Review for Ayahuasca International • Inner Mastery International
Inner Mastery Romania
Reviewed by Alexandra Maria Manole 5 months ago
I just have been to what they call a retreat. The staff was very cold from the beginning, very withdrawn, no human interaction what so ever. At one point we went to chat with one of the staff member and instead of having a conversation about the ayahuasca, she was interested in only taking my money and send me on my way. After the first night of the ceremony, in which I had a very deep and intense journey, the same as my friend, we both decided that is was enough and said that we wanted to leave and that we want a refund for the other two nights. The staff said NO, without any explanations, they could not care less and they did even said goodbye. During the ceremony, they were just sitting there, had no experience what so ever, and when the clock struck 2 am she just left, without caring if the participants were able to walk or if they were ok. I definitely do not recommend Inner Mastery as they are mostly after the money and not for giving you the most of the experience
Participants in ceremony: 5
Facilitators in ceremony: 3
Participants per Facilitator: 1.6666666666666667
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Visited Thursday, October 20th 2022
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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.