Our retreat framework includes Ayahuasca, San Pedro and Iboga, as well as Kambo. Please select the boxes below to learn more about the medicines we use, including background, benefits, key preparation considerations and recommended reading/ material .

Please click HERE to read about the Modern Ancient sacred plant medicine preparation, philosophy and process.

  • Ayahuasca
    Ayahuasca, a South American entheogentic tea made by boiling Banisteriopsis caapi with various admixture plants, treats a variety of conditions and been described as experiencing ten years of therapy in just one night.
  • Iboga
    Iboga, which is translated to “to heal”, is native to the West African rainforest and has been effectively used for thousands of years to cure people of many aliments including anxiety, PTSD and depression.
  • San Pedro
    San Pedro, also known as huachuma, is a catus native to the Andes moutains of Peru and Ecuadar. It has been used as medicine for around for 3000 years and is known for its powerful and expansive energy as it said to be the grandfather of wisdom.
  • Kambo
    Kambo is a potent immune booster which has long been used by indigenous groups in the Amazon to eliminate toxins by using the venomous secretion of Phyllomedusa bicolor.
Amazonian medicines

We also use a variety of other sacred healing plants and
medicines during retreats and in ceremonies. You can find out
more about each by clicking on the boxes below.

  • Modern Ancient was a very different experience than my previous ceremonies, mainly because of the thorough preparation and the education about what’s happening to you on all levels. I love the group sharing, care and love they facilitated between us all. My experience with Iboga which was a new medicine for me, was incredible - more like a lifetime of therapy in one night! This also could have been because I ‘navigated’ in the way they advised us and undertook all preparation sent. I took bio-energy sessions for three months for my post integration and I would really recommend that for anyone because it was also like a deeper level of life coaching. I finally have more income and at the same time discovering my purpose in this lifetime with your loving support.
    TL, 35
    Designer - London, UK
  • I am blessed to have been looked after by such beautiful people and I am overwhelmed with gratitude. This is a very professional, knowledgeable, compassion and down to earth team, and it was obvious even from the decision following my one on one conversation to do more iboga and less ayahuasca (they explained the chakras to me and because of my energetic body and life issues I have going on) right through to the integration and coaching I had before and after ceremony. The attention to detail, small group and personalization is phenomenal, I felt so supported by everyone. I hope that they will continue with this level of quality as they grow and formalize the center in Peru because they will no doubt be the place of choice for this type of work. Also I had never been so interested in yoga before and now I am hooked on Kundalini and already feeling grounded into my physical body.
    LA, 32
    Accountant - New York, US
  • If you are not sure about Modern Ancient, call them and ask every question under the sun - like I did! and you will feel by speaking to them that they really care about you and what’s going on in your life. I feel a lot more confident in my spiritual path, and it was very refreshing to have this all explained to me in quite simple terms. The pain I had along my left leg and hamstring which came and went over the past few years has since disappeared and hasn’t returned! Also I was able to make the connection with the things I need to change to move forward. I’m happy I took this jump - thank you to Modern Ancient for making this an unforgettable experience.
    JT, 28
    Project Manager - New Jersey, US