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Awaken the Warrior Retreat

About The Retreat

This retreat is no joke, you will require your full strength and intention to meet all the things which have stopped you from living your most fulfilled prosperous life. This retreat includes time old ceremonies led by the impeccable Shuar Tribe, known as the warriors of the Amazon Rainforest, as well as seasoned medicine men from the Andes of Ecuador, custodians of a tradition that has been used for centuries to heal, and enhance life in all manners of ways. Facilitated by Nico Galvan (UK) and Jonathan Carroll (CA) seasoned in bridging these ways to the world. The power in the use of the San Pedro Cactus and Ayahuasca medicines lays in enabling clarity for the best direction to head. In peace, prosperity and ultimately with potent drive/focus - a decisive head that leads from a space of compete trust in yourself. What includes: 3 Meals a Day 8 Days, 9 Nights Accommodation 1 Ayahuasca Ceremony with Native Shaur Shaman 1 San Pedro Jungle Power Walk, finishing off in Natural waters 1 San Pedro, 2 Tobacco Ceremony with Andean Medicine man Cacao and Fire Dance Meditation, Qi Gong, Yoga Integration Workshops and Sharing Circles Visit to 2 Local Archaeological Sites Pre and Post Online Support Ayahuasca Ayahuasca is about confrontation. You will have an experience dialed up for you – both during the ceremonies and outside of the ceremonies – that will confront you. It will challenge you. It will test you. It may take you through your deepest fears, or take you through various areas in your life that you have been avoiding or procrastinating but deep down you know you need to address these items. You may have relatively successfully suppressed these areas through much of your life, but they are still wielding a negative influence. Temazcal is a dome-like structure made out of cement, Once you are settled in, doors are closed and we enter darkness - steaming volcanic stones are placed in the middle of the circle. - Water is then poured over these stones to produce steam for the sweat lodge. then accompanied by the drum and rattle we begin our prayers and songs throughout 4 rounds. Benefits include - clearer skin and an improvement in weight loss efforts. - Improvement of depression symptoms - improve symptoms of appetite loss - Improvement of depression symptoms - cleanse the body of toxins and impurities. - toxin removal of the mind and soul healing you from the inside out.


1Day 1

11:00AM - 12:29PM

Tai Chi

1:00PM - 2:00PM


2:01PM - 3:30PM

Shamanic Earth Burial, used to detox the body and release into the Earth.

4:00PM - 5:00PM


5:00PM - 9:00PM

Temezcal (sweat lodge)

9:45PM - 10:45PM


11:01PM - 5:00AM

Ayahusca Ceremony

What’s Included

  • 3 Meals a Day

  • 8 Days, 9 nights Accommodation

  • 1 Ayahuasca Ceremony

  • 1 San Pedro Jungle Power Walk

  • 1 San Pedro + Tobacco Ceremony

  • Cacao Fire Dance

Not Included

  • Flights

  • Transfers From Airport

Frequently Asked Questions

Who will be my point of contact for transport, extra nights, questions

Nico - the Host will be ready and available to organise taxis, extra nights - all info about activities and options in the area. Contact through email, whats app around the clock




September 2022

was in a bad place after losing my wife and having a difficult time emotionally as a single parent with many responsibilities. Nico is an inspiring man and you would do well to listen to his teachings. I would recommend him to anyone and everyone. He is an inspiration and a kind and natural spirit.



August 2023

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Nico at my first experience doing a San Pedro ceremony in Ayampe. The entire three days was perfectly organized and Nico was an amazing facilitator. His energy provided a very calm, safe environment. He is kind, gentle, warm and very knowledgeable. I highly recommend him and his team in providing a truly life altering experience.



October 2022

The process was intense, there was crying and hidden painful memories that came out to be healed. I could see the other side, was light, only light and security I found. Then my mouth loosened and I was able to thank life for this second chance to enjoy it. An incredible but real experience of full freedom, of true personal love, free from judgment and criticism. Infinite thanks



August 2023

The trust, the attention to detail, and the extreme support throughout the whole process is outstanding. Knowledgeable in many different areas, Tai Chi, Breath-work, meditation, yoga and plant medicines. I felt so immersed that it easily marked a before and after. Those of you in the path searching truth, wellness and doing the inner work can rest assured that Nico has your back.

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