February 19th-26th 2022 Transformational Plant Medicine Retreat

Manglaralto, Ecuador

4 reviews
Feb 19 - 26, 2022
Group size: 9 - 12
February 19th-26th 2022 Transformational Plant Medicine Retreat
Manglaralto, Ecuador

4 reviews

Feb 19 - 26, 2022
Group size: 9 - 12

About this trip

~In our Ayllu Medicina family, 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. All of this with the guidance from our incredible team.

Your medicine experience will be guided by Aime and Hwaneetah. Their purpose is to share medicine, prayers, music, and intention for healing with whoever is called to share in this journey. With their original music and multiple instruments, 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.

To support your process during this week of medicine and to provide you with tools for your life, we will practice daily movement classes will be offered rotating between vinyasa yoga, restorative yoga, and Qi-gong.  Classes will be held in a beautiful hardwood floor open-air yoga studio where mats, blankets, straps, and blocks are all provided.

This 7-day Transformational 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 tropical forest, near Manglaralto, Ecuador. It's a few minutes from the Pacific Ocean and less than 10 minutes away from Montañita, the world-famous surf 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 Temazcal
    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.
  • Yoga & Meditation
    Optional Daily movement classes will be offered rotating between vinyasa yoga, restorative yoga.
  • Accomodation
    Private rustic style cabin rooms with private bathrooms, hot water, AC and fan, and balconies with treehouse-like jungle views.
  • 3 Daily Nourishing Meals
    Our local chefs provide plant-based, healthy meals aligned with the retreat, which includes healthy nourishing plant based cuisine 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!
  • 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 :)
  • 13-Moon 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 stars and wisdom of our grandmothers.
  • Sacred Wisdom Lectures
    Male and Female energy dynamics master class. Sacred Geometry and Merkaba Science.
  • 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

Private Rooms in the trees!
Available until November 30, 202110 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 the breeze in. 


  • Wi-fi, AC, and ceiling fan
  • 2nd floor balcony with hammock
  • private bathrooms with hot water 
  • 2 double beds
  • Reiki energized drinking water, coffee, and tea
Deposit: $500
Private Room (2 Participants)
Deposit: $500

Available options

Taxi from airport
Integration Session post retreat
Akashic Record Reading
Holonomic Healing
Moon Session
Shamanic Cleansing


Day 1

Arriving and settling into the space. 

2 pm Orientation of the space and land.

Opening Fire Ceremony  & Temazcal. 


Your Organizer

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