~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, expand your consciousness, and 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, Tobacco medicines, sweat lodges, shamanic drum journeys, individual healings and cleanses, womb wisdom circle, holistic health, 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.
We are ecstatic to have an incredible yoga team at this special first retreat of 2022. Bre and Flo will co-teach every yoga class giving you double the guidance, assistance, and love. The morning Vinyasa yoga will be an approachable yet challenging flow, emphasizing body control, breath awareness, and strength-building movements. The evening restorative Yin yoga classes with essential oils will help you relax and prepare for a restful night's sleep, so you integrate all that you are processing in ceremony during the week. Qi-gong classes will be taught by a master reiki Qi-gong instructor named Tito. All of the instructors are deeply aligned with our greater mission for healing. You can learn more about Bre & Flo on their youtube channel to gain a better understanding of their teaching style and philosophy "www.youtube.com/breatheandflow".
Bre and Flo start all their classes at the beginner level and work up throughout the session, so you do not need to be an avid yoga or to have any experience, at all! They offer a little bit of everything as RYT-500 Yoga Alliance certified instructors with over 20 years of combined experience studying human anatomy/yoga and over 2000 hours of yoga teaching & trainings. You will experience a safe and nurturing space, led by these two experts who truly love to share their passion for yoga, meditation, and breathwork.
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.
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.
** Please note if you wish to share a room with another guest, choose from the add-on option for "Double Occupancy".
Arriving and settling into the space.
2 pm Orientation of the space and land.
Opening Fire Ceremony & Temazcal.