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Ayahuasca Retreat Center In Peru for Transformative Healing

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The Hummingbird Healing Center is a shamanic healing center specializing in plant spirit medicines and energetic healing. Located near Iquitos, Peru on 42 acres of beautiful and tranquil rainforest, the center provides an idylic environment for healing and personal transformation. A family owned and operated ayhuasca retreat center, we have provided excellent healing and transformative results for our guests for over seven years.

We offer ayahuasca retreats and ceremonies led by an expert indigenous healer of Peru. Manain our ayahuasquero has 42 years years of experience with the medicine, and learned from his father and grandfather who were both also healers. 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 Jim 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 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 retreats are limited to 12 people, ensuring that everyone gets the personal attention they need and deserve.

Our methods combine proven shamanic techniques with the latest understanding of human consciousness and how our belief systems influence our lives. Our ayahuasca retreats put an emphasis on safety, and all ceremonies have at least two experienced helpers that do not drink ayahuasca. We carefully monitor all participants during ceremony and are close at hand to offer guidance and assistance if needed or desired.

The Hummingbird Center's approach uses a combination of traditional Amazonian shamanism, Huachuma, 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.

The Hummingbird Center also works with Huachuma, the visionary cactus of the Andes also known as san pedro. We have found ayahuasca and Huachuma to be very complementary. Some individuals have a special affinity for one or the other of the medicines. Occasionally Huachuma will clear blocks in an individual that ayahuasca does not seem to touch. We have seen a number of people have significant breakthroughs with san pedro, then move on to have wonderful and productive ceremonies with ayahuasca.

Dedicated to Healing and Transformation

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 they are looking to address with ayahuasca.

Our shaman uses this information to do specific healing work in ceremony to achieve those goals. For over seven years the Hummingbird Center has consistently gotten excellent results for people, with the majority saying that received much more than expected. We foster an atmosphere of open communication that encourages dialog about the problems of their past, insights received during ceremony, and any struggles releasing and leaving their stuff behind. Our circle meetings on the day after ayahuasca ceremonies reinforce this work, interpreting and expanding on their experience within the context of their intentions and goals for their time with the medicine. To ensure everyone gets the attention and support they desire we limit our group sizes to no more than 12 people.

Healing in Peace and Comfort

Healing with ayahausca and san pedro can be difficult and challenging. To help make this process a little bit easier we have put a lot of attention into making our facilities as comfortable as possible. Arriving guests regularly comment on how beautiful and peaceful our center is, that it is much nicer than expected. They also remark on how good the energy feels as they walk through the gate.

All guests get a private room, and our beds have high quality, very comfortable mattresses. Our common area has a number of couches and a porch with rocking chairs and hammocks. Most guests will stay in our guest house that has a nice long porch with hammocks, overlooking our swimming pond. Those on personalized retreats will stay in tambos back in the jungle. If space is available, 9 and 12 day retreat guest may choose to stay in one of the tambos. There is also one room with a king size bed that is a nice option for couples. Regular laundry service is also included. See our All Inclusive Retreats web page for more details and pictures of our beautiful center.

Master Huesero (Bone Doctor)

Another feature that has been of major benefit to many people is our work with a master huesero, or bone doctor. Don Jorge is a truly gifted healer and has relieved hundreds of people of pain caused by the skeletal system not being aligned correctly. He has straightened out many peoples spines that had severe scoliosis, fixed a wide variety of joint issues, and fixed the breathing of many people who had broken noses, even those who had been told they would need surgery. Jorge says migrain headaches are caused by the C1 and C2 vertebrae not being aligned, and we have had a number of people write back months later saying they had not had a migrain since he adjusted their neck. Sessions with Jorge are only 50 soles, all of which is paid to him.

Shamanic Journeying - Meet Your Power Animal and Spirit Guides!

In each retreat we teach the basics of shamanic journeying with a drum to connect with your spirit helpers and get their help and advice. Everyone has the ability to learn shamanic journeying and benefit from a direct connection with their spirit guides. Shamanic healer and teacher Stacy Keast says "It is simple, and Spirit doesn't want us to complicate it, they just want us to connect, heal and look after our world." These are skills you can take with you and apply in your daily life. You will guided in the following journeys:

  • Finding your anchor spot, or safe spot
  • Finding your power animal
  • Getting your Protection Cloak
  • Reclaiming your Personal Power
  • Meeting Your Spirit Teacher

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I just returned from the 21-day personal healing retreat and this has been, without a doubt, the most life changing experience, ever. The depression I had for 40 years, has vanished. Anxiety and obsessive thinking are gone. I believe that the combination of the medicine, the food, the time for relaxation, Jim, Gina, the shaman, staff and accommodations all contributed to my healing. Every aspect of the retreat was perfect and well-thought out. Even when the ceremonies were incredibly hard, all my needs and comforts were met. The place was also very clean even though we were in the jungle. The food was amazing! We were all looked after very well and I felt safe the entire time. Can't recommend this place enough!   Amy, USA