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"Retreat" comes from the Latin verb “to pull back.” It is an environment where you can withdraw from everyday life and disconnect from it all to reconnect with yourself.

Our Plant Medicine Retreat is a process where you will stay in a venue in the outskirts of the city surrounded by nature. During the Retreat, you will meet a group of likeminded people who are seeking to heal and raise their consciousness through the powers of Native Sacred Medicines, under the guidance of Don Gino Chaka-Runa. 


We use Plant Medicine and other natural medicines, such as Mapacho, Rapé, Kambo, Sananga and Master Plants, to dive into the deeper layers of the self in order to release blockages, stimulate our innate healing energy and connect with our true selves and the Source.


All Retreats are guided by Don Gino Chaka-Runa through ancient, sacred practices and authentic Icaros from the Shipibo, Andean and Mestizo traditions from Peru; celebrating life, love, and the healing power of Mother Nature. All Icaros and medicine songs are performed live during each ceremony.


During the Retreat we all integrate as a group, and help each other as a community. You will also get personalized care and attention from our experienced team at all times. Our mission is to offer you a safe, tailored Plant Medicine experience specially designed for your needs, so you have the opportunity to bring real transformation to your life.

The Wake Up Human Retreats

We feel that the most harmful disease in the history of mankind is Unconsciousness; and that is what today's humanity is suffering from. This is what sparked the creation of The Wake Up Human Retreats, which main purpose is to provide true healing and awakening through 3-nights / 4-days Plant Medicine Retreats. It started back in 2015, and so far it has brought a profound, positive impact in many countries.

The Experience

On the arrival day to the Retreat venue, Don Gino will give you a warm welcome and make you feel safe and part of our family. Then the whole group will gather in the ceremony room where he will explain the wonderful process you are about to go through and answer any questions. This is also where you will be able to meet everyone and become part of the beautiful community that will support you during your entire stay. 


Later on, Don Gino will have a one-on-one conversation with you. The aim is to create a bond and understand what you are bringing into the ceremonies. This will give him the information and tools to provide a personal healing experience, opening the right doors for the Medicine to go where it is most needed. This personal approach has shown outstanding healing and awakening results on people from all walks of life around the world.

The purpose of 3 ceremonies is to allow you to get to know the Medicine and build up your trust in Don Gino and the spirit of The Mother. This way you will be able to surrender throughout the process while Don Gino creates the right environment to take you deeper into your journeys.

If you are seeking to participate in a safe and profound healing Retreat, this experience might be the right one for you. Those who have participated in the Chaka-Runa Retreats describe them as one of the most powerful, deep and truthful experiences of their lives. 

Accommodation and Food

Every Retreat is held in a private venue always surrounded by nature and easily accessible. These venues are spacious, with shared rooms and restrooms, and are well-distributed with everything that is needed to hold Plant Medicine ceremonies in an adequate and safe way. 

The food is light, fresh and healthy, and cooked daily on-site. Three meals a day will be served during your stay. The food is specifically prepared for working with sacred medicines and they are free from salt, sugar, spices, dairy and red meat. This will keep your body detoxed and light for the medicines to have a deeper effect within you. 

Program Details

Duration: 4 Days

Location: See Calendar

Price: See Calendar

Availability: See Calendar

What’s Included:

  • Pre-Retreat instructions and safety guidelines

  • One-on-one conversation with Don Gino Chaka-Runa at arrival

  • 3 Plant Medicine ceremonies with Don Gino Chaka-Runa

  • Sharing circles the morning after each ceremony

  • Mapacho, Chacapa and Agua Florida cleansing during each ceremony

  • Palo Santo / Smudge personal cleansing before ceremonies

  • Rapé servings during ceremonies

  • Participation in our creative circles of music

  • Peruvian Shamanism group talks

  • Talks on consciousness and life awareness

  • 3 nights / 4 days accommodation

  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner

  • Post-Retreat instructions and integration guidelines

Optional Add-On:

  • 1 Kambo, Rapé, Sananga Ceremony ($150 in cash on-site)

What’s Not Included: 

  • Personal accommodation before and after the program

  • Personal expenses and meals outside of the program

  • International and local airfares

  • Local Transportation

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off

  • Travel insurance

  • Personal healthcare expenses if needed

  • Visa (if necessary)

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