About Plant Medicine Retreat
One-of-a-kind, transformational experiences with the powerful and sacred plant medicines
Plant Medicine Retreat at Vikara
We offer a one-of-a-kind, transformational plant medicine retreat at the beach in Olon. Featuring the powerful and sacred plant medicines Ayahuasca (from the Amazon jungle), San Pedro (Huachuma from the Andes Mountains), Mushrooms, Tobacco, and Rapé, our 9-day retreats are designed to help those who seek healing, clarity, inner wisdom, and connection.
Vikara is the only plant medicine retreat ceremony center right on the beach in Ecuador, South America. The healing properties of the ocean - combined with your intention, the transformative powers of the fire, and the medicines - offer profound healing and a life-changing experience.
We work with incredibly skilled medicine people who have decades of experience in the healing arts and plant medicine ceremonies. Unlike many other retreat centers & plant medicine ceremonies, we keep our groups very small in order to facilitate a personalized experience and to ensure the safety of all of our guests.
Ayahuasca, San Pedro Ceremony, Mushrooms, Tobacco, and Rapé have been integral to human evolution and spiritual growth since time immemorial. Revered by indigenous Amazonian tribes for their spiritual essence and powerful healing properties, these master teacher plants guide you toward awareness, clarity, healing, and self-love.
With small groups, our facilitators and medicine people provide personalized attention, creating a safe and supportive space for your unique journey. You'll feel comforted, cared for, and guided throughout the entire experience. After the plant medicine ceremony, integration circles offer the opportunity to process your journey with our experienced facilitators, ensuring a deep and meaningful integration of the profound insights received.
At Vikara, we hold deep respect for these sacred medicines and the transformative power they hold. Choose Vikara, where ancient traditions meet contemporary understanding.
Plant Medicine Ceremony
Plant Medicine ceremonies, such as the Ayahuasca ceremony, mushrooms, and San Pedro ceremony, have a long history of traditional use in indigenous cultures for spiritual and healing purposes. These entheogenic plants are revered for their ability to induce altered states of consciousness, opening a door to profound insights and self-discovery.
Ayahuasca, a powerful brew made from the vine Banisteriopsis caapi and the leaves of Psychotria viridis, is known for its intense visionary effects. Practiced primarily in the Amazon basin, Ayahuasca therapy and Ayahuasca ceremonies are guided by experienced shamans who facilitate the journey of participants through purging and transformative experiences. Many people report gaining a deeper understanding of themselves, their purpose, and the interconnectedness of all life.
Mushrooms, or psilocybin-containing mushrooms, have been used by indigenous cultures across the globe for centuries. In modern times, controlled and intentional psilocybin experiences have gained attention for their potential to alleviate depression, anxiety, and other mental health conditions. These ceremonies often emphasize the importance of set and setting to create a safe and sacred space for exploration.
San Pedro, also known as Huachuma, is a cactus native to the Andean region of South America. It contains mescaline, a psychoactive compound that brings about altered states of consciousness. San Pedro ceremonies are characterized by their gentle, heart-opening effects, promoting emotional healing and connection with nature.
While these sacred plant ceremonies hold immense potential for healing and personal growth, it is essential to approach them with respect and caution. Integration of the experiences, guidance from experienced practitioners, and adherence to safety protocols are crucial elements for ensuring these ceremonies are conducted responsibly and ethically. Our mission is to create a safe and supportive environment for individuals seeking profound healing, spiritual growth, and self-discovery.
Plant Medicines, such as Ayahuasca, San Pedro ceremony, and other sacred plants, have been crucial allies of ancient civilizations due to their profound transformative properties. These plants have long been used in rituals and ceremonies to facilitate transpersonal experiences that transcend identity and connect individuals with the deeper dimensions of existence. Through their use, individuals often report experiencing a sense of unity with the universe, encountering spiritual forces or energies, and gaining a profound understanding of themselves and the world around them.
At Vikara Lifestyle, we recognize the remarkable potential of these entheogenic plants. They can induce altered states of consciousness that promote spiritual growth and personal transformation.
Our experienced team, including knowledgeable facilitators and medicine people, approaches these ceremonies with deep reverence and respect, honoring the traditions and wisdom associated with their use. We know that these plants are not just substances but powerful allies and teachers on the spiritual journey of the most popular ayahuasca retreat.
Our Medicine People
Medicine people are those who have learned from indigneous tribes and worked on themselves through their own healing in order to achieve the ability to guide others through the journey of the medicine. After years of experience and embedding other therapeutic practices into their own life, medicine people are given the blessings of the grandfathers to work and share this medicine with others. Medicine people are respectful of the healing processes of the individuals they work with and honor this role. To learn more about our medicine people, please go to "Our Tribe."