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Lunita Jungle Retreat

ReAwaken YourSelf ~ Ayahuasca & Bufo Retreat

Join us at the enchanting Lunita Jungle Experience in Mexico for a profound 7-day retreat designed to facilitate deep healing, transformation, and a reconnection with your authentic self.

ReAwaken YourSelf ~ Ayahuasca & Bufo Retreat
ReAwaken YourSelf ~ Ayahuasca & Bufo Retreat

Time & Location

Apr 06, 2025, 4:00 p.m. – Apr 13, 2025, 11:00 a.m.

Lunita Jungle Retreat, Ruta de los cenotes km 17, 77584 Puerto Morelos, Q.R., Mexico

About the event

Gaia Wellness Retreats is excited to announce a follow up retreat to our signature ReTurn to YourSelf Retreat.

ReAwaken YourSelf ~ 7 Day Ayahuasca & Bufo Retreat hosted in partnership with the Lunita Jungle Retreat in Puerto Morelos Mexico

April 6 - 13, 2025

Embark on a profound journey of inner transformation with our ReAwaken YourSelf retreat, designed to guide you through deep healing and spiritual renewal.

This immersive experience integrates the wisdom of traditional plant medicine ceremonies with holistic healing practices, offering a path to rediscover your true essence and reclaim a life of authenticity and joy.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS INTENSIVE HEALING RETREAT:

Sacred Plant Medicine Ceremonies: Participate in transformative ayahuasca and bufo alvarius (toad medicine) ceremonies, facilitated by experienced guides in a safe and supportive environment.

Advanced Self-Discovery Practices: Learn powerful techniques to unravel and release limiting beliefs and patterns, empowering profound personal growth.

Reconnect with Authenticity: Deepen your connection to your true self, awakening a sense of purpose and inner peace.

THIS RETREAT OFFERS:

Healing and Transformation: Journey through the depths of consciousness to heal core beliefs and transcend self-defeating behaviors.

Emotional Liberation: Release past wounds and cultivate forgiveness, fostering a heart free from resentment.

Body-Mind Integration: Honor your body’s wisdom with practices that promote self-care, compassion, and acceptance.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

Guided Healing Ceremonies: Experience the transformative power of ayahuasca and bufo alvarius, supported by experienced facilitators dedicated to your well-being.

Integrative Wellness Tools: Learn mindfulness techniques, meditation, and body-centered practices to cleanse negativity and restore balance.

Community and Support: Join a supportive community of fellow seekers, fostering shared growth and transformation.

Join us for ReAwaken YourSelf and embark on a sacred journey of healing, self-discovery, and renewal with the transformative wisdom of plant medicine.

SACRED MEDICINE CEREMONIES:

Engage in a transformative spiritual journey guided by skilled facilitators to uncover deep insights and promote emotional healing.

AYAHUASCA:

Ayahuasca is a powerful plant medicine used traditionally by indigenous Amazonian tribes for centuries. It is a brew made from the Banisteriopsis caapi vine and the leaves of the Psychotria viridis shrub, containing the potent psychoactive compound DMT (dimethyltryptamine). 

Here’s how Ayahuasca aids in trauma healing:

Deep Emotional Release:

Ayahuasca facilitates the release of deep-seated emotional traumas by allowing participants to confront and process repressed memories and emotions in a safe, guided setting. This process can lead to profound emotional catharsis and healing.

Spiritual Insights and Connection:

Many users report profound spiritual experiences, including a sense of connection to a higher power, nature, and their true selves. These insights can help reframe traumatic experiences, providing a new perspective and a sense of purpose.

Neurogenesis and Neuroplasticity:

Research suggests that Ayahuasca promotes neurogenesis (the growth of new neurons) and enhances neuroplasticity (the brain’s ability to reorganize itself). This can help rewire neural pathways affected by trauma, fostering emotional resilience and cognitive flexibility.

Enhanced Self-Awareness:

The introspective nature of Ayahuasca journeys allows participants to gain a deeper understanding of their thoughts, behaviors, and emotions. This heightened self-awareness is crucial for identifying and transforming negative patterns associated with trauma.

Community and Support:

Ayahuasca ceremonies are often conducted in a group setting, creating a supportive community where participants can share their experiences and insights. This communal aspect can be incredibly healing, providing a sense of belonging and mutual understanding.

BUFO:

Bufo, or 5-MeO-DMT, is a powerful psychoactive substance derived from the venom of the Bufo alvarius toad. It is known for its rapid and intense effects, often described as a “mystical” or “transcendent” experience. Here’s how Bufo aids in trauma healing:

Ego Dissolution:

One of the most notable effects of Bufo is the dissolution of the ego, which can lead to a profound sense of unity and interconnectedness. This state can help individuals transcend their trauma, seeing it from a higher perspective and reducing its emotional impact.

Rapid Healing and Transformation:

The intense and condensed nature of Bufo experiences often leads to rapid insights and breakthroughs. Many participants report significant emotional healing and a renewed sense of clarity and purpose after just one session.

Breakthrough in Consciousness:

Bufo can facilitate a “breakthrough” experience, allowing individuals to access deep levels of consciousness and subconscious material. This can help unearth and resolve trauma that might be difficult to reach through traditional therapeutic methods.

Spiritual Awakening:

Similar to Ayahuasca, Bufo experiences often include profound spiritual insights and awakenings. These experiences can provide a new framework for understanding and integrating traumatic events, leading to lasting healing and transformation.

Integration of Trauma:

Post-Bufo, participants often experience a heightened sense of peace, love, and connectedness. This integration phase is crucial for grounding the experience and making sustainable changes in how trauma is perceived and managed.

OTHER CEREMONIES INCLUDED:

Temazcal Ceremony:

Participate in a traditional sweat lodge ceremony to cleanse and rejuvenate your body and spirit.

Cacao Ceremony:

Experience heart-opening connections through the sacred plant medicine of cacao.

DAILY PRACTICES:

Yoga and Meditation:

Begin each day with practices to center your mind and body, fostering mindfulness and inner peace.

Sound Healing:

Immerse yourself in healing vibrations to release emotional blockages and promote relaxation.

Dyad Therapy:

Explore deep connection to support self-discovery and intensive healing.

Oracle Readings:

Receive guidance and insights to support your journey.

GROUP WORKSHOPS:

Grounding and Self-Inquiry:

Learn techniques to ground yourself and explore your inner landscape, fostering self-awareness and personal growth.

Healing Deep Emotional Wounds:

Engage in dyad therapy and other practices to uncover and heal deep-seated emotional wounds.

Transforming Negative Patterns:

Discover methods to identify and change self-defeating behaviors and thoughts, paving the way for positive transformation.

Embracing Self-Care and Self-Love:

Develop routines and practices that promote holistic well-being and self-compassion.

SPECIAL ACTIVITIES:

Excursion to a Private Cenote:

Enjoy a unique adventure and sacred swim in a beautiful natural setting.​

OPTIONAL DEEP DIVE HEALING PACKAGE:

Enhance your retreat experience with our Deep Dive Healing Package.

Reiki & Vibrational Massage: Release tension and emotional blockages through targeted massage techniques.

Channeling & Sound Healing: Experience personalized guidance and healing through channeling and sound therapy.

Shamanic Reiki & Soul Retrieval: Reconnect with lost parts of yourself and restore your energetic balance with shamanic Reiki and soul retrieval.

INCLUDED IN THE PROGRAM:

  • Mindfulness Coaching
  • Compassionate Inquiry Therapy
  • Dyad Therapy
  • Core Belief Therapy
  • Somatic Trauma Therapy

SCHEDULE:

Sunday

Arrival & Settle In

Dinner

Blessing Ceremony

Welcoming Circle

Sound Bath

Monday

Light Breakfast

Yoga & Meditation

Group Session (Re-Writing Our Stories & Beliefs)

Lunch

Optional Private Healing Sessions or Free Time

Dinner

Cacoa Ceremony

Tuesday

Light Breakfast

Meditation & Mindful Movement

Group Session (Overcoming Triggers and Trance Behaviours)

Lunch

Optional Private Healing Sessions or Free Time

Dinner

Temezcal Ceremony

Wednesday

Light Breakfast

Yoga & Sound Therapy

Group Session (Uncovering & Healing Our Deepest Wounds)

Lunch

Optional Private Healing Sessions or Free Time

Dinner

Dyad Therapy

Thursday

Light Breakfast

Yoga & Meditation

Group Session (Ceremony Preparation)

Lunch

Rest & Free Time

Optional Bufo Ceremony

Ayahuasca Ceremony

Friday

Light Breakfast

Breathwork & Cold Plunge

Group Session (Ceremony Integration)

Lunch

Excursion to Private Cenote

Dinner

Oracle Readings & Sound Bath

Saturday

Light Breakfast

Meditation & Sound Healing

Group Session (Self Care & Healing Relationships)

Lunch

Group Session (Speaking Our Truth & Taking Back Our Power)

Optional Private Healing Sessions or Free Time

Dinner

Closing Ceremony & Gratitude Circle

Sunday

Light Breakfast

Farewell Circle

Departure

INVESTMENT IN YOURSELF

7 DAY INTENSIVE HEALING RETREAT

All inclusive in Shared Cabin (double occupancy)

$3333 USD

OPTIONAL DEEP DIVE HEALING PACKAGE:

For an additional $444 USD, you will receive 3 Private Healing Sessions of your choice

EARLY BIRD PRICING

Save $333  if you register 60 days prior to the retreat with a 50% deposit.

Additional 5% Off if Registering as a Couple or 2 Friends Together.

Minimum 50% Deposit Required upon Registration. Remainder due 30 days prior to retreat.

Note: Flights are not included in the retreat cost, and we highly recommend that all participants secure travel insurance. If you need assistance with your travel arrangements, we can refer you to a trusted travel agent. Transfer to and from the airport is included.

TESTIMONIALS

"Spending the week with Billie guiding me on my journey to self-awareness, nurturing and healing has profoundly changed how I view the world, myself, and my connection with spirit."

“I attended the personal transformation retreat and it was the best gift I have given myself in 36 years."

"It was like 10 years of therapy in 5 days, it changed and reset my life in profound and sustainable ways."

"Billie truly understands the world of trauma, and has the empathy and the skill set to assist those who struggle to heal."

"Gaia's ReTurn to YourSelf Program has been the most memorable and eye-opening experience to date"

"The transformative revelations and self-discovery I encountered were beyond imagination."

LUNITA JUNGLE RETREAT

Lunita is an oasis of tranquility located just 30 minutes from Cancun Airport, yet a world away from the ordinary.  Our retreat center is enveloped by the untouched beauty of the jungle, offering a serene escape where pure nature and love are the true hosts.  This secluded paradise awaits your arrival, ready to envelop you in its natural embrace and peaceful solitude.

To step into the enchanting world of Lunita Jungle, please visit Lunita Jungle Retreat

YOUR FACILITATORS:

Billie Lynn Hillis

Spiritual Teacher | Shamanic Healer | Somatic Therapist | Medicine Woman | Meditation Teacher | Reiki & Sound Healer

Billie is a spiritual teacher and healer who has guided thousands of people through transformational and life changing experiences. She serves as a bridge connecting the physical and spiritual realms. With her unique abilities, she receives messages through sight, hearing, and feeling, often experiencing a profound connection with both the Earth and the Spirit World.

After experiencing many struggles in her early life including trauma, chronic anxiety and addiction, Billie turned to yoga, meditation and spirituality to find relief from suffering and support her in her journey home to her Self.

Billie has decades of experience guiding clients through the practices of Yoga, Meditation, Sound Healing, Reiki and BioTuning therapies.

She is a Compassionate Inquiry Therapist, Trauma Informed Somatic Therapist, Shamanic Life Coach, Shamanic Reiki Master, Certified Psychedelic Guide & Integration Coach as well as an Insight Meditation Teacher.

Billie has a deep respect for the teachings of Shamanism, Buddhism, Hinduism and all other Spiritual Traditions and is honoured to have studied with wise and compassionate teachers including Jack Kornfield, Tara Brach, Dr. Gabor Mate, Sat Dharam Kaur, Atira Tan and many others.

Her greatest teachers, however, have been her children, her beloved Grandmother Tree, her connection with Spirit, and her team of Guides.

Billie offers her experience and knowledge in hopes of inspiring others on their journey towards personal freedom. Billie is known for her authentic, non-judgmental and compassion-centered teaching. Availing herself to continuous philosophical education from various spiritual disciplines, she integrates meditation with self-inquiry therapies, applying ancient wisdom to our contemporary western world in a useful and understandable way.

She encourages growth of the physical and spiritual self, citing the interconnectedness to each other,to the world and to the universe at large.

Nico Rossi

Nico is one of the visionary founders behind the Lunita Jungle Retreat.

With a background in hosting retreats, Nico brings a wealth of experience to every event, ensuring participants receive a deeply enriching experience.  Nico's creativity isn't just limited to organizing; he is also an accomplished photographers, capturing the essence of the retreats hosted at Lunita.

At the core of Nico's work is his dedication to fostering connections between individuals and shamanic traditions, including sacred medicine. His focus is on facilitating deep, meaningful engagements with these spiritual practices.  Nico's goal is to help others experience and conduct ceremonies in their authentic, sacred forms.

Nico is devoted to creating a space where learning, healing, and creativity flourish amidst the lush greenery of the jungle.

HOW TO BOOK & QUESTIONS

For any general questions about GWR or specific questions related to programming at our retreats and programs, please contact either:

Clare Cluff (Office & Admin):

info@gaiawellnessretreat.com

613-909-4086

Billie-Lynn Hillis (Founder & Director):

billie@gaiawellnessretreat.com

613-203-4641

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP below and we will connect you with Lunita Jungle Retreat to complete your registration.

CANCELLATION POLICY

For retreats, trainings, ceremonies, and other services offered; we ask that you give us a minimum of 90 days or more advance notice in order for a full refund to be issued minus a $100 admin fee. If notice of cancellation is received between 90 to 60 days in advance, 50% refund will be issued minus a $100 admin fee. If notice of cancellation is received 60 days or less, no refund is issued

Final payment is due 30-days in advance - No Exceptions!

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