Where we hold the Deep Immersion Program, 13-Day Retreats, and other specialized retreats. This center is where we hold programs that combine the traditional Amazonian Shipibo way of working with ayahuasca with a number of Western and Eastern integrative practices that support the healing journey.
Ceremonies are held in a maloka that holds ceremonies for up to 12 guests. It is located behind a hill around 500 meters from the main maloka (in the 12-day retreat center) to ensure that we can hold ceremonies in parallel without any noise disturbance in either maloka. Many of the daytime classes in the Deep Immersion retreat (yoga, etc) are held in another maloka in our third center.
Toilets and Showers
Located next to the maloka are three compost toilets. The toilets are always staffed during ceremonies and are cleaned throughout the day and during every ceremony until the ceremony has ended. Sinks are installed in various locations with running water combining the use of gravity and a solar-powered pump that feed spring water to the area. There are two additional showers and a laundry area between casa grande and the six-room dormitory. All grey waste from the area runs through a natural wastewater treatment system.
Casa grande is a large building containing a living area, dining area, an art room, toilets, and showers for Deep Immersion guests. It is surrounded by flower gardens, native and non-native plants, and many medicinal plants. There are two compost toilets, two bucket showers, and sinks with spring-fed running water.
The kitchen is attached to the dining room, and is used solely by our cooks to prepare meals for guests and staff. Meals are served daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner (except on ceremony nights).
We have seven dormitories in the Deep Immersion Center, all made with natural materials and within an easy walking distance from the maloka and casa grande. There is one block with six individual rooms and six blocks with three individual rooms, for a total of 24 rooms. Each block has one set of two compost toilets outside. The bedrooms are small and cozy, with a single bed, a desk, chair, shelving, mosquito netting, bed linen, and private balconies with hammocks.
Maestras’ and Maestros’ Casa
This is where the maestras and maestros reside while they are living and working in the Deep Immersion Center. It consists of sleeping accommodations, a porch, a Shipibo-style kitchen, and an area for preparing medicinal plant remedies. This casa is where treatments, massages and medicines are administered daily throughout the workshop. Vomitivos and steam baths also take place here at the beginning of the workshop.
In certain areas of our grounds you may see signs not to enter; these areas are where our staff live. We currently have 14 private homes dispersed throughout Temple grounds.