Ayahuasca Retreats in Europe

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. We are so grateful to be able to offer Ayahuasca Retreats, making this beautiful medicine available to more people around the world.

Through our Ayahuasca retreats we create a safe and sacred space that allows each individual to experience profound healing and spiritual understanding. Our groups are always small with up to 14 participants per retreat. This allows for a safe and genuine shamanic work to take place and for us to be fully present for each one.

We are honoured to offer 3-day, 7-day, 10-day and 23-day Ayahuasca & Plant Medicine retreats and master plant diets. 

If you are interested processes at our retreat center, such as Deep Immersion Processes with Ayahuasca & Master Plants, or Personalised Affliction Treatments for Addiction, Trauma and Depression please contact us directly. 

See our Retreat Calendar and content for each retreat below: 

 7-day Ayahuasca Retreats

    • 4 Plant Medicine Ceremonies
      • 2 Ayahuasca Ceremonies
      • 1 Tobacco Purge Ceremony (‘La Purga’)
      • 1 Kambo Ceremony
    • Retreat Introduction with Maestro Sanango
    • Sharing Circles, Private Consultations & Integration with Sanango
    • Discourses on Shamanism, Plant Medicine & Awakening Consciousness
    • Plant flower bath
    • Agnihota – Vedic Fire Ceremony
    • Private Accommodation in spacious bell tent
    • Daily homemade, natural meals
    • English-Spanish Translation between Sanango & Participants

Optional Preparation, Detox & Kambo Initiation
(arrive 3 days earlier):

    • Full Kambo Initiation Therapy (3 Ceremonies within lunar cycle)
      • 2 additional Kambo Ceremonies during preparation stage
    • Ayurvedic Detox Diet in harmony with plant work
    • Diuretic Plant Medicine cleanse
    • Intention Setting & Grounding Sessions to prepare to receive Ayahuasca
 

 3-day Ayahuasca Weekend Retreats

    • 2 Plant Medicine Ceremonies
      • 1 Ayahuasca ceremony
      • 1 Tobacco Purge Ceremony (‘La Purga’)
      • 1 Kambo Ceremony (optional, arriving 1 day earlier)
    • 1 Homa (Agnihotra) – Vedic sacred fire ceremonies
    • Discourse talks with Maestro Sanango and on shamanism, master plants, and Awakening of Consciousness
    • Sharing Circles & Integration with Sanango
    • English-Spanish Translation between Sanango & Participants
    • Ayuervedic sattvic healing diet in harmony with plant work

Register for 11-day Ayahuasca
with Master Plant Diet Retreat

11-day Master Plant Diet & Ayahuasca Retreats

    • Shamanic Diet (‘dieta chamanica’) of 8 days
    • 4 Plant Medicine Ceremonies
      • 3 Ayahuasca Ceremonies
      • 1 Tobacco Purge Ceremony (‘La Purga’)
    • Retreat Introduction with Maestro Sanango
    • Sharing Circles, Private Consultations & Integration with Sanango
    • Discourses on Shamanism, Plant Medicine & Awakening Consciousness
    • Plant flower bath
    • Private Accommodation in spacious bell tent
    • Daily homemade, natural meals
    • English-Spanish Translation between Sanango & Participants

Optional Preparation, Detox & Kambo Initiation
(arrive 3 days earlier):

    • Full Kambo Initiation Therapy (3 Ceremonies within lunar cycle)
      • 2 additional Kambo Ceremonies during preparation stage
    • Ayurvedic Detox Diet in harmony with plant work
    • Diuretic Plant Medicine cleanse
    • Intention Setting, Meditations & Grounding Sessions to prepare to receive Ayahuasca and enter the Shamanic Diet
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Register for Immersion Retreat

 23-Day Ayahuasca Immersion with Shamanic Diet & Full Kambo Initiation

    • 8 Plant Medicine Ceremonies
      • 4 Ayahuasca ceremonies
      • 1 Tobacco Purge Ceremony (‘La Purga’)
      • Full Kambo Initiation: 3 Kambo Ceremonies with a lunar cycle
    • Shamanic Diet (‘dieta chamanica’) of up to 12 days
    • Homa (Agnihotra) ceremonies – Vedic sacred fire ceremonies
    • Gastric Purge / Intestinal Cleanse
    • Diuretic plant medicine cleanse
    • Private Accommodation in spacious bell tent
    • Daily homemade, natural meals
    • Discourses with Maestro Sanango on Shamanism, Vedic philosophy, master plants, Vedic Astrology and Awakening of Consciousness
    • Sharing Circles, Private Consultations & Integration with Sanango
    • Private consultations with Masters Sanango (English translation available) 

Register for 10-day  Retreats

 10-day Ayahuasca Retreats

    • 5 Plant Medicine Ceremonies
      • 3 Ayahuasca Ceremonies
      • 1 Tobacco Purge Ceremony (‘La Purga’)
      • 1 Kambo Ceremony
    • Retreat Introduction with Maestro Sanango
    • Sharing Circles, Private Consultations & Integration with Sanango
    • Discourses on Shamanism, Plant Medicine & Awakening Consciousness
    • Plant flower bath
    • Agnihota – Vedic Fire Ceremony
    • Private Accommodation in spacious bell tent
    • Daily homemade, natural meals
    • English-Spanish Translation between Sanango & Participants

Optional Preparation, Detox & Kambo Initiation
(arrive 3 days earlier):

    • Full Kambo Initiation Therapy (3 Ceremonies within lunar cycle)
      • 2 additional Kambo Ceremonies during preparation stage
    • Ayurvedic Detox Diet in harmony with plant work
    • Diuretic Plant Medicine cleanse
    • Intention Setting & Grounding Sessions to prepare to receive Ayahuasca
 

Retreats with Sinchi Runa

“Ayahuasca is a portal to the essence of humanity, a portal where all the memories and dreams of the species can be found. This opening can bring an understanding of the higher Self and the purpose of being, not only as an individual, but as humanity as a whole. Ayahuasca is a chance to heal the soul and reach the truth that lives within each one of us.” 

Maestro Sanango

Our retreats are a process, an opportunity to connect deeply with the heart and what is sacred in each of us. With love and care, we seek to create a sacred space that facilitates this opportunity in all respects.

From staying close to nature in tents, where we can connect with the healing of our Mother Earth, the wind, the birds, and the sun, to the healing food, meditations, activities, and discourse talks with Maestro Sanango, everything is delicately chosen to create a space that fully opens our opportunity for introspection, healing and awakening with Ayahuasca and Master Plants. If you’d like to understand more about the philosophy of Sinchi Runa and Maestro Sanango,and how we work with the gift of plant medicine, then we recommend listening to recorded retreat discourses, or reading our articles

With our deepest gratitude, we offer this invaluable medicine in our hope of serving humanity and our collective healing, a dream of a humanity that awakens to her essence of love and compassion. 

“Ayahuasca is not fugitive pleasure, fortune or adventure. It’s a seed for the wiracochas. Ayahuasca is a door, not to escape, but to enter these and other natures. To tour the provinces of the night, without distance, boundless.”

Cesar Calvo

Silence and Contemplation in Nature

Retreats at Sinchi Runa use the tool of silence (with the exception of sharing circles or consultations with Maestro Sanango or facilitators) to allow each person to interiorize and go inward in their process. We seek to free ourselves from the need to constantly ‘do’, and instead begin to ‘be’, to feel ourselves, our hearts and the plants speaking to us. 

Silence is the most important part of the retreat and in deepening the work with the master plants, but speaking is always allowed with facilitators and the Maestro when in need of assistance.

This retreat is a precious opportunity in search of truth, understanding and healing, an opportunity to begin observing and knowing ourselves, our minds and our reactions. This requires a discipline of constant awareness and search for silence. This search is manifested outwardly in refraining from all forms of contact (verbal, written, visual eye contact, and conserving our personal space) to allow the inward search for silence to unfold.

It is important to be able to detach from the usual “day-to-day” routines, habits, personal stories and external noise, in order to be able to integrate the healing and wisdom through one’s process with the plants. Disconnection with the exterior allows us to concentrate all of our energy on the healing process and gives space to observe our lives without interference from the elements that one way or another have created the circumstance we are living in. We nurture and provide the space for self-observation, introspection, and contemplation.

The opportunity of a process with master plants is to become aware of and release what causes one harm and to understand oneself and one’s relationship to the entire movement of life and existence. This is a beautiful and challenging process of comprehension, reflection and silence that requires great willpower, dedication, honesty, sacrifice and purity of intention.

Location, Venue and Meals

Our retreats are held in a uniquely beautiful place, a silent forest garden near bordering a nature reserve near Huelva, about an hour from Faro, Portugal. It is a majestic space immersed in the silence and aliveness of nature.

You wake up to sound of nature and birds, sleeping in spacious bell tents interspersed between the trees, and there are various beautiful nature walks available in the surrounding area.

You will stay in a private, spacious and comfortable ‘glamping’ bell tent, complete with a bed, mattress and duvet. Each tent is immersed in the countryside’s natural beauty and view, with conditions conducive of reconnecting with oneself, with nature and with the spirit of the plants.

Our facilities (kitchen, bathroom, shower) are outdoors, though for some winter retreats we may open indoor facilities depending on weather conditions. Our accommodations and facilities are purposefully rustic and non-luxurious to bring us closer to nature and the earth. It is an integral part of the work to be in stillness with nature, to be able to hear the birds, feel the wind, the sun, and to see the stars, and within that stillness to begin to hear ourselves, our hearts, and the wisdom of the plants. For the duration of the retreat, we put aside some of our accustomed comforts to bring us closer to what is essential inside us.

We serve delicious healing vegetarian meals that we prepare ourselves, that are low sodium and in harmony with the plant work.

On arrival and departure days we offer a transfer to and from the retreat venue. You will receive more detailed information upon booking.

3-day Pre-retreat Detox & Preparation

Optional add-on for our 10-day retreats

For those that have the space and wish to through a deeper preparation before entering the work with Ayahuasca, we offer a 3-day Detox & Preparation program before entering a 10-day retreat.

This program consist of a Full Kambo Initiation, Shamanic & Ayurvedic cleanses, and sessions to get deeply grounded and centered in your intention before receiving Ayahuasca. It is a profund preparation before going into a healing process with Ayahuasca and Master plants. 

Full Kambo Initiation:
The full kambo initiation is a deep work of cleansing and purification on a physical, energetic and mental level. It lifts heavy, stagnant energy, also called “panema”, and allows us to break through repetitive karmic patterns, lethargy, and emotional and physical toxins that keep us from moving forward in life with naturalness, joy and freedom. After the full kambo initiation there is often a sense of being reborn, of going beyond a point of no return, after which we are transformed and able to perceive life with greater clarity and strength of heart and spirit. We’re coming closer to our true selves and living in harmony with our purpose.

The kambo initiation also brings us into deeper trust, and mental and spiritual strength. This, together with new clarity and deeper seeing, can assist us greatly in the healing journey with Ayahuasca and the plant medicine.

Ayurvedic Detox diet:
A purifying and healing Ayurvedic diet is served, one that we often use in our processes with the plant work. It is a Sattvic diet, meaning it promotes a sense of calm, mental clarity, focus, and sense of well-being, making it very suitable for introspective processes where opening, releasing and healing is taking place. Over the course of the preparation days, this helps us enter a space of stillness, balance and reflection as we begin our retreat with Ayahuasca.

Diuretic plant medicine cleanse:
The diuretic cleanse is a specific selection of various plants that helps to clean the water in our body, blood, glands and urinary tract. Our physical bodies are largely made of water, and we store a lot of memory within the water of our bodies. The diuretic cleanse is another form of ‘reset’ that we always use in our longer retreats in preparation for deeper processes with master plants and shamanic diets.

Silence process with Intention and Grounding sessions:
Throughout the preparation days, we will have sessions and meditations to ground ourselves into our intention, and spend ample time in silence and solitude connecting to our hearts and stillness of nature in the nearby beautiful land. As we go into the retreat, we will be prepared to receive Ayahuasca’s wisdom with openness and trust, help us surrender and let go of apprehensions and fears, and open to the healing and understanding that we are seeking.

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