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AYAHUASCA PREPARATION

INTENTION


Before doing a ayahuasca retreat, take some time and reflect what you’re searching for. People have different intentions and determinations, we recommend that you sit down for a while and meditate over what wishes you have with Ayahuasca. Taking a walk or write in a journal works great too, the clearer your intention are the more rewarding your retreat will be


DIETERY


Try to stay on a healthy diet at least two weeks prior the retreat, avoid greasy and heavily processed food. Eat as clean as possible and cut out candy and sodas. Meat is perfectly fine but pork is not recommended. If possible try to get some exercise and keep your intention in mind, this could be simple exercises as long walks, yoga or swimming for example


MEDICATIONS


If you are on any medication or drugs it’s very important that you tell us in advance, some medications are fatal with the combination with Ayahuasca, please let us know what medications your currently taking that we can come up with a plan to make sure your retreat will be safe

Please fill out the medical questionnaire when booking. Drinking ayahuasca is not advisable for people with a risk of heart attack or heart disease, nor for people with epilepsy or strong psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. It is very important to avoid recreational drugs and antidepressants containing SSRIs for 3 weeks before drinking ayahuasca.

List of Medications to Avoid When Drinking Ayahuasca
  • MAOIs (monoamine oxidase inhibitors)
  • SSRIs (any selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor)
  • Appetite suppressants (diet pills)
  • SSRIs (any selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor)
  • Antihypertensives (high blood pressure medicine)
  • Appetite suppressants (diet pills)
  • Medicine for asthma, bronchitis, or other breathing problems
  • Antihistamines, medicines for colds, sinus problems, hay fever, or allergies (Actifed DM, Benadryl, Benylin, Chlor-Trimeton, Compoz, Bromarest-DM or -DX, Dimetane-DX cough syrup, Dristan Cold & Flu, Phenergan with dextromethorphan, Robitussin-DM, Vicks Formula 44-D, several Tylenol cold, cough, and flu preparations, and many others;
  • Any drug containing dextromethorphan/ DXM or with DM, DX or Tuss in its name.)
  • CNS (central nervous system) depressants (xanax, ativan, etc)
  • Vasodilators
  • Antipsychotics
Illegal or recreational drugs that are VERY dangerous to combine with MAOIs:
  • Amphetamines, ephedrine, MDMA (Ecstasy), MDA, MDEA, PMA
  • Opiates (heroin, morphine, codeine, and especially opium)
  • Dextromethorphan (DXM)
  • Mescaline (any phenethylamine))
  • Cocaine
  • Barbiturates
  • Kava

PACKING LIST



Important

  • Flashlight: Needed both in the ceremonies and in the evenings
  • Water Bottle: Needed in the ceremonies, it's very important to drink water to help with purging
  • White or Grey T-shirt: it's important with bright clothing in the ceremonies so we can see you better
  • White or Grey Sweater: Some people react to Ayahuasca by freezing a lot, so a warm sweater is good to have
  • Sandals: Shoes that are easy to slip on/off will be important in the ceremonies
  • Rain Poncho: For rainy days
  • Small Backpack or Bag: For shorter day excursions
  • Extra Cash: To buy souvenirs or other needed items

Optional

  • Hat/Cap and Sunglasses
  • Mosquito Repellent
  • Sun Screen
  • Power Bank
  • Incense or Paolo Santo


HOW TO GET TO US



The easiest way to get to us is by air travel from Lima to Iquitos airport. At the airport there will be several taxi which can take you to Plaza De Armas which is a square in central Iquitos. Here there are multiple restaurants and cafés, we recommend that you go to Dawn on the Amazon café where we can pick you up to go to the retreat, this is a great place to have some lunch, a smoothie or a coffee while you will have a great view over the Amazon river


PAYMENT



We will ask for a $500 USD pre-payment through Paypal, this is to confirm your booking and be able to do the required shopping and preparations for your retreat. Please note that the pre-payment is not refundable if you have to cancel your retreat

The rest of the payment is made with cash directly to Don Lucho at arrival, you can withdraw dollars from the ATM's either at the airport in Lima or the BCP bank next to Plaza De Armas in Iquitos. Please make sure you have payment ready before arriving to the retreat

BOOKING



To make your booking please use our Application Form to contact us