Flight of the Dragonfly

16-27 September 2024

Ayahuasca Healing Retreat

12 Day healing retreat in the Peruvian Amazon Jungle

16th -27th September 2024

∗ 6x Ayahuasca Ceremonies

∗ Intimate Group -only 12 places available

∗ Facilitated by Andy Wood & two indigenous male and female Ayahuasqueros

∗ Deep immersion with plant spirit traditions of the amazon

∗ life changing experience

We are excited to announce this life changing Ayahuasca Retreat Peru, to come to the heart of the Peruvian Amazon and work with master visionary plant Ayahuasca.

Through this amazing opportunity you can experience tremendous spiritual, emotional and energetic evolution. If you are looking for personal healing, spiritual growth, insights into your life, deep change you will find the support, guidance and knowledge to help you fully realise your intentions for your life changing transformations.

This 12 days will be life transforming for all who attend, it will give you a level of awareness of life and purpose, remove all blocks and negative energy through a purification process and give you a whole new outlook on life.

The jungles of the Amazon holds some of the most magical and mystical plant species.  Alongside this runs the knowledge and experience of master healers who have an intimate working knowledge and understanding of the very essence of the plant world and world of spirit. Spirit is not a concept to these healers but part of their everyday fabric of life.

Ayahuasca is thought of by many of these indigenous shamans as the master plant that unlocks worlds of mystery and an innate understanding of the plant spirit world. Through working sacredly with Ayahuasca in traditional ceremonies, you can experience life changing visions and deep healings on a body and soul level.

When ayahuasca is served and the ceremonial process is directed by sincere healers, they work with the spirits of the plants to conduct complex energetic cleanses and surgeries. This level of plant healing mastery with ayahuasca can only be found in the Amazon. Each ceremony becomes a spirit hospital, with many different plant-spirit doctors operating on the guests, not only ayahuasca. Without a team of plant spirits, ayahuasca (one of the doctors) would be limited in its range of healing. The level of precision, concentration and skill that authentic healers bring to the healing process is the key to reaching into the roots of energetic blockages and carrying out the most effective ayahuasca healing.

We are working with respected Ayahuasqueros at a centre with the right ethos to bring together a truly powerful yet safe and nurturing course. The Shaman and his unique use not only of the Icaros (sacred healing songs of the plants) but also sound healing through instruments and light creates a sensory experience that works on a cellular level on our participants. They prescribe personal plant diets to correspond with what spirit tells him you need not necessarily what you want – he works on a healing level not to the whims of the westerners wants. This makes him authentic and more interested in healing than in egos.

Banco Maestro Javier, was born in the community of Nuevo Progreso, Rio Napo, in the department of Loreto, Peru. The last of a family with four generations of shamans, the Shahuano, in his teens he realised that shamanism was his future. At 20, after his father’s death, he started his apprenticeship. He spent two years in the virgin rain forest, without any contact with the outside world, taking as a teacher his Grandfather, Antonio. From him, he learnt the healing properties of plants. For the whole length of his training in shamanism he had to follow a very strict diet. He could not eat spicy foods, sugar and salt, nor fried food, only what the forest offered. These, and good intentions, are the basic requisites to become a plant doctor (shaman). In Javier’s own words:”During my study in the forest, the spirits of plants and animals made me realise that shamanism was to spread out the message of Nature to live with joy, and to do good by curing diseases using our traditional plant medicine.

Transformative, beautiful, full of love. Andy has an unbelievable commitment to helping and supporting people to know themselves, free themselves and live happier lives.
This was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. In fact the most amazing! I’ve let go of so much baggage that I’ve been carrying all my life.Feeling connected to myself for the first time ever, I can feel that there is so much healing continuing within me and that my life has opened up.
Sarah Tilby
Andy was present and attentive throughout, always available to talk us through any concerns and also helped the group to express to the healers. I have absolute trust in my process because of Andy.
Sue Cartwright
The decision to come on this retreat was made intuitively, and has given me a huge insight into myself and the blockages in my life. The combination of the experiences of the ceremonies, as well as the workshops have given me a reopened heart and inner strength. The group was amazing, supportive and intimate. Andy guided us with words, questions and a hug when needed. Letting me figure stuff out myself, the Jungle setting added to the whole experience.
Andy is great and reassuring. He knows what he is doing and you feel that his workshops are tailored to compliment with the Ayahuasca experience. I felt his massages were spot on and very instructive, he can sense how we feel and what we need. On top, I enjoyed his sense of humour.
Mochine Essaouri
Life changing! Truly life changing. My heart is wide open, my mind is clear of chatter for the first time ever. I’ve cried, I’ve laughed and loved!
Sharon O'Oeil

Flight of the Dragonfly 2024


The course is also designed to have gaps between the ceremonies as Ayahuasca requires at least two days to be processed by the mind, body, and soul. It is our intention for you to integrate the teachings of The Mother Plant into your lives, and allow all parts of your being to be healed.

Day 1 – Collection from Iquitos, Hotel La Casona and take river boat to retreat centre, Jungle steam purification, 1st Ayahuasca ceremony (Diagnosis Ceremony)

Day 2 – Circle meeting with Ayahuasquero’s, and plant bath.

Day 3 – Workshop with Andy and preparation for evening ceremony, flower bath, 2nd Ayahuasca ceremony (Healing Ceremony).

Day 4 – Circle meeting with Ayahuasquero’s,  Fire Ceremony.

Day 5 – Workshop with Andy, visit form the Bora tribe,  3rd Ayahuasca ceremony( Healing Ceremony).

Day 6 – Circle meeting with Ayahuasquero’s, Day out on Amazon river visit wildlife park’s

Day 7 – Workshop with Andy, floral bath, then 4th Ayahuasca ceremony (Healing Cermony).

Day 8 -Circle meeting with Ayahuasquero’s, Water Ceremony.

Day 9 – Workshop with Andy 5th Ayahuasca ceremony (Spirit Animal).

Day 10 -Circle meeting with Ayahuasquero’s, Pusanga making workshop

Day 11 – Workshop with Andy 6th Ayahuasca ceremony (spiritual Protection)

Day 12 – Trip to shamans market Iquitos, transfer to Iquitos airport or hotel.


  • Welcome steam bath
  • 6 Ayahuasca Ceremonies
  • Limpia (flower and plant cleansing)
  • Quecha Fire cermony
  • Shared tambo
  • Group meetings with Ayahuasqueros
  • Group meetings with Andy
  • 1-1 time with Andy whenever you need it
  • Group workshops with Andy
  • All food
  • Transportation pick up and return to Iquitos


  • Flights to Peru, Iquitos
  • Accomadation in Iquitos
  • Travel Insurance


  • £1950.00
  • Early bird booking price £1850.00

Limited to 12 places on this retreat

To book your place, please email andy@theshamansart.com for an information and booking form.

Any questions contact Andy t: 07970 715 590