*The Retreat Experience*

The Retreat Experience

An Ayahuasca retreat can be an intense, heartfelt experience. While organizing my retreats, I set an intention to have a great deal of focus on not only facilitating while we are in the jungle, but on pre and post preparation and integration. To me, prep and integration are equally if not more important than being in the jungle. The preparation you do has a significant part in working with Ayahuasca. Working with plant medicine can be a profound life-changing experience and being able to integrate your new energy, higher consciousness/awareness, and overall healing can be crucial to the overall process. We have many beliefs systems that keep us in our way of life and create a barrier in our lifelong journey of healing. When medicine helps create a breakthrough for you in the jungle, going back to the same society, and at times to the same people and environment, can be intense with your new perspective. Knowing how to process and plan for your integration is pivotal in bringing your healing into your everyday life.


Preparation for an Ayahuasca retreat is highly important. I include preparation beyond just telling you what foods to eat. One to two months prior, I send out an email with food diet instructions, herbs to avoid,  medication (prescription and over the counter) to avoid, as well as different practices that help prepare you vibrationally for the pilgrimage.

The practices will Include but are not limited to:

  • Meditation
  • Healing work recommendations
  • Calling in Aya’s spirit
  • Guidance on intention
  • Movement guidance
  • Group meeting for those who can attend (typically a month prior)

I will also be available for private 1 on 1 meeting (via phone or Zoom) to help answer any and all questions for your upcoming journey. I believe having as much clarity as possible will facilitate setting heartfelt intentions!

Prior, you will also be provided a detailed email on what to bring. I know traveling to another country can bring up questions about necessities, especially going to the middle of the jungle. I’ve created a list with specific needs, as well as optional.

During the Retreat

During our stay in the jungle, I will be facilitating and holding space as well as leading ceremony with Shipibo Maestra Doña Wilma. We will have another Space holder, Meru Matu, and there will be Shipibo facilitators as well. I am fluent in Spanish and English and will be doing translating for those who need it to both Maestra Wilma and the facilitators.

You may expect:

  • Daily meditation/Sharing circles
  • Consultation with Maestra Doña Wilma Regarding personal ceremony insights
  • Personal shamanic flower bath 
  • Workshops
  • Guidance and private 1 on 1 space facilitated in whichever way it is needed.

I am here not only to run ceremony but also to ensure the smoothest transition for you throughout your healing experience. This may involve private integration sessions, to guidance on letting go.


This is a vital time to take all that you have healed and come to realize and now take the action steps to integrate it into your life. Coming back from a life-changing retreat can, for some, be hard especially when going back to an environment that isn’t supportive of your change. Integration begins right away. The moment we arrive to the jungle we will begin conversing on methods and practices of making your integration as smooth as possible.

My mission isn’t just to have you do deep work in the jungle, I wish for everyone to bring their vision to fruition with the proper actions after their healing. It can be difficult at times especially if you have no one to speak to about your experience!

If you have farther questions please contact me!

This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. Vita Trim

    Keep on working, great job!

    1. davidpalma

      Thank you!! Blessings!

  2. khaled Ibrahem

    Thank you 🙂

  3. khaled Ibrahem

    Thank you

  4. J Lo

    Amazing explanation of the process. Look forward to being there soon.

    1. davidpalma

      Ah! It shall be a beautiful time indeed!!

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