What is Ayahuasca?

What is Ayahuasca? Ayahuasca is a combination of two primary ingredients: the Banisteriopsis caapi vine and the leaves of the DMT schrub either chagro “Diplopterys cabrerana” or chacruna¬† “Psychotria viridis”. The unique blend of plants gives Ayahuasca its characteristic properties. When consumed, individuals often report intense emotional, psychological, and sometimes spiritual experiences. It’s not merely […]

Who is Taita

Who is Taita? Understanding Colombian Ayahuasca Tradition If you’re exploring the world of ayahuasca, especially in Colombia, you might’ve come across the term ‘Taita“. Taita, in many indigenous Colombian cultures, is more than just a title. It’s a mark of deep respect, denoting a healer or a shaman, specifically one who conducts ayahuasca ceremonies. Another […]

How to prepare for an Ayahuasca retreat

How to prepare for an Ayahuasca Retreat: A Step-by-Step Guide Embarking on an Ayahuasca retreat is more than just a journey to a beautiful location; it’s a deep dive into the self, offering opportunities for profound insights and healing. However, like any transformative experience, the more you prepare, the more fulfilling and impactful your journey […]

Ayahuasca reading list

Ayahuasca Reading List: Essential Books to Prepare for Your first Retreat If you’re gearing up for an Ayahuasca retreat at LaWayra, or simply curious about this transformative South American brew, diving into some essential readings can enhance your understanding and make your experience all the more profound. I prepared a reading list for you and […]

How to set an Intention for Your Ayahuasca Ceremony

How to set an Intention for Your Ayahuasca Ceremony: A Practical Guide Setting a clear intention for an Ayahuasca ceremony is akin to charting a course for a journey. It provides direction and purpose, guiding you through the profound and often transformative realms of the Ayahuasca experience. But how do you go about setting an […]

Common Misconceptions about Ayahuasca Debunked

Common Misconceptions about Ayahuasca Debunked Ayahuasca, a traditional Amazonian brew, has gained significant attention over the years. As the Founder of LaWayra retreat near Medellin, Colombia, I am often surprised by many misconceptions about this powerful plant medicine. Let’s set the record straight by debunking some of the most common myths. 1. “Ayahuasca is just […]