Ayahuasca is safe when approached responsibly. The information provided below serves as a comprehensive guide, but it's crucial to engage in conversations with Yogahuasca prior to the retreats commencing for specific cases. This compilation is not intended to be exhaustive; instead, it offers essential recommendations to ensure your safety.
Medications that can interact negatively with ayahuasca:
- Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOIs): These should be avoided due to potential interactions.
- Central Nervous System (CNS) Depressants (including sleeping pills): Their combination with ayahuasca can lead to adverse effects.
- Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs): These may interact unfavorably with ayahuasca.
- Anti-hypertensives (blood pressure medications): Caution is advised to prevent complications.
- Other Anti-Depressants: Interaction risks with ayahuasca may exist.
- Antibiotics: Potential interactions should be evaluated.
- Any psychedelic drugs
Certain medications should be discontinued before engaging with ayahuasca:
- Decongestants, cold medications, allergy medications, antihistamines: Ceasing these is recommended.
- Sedatives, tranquilizers: Discontinue to avoid potential interactions.
- Amphetamines (including Adderall): These should not be taken in conjunction with ayahuasca.
- Hypertensive medications: Some may need to be stopped temporarily.
- Sympathomimetic amines (including pseudoephedrine and ephedrine): These can interact unfavorably with ayahuasca.
- Carbamazepine, methylphenidate (Ritalin), macromerine, phenelamine, tyrosine, tryptophan, asarone/calamus, some asthma inhalers, diet pills: Caution is advised, and cessation might be necessary.
If you are dealing with any of the subsequent psychological conditions, it's essential to confer with the Yogahuasca staff before the retreat begins:
- Borderline disorders
- Bipolar disorders
- Family history of mental health problems
Moreover, it's crucial to inform staff about any physiological conditions:
- Chronic high blood pressure
- Heart conditions
For further information, please get in touch with us. Your safety and well-being are our utmost priorities.
We have doctors for two reasons. First and foremost, we want each guest to have medical support for general health issues; falls, cuts, colds, touches of flu, etc. Further, we have licensed medical doctors available to assist guests if needed. All of this is for the sole benefit of our guests.
The Sacha Wasi Jungle Medicine Clinic provides holistic treatments and plant medicine therapies. We have the ability to handle medical and health-related issues for our guests, with medical services offered by licensed healthcare practitioners.
Sunscreen, hats, bathing suits, t-shirts, shorts, raincoat. Our dress code is casual.
– For the plant medicine ceremonies: Wear loose, light colored clothing. It’s important to be comfortable.
– Natural, DDT Free Mosquito repellent. We recommend All Terrain Herbal Armor DEET-Free Natural Insect Repellent.
– Soap and shampoo are not available in your room. You will need to bring your own personal care products.
– Strongly consider bringing a journal along with you. Start your entries a few days prior to your visit, perhaps expressing what you would like to achieve during the retreat as well as to record your dreams. In sum, what is your intention for this trip?
At Yogahuasca retreat, you won't find any cell signal amidst the jungle tranquility. Our link to the outside world hinges entirely on the Internet. For staying connected, we recommend having Whatsapp downloaded. Feel free to use any other apps to keep in touch with your loved ones too! We don't charge for Internet access during your stay. Please keep in mind that occasionally, due to bad weather, there might be brief moments of no internet connection.
We recommend having some cash on hand during your visit, especially if you plan to take advantage of various services, shop at the gift store, arrange exciting excursions, or express your appreciation to the staff through tipping. Both US Dollars and Credit Cards are welcomed forms of payment at our retreats, ensuring you have convenient options for transactions throughout your stay.
At Yogahuasca Retreats, we want to create a safe and respectful environment for all our guests, as well as honor the cultural practices of the indigenous community. Therefore, we have implemented the following alcohol policy:
Alcohol Availability: Alcohol, including some forms of indigenous alcohol, is available on site. However, we do not encourage guests to consume alcohol during their stay, except for the drinks offered by the tribe during the retreat, such as Chicha (fermented yucca). Please note that the indigenous community uses various forms of alcohol for their own personal/medicinal use.
Plant Medicine Ceremonies: Guests who are participating in plant medicine ceremonies will not be allowed to participate in the ceremonies for the three days following any consumption of alcohol. This is to ensure the safety and effectiveness of the plant medicine experience, as alcohol can interact with the plant medicine in undesirable ways.
Intoxication: Any guest who is noticeably intoxicated will be evaluated by the Yogahuasca staff and may be subject to immediate discharge without a refund. We have a zero-tolerance policy for alcohol use while participating in plant medicine ceremonies, as it can compromise the safety and integrity of the retreat experience. We appreciate your cooperation in adhering to our alcohol policy during your stay at Yogahusaca retreat.
We prioritize the well-being and respect for the indigenous community, as well as the safety and effectiveness of the plant medicine ceremonies. Thank you for your understanding.
Check-in time is 3:00 PM and check-out is 11:00 AM.
Any guest arriving at the retreat after 6:00 PM will be missing site orientation. In order to prevent any interruption in your “Day One” program schedule, please arrive by 3:00 PM if possible.
Children under the age of 18 years old are always welcome and are allowed to spend the night at Sacha Wasi providing they have parental supervision.
Ecuador's outlets are like those in North America.: two flat, parallel prongs, aka a type A. If you are coming from another country, you will probably need an adapter which has the "A" type plug with a receptacle that fits the plug of your device.
We offer laundry service to guests at $10 per basket.