Natural Medicines

The Healing Forces of Nature

Dive into a world of plant and natural medicines available at Dragonfly Awakenings. From Ayahuasca to kambo, each medicine may have a role in your healing journey.

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Ayahuasca leads you to Mother Nature's divine realm of healing and wisdom. The powerful psychedelic brew, concocted from the Banisteriopsis caapi vine and Psychotria viridis leaves, is revered by many indigenous Amazonian tribes for both its wisdom and mental, physical and spiritual healing powers. The journey is not a leisurely stroll in the park, but a marathon into the depths of your spirit.

This ancient brew often offers vivid visions and profound insights. Ceremonies are often about recognizing and releasing the cores of your deepest problems under the watchful eye of Mother Nature and skilled facilitators. Ayahuasca Ceremonies can often sway from intense, difficult situations, to blissful catharsis and resounding sensations of bliss, love, and light. Despite the moments of 'all butterflies and rainbows' (x100), it's a journey that demands courage, resilience, surrender, trust and the willingness to integrate before, during and after ceremony.

Ayahuasca has been the go-to for indigenous Amazonian cultures for healing emotional difficulties, physical illnesses, mental health problems and energetic blockages. From the shadowy grips of depression, anxiety and addictions, to the debilitating nature of PTSD, to the chronic struggles of inflammation and even cancer, Ayahuasca is a near-panacea of natural medicine. Modern science is starting to come onboard too, with a range of data verifying what the indigenous have known for millennia - it's a powerful, near panacea of medicine!

Here at our healing, integration and wellness retreat center, we are committed to providing safe and authentic Ayahuasca experiences, guided by experienced indigenous healers and qualified integration coaches. Our retreats are designed to create a safe and supportive environment where guests can explore the depths of their consciousness and connect with the life-long transformative power of Ayahuasca. Our very first retreat is with Mother Ayahuasca and the joyous Yawanawa tribe.

If you're up for rolling up your spiritual sleeves and embarking on the healing adventure of a lifetime, Dragonfly Awakenings are here to guide you.

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Psilocybin Mushrooms

Psilocybin containing mushrooms are some of the oldest, most powerful natural medicines. These 'fun-guys', who can also be tough lovers, are celebrated for their transformative effects and offer a unique window into your consciousness, linking you to the profound depths of nature and self.

For millennia, cultures worldwide have recognized the power of mushrooms in healing and spiritual rituals. From the immune-boosting uses in ancient China, to the central role in Mesoamerican spiritual practices, these traditions lay the groundwork for the modern revolution in healthcare. Today, propelled by advancements in neuroscience, we're uncovering the remarkable ways psilocybin can catalyze revelations in mental, physical and spiritual health.

Psilocybin opens doors to new perspectives, allowing for a renaissance of thought and feeling. This has profound implications for treating mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, addiction, and PTSD, as shown here. As if that isn't enough, psilocybin mushrooms' powerful anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and immune-modulating properties are invaluable in nurturing physical well-being and resilience. They are a complete package for living a healthier, more fulfilling life.

Our healing, integration and wellness retreat center harnesses the healing potential of psilocybin, guided by the wisdom of ancient practices and the precision of modern research. We offer a sanctuary for deep exploration and healing with personalized care, empowering you on your journey towards mental clarity, emotional balance, physical health and spiritual awakening. Join us at Dragonfly Awakenings for a transformative experience with our 'fun-guys'.

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Kambo is possibly the most powerful mental, physical and spiritual cleanser on Earth. Derived from the noble Phyllomedusa bicolor frog of the Amazon rainforest, Kambo is revered by indigenous Amazonian communities for its ability to clean, revitalize and empower your entire being.

Known as the "great revealer" and "jungle vaccine", Kambo, with its powerful spirit and array of peptides, deep-cleans all elements of your being and fortifies the body's natural immune defenses. Physically, Kambo helps with migraines, chronic inflammation, cardiovascular problems and even cancer. Beyond the physical, Kambo extends into all realms of wellness, addressing mental health challenges like addictions, depression, trauma and neurological conditions, providing a profound enhancement to mental clarity and overall energy levels.

At our retreat, we offer a safe and comfortable sanctuary for this transformative revitalization. Guided by experienced practitioners, your journey with Kambo is not just a detoxification, but a reconnection with your inner strength, higher self and Mother Nature herself.

Kambo is highly regarded as a potent medicine in its own right, yet is also considered by some indigenous tribes to be a great complementor for other medicines, especially Ayahuasca and Bufo. The powerful cleansing and strengthening properties allow you and other medicines to go deeper on your healing journey, amplifying the health, love and light you manifest.

Here at Dragonfly Awakenings, we offer individual private Kambo ceremonies alongside the other sacred medicines of Rapéh and Sananga. We invite you to join us for a magical private ceremony booked at your convenience.

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Bufo (Sacred Toad)

Discover the ribbit-ing world of profound transformation with Bufo at Dragonfly Awakenings. From the Sonoran desert, to the lush jungle of Costa Rica, Bufo offers a magical hop-portunity for deep mental and emotional healing, as well as spiritual revelations and divine connections. Also known as the God molecule, Bufo is a potent journey in a small package. This natural wonder, sourced from one of nature's most unassuming creatures, opens doors to emotional depths and spiritual heights that are toad-ally amazing.

‍While traditional healers have healing prowess, scientists are now joining the chorus. Research is revealing its potential in treating modern woes like depression, anxiety and PTSD, making it a frontrunner in te race for holistic mental health solutions.

A Bufo ceremony is like a double espresso of enlightenment - brief, intense, powerful, and eye-opening. It's a 15-30 minute journey across the inner-cosmos and into the divine, revealing powerful revelations, healing and connection with the universe. It's simply un-frog-ettable.

As always, safety comes first. At Dragonfly Awakenings, even with the most beautiful, mystical experiences, we ensure that our environment and skilled practitioners provide a comfortable, safe and nourishing setting for your journey into this divine, transformative realm.

Do you feel a call for a ribbit-ing journey into your divine inner-cosmos? Our Bufo retreats here in Costa Rica are the perfect place to jump-start your journey to healing, self-discovery and spiritual awakening.‍

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Huachuma (San Pedro)

Huachuma is a loving cactus that's been guiding and nurturing spirits for over 4,000 years. It’s more than a powerful healing experience, it’s a loving embrace from Mother Nature herself.

This ancient cactus is a compassionate teacher, guiding you through visionary states as a loving mentor. Huachuma opens your heart and deep doors to introspection and spiritual insights, offering a nurturing path to uncover the depths of your being. Embarking on a journey with Huachuma is like entering a profound, psychedelic, dialogue with your inner self, ancestors and the spirit of Mother Earth. Each experience is a unique blend of vivid visions and heartfelt revelations, guiding you to understand your place in the universal tapestry and interconnectedness of life.

Traditionally, Huachuma has been revered for its ability to heal and enlighten. It allows you to sooth mental and emotional struggles, offering relief from stress, anxiety, addiction and depression. Oftentimes, deep connection with the divine, profound insights into the intricacies of yourself and your life and deeply meaningful spiritual experiences reveal themself in ceremony.

Here at Dragonfly Awakenings, our expert servers and certified integration coaches ensure you can embark on your spiritual healing adventure in a safe and supportive environment.  If your heart and spirit seek a journey of transformation and deep universal connection, with love, we will guide you towards a richer, more enlightened experience, together.

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Revered in the Amazon as the Grandfather plant, Tobacco produces a potent, masculine and highly-sacred form of snuff - Rapéh. This shamanic medicine is a blend of powdered tobacco and other medicinal plants, leaves, trees and seeds, created in a days long process with endless chants and prayers.

The origins of rapéh can be traced back to ancient times, predating even written history. Indigenous tribes across the Amazon basin have long utilized this sacred snuff as a tool in and out of healing ceremonies for cleansing, healing, spiritual explorations and protection. They believe that rapéh possesses a unique ability to open up the third eye, cleanse the pineal gland, and enhance spiritual awareness. There are many more benefits, both physical and spiritual. For example, purification and cleansing of the sinuses and respiratory tract, enhancement of blood flow to the brain, promotion of a state of alertness and heightened awareness, facilitation of a deeper connection with oneself, others, and the Earth and enhancement of the depth and clarity of Ayahuasca.

In our Brazilian Ayahuasca ceremonies, Rapéh is often used and served by the healers to bring profound energetic and healing benefits. Rapéh helps prepare the body, mind and spirit for the transformative power of Ayahuasca, facilitating a deeper connection and more profound journey of healing and self-discovery. We also sell it in our store and provide guidance on 'right relationship' during our integration sessions, allowing you to work this sacred medicine by yourself and/or in our other healing ceremonies in a safe and respectful way.

In our very first Ayahuasca retreat with the Yawanawa tribe, you can let the sacred energy of this ancient shamanic snuff guide you towards a state of heightened awareness, deeper connection, and profound healing. Our natural medicine retreat awaits you, ready to support you on your path to living your best life.

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Iboga is like a big, intense reset button for your mind, body and spirit. This powerful plant, hailing from West Africa, is known for its remarkable ability to tackle addictions, unearth deep-rooted traumas and facilitate spiritual cleansing. Some say it can cure any ailment you choose.

Iboga is like a wise old sage in plant form, ready to guide you through transformative healing. With an abundance of healing alkaloids and a wise ancient spirit, Iboga will help you reset and release anything that does not serve you. Rewiring unhealthy reward pathways and addictions, reframing negative beliefs and releasing physical illnesses are only some of its myriad healing powers.  

In traditional Iboga ceremonies, the plant is known for answering your questions and unlocking spiritual insights, helping you play detective in your own life. For those navigating spiritual crises, the Iboga journey offers a deeply personal affair, a chance for deep introspection to shine the light on addictions, trauma responses, depression, anxiety and more. It's like being the protagonist in your own hero movie, complete with vivid visions, intense physical sensations, emotional catharsis, moments of profound realizations and the ability to dictate what you heal. With this, comes a great need for inner strength and resilience to walk the path of healing and growing.

At our healing and wellness retreat, we ensure a safe and supportive environment, combined with skilled healers and personalized care. Your journey with Iboga is held in a space of utmost integrity, safety and respect. Are you ready to turn the page and start anew? Whether it's breaking the chains of addictions and other limiting beliefs, seeking deeper awareness, or embarking on a spiritual healing quest, an Iboga journey could be your path to a new, shiny self with a brighter, more enlightened future.

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Long pigeonholed as just a laid-back recreational buddy, Cannabis is actually an old revered soul in the world of natural medicine. It's been stirring up quite a storm in the wellness revolution, and for good reason. This ancient plant is not just about 'chilling out'; it’s about tapping into a wealth of healing properties that have been whispered about for centuries.

Let's clear the smoke – cannabis is more than a one-trick pony. It’s a versatile healer, offering a variety of therapeutic benefits. With its rich tapestry of cannabinoids like CBD and THC, cannabis is the Swiss Army knife for wellness, aiding everything from chronic pain and inflammation, to anxiety and depression, to cancer and multiple sclerosis.

Diving into the ceremonial cannabis experience will take you on a healing journey for the mind, body and spirit. It’s like having a personal wellness coach that helps you relax, rejuvenate, and rethink the deeper questions of life. Cannabis is often described as a feminine spirit that helps nourish your entire being with love and light. Oftentimes, love can also be tough, but it’s not just about feeling good; healing is about doing the deep work and building a sense of holistic well-being to live a life of joy and abundance.

At our healing, integration and wellness retreat center, we approach cannabis with the mindfulness and responsibility it deserves. We commit to creating a space where you can fully explore its healing potential in a safe, supportive environment. It’s about harnessing the plant's power and wisdom in a way that aligns with your path to wellness.

If you're curious about joining the green wave of healing, why not explore what cannabis can do for you? Whether you're looking to ease physical discomfort, soothe the mind, or embark on a journey of personal growth, our cannabis experiences offer a fresh perspective on this ancient plant’s healing powers.

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