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Why Choose the Hummingbird

The Hummingbird Center offers a unique approach to the healing and transformative process that is resulting in excellent outcomes for our clients.

Dedicated to Healing- We are an ayahuasca healing center focused on what each individual needs to receive the healing they come for. The Hummingbird does not accept people for less than a seven day stay, as we want to minimize the change that comes to any group dynamic when a new person is introduced. We have a history of excellent results for our clients and over the past year have helped people with diabetes, asthma, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibro myalgia,arthritis, depersonalization disorder, depression, anxiety, irritable bowel syndrome, drug addiction and others. There are many who do not have physical or emotional issues, but come to improve their personal and spiritual lives. All have left saying they received more than they thought was possible.

A Safe Environment- We provide a safe, caring environment for clients to open up and face their issues, to discuss them with others and be able to process them in whatever method is appropriate. This helps a person deal with what comes up from their ayahuasca ceremonies. Believing it is an integral part of healing, we encourage people to feel what ever comes up as deeply and completely as they can, and assure them they will be fully supported during their emotional release, however it manifests.

Master Shaman- Manain our shaman has over 40 years of experience with ayahuasca and began learning this natural science at the age of 15. He is exceptionally intuitive and quickly sees to the root of a person's problem. He has the ability to cure a wide range of physical and emotional ailments, has a vast knowledge of medicinal plants and incorporates good nutrition into all of his treatments.

Change Your Thinking and Change Your Life - Two talks are given about how our beliefs determine our experience of life and how the programming of our subconscious mind in childhood is the source of many of our struggles. Included in these talks are techniques on how to effectively and rapidly change this programming. We learn about the incredible power of this part of our mind and how we can harness it. If we change our thoughts and beliefs, we change our experience of life. Our clients have found these talks very beneficial in understanding how they came to have the troubles in their lives and how they can change the unproductive patterns of thought and behavior.

We have received outstanding feedback about these talks. People say they get a clear understanding of the tricks their mind play, why they get stuck in unproductive patterns, how those patterns developed in their lives, and most importantly how to change them. If we change our thoughts and beliefs, we change our experience of life!

Healing as a Process - We see healing as a process, so we provide the support for people to do this process as easily and effectively as possible.  It is not just about drinking ayahuasca. It is also about what happens for a person before and after ceremony. Support for a person at our center includes:

  • Lifestyle coaching to help people understand what they are going through and provide strategies to deal with it effectively and efficiently
  • Helping people to set clear intentions for ceremony to maximize the outcome from healing in ceremony.
  • Circle meetings each morning after ceremony where people share their experiences and have a chance to get feedback from the shaman about the healing going on in ceremony. This is a great opportunity for people to ask the shaman for clarification of things they experienced during ceremony, and lot of good information about how ayahuasca works is shared.
  • The openess and honesty we encourage and facilitate results in a positive and supportive group dynamic where people genuinely care for each other and their healing process. Many clients have commented on how important the group support has been to their journey.
  • We provide a range of natural cleansing processes such as plant baths, tobacco purges, vapor baths and mud baths to prepare the body for ceremony. Plant dietas and additional medicinal teas are prescribed as needed.
  • A variety of reading material is available, both books and articles, for people during their healing retreat to help them understand and better participate in their healing process.

San Pedro - We also offer San Pedro ceremonies (aka san pedro) to help people connect to the physical world in a more harmonic way. We have found that for many people San Pedro has cleared certain blocks that subsequently opened up their ayahuasca ceremonies. Ayahuasca and San Pedro are very complementary and the combination has resulted in major shifts for some clients that may not have occurred with ayahuasca alone.


Variety - The variety of methods we use also makes healing an interesting journey. Our clients acquire a lot of knowledge about the spiritual and energetic realms and how to maintain their health moving forward. This process has been yielding excellent results. Our clients are leaving healed and transformed with new tools and information to keep thier lives on track.

Price - The Hummingbird Center is dedicated to keeping this magical healing tradition accessible for all who are looking for an effective alternative to western medicine. While maintaining focus on our mission of healing and providing the highest level of individual care and attention, we will always be one of the lower priced premier centers in the greater Iquitos area. The majority of centers with quality Accommodations are charging $180 per day or more. Our rates are $145 per day.  Based on client feedback, we also have one of the most beautiful and supportive centers around.