Why Yogahuasca?

A Yogahuasca retreat is an excellent option for individuals at any stage of healing and with all body types, as it promotes gentle self-care and well-being. Combining the transformative power of Ayahuasca with the spiritual practice of yoga, a Yogahuasca retreat provides a more holistic and integrated experience than an Ayahuasca retreat alone.

Integration of Yoga into your Ayahuasca journey

Mindful Movement serves as a foundational pillar in the exploration of plant medicine and its integration into daily life. Our classes and workshops are expertly guided by experienced and compassionate instructors. These sessions take place in a group setting, fostering a secure environment where participants can attune themselves to their bodies and form connections with others who share similar journeys. During our retreats, we provide a safe haven for sharing and assimilating the insights and wisdom acquired from both yoga and ayahuasca practices.

Regardless of whether you’re an absolute beginner or a seasoned yoga instructor, our Yoga Classes cater to all levels. We offer a wide range of modifications tailored to accommodate various injuries and body types. Our certified Yoga Alliance instructors bring a hands-on approach and personalized guidance to your mat, ensuring a fulfilling practice. The teachings of yoga amplify your awareness of bodily and mental changes, enriching your engagement with plant medicine’s potential for transformation. This heightened consciousness of individual needs empowers you to harness the full benefits of ceremonial experiences.

Engaging with Yoga and Meditation exposes you to their profound effects on physical and psychological well-being. These practices offer relief from conditions such as depression, burnout, and post-traumatic stress disorders, establishing a beneficial foundation before engaging in ceremonies. As you delve into our offerings, you’ll also acquire valuable breathwork and pranayama techniques to serve as anchors both before and during ceremonies, extending beyond the mat.

Meditations beyond silence

Embark on a profound exploration of meditation and unlock the transformative potential that lies within you. Whether you’re a seasoned practitioner or a curious newcomer, our guided meditation sessions will illuminate your path, unveiling a vital question: 

What do I truly need in this moment?

If the art of sitting in stillness eludes you at this juncture, you can discover serenity through dynamic meditation, forge a profound connection with your emotions through Zen Dance, experience the whirlwind of Sufi inspiration, or attune to your physical sensations via walking meditations. You will lern meditations as emotional support that lead you deep into your inner self and refine your body awareness.
Our yoga and meditation classes include visualizations or open movement exercises as well as input from yoga philosophy, such as the Bhagavad Ghita or the chakra system.

All levels of experience are welcomed, from those taking their first steps to seasoned Yoga Instructors.

What are the components of a Yogahuasca retreats?

  • Preparation: Typically, a Yogahuasca retreat includes a preparation period that may consist of specific dietary guidelines, meditation practices, and yoga sessions. These activities are designed to help participants prepare both their mind and body for the Ayahuasca experience. By engaging in this preparatory phase, individuals may have a more profound and transformative experience during the retreat.
  • Integration: Following the Ayahuasca ceremony, the integration process is essential to assist participants in comprehending and processing their experience. We respect the individual needs and readiness of participants and encourage them to share when they feel comfortable. Yoga can aid in this process by offering a physical and emotional outlet to process and integrate the insights gained from the Ayahuasca experience. 
  • Physical Benefits: Participating in yoga during a Yogahuasca retreat can provide a wide range of physical benefits such as improved flexibility, strength, and balance. It’s important to note that participants are not expected to be experienced yogis or exceptionally flexible. All levels of experience and body shapes are welcome, and the retreat facilitators are there to provide support and guidance throughout the practice. Engaging in yoga can complement the Ayahuasca experience by enabling participants to feel more comfortable during the ceremony and better able to process the insights gained. By incorporating yoga into their practice, individuals can continue to experience the benefits of this ancient practice long after the retreat has concluded. 
  • Emotional Support: Yoga can provide a safe and nurturing space for participants to release any emotions that may surface during the Ayahuasca ceremony. The mindful movement and breathwork can facilitate emotional healing and help individuals connect with their innermost selves. Furthermore, the group setting of a Yogahuasca retreat offers a supportive community for participants to connect with others who are going through similar experiences. Participants have the opportunity to share their experiences and insights in a safe and non-judgmental environment, which can foster a sense of belonging and emotional support. The combined practices of yoga and ayahuasca create a safe and supportive space for individuals to explore their inner selves, process emotions, and gain insight into their lives.

Which Yoga-Style suits you best?

We offer a diverse range of Yoga Classes designed to cater to various traditions and individual needs:

Ashtanga Vinyasa: This dynamic style of yoga focuses on continuous flowing movements synchronized with the breath, creating an invigorating practice. Following the tradition of this yoga system, our classes feature fluid sequences tailored to individual requirements and abilities. Incorporating a variety of postures, the emphasis is on harmonizing breath and movement to generate warmth and vitality within the body. This class is adaptable for people of all ages and fitness levels.

Gentle Yoga: Experience the serenity of Slow Hatha Yoga, characterized by gentle stretches held for several breaths. With a strong emphasis on alignment and breathing techniques, this practice invites you to cultivate a deep connection between your body and mind. Deliberate and diverse movements enable the thorough stretching and strengthening of even the deepest muscles. Ideal for beginners, seniors, or anyone seeking a soothing and restorative yoga style.

Yin Yoga: Immerse yourself in gentle, meditative relaxation that reaches profound depths. Through extended pose holds (approximately 3-5 minutes), the focus is on releasing tension within the deeper connective tissues. This approach allows your body to gracefully sink into the layers of deep fascia. Yin yoga brings about relaxation, increased flexibility, and stress relief, offering holistic enhancement of both physical and mental well-being.

Ayurvedic Yoga: Our Ayurvedic Yoga classes encompass a personalized Ayurvedic consultation. This involves determining your unique Ayurvedic constitution (Dosha), facilitating tailored movement, meditation, and yoga practices. Drawing from traditional teachings, we uncover your behavioral patterns related to eating habits, activities, and individual rhythms. By providing fitting strategies for your daily life, we support you in alignment with your specific needs and preferences.

Therapeutic Yoga: For individuals dealing with physical or mental limitations, our Therapeutic Yoga sessions offer customized modifications and exercises. These adaptations are designed to suit your level and capabilities. Whether addressing psychological stress or challenges like burnout, you’ll acquire yoga flows, breathing exercises, and meditations that seamlessly integrate into your routine. Regardless of your current fitness level, we collaborate to identify optimal pacing and movement sequences tailored to you.

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