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Traditional Yagé – Ayahuasca Retreat in the Jungle of Putumayo


This retreat offers an immersion in traditional Siona plant-spirit healing, within the indigenous community. Understanding that the spiritual practice of the consumption of Yage is traditional of the original Putumayo communities and it is for that reason that the retreat takes on a deep meaning when it is carried out in the jungle and is guided by the healers in their own ceremonial spaces. The ceremonies are held privately, together with reputable Taitas with whom we have been working for the last 9 years. The alchemy of these systems offers an opportunity for powerful healing. Most indigenous healers train through a system of traditional medical education, essentially given to them by the plant spirits through many plant dietas over many years. This education takes numerous years to learn and then to practice effectively.

Respecting Tradition


The foundation of our work at Putumayo Experience is traditional Amazonian medicine, practiced by genuine and highly skilled indigenous healers. We deeply honor and respect indigenous traditions, their tried and tested healing practices and profound wisdom that has evolved over thousands of years of working with yagé – ayahuasca and Amazonian medicinal plants and trees.

Traditional healers of Putumayo need to undergo arduous training over many years in order to effectively administer and manage yagé. A genuine healer of the Putumayo, is in a position to deal with the many issues that can arise. Indigenous healers across the planet are record-keepers of an ancient system of working with medicinal plants that cannot be patented.

Testimonial Retreat June 2022


¨The experience I’ve had the honor to do with Agustina and Putumayo Experience has been, hands down, the most important experience I’ve ever had in my life. Agustina is an exquisite person, as genuine and as transparent as it gets. She gave us the chance of experiencing yagè (i.e. ayahuasca) in the most authentic way, staying for 6 days in the house of the shaman Hermogenes, the eldest shaman of the siona tribe in the putumayo region, an incredible and mind-blowing person to say the least. Him and his family welcomed us as if we were family as well, fed us amazing, natural food everyday in the most stunning of natural settings and, through yagè, showed me and my friend things that we didn’t know about ourselves, things that hit us in the depth of our subconsciousness and allowed us to have a clear and tangible change in the way we conduct our lives. I personally was not in the best place mentally, even though my life looked just fine on paper (even better than just fine). Yagè and the three ceremonies we had the privilege to be a part of made me get in touch with my subconsciousness in a way that I didn’t think possible, and thanks to it I reached a new found love for myself that I didn’t even really know I was lacking.¨

¨To anyone wanting to take part in a sacred yagè/ayahuasca ceremony, I could not endorse Putumayo Experience and Augustina more than this. I trusted her from the beginning, and I couldn’t be happier with this choice. It will probably be tough, it will probably show you things that will be painful, but through this experience you’ll be able to truly change the way you see things. You’ll be able to create a link between your subconsciousness and your consciousness in a way that I still almost cannot believe. 10 out of 10. Even 11 out of 10!!¨

Lorenzo C.