Your journey of self-development begins at East West Lodge after arriving in the city of Iquitos, the last city in Peru before you depart modern civilization and venture into the Amazon. We’ll leave Iquitos together by speed boat, travelling about two hours down the mighty Amazon River. As you see the city fade away, the jungle thickens and you begin to feel both excited and apprehensive.
It now dawns on you that you are leaving the familiar and entering the unknown – physically, as you move deeper into the wild jungle – and also spiritually, as your consciousness will soon expand to new and never before imagined realms. To become your true and greatest Self, your journey begins now at East West Lodge!
Why Choose East West Lodge?
The East West Lodge shamans personally brew all of the Ayahuasca used in Ceremonies themselves. While brewing the Ayahuasca, the shaman puts his intention into it. During Ceremony, the shaman takes on the responsibility of drinking ayahuasca himself and is present for the entire duration.
Experiences vary widely from person to person, and even the same person can have very different experiences in different Ceremonies. You may experience visions, clairvoyance, revelations, dissolution of emotional blocks, cleansing from negative energy and purging of toxins and parasites.
Our Retreats are centered on the Ayahuasca Ceremony
You will have time for relaxation and introspection in-between Ceremonies. The day after each Ceremony, there will be a group share where you and your fellow guests will each have the chance to share and discuss your Ayahuasca experiences in more depth with each other as well as with the facilitators.
The family of shamans at East West Lodge are experts in the Shamanic arts and Amazon plant medicine. Their repertoire, learned from the Plant Spirits, includes personalized Icaros, invoking the appropriate Plant Spirits, seeing into the astral plane, diagnosing, sucking out pathogenic projectiles from their patients and prescribing plant medicines.
East West Lodge was just what I was looking for. I felt like I was kind of in a rut in life and was looking for inspiration in just about everything… career, love life, you name it. And while I don’t claim to have become enlightened after one week with 4 ayahuasca ceremonies, I can say that the ceremonies at East West Lodge are eye opening experiences, to say the least! Strong medicine. I’m planning on coming back again next year for vacation; I’ll stay a few days longer next to arrange some other activities after the retreat as as there is actually quite a lot to do around Iquitos.
Kat D., NY
I would recommend East West Lodge to anyone who is in basic good mental and spiritual health and is looking for something more in life. During ceremony at East West Lodge as Oscar was signing the icaros, I really felt like my subconscious mind totally opened up. I was making mental connections and and thinking in ways that I never had before (even with having done mushrooms and other psychedelics in the path). Definitely had some revelations that I plan to take back home with me and implement, and not all just spiritual and abstract stuff, for me very practical revelations. During ceremony I got a lot of insights into changes I need to make in my business and also with my relationship with my daughter. People say ayahuasca is life changing. I disagree. It only shows the way. Then you have to change your life yourself
Jerome H., NY
What can I say? Amazing experience! Best thing I’ve done all year, if not all decade, and can’t believe how cheap East West Lodge is compared to a lot of the other centers. With the low price I was actually worried it would be a crap-hole and the pics on the website fake or something since it seems too cheap, but their website pics are legit and the lodge was nicer than I was expecting. The guest rooms are small but look brand new and they just put in brand new beds (the rooms are small but the beds are nice and big for one person) with nice clean sheets and pillows (something that I’m picky about as I can’t stand a hotels with a bad bed or nasty sheets that haven’t been properly cleaned!). Beautiful environment and I liked that I could go walking around by myself along the Amazon River front without worrying about getting lost. Beautiful jungle grounds and amazing view from their tower, it’s really tall! Highly recommended. And last but not least, the most important part, the ayahuasca and the ceremonies, great medicine!
Susan R, CA
Overall I had a great experience at East West Lodge. I’ve done some other related stuff before but this was my first time trying ayahuasca. I didn’t have any serious illness or problems I was hoping to address, more interested in expanding my consciousness and connecting with the universe. The ayahuasca brew is definitely intense, so be ready, but I always felt safe with Oscar present the whole time signing his icaros and doing his thing during the ceremonies. I was surprised how long the shaman kept going, I would be exhausted if I were signing that long! Great value for money, I’ve recommended it to my brother and he has already booked to go later this year.
Norman Derose, TX
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