Things to Remember Before Going on an Ayahuasca Retreat


Ayahuasca retreats have been done by many people in the recent years, it has helped a lot of them relax and feel better about themselves. If you are interested in taking this retreat, here are some important things you need to remember before going:

Most Peru ayahuasca retreats require their participants to arrive the day before the actual retreat so they can detoxify their system using volcanic spring water. You should have nothing in your system 3 or 4 hours before the cleansing process begins. After the 3 hour detoxifying process, you can eat and go about your daily activities.

Before the actual retreat the next day, you are required to fast and only drink water. Here are some things you should do and avoid:


You should not take illicit drugs or alcohol two weeks prior to the healing anxiety and depression retreat. Further dietary restrictions include coffee, chocolate, red meat, pork, cold cuts, canned food, spicy foods and those that have excessive sugar, salt and artificial flavours or preservatives. You should also avoid supplements and medicines prior to the retreat. During the retreat, you are also not allowed to smoke and ingest alcohol and any type of drugs or medications without consulting the management of the retreat.


Because there are dietary restrictions does not mean that you no longer have to eat. In fact, you are advised to eat well. You can consume fish or chicken and other organic foods are also recommended. Check out for more info about anxiety.

Physical Restrictions

Other things you should restrain from is having sex or masturbating a day before you go on the retreat. The reason for this is because it reduces physical energy levels, thus affecting your coping mechanism with the effects of the ayahuasca retreat.

For women, it is advised not to participate on the retreat if they are pregnant or on their period. Having period cramps can result in negative effects when you are drinking ayahuasca. Furthermore, it can disrupt the healing effects of the drink and ceremony. However, if you do not suffer from period pains then you can participate in the retreat if you would like, but it is recommended that you wait for the second or third day of your period to ensure that there aren’t any pains.

Going on an Ayahuasca retreat is great for your mental and emotional well-being. It is also a great way to socialize with new people who will be with your during the length of the retreat. After that, you can share your ayahuasca healing stories with other people as well.