Safety is our number one priority. In some cases, drinking ayahuasca is not appropriate for individuals who have certain mental or physical health conditions, or are taking medications that are potentially dangerous to consume with ayahuasca. In all cases, we meticulously screen potential guests for medical history, prior and current medications and supplements, and overall health and well-being to determine suitability for participating in our programs. Blue Morpho reserves the right to refuse admission or to refrain from administering ayahuasca or other sacred plant medicines if we deem it unsafe. To see the health and medical sections on our application form, please click one of the “register now” links in the calendars shown.
For all retreats, payments are refundable if you give Blue Morpho admin at least 90 days’ notice in writing that you will not attend the retreat you signed up for. However, there is an administrative cost to cover bank transaction fees of $250 USD. Alternatively, if you cannot attend your retreat and have given us the 90 days’ notice, you may transfer your payment to a different retreat within the following 12 months at no charge (for the first transfer; any additional transfers can be made with an admin fee of $100). If you elect to transfer your payment, this cannot later be refunded. For this reason we strongly recommend you take out comprehensive travel insurance that will cover any financial losses should you have to cancel your visit within 90 days for any reason.
Dietary and Behavioral Restrictions
The ingestion of ayahuasca and other sacred plants requires participants to follow certain dietary and behavioral restrictions. These restrictions are necessary to optimize your safety, health, and the efficacy of the process. You will be notified of these restrictions in detail on the first day of the retreat, to which your agreement is required to participate. These restrictions include but are not limited to: limited intake of sugar or anything that tastes sweet; consumption of alcohol and street drugs is strictly forbidden during the retreat and for 7 days after your last intake of ayahuasca (this includes other sacred plants not part of the retreat program); consumption of pork or pork products is not allowed during the entire retreat and for 30 days after your last intake of ayahuasca; sexual activity of any kind is not permitted whatsoever between guests and/or staff during a retreat and for at least 3 days after (this includes couples).
The nature of the environment demands adherence to these dietary and behavioral restrictions, which are based on traditional plant spirit medicine. They support the proper and safe functioning of ayahuasca and the entire retreat process. Non-adherence to these restrictions can result in potentially serious consequences that include physical, emotional, mental and spiritual affliction. We strive to maintain the safest environment possible for participants to not only experience ayahuasca, but to get the most out of the experience that they can. Following these restrictions is paramount to making this happen. It is not important for participants to understand this completely, but it is mandatory that they observe the rules.
Please note that the dietary restrictions for shamanic plant dietas and Sanango dietas are specific to each program. You can visit the corresponding pages for the dietary specifications required for these retreats. If you would like clarification on any of the information provided here, please email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.