Medicine Music Transformational Retreat

Manglaralto, Ecuador

12 reviews
Mar 18 - 25, 2023
Group size: 9 - 14
Medicine Music Transformational Retreat
Manglaralto, Ecuador

12 reviews

Mar 18 - 25, 2023
Group size: 9 - 14

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 lives 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. 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 reconnect 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 - 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 in 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 of 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. These two healers are well-known in the region with their original music and multiple instruments, resonant prayers, and heart-opening medicine. They 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 yoga, breathwork, and meditation.  Meditation is one of the practices we consider to be medicine at Ayllu Medicina transformational retreats. Meditation teaches you how to access your inner self and become the observer so that you can flow with ease throughout the ceremony of life. You will learn how to return to your heart’s center, relax, and access deep inner peace whenever needed. Classes will be held in a beautiful hardwood floor open-air yoga studio where mats, blankets, straps, and blocks are provided.

This 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 Ceremony
    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.
  • Daily Yoga & Meditation
    Optional Daily Yoga and Meditation classes led by certified yoga teachers who are aligned with our greater mission for healing.
  • Accommodation
    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.
  • 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

Private Room
Available until 0 days before departure12 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
  •  balcony with hammock
  • private bathrooms with hot water 
  • 1 single and one double bed
  • Reiki energized drinking water, coffee, and tea

** Please note if you wish to share a room with another guest, choose "Private Room ( 2 Participants)"

Deposit: $250

Available options


Day 1

Arriving and settling into the space. 

12 pm Lunch

Orientation of the space and land.

1:30 pm  Opening Fire Ceremony  & Temazcal. 

 7 pm Dinner

Your Organizer

Ayllu Medicina
12 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.


I participated in the November retreat. For me, it was an exceptional experience. Ayllu Medicine is a unique organization- friendly, caring, kind, and supportive. The bond that was created with all the participants was unique. I highly recommend!
By Deborah D for Medicine & Meditation Retreat on 09 Dec, 2022
Ayllu Medicina, wow what an amazing, beautiful, loving group this is. I participated in the 8 day mediation and plant medicine retreat in Nov 2022 and it was the most loving, healing, beautiful experience of my life. The team, starting with Aime and Hwaneetah and continuing through to Mika, Jill, Emma, and Drew, make you feel supported and safe from the very beginning through the closing of the ceremony. This was my first time with plant medicine and I was prepared to not participate if I didn’t feel safe; needless to say, that concern was eased immediately. The agenda keeps you moving through enriching activities throughout the week and leaves plenty of time for you to rest, recover and integrate. The yoga was amazing, Juli is the best! The food was beyond delicious and leaves you feeling so good in your body. Throughout all the ceremonies, plant medicine or not, Aime and Hwaneetah have so much wisdom and love to share, it is truly a unique experience. Most importantly, the community they have cultivated creates such a beautiful, vulnerable, safe space for you to truly work on yourself, all you have to do is show up with an open mind and open heart. Thank you so much Ayllu family! Aho
By Brendan M for Medicine & Meditation Retreat on 08 Dec, 2022
The retreat was an extraordinary and fantastic event! I can only recommend everyone to meet Grandma-Ayahuasca herself. The rest of the week was also very enjoyable. Wonderful people who were able to spend a wonderful time together in a relaxed atmosphere, in harmony with each other! Many thanks Gerald
By Gerald P for Medicine & Meditation Retreat on 06 Dec, 2022
I have never felt so safe, at peace, and loved in my life. The folks at ayllu are BEYOND anything I can say in a review. This was a rebirth. It was incredible.
By Anita M for Medicine & Meditation Retreat on 05 Dec, 2022
The Ayllu Medicina team lives up to their name - they are a heartfelt family and immediately make you feel like a lifetime member from day one. The connection, support, guidance, space holding, and love the Ayllu Medicina team radiates helps to make you feel safe, held, and supported along your deep, magical, transformative journey. What a wild chapter in the adventure to the heart!
By Kora F for Women's Power Plant Medicine Retreat- April 16th - 23rd on 16 May, 2022
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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