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How to Choose an Ayahuasca Retreat

It’s time to take a trip away from it all and get re-centered. It’s been a long year already and taking some time to reconnect with yourself and nature is in the cards. So where to?

Maybe you have been considering an ayahuasca retreat – maybe you didn’t know you could book one. Maybe you never considered that an ayahuasca retreat was something that would be beneficial for you. Either way, it’s an option, and one that can redefine your mindset for the year.

Deciding that you want to enjoy an Ayahuasca retreat is great, but you want to make sure you enjoy the best opportunity possible. So, do you know what to look for in a retreat centre? Regardless of your answer, you should take a few moments to read through this article to make sure your plans are perfect for you and your needs.

What to Look for in an Ayahuasca Retreat

Before you book your travel accommodations, it’s essential to know what you should be looking for from a retreat centre. Take a moment to think through what you feel you should look for to help ensure that you have the best experience possible.

#1. Choose a Destination

One of the most important things you’ll want to ensure is that the destination you choose has clearly defined laws regarding Ayahuasca retreat centres. This practice is legal in many South American countries and some European ones as well (e.g., Ecuador, Peru, Brazil, Colombia, Bolivia, and Spain). Here you have the added benefit of working with an authentic Shaman whose tribe uses the substance in a traditional fashion.

#2. Research the Shamans

You can’t afford to underestimate the importance of the Shamans who will guide you through your Ayahuasca journey. They’re so vital that you’ll want to spend some time researching who they are. It’s essential to know that they have extensive history working with this substance as this will help you relax, knowing that they’re skilled in this practice.

You’ll also want to make sure that the Shaman you’ll be working can communicate with you in your preferred language. At the very least, the retreat centre should offer you apprentices or translators who do speak your language. Otherwise, it may be harder to feel at ease in your environment and truly let go.

#3. Consider the Retreat’s Reviews

Once you know that you’ve found a good Shaman in a destination that interests you, it’s time to read some of the online reviews that have been left regarding the retreat centre itself. You want to make sure that you choose a reputable place that can adequately address those factors that are truly important to you. Make sure you read both the positive and the negative reviews here to make a well-balanced decision.

While reading online reviews is great, it’s even better if you can get a recommendation from someone you know personally. However, suppose you don’t feel comfortable asking some people you know to recommend a retreat centre. In that case, it’s perfectly fine if you don’t feel comfortable asking someone about this information.

#4. Inquire About the Retreat Center’s Support System

When you have an idea of what retreat centre you’d like to visit, you’ll want to reach out to them for additional information. Some of the questions you’ll want to have answered include:

  • How do they help you reintegrate once you’ve participated in the ceremony?
  • Do they have trained employees available to help you in the days following the ceremony?
  • What other healing modalities do they offer you once you’ve returned home?

#5. Understand What Safety Procedures are in Place

Although an Ayahuasca retreat is safe, you want to make sure that you’re comfortable with the retreat centre’s safety protocols. At the very least, a reputable retreat centre will have a doctor or nurse on-site to help you with anything you need. This person should conduct a background check on everyone involved in the retreat before anyone participates in the ceremony. Requiring this background check ensures that everyone will be safe so that they can enjoy themselves.

Choose an Ayahuasca Retreat

We are here to remember what we are and why we are here on Earth. We offer safe Ayahuasca retreats in Europe with the intentions to:

Wake up, Clean up, Grow up and Show up.

Wake up from the conditioning and programming of the past. Clean up old emotional wounds and harmful patterns. Grow up to the fully expressed, youthfully free, and responsible human being. Show up to benefit the world with our unique purpose on Earth.

Discover our events today, and show up for yourself.

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