Lawayra 7 Day Ayahuasca Retreat

6 Days

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TRIP DATES PRICE
June 17, 2024 - June 22, 2024 $645
June 24, 2024 - June 29, 2024 $645
July 22, 2024 - July 27, 2024 $645

Overview

The Lawayra Ayahuasca retreat in Fredonia, Colombia, offers affordable and fully-inclusive retreats for medium-sized groups of between 20 and 25 people. The retreat was founded by Sam Believ, who started drinking Ayahuasca to help him recover from depression. During one of these journeys he saw, through the medicine, that his purpose was to learn to work with it and help others, so he started the retreat.

According to Believ, “Psychedelics are natural for humans and every culture used to have their own. Western society lost theirs, and with it, their roots, this is why our society is like a headless chicken. Psychedelics offer a connection to earth, to God and different ways to look at things…not to mention their healing capacity. Psychedelics seem to be the only way out of the mental health crisis we are in.”

Lawayra Ayahuasca retreat focuses on community and you will spend time learning from others in your cohort, and they from you. We try hard to remain affordable and accessible. But we now also feature beautiful new, spacious cabins
Located a 60 to 90 minute drive south of Medellin, through the rolling green hills close to El Cinco, Antioquia. The elevated finca sits on 5 hectares of land, providing an expansive view of the green mountainous valley below.

Lost in the embrace of nature's grandeur, our retreat center offers a breathtaking blend of forest serenity and majestic mountain vistas here at Lawayra Ayahuasca retreat in Fredonia, Colombia
Lost in the embrace of nature’s grandeur, our retreat center offers a breathtaking blend of forest serenity and majestic mountain vistas here at Lawayra Ayahuasca retreat in Fredonia, Colombia
The swimming pool at Lawayra Ayahuasca retreat in Fredonia Colombia.
Discover the perfect harmony of nature’s grandeur, where a pristine pool meets the majestic forest and mountains here at Lawayra Ayahuasca retreat in Fredonia, Colombia

Behind the property, there is also a running river you can explore in your downtime.

Gathered in a circle, our spirits aflame, we share stories, warmth, and the magic of the moment around the fire's glow here at here at Lawayra Ayahuasca retreat in Fredonia, Colombia
Gathered in a circle, our spirits aflame, we share stories, warmth, and the magic of the moment around the fire’s glow here at here at Lawayra Ayahuasca retreat in Fredonia, Colombia
Finding harmony in every note, our retreat is a symphony of love for music here at Lawayra Ayahuasca retreat in Fredonia, Colombia
Finding harmony in every note, our retreat is a symphony of love for music here at Lawayra Ayahuasca retreat in Fredonia, Colombia

About Our Team
Taita (shaman) Fernando Jojoa leads our ceremonies.

Taita Fernando Jojoa continues the longstanding Jojoa lineage. The Jojoa medicinal tradition goes back generations. Fernando belongs to the Inga tribe of the Putumayo region in the Colombian Amazon. Here he cultivates and brews ayahuasca.

Fernando Jojoa has worked as a Taita (shaman) for 12 years, gaining a wealth of experience. He began training as a shaman at 7 years old. At this time, he began drinking medicine 3 times a week for 10 consecutive years.

On top of being a great Taita, Fernando is also a talented musician. Our team is composed of experienced facilitators and medicine musicians alike.

Our International team comes from all over the world: Europe, Australia and of course South America.

Our ceremonies and integration circles are conducted in English.

At any given time you will feel taken care of and looked after. We have 100s of video reviews and 100s of google reviews that attest to the good care we provide.

Highlights

  • Ayahuasca ceremonies led by a Taita from the Inga tribe of Colombia

Our Processes

Intake and Screening Process

Preparation Process

Ceremonies

Ceremonies typically take place both at night and daytime. During each ceremony, Taita leads and manages the ceremonial process, while our facilitators and support team  assist, guide and support you throughout the process.

During the ceremony, the staff to guest ratio never exceeds 1 to 3.

Surrounded by the enchanting melodies, we gather in sacred ceremony, where music and spirit intertwine
Surrounded by the enchanting melodies, we gather in sacred ceremony, where music and spirit intertwine here at Lawayra Ayahuasca retreat in Fredonia, Colombia

Nighttime Ceremonies:

  • Start between 9 and 10 pm with the servicing of the first cup of Ayahuasca.
  • You time is spent on a comfortable mattress in the ceremony space, allowing you to sit with the medicine, letting the magic start.
  • Live music play through the ceremony as Taita guides you throughout the experience.
  • Sometimes a second or third cup will be served.
  • Typically end between 2 and 5 in the morning.
Indulging in the ultimate relaxation: outdoor massages by the poolside, where tranquility meets luxury here at Lawayra Ayahuasca retreat in Fredonia, Colombia
Indulging in the ultimate relaxation: outdoor massages by the poolside, where tranquility meets luxury here at Lawayra Ayahuasca retreat in Fredonia, Colombia

Daytime Ceremonies:

  • Begin between 7 and 9 in the morning, with the serving of the first cup
  • You can stay within the ceremonial space or wander the grounds while supervised by a team member.
  • Ceremony end between 1 and 3 in the afternoon, with lunch being served after.
n this warm embrace, our hearts align, and bonds grow stronger here at Lawayra Ayahuasca retreat in Fredonia, Colombia
n this warm embrace, our hearts align, and bonds grow stronger here at Lawayra Ayahuasca retreat in Fredonia, Colombia

Integration

By the tranquil poolside, we breathe together, unlocking serenity one breath at a time here at Lawayra Ayahuasca retreat in Fredonia, Colombia
By the tranquil poolside, we breathe together, unlocking serenity one breath at a time here at Lawayra Ayahuasca retreat in Fredonia, Colombia

Accommodations

We provide guests with accommodation in:

  • Four (4) shared rooms. Each room contains:
    • A double bed.
    • A single bed.
    • Bunk beds.
    • A bathroom with a shower and toilet.
Where dreams meet the beauty of reality – our forest-view bedroom is a sanctuary for the soul here at Lawayra Ayahuasca retreat in Fredonia, Colombia
Where dreams meet the beauty of reality – our forest-view bedroom is a sanctuary for the soul here at Lawayra Ayahuasca retreat in Fredonia, Colombia
  • Cabins, newly completed in 2023
Rustic elegance meets modern comfort in our cabin design, where cozy charm and natural beauty come together for an unforgettable retreat experience here at Lawayra Ayahuasca retreat in Fredonia, Colombia
Rustic elegance meets modern comfort in our cabin design, where cozy charm and natural beauty come together for an unforgettable retreat experience here at Lawayra Ayahuasca retreat in Fredonia, Colombia

If you prefer, you can sleep in the ceremonial space.

The swimming pool at Ayahuasca in Colombia retreat in Fredonia Colombia.
Dive into bliss and let your worries float away in our retreat center’s rejuvenating pool here at here at Lawayra Ayahuasca retreat in Fredonia, Colombia

Select Your Arrival Date

TRIP DATES PRICE
June 17, 2024 - June 22, 2024 $645
June 24, 2024 - June 29, 2024 $645
July 22, 2024 - July 27, 2024 $645

Itinerary

Day 1 :

Costs

Which costs are included in the retreat price?

  • Medicine ceremonies (determined by stay length)
  • Transportation to/from Medellin
  • Expert & powerful indigenous Taita/Shaman with homegrown and brewed medicine from the Colombian amazon
  • Personal support team on-call 24 hours
  • Daily word circle and integration groups
  • Lodging in a shared room, with queen beds for couples OR in our newly renovated cabins
  • Tobacco ceremony
  • Personal spiritual cleansing by Taita
  • Flower baths
  • Breathwork sessions
  • Locally sourced, nutritious, home-cooked meals provided
  • Bottled water provided during your stay
  • Group activities, including board games, bonfires, sing alongs and more.

Which costs are excluded in the retreat price?

  • Private airport pick up-drop off is not included, but available at a low cost.
  • Air fare

FAQs

Do you provide transportation to the retreat?

Included in the cost of your retreat is private group transport to and from Poblado in central Medellin.

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Lawayra 7 Day Ayahuasca Retreat
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