Deeply connect WITH YOURSELF, COMMUNITY, Native Traditions AND THiS SACRED LAND
Gain internal guidance, wisdom and awareness. Reawaken your intuition and safely release what no longer serves you.
Empower yourself at this world-class retreat center by experiencing plant medicine ceremonies with indigenous practitioners, community integration and educational workshops in Peru’s beautiful Sacred Valley.
Have you been wanting to participate in plant medicine ceremonies
but don’t know where to start?
Do you want to learn from indigenous medicine keepers and guardians?
Are you curious how plant medicine can help you heal from
addiction, anxiety, PTSD, or depression?
Are you desiring to continue on your personal development path and dive deeper into your spirituality?
Are you seeking clarity and guidance on the next stage of your life path?
Do you desire to heal, transform and connect with the community?
Are you ready to tap into more of your full potential?
Metamorphosis medicine retreats are joyful, connected, transformative experiences, facilitated by leaders in the psychedelic field.
Our Medicinal Offerings
Ayahuasca is an amazonian brew made from the ayahuasca vine (Banisteriopsis caapi) combined with leaves of the Chacruna (Psychotria viridis shrub). The main compounds are N-N-dimethyltryptamine (DMT), Harmine and Harmaline. This miracle brew has been used for centuries by the indigenous tribes of the Amazon rainforest. This powerful psychedelic plant medicine affects the central nervous system, leading to an altered state of consciousness that can include visions, out-of-body experiences and euphoria.
Benefits of this sacred plant may include:
Heal physical stress within the body
Insights that can help people to heal from psychological issues such as depression, addiction, anxiety and PTSD
Can put you in touch with spirits, other worlds and dimensions giving you faith in Spirituality
Awareness of self
Increased neuropsychological functioning and nerve cell growth
Heals and purges body from toxins and energies that are no longer serving
RapehShamanic sacred medicine tool used by the indigenous tribes of the Amazon basin for thousands of years. It is a complex mixture of various medicinal plants of the Amazon, whose main ingredient is Nicotiana rustica, a strong tobacco 20 times more potent than Nicotiana tabacum, used in cigarettes. Rapeh can aid in combination with other medicines like ayahuasca and Kambo. It can often induce purging. The Rapeh benefits include: Connection with source and grounding Freedom from negative energy and confusion Balance energy and connect with higher self and universe Purify and detox body Dissolve the mucus and eliminating bacteria, helps to combat inflammation and various diseases Open the mind and bring presence to human experience.
San Pedro – Huachuma
Also known as San Pedro Cactus, is a psychoactic brew made from a variety of cacti containing mescaline, mostly found in the Peruvian and Andeans highlands. It has been used for healing and spiritual purposes for thousands of years in South America. Its effects have been described as empathogenic, (similar to MDMA) and potentially life-changing, promoting radical introspection, healing, and a sense of wonder and awe.
Benefits of this sacred plant include:
Help treat addiction, anxiety, treatment-resistant depression, and PTSD
Highly alkaline and boosts immunity, neutralise the acidity in your body caused by poor diet, stress or environmental toxins.
Gain the personal empowerment needed to take charge of life
Move beyond our own negative influences or limitations
May improve mindfulness, empathy, mood, psychological well-being and emotional regulation
Health, particularly brain, gut, immune and neurologic
This medicinal plant has been uses in the Andes for thousands of years. When chewed or consumed in tea, the coca leaf provides an impressive number of health benefits such as:
Long lasting energy boost
Remedy for altitude sickness
Source of nutrients, mineral and calcium
Upset stomach remedy
Flu symptom relief
Prevention or control of diabetes
Treatment of narcotic addiction
Natural anesthetics and analgesics
Kambo is a traditional ritual that uses the poison of the tree frog from the Amazon forest to purify the body and treat various health conditions. The secretion from Kambo has many bioactive peptides and neuropeptides that are popularly known to have beneficial effects on the human mind and body. Some of the known effects of these peptides are:
Improved immune function
Potent antimicrobial activity against bacteria
Yeast (including Candida)
Reduction in blood pressure
Treatment of narcotic addiction
The native tribes of the Amazon have used sananga as a strong medicine for many generations. The Brazillian native tribes are famous for the liquid sananga that is put in the eyes. Their main use for it is to sharpen vision at night before a hunt. This eye medicine can be very painful to experience and has the potential to provide energetic healing and cleansing. It has been known to provide the following benefits:
Prevent and treat diseases like cataracts, glaucoma, astigmatism, nearsightedness, and farsightedness
Detox the body from bad energies and toxins
Aid addiction, depression, and other psychological issues
Open the third eye and improve spiritual vision
Increase visual perception and enhances colors
Clear blocked emotions and memories
Reset energetic field
The inipi/Sweat Cabin, a very old ceremony, we sweat with hot stones.
Some grandparents say that it is like returning to the womb of our Mother, the Womb of Mother Earth.
Dark and hot inside, it feels similar to a sauna.
Within this Womb we come to pray for all our relationships and for our lives.
In this rebirth we cleanse our Body-Spirit of toxins, impurities, extremely beneficial for the uterus of women,
we all connect with our feminine energy.
We hold deep gratitude for these beautiful forms that allow us to approach from this path towards Creation,
that allow us to remember.
What’s included in the experience
Add-On for Additional Cost
Retreat Price Does NOT Include
Meet our Retreat FACILITATORS
on the founding team of Decriminalize Nature Oakland and on the advisory board for Project New Day.
She specializes in building a conscious global community where she provides education into the responsible use and sacred intentional practice of psychedelics.
Danielle counsels individuals through addiction recovery, microdosing, psychedelic integration and spiritual transformation.
The purpose of her work is to assist individuals and communities transcend out of patterns that are no longer serving them so that they can live empowered lives.
Working with different plant medicines, movement and sound for 20 years. Dedicated to intuitive shamanism, modern psychedelic therapy and assisting the local Quechua & Shipibo communities.
Working with Psychonauta Foundation and The McKenna Academy, The Modern Mystery School carrying the legacy of Terrence and Dennis McKenna.
Founder of ‘The Alchemy of Self’ online course focused on plant medicine education & integration.
Facilitator of plant medicine healing spaces, practitioner of hermetic and gnostic teachings.
Musician, DJ, music producer and the host of Ecstatic Dance Sacred Valley series of events.
Guided by Grandmother Ayahuasca to stay in Peru and create bridges between worlds.
Your Accommodation Options
At A World Class RETREAT Venue
About the organizations
Chispa Wasi hosts cultural workshops, ceremonies, kambo trainings, and initiations with the intention of weaving to build a bridge to the native culture and local communities. The intention of their work is to empower and support indigenous people, the guardians of these sacred traditions and healing medicines. The knowledge of the healing powers of the plants are held within the indigenous people. Over the past year the center has hosted the Yawanawa, Huni Kuin, Shipibo, Shanenawa, Q’ero and North American Chiefs. The center has provided healing ceremonies to over 1,000 people in Pisac, Peru.
Learn more at https://chispawasi.com
San Francisco Psychedelic Society
is a global 501(c)(3) non-profit organization devoted to weaving communities with people from all walks of life who share an interest in the exploration of altered states of consciousness. We are an evolutionary healing community empowering global psychedelic culture through accessible education, integration and connection. We provide community, support and integration resources to those seeking harm reduction, addiction recovery, spiritual growth and personal development. We emphasize honoring indigenous lineages, access without dogma and the destigmatization of all drugs.
Connect with us via firstname.lastname@example.org
The Alchemy of Self
A platform to design your spritual experiences in Peru, aligned with your intention, time and budget, while still supporting the local communities. It’s also a donation-based course about safe and respectful plant medicine use, that can help you prepare for your inner journey.
For more information visit https://www.thealchemyofself.info
We would love YOU to JOIN THE transformational journey
Atttend one or both retreats
+Discount will be given to individuals who attend both retreats
– Variety of price options to choose from
-All sales are final, no refunds on reservations
Get answers to your frequently asked retreat questions, including:
We have two retreats that you can sign up for. Retreat #1 is from May 20-May 31 for a total of 11 nights, 10 days. Retreat #2 is from June 2-10th for a total of 8 nights, 7 days. You are welcome to sign up for both retreats, or just one retreat. A discount will be given to individuals who sign up for both retreats.
- Retreat #1 includes 3 ayahuasca, 1 huachuma, 1 coca and 2 temescal ceremonies. Rapeh, sananga and kambo are offered throughout the retreat.
- Retreat #2 includes 2 ayahuasca, 1 huachuma, 1 coca and 1 temescal ceremony. Rapeh, sananga and kambo are offered throughout the retreat.
- All ceremonies are optional to participate in.
These medicines have been used by indigenous amazonian cultures for millenia. Sacred medicines are safe to ingest most of the time. There are some risks when combining with the use of certain antidepressant medications, and for participants who have serious medical or psychiatric conditions. We require participants to disclose all medications or serious pre-existing medical conditions with us when applying to attend the retreat. Indigenous medicines and psychedelics are low risk and safe provided that the container (set and setting) are safe and well prepared for. Deaths or hospitalizations of plant medicine are extremely rare.
Sacred indigenous medicines are used for healing, rights of passage, spiritual activation, and connecting to realms beyond our five sense reality. The medicine experiences are highly subjective and variable. These medicines show you the hidden and deeper aspects of yourself. They can bring up intense experiences and emotions that need to be dealt with for the sake of healing and expansion of consciousness. Oftentimes ayahuasca, kambo and rapeh can cause the body to purge and vomit energies that are no longer serving the individual. It is important to understand that this is a natural part of the process. These experiences can be blissful, transformative, expanded, uncomfortable, painful, sometimes challenging to go through and process. It is important to understand that the content that is emerging is coming to the surface to be healed and released. Our team is here to help all along the way.
Metamorphosis retreats creates a safe container with experienced medicine practitioners so that these psychedelic states can be processed by attendees. These experiences can be difficult but are very transformative and our staff is here to help you to safely prepare for the experiences, go through them, and integrate them into your life. We provide online integration groups for long term support and community.
Prior to the retreats, we will provide all participants with a PDF containing details for the complete detox/cleansing “dieta” that will be followed before, during and after the retreat. Vegan and gluten-free organic meals are included in the retreat. Fish can be added to meals for an additional cost.
- Your safety is our highest priority. There will be english speaking facilitators that are both women and men who have many years of experience over a thousand people through medicine ceremonies. We are infusing native knowledge with a western therapeutic approach in these multi-cultural sacred medicine retreats. We have strict safety protocols in place to guarantee the safety of all participants.
Arrive on the first day of retreat at Cusco airport. Generally it is cheaper to purchase a flight to Lima, and then fly to Cusco. Participants will be picked up from Cusco airport or from the City Center depending on your travel accommodations. Departure will be out of the Cusco airport.
A bus will be organized to pick you up from Cusco airport or at the City Center depending on your travel accommodations. A bus will drop you off at the Cusco airport or the City Center after the retreat is over. If you prefer to coordinate private accommodations for transportation, that is welcome too.
There will be Wifi on the retreat center property. You can consider to purchase an international plan with your phone carrier provider or purchase a local sim card with a lot of data for about $8 at Cusco airport. It is important to turn your data off on your cell when you arrive in Peru because data charges are very high. We do recommend limited use of electronics during the retreat, as well as downloading Whatsapp or Signal app to communicate during the duration of the retreat.
Vaccines are not required to attend the retreat. To enter Peru, you must have a vaccine card or proof of a negative pcr test.
Yes it is safe to travel to Peru. You will be cared for every step of the way. There is minimal risk for malaria in the mountains of Peru.
No, the airfare is not included in the retreat price. All flights to and from Cusco and must be purchased separately.
You will want to have some extra cash on hand to buy any additional items you may want or need.
There will be opportunities to buy crafts and souvenirs.
You will also have the opportunity to add on services to the retreat such as acupuncture, 1-1 coaching and massage.
Most people and businesses in Peru do not accept credit or debit cards.
We will provide opportunities to go to the ATM.
ATMs normally give the best exchange rate but do charge fees. Some banks like Charles Schwab waive these fees.
Please alert your banks that you will be traveling internationally and check with about international fees.
American dollars are also accepted by most people.
Most outlets will fit both European and American plugs.
Yes, you can absolutely extend your trip for as long as you desire! There will be opportunities to extend your stay at the retreat center for an additional cost.
Laundry is available for an additional cost.
For each retreat, we will be bringing up to 25-30 people.
Please check your individual country. For Americans, you do not need a visa to enter the country. You will receive a 30-day tourist visa upon arrival.
Your safety is our top priority. We have a comprehensive plan in place for any situation.
We require participants to purchase travel insurance prior to the start of the retreat. We will provide instructions where to purchase the insurance.
You will be provided with top quality food and drinking water. A Kangan water filter is used at the retreat center.
Absolutely, this is one of Metamorphosis Retreats specialties, we love supporting people through addiction recovery. There are five facilitators who have had personal experience with addiction and guiding people through recovery. Our intention is to provide support, processing and tools for those who are on a recovery path.
We also provide Psychedelic Recovery support groups for ongoing community, processing and integration before and after the retreats.
Please know that this retreat is not a rehab or detox facility and it is very important to make us aware of any current substance intake so that we can evaluate that you are an appropriate fit for the retreat.
Ayahuasca is not safe to combine with some medications, alcohol and drugs. We require you to disclose all medications, alcohol and drugs you are currently taking when applying for the retreat. SSRI medication and alcohol can be dangerous to combine with ayahuasca. We require you to be completely off of SSRI’s for 4 four weeks and alcohol for one week prior to the retreat.
People who withhold information about substance use can risk being discharged from the retreat.