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Ayahuasca Effects

Ayahuasca is a medicine brewed from a combination of plants originating from the Amazon rainforest that’s associated with spiritual ceremonies and rituals. It’s known for the positive influences it has on the mind, body, and soul, giving the potential to overcome issues such as depression and anxiety, as well as stress and addiction. So what exactly are the ayahuasca effects? Read on…

Ayahuasca Experiences

No two people ever experience the same insights as this spiritual medicine works relative to your individual state of physical and emotional being. You may undergo:

  • Swift emotional processing and healing
  • A mild to extreme mood lift with feelings of euphoria
  • Feelings of love and empathy
  • Deep life-changing spiritual experiences
  • Creative inspiration
  • Personal insights into behavior and habits
  • A sense of inner peace and self-acceptance
  • Vivid and intense visions
  • An amplified and expanded capacity of consciousness
  • Profound physical detoxification and relief from many conditions

Caution with Ayahuasca

Ayahuasca isn’t for everyone as you need to be able to cope with very powerful internal experiences and some initial side effects. This is why it is recommended to do it with people who you trust and in a place where you feel safe and comfortable, with natural surroundings like the jungle, which is the home of the plant.

  • Nausea, sickness, upset tummy, sweats and chills – these are methods in which the plant cleanses your body of things that are no longer required
  • Paranoia and fear – if you are in an environment where you are feeling insecure, this can get amplified and lead to paranoia
  • Altered sense of time and space – this can be a beautiful feeling if the facilitators at the retreat have prepared you well for the experience
  • Sound distortions and visions – again, if you are prepared then you can learn how to navigate the visions and make optimal use of the experience to go deeper and resolve long-standing issues

How Long Does Ayahuasca Last?

The instant effects of the brew can be felt in about 20 minutes to an hour after drinking, and the modified state of consciousness can last for up to eight hours. Long-term studies show lower rates of depression, anxiety, and other negative patterns. Higher scores were noted for material values, idealism, life-meaning, and purpose, as well as better general mental health.

The Ayahuasca Benefits

The ayahuasca effects bring some truly wonderful positive changes to mind and spirit. Ayahuasca lets the conscious part of the brain to override patterns and allows new connections to be made. This in turn makes quitting addictions and bad habits much simpler and gives a huge possibility for finding freedom from depression.

As the tea has proven to be non-addictive it also has a strong impact on individual spiritual processes when combined with a healthy lifestyle – it gives strength to reflect on the past and concentrate on the future. Many people have reported that the experiences were fulfilling and well worth it, with psychological and spiritual healing, personal insight, and integration being top of the list.

Ayahuasca Retreats

The Spirit Vine Ayahuasca Retreat center in Brazil has created dedicated retreats with ayahuasca ceremonies, and spiritual workshops for a harmonious and relaxing retreat in the jungle. You’ll be able to learn spiritual techniques through personal experience such as childhood regression, spirit releasement, soul retrieval, and life script planning as you embark on the ayahuasca journey. Retreats vary in both content and length, but all of them are designed with ayahuasca effects to inspire the senses.

Whilst you participate in the events such as meditations, art, and yoga you’ll stay in shared spacious and comfortable bungalows, or a mixed dormitory, as sharing is all part of the experience. You’ll be able to enjoy panoramic views of the flowered gardens and jungle and relax in the spa and swimming pool.

Upcoming Retreats

  • Oct  9 — Oct 17
  • Dec  15 — Dec 23
  • Jan  10 — Jan 20
  • Feb  8 — Feb 16
  • Apr  7 — Apr 17

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Spirit Vine COVID-19 Update

Last Updated: 9th August 2022

We have established guidelines to ensure that we provide the maximum amount of safety to all participants who attend the retreats.

We are following the guidelines provided by the Brazilian government which you can find below and have added some necessary precautions suitable for the retreats.

In the Itacare area, where we are located, there are very low number of COVID cases.

We will update this section when new information is available.
Content listed here is subject to change.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

Brazilian Government Recommendations for COVID-19

The current guidelines from the Brazilian government state that anyone who wants to enter Brazil must present a Covid vaccine certificate. You do not need to take any other vaccines to enter Brazil. These guidelines may change in the future.

Travelers must also fill out an affidavit 24 hours before departure acknowledging the health measures that must be complied with during the period that they will remain in the country. You can find the affidavit here.

Prior to leaving Brazil, depending on the requirements of your destination country, you may be required to present an RT-PCR or Antigen test. If you need a PCR test we recommend you to budget the required time of 6 hours to take the test and get the results at Sao Paulo Guarulhos airport. Antigen test can be taken in the town of Itacare near our center before you go to the airport or at the airport in Sao Paulo.

Please note that Itacare and Ilheus do not have RT-PCR testing centers.

Spirit Vine Guidelines for COVID-19

We require that vaccination must be done at least 2 months prior to drinking ayahuasca. This is for the safety of participants to make sure the vaccine doesn’t have any reaction with the ingestion of ayahuasca. 

We also require all visitors to provide a valid Covid-19 test prior to entering the Center. The Antigen test is only valid for 24 hours and PCR test is only valid for 72 hours. A valid negative test result must be sent by email prior to entering the Center.