Sacred Awakenings

Ancestral Medicines retreat

July 10-14 2024, 5-Day/4-Nights, Tulum, Mexico

Heal, grow, transform with the medicines of Ayahuasca, San Pedro, Bufo Alvarius, Kambo and more.

Led by International Facilitator Frédéric Cherri

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This is a radically transformative 5-day/4-night retreat in the Mexican Jungle near Tulum. Led by an experienced entheogen expert, this unique experience integrates powerful ancestral medicines through four ceremonies, providing both newcomers and seasoned participants with a profound understanding of their healing properties and synergistic effects. The retreat ensures a safe introduction to sacred medicines in a traditional setting at a comfortable retreat center.

NEW! “Entheogens: A Human Odyssey™ (AHO)”

This is the first retreat using our new protocolEntheogens: A Human Odyssey™. AHO™ is an empowering new approach, meticulously designed to unlock the full potential of the human experience. It offers the participant seven different points of entry into the journey, each amplified by the profound power of Entheogens:

  1. Emotional Evolution
  2. Psychological Empowerment
  3. Societal Connection, Performance and Integration
  4. Spiritual Awakening
  5. Love and Compassion
  6. Community Bonding
  7. Sense of Purpose
Summary and Outcome:

AHO™ harnesses the extraordinary power of Entheogens combined with a specialised Preparation and Integration paves the way for participants to unlock their true potential and embark on a profound journey of self-discovery and empowerment.


The fee for this 4-day retreat is US$1950 per person and is all inclusive:  accommodation, ceremonies, and meals all included.

Arrival & departure

Please review our itinerary and, as a courtesy to all, make sure to arrive on site on day one before 4pm.

Venue, Accommodation and Meals

This retreat is hosted at a stunning venue, set in the jungle of Mexico and near the reputed town of Tulum. Shared accommodation with private shower and toilet, and alfresco delicious vegetarian menus compatible with ancestral medicines.

Booking Process and Payment

Reserve your spot in this retreat by clicking the button below to submit your non-refundable $USD 800 deposit. Payment options: by Credit Card Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, JCB, Diner’s Club and EnRoute.

Balance payment to be paid in cash, on-site, at the start of the retreat.
Upon receipt of your deposit, you’ll receive a 15-page INFO-PACK: an orientation document designed to assist you in preparing, setting intentions, adhering to a specific diet, and addressing various aspects of engaging with Ancestral Medicines.

For all enquiries, contact Whatsapp on +52 998 354 2178  or email at with any questions in English, French or Spanish.

The Earth Medicines we will work with

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Our Itinerary

Please make sure, by courtesy for all, that you arrive on time on the day and no later than 4pm. Thanks in advance.

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Pricing & Booking

The price for this 4-day retreat is US$1950 per person, all inclusive, ceremonies, accommodation and vegetarian meals. To secure your place, simply pay a non-refundable deposit of US$800 using the payment methods below.

What’s included

Board, meals, all shamanic ceremonies and processes.

What’s not included

Airfare and/ or transportation costs to the retreat center are not included.


Use online payment below by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, JCB, Diner’s Club and EnRoute). The balance must be paid in cash on site on the day of arrival.
If you have any questions, contact us by email in English, French or Spanish.

Our Venue

A comfortable venue with a stunning Cenote, Temazcal  purpose built Maloca, around 20min from the famed town of Tulum in Mexico.
Shared accommodation with private shower and toilet. Alfresco delicious vegetarian dining included.

How to get there?

We offer a list of selected drivers: we trust them, they know where is our venue and they speak English. 
The transport to our venue will take just over an hour and the cost from the airport is about $90-$100 for a taxi of up to 4 people.  If you prefer to split the cost,  we can of course help you do that:  once registered, you will be added to a SIGNAL (application) Group and from there you can request to share a taxi with another participant depending on your time of arrival.
Make sure you download Signal and install it on your device.


Who we are —  The team

Your guide on the journey, Frédéric Cherri

By nature, I'm not very fond of labels or titles. However, if I had to describe my path I would say that I’m mostly a practitioner of the shamanic arts, a therapist with 30yrs of clinical practice and tutoring in the field of cranial osteopathy, specialising in trauma, immune disorders and perinatal issues. I've also trained extensively for the last 25 years in the shamanic arts, and dedicated much of my time to living and studying with indigenous communities in many parts of the world.

I’m finally an entrepreneur, a retreat leader, a program teacher, a ceremonialist, a shamanic practitioner, an entheogen integration specialist and a personal coach. Years of study and practice on the path of workshop facilitation, field research and clinical & therapeutic work have led me to believe we can heal anything.

I'm also aware of being a bit of an 'oddball' in the realm of ancestral medicines, as I've trained (and keep training) in a variety of medicines and within different traditions. A medicine man or woman is usually a one-medicine specialist and trains in one sole tradition. I have answered the specific calls from some of these remarkable medicines and travelled wide and far to different jungles and mountains to work and study with varied first-nations communities on this planet.

I believe there is a need for people like me to help bridge, protect and disseminate to a western audience the extraordinary wisdom of the first nations who share these medicines. Shamanic work and one of its mysterious and exciting aspects, the realm of plant or earth medicine, brings many answers to the unresolved issues of modern medicine or psychology. I have dedicated my life to supporting others’ journeys, growth, and transformation and am delighted to answer any questions via Zoom or WhatsApp chat. Schedule a free call here. Or leave me a message on WhatsApp at +52 998 354 2178

Co-Facilitation and Support

Wayne Hoffman

Co- Facilitation & Support

Wayne Hoffman is a former journalist and influential public policy think tank CEO who began working with ancestral medicines in 2020. After accepting the lessons of these medicines, Wayne decided to give up political power and popularity in order to work exclusively with ancestral medicines, believing they are the key to "leveling up humanity" and help individuals improve their lives. Trained under Frédéric in how to serve medicines and hold space for participants, Wayne has been studying the historic and potential future significance of entheogens as he holds his own healing circles. He lives out of an RV traveling the American Pacific Northwest. He has two grown children and one grandchild.

Carolina Del Pino
Logistics and Support

Meet Carolina Delpino, a wellness enthusiast, a crafty culinary enthusiast and with over a decade dedicated to the transformative power of Ancestral medicines.

Her mission: to guide others on an interior journey towards well-being through the judicious use of plant-based nutrition. Beyond the kitchen, her quiet and gentle presence emphasizes conscious and mindful eating, transforming meals into rituals of self-care. She is an inspiration in our team.