Ayahuasca Retreats in Europe
“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.”
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 also understand, that many do not have the possibility to travel all the way to the Amazon to experience this beautiful medicine. Therefore, we are holding Ayahuasca Retreats in Europe, with our base in Portugal.
If you wish to join us or know more about our location and what we will be offering, please see our retreat schedule or write to us.
Why joining an Ayahuasca retreat?
Ayahuasca have unique ability to confront us with what is hidden within. She reveals to us the actual inner workings of our very existence and our place in the world. She help make us aware of our most vital and intimate inner and outer urgencies and how to better take care of them. She aid us in fighting ignorance and disconnection and in rediscovering our place in the movement of life and existence.
Suffering, destruction and the lack of meaning that can be seen throughout human society in truth comes from the disconnection from our understanding of love and of the natural belonging to life. Ayahuasca, while taken in a sacred context with genuine intention, meets us exactly where we are and opens our heart and path towards the remembrance of our essential essence and reason for being.
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 12 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.
With much gratitude we share this invaluable medicine and sacred journey. With the aim to contribute to the healing of humanity as a whole and to a more peaceful world, that is based on love, care, understanding and the genuine search for truth.
“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.”
The Ayahuasca ceremonies are held by Peruvian shaman and spiritual teacher Sanango. Sanango has over 20 years of experience with inviting Ayahuasca and other Amazonian Master Plants. Before this, he dedicated many years to learning with different shamans and maestros in the Peruvian Amazon. With them, and later by himself, he underwent prolonged retreats in solitude with master plants in what is traditionally called dietas or shamanic diets. During this time he created a deep bond with the spirit of Ayahuasca and other medicinal plants and divine deities that allows him to hold safe ceremonies that lead to profound spiritual realization and soul healing.
“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.”
Purge Ceremony (La Purga)
All genuine spiritual paths must begin with the stage of purification; In order to comprehend, heal and grow spiritually we must dare to step out of our comfort zone. This requires an act that will always demand sacrifice. The purge in Amazonian Shamanism, can be linked to a religious pilgrimage or fasting taken upon the disciple be able to receive greater spiritual insight and awareness.
The purge is an act of humility and reconciliation with our essential being, an act to free ourselves from constraints of the ego as well as to prepare us to enter into world of Ayahuasca, or as Sanango says “the world of the Gods”. It is the act of letting go, using our human nature, defecating and/or vomiting, cleaning ourselves from the unnecessary, from toxins accumulated in our body, from feelings of suffering, beliefs and ideas that do not serve neither to our physical, mental nor spiritual being.
Silence and Contemplation in Nature
The major part of the retreats will be in silence, allowing each person to interiorize and go within. It is important to be able to detach from the usual “day-to-day” routines, habits, personal stories and external noise to be able to integrate the healing and wisdom through ones process with the plants. Disconnection with the exterior allows participants to concentrate all their energy on the healing process and gives place to observe their lives without interference from the elements that one way or another have created the circumstance they are living. 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 pureness of intention.
Upcoming Ayahuasca Retreats in Portugal
23 Day Ayahuasca Deep Immersion
Vedic Astrology Chart with Daru Krishna
Purification peridod with Purgative plants and/or diuretics
Amazonian Plant Diet
6 Ayahuasca or Wachuma Ceremonies
One on one guidance with Sanango
Sharing Circles and Integration with Sanango
Plant flower baths
Meditation and Hatha Yoga
Private Nature Accommodation