If you organize retreats and want to come with your groups to the Sacred Valley of Peru to incorporate one or more Ayahuasca ceremonies in your retreats, please call or write us and we will prepare a unique experience for you and your participants.
As part of the experience, we can also incorporate sound therapies as well as group and personal integrations. The ceremonies can be performed in the Maha Temple, located in front of the sacred mountains of the Pachatuzan Apu in “La Pacha” community. In addition to performing ceremonies at the temple, we can hold them at your retreat center or at the location where your group is staying.
Below you can see the photos of the temple where the ceremonies are held.
PREPARATION FOR THE CEREMONY
Before you participate in an Ayahuasca Ceremony we recommend you:
have a light vegetarian lunch, reducing the intake of sugar, salt, spices, as a preparation to receive Ayahuasca in your body
not to consume alcohol 48 hrs prior to the Ayahuasca Ceremony
avoid eating meat and dense food at least 48 hours prior to the Ayahuasca Ceremony
have your lunch early and NOT TO EAT ANYTHING after 2pm on the day of the Ceremony
wear cosy and warm clothes (and preferably wear clothes that don’t make noise when you move)
Bring small flashlight and a bottle of water
Before the ceremony starts the ceremony facilitator is going to give instructions that we ask you to follow strictly for the wellbeing of all the participants. We are going to ask you to stay silent during the entire night so that each one could have his/her own experience in peace and tranquillity. We all work on our own personal stuff and it’s important to respect other person’s as well as one’s own process.
We have well trained staff to attend to any situation that could emerge, yet the quality of your experience will depend on your commitment to do your work and honor the ceremony as a whole.
The work with microdosis is very effective inside our body and soul. It helps us as an integration of that experienced during the ceremonies giving answers to doubts and aligning the messages received. It also takes us to a state of interior calmness, relaxing us and by that dissolving little by little the energies that prevent us from being ourselves leading us to self-empowerment.
Microdosis work can be also done with people who haven’t taken Ayahuasca. While on microdosis it’s important to have a balanced diet avoiding drugs, alcohol, red meat, chile etc to let the medicine take us to a more profound state.
The way of applying the Microdosis is with a dropper putting 2 drops under the tongue in the morning and before going to sleep.
It also works in the dream state.
While we work with microdosis we can live a normal life, going to work, university etc.
Once a week we write to those people who are microdosing to do a checking and clear their doubts.
The work with the Microdosis lasts around 40 days.
We have had very good results.
Here you can see the musical instruments that accompany us in ceremony and learn more about their history
The shakapa is an ancient shamanic instrument used to clean energies. When it is shaken, it makes a pleasant sound to accompany ceremonies and is also used to accompany the sacred songs of the jungle. Traditionally known as icaros, these songs act as bridges to other dimensions.
The semillas de la selva, or jungle seeds, have been used since ancient times to emphasize the rhythm of the songs. They have a very special sound that helps us to root and transmute the energies that we no longer need in our inner selves.
The kora is an ancestral African harp with a magical and engaging sound. The resonance chamber is made from a large squash that symbolizes water. The chamber is covered in leather which represents the animal kingdom and the neck is made of wood, representing the trees.
The kora has 21 strings: 7 represent the past, 7 the present and the last 7 represent the future. The instrument is played with the soul. The personality of this powerful instrument is joyful and harmonious.
The ngoni is an ancestral African instrument that symbolizes the interior pulse and focuses on our personal identity
The balafon is an ancestral African instrument with wooden keys, each evoking distinct musical notes. Each key has below it a dried squash that functions as a resonance box.
It is played with sticks and brings happy and motivating energy to the tribe
These are African drums that represents both the union with the tribe and the strength of the family bond. The biggest drum is called Dunumba and represents the energy of the father. The next one is called Sangban and represents the mother. The smallest one, called Kenkeni, represents the son.
The calabaza is an African percussion instrument that when struck, emits a sound that connects us with water and the roots of the earth.
The udu is a ceramic African percussion instrument that symbolizes water. Its personality is subtle and atmospheric.
When playing the body of the drum while covering its holes, the drum emits a very pleasant sound. It is used in ceremonies to call water.
The kalimba is a box made of wood on which are laid different keys, each corresponding to a different musical note. It is played with the thumbs and its sound represents water.
The Karimba is an instrument of African origin very similar to the Kalimba. The difference is that it has a second bridge of notes whose keys have metal rings that vibrate when touched.
The Mbira is an ancestral African instrument that is the grandfather of the Kalimba, Karimba and Sansula. Its keys are made of spoons and they are played with the thumbs. Traditionally, it sits inside a dried squash that functions as the resonance box.
This flute evokes happiness, transmuting negative energy into positive.
These native flutes are ancestral instruments that connect us to the spirit of the eagle, raising up and giving strength to our inner prayer.
This ancestral Mapuche instrument is used to call on the energy of the rains.
The instrument is placed at the entrance of the lips or mouth and the sound is produced through vibrating the tongue.
The mouth acts as the resonance box.
The ocarina is a small wind instrument descended from primitive whistles made of clay or bone. Currently, they are manufactured in a variety of materials such as ceramic, wood and metal.
This melodic percussion instrument serves as a bridge to bring us to our inner alignment.
The drum’s personality is hypnotic and meditative with a blend of ancestral and contemporary sounds. It takes us to deep meditative states.
The Sansula is a contemporary instrument that was inspired by a very old African instrument, called Kalimba, that symbolizes water.
In fact, the Sansula is a Kalimba redesigned by the Germans from the original African instrument.
Unlike the African Kalimba whose sounding board is made from a coconut or a closed piece of wood, the Saija holds the weight of the keys (notes) on a synthetic or leather covering, leaving the bottom open, which allows one to increase or decrease the resonance space, creating very attractive effects.
The Sansula has a clear and defined metallic sound with many harmonics. It is a very sensitive instrument for both the one who plays it as well as for the one who hears it and is especially suitable to induce trance states.
The instrument’s personality is grounding and helps us connect with our inner child.
This melodic percussion instrument is inspired by a very old African instrument called Balafón.
This instrument has an aerial sound that symbolizes air and water elements and opens up our connection to the angelic realms.
The instrument’s sound is very pleasant and leads to very deep states of meditation. The keys are struck with mazetas (drumsticks with cotton on the tips) to create a more enveloping sound. The personality of this instrument is reflective and meditative.
Indian instrument that connects us to the earth and water, aligning these elements with our interior being.
Tabla de India
This magical percussion instrument incites dance with its varied and generous rhythms. The Tabla evokes the spirits of Earth and Water.
To play this instrument, the small drum (Dahiana) is played with the fingers of the right hand while the palm and fingers of the left hand are used to slide across the head of the large drum (Bayan). This enables one to create unique sounds.
The santur is a percussive string instrument originating from Persia and India. It has 72 strings that are suspended on bridges. It is played with a rod that can hit one or more individual strings to create beautiful melodies or groups of strings to create a rhythmic accompaniment. Its sound brings us to a hypnotic state.
Tibetan Singing Bowls
These ancestral instruments of Tibet are played with rods. These bowls emit a healing vibration that cleans our inner water crystals, allowing for a better connection between our body and soul.
This is a traditional string instrument from India. Its sound takes us into a deep meditative state and can connect us with the energies of a variety of deities.
The sounds of the Guitar bring us to states of harmony and sweetness.