WELCOME TO PARIGN HAK - GRANDMA´S HOME...
Much more than a native founded and owned retreat center, Parign Hak is the home of a family from the native Harakbut community of Shintuya which received its first visitors in April 2015.
It is located on the Upper Madre de Dios River in Amazonian Southeastern Peru, in between two major natural protected areas: the Manu Biosphere Reserve, which is one of the most biodiverse places on Earth, and the Amarakaeri Communal Reserve, the ancestral Harakbut homeland.
Our team offers traditional and transformational female-led Ayahuasca retreats in combination with an unforgettable cultural experience within the stunning natural environment of mountain rainforest. Stays for small special interest groups can be arranged upon request.
Retreats at Parign Hak are as much about holistic cleansing, healing and learning about ourselves as they are for learning about local indigenous culture and its stunningly beautiful natural environment. They are environmentally sustainable, culturally respectful and re-affirming, highly educational, mutually beneficial and safe for female participants.
The owners and hosts of “Parign Hak” (Grandma´s Home) and nearby “Mini-hospital Majeno” (the ceremonial space) are Shintuya community members. Basic lodging in double occupancy cabins with beds and mosquito netting are provided. Septic latrines, and river baths or cold showers are available. Meals are prepared using as much organic produce from the surrounding chacra (plantation) and river fish as possible, but a variety of vegetables brought in from Cusco is provided as well. Meals are served in a separate dining room that also houses a small but growing library.
“Jessica Bertram has been a friend and colleague for over ten years, and takes her medicine work seriously. She has resided in Cusco since the early 90’s and knows the cultural ropes thoroughly. She is a gifted ayahuasquera who, though not indigenous herself, is deeply connected through family connections to indigenous peoples in the Manu area, and draws on those sources for her medicine practice. Parign Hak-Grandma´s Home is the perfect option for those who are looking for a smaller, intimate retreat that is more affordable and well organized and executed. It also doesn’t hurt that she speaks perfect English and German, as well as Spanish and Quechua. I could not recommend her more highly.”
- Dr. Dennis McKenna, PhD in Ethnopharmacology
Special event MANU MAGIC has been re-scheduled to November 15th-24th.
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