10-bedroom, recently renovated, modern villa with stunning 360 degree views of the Pacific Ocean, Sayuilta, the Sierra Madre jungle and Monkey Mountain. All bedrooms have a jungle, ocean, or pool view with an en-suite bathroom and a terrace.
Itzamara is located in Pascuaro on the south side of Sayulita.
Winding jungle trails provide a beautiful walk or golf cart ride into the surf town. There are two stunning, virgin beaches within 5 minutes’ walking distance – Pascuaro Norte and Pascuaro Sur.
We host our Healing Retreats at this location as well as Hacienda Alegre.
Expansion…well, it keeps on getting BETTER! Expansion Retreats were born out of a desire from some of our guests to truly have the one-on-one attention they need. We’ve heard the call for more personalized preparation and deeper integration. Amanda Schendel hand selects the leaders & healers of this retreat as well as hosts the entire event as well as the ceremonies. You’ll be guided through a 3-month container that includes your Small Group retreat. This retreat is for those wanting and willing to go as deep as possible in a truly intimate environment
Guests: 8 max.
Villa Papelillos is a beautiful Villa located a few minutes north of Sayulita within the protected ecological reserve known as “Sierra de Vallejo”, right at the heart of Riviera Nayarit. With no houses anywhere nearby, you will feel that you’re sitting atop the entire jungle canopy with a gorgeous view of the Pacific Ocean in front of you.
Peace and tranquility are the feelings that will sweep over you as you enter the property.
A stay in Villa Papelillos will pamper you exactly as you deserve. Experience a rooftop sunrise yoga practice with 360º views from the Pacific Ocean & the Sierra Madre Jungle, privacy, luxury, and nature at its finest with our Expansion Retreat.
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Amanda’s goal as a Psychedelic Leader & Guide is to bring a warm, caring service to humanity. She serves unique medicine not only to guests, but also facilitators in their growth and development, education and well-being. She serves by showing people their true nature, where they’ve lost connections and by giving them the tools to continue the daily work outside of the retreat setting. As an advocate of the safe, responsible use of psychedelics, she strongly supports the use of medicine traditions surrounding their ancient healing.
Amanda plays many roles; retreat producer, leader, facilitator, joke maker and shaman-in-training. She just may provide you with a song or two during ceremony.
She is a highly intuitive guide and has trained, assisted and facilitated in over 500 psychedelic ceremonies using ayahuasca, San Pedro (Huachuma cactus), psilocybin, cannabis, tobacco, and rapé.
Amanda brings a seasoned, varied and light-hearted approach to even deep medicine work.
The Buena Vida and Sol Medicine does not supply, manufacture, distribute or condone the use of any illegal substances. The goal of The Buena Vida Retreats is to facilitate access to trained shamans who work with sacred plant medicines within an accepted, sacramental and ceremonial context. The shamans personally evaluate each guests’ needs and work strictly within the laws of their training and all local and national laws where the retreats will take place. We do not guarantee any results or outcomes, specific medicine usage, etc. Each participant is responsible for informing themselves about possible pharmaceutical drug contraindications, including but not limited to SSRI and other stabilizing medication. They assume all responsibility for due diligence required for their participation. For more information and additional resources, email [email protected]