Ayahuasca Awareness Program Entries

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 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.

As part of the program, each participant is required to submit an article or video about ayahuasca, consciousness, meditation, spirituality, health, organic living or any other relevant topic. These articles and videos will be published on our website and all entries can be found on this page. To make this process fair and open, we will select the applicants whose entry receives the most social media interaction. The list will be updated regularly and we will announce the selected applicants in our monthly newsletter. Through this process we also aim to increase social awareness about ayahuasca and spirituality, so please share these pages with your circles.

Winners

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March 2022

January 2022

August 2021

March 2021

December 2019

March 2019

August 2018

May 2018

December 2017

July 2017

March 2017

February 2017

December 2016

November 2016

Upcoming Retreats

  • Dec  15 — Dec 23
  • Jan  10 — Jan 20
  • Feb  8 — Feb 16
  • Apr  7 — Apr 17
  • May  23 — May 31

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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.