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  • $1,375.00 – 7 Day / 6 Nights: Yogahuasca Retreat with Ayahuasca | Psilocybin | San Pedro & Yoga

Date & Time Details: Arrive between 3pm - 6pm

Location: Sacha Wasi Retreats

Address: Puyo, Ecuador: https://www.google.com.ec/maps/@-1.624,-77.91479,14z

Contact: Dr Scott Irwin
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+1 305-942-6378

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Sacha Wasi Retreats: SACHA WASI offers travelers safe and authentic Yogahuasca (sacred plant medicine retreats combined with Yoga) in the enchanting AMAZON rainforests of Ecuador. Here you can experience the natural healing power of Ayahuasca, Psilocybin, San Pedro, and Yoga in the jungle facilitated by native indigenous Yachaks, (Kichwa word for Shaman).

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Yogahuasca Retreat 7 Day / 6 Nights: ECUADOR

With Mama Marlene Guatatuca - Medicine Woman (Warmi Yachak), Tribal Elder, Jesus Dagua - Medicine Man (Yachak), Yusu Dagua - Medicine Man (Yachak), Byron Santi, Yachak, (Medicine Man), Scott Irwin, Ph.D. , Integration Psychologist | Functional Medicine Practitioner, Dr. Mayra Prado, M.D. Medical Director – Sacha Wasi Jungle Medical Clinic, Moni Metsa Yara | Facilitator, Ross Barlow | Guest Experience Coordinator | Translator, Tajana Milas | Guest Experience Coordinator | Nurse, Nicky Schaefer | Yoga Instructor and Michelle Carr| Guest Experience Coordinator | Yoga Instructor

December 1 - 7, 2023

 

Yogahuasca Retreat – Powerful Synthesis for Awakening – 7 Day/6 Nights Weekend of Ayahuasca and Yoga $1375

 

  • 2 Ayahuasca Ceremonies, 1 Psilocybin or San Pedro ceremony, 6 Integration sessions; up to 10 people per group
  • Yoga & Breathwork daily
  • Scheduled activities
  • 3 Meals daily; Private rooms and Shared rooms
  • Spanish/English/German/Polish/Croatian/Norwegian translators available
  • Airport pick-up/drop-off available (extra cost)

 

Retreat Highlights

  • Traditional Ayahuasca ceremonies, facilitated by Kichwa Yachaks (shamans)
  • Traditional San Pedro and Psilocybin ceremonies led by experienced facilitators
  • Cleansing sessions with Yachaks (shamans)
  • Midnight snack and campfire
  • Daily Integration
  • Daily yoga, meditation, and breathwork classes
  • Sacha Wasi Community experience: Traditional dance, face painting, chicha
  • Optional Synergetic Additions in Sacha Wasi Jungle Clinic and Spa: Massage Therapy, Full Body Wrap, Acupuncture, IV Therapy, K-laser Deep Tissue Therapy, Cupping, Kambo ceremony, Mapacho Cleanse
  • Optional activities: La Cascada Hola Vida – sacred waterfall, trip to Miradora Indichuris, Cacao Ceremony, Herbal workshops, Flower Baths, artwork classes with Kichwa women, drum making & drum circles
  • Possibility to extend your stay

 

About This Retreat

At Yogahausca Retreats at Sacha Wasi (indigenous Kichwa community), we believe that true healing can only be achieved by balancing the mind, body, and spirit. We recognize that the modern world often prioritizes the analytical mind over the emotional and spiritual aspects of our being. We are on a mission to change this narrative by offering a safe, authentic, and supportive space for individuals from all backgrounds to connect with their inner truth.

Through the use of sacred plant medicines and yoga teachings, we aim to help people break through cognitive dissonance and access parts of themselves that may have been forgotten or ignored. Our ceremonies are held with the utmost respect for ancient traditions and are facilitated by experienced shamans and instructors who guide participants on their journeys.

We believe that true healing is not just an individual pursuit but also a collective one. By bringing people together in a shared experience, we aim to foster a sense of community and raise cultural awareness. Our commitment to sustainable practices, including replanting ayahuasca and chacruna, reflects our duty as caretakers of the Earth.

Our ultimate goal is to empower individuals to continue their healing journeys long after they leave our retreat. We provide our guests with tools and knowledge to integrate their experiences into their daily lives and to approach the world with deep meaning and purpose. By doing so, we hope to be a positive force for change in both our personal lives and in the world at large.

Our top priority is your safety and well-being. We’ve designed thorough safety measures to protect you physically, emotionally, and mentally throughout your experience with us. Our trained medical staff is present during our retreats, ensuring a secure environment. 

Our team comprises highly skilled Kichwa Yachaks and Western staff (speaking English, German, Norwegian, Polish and Croatian).

By joining us at a Yogahuasca retreat, you join the community and you’re never alone — your well-being matters deeply to us and we connect with our guests on free weekly online integration calls.

All proceeds from the retreats go to the Sacha Wasi community.

 

Schedule

**DAY # 1: TRAVEL DAY** CEREMONY #1 – AYAHUASCA

(transportation not included)

Travel from Quito, Ecuador to Sacha Wasi (near Puyo).

3 pm – 6pm Arrive at Sacha Wasi Indigenous comunidad

6 pm Orientation to Sacha Wasi and preparation for the ceremony with Dr. Scott

8:30 pm Limpieza – Mama Marlene and other Yachaks perform a “limpia” or spiritual cleansing for each individual in the ceremony. The “limpia” destroys negative energy, and removes envy, negative blocks, and fears.

9:00 pm Ayahuasca ceremony

 

DAY # 2: SATURDAY – CEREMONY #2 – AYAHUASCA

7:30 am Meditation for all Levels (Yoga Philosophy of self-love)

8:15 am Pranayama & Dynamic Yoga for all levels

9:00 am Dieta Breakfast

10:00 am Integration with Dr. Scott

12:30 pm Dieta lunch

1:30 pm Tribal Welcome gathering in the Maloca with formal introductions

Ritual face painting, and the traditional Hunting Dance.

2:30 pm Optional Activity: 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.

2:30 pm-6:00 pm Sacha Wasi Jungle Clinic | prebooked treatments: Massage Therapy, Full Body Wrap, Acupuncture, Cupping Therapy, K-Laser Deep Tissue Therapy, IV Therapy

6:00 pm Gentle Yoga or Yin Yoga

8:30 pm Limpieza – Mama Marlene and other Yachaks perform a “limpia” or spiritual cleansing for each individual in the ceremony. The “limpia” destroys negative energy, and removes envy, negative blocks, and fears.

9:00 pm Ayahuasca ceremony

 

DAY # 3: SUNDAY

7:30 am Meditation for All Levels (Yoga Philosophy of love for others)

8:15 am Pranayama & Dynamic Yoga for all levels

9:00 am Dieta Breakfast

10:00 am Integration with Dr. Scott

12:30 pm – Dieta Lunch

1:30 pm Departures (weekend retreat guests): Farewell Group Photo + Artesanal Shop

2:00 pm Trip to Miradora Indichuris

2:00 pm-6:00 pm Sacha Wasi Jungle Clinic | prebooked treatments: Massage Therapy, Full Body Wrap, Acupuncture, Cupping Therapy, K-Laser Deep Tissue Therapy, IV Therapy

5:00 pm Workshop: Plant Dietas & The Healing Power of Rainforest Herbs

6:00 pm Gentle Yoga or Yin Yoga

7:30 pm Dinner for the guests not participating in the ceremony

8:30 pm Cacao Ceremony

 

DAY #4 MONDAY

7:30 am Meditation for All Levels ( Awareness & Breathing Meditation)

8:15 am Pranayama & Dynamic Yoga for all levels

9:00 am Dieta Breakfast for the guests not participating in the Kambo ceremony

10:00 am Kambo Ceremony (Extra Fee)

12:30 pm – Dieta Lunch

1:30 pm Giving back to Pacha Mama: replanting ayahuasca | Harvesting | Cooking Ayahuasca brew

1:30 pm-6:00 pm Sacha Wasi Jungle Clinic | prebooked treatments: Massage Therapy, Full Body Wrap, Acupuncture, Cupping Therapy, K-Laser Deep Tissue Therapy, IV Therapy

2:00 pm Drum making workshop (Extra Fee)

6:00 pm Gentle Yoga or Yin Yoga

8:30 pm Limpieza – Mama Marlene and other Yachaks perform a “limpia” or spiritual cleansing for each individual in the ceremony. The “limpia” destroys negative energy, and removes envy, negative blocks, and fears.

9:00pm Psilocybin ceremony

 

DAY #5 TUESDAY

7:30 am Meditation for All Levels ( Chakra System Explanation)

8:15 am Pranayama & Dynamic Yoga for all levels

9:00 am Dieta Breakfast

10:00 am Integration with Dr. Scott

12:30 pm – Dieta Lunch

2:00 pm Drum making workshop (Extra Fee)

2:00 pm-6:00 pm Sacha Wasi Jungle Clinic | prebooked treatments: Massage Therapy, Full Body Wrap, Acupuncture, Cupping Therapy, K-Laser Deep Tissue Therapy, IV Therapy

5:00 pm Workshop: Plant Dietas & The Healing Power of Rainforest Herbs

6:00 pm Gentle Yoga or Yin Yoga

8:30 pm Limpieza – Mama Marlene and other Yachaks perform a “limpia” or spiritual cleansing for each individual in the ceremony. The “limpia” destroys negative energy, and removes envy, negative blocks, and fears.

9:00 pm Ayahuasca ceremony

 

DAY #6 WEDNESDAY

7:30 am Meditation for All Levels ( Chakra System Meditation)

8:15 am Pranayama & Dynamic Yoga for all levels

9:00 am Dieta Breakfast

10:00 am Integration with Dr. Scott

12:00 pm Sand Pedro Ceremony

12:30 pm – Dieta Lunch for the guests not participating in the ceremony

1:30 pm-5:00 pm Sacha Wasi Jungle Clinic | prebooked treatments: Massage Therapy, Full Body Wrap, Acupuncture, Cupping Therapy, K-Laser Deep Tissue Therapy, IV Therapy

2 pm-4 pm Excursion to Hacienda de Cacao – AMAZON – CACAO FACTORY

2 pm Drum Making workshop (Extra Fee)

5 pm Walking Meditation

7:30 pm Dinner

8:30 pm A Closing Sharing Circle for 7-day Yogahuasca Retreat Participants

10:00 pm Ecstatic Dance

 

DAY #7 THURSDAY

7:30 am Meditation for all Levels (Gunas – system of the 3 bodies)

8:15 am Pranayama & Dynamic Yoga for all levels

9:00 am Dieta Breakfast for the guests not participating in Mapacho Cleanse

10:00 am Mapacho Cleanse

12:30 pm – Check out time

1:30 pm Departures: Artesanal Shop + Farewell Group Photo

 

Please note: The retreat schedule and activities may be subject to change for reasons that may be outside of our control.

 

Sacha Wasi Jungle Clinic’s additional offerings:

 

Acupuncture (Optional – $75 extra fee)

Cupping (Optional – $75 extra fee)

K-Laser Deep Tissue Therapy (Optional – $75 extra fee)

IV Therapy (Optional – $125 extra fee)

Shiatsu Acupressure Massage (Optional – $60 extra fee)

Swedish Massage Therapy with simple reflexology (Optional – $60 extra fee)

Full Body Wrap with a head massage (Optional – $75 extra fee)

 

Additional Options:

 

Kambo Ceremony (Optional – $150 extra fee)

Cacao Ceremony (Optional – $50 extra fee)

Extra Night Optional – ($50 – including meals)

 

Accommodation

Be surrounded by the enchanting Amazonian fauna and flora. Wake up to the sound of Amazonian birds and river flow. Marvel like a child again and see the unique wildlife we have here! From the Crested Oropendola (yellow-tailed bird), fluffy Asumama (Monk Saki monkey), and Blue Morpho Butterflies (some of the largest butterflies in the world with a wingspan reaching up to 8 inches), to green fireflies (Yes! Green!)And so much more! Enjoy authentic home-cooked Ecuadorian and Kichwa dishes at our outdoor Comedor (dining hall) while listening to the flow of the river only a few steps away. Start your day with a cup of freshly brewed traditional tea made of leaves and roots harvested from the Amazon jungle such as Guayusa, Zaragoza, etc. 3 meals per day are included. Each meal is prepared, with smiles and giggles, by the women of the Kichwa community. Doesn’t get any more authentic than this!

 

CASITAS

At the Yogahuasca retreat, participants are welcome to immerse themselves in the beauty of the Amazon rainforest while staying in simple, locally-constructed bamboo huts. Our rustic casitas offer all the necessary amenities for a comfortable stay, including high-speed internet, electricity, and hot showers. We also provide 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.

Guests are welcome to extend their stay with an additional fee of $50.

 

 

Leaders

Mama Marlene Guatatuca – Medicine Woman (Warmi Yachak), Tribal Elder
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)
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)
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 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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Scott Irwin, Ph.D. , Integration Psychologist | Functional Medicine Practitioner
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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Dr. Mayra Prado, M.D. Medical Director – Sacha Wasi Jungle Medical Clinic
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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Moni Metsa Yara | Facilitator
Moni Metsa Yara Moni Metsa Yara | Facilitator Moni Metsa Yara, born and raised in Poland, is a medicine woman, co-facilitating plant medicine ceremonies with a humble heart and a steadfast commitment to the safety and well-being of all participants. She has dieted with the powerful plants of the Amazon, including Noya Rao and Chullachaqui, and has been initiated into the ways of the jungle in 2019. Before moving to the jungle, she worked in marketing, and she also supports the community with that set of skills.
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Ross Barlow | Guest Experience Coordinator | Translator
Ross Barlow Ross Barlow | Guest Experience Coordinator | Translator Ross is a deeply spiritual individual who was raised on the beautiful beaches of the Cayman Islands. His quest for spiritual knowledge led him to Ecuador in 2002, where he began to explore the rich traditions of plant medicine and shamanism that are deeply rooted in Latin American culture. His lifelong passion for scuba diving has helped him develop a deep connection to the breath, which he incorporates into his yoga practice. Ross has been practicing yoga for over 20 years, and he brings his deep knowledge and experience to…
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Tajana Milas | Guest Experience Coordinator | Nurse
Tajana Milas Tajana Milas | Guest Experience Coordinator | Nurse Tajana was born in Croatia, and from an early age, she felt drawn to the world of spirituality and healing. After completing her education as a nurse, she began working in psychiatry, helping people overcome their addictions and fears of death. However, it wasn’t until 2019 that she discovered the transformative power of plant medicine. As a trained massage therapist, Tajana understands the importance of physical touch in healing, and during yogahuasca retreats, she offers face acupuncture, a powerful tool for relaxation and self-awareness. With her open and bubbly personality,…
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Nicky Schaefer | Yoga Instructor
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Michelle Carr| Guest Experience Coordinator | Yoga Instructor
Michelle Carri Michelle Carr| Guest Experience Coordinator | Yoga Instructor Michelle Carr is a dedicated Certified Yoga Instructor, holding the prestigious title of Yoga Siromani from the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers, and a 200-hour Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher. Her journey into yoga began as a quest for personal balance, leading to a profound understanding of the mind-body connection. Michelle’s teaching philosophy blends traditional wisdom with contemporary insights, offering a safe space for practitioners of all levels to explore their physical and spiritual dimensions. With precise alignment cues and a calming presence, she empowers students to deepen their practice, fostering…
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