Additional Activities at Pisatahua
We encourage plenty of stillness, silence and reflection. Working with plant-medicines' requires inner-strength and complete dedication. All activities are completely optional and we encourage everyone to go at their own pace. For many, time spent in the hammock overlooking the Aquicuana Lake will be their best medicine.
Guests can also choose to take advantage of our additional activities. Some of these are programmed, others are easily arranged when desired. We organize small-group retreats, making it easy for us to adapt to individual preferences.
Some additional activities include: nature hikes, canoe rides, fishing, bird watching, yoga/ meditation and ayahuasca preparation.
Pisatahua provides yoga instruction to all guests, regardless of fitness-level or age. Our instructors vary and so do their practice; however, we generally emphasize slow and gentle yoga focused on long-stretching and deep-breathing. We encourage everyone to attend.
The mind-body-breath unification achieved through yoga can be incredibly useful during ayahuasca ceremonies. Yoga is often an excellent method to prepare for your next ceremony, and/or help process a previous experience. Classes are held in the maloka every other day. Guests can use our mats anytime they wish.
There are numerous hiking opportunities at Pisatahua. While minimizing our ecological footprint, we’ve developed trails to access key areas of the 80-hectare property. Guests are invited to explore whenever they choose. These well-maintained trails lead you through the forest to giant mapajo and oje trees, natural water springs and fruit forests.
For anyone interested in exploring the remote reaches of the Aquicuana Reserve, our local staff provides canoe rides across the lake. We maintain a 3 mile (5km) trail through the old-growth rainforest. This is a biodiverse area with lots of wildlife. We’ve spotted monkey’s, snakes, wild pigs, tapirs, deers, and even jaguars. To enter this part of the Reserve, you must be accompanied by one of our guides.
Canoe Rides, Bird-Watching & Fishing
Guests are also welcome to explore the shores of the Aquicuana Lake in one of our canoes. We prefer to take guests out in the early morning when the sun is weak and the birds are active. Immersed in the sounds of the jungle, you’ll have the opportunity to observe parrots, toucans, monkeys, anacondas, turtles, and caimans. Canoe rides typically range anywhere from 30 minutes to 2 hours.
For those interested in helping us catch dinner, we have few of fishing poles available. Some of the most commonly caught fish are pacu (Colossoma macropomum) and dorado (Brachyplatystoma rousseauxii).
Learn to Prepare Ayahuasca
Pisatahua guests are invited to assist our healers make our medicine. From cutting the vine, to harvesting the chacruna, individuals have the rare opportunity to prepare ayahuasca from start to finish.
Guests can also learn about numerous other medicinal plants on Pisatahua's property. We're currently expanding our medicinal garden and local guides are extremely knowledgeable about local flora and fungi.