At Lakshmi, the safety and overall wellbeing of each of our guests is our number one priority. In order to ensure each person’s safety in coming to Lakshmi’s Flower of Life retreats, we require each person to complete a comprehensive medical form as a part of the booking process.
It is imperative that any and all medical history be disclosed on the form at that time. Once we have received this form, we will discuss with each person directly any medications that need to be stopped beforehand and address any medical concerns that a guest may have. We cannot confirm any person’s eligibility for attending any of our programs until after we have received this form.
Any and all street drugs must be stopped at least two weeks prior to the start of your program and may not be resumed for at least two weeks following your last ceremony. These are contraindicated with Ayahuasca and can be severely dangerous or fatal when combined. If you are currently suffering from addiction or have suffered from addiction in the recent past, the time required to be clear of these substances may vary. While all can cause adverse and dangerous reactions, some that are extremely dangerous to combine with MAOI’s
- Amphetamines (meth-, dex-, amphetamine), ephedrine, MDMA (Ecstasy), MDA, MDEA, PMA
- Opiates (heroin, morphine, codeine, and especially opium)
- Dextromethorphan (DXM)
- Nutmeg (at psychoactive levels)
Marijuana must be stopped at least two weeks prior to the start of your program and may not be resumed for at least two weeks following your last ceremony. This is energetically contraindicated with Ayahuasca, and may block or negatively affect both the experience of the person that has used marijuana, as well as that of the overall group.
Specific pharmaceutical medications that must be discontinued before your retreat as they cannot be combined with Ayahuasca. Please consult your doctor before going off any medication. If it is safe to do so under medical advice, discontinue medications 4 weeks before your retreat.
Other MAOIs AND SSRIs cannot be combined with Ayahuasca.
5-HTP supplements (or any serotonin precursor)
Antihypertensives (high blood pressure medicine)
Medicine for asthma, bronchitis, or other breathing problems
Antihistamines, medicines for colds, sinus problems, allergies
Any drug containing dextromethorphan/DXM
CNS depressants (xanax, ativan, etc)