About Rythmia’s Ayahuasca Ceremony
Originating from within the Amazon, especially in Peru, Ayahuasca has
a rich history connected to the indigenous Costa Ricans. The ceremony is
conducted with a brownish tea, Caapi, a combination of a creeping plant
that grows in the jungle and plant leaves with hallucinogenic properties.
This combination of plants allows the release and activation of DMT within
Under the close guidance of a Shaman, in a large well-lit room with mattresses
for each individual taking part in the ceremony, all individuals partaking
in the journey will drink their tea together. The shaman will walk you
through the process of connecting deeply to higher intelligence and facilitating
the space for a deep understanding of one’s true self. The Ayahuasca ceremony
itself lasts approximately five hours, a whole evening dedicated to yourself.
Native to the Amazon, Ayahuasca is legal there, and all events held are
authorized. In America, the Ayahuasca scene is still largely underground
and misleading. It is rare you find a shaman at these private ceremonies,
and often these suburban shamans are not properly trained. An unprepared
and poorly trained shaman is a danger to his patients.
You will encounter the Divine, impossibility, the mystery of boundlessness
- whatever you wish to call it – that which is beyond the restrictive sight
of the mind. You must also be open to the sentiment that the Divine/infinite/mystery
can not be experienced in a manner that will be comprehensible to your
brain. The infinite is limitless, while your mind is still constrained.
The icaros, sung by a Shaman, are crucial to the flow of the ceremony.
The songs boost the visual effects of the Ayahuasca while also demonstrating
the immense influence music can have on your brain and wellbeing.
Ayahuasca is always referred to in the feminine because individuals have
reported that the voice of greater intelligence they hear throughout the
journey is a woman. The medicine speaks straight to you, and she tells
you exactly where your priorities and focus must lie in your life.
Inexpressable, ineffable, beyond the construct of language, the experience
will be impossible to convey in its entirety to anyone. Some find describing
the experience intimidating, as well as laborious. You may also come to
the conclusion that everything perceived by your five senses was a constructed
Years of therapy and rehabilitation in the span of hours seems to be a
common way to sum it up. Returning ceremony participants be warned: each
time they experience the divine/infinite/mystery, it will be a different
journey. Each experience is like a small drop of water in the ocean, completely
unique but a part of something greater.
Adhering to the suggested diet prior to the ceremony will ease your purging
session later. The fewer toxins– (salt, sugar, alcohol, high levels of
caffeine, etc.) you have trapped in your body, the less it has to cleanse.
The medicine expands the toxins and pollutants that have been built up
over the years. Purge buckets will be provided, it is likely that you will
purge a lot. If your body is clean, however, then there will be nothing
Plant medicine allows the subjective self to open up and merge with its
soul. Following the ceremonies, most participants feel they have acquired
a new outlook on the mundane truth. The ceremony includes deconstructing
the current foundation of your psyche and then rebuilding it with your
intent and new priorities in play. This is a very intense method of merging
the conscious and subconscious mind- if you are looking for your purge,
rewiring, and perspective change, Rythmia is the place to experience it.
When searching for a safe ceremony space, it is crucial to check that
your Shaman is authentic, as they will be your guide and have your psychological
and emotional well-being in their hands. It is always important to research
the event, and for those in charge, personal safety should come first.
At Rythmia, the resident Shaman is the well-renowned Taita Juanita. The
title of Taita is revered, and receiving it takes time to learn the traditional
ethics of Ayahuasca medicine. Taita Juanita has decades of experience,
earning the title in his early teens, a rare accomplishment that speaks
to his Shamanistic instincts.
The most important element in preparing for an Ayahuasca retreat or any
trip abroad to experience plant medicine is safety and research. At Rythmia,
we have the resources and amenities needed to make your healing as effective,
safe, and comfortable as possible. For more information and details regarding
medical certification, vegan/vegetarian meals or medical screenings, please
visit Rythmia .