This special LGBTQ+ retreat will provide a safe, welcoming, and compassionate environment where participants can feel comfortable being who they are, and within that, experience deep healing and individual transformation that reaches into the roots of trauma through the powerful synthesis of ancient Amazon healing traditions and Compassionate Inquiry methodology.
This retreat offers an immersion in traditional Shipibo plant-spirit healing, complemented with yoga classes and Gabor Mate’s Compassionate Inquiry, and provides highly effective integration guidance to bring profound and lasting transformation into your life. Alongside the ikaros and the plethora of plant doctors present in each ceremony, the Shipibo healers bring decades of training and wisdom that is passed through many generations, granting ayahuasca deeper access into the system so that energetic blockages that disconnect you from your true self can be cleared.
The design of our 12-day program is truly the culmination of all of our work facilitating healing and integration with ayahuasca with over 10,000 guests over the past 13 years, and we are thrilled to offer it now in a retreat especially for LGBTQ+ people. Through clearing the past and bringing energetic cleansing to your body, mind, and soul, a transformational process initiates, or further deepens, a long-term journey of self-reflection, self-discovery, and spiritual awakening.
Who Is This Retreat For?
This unique program has been designed for all those on LGBTQ+ spectrum, at any stage in their journey with sexuality. It’s truly a joy for us to welcome the LGBTQ+ community to the Temple of the Way of Light for a traditional Shipibo ayahuasca retreat in the heart of the Amazon Rainforest.
Queer sexuality is increasingly accepted in some countries in North America, Europe, and elsewhere. Even if you are fortunate enough to live in a country of tolerance, you may still struggle with challenging feelings, experiences, and memories of traumatic events related to your gender or sexuality. This retreat offers you the opportunity to explore that part of you, and to discover, heal, and let go of that which is in the way of you living a life of fulfillment and authenticity. This retreat is specifically designed to have you be who you came here to be, and give you tools to live that life for yourself and for the world.
Please note: This is not an activist retreat. While political and academic discussions on LGBTQ+ topics are important and benefit all of us, this is not the purpose of this retreat. Our intention will be to look within ourselves and connect with our inner experience of all that is happening in each moment. We will promote an inward dive – a healthy introspection where we can remember our essential wholeness, and an opportunity to do our own personal work, cultivating inner strength and authenticity.