LACUNA: The Cradle of Life

LACUNA: The Cradle of Life



LACUNA is a psychedelic healing retreat where guests are invited to connect with themselves and the world around them in a more meaningful way. We use various activities to enhance and heal the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being of our guests.

LACUNA is located in the Putamayo rainforest, a breathtaking place showcasing vast biodiversity in water, plant, and animal life. Our mission is to protect as much of this forest as possible while helping many people along the way. We use plant medicine like Ayahuasca to guide us on our journey.

With the magic of the rainforest and the power of plant medicine, you will leave LACUNA feeling rejuvenated and restored.

Sacred Plant Medicine
Explore the Putamayo Rainforest
August 1 - 11 RETREAT

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LACUNA Ayahuasca Retreats

Ayahuasca is called Yagé in Putamayo, Colombia. Putumayo is an incredibly special place with an important role in the plant medicine movement. Here, it has been used for centuries to heal and restore vitality.

Yagé and ayahuasca are incredibly similar in use but slightly different in preparation. Instead of using Psychotria viridis, yagé is made with Diplopterys cabrerana leaves and brewed with Banisteriopsis caapi vine. Yagé is believed to be stronger than ayahuasca due to its higher DMT content. These plants form a powerful psychedelic substance that stimulates the pineal gland.

Not all ayahuasca or yagé are brewed the same way. There are many varieties of yagé, most of which are now cultivated and some found in the wild. It is rare to find a Taita that works with wild yagé these days, and it requires a greater understanding of the medicine and how to work with it.

Taita Jairo has been working with wild yagé for years and is known for his powerful brew and the ability to serve it with loving awareness.

Yagé is traditionally used for religious and spiritual purposes by some tribes in Putumayo, much like ayahuasca in the Amazon. If ayahuasca is the mother of all plant medicines, then yagé is the father.

At LACUNA, we believe yagé is the most effective medicine on the planet. It can diagnose the root cause of illness and give you tools to treat the dis-ease. Yagé is like a pipeline of information to the entire plant kingdom.

The benefits that come from yagé vary greatly from person to person. It is not a magical cure-all, and oftentimes the rewards are not seen overnight. Learning with yagé is lifelong, and many people unpack its lessons for weeks, months, or even years to come.

Plant medicines like yagé may accelerate your spiritual growth, but you must be willing to do the work that it requires.

Anything is possible. We are here to help guide you, but only you can determine the best direction for your future.

What Can Yagé Do?

Boost the mood
Improve relationships
Increase self-awareness
Enhance physical vitality
Stimulate the pineal gland
Inspire spiritual connection
Identify root cause of dis-ease
Treat depression, anxiety, and addiction

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Why Attend a LACUNA Retreat?

Mental & Physical Wellness

At LACUNA, we believe wellness is holistic. We combine activities to improve the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health of individuals to address dis-ease and promote a happy and healthy life.

Safe Healing Center

Our goal at LACUNA is to create a safe space where people can disconnect from the stresses of everyday life and find relief from depression, anxiety, and the disharmony that often accompanies an overactive lifestyle. We provide a calm environment to support our guests as they strive toward greater self-awareness and healing on all levels.

Curated Wellness Experts

Our team has a long history and extensive experience working in hospitality. We are dedicated to creating an ideal environment for working with plant medicines. Taita Jairo has been communicating with the spirit of our plant medicines since he was a child and is well known throughout this region as one of the most respected and talented facilitators in his field.

***Disclaimer: Ayahuasca and other plant medicines are not a cure-all for physical and mental ailments, nor should they be used in place of life-saving medicine. The LACUNA Colombia retreat center is not intended to replace the advice of a qualified physician or other health care professionals.


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