Each ayahuasca retreat at the Temple of the Way of Light features a balance of female and male healers from the indigenous Shipibo tribe. This incredible team of healers is highly experienced in practicing the ancient art of ayahuasca shamanism. Their ayahuasca ceremonies are supported by highly trained and knowledgeable Western facilitators, who act as a critical cultural bridge between the healers and our guests. Through meticulous planning and experience with thousands of guests, the Temple has developed a range of ayahuasca retreat programs in our beautiful jungle environment, about two hours by boat and trek from the Peruvian city of Iquitos.
Living In Alignment: Ayahuasca Healing Retreat
This retreat offers an immersion in traditional Shipibo plant-spirit healing complemented with yoga classes, powerful methods of inquiry, and unique practices specifically designed to support you as you integrate your healing work, empowering you to take full responsibility for and agency over your life. The alchemy of these systems offers an opportunity for powerful healing that reaches into the roots of trauma and provides highly effective integration guidance to bring profound and lasting transformation. The program consists of six ceremonies with four Shipibo healers and three experienced facilitators over the course of 12 days.
|October 11 - 22, 2022||Full (wait list)||Join waiting list|
|October 26 - November 6, 2022||Full (wait list)||Join waiting list|
|November 9 - 20, 2022||Full (wait list)||Join waiting list|
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|December 23, 2022 - January 3, 2023||Full (wait list)||Join waiting list|
|January 8 - 19, 2023||Full (wait list)||Join waiting list|
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|February 9 - 20, 2023||Open||Register Now|
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|October 7 - 18, 2023||Open||Register Now|
|October 23 - November 3, 2023||Open||Register Now|
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|December 10 - 21, 2023||Open||Register Now|
|December 26, 2023 - January 6, 2024||Open||Register Now|
Women’s Ayahuasca Healing & Integration Retreat
This retreat offers an immersion in traditional Shipibo plant-spirit healing within the profound and powerful container of an all women’s retreat. The program consists of six ceremonies with four Shipibo healers and three experienced women facilitators over the course of 12 days, to bring alignment and lasting transformation into your life. We have strived to honor the divine feminine in all of our work at the Temple through working with mainly female healers since 2009. Holding a retreat specifically for women brings an added focus to that guiding principle and aims to support the embodiment and empowerment of feminine energy in our guests and on the planet.
|June 1 - 12, 2023||Open||Register Now|
Bridging Science And Spirituality: Healthcare Professionals Healing And Integration Program
This uniquely designed program is for healthcare professionals working in medical and mental health settings. We see the profound potential that a transformed and awakened individual can have to impact those they serve, their patients, colleagues, institutions, and communities. Matthew Watherston, the founder of the Temple of the Way of Light, will be collaborating with Dr. Deborah Starr, a lecturer in the Narrative Medicine program at Columbia University and a licensed therapist in private practice; Dr. Elke Cooke, a board certified Emergency Medicine physician and Functional Medicine Practitioner; and a team of four, highly experienced Shipibo healers with over 150 years of combined experience working with traditional plant-spirit medicine of the Amazon. The focus of this program is to bring healing to healers – bridging science and spirituality for personal and professional growth.
|March 13 - 24, 2023||Open||Register Now|
LGBTQ+ Ayahuasca & Compassionate Inquiry Retreat
This special LGBTQ+ retreat will provide a safe, welcoming, and compassionate environment where participants can feel comfortable being who they are, and within that, experience deep healing and individual transformation that reaches into the roots of trauma through the powerful synthesis of ancient Amazon healing traditions and Compassionate Inquiry methodology. This unique program has been designed for all those on LGBTQ+ spectrum, at any stage in their journey with sexuality.
|November 8 - 19, 2023||Open||Register Now|