The Hummingbird Ayahuasca Retreat and Healing Center is a shamanic healing center specializing in plant spirit medicines and energetic healing. Located near Iquitos, Peru on 35 acres of beautiful and tranquil rainforest, the center provides an idylic environment for healing and personal transformation.
The Hummingbird Center offers a unique approach to the ayahuasca healing and transformative process that is resulting in excellent outcomes for our clients. Details of this difference are on our Why Choose Us? web page.
With an emphasis on ayahuasca healing, we offer ceremonies led by expert indigenous healers. Benigno our shaman has 52 years years of experience with the medicine. Our center provides a safe, supportive environment for people to get the healing and spiritual expansion they seek. We foster an atmosphere of open communication that encourages dialog about the challenges of their past, and the insights and teachings received during ceremony. The owner has a background with 12 step programs, and knows the magic that can happen when someone feels safe to share the secrets of their heart in a circle of supportive, non-judgemental people.
The Hummingbird Center also works with san pedro, the medicinal cactus of the Andes. We have found ayahuasca and san pedro to be very complementary. Some individuals have a special affinity for one or the other of the medicines. Occasionally san pedro will clear blocks in an individual that ayahuasca does not seem to touch. We have seen a number of people who were stuck have significant breakthroughs with san pedro, then move onto wonderful and production ceremonies with ayahuasca.
The focus of our work is on healing and personal transformation - physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. We spend time with each individual to understand why they came and the outcomes they desire from their work with ayahuasca. This information is shared with our shaman, who works in ceremony to help each person realize their goals. Our circle meetings on the day after ceremony reinforce that work, interpreting and expanding on their experience within the context of their intentions for that ceremony, and their goals for their time at the Hummingbird Center. Our workshops are limited in size, ensuring that everyone gets the personal attention they need and deserve.
The Hummingbird Center's approach uses a combination of traditional Amazonian shamanism, san pedro, lifestyle coaching and compassionate and loving support throughout the healing and transformative process. The center is an environment of openness, authenticity and emotional safety where one can relax and be themselves.
In addition to being a retreat center, the Hummingbird is also our home. Jim is in a apprenticeship to be ayahuasquero, and his wife Gina is a natural healer with an extensive knowledge of plant medicines. We participate in all ceremonies, and after the ceremony spend individual time with each participant, discussing their experience (to the extent they desire), answering questions, and offering guidance so they can better understand the healing process.
I want to thank you both [Jim and Gina] for your amazing centre and the work you do there. My husband has just got back from spending almost 2 weeks with you and I can’t believe the change in him. When he originally told me he wanted to go to Peru and stay with you I supported him 100% but was uncertain how you would be able to help him. I was worried that he would come back a different person and wouldn’t find the answers he was looking for. I hoped and prayed while he was away that he would get closure and be able to live his life. When I was waiting for him at the airport I was so excited to see him..... I could sense him before he came out the door..... I saw him for the first time and knew he was healed, knew that he had answers and knew that he had checked back into life. The man who came home to me is more that I could possibly imagine. He is full of life, love, happiness, joy and strength. I am so grateful to you both for helping him to find the answers he was looking for. He has been home for 2 days now and the TV hasn’t been turned on. He has wanted to chat, sing, laugh, play the guitar and enjoy our time together. He is back with me now and has the strength and knowledge that he can achieve and be part of the world not afraid of it. Thank you for supporting him to find the answers. Thank you for this amazing gift of life. Thank you for making a difference in both of our lives. From the wife of a client, Australia