– Medicina Feminina – Soul Purpose –

Integrative Plant & Horse Medicine Retreat Andalusia

5 Day Women’s Retreat
22nd – 26th of November 2023
Natural Park Sierra de Grazalema in Andalusia, Spain

When conscious women come together – their Medicine begins to flow and beautiful things are going to unfold.

We cordially invite you to our Women’s Medicine Retreat in the beautiful nature of Andalusia – with the intention to reconnect with your soul purpose and to embody your potential.

Would you like to recognize and live more of your talents?

Would you like to reconnect deeply with yourself and your intuition and actively create your life the way you want?

Maybe you are still looking for your soul’s purpose in this life – for your fulfillment?

Maybe you are already on your heart’s path and realize it is time for your next development step?

Or you feel that it is now about clearing and healing what is still in your way in order to bring your gift into the world?

If you feel the call within you, you are welcome with all our hearts to go on this intense and transformative journey with us.
What you need to bring with you, is the willingness to confront you with yourself and the willingness to dive through your shadows to discover your gold.

The unique and challenging quality of time we find ourselves in right now, calls on us more than ever to reconnect deeply with ourselves, to listen to our soul and live our highest potential. To courageously find and walk our path of the heart and thereby create a life of joy and fulfillment.

This retreat was created for all those women, who feel that this is exactly what is important for them now.

Who are ready to heal themselves and courageously step into their authentic strength and take their place in this world.

Because this is what the world needs now more than ever!

What awaits you is a protected, conscious, loving space in which you can let go of everything that no longer serves you, bring into healing what still hurts you in order to gain clarity and connection.

Together dive into the world of powerful Teacher Plants, which supports us on our healing journey with their high consciousness, light and love.

Together we immerse ourselves in the world of compassionate, wise Horse Spirits and invite them to support and guide us in our process.

And together we will listen to nature, recognize us in the mirror of the others and enjoy the time together.

We become quiet in order to listen and understand and we become loud in order to free ourselves.

We are looking forward to have you with us!

Lot´s of love…    Metsa Yaka 

Our Work & Program

* painted by Geenss Archenti Flores

Plant Medicine Ceremony

In these Plant Ceremonies you are connecting with sacred healing plants from the Peruvian Amanzon. By drinking the sacred and powerful Medicine you enter the worlds of the Master Plants, which enable you to work on a deeper level of consciousness and experience profound healing, clearing and transformation on a physical, psychological, emotional, energetical and spiritual level. It is aswell about the transformation of old patterns and removing of blockages.

The Medicine opens you up to your inner truth and connects you to a deeper understanding and blessings of life.
Through the integration of the teachings and the wisdom of the plants, this can be the starting point to change your life and live it in full potential.

It is also possible to take part in the ceremonies without drinking the medicine.


Cacao & Breathwork Ceremony

Cacao Ceremonies are originated all the way back to Mayan and Aztec traditions in Central and South America. The spirit of Cacao – also called Mama Cacao – was worked with in spiritual ceremonies to open up the heart, to bring clarity, inner harmony and to connect to ones creativity. The heart opening Medicine can unlock euphoric states, release emotions and enabels you to connect to our Higher Self, our wisdom within, the loving energy in our body and will also calm the mind. Cacao has been used for centuries to heal the mental, physical and spiritual body.

Through Conscious Connected Breathing, we can overcome the barriers of the mind and increase the oxygen supply in the brain and in the entire bloodstream. The neuralogical network is stimulated and hormones are released, among others, Anandamides – also known as the “Bliss Hormone”. From a state of connection, emotions, stress and anxiety can be released, our own awareness and creativity are increased and we come into a feeling of inner peace, love and compassion. Our deeper truth can be revealed.

The Medicine of Cacao and the Medicine of our own Breath is an incredibly powerful combination, allowing us to delve deeply into our process.

“Our breathing is the direct connection to pure consciousness.”

* painted by Geenss Archenti Flores

Rapé & Sananga Ceremony

Rapé (pronounced Hapee) is a sacred and powerful plant medicine with deep healing, purifying and centering qualities which has been used for centuries by Brazilian indigenous tribes such as the Huni Kuin, Yawanawa and Nukini.

The Rapé is a powdered mixture made from finely ground Mapacho tobacco and ingredients or ash from various medicinal plants and it´s blown into the nose through a bamboo tube (Tepi). It cleans physically & energetically, it heals, opens the heart, centers the mind, clears the consciousness and cleans the pineal gland. Rapé is very good to focus and to maintain better concentration during meditation.
The Rapé ceremony which is held by Sanken Tsoma is divided into three Rapé sharings with three different themes:
Spirit/mind – body – heart

In the last part of the ceremony the eye drops medicine Sananga is shared. Sananga, the so called “Queen of the forest“ is also a very powerful medicine made from the root and bark of the Tabernaemontana undulate shrub. Dripped into the eyes, which are the windows of the soul, it can thus heal on the physical as well as on the spiritual level.

Horse Medicine

When we consciously enter the field of horses, something amazing happens to us… Their presence allows us to find a deep connection with ourselves. The mirror of Horses allows us to face our emotions and recognize our blockages.
Horses have a compassionate commitment to helping us realize who we really are, discover our desires and grow into our potential. When we immerse ourselves in the healing field of Horses with a humble heart we will receive precious gifts from their beautiful Medicine.

Process and Integration Work

The Integration is the most important element to embody and manifest what you have experienced in your daily life.
Integration happens when experiences you made on an energetical, emotional and physical level, are brought into consciousness.

We will compliment your process with different tools and exercises to enable you to accomplish your process with self empowerment. Breathwork, Trauma Work, Body Work, Shadow Work, Emotional Release, Inner Child Work, Inquiry Work are a few elements which we incorporate intuitively.

Human Design Reading

Human Design is a system that combines astrology, Chakra system, I ching and the kabbalah and uses your birth date to reveal your energetic blueprint.  It can help you with your decision making process, provide you with a better understanding of yourself and give you more clarity regarding your life purpose and potentials.

Content & Schedule

The 5 day retreat is an combination of

  • 2 traditional Plant Medicine Ceremonies according to the Shipibo-Conibo tradition with Metsa Yaka
  • 1 Cacao Breathwork Ceremony with Metsa Yaka
  • 1 Rapé & Sananga Ceremony with Sanken Tsoma
  • Water Purification Ritual in the Canyon of the Rio Bocaleones with Metsa Yaka
  • Horse Reconnection Session with Metsa Yaka
  • Your personal Human Design Reading with Runa
  • Morning Pranayama & Mantra chanting with Runa
  • Process & Integration Work (including elements from trauma healing, body work, shadow work, inner child work, …) with Metsa Yaka

There will be delicious organic vegan food (adapted to the preparatory diet for the Plant Medicine Ceremonies) prepared with love by Sabina.


  • Wednesday – arrival day / Rapé Sananga Ceremony
  • Thursday – Canyon Purification Ritual / 1st Plant Medicine Ceremony in Shipibo tradition
  • Friday – Pranayama & Mantra Circle  / Process and Integration work / Cacao Breathwork Ceremony
  • Saturday – Horse Reconnection Session / 2nd Plant Medicine Ceremony in Shipibo tradition
  • Sunday – Closing Sharing and departure (after brunch)
  • daily 

The Ceremonies will be held in the evening or in the night. During the day we will do the process and integration work. Of course you will find time for yourself as well to relax, enjoy nature or to have a dip in the river.

Arival & Departure time:

  • arrival is on Wednesday, 22nd of November throughout the day until latest 6 pm
  • departure is on Sunday, 26th of November noon/afternoon (after the sharing and brunch approximatly around 3 pm)

You are also welcome to stay one or a few days  longer after the retreat at the retreat venue. Price per extra night is € 40,-. Just let us know.

About us

The Retreat will be led by Metsa Yaka. She is supported by her team Runa, Sabina and Sanken Tsoma. Together they will share their medicine with you and support you in your process and care for your well-being during the Retreat.

Metsa Yaka

With a strong intuition, Metsa Yaka is holding a space of presence, clarity, love & allowance. She supports people to become present, to reconnect to themselves and their intuiton. As a translator for the Horse, Animal and Plant World she has a deeper understanding for our teachings we receive and the holistic picture.

more infos here


Runa has been traveling through Europe with her dog for about 5 years. Always trusting in the flow of life, one door opened after another.
Within the last 10 years, her path has taken her from yoga and pranayama to human design, breathwork and finally to the medicine world.
She loves to complement all of these techniques with singing mantras and medicine songs from around the world.
She brings a grounding energy and is able to look deep into your soul with her sensitive and calm way of being.


Sabina is consider herself a free spirit and she feels at home in the world, in nature and with the animals.
Early in her life, which was marked by pain, she began her journey of healing, seeking peace and tranquility. Along this path, she found a connection to something greater.
She has a deep bond with her intuition and receive insights about connections and how certain things can unfold. The language of light entered her life a year ago, long after she had a connection to it as a child to find solace.
Now, she looks forward to learning and allowing herself to share this gift with the world in the future.

“I look forward to being here for you during this time, assisting with any organizational matters, both before and after. Likewise, I will lovingly and attentively prepare our meals.”

Sanken Tsoma

Sanken Tsoma has been working intensively with sacred plant medicines in a shamanic approach for 11 years. While studying energy work and various master plants in Master Plant Dietas, he was initiated into this type of work by maestros of the Shipibo and Inca traditions. His focus is always on inner healing, personal and spiritual growth, expansion, and inner and outer transformation. His goal is to transform himself from within and through this to be able to create a safe space for people and to support them on their personal healing journey.
At this women’s retreat, Sanken Tsoma share his Rapé medicine at the opening ceremony.

more infos here

The Venue
The retreat will be held at a magical venue in the area of the Sierra de Grazalema, which is located between Seville, Málaga and Jerez de la Frontera. This magical hidden oasis with its charming, playful Andalusian country house and the lush green garden amidst the Andalusian dry vegetation is located on a fresh river and surrounded by babbling water canals.
In the lovingly designed and furnished house you will be accommodated in one of the three shared two-bed rooms, each with separate single beds. The nightly ceremonies will take place in the upper ceremony room of the house.
Accommodation & board


You will be accommodated in a shared two-bed room, each with separate single beds. 
If you want to stay a bit longer at the venue after the retreat, it is possible to book extra nights for € 40,- per night.

There is a maximum number of participants of 6 women for this retreat.


You will be nurished with delicious organic vegan food adapted to the preparatory diet for the Plant Medicine ceremonies.
If you have any food intilerances or a special diet, please let us know in advance.

Preparation & Packing List

Preparation Diet

It is highly recommended (partly necessary) to make a special preparation diet before, during and after the retreat, to prepare you physically and mental for the retreat. This diet includes following topics:

Please abstain two weeks before and after the retreat from:

  • pork and red meat

Please abstain one week before and after the retreat from:

  • salt, spices, garlic, onion and sugar
  • dairy products
  • citrus and sour fruits (like lemons, oranges, mandarins, pineapple, kiwi, passion fruit, sour bears)
  • oil and fat (including avocados and nuts)
  • pills, medications, caffeine, alcohol and drugs of any kind (waiver urgently necessary!)
  • sexual activities
  • violent or aggressive movies or video games

Detailed information you will receive after your registration.

Medical guidelines

First priority is the safety and health of the participants.
To ensure this you have to fill out a questionnaire with questions about your mental and physical health as well as any medication to be taken.
In some cases with particular health conditions or specific medications it is not possible to to intake the plant medicine. Medications that are not compatible with the plant medicine has to be discontinued in advance and in consultation with a doctor (the required period depends on the particular preparation).
In case you take medications we will inform you after your registration about the compatibility of your medication.
It is as well possible to participate in the retreat without taking the plant medicine. The work still will be done.

Packing list

  • a blanket and a pillow or a sleeping-bag for the ceremonies
  • maybe a notebook and pens if you want to write something down
  • a small flashlight or headlamp (for the ceremonies)
  • comfortable and warm clothing, thick socks (it can be a bit cold at this time of year)
  • light sneakers, barefoot shoes or neoprene shoes (which can get wet) and swimwear (if you need) for the water purification ritual
  • if you want, music instruments



Welcome to the Sierra de Grazalema


If you come by plane, please book your flights to Seville or alternatively to Jerez de la Frontera or to Málaga.
The day of arrival at the retreat will be the 22nd of November (afternoon or early evening) and the day of departure from the retreat will be the 26th of November (after breakfast).
To search for suitable flights, we recommend for example the flight search engine Skyscanner: https://www.skyscanner.com
In case of pandemic travel regulations, please take care of the regulations for Spain and back to your home country.
Travel regulations from your country to Spain you can check here: https://travelsafe.spain.info/en/


From the city of your arrival you can take a bus to Algodonales, where we will pick you up and bring you to our retreat place. The pickup from Algodonales or Villamartin is included.
Note that buses from Seville, Málaga and Jerez sometimes are only available in the morning or noon. If your flight arrives later in the day it might be that you need to take a taxi. Alternatively, you could arrive in Seville (or Málaga/Jerez) a day earlier and spend one night there.

> From Seville Airport you need to take a bus or a taxi to the Seville Prado San Sebastian bus station or the bus station Plaza de Armas. From there you have a bus connection to Algodonales.  (usually only one bus in the morning at 9 am)
> From Jerez de la Frontera Airport you need to take a bus or a taxi to the Jerez main bus station. And from there you have a bus connection to Algodonales.
> From Málaga airport you need to take a bus or a taxi to Málaga bus station. And from there you have to check the bus connection to Algodonales. You may first have to drive from Málaga to Ronda and from there to Algodonales.

You can check your bus connecton here: https://www.checkmybus.com
(please note bus connections are sometimes only shown 2 weeks in advance)


The price of a taxi from Seville airport to the retreat venue is approximately € 120,-. From Málaga or Jerez it might be a little more expensive.
If you are interested in sharing a taxi from the airport with other participants, please contact us and we can connect you.

Rental car:

You can also rent a car at the airport for the duration of the retreat. This gives you more flexibility if you want to go on a trip on your own or stay a few days longer. The prices for rental cars are usually very cheap.
You can find the best offers here: https://www.doyouspain.com

Your Self Investment

Full 5 Day Retreat (Wednesday till Sunday)
incl. 4 nights accommodation and food, 2 Plant Medicine Ceremonies, 1 Cacao Breathwork Ceremony, 1 Rapé & Sananga Ceremony, Horse Reconnection Session, Water Purification Ritual, Human Design Reading, Pranayama & Mantra chanting and Process & Integration work

The retreat can be booked with a one-time payment or with an installment plan in 2 or 3 installments.

5 Day Women's Retreat

incl. accommodation in a
Shared Two Bed Room
2 installements

with two separate single beds

Two installments payment plan:

€ 250,- registration fee (not refundable)
payable directly after registration
€ 645,- 1st installment
payable latest 2 weeks before the retreat starts
€ 645,- 2nd installment
payable latest until 31st of December

5 Day Women's Retreat

incl. accommodation in a
Shared Two Bed Room
one payment

with two separate single beds

One-off payment to be made as follows:

€ 250,- registration fee (not refundable)
payable directly after registration
€ 1290,- retreat fee remainder
payable latest 2 weeks before the retreat

5 Day Women's Retreat

incl. accommodation in a
Shared Two Bed Room
3 installements

with two separate single beds

Three installments payment plan:

€ 250,- registration fee (not refundable)
payable directly after registration
€ 430,- 1st installment
payable latest 2 weeks before the retreat starts
€ 430,- 2nd installment
payable latest until 31st of December
€ 430,- 3rd installment
payable latest until 31st of January 2024

Sign in
To sign in for our 5 Day Plant & Horse Medicine Retreat please use the ‘Sign in’ button:
If you have further questions please send us an email to metsayaka@visiones.org
Research Study & Membership

All our retreats and ceremonies serve as research studies in order to explore and evaluate the effect of the shared plants and practices as holistic healing techniques. Our aim is to support the holistic healing of body mind and soul with alternative practices, to promote a balance in life and to support an alternative healthy lifestyle that is in harmony with our nature.

For this, we currently have a collaboration with the New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University, Department of Psychiatry, to evaluate whether plant medicine ceremonies with ayahuasca improve mental health and overall well-being. Participation in the study is of course voluntary for the participants of this retreat and not a requirement. All data collected are kept strictly confidential, anonymous and secure.
– Please note that this survey is currently paused. It may be that this survey will continue at the time of the retreat, but this is not yet certain. –

Our retreats, ceremonies and individual treatments do not replace any medical treatment.
To participate in our retreats / research studies, it is necessary to become a member of our association.
For this we also offer a free short-term membership. You can select your membership type later in the registration form.