Each ayahuasca retreat at the Temple of the Way of Light features a balance of female and male healers from the indigenous Shipibo tribe. This incredible team of healers is highly experienced in practicing the ancient art of ayahuasca shamanism. Their ayahuasca ceremonies are supported by highly trained and knowledgeable Western facilitators, who act as a critical cultural bridge between the healers and our guests.
Through meticulous planning and experience with thousands of guests, the Temple has developed a range of ayahuasca retreat programs in our beautiful jungle environment, about two hours by boat and trek from the Peruvian city of Iquitos.
9-Day Ayahuasca Retreats
Our 9-Day Ayahuasca Retreats are comprised of 5 ceremonies with 5 Shipibo healers and 2 experienced facilitators. These healing retreats are intense, typically with deep insights and profound restoration taking place in a short amount of time.
|February 23 - March 3, 2019||Almost full||Register Now|
|March 23 - 31, 2019||Open||Register Now|
|April 20 - 28, 2019||Almost full||Register Now|
|May 18 - 26, 2019||Open||Register Now|
|June 1 - 9, 2019||Open||Register Now|
|July 2 - 10, 2019||Open||Register Now|
|July 30 - August 7, 2019||Open||Register Now|
|August 27 - September 4, 2019||Open||Register Now|
|September 10 - 18, 2019||Open||Register Now|
|October 11 - 19, 2019||Open||Register Now|
|November 8 - 16, 2019||Open||Register Now|
|November 22 - 30, 2019||Open||Register Now|
9-Day Silent Meditation and Medicine Retreat
This 9-day silent retreat is an invitation to unplug from daily life and dive into a profound inner journey. In this workshop we will weave together traditional approaches to ayahuasca healing with the Shipibo maestros, meditation, and a series of body-based energy and awareness practices. This will support you in cultivating tranquility of mind, balance of body, balance of energy, and the capacity to see deeply into the nature of your own mind with wisdom and clarity. The retreat includes 4 ceremonies with two Shipibo healers, as well as guidance from two experienced facilitators and two teachers.
|June 1 - 9, 2019||Open||Register Now|
11-Day Alignment Intensive Ayahuasca Retreats
The Alignment Intensive Ayahuasca Retreat combines 5 ayahuasca ceremonies and the sophisticated healing work of the Shipibo Maestras and Maestros with ontological inquiry with Richard Condon and Matthew Watherston, to help you to identify your Calling (or Mission) for your life. This process gives you unique and powerful tools for ayahuasca integration, and shows you how to recreate and design your life so that it is aligned with your Calling and how to connect to the wisdom of your soul to guide, inform, and inspire every aspect of your life.
|September 27 - October 7, 2019||Full (wait list)||Join waiting list|
|December 9 - 19, 2019||Open||Register Now|
12-Day Ayahuasca Retreats
Our 12-Day Ayahuasca Retreats are comprised of 7 ceremonies, with 5 Shipibo healers and 2 experienced facilitators. These healing retreats are intense, typically with deep insights and profound restoration taking place in a short amount of time.
|March 9 - 20, 2019||Full (wait list)||Join waiting list|
|April 6 - 17, 2019||Almost full||Register Now|
|May 4 - 15, 2019||Open||Register Now|
|July 16 - 27, 2019||Open||Register Now|
|August 13 - 24, 2019||Open||Register Now|
|October 25 - November 5, 2019||Open||Register Now|
23-Day Deep Immersion Ayahuasca Retreats
Our Deep Immersion Retreats place an equal focus on both healing and integration. Seven ayahuasca ceremonies are spread out over the duration of the program, enabling more time for processing, contemplation and integration. Included are daily classes in yoga, meditation, and art therapy, among others, as well as individual and group processing sessions.
|March 9 - 31, 2019||Almost full||Register Now|
|April 6 - 28, 2019||Open||Register Now|
|May 4 - 26, 2019||Open||Register Now|
|July 16 - August 7, 2019||Open||Register Now|
|August 13 - September 4, 2019||Open||Register Now|
|September 27 - October 19, 2019||Open||Register Now|
14 and 23-Day Mindfulness and the Medicine Ayahuasca Retreats
This ayahuasca retreat combines the format of the Deep Immersion Ayahuasca Retreat with a special in-depth exploration of applied mindfulness and integration strategies derived from evidence based psychological modalities, guided by Sean Chiddy, of the Temple’s Integration Team. Also included are daily classes in yoga, meditation, and creative expression, among others, as well as individual and group processing sessions.
**Please Note: This retreat will be offered as a 14-Day retreat or a 23-Day retreat. Guests of the 14-Day retreat will join the 23-Day guests for the first 14 days of the 23-Day retreat.**
|June 18 - July 1, 2019||Full (wait list)||Join waiting list|
|June 18 - July 10, 2019||Open||Register Now|
|October 25 - November 7, 2019||Open||Register Now|
|October 25 - November 16, 2019||Open||Register Now|
14-Day Ayahuasca, Yoga, Meditation, and Self-Inquiry Retreats
Our Ayahuasca, Yoga, Meditation, and Self-Inquiry Retreats are comprised of 5 ceremonies with 2 Shipibo healers, and a comprehensive program of progressive therapeutic and Eastern psycho-spiritual practices to ensure effective processing and long-lasting integration.
**Please note: Participants in the 14-Day Retreat join the concurrent 3-Week Deep Immersion Program for the first 14 days of the Deep Immersion Program.**
|March 9 - 22, 2019||Full (wait list)||Join waiting list|
|April 6 - 19, 2019||Full (wait list)||Join waiting list|
|May 4 - 17, 2019||Full (wait list)||Join waiting list|
|December 9 - 22, 2019||Open||Register Now|
Traditional Plant Dietas
Plant Dietas at Niwe Rao Xobo
Since 2009, the Temple has been blessed with the presence and expertise of one of the most recognized and powerful lineages of Shipibo healers from Pucallpa. For generations, the family of Ynez Sanchez, with her son, Jose, and daughters, Laura and Lila, has been carrying and practicing the medicine and wisdom of their ancestors. Acknowledging the immense value that they bring to our extended family through their expertise, integrity, commitment, love, and passion for plant medicine, the Temple is excited and honored to support them as they design, develop, and promote their own programs at their center in San Francisco, Peru, near Pucallpa, on the Ucayali river.
**Prior experience with ayahuasca is strictly required.**
|April 6 - 19, 2019||Almost full||Register Now|
|September 12 - 25, 2019||Open||Register Now|