Tree of Light Retreats

Ayahuasca Retreats

11 Day Ayahuasca Retreat in Costa Rica

Retreats cost: $2150 USD (private room)

 

We happily welcome you to come and experience Ayahuasca with two highly experienced facilitators/traditionally trained healers in the stunning natural beauty of Costa Ricas tropical South Pacific Coast. 

Experience 11 days of Ceremony in the gentle energies of these jungle mountains just a short distance from stunning waterfalls and breathtaking quiet beaches including:
 

  • Group Sharing Circles
  • Integration Circle
  • Optional Plant Dieta with either Noya Rao or Bobinsana for those with previous experience (Dietas are offered at an additional cost of $100 USD.
  • 4 Ayahuasca Ceremonies
  • Plant Cleanse
  • Full time support & facilitation 
  • Yoga
  • Sacred Geometry Class
  • Jungle Hikes

Experience the healing capacity of plant wisdom, intimate community & powerful ceremony. Hosted at a private eco lodge and nature reserve on lush land just a short trip away from beautiful waterfalls and quiet pristine beaches. This retreat is only for those who are interested in doing deep healing work. With compassionate facilitation and the support of two skilled and experienced healers, this retreat offers a unique and special opportunity to step deep into your journey.

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Please contact us via email treeoflightretreats@gmail.com The first step in registering is to fill out the medical form under “booking”. Please also send us an email to let us know you have submitted your form.

We cannot accept your deposit until we’ve confirmed through dialogue your medical history, and any previous experience working with the medicine.  We are committed to offering the highest quality care to those attending. We believe in the tremendous healing available through this work, and look forward to discussing your personal needs one on one. Thank you for your understanding. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Both Pedro and Carolina are traditionally trained healers in the Shipibo lineage of the Mahua family. They are highly regarded and well recognized as strong curanderos and carriers of Noya Rao by both their teachers and those who have received their work. Having worked alongside their teachers for many years as healers themselves, they confidently hold their retreats independently of their Shipibo teachers. For Carolina and Pedro, holding medicine work in a very high standard of integrity, safety, powerful healing, and with deep levels of respect and compassion are their guiding principles. They see each individual as a unique and divine being and are fully committed to offering the highest level of care for each participants growth, well-being and healing.

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As facilitators, Carolina and Pedro have led hundreds of people through medicine work since 2012 and hold a very compassionate and empowering approach to supporting people on their unique journeys. Their experience holds deep insight from an expanded perspective to offer guidance in a way that empowers each person to navigate and truly participate in their own healing.

We offer traditional plant dietas with Noya Rao or Bobinsana.  We recommend this to those that have previous experience working with Ayahuasca that feel ready to deepen their dedication to this path and expand their connection to the healing capacity of the plants. On the first day of our retreat, an in depth talk will be given to those interested in exploring this option.

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Traditionally Trained Ayahuasca Healers/Experienced Facilitators

Ayahuasca Ceremonies:

Our ceremonies are held in the traditional Shipibo way in the dark in our "Maloka" ceremonial space. There are 2 bathrooms easily accessible. Each participant has their own comfortable full-length cushioned mat with blankets and pillows provided. The Ayahuasca we serve is purely made from Ayahuasca vine and Chacruna leaf. Each person is carefully dosed to their individual needs. We respect that every person is different. During the ceremony Carolina and Pedro will be singing icaros and coming around to offer individualized healing work and attention. Our ceremonies are very well supported and help is always available.

Intimate Ceremonies

Fresh healthy food:

As you go through this deep transformational work, your body needs to feel nourished and supported. Our retreat chefs offer their unique blend of international and traditional Costa Rican cuisine which cater each meal to a variety of dietary needs. All meals are Gluten and Dairy free and cater to Vegan and vegetarian diets. Some chicken and fish is available also. Our chefs make it easy and a real pleasure to follow the Ayahuasca dietary guidelines while feeling nourished and satisfied after each meal. Their fresh and healthy recipes are truly amazing and you can feel the deep care and love that these beautiful people put into all of the food at our retreats.

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Our Location: Puntarenas, Costa Rica

We feel very blessed to host our retreats in the gentle, beautiful, and very comfortable jungle energy of the Valley of Dreams Eco Lodge retreat center. 8 of the 10 rooms are located in 2 bedroom casitas, which share a kitchen, bathroom and living room. All have clean, comfortable beds, views of the surrounding valley, and hot water showers. There are beautiful hiking trails just out the front door and we are sometimes blessed with visits from Macaws, Tucans, Monkeys and Sloths. We bring the traditions of the Amazon jungles of Peru to these lush coastal mountains and have found it to be an energetically clear and powerful place to do deep work.

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Opening Fire Ceremony:

On the first day of the retreat, after welcoming our guests, we will begin with a traditional Amazonian floral bath, followed by our opening prayer circle and fire ceremony. We ask each participant, before arriving, to write down their intentions and prayers for coming to work with Ayahuasca. This can include relationships they wish to heal, health imbalances, goals in life, past traumas, and wisdom and answers they are seeking to find. These prayers will be made part of a heart-felt offering to be given back to the Earth through the sacred fire.
After living for 6 plus years in the Sacred Valley of Peru and working with traditional Q'ero Earth Keepers, we base this offering with the heartfelt respect of the Law of Ayni or sacred reciprocity. As we honor the land which holds us for such deep work, and ask for our prayers to be made manifest, we give this humble offering to the Earth in gratitude for all that we have and may continue to receive.

 

Ayahuasca Retreat Schedule:

The first day we arrive at the center by lunch time. This day we will all settle in before enjoying our floral bath and Opening Ceremony. On the morning of the 2nd day we will begin with vomitivos (a Shipibo tradition to help clean and prepare the body for ceremony). There will be ceremonies on the 2nd, 4th, 6th, and 8th nights of the retreat. On ceremony days only breakfast and lunch will be served. There will be integration meetings to share our experiences, as well as one on one support from your facilitators whenever needed. We also offer yoga, a sacred geometry art class, and other supportive activities.

Deposit: There is a $850 non-refundable deposit to reserve your place.
Please review our cancellation policy

 

Retreat:

We are excited that you are considering joining us for a retreat in Costa Rica! We believe in holding intimate retreats to create the space for deep healing. There will be a maximum of 11 participants per group.

 

Preparation for working with Plant Medicines:

It is our recommendation for 2 weeks before you arrive, that you begin to follow an Ayahuasca diet. The nature of this retreat is to do very deep work and beginning the diet is part of your preparation and commitment to your journey.

  • Decrease caffeine and sugar

  • No drugs or alcohol

(please let us know if you are taking any pharmaceutical medications)

  • No pork or red meat

  • No dairy

  • Decrease your salt intake

  • Eat a simple diet without spicy foods or anything heavily fried

  • No sex (if you are in a committed partnership, 5 days minimum of abstinence before the retreat)

  • No fermented foods

  • Stop all herbal and natural supplements (please email us if you have specific questions).

  • Specific pharmaceutical medications will be addressed on an individual basis based on information received on your medical form.

 
Transportation:

There will be a 9am pick up from Hotel Brilla Sol on the first day of the retreat. Brilla Sol is about a 15 minute drive from San Jose Airport and Taxis cost around $10 USD. We recommend arriving at least 1 night prior. It will take about 3 hours drive to arrive at the Retreat Center located in Platanillo near Dominical Beach. On the last day you will be transported back to the pick up hotel arriving around 1pm. Cost of transportation is included in the price.

 
What to bring:

We are located in a tropical environment in the low lying mountains with warm weather during the days, and where we often times enjoy refreshing breezes and sometimes cooler nights:

  • A head-lamp with an option for RED light setting (very important for ceremony)

  • Sunscreen

  • Water bottle

  • Lighter

  • Bathing suit

  • Tank tops, shorts and cool, comfortable clothing

  • We recommend bringing a couple of light long sleeved shirts, light pants, and a light jacket

  • Although we are in a warm climate, Ayahuasca can make your body feel cooler, so it's good to have some layers for ceremonies.

  • Umbrella

  • Even though there are few mosquitos, natural insect repellent is recommended

  • Journal

  • Chapstick

  • We recommend you travel with Vitamin C and Probitoics to keep your immune system strong

  • Comfortable non-restrictive clothing for ceremonies (many people prefer to wear white or lighter colors but it's your personal decision)

  • Sun hat

  • Spiritual/educational books to read

  • Comfortable shoes for hiking if you want to explore the jungle trails

  • There will be laundry available.

  • Extra money: Carolina will offer her "Pusangas" plant perfumes and Pedro will offer his music and artwork for those that are interested. 

  • USD $30-$50 is a recommended gratuity to be divided amongst the beautiful people that make this retreat possible.

Please feel free to contact us for more details:
treeoflightretreats@gmail.com
Carolina Whatsapp: +51 946 800 061

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