LACUNA: The Cradle of Life

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Meet LACUNA

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
Ceremonies
Explore the Putamayo Rainforest
Discover
Your
True
Nature
JANUARY 23-30 RETREAT

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A driver will pick you up and transport you to the hotel where you will stay for one night. Here, you will meet others in the group and share a family-style dinner. The cost of the hotel and dinner will be included in the cost of the retreat.

It’s important to arrive in Bogotá on the 22nd. It’s not uncommon for flights to leave earlier or later so we always recommend arriving the day before your flight.

The next morning you will fly to Putamayo.

A driver will pick you up from the hotel and take you to the airport. The flight from Villa Garzon via Satena Air takes one and a half hours. From the airport, we will take taxis to Mocoa, with a stop at the central market to buy any last-minute supplies or local art and goods.

From Mocoa we’ll begin our ascent to the Campgrounds at La Cristalina. This is a 45-minute hike and it’s often muddy slippery terrain. You will need a good pair of rubber boots. We recommend bringing some with you since the options at the central market are very limited. 

The rest of the first day will be spent relaxing, eating, and acclimating to your home away from home for the next week. There will be plenty of time to set up your personal space, unpack, and decompress.

You will be staying in a glamping-style waterproof tent. The tents are spacious and cozy, with comfortable beds and soft bedding for each guest. You will share a tent with two other people.

At this time, we are not equipped with enough space for single rooms but we are happy to accommodate arrangements for couples, small groups, families, or friends who wish to share a space.

We’ll take plant baths in the afternoon, and that evening Taita Jairo will visit with the group and share more about the week ahead.

LACUNA is unlike other retreat centers. We do not have strict policies and rigid schedules. Instead, we move with the energy of the day, following the flow of nature and the collective group. Our schedule often changes, but you can expect a week filled with the following activities and plant medicines.

The week will be filled with daily plant baths, walks in the jungle, musical guests, and plenty of time immersed in nature. In addition to the healing plant medicines, this is an opportunity to disconnect from daily life and its many distractions. We will swim in the river and bathe under the pulsing beat of waterfalls.

Ceremonies will be both day and night. Some days we will start in the afternoon, and some days will only drink the medicine in the evening. We like to drink yagé by the river, which passes right by one of our campgrounds, near a small maloca. An example of the day might be swimming in the river and drinking one cup of yagé here. Then, we’ll take a five-minute walk back to the maloca for the second cup of yagé at nightfall.

Our newest maloca has just been completed, and we are looking forward to our inaugural ceremony here with you in January. One of our most sacred ceremony sites is the Cradle of Life waterfall. It is an hour’s hike from our campsite and we’ll have one of our four yagé ceremonies here.

After breakfast, we will hike out of the jungle to Mocoa and take a taxi to the airport in Villa Garzon.

Should there be any changes to the flight plans, we will stay at a hotel between Mocoa and Villa Garzon until we can catch our flight back to Bogotá.

***Disclaimer: 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.

Our January Retreat is priced at $1,600. This includes:

  • All transportation in Colombia
  • 1 Night Hotel Stay in Bogotá, January 22
  • Group Dinner in Bogotá, January 22
  • Flight to and From Villa Garzon Putumayo 
  • 7 nights at LACUNA
  • All meals at LACUNA 
  • 6 Plant Medicine Ceremonies
  • Yoga 
  • Onsite medical staff

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Interested in attending a plant medicine retreat? Complete the form below and you will be directed to book an introduction call with the LACUNA team.

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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.

Register for the January LACUNA Retreat Today

Interested in attending a plant medicine retreat? Complete the form below and you will be directed to book an introduction call with the LACUNA team.

Name*

Have you participated in a plant medicine retreat/ceremony before?*
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
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