TierraMitica Work Exchange Program

Our work exchange programs are for people who want to have an amazing experience with the Grandmother Ayahuasca, learn Shamanic practices & spend extended periods of time in our jungle paradise, TierraMitica. Volunteers are required to commit to a stay of at least 3 months, to adapt to Tierramitica, be useful, feel the energy and take advantage of all that is on offer.

Coming to TierraMitica is an opportunity for people to go deeper and explore more than they could imagine really exists. Shamanism, Ayahuasca & healing are a part of our life here & there are many things for you to learn if you so choose. TierraMitica is an art place, we fully believe in the healing powers of art therapy so during your stay here you will also be encouraged to be creative and inspired. We are creating a mythical paradise, working spiritually and physically with the land and the sacred medicinal plants of the rainforest, as well as building relationships and learning from the healers here. This is a place especially designed to offer new vision. These are 3 month work exchange programs for people wanting to contribute & help TierraMitica by assisting retreat staff during the Ayahuasca workshops & who want to be a part of our growing community & family.

All work exchange will begin with a workshop or retreat depending on when you come & which program you choose. Depending on your intention there are two programs, The Aya Program & The Tierra Program. Both programs are $2580 US dollars for 3 months, This includes your workshop/retreats & all food & accommodation costs for the 3 months. During this period you will be exposed to many interesting Shamanic practices, life philosophies & new concepts.

We love humanity & people, however community life can be challenging at times. TierraMitica reserves the right to deny work exchange applications to anyone we feel would not be a good fit for our community & the work/research we do here.

The Aya 3 month Work Exchange Program includes 3x 6 day Magic Journey Ayahuasca Retreats (1 per month). This program must commence on a month where we are offering a Magic Journey.
The Tierra 3 month Work Exchange Program includes 1 Mythic Voyage & the opportunity to stay in TierraMitica at no further cost & join the community after your 3 month work exchange. This program must begin with a Mythic Voyage.

This is the best way for us all to get to know one another & decide if you will be a good fit for our community & the work we do here. People wanting to join the TierraMitica community through the Tierra Program must be voted in unanimously on conclusion of the 3 month program.

What else is included in your volunteering fee:

  • Transfers to & from Tarapoto or the Airport
  • Shared accommodation with soft beds, hot showers & real toilets!
  • Learn about Ayahuasca & healing
  • 3 sessions a week of Shamanic practices & Medicine wheel teachings
  • 3 rebirthing sessions during your stay
  • Learning how to sing & feel the icaros
  • All meals & beverages
  • Wi-fi access one day a week
  • Acres of beautiful jungle to roam & explore
  • The opportunity to take a break from the ordinary hustle & bustle, time to reflect, rest & look deep within yourself.
  • Meet amazing new people every month plus the bonus of living with The TierraMiticans in our jungle paradise.
  • A cinema in the jungle!
  • A natural waterfall & swimming pool
  • Full access to our art studio “Chocopelli” & creative licence to make things more & more beautiful.
  • Traditional Ayahuasca ceremonies with Shipibo Shamans fully guided & supported

If you wish you can help out and participate in the retreats in various functions, according to needs and capabilities. Helping people with a truly transformational & life changing experience is amazing to watch, a great way to learn & so rewarding to be a part of. There is no set time structure for assisting with the retreats, it can involve long days & hard work. Support roles for our retreat staff, are important roles to fill & include:

  • Preparing meals for our guests
  • Setting up meeting rooms
  • Preparing ceremonial grounds for ceremonies
  • The opportunity of assisting during Ayahuasca ceremonies
  • For alternative Healing Practitioners, yoga instructors or people qualified in other desirable fields the potential exists for you to share your skills during retreats if you so wish & depending on your qualifications. Please note there is no guarantee these skills will be required or utilised during our retreats. We are also open to people with proven experience working in permaculture, gardening, building & construction.

Reforestation & Volunteer Projects:

Part of the work exchange programs is creating beauty out of destroyed parts of the jungle through communal art projects & reforestation. This can include but is not limited to planting tress & flowers, clearing land, building of small structures & art installations. Work hours on these projects are maximum 6 hours a day Monday through to Saturday. We are building a jungle paradise here in TierraMitica & are always open to new ideas & suggestions.

Places are limited to 6 people per month.  A deposit of $860 US dollars  is required to secure your spot & the full payment of your work exchange must be received by TierraMitica before your program can commence. If you decide to leave before the end of your program it is important to note that we do not refund this deposit nor the fee of any workshop you have participated in. If you quit a Mythic Voyage and do not wish to stay beyond it, because the Mythic Voyage is an intense workshop, we will refund the volunteering fee minus the cost of the Mythic Voyage.

We want to grow our family, so volunteers who participate in The Mythic Voyage program & commit to spending an extended time here in the jungle can be voted into our community and eventually become TierraMiticans. Any TierraMitican who stays on for 2 years has the opportunity to become permanent member of our family here & we would love to have you (:

All options are available! If this is something you would like to experience, you can get in touch with us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or register for your initial 6 day Magic Journey or Mythic Voyage on the links below. Mention in your registration form your intention to join the work exchange program. You can find some pictures of our amazing paradise home here on our FB page.

Please note, all volunteers must arrive 2 days before their initial workshop. You can find our 2015 schedule below.


Work Exchange Schedule 2015


Tierra Program

(Mythic Voyage May 30 - June 8 - Register here)

(Mythic Voyage Aug 25 - Sep 3 - Register here)

(Mythic Voyage Nov 21 - 30 - Register here)

Aya Program


(6 Day Magic Journey June 26 - July 1 - Register here)

(6 Day Magic Journey July 28 - Aug 2 - Register here)

(6 Day Magic Journey Sep 21 - 26 - Register here)

(6 Day Magic Journey Oct 22 - 27 - Register here)