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MEDICINE RETREATS

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At Novalis we offer scheduled ayahuasca retreats for up to eight participants. We have two different options, the first is eight days / seven nights with three ayahuasca ceremonies, the second is 16 days / 15 nights of retreat with four ceremonies and eight days on a master plant dieta. 

There are sliding scale payment options for those in need (based on availability) and there will also be options to do a service exchange. We believe in accessibility, and that medicine should be available for all people who can take it safely. Below are the amounts we would like to receive in exchange for our work, so please let us know if you are low-income, from a country with a different economic reality, or are unable at this time to afford it. All profit goes to rainforest conservation (please see our website for more about our work), caring for our center, modest monetary reimbursement for people working during the retreat, and costs of your stay. It is directly reinvested into our work, and the people here. Thank you so much for your participation. We wish all beings health and well-being.

Our ayahuasca retreat consists of 3 or 4 ayahuasca ceremonies. The rest days between ceremonies are offered to share the experiences, personal integration and contemplation, as well as other experiences including walks, yoga, floral baths and meals. Click here to read more about our approach to medicine at Novalis. 

Upcoming Dates 2024 & 2025


 

8 day Retreats 
 

October & November 2024

with Loyver Yui, Juan Zuniga and Machiguengas

Oct 1st - 8th - 8 day retreat

Oct 9th - 16th - 8 day retreat

Oct 18th - 25th - 8 day retreat


Nov 2nd - 9th - 8 day retreat

Nov 12th - 19th - 8 day retreat

Nov 20th - 27th - 8 day retreat

January 2025

with Loyver Yui, Juan Zuniga and Machiguengas

Jan 15th - 22nd - 8 day retreat

Jan 24th - 31st - 8 day retreat

Master Plant Immersion Dieta

October & November Dieta 2024

with Loyver Yui & Juan Zuniga

16 days or 17 days, 8 days of dieta
 

dieta 1 - Oct 1st - Oct 16th

dieta 2 - Nov 2nd - 19th

(please contact us if these dieta dates don't work for you)

We are also open for one on one sessions.

 

Please contact us if you need any more information about our dates, or if you don't see your preferred dates.

Please note that we are closed from

May 2024 to September 2024


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Retreat Pricing

 

- Short retreat: 8 days ($1200)
- Longer retreat: up to 16 days ($1700)
- Full retreat: 24 days ($2200)
- Plant immersion: 16 days, with 8 days in plant-immersion "dieta" ($1900) **

 

- For titled retreats with programs distinct from the above, there are different and specific prices. 


- Service work exchange, 90 soles per day - minimum 2 weeks. Plus costs of any medicine.

** contact us for further information or for a reduction in price. We believe in access to medicine for all. 

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Each ayahuasca retreat will include:

  • Transportation from Puerto Maldonado to NOVALIS and back (40-minute car ride followed by a 45-minute beautiful boat ride along the river, and a 40-minute scenic hike through the rainforest)

  • Accommodation in our shared tree houses completely screened in from mosquitos,  with netting provided over the beds, comfortable mattresses, fresh sheets and lanterns.

  • Possibility to take part in preparation of the medicine (depending upon the timing of cooking and a particular retreat)

  • Individual health consultations (if required) with our medicine people

  • Sharing circles before and after ceremonies

  • Individually selected plant dietas (depending on the type of retreat)

  • Opportunity to deepen your knowledge of shamanic practice and the use of medicinal plants

  • Nature Immersions (plant identification walks, nature walks, forest meditation)

  • Locally grown vegan meals cooked with love (All meals included)

  • At least 3 Grandmother Ceremonies

  • Transpersonal Psychology Integration Circles

Weekly schedule during our 8 day Ayahuasca Retreat:

Day 0

(the day before your retreat begins) - Ideally you should arrive in Puerto Maldonado (Airport code PEM) the day before your retreat begins. But it is okay to arrive in the morning of Day 1, too.

Day 1

Please arrive the day before retreat begins

12pm Depart Puerto Maldonado

2:30pm Arrive to Novalis!

2:30pm Lunch *Comedor*

3-6pm Land Tour and Get Settled

6pm Dinner *Comedor*

7pm Opening connections

Day 2

8am Breakfast *Comedor*

9-11am 1-1 Personal Sessions with staff

1pm Lunch *Comedor*

2-4pm  1-1 Personal Sessions with staff

5-8pm Time for Reflection for Ceremony

8pm  Ayahuasca Ceremony 1 *Maloka*

Day 3

8am Breakfast *Comedor*

9am Integration Circle *Maloka*

1 pm Lunch *Comedor*

2-5pm  Workshop

5pm Dinner *Comedor*

7pm Evening Circle *Maloka*

Day 4

8am Breakfast *Comedor*

9-11am Personal Sessions

1 pm Lunch *Comedor*

2-5pm Workshop

5-8pm Personal Reflection for Ceremony

8pm Ayahuasca Ceremony *Maloka*

 

Day 5

8am Breakfast *Comedor*

9am Integration Circle *Maloka*

1 pm  Lunch *Comedor*

2-5 pm Workshop

5pm Dinner *Comedor*

7pm Evening Circle *Maloka*

Day 6

7-8am Morning Practice *Maloka*

8am Breakfast *Comedor*

9-11am Personal Sessions

1 pm Lunch *Comedor*

2-5pm Workshop

5-8pm Personal Reflection for Ceremony

8pm Ayahuasca Ceremony *Maloka*

 

Day 7

8am Breakfast *Comedor*

9am Integration Circle *Maloka*

1 pm Lunch *Comedor*

2-5 pm Art Immersion *Comedor*

5pm Dinner *Comedor*

7pm Closing connections

Day 8
Departure for city

Schedule for our 16 day Ayahuasca Retreat with 8 days of plant dieta:

Day 0

(the day before your retreat begins) - Ideally you should arrive in Puerto Maldonado (Airport code PEM) the day before your retreat begins. But it is okay to arrive in the morning of Day 1, too.


Day 1

Please ideally arrive the day before retreat begins

12pm Depart Puerto Maldonado

2:30pm Arrive to Novalis!

2:30pm Lunch *Comedor*

3-6pm Land Tour and Get Settled

6pm Dinner *Comedor*

7pm Opening connections

Day 2

8am Breakfast *Comedor*

9-11am 1-1 Personal Sessions with staff

1pm Lunch *Comedor*

2-4pm  1-1 Personal Sessions with staff

5-8pm Time for Reflection for Ceremony

8pm  Ayahuasca Ceremony 1 *Maloka*

Day 3

8am Breakfast *Comedor*

9am Integration Circle *Maloka*

1 pm Lunch *Comedor*

2-5pm  Workshop

5pm Dinner *Comedor*

7pm Evening Circle *Maloka*

Day 4

8am Breakfast *Comedor*

9-11am Personal Sessions

1 pm Lunch *Comedor*

2-5pm Workshop

5-8pm Personal Reflection for Ceremony

8pm Ayahuasca Ceremony *Maloka* 

DIETA BEGINS

Day 5

Move to dieta tambo, 

Day 6-11

Shamanic dieta in an isolated tambo (house)

A third ceremony is offered during these days, if it is necessary.

Day 12

Last day of the dieta.

8pm Third Ayahuasca ceremony *Maloka*

Day 13

8am Breakfast *Comedor*

9am Integration Circle *Maloka*

1 pm  Lunch *Comedor*

2-5 pm Workshop

5pm Dinner *Comedor*

7pm Evening Circle *Maloka*

Day 14

7-8am Morning Practice *Maloka*

8am Breakfast *Comedor*

9-11am Personal Sessions

1 pm Lunch *Comedor*

2-5pm Workshop

5-8pm Personal Reflection for Ceremony

8pm Ayahuasca Ceremony *Maloka*

 

Day 15

8am Breakfast *Comedor*

9am Integration Circle *Maloka*

1 pm Lunch *Comedor*

2-5 pm Art Immersion *Comedor*

5pm Dinner *Comedor*

7pm Closing connections

Day 16
Departure for city

 

**Email us at wearenovalis@gmail.com for more information.

Please Bring

Headlamp & Extra Batteries

Water Bottle

Umbrella

Eco-friendly Soap & Washing Detergent

Loose Clothes

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