Traditional Mexican and Amazonian Medicine, Groups and Private Ceremonies, Retreats & Lodging, Sweatlodges, Therapies and SPA, Cacao Ceremony, Music & Meditation, Excursions to Natural, Archeological and Thermal Aquatic sites. Indigenous Plant-Medicine Retreats in the Amazon, Ecuador.
We'll help you to prepare yourself to participate in a safe and responsible way in an open group or private (group) ceremony, or an individual therapeutic plant medicine work. The ceremonies are nocturnal and we'll provide aftercare and integration talks afterwards if you may come to need it. Our languages are Spanish, English, Portuguese and Dutch.
Culturally growing and weaving in our tradition, we offer meditation and healing through song and music, encompassing music and chants of the Amazonian, Mexican, Santo Daime and Andes traditions, with use of traditional instruments. This music guides us with the medicines through our blockages, and mostly opens us up to cleansing and understanding.
Our ceremonial and therapeutical centre is a humble and familiar space, a home also, not for large groups, but for medicine circles of up to 12 people and lodging for up to 7 people in two rooms, and room for children that come with parent(s) to a ceremony. We have an interior ceremony space and an outside area with a fireplace and garden and mountain view.
The traditional Temazcal, sweatlodge ritual is for groups of 7 to 12 people. We gather around our sacred grandmother-stones to heal, to chant, to meditate, to cleanse and detox, to give thanks and raise our prayer and purpose. The work takes place in 2 to 4 hours. In the therapeutical Temazcal, for 1 to 4 people, we work with medicinal herbs and massage inside the sweatlodge, and less hot rocks.
Recover yourself with (thermal-) therapies and healing in a Spa-ritual: Indian massage with warm oils, Swedish Sauna of 90ºC; a Ritual of 'saunación'; Infra-red light therapy, plant-medicine guided intensive massage with aromas and sound healing; a therapeutical or medicine-guided sweatlodge ceremony.
Several ceremonies in a retreat allows the plant medicine to work on a deeper level. Let's say for 4 or 7 days: ceremonies with plant-medicine or a family ceremony; meditation on music and chants, aromas, Spa, massage; a Cacao ceremony and a flower offering, relaxation and integration work, nature hiking, thermal waters, and visits to ancient sites. for up to 7 people, with kitchen, laundry service, home-trainer and a family garden with a small pool.
We share our altars as they were taught to us by tradition, such as flower altars, offerings, where we give deep thought and prayer to recognize the relationships we have with the Spirit and the natural forces that guide and surround all beings on Mother Earth. Likewise through cacao ceremonies, female circles, word, music and chanting.
Healings, retreats and ceremonies with our elders, our guides, teachers, grandfathers- and mothers of tradition in Mexico and the Amazon. We work with music healers, crafters and other therapists to share their herbal medicine, or frog/toad medicine, and workshops with singing and playing native instruments such as drums, flutes and harmonicas.
We offer therapies and herbal remedy of Mexican and Amazonian tradition, and work with several elderly shamans of the Mexican, Shuar and Shipibo tradition of the Amazon. We produce some natural aromas and medicinal tinctures of 100% natural and organic origin.
Upcoming retreat: October 20 to 29 2022 in Ecuador.
We offer retreats with our Indigenous medicine families and teachers: the Shuar in the upper Amazon rainforest in Ecuador, and the Shipibo in Peru.
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9 day retreat: medicine ceremonies, sacred waterfall ritual & rite of passage, Natem ritual of purification, medicine cooking, Sweatlodge, hiking.
Private individual or group retreats, for intensified healings, dietas, medicine ceremonies, therapies, sweatlodge and teachings.
Is a heir of the Uwishin healer tradition within his family for generations, and brought his millenary practice, arts and healing around the globe.
Uwishin, Medicina y Mística Shuar
Natem, Millenary Shuar Knowledge
With our families heart centered and planted in Mexican and Amazonian Traditional Medicine, Thankful to the elders that transmitted us and allowed us to sustain this ancestral knowledge and service, we offer our ceremonies and healings to groups and individuals, as well as tailor-made retreat programs, traditional therapies, sweatlodge ceremony, Cacao ceremony, SPA-ritual for healings and relaxation, music-therapy yoga and meditation.
Uwishin Ceremony guide, Medicine man and Musician of Amazonian and Mexican tradition, Herbal and Massage Therapist
Healer / Medicine Musician, Professional Harp player, Singer, Cacao Ceremony Guide
Sahumadora, Music Teacher
and vocal trainer
Healer / Medicine Musician / Singer
Traditional Andes Medicine Guide, flute maker
Ayamtai means house, altar or temple of Arutam (Great Spirit in Shuar language), it is the place where the Spirit rests, searches for a vision, where emocional, physical and spiritual health and strength is treated.It's a sacred, ancestral and therapeutical place, for meditation, using powerful plant medicine to encounter oneself with the devine, the harmony and energy of Mother Nature.
Thank you for this beautiful ceremony. I felt great confidence and very special to have my first experience here! For starters, the warm welcome in this warm family felt like coming home. The guidance and preparation were very pleasant and helped me feel comfortable towards the ceremony. I felt very safe and calm in the environment. I'm sure I will come back in the future. Thank you for this experience, a remembrance I will never ever forget!
From my arrival I felt very welcome with Mano. A calm and sweet man with an enormous passion for plant medicine. He made us feel trust and I felt very comfortable. The ceremony was prepared with a lot of care, and there was all the space for my needs. During the ceremony I felt safe, because he knew how to anticipate my needs and of the other participants. The musical accompaniment was like the cherrie on the pie. The medicine was very powerful and with great impact, and with Mano and Bárbara at my side I completely dared to dive in. Thanks to them it was an incredible journey. It gave me a lot of insights, and trust to stand even more in my own power. Also during the days after the contact with Mano helped to integrate the understandings. I would recommend a ceremony with Mano to any person who feels that calling. Thanks for this unforgettable journey and the beautiful connection!
If plant medicine is calling you I would definitely recommend experiencing a ceremony with Mano. We stayed with him in his house for 3 nights, I couldn't have felt more welcome. Mano's hospitality was excellent, we were even spoiled with home made bread.
Before the ceremony we were able to ask out questions so we felt completely comfortable going in to the ceremony.
Mano made me feel at ease, during the ceremony he paid attention and gave the support that was necessary. Also he made it feel completely authentic with beautiful background stories and making music with his amazing instruments.
The day after the ceremony I booked a massage and sauna which felt amazing with the medicine still present.
I would highly recommend this complete experience!
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