Your safety at East West Lodge is our paramount concern at all times, and especially during our Ayahuasca Ceremonies.

We have a freshly stocked first aid kit on site at all times in case of an emergency, or even for minor things like bug bites. Our English/Spanish speaking facilitators are trained in emergency CPR and first aid training.

At the end of each Ayahuasca Ceremony, a faciliator will conduct a verbal check to ensure you and the other guests are in a good state before leaving the Ceremony Moloca (or, if you want, you can just sleep where you are in the Moloca after Ceremony). We also monitor guests throughout the night to ensure your safety and well being.

Our Comprehensive Risk Management Program

A responsible Ayahuasca retreat center should have a comprehensive risk management program in place to protect guests. At East West Lodge, our Risk Management Program includes a systematic analysis of possible risks, a strategy for preventing those risks, and procedures for handling any risks that materialize.

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The main components of our Risk Management Program are:

  • Prevention and Planning
  • Rapid Response

As part of our Prevention and Planning, we undertake a comprehensive review of potential  accidents and emergencies. Then devise protocols to minimize the chances of accidents occurring. We have written plans for what to do in the event that an accident or emergency actually does occur.

We conduct periodic Immediate Response drills, where our staff run through the protocols developed in the planning phase in order to deal with accidents or emergencies. Staff at East West Lodge are familiar with all emergency action protocols.

 

At East West Lodge, your experience of drinking Ayahuasca is enhanced by the knowledge that you are in the care of people who are concerned for your safety and have planned and trained for minimizing and handling emergencies.

During all Ayahuasca Ceremonies, we ask that you remain inside the Ceremony Maloca for the duration of the ceremony except for trips to the bathroom. This is for your safety. We don’t want anyone wandering around in the jungle at night disoriented under the effects of Ayahuasca.

If you are taking Ayahuasca for the first time, you might be concerned as to how you will handle its effects. It’s normal if you feel some level of anxiety, apprehension or even fear, and we fully understand and appreciate your concerns.

During your Ayahuasca Ceremonies, an English/Spanish speaking facilitator will be ready to help at all times to ensure your comfort. A facilitator will help you to and from the toilet if needed (most of our guests prefer to make it on their own, but some feel more confident with a guide) and provide tissues, blankets, water or whatever else you may need.

Important Disclaimer

Any information provided on this website or by its agents over the phone, fax, e-mail or other form of transmission, including any links to or from this site, is purely for educational purposes and should never be interpreted as a recommendation for a specific treatment plan, medicinal plan, or course of action for medical treatment. None of the statements, or ethnobotanical information on this website, have been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the United States nor the European Medicines Evaluation Agency (EMEA). The information contained herein is NOT intended, nor should ever be used to diagnose, prevent, cure, treat or mitigate any disease or condition.

We make no claims that our services or information are suitable for treating any disease and condition. We strongly recommend that you seek independent collaboration when reviewing pertinent information contained on this and related websites. The information on this website is offered for informational use only, and is not intended for use in diagnosing any disease or condition or prescribing any treatment whatsoever.

FDA regulations do not permit publication of information regarding medical conditions or treatment of disease in combination with, support for, or as an incentive to purchase dietary health supplements. Our website and information IS NOT in any way, directly or indirectly, a claim for the effectiveness of any medicinal plant examined in our workshops in relation to the treatment of disease or any medical condition, nor shall it be construed as such.

This website does not provide specific medical advice, is not engaged in providing medical services, and does not endorse any medical service or information obtained through or by any links to or from this site. Material on this website is not intended to and should not be used as a substitute for personal consultation with a knowledgeable physicians.

Legal

We make no assumption or representation that the information or medicinal plants referenced on this website are available, appropriate, or are legal outside of Perú.

Laws and legal enforcement policies governing the use of substances discussed on this website vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. The reader is advised to carefully consult appropriate sources for the most current information on scientific, medical, and legal issues.

The information on this website is not intended to encourage the use of ethnobotanicals, including ayahuasca, outside of Peru where it may be illegal or otherwise prohibited. We specifically caution against the use of ethnobotanicals in violation of the law, without appropriate professional guidance and monitoring, or without careful personal evaluation of potential risks and hazards.

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Neither East West Lodge, this website, nor any of its directors, employees, or agents will be liable for damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the use of this site, information contained therein, participation in educational workshops, or use of any plants for any purpose, including compensatory, direct, indirect or consequential damages.

When registering for a travel workshop or retreat event using the website, the individual must be 18 years of age or older. Submission of a registration application is agreement to these terms and conditions.

We take care to ensure that the information presented on this website is accurate at the time of its publication. However, over time new scientific and medical information becomes available, and laws and legal enforcement polices change. In addition, laws and legal enforcement policies governing the use of substances discussed on this website vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. The reader is advised to carefully consult appropriate sources for the most current information on scientific, medical, and legal issues. Material on this website is not intended to and should not be used as a substitute for personal consultation with knowledgeable physicians and attorneys.

The information on this website is not intended to encourage the use of ethnobotanicals. We specifically caution against the use of ethnobotanicals in violation of the law, without appropriate professional guidance and monitoring, or without careful personal evaluation of potential risks and hazards. We specifically disclaim any liability, loss, injury, or damage incurred as a consequence, directly or indirectly, of the use and application of any of the contents of this website.

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