Ilumina & Our Purpose

Ilumina began as a small-scale idea by Andrea Flores & Raquel Lucia to assist people in processing traumas by combining centuries-old traditional Ayahuasca therapy with modern psychotherapy. Over the years, Ilumina has grown into a recognized entity.

The mission of Ilumina has since then evolved to contribute globally to the personal and emotional development of individuals with (childhood) traumas. Ilumina’s goal is to help people worldwide by offering affordable retreats to those who truly need this valuable therapy.

Ilumina consists of a team of experts spread across the world and conducts ceremonies in Peru, Madrid (Spain), Ecuador, Mexico, Costa Rica, and Colombia.

In addition, Ilumina is a pioneer in offering Microdose Ayahuasca. The effects and results, which are measurable through numerous experiences and reviews are collected by the Ilumina team to provide the needed information for potential new users.

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Experienced Maestro’s and Maestra’s

The Ilumina team consists of a group of experienced Maestros and Maestras. For those who may not know, a Maestro or Maestra guides the entire Ayahuasca ceremony.

The word Maestro/Maestra means master, and in this context, they are the spiritual masters of the ritual aspect of an Ayahuasca ceremony.

The Ilumina team takes pride in the expertise of its masters, with our Maestra Yaka having over 35 years of experience.

She has also been the Maestra of Maestro Pepe, known from the Netflix series “The Last Shaman,” where he assisted in James Freeman’s quest to overcome severe depression.

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Experienced Maestro’s and Maestra’s

The Ilumina team consists of a group of experienced Maestros and Maestras. For those who may not know, a Maestro or Maestra guides the entire Ayahuasca ceremony.

The word Maestro/Maestra means master, and in this context, they are the spiritual masters of the ritual aspect of an Ayahuasca ceremony.

The Ilumina team takes pride in the expertise of its masters, with our Maestra Yaka having over 35 years of experience.

She has also been the Maestra of Maestro Pepe, known from the Netflix series “The Last Shaman,” where he assisted in James Freeman’s quest to overcome severe depression.

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Ilumina Ayahuasca

Ayahuasca has been used for thousands of years.

Ayahuasca is a traditional entheogenic brew that has been used for centuries by indigenous people in the Amazon basin, particularly in countries like Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, and Brazil. It is renowned for its profound spiritual and healing properties. The word “ayahuasca” is typically translated as “vine of the soul” or “vine of the spirits” in the Quechua language, reflecting its significance in indigenous shamanic practices.

It is traditionally prepared by boiling the stems of the Banisteriopsis caapi vine with the leaves of the Psychotria viridis shrub. The combination of these two plants produces a powerful psychoactive brew. Ayahuasqueros, or shamans, are responsible for guiding participants through rituals. The brew is often used to gain insights, communicate with spirits, and treat various physical and psychological ailments and it should be used with respect.

Ayahuasca has gained popularity worldwide in recent decades, attracting people seeking personal growth, healing, and spiritual experiences. Ayahuasca has also attracted attention from the scientific community. Research has explored its potential therapeutic benefits, including its use in the treatment of conditions like depression, PTSD, and addiction.

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Preperation is part of the experience

The Ayahuasca diet is an essential part of your journey towards inner healing and spiritual growth. It’s designed to prepare you for the powerful experiences that Ayahuasca can offer and to get your body and mind in the best possible state.

This diet is about respecting yourself and the healing power of Ayahuasca. The most important aspect is to avoid certain foods and beverages for at least a few days (ideally longer) before your ceremony. This includes abstaining from caffeine, alcohol, and sugary products. We also recommend avoiding meat and dairy, as they can influence the effects of Ayahuasca.

Instead, focus on consuming light, plant-based meals. Fresh vegetables, fruits, and whole grains can help purify your body and bring it into balance. It’s also crucial to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water.

This diet isn’t just physical; it’s also spiritual. It helps elevate your awareness and prepare you for the profound insights you may receive during your Ayahuasca experience. It’s an act of self-love and a way to honor the plant medicine tradition.

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Preperation is part of the experience

The Ayahuasca diet is an essential part of your journey towards inner healing and spiritual growth. It’s designed to prepare you for the powerful experiences that Ayahuasca can offer and to get your body and mind in the best possible state.

This diet is about respecting yourself and the healing power of Ayahuasca. The most important aspect is to avoid certain foods and beverages for at least a few days (ideally longer) before your ceremony. This includes abstaining from caffeine, alcohol, and sugary products. We also recommend avoiding meat and dairy, as they can influence the effects of Ayahuasca.

Instead, focus on consuming light, plant-based meals. Fresh vegetables, fruits, and whole grains can help purify your body and bring it into balance. It’s also crucial to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water.

This diet isn’t just physical; it’s also spiritual. It helps elevate your awareness and prepare you for the profound insights you may receive during your Ayahuasca experience. It’s an act of self-love and a way to honor the plant medicine tradition.

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Ilumina Ceremonie

Microdosing: reduction of anxiety and depression.

Microdosing is a practice involving the consumption of minute amounts of psychedelic substances. While these effects can vary from person to person, some of the commonly reported benefits of microdosing are for example that individuals who engage in microdosing have reported heightened creativity and improved problem-solving abilities.

Microdosing has been associated with improvements in mood and reductions in symptoms of anxiety and depression. It may also enhance energy levels, motivation, and mental clarity and some individuals have found that microdosing improved social interactions by increasing empathy and communication skills.

It may also help reduce stress and enhance emotional resilience. It can promote a sense of calm and the ability to cope with challenging situations more effectively. Microdosing has been associated with heightened mindfulness and self-awareness. Users may gain insights into their thoughts, behaviors, and emotions, which can be valuable for personal growth and some users claim that microdosing has helped alleviate symptoms of conditions like depression, anxiety, PTSD, and addiction.

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