• Heaven - king bed - shared room – $1,950.00
  • Heaven - private bedroom 2 - king – $3,650.00
  • Heaven - private bedroom 3 - king – $3,650.00
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  • Heaven - queen - shared room – $1,850.00
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Date & Time Details: October 28-30, 2023

Location: 90 minutes outside Austin, TX

Contact: support@ancestralceremonies.org

Arrival: 1 pm

Departure : 10 am

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Wixarika Peyote Retreat – Texas

With Don Modesto Rivera, Sarah Howat, Eva Evers and Clement Andrew

October 28 - 30, 2023

You are invited to participate in an intimate weekend retreat that includes a medicine ceremony in the ancient tradition of the Wixarika people (Huichol). One of the spiritual leaders of this tribe, Temay “Modesto” Rivera Lemus, will be coming from his community, Yurata, in Nayarit, Mexico to be with us. In addition to this, we offer extensive preparation and integration support before, during and after the experience to empower you making the most of it over the long term.


We will be staying in a beautiful, private property immersed in nature by a lake 90 minutes outside Austin, TX. The center is an intimate place with lots of natural light and an open communal space. The ceremony will take place outside by the fire place surrounded by the majesty of the natural surroundings.


We take a holistic approach to optimal wellbeing and spiritual development designed to deepen your experience and offer extensive preparation and integration support before and after focused on lasting results. During the retreat, we use several modalities to enhance your experience, such as movement, breath work and meditation. To help you feel at your optimal best organic and locally sourced (where possible) meals are included during your stay with us.

The ceremony nights will begin with individual introductions and cleanses with Grandfather Fire, Tatewari, followed by preparing offerings of candles for the water, earth, and fire that will be given following the closing of our ceremonies. Sacred chants and dance will be shared throughout the night. The traditional Wixarika instruments are a small ”canari” guitar and violin that are played together while our Marakame (spiritual guide), Modesto, sings to the spirits of nature. We will give the opportunity at various times throughout the night for those who feel called to share their prayer songs to the medicine. There will also be a beautiful flower/water blessing as well as the traditional candle prayer in which everyone will receive a candle and pray together in the light.

Though Modesto’s native tongue is the language of his people, the Wixarika or Wirarika, he is among the select few fluent in Spanish. We hope that, at some point, he will share his gift of storytelling.

Each participant will be assessed before entering the program through a compulsory application form and screening. Due to the powerful nature of psychedelic ceremonies and the impact that others sharing the space can have, we limit this retreat to 16 selected people.


It is not possible to guarantee what your ceremony will be like. However, here are some of the common experiences.

We are honoured that you have chosen to take this journey with us, and we look forward to sharing this transformative experience with you.


Don Modesto Rivera
Modesto Rivera, a renowned medicine man (Marakme) of the Huicholles/Wixarika tribe from Mexico. His tribe has a thousands year old tradition with Peyote and he comes from an unbroken lineage of Marakames. He is not only a medicine man but also a gifted musician and artist. He was born and raised to follow the sacred path. He is a channel between the ancient and modern world helping in the transformation and healing of our planet, humanity and all our relations.
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Sarah Howat
Sarah Hannah Howat is a certified life, addictions, and psychedelic preparation and integration coach, focusing primarily on forgiveness (of self and others) and liberation, with a focus on compassion and curiosity as the primary tools for self-healing.
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Eva Evers
Eva dedicates her time to the expansion of the indigenous knowledge, taking care of our members and the team. She created this organization and dedicates with passion and gentleness to all the administration and organizational details as the managing director and founder. Eva is a coach and facilitator who has been working with clients all over the world for over 20 years. She trained in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and various individual and team 360-degree feedback tools. Eva is a certified psychospiritual and psychedelic integration coach, as well as a Gamma Breathwork, Reiki Level 2, and sound healing practitioner. She is…
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Clement Andrew
Clement has been studying ancient cultures from a young age. He currently works with the indigenous medicine lineages of cacao from the Tz’utujil Maya in the Lake Atitlan area, ayahuasca and hapé from the Huni Kuin tribe of the Amazon rainforest, and peyote from the Wirarika (Huichol) people of the Mexican desert. He is committed to carrying the energy of these traditions with the utmost respect and integrity for the continuation of this prayer to heal our people and Mother Earth. In addition to being an artist, Clement loves to sing traditional chants as well as his own songs that…
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