All of our medicine retreats will be conducted by Humberto Alcala, who is best described as a modern-day medicine man. Ten years ago, after several personal experiences with ayahuasca, the medicine led him away from his successful contracting business in California towards becoming a highly respected facilitator – and Shaman – of mental exploration and emotional healing through sacred medicines.
The culmination of this path resulted in training with an experienced traditional Shipibo Shaman, while living amongst the indigenous tribes deep in the Peruvian jungle near Pucallpa Peru. It was a journey which consisted of multiple master plant dietas, vision quests, and deep inner work. Humberto’s background combined with traditional shamanic training provides an effective bridge between the western psychology of most participants alongside the native South American medicines and cosmology. This allows retreat guests to get the most from their experience and integrate the lessons learned during ceremonies.
Starting from small scale sessions in his birthplace of Tepatitlan, Jalisco, Mexico, his work now takes him worldwide – to many regions of Mexico, numerous cities in the United States, Europe, and now to South America. Now, with nearly 8 years of experience, Humberto has performed over 400 sacred medicine ceremonies. His down-to-earth, easy going and compassionate personality makes all that come to ceremony with him feel safe and know they are in good hands. His philosophy is there’s nothing to fix, and we are already perfect as is. What he offers is an opportunity for people to come home to themselves, and in so doing, to learn, to grow, to heal, and ultimately, to remember themselves.