Welcome to Yosi Ocha, the official Ayahuasca retreat center of the Peruvian Institute of Shamanism and Natural Medicine. The Institute has been founded in 2014 by the Shipibo Maestro Heberto Garcia with the following primary aims:
- To establish a benchmark of shamanic excellence by rigorously maintaining standards and allowing guests to experience deep healing and powerful transformational processes through authentic Shipibo practices during their Ayahuasca retreats in the Amazon jungle.
- To administer truly individualized treatments: only by one-on-one interaction between the shaman and the patient during the ceremony can one be guided safely and productively through the often challenging spiritual realms – such guidance being crucial if you are to reap the full benefits of shamanic healing.
- To ensure a safe, supportive, professional yet family environment at Yosi Ocha in order to help our guests feel sheltered, calm, and relaxed in the course of what may be an intense and sometimes anxious experience during their Ayahuasca retreats.
- To provide the very best shamanic training to those exceptional individuals who wish to pursue this course, walk the path of light and learn the true traditions of Shipibo shamanism and healing with natural medicine from the Amazon rainforest.
Find out what to expect from an Ayahuasca retreat in Peru and how to prepare for the journey to derive the best results from your trip.
ANCIENT SHIPIBO RITUALS
A great variety of traditional Shipibo rituals that have fallen into obscurity in the wider shamanic community are still preserved at Yosi Ocha.
MAESTRO HEBERTO GARCIA
The renowned Shipibo Maestro, Heberto Garcia, is one of the most powerful and pure-hearted shamans working in Peru today. He draws upon a remarkable shamanic lineage, with many legendary Maestros amongst his forebears.
His grandfather, Yosi Ocha, is widely believed to have been the last of the ‘Merayas’ – the highest grade of a shaman, capable of appearing, say, as a puma, a tiger, or a boa, or simply making himself invisible. Despite his great wisdom and power, Master Heberto stands out for the humility and purity of his heart.