Our sacred plants retreats take you on an inner journey of healing and transformation, using Ayahuasca to dive into the deeper layers of the self, in order to release blockages, stimulate your innate healing energy and reconnect with the higher self and Mother Nature. Our Brazilian style ceremonies are eclectic and guided by sacred songs from different shamanic traditions, celebrating life, love, and the healing power of nature.
The ceremonies are lead by Veronika and Lorenzo, who have been holding ceremonies since 2005 and they are supported by a team of musicians and helpers. All music is live. During the ceremonies, we also offer other Amazonian medicines such as rapé and sananga. If there are enough people interested, it is possible to book a kambo session on the Monday following the retreat.
We offer 3 day retreats in Spain from April to September. The April retreats are more intimate, held in a yurt with a maximum of 12 participants. From May to September, the retreats are held in a large geodesic dome with a maximum of 30 participants. For those who would like a deeper experience with Ayahuasca, we offer back-to-back weekends and you are welcome to stay with us in between retreats for a better integration process.
We are also offering two 4 day Women’s Empowerment Retreats with Sacred Plants in April and August 2020.
What to expect during our 3 day retreats?
Each journey is unique, as the context, emotional and psychological state, expectations, current life processes, diet and the plants themselves influence each experience. Although we have extensive experience guiding ceremonies, we are facilitators, not shamans. We provide a safe and nurturing space for each participant to work on him/herself. It can be helpful to come with an intention, which can give direction to your experience. We begin each ceremony with a sharing circle and finish the retreat with a final integration circle on Sunday morning before lunch. The retreat begins on Friday at 7pm and finishes at 3pm on Sunday, though you are welcome to stay extra days for a better preparation or smoother integration.
The group process is very important during our retreats and much of the healing occurs in the interactions with other members of the group. However, during the ceremonies themselves, we ask that participants don’t interact with one and concentrate on their own inner work. It is especially important not to talk or touch others during the ceremony, out of respect for each individual’s process as well as that of the facilitators and the group. For safety reasons and to keep the group energy as a whole, all participant’s must stay in the ceremony space until the end of the session. It is possible to leave the ceremony space for a short time to get some fresh air or use the toilet.
Before arriving, we recommend you follow a special diet in preparation for the ceremonies, for a minimum of three days. We give special attention to diet and healthy, high vibration vegan food will be served to optimize your experience during this weekend. All food will be gluten-free and organic and home-grown when available. Veronika is a Naturopath and 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, please contact us.
Once you have reserved your spot, we will send more detailed information about diet, what to bring and how to get here.
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.
Private or shared accommodation 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).
"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.