Want to find a good ayahuasca retreat but don’t know where to start? Find out how in this guide!
What is Ayahuasca?
Ayahuasca is a brew from Amazon that’s mixed with Caapi (MAOI) and Chacruna (DMT). Over time, people started to experiment with the ingredients and found that Harmala (MAOI) and Mimosa (DMT) is the smoothest and potent trip if used correctly.
Ayahuasca has been used for over 5,000 years. It’s been used by healers, teachers, and shamans as a way to expand their consciousness. Now it’s being used in Peru to treat drug addicts and can be used as a substitute for antidepressant pills.
The drink that’s extracted from the Ayahuasca is the largest source of DMT. DMT is a neurotransmitter that’s naturally produced in your brain-mind from its pineal gland. It creates dreams when our bodies go under REM unconsciousness.
After 20 minutes ingesting Ayahuasca, your consciousness is altered, leading to a change in brain waves. Normally, it decreases your metabolism, change in pH, blood pressure, respiratory rate, etc. Thereby, it will increase your vision, touch, sensitivity, and smell.
There are ayahuasca retreats that are available, but we’ll explain that later on in this guide. Keep reading to see how using it will positively change your life.
Benefits of Ayahuasca
Studies have shown that Ayahuasca brings positive experiences to the mind, body, and soul.
Here are the main benefits of using Ayahuasca.
Mental and Emotional Health
Ayahuasca teaches us a myriad of things. One of the most profound lessons it teaches you is self-acceptance. Your ego can be a powerful thing, and in today’s world and media we’re consistently taught media and news that we need to appear a certain way to achieve happiness.
Using Ayahuasca shatters that illusion. It how it’s just an illusion and how it’s an idea that we can’t ever obtain. The key to true happiness comes from within, and Ayahuasca teaches us that.
Ayahuasca teaches us that we as humans are both strong and flawed as well. Recognizing and embracing what makes us beautiful and unique is a crucial part of the journey of self-love. Once you see the truth of Ayahuasca, so much depression, guilt, and stress can easily disappear, and we can start with a clean slate and build whatever life we want to live.
The physical benefits behind Ayahuasca are very astonishing. One of the main functions of the brew is the crossed energy straightening and the cleaning of the body. This implies that on an energetic or physical level, it allows the body to operate with as little impediments as possible.
It makes your body perform its daily operations more efficiently. This means that a little bit is required to maintain the status quo or higher benefits that are extracted from this same input. It reduces the need for sleep and maximizes energy levels.
Also, Ayahuasca’s is life-changing as it improves your efficiency, As it helps you come to your senses, know your failures and learn from it, accept your shortcomings and mistakes. Its also filled with the emptiness of love and gratitude.
When one feels happy about himself, it resonates through their daily work and relationships. Ayahuasca creates a better person. Thus, making you more efficient in everything you do.
Death of Ego
Ayahuasca works with the Death of Ego – the death of the opinion you have of yourself. We tend to live through life having negative opinions about our appearance, actions, and even our day to day decisions.
The death of these opinions opens the door to a realistic reflection of yourself as an individual, who we are as humans, and what we can become over time. It allows you to view yourself in a new way that you’d never see possible, a way without judgment and sentiment.
It’s the viewing of your true self, without the influence of preconceived or bias ideas. This allows you to appreciate yourself, nothing more or less. The ego-death and the multiple realizations that follow can help reinforce self-love and reinforce self-acceptance.
The best way to experience Ayahuasca is through a retreat. It’s safer, and they have healers that can help you throughout the process.
Here are some of the best Ayahuasca retreats that are available.
Temple of the Way of Light
The Temple of the Way of Light is a shamanic retreat that offers intensive healing. Participants work with Shipibo healers that have 20-30 years of experience working with ancient plant medicines.
On average every 21 participants have 6-7 healers for each season. It’s a protected, gentle, safe space that’s for deep healing. The staff is hands-on, and they value each other and the participant’s needs.
The temple offers 7 ceremonies for 12 days, making it a great place for permanent healing.
Nimea Kaya Healing Center
Nimea Kaya Healing Center has a main focus on humanity and Mother Earth. In Shipibo, Nimea Kaya means the Spirit of the Jungle. It was started in 2008 and has moved to a newer area last year.
This healing center is in a jungle setting, giving you an authentic experience. It has native plant medicines for spiritual healing and has local Shipibo curandero (shamans). There is about 6 staff member for a participant, so you’ll be safe and protected throughout the entire process. With only 17 participants a session, its an intimate ayahuasca retreat in its own right.
Spirit Vine Ayahuasca Retreat
Spirit Vine Ayahuasca Retreat offers 8-9 day retreats that are made to create a balanced experience for each participant. It gives users the time to enjoy the beaches, the spacious jungles, just to relax, meditate, and enjoy the bliss of the present.
The activities they include are:
- Inner child integration
- Life progression
- Finding the sources of your blockages and finding a resource to overcome them.
Another important part about the retreat is that the Yoga sessions happen in the morning. This helps to enhance the ayahuasca sessions during the evening.
The Spirit Vine Ayahuasca Retreat’s staff has extensive experience in integrating psychology, self-development, shamanism, and other various modalities. They are available at all times and are dedicated to giving you the support and healing that you need.
And with so many retreats out there, getting healed is no issue. Conclusively, try it out Ayahuasca if you want to give your mind a quick restart and help you stay mentally and emotionally healthy. It will require commitment, but its the best option for long-term stress relief and spiritual awakening.