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What sets this program apart from other ayahuasca retreats and masterminds?

Our program isn’t just an ayahuasca retreat. 

It is a 10 week business mastermind that includes a 12 day ayahuasca retreat in the Peruvian Amazon. But before I tell you why experiencing ayahuasca in the context of a business mastermind is so much better than ayahuasca or a mastermind on their own, allow me to introduce myself.

Hello, I’m Michael Costuros. I was the founder of a successful tech startup and about 4 years in I hit a wall.

I was burnt out, frustrated with my co-founders, and had lost my guiding intuition.

Through a series of unlikely events, (long story), I found myself in Peru to attend my first ayahuasca retreat.

I remember holding my first cup of ayahuasca. Everyone was waiting for me to drink it. I was so afraid that it would show me that my life was off course and that I should leave my company. That was the worst outcome I could imagine. I almost backed out, but I knew it was the right thing to do. I drank it down.

A week later I returned to work. My resentments, fears and ego attachments to the company had washed away. I felt reborn!

But about 10 days after that some of the old patterns started resurfacing. I felt a sinking feeling in my gut. Would I lose all that I thought I had gained?

I started searching for an ayahuasca integration coach only to find out that there was no such thing. That was back in 2008, ayahuasca was almost unheard of in San Francisco. So I started working with an executive coach and he helped me hold on to what I would have lost.

Two years later I left my company to become an executive coach myself. I wanted my clients to benefit from ayahuasca in the ways I did and I wanted them to have the prep and integration support that I didn’t. So in 2011 my wife and I went to Peru for 5 months to immerse ourselves in the ayahuasca tradition. During that time we figured out a way to work with ayahuasca that got predictable results, which required developing a prep and integration coaching program specifically for entrepreneurs.

A year later Entrepreneurs Awakening was born and my first group mastermind that included ayahuasca in Peru was a success! As of 2021 My team and I have led more than 100 entrepreneurs through our programs, refining our techniques each time.

Today our work is more potent than ever!

Why combine ayahuasca with a mastermind program?

Great mastermind programs like Summit at Sea or any Tony Robbins program have these elements in common.

  • A curated group of participants who you want to know
  • Psycho-emotional experiences that help you think different
  • In person events that break you free from your habits, routine, and comfort zone
  • New information that you can apply to your life and business right away
  • Experiences that build deep trust bonds with fellow participants

While all of these elements are critical, the greatest value of a mastermind program is the lasting trust bonds created with the people you meet in the program. These relationships live on long after the program is over and continue to add value to your life and business. In fact, the value of those relationships alone should be worth much more than the cost of the program.

Here’s how the Amazon Ayahuasca Mastermind delivers 

  • We carefully curate a group of 14 professionals that have a lot to offer each other 
  • Your one-on-one work with our coaches insures the program exceeds your expectations
  • Experiencing ayahuasca in the Amazon creates trust bonds that will last a lifetime 
  • After returning from the Amazon, we leverage the trust generated in the group by facilitating mastermind exercises that provide each participant with the resources they need to take their life and business to the next level.  

What makes our mastermind program unique?

  • The accountability, clarity, and support that one-on-one executive coaching provides
  • An expert team of coaches, each having more than 10 years of experience with both ayahuasca and coaching
  • Our program is celebrating its ten-year anniversary in 2022!
  • The psychological, emotional, and spiritual effects of spending 13 days in the Amazon jungle
  • Ayahuasca’s ability to heal the subconscious wounds that are holding you back 
  • The heart-opening effect of doing ayahuasca at an indigenous owned and operated Shipibo retreat center providing traditional ceremonies
  • The networking value of sharing a life-changing experience with a group of peers
  • Focused exercises that harness the goodwill of the group to solve your top greatest business challenges 

These ingredients, artfully woven together, enable you to get results WAY BEYOND what an ayahuasca retreat or a mastermind program alone can provide, all in just 10 weeks!

Your Program Overview in Three Phases

Phase 1
Preparation Coaching
1 month before

You will be expertly prepared for your ayahuasca retreat during the month leading up to your departure to Peru.

Before the program starts you will receive:
– Logistical support finding plane tickets
– The ayahuasca information relevant to your retreat
– Support communicating with friends and family
– Strategic introductions to fellow participants

30 days before: 1st 1-1 Ayahuasca prep coaching session
21 days before: 2nd 1-1 Ayahuasca prep coaching session
14 days before: Group Dietary Cleanse kickoff call
7 days before: Logistical support

Phase 2
Ayahuasca Retreat in Iquitos, Peru
10 days

Saturday: Day 1. Fly to Peru
Sunday: Day 2. Arrive in Iquitos airport in the morning & transfer to the retreat center
Monday: Day 3. Prepare for your 1st ayahuasca night
Tuesday: Day 4. Integration and prep for 2nd ayahuasca night
Wednesday: Day 5. Day off, wifi catch up, explore nature
Thursday: Day 6. Activities and 3rd ayahuasca Ceremony (optional)
Friday: Day 7. Activities and 4th ayahuasca Ceremony (optional)
Saturday: Day 8. Haliconia Eco Lodge
Sunday: Day 9. Haliconia Eco Lodge
Monday: Day 10. Haliconia Eco Lodge
Tuesday: Day 10. Fly home

Phase 3
Integration & Mastermind Coaching
1 month after

During the month following your return, you will be supported with 1-1 and group integration video calls. In addition, your business will leap forward as a result of the group mastermind exercises and 1-1 executive coaching. 

7 days after retreat: 1-1 integration coaching
14 days after retreat: Small group integration coaching call
21 days after: 1-1 integration coaching
28 days after retreat: Group mastermind call focused on launching your business forward
35 days after retreat: Game-changing 1-1 executive coaching session 

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Fast Company assigned a documentary filmmaker to create a profile on the Machu Picchu Ayahuasca Mastermind program. It’s an honest portrayal of the program experience and impact. See it now on Fast Company’s website.

See Fast Company’s mini-documentary about the Machu Picchu Ayahuasca Mastermind.

Testimonials from our alumni

Keith Krance
Co-founder, Dominate Web Media

“A year later, I realize that as a result of the mastermind component of this program I received advice and an introduction that enabled me to more than double the revenue, reach and impact of my business. I wasn’t expecting that!”

Craig Clemens
Co-founder of Golden Hippo Media

“The experience showed me exactly what was holding me back in both my business and personal life. I had never felt so liberated!”

Henrik Zillmer
Podcast interview with Founder/CEO of Airhelp.com

“The program fundimentaly changed the way I lead for the better by resolving the root cause of my bad temper.”

Here are the top reasons why entrepreneurs join our programs:

If three or more of these outcomes appeal to you then this program WILL exceed your expectations!

Meet Your Retreat Center

We have partnered with the Nihue Rao retreat center to provide you with profound ayahuasca experiences that balance authentic Shipibo tribal healing tradition with western medical safety protocols.

Safety
Nihue Rao was co-founded with Dr. Tafur, MD, a pioneering American doctor who’s spent that last 10 years experimenting to find new ways to reliably merge ayahuasca treatments with western treatments to cure disease. If you are curious about this topic or want to learn more about the mission and vision of Nihue Rao, we recommend Dr. Tafur’s book, Fellowship of the River. (Note: Dr. Tafur will not be present during our retreat.)

Experience
Ayahuasca shaman Ricardo Amaringo in a native Shipibo healer and a co-founder of Nihue Rao. Ricardo has facilitated over 3000 ceremonies at Nihue Rao since its founding in 2011 and has mastered the art of working with Westerners. 

Comfort
By Amazon ayahuasca retreat center standards Nihue Rao fantastic. Beautiful location, spacious private rooms, white sand grounds, and very few biting insects.

Your Amazon jungle 4-star eco-lodge adventure…

After 6 days and up to 4 ayahuasca ceremonies at Nihue Rao, you will transfer to Haliconia for a 3-day Amazon jungle eco-lodge experience.

The Haliconia Eco-lodge is the ideal setting to relax and experience Amazon jungle tours. 4.5 stars on Trip Advisor makes this among the best Amazon eco-adventure experiences available. Above all, this is the best way to begin integrating your ayahuasca insights with the support of your facilitator and the group.

Words don’t do the Amazon justice.

>> See the Haliconia Eco-lodge website.

This jungle experience will meet your bucket list standards!

Pricing for the Amazon Ayahuasca Mastermind program

Program Spans: March 1st – May 15th 

Peru Travel Dates: April 3rd – 13th, 2022.

Tiered Pricing (Includes everything except for your airfare to Peru.)

Participants 1 through 5: $12,000

Participants 5 through 10: $14,500

Participants 10 through 14: $16,500

2% of our gross revenues go to the Pachamama Alliance.
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Michael Costuros

Michael Costuros, Amazon Program Co-facilitator & Business Mastermind Leader

Co-founder and executive director of Entrepreneurs Awakening, Michael’s passion for peak experiences, consciousness exploration, transformation coaching, and startup leadership all coalesced for the first time in 2012 when he and co-founder Kim Iglinsky lead the first Machu Picchu Ayahuasca Mastermind. Michael has been working with Ayahuasca in Peru since 2008 and has lead 8 Ayahuasca enhanced business mastermind programs since 2012. As a result of leading mover than 100 type-A innovators through the prep and integration process, Michael developed the EA Method, our unique approach to Ayahuasca prep and integration for high performing individuals. In 2019 EA’s offerings will expand to include 1-1 Executive Awakening Coaching, A self-guided Ayahuasca prep and integration product, and a new mastermind program to take place in the Peruvian Amazon.

Sergio Lialin

Sergio Lialin, Your retreat facilitator

Sergio Lialin has been working with ayahuasca since 1995. He was called to the medicine to heal his addiction patterns and transform his life. The results were so inspiring that he committed to a 5-year apprentice under an internationally respected Colombian ayahuasca shaman. Ultimately Sergio decided he could better serve people by supporting ayahuasca ceremonies rather than leading them.  Sergio has focused on supporting others in their process of healing, awakening, and transformation with ayahuasca ever since.

Kim Iglinsky

Kim Iglinsky

After 10 years of working internationally as a runway model, Kim started her awakening journey with ayahuasca in Peru in 2008. Many visits to Peru later, she co-founded Entrepreneurs Awakening with Michael Costuros in 2012. Since then she has co-facilitated two Peru retreat programs and established herself as a respected ayahuasca prep and integration coach. Trained in Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP),  Non-violent Communication, (NVC), and Emotional Freedom Technique, (EFT), Kim brings an effective blend of empathy, trauma clearing, and action-focused coaching to her clients. Founder of  The Evolving Center, Kim has recently established herself as an expert in micro-dosing psilocybin for mood and performance enhancement.

One of her proudest accomplishments and a source of love is her son, Puma.

Ricardo Amaringo

Ricardo Amaringo, Shipibo Ayahuasca shaman, Co-founder of the Nihue Rao Centro Espiritual

Ricardo Amaringo now has over 40 years of experience as a traditional curandero and ayahuasquero. He is one of the most skilled Shipibo healers of his generation, having refined his skills through intensive dieting and arduous work. Ricardo has now developed a profound knowledge of medicinal plants, traditional Shipbo ayahuasca ceremony and icaros (traditional healing songs); and hopes to share traditional Shipibo healing with those who need it the most.

In early 2011, he opened Nihue Rao Centro Espiritual in order to share his work with the world. In the spirit of integration he has opened this center with the help of his Western partners, Canadian artist Cvita Mamic and Colombian-American integrative family physician Dr. Joe Tafur MD.

Ricardo Amaringo is a master curandero who treats his patients through traditional healing diets, plant medicine and ayahuasca ceremony. Ricardo is a gifted healer and a master of traditional ayahuasca ceremony, known for his powerfully healing icaros. He also trains and educates individuals interested in pursuing this healing path.

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On the first of each month, I choose one person to receive a free 60-minute executive coaching session. We focus on the three topics that are most important to you in your business or personal life. You come away with actionable insights that will make a huge difference for you!

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  • We will email you at the end of the month to let you know if you were chosen for the coaching session.
    Note: We serve entrepreneurial business leaders. If you can't find your role in the list, then please do not apply.