This website is to promote the work of a very special Shipibo family in Peruvian Amazon near Pucallpa.
Leonardo 85 and Lucia 30 are from a very special, authentic tradition of masters who work with the plants of the jungle, specially Aya. Their knowledge is very profound and are able to heal people in very special ways.
The family live in a village about 1 hour from Pucallpa with a mixture of traditional and modern lifestyles. Over the past years they have started to open up their space to welcome Westerners in partaking in the ceremonies and in their lives.
More recently, they have been supporting local children in need of help and education. Unica.ong a charity, is helping this project develop and looks to improve the life of the children and their families.
When people go for a retreat it is a very deep and personalized process. They provide a holistic package of treatment which is revealed through the plant medicine. This provides a very specific treatment for the person. The process is complemented with steam baths, teas, diets and other methods. .
Guests stay regularly with the family where they have their own bed and shared facilities. The climate is very warm so most activities happen outdoors and in the shade. It’s a wonderful and unique experience to be in the jungle.
The family speak Shipibo and Spanish. When there are other guests, these tend to speak English and help to translate.
An ideal retreat is approximately 12 days although this can vary. It is very important to follow the spiritual diet before and after. (more details can be given once you get in touch). The centre has certain energetic rules that must be followed by guests. Everyone that stays with us must not use alcohol, drugs or have sex on site. This process must start 7 days before arrival as the nature of some of the deep diets actually makes it dangerous for our guests and shamans to be around this energy. Please observe this closely and give it real importance in your planning to come and see us.
The cost of the retreat is very affordable compared to many other places on offer. The money here goes directly to the family to support their work and that of the children in the village.
Each day costs 60 Soles (GBP14/Euro16). You can cater for yourself or pay an additional 40 soles (GBP9/Euro10) for daily food. Each ceremony with the medicine costs 200 soles (GBP46/Euro52). Example: 12 days – bed-60X12=720 + food-40×12=480 + Ceremonies-200×4=800 – Total 2000 soles (GBP456/Euro535)