Change Your Perception, Change Your World

Why Bluestone?

We formed Bluestone Ayahuasca because we’re interested in making a difference. We’re advocates of personal transformation as the way to greater consciousness and a better world. The only way to change the world is to change ourselves and Ayahuasca is one of the most effective tools for bringing about the change in perception that leads to personal transformation. Personal experience has taught us that if you commit to taking your consciousness to the next level, the universe will help you do it. Doors open; the challenges and the tools you need appear.

“We have been to the moon, we have charted the depths of the ocean and the heart of the atom, but we have a fear of looking inward to ourselves because we sense that is where all the contradictions flow together”

– Terence McKenna

Intentions: Yours and Ours

Change is inevitable; transformation is a choice

We’re not here to convince you to take Ayahuasca; that is between you and your spirit. But if you feel the call to work with this master plant, it is our intention to create the space where you can do so privately and with absolute safety. We offer a place free of distraction, energetically sustained and contained; a beautiful setting far from the madding crowd and close to nature. Our ayahuasquera trained with the Shipibo in the Peruvian Amazon and our Ayahuasca is prepared by Shipibo medicine men from whom we collect it personally and hand-carry it to Mexico. We do this to sustain our connection to the medicine and preserve its integrity. Change is inevitable; personal transformation is a choice. Make the choice.

“Vines and trees will teach you that which you will never learn from masters..”

– Bernard de Clairvaux

Who Are We?

You’re in Good Hands

We are a family, a tribe of the soul. We work in English and in Spanish. The founder of Bluestone handles outreach and organization so you’ll meet her first. She’s an American who has lived for over 40 years in Latin America, the last 12 working with Ayahuasca in both Peru and Mexico. She speaks your language and with many of you she shares a culture. Bluestone co-founder, and our medicine woman hails from Veracruz, Mexico. She is focused and committed, an intuitive and gifted healer with years of experience. Our resident Man of Fire/Aguila de Fuego is a youth carrying the wisdom and consciousness of an elder with an uncanny connection to the element of fire. All of us return periodically to Peru to work with the Shipibo, the Amazonian culture whose principal medicine is Ayahuasca, in order to strengthen our connection with the medicine and continue with our personal work. To every retreat we bring in two or more guest therapists skilled in a variety of healing modalities to broaden and deepen your work with the medicine. We take the medicine with you; we are there for you and on call at all times. We know what it means to go through a process; we are good companions for this journey, so whether you come as a novice or an experienced taker of medicina, you’re in good hands.

What to Expect When You Take Ayahuasca

There’s no way to tell you what to expect, not really. Ayahuasca brings on a state of profound introspection while dropping the barriers between your conscious and unconscious mind. This enables you to observe the structures, perceptions and belief systems which, for better or worse, generate your body and your life. What you experience is your own energies manifesting, so as each individual is absolutely unique, his or her experience with Ayahuasca is unique. No two people have the same exact experience although the process is similar.

Retreat Guidelines

What We Ask of You

We ask that you come with a lot of good will, a dash of flexibility and a sincere desire to change. Good will and flexibility are indispensable companions for any foray into new territory, and taking Ayahuasca for the first time, at least initially, feels like moving into the unknown. Flexibility keeps things flowing and a sincere desire to change is the motivation that’ll bring it all together for you.

Electronic Devices

The retreat site is an oceanfront villa, chosen because it’s private and distractions are non-existent. We ask you contribute to the ambiance by keeping your electronic devices off. A daily call home to family is expected and some folks have business obligations to keep, but beyond that–phones and computers, off. Let’s foster an entirely different kind of connection, and for that contemplation is the key.

Meals

Opinions vary regarding diet and Ayahuasca. Most agree, however, that prior fasting greatly enhances the experience. Be that as it may, we hold to a regimen that is adequate but as stress-free as possible for you. We fast from noon on ceremony days and our diet throughout the week is free of salt, sugar, spices, grease, lactose and animal protein. Meals consist of vegetables, grains, fruit and herbs.

Why a Week Retreat?
A good question. Why not just come down for the weekend, take Ayahuasca once and go home? The answer is that any ah ha moment you have taking Ayahuasca one time will probably not stay with you. Working an entire week, during which you take Ayahuasca three times and receive and/or participate in other therapies directed at integrating your experience gives you the power and the space to go deep, to take in the truth of that moment (and any others you may have) and THAT leads to permanent positive change. A week of medicine, introspection, light eating, meditation and music works the magic. And as for us, working to bring about permanent change in ourselves and others is our mission, and from long experience we believe that can only be done with immersion encounters.

“This is the shamanic dance in the waterfall. This is how the magic is done. By hurling yourself into the abyss and discovering it’s a feather bed.”

– Terence McKenna

Why Cancun and the Riviera Maya?

The cultures of Mexico and South America have been working with sacred plant medicines for eons. To them we owe our awareness of their unique healing properties. Medicine men and women of wide experience and deep training are found here. Some are natives working within their own cultural traditions, others apprentice with native medicine men. La Medicina is a calling and a way of life and yet another element unique to these lands. On a more pedestrian note, Cancun and the Riviera Maya are close, easy-to-reach destinations for Americans and Canadians, millions of whom visit each year: to them, Mexico is the foreign country that’s not so foreign. The Cancun International Airport receives scheduled flights from major cities across Canada, the US and western Europe. Services are second to none, the roads are great and the people are wonderful. And finally, there’s the dazzling Caribbean Sea and its powerful healing energies.

Retreat Venue

Bluestone retreats take place at Casa de La Tortuga, an oceanfront villa located just north of Cancun on a quiet, sparsely populated stretch of shoreline. The area is home to few residents and free of commercial activity. Casa de La Tortuga is awash with sunlight by day and the light of a million stars by night. It is continually refreshed by the cleansing and healing energies only the open ocean can provide. We offer a stress-free environment, energetically contained and sustained; far from the maddening crowd and alive with the murmurings of Mother Earth. This venue was chosen to let you take maximum advantage of the medicine and the processes it brings up for you. All accommodations face the water, have personal balconies, en-suite bathrooms and air-conditioning. The grounds are spacious with both a pool and home gym.

Retreat Dates, Package Details & Booking
Payment Options: bank to bank transfer, ZELLE app transfer (no commission) OR to use a credit card, simply click on Register Now for the retreat in which you are interested and follow the prompts. Contact Us
Dates home Price Register
October 23 - 30, 2020 Heart of the Jungle: 7-Day Bluestone Ayahuasca Retreat in Cancun, Mexico: October 23rd – 30th 2020
  • $1,650.00 – Program Price
November 14 - 21, 2020 Heart of the Jungle: 7-Day Bluestone Ayahuasca Retreat in Cancun, Mexico: November 14th – 21st 2020
  • $1,650.00 – Program Price
Dates home Price Register
January 22 - 29, 2021 7-Day Bluestone Ayahuasca Oceanfront Retreat, Cancun, Mexico: January 22 – 29, 2021
  • $1,850.00 – Program Price
February 19 - 26, 2021 7-Day Bluestone Ayahuasca Oceanfront Retreat, Cancun, Mexico: February 19 – 26, 2021
  • $1,850.00 – Program Price
March 19 - 26, 2021 7-Day Bluestone Ayahuasca Oceanfront Retreat, Cancun, Mexico: March 19 – 26, 2021
  • $1,850.00 – Program Price
April 23 - 30, 2021 7-Day Bluestone Ayahuasca Oceanfront Retreat, Cancun, Mexico: April 23 – 30, 2021
  • $1,850.00 – Program Price
June 18 - 25, 2021 7-Day Bluestone Ayahuasca Oceanfront Retreat, Cancun, Mexico: June 18 – 25, 2021
  • $1,850.00 – Program Price
July 23 - 30, 2021 7-Day Bluestone Ayahuasca Oceanfront Retreat, Cancun, Mexico: July 23 – 30, 2021
  • $1,850.00 – Program Price
August 20 - 27, 2021 7-Day Bluestone Ayahuasca Oceanfront Retreat, Cancun, Mexico: August 20 – 27, 2021
  • $1,850.00 – Program Price
September 23 - 30, 2021 7-Day Bluestone Ayahuasca Oceanfront Retreat, Cancun, Mexico: September 23 – 30, 2021
  • $1,850.00 – Program Price
October 22 - 29, 2021 7-Day Bluestone Ayahuasca Oceanfront Retreat, Cancun, Mexico: October 22 – 29, 2021
  • $1,850.00 – Program Price
November 19 - 26, 2021 7-Day Bluestone Ayahuasca Oceanfront Retreat, Cancun, Mexico: November 19 – 26, 2021
  • $1,850.00 – Program Price

All packages include:

  • Three Ayahuasca ceremonies

  • Rapé [rap-PAY], another sacred medicine, offered at all ceremonies

  • A private session with our transgenerational bioneuroemotion therapist

  • Group dynamic healing [drawn from your experience in therapy and in the medicine]

  • A private, body work session [Ex: massage, acupuncture, energetic reading]

  • Two temazcals (sweat lodge)

  • Prehispanic yoga

  • Integration sessions the day after every ceremony

  • Homemade vegetarian meals (modification for medical purposes accommodated]

  • Fresh fruit available at all times

  • Unlimited purified bottled water

  • Unlimited use of the villa facilities (pool, gym etc)

  • Lodging (double occupancy)

  • Guest rooms have private balconies, air-conditioning and en-suite bathrooms

  • Free and full use of villa grounds and facilities

  • Free wifi

  • Access to the team at all times

  • Airport pick up and drop off

OPTIONAL ACTIVITIES. Ask us.

  • *Sessions with Bufo Alvarius
  • *Shamanic Drum Workshop
  • Build your own drum [with the help of a drum artisan], learn the history of drumming, the beats for each of the four elements and how to use the drum for your personal healing.

Package does NOT include:

  • Airfare from your city of origin to the Cancun International Airport

  • Any souvenirs or merchandise you purchase while in Mexico

  • Meals outside the retreat site

  • Any activities, tours, travel you engage before or after the conclusion of the retreat

  • Anything not specifically listed above in the ‘included list

    Note: If you have any doubts, ask us!

Note: Retreats are normally limited to 10 persons so everyone gets the attention he or she needs. If you have a group or are coming with spouse or child or other situation, contract us for options. 

Getting Started/Booking

Getting Started

If you feel we’re a match, CONTACT US. NO OBLIGATION. We’ll respond within 24 hours, answer your questions and go from there. We also like to program a SKYPE session to get acquainted.

Booking a Retreat

We ask for a $800USD deposit at the time of booking. Choose our secure, credit card system (accessed by clicking on Register Now on the retreat calendar above) OR choose ZELLE, the commission free money transfer app OR a bank-to-bank transfer—we’ll email the details you need for the latter.

Testimonials

I just returned in early August from the retreat and words can’t describe how transformational this retreat was! Sharon’s presence was so calming and she made sure that everything went smoothly for all of us. She made herself available to talk especially when things came up during ceremony that I struggled with and she is so wise and kind. I officially adopted her as one of my Aunties now! The setting was perfect, simple yet very comfortable. The chef was wonderful! The food was so fresh and such clean eating. Everything came together so well, I could feel how much intention and care the facilitators and chef had, especially Sharon. If you want a life changing experience, you MUST attend one of these retreats. I have extensive experience with sacred plants and these were the best ceremonies I have ever had, hands down! I plan to return in December for another retreat. That’s how much healing I received and I can’t wait to get more!!!

Taj, Ayahuasca September 2020.

I nervously sent an email to the Bluestone Retreat Center back in January asking if it was “normal” for a single woman to travel to their center alone. Within minutes I received the most beautiful and welcoming email from Sharon. I booked my trip almost immediately. Sharon is absolutely amazing. Not only does she do a phenomenal job coordinating each retreat and making sure everyone arrives safe and sound, but she is passionate about plant medicine, she exudes love and warmth, and she individually offers support and guidance throughout the entire experience. I adore her! The ceremonies were powerful and moving, thanks mostly to Arturo, the ayahuascero. I felt completely safe with him and trusted him to help me have the best experiences possible. The energy he brings to the ceremonies is unbelievable! The musicians, David and Lorie, created the most beautiful sounds – I will never forget. And Sandra…beautiful, amazing Sandra…she is a medicine woman with so much strength, knowledge and passion! I immediately felt connected to her and appreciated her comforting energy. This team is topnotch and made it an experience of a lifetime.

Amy Harrison Jobst, Ayahuasca August 2020.

I went to the retreat initially not having a clear intention on why I was going, except I knew I was hurting and needed some relief. Having carried around a suitcase of emotional baggage most of my life from physical, sexual abuse as a kid, addictive behaviors, relationship problems/patterns, fatherlessness, and insecurities all weighed me down. The environment that is created and the team that facilitates this retreat, which I now call family, understands at a master level all the modalities they use to help in our healing process. It was a fear of mine to be vulnerable but to heal you need to be vulnerable and it is safe here. If you are hurting or feel you have the calling to ayahuasca this is the perfect environment to do your work. Every person I met here in some way changed my life. I am eternally grateful to every single one of them. I was able to process through a lot of my suitcase on this first retreat but will be back because mental heath is important! I love this place. Thanks sooooo much!!!!?✨

Noah John, Ayahuasca August 2020.

Being diagnosed with bipolar 2 and fighting a terrible depression that pills could not fix I decided to take a leap of faith and do ayahuasca. I was sick and tired of constantly fighting a battle that never seemed to end. Finding Sharon, and Sandra through Bluestone Ayahausca was a blessing in my life and I am forever grateful for embarking on the process of healing with them. Through their programs and help I was able to heal my bipolar 2 and learn that diagnosis was one due to me suppressing my emotions my whole life. I learned that we are all humans, we are all on a journey in life yet we choose different paths, we all need to have self love and listen to our intuition. Thanks to them my bipolar 2 and sex addiction have been healed and I know I have Sharon and Sandra to always support me on my journey. Doctors could never do what Bluestone did for me. When you need to help yourself you can do so by signing up for Bluestone retreats. Even if you think you are perfect and happy just the way you are, you should still do a retreat because you will learn so much about yourself. I believe you can never stop perfecting yourself and striving to be a better person each day. After all- don’t we all want to attain divine enlightenment?

Vielle Boykin, Ayahuasca August 2020.

This was my first Ayahuasca experience and I didnt know what to expect. Going into the retreat I had one intention, to open my heart and WHOA! my heart was cracked wide open. Each ceremony was amazing, loving and such a wonderful experience. I connected to my souls purpose, my ancestors and mother Aya. I also experienced so much healing.. I dont remember ever crying so much in any transformation experience I have had. I felt the rainbow of emotions! I released so many negative emotions that I felt my body was liberated from years of ancestral karma!! Its so hard to put into words but all I can say is that it brought so much clarity to my life. I am so grateful for Arturo for providing such a profound healing experience. So grateful for David, Lorena, Sandra, Ino and Sharon. I felt so loved and taken care of while I went through some tough healing experiences. Sharon was such an amazing coordinator as well from the time of booking all the way until I went home. I am planning to go back early next year for sure!! I feel so blessed to have had this experience with such amazing souls. Professional, selfless, compassionate and such beautiful human beings.

Anna Rodriguez, Ayahuasca August 2020.

I recently attended Bluestone back in late July of this year. Something in me was screaming to go and meet someone or something out there. I had had came to a point in my young lived life where I felt sick & tired of being sick an tired and was now seeking somewhere to go. I no longer wanted to run and hide but instead, I wanted to find. So I reached out via email with one simple request. “Can I have someone reach back out to me at your earliest convenience” A day and some light later, I was speaking to the beautiful Sharon to discuss whether or not this was the right place for me. To my surprise, I had met her soul before. Not in this lifetime, but in another for sure. My questions were being answered before even asking them. My thoughts were being spoken from her mouth without ever articulating them before. Lastly I was given a moving conversation with no expectations in return. There was no pressure to join her or the team, there was no commitment that I was being pressured into committing to. It just was what it was. A pleasant conversation between two people that would one day meet again in life. A few week later I met her and the rest of the team at Bluestone in Cancun for the retreat. I was dreading the experience that I know so badly I needed to live. I didnt know what was coming but I could feel it was already written in my stars. I met brothers, sisters, guides, facilitators, mother & father at this retreat. None by blood. I faced pain, healing, memories that were mine and even some I never knew weren’t mine to hold. I faced truths, lies, realities, illusions, regression and progression. I forgave, faced, encountered and dismissed what no longer served me. Mind you, I had NEVER EVER done anything like this. Occasionally mediating up to that point was as far as I had gone. That however, didnt matter once I got to Bluestone and met Sandra. The highly intuitive, healing pleasure of a woman I was blessed to also have met and felt cared for me. Or Arturo. The mysterious guide to transcend us into a higher field where we were able to begin communicating with out true selves. Everyone there including the other 12 visitors became family by the end of the trip who till the day blow up the group chat with nothing but love and compassion for one another every single day. For this experience, I am so grateful for. For these beautiful people I am grateful for. To God I am grateful to. For creating such a beautiful entry to meet Ayahuasca.

Paola Tran, Ayahuasca September 2020.

I found Bluestone through a friend. Attending a retreat by myself is nothing I would have ever done in my life but I also was in such a dark and lonely place when I began my journey to Bluestone that it was my last resort before resorting to anti-depressants. Bluestone without a doubt changed my path in life. The staff, environment, music, everything was perfect. Sharon and the team at Bluestone made me feel so comfortable and at peace with everything I was going through. I look back and think to myself, “how did all of this align up so perfectly” Bluestone gave me exactly what I needed to overcome the difficult time in my life, I left the retreat feeling refreshed and for the first time in years, I remembered who i was again and I had a new respect for all the things around me. My experience was so beautiful and so needed that I cannot imagine where I would be without their guidance. I was very nervous when I arrived but by the time I was leaving I knew Bluestone was my home, I knew the team and other attendees were my family, we were connected in such a way. If you are looking for the perfect place to dive into yourself and heal with Mother Ayahuasca, look no further. Bluestone is your home, Sharon, Sandra, Arturo and the rest of the team are the ones who can walk you through your journey as you reconnect with your true self. Nick H.

Nick Harmeier, Ayahuasca May 2020.

The ceremony is set up in the most beautiful jungle of Cancun in an open lodge with bonfire and pool, which makes it very special as well the most delicious food and heavenly accommodation. Beata’s singing and Sharon drumming was just magic in my ears and remembering gives me straight away goose bumps! They all hold beautiful space during ceremony, very helpful, guiding and liberating during processes. I felt so grounded and trusting by their presence which allowed me to go deep. I remember waking up and magically seeing the world through different eyes: The eyes of my heart, from which I’d lost connection for so many years. Me, speechless and deeply grateful after ceremony, Sharon whispering in my ears: Now you remember. I believe we’re all on our personal journey and this medicine helps you connect to the real essence of life and to find yourself, to heal yourself and to transform, to enjoy the real gifts, love, joy and peace from within you. Even now, time after the retreat, integrating my experience into reality, I enjoy their powerful presence and help and particularly being part of a wonderful new family of plant medicine spirits!

Ramona Klein, Ayahuasca April 2020.

I really had no idea what to expect when I signed up for a week’s retreat this past March with Bluestone, I just knew it appealed to me and I looked forward to the experience. I left completely satisfied with that week–a comfortable and lovely place to be with loving staff, a fantastic almost vegan diet (which surprisingly I quite liked) and the experience itself with the Ayahuasca ceremonies, the temazcal ceremonies, the personal attention, the energy work, all new to me–it was all perfect for me and exactly what I needed. I will always remember my week with Bluestone as magical.

Marthe Fraser, Ayahuasca March 2020.

The Heart of the Jungle Ayahuasca Retreat March 20-27, 2020 was not my first experience with ayahuasca… The organizers and leaders are wonderful, insightful, skilled, caring people and the environment is beautiful and unpretentious. Writing a review is difficult for such a personal and profound experience. Notably, post retreats, many painful experiences I ruminated upon and negativities I held are substantially truncated when they now enter my mind. I certainly recommend both retreats and intend to return.

Joan Pawsat, Ayahuasca March 2020 & April 2020.

I found Bluestone through a friend. Attending a retreat by myself is nothing I would have ever done in my life but I also was in such a dark and lonely place when I began my journey to Bluestone that it was my last resort before resorting to anti-depressants. Bluestone without a doubt changed my path in life. The staff, environment, music, everything was perfect. Sharon and the team at Bluestone made me feel so comfortable and at peace with everything I was going through. I look back and think to myself, “how did all of this align up so perfectly” Bluestone gave me exactly what I needed to overcome a difficult time in my life, I left the retreat feeling refreshed and for the first time in years, I remembered who I was again and I had a new respect for all the things around me. My experience was so beautiful and so needed that I cannot imagine where I would be without their guidance. I was very nervous when I arrived but by the time I was leaving I knew Bluestone was my home, I knew the team and other attendees were my family, we were connected in such a way. If you are looking for the perfect place to dive into yourself and heal with Mother Ayahuasca, look no further. Bluestone is your home, Sharon, Sandra, Arturo and the rest of the team are the ones who can walk you through your journey as you reconnect with your true self.

Nick Harmeier , Ayahuasca Feb 2020.

This was my first experience with Ayahausca and choosing a location where I felt comfortable was very important. Sharon and Sandra helped immensely in giving that confidence and were very helpful through the entire retreat. The retreat center itself is amazingly beautiful and relaxing. The food was excellent and while we were there, the weather was great. It was very clear that the entire team is very dedicated and enjoy what they do. Everything was professionally handled and organized. The ceremony itself was very intense but, there was always a feeling of control. Arturo and Amina guided us through with the excellent music from David and Lore. It was truly a humbling experience and allowed for me to heal some very old wounds as well as discover a path through some difficult personal decisions. This is absolutely an experience I would recommend, and Bluestone is the place to do it! I will be returning with my wife in September to introduce her to the experience and to continue growing myself.

Eric Wilmsen, Ayahuasca Jan 2020.

Going to a bluestone retreat was absolutely one of the BEST decisions I could have ever made in my life. Before going I was struggling a lot with things mentally and physically. I needed something that could help turn things around for me. I took a complete leap of faith and chose to head down to Mexico all by myself to attend this retreat with the support of my loving family. It was such a life changing experience and I could not be more satisfied. The people, the food, the property and the medicine were all extraordinary. My group of 6 were all amazing and are now my friends for life. Arturo, Amina, Sharon, Sandra, David, Ino and Lore are true healers and help you work with this plant medicine and everything it has to offer so that it has the most positive impact on you that you could imagine! I will definitely be going back one day. Thank you to all the healers and to mother Ayahuasca and everybody involved was just what I needed!!!!

Tatiana Pepe, Ayahuasca Jan 2020.

The most amazing life changing experience in my life! With no doubt in my mind I will be back. [Angel came back for the October 2020 retreat.]

Angel Martinez, Ayahuasca Jan 2020.

It was the best experience of my life. And 90 percent of it is the people who facilitate the retreat. They make you feel so good and safe. These people are so kind and attentive. I felt 100 percent safe with taking the medicine with them. Every time I felt bad during the ceremony someone came to support me. I never felt alone. I would never go anywhere else. This place is home. And I couldn’t be more grateful to our incredibly wise and kind shaman and to all people that work there. They work so hard to change lives. I am coming back very soon!! Thank you Bluestone

Sandra Glinka, Ayahuasca 2019.

I can’t find the words to express the amount of gratitude I have for this group. Thank you! Logistically speaking, they’ve created a little piece of paradise with all the creature comforts of the real world but with purpose. Sharon was able to hold space for the 9 of us to heal in any way we needed. Thank you! Arturo, Amina, the perfect guides in what would be the most transforming experience of my life. I will definitely be back! Thank you!

Edward Dunlap, 2019.

This experience is absolutely life changing. The staff here is the best in the business, and it’s not even close. The layout, attention to detail, depth, and quality of the retreat is far superior to others I have heard about or looked into. The retreat center is amazing and the maloca is a sacred space and absolutely beautiful structure. Everything is provided when it is most needed and in the way that is most beneficial. Whether it’s meals, sound therapy, temazcal, medicine, whatever. The layout is perfect and the execution was perfect. They take you in as part of their family, and it’s a truly unique experience. You will make life long bonds here, make quantum leaps in healing, and leave with a new family and a clear purpose. You will also never be the same. That is all

Ryan Antonellis, Feb 2019.

I am a 73 year old retired attorney and all can say is that I should have signed up with Bluestone years ago. I was a complete skeptic before I arrived. When I read and heard everyone describing Ayahuasca as a medicine, I scoffed, thinking it was a drug. No more. It is truly a medicine. It is impossible not to have expectations of the experience. but they will do you no good. Ayahuasca is in control and will take you where she wants you to go. In the process she gives you what you need more than what you want, and you walk away enriched, happier, and wiser. Sharon, Sandra, Arturo and the entire staff are most professional and they created an atmosphere where you feel cared for, safe and protected during the ceremonies. I had never tried anything like Ayahuasca before and i could not imagine doing it anywhere else. They are the perfect hosts for this experience. Having said all that, I must tell you it is a very difficult adventure to experience. Both emotionally and physically (purging). I wanted to flee during the first ceremony. It was grueling because of “the stuff” that was flowing through my head. The second ceremony was very satisfying because I could see/feel that it was changing how i was thinking. And it was for the better. The third ceremony was simply joyous. I just wanted to get up and dance and I did. I felt so relieved of so many negative thoughts. If you choose to try it, and I strongly encourage you to do, be prepared for the work you will be doing. You have to be committed. You will be rewarded more than you can imagine. It has been one week since the retreat. I know that some of the personal changes will be with me forever. I have spoken with several others who have used a company other than Bluestone. The majority have been greatly disappointed with what they received. I am very grateful to Bluestone and to Mother Ayahuasca

Lawrence Cohn, Feb 2019.

Just got off the plane from the November retreat in Cancun and could not be more impressed. Sharon is very passionate about the medicine and has designed a beautiful experience for participants. Your medicine woman Sandra is also amazingly authentic and insightful. Arturo and the whole team worked very hard to create a safe, fun, delicious, and welcoming environment for us. It’s one of those things that is very difficult to describe adequately – you just have to let go of your desire for control – go with the flow, live it and enjoy it. With an open mind and heart you can’t help but feel like you benefited greatly and were part of something special – aho…

Ken Thomas, Nov 2019.

This was a life-changing experience for me. I was hesitant at first, but the care and guidance that Sharon and management approached me with won me over, and I’m glad they did. The facility is very comfortable and the perfect set and setting for taking Ayahuasca. The ceremonies are beautiful and intense, but you always feel in good hands with the Ayahuasqueros who are experienced and extremely talented. The music is beautiful and the way they work with the medicine allowed for deep personal work to be accomplished. This tribe truly cares about the people and give everything they have to contribute to your healing. The integration sessions in between ceremonies also allow for processing and receiving wisdom from the leaders on the meaning of the experience. This was the most important decision I’ve ever made for my health. Thank you to the Bluestone tribe.

Nick Kraz, Nov 2019.

When you enter the center you are amazed by its beauty and then you meet the people that live there and work there and you are even more amazed. They are such loving people, they are kind and generous, always helping and supporting you in your journey to discover yourself. The retreat is one of the best experience I had in life so far and I am grateful to Mother Ayahuasca and to the people in Bluestone that showed me their unconditional love. I leave the center as another person, I have discovered, grown and understood so many things about myself that words cannot even describe it. Thank you for everything, I am forever grateful.

Audrey Portes, Ayahuasca Oct 2019.

My wife and I attended our first retreat in March and returned in July. We had tremendous healing the first time but knew we needed to attend again. You leave transformed all in ways. We decided to return after one month if leaving the first retreat as we knew there was so much more that we wanted to tap into. Man were we right. So much new insights came the second time around. Really full healing. The experience does want over 10 years of therapy and medication can’t due and that is truly heal you. Trust in mother earth, Ayahuasca as this was present long before modern medicine which is monetary based. I can promise you healing as I have seen it in us and the many participates that have attended. All the staff are tremendous people. Words can’t express the live and cate they show. Live time friendships with them and your fellow participants. Sandra and Sharon also provide tremendous one on one personalized healing that we cannot express enough thanks for. If you want to do one thing for yourself that will heal your soul, spirit and body DO THIS do not hesitate. Don’t let your mind tell you no. It wants you to stay right where you are. Let go of any apprehension; I can promise you, you will forever thank yourself for that. We all  deserve a wonderful, loving life.

Frank Lougher, Aug 2019.

Best. Retreat. Ever! This place exceeded my expectations by a million miles. The amount of love, care, effort, heart and soul that goes into this retreat is difficult to put into words. From start to finish I cannot fault it. A true, authentic ayahuasca experience that I am forever grateful for! The whole team are the purest of souls and such wonderful warm people you instantly feel like it’s a second home. There was 9 western rookies and 7 staff who were our support system 24 hours a day, there for support, deep talks, laughs and fun. The week consisted of 3 ayahuasca ceremonies, 2 temezcals (sweat lodge), a trip to a cenote, a body energy session and a biogenerational talk with Sandra. Not to mention home cooked, healthy, wholesome vegan food and a wonderful relaxing gorgeous location. During the first ceremony Arturo the shaman explained fully how the ceremony would work, what we can expect and full information to make us feel comfortable and relaxed. Arturo and the team are highly experienced with ayahuasca which was invaluable. We all felt in such safe hands and I have my full trust in them as the perfect guides in the experience. During the ceremony the team would play music based on our energy, helping us through the rollercoaster journey of ayahuasca – which is much more complicated than it sounds. Everything was based on the energy, rather than timelines or schedules! I personally went through an intense phase during a ceremony and Amina and Laurie both helped me through it, staying by my side, cooling me with a fan and getting me whatever I needed – water, pillows, smiles 🙂 they truly cared for me and that is very hard to come by! I would absolutely love to go back to this retreat and I am going to recommend to my friends interested in ayahuasca because i can’t imagine anywhere else to be better than bluestone! An extraordinary authentic and safe retreat which fosters personal growth and the rebirth of your soul.. Aho

Ellie Darby, July 2019.

The task of articulating in words something so incredibly powerful, beautiful, and life-changing does not begin to do it justice (but I will try!) This medicine, to me, is a platform and tool to access immense understanding and appreciation and if you feel in any way called to it – there is a reason for that. Don’t be afraid of it. During the retreat, while navigating the work you are doing within yourself, you exist within a collection of the most incredible shining souls. Arturo, Amina, Sharon, Sandra, Ino, Lore, David and of course, Maru, and Ariel! There is intense supportiveness with this group and you feel truly taken care of. No one is left behind. The retreat size (ours was 7 incredible women) is the perfect amount of people, to where everyone feels like they have the amount of time/space/connection/support to work through what comes up during the ceremonies and heal collectively. Although everything at the retreat is physically beautiful (your accommodation is cozy and airy, the gorgeous pool is relaxing, the nature is exquisite, the food is healthy and delicious). These aspects are nothing in comparison to the beauty of how the nonphysical space is held. I think the most important questions you need to ask when looking into plant medicine experiences are these: How is the sacred space during the ceremony held? Do you trust the shaman’s capacity to guide you through, potentially, one of the most vulnerable moments of your life? Let me answer for you here. The ceremony space is held with impeccable care and intense thoughtfulness. The shaman, Arturo, is incredibly experienced and approachable. Each member of the team has their own healing capabilities and during the ceremonies, while playing the most beautiful Icaros, they walk around emanating light, joy, and love and shining that to you. I will carry that exact light around with me everywhere I go, for the rest of my life. Thank you Bluestone. Missing you all very much and sending you so much love. Omateotl 

Phoebe Lo, Ayahuasca April 20 .

This winter I found myself in need of an emergency tune-up with the Ayahuasca medicine, which has never failed to help me in the past. Coming from a background of extensive experience in indigenous ceremonial circles, both plant medicine related and non, it was important that I participate in a circle that honored indigenous traditions, both in how the ceremonies proceeded and also the structure of the center itself. Bluestone came through in every way. This place is a rarified gem. Everyone is there out of a humble desire to serve the medicine and it really shows. If you want to bypass the trendy aya circles with their plethora of capitalist and new age agendas, this is the place where good-hearted people are keeping it simple, true and safe. I got what I came for and much more. – Bett Williams is author of The Wild Kindness and featured speaker at the Horizons Perspectives on Psychedelics Conference, 2019.
Bett Williams, Arizona 2019.

I found Bluestone at a very sensitive time in my life and was quite worried about everything, but as soon as I got in touch, Sharon did everything to put my mind at ease, and we even met for breakfast before the retreat and through the whole time from our first exchanged messages ‘til now after the retreat Sharon has shown genuine care and interest in me and everyone else who was at the retreat. Sharon was a sign of things to come and the treatment we were about to receive; from the moment I walked into the retreat everyone was super warm and friendly and treated us as family and this feeling quickly spread to everyone who had come to the retreat regardless of how different we all were. We managed to appreciate each other and we all knew we had a group of people that we felt comfortable with and were all there for each other. I don’t know if it’s the magic of ayahuasca or just the power of group of loving people coming together to help achieve an unforgettable life changing experience, but whatever the reason, I am so grateful I found Bluestone and had the opportunity to have this experience. I wanted to try ayahuasca for years and had very high expectations but can comfortably say my expectations were exceeded and if there is anyone wanting to try it for the first time and feels the calling I can’t recommend Bluestone enough. Every single person working and helping in this retreat will have my gratitude forever. ?” Thanks Sharon ?
Abs, Britain 2019

I loved the retreat and the wonderful team at Bluestone. I choose the retreat because of the other reviews and they sounded so heartfelt I knew I was making the right decision but ultimately it was Sharon’s amazing emails that made me feel cared for and supported and that support never stopped throughout the whole retreat. I think this retreat would be an amazing healing experience without the Ayahausca because of this care. I had a one on one with Sandra who helped shape my healing process, integration in groups after each ceremony but it was the beautiful music that Arturo and the team played throughout the night that brought me to tears. I left the retreat with some deep and profound questions answered with an experience that will be with me for the rest of my life as well as friends scattered across the globe that have remained friends. Thank you!!
Anja Jane Sheriden, Canada 2019.

I am a spiritual seeker. I had done Ayahuasca on 2 previous occasions. I have never been to Peru, but it is difficult for me to imagine a better place than Bluestone. The music was amazing. The people are amazing. Arturo’s words before and after ceremony were often profound. It was a magical experience. If you feel the call to experience Ayahuasca, stop searching and book it.
Scott from Toronto, 2019.

Hello sister! I’m sitting on my couch here on Easter Sunday completely humbled by my retreat experience. I’ve been so happy, at peace, and so productive since I’ve been home. Terran and his family are coming here today to have a traditional Easter lunch which I’ve mainly prepared. I was thinking just now and the thought came to my head… I am well. Let me repeat that for the ones in the back… I AM WELL. I haven’t been able to say that in 20+ years at least. I feel grounded, PTSD-free, depression-free, more energetic, and have a greater sense of who I am now. If you ever need or want me to speak to anyone who is having a hard time deciding about the retreat, or just in general, please let me know. I’d be honored to share my experiences throughout this process to healing. I’m a better person having known you all and for having you on my team. Terran and I agree we will be back. This experience has brought us so much closer as well. The deep connection we already shared is only more enhanced now. Please tell the team I love them all so much and thank them and Mother Ayahuasca for saving me. Reborn I am! And fyi… I’m sticking with the diet and NO MOUNTAIN DEW! I’ve lost 16 pounds total. Much gratitude for me being able to be drug free, as I’m off of all psychotropic meds, still. May you all be blessed relentlessly in your quest to bring love and peace to others. Love and blessings, Lindsay.

Lindsay Jo, USA 2018.

My calling to plant medicine began out of a desperate need to overcome a drug dependence that threatened to extinguish my flame. In January of 2018 my journey began with a visit to an Ibogaine clinic outside of Cancun [that removed the addiction on a physical level]..I then realized almost immediately that my recovery was just in its infancy and that I needed to deal with the traumas that lead me down such a dark destructive path in the first place. A quick search lead me to Sharon and Bluestone Ayahuasca and she had all the right answers and I felt a level of trust and ease that was unexpected. I knew this was the next step in my recovery and I booked my trip for 3/22/18 thru 3/29/18 and I have since gone back another two times. …There is no way I can transfer into words the experience but I can say that I am a completely different person for the better in every way….  The reverence and respect given to the ceremony and the medicine by the staff makes the experience so profound and real I cant imagine there is any way to improve on anything and I say that in a non-patronizing way. The staff led by example and the group was able to shed its preconceptions and completely dissolve the typical walls that we needlessly create between each other. Within a day the entire group was able to assimilate and understand each others weaknesses and strengths and begin to understand the need for all human beings to accept each other and truly connect. Within a week I was able to love and respect each person unconditionally. Aya dissolved age, gender, race, religion and simplified each person as a human being with the utmost potential to change the world thru individual transformation. My individual ceremonies were all so different and far from pleasant at times but they were all necessary to show me what I needed to see. I cant say enough about the selflessness of the staff and my respect for the incomprehensible energy they put into healing and transforming our group. There were times when people were literally exercising demons and the staff was able to work them thru everything which I found so powerful. A lifetime of healing and understanding occurred in a matter of days for everyone in our group. it has been approx. 2 months since the retreat and I have lost 20 lbs and have found the strength and discipline to change my habits completely and focus on the positives in my life and not allow my emotions to manifest into a depressive loop. If you are called to experience mother Ayahuasca please listen to that call and I can guarantee you will be treated to a life changing experience with the team at Bluestone I will forever be indebted to Arturo and Sharon and they are doing divine work and I now have a hopefulness that I never knew existed. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU. WITH TOTAL GRATITUDE.

Terran, Tennessee, USA 2018.

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