Extended Stays and Custom Retreats
For guests who would like to go deeper with Shipibo plant medicine, monthly stays are available at the cost of $2,300 per month. Please let us know ahead of time if you would like to do an extended stay, as this will include a more sustained and intensive plant dieta.
Discount Retreats are available for groups of five guests or more. Please contact us if you are interested in these opportunities.
shipibo plant medicine apprenticeships
For potential apprentices, who are willing to commit to at least a one-year stay at the center, with strong Spanish-speaking skills. Apprentices will diet many master plants; learn how to heal through icaros, plant baths, steam baths and remedies; and may at the discretion of Maestra Estela begin the process of becoming an ayahuasquero. A prior familiarity with ayahuasca and other sacred plants is a must, and potential apprentices must first go through a three-month healing and learning period (at the cost of $2,300 per month) for Maestra Estela to determine if the guest is suitable for apprenticeship. All volunteer and apprenticeship positions require guests to make a minimum contribution of $1000 USD following the 3 month trial period. Simply put, one will not find an equivalent experience anywhere else. Maestra Estela's ability, wisdom and generosity with healing and education are unmatched. We are not a business, we are not interested in profit. The teachings and healings of Maestra are beyond material compensation, and yet, as a form of reciprocation and gratitude, we support her and her family and her growing center. (We currently have no volunteer opportunities available, however, there are currently apprenticeship opportunities.)
Aya Madre, led by the wonderful Maestra Estela, is an excellent retreat center to bring groups interested in experiencing plant medicine together whether they be women, men, teenagers, or the elderly. For groups between 5-8 guests, we provide a 10% discount off the full retreat cost for a one week or two week stay. For larger groups, please inquire about your needs and intentions and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Please note that when volunteering options are available, it can greatly reduce your dieta and make it more challenging to focus on your healing. For patients with chronic conditions and serious spiritual afflictions, volunteering is not recommended. The three volunteer positions are:
• Medicine House
• English-Spanish Translation
As of February 2020, we are in the need for an English - Spanish Translator. Maestra Estella is asking for a female translator. Must be conversationally fluent. Please email us for more information. Administration and Medicine House positions are filled
Volunteer with Casa de Ayahausca
Casa de Ayahuasca is a new healing center being created by the family of Maestra Estela’s. The center is operated by Maestro Guillermo Lopez Rodriguez, Maestro Juan Lopez Cauper and Maestra Reynalda Rodriguez and their family and is located on a neighboring property to Aya Madre.
They are in need of volunteer help in a variety of capacities in order to get the center up and running. Current needs and skills are in web design and construction, although there is opportunity for anyone who is willing to help. This is a wonderful opportunity to be a part of establishing a Shipibo healing center that will help many people in the years to come and learn and immerse oneself in Shipibo culture and healing practices.
A reduced rate is available to those who choose to come to Aya Madre but volunteer with Casa de Ayahuasca. Spanish speaking skills are required. If you have any questions feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and make sure to mention your interest when you reserve your retreat with us.