How long do the Ayahuasca and San Pedro ceremonies last?
Ayahuasca ceremony lasts for 4-5 hours.
San Pedro ceremony lasts for 7-8 hours.
What do i need to bring to the retreat?
You can bring to the retreat the necessary as comfortable clothing (not tight), walking shoes, sunglasses, sunscreen, hat, camera, which is very important to bring with you is 1 or 2 bottles of water (2 liters) and toilet paper.
Where do we do the ceremonies?
The ceremonies take place in the beautiful Sacsayhuaman Valley (around a 25 minute drive from Cusco's main square -Plaza de Armas)
How can I get to the retreat center?
In all our retreats it is including round trip transportation.
How much time is needed for preparation before Ayahuasca or San Pedro ceremonies?
For both ceremonies Ayahuasca and San Pedro are required at least four days of preparation (diet) before the retreat if you have more days of preparation is better. The reason why at least 4 days of preparation (diet) is enough is because one day before to start the retreat we are going to have a cleansing ceremony with medical volcanic water (Détox) therefore we clean the physical state before receiving the medicine.
Who have the direction of the ceremonies?
The ceremonies are led by native Amazonian and Andean masters.
Ayahuasca ceremonies have the direction by masters from the Amazon community Shipibo - Konibo and San Pedro ceremonies and other Andean ceremonies have the direction by masters from the Andean Community Qero (last community direct blood of the Incas).
Does The Healing Tree Center employ medical staff?
Yes! The Healing Tree Center is affiliated with medical clinics and hospitals in Cusco as well as has a licensed medical Doctor on-call who performs medical exams and assessments from the Cusco office. On site, the ceremony center is equipped with medical and first aid equipment and all center staff are trained in its use.
Also at the ceremony center there is a full-time licensed nurse who performs pre-ceremony vitals checks and who monitors patient wellness throughout the retreats.