Spring Retreat Dates 2023
March 1 – 8, 2023
8-day, 7-night Ayahuasca retreat in the Sacred Valley, featuring 4 Shipibo-led Ayahuasca ceremonies, sweat lodge ceremonies, breathwork, yoga, meditations, embodiment practice, and supportive workshops. This all-inclusive retreat package includes 60 days of preparation support including 1:1 therapeutic and intention setting sessions, group sharing circles, and a somatic-based nervous system masterclass led by Zaianna Ortiz, a somatic experiencing practitioner who will be present for added embodiment and facilitation support during the retreat. The package also includes a 90-day post-retreat integration package with two 1:1 therapeutic support sessions, 4 group sharing circles, and more. If you or someone you know is a veteran who could benefit from this powerful healing container, please reach out to us as spaces are limited to an intimate group size and possible funding could be available.
March 11 – 18
Registration Open – 8 Day Ayahuasca retreat
Intimate ayahuasca retreat featuring 4 Shipibo-led ceremonies, Peruvian sweat lodge with Amazonian plants, breathwork, yoga, meditations, sound healing, embodiment practice, sharing circles, and supportive workshops. This all-inclusive retreat package includes preparation support including 1:1 therapeutic and intention setting sessions, group sharing circles, and a somatic-based nervous system masterclass led by Zaianna Ortiz, a somatic experiencing practitioner who will be present for added embodiment and facilitation support during the retreat. All-inclusive retreat price includes accommodation, medicine, all organic meals, transportation to and from the retreat from Cusco, and a 90-day comprehensive post-retreat integration package.
All-Inclusive Retreat Cost
Shared Double Suite $3,800 USD
Private Single Suite $4,400 USD
Registration Open – 3 Spaces Left!
April 10 – 17, 2023
The Village | Women’s Retreat led by Melanie Barrett
The Virtual Village is a 90-day immersive of Workshops & Masterclasses from true Wisdom Keepers, held by Melanie Barrett. A collection of her very own teachers through out the years, designed to guide you through a Rite of Passage, in a small group setting. A liminal coven in the sacred setting of Sisterhood.
12-week virtual workshop & weeklong Ayahuasca Retreat including:
Sweat Lodge, flower baths, yoni steams, yin yoga, embodiment & dance, sound healing, meditations, breathwork, integration workshops, and more.
Virtual Program begins February 7th, 2023
Retreat Registration open until March 10, 2023
April 23 – 30, 2023
Nature of the Heart Retreat
Hosted by Caitlyn Howe
A special offering from Anam Cara and Caitlyn Howe, designed to provide a ceremonial container of listening, presence, and conscious care to receive the bountiful gifts that are offered by the medicine of Ayahuasca. A journey through bridging the heart of the individual body with the heart of the Grand Mother.
The Supplimentary retreat package includes 4 virtual heart-based workshops led by Caitlyn Howe (3 preparation workshops beginning on March 23rd, and 1 intimate post-retreat integration workshop and sharing circle hosted by Caitlyn to close the journey on May 10)
More about Our Retreats
At Anam Cara, we are committed to creating a container that primarily highlights the beautiful work being done by the Maestros and the medicine itself. We truly want the focus to be on deep and transformative medicine work. However, working with plant medicines, specifically Ayahuasca, is a huge decision. Ayahuasca medicine is incredibly powerful and requires a container of integrity and thorough support to work effectively and safely. Although the ceremonies will absolutely be the highlight of your retreat, we emphasize a strong focus on the supportive work being done outside the ceremony space, as well. When plant medicine journeys are coupled with comprehensive, thorough, and long-term preparation and integration, there truly is no limit to the depth of transformation and lasting change possible.
We want to ensure you get the most out of your experience with these sacred plants which is why we work with each guest for weeks before they arrive, helping them prepare physically, emotionally, and spiritually. By building relationships with your fellow retreat goers and with us during the weeks before, feelings of trust, connection, and vulnerability allow much deeper work to be done once you arrive. During the retreat, we provide a number of supportive modalities and practices with movement, breath, sound healing, nature, and deep process work to ensure you’re getting the most out of our healing experience while learning tools to take home with you and better navigate the waves of life. After your retreat, the real work truly begins. We offer 3 months of one-on-one and group integration support to ensure you feel nurtured, supported, and fully prepared for whatever changes or challenges may be ahead. We hope to build life-long relationships with each guest and within each community that sits with us to ensure everyone feels deeply supported through their integration process and can blossom on the ever-unfolding path plant medicines take us on.
Explore our plant medicine integration journal
Booking and payment instructions
By clicking the above links to register and book your space for our retreats, you will be taken to our booking site hosted by Retreat Guru. There, you will be asked to fill out an in-depth medical history and personal questionnaire. We ask that you please be as thorough, honest, and in-depth as possible when discussing family history, medical history, and any diagnoses, past or present medications, past or present experience with other psychedelics, and all of the questions. It is of the upmost importance when working with a medicine as powerful as Ayahuasca that we have accurate and honest information in order to ensure your approval and safety.
Upon filling out your application, you will submit your questionnaire along with a 40% non-refundable deposit to reserve your space and the remaining balance will be paid on Day 1 of your retreat in cash USD. Upon submitting your application, please know you have not been approved, however, your space will be reserved for you. Please do not buy flights or continue with travel plans until we have approved your application.
Within 3-5 business days we will review your application thoroughly with our medical team and follow up with you via email with your approval email which contains a travel and preparation document. Please read the document thoroughly as it contains very helpful information to consider when booking your travel. We will continue to follow up with you in the weeks after approving your application with next steps and information to help you physically and emotionally prepare for your journey.
In any cases where past or current medical conditions, medications, or diagnoses deem you unfit or unsafe to work with Ayahuasca, we will kindly deny your application and refund your deposit in full.
For any reasons other than medical safety risks at the time of application, retreat deposits are nonrefundable and nontransferable.
If for any other reason you cannot make the retreat you have signed up for, we will speak with you on a case-by-case basis and do our best to move your deposit to a future retreat date depending on circumstances and our availability.