ancestral medicines

Entheogens of the Amazon: the medicines that teach and heal

14-21 or 21-28 May 2023 — France South

Discovery retreats and workshops with
the San Pedro cactus, Ayahuasca, Bufo Alvarius, Yopo, Kambo and more
Led by Shamanic Facilitator Frédéric Cherri.

This is a special gathering, for begginers and adepts alike. It offers a carefully layered experience of some of the most renowned ancestral medicines, San Pedro (Huachuma) Ayahuasca, Kambo and Bufo Alvarius. This retreat 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 are included.

What’s included

  • 1 (or 2) Huachuma ceremonies
  • 2 (or 3) Ayahuasca ceremonies
  • 2 Bufo Alvarius ceremonies
  • 1 Kambo ceremony
  • Rapéh - Shamanic snuff
  • Preparation & Inetegration
  • Ancestral medicine explained
  • Ancestral lineage clearing
  • Drum Journeys
  • Totem animal work
  • Earth Mandala
  • Tools to extend integration
  • 1 pick-up/drop-off from close-by village
  • All meals (vegetarian)
  • Accommodation (7 nights)
The Earth Medicines we will work with:

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...

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

4pm : Arrival
5pm : Opening Ceremony & Préparation
7pm : Dinner

Day 2

7am : Teas, Fruit waters
9am: Huachuma Ceremony 
4pm : Snack
7pm: Dinner

Day 3

7am: Teas, Fruit waters
8am : Kambo Ceremony 
10am: Integration
11am : Light lunch
1-8pm: Rest
9pm-3am : Ayahuasca Ceremony

Day 4

11am : Teas, Fruit Waters
12-4pm : Bufo Alvarius Ceremony
5pm: Integration
7pm : Dinner

Day 5

8am : Breakfast
9am: Integration
11am : Light Lunch
1-8pm Rest
9pm-3am : Ayahuasca Ceremony


Day  6

11am : Brunch
12-5pm : Shamanic workshop : Ancestral Medicine, ancestral lineage clearing, Drum journey, Totem Animals, Earth Mandala and more.
7pm: Dinner

Day 7

8am: Light Breakfast
10-12 : Bufo Alvarius
5pm: Rest
8pm-4am : Huachuma (night) or Ayahuasca
4am : Snacks

Day 8

11am: Brunch
12am: Integration
2pm: Closing Ceremony - Departures


Dates, Pricing & Booking

The fee for these residential retreats includes accommodation, vegetarian meals, all ceremonies and local transport* is €1580 per person. 

To lock your space into this retreat you are required to pay ONLINE a deposit fee of €700 (non-refundable, transferable). Use the button below to do so and choose your dates.

Note: our online shop is in USD currency however, you can pay in your own currency 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.

*The retreat fee includes one transport (to-and-fro) from a close-by village to our venue. All other transportation fees, flights or train fares are not included.

A unique location on a property of  45 hectares of Chestnut forest in the South of France. Pristine nature and comfort. Internet available.