Shipibo Madre Medicine Retreat
Transmitting Wisdom of the Plants through Icaros
with maestras Rosenda Melendez and Maria Lopez
March 14-16, 2024 • 2 night all inclusive retreat
March 17 • Single night public ceremony
Connect with own soul through the wisdom of the plants
Join us for this very special 2 night healing plant medicine retreat. We are honored to welcome maestra Rosenda back to Sacha, and welcome maestra Maria for her first time. The maestras are healers from the shipibo-conibo lineage and visiting us from Pucallpa, Peru. They bring with them the teachings they have received through the plants, and will conduct the 2 nighttime ceremonies with their icaros (songs) that will help to cleanse your body, sprit and emotions.
Rosenda was born and raised in the Shipibo village of Santa Isabel de Bahuanisho, Ucayali and comes from a long line of healers in her family. After participating in ceremonies under the guidance of family members in her twenties Maestra Rosenda felt called at the age of 30 to begin her dieta journey into shamanism and become a healer herself. Maestra Rosenda apprenticed under her brother in law Maestro Deodomero and after becoming a healer has worked in multiple well-renowned Ayahuasca centers in Iquitos and Pucallpa. Maestra Rosenda is passionate about her ancestral roots in healing, and continues to diet many plants each year to expand her knowledge and healing abilities. With over 20 years’ experience working with the ancestral medicine Ayahuasca, Maestra Rosenda brings a beautiful feminine energy to ceremony, which permeates participants through her magical medicine songs.
Maria comes from a family lineage of healers, both her mother and father are healers working with the plant medicines and thanks to them she learned their teachings from a very young age and she has followed this path since she was a child. Her parents bathed her with different medicinal plants always and she has been taking plant diets since she was little. Maria has worked in different centers in Peru doing her ceremonial healing work, as well as traveling to Europe 2x per year for the last 4 years, and has held ceremonies in 9 different countries. She has been a maestra for 15 years and bringing her powerful icaros for personal healing.
This 2 night retreat includes:
- 2 nighttime ayahuasca ceremonies led by the maestras, accompanied by Isa and Ari
- Accommodations at Sacha, 2 and 4 beds per-room (there is limited private room availability for a couple or if single occupancy there is $100 extra fee).
- All meals, organic, home-cooked and on the plant medicine diet. Meals are vegan with the exception of optional eggs, and we can accommodate any special dietary needs
- Temezcal (sauna) and plant bath on the day before the first ceremony.
- Yoga and sound healing session led by Isa
- Sharing circles to help to integrate the work
Retreat will begin at 1PM with lunch on Thursday March 14. Plan to arrive by noon that day to settle in. Retreat ends after brunch and sharing on Saturday March 16, approx. 1PM. Retreat is limited to 15 participants
There will be an additional ceremony on the evening of March 17, this can be added additional and you would be welcome to stay at Sacha between the retreats for per night accomidation cost.
Cost does not include: International airfare to Guatemala City, RT taxi or shuttle to the lake from airport (3+ hour trip and we can assist in pairing people coming together), or added night of accommodation at Sacha or elsewhere.
We can help you plan your journey. There is an option to stay for the Activate Your Voice Retreat with Silvia Nakkach March 19-23. We offer a $100 discount when registering for both retreats. We will also hold a special event early on March 19 with the maestras and Silvia sharing icaros and medicine songs.
$650 Full Retreat March 14-16 all-Inclusive
$250 Single night ceremony March 17
Please reach out to us via email to confirm your attendance. If you are new to One Light Tribe We will send you an intro link to complete in advance of registering so we can confirm this type of journey is safe for you. Once we receive that completed form we will send you a link for credit card or PayPal to confirm your place.