup/drop off in Iquitos, Peru (International flights NOT
included) * See more about Pickup info below
- Daily jungle excursions with professional local jungle guides
- Unlimited access to 88 sq. meter fitness facility including yoga mats, Onnit kettle bells, battle ropes, steel maces, Moving Zen suspension straps, punching bag, gloves, pads, jump ropes, spinning bike and free weights
- Internet connection through portable USB modems
- All meals at the center (dinner is not served on ceremony nights, unless guests choose not to participate) plus unlimited fruit, drinking water, and tea
- Lifetime 10% discount on return visits to Arkana Spiritual Center and membership to exclusive Facebook group.
At Arkana Amazon, we work closely with both female and male Shipibo shamans and our staff of healers to bring you a comprehensive program deeply rooted in the traditional practices of indigenous medicine. We offer a safe, caring, and effective space to begin your journey of transformation, helping you every step of the way as you uncover the energetic roots of any trauma, negative thought patterns, unhealthy habits, or spiritual imbalance. Our carefully constructed program optimizes your healing by incorporating Eastern and modern philosophies for long-term integration into a modern world. Following your time with us at Arkana, you will return to life back home with a new perspective and a deeper understanding of yourself and your truth, and will be equipped with the skills and tools necessary to integrate your experience into your everyday life.
Our entire program is structured around our sacred plant medicine ceremonies. We work with 4 different medicines for this retreat: Nunu, Kambo, Ayahuasca, and the Sonoran Desert Toad (5-MeO-DMT) as an optional add-on.
The Nunu ceremony takes place the night you arrive, 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.
Kambo (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.
In addition, for an extra fee, you will have the opportunity to partake in a "Sapo Ceremony" the medicine of the Sonoran Desert Toad. This powerful and potent medicine has been a vital part of many shamanic ceremonies, 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.
Prior to the 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.
For the jungle expeditions you can expect to do activities including:
Daytime jungle trekking
Journey to Monkey Island
Holding and learning about sloths
Cayman (small alligator) catch and release
Tracking and spotting animals (boas, anacondas, alligators,
frogs, tarantulas, scorpions, iguanas, hawks and other
birds, unique insects, monkeys, capybaras)
Swimming and spotting freshwater ‘pink’ dolphins
Learning about wild medicinal plants from the jungle
Fishing for piranhas and catfish (keep what you catch!)
Boating under the stars
And more …
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 yoga, sound baths, breathwork, guided meditations, and other holistic therapies.
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.
Taxi/ Pick-Up Info:
All passengers will be picked up from hotel La Casona on Sunday at 9 am, we meet at the courtyard for check-in. For those inclined, please make arrangement to have a light breakfast prior to our meeting.
We have an intro talk and leave around 10 am on vans to Nauta, the port town. (We stop mid-way for lunch). At the port, we take the boat for 1.5 - 2 hours to the Arkana Amazon Spiritual Center.
If passengers get delayed, private transportation can be arranged to the center for an additional cost.