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 work exchange programs are for 3 months & 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.

We offer two, 3 month work exchange programs. The Aya Program & The Tierra Program. Which program is for you, depends on your intention for coming to TierraMitica.

The Tierra Program:

Begins after completing a Mythic Voyage, our most intensive Ayahuasca workshop which deals with healing on all 7 dimensions. It is fully guided by Mikis & is an emotional & perceptual rollercoaster. Day are spent long in consultations & discussion & we move as a group. This absolutely is the best introduction to TierraMitica, our family & the work/research that we are doing here. It will create more understanding & a clearer purpose for your time spent here. There are no additional ceremonies during your three month work exchange as you will already have a good body of things to work with from your Mythic Voyage.

The Tierra program is for people that want to stay longer than the three month period & become permanent members of our family & community at no further cost after the work exchange. After your three months is up you must be voted in unanimously to become a permanent member.

Read all about The Mythic Voyage HERE….

The Aya Program:

Begins after completing a 6 day Magic Journey Ayahuasca Retreat. The Magic Journey is about having ceremony, doing art, relaxing & having choice over how deep you want you to go, on which subjects & having much more free individual time. (This differs greatly to The Mythic Voyage where you are 100% guided by Mikis, there is a lot of work to cover & spending all day in the workshop.) Included in the Aya Program is 2 additional 6 day Magic Journeys during your three months here. When you have them is up to TierraMitica & depends on the space & workshops for that period. The Aya Program is for people wanting to come just for three months & do some personal work & have additional ceremonies.

Read all about the Magic Journey HERE….

Both Programs cost the same $2580 US Dollars for the three months work exchange, this cost includes your initial Mythic Voyage or your Magic Journey. This money is not all paid straight away. The only cost needed to come to TierraMitica is the cost of your Mythic Voyage ($1930 US) for the Tierra Program or your 6 day Magic Journey ($880 US) for The Aya Program, which should be paid in full before your arrival.

 The remaining balance will be $2580 minus your workshop/retreat. This is due once you have completed your Mythic Voyage or Magic Journey & been accepted into the work exchange. ($650 US for the Tierra Program OR $1700 US for the Aya Program) This balance must be received by TierraMitica once you are voted in & before you can commence your work exchange. 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.

ALL work exchange is dependable on the community of TierraMitica & volunteers must be voted in unanimously on conclusion of your program. This is not because we like to discriminate between people but to protect our way of life here & the work that we do without needing to accept people that may be disruptive or a problem. It is rare that we say no as we love people! (:

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. Your work exchange fee of $2580 includes your workshop/retreats & all food & accommodation costs for the 3 month period. To get involved all you need to do is pick which program (The Aya or The Tierra) you would like to do & register for your Mythic Voyage or Magic Journey. There is a work exchange box on the registration form for you to check. 

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. 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.

Click here to register or find out the schedule for 2015 & 2016