It’s normal to feel nervous when doing ayahuasca for the first time (or even later times). Try to calm your mind and breathe deeply. Ceremonies are held in our maloca, a sacred temple space where you’ll be supplied with a sleeping mat and a bucket in case you purge. Not everyone purges the same way, sometimes it happens through muscle twitches, sweating, yawning, sighing, crying as well as vomiting and diarrhea. These responses are all good, signs that the medicine is working and starting your healing process. First, a shaman will come to your mat and give you a cup with your dose, which usually will be determined by the shamans and will be a smaller amount your first time. Discuss with the shamans beforehand if you want less or more, and if you aren’t feeling the effects you may have a second dose. Don Luis' ayahuasca ceremonies are shorter than some centers, he will sing icaros with two other shamans to clear, protect and ready the space in the temple and around the center so that you can meet ayahausca on your own terms. The shamans will give each pasajero an individual arkana, a song of healing, blessing, and protection before they leave. They will announce the ending of the ceremony and light the candles. You can stay in the temple or go to your hut as you choose.
Lucho offers integration after every ceremony, the ceremonies are held three times a week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. At integration meetings you can share your experience, ask questions, and get feedback from the shamans.