Yoga Ayurveda Plant Medicine Retreat

PERU view from centerTarapoto, Peru
April 5 – 13, 2014

Learn about Ayurveda and experience all kinds of medicine for body, mind and soul at the Yacumaman Ethnobotanical Center for Shamanic & Vedic Studies in the upper Peruvian Amazon. Delve into the healing and enlightening power of plant medicine with the benefit of daily yogic practices while immersed in the vibrant prana of pristine Amazonian nature.

Retreat includes:

  • 8 nights shared accommodations in Shambhu Tambo, beautiful brand new healing sanctuary handbuilt from local and sustainable materials
  • Three pranically enhanced meals prepared fresh daily using organic, seasonal nutrient-dense foods
  • Daily yoga with asana, pranayama & meditation (sometimes twice/day and always optional)
  • Four ayurvedic workshops/practicums (including Shamanic Aromatherapy & Marma Massage)
  • Two guided plant medicine sessions & 1-on-1 post-ceremony reflections with ayahuascaro
  • Facilitated Ecstatic Dance class
  • Two restorative & balancing plant and flower baths
  • Trips to waterfalls, spring fed pools and mineral-rich thermal springs
  • Temazcal (traditional sweat lodge)
  • Optional additional services at Hampi Yacu Wasi (Shamanic/Ayurvedic eco-spa)
  • Transportation from Tarapoto airport to Yacumaman

A variety of beauty, vitality and immune enhancing botanical products formulated by Aubrey, retreat host and ayurveda teacher, will be available for purchase.

COST: $1595

$150-off Bring-a-Friend discount

$100 Early Bird discount (ends Feb 9)

Costs do not include airfare to/from Peru, airport taxes for domestic or international travel, optional Ayurvedic treatments, services and products at Hampi Yacu Wasi or tips/gratuities for retreat help, taxis/vans, etc. An advance non-refundable deposit of $500 is required to reserve your space for this retreat.

Meet your additional Yoga Ayurveda Plant Medicine guides:

Aubrey Bamdad has emerged as a prominent bridge between the fields of Ayurveda and traditional Amazonian medicine. She is an Ayurvedic practitioner, yogini, herbalist and founder and director of Qori Inti Amazonian Herbals.  Read more about Aubrey…

Dionisio Santos is one of the first Westerners to have pioneered the field of entheogenic research and explore the world of shamanism in the Amazonian Basin in the 1980s. After co-founding Takiwaki Center for Drug Addiction Treatment and Research of Traditional Medicines in 2000 and co-directing the center for 8 years, he created Yacumaman Ethnobotanical Center for Shamanic Studies, located outside the city of Tarapoto in the upper Peruvian Amazon.   Read more about Dionisio…

Sample schedule of the day’s activities:

(schedule is subject to change)

  • 7:30AM: Yoga, meditation and pranayama
  • 9:30 AM: Breakfast
  • 10:30 AM: Ayurveda discourse or practicum
  • 1:00 PM: Lunch
  • 3:00 PM: Afternoon activities (may include receiving Ayurvedic/Shamanic treatment or venturing into Nature for play and rejuvenation!)
  • 6:00 PM: Dinner
  • 7:00 PM: Evening activities (may include plant medicine sessions, sweat lodge, dance, kirtan and more)

For any questions or to register for retreat with check or via PayPal, please email:

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