What Qualifications Do You Have For Running Ayahuasca Retreats?

At Ayahuasca House the leaders Renato Simonelli and Sabina Simonelli are both certified doctors in ancestral medicine, recognized by the indigenous government of Colombia.


Sabina and Renato
Sabina and Renato


Renato is the shaman and co-founder at Ayahuasca House who has been working with ayahuasca since 2009.

He studied with a number of respected shamans in Colombia, before now working and learning solely from Taita Don Gerardo Silva over the last few years. 

With over eight years experience hosting ayahuasca retreats (the first Ayahuasca House retreat was in 2016) and many more years leading ayahuasca ceremonies, Renato helps you thrive and achieve your personal mission and goals through ayahuasca retreats at Ayahuasca House near Medellin, Colombia.

Learn more about Renato in this highly viewed documentary (Click Here)

– spoken in Swiss German

Ancestral Medicine Certification
Ancestral Medicine Certification


Sabina is the other co-founder and has been involved and working with ayahuasca for the last 15 years. Her guidance as a psychotherapist during your ayahuasca retreat helps you to understand your own individual experiences and get the most from the retreat.

Sabina has thousands of hours of practical therapy experience and her style is largely based on the philosophies of Laura Gutman and the school of ”biografia humana” which involves taking a deep dive into your experiences right the way from the womb, through infancy, to where you are today.

In addition to her therapeutic support, she’s passionate about the empowerment of women. 

The Wider Team

It’s about much more than just Renato and Sabina however. We have a large and extensive team, helping to make sure you feel safe, comfortable and welcome in all moments. You can learn about our wider team here.

How Do Participants Find the Ayahuasca Experience?

We have over 80 amazing reviews on Google, 31 on Facebook and more than 50 videos on this website of people detailing the amazing experiences they’ve had with us. 

There’s also a short blog from a beloved participant here: Ayahuasca Showed Me a New Road In My Life and Helped My Son Stop Drug Abuse

A compilation video is found below:

What Do You Offer Past Ayahuasca?

Far more than just Ayahuasca ceremonies during our retreats, we provide:

2/3 Kambo cleansing treatments

Personalised psychotherapy

Healthy and organic food throughout the retreat

• 24 hour support

Comfortable accommodation

Amazing musicians

An experienced multi-lingual team

In an amazing house

• With a maximum of 12 people per retreat

And much much more… This is just a short list…

Just click the links above to check out more info behind each point.

Fireside Chat and View
Fireside Chat and View

Or click here to find out what happens during your whole retreat at Ayahuasca House.

Join Us

If you’d like to join us at one of our Ayahuasca Retreats near Medellin, Colombia, we’d be delighted to welcome you. 

All the information and dates of our upcoming retreats are found here.

And of course, if you have any questions or would like further information, feel free to reach out and we’ll be very happy to help.

Thanks so much,

Renato, Sabina and the whole Ayahuasca House Team

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