Shipibo Shamanic Healing Centre
We are located around two hours by boat and track from the jungle city of Iquitos in a beautiful jungle setting surrounded by the Amazon rainforest far away from the noise and bustle of the city and even the boats on the river.
The Temple offers retreats for both with male and female participants, where the emphasis is on holding genuinely compassionate ceremonies – which can be a refreshing change from the often "macho" world of curanderismo in Peru! We offer a pioneering but ancient path to Mother Ayahuasca by working with the Divine Feminine, and the healers we work with embody the wisdom and sincerity of their people.
The healing work carried out at the Temple of the Way of light is focused on holistic healing using spiritual energy and plant medicine. The Temple is open to anyone who is seriously committed to the healing of their body, mind, emotions and spirit and who is looking for a deeper understanding of themselves and the spirit world which surrounds us all.
We hold Ayahuasca retreats each month which include 7 ayahuasca ceremonies, shipibo energetic massages (by a quimosti - traditional massage healer), floral baths (Jain Póiti), demonstrations of the Shipibo arts and crafts, a jungle walk to see the medicinal plants in their natural environment, group / individual consultations with the healers throughout the retreat, accommodation, food diet tailored to working with Ayahuasca and transport from and back to Iquitos.
We provide potent and visionary ayahuasca not sourced locally but from deep in the rainforest in the Shipibo territories. The ceremonies led by our Maestras and Maestros provide the greatest possible comfort, protection and support to participants. It is our priority to ensure that everyone we work with leaves the workshop fulfilled, happy and with their hearts opened to their true selves.
The way we work is very much according to Shipibo tradition, and their encyclopedic knowledge of the medicinal plants and other substances (rao) allows them to heal a huge range of conditions. In the Shipibo tradition, the healing process is very much focussed on cleansing and purifying the energy field which surrounds us, niwe in their language, which can pick up toxic energies – even bad smells – from our environment. They do this through a synaesthetic healing process involving songs, perfumes and powerful energetic work.
The intention of our workshops is to provide the conditions and orientation to enable participants to work with Ayahuasca in a comfortable, secure and positive setting – creating a safe, sacred space for everyone heal and grow. The curanderas are experts in holding ceremonies according to the traditional practices of the Shipibo tribe, and we adhere to these ancient procedures to ensure safe ceremonies.