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“During an Ayahuasca ceremony we can perceive the frailty and brevity of human life and the eternity of our consciousness or soul. We face the transcendence and escape from the prison of our senses. We recover our interdimensional nature and thus we become what humanity really is, a universal consciousness.”

Maestro Sanango

Ayahuasca Retreats and Shamanic Diets in Portugal

Sinchi Runa is an intimate ayahuasca and master plant retreat center dedicated to healing through the search for truth and understanding.

The Sinchi Runa Institute was founded in the jungle of Central America in 2011 by Peruvian Master Sanango who has over 25 years of experience working with ayahuasca, and an Amazonian training and structure using a variety of shamanic master plants and natural entheogens.

We specialise in Ayahuasca Sessions, Master Plant Diets (shamanic diets), short or long term treatments for addiction and depression, deep immersion processes and intensive retreats. We are servants of Ayahuasca and Amazonian master plants and a home for students, seeking to help awaken the existing inner knowledge and inner master of each individual who comes to us, on their path to remembering their true nature. We merge the wisdom and direct experience that plants bring with the Vedic teachings. Respecting the Amazonian tradition we insert Vedic tools through Ayurvedic healing, astrology, lectures, mantras and spiritual practices such as pranayama, meditation and Hridaya hatha yoga. We are now based in Portugal with continuous connections with the Peruvian Amazon.

Sinchi Runa has countless testimonies of gratitude and has touched the lives of many people around the world to bring them to healing. We distinguish ourselves from other forms of Ayahuasca work in our focus on the search for truth, understanding and silence. Our retreats and processes are in silence, to allow the inner journey to unfold and for everyone to hear the wisdom of their own heart without outside interference. Each human being contains the truth and the entire universe, and the memory or knowledge of his or her infinite and eternal being. For us, all healing comes from understanding, from the resolution of our inner conflicts in an encounter with truth and with ourselves. For us, the search for Truth is an inherent right of humanity, a quest to understand and rise to its divine nature.

Walking the path with the master plants is a Yoga – a Yoga of the Plants. It is humanity’s quest to embrace its true nature of compassion, and to live it through a direct experience that recognizes itself in all that is. Yoga is to live a direct experience with the truth, beyond words, ideas and thoughts, a lived communion with the cosmos and existence. With the wisdom of the Amazonian traditions and the invaluable teachings of Vedic philosophy, we try to serve this search for truth through silence and an authentic path of awakening – a path of healing through understanding and thereby seeking to open the heart and awaken the nature of love and compassion that resides in each person.

Maestro Sanango

“I’ve met a handful of shamans in my short time on this earth. However, none have come close to having the amiable essence in which Sanango exuberated. There are a few rare people with whom you can look in the eye and immediately you know, that they know. They have come into contact with and are holding inside of themselves great truths. These truths are profound beyond words and so only their eyes can really tell you. Their eyes tell you that they know. When I looked into Sanango’s eyes, I knew he knew.”

Artemis Emily Dole

Sanango is a healer, shaman and spiritual teacher, who through his life and work embodies a state of deep insight and compassion. Over the past twenty five years he has conducted thousands of Ayahuasca Ceremonies and many shamanic diets and treatments. He is dedicated to facilitate humanity in the awakening of consciousness as well as, and including, healing states of depression, anxiety and addiction.

Sanango works with entheogens, master plants and eastern consciousness techniques aiming to bring the individual to a direct encounter with her inner Universe, the love of God and the reconnection with the Earth.

He performs energetic healings through Amazonian Shamanism, Ayahuasca and Wachuma (San Pedro), along with other master plants and natural entheogens. His direct yet compassionate ways leaves little room for the games and limitations of the ego. He challenges the individual to step outside of their comfort zones, limited thinking and fear based restrictions in order to embrace the opportunity to be truly alive.

With rectitude, love and humility he works towards the dream and vision that humanity may remember and reconnect to the universal love that is the essence of our being.

Awakening the inner master

Sinchi Runa is a word in Quechua that means “Warrior of light”. For us, true healing means awakening the master that resides within each individual. Awakening the inner master and intelligence allows us to reach the source of all healing. Once this inner source is found, we become the masters of our own existence, capable of meeting each challenge with wisdom, grace and ease. In this way one will be able to integrate one’s understanding and continue the journey after leaving Sinchi Runa, while we remain available and ready to help with any post-process integration and growth.

At Sinchi Runa we understand that each moment, pleasurable or painful, is an opportunity for comprehension and spiritual growth.

When there is a deep trust in life and one’s own capacity to face it’s challenges, the hardship of mental darkness is overcome. Life then becomes a fascinating journey; unfolding ever deeper with understanding, love and connection to the whole.

Ayahuasca & Master Plant Retreats

Our retreats offers a journey into the depth of plant healing, ayahuasca and genuine shamanism. The aim is to remember one’s inner wisdom and initiate a journey of self-discovery and spiritual awakening.

The shamanic diet is a spiritual exercise that works through the guidance and intelligence of one or various master plants. It is one of the most important rituals and elements within Amazonian shamanism.
At Sinchi Runa, we strongly feel that Ayahuasca and other plant entheogens while taken within a sincere and sacred context, are among the greatest gifts humanity can receive at this moment in time.
A deep immersion retreat with Ayahuasca and master plants is an adventure into the heart of self-knowledge, bringing us into the essential understanding of our inner world and nature of existence. 

ayahuasca assisted healing

At Sinchi Runa we offer specialized processes to treat depression, anxiety and addiction as well as other energetic disorders related to physical and mental health.

Treating depression

Understanding oneself, one’s strengths, weaknesses, capacities, and life mission as well as truly comprehending compassion for oneself and humanity in general is the basis of the healing of depression with Ayahuasca…

Treating addiction

At Sinchi Runa we offer a new alternative for healing addictions and compulsions. The participant becomes the owner of his own healing and the creator of his own process… 
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