Come to this all-inclusive retreat and grant yourself the opportunity to experience transcendence, accelerated healing, and deep psychological, emotional, and spiritual awakening through the unique merging of ancient, indigenous medicines, shamanism and modern psychology in the beautiful Amazon of Peru.
Facilitated by psychotherapist Meriana Dinkova, this retreat will offer three Ayahuasca ceremonies with the clairvoyant Curandera Borka Cafuk and one San Pedro ceremony with the Ancient Ancestral Communicator- the San Pedro shaman Kucho, who will be flying in from Machu Picchu specifically for the retreat.
“Ayahuasca is like psychotherapy on steroids. In one night you can experience the kind of transformation that can take 10 years of therapy to achieve” -Unknown (but the quote is often true) 🙂 The long term effects multiply when those two healing modalities get combined.
The powerful impact of these ceremonies will be translated, amplified, and cemented through daily transformational workshops with Meriana, designed to help you navigate the shamanic landscapes, and make the most out of your medicine journeys. You will learn & practice the unique multi-modality system she has developed for navigating the Ayahuasca experience.
The workshops will give you a framework, a map, and a cutting edge tool kit to help enrich your journeys and avoid many common pitfalls. You will learn how to approach and navigate the shamanic psychedelic space in a safe, masterful way, so as to maximize the spiritual transformation it can provide. Most importantly, you will get guidance on how to integrate your experiences into your daily life in a way that brings lasting change.
“The key to all of your behaviors is hidden in a box that you can’t open using normal tools, your subconscious needs a different recipe than the one you’ve been using.” ― Gerard Armond Powell
Your entire 9 days of transformational work will be set in the powerful awe of the natural Amazon jungle in Peru.
Ayahuasca is described as a ‘passport to other dimensions’ and has been in use in many South American cultures for over 5,000 years. San Pedro on the other hand, as Kucho describes it, opens you to a deeper experience of the divine spirit in this world through nature itself.
This exclusive experience is open to only 20 participants worldwide, and will expertly combine Indigenous Shamanism & Medicine Work, Western Psychology, Eastern Spirituality and Neo-shamanism to bring you a complete transformational opportunity unlike any other.
– 3 ayahuasca ceremonies and one San Pedro ceremony
– Optional Sapo Ceremony with very experienced Curandera, Borka Cafuk
-Optional Nunu ceremony (snuff with tobacco and a variety of herbs for clearing the third eye)
– All dieta meals & drinks (designed to compliment the medicines) at the retreat center
– Individual healing / energy clearing treatment from Borka Cafuk (if needed)
– Consciousness, inner-space navigation, and Integration workshops led by Meriana Dinkova
– Personal feedback from Borka
– Guided amazon jungle walk
– Introduction to local medicinal plants
– Bird watching boat trip on the river
– Transportation from Iquitos harbor to the center and back
What’s Not Included:
- Airfares (International and National)
- Meals and drinks in Iquitos
- Individual Coca Leaf Readings and physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual body Purifications sessions with Kucho
The Botanical Garden retreat center is directly on the banks of the majestic Amazon 50 miles from Iquitos. It is surrounded by jungle and has spacious bungalows, river terrace with hammocks, a beautiful maloca for the ceremonies and a swimming pool 🙂
About Your Facilitator:
MERIANA DINKOVA is a San Francisco based psychotherapist (MFT#45696), Life Coach, speaker, and Medicine retreat organizer/facilitator. She has created a comprehensive system of psychological and neo-shamanistic tools, designed to assist with the navigation and integration of non-ordinary states of consciousness in general, and with the Ayahuasca experience in particular. Meriana developed her innovative system over the past 20 years– through working with the plant medicine, while studying and practicing a wide variety of psychotherapeutic methods, spiritual disciplines and transformational modalities. This unique system can be helpful for just about everyone, and her guidance can make a world of difference for people who are drinking ayahuasca for the first time. Meriana gives lectures and teaches workshops in the US and around the world, sharing the system she has developed at conferences and festivals, including the International Amazonian Shamanism Conference in Peru, the Women’s Visionary Congress in California, the Breaking Convention in London, the Envision festival in Costa Rica, Burning Man and others.
Meriana is also available to support you individually around your personal journey work over Skype or FT. Contact her to find out more about her Journey Preparation & Integration packages.
Borka Cafuk is a specialized Curandera (a shaman with healing powers) working with the ancient medicines, with the ability to use the forces, energies and spirits of the shamanic realms for physical and energetic healing and spiritual alignment.
During the ceremonies Borka will work with each participant individually to diagnose and remove negative or parasitic energies/entities, which can be the root behind many of our physical and emotional conditions like anxiety and depression, negative patterns, and addictions. She will take an individual approach with each participant, using the powerful Ayahuasca to help her see clearly where there are energetic imbalances. Through her healing she is able to straighten out kinks in the energetic channels, close energy leaks, release pent up energy pools that add to the energetic imbalance in the body, and remove any energetic entities that might be negatively attached to an individual. Borka is also a licensed Shiatsu Practitioner, trained martial artist in Shotokan, and a Transcendental Meditation practitioner.
“Everyone deserves a chance to be healthy, happy and free.” -Curandera Borka Cafuk
KUCHO is living the proposal of his soul. He has received great initiation of Apu Machu Picchu to raise the cosmic consciousness of humanity and to purify and regenerate the Earth, known in the Andes as the new transformation– Great Pachakuteq. Communicating with the spirit, it’s in his commitment to provide the highest level knowledge in the Andean tradition and offer sacred journeys with integrity and safety. Kucho, Juan de Dios, receives the energy and power of the white city of Machu Picchu glass, Heart of Machu Picchu and the Sacred Mountain coca leaf. He communicates with the spirit of the ancestors through symbols, signs and sacred geometry of the temples and Wakas. (Sacred sites) Kucho will offer a Coca Leaf Reading and physical body Purifications– emotional, mental, and spiritual (not included) as well as lead the San Pedro ceremony (included).
If you are ready to transform your health on a deeper level, clear your past, present, and future energy, and experience life fully, we would love to have you as part of this intimate and life-changing retreat!
Crystelle had a passion for movement in different forms as well as holistic health. Apart from teaching yoga as a stiffed yoga teacher, she also completed a year-long aerial work-study program, as well as aquired certifications in Aerial Apparatuses (Pole, Silks, & Lyra), Group Fitness training (indoor cycling, kickboxing, TRX, & dance fitness), Flexibility and Contortion. It is her mission to utilize her being and body the best she knows how and teach others to do the same- to bring community together, serve and practice holistic ways to health, promote conscious and sustainable ways of living, and to encourage others to recognize the beauty, strength and fun we find in understanding our freedom of movement expression
“Working with Meriana and the shaman shaman through the ceremonies was an indescribable experience. The self-sabotaging I left behind, the love I found for myself and others, and the lessons learned that, even months later, are still helping me to change my life for the better, is just unbelievable. I had never done anything like this, and I would absolutely do it again. Taking Ayahuasca the first time was terrifying, but I’m so proud of myself and the other participants who faced that fear and left the jungle as totally new people.”
-Past participant Jennifer M., Los Angeles
Are you ready to see what ancient medicines can do for you?
Join us in the Amazon jungle and experience the deep transformational power of the Medicine!
If you are feeling strongly called to come but are struggling with funds and have a hard time affording the full price contact Meriana. She is offering a few partial scholarships to people who are committed to doing the work. Let her know what your situation is and what is the most you can afford and request a scholarship application form.
To pay in full and get the discount or to put down the $500 deposit to secure your spot, click on the button:
ALL SALES ARE FINAL. The retreat is limited to no more than 20 people, so participants can receive individual attention from the shaman and Meriana.
***Please contact Meriana BEFORE booking if you are on any antidepressants /SSRIs, are pregnant or have any serious medical conditions.***
The road to better mental, physical, and spiritual health and fulfillment is a life-long one. Ayahuasca is a powerful medicine that has helped thousands like you to release their inner demons, heal from past traumas, and live a more fulfilled and happy life. We are thrilled to welcome you to this exciting leap into becoming a more connected you!
“To live, to TRULY live, we must be willing to RISK. To be nothing in order to find everything. To leap before we look.” ― Mandy Hale
Pics from some of Meriana’s past retreats with Borka and Kucho: