Jungle Medicine Retreat

Sacred Medicine retreats in the jungle of Peru, working with indigenous maestros

Welcome to the Jungle Medicine Retreat, the Shamanic Healing Retreat (called dieta) that Yama is organizing with maestro Don José Campos and the gifted Medicine Singer Artur Mena (her music teacher) in the Peruvian jungle. This retreat is planned from the 3rd March till the 14th of March 2025. Dates need to be confirmed.

Ten or eleven days deep in the jungle, five medicine ceremonies (four at night, the last one in the day – always with a day in between), dieting other plants as well (either a mix that will support your overall health, or a plant teacher like bobinsana), and a last celebration day in Don José’s guesthouse (or a post-diet integration retreat with Yama, staying a few days longer in the jungle).


This retreat is for people who feel ready to dive deep with us; who want to truly wake up and raise their consciousness to a next level; who feel deeply committed to do their own work with the Sacred Medicines; doing the work in the midst of all the powerful medicine plants growing around us; and resonating with these guidelines of our dear maestro and teacher Don José:

1. Only 10% of what happens in the ceremonies is the work of the Medicine, 90% is your work. 
2. All the drama you create is completely pointless. Stop the drama! Be responsible.
3. Know how immensely powerful you are. Go stand in your own power and stop giving it away.


Yama managed to bring her two favorite maestros together!! The ceremonies during this dieta* will be guided by Maestro Don Jos Campos, who is well known for creating a deep magical space for your journeys with his powerful voice and icaros. Musician Arturo (Artur Mena, Yama’s most important music teacher) will play his wonderful music in the ceremonies, and will be available for guitar / ukelele / charango / flute music lessons during the day. He is the one teaching Yama many of the medicine songs that she plays and sings in her ceremonies.

NB: 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑘 𝑖𝑠 𝑑𝑖𝑓𝑓𝑒𝑟𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑛 𝑌𝑎𝑚𝑎’𝑠 𝑜𝑤𝑛 𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑘, 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑑𝑖𝑓𝑓𝑒𝑟𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑓𝑟𝑜𝑚 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑑𝑖𝑒𝑡𝑎𝑠 𝑠ℎ𝑒 𝑜𝑟𝑔𝑎𝑛𝑖𝑧𝑒𝑑 𝑖𝑛 𝑃𝑒𝑟𝑢 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ 𝑎 𝑆ℎ𝑖𝑝𝑖𝑏𝑜 𝑚𝑎𝑒𝑠𝑡𝑟𝑜. 𝑇ℎ𝑒𝑟𝑒 𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑛𝑜 𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑙 ‘𝑎𝑠𝑠𝑖𝑠𝑡𝑎𝑛𝑡𝑠’, 𝑤𝑒 𝑠𝑢𝑝𝑝𝑜𝑟𝑡 𝑒𝑎𝑐ℎ 𝑜𝑡ℎ𝑒𝑟. 𝑇ℎ𝑜𝑢𝑔ℎ 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑟𝑒𝑡𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑡 𝑖𝑠 𝑏𝑒𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑜𝑟𝑔𝑎𝑛𝑖𝑧𝑒𝑑 𝑏𝑦 𝐷𝑒𝑣𝑎 𝑌𝑎𝑚𝑎, 𝑠ℎ𝑒 𝑤𝑖𝑙𝑙 𝑏𝑒 𝑝𝑎𝑟𝑡𝑖𝑐𝑖𝑝𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑖𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑟𝑒𝑡𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑡, 𝑑𝑜𝑖𝑛𝑔 ℎ𝑒𝑟 𝑜𝑤𝑛 𝑖𝑛𝑛𝑒𝑟 𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑘.


DAY 1 – (03/03/25) – Last day to arrive in Pucallpa (Peru) at Don José’s house (well located near the Pucallpa Airport and the downtown area).
DAY 2 (04/03/25) – Early morning departure for a 5+ hours road and boat trip to the Munay Camp in the Jungle
DAY 3 (05/03/25) – 1st Ceremony (night)
DAY 5 (07/03/25) – 2nd Ceremony (night)
DAY 7 (09/03/25) – 3rd Ceremony (night)
DAY 9 (11/03/25) – 4th Ceremony (night)
DAY 11 (13/03/25) – 5th Ceremony (day)
DAY 12 (14/03/25) – Early morning departure for the 5 hours boat/road Trip back to Don José’s house in Pucallpa,
DAY 13 (15/03/25) – Departure day

NB: When you join the post-dieta integration retreat with Yama afterwards, the departure day will be a few days later.

– You travel to Peru (Pucallpa) with your own means, in your own time.
– It is possible to arrive a few days earlier in Don José’s (guest)house, to acclimatize to the weather and timezone. This is not included in the retreat price.
– From the official arrival day (03/3) there will be lunch and dinner for participants. If you arrive earlier, you take care of it yourself).
– The first possible day of leaving is on the 15th of March (although when really needed we could arrange for you being in time to catch an evening plane from Pucallpa on the 14th)
– It is also possible to stay a few days longer, to acclimatize back into civilization and/or join the integration retreat with Yama afterwards. This is not included in the retreat price.


The Munay Camp is a beautiful but simple private Amazonian camp created for spiritual healing and inner exploration, as well as a conservation project deep in the Ucayali Region of the Peruvian Amazon, devoted to providing an authentic experience of personal inner healing and self-discovery. The Munay Camp consists of a central service area with a kitchen, a large Malocca (ceremonial space) where the ceremonies are held and several riverside tambos (private huts with a bed, a mosquito net, and a 5 gallon bottle of pure drinking water for your 10 day stay). The tambos are located approximately 25 meters from each other with little or no visual contact between them.

After arriving in the jungle, you will be pampered with a last meal together, before beginning your healing dieta. The rest of your meals (very simple food, free of fat, salt, sugar, or condiments) will be served at your tambo, twice daily. As soap, deodorants and tooth paste are not allowed during the dieta, Wayusa leaves will be provided each morning to be used in replacement. You can simply break some wayusa up in a glass of water and dip your tooth brush in it, and wash yourself in a bucket of water from the river, with wayusa leaves.

What is a dieta?

A dieta is a structure based on what the ancient curanderos did to heal their members out of disease. It is a tool helping you to reach and maintain an altered state of consciousness which permits the plant spirit heal, instruct, provide knowledge and enable the initiate to acquire power. It is viewed as a means of making the mind operate differently, providing access to wisdom and lucid dreams.

To understand plants as capable of communicating, the conditions by which we can best relate to them is… a big leap for many of us! However, in order to grasp the rationales of the dietas and the entire therapeutic process in which they are involved, it is important to cultivate a view of the Natural world as highly aware, intelligent, infinitely helpful (if approached with respect) and ultimately enchanted.

The simple explanation of the therapeutic value of a dieta is as follows:
1. It modifies states of higher consciousness.
2. It purifies our body, and stimulates our body’s innate ability to self-heal.
3. It allows us to more easily deal with the strong emetic, cathartic, and visionary effects commonly associated with the sacred plants.

The resulting changes need to be carefully protected, as rearrangements in body biochemistries and identity patterns leave us for a time sensitive and vulnerable. In this way dietas can be typified as preparation and recovery technologies that attend this sort of phyto-spiritual “surgery”. It is suggested to plan some integration time, after the dieta (Yama might organise a place to do this together, for the ones interested).

The pre-diet starts two weeks before arriving in the jungle and the post diet lasts another two weeks after (you will receive additional information on this in a special preparation document).

Read more information HERE in the facebook event.

 If you want to attend this retreat you will have to send an email to Deva Yama (kolibrimedicine@protonmail.com).

Hope to meet you in the Jungle!
Much love, Yama

Send a message or mail to kolibrimedicine@protonmail.com if you have any other questions.