PERU: Ayahuasca & Ayni in the Andes with Dennis McKenna – To be announced


We invite you to join us in Peru for a very special Ayahuasca & Ayni in the Andes program. We are honored and excited to present this special ayahuasca gathering – featuring three transformative ayahuasca ceremonies and a series of fascinating lectures by the well-known ethnobotanist Dennis McKenna, PhD – all in the luxurious rejuvenating spa environment of Willka T’ika Guesthouse.

With such a successful, fulfilling experience at our first ayahuasca conference in June 2012, demand has brought us back to offer this unique retreat that is designed to give the participant a holistic experience with various lectures and three ceremonies. Both Dennis and our Peruvian ayahuascero are dedicated to the practice, academic studies, teaching and healing benefits offered by this amazing plant. They will be available to discuss the plant and the ceremonies from their personal perspectives.

January 6-16th, 2016 includes a special pre-conference excursion to Cusco and Machu Picchu. January 9-16th will include the Ayahuasca Conference and optional visits to P’isaq, Ollantaytampu, the Urubamba local market, and the Maras Salt Farms.

**THIS IS A VERY POPULAR TRIP AND ALWAYS SELLS OUT EARLY – register now!

Informed by over 30 years of research experience in the field of ethnopharmacology, some of the subjects Dr. McKenna can talk about may include:

  • An overview of ayahuasca – its botany, chemistry, pharmacology, and its traditional uses.
  • The Hoasca Project: A discussion of our biomedical study of ayahuasca with the UDV church in Manaus, Brazil in 1993. Includes discussions of its therapeutic applications in treatment of addictions and depression and some of the regulatory challenges needed for FDA approval of clinical studies with this plant medicine.
  • Future Foods and Medicines from the Forest Primeval. Discussion of the importance of preserving Amazonian biodiversity as a source of new medicines and foods.
  • Shamanic Medicines – an overview of the major psychedelic plants and fungi used in shamanic practices. Includes discussions of their botany, chemistry, pharmacology and current ‘state of the art’ research on their therapeutic applications.
  • Plant-Human Co-evolution and the Origins of the Human Imagination. Semi-speculative talk about the role played by neuroactive plants and fungi in the evolution of consciousness, language, human cognition, and culture.

Ayni is the traditional Andean practice of reciprocity. We’ll work with the Mother Plant in the form of ayni – first, you must give to the plant, to gain from it. What you ask for must come from the heart.

Willka T’ika a piece of Heaven on Earth

Experience this transformational retreat and conference featuring three ceremonial offerings at the luxury Willka T’ika Guesthouse in the Sacred Valley. Designed as a modern spiritual and yoga retreat center, Willka T’ika is a true sanctuary, featuring breathtaking gardens and guest cottages built out of earth materials. Amenities include indoor meditation rooms, solar-heated floral medicinal baths, healing massage and spa sessions, and a healing room with a crystal bed sent by John of God from Brazil.

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Questions? Give us a ring at 727-421-0849, 866-866-5566 or email us – we can’t wait to hear from you!





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  1. Brian Boyette says:

    Wish I could afford it.

  2. Chelsea says:

    Will there be another one of these trips with Dennis McKenna??

  3. R. Oliver says:

    Willka T’ika is not just a beautiful place in the Sacred Mountains of Peru where transformation takes place. It’s a gift to yourself that makes you feel cradled by the Universe. You realize this place is special the moment you’re greeted by Carol and her amazing staff at the front door of the retreat.

    Your days will be spent walking Chakra Gardens contemplating your life, hiking ancient ruins, or eating delicious food that’s grown right on the property. The solar baths leave you peaceful and revitalized. The lectures and ceremonies provided by experts and masters in their field expand your mind and connect you to the sacred energy of the Earth once again.

    I’m leaving Willka T’ika a better, stronger and more grounded person. I feel honored and blessed to experience such a special place and walk away with more gifts, lessons and friends than I ever expected.

    It wasn’t an escape. It was a homecoming. Special thanks to Wira and Dennis for such an amazing time.

    R. Oliver, Atlanta, GA

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  3. […] Informed by over 30 years of research experience in the field of ethnopharmacology, Dr. McKenna’s lectures will include: An overview of ayahuasca – its botany, chemistry, pharmacology, and its traditional uses, Shamanic Medicines – an overview of the major psychedelic plants and fungi used in shamanic practices. Includes discussions of their botany, chemistry, pharmacology and current “state of the art” research on their therapeutic applications and so much more. Trip cost: $3375 USD per person double occupancy, most meals included. Details for Peru here. […]


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