Frequently Asked Questions about Inner Flight Retreat
Q: What are the accommodations?
A: The accommodations are shared jungle Bungalows, 3 beds in a house (single beds and double beds available)
Q. Do you have a shaman?
A: Yes, our ceremonies are facilitated by our Shipibo shamans, Maestro Francisco Ventura Garcia and Maestra Tessy Ventura Sanchez, who came from Peru, Ucayali Region, Peruvian Amazon, and have 24 years of experience in sharing Ayahuasca medicine.
Q: Is there hot water?
A: Yes, hot water is available in all sinks and showers
Q: Is there internet?
A: Yes, we have WiFi available at our facility.
Q: How do I get to the Inner Flight Retreat facility?
A: We are located in Cahuita, Carribean side of Costa Rica. We provide airport pick-up from SJO airport at noon on the start day of the retreat. We are about 4 hours from SJO international airport in Costa Rica.
Q: What do I need to bring?
A: Almost everything is provided for you once you arrive at our center. The only things you need to bring are personal toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.) We also suggest you bring close-toed shoes for exploring the property.
Q: How many people are accommodated for the retreat?
A: We can receive a maximum of 20 persons in our retreat.
Questions about Ayahuasca
Q: Is ayahuasca dangerous?
A: Ayahuasca can be dangerous for some people with preexisting medical conditions or people taking certain medications. Please refer to our Ayahuasca safety page for more information about potential dangers. Always disclose any medication or herbal supplements with staff when making reservations.
Q: How long does the experience last?
A: Each experience is different, but about 5-6 hours on average. How long you feel the effects of ayahuasca depends on several things including the strength of the medicine, your sensitivity to the medicine, etc…
Q: How long does it take to feel the effects?
A: Anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour, but generally speaking most people start to feel the effects of ayahuasca about an hour after drinking the brew.
Q: Will I vomit or have diarrhea?
A: Mostly likely. Not everyone is purged with vomiting or diarrhea, but you likely will. This may sound unpleasant, and it may be, but the purge serves its purpose of detoxifying the body and mind. It represents the release of accumulated negative energies into the body and soul.
Q: Is the experience the same every time you drink ayahuasca?
A: No, each experience is different. Some experiences are intense, others subtle and soft. Regardless of how often you have drunk ayahuasca or even if you use the same amount and quality of medicine each time, you can still get very different results. Ayahuasca has a certain energy that can be felt each time you drink, but the overall experience usually varies each time.