"This is definitely not an adventure for everyone but ... for those who have heard and are heeding the call ... Kari is someone who can lead you into this profound experience with the tools, resources and support that make the different between a smooth rite of passage and a turbulent, storm-tossed, descent. Kari brings her experience and wisdom accumulated over many years working alongside various masters and she openly shares that which others keep closely guarded in order to create a seamless journey between the known and the (as yet) unknown. I highly recommend doing this as part of Kari's group." - Ashley, USA
"A deep and rich immersion, i would highly recommend this retreat to any wishing to explore the potent and profound gifts these plant medicines and their facilitators have to bring and share. The integration. treasures and Icaros reverberate long after leaving and the richness of the Amazonian Jungle and all her creatures infuse the heart and soul on an expansive level. Thank you to Kari and The team at Nihue Rao, A beautiful centre with integrity and authenticity, Such powerful work these Curandero's and Maestros are Gifting to those with the courage to dive deep" - Briony, Australia
"I would highly recommend Spirit of the Amazon for your Amazonian adventure, especially if its your first time venturing to the Peruvian jungle. For anyone contemplating a journey to the Amazon to experience the sacred plant energies for themselves, I couldn't imagine a better guide than Kari. She has a passion for sharing the amazing healing on all levels that journeying with Ayahuasca can bring. Nihue Rao is a first class spiritual retreat with a great atmosphere, and we were all made to feel very welcome. To have someone with us who had been through it many times before was invaluable for the group. With a great deal of experience, Kari is well placed to provide guidance to you during the retreat. Her calm and reassuring presence definitely made us all relax into the experience. Thanks for everything Kari." - Simon, New Zealand
"A sacred journey for healing, awakening and aligning to this precious earth in which we sit upon. Is one way I can describe my experience on the sacred land of South America. As I spiritual healer and teacher for the past 14 years I have worked in many realms healing, transforming and aligning to the I am. Finally my healing journey took me to the Shamans of Peru for a journey way beyond anything I could of dreamed, a life changing experience! " - Devi Ma, Spiritual Teacher; Australia
"Fair Dinkum!!! What an amazing trip of expansion!!! From the bottom of my heart I feel a deep gratitude for answering the call to participate in this work with you Kari... You made it all incredibly relaxed and easy! This trip has left a deep impression on my soul... You attracted such a beautiful, international, group of fine people... I feel a lasting connection with all of them... I'm sure that I will go on to achieve my dreams, as long as I maintain the courage to dream them... I can still hear the Icaros... My heart is wide open...
Prior to this Journey, many spiritual friends had told me that I could heal myself... My western upbringing had seen me give my healing power over to doctors and I simply didn't believe in my own power... When I asked Maestro Ricardo for support to heal my ear, I really didn't think it was possible... Following the first couple of ceremonies, he seemed confused that I hadn't healed it and he sang his heart out at the next one... This helped me to change my perspective and believe - "Maybe I can heal it???"... I will never forget the feeling when he was singing my personal Icaros during the third ceremony and all of a sudden I could hear his voice softly resonating in my previously deaf ear... The next day, at the integration session, I can remember being so excited, astounded and profusely thankful to him for healing me... He found this amusing as he took it in his stride, matter of factly offered his congratulations and explained that he and the medicine had just supported me to create the conditions to do my own healing... I had done it... This appears to be part of the "secret" of this work... It helps create the conditions for us to really look at whatever we need to look at... It certainly wasn't all butterflies and daisies... Some of what I looked at was particularly confronting... I felt so much healing in those short weeks... Going deep into every part of myself and emerging whole... At peace with who I am and where I am at..." - David, Australia
"The Spirit of the Amazon retreat was an adventure of a lifetime. Kari was an awesome facilitator...she made me feel safe & supported travelling to Peru and working with the medicine the first time. Nihue Rao is an amazing place with great shamans; it was so very peaceful and supportive . I would definitely recommend this retreat for anyone interested in changing their life." - Ebony, Australia
"During my first trip to Peru, Kari immediately eased my strange feelings of being at a 'really out there' healing center. With me, and over and over again with others, she fully shared tips and techniques from her extensive travel experience with humour, heart and honesty. Please, gift yourself with her presence. If you feel the urge to have a direct Shipibo experience in Peru, I can't think of a better person to caretake your journey." - Anna Michael Krista, Curandera
"This has truly been one of the best experiences of my life. I was extremely satisfied with the whole process. The retreat facilitators & staff were knowledgeable, welcoming and kind. I felt truly blessed to sit with all of the Shaman, and powerfully affected by their Icaros. The group attending the retreat was great and some of my favorite times were during the integration sessions. I found it to be very beneficial hearing everyone's insights. The medicine is a powerful healer, and anyone who is looking to profoundly examine their own existence can benefit. I continue to experience the healing from the medicine, and feel she is part of my soul. Thank you Kari for making it such a smooth experience!" - Brad, Canada
"I have had an immense pleasure being on a medicine retreat with Kari. What she brought to the sacred space is not measurable, it is entirely, positively, immeasurable. With her insights, perceptive clarity and teachings, she ignited light and love in the space. I am looking forward to the next journey with her." - TJ, Canada
"After years of longing to go to Peru, but feeling intimidated by the choices and unsure where to begin, I was so glad to find Kari. She was a great companion to have on this journey and in all of my jitters leading up to it. The shamans and retreat centre were wonderful and I felt safe, supported and comfortable. I was well looked after by the kind and knowledgeable staff, who provided nourishing meals, a clean and inviting space, counselling, advice and reassurance, and of course, very good medicine. Thanks to the staff and shamans, I connected deeply with the plants and did some profound healing work. After such a nice first trip to Peru, I feel empowered to go back as soon as I can. Thanks Kari!" - Joanna, Canada
"To be honest, there are not enough words to explain the gratitude and love I have for Mother Ayahuasca. I have been actively searching out practices and experiences that ultimately lead to the greater truth, and truth is the best word I can use to describe the Aya experience. She has, in many regards changed my life. She has given my heart breath again. She is a great teacher and healer who may not always give you what you want, but will always give you what you need. In these days of great awakening and change ayahuasca is a powerful ally and companion to help open our hearts and guides us in the direction of love. If you are hearing the call, answer, it is time!" - Chris, Canada
A journey to the heart of the Amazon Rainforest, to experience some of the most powerful healing & mind-expanding traditions of the indigenous shamans of Peru. Transform body, mind & spirit and awaken to your full potential!
You always wanted to experience ayahuasca in her native environment but you're too nervous about travelling to the jungle alone? Worried you won't find an authentic shaman or feel safe & supported through the process with someone who knows the ropes?
Retreat facilitator, Kari Barron, is a compassionate teacher with a wonderful array of experience, wisdom & tools to help provide a smooth journey into this profound transformational work with the grandmother medicine. The Master plants are one of the greatest tools we have for awakening humanity at this time. Ayahuasca can help us to open new doors in ourselves, enabling us to resolve painful wounds, spark creativity and new ideas, and gain profound awareness into the essence of reality and consciousness. This is an invitation to step into the power & divinity of your own heart and remember truly who you are. If you are hearing the call, it's time to answer!
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"I heard the call to connect with the Grandmother medicine for sometime and felt sure I wanted to meet her in Peru. I met Kari and became aware of the retreat she facilitated in Iquitos and immediately knew this would be who I would journey with for my first experiences. One of my best decisions ever made culminated in a beautiful group and setting in a centre with integrity as well as life changing experiences for me. I can't thank you enough Kari for holding our space with gentleness, humour, wise teachings and heartfelt love. Much Love and gratitude!" - Nicole, Australia
"Thank you Kari so very much for being such a huge blessing to me, as well as many others. You have divine gifts of healing and conveying the message of knowledge in a completely relatable and coherent way. Your teachings and guidance made all the difference in working with the Mother. My words of gratitude can never fully express the impact you made for me." - Melanie, USA
"Traveling to Peru with Kari and the amazing Ateam of beautiful people she brought together is definitely the most magical and deeply profound healing experiences of my life. Kari is an amazing guide and support structure for this kind of transformational work. The beautiful energy of Nihue Rao combined with the powerful master medicine work of Maestro Ricardo Amaringo and his team was truly life changing." - Jason, Australia
"Kari is passionate and dedicated to this form of medicine. She is a medicine woman who brings heart felt connection to every experience. Kari is knowledgeable and experienced in the journey you will undertake." - Ruth Smith, Australia"