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Retreat/Ceremony Co-Ordinator

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Jessica Inman

Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist

Pancha Karma Specialist

500hrs YTT

I have always been interested in holistic systems of medicine and healing, nature and spirituality, and became intereted in Shamanic and Earth-based spiritual practices at an early age. In my early twenties, I explored many systems of holistic medicine, and developed a special interest in Ayurveda and Yoga which I went on to study formally. I completed 500 Hours of Yoga Teacher Training in 2012, and qualitied as a Clinical Ayurvedic Specialist in 2015. My interest in natural medicine, herbs and nature-based ways of living led me to travel through Central America in 2016, where I attended my first Ayahuasca ceremony. During that ceremony, I experienced a strong feeling of 'coming home' and knew that I had found the medicine I had been searching for. I have been drinking Ayahuasca and working with the Master Plant Spirits regularly ever since. I worked for many years at a retreat centre near to Iquitos, Peru, with Raul and Lydia, with whom I now co-ordinating retreats and ceremonies in the Sacred Valley. Raul and Lydia, and their brother Americo, are not only my teachers and colleagues but are also my friends, akin to family. I have sat in hundreds of Ayahuasca ceremonies with them, dieted over 25 plants, and continue to learn from them in ceremony and in life. One of the things I love the most about working with Ayahuasca and the plant spirits is that they are able to show us things that we do not usually see, and so can often bring us insights and healing in ways which would be difficult to access through other modalities. The medicines work on all levels: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual, and work uniquely with each person, and I am continuously in awe at the intelligence of the medicine, and the profound depth of healing, that these plants have to offer all of us. 

Our priority is to provide safe Ayahuasca ceremonies which support the maximum healing potential and wellbeing of the participants. We hold ceremonies for small groups with a maximum of eight people and always have facilitators present for support before, during and after ceremonies, and for translating with Raul, Lydia and Americo whenever necessary. I keep group sizes small to allow for each participant to receive personal attention and support throughout their process, and so that we can work together more deeply than would be possible with a much larger group.  We hold individual ceremonies and 5-12 day retreats, with our main focus being on retreats for small groups which provide a contained and quiet enviornment for participants to focus on their ceremonies and their personal healing. We work closely with all of our retreat participants, beginning with initial video calls to meet each potential participant, and providing additional therapeutic work, medicinal plants and support throughout the retreat, and integration support afterwards. I have also included Wachuma/San Pedro ceremonies in some of our retreat options which can be a great compliment to Ayahusca ceremonies and can often reveal or work with illnesses and issues from another, different angle. I first drank Wachuma in 2016 in the Ecuadorian Andes, and have participated in counteless ceremonies over several years with the Wachumeros I bring into our retreats, who have become my friends as well as my guides and teachers. Wachuma has opened me up to new perspecitves around healing and spirituality, and to a different way of understanding energy and connecting with the natural and spiritual worlds, and can bring many additional insights following Ayahuasca ceremonies.

I also offer Ayurvedic body therapies and health consulations before, during and after retreats and ceremonies, as well as as sessions separate from Ayahuasca and plant medicine ceremonies. Integrating Ayurvedic principles into my life has been an incredible valuable tool for my health and wellbeing, and I have found that giving some attention to the Ayurvedic doshas around cermeonies can help participants to feel more confident and relaxed before and during the ceremonies, and more grounded afterwards. Where working with Ayahuasca and the Master Plants can bring us very quick and dierct results and insights, living with Ayurvedic principles can help us to maintain our health and wellbeing in the long term and support our spiritual growth and integration of insights from ceremonies.

I have been studying, practicing and teaching Yoga and Meditation for over a decade and truly believe, and have experienced, that these are some of the most useful tools we have to integrate and maintain the teachings of the medicine into our everyday lives, and have found them to be equally, if not more useful to me than working with Ayahuasca. I offer personal guidance with Yoga and Meditation during any preparation or integration session we have before or after a retreats or ceremony, as well as during retreats, and during Ayurvedic consultations. I also publish guided meditations, audio courses, Yoga classes and other recordings related to Yoga, Ayurveda, natural health and spirituality on my personal Insight Timer Profile.

"Jess has helped me transform my life in simple yet deeply effective ways. You can openly talk to her about how you're feeling and living, and she'll guide you through ways to nourish your mind, body, and soul. Although we must meet via video calls, conversing with her is always a gentle, uplifting experience.

 

She makes integrating Ayurvedic wisdom into your life a very feasible thing. After each meeting, you're equipped with a new series of recipes, methods, and insights to enrich your life. Truly, her effect on my wellbeing has been greater than any doctor or practitioner I've ever had. Not to mention, she's more affordable.

 

I'm immensely grateful to have her as a guide and resource."

-Daniele

Thank you Jess, and thank you Curandero Americo, for the profound limpiezas (cleansing ceremonies) and Ayahuasca ceremony in Taray. I have enjoyed the magic and beautiful experience a lot, with deep healing, particularly on my physical body dimension. I felt extremely comfortable with the shared warmth, professionalism, and expertise with plant medicines. I do highly recommend joining Jess's healing work, ceremonies and retreats.

 

-Joachim

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