Today, ayahuasca ceremonies are gaining popularity in California for many reasons. Some people are looking for spiritual truth. Others are seeking to open their minds. Even people with addictions are seeking out their own ayahuasca ceremony for the life-enriching medicinal and spiritual experiences. Yes, ayahuasca can treat addictions of all sorts! If you are looking for the safest ayahuasca retreats, you have found them. Let us tell you a bit about what to expect during an ayahuasca ceremony.
What is Ayahuasca?
Ayahuasca is a psychoactive brew that is made primarily from the stalks of the banisteriopsis caapi vine and leaves from the Psychotria Viridis shrub. Other ingredients may be added as well. Traditionally, this brew has been used by tribes in Africa and in the Amazon for ceremonial purposes. Each ayahuasca ceremony has a shaman (an experienced healer) who prepares the brew and leads the ceremony.
At Johnny the Healer, our ayahuasca ceremonies are completely private and safe. Our clients have one-on-one ayahuasca sessions with an experienced shaman. We find that this helps our clients to avoid bad trips. Sometimes, when there are large groups of people (or even small groups) at an ayahuasca ceremony, the bad vibes from one person can negatively affect others, causing a bad experience.
What to Expect During an Ayahuasca Ceremony
Ayahuasca is a hallucinogenic. The effects of the psychoactive response to ayahuasca are intense, but they don't last very long. Users attain an altered level of consciousness that opens the mind and allows them to heal from past traumas, obsessions, or addictions. Of course, many people attend ayahuasca ceremonies just to have the experience, which is fine, but Johnny the Healer deals mostly with people who are seeking some kind of healing.
Ayahuasca Ceremony Guidelines
Our job is to provide safe ayahuasca ceremonies and to make sure that our guests have a positive overall experience. Therefore, we may recommend that you observe a specific diet, such as vegetarianism or veganism for a period leading up to your ayahuasca retreat. This will help to free your body of toxins and make sure you get the most out of your experience with us. Also, it is recommended that you abstain from drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, sex, and even caffeine for 2-4 days prior to your ayahuasca retreat.
Experience the Best Ayahuasca Retreats in California
Ayahuasca ceremonies at Johnny the Healer are typically performed at night and carry on until the effects of ayahuasca are completely worn off. The space will first be prepared and blessed by a shaman, which may be split into several doses. Most people will begin to experience the effects of ayahuasca within 30 minutes of consuming it. This depends on the size of the dose.
For the safest ayahuasca ceremonies, contact Johnny the Healer today. We will work with you to ensure that your ayahuasca retreat is a positive, life-changing one. Give us a call at the number above to learn more. Ayahuasca Ceremonies