Ancestral Medicines
3-day Retreats

Growth, Transformation & Healing with Ayahuasca, San Pedro, Bufo Alvarius, Kambo and more.

Zipolite, Mexico — March 2023
7-9, 10-12, 13-15, 16-18, 19-21

Led by International Facilitator and Trainer Frédéric Cherri.

Details, Dates, Fees, & Venue

A unique experience in Zipolite, Mexico

This is a unique experience, in a stunning new beach-front heaven of peace and tranquility in Zipolite, Mexico: a carefully crafted program bringing together a variety of powerful ancestral medicines, presented and served by an entheogen expert, extensively trained in the art form of preparing, serving and integrating the experience.

This event is for first timers or adepts alike. It will allow for a deeper understanding of how these teaching medicines work, their healing powers and how they pollinate one another. It offers a safe introduction to the magic of sacred medicines with a total of 5 ceremonies. Each ceremony is first prepared then, integrated to allow you to make the most of the experience. All in a traditional approach, in nature settings and the comfort of a stunning retreat centre.


The fee for the 3-Day retreat is $1200 per person and includes all ceremonies and shamanic processes
Note: this fee does not include board (accommodation and meals) Board costs range from $___ to $___ per person (double occupancy only) and needs to be booked separately with our retreat Center Pachalegria

Registration Process

  1. To confirm your place on this program the first step is to select your dates and pay your deposit here. You will then autmoatically receive a 25 pages INFO-PACK, a guiding document to help you with preparation, what to bring, diet and many other aspects of working with Ancestral Medicines.
  2. Then you will need to arrange your accommodation with Pachalegria.


Please check our itinerary and by courtesy for all, make sure to arrive on site on the first day well before the start of our program. Departures are on the evening of our last day.

Finally, we manage, sometimes, to secure remarkable live musicians for our ceremonies however, we can not guarantee their presence on all our retreats.

This 3-Day Retreat includes:

  • 1 San Pedro ceremony
  • 1 Ayahuasca ceremony
  • 1 Bufo Alvarius ceremony
  • 1 Kambo Cleanse ceremony
  • 1 Rapéh ceremony - Shamanic snuff
  • Preparation & Integration
  • Drum Journeys
  • Ancestral medicine explained
  • Ancestral lineage clearing
  • Animal Totem Journey
  • Live music on ceremonies pending availability
  • Navigation of entheogen space
  • Tools to extend integration


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...

Our itinerary

Day 1

8am: Opening & Preparation
9.30-4pm: Huachuma (San Pedro) ceremony
4pm: Snacks
7pm: Dinner

Day 2

7am: Teas, juices
8am: Kambo cleanse
9am: Integration
11am: Light Brunch
1-8pm Shamanic processes and Rest
9pm-3am: Ayahuasca ceremony
3am: Snacks

Day 3

11am: Light breakfast and Integration
12pm-3pm: Bufo Alvarius
4pm: Integration
6pm: Diner
8pm: Departure


  • Please note to arrive on site around 7.30am on the first day of your retreat to allow us to start on time in the morning.
  • Diet and fasting is paramount and required PRIOR to ANY CEREMONY. Upon registration each participant will be sent an information pack to help prepare with diet and how to set the proper intention.
  • Once your deposit is paid a medical questionnaire will also be sent to you. We may decide to establish a Zoom call prior to confirming your enrolment in this program to further our understanding of your health background and to ensure your safety during this program.

The energy of every retreat is unique and changes can be made in accordance with how the energy is moving.
Any questions, please contact us!  in English, French or Spanish


The fee for this 3-Day retret retreat is $1200 per person.
To lock your place in this retreat you only need to pay a non-refundable deposit of $USD500 using the methods of payment below.

What’s included

All ceremonies and all shamanic processes.

What’s not included
  • Our retreat fee does not include board (accommodation and meals). This needs to be arranged AND PAID  DIRECTLY to the retreat center Pachalegria in Zipolite, Mexico. Pachalegira retreat centre offers a choice of rooms in double-occupancy only.
  • Flight fares and transportation costs to or from the airport to the retreat center are not included. 
ZIPOLITE 2023 - 07-09 March 2023$500.0012 item(s)


ZIPOLITE 2023 - 10-12 March 2023$500.0012 item(s)


ZIPOLITE 2023 - 13-15 March 2023$500.0012 item(s)


ZIPOLITE 2023 - 16-18 March 2023$500.0012 item(s)


ZIPOLITE 2023 - 19-21 March 2023$500.0012 item(s)


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Board needs to be arranged with our venue directly. Please contact us for the venue details.

Payment options: Cash on site or online below by Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, JCB, Diner’s Club and EnRoute).
Contact Us with any question by email in English, French or Spanish.

Our retreat Centre

Our retreat Center is a brand new front-beach heaven of peace and tranquility in Zipolite, Mexico. Located in the State of Oaxaca and around 3 km from the village of Puerto Angel.
The nearest airport to Zipolite is Huatulco (HUX) Airport which is 30.1 km away. Other nearby airports include Puerto Escondido (PXM) (66.4 km) and Oaxaca (OAX) (150.5 km).

How to get there:

From Huatulco Airport (HUX), you can take a taxi from Huatulco to Zipolite for around $30-50 US. There is a taxi stand outside the airport on the main road which is usually cheaper than booking a taxi inside. You can also take a combination of bus and shared vans.

Our venue: 


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 of 30yrs clinical practice and tutoring in the field of cranial osteopathy, specialised in trauma, immune disorders and perinatal issues. I've also trained extensively for the last 25 yrs in the shamanic arts and dedicated a lot of my time to live and study 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 ancestral medicines and with a variety of different traditions. A medicine man or woman usually is 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-people communities of 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 it’s 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’ journey, 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 +52 998 354 2178