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    MEDICINE RETREATS

    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 - Oct through Dec 2019

    8-day Retreat 1: October 30 - November 6

    8-day Retreat 2: November 7 - November 14 

    8-day Retreat 3: November 15 - November 22 

    8-day Retreat 4: November 23 - November 30 

    8-day Retreat 5: December 1 - December 8

    8-day Retreat 6: December 9 - December 16

    Retreat Pricing

     

    - short retreat: 8 days ($950)
    - longer retreat: 16 days ($1650)
    - full retreat: 24 days ($2200)
    - plant immersion: 18 days, with 8 days in plant-immersion "dieta" ($1700) **

    -Service work-exchange, full commitment $900, we also offer partial exchanges.

    ** contact us for further information

    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

    • Flower/Plant baths and cleanses in our outdoor wooden hot tubs

    • 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, river swims)

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

    • At least 3 Shipibo Grandmother Ceremonies

    • Transpersonal Psychology Integration Circles

    • Cacao Ceremony and song circles

    Weekly schedule during our 8 day Ayahuasca Retreat:

    Day 0

    (the day before your retreat begins) - A meet and greet (5pm) with the group and retreat facilitators for an informal get together to ensure everyone is ready for departure next day.

    Day 1

    Please arrive the day before retreat begins

    12pm Depart Puerto Maldonado

    2pm Arrive to Novalis!

    2pm Lunch *Comedor*

    3-6pm Land Tour and Get Settled

    6pm Dinner *Comedor*

    7pm Opening Circle *Maloka*

    Day 2

    8am Breakfast *Comedor*

    9-11am Personal Sessions

    1pm Lunch *Comedor*

    2-4pm  Workshop

    5-8pm  Personal Reflection for Ceremony

    8pm  Ayahuasca Ceremony *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

    **Optional Huancavisacha Ceremony**

    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 Circle *Maloka*

    Day 8
    Departure for city

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

    Day 0 - 4

    Same as above

    Day 5

    First day of the plant dieta

    Day 6-12 

    Shamanic dieta in an isolated tambo (house)

    Day 12 

    Last day of the dieta.

    8pm Third Ayahuasca ceremony *Maloka*

    Day 13-16

    Same as above

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