Don't trip alone!

5-MeO-DMT is by far the strongest Entheogen known to man. It is important to know that consuming this compound by yourself can be extremely dangerous. Firstly, it is known that during the experience people can stop breathing without noticing it. And secondly, if vomiting takes place, you must be rolled over on your left side, to prevent choking while laying on your back. It is, therefore, fundamental to have someone watching over you.

Don't trip alone!

5-MeO-DMT is by far the strongest Entheogen known to man. It is important to know that consuming this compound by yourself can be extremely dangerous. Firstly, it is known that during the experience people can stop breathing without noticing it. And secondly, if vomiting takes place, you must be rolled over on your left side, to prevent choking while laying on your back. It is, therefore, fundamental to have someone watching over you.

Kumankaya Healing Center

Practitioner

Retreat center

Venue

Felipe Carrillo Puerto

Location

Mexico

Price from

$160.00

Type of practice

Bufo/5-MeOAyahuasca

Medicine source

Sustainably harvested

Introduction

Kumankaya strives to be a unique retreat center, offering sacred medicine ceremonies and personalized healing options. People can choose to attend a specialized retreat, stay for extended healing, delve deeper into an apprenticeship, or create an intimate experience of their own. Our retreat options span to include intensive plant medicine, Bufo alvarius, holistic practices as well as integration activities. Kumankaya is in the heart of the Mayan jungle, located an hour south of Tulum and an hour north of the Belize border in the small pueblo of Felipe Carrillo Puerto, the Mayan cultural capital of the Yucatan. Thus, we are surrounded by some of the most precious natural and historical resources on the planet. For us, healing isn’t just about self-discovery, it is also about reconnecting to nature and the world. We not only provide holistic healings but also offer opportunities to visit sacred destinations because all of nature and exposure to one of the most advanced civilizations in antiquity promote the perfect healing experience for individuals.

Remi

Remi was born in Southern France. He has a Ph.D. in Philosophy and a Master's in theology and sacred musicology. For more than 15 years, Remi has been living as a monk in an Orthodox monastery. Recognizing the limitations of offering spiritual healing through the church, Remi began practicing plant medicine. He has been working with sacred medicines for a decade now. He and his wife founded Kumankaya in June 2018.

Ashley

Ashley was born in the United States. In Illinois, she was a professor of English / literature, studying specifically how figurative language is used to express trauma. Ashley has been a practitioner of yoga and meditation for 5 years now and has been working with plant medicine for the same amount of time as well. Recently, Ashley became a yoga instructor certified.

Set and Setting

From the very beginning, our primary goal was to create a safe, sacred space for deep healing. We are conscious of the fact that set and setting determine the level of healing that can take place. The maloka, where all sacred healings take place, is a space consecrated to this purpose. We always have practitioners and facilitators on hand ensuring the care of guests. We keep ceremonies small so we can tune into each experience and need. We know that for deep healing to take place, people need to feel safe and well taken care of. Besides, we also understand that healing is a process, and people need to be prepared for the process to maximize the experience. Whether with Ayahuasca or Bufo Alvarius healings, 2 weeks before coming to Kumankaya, we begin guiding everyone through a preparation diet and shaping an intention. While here, there are continued discussions about how to understand and integrate insights. And after the stay, we follow up to support individuals integrating back home. Daily practices are also offered so people leave here with a strategy for positive change. Another unique aspect of our practice is sacred medicines are given upon personal diagnosis. Individuals must undergo a thorough screening process before participating in Ayahuasca or Bufo alvarius medicines. Additionally, Bufo alvarius is only recommended in special circumstances, and we will only offer it if it is decided another medicine/ another approach will facilitate one’s healing and growth.

About the Session

Regularly, we offer specialized retreats, focusing on Ayahuasca healings and Master Plant diets. All of our retreats are two weeks in length, which entail roughly 6 Ayahuasca ceremonies and additional plant medicine. However, individuals are invited to stay longer. Though we offer specialized retreats, Kumankaya is open continuously until February 2021. The retreat experience will include all meals, accommodations, daily activities, private intention meetings, after-ceremony group sharing, private / group integration discussions, and follow-up integration support. Our specialized retreats usually have a guiding theme. For example, a very specific retreat we offer several times a year is a “Soul Recovery and Destiny Retrieval Retreat.” This entails an elaborate process: According to the Shipibo tradition, from which we are trained, when an individual is born, they are given a vital life path, they contain the energetic potentiality to live to the fullest, and when fully accomplished allows the person live their best selves. However, when a person has incurred trauma, parts of the soul take off to hide from the pain. Therefore, this retreat is marked by three crucial steps: 1). to clean the body, emotions, mind, and memory of the trauma; 2). recall all the fragments of the soul, which were lost along the way and 3). reconnect the whole person back to his/her path of life. For us, this is a very unique and precious process and one we are very honored to be apart of. After undergoing the process, a person will feel more complete, have greater access to their emotions and memories, feel revitalized, and have access to more energy and creativity. Other specialized retreats offered focus on master plant diets, emotional healing, medicinal writing, and so forth.

  • Guidance on retreat preparation
  • Personal intention meeting
  • Group sharing
  • Integration discussions
  • Daily optional yoga, meditation, and breathwork
  • Daily vegan meals
  • Sacred medicine specific meals
  • Guidance on how to take public transportation to and from Cancun International Airport

  • Free transportation to and from Cancun International Airport

Facilities

Capacity

Maximum 8 participants

Menu types

Ayahuasca dietVegetarianGluten-free

Common areas

Outdoor kitchenFireplaceMalokaLibraryLoungeTerraceHammocks areaHiking trailsGardens

Lodging options

Private room with private bathroomPrivate room with shared bathroom

Yoga shala

Available (free to use)

Services

Daily meals

3 meals provided

Included

Limited WiFi accessMultilingual staffRoom cleaning

Additional services

Laundry service

Airport services

Airport pick-up available (extra cost)Airport drop-off available (extra cost)

Extra activities

Yoga lessonsMeditationBreathworkChakradanceMassageReiki

Additional ceremonies

Rapé

Instruction language

EnglishSpanishFrench

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I needed this place and these people more than I knew. This wasn't my first retreat but it was my first time to recognize and work through a block - or emotional and spiritual blockage. I was there for a month and I think I had just enough time to work my way back to being able to have more uplifting and visual experiences in ceremony again.

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To tell you the truth, I’m an old traveler. Been to hell and back with the scars and wounds to prove it. I needed a place to heal and to howl. I needed friends and guides who could understand, accept, and even appreciate my particular challenges. I found that at Kumankaya. It’s a rare jewel, not meant from the faint hearted, but open and receptive to the humble hearts that seek refuge in sanity.

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