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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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What Is Holistic Medicine?

The adjective holistic describes treating or dealing with something in its entirety – rather than just a part. And the holistic approach is reflected in the importance now attributed to both social and psychological aspects of disabling progressions. When this

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How To Clear Your Mind

Clearing your mind is a way to stop worrying about something – giving you the ability to think and focus with higher clarity. A clear mind will be unobscured by negativity. And allow you to sleep with the conflicts of

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What Is Dysthymia?

What is dysthymia? This is a mood disorder characterized by chronic or long-term depression and often accompanied by other symptoms such as eating and sleeping disturbances. Persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia) – or dysthymic disorder as it may also be referred

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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. 

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.