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Authentic Shipibo Shaman smoking Mapacho at an Ayahuasca Retreat in Pucallpa Peru

Authentic Ayahuasca Retreat in Pucallpa Peru

The authentic ayahuasca retreat in the heart of the Amazon outside Pucallpa Peru. Run by Shipibo shamans we invite you to embark on your healing journey using our ancient practices with teacher plants.


Words can´t describe the time I´ve had here. I wanted to experience Ayahuasca with a traditional Shipibo family, and that is what you get here.

James Webb - UK

Shipibo Shamans

A shipibo shaman smoking a pipe before an ayahuasca ceremony

Maestra Olinda

Shipibo Shaman

Maestra Olinda (59) grew up in the remote Amazon. She was introduced to medicinal plants early, with her mother being the Curandera of their community.


From age 16, Olinda worked jointly with her mother, holding ayahuasca ceremonies, and learning ancient healing methods with plant medicine.


When her mom passed, Olinda decided to continue her ancestor's path and has ever since been the official Curandera of her community.

Shipibo shaman apprentice smoking mapacho



Gladys (29) was born in the Amazon. A woman dedicated to ancestral medicine and is a daughter of Olinda. She began her training in medicine at the age of 20.


Today she works alongside her mother in ayahuasca ceremonies and assists with medicinal plants with a primary focus on supporting our female guests.

Shipibo Shaman Esteban Holding a bottle of Ayahuasca

Maestro Esteban

Shipibo Shaman

Maestro Esteban (62( grew up in a remote community in the Amazon.


He was initiated at 17 to conduct ayahuasca ceremonies jointly with his grandfather. His grandfather passed on centuries of the wisdom of plant medicine he had gathered from his ancestors.


At age 24, his grandfather died. Esteban has ever since been the official Curandero of his community.

Facilitator Man Smoking Pipe at Ayahuasca Retreat in Peru



Urban (32) was born in Sweden. After a few encounters with death at the age of 26, he was called to explore ways of medicine outside the western scope and eventually crossed paths with padre Esteban and mama Olinda.


Today he works as a coach and co-leads the retreat with the family, facilitating and connecting the western world to the ancient medicine of ayahuasca and the master plant dietas.

Shipibo Shaman Robert smoking a pipe entering an ayahuasca ceremony

Maestro Robert

Shipibo Shaman

Maestro Robert (35) was born in the Shipibo village of Pahoyan. He started practicing the medicine of ayahuasca at the age of 12. To this day, working with traditional medicine and is one of the healers in the Shipibo village.


Young and strong, he has one of the most potent Icaros you will ever hear.

Facilitator Jilmer a Shipibo at Ayahuasca Retreat



Jilmer (27) was born in Pahoyan and is the last son of Olinda, whom he works alongside, acquiring knowledge and ways of ancestral medicine.


Jilmer is responsible for assisting men during ayahuasca ceremonies and during their dieta with the master plants.

Ayahuasca Retreat in Pucallpa Peru

About us

Epicenter Ayahusca was founded by Mama Olinda, Padre Esteban and Urban in 2022 and is run by their family. The retreat is just outside Pahoyan, A Shibibo village up the Amazonian river from Pucallpa, Peru. The family carries centuries of experience, with tradition and practice of using Ayahuasca and master plant dietas as healing methods going back to their great ancestors. 

If you are looking for a safe and authentic way to use the medicine of Ayahuasca and master plant dietas - You have come to the right place.

Teacher tree outside Ayahuasca Retreat in Peru

Our Story

Maestro Esteban and Maestra Olinda started as healers in their respective communities early in life. However, they wanted to go beyond their community and use their practice for a larger audience.


For the last 15 years, they worked jointly at different retreats in Iquitos and Pucallpa, but something was lacking. They found that the "westernized" resorts didn't follow the Shipibo way but had difficulty getting their voices heard. During a 1 month dieta in 2020, they crossed paths with Urban, a Swedish man exploring alternative healing practices to bring to the west.


Maestro Esteban and Maestra Olinda shared their vision - an affordable ayahuasca retreat, in its epicenter, just outside their home village, to be run by their family, following the ancient traditions and healing arts of the Shipibos. Together they spent months in the jungle, doing dietas, ceremonies, and building. In 2022, the retreat opened.

Maestra Olinda Sharing a story about her Ayahuasca Retreat in Pucallpa Peru
Shipibo shaman on boat towards a retreat in the heart of the amazon

A Retreat in the heart of the Amazon

After a 3-hour ride on the speedboat from Pucallpa to Pahoyan, another 15-minute trip by the amazon awaits. In the picture, you see Jilmer at the front of our little fishing boat going through a bird migration as we are heading to the retreat

Our Ayahuasca Retreat

You have been introduced to our ayahuasca retreat in the heart of the Amazon outside Pucallpa, Peru. We have introduced you to our family of Shipibos and given you a share of our story.

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