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Ayahuasca Blog

The Spirit Vine Ayahuasca Blog has articles about  safe practices, spirituality, integrating the ayahuasca experience, and other relevant topics. The blog will also cover many of the techniques that we teach during the retreats. We intend to provide information that will assist people on their spiritual path and in their journey with ayahuasca.

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Spirit Vine is a trans-denominational ayahuasca retreat center open to people from all over the world who are looking for a safe ayahuasca retreat experience.

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anima and animus

What Are The Anima And The Animus?

What are the anima and animus? In very basic terms, the anima is feminine qualities found inside a man and the animus masculine qualities within women. This – according to famous psychologist and psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung – are qualities

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Ayahuasca vine

Ayahuasca vs DMT

Many people mentally lump all psychedelics under the same heading. Certainly, ayahuasca and DMT can expand your consciousness and create mind and mood-altering effects. But there are significant differences when it comes to a straight comparison of ayahuasca vs DMT.

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Man remembering a painful memory

What Is Catharsis in Psychology?

Catharsis is a Greek word meaning cleansing. The definition of catharsis is an achievement of a state of liberation free from stress and anxiety – reaching moral or spiritual renewal. This process of release provides relief from strong or repressed

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Chakra

What Is Chakra?

What is chakra? This term comes from a language of ancient India with a history of over 3,500 years. Chakras are often referred to in the context of emotional healing – and have the ability to absorb, unite, and radiate

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woman meditating

What Is Nirvana?

What does Nirvana mean? Nirvana is a state of consciousness where you feel complete peace and happiness – a transcendent state where there’s no suffering or desire – and in Buddhism and Hinduism, it represents the highest state of consciousness

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Brain Power

How To Increase Your Brain Power

What is brain power? It’s defined as your intelligence, or the ability to think and understand. New studies have shown that as we get older our brain doesn’t automatically regress – and there are a number of things that you

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Spirit Vine COVID-19 Update

Last Updated: 5th May 2021

In light of the global situation, we are establishing new guidelines to ensure that we provide the maximum amount of safety to all participants who attend the retreats.

We will be following the guidelines provided by the Brazilian government which you can find below, and adding any 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

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water;
  • if water and soap are not available or when hands are not visibly dirty, an alcohol-based hand sanitizer may be used;
  • Maintain at least a 1-metre distance between yourself and others;
  • Wear a mask, that covers your nose, mouth and chin;
  • Practice respiratory hygiene;
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth;
  • Be aware of the situation of your destination and follow the guidelines of local public health authorities;
  • Avoid spaces that are closed, crowded or involve close contact;
  • Monitor your health for COVID-19 symptoms and, if you feel unwell:
    – seek medical attention;
    – stay self-isolated as recommended by local health authorities.

Anyone who wants to enter in Brazil must present a negative Covid RT-PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to boarding the flight or a negative Antigen test taken within 24 hours of boarding the flight. 

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.

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

Spirit Vine Guidelines for COVID-19

We are requiring all participants and staff 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.