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Ayahuasca and plant medicine retreat with Shipibo family of healers (15 days).

With Maestra Lucila and Maestro Leonardo

April 1 - 15, 2023

This ayahuasca retreat is held under the guidance of adept Shipibo maestro curanderos (master healers) to facilitate profound healing and transformation.

Mai Niti is a family-run plant medicine healing center based in the Amazon Jungle region of Peru. Ayahuasca and many other plant medicines have their origins in these lands, as do our father-daughter team of Maestros, Leonardo, and Lucila. Their family has been working as healers for many generations and has a profound depth of ancestral wisdom and knowledge with respect to plants and healing.

For decades, they’ve been healing their local Shipibo tribe community of physical and mental ailments and teaching those who wish to grow spiritually. As word has spread of their ability to heal and teach, people worldwide have come to seek their help. Small, private wooden huts were built on their property to house the new visitors – the end result being the Mai Niti healing center.

Compassion is the force that guides and empowers the maestros to do this sacred work. The maestros’ goal is to help all those who come to Mai Niti to awaken to their true nature and realize their true potential as healthy, happy, and free beings.

The shamans, their family, and our experienced bi-lingual facilitators care deeply about your transformative process – we’re truly there for you every step of the way in your journey of healing, transformation and self-realisation.

3 Ayahuasca ceremonies and 1 San Pedro ceremony are held at the center every week – (if an *optional* personalized healing plan is agreed upon between you and the maestros, the number of ceremonies you attend will vary)

Following an initial diagnostic Ayahuasca ceremony, you’ll be given a personalized treatment plan that involves both Ayahuasca and other Master Plants, as well as purgatives, flower baths, and the use of multiple medicines from the Amazon Jungle.

Ceremonies are held by Maestro Leonardo and his daughter Maestra Lucila. Peter (training shaman / manager) will also be in attendance in most ceremonies and at least one bi-lingual translator / assistant.

The maestros recommend that those with time available join us for a 15-day ayahuasca retreat or a one month+ plant diet.

“I was at Mai Niti for fifteen days January 2020 and words can’t really express my experience or my gratitude. This is a truly magical place, not only the shamans (Lucila and Leonardo) but their whole family and volunteers who all together make the center like no other place that I’ve been. My whole life, love, has been just a word with no real meaning or actual feeling involved, but after being immersed in the Mai Niti family for only a short period of time I can actually say that not only have I felt love but also feel capable of giving love. I say family because that is exactly how everyone there makes you feel. I am writing this for anyone who may be questioning themselves on traveling to the center. Follow your heart to Mai Niti and they will show you a world of love and gratitude that my limited vocabulary cannot put into words. To everyone at the center…..I miss and love you all so much, thank you for everything.”

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Maestra Lucila
Lucila grew up in the community of San Francisco de Yarinacocha, and was introduced to the plants at a young age by her father Leonardo, her mother and her grandfather. Lucila began her training to become a maestra at the age of 19 when she began her first dieta with piñon colorado. After completing her first dieta, Lucila continued to diet with the plants for 3 years uninterrupted. She graduated to working with the most powerful of master plants including chiric sanago, toé and ayahuma.
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Maestro Leonardo
Leonardo was born in the Shipibo community of San Francisco de Yarinacocha. At the age of 16 he went to live with his grandfather who was a curandero (healer) in a small community called Abujao. . Leonardo drank ayahuasca with his grandfather every third day, and began to work with the sacred plant mapacho intensively. Under the guidance of his grandfather, Leonardo began his first dieta with piñon colorado. This dieta lasted 3 months. After completing his first dieta, he went on to diet piñon blanco for 3 months, and at the age of 18 he began to work with…
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