This center is open since September 1st 2014
We only use the 2 main ingredients in our Ayahuasca brew – Ayahuasca vine and Chacruna leaves, to ensure the integrity, strength, and purity of our medicine. Guests can also partake in ceremonies with Kambo (frog venom) and Nunu. See our website for more details on these medicines!
Location2 locations in Peru: Amazon (Iquitos) and Sacred Valley (Urubamba)
How to get thereFor our jungle retreats, we meet on Day 1 of your retreat at a meeting location 25 minutes from the airport, Hotel La Casona (located at 147 Fitzcarrald, Iquitos). We do not offer airport transportation for these retreats, but if you book a room with La Casona the night before, they offer free airport pickup included in your stay. For the Machu Picchu & Ayahuasca Expeditions, depending on the route you choose, we meet at the same place in Iquitos (La Casona), or in Cusco, at Hotel Casa de la Gringa (No. 148 San Blas, Cusco). For these retreats, airport pickup is included in your stay if you arrive on Day 1 and depart on Day 14. See our website for more details.
4 single rooms
6 double rooms
2 dorm rooms
Transfer from airport is available.
Music that is played during session
Our shamans sing icaros (healing songs) in their traditional Shipibo dialect during all Ayahuasca ceremonies.
The center has medical facilities available on-siteWe have a trained medic on staff, as well as a fully-stocked first aid kid and a defibrillator.
The center has medical facilities available nearbyWe are located less than 2 hours by boat from the nearest hospital.
The center has a psychological therapist available on-siteWe have individual and group discussions and integration sessions available throughout your stay. Prior to your first ceremony, you will have a 1-on-1 discussion with our head Shaman (and female translator) to help set your intention for the first ceremony. Then, the morning after each of our 4 ceremonies per week, you are invited to a group sharing, where you can discuss your experiences with the group and shamans, if you desire. We find this to be a very crucial part of the healing process, but everything is completely optional and tailored to your comfort level. Shamans and staff are also available 24/7 for individual discussions, if desired.
The center conducts an intake processGuests fill out a registration form when booking which asks relevant medical questions in addition to standard information. As well, about 2 week prior to your retreat, you will receive an email to schedule a 15-minute medical intake call with our transition coordinator, to go over any medications and last-minute questions. This is to ensure each guest the safest and most fulfilling experience possible.
The center provides a follow up integration processWe offer a post-retreat integration program, with one free post-retreat consultation with our transition coordinator, as well as the option to continue these sessions for the following months.
The center provides ceremonies for personal developmentWe offer Ayahuasca, San Pedro, Kambo, and Nunu ceremonies, as well as additional master plant dietas for those wishing to go deeper in their personal journeys.
The center provides treatment for psychological disordersWe offer Ayahuasca, San Pedro, Kambo, and Nunu ceremonies, as well as additional master plant dietas for those wishing to go deeper in their healing journeys. Between these ceremonies and the experienced and loving support of our staff, we have had many guests suffering from a variety of mental and psychological disorders experience deep and profound healing working with these medicines.
The center provides treatment for physical illnessesWe offer Ayahuasca, San Pedro, Kambo, and Nunu ceremonies, as well as additional master plant dietas for those wishing to go deeper in their healing journeys. Between these ceremonies, plant medicines and poultices provided by our Shamans, and the experienced and loving support of our staff, we have had many guests suffering from a variety of physical illnesses experience deep and profound healing working with these medicines.
The center provides treatment for addictionsWe offer Ayahuasca, San Pedro, Kambo, and Nunu ceremonies, as well as additional master plant dietas for those wishing to go deeper in their healing journeys. Between these ceremonies and the experienced and loving support of our staff, we have had many guests suffering from drug and/or alcohol addiction experience deep and profound healing working with these medicines.
We have three shamans with combined 70 years of experience working with Ayahuasca. Our lead shaman Wiler, his maestro Gilberto, and his apprentice Angelita, are all from Pucallpa – the birth place of Ayahuasca, and they are all native Shipibo and sing in their native Shipibo dialect. Angelita is currently apprenticing to become a lead shaman herself, Wiler has more than 20 years of experience working with Mother Ayahuasca, as well as other master plants from the jungle, and Gilberto has more than 40 years of experience. They are knowledgeable about all sorts of plants, their Icaros (healing songs) are very powerful and their voices are strong and beautiful. They are very dedicated to the healing processes of our guests, and together, the symphony they create sets the stage for truly profound and deeply healing work. Check out their complete bios here: https://www.pulsetours.com/healers/ Arkana Spiritual Center prides itself on bringing together a team of highly-qualified and diverse staff, such that your time with us also feels like a welcoming into our family. All of our staff have extensive experience working with the medicines they facilitate, and are extremely dedicated to this sacred work. We employ personnel with a wide variety of skills including medical expertise, psychology, yoga teaching, and art, in addition to their qualifications as facilitators, managers, and other roles. We are proud to continuously grow our family through professional development and employment opportunities, and encourage you to read their biographies and as always, feel free to reach out and say hi! Check them out: https://www.pulsetours.com/staff/ If you’d like, you can also check out what our past guests say about our staff through other people’s reviews on www.AyaAdvisors.org.
Sustainable projectsAmazon Rainforest Conservancy Partnered with neighboring jungle village Libertad (https://www.pulsetours.com/libertad/)
Research projectsWe are currently working with the University of Georgia, assisting in the study of Ayahuasca and its therapeutic potential. During your medical intake call, you will be asked if you’d like to participate in this voluntary study. We’re excited to be working with this group helping to gather clinical data to support the therapeutic potentials of plant medicines.
The center accommodates private ceremonies with a single participant
Maximum 18 persons per group
Maximum 6 participants per facilitator.
The facilitator stays during session.
Someone who stays sober is present during ceremonies.