Founded in 1996 by lead facilitator Silvia Polivoy, Spirit Vine Retreats is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing seekers with access to an ancient and revered spiritual practice. The retreat offers 9 and 11 day ayahuasca retreats in a beautifully cultivated campus within the lush Atlantic rain forest. Only minutes away from “the serene surf-town” of Itacare in Brazil, the setting of the retreat, and the focused vision of the providers, enhance this powerful experience. Participants are surrounded by “gorgeous beaches” and “the beauty of the jungle.” In this setting, they can “relax, let go, and experience the pure bliss of being in the present.” Spirit Vines Retreats offer this life-changing brew with all the joy, solemnity, and wonder that befits a “profound and sacred” experience.
Co-founded by Silvia Polivoy and Zoe 7 in the mid-90s, Spirit Vine Retreats have played host to a wide variety of experts and teachers in the workshops that accompany the ayahuasca experiences. Focus at the retreat throughout the various activities is on the interpersonal aspects of the experience. Dr. Polivoy teaches methods of navigating the ayahuasca experience in order to allow seekers to discover for themselves the secrets that the brew will help to reveal. Furthermore, the retreat does not allow alcohol, drugs, or tobacco products on their grounds. This serves not only to increase safety on the retreat grounds, but also allows participants to focus completely on the experience of the ayahuasca brew.