Traditional
Ayahuasca Retreat Center
in the Peruvian Amazon

Ayahuasca Retreats
at The Temple of the Way of Light

The Temple of the Way of Light is a traditional plant-medicine shamanic healing center located in the Peruvian Amazon Rainforest that offers intensive ayahuasca retreats with female and male Shipibo healers.

Ancient Medicine in a Modern World

We are dedicated to providing our guests with the opportunity to benefit from the ancient healing wisdom of the Shipibo people, and to helping this unique culture preserve its knowledge and identity in the 21st Century.

"After coming to the Peruvian Amazon for close to thirty years, I have never really seen a project or center quite like this"

Jeremy Narby, author of The Cosmic Serpent

Temple of the Way of Light

Ayahuasca Retreats
at The Temple of the Way of Light

An ayahuasca retreat at The Temple offers our guests an opportunity to experience deep healing that reaches into the energetic roots of trauma, imbalance and disorder, as well as initiates a long-term journey of self-reflection, self-discovery, and spiritual transformation.

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Video Reviews

“For those called to work with the plant, this is the place to do it, right at the source. No secondary reflection of it elsewhere can possibly match the authentic nature of the experience offered here at the Temple.”

- Dr. Gabor Maté
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Our Healers

Experienced and compassionate healers dedicated to sharing their rich and complex medical tradition

The Temple is blessed to work with an incredible team of warmhearted, highly skilled, and experienced female and male Shipibo healers. Our ayahuasca retreats are run by healers who are masters of the ancient art of ayahuasca curanderismo, a plant-spirit based shamanic healing practice.
Meet our Team of Shipibo Healers
  • Teresa Rojas Toesta

    Curandera

  • Jorge Vasquez Barbaran

    Curandero

  • José Lopéz Sanchez

    Curandero

  • Laura Lopez Sanchez

    Curandera

  • Luisa Sanchez Catalina

    Curandera

  • Edith Burga Ochavano

    Curandera

“I had the most profound five days as I can identify at this point of any time in my life.”

Dr. Gabor Maté

Traditional Shipibo Plant
Spirit Shamanism

An ancient yet pioneering path to health and wholeness

We work with some of the most respected and powerful healers (Onanyabo) from the Shipibo tribe. They are highly experienced, gentle, caring, and deeply dedicated to healing and embodying the wisdom and sincerity of their people. The healing traditions of the Shipibo people offer an ancient path to well-being, re-discovering our true nature and re-awakening to our true purpose.

“This place is a beacon of true healing and service to people, and of total integrity”

Chris Kilham

Why Us

“I’m blown away by the love, care and kindness. The Temple is a magical place”

Jack Anderson

Medical Research

Scientifically Validated Healing Outcomes

Between 2015 and 2019, a long-term, observational research study took place at the Temple, conducted by ICEERS and the Beckley Foundation. The study is unprecedented and the results demonstrate that ayahuasca healing at the Temple provides highly significant improvements in long term well-being and quality of life, as well as in anxiety, depression, grief, and PTSD.

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  • 12 Days
    6 Ceremonies
    |
    $ 3,900

    Living in Alignment: Ayahuasca Healing Retreat

    The backbone of our work and regular retreat offering, providing an immersion in traditional Shipibo plant-spirit healing complemented with yoga classes, individual and group support, and powerful methods of self-inquiry.
  • 12 Days + 5 Days
    6 Ceremonies
    |
    $ 5,100

    Ayahuasca Healing Retreat + 5-Day Integration Retreat

    NEW OFFERING – a 12-Day ‘Living in Alignment’ Ayahuasca Healing Retreat with the opportunity to stay on at the Temple for a 5-day Integration Extension Retreat. Available in April, July, and October 2024.
  • 12 Days
    6 Ceremonies
    |
    $ 3,900

    Women’s Ayahuasca Healing Retreat

    For this retreat we will be working exclusively with female facilitators and female support staff. There is something very special that happens when a group of women come together to heal! To be held from April 16th to 27th, 2024 and November 26th to December 7th, 2024.
  • 12 Days
    6 Ceremonies
    |
    $ 3,900

    Queer Ayahuasca Retreat

    This special queer retreat will provide a safe, welcoming, and caring environment where participants can feel comfortable being who they are. Shipibo healing will be complemented with Compassionate Inquiry sessions. To be held from October 25th to November 5th, 2024.
  • 14 Days
    5 Ceremonies
    |
    $ 2,000

    Traditional Plant Dietas at Shipibo Rao

    We are honored to support Maestro Jose Lopez Sanchez and his healing center, Shipibo Rao. Maestro Jose runs 14-day dietas working in the Shipibo tradition.
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