© 2019 by Akasha Sacred Retreats

Welcome to Akasha Sacred Retreats. We host beautiful, healing and heart-opening Ayahuasca and San Pedro ceremonies in South Africa.


Ceremonies can be incredibly healing experiences. They are inner journeys of release and discovery in which you may experience deep, physical detoxification, heal from past pain, trauma or other emotional wounds, have profound spiritual insights and connect with multidimensional aspects of yourself and all existence. 


Ayahuasca and San Pedro are regarded as “teacher plants”. They are sacred and command deep respect from both facilitators and participants. The intention of participants should be pure and should centre around inner work, healing, evolution and growth. The right intention, attitude and preparation before a ceremony are paramount to the quality of the experience.




Ayahuasca & San pedro
retreats 2020
10-12th April
5-7th June
19-21st June
10-12th July

Length: 3 night retreat


Price: R5000


This will be a beautiful ceremony at a lovely venue in Magaliesburg area. You will check in between 5 and 6:30pm on Friday and will be done on Sunday.


The exact location and itinerary will be sent to confirmed participants closer to the time.

Ayahuasca & San pedro
retreat 2020
12-14th June 
3-5th July
21-23rd Aug
4-6th Sep

Length: 3 night retreat

Venue: Cape town, Malmesbury,

Price: R5400



This will be a beautiful ceremony at a lovely venue in Malmesbury area. You will check in between 5 and 6:30pm on Friday and will be done on Sunday.


The exact location and itinerary will be sent to confirmed participants closer to the time.


Ayahuasca & San pedro private sessions


The private sessions are designed for groups,couples and one on one sessions for a deeper more intimate and intensive experience with the medicines and are offered in a one,two,three and six day format and do come at a higher cost facilitated near Johannesburg area.

Please inquire for a full cost breakdown










About Ayahuasca


Ayahuasca is a sacred medicine plant that has been used for thousands of years by indigenous tribes of the Amazon jungle. It is an entheogenic brew made from the Banisteriopsis caapivine and the Psychotria viridis leaf. Drinking this medicine can assist those who take it with healing on every level – physically, emotionally, psychologically and spiritually. 


There is a lot of information about Ayahuasca online. Here are some of our favourite links that we recommend you visit if you’d like to learn more about this incredible teacher plant.

Reading Material



About San Pedro


San Pedro (also known as Huachuma) is one of the most ancient teacher plants used in the Andes – proof exists that it has been used in ceremonies for more than 5000 years. It is made from the Trichocereus Pachanoicactus and can be ingested as a powder or gelatinous brew. 


The effects of San Pedro take longer to arrive than Ayahuasca and the peak of the effect is generally reached only after 3 or 4 hours with the whole ceremony generally lasting 7 to 12 hours. 


San Pedro is a masculine plant, it is taken during the day and it establishes a powerful connection with nature, hence why it’s often good to take it the morning after an Ayahuasca night as these two energies balance each other beautifully. 


San Pedro is very good for focusing intention, learning to meditate, grounding, setting boundaries and channelling masculine energy. It is normally used for physical, mental, emotional and spiritual healing and can shift the spiritual frequency of the participant to a higher level, changing the quality of his/her reality. 


To find out more about San Pedro, please visit some of the sites below:

Reading Material



About Our Retreats

Akasha hosts Ayahuasca and San Pedro retreats at various venues and dates across the country. All our ceremonies are led by trained and experienced facilitators who have studied in the Amazonian jungle under the guidance of local shamans. 


Ayahuasca and San Pedro should be taken in a group setting under experienced supervision. The facilitator will prepare the brew, run the ceremony and hold space during your journey and hence he/she is incredibly critical to the whole experience. That is why Akasha only works with the best facilitators in the country to ensure each participant has the best experience possible. 


Retreats may vary in length from 2 night/day to 3 nights/days and may include Ayahuasca, San Pedro or both medicines.




Lukasz Staszak

Lukasz’s journey with sacred plant medicines began in 2009 with his own personal healing at a time when he needed it most. Amazed by his own results and the results of those around him, he felt a calling to start working with the plants and soon became an apprentice and assistant to various facilitators in the country. In 2013, drawn further by this call, he travelled to Peru to be initiated and receive intensive training studying the science of Shipibo Curanderismo (Plant Spirit Healing) with the indigenous Shipibo tribe of the Amazon.


Since his return to South Africa, Lukasz has been facilitating Ayahuasca and San Pedro retreats in traditional indigenous ceremonial style consisting of specific healing songs from the Shipibo language (Icaros) as well as musical elements such as chanting, sound alchemy, channelling and various traditional instruments. He also incorporates meditation, breathing and other techniques into his ceremonies thereby creating a beautiful sacred space, one of integrity, healing and spiritual inspiration. He is one of the most sought after facilitators in the country and his humble and caring nature make everyone feel very safe and taken care of during his ceremonies.


Jack, Johannesburg

"I wasn't sure what to expect. All I had were the stories from other people. Through all the experiences I felt safe and in letting my walls down, I got a much better understanding of myself and a sense of peace. I left with a great new perspective of life and a renewed understanding of what is truly important to me. This as one of the best experiences of my life and for this, I will forever be grateful."

Ricky, Pretoria

"I feel blessed and honoured to have experienced such a weekend. Would I recommend it? Absolutely! Would I do it again? Absolutely! I'm still digesting, assimilating and processing the delightful morsels fed to me. It's like I have padkos for the soul."

Chantal, Johannesburg

"An Ayahuasca experience is hard to put into words. What we talk about daily are things that we perceive with our five senses but an Ayahuasca ceremony is different to anything we've ever lived on earth so words seem very poor means of explaining the experience. But in summary, what I have gotten out of Ayahuasca is nothing short of magical. From showing me the meaning of life and our purpose on earth to healing broken relationships and physical ailments, I honesty cannot be more thankful to this plant for what it has done for me. I think the entire world should do this at least once."

Skye, Cape Town

“Lukasz and Ayahuasca have cured my depression in a textbook case of plant medicine at its finest. I was verging death when I first went to ceremony and only after did Lukasz tell me that he could see that on my face. I hadn’t told him, or anyone I was going to die by my own hand. It was the dramatic, life saving shift I needed. I still practice the integration of my learnings and continue to make progress. This is a life-changing experience that you will leave from as a different, better person.”






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