Cleansing Process

Cleansing in Takiwasi is a process consisting of a simultaneous physical and psychic cleansing, through purification methods that involve medicinal plants, diet and psychotherapeutic follow-up.

The Cleansing process is carried out in the city of Tarapoto, in the facilities of the Takiwasi Center. During the stay, the person participating in this process can book a room in a hotel and is allowed to walk around in the city at any time, with certain precautions. The process consists in: purging plants, daily plants of slow “impregnation”, plant baths and finally a session of Purgahuasca.

This method allows to have access (in a short time and at a lower cost) to a deep therapeutic and healing process that involves the physical, psychological and spiritual levels. It is accompanied from the beginning until the end by experienced professionals of the Takiwasi Center.

Cleasing Process Program

The Cleansing process includes: two purges, one ginger purge/diet, one Purgahuasca session, three psychological interviews, one plant baths, one Biodance workshop and daily intakes of impregnation plants as scheduled.

Day   Activity
Monday Morning Presentation of the process and intake of a laxative (coconut water + milk of magnesia).
  Afternoon Initial interview with a psychologist.
Tuesday Morning Purge of Azucena.
Wednesday Morning Bio-Dance Workshop.
Thursday Morning Purge-diet of ginger. Recommendations
  Afternoon Second interview with a psychologist.
Friday Morning Plant bath.
Saturday Morning Ritualized Plant bath.
Sunday - Free, we recommend you to visit the town of Lamas or Ahuashiyacu Wateralls.
Monday Morning Cut of the Ginger purge with warm water and salt on fasting.
Tuesday Afternoon Purgahuasca Session. What is purgahuasca?
Wednesday - Final psychological interview.

Upon your arrival at Takiwasi you will be given a document with more details of the schedule, conditions and logistical indications.

A therapeutic process that heals at physical, psychological and spiritual level


There is no scheduled cleansing process for year 2018. If you wish to participate in this process you can indicate your interest and we will to put together a group of participants based on your availability. For more information please write to

Accommodation and Food

Accommodation and food expenses will be covered by the participant in full (except for the food for the 4 days ginger diet that will be provided by Takiwasi), from the day of the arrival until the return.

It is recommended that you arrive at least 1 day before the beginning of the process and that your return is scheduled at least 1 day after your final interview.

Takiwasi can recommend cheap accommodations in family home, hostels and hotels near our Center.

How to apply

To apply to the Cleansing process and determine if this therapeutic method meets your needs, you must send us the following documents:

For more information, write to: