After your Ayahuasca retreat, we suggest that you allow yourself some time to integrate and slowly re-engage with the everyday life.
TheVine Center is located on the Cacao coast, a vibrant and diverse part of Brazil with many ideal attractions for visitors to enjoy nature and local culture including fresh foods and traditional cuisines. Some people choose to stay in Itacare after the retreat to slowly reintegrate, relax, or surf.
We recommend to continue the healthy diet as long as possible. We discourage drinking alcohol or using drugs after the retreat because awareness is the opposite of numbness. During the retreat you learn tools that you can apply instead of seeking entertainment and noise to forget problems. The idea is to do something different like respect your feelings, emotions and body, and to invest time in transformation instead of escaping.
For participants who would like to continue their spiritual growth with Silvia’s guidance, you can opt for online spiritual counselling sessions with her over Skype.
Activities to do after your Ayahuasca experience
We are located a short drive away from the best beaches, waterfalls and the restaurants and shops of the Itacare town.
You may also like to rent a car and get some surfing lessons at one of the local beaches, five minutes driving from our center, or just lie in the sun with a good book. There are many nature walks through the jungles or along the coastlines. The local town, Itacaré is at the mouth of a large river that flows through thick jungle and it’s easy to hire a local guide and a canoe for trips up the river to cacao farms, waterfalls and native restaurants. Other attractions are the local capoeira schools (where you can get lessons with experienced teachers in town) and Whale watching (from June to October).