We are a spiritual center dedicated to sharing and spreading knowledge about the benefits of ancestral medicine. Ayni is the ideal place to visit in order to connect with nature and its elements and to rediscover your true nature through the practice of sacred wisdom under the blessings of grandmother Ayahuasca and grandfather Huachuma.
Our bodies were sacred to our ancestors and they kept themselves well for millennia by remaining aligned with nature. Cleansing our bodies with elements such as water, air, smoke, and medicinal plants alleviate tensions and cleanses the aura, and by allowing these elements to flow over the body, our guests feel relaxed and are given the energy to heal during a retreat at Ayni.
Ayni was created as a place for people to come and begin their healing journey. We consider it a sacred place where you can make the decision of transforming your life, cure the past, align the heart, and create a future you most desire. The retreats we offer are based on ancestral rituals guided by experienced shamans, and the master plants will show each participant, his/ her own experience as is needed to begin the process of healing.
Grandmother Ayahuasca, the wise one who opens the path to understanding is an Amazonian “spirit potion”, and is a medicinal blend of the Banisteriopis caapi vine and the leaves from the Chacruna bush Psychotria Viridis. This sacred mix has been used by healers for centuries as a religious sacrament and a healing method for the mind, body, and spirit.
The ancestors have passed on these teachings to younger generations, and they are a very important part of the ceremonies. At Ayni we consider this wisdom a priority and it is vital to us that the traditions of these practices be maintained. One such example is chanting which is called Icaros, which is performed during the night of an Ayahuasca ceremony to help open our senses. The plant’s spirit transforms us by purifying and filling us with love, as this is one of its main characteristics.
There are many scientific studies that ratify information about the Amazonian people, whose shamans care for this medicine and the teachings that leave our spirits aligned with healing energy. One of the benefits that are experienced is the expansion of the mind. Spiritual teachings also make this a unique experience, and the components of this sacred potion contain DMT, a substance that is present in nature. This stimulates the pineal gland by vibrating with the same frequency making you understand the laws that command other levels in our consciousness. Additionally, scientific studies refer to Ayahuasca as a neuronal regenerative, and it acts as a neuronal connector in our brain. It is non-addictive, in fact, it helps in healing drug dependency and alcoholism.