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Accommodation - Main guest house

 

Bedrooms:

 

The main guest house consists of 4 bedrooms (2 on each floor), each with 2 single beds. On each floor there is a bathroom (shower and toilet) shared between the two rooms. Each bedroom has its own balcony.

Common areas:
 

The main guest house offers different common spaces that are often enjoyed by guests on free days, before/after ceremonies and meals. The center's main dining area is located beside the guest house and is a hub for meals, meetings and socializing.

The bottom/first floor includes a shared kitchen, dining room and spacious balcony with a view of the surrounding forest.

The second floor offers a living room area with seating and an outdoor balcony with views.

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Hayulima Guest House Balcony - 1st floor
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Dining Area

The dining area is a main gathering place in Hayulima. Located between the kitchen, main guest house and volunteer quarters, guests regularly congregate here for meals, to hang out and share, play music, for sharing circles and other meetings. 

This is a beautiful, open air dining area made predominantly of salvaged wood. Each table is made from a huge slab of beautiful hardwood.

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Ceremony spaces

The maloka

The main ceremony space is the maloka, a round thatched, open-air structure where ceremonies usually take place, like the day time and night time ayahuasca ceremonies, and the night-time 4 tobaccos San Pedro ceremony.

 

Kambo rituals will also take place in the maloka and it is, generally, the main location for ceremony-related activities or gatherings. For instance, before a power hike, all participants will gather in the maloka before setting off on the outing.

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The temazcal / sweatlodge

The temazcal is another important space at Hayulima. The opening and closing temazcals are done here, as is the San Pedro + temazcal ceremony.

 

If vision questers are going up or coming down the mountain, their supporting family will also congregate here.

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The tepee

The tepee at Hayulima is errected on special occasions and may not be available during regular retreats. It is used during peyote ceremonies, for special guests, or when there are more people than will fit in the maloka.

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Bathroom facilities - dry toilets

 

The main guest house has bathrooms for guests to use. There are also dry toilets on the premises that are located near the temazcal and maloka area. These are normally used during ceremonies.

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Nature

The Hayulima Spiritual Sanctuary is located in 112 hectares of protected cloud forest. This forest is teeming with tropical plants, animals and minerals. 

 

Streams, rivers, lagoons and fresh springs permeate and irrigate this lush, green landscape and, together with the rain and fog, make it nothing less than a temple for water. 

While visiting, you may see numerous tropical bird species, amphibians, reptiles and insects and, of course, innumerable plants.

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