Pisatahua Plant Medicine
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This center is open since June 1st 2016
Sino (ayahuasca cielo) and Samiruka (Chacruna)
LocationAquicuana Reserve, Bolivia
How to get therePlane: Riberalta is easily accessible by airways. There are many daily connections between the big cities of Bolivia with the airlines Ecojet and Amaszonas. Flights from La Paz cost about 900 Bs (130$) with either airline. From Cochabamba and Santa Cruz flights cost about 630 Bs (90$). For international travelers, we recommend guests fly into Santa Cruz and take a connecting flight to Riberalta with Amaszonas. Bus: By bus the journey can be a bit unpredictable, especially during the rainy season. Nevertheless the trip is feasible and some guests choose to make the journey. The trip costs about 180 Bs ($ 25) from La Paz or Santa Cruz and should last about 30 hours in the dry season. The trip is arduous and not for the fainthearted but the landscapes are impressive. We do not recommend guests arrive by bus during the rainy season (December through March) as the road conditions can make travel impossible. We meet guests at the airport, or bus station, in Riberalta and transport them to Pisatahua. If you have any questions about planing your arrival, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Accommodation and facilities
8 single rooms
8 double rooms
1 dorm room
Transfer from airport is available.
Music that is played during session
Live traditional music as played and sung by our healers
Medical and safety
The center has medical facilities available nearby
The center has a psychological therapist available on-site
The center conducts an intake process
The center provides a follow up integration process
The center provides ceremonies for personal development
The center provides treatment for psychological disorders
The center provides treatment for physical illnesses
The center provides treatment for addictions
Sustainable projectsWe helped establish the 50,000 acre Aquicuana Reserve. We have two non-profit organizations. One registered in Bolivia (Fundacion Amazonia), one registered in USA (Sustainable Bolivia).
Maximum 10 persons per group
Maximum 5 participants per facilitator.
The facilitator stays during session.
From the moment I arrived at Riberalta airport to be greeted with warm hugs and the smiling faces of Erik and Sasha I knew I had made the right decision to join Pisatahua’s volunteer program. I had planned to spend the year volunteering at the centre, as a therapist with the retreat program, however, after just one retreat, Bolivia entered COVID quarantine, leaving a group of healers and volunteers quarantining onsite together at Pisatahua. What could have been a difficult and potentially distressing situation turned into a period of healing, learning and personal growth thanks to Erik, Sasha, Wara and the rest of the Pisatahua community. Challenging times like these can really shine a light on our strengths and limitations and I witnessed and experienced the extraordinary way that Erik and the rest of the Pisatahua team shone in the face of this challenge – showing positivity, flexibility, deep care, support and generosity throughout. Erik went out of his way on a daily basis to ensure that we were feeling supported and safe going above and beyond to offer any assistance needed with unwavering positivity, professionalism and good humour. While at Pisatahua I have had the chance to participate in a retreat program and received additional healing support from the onsite healers throughout my stay. In this work I was blown away by the skill and care offered by the healers and with their support was able to work through deep personal blocks, develop insights and clarity into long standing life patterns and receive deep healing which left me feeling a sense of clarity, joy and vitality. I’m beyond grateful for my time and experiences at Pisatahua. If you’re looking for somewhere in the region to either volunteer or participate in a retreat I whole heartedly recommend that you consider the beautiful, transformative healing programs offered at Pisatahua.
Pisatahua memories are not really memories - they are changes engraved in the Heart, they are a refreshed Body and an enriched Soul. This Place heals, just staying in this magical corner of the wild jungle heals. The Lake surroundings provides round-the-clock observations of wild animals, so many!! Even caimans! Erik is the most generous and caring man. Sasha is Bolivia's biggest firecracker. And Shamans, Wara and Franz are a mixture of what the Amazon Jungle and the Andes Mountains have the best to offer. Gracias para Todos! This place is so special! So wild and so luxurious at the same time. Everyone I met there, people from all over the world, emphasized that this is the only such place, I completely agree with that! Heaven, paradise, heaven, paradise, heaven, paradise - these words accompanied me there every morning and evening from huge, cozy hammock in Cabana no.3 with enormous windows and with lake view even from the shower and toiled! I invite you to a few minutes long video https://youtu.be/XOyaN5XzxnA