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A vacation that rejuvenates your body, mind and soul

In the bustle of modern urban life, it is necessary to take a step back to catch your breath. There’s nothing like a vacation from the burdens of responsibilities, guilt and expectations. We often experience, on returning from a regular vacation, the tiredness creeping back into our bodies. The reason is that we have not fully rejuvenated. A wholesome rejuvenation can help us bring back our lost energy not just to our bodies, but also our mind and soul. These kinds of spiritual retreats are now available to you, to help you strengthen your connection with the soul and the elements of the outside world.

Spiritual healing brings you closer to nature. It helps you restore your energy and connect with your essence at a deeper level. The activities and process during this retreat provides long term benefits in the form of good health, a calm mind and a balanced unbiased perspective of life. One of the most famous holistic institutions in the world is The Spirit Vine Retreat Center near Itacare, Brazil. This center focuses on spiritual development which is facilitated through spiritual ceremonies and workshops. The workshops are specifically developed to discover the source of the issues that keep us from experiencing a fulfilling and balanced life.

The benefits of choosing such a center for your overall rejuvenation can be seen through the multi-faceted options available.

The Ayahuasca Ceremonies

One of the prime experiences during the retreat are the spiritual ceremonies which optionally include the ingestion of the sacred brew called Ayahuasca. Ayahuasca is the sacred Amazonian Tea made from a combination of Ayahuasca Vine and Chacruna leaves. It has been used for thousands of years by indigenous tribes who vouch for its transformation and healing powers.

The ceremonies at the Spirit Vine Center are conducted at night inside the ceremony room, in the heart of the forest, with the intention to align with the higher self and discover deeper levels of consciousness. It is a guided, safe process that optimizes the ability of the participants to relax deeply and connect directly to the source and the spirit of Ayahuasca.

Spiritual Development Workshops

The retreats are facilitated by Silvia Polivoy, a psychotherapist who had her initiation with shamans in the Peruvian and Brazilian Amazon. Over the last few decades she has trained in various modalities and she started creating an integration of everything she learned. She specializes in modified states of consciousness and the integration of the content of these experiences. Understanding the content in the context of our everyday lives is the primary objective so the lessons can be applied to improve our state of being.

Silvia has developed workshops where she teaches tools and techniques to navigate the ayahuasca experience and integrate the content of the experiences. Workshops include regression to childhood, spirit releasement, soul retrieval, exploring parallel realities and past lives, shadow integration, and more.

The Spirit Vine Ayahuasca Diet

During your stay at the retreat, a special diet is followed with healthy vegan and vegetarian options that are compatible with the ingestion of ayahuasca. This diet restricts the usage of salt, sugar, meat, alcohol, fermented foods, and tobacco. The food provided here is made from fresh organic produce from the local community. There is a fresh water source that provides chemical-free, pure drinking water, along with options such as fresh coconut water, fruit juices, and herbal teas.

Around The Retreat

The center also offers Yoga classes during the retreat, and participants have the option to get massages. Participants are accommodated in bungalows surrounded by lush gardens with sounds and vistas of the Atlantic rainforest. Minutes away are some of the most beautiful beaches in the region. Participants have the option to swim in the natural pond at the center, and visit the nearby beaches and waterfalls.

It is recommended to take some time before and after the retreat to explore the nearby surf town of Itacare, and to slowly blend back to the everyday bustle of life. Apart from surfing, there are many nature walks in the jungle and ocean activities in which one can participate. As Itacare is situated at the mouth of a large river, you can hire a local guide and go for a canoe trip up the river to cacao farms and waterfalls.

So, why just limit your vacation to physical relaxation when you can spend it in a sanctuary that brings you back stronger, happier and truly rejuvenated.

Where: Spirit Vine Ayahuasca Retreat

Rodovia Ilheus-Itacare Km.52, Vila Camboinha, Itacare 45530-000, Bahia, Brazil

More info at :

Phone: +55 (73) 99988 5785