Tree of Light Retreats was birthed with the guidance received from the medicine to create a safe, loving, intimate, and supportive space for people to experience the powerful and transformative plant medicine Ayahuasca, in the ancient Shipibo tradition.
Our passionate and well-trained facilitators/healers have devoted many years to the path of Ayahuasca and traditional plant dietas in the Shipibo lineage. We are on a path of service to offer deep healing through our traditional icaros, holding space integrally, and sharing guidance and loving support to all who are ready and willing to embark on this journey.
Ayahuasca Retreats in Costa Rica:
Our Ayahuasca Retreats have been uniquely birthed after years of working closely and training with many different Shipibo healers who have initiated us into their sacred healing lineage. We carry this ancient wisdom along with a very deep understanding of trauma that we approach with a high level of compassion and integrity both inside and outside of our Ayahuasca ceremonies.
With our many years of experience sharing this sacred medicine and witnessing the true healing potential of this work, we open our arms and share Ayahuasca with the utmost integrity, in a way that reflects these years of deep commitment. Allowing those that drink with us to know they are coming to a safe and supported place working with masterful facilitators and healers.
We believe in holding intimate retreats with a maximum of 11 participants. After so many years of medicine work and being in large ceremonies, we have seen for ourselves how much more we receive in smaller groups, and we hold the same prayer for all those who join us.
Our Costa Rica Location
We feel very blessed to share our retreats from a beautiful retreat center in the tropical, coastal mountains of Costa Rica. There is a very special energy held in this land and we have found it to be a perfect location for doing profound healing work with Ayahuasca. There is a natural beauty and inate harmony with nature here that facilitates an opportunity for deep self reflection, and our healers truly carry the traditions of the jungle, creating a potent and beautiful balance.
Why Tree of Light Retreats?
There are many options out there for working with Ayahuasca, and who you drink with can have a great impact on the experience and level of healing you receive. Tree of light Retreats holds intimate groups of 10 participants and create a safe and sacred space for people to have the opportunity to work with strong and integral traditionally trained healers in the ancient Shipibo tradition. Our highly experienced, caring and compassionate facilitators have dedicated many years to the path of Ayahuasca and are available 24/7 to genuinely support you and help you integrate your unique healing journey.
Preparation for Ayahuasca:
Putting energy and intention into your preparation for working with Ayahuasca can greatly impact your experience during the retreat, and will also give you tools that will already begin to assist your integration process. When we make commitments and take the space to truly offer ourselves up to the process of healing, there is great potential for life-changing transformation to manifest.
Traditionally Trained Healers
This medicine is an ancient healer and teacher that has been used for thousands of years by the Shipibo people, as well as over 70 different tribal ethnicities from across the amazon basin. Carolina and Pedro have trained extensively with, and worked alongside multiple well regarded Shipibo master healers since 2012. Predominantly of the Mahua family lineage known as the carriers of Noya Rao, the Tree of Light.
Through their many years of traditional dieta and deep personal transformational work, Pedro and Carolina confidently hold a high standard of Shipibo training which is directly complimented by their hundreds of ceremonies, years of experience and comprehensive insights into the Western mindset and associated traumas.
Why go on retreat?
Taking the time to step out of your everyday life without the distractions of work, family,
or other aspects of your daily routine, creates an opportunity to step deep into your healing process.
We have seen time and time again how creating a sacred container without interactions of the outside world brings a real focus to your medicine journey. When you don't need to worry about the daily necessities of buying and preparing food, cleaning your house, or caring for others, it gives you the space to really slow down.
And in the process of slowing down, so much is revealed to us and brought to the surface for healing.
Many people can feel a sense of guilt around taking the time to truly focus on themselves, but really the biggest gift you can give to yourself and others is to take responsibility for your own healing.
When we do this, healing ripples out and touches all those who cross our path.
Traditional plant dietas with Noya Rao & Bobinsana
At Tree of Light Retreats we hold a deep respect and gratitude for the roots of the traditions that we study within. Dieta of master plants is considered the corner stone of the learning and practice of traditional plant medicine from the Amazon region and is carried out under strict guidelines to deepen the healing and learning capacity with the plants.