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.
14 and 23-Day Mindfulness and the Medicine Ayahuasca Retreats
This ayahuasca retreat will combine the work of Maestra Lila and Maestro Damian with in-depth practices of mindfulness, yoga, and other psycho-spiritual practices. We will work on understanding and cultivating mindfulness and other beneficial qualities alongside the ayahuasca ceremonies. Not only will you learn how to use applied mindfulness skills to discover a new sense of self that is more resilient and peaceful, but you will learn how mindfulness is directly relevant to working with ayahuasca, and how to carry what you experience in your ceremonies into your life.
**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.**
|July 13 - 26, 2018||Open||Register now|
|July 13 - August 4, 2018||Open||Register now|
|November 30 - December 13, 2018||Open||Register now|
|November 30 - December 22, 2018||Open||Register now|
13-Day Yoga Intensive Ayahuasca Retreat
The aim of the practice of yoga is the movement from a state of separation towards that of our inherent connectedness, or from dualism towards non-dualism. Similarly, ayahuasca also potentializes our capacity to dissolve boundaries of separation and access the states of deep connection and unified ‘beingness’ that are the very aims of yoga. The Yoga Intensive Ayahuasca Retreat is designed for yoga enthusiasts who are interested in the combination of a comprehensive yoga program and traditional Amazonian plant-based healing practices. This retreat will combine five intimate ayahuasca ceremonies for groups limited to 12 people only with a comprehensive yoga program during the daytime.
|October 17 - 29, 2018||Open||Register now|
13-Day Expressive Arts Ayahuasca Retreat
This is a special retreat with a focus on accessing creativity, cultivating joy, and using the powerful expressive tools of voice, body movement, and rhythm to help you connect with your deepest longing for free, authentic expression. You will be guided to move beyond personal inhibitions, ignite your own personal creative fire, and access free and joyful movement and expression. Daily classes incorporating expressive practices of movement, dance, vocal techniques, and rhythmic play will be oriented towards identifying and anchoring a deep connection within you to your personal life calling and the free, uninhibited expression of your essence into embodied, cellular experience.
|October 2 - 14, 2018||Open||Register now|
9-Day Women’s Ayahuasca Retreat
There is something special that happens when groups of women get together. For this retreat we will be working with exclusively female Shipibo Maestras, female facilitators, and female support staff, in order to create this magical and profoundly healing container. This very special workshop is for women only. We have strived to honor the divine feminine in all of our work at the Temple through working with mainly female healers since 2009. Holding a retreat specifically for women brings an added focus to that guiding principle, and aims to support the embodiment and empowerment of feminine energy in our guests, and on the planet.
|August 10 - 18, 2018||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.
|June 15 - July 7, 2018||Full (wait list)||Join waiting list|
|August 10 - September 1, 2018||Open||Register now|
|September 7 - 29, 2018||Open||Register now|
|November 2 - 24, 2018||Open||Register now|
9-Day Alignment Intensive Ayahuasca Retreats
This very special retreat combines ayahuasca ceremonies and the sophisticated healing work of our Shipibo Maestras and Maestros with a kind of ontological inquiry (meaning inquiry into the nature of your being) that will have you identify your calling or mission for your life, and give you tools for ayahuasca integration and to design your life so that it is aligned with that calling. For this work, we will have Richard Condon, a ‘Maestro’ of ontological inquiry with almost 40 years of experience, Dr. Tanya Kammonnen (formerly Maté), our Integration Director, leading daytime group conversations, and a team of 3 female and 2 male Shipibo healers, supported by 3 resident Temple facilitators.
|September 7 - 15, 2018||Full (wait list)||Join waiting list|
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.
|June 15 - 23, 2018||Full (wait list)||Join waiting list|
|July 13 - 21, 2018||Almost full||Register now|
|October 5 - 13, 2018||Open||Register now|
|November 2 - 10, 2018||Open||Register now|
|November 30 - December 8, 2018||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.
|May 29 - June 9, 2018||Almost full||Register now|
|June 26 - July 7, 2018||Full (wait list)||Join waiting list|
|July 24 - August 4, 2018||Open||Register now|
|August 21 - September 1, 2018||Open||Register now|
|September 20 - October 1, 2018||Open||Register now|
|October 16 - 27, 2018||Open||Register now|
|November 13 - 24, 2018||Open||Register now|
|December 11 - 22, 2018||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.**
|June 15 - 28, 2018||Full (wait list)||Join waiting list|
Traditional Plant Dietas
Tobacco and Plant Dietas at the Temple
Tobacco and plant dietas are an opportunity to take your medicine journey even deeper. The particular process of dieting that we are offering at the Temple comes from a long lineage of tobacco healing traditions throughout the Amazon that has spanned thousands of years. Many of our western staff are actively engaged in carrying out a course of these dietas, and it is with great pleasure that we now are able to hold a space on our grounds and share these gifts with guests of the Temple. Dieteros (people on dieta) will receive all of the care, structure, support, and experience that the Temple has offered to guests for the last ten years. These dietas are focused on the plant being dieted and no ayahuasca ceremonies will take place.
**Prior attendance at a Temple retreat is strictly required.**
|May 29 - June 7, 2018||Open||Register now|
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.**
|June 15 - 28, 2018||Open||Register now|
|September 7 - 20, 2018||Open||Register now|
|December 1 - 14, 2018||Open||Register now|