Safety when taking Ayahuasca
For you to help make sure your body is prepared for ayahuasca we recommend a diet. This is diet involves limiting certains foods and also drugs. In the diet we ask for you to avoid canned foods, chocolates, msg and condiments this is due to the chemical tyramine. It is an amino acid found to dangerously increase blood pressure when combined with an MAOI, such as ayahuasca.
Be sure to follow the safety precautions we provide for any prescription medications. You may need to consult with your Doctor if you take any prescription, anti-depressants, mood-stabilizers, anti-anxiety medications and more. If you are unsure please ask our team.
AT THE CENTRE: After having had experience in other centres we decided to come together here and do small groups in our ceremonies. This allows for a more individualized care before, during and after ceremonies. Before the ceremony our assistants will check the blood pressure of anyone who is at risk and make sure you are drinking water during the day. During the ceremonies you will be checked on periodically, told to drink water, offered anything you need to make your experience comfortable. Our groups are small and we have watchful eyes on every person in the room and they are accounted for and stable. If there are any unstable participants we have a protocol in place,if they are affecting other people. We have another room next to the ceremony room, this way everyone can have a calm experience at the retreat. All of our assistants are trained in CPR and basic first aid.
Periodic checks on all participants are a part of the reason we have smaller groups. Ayahuasca ceremonies are a serious spiritual undertaking and while participants are in such a vunerable state it is our concern they feel safe, comfortable and cared for at all times.
These are the most common questions and concerns about coming to our retreat and taking ayahausca. Should you have questions outside of this do not hesitate to contact us firstname.lastname@example.org