7 Day Transformational Plant Medicine Retreat-April 17th-24th

Ayampe, Ecuador

4 reviews
Apr 17 - 24, 2021
Group size: 9 - 12
7 Day Transformational Plant Medicine Retreat-April 17th-24th
Ayampe, Ecuador

4 reviews

Apr 17 - 24, 2021
Group size: 9 - 12

About this trip


~We believe that a new way of life is possible - one which embodies learning from the sacred medicines and spirits of Mother Earth.

~We believe water and food are medicine and life is a ceremony meant to be lived on purpose and in joy - together.

~We believe that the journey of healing begins in the pause.  We invite you to join us on this retreat - where we will pause together in sacred ceremony.

We believe everyone can transform their life, and are here to support you to do so through your journey. In this sacred plant medicine retreat, you will have the opportunity to explore the self and understand the true nature of your reality. The plant medicines are known to cleanse the mind, body, and spirit and are healing both physically and emotionally.  The master plants are here to assist you on your journey to begin the inner-work, to expand your consciousness, and to re-connect to all that is.

This plant medicine retreat is a unique opportunity to sit with and learn about ancient practices in a serene, tropical oasis in coastal Ecuador.  The experience is a retreat - meaning a time to withdraw from your everyday reality to reflect and bring more intention into your consciousness.  During this time of retreat, we will work to reorganize all the dimensions of our being into one direction - including our body, mind, emotion, and energy.

Included are traditional ceremonies with Ayahuasca, San Pedro, and Tobacco medicines, sweat lodges, shamanic drum journeys, individual healings and cleanses, womb wisdom circle, holistic health and nutrition workshop, yoga and meditation, and nature and beach walks.

Your experience will be guided by Aime and Hwaneetah.  Their purpose in this world is to share medicine, prayers,  music, and intention for healing with whoever is called to share in this journey. With their beautiful medicine music, resonant prayers, and heart-opening medicine, these two healers are well-known in the region and will guide you in a life-changing healing process. Aime and Hwaneetah speak fluent English, Spanish, and French and have been working with medicine for over 20 years and holding sweat lodges and ceremonies for 15 years. 

Our 7-day Plant Medicine Retreat will be a calm and quaint introduction to working with these sacred plant medicines in a safe and beautiful environment.  This retreat will be held at Bromelia Lodge, a healing sanctuary hidden in a forest,  at the bottom of a mountain near Manglaralto, Ecuador. It's four kilometers from the main beach road, minutes from the Ocean, and less than 10 minutes away from Montañita, the world-famous surf town and nightlife capital of South America. 

We invite you to join Ayllu Medicina, our medicine family and transform your life with intention and guidance for healing on this retreat.

What’s included

  • Opening Fire Ceremony
    Call to the four winds & directions to set our main intention for the work to be done, reconnecting w/ the Sacred Fire of our heart. Reléase old patterns & unwanted energies with a Tobacco cleanse.
  • Sweat Lodge Ceremonies
    We sit with intention and experience purification during sweat lodge. Through therapeutic herbs, steam, song, & prayer, we release stress, muscle tension, and detoxify the mind, body and soul.
  • 2 Ayahuasca Ceremonies
    Experience profound healing and shifts in your psyche allowing you to take responsibility for any issues in your life which may have resulted in dis-ease or emotional psycho/spiritual imbalances.
  • 1 San Pedro Temescal
    Open your heart to the world and receive the power to make positive changes through the help of the energetically masculine healing medicine of San Pedro (Huachuma).
  • Orientation Video Call
    This is a chance for introductions as well as to discuss your intentions, receive guidance, and answer any questions you may have about how to prepare, the location, agenda, or the ceremonies.
  • Daily Yoga & Meditation
    Optional Daily Yoga and Meditation classes led by certified Yogis aligned with our greater mission for healing.
  • Accomodation
    Private rustic style bungalows with private bathrooms, hot water and balconies overlooking the sea OR shared and private rooms located in the main bungalow structure with ocean and jungle views.
  • 3 Daily Nourishing Meals
    Enjoy the best Manabi cuisine on the coast! Our local chefs provide meals aligned with the retreat, which includes fresh fish, fruits, & healthy nourishing foods to support you during the week.
  • Healthy Snacks
    Our kitchen will be ready to provide you with local tropical fresh fruits, smoothies, juices, and other homemade snacks throughout the day!
  • Alkalized Water
    You will have access to unlimited anti-oxidant rich, electrolyzed, hydrogen-rich alkalized water throughout the week. You will notice the immediate health benefits of drinking this living water!
  • Medicine Song Workshop
    Bring your favorite instrument if you have one or borrow ours! We will share songs throughout the week and you will have a chance to connect with your inner and unique voice. No experience required :)
  • Womb Wisdom Circle
    Heal balance and activate secondary functions of the Womb. Learn how to work with your cycles naturally, aligning with the movement of the starz and wisdom of our grandmothers.
  • Wholistic Nutrition
    This is a chance to learn about how to integrate your transformation with wholistic nutrition, health, & wellness.
  • Flights
    Fly into Guayaquil or Manta Airport.
  • Airport pickup
    We will arrange transportation for you via taxi. Rates are between $60-$100 depending on location.

Available Packages

Shared Two Story Cabin
8 left

Every room has a large balcony and a hammock providing you with the perfect space to relax and take in the natural surroundings. The rooms are spacious, all of them have a private bathroom with hot water, ceiling fan, and air conditioning. Double, large glass and screen doors and windows on all rooms allow you to bring nature in and keep the bugs out. INCLUDES

  • Wi-fi, AC, and ceiling fan
  • private bathrooms with hot water 
  • 1 double bed and 1 single bed
  • Reiki energized drinking water, coffee, and tea

** Please note if you wish to share a room with another guest, choose from the add-on option for "Double Occupancy". 

Deposit: $300

Available options

Double Occupancy


Day 1

Arriving and settling into the space. 

2 pm Orientation of the space and land.

Opening Fire Ceremony 


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Ayllu Medicina
4 reviews
~We believe that a new way of life is possible - one which embodies learning from and a deep appreciation for Mother Earth and all of her beings. ~We believe water and food are medicine and life is a ceremony meant to be lived on purpose and in joy - together. ~We believe that the journey of healing begins in the pause. We believe everyone can transform their own life, and are here to support you to do so through our ceremonial retreats.


Best Ayahausca retreat I have ever been to. Everything ran very smoothly and the food and accomodation was amazing. The shamans and people running the retreat are beautiful people and by the end we all felt like family. Can't wait to return
By Marshall M for Journey To The Heart ❤ - June 19th-26th on 05 Jul, 2021
An absolutely remarkable experience! The location itself is lovely - Bromelia Lodge is a spiritual oasis close to a sleepy little beach town. It’s a safe space and the accommodations are very comfortable. The Ayllu Medicina team is made of the kindest, sweetest people that you are sure to end up calling family by the end of the retreat. The overall experience of the retreat is transformational but with as with any personal growth it can be a challenging experience so you absolutely need to make sure you’re in the right hands - and i assure you that with Aime, Hwaneeta, Mika and Jill, you will be loved and supported every step of the journey. The retreat goes well beyond yoga, clean eating and plant medicine (which we are awesome components), Aime and Hwaneeta’s teachings, music and guidance help you understand ancient native american traditions and help you re-connect with your true self, the simple principles of life and with a higher purpose. It’s is truly beautiful retreat- full of music, movement, prayer, teachings, healing and nourishing and delicious meals.
By Mirela T for Journey To The Heart ❤ - June 19th-26th on 05 Jul, 2021
I've been back a month from this retreat, and I think I'm still integrating some of the things I experienced! I took away powerful tools for growth and I plan to return next year for more. Ecuador is a beautiful place and the retreat center very peaceful. Although some parts of the retreat were challenging for me (a good challenge) I felt that my trip was relaxing and healing in many ways. The food is delicious and fresh, and the people are caring and genuine. Right away I felt that I could trust the team at Ayllu Medicina and I can't recommend this retreat enough!
By Melissa M for 7 Day Transformational Plant Medicine Retreat-April 17th-24th on 24 May, 2021
I had a truly TRANSFORMATIONAL experience! The schedule was filled with powerful experiences and just enough fluidity to read the energy of the group participants. The traditions and ceremonies were of the highest caliber and left me wanting to return at a later date for more. I've never had such a profound experience all take place in a single week! Thank you Ayllu Medicina for constructing such a beautiful retreat and for inviting such wonderfully introspective and dynamic people to participate! Thank you!!! Jonathan
By Jonathan C for 7 Day Transformational Plant Medicine Retreat~Jan 16th-23rd on 27 Jan, 2021


Eme and Juanita are an amazing team of shamans! I’ve had ceremonies before but never like the one I had thanks to them. They are incredibly in sink with powerful male and female energies. They are very knowledgeable and great musicians as well. They make you feel welcome from beginning to end and help you have a better understanding of your experience. Their words are always meaningful and wise. I look forward to meeting them again.
By Marcos A on 04 Dec, 2020