2018 Wellness Trends

2018 Wellness TrendsWe already know that Ayahuasca is an important trend in 2018 as more and more people are becoming aware of its potential to help us in a myriad of ways, psychologically, spiritually, and emotionally. There is increasing research supporting the further investigation of Ayahuasca to help with addiction, eating disorders, depression, and PTSD.

In addition to Ayahuasca, the Global Wellness Institute, a 501(c)(3) non-profit with the mission to empower worldwide wellness, has defined several other interesting ideas as current wellness trends for 2018. Here are a few of them.


All kinds. Supported by clinical evidence, we are learning that mushrooms have all kinds of health benefits, physically, neurologically, and spiritually. As a result, we are starting to see mushrooms as ingredients in foods and drinks and creams and ointments where they have never been used before.Read More

What is an Ayahuasca Retreat?

What is an Ayahuasca Retreat?

Ceremony Begins

The retreat of ayahuasca healing is that which ancient people believe that their elders have a spiritual conversation with their god’s. The Shamans will be preparing medicines for the healing treatment process with the medicinal plants which are widely found in the Amazon forest.

The retreat beings with an ayahuasca ceremony process in that all the people will get a natural herbal bath which is used to clean the body and to harmonize them. IN the ceremony process the shamans and the elders will guide the people to take them to the spiritual journey of their life.Read More

The Spiritual Benefits of Ayahuasca

The Spiritual Benefits of AyahuascaPeople come to experience Ayahuasca for many reasons, but the spiritual benefits of Ayahuasca are often overlooked. Listed below are some of the spiritual benefits associated with Ayahuasca:


Ayahuasca can help you to learn to love yourself. The journey to wellness and healing starts with learning to forgive yourself for misdeeds.

Everyone has things they’ve done that they wish they hadn’t. Things they never tell anyone and don’t know how to forgive themselves for. Ayahuasca can reveal yourself to you, lay you bare so-to-speak, and help you to learn self-forgiveness.Read More

Medicinal Plants of the Amazon

Medicinal Plants of the AmazonAyahuasca is a drink brewed from several native plants, and the composition of any one batch depends on the skill and experience of the shaman. Most often, however, the brew contains at least Psychotria viridis, which contains DMT (dimethyltryptamine) and Banisteriopsis caapi, which contains an MAOI (monoamine oxidase inhibitor). Ayahuasca has been used as a strong medicine for centuries by indigenous people

What most don’t realize, however, is that there are several other interesting medicinal plants from the Amazon that we know about and countless others that haven’t been discovered yet. Lets take a brief look at some of those plants.Read More

Ayahuasca Shows Promise for Treating Eating Disorders

Ayahuasca Shows Promise for Treating Eating DisordersEating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia are very serious and notoriously difficult to treat. These disorders affect about five percent of the general population in developed countries and are characterized by strange eating habits, low weight, disturbed body image and obsession with the person’s body shape and weight.

The current treatments for eating disorders in modern medicine are not considered particularly effective, and there is not good evidence that one type of treatment is even better than any other treatment. In cases where treatments are somewhat effective, there is a high rate of relapse.Read More

What to See in Peru

As you may already know, we offer five- and six-night stays at our retreat near Iquitos for those wishing to explore Ayahuasca. However, if you’re coming this far, why not explore other things in Peru before or after your visit here?

Iquitos is the closest city, and it’s a fascinating port city to visit by itself. But Peru has so much to offer. Take advantage of being here to see some of it. Here are some ideas.Read More

3 Things to Know Before Your First Ayahuasca Experience

3 Things to Know Before Your First Ayahuasca ExperienceObviously, we spend a lot of time prepping our guests for what to expect before they come to our retreat. For those who are not in contact with us yet, here are some things that we think are important for you to know before trying Ayahuasca for the first time.

Ayahuasca is Not a Magic and Instant Solution to Everything

Some people think they will arrive fresh off the plane, try Ayahuasca and then go home with all their problems solved. It’s not that simple. There is preparation required before arriving, and there are some habits we recommend for after you go home including dietary changes and exercises in self-discovery in order to get the most out of your experience.Read More

Can Ayahuasca Heighten Your Creativity?

Can Ayahuasca Heighten Your Creativity?

The short answer is yes, it probably can.

A study in 2016 showed that Ayahuasca increased the participants’ creative divergent thinking. The concept of psychedelic drugs being used by artists for creative purposes is not new. Studying creativity with scientific methods stemming from the use of Ayahuasca is the new part.

Divergent thinking is like free-flow thinking or thinking “outside the box.” It’s the opposite of convergent thinking which is following predictable and logical steps to arrive at an answer. Divergent thinking allows for novel solutions to problems.Read More

Ayahuasca: Current Research News

We’ve mentioned before that we are strong supporters of Ayahuasca Research. In fact, we created our own scholarship award.

There are all kinds of research studies happening right now, and we wanted to share with you the latest news.

  1. United Kingdom

Researchers from the University of Exeter, looking at data from 96,000 people worldwide concluded that Ayahuasca has a great therapeutic potential for treating psychiatric disorders including alcoholism and depression. Here in Peru, we already knew that, but it’s nice for the scientific community to notice.Read More

Easy Ways to Add Exercise and Nature to Your Life

Easy Ways to Add Exercise and Nature to Your LifeA couple of things that we think are really important to incorporate into your life are exercise and nature. Exercise in nature is even better. Exercise is good for every part of you. There’s strong science supporting that assertion. And being in nature is very valuable for you, too. There’s even some good scientific evidence for that, as well. So, here are some tips to make it easy to incorporate these things into your life.

Walk Your Pet

You may not enjoy walking (at first anyway) but your pet will. Walk your dog. Even cats can be trained to walk on a leash. Don’t have a pet? Then get one, a rescue animal preferably, which is a giant karmic good deed.Read More

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