Ready to take a quantum leap?

Announcing the 2019 Amazon Ayahuasca Mastermind
A 14-week men’s program for entrepreneurial business leaders who want to take a quantum leap forward in their personal, professional, and spiritual lives.

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Introduction to the Amazon Ayahuasca Mastermind Program

What it is: A personal and professional transformation program that artfully combines a carefully curated group of male business leaders, the life-changing power of Ayahuasca, an Amazon jungle adventure cruise, transformation coaching, and game-changing business mastermind exercises.

Key Features

  • Elite Program – We curate a group of up to 14 men from our applicant pool who have complementary business experiences and personalities.
  • Internationally Respected Shaman – Maestro Ricardo is from the Shipibo tribe and has 40 years of experience with Ayahuasca. He has led more than 3000 westerners through his ceremonies since opening Nihue Rao in 2011.
  • EA Programs are Proven – Michael Costuros has designed and led ayahuasca programs in Peru for business leaders since 2012.
  • Proper Preparation and Integration – You will be supported 6-weeks before Peru, continuing until 6-weeks after you return.
  • Amazon eco-tourism – Enjoy 3 days of amazon eco-adventures from our base at the Haliconia eco-lodge.
  • Men Only – Over the years we have found that single gender groups are able to experience deeper personal healing than co-ed groups. We plan women-only groups in the future. 
  • A World-Class Team
  • Mastermind facilitator, Michael Costuros in a top executive coach and has facilitated 7 previous Ayahuasca mastermind programs in Peru.
  • Prep and integration facilitator, Alex Theberge is a former finance professional turned MFT therapist. Alex has spent that last 2-years living in the Amazon at a retreat center and has assisted hundreds of people in intensive retreats like ours.
  • Health and wellness facilitator, Lynn Belcher is a licensed Chinese medicine acupuncturist, health coach, and massage therapist who recently completed a month-long ayahuasca retreat in the Amazon.
  • Confidentiality – Fellow participants, staff and service providers understand the necessity of privacy.
  • Secular – We are free of spiritual, political and philosophical agenda.
  • Executive Coaching Framework – Progam includes cutting-edge transformation methods, action-oriented coaching, and accountability tracking.
  • Legal – Ayahuasca is legal in Peru.
  • Business Results – The mastermind exercises create the opportunity for you to receive priceless business support from fellow participants.
  • Safety First While any trip to the Amazon poses serious risks, safety is our highest concern.  Michael’s retreats in Peru have been without incident since 2012.
  • Bucket List It’s our intention that on your death-bed you will rank this among the top five most profound experiences of your life!

Craig Clemens

Co-founder of Golden Hippo Media, an 8-figure marketing business

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

Is this epic journey for you?

  • You have been wanting to experience Ayahuasca in Peru, but have been waiting for the right opportunity.
  • You understand the professional value of sharing a deeply vulnerable life-changing experience with fellow business leaders you admire.
  • You’ve realized significant financial goals and you’re ready for something even more meaningful.
  • You crave world-class, life-changing experiences that money can’t buy.
  • You realize that the mindsets that got you to where you are today will not get you where you want to be tomorrow.
  • You realize that you don’t know what you don’t know, and want access to a bigger picture.
  • You have a few blind spots that you are ready to let go of once and for all.
  • Deep inside you believe that you are destined to have a massive positive impact on the world, and you are ready to step up.

If so, then check it out! This may be what you have been looking for… 


Your Ayahuasca Retreat Center, Nihue Rao


We have partnered with the Nihue Rao retreat center to provide us with profound ayahuasca experiences that balance authentic Shipibo tribal healing tradition with western medical safety protocols.  Nihue Rao has also agreed to meet our needs for privacy and predictability by agreeing to let us rent the entire center for the time we are there.*

  • Nihue Rao was co-founded with Dr. Tafur, MD, a pioneering western 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 I recommend Dr. Tafur’s recent book, Fellowship of the River.  (Note: Dr. Tafur will not be present during our retreat.)
  • Ayahuasca shaman Ricardo Amaringo in a native Shipibo healer and a co-founder of Nihue Rao. Ricardo has facilitated many thousands of ayahuasca ceremonies and over 3000 at Nihue Rao since its founding in 2011.
  • Check out this trailer for a feature documentary called The Song That Calls You Home. The documentary is centered around the Nihue Rao center and features Ricardo Amaringo.
* Ricardo has a few long term students and patients who will be there at the time we are there. Due to their experience, we trust they will be a value-add.

Check out your Amazon jungle eco-lodge adventure…


A week-long Ayahuasca retreat calls for dedicated personal integration time.

In fact, we believe that 50% of the value you derive from Ayahuasca will be realized during the 5-days after your retreat.

This is why we will spend the second half of our trip at the Haliconia Eco-lodge. During this time we will develop your post ayahuasca action plan for when you return home and explore the Amazon jungle with professional guides. In your private room, you will have the time you need to integrate all your experiences. 4.5 stars on Trip Advisor makes this among the best Amazon eco-adventure experiences available.

Check out all the eco-tourism activities here!

Words don’t do this experience justice.

>> See the Haliconia Eco-lodge website.
>> Check out the Heliconia video here.

We believe this jungle experience will meet your bucket list standards!


The Mastermind Program in Three Acts

Act 1
Feb 15th – April 6th

6 weeks before leaving for Peru we will prepare you for your ayahuasca retreat.

Your preparation includes 1-1 sessions as well as group video sessions. You will arrive in Peru feeling 100% ready for ayahuasca, and also feeling familiar with everyone else in the program, excited to meet them in person.

– Logistical support finding plane tickets.
– The best 80/20 education on ayahuasca
– Support communicating with friends and family
– Strategic Introductions

(Call time commitment is 90 min per week.)

WEEK 1: Group Mastermind Kickoff call
WEEK 2: Key teachings on ayahuasca and Amazon travel logistics.
WEEK 3: 1st 1-1 Ayahuasca prep coaching session
WEEK 4: 2nd 1-1 Ayahuasca prep coaching session
WEEK 5: Group Dietary Cleanse kickoff call
WEEK 6: Logistical support around Travel

Act 2
Ayahuasca & Amazon Eco-tour
Peru, April 6th – 16th

WEEK 7 Ayahuasca retreat
WEEK 8 Amazon eco-lodge & ayahuasca integration

Saturday:  Day 1. Arrive in Iquitos, kick-off dinner
Sunday: Day 2. Transfer to the Ayahuasca retreat center
Monday: Day 3. Activities and 1st ayahuasca night
Tuesday: Day 4. Activities and 2nd ayahuasca night
Wednesday Day 5. Day off, wifi catch up, massage or swimming in the river.
Thursday Day 6. Activities and 3rd ayahuasca Ceremony (optional)
Friday Day 7. Activities and 4th ayahuasca Ceremony (optional)
Saturday Day 8. Transfer to the Haliconia, a 4-star jungle eco-lodge.
Sunday Day 9. Haliconia, a 4-star jungle eco-lodge.
Monday Day 10. Haliconia, a 4-star jungle eco-lodge.
Tuesday Day 11. Haliconia morning, fly home evening (or to Machu Picchu!)

Act 3
Integration & Mastermind
April 19th – June 1st

During the 6 weeks following your return, you will be supported in your integration with 1-1 sessions, small group sessions, and all-participant business mastermind sessions via video.

If this feels like how you want to experience ayahuasca, accelerate your personal development, and create a new badass business network, then you can apply now!
(Call time commitment is 90 min per week.)
WEEK 9: Mini group integration support call
WEEK 10: Full group integration video call
WEEK 11: Mini group integration support call
WEEK 12: Full group business mastermind video call
WEEK 13: Break (1-1 support as needed)
WEEK 14:  Full group business mastermind & closing the program video call

What’s Included in the Program

  • Membership into a carefully curated mastermind group of up to 14 business leaders.
  • 5 weeks of individual and group preparation leading up to Peru, including psychological, social, physical and spiritual coaching for your Ayahuasca experience.
    • Two, 1-1 intention and goal setting coaching calls to prepare you for your Ayahuasca experience.
    • Two full group video calls to build trust among you all before meeting in Peru as well as prepare you for departure.
    • The highest leverage materials to prepare you and or your loved ones for what this adventure entails.
  • An 11-day all-inclusive bucket list adventure in the Amazon jungle
    • 6 days at the Nihue Rao jungle retreat center where you will experience your Ayahuasca ceremonies.
    • Up to 3 Ayahuasca ceremonies led by the indigenous Shipibo ayahuasquero Ricardo Amaringo, who has 40 years experience.
    • 4-days of post-Ayahuasca integration at the Haliconia, a 4-star jungle eco-lodge.
  • Enjoy both healthy, and unhealthy (yum!) gourmet food throughout the trip. (You will come back with an expanded palate and weighing less than when you arrived!).
  • 6 weeks of integration coaching support after returning from Peru, ensuring that you integrate your insights into your personal and professional life.
    • 1-1 integration calls as needed
    • Two mini-group (4-participants per min-group), integration support calls.
    • Three full group mastermind calls which will include the whole group masterminding on your business.
  • Introductions to our private LinkedIn network of Ayahuasca Mastermind alumni.

Many apply, up to 14 will be selected.
Apply now for the 2019 Amazon Ayahuasca Mastermind Program.

Full price $16,500
Discount price before January 1st: $15,500
(Includes everything except for your airfare to Peru).

Between the value delivered through the networking, the executive coaching, the ayahuasca experience, the Amazon ecolodge, the ayahuasca prep and integration process, the business mastermind, and the brotherhood, you can easily imagine the value this experience will bring you.

The mastermind program will start on February 22nd and run through June 1st.
The Peru chapter of the program takes place April 6th – 16th.


In 2015 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.

Learn about the impact Entrepreneurs Awakening Ayahuasca Masterminds have had on past participants.


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!”


Warwick Saint

Warwick Saint Photography, A-list beauty, celebrity and sports brand campaigns

“I came out the other end with a newfound clarity for my life’s purpose.”


Henrik Zillmer

Podcast interview with Founder/CEO of

Listen to Y-Combinator backed Founder/CEO Henrik Zillmer talk about the impact Ayahuasca had on his leadership.