Shamanic Retreats and Pilgrimages in Per
dedicated to holistic healing and higher consciousness
From the rainforests of the Amazon to the central Andes of Perú
expertly facilitated by
Choque Chinchay Journeys
facilities and services licensed in Perú
Ayahuasca SpiritQuest is a holistic healing and personal growth experiential retreat
which introduces you to the unique natural environment, healing practices,
cultures, and people of the Peruvian Amazon within a safe, sensitive, intellectual
and spiritual framework.
SpiritQuest immerses you in the authentic grassroots shamanic culture of the western
Amazon, enabling a deeper understanding of self and the unique plant healing
practices for which the Amazon is renowned.
Our perspectives on life, death, nature, cosmos, plants, animals, people, culture,
medicine, healing, the spirit world, and their intrinsic interrelationship
will be enriched and expanded by the knowledge, wisdom, and sage practices
we share with those who join our healing circle.
Enrollment is open to anyone in the world with sincere and positive intentions for
their life, an open heart, an open mind,
and a willingness to challenge one’s paradygms and engage alternative perspectives.
Everyone is welcome to our circle regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, race, nationality,
religion (or not), or sexual preference.
The direct channel to the Source is for everyone who wishes to open it.
We are in service to those who hear such a calling and wish to answer.
Our retreat group size is usually between 6 to 12 participants. Applicants
are screened by written questionnaire for safety considerations, fitness,
attitude, and intention.
Enrollment is selective to assure positive group dynamic and shared motives of holistic
healing and personal growth. Our work is not intended for casual
tourists or curiosity-seekers.
Our personal style and smaller group size allows ample attention to individual
You do not have to be part of a group in order to participate. Most people
attend by themselves or with a companion.
We’ll provide detailed guidance for your travel planning and retreat preparations
to make it as easy as possible to join us at SpiritQuest
Shamanic Sanctuary .
SpiritQuest shamanic healing and consciousness retreats are centered in the ancient
Amazonian-Andean principles of Reciprocity, Unity, and Creativity …
A global cofraternity of kindred spirits emerges from every SpiritQuest retreat
the Whole is always greater than the sum of the parts.
<span”>Your personal safety is our highest priority. SpiritQuest
Sanctuary facilities are licensed and inspected by the Peruvian Ministry
of Tourism and Commerce for lodging and civil defense safety standards,
by the Peruvian Ministry of Health for sanitary food services, and by the
Peruvian Coast Guard for boat safety certification.
We exercise the utmost care and discretion in all our activities to insure
the safety of our constituents.
The intention of our work is to be a dynamic positive influence in the collective
healing of all humanity and Pacha Mama, our Mother Earth. It’s all
about healing, transformation and unification. One human spirit at a time.
Ayahuasca SpiritQuest Listening to the Plants healing retreats are distinguished
1. Mature, professional and warm family-style atmosphere
2. Deep knowledge and decades of experience in the principles and practice
of the shamanic healing arts (curanderismo) of Perú
3. Impeccable integrity and ethical standards
4. Responsible attention to your personal safety and well-being at all times
5. Sincere commitment to holistic healing and transformation of consciousness
as the sole focus of our work.
We have conducted sacred plant healing and initiation retreats in Peru since
1995. Our two elder maestros represent over 90 years’ combined experience
in the archaic shamanic healing arts.
Our focus and motive is to facilitate deep holistic healing, powerful spiritual
realization, dynamic personal empowerment, and enduring positive life transformation.
We are genuine masters of the sacred medicines and our invitation is to
those experiencing a calling to it.
All this doesn’t come automatically just by drinking Ayahuasca. There’s deep
soul work involved, and you have to do your part to receive the fullest
blessings of this medicine.
Serious work with Ayahuasca requires a work ethic. It is not easy.
In fact, for most it is the most challenging thing they’ve every done.
It is a succinct distllation of the human experience … ALL OF IT …
collective and personal … the agony and ecstacy and everything in between.
The rewards and blessings for those who stay the course and pass the personal
tests are enormous indeed.
One must bring to it sincere focus and intention, commitment, perseverence,
concentration, will, courage, faith, and love and compassion for oneself
and others. One should understand that the medicine will not resolve your
issues and needs solely by itself. Instead it teaches us how to take charge
of our own lives with the help of omnipresent spiritual consciousness within
and all around us.
Experienced and trusted guidance, compassionate support, and ethical insightful counsel
is a tremendous asset in moving through the challenging phases of this
work. Trust and security are also essential elements which contribute to
quick immersion in this delicate holistic work.
Genuine sacred plant shamanism is a spiritually-centered personal growth process
in which the medicines and maestros teach us how to make and sustain the
deep spiritual connections ourselves. Any time we want. The methods and
technology we use are very old, proven over millennia. and they produce
predictably positive results.
We administer genuine archaic Peruvian shamanism in its noblest traditions
purely focused on holistic healing, transformation, and unification.
Our shamanic faculty manifests over 80 years combined experience in diligent
practice of the shamanic healing arts. We have safely and masterfully conducted
sacred plant initiations and advanced holistic shamanic healing work here
in Perú for many hundreds of people since 1995. We are “maestros
ancianos” and not new to the art and technology of shamanism.
The Ayahuasca SpiritQuest provides seriously motivated individuals the opportunity
to WORK with the medicine under the guidance and tutelage of seasoned practitioners
in a SAFE, FOCUSED, and properly structured traditional way. At SpiritQuest
Sanctuary you will work directly with the maestros and not apprentices.
We provide guidance, compassionate support and wizened counsel every
step of the way.
The maestros know that with Ayahuasca, it’s not all in the cup.
Our work is not “New Age” shamanism. We are instead “Archaic Age” and are not
“inventing” anything. Instead we bring forward ancient shamanic knowledge
and technology refined thousands of years ago into this day and time when
it is needed more than ever before in the history of humanity.
Our work is good old-fashioned core traditional healing shamanism conducted
at the highest level of the art. Our work is not merely “experience-oriented.”
All the medicine is not in the experiences alone. Instead, in the true
spirit of shamanism, our work is primarily results-oriented.
We genuinely CARE whether you realize your personal intentions and goals for
this work. We are DEDICATED to helping you achieve that which you
seek, and we will WORK with you to those ends. We are servants to the medicine
and to those who seek it’s healing and enlightening power.
Contrary to contemporary misconception, Ayahuasca is NOT a drug and this is evident
for many reasons. It is a true holistic medicine and that is the sole context
in which we work. Work with Ayahuasca can at times be very difficult and
challenging. This shifts as one is harmonized, cleansed, healed, and transformed.
A new life awaits those who stay the course, and it’s where you wind up
from this work that really matters most. We know where this can go if done
properly, and we’ll help you get there.
For the benefit of all, applicants for our retreats and pilgrimages are carefully
screened for health safety factors, fitness, attitude, and intention.
We reserve the right to decline any application without prejudice if we
feel we are not a good match or if you have health or medication issues
which might jeopardize your safety. Your safety and personal welfare is
our highest responsibility. We wish to optimize this work for those attending
and an important aspect of that process is good group synergy. Therefore
we are selective (but not elitist) in whom we accept for our works. No
one is excluded from participation in our work because of their gender,
ethnicity, race, nationality, sexual preference, or health status (providing
it does not present a risk to the participant).
Acceptance for participation in our shamanic works is not guaranteed until applications
have been approved. Our workshops are intensive and one must be well prepared
with honest intentions to realize the fullest possible benefits.
Retreat activities and programs are conducted in accordance with the laws and statutes
of the jurisdictions in which they occur.
We hold in great esteem the traditional vegetalista curanderos (native plant
healers) of the Peruvian Amazon, their vast knowledge of medicinal plants
and spirit plant healing, and their profoundly-rooted shamanic spiritual
beliefs. We expect the same respectful attitude of our fellow travelers.
Our work is fully participatory and totally immersive. Be prepared for
something really personal and really special!
Don’t mistake our work with the phenomenon of “ayahuasca tourism”,
a popular trend we find demeaning to the traditional shamanic healing arts.
We are genuine dedicated shamanic teachers and healers, not tourism
operators or well-intentioned newcomers.
We’ve conducted safe, seriously focused and responsibly facilitated Ayahuasca
SpiritQuest and Huachuma Mesada Initiation
retreats and pilgrimages in Perú since 1995. Our experience, knowledge,
skill, and integrity in the shamanic arts is unexcelled.
Ayahuasca and Huachuma SpiritQuest retreats and pilgrimages are the best and safest
to experience authentic Peruvian sacred plant shamanism at its roots.
References are available on request.
Join us in a deeply healing and life-changing
Ayahuasca SpiritQuest in the verdant splendor of the Peruvian Amazon
Ayahuasca SpiritQuest Experience
|E-mail us for registration cost and application materials for Choque Chinchay
retreats and pilgrimages. You can contact us by telephone in Iquitos, Peru
at (011-51-065) 22-3595 or by Skype to otorongo145 for conversation. We
look forward to hearing from you.