Oct 29 - Nov 8, '22 Healing Trauma: Somatic Experiencing & Ayahuasca

Iquitos, Perù

Elio Geusa
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23 reviews
Oct 29 - Nov 8, 2022
Group size: 3 - 18
Oct 29 - Nov 8, '22 Healing Trauma: Somatic Experiencing & Ayahuasca
Iquitos, Perù

Elio Geusa
  • Email address verified
23 reviews

Oct 29 - Nov 8, 2022
Group size: 3 - 18

About this trip

A somatic approach during the Ayahuasca Retreat allows us to be more aware and settled in the felt-sense of our physical restrictions and emotional contractions.

Through moment-to-moment awareness of sensations in your body, SE aims to gently re-establish the natural flow of your life energy, supporting the safe release of symptoms and energy from the nervous system. In SE sessions, we release the past experiences of trauma and restore your body, heart, and mind into a relaxed wholeness.

With a holistic and comprehensive understanding of trauma and somatic psychology, the SE individual and group sessions customize an integrative approach depending on personal need, which includes a holistic framework in the psychological, social/cross-cultural, emotional, physiological, and developmental areas of life.

What’s included

  • 4 Ayahuasca ceremony
  • 1 Noya Rao Dieta
  • 4 Group SE sessions
  • Personal consultations
  • 5 Art and Movement
    Therapy & Trauma Education Workshops
  • 1 Individual SE session
  • Accommodation and food
  • Optional activities
  • 1 follow-up session
    One private follow-up integration sessions via Skype
  • Art workshops
  • Expert lectures
    Expert lectures about the sacred healing medicines of the Shipibo shamanic traditions, led by the maestros
  • Full translation
    Full translation from Shipibo or Spanish to English

Available Packages

Healing Trauma

Terms and Conditions

If you have made a deposit for a retreat and you are unable to come:  
*if we are notified 40 days before the start of the retreat, you can transfer the deposit to the next retreat or receive the full deposit refund minus the administration fee. 
*if we are notified between 40 days and 20 days before the retreat you will receive the full deposit refund ONLY if we can fill your space;    *If you need to cancel within 20 days of the start of the retreat you have registered for, we ask that you honor paying the full amount of your retreat, as at this point it will be difficult for us to fill your space.

If you have made the last payments for a retreat and you are unable to come:   
*if we are notified 20 days before the start of the retreat, you can transfer the deposit to the next retreat or receive the full last payments refund;  
 *If you need to cancel within 19 days of the start of the retreat you have registered for, we ask that you honor paying the full amount of your retreat, as at this point it will be difficult for us to fill your space.  

Any refunds given will incur a USD 100.- administration fee. 

Deposit: €950

Available options

Private Tambo8 left

Your Organizer

Elio Geusa
23 reviews
Elio Geusa is the founder of AYA Healing Retreats. Elio is a qualified Social Worker and has over thirteen years experience working both on national and international humanitarian projects. He has worked with people living with intellectual disabilities and mental health conditions. He has also had the privilege of supporting refugee populations to overcome the trauma of displacement throughout Asia, Europe, and Australia. Elio believes that compassionate and inspired action can create meaningful change in the world. He works in Peru helping to facilitate life-changing plant medicine experiences alongside Shipibo curanderos. He is immensely passionate about sharing his knowledge on Master Plants, respecting traditional ways of knowing, interpreting and navigating plant medicine work and helping to reawaken his guests to the innate intelligence and benevolence of the natural world.


A wonderful and exciting experience in my life. Essentially i found a great way to my inner mind and heal my self through this spiritual experience. Not mentioned that i learnt so much from nature, all beautiful souls, and facilitators in AYA Retreat. Most of all, Elio and Christina really helpful and supportive in every step on process. They kept all of us safe and comfortable during all the agenda. Nevertheless, All the families are very thoughtful on providing the best experiences. Thank you Elio, Don Miguel, and Christina for having me!
By INDRA S for Nov. 17th - 27th, 2021. Ayahuasca and Master Plant Dieta on 30 Nov, 2021
Truly, I cannot imagine finding a better retreat center to experience ayahuasca, master plant teachers, and plant medicines in the Peruvian jungle. There are apparently some tourist traps in the ayahuasca scene nowadays, between poorly maintained facilities, egoic and undertrained facilitators, and shamans with bad intent…: this is not one of those. Elio & Cristina were unbelievably caring, skilled, experienced, attuned, helpful, and understanding facilitators who each take their medicine paths very seriously and are, from my perspective, in this work for the right reasons: to help others safely explore this rich and blossoming world. Don Miguel, our curandero, and his family live on the property, and quickly we were incorporated into their family. We learned a lot about a shipibo traditions. It was hard to say goodbye! This was not an amateur experience, by any means… there are invitations to participate in vomitivos, prolonged silence, confronting plant treatments, and a strict (but delicious) diet is maintained. However, what you get is authenticity, learning, and growth for as much as you are willing to lean in. They do a great job at using invitational language so participants can join or opt out based on what experience you are looking for, though they will lovingly encourage you to step outside your comfort zone, and they will always explain why anything is being offered so you feel informed. The retreat center is beautiful… a clearing in the middle of the jungle with a medicine garden, chickens, cute dogs, family to support and protect you, a river to swim in nearby, and of course the beautiful Noya Rao tree. My fellow participants had such different backgrounds and many had extensive plant medicine experience. I would recommend this to anyone looking to experience Ayahuasca and the plant medicine world in Peru. I found the website and Elio’s communications to adequately prepare me… one thing I missed — they provide laundry service halfway through the retreat so you don’t need to pack much! Blessings on your journey. Aho!
By Kendall H for Nov. 1st - 11th, 2021. Ayahuasca and Master Plant Dieta on 14 Nov, 2021
Thank you all for this amazing journey together ❤️ #ayahuasca con #noyarao 🔥 The Shipibo way of approaching Ayahuasca and other master plants really inspired me and was truly a blessing for me to heal my past Traumas. I can finally say, I trust, I let go of fear, I love ❤️ Thank you, now it's time for the integration. The integration of what I experienced for my life and for my work with plant medicines and human beings. 🌿 The Spirit of Noya Rao gave me so much, I feel deeply connected and so honored to be able and allowed to integrate Noya Rao, the tree of light, into my life and Work. 🎄🔥 With the spirit of Noya Rao and Ayahuasca I was, and I am, able to connect deeply with the medicine of my voice, my fears and shadows in an loving way, my visions for my new Self and the future, my potential, my healing power for myself and others ❤️🔥 I regained the deep trust that I lost, I found the peace to integrate, the compassion and Love for every Energy within. Love is the purest, strongest, Energy. Love is.❤️ You can face everything with it, and resolve it. Even your deepest shadows become loving. Because you can trust. You can surrender. You can let go. And you can decide New. What you Really want in life. Because you dont need to fear anymore unconsciously, that's how it was for me. My unconscious Trauma resolved into an anxious state of being in my life. Wasn't really aware of that, that's why I never understood what I was doing wrong. It was a fight in me, unconsciously. Fight or die. The deep fear of dying. So everything in life became a fight. Every Situation where my unconscious told my conscious because of this Situation or that feeling i might die. So Fight! Resolved that Trauma, Gracias ❤️ Now the fight Perspective changed into an ease, trust and loving perspective. For Everything. Trauma resolved, Now Integration of the new found ease, trust, love, peace, Gratitude and Joy ❤️💯 Gracias! @ayahealingretreats #ayahuasca #plantmedicine #traumahealing #noyaRao #treeoflight #shipibo #Bobinsana #medicinemusic #Gratitude
By Joerg / Bjoern B for Voice of Light Retreat - October 12th -22th, 2021 on 29 Oct, 2021
This was my first retreat. I am very comfortable in the jungle and was very excited to spend time in the Amazon. The location, facilitators, families, workers, plants and animals were all welcoming. I felt VERY safe and I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to spend time on this beautiful Finca. Each night I slept well in our personal tambos/palapas that were provided. The food was also wonderful. I'm so glad I found this place. I will definitely come back soon!
By Carmen A for Voice of Light Retreat - October 12th -22th, 2021 on 25 Oct, 2021
I want to express my gratitude to Elio, Don Miguel and Kristina. I had the most amazing healing and connections during my plant dieta with mother Bobinsana and Ayahuasca. The center is beautiful, pristine nature, perfect location, simple and comfortable, you are surrounded by magic all the time, butterflies, birds, trees, just divine perfection of Pachamama. The food was delicious, the whole family (staff) makes you feel so welcome, like you are at home. I have been through many other centers, but the Aya Healing Retreats is the best one I have ever experienced, it's really life changing. The support, the integration, the love and compassion that everyone has with you, it was wonderful. Maestro Don Miguel has an amazing heart, powerful healer and he brings all the magic into the ceremonies, so powerful. I am already planning my return next year and already recommend this center to many friends.
By Sandra M for Sep. 23rd - Oct. 3rd, 2021. Ayahuasca and Master Plant Dieta on 18 Oct, 2021
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