Private ayahuasca retreats & other bespoke retreats

We want to start by giving you a big welcome to Avalon! You are not here by chance, something within you guided your eyes here. This is your call to listen to your desires and pursue your healing journey. 

Do you desire spiritual awakening but don’t know where to start?

Have you always wished to participate in ancestral medicine ceremonies, but the thought of doing it with a lot of people scares you?

Do you wish for something private, personalized and focused on you?

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We want to help you release all the doubts, worries and fears and invite you to fully trust the high-quality services provided to you by our professional family of special humans. For that, you will find on this page all the information you need to have about our private ayahuasca retreats, from beginning to end. 

We will cover topics such as the ayahuasca itself, other sacred medicines used in our private ceremonies like Magic Mushrooms, Cacao, Peyote and others, as well as different therapies used during our private retreats such as yoga, meditation, hypnotherapy and others. Finally, all your questions about logistic details such as locations, transportation, accommodation and food will be promptly answered here. 

If by the end of this page you need further clarification or details about our retreats and possibilities, please feel free to fill in our questionnaire and we will promptly get back to you with a personalized answer. We love hearing from you!

Tailor-made private retreats to suit your wishes

At Avalon we offer a lot of diverse retreat options. You will find Holistic Ayahuasca Retreats, Therapeutic Magic Mushroom Retreats, Wellness Retreats, Retreats for Anxiety, Retreats for Depression, etc. These retreats can have the duration of one, four or six days and they held a maximum of 22 people. 

What if you want to participate in one of our retreats, but you would rather do it privately or you have a specific idea of what you are looking for?

Book yourself a private retreat, tailor made to fit all your needs and wishes. After all, it is YOUR journey of self-discovery, healing and spiritual expansion and no one better than you to know what you truly need. 

With our private retreats and private ceremonies everything is up for discussion and negotiation. You decide who is coming, the family members you want present, the program, the medicines, the menu…. You can even decide the location!

This private ceremony will be carefully designed and customized for you, so we kindly ask you to contact us with plenty of time, so we can start tailoring your private retreat at least one month before the desired date. Keep in mind that you are not reserving a table at a restaurant or booking tickets for a show. You are planning your own spiritual awakening. You are planning what could be a forever life changing experience. 

At Avalon we don’t wish to simply comply with your expectations. We wish to surprise you with an experience beyond your wildest dreams. With that in mind, please give us the proper time to ensure that every detail is carefully crafted and that everything is prepared to receive you at your tailor-made private retreat. 

Whether you are looking for a private Ayahuasca retreat, a private yoga retreat, a private retreat for couples or even a team building private retreat, Avalon is here to make all your wishes come true.

What are the advantages of an Avalon Private Retreat?

An Avalon private Ayahuasca retreat, carefully designed to meet your unique needs, is a perfect opportunity to heal all your open wounds. The ultimate goal of a private retreat is to assist you in getting rid of your limiting beliefs, help you implement new healthy practices in your daily life and finally provide a transforming experience that will allow you to find more balance in your life through these wonderful and powerful ancestral medicines. People seek Avalon’s private retreats for different reasons and that is why customizing it to suit your own individual preferences is a step further into reaching your goal.  Everyone is unique and everyone has a story. These are some of the advantages shared by previous individuals who embarked on a private retreat or private ceremony. 

Where can these private retreats take place?

What you are being offered here is the chance of a private retreat, tailor-made especially for you individually or together with  your family, friends, romantic partner or business partner. 

In this private retreat you have the possibility of choosing every detail, including the location of your private ceremony. 

We have amazing commodities in wonderful locations such as Barcelona and Ibiza, in Spain. Expect the finest accommodations, all surrounded by tropical green landscapes.

However, if you know the perfect space where you would like your private retreat to be held, you can communicate that to us and we will do our best, as always, to make your vision come true, exactly how you have imagined it. Avalon’s team is available to you all over Spain and, in case of a private retreat where no sacred medicine will be involved, we can even meet you in any part of the world you would like us to!

Tell us all about your preferences, after all, this all about YOU!

Holistic Ayahuasca Retreat | Avalon: Ayahuasca Retreats In Europe

Who is the retreat aimed for?

This retreat is aimed for anyone and everyone who has felt the inner call for change;

Anyone who feels stuck in the matrix and is looking for a way out;

Anyone seeking to connect to their divine power and transcend the physical, material and economical world;

Anyone ready to start treating their bodies as temples and transform the darkness with, light, kindness and freedom. 

If you are reading this information, this is most likely not by chance. You have reached this far because you are following a call to deepen your knowledge about yourself and the world, about your inner being.

Since this is a private retreat, whether that is a private Ayahuasca retreat or a private yoga retreat, you are in charge of deciding who is invited to it.

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1 on 1 private retreat

Everything is possible! Including a private retreat where you are the one and only guest, besides our beloved family.
In the ordinary world it is extremely difficult to find time for ourselves and to be free of external pressures or worries so, a private 1 on 1 retreat is the best gift you could ever offer yourself

Also, embarking on a transformative and healing process can be something very intimate and vulnerable. For some people, having their loved ones next to them on this journey might be fundamental but for others can be a source of distraction and trigger further anxiety. For those reasons, private retreats are available for you and you alone. Everything you need to take the next step is within you already, let us help you find it!

Holistic Ayahuasca Retreat | Avalon: Ayahuasca Retreats In Europe

Private retreats for couples

Are you in love? What a fantastic gift love is!

How lucky are you for being able to grow with a loving partner by your side and how incredibly blessed is your partner to have you rooting for them.
Take a moment to reflect and be grateful for the love you have in your life right now.

Growth is not an easy process and doing it together with the person you love the most in this world can be extremely gratifying. If you are both looking for being the best version of yourselves and reach spiritual enlightenment together, a couples’ private retreat is exactly what you are looking for. 

And the most exciting part? You can build it together to fit all your individual expectations. Picture it together, manifest it together and then experience the private retreat for couples of your dreams.

Private couples’ retreats, as the name implies, are a getaway that couples can attend and customize to focus more on themselves and on the relationship.

It doesn’t matter how strong, intimate or close you are as a couple. There are times when life’s trials and tribulations can cause you to forget about each other or become a little stale. These private retreats for couples can provide a relaxing space to get away from ordinary life and focus on each other.

Talk with each other and decide what you want to focus on as well as what aspects of you as individual people and you as a couple you desire to take a deeper look at. After that, let us know about all your wishes. We will do our best to provide you with the most marvelous couples’ private retreat. 

Let love be your guide!

Holistic Ayahuasca Retreat | Avalon: Ayahuasca Retreats In Europe

Private corporate retreats

The pandemic has pushed us indoors and forced us to rethink the way we work. Remote work has been growing tremendously in the last two years and it looks like this trend is not going anywhere. 

The way we work has definitely changed. And that has implications. 

And that has implications. One of the most visible impacts is on the relationship within a team that is no longer meeting regularly, with the situation being extreme in the case of workers hired during the pandemic period and who have always worked in this remote regime.

A private corporate retreat is the perfect solution to overcome this challenge and continue to work in a healthy way. A team building retreat is the best way to work on the teams’ relationships and also integrate the company’s culture and values. All of it while enjoying several team and individual activities in a premium location. 

Private corporate retreats have proven to be efficient in increasing workers morale, creating bonds within the team and improving relations between employers and employees. 

A team that works together is a team destined for  success!

Let love be your guide!

What type of medicines can I include in these private retreats?

At our private bespoke retreats, we offer the possibility of working with several different ancestral medicines. Choose one or combine your favorites.

Among the medicines available you will find:

4 day Holistic Ayahuasca Retreat w/ Fredy Velásquez | Avalon

Ayahuasca

Ayahuasca (“rope of the dead” or “vine of the souls” in Quechua) is a typically dark and dense brew made from two plants. One of them is the source of the psychoactive compound (DMT) and the second contains various substances called MAOIs (MonoAminoOxidase Inhibitors).

This way of consuming it has a long tradition of five thousands of years within the Amazonian cultures. In the last stixty years, its consumption has expanded due to the proliferation of Ayahuasca religions and to the importation and use of the drink in Western culture.

Ayahuasca has characteristic side effects that can cause vomiting and diarrhea. These effects are considered very useful, since they are seen as a process of body and emotional cleansing. The effects usually appear after between 30 minutes and 1.5 hours, and usually last between 2 and 4 hours.

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Bufo Alvarius

Bufo Alvarius is a toad that lives in the Sonoran Desert in Mexico and from which organic 5-MEO-DMT is extracted. It is important to mention that to obtain said substance the toad does not suffer or die.

Bufo Alvarius, is known as the entheogen most powerful in the world.

Scientific studies have found that 5-MEO-DMT promotes the re-absorption of serotonin and melatonin, causing changes in the perceptual sphere. This neurotransmitter is produced naturally by the pineal gland during important moments of a human’s life such as birth and death. Once the 5-MEO-DMT is consumed, the participant immediately experiences a dissolution of his ego and  loses all awareness of its environment and takes the physical body on a journey inside itself. A real connection with the Universe, divinity, and all living things is being experienced beyond what words can describe.. There is a catharsis that allows immediate release of all the stress unconsciously accumulated by all the life experiences. Although the participant loses all notion of time, the session usually lasts from 7 to 15 minutes and at the end of the experience the participant begins to integrate consciousness and reality again.
Therapeutic Magic Mushrooms Ceremony in Barcelona | Avelon

Magic Mushrooms

Psilocybin, a compound contained in some mushrooms, has powerful healing properties that ancient cultures already used as a medicine, and that scientists have now begun to explore in the treatment of depression, migraines, anxiety and addictions. 

 

Psilocybin can “rewire” the brains of people with depression and completely release the negative thought loop that feeds the illness. Also, it acts on the production of serotonin — a neurotransmitter that people with depression produce in less quantity. 

4 day Holistic Peyote Retreat with Marakame Tereso Juventino_Villa | Avalon: Ayahuasca Retreats In Europe

Peyote

Peyote is a cactus from the deserts of Mexico and the United States that contains mescaline.

Different native peoples of North America and Mesoamerica have traditionally used Peyote since 5700 years ago  for medical and religious purposes.

The effects of Peyote take some time to manifest. The experience lasts for about six to eight more hours before gradually fading away. 

Peyote and its main alkaloid, mescaline, induce similar effects to psilocybin, Ayahuasca and DMT. Peyote has the ability to induce profound changes in perception, consciousness and cognition. Visions with open and closed eyes may appear, increased sensory perceptions, experiences of psychological insight and transcendent and spiritual experiences, as well as changes in the perception of space, time and self-image.

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Kambó

The sweat of the phosphorescent green frog is said to raise our energy level by doing a deep cleaning of your physical and astral body. Amazon natives believe it cures diseases.
It is believed to have a positive impact on different diseases but, what is most surprising is that it helps you change the way you see life. It is also used to awaken intuition and the voice or inner wisdom.
Therapeutic Magic Mushrooms Ceremony in Barcelona | Avelon

Rapé

Rapé is a preparation based on the leaves of the tobacco plant, dried, ground and combined with other aromatic plants and ashes of sacred trees, consumed through the nose.
When receiving a puff, the medicine goes up cleaning, ordering and aligning our energy field, especially the centers or chakras of the third eye, and from there going up and down the spine, through the energetic meridians, giving shape to the tree of life. It eliminates headaches, dullness and lightheadedness as it decompresses the pressure in the skull. It is also an excellent healing agent and antibiotic applied to wounds. 
Tobacco & Cacao Ceremony w/ Manari Ushigua & Marta Salcedo in Barcelona, Spain (Jul 15, 2023) | Avalon

Cacao

Cacao begins to have a physical effect between 30 and 45 minutes after consuming it. It accelerates the blood flow in our body bringing clarity and presence.
Our heart begins to beat with greater force.  Cacao is pure chocolate that contains a balance of components and ideal energies that stimulate the union of the spirit and the vibration of the heart. You will let go of what does not serve you and you will process in a deep way that transformation and change that you need.
We have years of experience in the use and management of these ancestral medicines throughout the world. These medicines are a gift of nature to help you clean, heal, eliminate all kinds of blockages of the mind and assist you in releasing negative emotions, limiting beliefs, negative behavior patterns or unconsciously accumulated stress throughout life. The ultimate goal of our private Ayahuasca ceremonies or whatever medicine you choose is for you to  find yourself and reconnect with the feeling of love, peace and tranquility that you so desire. All these medicines are sacred, just as sacred as you are.

What are the advantages of an Avalon Private Retreat?

It is YOUR private retreat, which means YOU decide what you want to include in it. 

Here are some ideas of commodities and services you can include in your private retreat package:

These are just suggestions to help you customize and build your perfect private ayahuasca retreat. As long as we can provide the service you wish to have, we will. The only limit is your imagination!

What therapies can I order for my private retreat?

Ancestral medicines are a big part of our bespoke retreats here at Avalon. However, you can work towards spiritual enlightenment in many other ways that do not have to include medicine. 

Combine your favorite ancestral medicines with other practices and therapies that will work together towards your goal. 

Our bodies are living villages inhabited by our ancestors. In order to listen to their voices, we need to silence ourselves and engage in practices that open ourselves to hearing. It is very difficult to do it by ourselves and that is why we have developed certain practices that help our bodies and our minds being capable of listening, learning and receiving  

Some of the therapies you can have on your private retreat include:

These are just suggestions to help you customize and build your perfect private ayahuasca retreat. As long as we can provide the service you wish to have, we will. The only limit is your imagination!

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FAQ's about our Ayahuasca retreats

The 6-day retreat was designed especially for first-timers or those without much experience. At Avalon we create a container where deep and lasting personal transformations can be generated, and this requires time. The 6-day retreat with 4 ayahausca ceremonies allows more space to establish a relationship with the plant - difficulty connecting is common among first-time participants - as well as to correctly integrate the experience.

Full effects of Ayahuasca can take as long as one hour to take effect and ceremonies typically last 4-6 hours from start to finish. However, as we believe in deep transformations, ceremonies at Avalon last 7-8 hours.

Every experience is different for each person. However, most people do remember the whole process and the visions that have appeared to them during the whole ceremony. Learn what happens at an ayahuasca ceremony step by step, here.

Some medications can interact with Ayahuasca in a negative way. Ayahausca is not recommended if you are taking antidepressants, if you have a personal or family history of certain serious psychiatric disorders like bipolar, schizophrenia or borderline personality or if you are pregnant or you think you might be. If this is your case, please, inform the shaman and/or facilitators before you decide to work with Ayahuasca. Working with Ayahuasca also requires staying away from any recreational drugs and alcohol at least 2 weeks before the ceremony.

Our retreats are for a maximum of 21 participants and in the team, depending on the program, we are approximately 25 people including shamans, facilitators, therapists, guardians, musicians, chefs, organizers and volunteers.

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