Fri, Oct 20|
OPEN - Indigenous Led Sacred Ayahuasca Healing Retreat - October 20th - 22nd, 2023, Lucerne Valley, CA
We will hold 3 ceremonies with a traditional indigenous shaman. During the weekend we will offer sound healing, body work, plant medicines, breathwork & integration. Meals and snacks included.
Time & Location
Oct 20, 2023, 5:00 PM – Oct 22, 2023, 9:00 PM
Lucerne Valley, Lucerne Valley, CA 92356, USA
About the event
This is a rustic desert camping retreat, please come prepared to camp.
You must complete an Intake Form to be accepted to this retreat.
You must be off all antidepressants, mood stabilizers, anxiety, sleep, and ADD/ADHD medication prior to the retreat date. Please discuss with your doctor the safest protocol for you to follow to ween off your medication. Speak to your attending physician about the length of time it takes for medication to be out of your system. It is for your safety that we require this. Ayahuasca contains MAOIs which can have life threading interactions with combined with some medications.
Our retreats are booked on a first come first serve basis, your invoice will be canceled if the retreat fills prior to the 7-day payment window or if you fail to make payment within the 7 days. If you are not interested in reserving a spot in the October 20th - 22nd, retreat or not interested in reserving at this time, then please ignore the invoice.
On Thursday, October 5th, 2023, at 6:00 PM PST, we will have a pre-ceremony Zoom meeting. You will revive the meeting information once accepted to the retreat.
Information Regarding Ceremony Weekend
We will be gathered around the grandfather fire in a traditional ceremony, carried with harmonica, Icaros and Waira, guided by Taita Pedro Davila.
Taita Pedro Davila is a traditional indigenous doctor often referred to as a “shaman”. He comes from the Colombian Amazon of Putumayo and is of the Kamëntsá people. Taita Pedro has over 25 years of experience serving ayahuasca. He will preside over the ceremonies as we will sit with the sacred Yage/Ayahuasca, connecting with ourselves the Earth’s energy.
We will hold 1 nighttime ceremony and 2 daytime ceremonies with Taita Pedro. In addition to ayahuasca we may be serving sananaga and rapeh. During the weekend we will also offer sound healing, body work, breathwork & integration. Please feel free to bring any instruments if you wish to share.
Our ceremonies will take place on a small ranch in the desert of Lucerne Valley, California. We will hold our ceremonies outdoors in a large event tent.
Sleeping mats, a pillow and blankets will be provided, however please feel free to bring any additional items needed for your comfort. The temperature can drop down to the 60s at night so please bring a warm jacket. Sleeping bags are also highly recommended.
You may bring a tent for sleeping if you would rather camp than sleep in the common outdoor area. There is also an indoor area where you can also set up an air mattress or bring your sleeping bag to sleep. There is plenty of space in the camping area to set up a tent, car camp, or park an RV.
You are provided 5 vegan and vegetarian meals, breakfast & dinner (pre and post ceremony), snacks, water, fruits, ceremony mat and bedding, toilet paper/baby wipes, tissues, paper towels, bath towels, toiletries, a bin and bags for vomit, as well as other comfort items. Please feel free to bring anything else that you may need or want to feel comfortable.
-The cost for the weekend is $800.00
-Your space is reserved with a non-refundable non-transferable $250.00 deposit
-The remaining balance of $550.00 will be due on or before October 6th, 2023 (2 weeks before ceremony). 30 days prior to the due date you will receive an email with payment instructions.
-The ceremonies are held outside in a covered area, please come prepared for weather that can range from the mid 80s to the low 60s.
-Porta-potties, flushing toilets, and hot showers are available. Please bring your owl towel and toiletries.
-Highly suggest bringing a water bottle.
-Check in time is Friday from 5:00 PM – 7:30 PM.
-Check out time is at 9:00 AM on Monday.
-We ask that you plan on staying the entire time so we can ensure a proper closing of the ceremony and an individual energetic cleansing.
-You must be off all medication, supplement, and recreational drugs for a minimum of 24 hours. 3 days is suggested, and a week is preferred. Please refer to the information listed on our website and on the Intake Form, should you have any questions.
* We DO NOT charge for our sacrament, your contribution goes towards the meals and accommodations, and for the traveling expenses of shaman and/or facilitators.
* No kids or non-participants are allowed; this includes humans and animals. If you have an animal assistant, please speak to us about this, as all properties used are private and do not have to accommodate service animals. If we can accommodate, we will or we will advise you to attend a different retreat that can accommodate your animal companion.
* The use of any drug during the whole retreat is strictly prohibited.
* Remember that this is a time and place to heal and reconnect, not a recreational getaway.
Things to pack
- Comfortable clothes
- At least 3 outfits
- Extra underwear
- Flip flops or slip-on shoes
- Sleeping Bag and pillow for your tent if camping, not needed if staying in the ceremony tent
- A towel
- A flashlight
- Water bottle
- Any additional comfort items you may want for ceremony or the weekend
Dieta for Healing Circle - Preparation Recommendations
Below is Taita Pedro’s outline of how to best prepare your heart, mind, and body before entering the circle. It is important that if you are taking any medications or have any health concerns that they be discussed with your medical provider and the event organizer.
7 Days Before Ceremony up to the Day of Ceremony
-Drink at least 2 liters of water a day
-Stop eating red meat
-Stop eating pork
-Stop eating pasta
-Stop drinking alcoholic beverages
-Stop drinking soda
3 Days Before Ceremony, also add these practices
-Bathe every night before bed with warm chamomile water, without using soap or shampoo. You may do this by boiling chamomile tea bags and using the water once cooled to rinse over your head and body. You may take a regular shower in the morning.
-Eat a diet abundant in soups, vegetables, and fruit, accompanied by chicken and fish
-Limit your intake of garlic, hot sauces, and spices
-Stop smoking marijuana (highly recommended)
Day Before Ceremony
-Do not eat any meat, this includes chicken and fish
-Stop taking medications and supplements; please clear with your medical provider
Day of Ceremony
- Stop eating by 3 PM, juice and water are fine until 7 PM
If you would like a phone consultation or have any questions, please feel free to text or email us.