Sumanah Soul Sanctuary's

Annual Women's Womb Wisdom  Retreat

 Healing the Divine Feminine  

Tulum, Mexico

December 2nd-8th, 2022




Annual Women's Womb Wisdom  Retreat

 Healing the Divine Feminine  

Tulum, Mexico

December 2nd-8th, 2022

“Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything - anger, anxiety, or possessions - we cannot be free.”
― Thich Nhat Hanh

Our Mission

At Sumanah, it's our mission to create highly curated wellness experiences that pave the way to a unique journey of Mind, Body, and Soul wellbeing. Whether you join us for a Sumanah Luxe Wellness Experience or Sumanah Soul Sanctuary's Plant Medicine Retreats, we provide you with the tools you need for inward expansion. We're passionate about our mission to change the world, one human being at a time.

Here’s a summary of our soulful promises:

  • We never compromise on safety
  • We honor and respect indigenous healing traditions and rituals
  • We believe that integration and community is an important part of healing
  • We treat every living being kindly and with respect
  • We take care of our environment
  • We give back to our community
  • Love is our religion

Annual Women's Wisdom Ayahuasca Retreat in Tulum, Mexico

Healing the Divine Feminine 

Dec. 2nd - 8th, 2022

This retreat intends to assist in the healing of women who have suffered sexual abuse, racism, micro-aggressions, ancestral trauma, womb trauma, grief, and loss. If you are ready to let go of past trauma, false narratives, self-limiting beliefs, seeking to deepen your spiritual connection or ready for lasting transformation, this retreat is for you!

Hosted by Shannon Amos - Founder of Sumanah, Medicine Womxn, Curandera, Mindfulness Educator, and Reiki Master Practitioner. 

Facilitated by Niki "illuminiki" Kuti - Certified Sound Therapist and founder of The illuminiki Method.

Co-Facilitated by:

Ira Calixto - Brazilian Medicine Womxn, founder of Casa Mama Yemi, Ceremonialist, and Sound Healer.

Maya McClean - Sound Healer and Spiritual Life Coach and founder of LYHT Coaching.

Mariposa Alcalde - Yoga, Tantra, and Breathwork Instructor.

Your highly curated women's retreat will include a profoundly introspective journey with the Grandmother of Sacred Plant Medicine Ayahuasca and much more.


What's included?

7 days and 6 nights of accommodation in Cachito de Cielo, located in the lush Tulum jungle. Ideally situated only 20 minutes to Tulum Center and 30 minutes to nearby beaches and renowned Mayan Ruins.

  • Pre-Ceremony Ayahuasca Dieta
  • Welcome Dinner
  • 1 Ayahuasca Ceremony with an experienced Shaman & Facilitators
  • Flower Bath
  • Group Integration
  • 2 Sound Therapy Sessions with illuminki
  • Sacred Rest
  • Mayan Cacao Ceremony w/ Aidee Carpediem
  • Excursion to Casa Mama Yemi, hosted by Ira Calixto - day includes
  • Yoni Steaming w/ organic herbs
  • Ice Bath w/ Gong Sound Healing
  • Sacral Womb Breathwork
  • Brazilian Drum Circle and Womb Dance
  • Copal Cleansing
  • Fire Ceremony
  • Excursion to Temple Portal Xibalba, Playa del Carmen for Aya Ceremony
  • Excursion to Private  Temazcal Sweat Lodge Ceremony, Lunch, Private Cenoté Experience, and Goddess photoshoot
  • Shuttle service R/T from Cancun Airport
  • Tips and Gratuities
  • Internet connection (although it may be spotty at times since we’re literally in the jungle!)
  • Membership to Sumanah's private Facebook Community
  • Free access to our post retreat Integration Circle
  • 3 Meals per day*

*Dinners on Aya ceremony nights will not be served unless you choose not to participate – in this case, we’ll prepare dinner for you, plus unlimited fruit, drinking water, and tea during your stay.

What's not included:


  • Flights are not included, but if you need assistance with booking your flight, please contact our travel partner, Tee McNeill from McNeill Luxury Travel, [email protected]

Food Requests

  • Protein options for meals are available for an additional cost

Travel Insurance

  • Travel insurance is not provided but highly recommended and we can provide free quotes via Travel Insured International. 

COVID Testing

  • For those who will need it, COVID testing will be made available to you before your departure at an additional expense

Add-on Services

  • 1:1 Healing Session w/ Shannon Amos

  • 1:1 Coaching w/ Maya McClean

  • 60 Min.Massage w/ Alicia & Sofilia

  • Bufo Ceremony
  • Kambo Ceremony

We strongly recommend booking any add-on services in advance since space may be limited. 

*Additional Earth Medicine Ceremonies must be booked 15 days prior to the retreat



Ayahuasca, also called "Mother Ayahuasca," offers a mixture of two different plants — a perennial shrub called chacruna (Psychotria Viridis) and the ayahuasca vine (Banisteriopsis caapi). The Chacruna contains a substance called dimethyltryptamine or DMT. The DMT in the chacruna creates the experience or "journey," while the ingredients in the vine enable the body to metabolize it.

It’s a powerful plant medicine that offers us the opportunity to understand our true nature by exposing our fears; including, negative thought patterns and self-limiting beliefs. 

The journey with Ayahuasca is a slow and steady path towards freedom that will assist you in releasing stress, fear, anxiety, depression, and many other "dis-eases" that are often limiting, resulting in a lighter, brighter, more authentic self. 

You’ll gain immense love and a more profound sense of self and your role within the world. We’re honored to assist you on your transformative journey.

"You will be amazed at how things magically fall into place when you let go of the illusion of control." -Maryam Hasnaa


Our Alchemy

At Sumanah Soul Sanctuary™, we’ve carefully curated a powerful experience by uniting skilled wellness practitioners, local and indigenous healers, and Shamans to facilitate your journey to wellbeing. 

We passionately believe that inner peace comes from treating the mind, body, and spirit. Our wellness programs, activities, and initiatives deliver the essential tools for internal expansion and transformation.

By experiencing self-love as the gateway to universal love, we transcend deeply rooted societal programming, which has separated us from each other and ourselves.  Our work has taught us that the path forward is achieved by expanding inward.

Nutrition & Healing

When working with plant medicines, it’s essential to adhere to a healthy, clean diet before, during, and after your retreat. Eating clean prepares your mind, body, and spirit for your journey with the medicine.

By setting your intentions and being disciplined and committed to the process, you embody the spirit of Ayahuasca that you’re ready to evolve.

Our Process

Ayahuasca and other plant medicines offer wisdom and knowledge that should be accessed only in a safe environment with proper preparation beforehand. We honor and respect plant medicine and our indigenous teachers. Ayahuasca is not for recreational purposes.

During your stay with Sumanah's Soul Sanctuary, we’ll make sure you feel prepared and supported from the first moment we make contact and even after you return home via our online Cohort.

Once we receive your payment, you’ll be invited into our private Facebook Group where you can actively stay connected to new friends and integrate all you’ve learned.

What do I do to prepare?

We recommend preparing yourself for the Ayahuasca experience 1 to 2 months in advance of your retreat. Begin a self-care practice such as yoga, meditation, breathwork, clean eating, etc. Be mindful of what you’re consuming.

Start by eating plenty of raw fruits and vegetables, and drink lots of water. Avoid processed foods and try to cleanse your body as much as possible with fresh juices, Epsom salt baths, skin brushing, massage, colon cleanses in the weeks before the retreat to rid the body of toxins. 

Meditation will help you to prepare your mind, body, and spirit to get the most out of your experience with us. Meditation teaches us to be present, and it's through presence, you can learn to manage your emotions. Meditation can enable you to move through difficult moments and become aware of thoughts and feelings that may arise. Meditation can greatly assist your journey with Ayahuasca.

We also invite you to join Sumanah's Divine Goddess Glow Up Detox™ and purify your Mind, Body, and Soul. *All are welcome to join our detox!

Your commitment

Once you commit to working with Ayahuasca, the medicine begins to work on you, even before you arrive in Tulum. As a result, you may become more sensitive to emotions. Thoughts, fear, or anxiety may arise in the weeks leading up to your retreat. Don't worry; this is an integral part of your healing journey.


Shadow Work

Ayahuasca is sometimes described as a mirror. The plant's powerful wisdom comes from its ability to remove the layers of avoidance, reluctance, and procrastination. Ayahuasca may also expose deeply rooted fear, false beliefs, and trauma stored in your body, including generational trauma, PTSD, and negative thought patterns. 

The journey with Ayahuasca often brings us face-to-face with our shadow self. It may expose parts of our experience that have been buried deep in our subconscious. Our emotional and energetic blocks often become concealed by alcohol, drug use, unhealthy food, prescription medication, consumerism, materialism, external validation, etc.; Ayahuasca may reveal the root cause. 

"The wound is the place the light enters you." - Rumi

Ayahuasca enables us to release the energies that are trapped in our bodies on a cellular level. Letting go allows us to create the space we need to feel the whole experience of infinite love. By focusing on things that raise your energetic vibration, you’ll gain profound insights from medicine.


  • Ayahuasca is not compatible with pregnancy.
  • Try to avoid synthetic soaps, perfumes, and makeup. 
  • Avoid chemical bug sprays, lotions, toiletries, etc. - use natural products.
  • Plastics - any plastics you bring to the jungle, please take home with you.

Integration & Healing Circle

The process of healing with Ayahuasca doesn't end with the closing of our ceremony or retreat. Specifically, what you do with the lessons learned and the healing received is what determines your growth. Integration is just an essential part of our ceremonies.

The earlier you take action on the lessons learned, the better; this includes maintaining a healthy diet, practicing a still mind, and connecting to those who support your process. 

At Sumanah Soul Sanctuary™, we provide you with teachers and tools to support your integration while you are with us via group discussions in between ceremonies to help you understand your experience and learn from others.

Holding space for each other, showing kindness and compassion without judgment, and other acts allow us to maintain a safe, inclusive and nurturing environment. 

 After our retreat you're invited to join our community online for our Integration Circle.

Shannon Amos Founder of Sumanah meditation pose

Shannon Amos

Medicine Woman, Mindfulness Educator, Curandera, and Reiki Practitioner

Shannon is the Founder of Sumanah a Luxe Travel & Wellness Retreat Company.

In 2017 Shannon embarked on what she calls her "soul sabbatical", and spent a year backpacking solo across Southeast Asia. In the process, she studied Ayurveda, became a certified Yoga Instructor, Mindfulness Meditation Teacher, and Reiki Master Practitioner. Shannon  works closely with Shamans and indigenous people in Mexico and the Amazon, where she began her journey with plant medicine at Arkana Spiritual Center in Peru.

Shannon wholeheartedly combines her passion for travel, her deep appreciation of culture with her expertise as a wellness practitioner. Her mission is anchored in self-mastery and inward expansion that touches the people in a lasting way.

Shannon Amos Founder of Sumanah meditation pose

Niki Kuti "illuminiki"

Sound Therapist

Niki is a certified sound therapist who uses self-directed compassion as the key to wellbeing. The tools she shares allow you as the client to heal deeply rooted generational trauma.

She expertly weaves her  experience as a practitioner to create a unique technology, "The iluminiki Method," where she incorporates Yoga with Sound Therapy for a holistic approach while channeling energy to leave you feeling more clear, whole, and embodied.

Niki combines over 25 years of experience deeply rooted in Iyengar Yoga, holistic health, vibrational light frequencies, with heart-centered intention. “The illuminiki Method" helps to bring you in Mind, Body, and Spirit alignment with self-directed compassion. Niki's clients include Olympic Athletes, Celebrities, & Fortune-500 CEO's.

Shannon Amos Founder of Sumanah meditation pose

Ira Calixto

Medicine Woman, Ceremonialist, and Sound Healer

Ira was born in Brazil to her indigenous native mother, a medicine woman-midwife, and her Brazilian father of African roots. Ira grew up with the traditions and teachings of herbs, prayers, songs, drums, and dancing.

In 1994 Ira arrived in Mexico where she remains in love with these magical Mayan lands, where she’s connected with indigenous teachings, traditions, worldviews, and ancestral philosophies—initiated as a Guardian of Sacred Fire and the Cacao Ceremony.

Ira is a teacher of Yoga and facilitates Kambo and Psilocybin ceremonies. She’s certified in Acupuncture and Massage Facial Skull by the Spanish School of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Beijing and as a Sound Therapist from The Instituto Español De Sonoterapia. Ira also guides women's circles and sound healing therapies worldwide. Ira is known as a Facilitator and owner of Casa Mamá Yemi in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

Connie and Rodrick Taylor The Ratchet Buddha Found Nation

Iván Acuña Rodriguez de San Miguel


Iván began working with Ayahuasca on the Red Path and different traditions of consecrating the medicine. In 2017, he started his work as a medicine and monotherapy facilitator at Arkana Spiritual Center in Peru. By 2018, he facilitated the Sacred Valley Tribe in Pisac, Peru. He's also a resident facilitator at Arkana Spiritual Center and Freedom Center in Peru. Iván is a talented musician and artist who blends the song of the Icaros (songs that guide the journey) lovingly with the teachings of the plant.

Iván works closely with Ayahuasca and other master plant teachers of the jungle. He always strives to maintain the traditional practices passed down through hundreds of years of indigenous Amazonian culture. Ivan's calling is to support the Great Spirit. He hopes to assist humans’ awakening to their highest level through spirituality, self-love, and holistic health, so that they may lead more tranquil and happier lives.

Connie and Rodrick Taylor The Ratchet Buddha Found Nation

Momodou Kunta Mambouray


Momodou Kunta Mambouray, whom we affectionately call Momo, is a native to Gambia, West Africa. Born and raised of Mandinka and Fulani heritage, he comes from many community leaders and holistic healers.

A humble and avid master student of esoteric sciences, astrology, and plant medicine, he’s a loyal guardian to the Ayaruna family and Los Guardians de la Luz led by Ivánun Auña Rodríguez de San Miguel and Pamela Jagdish.

Passionate about his calling to serve, he’s both a Finance professional and life path coach.

Connie and Rodrick Taylor The Ratchet Buddha Found Nation

Connie Taylor

Care Team Director

After journeying with Ayahuasca, Connie experienced profound healing and felt inspired to bring the sacred plant and other natural healing modalities to her community. She and her husband Roderick launched The Ratchet Buddha Found Nation. The non-profit sponsors clients to attend local healing ceremonies and provides group integration sessions in Playa del Carmen and online. Connie, who recently joined Sumanah, is a space holder during workshops and integrative sessions. She also provides support for Sumanah’s offerings and logistics, and tends to the needs of our guests.

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Cancun International Airport (CUN)
Recommend Carriers: Delta, United, American, Southwest, and Jetblue.

We recommend that you book your flight so that you arrive in Cancun no later than 1:00 PM on day 1 of the retreat, and depart no earlier than 4:00 PM on the last day of the retreat. Anyone arriving after or before these times will be responsible for arranging transport to Cancun at their own expense. If you need assistance with booking flights, please contact our partner, McNeill Luxury Travel, at [email protected].

Round Trip Transportation to and from the Cancun International Airport will be provided. Our transfer shuttle drivers will be holding a sign with our name on it, "Sumanah Soul Sanctuary".

You’ll arrive at the jungle lodge by mid-afternoon. We’ll first meet in the Yoga Shala to introduce ourselves. After the intro and orientation, we’ll have time to relax and unwind, have dinner, and meet for our Welcome Ceremony.

The official currency for Mexico is the Peso. We recommend that you bring some Mexican Pesos with you. Ask your bank for crisp, new bills – many shops won't accept torn or dog-eared bills. There are ATMs and currency exchange locations in the La Aurora Airport, and we recommend that you visit them before leaving the airport.

Email [email protected] with any questions you have about the retreat.

© 2022 Sumanah Soul Sanctuary™





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1:1 Reiki and Sound Healing Session or Private Integration Session

As a Mindfulness educator and intuitive healer, Shannon Amos provides clients with the tools of mindfulness so that they can manage their triggers, emotions, and behaviors in a way that supports their wellbeing.

Shannon is honored to support your journey to mind, body, and spirit alignment in this 60-minute session. 

1:1 Spiritual Coaching

Receive divine guidance and spiritual coaching from Maya McClean founder of LYHT Coaching, Sound Healer, and Ceremonialist.

Maya is honored to support your journey to mind, body, and spirit alignment in this 60-minute session. 




1:1 Massage

Receive a deep-healing 60-minute Spiritual Massage from Alicia & Sophilia. 

Alicia and Sofelia are  honored to support your journey to mind, body, and spirit alignment in this 60-minute session.