Sacha Wasi – Personalized Therapeutic Immersion: 7-Day Private Retreat with Ayahuasca, Psilocybin & San Pedro, Guided by Dr. Scott Irwin
With Scott Irwin, Ph.D. , Integration Psychologist | Functional Medicine Practitioner, Mama Marlene Guatatuca - Medicine Woman (Warmi Yachak), Tribal Elder, Jesus Dagua - Medicine Man (Yachak), Yusu Dagua - Medicine Man (Yachak), Byron Santi, Yachak, (Medicine Man) and Dr. Mayra Prado, M.D. Medical Director – Sacha Wasi Jungle Medical Clinic
Personalized Therapeutic Immersion: 7-Day Private Retreat with Ayahuasca, Psilocybin & San Pedro, Guided by Dr. Scott Irwin
Are you a seeker of profound personal transformation, someone who desires to embark on a journey of self-discovery and healing in a private and focused setting? Look no further than our Private Psychotherapeutic Retreats, carefully curated for individuals like you who prefer intensive, one-on-one integration work with the esteemed expert Integration Psychologist, Scott Irwin, Ph.D.
With Dr. Scott’s skillful guidance, you will explore the depths of your being, finding opportunities within your suffering, and uncovering core wounds and deep-seated barriers that have hindered you from fully embracing your power to manifest positive changes in your life.
Throughout your retreat, Dr. Scott will be your personal compass, leading you on a path of self-awareness, self-discovery, self-love, and self-refinement. The journey is tailored to your unique needs and aspirations, allowing you to delve into the depths of your psyche and emerge with newfound clarity and purpose.
What sets our retreat apart is the flexibility it offers. You have the freedom to choose the retreat dates and length of time that best align with your schedule – from 1 to 14 days, it’s entirely up to you. There’s no need to wait for a specific event; you can drop into a private retreat whenever it suits you, and prepare for significant shifts in your life.
At Sacha Wasi, we understand the significance of proper support during these transformative experiences. That’s why all our retreats are backed by a highly trained and knowledgeable medical staff, indigenous Kichwa Yachaks (medicine men & women), and, of course, our Integration Psychologist. Dr. Scott acts as a crucial cultural bridge, facilitating seamless communication and understanding between our indigenous hosts and our esteemed guests.
A core pillar of our approach is INTEGRATION – a process that takes place both before and after each ceremony. Transformational experiences can be challenging, but with the right preparation, you’ll feel confident, grounded, and ready to delve into the profound work that awaits you. Post-ceremony integration ensures that you find your footing again after the intensity of the experience and enables you to transform the insights and realizations gained into lasting life changes and personal transformations.
Embark on this extraordinary journey of self-discovery and healing with us at Sacha Wasi.
$1875 per person Puyo, Ecuador
(fly into Quito, Ecuador)
- 2 Ayahuasca Ceremonies
- 1 Psilocybin or San Pedro Ceremony
Sacha Wasi – Ecuador’s Home to Ayahuasca
Sacha Wasi offers travelers the opportunity to explore and experience life-changing plant medicine in authentic ceremonies deep within Ecuador’s Amazon rainforest. Guided by indigenous Kichwa Yachaks, participants can choose from group retreats or private ones lasting up to 14 days—or even longer immersions with traditional master plant dietas and shamanic apprenticeships!
All packages include ceremonies featuring Ayahuasca plus two additional choices – Psilocybin or San Pedro – all with ancestral traditions at the heart of each ceremony taking place in a bamboo maloca surrounded by nature. Come embark on this journey today… you won’t regret it!
Join us in experiencing the magic of Ecuador’s lush rainforests, where something truly wonderful is unfolding.
Escape the stresses of daily life and embark on a journey of self-discovery in the Amazon jungle with Sacha Wasi. With an open mind, experience a shift in consciousness through powerful plant medicines Ayahuasca, Psilocybin, and San Pedro. Recharge your mind, body, and soul in a peaceful and natural setting, surrounded by lush rainforests in the north-western Amazon Basin.
Transform your mind and body with 3 powerful ceremonies, designed to help you simplify, reset, and reconnect with yourself and nature.
Our retreats are designed for a complete reset, with daily integration and holistic therapy sessions to help you reconnect with nature and find a healthier and happier way of being. In this breathtaking location, where Ayahuasca is celebrated as a national treasure, you will experience one of the world’s most scenic psychedelic retreats. SACHA WASI is your chance to transform yourself and see the world in a new light.
- Integration & Psycho-Spiritual Transformation sessions are done privately with Dr. Scott.
- Activities and ceremonies are done with other retreat guests.
Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights
Location: Puyo, Ecuador
Accommodation: At our retreat, guests are welcome to immerse themselves in the beauty of the Amazon rainforest while staying in comfortable and locally-constructed bamboo huts. Our rustic casitas offer all the necessary amenities for a comfortable stay, including high-speed internet, electricity, and hot showers. Guests can enjoy three delicious meals per day, as well as access to laundry facilities.
Our retreat offers a range of accommodation options, including both private and shared casitas, allowing guests to choose the option that best suits their needs.
In between ceremonies, guests are invited to explore the stunning surroundings and embark on adventures in the heart of the Amazon. From river canoeing and jungle hikes to a breathtaking viewpoint overlooking the rainforest, there is something for everyone at our retreat. Our backyard is the perfect place for guests to connect with nature and deepen their spiritual journey.
Food: At Sacha Wasi, guests can savor the flavors of authentic Ecuadorian and Kichwa cuisine at our outdoor Comedor (dining hall). With the tranquil flow of the river just steps away, each meal is a sensory experience unlike any other.
Each day starts with a cup of traditional tea made from leaves and roots harvested from the Amazon jungle, providing a true taste of the local culture. Our meals are prepared with love and joy by the women of the Kichwa community and are designed to meet a range of dietary needs, including vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free, and meals with meat.
DAY # 1: TRAVEL DAY (transportation not included)
- Travel from Quito, Ecuador to Sacha Wasi (near Puyo).
- Arrive at Sacha Wasi Indigenous comunidad
- Check into individual (private) casitas (bamboo huts)
- Orientation with Dr. Scott
DAY # 2: CEREMONY #1 – AYAHUASCA
- Dieta Breakfast
- Integration: Preparing for your Ayahuasca ceremony: setting intentions, navigation during the ceremony, rules & guidelines with Dr. Scott
- Tribal Welcome gathering in the Maloca with introductions
- Chicha Drink, ritual face painting, and the traditional Hunting Dance.
- Dieta Lunch
- Jungle Exploration into the tropical Amazonian rainforest to La Cascada Hola Vida ( 25-meter waterfall with natural swimming pool base). The natives say that this waterfall has healing powers. It was a place for ancient walkers and was used for sacred rites and ceremonies for those seeking healing.
- Limpieza – La Madre and other Yachaks perform a “limpia” or spiritual cleansing for each individual in the ceremony to destroy negative energy, and remove envy, negative blocks, and fears.
- Ayahuasca ceremony #1
DAY # 3: CEREMONY #2 – AYAHUASCA
- Dieta Breakfast
- Jungle hike to harvest Ayahuasca & Yaje for ceremonial medicine
- Wash & prepare Ayahuasca, build fire, prepare & cook the ayahuasca medicine
- Dieta Lunch
- Ayahuasca ceremony #2
DAY # 4: SIMPLIFY, RESET, AND RECONNECT WITH YOURSELF
- Dieta Breakfast
- Meditation & Self Reflection
- Optional Cacao Ceremony ($15 per person)
DAY # 5: CEREMONY #3 – PSILOCYBIN
- Dieta Breakfast
- Activity: Travel down the Pastaza Rio (river) and hike up the mountain to Mirador Indichuris: a 1000-meter-high viewpoint in the Amazon jungle with one of Ecuador’s most spectacular views. A place with exceptional mountaintop views of the rainforest, hammocks to enjoy the vista, and a tall swing that sends guests soaring over the river Pastaza.
- Meditation & Self Reflection
- PSILOCYBIN CEREMONY #3
DAY # 6
- Dieta Breakfast
- Excursion to the Hacienda de Cacao – AMAZON – CACAO FACTORY
- Breathwork Session – (1.5 hours Holotropic Style – optional)
DAY # 7 TRAVEL DAY
- Dieta Breakfast
- Travel from Sacha Wasi, Ecuador to Quito Airport or your next destination.
- Cacao Ceremony (Optional – $50 extra fee)
- Kambo Ceremony Optional – $150 extra fee)
- Additional Ceremony (ayahuasca, psilocybin, or San Pedro $100)
- Extra Night Optional – ($50 – including meals)
- Yogahausca Optional – ($280 extra fee – when available)
Rainy Day Options:
- Artesian Workshop
- Learn to Speak Kichwa
Meet the Team
At Sachia Wasi, we believe that the success of our ayahuasca retreat depends on the quality of our team. Our experienced and dedicated facilitators, healers, and support staff are here to ensure a safe and supportive environment for exploring the depths of your consciousness and embarking on a journey of self-discovery.
- Jesus Dagua – Medicine Man (Yachak), Tribal President
- Yusu Dagua – Medicine Man (Yachak)
- Byron Santi – Medicine Man (Yachak)
- Mama Marlene Guatatuca – Medicine Woman (Warmi Yachak), Tribal Elder
- Scott Irwin, Ph.D. , Integration Psychologist | Functional Medicine Practitioner
- Dr. Mayra Prado, M.D. Medical Director – Sacha Wasi Jungle Medical Clinic
Join us today and let us guide you on your path to spiritual growth and inner transformation!
Pricing and Registration
At Sacha Wasi, we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to experience the powerful healing and transformative effects of ayahuasca, regardless of their financial situation. That’s why we offer affordable pricing for our retreats to make it as easy as possible for you to join us.
Retreat Cost: $1875
Debit|Credit Cards: Visa, MasterCard
What is ayahuasca and how does it work?
For centuries, ayahuasca has been used to open the door of spiritual exploration and healing. This potent plant medicine originates from South American cultures in which it was celebrated for its ability to aid personal growth and offer powerful insights through a unique combination of compounds including DMT – an active psychoactive ingredient. Ayahuasca is an ancient natural remedy that continues offering profound effects on body, mind, heart & soul.
Ayahuasca is a powerful shamanic brew renowned for its ability to unlock the secrets of your inner self. Consuming it can open up doors to visions and intense emotions, lasting up to 8 hours – all while connecting you with spiritual realms. While the journey may be daunting, those who make this personal investment often find themselves rewarded; many report feeling peace, clarity and newfound insight after ingesting ayahuasca – helping them overcome life challenges or gain perspective on their purpose in life!
At Sacha Wasi, we are proud to provide a supportive and safe environment for spiritual exploration through ayahuasca. Our experienced healers have the knowledge necessary to help you gain insights into your personal journey of self-discovery while respecting this powerful plant medicine with caution. Join us at Sacha Wasi now on an amazing path towards growth!
Sacha Wasi has a Jungle Medical Clinic onsite that consists of a small team of qualified, experienced GPs, medical staff and allied health professionals, and indigenous healers, to assure that guests and families at Sacha Wasi will receive the quality medical care they need and deserve.
What other treatments are available?
- IV Therapies
- Chinese Dry & Wet Cupping
- Class IV Therapeutic K-Laser Therapy
How do I know if Sacha Wasi is right for me?
Whether you’re seeking to tackle specific issues like stress, anxiety, depression, fatigue, or burnout, or simply looking to detox from life’s challenges, Sacha Wasi is the ideal destination. Our retreat provides the perfect environment to reset, renew, and find the peace and balance you need. Come and let us support you on your path to wellness.
Why do people come to Sacha Wasi?
No matter what brings you to Sacha Wasi, our team is here to support your journey toward wellness. Whether you’re seeking to heal from loss, rebuild relationships, boost self-esteem, or find emotional balance, our experienced facilitators have been helping people heal their lives with plant medicine for decades. Whether you’re looking to explore your dreams and aspirations, focus on healthy aging, or simply need some rest and recharge, we’re here to help. Come find your true self at Sacha Wasi.
We hope this FAQ section provides all the information you need to feel confident and prepared for your retreat experience. If you have any further questions or concerns, our team is always available to assist you. Join us on this journey of inner exploration and self-discovery, and let us support you every
step of the way.
We hope that this has given you a glimpse into what our Sacha Wasi ayahuasca retreat has to offer. Whether you’re looking to heal old wounds, discover a new purpose, or simply immerse yourself in a powerful and transformative experience, we believe that our retreat is the perfect place for you.
We look forward to welcoming you to Sacha Wasi and guiding you on your journey of self-discovery and transformation.
Introducing Dr. Scott Irwin: Bridging Holistic Healing and Ancient Wisdom
Dr. Scott Irwin, Ph.D. Psychedelic Integration Psychologist, Functional Medicine Practitioner, and Advocate for Holistic Healing
Introduction: Dr. Scott Irwin possesses an extensive and distinctive background at the crossroads of Transpersonal Psychology, Functional Medicine, and Ancient Amazonian Shamanism. With an unwavering dedication to the betterment of others, he has emerged as a beacon of guidance for those seeking deep personal transformation. Through his multidisciplinary approach and 1:1 therapeutic integration sessions, Dr. Scott is committed to facilitating profound personal psycho-spiritual transformations for his clients.
Professional Journey: With over two decades of experience as a Public Health Professional, Dr. Scott Irwin’s impact has touched the lives of more than 25,000 patients. His mission is to catalyze profound change, helping individuals unearth their potential for growth and healing. As a seasoned Psychedelic Integration Psychologist and practitioner of Functional Medicine, he amalgamates Complementary & Alternative Medicine with Transpersonal Psychology to provide holistic care that encompasses the entire being.
Influences and Expertise: Dr. Scott’s journey has been influenced by visionaries such as Stanislav Grof, the Czech psychiatrist and founder of Holotropic Breathwork™, who pioneered research into harnessing non-ordinary states of consciousness for healing and insight. Dr. Scott’s therapeutic approach harmoniously blends Transpersonal Psychology, Psychedelic Integration, breathwork in the style of Holotropic practices, and the sacred wisdom of ancestral plant medicine like Ayahuasca.
Championing Indigenous Communities: Dr. Scott Irwin is a fervent advocate for the Indigenous Kichwa Community residing within Sacha Wasi, nestled in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest. His support has catalyzed transformative changes, including the establishment of the “Sacha Wasi Tribal Learning Center.” This visionary endeavor, introduced in February 2022, empowers both children and adults from Sacha Wasi and neighboring tribes with an educational curriculum encompassing Kichwa, English, Spanish, geography, and computer literacy. Under Dr. Scott’s guidance, over 25 laptops and desktop computers have been donated, opening windows of opportunity for these future custodians of the Amazon.
Pioneering the Jungle Medical Clinic: Dr. Scott’s dedication to holistic health manifested in the creation of the Jungle Medical Clinic within the Sacha Wasi community. Recognizing the gap in mainstream health services that often fail to meet the needs of indigenous communities, he sought to bridge this gap with a transformative solution. The clinic houses a dedicated team of qualified and experienced general practitioners, medical staff, allied health professionals, and indigenous healers. Together, they are committed to providing quality medical care to guests and families at Sacha Wasi. This initiative ensures that they receive the care they need and deserve, forging a path toward inclusive healthcare and eradicating marginalization.
Contributions to Psychedelic Integration: In his role as Former Senior Minister, Staff Psychologist, and Ayahuasca Facilitator at the Soul Quest Ayahuasca Church of Mother Earth, Dr. Scott orchestrated pre- and post-ceremony programs that encompassed a diverse range of integration-style groups. These groups offered support in areas such as psycho-spiritual integration, Zen Buddhist Meditation, recovery from substance misuse, spiritual studies, and personal growth.
Academic Achievements and Contributions: Dr. Scott’s academic credentials include a Doctor of Science Ph.D in Transpersonal Psychology & Complementary and Alternative Medical Therapies. His expertise led him to serve as Program Director for the UM/Keys AHEC Tobacco Cessation Program, and he remains a vital figure in international tobacco treatment standards as National Chairman of the Membership Committee for the Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence (ATTUD).
Empowering Holistic Healing: Dr. Scott Irwin’s journey has been one of advocacy, education, and profound transformation. His dedication to fostering change through personalized therapeutic journeys, combined with his unwavering commitment to holistic wellness, positions him as a respected expert in the field. With a strong foundation in both ancient wisdom and contemporary medical practices, he continues to be a catalyst for profound change in the lives of those he guides.
- Doctor of Science Ph.D – Transpersonal Psychology & Complementary and Alternative Medical Therapies
- Doctorate Degree – RoHun™ Psychotherapy
- Master of Science M.S. in Psychology
- Bachelor of Science B.S. in Psychology
- Certification Tobacco Treatment Specialist – CTTS – Florida State Certification
- Certification Being True to You – Transformational Addiction and Recovery Coach
- Certification Being True to You – Psychospiritual Integration Coach
- Certification Class III & IV Therapeutic Laser Technician
- Certified Quantum Reflex Analysis™ Practitioner
- Certification Reiki Master Teacher
- Certification in Advanced Channeling
- Certification as a Color & Sound Healing Practitioner
- Certification as a Spiritual Healer
- Certification as a Metaphysician Practitioner
- Certification as a Master Metaphysician
- Certification in Sacred Healing
- Certification as an Akasha Sensitive
- Certification as an Inner Child Therapist
- Certification as a Yhandi Facilitator specializing in Inner Child/Adult Integration
- Certification as a Yhandi Practitioner
- Certification in Male/Female Relationship Dynamics
- Certification as a Kundalini Energization™ Healer
- Certification in Advanced Kundalini Energization
- Certification as a Reflective Etheric Healer
- Certification as a Holistic Practitioner
- Certification as Healing Works International Practitioner
- Certification as a Doctor of Metaphysics & Healing
- Certification as a RoHun™ Therapist
- Certification as a Master RoHun™ Therapist
- Certification – Inner Sanctuary Instructor
- Ministerial Ordination in the Non-denominational Christian Church in 2007
Dr. Scott Irwin Integration Psychologist | Functional Medicine Practitioner EMAIL [email protected] Dr. Scott is a unique and valuable guide for individuals seeking transformative healing experiences with ayahuasca in an indigenous setting. With a combination of expertise in transpersonal psychology, integration psychology, functional medicine, indigenous Amazonian plant medicine, and church ministry, Dr. Scott offers a holistic approach to healing and wellness that aligns with the traditional use of ayahuasca in indigenous communities. His deep understanding of the spiritual and mystical aspects of human experience, as well as his knowledge of functional medicine, enables him to provide comprehensive care to clients that…
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Mama Marlene Guatatuca Warmi Yachak (Medicine Woman), Tribal Eder Mama Marlene Guatatuca is a Warmi Yachak (Medicine Woman) and Tribal Elder who has spent over 45 years studying and practicing native medicinal plant healing to support her community and those who seek healing at Sacha Wasi. Her extensive knowledge of traditional plant medicine is a testament to her dedication and respect for her ancestors and their teachings. Mama Marlene is also a skilled community midwife and has a deep understanding of women’s health, making her a valuable resource for her community. As an elder of the indigenous Kichwa people, Mama…
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Jesus Dagua – Medicine Man (Yachak), Tribal President Meet Jesus Dagua, a Yachak or medicine man, and Tribal President who has devoted his life to learning about the healing power of master plants. From a young age, Jesus had a calling to work with medicinal plants and dreamed of his ancestors sharing their knowledge with him. Today, he continues to work with plant medicine and has helped countless people with the spiritual knowledge of his ancestors. As a medicine man, Jesus is connected with the plant spirits and continues to receive powerful dreams of ancestral knowledge of these plants. He…
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Yusu Dagua – Medicine Man (Yachak) Meet Yusu Dagua, a Kichwa yachak or shaman who carries on the healing knowledge and traditions of his grandfathers and ancestors. Yusu has been practicing for 25 years and plays an important role in the Ayahuasca ceremony, where he offers guidance, support, and performs traditional rituals to help guests connect with the plant medicine and the earth. When he’s not practicing, Yusu loves to connect with Pachamama and play soccer with his community. As an indigenous medicine man, he believes in the power of the “limpia” to cleanse the body and mind, and he…
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Byron Santi, Yachak, (Medicine Man) Byron is a highly respected Yachak, or Medicine Man, at Sacha Wasi with a wealth of knowledge about the rainforest and its many medicinal plants. As an integral part of the team, he is often present during ceremonies, using his music and singing to guide and support guests on their journey. With years of experience as a guide, Byron is also one of the key leaders for hiking expeditions, taking visitors to some of the most awe-inspiring and hidden gems of the rainforest that are not typically accessible to outsiders. His deep connection to the…
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Dr. Mayra Prado, M.D. Medical Director – Sacha Wasi Jungle Medical Clinic, Puyo, Ecuador The Sacha Wasi Jungle Medicine Clinic is a small team of qualified, experienced General Physicians – like our Medical Director, Dr. Mayra Prado, and other medical staff and allied health professionals and indigenous healers, to assure that guests and families at Sacha Wasi receive the quality medical care they need and deserve.
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