Kawsay Ayahuasca Retreat

Traditional, Safe, Authentic Ayahuasca Retreat & San Pedro Ceremonies

The creation of Kawsay Ayahuasca Retreat in Iquitos, Peru, began because of the love we have for helping people through their healing and spiritual growth processes utilizing excellent shamans of both Ayahuasca and San Pedro.

It is our intention at Kawsay Ayahuasca Retreat is to guide you to a higher level of awareness of yourself and the spiritual realms we all reside in. Our work opens for you an opportunity to heal on profound levels.

The connections we make to those of you who come to visit us have always been a blessing to us. We want you to know that the whole team at Kawsay Ayahuasca Retreat dedication to your safety and security during your healing and growth process.

At Kawsay Ayahuasca Retreat we do powerful work within our Ayahuasca & San Pedro Ceremonies. We are all authentic shamans: Trunco Don Romulo Ayahuasquero, Maestro Ayahuasquero Don Winister, and Huachumero William Menech. Combined we have over 100 years of extensive shamanic healing knowledge, spiritual experience, and practice within Ayahuasca and San Pedro shamanism.

The 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 Retreat we will also guide you and help you grow and evolve in shamanic worlds of consciousness.

It is time to heal from the stress and trauma of the times we are living in.

The work with ayahuasca and San Pedro Cactus in genuine healing ceremonies has the property to assist, heal and process the heavy energy accumulated throughout our lives and these last few years.

The healing process is a combination of addressing mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual aspects of what is ailing each person. Through this work with these sacred medicines and what we offer at Kawsay Ayahuasca Retreat, we can begin to root out the source of issues that need healing.

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

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Join us at our most recent upcoming ayahuasca retreats!

8-Day Ayahuasca and San Pedro retreat program includes 4 Ayahuasca Ceremonies & 1 San Pedro Ceremony

June 19th -26th | Book Now

7-Day Ayahuasca Retreat program which includes 4 Ayahuasca Ceremonies

July 10th – 16th | Book Now

15-Day San Pedro and Ayahuasca retreat program includes 8 Ayahuasca Ceremonies & 1 San Pedro Ceremony

July 10th – 24th | Book Now

15-Day San Pedro and Ayahuasca retreat program includes 8 Ayahuasca Ceremonies & 1 San Pedro Ceremony

July 10th – 24th | Book Now

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8 – Day San Pedro & Ayahuasca Retreats

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Kawsay Safe Ayahuasca Retreat - Iquitos, Peru

Liberate and elevate your being to higher levels of awareness at our ayahuasca retreat

Welcome to Qhispikay Kawsay Shamanic Ayahuasca Retreat, 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 will liberate and elevate you 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 retreat in Iquitos, Peru, with three shamans: Banco Ayahuasquero Don Romulo, his son Master Ayahuasquero Don Winister 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 retreat in Peru, 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 healers at our ayahuasca retreat who have dedicated their lives to helping you heal. you will be able to explore the nature of reality and the shamanic realms of this ancient healing practice in the heart of this phenomenon in the jungle close to Iquitos, Peru.

Peru has a vibrant 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 retreat format in Iquitos, Peru.

The Shamanic Call of Ayahuasca & San Pedro in the Jungle of Peru

Mystical Ayahuasca Retreat & San Pedro Ceremonies open Shamanic healing and worlds of awareness

Through our work with Ayahuasca and Huachuma (San Pedro Cactus) and the world of spirit at our ayahuasca retreat in Peru, we can lead you to a place of deeper understanding within yourself and the world you live.

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 intention that you will benefit as we have from these divine gifts, the sacred plant medicines, and teacher plants. You will get to visit Iquitos and the Belen Market with its section that sells medicinal and spirit plants.

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

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 retreat, 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 traditional people and land. You will be in the awe-inspiring Peruvian Amazon jungle, Travel back and forth to and from our Ayahuasca Retreat center on the Amazon River and some of its tributaries. Jungle hiking while visiting local villages. You will visit the Yagua Indians as they demonstrate their old dances, original tribal language, hunting techniques and you will be able to purchase their handicrafts of items the create from the jungle plants and animals. You will see the exotic plant and animal life of the jungle with an added treat as we visit Monkey Island which is a rescue center which you will be able to learn, play and cuddle with several species of monkeys. In Iquitos, Peru we will visit the indigenous museum with histories, traditional clothing, and headdresses of the natives of the jungle. Visit Iquitos which is an anomaly in the Amazon Jungle a bustling, thriving town in the middle of the Amazon Jungle which is shrouded in much mystery. Iquitos is one of the few cities in the world which no roads lead. Some call it the city of atonement. Finally, Belen Market or the witches market where shamans and healers go to purchase their healing plants and the common folk come for elixirs and a plethora of other magical items.

“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 Retreat 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

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“I can categorically say that any other ayahuasca retreat center would not have been able to match what Qhispikay Kawsay Ayahuasca Retreat 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 

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“Willam Menech, Maestro Don Romulo, and Maestro Don Winister are true Shamans and Healers of the highest order. Everyone receives different experiences and teachings from working with master plants, but I observed a very consistent process of personal growth and purification from everyone I shared space with at Kawsay, including myself.” – James G, United States

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“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 

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Shamanic Initiation & Purification with Ayahuasca & San Pedro in Peru

Ayahuasca retreat 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 through your initiation, 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 ayahuasca shamans in Peru, 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 adverse 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 Peruvian 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 appropriately used to describe this process of purgation or purification.

Included in our Ayahuasca Retreats

Ayahuasca Retreat Programs

7-Day Ayahuasca with Bobinsana, 8-Day Ayahuasca with San Pedro cactus and 15-Day Ayahuasca with San Pedro ceremony programs. We designed several intensive programs to suit your healing and shamanic training needs at our Ayahuasca Retreat healing center.

Kawsay Retreat Shamans

Trunco Ayahuascaero Don Romulo over 80 years old one of the few shamans of his caliber remaining with his son Maestro Ayahuascero Don Winister conduct our ayahuasca ceremonies. Trained in the use of Huachuma or San Pedro cactus for over 13 years experience William holds the San Pedro ceremonies.

Ayahuasca Retreat Ceremonies

Our ayahuasca ceremonies are excellent utilizing a traditional brew of Don Romulos lineage. Cielo ayahuasca, chacruna, huambisa, and bobinsana. Ayahuasca ceremonies lasting from six hours and beyond. San Pedro ceremonies last twelve hours with our San Pedro elixir brewed in the correct way of the secrets of the Incas.

Personal Shamanic Treatments

During our ayahuasca ceremonies, Don Romulo and Don Winister begin their treatment individually on every guest making sure that everyone’s healing is complete. They also do special shamanic plant baths used in traditional shamanic practice to further your energetic cleansing.

Individual & Group Meetings

You will meet with the shamans both as an individual to discuss your processes and also within a group setting. We make sure you have a well-rounded comprehension of the entire process. Much shamanic and spiritual wisdom is shared and learned.

Ayahuasca After Care

Following the ayahuasca and San Pedro retreat is the beginning of the journey. There is much processing and healing continuing long after the end of the ayahuasca retreat. We are always open to assist long after you leave. Also working with a healer that can help you with your integration.

Hotel Aquisition Assistance

Milagros, our administrative, will be happy to help you with your hotel reservations. We partner with several hotels to make your stay in Iquitos more comfortable and secure. The hotels we work with are historical relics of a time long gone. Perfect place to relax before and after your journey.

Airport Pick-up

If you use one of our partner hotels, we will provide them with all of your information, they will pick you at the airport as you arrive in Iquitos bringing you directly to the hotel. If any other arrangements for airport pickup are needed for you, we will be happy to accommodate your need. Call our office and we will organize everything.

Ayahuasca Retreat Excursions

During our ayahuasca retreat, we will explore a little of the Amazon jungle and learn about some of its medicinal plants, visit the Yagua Indians, veer the majestic Lupuna tree and hike through a local village and visit the Monkey Island sanctuary. Additional jungle walks and piranha fishing can be arranged as you desire.

Transportation to the Lodge

Transportation to the docks by tuk-tuk and then boat transportation to and from the ayahuasca retreat center are all included. A memorable favorite part of the journey as we travel directly on the Amazon River and some of its tributaries at the beginning of this fantastic healing adventure.

Lodge Accommodation Included

All your lodging is included at our ayahuasca retreat center. The rooms are spacious and clean with each room having its bathroom and shower. The healing center is located in the middle of paradise in a section of the Amazon Jungle that is tranquil and secure.

Lodge Meals

Included All of your meals are provided at the ayahuasca retreat center. We provide delicious omnivore, vegetarian and vegan meals as well as any other dietary needs you have. Meals consisting of the highest quality fish, chicken, eggs, vegetables, grains, and some unsweetened jungle fruit juices.

Why come to Ayahuasca Retreat in Peru?

Safety & Security at our ayahuasca retreat with authentic shamans of this time-honored spiritual healing tradition

Coming to our ayahuasca retreat center in the Amazon Jungle of Peru 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 in Peru who dedicate incredible time and energy to learn the innermost secrets of ayahuasca, your experience will be unparalleled.

Our Peruvian 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 Peruvian shamans have made to heal is extraordinary. To come to work with us at our ayahuasca retreat center in Peru 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 in Peru knowing we hold to high values you are assured, you are in safe hands with the real-time proven and tested Peruvian Ayahuasca and San Pedro healers. We will bring your level of healing, experience, and understanding to a much higher level which would be otherwise difficult to attain. We hope to see you here, and you become a part of our beautiful shamanic family here in the marvelous jungle of Peru.

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