Ayahuasca Ceremony Safety & Harm Reduction in 2024

A Workshop for deepening insight into issues that may arise in medicine circles outside of the plants' lands of origin.

Tuesday & Wednesday, March 26 & 27

10 AM - 12 PM Pacific

10% of profits go to EntheoNation's Sacred Reciprocity Fund supporting indigenous sovereignty.

A Workshop for deepening insight into issues that may arise in medicine circles outside of the plants' lands of origin.

Tuesday & Wednesday

March 26 & 27

10 AM - 12 PM Pacific

10% of profits go to EntheoNation's Sacred Reciprocity Fund supporting indigenous sovereignty.


From fainting spells to aggressive behaviors and risky interpretations of visions, ceremonies held in urban contexts can present particular challenges and needs, both physical and psychological. There are also more subtle risks, such as toxic relationships between guides and participants.

Legal insecurity means that most guides in neoshamanic circles work clandestinely without the ability to openly refer to doctors, psychologists, and other professionals.

With so many potential risks, how can we navigate and circumvent the issues that can arise in ceremonies and plant medicine circles outside of their lands of origin?

In this 2-day Workshop, you'll gain insight that will both help you participate in ceremonies more safely and enhance your skill as a facilitator to safely guide others through profoundly transformational experiences.

  • Day 1 focuses on participant safety, which will be recounted in case studies of psychotic breakdowns, runaway journeyers, and handling challenging visions during ceremony. 
  • Day 2 focuses on safety for the guides, and will offer support in navigating the traps of intercultural relationships, sex, money, and power dynamics.

While the content of this Workshop mostly revolves around ayahuasca ceremonies, anyone who partakes in or guides others through experiences of altered states of consciousness (preparation, integration, ethics, etc.) should benefit from these insights.

This 2-day event is adapted from a 60-hour course offered by Ethnobotanical Education, Research, and Service (ICEERS), who have been collaborating with professionals dedicated to facilitation, scientific research, medicine, and psychology, to compile best practices to increase safety and ethics in ayahuasca ceremonies in non-native contexts. 

Meet the host, Jerónimo Mazarrasa

Jerónimo Mazarrasa landscape

Jerónimo is an ayahuasca community activist. He works as the Social Innovation Coordinator for ICEERS and is a founding member of Plantaforma (Platform for the Defense of Ayahuasca in Spain).

Over the past five years, he has devoted most of his energy to exploring how ceremonial plant practices can be legally and safely integrated outside of their cultures of origin.

WHO IS this Workshop FOR?

We welcome anyone who wishes to uplevel their own practice and contribute towards co-creating a safe, inclusive, and diverse medicine community, in right relationship to the ancestral cultures that continue to hold these medicines sacred.

This Workshop is ideal for you if: 

  • You are a person dedicated to facilitating, supporting, or organizing ayahuasca sessions.
  • You want to increase your safety and that of the people participating in your sessions.
  • You want to strengthen your work with validated physical, psychological, and legal security protocols.

who it isn’t for

This Workshop should not be considered as a psychedelic facilitator or guide training; we do not teach how to administer psychedelic medicines. We advocate that anyone seeking to facilitate psychedelic ceremonies and sessions learn from an appropriate elder, within a community of experienced cohorts, in the modality they wish to practice in.

For this reason, this Workshop is not ideal for you if:

  • You want to learn the central part of leading ayahuasca sessions: energetic, ritual, and ceremonial aspects. That training takes many years of personal commitment.
  • You are looking for an introductory (or advanced!) course on shamanism.
  • You want to learn to be a ceremony guide. In an online course, you cannot properly learn that job.


  • On-demand access to the Workshop recording
  • The Workshop Slide deck + accompanying materials
  • 5 bonus interviews on staying safe in ayahuasca ceremonies and plant medicine circles, including:
  • Invoking Shamanic Protection Before, During & After Ceremony | Travis Bodick
  • Drug Interactions with Ayahuasca - The Good, the Bad & the Spiritual | Ben Malcolm
  • Psychedelics, Shamanism & Potential Risky Admixtures | José Carlos Bouso
  • Ayahuasca Traditions, Ayahuasca Tourism & The Ethics of Intercultural Encounters | Jerónimo Mazarrasa
  • Western Shamans, Sacred Tea Servers & Charlatans | Rak Razam


❝ This work is invaluable to me as a practitioner, especially as I work more confidently within a network of trust, integrity, and faith. The future coordination of this network is essential for us to continue our work and to continue to bless the lives of those fellow humans who want to receive healing and understanding about the nature of divinity and consciousness. Thank you to everyone involved in bringing us together. ❞

❝ Being with the presence of intelligent, articulate and knowledgeable people is always a pleasure, but knowing that you ICEERS guys are out there, doing what you do – applying your gifts and talents for the good of such a worthy cause – that is a blessing that calms my soul and allows me to walk – in the way that I do – with such faith and confidence. A phrase that comes to mind – if you want to go fast, go alone, but if you want to go far – go together. ❞

❝ This initiative by ICEERS could so easily be underestimated by the casual observer. At the cutting edge of plant medicine and psychedelic expansion, one sees ICEERS like a surfer riding a fabled huge 50 year wave. Whoever is supporting these guys to do what they do is worthy of our deepest respects. Very few will understand how important this is. ❞

10% of the profits go to support EntheoNation's


Here are some of the ways EntheoNation supports indigenous sovereignty:

  • Direct financial contributions to communities in the Amazon, such as the Huni Kuin community of Novo Futuro, Brazil, and the Siekopai community in Ecuador
  • Securing speaking engagements for indigenous wisdom keepers in global online conferences
  • Production of indigenous-led music and documentary film media projects
  • Donations to notable NGOs supporting indigenous sovereignty and the protection of plant medicines

We are not yet a 501c3, but envision launching a Foundation in the future.



The Workshop recordings, handouts, and bonus content are hosted in the Members Area, where you can download them instantly to your computer, laptop, or smartphone. Please note that, in order to access this content, you will need to create an account on Teachable.com


Content is available in the members area for one year; however, you can download the files directly to your devices and keep the digital files forever.


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