Come and join us to the Amazon jungle and experience the deep transformational power of the Medicine…
Inspired by such impressive results in my last Ayahuasca retreat working with the elusive and renowned Banco shaman, Don Augustin Rivas, I decided to organize a new retreat with him for you.
The term ‘banco’ refers to a healer, or curandero, who has mastered Ayahuasca shamanism at the highest level. There are only a handful of curanderos who reach the ‘banco’ level, and 92 year old Don Augustin is a true ‘banco’ among few still alive in this day and age.
The book Amazon Magic is about his fascinating life journey to become a Banco and the many years he spent in the jungle, learning to work with the plants, the spirits and unseen forces.
This 9 day all inclusive Amazon retreat will expertly combine Indigenous Shamanism & Medicine Work, Western Psychology, Eastern Spirituality and Neo-shamanism. It is an incredible opportunity to experience transcendence, accelerated healing and deep psychological, emotional and spiritual awakening.
During this special retreat you will learn & practice my unique multi-modality system for working with Ayahuasca. I have developed this neo-shamanic technology over the last 20+ years of working with this ancient Medicine and it is designed to give you a framework, a map and a cutting edge tool kit which will enrich your journeys and help you avoid many common pitfalls.
You will learn how to approach and navigate the shamanic psychedelic space in a safe, masterful way, while maximizing the lessons and the spiritual transformation it can bring. You will also be shown how to integrate your experiences into your daily life in a way that brings lasting change.
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience the work of someone who embodies what shamanism is all about on such a deep level – the personal engagement with the manifold forces surrounding us, and the capacity to turn them into beneficent energy patterns to bring health, love, happiness, purpose and prosperity into people’s lives.
Don Augustin is an exquisite musician, who can truly enact healing through the power of sound and a master alchemist, who knows how to massage the emotional, physical, mental and spiritual bodies, and bring well-being to people’s lives.
During the retreat Meriana will lead workshops designed to support you in different aspects of your personal process and to support the medicine in reprogramming your emotional ‘malware’, getting rid of psychological viruses, and rebooting and upgrading your personal and spiritual operating system. You will be shown how to integrate what you have learned on a deep level that supports lasting life changes.
Scroll to the bottom to see photos of another retreat with him 🙂
– 3 ayahuasca ceremonies with Don Agustin
– Dieta meals at the retreat center
– Each participant will receive individual healing / energy clearing treatment from Don Augustin
– Consciousness and inner- space navigation workshops led by Meriana Dinkova
– Personal consultations and feedback from Don Agustin
– Guided jungle walk
– Introduction to Medicine Plants
– Integration workshop
– Transportation from Iquitos harbor to the center and back
You can pay in full or put down the $500 non-refundable deposit to secure your spot
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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. Contact Meriana for tips on saving money on flights, or you can go here: merianadinkova.com/flightshotels/
If you are feeling strongly called to come but can’t afford 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 request a scholarship application form.
Please contact Meriana BEFORE booking if you are on any antidepressants /SSRIs, are pregnant or have any serious medical conditions.
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:
-Airfares (International and National)
– Meals and drinks in Iquitos
THE RETREAT CENTER
The retreat will be at don Augustin’s retreat center Yushintaita, close to Iquitos. It has a creek and a deep swimming hole and is surrounded by jungle. They reassured me that there is no malaria or yellow fever in the area and that no vaccines would be necessary.
THE MASTER SHAMAN:
DON AUGUSTIN Rivas Vasquez is considered a ‘miracle healer’, since he cures people of all kinds of difficult illness, like cancer and diabetes, using plant medicine. He has been taught many Icaros and Mariris from the spirits of many plants and ancient shamans, and has acquired the “Yachay”, or magical phlegm, that Amazonian shamans use for extracting harm from people, and as spirit-helpers for his curing.
Don Agustin is an exquisite musician, who can truly enact healing through the power of sound. He is a master alchemist, who knows how to massage the emotional, physical, mental and spiritual bodies, and bring well-being to people’s lives.He embodies, what shamanism is all about; namely, the personal engagement with the manifold forces surrounding us, and the capacity to turn them into beneficent and beautiful energy patterns to bring health, love, happiness and prosperity into people’s lives.
Don Agustin not only engages the natural and supernatural forces surrounding us, but also the very concrete (though maybe not so real) forces of modernization impinging evermore on cultures and traditions in remote areas of the world. Over the years he became internationally famous for his abilities and worked with a number of celebrities like Sting, who wrote about him in his autobiography.At the last retreat Don Augustin was telling stories about working with the Royal Family and of the Queen of England she giving him her cane after he healed her knee.
The book ‘Amazon Magic’ tells the story of his spiritual and visionary experiences, the extensive training and disciplines he underwent while learning to work with the plant, water and jungle spirits, as well as his practical life experiences.
MERIANA DINKOVA is psychotherapist (MFT#45696), speaker, workshop facilitator and Ayahuasca retreat organizer. 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 of working with the medicine while studying and practicing a wide variety of psychotherapeutic methods and transformational modalities. Additionally, her teachings are informed by the many years she spent immersed in the transpersonal teachings of different non-dualistic spiritual teachers and through the practice of a wide variety of meditation methods.
Meriana’s unique system is useful for people with different levels of experience and her guidance can make a world of difference for people who are drinking ayahuasca for the first time.
Since 2013 she has been organizing Ayahuasca retreats to Peru in which she combines her work with the medicine work of experienced shamans.
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 Tantra Festival in Hawaii, the Psychedelic Science Conference (MAPS), the Envision festival in Costa Rica, Burning Man and others.
If you would like individual support in your journey work she also offers Skype/ FaceTime preparation and integration sessions for working with Ayahuasca and other medicines. You can contact her at email@example.com or at +1-415-713-3338