HUACHUMA INTENSIVES – April 2-6/May 7-11,2020 – Cancun, Mexico

SpiritRivers & Bluestone teamed up to offer shamanic intensives with the visionary cactus of the Andes

Join us for 

All-inclusive 4-day Huachuma Intensives

Two medicine ceremonies, one Temazcal ceremony, a series of shamanic interactive practices for preparation and integration, all meals, accommodation, airport pickup and drop-off. Led by two international shamanic facilitators, Beáta Alföldi & Frédéric Cherri, assisted by medicine retreat organiser Sharon Van Bramer.

You’re in good hands all the way!

Almost FULL! 2 places left

1st Intensive

APRIL 2-6, 2020

LAUNCH! Places limited

2nd Intensive

MAY 7-11, 2020

For each intensive we only have 25 spaces; first 12 will be housed on site; the other 13 on an adjacent property. BOOK NOW!

Why Ancestral Plant Medicine; Why Us


Deep friendship, a passion for Ancestral Medicine and a strong desire to make a difference led us, Bluestone and SpiritRivers (a new venture of Beáta AlföldiFrédéric Cherri) to form an alliance. We advocate that personal transformation is the only way to greater consciousness and a better world, and that Ancestral Medicine is one of the most effective tools for bringing about that change.

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, yet years of personal work with plant medicine have rendered us initiates of a kind–shamanic practitioners, intuitives and facilitators–who have discovered the 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.

Our focus

Ancestral medicine

Ancestral medicine, also called plant medicine or teacher plant medicine, is the path of 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 wonder 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.

If you feel the call, act. If you wish to heal and live through the heart, expand your consciousness and be all you can be; take the step.

This is a one-of-a-kind journey that will turn your life around: an extraordinary retreat with the ancestral medicine Huachuma led by two, deeply experienced facilitators adept in South American shamanism who share 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 and Beáta Alföldi  are masters 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.

Change is inevitable, personal transformation is a choice


Huachuma Medicine: the roadmap

The 6 midsets to make the most of working with plant medicine and breakthrough the veils of consciousness.  


Huachuma Medicine is a rare opportunity to bring about profound changes

Our participants report deep and permanent change in all aspects of their lives:


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


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.


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.


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


The Retreat: Day-by-Day

The energy of every retreat is unique and we may make changes in accordance with how the energy is moving but we’ll work from this schedule. We do two ceremonies spread over four (4) days, the final day is for departures.

Any questions, please contact us!

April 2: DAY 1

3:00pm: Arrivals & room assignment
4:00pm: Opening Ceremony and Preparation
7:00pm: Opening Dinner

April 3: DAY 2

From 7:00am: Teas & fruit waters
9:00am-4:00pm: Huachuma Ceremony with fresh fruit at closure
7:00pm: Dinner

April 4: DAY 3

From 7:00am: Teas & fruit waters
8:30am: Breakfast
10:30am: Integration session
2:00pm: Light lunch
3:00pm-6:00pm: Rest
6:00pm: Light dinner
8:00pm-4:00am: Huachuma Ceremony with fresh fruit at closure

April 5: DAY 4

From 7:00am: Teas & fruit waters
10:00am: Breakfast
11:30am: Integration Session
2:00pm: Lunch
4:00pm: Temazcal
7:30pm: Dinner

April 6, DAY 5

From 7:00am: Teas & fruit waters
8:00am: Breakfast

Huachuma Medicine: the roadmap

The 6 midsets to make the most of working with plant medicine and breakthrough the veils of consciousness.  

The how

3 steps

Proper preparation and integration carefully frame the experience and with good reasons.


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 you need a kind of roadmap to avoid disappointment, frustration or confusion. Preparation prior to the ceremony is therefore a key element so that you may access the remarkable characteristics of this medicine with complete confidence, even wonder and joy.
Note: teas, juices and liquids are offered before the ceremony to start in a semi- fasting state.


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 organized around the South American Medicine Wheel and the seven directions of shamanic cosmogony. The ritual begins around 9:00am and closes 4:00pm with a platter of fruit and nourishing snacks, followed by a celebratory dinner a few hours later.


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. The processes used during this integration period are an extension of the experience, its richness and its deep and lasting benefit. Facilitators, through their presence and enhanced perception, offer the guidance necessary for a deep understanding of the experience.

The why

Discovery & Sharing

A retreat centred around ancestral ceremony and ritual brings people 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…

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

The healing of old traumas
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…

All Inclusive

Whats Included

Our Huachuma Intensives include a selection of shamanic processes and topics for discussion from among those listed below. Our choices for a given group are dictated by the energies, needs and nature
of the individuals in the group.
  • Two Huachuma ceremonies, one daytime, one nighttime
  • One temazcal (sweat lodge therapy)
  • Preparation prior ceremony so participant may take full advantage of the medicine (SEE BELOW)
  • Integration sessions following ceremonies
  • Tools/practices to help you to continue integrating your experience on your own, at home
  • Accommodation for four (4) nights
  • All meals, all beverages (non-alcoholic)
  • Unlimited purified bottled water
  • All accoutrements for all ceremonies
  • 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\
  • Understanding the importance of psychic protection
  • Drum journeywork
  • Medicine Wheel teachings
  • Creating earth mandalas
  • Yoga movement… and more
**One group transport is offered in mini-bus leaving/returning to the airport at 2PM for everybody. Make sure your flight lands PRIOR, allowing time for customs processing. Outside this shuttle, participants will have to make their own way to the retreat center by taxi (20mins from airport or Cancun centro) at a fee of about 300Pesos or ~$15
Of all our participants


have returned


recommended someone


found profound & durable changes



20 mins away from Cancun International Airport

Cancun Jungle, 20 mins from International airport

Cancun Jungle, 20 mins from International airport

Cancun Jungle, 20 mins from International airport

Cancun Jungle, 20 mins from International airport

Cancun Jungle, 20 mins from International airport

The team

Beáta Alföldi, Frédéric Cherri

Two global leaders in the field of transformation and empowerment

Frédéric and Beáta travel the world offering their own personal work as well as retreats for laymen and practitioners alike as SpiritRivers. They bring a combined 40 years’ experience to the work and a spectrum of shamanic skills and processes that open the portals and prepare their participants for the journey.

Beáta Alföldi

Beáta is an international retreat leader, medicine woman, workshop facilitator, author, shamanic practitioner, sound healer, ceremonial leader, seer and speaker with a gift for assisting individuals through a deep transformation.

Beáta created the Integral Woman program for the Awareness Institute in Sydney where she completed a two-year diploma in Shamanic and Energetic healing. She has also lived in Peru and studied with various Curanderos (healers) of the Amazon and Andes.

Beáta facilitates private sessions, workshops, mentorship programs and international retreats worldwide and is a sought-after Keynote Speaker.

Frédéric Cherri

Frédéric is a contemporary medicine man, a workshop and retreat organiser, a ceremonial leader, a speaker and a catalyst for deep transformation.

Over the last 30 years he has trained in many ancient and modern fields of knowledge, healing, depth psychology, energy medicine, altered perception, intuition and alchemy. He’s inspired by human potential and the processes to catalyse transformation and healing, as they support our life purpose. His mission is to support others in their journey to help them shed their limiting stories and live the life they always dreamt of.
His deepest pleasure is to share with others what I call the “Other ways of knowing” as they, alone, reveal the tools needed for a true transformation.

The one who holds everything together

Sharon Van Bramer

Sharon Van Bramer of Bluestone has 15 years’ experience doing personal work with various plant medicines and over a decade organising and facilitating retreats with Ayahuasca. Her wish to also offer the world Huachuma, the powerful, heart-based medicine from the Andes via highly intuitive, shamanic practitioners became a reality when Frédéric Cherri and Beáta Alföldi joined forces with Bluestone for this seminal work.

This is the moment, and this is the team.
Join us.



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