Information Regarding Ceremony Weekend
- We will be gathered around the grandfather fire in a traditional ceremony, carried with harmonica, Icaros and Waira, guided by Taita Pedro Davila.
- Taita Pedro Davila is a traditional indigenous doctor often referred to as a “shaman”. He comes from the Colombian Amazon of Putumayo and is of the Kamëntsá people. Taita Pedro has over 25 years of experience serving ayahuasca. He will preside over the ceremonies as we will sit with the sacred Yage/Ayahuasca, connecting with ourselves the Earth’s energy.
- The retreat will take place at a retreat center near Big Bear, California. You will be staying 2 nights, Friday & Saturday. We will be conducting nighttime ayahuasca ceremonies. This will allow you to enjoy the daylight by spending time in the beautiful national forest. There are hiking trails and areas to relax and enjoy nature.
- In addition to ayahuasca we may be serving sananaga, mambe, and rapeh. During the weekend we will also offer sound healing, body work, breathwork & integration. Please feel free to bring any instruments if you wish to share.
- Sleeping mats, a pillow and blankets will be provided, however please feel free to bring any additional items needed for your comfort. The temperature can drop down to the 30s at night so please bring a warm jacket if you’d like to spend time outdoors.
- Sleeping bags are recommended for use in the sleeping cabins. If you do not wish to bring a sleeping bag, you may want to bring blankets a twin sheet to put down on the mattress. We will have extra twin sheets available for use. Cabins will be assigned separately for males and females.
- You are provided 3 vegan and meals, snacks, water, fruits, ceremony mat and bedding, toilet paper/baby wipes, tissues, paper towels, a bin, and bags for vomit, as well as other comfort items. Please feel free to bring anything else that you may need or want to feel comfortable.
- The cost for the weekend is $750.00
- Your space is reserved with a non-refundable $250.00 deposit
- The remaining balance of $500.00 will be due on or before February 10th, 2023 (2 weeks before ceremony).
- The ceremonies are held indoors.
- Highly suggest bringing a water bottle.
- Check in time is Friday from 5PM – 7 PM.
- Check out time is at 12 PM on Sunday. We will need to have cabins cleaned out by 11 AM Sunday.
- We ask that you plan on staying the entire time so we can ensure a proper closing of the ceremony and an individual energetic cleansing.
- You must be off all medication, supplement, and recreational drugs for a minimum of 24 hours. 3 days is suggested, and a week is preferred. Please refer to the information listed on our website and on the Intake Form, should you have any questions.
- We DO NOT charge for our sacrament, your contribution goes towards the meals and accommodations, and for the traveling expenses of shaman and/or facilitators.
- No kids or non-participants are allowed; this includes humans and animals. If you have an animal assistant, please speak to us about this, as all properties used are private and do not have to accommodate service animals. If we can accommodate, we will or we will advise you to attend a different retreat that can accommodate your animal companion.
- The use of any drug during the whole retreat is strictly prohibited.
- Remember that this is a time and place to heal and reconnect, not a recreational getaway.
Things to pack
- Comfortable clothes
- At least 3 outfits
- Extra underwear
- Shoes with tread and flip flops or slip-on shoes
- Sleeping Bag and pillow for the cabin, you will only be provided with bedding for ceremony
- A towel
- A flashlight
- Water bottle
- Any additional comfort items you may want for ceremony or the weekend
Dieta for Healing Circle – Preparation Recommendations
Below is Taita Pedro’s outline of how to best prepare your heart, mind, and body before entering the circle. It is important that if you are taking any medications or have any health concerns that they be discussed with your medical provider and the event organizer.
7 Days Before Ceremony up to the Day of Ceremony
- Drink at least 2 liters of water a day
- Stop eating red meat
- Stop eating pork
- Stop eating pasta
- Stop drinking alcoholic beverages
- Stop drinking soda
3 Days Before Ceremony, also add these practices
- Bathe every night before bed with warm chamomile water, without using soap or shampoo. You may do this by boiling chamomile tea bags and using the water once cooled to rinse over your head and body. You may take a regular shower in the morning.
- Eat a diet abundant in soups, vegetables, and fruit, accompanied by chicken and fish
- Limit your intake of garlic, hot sauces, and spices
- Stop smoking marijuana (highly recommended)
Day Before Ceremony
- Do not eat any meat, this includes chicken and fish
- Stop taking medications and supplements; please clear with your medical provider
Days of Ceremony
- Stop eating by 3 PM, juice and water are fine until 7 PM
If you would like a phone consultation or have any questions, please feel free to text or email us.