The Temple of the Way of Light – Peru Ayahuasca Retreats

Peruvian Amazon
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The Temple of the Way of Light is a healing center in Peru focused on helping guests find new paths towards optimal health using ayahuasca retreats. They have helped thousands of people find new hope on their journey to wellness since opening in 2007, further proving why the future of psychedelics looks promising.

The team at Temple of the Way of Light utilizes shamanic healing in their retreats and prides themselves on inspiring guests towards new levels of self-awakening, self-reflection, and self-transformation. The center’s healing retreats are led by indigenous women healers who operate under the traditional medical healing of the Shipibo people. They provide a safe and effective experience to help guests lead healthier and more fulfilling lives.

The experienced staff at the healing center are there to support guests during the ceremony, so even if a guest has a bad trip, there may still be major benefits. More importantly, the staff provides guidance should this happen.

Safety Protocols Included

  • Protocols for emergencies to minimize harm from any accident.
  • Fully equipped first-aid kit including snake-bite anti-venom, anti-histamines, etc.
  • Contract with local medical clinic in Iquitos in case of an emergency that requires outside assistance.
  • 24-hour transport to Iquitos (journey time is 1.5 to 2 hours).
  • Permanent communication with Iquitos via fully functional cell-phone network.
  • Rigorous medical screening via questionnaire at booking stage.
  • Medical doctor (not onsite) to check any guest medications prior to booking that may potentially contraindicate with ayahuasca, as well as offer medical advice for more complicated health cases.
  • Written disclosure form that provides full and complete information about medical, environmental and other risks that are inherent in participating in our programs.
  • 1 facilitator supervising and 2 carers (not drinking ayahuasca) assisting in every ceremony.
  • After-ceremony care by sitter who stays on until 3 am to 4 am in the ceremonial maloka.
  • Highly experienced healers and facilitators.
  • Support staff of 10 Westerners and over 50 local people working around the Temple.
  • All ayahuasca provided at the Temple is simply ayahuasca vine and chakruna – no other admixtures.

Important Info

  • A variety of retreats are available.
  • The Temple of the Way of Light is located about two hours from Iquitos (up to a one-hour walk from the nearest river).
  • The center is in the process of developing a 3-month Continuing Care Program to provide ongoing resources and support for the months and years following your retreat. This will include:
    • A private Facebook integration group for the Temple community
    • A team of integration guides and a network of affiliated therapists
    • Weekly emails offering a road-map for integration over a 3-month period
    • A tool-kit of meditations, exercises, practices, resources, and general advice

Contact Information

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