ancestral medicines

Entheogens of the Amazon: the medicines that teach and heal

4-7 August or 16-19 September
Camargue — France South

Retreats with Ayahuasca, San Pedro cactus, Bufo Alvarius, Yopo, Kambo and more..
Led by Shamanic Facilitator Frédéric Cherri.

This is a special gathering, for begginers and adepts alike. This retreat offers the experience of five of the renowned master medicines, San Pedro, Ayahuasca, Bufo, Kambo and Yopo. It is masterfully presented by an entheogen expert extensively trained in the art form of preparing, serving and integrating the experience. It will bring a deeper understanding of how these teaching medicines work as well as how they pollinate and enhance one another.

Each ceremony is prepared in a traditional indigenous fashion and followed by integration sessions allowing you to make the most of the experience. All in nature and private settings.

***Accomodation and meals costs, not included in the retreat fee, are to be arranged with the host, an Auberge in the South of France, in the region of Camargue, details supplied on enquiry. Prices for accomodation including vegetarian meals vary from €170 to €276 depending on type of rooms, shared or private.

The Earth Medicines we will work with — Note: Besides San Pedro, Ayahuasca and Rapéh, all the other medicines (Kambo, Bufo and Yopo) are optional and will incur an additional fee of €180 per ceremony or per individual medicine.

San Pedro (Peruvian cactus)

Because it is a bit gentler than many of the other plant teachers, Huachuma has earned the nickname “The Grandfather” around the medicine community — Make no mistake though, San Pedro can produce as deep visions as any other entheogenic, Ayahuasca, Buffo Alvarius or Psilocybin mushrooms. However it is overall less intimidating, less jarring and more loving than many other plant teachers. — His main personality is two-fold: heart-opener...

Ayahuasca (Amazonian brew)

The Grandmother Ayahuasca is certainly to be respected as its strong spirit unfolds our minds and hearts to other realities and otherworldly experiences. It is a bright and convoluted teaching that will take you on a radiant journey. The teaching is also focused on the powers of the Intangible, it's residing spirits and the alliances we can make within those realms. The mission and personality of Ayahuasca is to educate and broaden our perception, to reform old limiting patterns, to ...

Bufo Alvarius (Mexican Toad)

Sapo (Bufo Alvarius) is the master of non-duality. It will show you what holds the cosmos. With practice it will also lead you to realise the mystical yet revealing link there is between the 'void' and it's purpose for our dayly-living. The experience of non-duality is counter-intuitively very practical as it allows us to live from the source, free from the hindrances of mundanity...

Kambo (Amazonian tree frog)

Kambocito, Kampu or Kambo has the propeties to reset your entire Immune system. It is very useful in our current times. It will also help you recode DNA. It works beautifully in preparation or as an adjuvent of other medicines. It's use is to be approached with respect, and trust in your Practitioner is paramount... We currently offer Kambo in almost all our retreats as it...

Yopo, sacred snuff, Venezuela

Yopo is known to be one of the most sacred medicines of all the Americas. One of the remarkable powers of Yopo is that it momentarily obliterates the mask or "ego" that we interpret everyday life with. It also immerses...

Rapé (Rapéh) Sacred Tobacco snuff

Rapé is a fine, light-colored powder containing tobacco and other medicinal and sacred plants, including tree bark ashes, leaves, seeds, and various herbs. Once collected, the components are pulverized with a pestle and filtered, The result is a fine powder blown into the nose.
Rapé brings you into a state of acute attention and awareness. The mind becomes calmer, negativity clears and emotional tensions are released. Participants often feel more grounded during the experience, allowing them to clear up confusions...

Your retreat: Day-by Day

Day 1

8am: Opening & Preparation
9-4pm: San Pedro ceremony
4pm: snacks
7pm: Dinner


Day 2

7am: Teas, juices
8am: Kambo cleanse (optional, not included)
10am: Integration
12am: Brunch
1-7pm Rest
7-8pm: Drum journey
9pm-3am: Ayahuasca ceremony

Day 3

4am-11am: rest
11am: Teas & Juices
12am-3:30pm: Bufo Alvarius
4pm: Integration
6pm: Dinner
8pm: Departure

Fees & Booking

The fee for our gathering is €550 (approx $USD590) and includes both San Pedro and Ayahuasca ceremonies, preparation and integration as well as all shamanic processes.
Each ceremony of Bufo and Kambo is optional (each €180 per person)
The fees above do not include accomodation and meals. Paid separately to the host. Price vary fron €170 to €276 per person depending on the type of room selected, shared or private.

To lock your space into this retreat you are required to pay a deposit of $500 (non-refundable, transferable). 

Note: our online shop is in USD currency however, you can pay in Euros at the checkout page.

Payment options: by Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, JCB, Diner’s Club and EnRoute. Contact Us with any questions by email in English, French or Spanish.

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All ceremonies will be held in a private park in nature in the region of Camargue in France. Close by, our host is a charming Auberge in a small village, typical to this unique and rich region of the south of France. Details will be disclosed to participants by private email.

***Accomodation and meals costs, not included in the retreat fee, are to be arranged with the host, an Auberge in the South of France, in the region of Camargue, details supplied on enquiry. Prices for accomodation including vegetarian meals vary from €170 to €276 depending on type of rooms, shared or private.


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