Hello, we are a family of 6, our place is located in the outskirts(about 30 minutes by walking) from Circasia, a pleasant pueblo in Quindio, Colombia. At our therapeutic center, Intiwasi, we help people improve their lives with the help of Ayahuasca and other sacred plants. Right now we are working on building our Maloca, a traditional indigenous house used for ceremonies, cultural activities, art, prayer, and meditation.
We will also soon be building a Temazcal, a traditional Mexican steam bath, similar to the Native American sweat lodge. Besides promoting physical well-being and healing, the temazcal is also a ritual in which traditional healing methods are used to encourage reflection and introspection. While the body rids itself of toxins through sweating, the spirit is renewed through ritual. The temazcal is thought to represent the womb and people coming out of the bath are, in a symbolic sense, re-born.
We are very friendly and like to make friends. We love to help people and our mission is to organize this space to host spiritual retreats and learn from people around the world.
Help in the house
Travelers would benefit coming to our place because Quindio is a beautiful state surrounded by mountains, coffee plantations, and stunning nature. We are very close to Filandia, Armenia, and Salento where you can hike the Cocora Valley, Parque de los Nevados, and meet people from all over the world. In Circasia you could visit many different coffee bars and enjoy the small town atmosphere. The bus stop is just 10 minutes walking from our place.
We have 3 lovely children and we are frequently visited by friends so you will have the opportunity to meet many kind locals and practice your Spanish.
Our friends play medicinal music for the ceremonies and love to share and learn from others. We are like a family. We love to hear about other's lives and believe that everybody has something to teach us. You will also have the opportunity to participate in a sacred ceremony of ayahuasca and learn about other sacred plants.
(The cost of the ayahuasca ceremonies and other medicinal plants is not included)
We are looking for travelers who are interested in connecting with nature, helping us to build our therapeutic center, and assisting with general maintenance. We work five days a week(Mon-Fri) and weekends are free. The person should speak and understand Spanish as we don't speak any other languages, however, we are interested in learning English. We need around 5 hours of help per day, sometimes more.
WE PROVIDE ACCOMODATION 7 DAYS AND FOOD Y JUST MONDAY TO FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY ARE THE FREE DAYS, YOU COULD GO AROUND, IN CASE YOU WANT TO STAY AT THE CENTER ON WEEKEND YOU SHOULD PAY FOR FOOD.
We have a humble place to sleep in a warm and dry tent with mattresses. We have a shared bathroom and shower. In addition we have laundry, WIFI, and potable water. Food is provided 5 days a week.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN SHARING WITH US, KEEP IN MIND THAT THE USE OF DRUGS, ALCOHOL AND CIGARETTES IS NOT ALLOWED IN OUR CENTER.
There's a bus stop close to the house where you can catch buses to Circasia, Armenia, Salento, and Filandia. Volunteers should bring money for other expenses such as food, bus fares, toiletries, etc.
If we don't have space for you to come volunteer it is still possible to come and participate in the ceremony. Just contact us and we will give you the information.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week