Ayahuasca retreat and ceremony in Ecuador with an indigenous shaman

Safety the during Ayahuasca ceremony

In Feather Crown ceremonies, we aim to achieve the highest safety possible. Taking Ayahuasca is considered to be very safe. We still need to inform you about certain risks involved:

If you suffer from any disease or take any medicines, you absolutely need to inform us, as some medicines can be contraindicated with Ayahuasca. Taking Ayahuasca if you suffer from weak heart, a mental illness and certain other illnesses may be dangerous or even life-threatening.

Medications and supplements: The participants are not allowed to take any other medicines or supplements, including the natural ones, apart from Ayahuasca, except for anti-malarial medication and birth control, for the duration of the event, unless permitted by the organizer. If you are taking any medications or supplements that are prescribed by a doctor, you will need to consult your doctor about weaning you off them in time for them to completely clear out of your system before your visit.

Health conditions and risks: Our events are held on places which are not medical facilities and we are not equipped to handle a serious medical emergency. Please inform us of any serious medical conditions that you have before you make your reservation. Due to potential health risks, people with the following health conditions will not be able to drink Ayahuasca. However, they can still partake in the ceremony without drinking and can receive the cleansing ritual from the shaman (cost 60 USD).

  • high blood pressure
  • diabetes
  • schizophrenic disorder
  • heart disease or any condition previously diagnosed indicating vulnerability to the heart
  • epilepsy and other seizure related conditions
  • infectious or contagious disease
  • suicidal ideation
  • use of MAO inhibitors or anti-psychotic medication

Mental illnesses: Anyone in treatment for mental illness must consult a physician regarding the advisability of using Ayahuasca and if approved must cease taking any anti-depressants or mood altering medications at least 3 weeks prior to the trip.

Drug addictions: We do not allow people who are taking drugs to partake in our events. For treating drug addictions, contact us to arrange different individual type of work. Smoking cannabis is prohibited during our events.

Sensitivity to Tobacco: Tobacco is an integral part of Amazonian shamanism and it is frequently used by the shamans during ceremony. If you have a hyper sensitivity to tobacco smoke, you should inform us before booking.

Menstruation: Please inform us if you are having your period on the day of the ceremony. It is possible to partake in the ceremony if you are menstruating.

For more information about health safety, check AyahuascaSafety.org.

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