Our mission is to help you awaken to the truth of your being. Combining sacred medicine with ancient wisdom and modern progressive psychology, we support you through your ayahuasca experience and help you connect to your own intuitive healer.
Healing Through Consciousness
In shamanism, all dis-ease arises from conflict between the shadow and conscious self creating imbalance and blockages in the psyche. Ayahuasca and other plant medicines bring the shadow to the surface, where it can be examined and integrated consciously.
More than Just an Ayahuasca Retreat
Understanding, integrating and living the deep personal truths uncovered when drinking ayahuasca is where the real work is done, so we have designed a 10-day programme that both empowers your healing and equips you with tools to sustain it.
Our holistic approach helps you heal and learn to heal yourself. Between ayahuasca ceremonies, the 10-day retreat includes psychological, shamanic and nutritional consultations, organ cleanses and personalised diet, breathing tuition, meditation, Qi Gong and Yoga.
This branch of modern psychology deals with spiritual self-awareness, altered states of consciousness and self beyond ego. We use it to help you navigate your expanding sense of self and better integrate your ayahuasca experience.
Working with Sacred Medicinal Plants
We work closely with ayahuasca and other plant medicines, such as San Pedro. We also provide cleansing through tobacco and other plant ‘teas’. At The Way Inn we endeavour to work with you to tailor your process to your individual needs.
Set and Setting
A loving, supportive and experienced staff, highly nutritious diet, fresh air and limitless hot and cold spring water, comfortable accommodation, stunning views and a tranquil setting perfectly nurture your healing journey.
Not A Recreational Experience
Growth means moving beyond your comfort zone and this is inherently uncomfortable. Ayahuasca sets a challenging pace for our growth as we undo entrenched patterns, and one needs to be ready to personally engage in the healing process.
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Who We Are?
The Way Inn is an Ayahuasca-based holistic healing and research centre located high in the Peruvian Andes, offering ten-day retreats, Shamanic Dietas, Organ Cleanses, Work Exchanges, and Apprenticeships. It was founded in 2002 by Alex Good, an Englishman with nine years of experience working and studying with the master plants Ayahuasca and San Pedro in Peru.
With a highly experienced healing team comprised of both native Peruvian Shamans and western practitioners, the centre’s primary purpose is to deliver the profound healing potential of South American Shamanism in a way that is accessible to those who arguably need it most – people from so-called ‘developed’ Western societies.
New Developments at The Way Inn
2015 will be a year of growth at The Way Inn. Whilst Ayahuasca will remain the core of the healing work, dedicated retreats built around San Pedro – the ‘planta maestra’ of the Andean mountain shamans – will be offered. Furthermore, we will expand our research activities into the integration of shamanic teacher-healer plants into wider healing practices, including the treatment of conditions which plight Western societies such as cancer and various addictions. In May we are running two clinical trials, investigating Ayahuasca’s effects on auto-immune diseases which will be published in medical journals. In addition our staff psychologist will be starting her PhD thesis examining the benefits of blending Ayahuasca into Transpersonal Psychology.
We are committed to the healing power of Ayahuasca becoming accepted into mainstream medical practices.
Medicinal Sacred Plants
Fresh Organic Cuisine
Deep Rich Peruvian Culture
What Sets Us Apart?
No other Ayahuasca retreat centre in Peru offers comparable setting. Nestled at 3700 metres on a sparsely-populated plateau below the stunning, snow-capped peaks of the Cordillera Blanca mountain range, The Way Inn boasts of beautifully tranquil mountain scenery – visible from anywhere on the property. Breathe crisp, pure mountain air and drink pure glacial mountain spring water to help facilitate your healing process. You will find the lighter and more crystalline energy of the mountains to be an ideal setting for your transformative Ayahuasca journey – in stark contrast to the jungle with its humidity, insects the more intense energy born of the dense vegetation and plethora of wildlife.
At The Way Inn, you will experience a level of accommodation above any other Ayahuasca retreat centre, especially those in the jungle. We offer a luxurious boutique level of comfort with orthopedic mattresses, down duvets/comforters, cotton sheets, limitless hot water, and pure glacial spring water straight out of the tap, so you can focus solely on your personal work during your stay. Wood-fire stoves are also available in several of the room accommodations. We have a full, local Quechua kitchen and hospitality staff, headed up by our micro-biotic nutritionist, preparing delicious two and three-course meals with daily produce from our own organic gardens.
Our Healing Methodology.
Most people come from North America, Europe and other Westernised countries to Peru seeking a pure, ‘authentic’ shamanic experience with Ayahuasca. But we at The Way Inn believe that working with Ayahuasca in a purely indigenous setting can limit a Westerner’s access to the full healing potential of the Medicine. Working with native shamans, we focus on orientating the experience so that is as more accessible to Occidental mind. We also incorporate modalities and techniques which support the Ayahuasca work, to maximise our guests growth and healing during their stay.
What Other Guests are Saying.
Real People talking about there Ayahuasca Retreat at The Way Inn.
Sahar, September 2014
Kayla, August 2014
The Best Experience of my Life!
“It was one of the best experiences of my life, the perfect conclusion to the first third of my life and a good dose of energy for the next chapter..”
Beautiful Heart Filled Journey!
“This truly has been an eye opening and enriching experience, that I feel will be with for months to come. Can’t say enough for all the love and support I received from the staff that helped facilitate this beautiful heart filled journey!”
I Really Appreciated the Personal Touch!
“I really appreciated the personal touch. The care, love and professional guidance that came along with the ceremonies. I really like the package of yoga, Ayurveda, meditation…Without all those other activities, the experience of drinking ayahuasca would not make the same huge impact.”