AYAHUASCA AND SAN PEDRO: A PERFECT BALANCE OF FEMININE AND MASCULINE ENERGIES
Our retreats focus on two sacred plant medicines: Ayahuasca and Huachuma or San Pedro. They are very different in how they manifest, but complementary due the balance of inward and outward expression . Ayahuasca is "feminine" and focused on quiet introspection and Huachama is "masculine" and more outward and celebratory. In this section we give you more information on each plant and how we work with them.
AYAHUSCA - LA ABUELITA
In our tradition, Ayahuasca is known as “Abuelita” (Grandmother in Spanish). This is in honor of her wise and healing nature and for gifting us with a deep connection to our inner selves. Ayahuasca is also called “La Medicina” (The medicine) but in this case it is medicine of the Soul. Unlike regular medicine that is narrow in its purpose and effects, Ayahuasca has an innate wisdom that will have a completely unique effect for each person partaking of it in the ceremony. In most cases though, it will open your perception to a profound and transforming understanding of yourself and inner conditioning. Ayahuasca also has a unique “Purging” effect, a quality that is an integral part of her work on us and through a purging reflex, allows us to eliminate toxic memories and imprints. One of the most important elements in properly engaging with this sacred plant medicine is the environment and energy of the temple and Ayahuasca ceremony. In our Costa Rica Ayahuasca retreats, we provide a safe environment where her work with you will be of the greatest benefit.
SAN PEDRO (HUACHUMA)
As opposed to Ayahuasca that is private and introspective, the work we do with San Pedro is one of celebration and gratitude. San Pedro is a cactus with powerful visionary qualities that like Ayahuasca, has been used for millennia in the Peruvian Shamanic tradition. The work is done in communion with “El Abuelo Fuego” (Grandfather Fire), and through our prayers and sacred tobacco, your guide will accompany us in dance and music as well as allow for moments of connective and comforting silence.