Giving back is what we do
We are currently living in such an important time in history, and it is our emphasis to help Mother Earth heal. The best way to do this is by helping as many people as we’re able to heal. As we heal ourselves, the collective whole benefits from that. So we focus our intentions and energy on helping all participants recieve their unique form of healing, in which ever way the medicine may choose.
Along with healing, our other main objective is to help the Omaguas people in the form of providing jobs with this retreat center. Our indigenous people are being pushed further and further away from home, so we want to make sure to be able to help support them, so that they can preserve their beautiful culture while helping them take a stand.
Saul, comes from a family native to the jungle of Omagua, and is deeply concerned in his work of cleansing & healing the body, freeing the mind, and opening the heart. Saul began her training as a healer at the age 22, under the guidance of his maestro, a Omagua shaman. He has dedicated his life to the healing work of plant medicines, has made diets, and learned about the variety of medicinal plants in the Amazon. He will guide you through her ceremonies with her powerful ikaros and her solid, loving presence.
We work with a traditional plant medicine, its effects are healing the body, soul and mind, but something that improves and surprises is its power of youth, Juan, a 78-year-old man, one of our shamans tells us his story About the experience. In the Amazon with medicinal plants, their achievements, their experiences, their patients and the majestic vision that Mother Aya gives us. Today he gives us his knowledge about being a farmer and being a healer at the same time. He tells us that to be a strong being we must be prepared for the challenges presented by the world of shamanism, and be pleased to give our body and spirit to mother Aya. When you take a natural medicine you should take it with love, as if it were the most delicious dessert you have ever tasted.
The Omaguas is an aboriginal town that currently resides on the banks of the Ucayali and Huallaga rivers in Peru, on the Amazon River. There are about 12 thousand people. . Its basic organization is the patrilineal clans or “bloods”. They use a kinship terminology of the Iroquois type, with marriage between bilateral cross cousins, which implies a symmetrical exchange between two clans. The Omaguas reached the top of the Amazon as part of the Omagua tribe, Tupi, which dominated in the navigation and commerce of the 16th century along the great river. At first they allied with the Spanish missionaries, but in 1662 they rebelled, being defeated in 1666. They suffered several epidemics, as well as the forced recruitment of Spanish troops. Since 1853 they were used as laborers in the farms of the Huallaga settlers and then suffered the effects of rubber exploitation in the region. At the end of the 20th century, it was common to find Omaguas as workers. Their current economy is based on agriculture and fishing. They grow sweet yucca, corn, beans, rice and bananas. They sell part of what they produce, especially fish, cattle, pigs, chickens and artisanal handcrafts.