An invitation to all physicians, scientists and alternative practitioners

Experience the power of ayahuasca at the Etnikas Retreat

We believe our work here at Etnikas is moving the concept of health care in a progressive, necessary, and evolutionary direction. Only recently have the disciplines of religion and science conceded that the other is not just relevant but in fact necessary for the evolution of the other. This is the area into which Etnikas would like to focus its attention and energy in the future.

There is much work to be done in applying a scientific approach to understanding spirituality. It’s with this in mind that we would like to extend a warm invitation to any and all scientists, physicians, and alternative medical practitioners to come experience firsthand the power of the Etnikas retreat.

There are many medical practitioners that have become disillusioned with the pharmaceutical approach to curing illness.

This has driven many to seek out the knowledge and wisdom of traditional Amazonian and Andean medicines and techniques.

Ayahuasca is known as mother of all Amazonian healing as it was thought to provide guidance as to how and for what other plants should be used. It has been used with astounding success, in the treatment of conditions such as addiction, depression, post-traumatic stress  and much more. It helps the participant put things into perspective and reevaluate what it is important in life and what should be let go.

But this is really just the tip of the iceberg. The learnings and knowledge that the experience generates are derived from the very seat of one’s own experiences and understanding, and so is uniquely tailored to each individual.

We are shamans who come from a background of traditional knowledge. We recognize the power and the wisdom within the experience but lack the scientific training and experience to fully describe and understand the mechanism of its effect on the human brain and emotions. We believe that integrating scientific methodologies and investigations will result in a better understanding and explanation of the ayahuasca experience. As such, we are currently looking to partner with medical/alternative practitioners from around the world. If you are a practitioner and would be interested in finding out more about the networks we are looking to establish, please contact me, Sandra Herrera, at I look forward to hearing from you.