Plant teachers

Sacred plant medicine has been used in ancient traditions for thousands of years to heal various mental, physical and emotional disorders. Shamans and indigenous cultures used plant medicine in ceremonial settings because they viewed the plants as separate entities, hence the reference to 'plant teachers'.

Modern Ancient’s Trinity Program© includes sacred plant medicine ceremonies to integrate and bring healing and balance to the mind, body and spirit as a powerful experience on retreat.

In conjunction with holistic activities, the Trinity Program© facilitates accelerated clearing and intense healing through safe and responsible use of sacred plant medicine. It is important to note that the medicine does not work for the student but works with the student.

For deep healing and inner balance to take place, thus changing a student’s life and health for the better, it is paramount that students consciously and actively take responsibility to work with the gifts that the medicine provides; using the powerful experiences, feelings and insights as an opportunity to propel meaningful change.

If a student is not psychological or otherwise ready to fully embrace such gifts, i.e. through continued thoughts, beliefs and actions which do not serve or align to their intention to change or heal, then sacred medicine will not be able to assist in creating a sustainable state of health and wellness. Responsibility for implementing change going forward is key to optimizing the insights received during the retreat experience.

As beliefs are not always consciously created, modules and workshops within the Trinity Program© have been specifically developed to support students in this way by identifying and targeting such obstacles.

While non-medicinal modalities are indeed practiced independent of sacred plant medicine, we have discovered that fantastic holistic healing benefits are experienced when combined with sacred plant medicine.


Our small retreat groups, of 8, are a blend of ancient and modern practices to bring you the best of both worlds; so you may experience the incredible life-changing shift that many of us are seeking. All ceremonies are led by our Maestra Shipibo shaman, who is supported by fully trained ceremonial sitters.

The shamans and healers at Modern Ancient originate mainly from the Shipibo tribe and therefore are intimately engaged with the medicine as plant teachers. They have in depth knowledge and experience of working with the master and sacred plant medicines native to Peru as well as the plants needed for the ‘dietas’.

Our program is a true fusion of ancient practices and modern rediscoveries. While many of us have read much and resonated with the plethora of material currently available on sacred plant medicine, the Modern Ancient family invites you to fully experience and live the teachings in a way that works best for you.

  • 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