We began our Ayahuasca Retreats because of the love we have in helping people heal. This is the motivation behind shamanic healing.  We bring you to a higher level of awareness of yourself and the spiritual realms we are all a part of.  Our work gives you an opportunity to heal on very deep levels. The connections we have made to so many that have come, have been a miraculous blessing to all of us. We are dedicated to your safety during your healing and growth process.
We do powerful work within our Ayahuasca & San Pedro Ceremonies. We are very conscientious about your safety and security as well as your spiritual growth and healing. We are ALL genuine shamans, Trunco Don Romulo Ayahuasqero, Maestro Ayahuasqero Don Winister, Maestro Huachumero Cesar Vasquez and Huachumero William Menech with over 105 years of shamanic and spiritual experience and practices combined. Our intention is a deep dedication to helping you heal and grow as well as evolve in shamanic worlds of consciousness.
We look forward to your journey with us! – William Menech

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Ayahuasca Retreats & San Pedro in Peru

8 Day Shamanic Ayahuasca Retreats & San Pedro in Iquitos, Peru

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Welcome to Qhispikay Kawsay Shamanic Ayahuasca Retreats, Peru. We chose the name ‘Qhispikay Kawsay’ pronounced ‘(Kiss-pi-KI) (Cow-sigh)’ meaning liberating of one’s life in the language of the Inca called Quechua.

Through our experiences with Ayahuasca and San Pedro or known by its original name Huachuma, the journey is beautiful and complex. 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, with four shamans, Banco Ayahuasquero Don Romulo, his son Master Ayahuasquero Don Winister, Master Huachumero Cesar and Huachumero William Menech.

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

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. Our shamans are deeply committed to your path of healing and they are of the highest integrity. You can have confidence that you can immerse yourself in the realms of Peruvian shamanism with Ayahuasca, Huachuma (San Pedro cactus) and these shamans knowing that you are with people who have dedicated their lives to helping others.

Peru has an extremely rich mixture of spiritual traditions that remains very much alive today. The shamans of the Amazon Jungle utilize their sacred spirit plant medicine Ayahuasca, which enables them to transcend ordinary states of consciousness while having an effect on reality with their intention. We have great experience in shamanic healing work and spiritual practices, our combined experience equals more than 105 years as well as 83 years consolidated time working within the ayahuasca retreat format.

“I can categorically say that any other centre would not have been able to match what Qhispikay Kawsay 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 centres may dismiss or marginalize the impact of San Pedro (huachuma) ceremonies; however under a Shaman specializing in huachuma (William), 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

The Shamanic Call

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Through our work with Ayahuasca and Huachuma (San Pedro Cactus) and the world of spirit, together we have the ability to bring you to a place of deeper understanding within yourself and the world you live in.

This is why we have sacrificed of ourselves, to do this work, as to 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 is a great reward and blessing to be able to have the opportunity to explore in this lifetime.

On this journey in addition to working within Ayahuasca and Huachuma (San Pedro) ceremonies and these gifted Shamans during our ayahuasca retreats, you will also get to explore the Jungle, up and down the Amazon River and its tributaries, some mild jungle hiking, traditional tribes with their handcrafts and dances, animal life, Iquitos, Peru and the Belen Market with its section that sells medicinal and spirit plants.

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

“A lifetime of psychotherapy could not closely approach what I experienced at Kawsay. I would highly recommend Kawsay Retreat to anyone. What sets it apart is the small group size and the amount of care and support you receive.” – Richelle Parker, Mexico

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    Richard Kayvan

    William and his team helped my wife and I over and above what I have ever experienced before, and we have worked with many different ayahuasceros over the last three years. The work they did was extraordinary; with such care, love and dedication. Unlike many other places I have been to, these guys do not close the ceremony until ALL the work is done – even if that means 8 hours later when the sun is rising. And after such long ceremonies, William, Romulo and Winister still sat with us for a good hour or so to explain what they did and what they saw. With a few jokes thrown in for good measure! I can wholeheartedly recommend Qhispikay Kawsay without hesitation and we will be going back there as soon as possible.

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    Jeff Van Dam

    As for spiritual and personal growth, this was the most incredible experience of my life. I went places and felt emotions and concepts that I didn’t know existed. It was intense, emotional, frightening, beautiful, euphoric. This is my first experience with Ayahuasca and Shamanic healing and before arriving I was curiously skeptical. Now I am just amazed. I feel like Don Romulo, Don Winister, and William took me on some kind of wild journey inside my own consciousness, letting me run wild and guiding me when I needed it. It’s really difficult to put into words. I felt safe and in good hands. They put so much energy and care into the process, it’s really amazing. I am eternally grateful.

    William picked me up at the airport and helped me with money exchange and finding a very nice hotel for the extra day I stayed in Iquitos. The food was great and the staff at the lodge was super cool and friendly. Love you all!

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    Henna V. – England

    Thank you so much William, Winister and Romulo! I had an absolutely amazing experience at your center. The amount of time, energy and love you put into the work is just incredible. It is clear that you all work for pure, white, light that manifests itself as true healing. I cannot recommend this place highly enough.

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    Richard Kayvan

    William and his team helped my wife and I over and above what I have ever experienced before, and we have worked with many different ayahuasceros over the last three years. The work they did was extraordinary; with such care, love and dedication. Unlike many other places I have been to, these guys do not close the ceremony until ALL the work is done – even if that means 8 hours later when the sun is rising. And after such long ceremonies, William, Romulo and Winister still sat with us for a good hour or so to explain what they did and what they saw. With a few jokes thrown in for good measure! I can wholeheartedly recommend Qhispikay Kawsay without hesitation and we will be going back there as soon as possible.

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    Jeff Van Dam

    As for spiritual and personal growth, this was the most incredible experience of my life. I went places and felt emotions and concepts that I didn’t know existed. It was intense, emotional, frightening, beautiful, euphoric. This is my first experience with Ayahuasca and Shamanic healing and before arriving I was curiously skeptical. Now I am just amazed. I feel like Don Romulo, Don Winister, and William took me on some kind of wild journey inside my own consciousness, letting me run wild and guiding me when I needed it. It’s really difficult to put into words. I felt safe and in good hands. They put so much energy and care into the process, it’s really amazing. I am eternally grateful.

    William picked me up at the airport and helped me with money exchange and finding a very nice hotel for the extra day I stayed in Iquitos. The food was great and the staff at the lodge was super cool and friendly. Love you all!

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    Henna V. – England

    Thank you so much William, Winister and Romulo! I had an absolutely amazing experience at your center. The amount of time, energy and love you put into the work is just incredible. It is clear that you all work for pure, white, light that manifests itself as true healing. I cannot recommend this place highly enough.

“The things we were able to do, 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, made 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