Accommodation and activities are reserved for members of the Association.
Anthropologist Jeremy Narby writes in his book, The Cosmic Serpent3, that the knowledge behind more than 75% of the plant-based drugs sold in Western pharmacies comes from indigenous cultures. When in the field, he asks his research subjects from where they have been getting this knowledge for thousands of years, without having waited for scientific progress, which now validates the therapeutic effect of these discoveries. He is always directed towards the shamans, or medicine men/women who explain to him that they have received this knowledge from the very Spirit of the plants, with whom they are able to enter in contact with, mainly when they drink ayahuasca.
These sacred plants, therefore, have a real intelligence that is beginning to seriously interest scientists, through a new field of study which they call "plant intelligence".
One of these sacred plants, ayahuasca, has become an integral part of our spiritual approach, by virtue of freedom of religion and consciousness.
Before reading the following presentation on the ceremonies and retreats we organize, we strongly recommend that you read our vision of spirituality.
We welcome you to a magical inner journey with sacred power plants at Amoraleza, in the Sierra Nevada, Granada, south of Spain. During these retreats we use ayahuasca, rapé and sananga to dive into the deeper layers of the self, in order to release blockages, stimulate our innate healing energy and reconnect with the higher self and Mother Nature. Our ceremonies are eclectic, combining silence, sacred songs and rituals from different shamanic traditions, celebrating life, love and the healing power of Nature. All music is live.
We offer 3 day retreats from March to October in a large geodesic dome with a central fire for 30 people, as well as more intimate retreats, held in a yurt, with a maximum of 12 participants. The ceremonies are guided by Veronika and Lorenzo, who have been organizing shamanic encounters for more than 14 years.
What to expect?
Each journey is unique, as the context, emotional and psychological state, expectations, current life processes, diet and the plants themselves influence each experience.
In these sessions, we provide a safe and nurturing space for each participant to really let go and allow him/herself to fully experience the millenia-old teachings of these power plants.
We recommend following a special diet in preparation for the ceremonies, for a minimum of three days. We also give special attention to diet and healthy, high vibration vegan food will be served to optimize your experience during this weekend.
For those who wish to have more information and especially for those who will be experiencing ayahuasca for the first time, we recommend to visit the ICEERS (International Center for Ethnobotanical Education Research and Service) for more information on the history, the uses, the effects, the security and legality.
3 Day Retreats
Two ceremonies will be held, on Friday and Saturday nights. On Sunday morning there is a final integration and the official program ends after lunch. However, you are more than welcome to stay with us some extra nights, for a better preparation and smoother integration.
A women only retreat, including a Cacao ceremony, Ayahuasca ceremony, yoga and other activities. Please email us for prices and reservations.
Veronika and Leo will be holding weekend retreats in India. Please email us for information and prices.
Veronika is a raw food chef and Naturopath who specialises in raw and superfood nutrition as well as fasting. During the retreats, expect delicious, fresh, high-raw vegan food. All food will be gluten-free and organic and home-grown when available. Veronika also offers consultations and personalised nutrition and detox retreats, which can be helpful to cleanse in preparation for an ayahuasca retreat or to help integrate positive changes post-retreat. If you would like more information, send us an email.
Private or shared accomodation is available for an extra fee and depending on
availability. Otherwise, participants can camp (bring your own tent or rent one) or stay in
the ceremony dome (mattresses provided).
WOMEN'S RETREATS 2020
2019 December 31st
Ceremony with Leo Sbano and family
January 10th -12th
VMX (Shamanic music festival)
January 24th – February 2nd
Feitio (preparation of the medicine) Santo Daime ceremonies
February 7th - 9th
Retreat with Leo Sbano and family
DOME RETREATS 2020
July 31-August 2nd
12 PERSON RETREATS 2020
Reservations can be made by e-mailing us at email@example.com.
Once the reservation request has been received, we will send you a registration form and information documents
"Having just completed a weekend retreat at Amoraleza I would highly recommend anyone wanting and genuine , healing and safe experience with Ayahuasca so visit Veronika and Lorenzo and the community at Amoraleza. I had both a profound and healing experience and felt throughout in safe and capable hands. The location itself was just awe-inspiring, as to walk outside the ceremony space to see the Milky Way splashed across the night sky just added to the overall inspiration and restorative nature of the location.
The truth is it isn’t easy to find the right fit when it comes to Ayahuasca and for me the set and setting plays big role in the overall depth and profundity of the experience. At Amoraleza I felt I found a community and environment that I would be keen and happy to come back to and for that I’m truly grateful. Thank you guys for the amazing and healing experience and I look forward to seeing you all again." - E.N.
"I attended a 9 day Sacred Plants retreat with Amoraleza. It has been healing and life changing more than I could imagine. I have infinite gratitude for the sacredness, the unconditional love and the joy manifested during the retreat and especially during the ceremonies, for the medicine's teachings themselves, for the high vibration and beauty of the land, the strong connection with the Elements, the intentional and healing living foods, the music inspired by Spirit very present there, for such a rare opportunity to completely disconnect from the modern world, for all the souls of Amoraleza's community and volunteers and last but not least for Veronika, Lorenzo, the children and the alchemy created and shared there. It has became home and family to me and I will be back to pursue the work with the sacred plants and to support this project inspired by Great Spirit. Thank you. With love." - P.W.