Kawsay Ayahuasca Retreats & San Pedro Ceremonies - Iquitos, Peru

Traditional, Safe & Authentic Ayahuasca Retreats

The creation of Kawsay Ayahuasca Retreats in Iquitos, Peru, began because of the love we have for helping you through your healing and spiritual growth processes utilizing excellent shamans of both Ayahuasca and San Pedro. It is our intention at Kawsay Ayahuasca Retreats to guide you to a higher level of awareness of yourself and the spiritual realms we are all a part of.  Our work opens for you an opportunity to heal on very deep levels. The connections we make to those of you who come to visit us have always been a blessing to all of us. In addition, we want you to know that the whole team at Kawsay Ayahuasca Retreats are totally dedicated to your safety and security during your healing and growth process.

At Kawsay Ayahuasca Retreats we do powerful work within our Ayahuasca & San Pedro Ceremonies. We are all authentic shamans: Trunco Don Romulo Ayahuasquero, Maestro Ayahuasquero Don Winister, Huachumero William Menech,  Huachumero Cesar Vasquez, and Huachumero Luis Vasquez. Combined we have over 100 years of extensive shamanic healing knowledge, spiritual experience and practice within Ayahuasca and San Pedro shamanism. Our intentions of our lives have been a dedication in service to our fellow man and woman, the planet and spirit by helping you heal on the deepest levels possible with these sacred plant medicines Ayahuasca and San Pedro. At Kawsay Ayahuasca Retreats we will also guide you and help you grow and evolve in shamanic worlds of consciousness.

We look forward to you sharing your journey with us! – William Menech


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Ayahuasca Retreats & San Pedro Ceremonies

Our ayahuasca retreats where we work with four excellent shamans for real shamanic healing.

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Training our whole life to help people heal.

Meet our Dedicated Family & Skilled Shamans

Our team of shamans at our ayahuasca retreats has over 100 years of shamanic healing experience combined.

“Okay, let’s put it this way: If you are searching a safe, authentic and reliable place where shamans and the director of the center REALLY know what they are doing, Qhispikay Kawsay Ayahuasca Retreats is the place to be. Those eight days I spent in the jungle with William were just – with the lack of a better word – amazing.” – Toni Jyvälä, Finland – TripAdvisor

Qhispikay Kawsay Shamanic Ayahuasca Retreats

Liberate and elevate your being to higher levels of awareness
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Welcome to Qhispikay Kawsay Shamanic Ayahuasca Retreats, Peru. We chose the name Qhispikay Kawsay, pronounced “Kiss-pi-KI Cow-sigh,” which means the liberation of one’s life in Quechua, the language of the Inca.

Through the traditional initiatory experiences with Ayahuasca and San Pedro, also known by its indigenous name Huachuma, the journey and process become beautiful and quite complex on spiritual levels. They liberate and elevate your being to higher levels of awareness and comprehension.

We are honored to be able to offer to you the opportunity to take part in Ayahuasca and Huachuma (San Pedro) ceremonies at our Ayahuasca retreats in Iquitos, Peru, with four shamans: Banco Ayahuasquero Don Romulo, his son Master Ayahuasquero Don Winister, Master Huachumero Cesar Legendario and Huachumero William Menech.

Ayahuasca and Huachuma ceremonies enable you to find a more purposeful life. Also included are limpiezas, or cleanses, with special magical healing plant baths.

At our ayahuasca retreats, you will be able to explore traditional plant spirit shamanism that dates from time immemorial in a safe and secure environment. We work with integrity and the best of intentions for spiritual awakening and holistic healing of the mind, body and spirit. You can have the confidence to immerse yourself in the realms of Peruvian shamanism with Ayahuasca and Huachuma (San Pedro cactus), knowing that you are with people at our ayahuasca retreats who have dedicated their lives to helping you heal and explore the nature of reality and the shamanic realms of this ancient healing practice in the heart of this phenomenon Iquitos, Peru. 

Peru has an extremely rich mixture of spiritual traditions that remains very much alive today. The shamans of the Amazon jungle of Peru and elsewhere utilize their sacred spirit plant medicine Ayahuasca, which enables them to transcend ordinary states of consciousness and have an effect on reality through their intention.

We have extensive experience in shamanic healing work and spiritual practices, and our combined immersion in shamanic realms equals more than 100 years, as well as 80 years consolidated time working within the ayahuasca retreats format in Iquitos, Peru

“I can categorically say that any other ayahuasca retreat center would not have been able to match what Qhispikay Kawsay Ayahuasca Retreats offered during my stay. Make no mistake, the Shamans are a huge part of the healing process, and having available 3-4 who are authentic, knowledgeable, and dedicated was INVALUABLE… Other ayahuasca retreat centers may dismiss or marginalize the impact of San Pedro (Huachuma) ceremonies; however, under a Shamans specializing in Huachuma (William, Cesar & Luis), this was FAR from the case. Some of the most powerful work at my retreat came with the San Pedro ceremony.”
Michael G., United States  – TripAdvisor

The Shamanic Call of Ayahuasca & San Pedro

Mystical Ayahuasca & San Pedro open Shamanic healing and worlds of awareness
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Through our work with Ayahuasca and Huachuma (San Pedro Cactus) and the world of spirit at our ayahuasca retreats, we have the ability to lead you to a place of deeper understanding within yourself and the world you live in.

This is why we sacrifice of ourselves to do this work, so we can share with you, as you feel the call, to come and enrich your understanding of yourself, the life that you find yourself in, and the realm of spirit.

It is our hope and intention that you will benefit as we have from these divine gifts, the sacred plant medicines and teacher plants.

So join us on this journey into the heart of the Amazon jungle in Peru to further develop a greater understanding of life, love, and spirit through several of the greatest, if not the greatest, spirit plant teachers on our planet.

The discovery that awaits you will be a great reward and a blessing for you to be able to have the opportunity to explore in this lifetime.

On this journey at our ayahuasca retreats, in addition to working within the context of our Ayahuasca and Huachuma (San Pedro) ceremonies and with these gifted Shamans, you will also get to explore a little of the Peruvian jungle up and down the Amazon River and its tributaries, do some mild jungle hiking, visit traditional tribes with their handicrafts and dances, observe animal life, and get to know Iquitos and the Belen Market with its section that sells medicinal and spirit plants.

During our Ayahuasca Retreats in the Peruvian jungle, you will also be initiated into the realm of San Pedro shamanism by two San Pedro shamans. San Pedro is a sacred healing cactus that has been used for thousands of years in shamanic curing ceremonies throughout Peru and several other parts of South America.

“The things we were able to do at your ayahuasca retreat center, the places you took us, the adventures we had, the sites we saw and the memories created will remain with us for the rest of our lives…Deborah and I both emerged as better, stronger and much more spiritual people as a result… The high ratio of healers and your model for assuring that each client receives the help needed making all the difference for us…I highly recommend you, your model of high healers to client ratio, your process and wish you nothing but success fulfilling your mission to help people.”  Jon Monacelli – Minnesota, USA – TripAdvisor

Shamanic Initiation & Purification with Ayahuasca & San Pedro

Enter the initiation, purification & purgation of true shamanic healing

Shamanic initiation is the commencement of being exposed to and working with genuine shamans and the sacraments or sacred plant that shamans use to transcend ordinary states of consciousness. You will experience firsthand the opening of these realms as you are being initiated, so you can begin to learn and grow in the shamanic realms of awareness.

The Purge in shamanism is a form of purification which causes vomiting during the Ayahuasca ceremonies. Through the words of the shamans, this purge will expel negative energy from you. In shamanic terms, different issues that you experience in your life of a negative nature are forms of energy. These events will leave an energetic imprint upon you as you go through such negative situations in your life. Through the process of participating in Ayahuasca and Huachuma ceremonies with genuine shamans, they will be able to detect and help you expel such imprints. The shamans teach that these imprints first manifest as negative energies and afterward begin to manifest as mental, emotional, and possibly even physical imbalances or illness. From the shamanic viewpoint, the purge enables you to be free of these energies. Thus the term “shamanic purification” is properly used to describe what this process of purgation or purification is.

We work with 4 powerful & authentic shamans
7-day, 8-day, 15-day Ayahuasca retreat & San Pedro programs
Spiritual and energetic plant banos
Individual attention for your healing and spiritual growth
Individual and group meeting with the shamans during the retreat
Mild jungle hiking
Visit to Monkey Island
Visit to the Yagua Indians to learn their history and participate in their culture.
All local transportation to and from retreat center provided
All meals are provided at the retreat center
Private consultations with all of the shamans.
All lodging included during your stay with us in the jungle

Why come to an Ayahuasca Retreat?

Safety & Security with authentic shamans of this time-honored spiritual healing tradition

Coming to our ayahuasca retreat center in the Amazon Jungle where this spiritual healing practice is born and working with real high caliber shamans will enable you to experience not only the curative effects of the ayahuasca brew but also the power and direction of shamanic ayahuasca master healers. Since we work with masters of this medicine who dedicate incredible time and energy to learn the innermost secrets of ayahuasca, your experience will be unparalleled.

Our healers have spent months to years doing intense fasting, isolated in the jungle eating only one small fish a day and one plantain grilled on a fire with no human contact to gain healing ability and knowledge to help you heal. The sacrifice of their lives our shamans have made to heal is extraordinary. To come to work with us at our ayahuasca retreat center that is dedicated to healing and working together with these great shamans is a real gift to your life. By coming to our ayahuasca retreat center holding to high values you are in safe hands with the real-time proven and tested healers which will bring your level of healing, experience and understanding otherwise difficult to attain. We hope to see you here and you become a part of our beautiful shamanic family.

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