Derek Januszewski is hosting Ayahuasca Retreats in the United States! In this episode of The TruthSeekah Podcast Derek joins TruthSeekah as they discuss these retreats and the impact that plant medicines are having on the world.
Derek Januszewski is the founder and Lead Pastor at Pachamama Sanctuary. A survivor of tremendous abuse in many forms, Derek came to the medicine in 2017 after a decade-long battle with addiction. Through intense inner work, extensive work with medicine, and countless hours working in service, Derek has healed much of his trauma. The spiritual healing he received through the medicine inspired him to start the Pachamama Sanctuary, to help others find their own path to health and happiness. Derek is passionate about being in service to others. Always ready to lend a hand in any capacity, what he loves most is providing assistance and guidance to anyone who is struggling and is ready to take on the work to find personal acceptance and growth. He spends much of his time helping people integrate their process and is readily available to help those in need however possible. He is also a father of 3 children.
About Pachamama Sanctuary
Pachamama Sanctuary, an ayahuasca center, located in Southern New Hampshire, was founded in 2019. Since its inception, their mission is to raise collective consciousness through the sacrament, Ayahuasca. Ayahuasca is a tea derived from plants from the Amazon rainforest and has helped people gain insight and provide clarity into past traumas and provides a chance to find peace resulting from addiction, PTSD or negative cycles. Founder and Lead Pastor, Derek Januszewski oversees individual sanctuaries and is responsible for general oversight of the organization as a whole and oversight of safety guidelines and standards.
What Is An Ayahuasca Retreat?
It is where the Amazonian plant medicine ayahuasca has been used for centuries to heal and enlighten. Recently, the United States has become a popular destination for those looking to experience ayahuasca in a safe, comfortable, and aesthetically-pleasing setting.
However, as interest grows there are more shamans entering into this field, and you can now do Yelp reviews on Ayahuasca retreat center in the United States and abroad.
What Are The Benefits Ayahuasca?
Benefits of Ayahuasca Heal trauma, let go of the past and fear, and remove limiting beliefs and behaviors Accelerate your growth and reach a higher level of consciousness Quiet your mind and harmonize your emotions Discover more about who and what you truly are, and deepen your spiritual connection live each day with more peace, love, joy, clarity, and purpose.
Choosing A Retreat Center / Shaman
Do not just go with any retreat center or shaman, though. Many of these retreats are led by reputable spiritual workers who have had their own personal life-changing encounters and now use the retreats as a way to felicitate this experience for others. Many who have studied under masters in the field for years to improve their own practices and pass on what they have learned to those valiant enough to take traditional ayahuasca.
The point being it is very important you research carefully which retreat center may be right for you, as much misinformation abounds about this sacred medicine. So before you go on your journey, it helps to know what questions to ask yourself so that you can identify the best option for your needs.
Healing Through Plant Medicine
Plant medicine is here to help us recover and ground ourselves in the earth, it is a powerful medicine that can heal or cause great harm depending on who takes it and how they prepare for this experience.
For example if one has had trauma in their life and does not know any better they may end up more traumatized by taking ayahuasca, because the medicine will amplify all the fear and pain within one’s being so that it will be brought to your attention so you may heal from this pain.
Book An Ayahuasca Retreat With Derek Januszewski
So when looking at your options, you need to find out what kind of services are included with the retreat. Some centers offer traditional Dietas with experienced Curanderos such as Derek Januszewski and others on staff at the Pachamama Ayahuasca Sanctuary.