The House of La Matrona, Holistic Midwifery and Doula Workshop in Asheville, NC, is offering a Woman's Ayahuasca Journey into the Peruvian Amazon - Nov 6-14, 2007.
We will gather in Peru for our annual Ayahuasca Journey. We meet in Iquitos, in the Amazon basin, and from there we travel upriver into the jungle. Under the tutelage of Juan Paimos, we will make the ayahuasca brew and have the opportunity to partake of this plant spirit medicine three times during our stay. Cost is $799 + airfare, and includes lodging and most meals, travel on the Amazon, Plant Spirit Medicine, fees for portage in the jungle, plus stipends for teachers, cooks and helpers...basically everything you will need in Peru. We'll return home via Iquitos on November 14th. Check tickets from the U.S. to Lima, Peru and then on to Iquitos. See The Matrona's website for the complete itinerary and more logistics.
If you are unfamiliar with ayahuasca, or would like more information, you may enjoy this article from the National Geographic.
At The Matrona, we believe that birth is a sacred and profound experience, and we teach midwifery as a Sacred Art. We believe that childbearing is a time of transformation and empowerment for parents, and the work of the midwife is to return birth to the family. Our house is dedicated to serving women and families by providing opportunities to access knowledge of Women's Healing Arts. We believe that the knowledge of birth and midwifery is among those arts, and belongs to all individuals and all families. We educate women to be competent, confident, compassionate and caring midwives and doulas who serve families in the traditional ways.