NOW ALSO OFFERING: Huachuma Intensives, retreats with the visionary master plant of the Peruvian Highlands.
Change Your Perception, Change Your World
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
“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 and we hail from all over the Americas. We work in English and in Spanish. The person organizing the retreat is an American who has lived for over 40 years in Latin America, the last 10 working with Ayahuasca in both Peru and Mexico. She speaks your language and with many of you she shares a culture..
Our ayahuasqueros have years of experience and are focused and committed. All of us return to Peru periodically to work with the Shipibo, the Amazonian culture whose principal medicine is Ayahuasca, in order to deepen our connection with the medicine and continue with our personal work.
We all know what it means to go through a process. Some of us are healers. We are there for you as you need us. 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.
What We Ask of You
Ayahuasca does best on an empty stomach, a system free of food for at least 24 hours. This is not always possible but we ask you to eat sparingly and on ceremony days we require a bit of light fasting (water only after 2pm.) Meals consist of vegetables, grains, fruit and herbs, organic when we can get it, prepared in delightful delicious ways. Anyone with food allergies or other food issues, let us know and we’ll gladly accommodate you.
Why a Week Retreat?
“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?
Retreats take place at a center sited for its natural beauty, and we work to keep the energy high and clear. The center is located in the heart of the jungle with bungalows, a pool and the traditional space for Ayahuasca ceremonies called a maloca. The venue is far from the maddening crowd and alive with the murmurings of Mother Earth; a stress-free environment that is energetically contained and sustained. Our retreats are designed to let you take maximum advantage of the medicine and the processes it brings up for you. All accommodations come with en-suite bathrooms and ceiling fans.
Retreat Dates, Package Details & Booking
Payment Options: to pay using a credit card, click on Register Now for the retreat in which you are interested and follow the prompts. If you prefer to make a bank to bank transfer or just want to get in touch, Contact Us
|August 21 - 28, 2020||Heart of the Jungle: 7-Day Bluestone Ayahuasca Retreat in Cancun, Mexico: August 21st – 28th 2020||
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|September 18 - 25, 2020||Heart of the Jungle: 7-Day Bluestone Ayahuasca Retreat in Cancun, Mexico: September 18th – 25th 2020||
|October 23 - 30, 2020||Heart of the Jungle: 7-Day Bluestone Ayahuasca Retreat in Cancun, Mexico: October 23rd – 30th 2020||
|November 14 - 21, 2020||Heart of the Jungle: 7-Day Bluestone Ayahuasca Retreat in Cancun, Mexico: November 14th – 21st 2020||
All packages include:
- Lodging (based on double occupancy)
- All food (homemade vegetarian, with perhaps fish added to the opening and closing dinners)
- Food allergies accommodated write us
- All beverages (non-alcoholic)
- Unlimited bottled water
- Three Ayahuasca ceremonies
- Rapee (raPAY), another sacred medicine, offered at start of every ceremony
- Live music during ceremonies
- Two Temazcal ceremonies (sweat lodge)
- Session(s) with Transgenerational Bioneuroemotion Therapist
- A massage or energy-release session
- Body movement sessions, three times during the week
- Day trip to a cenote
- Integration sessions
- Access to the team at all times
- Transportation to and from the Cancun International Airport
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 12 persons so everyone gets the attention he or she needs. If you have a group, contract us for options.
If you feel we’re a match, CONTACT US. NO OBLIGATIONS. We’ll respond within 24 hours and answer all your questions and we’ll go from there. We also like to program a SKYPE session to get acquainted.
Booking a Retreat
We ask for a $500USD deposit at the time of booking. You may use our secure, credit card system (accessed by clicking on Register Now on the retreat calendar above) or use Zelle or make a bank-to-bank transfer. Specify your form of payment and we’ll get you the banking info or any details you may need.
What can I say? These two retreats, which I attended back-to-back, were life changing experiences. I made breakthroughs in one week that I’d been trying to accomplish in, let’s see, over 36 years. The Bluestone Ayahuasca Retreat was like heaven and the perfect place for me to do my work. Beautiful serene surroundings, fantastic pool area, and the food–Maru is a gourmet chef! Arturo was the shaman who administered the ayahuasca with love and insight. The staff was so welcoming and kind. Amina, Ino, David and his beautiful sweetheart all did their part to facilitate my spiritual journey. Sandra was a shaman to me in her own right; her loving insight was an intricate part of my healing path. And Sharon, the ‘ringleader’ who brought everyone together and coordinated the retreats. Aho Sharon! And THEN I continued the very next week, and attended at the same facility: “A Portal to Awakening Huachuma Intensive Retreat”. And I am SO glad that I did. Beáta and Frederic are truly spiritual masters at the art of conducting Huachuma ceremonies. Beáta is a vision, beautiful inside and out. Her connection to the spirit of the plant medicine is remarkable. Oh, AND she sings like an angel! Her partner Frederic is empathic, and knowledgeable and conducts every aspect of the ceremony with a sort of quiet ‘power’ that I’m at a loss to explain. The combination of these two spiritual beings make for the perfect setting to work with this unique plant medicine! Needless to say I’ll be contacting Sharon and coming back to work more and more with these wonderful people and these healing plant medicines. AHO!
I attended the Bluestone Ayahuasca 7-day retreat from February 14 to February 21, 2020 and had done Ayahuasca previously but was looking to truly delve deeper into the medicine and heal some deep childhood trauma….and that is exactly what I received in the six ceremonies and two temazcal ceremonies. I will keep this short and sweet: the shamans, ayahuasqueros, the healers and group as a whole were gifted and you don’t get any better than the Bluestone team. Sharon 🦋🌺 who coordinates everything is a gifted connector and healer of the heart and I would just tell anybody to stop at Bluestone reviews and just say YES, like I did….it changed my life completely and opened the door to the journey of me integrating my true self and soul and it’s been a few months and I can truly say that I am even more happy, joyful and whole. I was also fortunate enough to do the Bluestone Huachuma Intensive from April 2 -6, 2020 and it was deeply profound and life altering and the best thing I could ever have chosen as a gift for myself and integrating my soul. I cannot speak highly enough of the Beata and Frederic, two healers who truly understand the Anglo programming, perspective and culture that we come from. They really pushed us to integrate in a way that was long lasting, reaching far after the retreat. I am in the deepest gratitude to both teams and to Sharon who helped me see myself as the miracle I always was❤️ And AM!!!!
Most beautiful and life-changing experience: “Now you remember”. My experience with Beata, Sharon and Frederick has been incredible amazing. 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, Sharon and Frederick’s 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!
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.
The Heart of the Jungle Ayahuasca Retreat March 20-27, 2020 was not my first experience with ayahuasca; but the second retreat, A Portal to Awakening with Huachuma was, and it was indeed a perfect complement to the ayahuasca retreat. 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.
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.
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.
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!!!!
The most amazing life changing experience in my life! With no doubt in my mind I will be back
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
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!
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
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
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…
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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