Chamisal Healing & Retreat Center - Deep

- Our Plant Spirit Healing -



In the Noya Rao lineage of Shipibo curanderismo









Our retreats are limited to 12 participants only

with a high ratio of healers to participants for your safety, care & well-being

We welcome you to Casa Galactica and invite you to join us for our 2-week Ayahuasca Plant Spirit Healing Retreat!  This retreat has been custom-curated to assist you in deeply healing your mind, body, emotions, and spirit, and also to awaken you to your lovingly authentic self.  Surrounded by the magical plants and energies of the rainforest, we work within the powerful Noya Rao lineage of the Shipibo tradition of plant spirit healing to create a nurturing, supportive, and Divinely-guided retreat experience that will transform your life and renew your spirit!



  • Six Ayahuasca Ceremonies within the Noya Rao lineage of the Shipibo tradition of plant spirit healing

  • Indigenous Shipibo Curandero and Vegetalista 

  • Private Diagnostic Consultation with the Curanderos and Assistant Healers

  • General Plant Medicine Treatments for mind, body, spirit and emotional full reset and revitalization

  • Personalized Plant Medicine Treatments for individual physical, mental, and emotional conditions and ailments

  • 12-nights Jungle accommodations Chamisal Healing & Retreat Center in the Allpahuayo-Mishana National Reserve

  • 2-nights Hotel & accommodations in Iquitos

  • Pre-retreat Meditation audio recording shared via email link

  • Pre-retreat Health & Wellness Screening questionnaire upon booking application to ensure your safety

  • Pre-retreat Private Counseling session provided online via video-call (1 month before start of retreat)

  • Pre-retreat Travel Orientation online group session with fellow retreat participants, includes Q&A

  • Retreat Preparation + Ayahuasca Diet Written Guidelines to assist with personal preparation leading up to retreat

  • Airport Pick-up and transport to hotel in Iquitos

  • 2 meals in Iquitos including pre-retreat Sunday night dinner and post-retreat Saturday night dinner 

  • Bus and Boat Transportation along the majestic Nanay River, to and from our jungle retreat center

  • All meals during retreat including 3 meals/day on non-ceremony days and 2 meals/day on ceremony days

  • Personal Laundry Services provided 3 times during retreat

  • Sharing & Integration Circles to support the navigation of personal and group processes

  • Yoga and/or QiGong to assist in opening mind, body, and spirit and for integrating experiences

  • Guided Meditations to prepare for ceremony and assist with deeper emotional processing on retreat

  • Energy Healing Bodywork and other Additional Therapies provided by our adept Curanderos and Assistant Healers as needed

  • Daily access to Healing Assistants for guidance and trauma-informed counseling

  • Curanderos available for deeper questions and guidance as required

  • Trained Nurse (Emilio) onsite with full jungle first aid kits, equipment, first-aid trained staff, and stringent safety protocols and procedures

  • Medicinal Plant Walk in the nearby jungle of the Allpahuayo-Mishana National Reserve

  • Guided Fishing Trip along the nearby Nanay River in the Allpahuayo-Mishana National Reserve

  • Workshops and Talks about the Shipibo tradition of plant spirit healing and personal growth/empowerment tools

  • English translation of entire retreat program

  • A personal USB stick containing retreat photos, audio recordings of talks, and audio recordings of ceremonies

  • Post-retreat Private Counseling session provided online via video-call (within 1 month after end of retreat)

  • Post-retreat Sharing & Integration online group session with fellow retreat participants, includes Q&A

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In the Noya Rao lineage of Shipibo Curanderismo

Our 6 Ayahuasca Healing Ceremonies are deep healing ceremonies led by Noya Rao, our indigenous Healers, Curanderos, and Assistant Healers. The healing that occurs in our Shipibo Ayahuasca Healing Ceremonies is profound and life-transformative. Our whole team of healers are dedicated to your healing and guiding you safely through your own personal processes.


The Shipibo tradition of curanderismo, a.k.a. plant spirit healing, spans thousands of years, and the Shipibo people are considered by many to be the masters of ayahuasca and plant spirit healing. In our retreats you will experience and benefit from thousands of years of sacred wisdom and knowledge that has been passed down from generation to generation. The many medicinal plants within Shipibo curanderismo, a.k.a. the "Plant Doctors", teach each of us and share ways of healing that have been long forgotten in Western paradigms of medicine. It can be like having 20 years of psychotherapy or 20 years of meditation practice in a single ceremony!


The light of Noya Rao, a magnificently bioluminescent tree that grows in the Peruvian jungles, is at the heart of our particular lineage, and the spirit of this tree brings unconditional love, guidance, and wisdom throughout every healing ceremony.


Ayahuasca ceremonies can be challenging which is why we have healers who are well-trained, trauma-informed, and experienced to deal with any scenario that may arise. You can rest assured that you are in good hands with our team of integrative Healers, who are practiced in guiding you safely through your journey. We will be fully briefing you on ayahuasca ceremony itself before the retreat begins, and you will also receive an online Pre-retreat Counseling Session via Skype-call to ensure that you are fully prepared and informed to safely undertake your healing journey with us.

Our team of Healers are available at all times before, during, and after each ayahuasca ceremony to help you through whatever experiences may arise for you. We are also available 24/7 onsite to process or discuss and assist you in any way that is necessary. In addition to ayahuasca ceremonies, we have a full program of additional medicinal plant treatments and alternative healing modalities to provide a holistic and comprehensive healing program for your highest healing and purpose.

Chamisal - Ayahuasca Center In the Amazo




Our Chamisal Healing & Retreat Center is situated in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon in the Allpahuayo-Mishana National Reserve. We are grateful and consider ourselves fortunate to have made a beautiful life-long connection with this friendly and secluded village deep within the jungle, known as the Mishana Community. The locals are our dear friends and family, and we have been lovingly accepted by them as members of their community. 

Our retreat center is just a 5-minute walk into the jungle from the Mishana Community, nestled in the jungle and surrounded by the sweet, serene sound of nature to gently serenade you to sleep each night. This peaceful, relaxing location is paramount to deep healing processes. You can easily walk down to the community to soak up the village vibes and enjoy the beautiful riverside panoramic views.

We live and work in harmony with our Mishana friends and family. We look forward to continuing to develop our symbiotic relationship and growing our hearts and souls together.  A portion of your retreat payment is donated to develop sustainability projects for the Mishana Community, preserve the Allpahuayo-Mishana National Reserve, and protect the Peruvian rainforest at large through our community projects & environmental outreach program. We invite you to come and experience this jungle paradise with us!

Chiric Sanango Pataquina Negra -Shipibo



"Our Ayahuasca Plant Spirit Healing Retreats are so much more than just Ayahuasca. They are complete, holistic treatment programs that help treat and heal physical, mental, emotional & spiritual conditions from their root causes."

- Michael Thornhill, Co-founder of Casa Galactica



  • Six Ayahuasca Ceremonies for personal mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional healing & transformation. 

  • One Sangre De Grado purgative and digestive system cleanse

  • Daily Bloodbrain remedy for improved nerve, memory, and brain functioning

  • Five Vapor Baths/Saunas for cleaning, cleansing, and detoxification of entire mind, body, spirit, and energetic field

  • One Abilla purgative and deep detoxification/purification cleanse, healing stomach conditions, addictive patterns & behaviours

  • One Chiric Sanango cleanse for the nervous system (and more as prescribed)

  • One Uchosanango cleanse for the nervous system, pain, rheumatism and arthritis (and more as prescribed)

  • One Chuchuhuasi remedy for bone and body strengthening (and more as prescribed)

  • Daily Tantirao + Maiz Morada remedy for increased self-love and trauma healing 

  • Two Mucura sinus cleanses for sinusitis and increased energy/vitality

  • Plant Poultices for physical injuries and pains

  • One Smoke Bath for cleaning and clearing stagnant energies

  • Two Nueva Vida Baths for increased energy, strength, and vitality

  • Two Love Baths for increased self-love, spiritual radiance, and abundance

  • Additional Plant Medicine treatments are provided as recommended by the Curanderos

For a more in-depth overview of the additional plant medicine treatments which are offered, and how they can assist you, please click the button below..

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In addition to our Retreat Treatments For All, you will receive a comprehensive and personalized plan tailor-made to your exact needs and conditions.


Your Personalized Plant Medicine Treatment Plan begins before you even arrive at the retreat, and it continues onward even after the retreat ends.  We are adept Curanderos, Healers, Intuitives, and Vegetalistas, and we draw upon our personal experience, inner wisdom, and higher guidance of the Spirits and Plant Doctors of Shipibo curanderismo to diagnose and treat your conditions with the utmost care, consideration, and love.  Matched with your positive attitude, your willingness to heal, and your openness to fully partake in our program, you will be amazed by the amount of healing that can be achieved in this 2-week space of time! The treatments offered can heal a variety of conditions that have been labelled untreatable or incurable by other medical practices.

Our plant medicines are able to heal conditions such as...


Diabetes, Cancer, HIV/AIDS Chrohn's Disease, Leaky Gut, Auto Immune Disease, Lyme Disease, Arthritis, Chronic Pain, Addiction, Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Psychological Conditions, Suicidal Ideation, Sexual Abuse, Physical Abuse, Ritual Abuse, and many other illnesses, traumas, and ailments. For more serious physical conditions, multiple retreats or extended stays may be necessary to complete a treatment plan. We are also able to offer some plant medicines to take home with you to continue treatment under our remote supervision (at additional cost). Please contact us to discuss any conditions ahead of time and how we may be able to assist you and your unique circumstances.

“Each participant who comes to our retreats has faced a unique set of life experiences and challenges which can result in a very personal patchwork of limiting beliefs, physical symptoms, and dysfunctional patterns. Accordingly, we treat each individual’s conditions with the utmost care, consideration,and love.”

– Jamie Csizmadia Thornhill, Co-founder of Casa Galactica



  • Pre-retreat Health & Wellness Screening questionnaire.  Within the online process of booking your retreat, you will complete a Pre-retreat Health & Wellness Screening questionnaire, in which you will submit all of the physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional conditions, illnesses, and diseases you are presently faced is with.  This questionnaire allows us to have a clearer picture of your individual health challenges and wellness needs. This also allows us to ensure your safety throughout all of our treatment programs.​

  • Pre-retreat Private Counseling Session via Skype-call with Curanderos and the Founders of Casa Galactica. One month before your retreat, we'll schedule an online Pre-retreat Private Counseling Session with you. During this session, we'll make an assessment of all conditions you wish to receive treatment for to ensure that we are able to obtain all of the plant medicines required for your treatment plan ahead of time. We will assist you in preparing for your retreat as well as discuss any medications which will need to be stopped prior to commencing our retreat for your safety.  We also gain a deeper understanding of the specific physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual conditions you are presently faced with, advising on how the retreat can benefit you and advising on how best to prepare for your healing journey ahead. As an additional safety precaution, this is another opportunity for us to become aware of any contraindicated or potentially dangerous conditions that could harm you or others around you on retreat. We will also answer any questions that have not been answered by our comprehensive online written guidelines and regulations. 

  • Private Diagnostic Consultation during retreat with Curanderos and Assistant Healers. During this consultation, we will provide you with all of the details of, and begin, your Personalised Plant Medicine Treatment Plan, plus discuss any other issues which are diagnosed during the first ayahuasca ceremony. This consultation also provides you with an opportunity to directly ask questions to, and receive answers from, the Curanderos and Assistant Healers.                            ​​

  • Six Ayahuasca Ceremonies in the Noya Rao lineage of the Shipibo curanderismo with our Curanderos and Assistant Healers. These ceremonies allow for profound and life-changing healings to occur on a very personal level. Our dedicated team of six Healers work in service for healing of the highest good and to ensure your safety throughout the entire ayahuasca ceremony experience.​

  • Personalized Plant Medicine Treatments administered to you during retreat.  You will receive a Personalized Plant Medicine Treatment Plan to address your unique physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual conditions. 

  • Post-retreat Private Counseling & Integration Session via Skype-call with Curanderos and the Founders of Casa Galactica.  During this session, we will follow-up with you and assist you with integration of your retreat experience. We are adept channels and mediums, capable of seeing the larger context and sharing higher guidance with you to continue your healing processes that were activated on retreat.​​​​​




Our team of Healers are first aid trained, and we have put in place stringent and effective safety protocols that are strictly adhered to throughout our retreats. We also have a thorough health and wellness screening process to ensure the safety of all participants.


Your safety is of the highest priority here at Casa Galactica.

Our Vegetalista is also a trained nurse and healthcare professional. He has worked in hospitals in Lima, in the emergency room and trauma recovery units. He is available on site throughout our retreats in case anyone should require immediate healthcare attention.

Our team of Healers are trained and equipped to look after all eventualities that may occur during retreat. We look after you with the utmost care, as your well-being is our top priority.

We also have plans and procedures in place for quick transportation and evacuation to a local hospital in Iquitos, in the very unlikely event of a more serious incident.


Trauma-informed facilitation, non-discrimination, and a strict Code of Conduct & Ethics are at the heart of our work at Casa Galactica. We ensure that you will experience a safe, trusting, loving environment that has been carefully curated to nurture and support your dive deep into your own personal healing processes.




Noya Rao is a magical tree of light and unconditional love whose leaves physically glow at night! The bioluminescence of her leaves is representative of the loving frequency of light and the healing power that she holds within. During our retreats, you are held in the loving care of this enlightened being, whose sole purpose is to help you heal and grow in the light and truth of your infinite self. Noya Rao is like no other tree within Shipibo curanderismo. She is of pure light and uses this frequency to shine her infinite love into our hearts to help us learn, love, heal and grow in harmony with each other and mother earth. She is the primary teacher, or Maestra, of our Curanderos and Assistant Healers. Noya Rao's light and love emanate through all of our work and it's why our healing ceremonies are very different to many others that you may find within the tradition of ayahuasca. Our work is based within the Noya Rao lineage of Shipibo curanderismo.  Love, light, and truth is at the heart of this lineage, which opens doors to non-dualistic teachings and ways of being. We look forward to sharing the wonderful healing and magic of Noya Rao with you!

Ayahuasca Plant Spirit Healing Retreats


We provide a full, holistic program of additional therapies that help you connect to your own inner wisdom, work deeper with the plant medicines, and integrate the lessons and teachings you receive during retreat into every day life. The tools, techniques, and practices that we share empower you to make long-lasting changes within your entire being that continue after the retreat has finished. Our additional therapies have been specifically selected, with the help of our plant spirit friends, to complement and potentiate the healing powers of the plants.



  • Channeling

  • Meditation

  • Qi Gong and/or Yoga

  • Trauma-informed Counselling (one-on-one)

  • Energy Healing Bodywork

  • Sharing & Integration Circles

  • Talks & Workshops

  • Live Music & Original Songs

  • Jungle Hikes

  • Medicinal Plant Walk

  • Swimming in the River & Relaxing on the Beach

  • Fishing Trip (Optional)

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Our dedicated team of a local indigenous Shipibo Curandero, Shipibo Vegetalista, Medical Nurse, Assistant Healers and support staff are here in your service. We are here to guide you safely through your most profound healing journeys, sharing our wisdom, strength, unconditional love, compassion and support. We're also hear to be clear conduits for the highest healing energies of love and light to be channeled into your experience.

ayahuasca dieta restrictions guidelines




The Shipibo Curanderos of the Noya Rao lineage teach us that "Cleanliness is next to Godliness".  Their vison of cleanliness includes a clean body, clean mind, and clean spirit.  In the tradition of plant spirit healing, or curanderismo, we are working with the numerous medicinal plants of the Amazonian rainforest to assist you in cleaning your digestive tract, clearing your nervous system, cleansing your spiritual energy, and liberating your mind, just to name a few.  But the plants need your help and your personal commitment to "clean" yourself as much as possible in order to prepare your body, mind, and spirit for deep healing and sacred connection with the plants.


Most of our bodies are cluttered with all kinds of stimulating, sensational foods from our modern diets. These foods are filled with salt, sugar, oil, and caffeine. To prepare yourself to be more open to receive healing, guidance, and messages from the medicinal plants (including ayahuasca), first your body needs to be free from these toxins. 


To help you make the most of your retreat experience, we've custom-designed a strict Ayahuasca Retreat Healing Diet menu which includes the following restrictions:

  • No Salt

  • No Oil

  • No Dairy

  • No Sugar

  • No Sex

  • No Caffeine

  • No Alcohol

But just because we are following a strict Ayahuasca Retreat Healing Diet, it does not mean that the meals are not wonderfully tasty and nutritious. As a matter of fact, we provide three fantastic vegan meals per day on non-ceremony days (two meals on ceremony days) that consist of a combination of the following foods:

  • Beans

  • Lentils

  • Chickpeas

  • Rice

  • Quinoa

  • Vegetables

  • Salad

  • Fish (3 days per retreat, optional)

  • Eggs (optional)

  • Oatmeal

  • Fruit

  • Fresh Juice

  • Teas

In between meals fresh fruit, juices and teas area always available, as well as a limitless supply of fresh drinking water. Our amazing cooks from the local Mishana community have years of experience making the Ayahuasca Healing Diet taste fantastic. You will be amazed with the delicious meals they create, with love that you can taste!

Prior to booking you will need to read more about our Ayahuasca Retreat Healing Diet, why it is important, and the necessary preparations for your body, mind, and spirit. Please also read our Medical Guidelines to be aware of the numerous medical and pharmaceutical contraindications with drinking ayahuasca.

Urias Shipibo Curandero blowing Mapacho

Here you can view an example itinerary of what you can expect our program to look like on our 2-week Ayahuasca Plant Spirit Healing Retreats. We include all of these activities within our programs, yet the order can sometimes vary slightly from group to group. The plants are the real Maestras and Maestros, and they direct our program from day to day, depending on what is for the highest healing and purpose for each group! Below is an accurate overview of what you can expect on your healing journey with us.

You will also have your Personalized Plant Medicine Treatments and additional therapies scheduled into the program as required.

Additional therapies, workshops, and talks may vary depending upon which Assistant Healers are working with us on a given retreat. Feel free to ask us more about which specific additional therapies will be offered prior to booking.


Here are some excerpts from testimonials that we have gathered from our work.

You can click the button below to read these and more testimonials in full.

"A powerful experience, with a lot of love, light, and humility. The medicine was strong but very loving, the space created was comforting & safe, allowing to delve in whatever needed to arrive. They do care profoundly for every person reaching out to them, and I recommend working with them without any hesitation."