At The Finca
You will find that the healers, workers and family have dedicated their lives to this path
and to be of service to the spirits of nature through the use of medicine plants.
You will see their dedication upon arrival through the impeccability of their service
and the care they take in every detail of the ceremonies.
They follow a lineage of the ancient cultures of the Inga and continually perfect their work
as to maintain the highest integrity of healing as their elders taught them.
OUR HEALERS & HELPERS
The Passion for Healing
The Grandfathers always say that they like to do Yagé (Ayahuasca) "well done". They mean that in their tradition there is a way in which the Grandmother plant should be used properly for Divine ultimate healing.
In order to be a Taita, a man must live a life of integrity, undergoing a very strong processes of self healings in his own path.
Taita Juanito is a very unique healer. He is very strict with his students, but being with him is such a blessing due to his great sense of humor and compassion. Taita Juanito is totally dedicated to Ultimate Healing, and assisting people in transforming their lives.
The Taitas and healers at Finca Ambiwasi are extraordinarily knowledgable about the Grandmother plant Yagé (Ayahuasca). While you are here, you are in perfect hands during ceremony and you will receive everything that has to be received for personal growth and healing.
Head Healer, Founder of Finca Ambiwasi
Taita Juanito is a traditional Inga - Doctor of the indigenous community of the Colombian Amazon, he walks the path of the Yagé (Ayahuasca) and his family comes from a long lineage of traditional botanics. Throughout the past 15 years he has been learning and sharing with different communities.
Taita Juanito is a compassionate and humble man, he has a wife and son, and he is unflagging about his work in service, out of honesty and integrity.
‘When pain transforms into love healing is happening’
Healer from Ecuador
Taita Enrique has been learning all his life from different tribes in Colombia and the indigenous people of Ecuador.
One of his strengths is his wide knowledge regarding botanical plants, and definitely his humor and funny songs.
Jairsagua Furativa Gacheta
Medicine Woman of the Muhysca Tribe
Jairsagua is walking the path of the Yagé and has dedicated more than 25 years of her life to studying and sharing knowledge about medicinal plants, weaving in different traditions and about alternative natural therapies.
Jairsagua has been part of and guiding:
- Women’s circles
- Bead workshops in loom and free hand
- Mochila handbag weaving workshops (knot & crochet)
"I am a weaver of dreams and a bridge from the world of the divine feminine ancestral lineage"
Florentino Caicedo is a Grandfather and wisdom keeper of the Muisca community in Colombia. Don Florentino learned and shared with several Colombian elders receiving the word of the tobacco. He is a tobacco healer and follower of the Yagè culture for a period of 30 years now.
Don Florentino is known for his sweet and compassionate way, for his deep intuitive connection with the plant medicines (especially tobacco and Yagè) and his profound healings..
At our center, we have incredible support assistants who are also healers walking the path of the Yagé (Ayahuasca). They are here to support the work of the Taitas, Healers, and the medicine of the plants.
Finca Ambiwasi is located just outside of Bogotá, the capital city of Colombia, in Silvania, in the beautiful mountainside of the country.
In recent years Colombia has moved from an unstable country to a safe country for travelers. This country now sees over 2 million tourists coming to experience its cultural depth and beautiful landscapes every year. From our retreats many participants have gone to travel on to other parts of this beautiful country.
We will also ensure your safety by providing transportation to and from the retreat in our shuttle service which goes directly to/ from to the Bogota International Airport.
To get to the Finca you will need to fly to Bogotá International Airport (there are plenty of direct flights from all parts of the world). From the airport it takes about 1.5 hours to get here. Our center is in the mountains and it is a very secluded area, making it an ideal place for these ancient wisdom retreats (we have no neighbors nearby except for one very sweet older Colombian man). There is a beautiful scenic view from the center and many medicinal plants which we will take a tour of. It is 15-20 minute walk up a hill from the nearest road where our shuttle service will drop you off (but don’t worry we have horses which will carry your luggage up the hill!)
As the helpers, supporters and healers invite you to Finca Ambawasi and welcome you in as part of their family, we expect you to treat the House of Healing as you would your own home.
Finca Ambiwasi is a very unique place on this planet . Every year it is becoming a greater hub for deep spiritual healing and it continues to draw people from all over the world and from all walks of life. This center is dedicated to maintaining the ways of the ancestors of the Inga lineage of the Amazonian Colombia region of Putomayo. Through the use of medicine plants we learn to attune our spirit and heart back to the beat of the great mother and father spirits of nature – that which lives within us and is all around us.
Finca Ambiwasi was founded in 2013 and is a project that is still developing. In 2015, the Maloka, a traditional ceremonial place, was inaugurated. This projected was created through the guidance and blessing of the Medicine Grandmother Yagé (Ayahuasca). This project and vision is one way in which we would like to give thanks to all the spirits, to the plants that are allowing us to awake from this sleeping state of the modern world, to our ancestors and the wisdom-keepers, and to the generations to come, and to you for being open to this work.
May your spirit and heart leap with joy as you read these words and propel you to join us for a ceremony or upcoming retreat soon!
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Common Queries and Questions
It is understandable that you might have questions about Yagé (Ayahuasca) and Ceremonies and we are here to help you answer them.
Please share with us your concerns if they have not been covered by the FAQs. Finca Ambiwasi is a place where professionals handle the topic of Yagé (Ayahuasca) and the Medicine plants and their use in healing, supported by a strong cultural tradition.
Let us assist you in your quest for the appropriate healing place.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the price of our retreat?
For a ten day retreat at Finca Ambiwasi, all inclusive (air fare not included), the price is $1950.
What is our refund policy?
If you decide to reserve your space for this retreat you are expected to make FULL payment ONE MONTH before the retreat starts. You will receive a reminder email to make payment.
You can reserve your space with $400. The deposit IS transferable but only as deposit, it cannot be transferred as part of the retreat payment for someone else. This applies in cases someone has already made a deposit and a person wishes to add their deposit as part of that other person's retreat full payment. 50% of the Deposit can also be transferred for a future retreat. Deposits are non-refundable
Cancellations before 30 days of retreat will receive full balance of paid amount over deposit minus $100 administration fee.
Cancellations from day 30 to day 20 before retreat full balance of paid amount over deposit minus $400 administration fee.
Cancellations from day 19 to day 11 before retreat will receive 50% full balance of paid amount over deposit minus.
Cancellations from day 10 to retreat date will not have any refund whatsoever.
If you decide to cancel your reservation whether it is a reservation or full payment you will receive refund as follows:
Deposits are non-refundable
Refunds will be made with Paypal or Bank Transfer, all fees for transferring funds will be covered from the amount being refunded by the participant.
What payment methods do we accept?
We accept payment through Paypal and by bank deposit or transfer to a USA Account.
How do I schedule my flight to match it with the provided transportation to and from the Finca?
We pick you up at the El Dorado International Airport in Bogota on the first day of the retreat at 1 - 2pm to go to Finca Ambiwasi, which is a ride of 2 hours (expected arrival to the location between 4-5pm). Please make sure to arrive before 2pm to the airport, because we won't be able to schedule another bus to the Finca. If you cannot find a flight arriving in the morning of the first day of the retreat, then please arrive on the day before to Bogota.
On the last day the first group will leave Finca Ambiwasi around 7 - 8am. The second group around 10am - 12pm.
Usually people organize their flights to depart in the afternoon- it is also nice to stay in Bogota enjoying the Candelaria or the park of the 93rd street area.
What will the itinerary look like for the retreat?
Please review this sample itinerary to get a feel for the flow of the retreat. Keep in mind that this is subject to change.
What should I know if I have never worked with Yagé (Ayahuasca) before?
You will be undergoing Ancestral Sacred Shamanic Healing Ceremonies with the Ancestral Medicine of Yagé or Ayahuasca with real Taitas and their team of assistants and healing musicians. There is no claiming that Yagé will cure or is a cure for any disease mental or physical. This is Ancestral Medicine used for over 10000 years in the Amazonian area and is a different expereince for everyone.
You should seek professional medical advice if you feel you need it. And you must meet the physical qualities and not be under certain medications and be in good health to participate. Please make sure you read the Requirements and Guidelines.
You are going to be part of Ceremonies that are completely Legal in Colombia and these Taitas are in full respect of their traditions and the Law practicing these ceremonies. They are also certified in their communities to as Taitas.
What are the accommodations like?
Our accommodations are simple, clean, comfortable, and we do our best to accommodate everyone who wishes to attend one of our retreats. DO NOT expect a 5 star hotel, as you are coming to a traditional healing retreat. The accommodations are shared and we use bunkbeds and double beds. Bathrooms are shared with hot water.
Are meals included?
Meals are provided for the duration of the retreat. On ceremony days we will fast after lunchtime. Food is prepared by Taita Juanito's family and some specialized Cooks and Chefs. Most food is vegan or vegetarian. If you have special dietary needs, please do let us know.
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