The Ayahuasca Awareness Program is an initiative by the Spirit Vine Center in Bahia, Brazil. The program aims to help increase awareness of the potential of ayahuasca by sponsoring free ayahuasca retreats every month for up to 2 people who feel the call for spiritual development with ayahuasca and other methods. Our Ayahuasca retreats are spiritually focused, we teach techniques to increase awareness, reconnect with the higher self, and to unblock our resources by transforming obsolete patterns of behavior that are no longer productive.
The retreats are facilitated by Silvia Polivoy, a licensed clinical psychologist who has been working with modified states of consciousness for over 30 years and with ayahuasca for over 20 years. She has designed the retreat experience to help people become aware and present in the moment. The program will give up to 2 applicants each month a free ayahuasca retreat for 9 days. This will include 4 ayahuasca ceremonies, accommodation during the retreat, yoga, healthy meals, visionary art, workshops to teach people tools to enhance their ayahuasca experience and integrate the content of the experiences.
The spirit vine center receives people from all over the world every month in a beautiful 39-acre jungle sanctuary in the Atlantic rainforest on the Cacao coast of Bahia, Brazil. Few minutes from the center are some of the most astonishing beaches in the region, and we are surrounded by over 20,000 species of flora and fauna in the UNESCO protected forest. The center is purpose built for ayahuasca, with a ceremony room, natural lagoon to swim, massage room, restaurant and common area with internet. There are 6 fully-furnished bungalows with modern amenities as well as a mixed dormitory to accommodate the guests during the retreat and our staff is available all the time to assist the guests. There are at least 2 facilitators present in the ceremony and we provide a safe and comfortable space so participants can open up and go as deep into themselves as they desire. The ayahuasca tea at our center contains only organic B. Caapi vine (ayahuasca) and P. Vidris (chacruna) which grow on our land. We grow and use the ayahuasca in a sustainable manner and also donate the tea to other centers in Brazil.
Ayahuasca Retreat Program Details
The program will provide up to 2 spots each month for those who have not experienced ayahuasca before. Any donation that you wish to make towards this program can be done by contacting the center at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Depending on the month, the retreats include the following activities, all of which will be included at no cost to the selected applicants.
- 4 ayahuasca ceremonies
- Accommodation during the retreat
- Yoga classes
- Healthy meals based on the ayahuasca diet
- Visionary Art workshops
- Regression workshops
- Soul retrieval workshop
- Spirit releasement workshop
- Group sharing
- WiFi internet
The following are not included as part of the program, the applicants can participate at their own cost.
- Airfare, airport taxes or transportation to the retreat center
- Transportation to the beach or nearby town
- Any other activity or service from the center not specified herein or part of our retreat.
The basic criteria to participate in the program are mentioned below.
- Any adult 21 years of age or above
- You must provide true details on your application
- Your application must be accepted
- 1 page article or video about the importance of spiritual practices
Once your application is accepted we will ask you to write a 1-page article or to submit a video with original content about ayahuasca, consciousness, meditation, spirituality, health, organic living or any other relevant topic. The article must be submitted within 10 days of your application being accepted. Once we receive your article, we will perform a basic review to ensure the content matches guidelines and then we will publish it on our website. The person who’s article/video has the most social interaction will be invited for a free ayahuasca retreat.
There is no discrimination in the selection process, we will give emphasis to people who we feel will benefit most from this retreat and those whose articles or videos make the most impact. Selected applicants consent to having their name and picture published in any media platform where this program is being covered.
For those who have experienced ayahuasca before, we can offer a discount as part of the program, the applicant has to perform the same steps listed above and make the donation.
It is our sincere request that if you can afford the donation for the retreat then please do not apply for this program, the spot can go to someone who may not have the same financial means.
Please Note: We have currently paused the awareness program applications due to a long wait-list. This page will be updated in the future when we have openings again.