After the ayahuasca retreat

After your Ayahuasca retreat, we suggest that you allow yourself some time to integrate and slowly re-engage with the everyday life.

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TheVine Center is located on the Cacao coast, a vibrant and diverse part of Brazil with many ideal attractions for visitors to enjoy nature and local culture including fresh foods and traditional cuisines. Some people choose to stay in Itacare after the retreat to slowly reintegrate, relax, or surf.

We recommend to continue the healthy diet as long as possible. We discourage drinking alcohol or using drugs after the retreat because awareness is the opposite of numbness. During the retreat you learn tools that you can apply instead of seeking entertainment and noise to forget problems. The idea is to do something different like respect your feelings, emotions and body, and to invest time in transformation instead of escaping.

For participants who would like to continue their spiritual growth with Silvia’s guidance, you can opt for online spiritual counselling sessions with her over Skype.

Activities to do after your Ayahuasca experience

We are located a short drive away from the best beaches, waterfalls and the restaurants and shops of the Itacare town.

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You may also like to rent a car and get some surfing lessons at one of the local beaches, five minutes driving from our center, or just lie in the sun with a good book. There are many nature walks through the jungles or along the coastlines. The local town, Itacaré is at the mouth of a large river that flows through thick jungle and it’s easy to hire a local guide and a canoe for trips up the river to cacao farms, waterfalls and native restaurants. Other attractions are the local capoeira schools (where you can get lessons with experienced teachers in town) and Whale watching (from June to October).

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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.