Parign Hak • Grandma´s Home
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This center is open since April 20th 2015
Brew: Ayahuasca vine with Chacruna leaves, smoked tobacco and agua de florida
LocationOn communal lands, on the Upper Madre de Dios River, in between the Amarakaeri Communal Reserve and Manu National Park,
How to get thereWe offer private overland transportation from and to Cusco, as part of our retreat itinerary.
Accommodation and facilities
3 double rooms
Transfer from airport is available.
Music that is played during session
Live-sung icaros following te Shipibo tradition
Medical and safety
The center conducts an intake processFirst, we send out a detailed outline of the admission process, a rainforest itinerary including costs, and a registration form that we use to pre-select participants. We ask for the registration form to come in at least 6 weeks prior to the preferred retreat dates to allow enough time for proper screening and preparation. After receiving the filled out form, we assess each particular case and then, if there are no contraindications or other concern from our end, we ask for an initial deposit that will be considered a partial payment. Upon reception of the initial deposit, we send out a complete information package which contains all the necessary information that participants need to prepare properly, including a medical questionnaire and informed consent that is to be signed. Participants are also require to attend a face to face personal interview in Cusco, two days at the latest before the planned departure into the rainforest. This is where the individual admission process ends. There will also be a a pre-departure briefing together with all other participants in Cusco, on the day before the planned departure, to give participants the chance to meet and to ensure that everybody is well prepared for the retreat.
The center provides a follow up integration processDuring the retreat we have integration circles in between ceremonies and personal debriefs are available at all times with the ceremony leader. We encourage participants to share as much as possible about their life circumstances, past and present during the retreat, so that we can make individual recommendations with regard to practical "homework" after the retreat. After the retreat we make ourselves available for online support, consultations and follow-ups, as needed and determined by the participants, for up to three months after the retreat.
Sustainable projectsThe founders and owners of Parign Hak - Grandma´s Home are indigenous Harakbut (Amarakaeri and Wachiperi) people. We also use the communal ecotourism services provided by the Queros-Wachiperi native community in our itinerary.
Maximum 5 persons per group
Maximum 2 participants per facilitator.
The facilitator stays during session.
Someone who stays sober is present during ceremonies.
My week spent with Jessica at Parign Hak was one most transformative experiences of my life. She is a wise and gifted ayahuasquera, and the best Amazonian tour guide imaginable. Every plant we passed, every bird call that echoed through the air, every butterfly or frog or spider we saw, Jessica knew all of them! She along with the wonderful family at Parign Hak created a safe, nurturing and welcoming environment. It was an amazing experience to be exposed to the rich Harakbut culture, and to try their delicious traditional food. The ceremonies were excellent. The small groups were very personal and allowed for plenty of one-on-one work. Jessica´s icaros were exceptionally beautiful, and brought me much deeper than any of my prior ayahuasca ceremonies. I unlocked childhood memories I had completely forgotten about, and healed in ways I never thought possible. All in all it was an amazing week, and one I will never forget. Jessica is the perfect guide for both inner AND outer space, and I highly recommend her and the team at Parign Hak.
It was a life change experience. We were treated as a family member within the community, the food is amazing (fishes were the best) and the nature is astonishing. The ceremonies were unbelievable, now i understand why Dennis McKenna suggests this retreat in Perú. I feel much more confident and clear about my life. I feel self-empowered again. In my oponion the work that the master does is oriented to responsability, love and respectful. Absolutly reliable... I am going to come back soon... greatful and humble
I can not recommend Parign Hak enough. It was such a once in a lifetime experience. Jessica was such a tremendous guide and I don't think I would have gone on the retreat if it wasn't for her. She was so passionate about what she does and it reflects in her personality. She is very trustworthy and caring and really helps you through your experience. I learned so much about the native communities and the area that we were staying and was able to build some connections with some of the locals. There is truly not another trip I have found that is like it. If you want a real authentic experience that also digs deep in the culture of the area/ people than this is your best choice. I have been in Peru for 10 months and this has been one of my major highlights. You won't regret going on this trip. It was such a phenomenal experience.
Visiting Parign Hak is an amazing experience unlike anything else on earth. The ayahuasquera Jessica (while not indigenous) has been deeply embedded in the indigenous culture for over 20 years, and REALLY knows her stuff! I’m a single female from the United States, and I’m fairly inexperienced with world travel... I was initially a little scared to go into the Amazon, but not anymore! In addition to being an Ayahuasquera, Jessica was a guide for Manu National Park for years, and she made the journey into the jungle informative, safe and fun! She has a brilliant sense of humor and is very easy to talk to (she speaks English, Spanish and German). She’s always there if anyone needs personal attention, or help integrating the ayahuasca experience OR a hug - thanks Jessica ;-) . Parign Hak has a huge focus on learning about the local Harakbut people, which is a beautiful and life-changing experinence in and of itself. This place is phenomenal, and I can’t wait to go back!!