Welcome

 

Oka Wasi is an Ayahuasca Healing Center nestled near Tarapoto, Peru, between the Andean foothills and the Amazon rainforest. Embracing authentic Amazonian traditional medicine, our mission is to protect this knowledge through making it accessible to people from all over the world looking for healing, self-development and spiritual awareness.

We are working with experienced and recognized Shipibo shamans with reputation for their knowledge in sacred plants, who help remove all that is blocking you from discovering your innermost potential. By receiving the essence of this wisdom, you return to your core values while supporting the survival of an ancestral indigenous tradition.

Creating a bridge between traditional medicine and different holistic practices, we offer a safe and nurturing environment for healing and personal growth. Our integrative approach is designed to tune in to the emotional, spiritual and physical aspects of the self, allowing an organic transformational process to occur.

Our Ayahuasca Retreats are meant to establish a trusting connection, guiding you through an immersive journey while providing you with life tools to integrate the experiences into your daily existence with refined awareness and deep spiritual understanding.

We have contributed to the healing journey of many people seeking a unique experience of self-transformation. Through all these positive changes towards living in harmony with ourselves, our environment and with one another, we wish to contribute to making our world a better place to live.

 

Upcoming Ayahuasca Retreat 2017 / 2018


We invite you to join us for our Ayahuasca Retreats organized at Oka Wasi.

 

Our Retreats offer the opportunity to discover the Amazonian traditional medicine, the diet with master plants, the sacred plants of Ayahuasca, as well as other holistic healing modalities such as yoga and meditation. All Retreats are supervised by experienced and recognized shamans together with qualified practitioners, providing a safe and comfortable environment that initiates profound realizations and lasting changes within each participant.

 

 

  • Introduction
  • Our 2-week Retreat Includes
  • Our 1-month Retreat Includes
  • Prices and Booking
  • Important Information

Through our Retreats we propose to create a bridge between different paths of ancestral wisdom, with the aim of bringing transformation, healing and a deeper understanding of the self. These traditions are all about reconnecting the soul, the mind and the body, and aligning their interactions with the invisible world.

The traditional Shipibo medicine with its master plant diets, Ayahuasca ceremonies, as well as the sacred use of tobacco, perfumes and flower baths help us find healing and a different overlook on life in general. It is a sophisticated medicine that purifies and balances the being and dissolves any blockages that may limit our evolution. Through yoga and meditation we support the conscious expansion of the self by cultivating awareness, acceptance and tranquility. Regular group discussions and individual counseling will be helpful in sharing the details of the process, from insights, dreams to any difficulties that may arise, as well as discussing the various aspects of traditional medicine.

Integrating these different paths of ancient knowledge reflects our commitment to their preservation as a synergy of sacred tools that are alive and contemporary, so that they continue evolving and helping us evolve, together with the world that surrounds us.

Upcoming 2-week Retreats

  • 18 January - 1 February 2018

  • 4 - 18 February 2018

  • 1 - 15 April 2018

  • 3 - 17 June 2018

Upcoming 1-month Retreats

  • 18 January - 18 February 2018

  • 2 nights at hotel in Tarapoto (arrival and departure)

  • transportation from Tarapoto to Oka Wasi (arrival and departure)

  • accommodation and meals

  • 8 Ayahuasca ceremonies

  • flower baths and other traditional cleansing methods

  • master plant diets

  • group sharing and private counseling

  • yoga and meditation sessions

  • hikes to nearby forest and river

  • 2 nights at hotel in Tarapoto (arrival and departure)

  • transportation from Tarapoto to Oka Wasi (arrival and departure)

  • accommodation and meals

  • 12 Ayahuasca ceremonies

  • flower baths and other traditional cleansing methods

  • master plant diets

  • group sharing and private counseling

  • yoga and meditation sessions

  • hikes to nearby forest and river

Price of the 2-week Retreats

Dormitory: 1250 USD

Individual room or Tambo Suite: 1750 USD

Price of the 1-month Retreats

Dormitory: 2250 USD

Individual room or Tambo Suite: 2750 USD

Booking and Payment

To confirm your participation, we require a deposit of 50% of the total price by bank transfer. In case of cancellation, this non-refundable deposit may be credited for another stay. The remaining amount will be payed in cash in US dollars (in good condition) upon arrival.

For more information and reservation please contact us.

Safety Guidelines

At Oka Wasi, our goal is to create a safe and supportive environment for the personal development of each participant. Please be sure to read carefully our Safety Guidelines when planning your reservation, so that you can prepare yourself for a safe and beneficial stay.

Traditional Shipibo medicine is above all an energetic medicine which develops a personal and unique relationship with each individual. However, the changes of the body’s energy require that we give our full attention to certain rules. If we don’t follow these rules there can be severe consequences for our physical and /or mental health. The treatment consists of two different processes which are complimentary to one and another. These are the evening ceremonies of Ayahuasca, where we receive healing through the songs (Icaros) and secondly the recommended diets with master plants.

Traditionally Ayahuasca was consumed only by the medicine man or woman, used as a visionary tool to diagnose the energetic disorders of the patient. The consumption by the patient was very rare, only prescribed within certain specifications, and always under the recommendation and presence of the shaman. Therefore, we do not encourage the consumption of Ayahuasca, as it is not obligatory for the process of wellbeing. Depending on the medical background, this medicine can have many diverse effects and can cause serious consequences to the health of the patient. This is especially common if it is mixed with chemical substances and with certain physical or mental conditions. In accordance with the patients’ medical history, we reserve the right to offer or not to offer Ayahuasca during ceremony.

Please be aware that Ayahuasca is not compatible with antidepressants/SSRIs drugs like Prozac and Zoloft, or other similar drugs that are MAOIs (Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors). If you wish to take Ayahuasca you must have stopped taking MAOIs and SSRIs at least 5-7 weeks before coming to the retreat. However, this must be done under your physician’s permission and supervision. Severe addictions such as drug addictions or certain illnesses may need more intensive specialized support - if you feel you may fall into this category please contact us and we will advise you which of our retreats are suitable for you. Those who may have a history of mental health issues, it is also very important you let us know, as Ayahuasca may not be appropriate.

We advise you to consult your physician beforehand, regarding the compatibility of your health and the consumption of Ayahuasca. In case your physician allows you to consume Ayahuasca and you have a bad reaction under its influence that may harm yourself and/or others, we reserve the right to restrict future consumption. Health insurance is highly recommended – not only for the intake of the brew, but also because you will be abroad, and treating any health issue can be very costly.

The Diet with Master Plants

According with your intention, we may propose a plant diet during your stay. This can have the aim to heal or to learn and it is a process which is complimentary to the healing of our shamans. These diets are an energetic process with a beginning (opening) and an ending (closing), during which the shaman will utilize the energy of the plant you are dieting to heal a particular problem, free blocked energy and/or re-organize certain components of yourself rather than your energetic state of being.

The diet we propose is not like the food regime which is commonly understood in the modern world, it is indeed a very complex energetic process. This transformational process encourages the patients into becoming much more sensitive to their environment, especially to the energetic phenomena of their surroundings. At times this process can make us feel weakened and puts us through challenging emotional states. For this reason and others we ask that you respect as much as possible the safety guidelines as not to disturb the development of this complex and sensitive energetic process.

Restrictions of the Diet

The essential guidelines of the diet we follow at our Center are common to the traditions of all ayahuasquero/as across the Peruvian Amazon. In the case of some of the food restrictions, there is also definitive scientific evidence that they are essential for safety. We advise you to begin the diet at least 2 weeks before a retreat and to continue the diet for at least 2 weeks after the last ceremony . It is essential to continue the diet to ensure the Icaros you have received and any possible plant remedies you are prescribed are given sufficient time to integrate.

The diet process requires a specific discipline for the results to finish well. If you do not choose to follow these guidelines it can bring various consequences, often times reversing the results which the patient came here to find.

Here is the list of prohibitions to respect:

- no pork (attention to frijoles/beans if you eat in town as it contains bacon)
-no red meat
-no sexual activity of any kind (including masturbation, tantric practices even without orgasm, no porn!)
-do not use drugs or alcohol (including marijuana in all forms)

-do not take any medication or chemical substances
-no salt
-no sugar except fruits
-no dairy
-no spices especially chilli, pepper, garlic

The restrictions in bold are most important and do not tolerate any exceptions. Failure to comply may result in severe consequences on your physical and mental health.

If you have any questions about potential health risks or medications you are taking or for any inquiries regarding the consumption of food or use of a plant not specified here, please contact us so we can determine if you can safely participate at our retreats.

The following well documented English site speaks about the possible pharmacological interactions that can be dangerous: http://www.ayahuasca.com/science .

 

 

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For more information and reservation please contact us.

 

 

*The purpose of our retreat is not to encourage the consumption of Ayahuasca which is traditionally used only by the healer to make his diagnosis and is not without risk, both physically and psychologically. Ayahuasca taken with certain chemical substances (drugs and medications) and in the case of certain diseases or medical conditions is considered incompatible and dangerous. The healing practice of the Shipibo involves extensive use of other non-hallucinogenic plants and other techniques such as master plant diet, which are intended for healing or spiritual deepening.

You will therefore decide by yourself to take Ayahuasca or not, it is not obligatory for the process of wellbeing.

In the Shipibo tradition, the patient is responsible for his/her process. The main responsibility is being committed to the discipline of the diet and respecting its rules.

Regardless of the above recommendations, prior to your participation in a shamanic retreats, you must consult your doctor or therapist with regard to the compatibility of any treatment given, as in regard to your health, with the participation in those retreats.

If you suffer from an illness and are under medical treatment or take any chemical susbtances (drugs, etc) you must inform us about it before booking, as well as if you are pregnant.