SAN PEDRO CACTUS
SACRED CIRCLES

4 or 6-Day Shamanic Intensives with the San Pedro Cactus (Huachuma), the Visionary Master Plant of the Peruvian Highlands, in  Cancun, Mexico. Led by International Shamanic Facilitator Frédéric Cherri.

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Working with ancestral Medicine, it’s pitfalls, and the way to it’s outstanding outcomes

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San Pedro Cactus (Huachuma)
4 or 6-day all-inclusive Intensives

2 ceremonies over 4-day or 3 ceremonies over 6-day, one Temazcal ceremony, Rapé or ancestral tobacco snuff available, a series of shamanic interactive practices for deep preparation & integration, all meals, accommodation, airport pickup and drop-off. Led by international shamanic facilitator & retreat organiser, Frédéric Cherri.

Why SpiritRivers

Your personal desire to heal, transform and ultimately live a better life is all it takes to impact and change the world for the better. SpiritRivers is here to help you do that and  contribute to the changes we all need. And Plant Medicines like San Pedro cactus, Ayahuasca, Peyote and many others are the most surprisingly efficient ways to support the shifts in perception that lead to transformation & healing.

The ancient wisdoms of the world offer a powerful way to help us grow and transform. Ancestral medicine, also called plant medicine or teacher plant medicine, and especially the Cactus San Pedro or Huachuma is the path to profound healing through the heart. It is the work of the heart not the mind, so ‘feeling the call’ to work with a master plant is a feeling that defies words and reason. It is a call from the depth of Spirit. For those of us crossing paths with this plant medicine in any way— meeting someone who has taken it, watching a documentary, reading an article—it’s because our spirits are prodding us toward a tool that right now, at this moment in our lives can work for us. That is what we personally believe.

This is a one-of-a-kind journey that will turn your life around: an extraordinary retreat with the ancestral medicine Huachuma led by a deeply experienced facilitator adept in South American shamanism who shares medicine around the world using a range of earth-based medicines and skilled processes to prepare you to take maximum advantage of the journey, and who send you home prepared to translate what you’ve learned into permanent change. Being able to integrate the healing is everything and Frédéric Cherri is a master of personalised integration techniques.
Our retreats are set in the Yucatan jungle in Mexico; far from the madding crowd, steeped in birdsong, wind and sun.

If you feel the call, act. If you wish to heal and live through the heart, take the step. Change is inevitable, personal transformation is a choice

” You change your life by changing your heart “

Inspiration

Why Huachuma Medicine; Why Us

We are not here to convince you to try Plant Medicine. If you are here, the path is already opening for you. We advocate that personal transformation with Ancestral Medicine is a regal path to greater consciousness and a better world, especially as it supports personal responsibility and a deep sense  of connection to nature and community.

We believe that we are in a unique position to offer you a way to deeply rewarding work with master plant medicine as we are westerners who share with you a culture, a language and a mindset. Years of personal work with plant medicine have also rendered us initiates of a kind—shamanic practitioners, intuitives & facilitators—and allowed us to craft a way for the western mind to navigate and dialogue with the wonders and healing energies of Ancestral Medicine.

Most of us live in the world of the senses: we believe that only things we can see, touch and hear are ‘real’. Westerners don’t easily accept the world of Spirit as ‘real’ and we generally are resistant to it. We know all this because we’ve been there, yet there is a way; an elegant, gentle way to walk the world of the intangible with plant medicine. This is what we offer you: an approach that will grant you entrée into the world of Spirit of which you are an intimate part. 

Indeed, Spirit is your essence and your origin. Come explore the world of infinite possibilities and profound permanent healing. Once you’ve worked with Master Plant medicine you will never look at yourself and the world the same again.

The how

Our 3 Steps Approach

Preparation and integration frame the experience

Preparation

Working with ancestral medicine immerses you in a space both natural and sacred wherein you discover the essence of everything. However, to successfully navigate this space preparation is the key that allows you to access the remarkable characteristics of this medicine with complete confidence, even wonder and joy. And a guide in that process is crucial to help you alleviate preconceived ideas or limitations and to craft a better outcome.

Ceremony

An ancestral medicine ceremony is a powerful heart-opening journey
for seekers ready to explore their capacity to live a fulfilled life. The fundamental aspects of this event are the ceremony and the rituals that empower it and give it shape. The ceremony is organised around the South American Medicine Wheel and the seven directions of the shamanic cosmovision.

Integration

Integrating this experience means making it “real” and successfully a part of your everyday life as you move on. Sharing and witnessing within a group are fundamental to making sense of the messages, visions and revelations that the ceremony has offered. Facilitators, through their presence and enhanced perception, offer the guidance necessary for a deep understanding of the experience.

Outcomes

What to Expect with
San Pedro Cactus Medicine

A rare opportunity for profound changes

All seasoned participants in plant medicine will tell you that there are no two similar experiences. There is no real way to tell what you will gain out of this experience. We can only guarantee that you will. Huachuma allows you to drop the mental barriers between conscious and unconscious by bringing about deep altered states of awareness.
This will enable you to enter a conversation with the personality of this pant, it’s spirit and to understand and resolve your limiting beliefs, your interpretation of past traumas that no longer serve and to create new paths. Although the process is similar, the results will be very personal. Here is a list of the life changes, often profound and permanent that our participants have found:

Health

Relief from depression, asthma, anxiety, sleeping disorders, fibromyalgia, addictions, heart disorders, diabetes, mental impairments and much more.

Vitality

Improvements in mental functioning, ability to focus; increased drive, inspiration, intuition, creativity, joy and general lightening of spirit and self.

Trauma Resolution

Resolution of dissociative states resulting from individual or trans-generational trauma, shock, fear & loss of the sense of safety.

Life

Improved confidence and trust, relationship healing, greater communication, healing of family issues, latent skills improvements, the return of self-love and self-worth.

Emotional blocks

Healing grief from loss or broken relationships, heart opening, capacity to love, re-connection to self and nature.

Purpose

Clarity of life’s vision and purpose, ease of action, greater achievement and performance, much higher rate of synchronicities.

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Working with ancestral Medicine, it’s pitfalls, and the glorious ways forward

The why

Discovery & Sharing

An ancestral ceremony retreat brings people seeking healing together from across the globe, creating a sense of community wherein we find our uniqueness and common bond as humans … together we’ll share and discover…

The healing of old traumas
Altered states of consciousness
Unadulterated nature
Extraordinary people
Delicious nutritious meals
Spiritual awakening
Shamanic fire circles
Ancestral music
A digital disconnect
Letting go of limiting beliefs

The true meaning of our humanity
Shamanic perception
A connection to everything and everyone
An appreciation of nature on a cellular level
Talking to the stars, really
The writing of a therapeutic journal
Drum journeys
Sharing in sacred circles
Conversations from the depths
Many bear hugs and lots of other pleasant surprises…

Focus

The Retreat: Day-by-Day

The energy of every retreat is unique and changes are made in accordance with how the energy is moving. The retreat offers two ceremonies spread over four (4) days or three ceremonies over six (6) days, the final day is for departures.

Any questions, please contact us!  in English, French or Spanish

4-DAY/3-NIGHT

DAY 1
3:00pm: Arrivals & room assignment
4:00pm: Opening Ceremony & Preparation
6:00pm: Opening Dinner

4-DAY/3-NIGHT

DAY 2
From 7:00am: Teas & fruit waters
9:00am-4:00pm: Huachuma Ceremony & snacks at closure
6:00pm: Dinner

4-DAY/3-NIGHT

DAY 3
From 7:00am: Teas, juices
8:00am: Breakfast
10:00am: Integration
1:00pm: Light lunch 
3:00pm-7:00pm: Rest
8:00pm-4:00am: Huachuma Ceremony & snacks at closure

4-DAY/3-NIGHT

DAY 4
From 7:00am: Teas, juices
9:00am: Breakfast
10:00am – 12:00pm: Temazcal
1:00pm: Lunch
2:00 – 4:00pm: Integration
5:00pm – Departures

6-DAY/5-NIGHT

DAY 5
From 7:00am: Teas & fruit waters
9:00am-4:00pm: Huachuma Ceremony with snacks at closure
6:00pm: Dinner

6-DAY/5-NIGHT

DAY 6
From 7:00am: Teas & fruit waters
8:00am: Breakfast
10:00am: Integration session
1:00pm: Lunch
3:00pm: Departures


Of Former Participants

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Payment

Pricing & Booking

The retreat offers two options:
Two ceremonies spread over four (4) days or three ceremonies over six (6) days, the final day is for departures.

Payment options:  Paypal or Paypal Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, JCB, Diner’s Club and EnRoute. Simply click on BOOK YOUR PLACE for the retreat in which you are interested and select your dates.  Contact Us with any questions by email in English, French or Spanish. 

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4-DAY INTENSIVE
4-Day Huachuma Sacred Circle, Cancun
USD$1350

2020- 2021 Schedule

Current Dates 

The table below is our schedule for the remaining of 2020 as well as the new schedule for 2021.

*** You can also use the buttons below to confirm your space by paying a deposit of $500USD. Please note that the price on the table below is for the DEPOSIT ONLY.
We only have 20 spaces available per retreat.

All Inclusive

What’s Included

2 ceremonies (4-day/3-night option) or 3 ceremonies (6-day/5-night), one Temazcal ceremony, Rapéh or ancestral tobacco snuff available, a series of shamanic interactive practices for deep preparation & integration, all meals, accommodation, airport pickup and drop-off. Led by international shamanic facilitator & retreat organiser, Frédéric Cherri.

Our Huachuma sacred Circles include a selection of shamanic processes and topics for discussion from among those listed below. Choices for a given group are dictated by the energies, needs and nature of the individuals in the group.

  • Two or three Huachuma ceremonies, one or two daytime, one night time
  • One temazcal (sweat lodge therapy)
  • Preparation prior ceremony so participant may take full advantage of the medicine
  • Integration sessions following ceremonies
  • Tools to support your integration at home
  • Accommodation for either three (3) or five (5) nights
  • All meals, all beverages (non-alcoholic)
  • Unlimited purified bottled water
  • Shuttle Airport pickup & drop off.**
  • Understanding energy medicine
  • Shamanic breath work
  • Ancestral lineage clearing
  • Totem animal work
  • Soul retrieval
  • Creating sacred space
  • Accessing energetic intuition
  • Energetic awareness in ceremony
  • Drum Journey work
  • Medicine Wheel teachings
  • Creating earth mandalas
  • Medicine bundle [mesa] work

**One group transport is offered in mini-bus for all arrivals, check with us for time and departure point, & returning to the airport based on most departure times. Make sure your flight lands PRIOR to 2PM on the first day, allowing time for customs processing. If your are unable to meet the shuttle we will arrange transportation for you to the centre at an approximate cost of $25USD.

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Testimonials

What they say

Life changing

The food and experience was amazing.
Be prepared for the unexpected.
But it all has its purpose.
Frederic is an amazing person. And he does heal.

Edwin P.
Canada
The journey

It was an amazing experience, first of it in my entire life. I learnt how to love, not to judge & how to let things go. I had a glimpse of how humanity was meant to be. How time is just another tiny part in the equation

Everything about the event was great, food, shelter. To be frank, I didn’t see anything negative at the retreat. The only thing that I found as a blessing was during integration a few of us are still slightly confused about the required steps to take to return to innocence.

Lumi A.
United States
Challenging and exactly what I needed!

I have done plant medicine in the past and this was one of the most eye opening experiences of my life. The venue was beautiful, the rooms were very nice, and everything else about lodging was excellent! The food was amazing and I loved the self serving aspect of it because I could take as much or as little as I wanted. There was great variety too. The accommodations were very good and I always felt taken care of!  Frédéric was an amazing leader in this retreat and facilitated so much of my healing process by creating a safe space to heal, grow, and become a better me. I am so grateful! The ceremonies were very good and it was so easy to focus on connecting with myself and my intentions.

I did the no sugar or alcohol a week prior to the retreat as recommended but I think it should also be recommended to prepare drinking at least 2 liters (or whatever Frédéric recommends) per day to get hydrated and used to drinking that much. I hadn’t done that and got dehydrated really fast and felt slightly flu-ish for a day.  I loved the live music and instruments used! There where times toward the end of the ceremonies that I would wonder when the ceremony was over or how much time do I have to sit with this idea I was having and when there was music, that element seemed to go away and I could focus better so the more music the better!

Overall I had an amazing time and it has been a highlight of the journey I am on! I would highly recommend this retreat for people who are ready for a real change.

Payton F.
United States
This little light of mine

Well, you know the rest…
A life-changing adventure. And I won’t ever be the same. Frédéric is a magical being sent from beyond to hold space while you do the work. When you need a push, he’s your challenger. When you need support, he’s your gentle teacher.
The environment is perfect for this sacred journey. Only 20 min from the airport but you feel entirely whisked away to a jungle oasis. It’s peaceful and beautiful.
Our chef was a delight, both in his craftsmanship and character. Our musician is a gift from the Great Beyond. Music is so critical to your work in this space and Eric nailed it.
The Temazcal (traditional sweat lodge) was an experience that exceeded all my expectations. I left feeling rejuvenated and ready for what lies ahead.

Randi
United States
Heal from trauma or find answers to questions

I just returned home from the Aug 6-11 huachuma intensive and I have to say that it was the best plant medicine retreat I have been on so far. Everything from the retreat grounds, the wonderful vegetarian food, the people and the Temazcal made this experience a complete landscape for healing. The facilitators were such a perfect blend of clinical, traditional knowledge mixed with ancient, shamanic knowledge which made their ceremonies rich and full and joyous! They created such a safe and loving space for everyone to be themselves.

This was my first time working with huachuma and Ive discovered that this is my medicine. Huachuma connected me to my true spirt and I was able to disconnect from the noise in my head and make a deep connection with my body and soul in a way that I haven’t been able to with other medicines. I would say that huachuma is a powerful yet gentle medicine that allows you to be you… whether you want to heal from trauma or find answers to questions or to just be ever present in your body and enjoy and partake in the music and joy of the ceremony. The day ceremonies were my favorite because you were able to wander around in nature and swing in the hammocks or rest by the pool. I will definitely be back for another ceremony! Thank you!! Carla

Carla L, Houston
United States
  World Class Experience with a World Class Facilitator

I just returned in early August from the retreat and words can’t describe how transformational this retreat was! The setting was perfect, simple yet very comfortable.

The chef was wonderful! The food was so fresh and such clean eating. Everything came together so well, I could feel how much intention and care the facilitators and chef had. If you want a life changing experience, you MUST attend one of these retreats. I have extensive experience with sacred plants and these were the best ceremonies I have ever had, hands down! I plan to return in December for another retreat. That’s how much healing I received and I can’t wait to get more!!!

Taj, Boulder
United States
Worth every penny!

What can I say? This retreat, which I attended was life changing experiences! I made breakthroughs in one week that I’d been trying to accomplish in, let’s see, over 36 years! The Retreat was like heaven, and the perfect place for me to do my work. Beautiful serene surroundings, fantastic pool area, and the food!   And I am SO glad that I attended the “A Portal to Awakening Huachuma Intensive Retreat”! Frederic is a truly spiritual master at the art of conducting Huachuma ceremonies.  Frederic, is empathic, and knowledgeable, and conducts every aspect of the ceremony with a sort of quiet ‘power’ that I’m at a loss to explain. The combination of these two spiritual beings make for the perfect setting to work with this unique plant medicine! Needless to say, I’ll be coming back to work more and more with these wonderful people, and these healing plant medicines! AHO!

Michael L.
United States
You will Never be the Same

This experience is absolutely life changing. The staff here is the best in the business, and it’s not even close. The layout, attention to detail, depth, and quality of the retreat is far superior to others I have heard about or looked into. The retreat center is amazing and the maloca is a sacred space and absolutely beautiful structure. Everything is provided when it is most needed and in the way that is most beneficial. Whether it’s meals, sound therapy, Temazcal, medicine, whatever.

The layout is perfect and the execution was perfect. They take you in as part of their family, and it’s a truly unique experience. You will make life long bonds here, make quantum leaps in healing, and leave with a new family and a clear purpose. You will also never be the same. That is all.

Ryan A, Seattle
United States
Grateful for SpiritRivers

Being diagnosed with bipolar 2 and fighting a terrible depression that pills could not fix I decided to take a leap of faith and do plant medicine. I was sick and tired of constantly fighting a battle that never seemed to end. Finding SpiritRivers was a blessing in my life and I am forever grateful for embarking on the process of healing with them.

Through their programs and help I was able to heal my bipolar 2 and learn that diagnosis was one due to me suppressing my emotions my whole life. I learned that we are all humans, we are all on a journey in life yet we choose different paths, we all need to have self love and listen to our intuition. Thanks to them my bipolar 2 and sex addiction have been healed.

Doctors could never do what the retreat did for me. When you need to help yourself you can do so by signing up. Even if you think you are perfect and happy just the way you are, you should still do a retreat because you will learn so much about yourself. I believe you can never stop perfecting yourself and striving to be a better person each day. After all- don’t we all want to attain divine enlightenment?

Vielle B., Houston
United States
Life changing Huachuma Retreat

The shaman, the healer and group as a whole were gifted and you won’t get any better. I would just tell anybody to stop at SpiritRivers reviews and just say YES like I did….it changed my life completely and opened the door to the journey of me completely integrating my true self and soul and it’s been a few months and I can truly say that I am even more happy, joyful and whole.

I was fortunate enough to do this huachuma retreat from April 2 -6, 2020 and it was deeply profound and life altering and the best thing I could ever have chosen as a gift for myself and integrating my soul. I cannot speak highly enough of Frederic, a healer who truly understand the Anglo programming and perspective that we come from and culture and really pushed us to integrate in a way that was long lasting….reaching far after the retreat. I am in the deepest gratitude to both teams and to Sharon who helped me see myself as the miracle I always was❤️ And AM!!!!

Madelyn P., Boulder
United States
Most beautiful and life-changing experience

My experience with  Frederick has been incredible amazing. The ceremony is set up in the most beautiful jungle of Cancun in an open lodge with bonfire and pool, Which makes it very special as well the most delicious food and heavenly accommodation. Fredericks drumming is just magic in my ears and remembering gives me straight away goose bumps! He is holding beautiful space during ceremony, very helpful, guiding and liberating during processes.

I felt so grounded and trusting by their presence which allowed me to go deep. I remember waking up and magically seeing the world trough different eyes: The eyes of my heart, which I lost connection for so many years. Me, speechless and deeply grateful after ceremony, Sharon whispering in my ears: ,,Now you remember…” I believe, we’re all on our personal journey and this medicine helps you connect to the real essence of life and to finding yourself, to heal yourself and to transform, to enjoy the real gifts, love, joy and peace from within you. ♥️✨?

Even now, time after the retreat, integrating my experience into reality, I enjoy their powerful presence and help and particularly being part of a wonderful new family of plant medicine spirits!

Ramona Kl.
Spain
World Class Experience & Facilitator

I just returned in early August from the retreat and words can’t describe how transformational this retreat was! The setting was perfect, simple yet very comfortable. The chef was wonderful! The food was so fresh and such clean eating. Everything came together so well, I could feel how much intention and care the facilitator and chef had.
If you want a life changing experience, you MUST attend one of these retreats. I have extensive experience with sacred plants and these were the best ceremonies I have ever had, hands down! I plan to return in December for another retreat.

That’s how much healing I received and I can’t wait to get more!!!

Taj M H, New York
United States
Powerful yet, gentle medicine

I just returned home from the Aug 6-11 huachuma intensive and I have to say that it was the best plant medicine retreat I have been on so far. Everything from the retreat grounds, the wonderful vegetarian food, the people and the Temazcal made this experience a complete landscape for healing.

Frédéric is such a perfect blend of clinical, traditional knowledge mixed with ancient, shamanic knowledge which made ceremonies rich and full and joyous! He created such a safe and loving space for everyone to be themselves. This was my first time working with huachuma and Ive discovered that this is my medicine. Huachuma connected me to my true spirt and I was able to disconnect from the noise in my head and make a deep connection with my body and soul in a way that I havent been able to with other medicines.

I would say that huachuma is a powerful yet gentle medicine that allows you to be you… whether you want to heal from trauma or find answers to questions or to just be ever present in your body and enjoy and partake in the music and joy of the ceremony. The day ceremonies were my favorite because you were able to wander around in nature and swing in the hammocks or rest by the pool. I will definitely be back for another ceremony! Thank you!! Carla

Carla L, Houston
United States

Logistics

Venue

Double occupancy with ensuite bathroom and A/C, swimming pool, 20 mins from Cancun international airport.

Our Jungle Venue

20 mins form Cancun Aiport, All rooms with Air conditioning. 

Our Jungle Venue

20 mins form Cancun Aiport, All rooms with Air conditioning. 

Our Venue

20 mins form Cancun Aiport, All rooms with Air conditioning. 

Our Venue

20 mins form Cancun Aiport, All rooms with Air conditioning. 

Our Venue

20 mins form Cancun Aiport, All rooms with Air conditioning. 

Our Venue

20 mins form Cancun Aiport, All rooms with Air conditioning. 

Our Venue

20 mins form Cancun Aiport, All rooms with Air conditioning. 

Our Venue

20 mins form Cancun Aiport, All rooms with Air conditioning. 

Your guide on this journey

Frédéric Cherri

A global leader in the field of transformation and empowerment

Frédéric travels the world offering his own personal work as well as retreats for laymen and practitioners alike. He brings a combined 25 years’ experience to the work and a spectrum of shamanic skills and processes to prepare his participants for the journey as well as integrate and take home the benefits of plants medicine. 

Frédéric is a multi-skilled visionary, shamanic and medical intuitive as well as energy therapist with a long standing clinical background in Transpersonal Psychology, Craniosacral Therapy and shamanism.

Born in Africa, raised in the South of France, Frédéric now calls the-whole-world his home. His transition from a successful corporate career, led him to build and run a thriving Natural Health Centre in New Zealand for over 20 years.

He holds a deep knowledge of shamanism and plant medicine and holds ceremonial circles worldwide. His teachers across several lineages are mostly found in the highlands of the Andes and the forests and jungles of Central and South America.

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