I went 2 Waterford innermastery with high expectations. I was their 4 a month 2 address my addiction issues. Overall it was a massive scam run by egotistical amateurs, so called facilitators. They have no business performing ayahuasca ceremonies. All they want is ur money.

Participants in ceremony: 30

Facilitators in ceremony: 2

Participants per Facilitator: 15




Too nice of a house and gardens to be run by amateurs!


Terrible. Money mad with massive egos


Only the kambo worked.


I got misled by people that didn't understand anything about addiction.


Terrible. No security. Felt like an asylum.


Basically down to yourself to prepare

Booking process

Again, all they want is your money right off the bat

Follow up integration


Disturbing reports associated with Ayahuasca International

Alberto José Varela and Ayahuasca International

Ayahuasca International (originally Ayahuasca Internacional) is also known as Inner Mastery International S.L.U.

Important: Always look for motivations and many recommendations prior to choosing who to drink with!

For reports and resources concerning activities from disrespectful to unethical to downright horrible, see the following links:

  • Official ICEERS statement: Cofán speaking out against Varela’s activities and they say he has had absolutely NO training through them, nor any of his facilitators with Ayahuasca International; that he forged documents and has lied about many associations, such as having any sort of blessing from this indigenous group of true Colombian shamans or their peoples.
  • Sexual abuse testimony, and reported unorthodox practices with his small daughter around often; Cofán speaking out about his illegitmacy, as he claims to have been blessed and trained by these people; Varela’s own psychologist, who sounded a bit unorthodox himself, reportedly pushing for sexual exploration as well, is said to no longer be by Varela’s side due to Varela’s lack of ethics.
  • Very interesting article detailing many astounding and unsafe practices of Varela, such as offering the tea to everyone without any sort of screening or preparation, has highly advertised an illegal practice for monetary gain, including discounts for children; it is questioned where he sources his brew and whether it is in fact ayahuasca; certainly Varela’s commercial efforts are terrible for sustainability of these sacred medicines.
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