Blessed with gratitude after attending Ruben’s workshop. I thought the group worked beautifully together, there was a real sense of solidarity amongst us all.

Ruben holds the space with ease. There is nothing pretentious in his teaching, quite the opposite, he is possibly the most down to earth extraordinary person I have ever met.

Love to you both and thank you for the experience,


Thanks for a wonderful workshop weekend. It feels like such a gift to have been a part of it.

When you arrive in Peru to Oscar’s warm smile, it’s like being wrapped up in a warm, baby alpaca blanket. He’s the starting point of endless sunny smiles and welcoming arms throughout the trip that make you feel safe, warm and happy. From Pepe in Cuzco; the gorgeous staff at Urubamba; Victor in the jungle and Ruben and Michele (pretty much everywhere), the people you’re surrounded with let you just enjoy whatever it is you’ve gone to Peru to do. They look after the rest.
Ruben’s retreat in Urubamba is divine. It’s a beautiful oasis, hidden behind a wall from the dusty street outside where tired dogs roam and streetlights are dim. There’s a hammock construction in the garden, which just epitomises total communal bliss. I want one immediately for all my friends (a bit difficult in the London flat though). Bugger. Team the group hammock with the eucalyptus steam room, the incredible food, super friendly staff and your first couple of ceremonies and this is the perfect place to commence your Peruvian ‘journey’. Rest up though, because Machu Picchu is worth your energy. To have Ruben’s experience and knowledge with us was a complete privilege. I feel like we would have missed so many of the mountain’s ‘secrets’ without him! The next day I was determined to climb Wayna Picchu; I think everyone should at least once in their lives. We ascended in a cool, grey sky and by the time we got to the top it was showering quite heavily. It didn’t even slightly dampen our elation though; selfies were taken and slaps on back were issued in abundance after the hour long hike at mostly a 70 degree incline! The climb down was through the most beautiful (and slightly eerie) cloud and fog; and aside from a little extra care with our footing, it simply made for some dramatic photography. Worth every step.
The jungle is where I truly fell in love with Peru though. Words cannot possibly do it justice. I could spend the rest of this lifetime and maybe the next in the Amazon. Seeing ‘Margherita’ on the first night, climbing the outside wall of one of the cabins was pure luck. Although it’s fair to say that it’s quite difficult to miss a Tarantula of her size! She is magnificent. After playing around in the waters of the Amazon during the day (looking for Pink Dolphins and smearing mud all over ourselves while channelling some unknown jungle goddess or ‘Survivor’ winner), you’ll wear out quickly and be happily exhausted by the evening. The orchestra of the jungle is in full swing as you fall asleep; no fake sound machine could ever replicate this… Ever! You’ll be lulled to such a sound slumber by a symphony of frogs, crickets (and probably a million other little creatures), only possibly woken by the pitter patter of cleansing rain and distant rolling thunder moving across the jungle under the cloak of darkness. But this too will envelope you with such a beautiful connection to the jungle. You can hug a baby sloth, you can even shoot a dart gun with a tribal elder (and maybe even hit a bullseye on a poor, unsuspecting block of wood like me… #hiddentalentsrevealed) but it’s the jungle that you’ve probably come to for the key part of the experience. For it’s here that you’ll do Ayahuasca. I imagine everyone’s experience will be drastically different; but there’s no doubt that the Amazon will leave her indelible mark on all who do this experience with Michele & Ruben.
As we continued our adventure after the jungle, it was Northern Peru that surprised me the most. I hadn’t done too much research into this area before going on the trip, so when we reached the Pacific Ocean in time to play witness to a huge, lazy sun sinking low in the sky; just taking it in over the roar of the waves was enough to stop us in our tracks. El Brujo will blow you away too. This was a very special place for me for my own private reasons, but you will be hard pushed to not admire it’s archaeological importance too. I found it completely moving… very powerful. ‘The hacienda’ will be your absolute slice of heaven in the north! Kick your shoes off and wander around in the velvety grass; dive into the pool (or another hammock) and totally relax. Here is where I found my bliss. Totally. Found. My. Bliss. I wrote and wrote and wrote some more. I figured out what was important to me. I looked at plants. The sky. Birds. I shut my eyes and listened to the wind in the palms and the native birds. I even recorded the sound on my phone so I wouldn’t forget it. I also wanted to just hang out in the bathrooms they were so incredible (multiple pictures were taken… of a bathroom… errrrr, not your usual holiday snaps). I was totally ‘present’ here. It was a combination of both my immediate surroundings and a culmination of the ‘journey’ I had taken to get there. Together they created this magical place and I dare anyone not to feel that way about it.
This magical trip changed me. I’m still me. I’m just a different me. I went with an open mind and I got everything out of this trip that I wanted (and more). Without a doubt I will return, especially to the jungle. I need another baby sloth cuddle and I’m sure Margherita is waiting for me!

An adventure of a life-time, from the locally-guided tours of the Amazon, Machu Picchu and Urubama to the rich archaeological knowledge shared by Rueben.
Meeting indigenous Paco (Shamans) and being welcomed in to their ceremonies with love, openess and warmth. The entire trip was wrapped in a sense of warmth, love and healing… beautiful people, friendly smiling faces and stunning scenery at every corner. Coming home I have never felt so recharged and reinvigorated by a holiday… this tour was so much more than a vacation… It was a true journeyman’s adventure of body, mind and soul in every sense of the word, thank you so much Michele.L
Leandro - New Zealand

When I first went to see Michele I was not feeling confident about anything, least of all about my relationships with my family and with my fiance. I was extremely worried about getting married – a ‘runaway bride’. However, after a good few months of therapy with Michele I am so happy to say that I got married to the best man in the world about three weeks ago and all my worries had gone.

I thoroughly enjoyed every second of our wedding day and can safely say that this was down to the help that Michele gave me.
Jen - Dietitian/Nutricionist

Michele Costa is an exceptional individual. She combines intelligence, warmth and extraordinary empathy with piercing intuition and a genuine ability to think outside the box. I cannot recommend her kindness and amazing insight highly enough.
Susan C. S. - Writer/Poet

Thank you Michele for all of your help.  You gave me much kindness, guidance and strength during an incredibly tough time.  I am sure that I will call upon you again in the future

PERU!!! I can only begin by saying it has been the most enriching experience in my life so far! Carefully and safely arranged by Michele Costa who herself was able to create a very special atmosphere…holding a wonderful space of harmony allowing all of us to experience and connect to the energy of the universe,pure love!!! A true journey to the source, a path to self discovery and acceptance, a great opportunity to look at life from a whole different prospective. from the wonders of the jungle to the mighty mountains of macchu picchiu there has not been a moment where I had the slightest feeling of disappointment, a positively intense journey where I personally felt I had no time to think about anything else but being there , being present. historically, archaeologically and culturally breath taking Peru is the home of 83 different micro climate,it overflows with beauty offering a vast variety of landscapes , natural scenery’s and fauna. we had the luxury to explore it all under the guidance of Ruben a very successful , knowledgeable archaeologist and healer who’s approach to his cultural background is outwardly,constantly working with us and on us his presence has been most reassuring and healing, a great father to us all. I am ever so thankful to Michele for offering me the opportunity to take part to this fantastic trip that for me it has been like tiptoeing into a new world a new level of consciousness and I will always be grateful to her, to Peru and all the amazing people I’ve met on the trip!!! I’ ll be definitely going back next year for more… can t wait!!!! love you!!!!!!!
Michelle P - Italy

 I have been meaning to contact you to thank you for this amazing adventure. It’s been a fantastic journey in every dimension. The country surpassed my expectations, the people- local and our lot- were friendly, generous, kind, fun and sharing. I am still in a ”Peruvian mood”, not so much hazy as ecstatic almost. I try to appreciate everything I got and be in the moment  and be kind to myself( my Ayawaska’s intention) I can see that life in London is constantly challenging my mood but so far I am the winner! I keep looking at the pictures and telling friends and family about this trip. I hope to go again. 

Thank you for all your support and inspiration.  Life has become very different with your help.

Thank you for your continuous support and inspiration.  Everyday I’m blown away by how much you have helped me.  You are a truly unique person.

Thank you for all your wonderful insight, knowledge,skill, wisdom and love, and giving me the choice to move on with such ease and simplicity to move and become a free spirit-I feel so much happier.

Thank you for all your wonderful insight, knowledge,skill, wisdom and love, and giving me the choice to move on with such ease and simplicity to move and become a free spirit-I feel so much happier.

The adventure of a life time that will always remain bright in my heart! It has been a year since my Peruvian adventure and I feel I have gained the knowledge I was hoping for and much more that I didn’t realise I needed. I learned some true life lessons from my journey in Peru – lessons that occasionally as I charge around the London underground I have to stop, breathe and re-check. Since my return my life has begun to shift and the previously rocky path to my goals has evened out and become more within sight. One of the blessings of Michele’s trip is being so well taken care of that none of the usual travel concerns ever enter your mind. I saw everything I wanted to see from the jungle to Machu Picchu and I didn’t have to plan any of it – I didn’t even have to check myself in at the airport! This allowed for my first ever completely stress free holiday. But for me the most amazing aspect of the trip was to gain these new experiences and insights in the company of such wonderful, supportive and fun individuals brought together by Michele. I feel blessed to have shared such a unique journey with you all and I look forward to the reunion with Pisco Sours! I know I will return to Peru at a later stage in my life and I cannot wait to see Ruben at his lecture in London! I miss the food too! I would urge anyone to experience Peru, to not question any of it and to eat to your hearts content.

Words seem to be inadequate and unable to do justice when describing my Peru initiation with Michele & Ruben who run Shamanic Space. They both bring a magical, down to earth, heartfelt holding with the safest of hands. The healing traditions, from Machu Picchu to the Amazon Jungle as well as the desert was simply breathtaking. A month back from the trip and I am still processing with wonder the healings experienced and I must say that I feel lighter, more alive, and up for living with love and gratitude this business called life. If you want to show up for yourself, your loved ones as well as life’s wonders, then this is the trip for you.

I consider myself very fortunate to have found Michele and when one day she casually presented an itinerary for the Shamanic Tour of Peru I knew it would be something special. I had a truly wonderful time with so many unique experiences that would not be possible without Michele and Ruben. It was a genuine privilege to spend time immersed in Ruben’s knowledge and insight of the country, the traditions and of course his experience with the plants.

That first tour was life changing for me, it opened doors that I might never have reached through therapy alone and I came home a changed person, no longer ruled by fear. The following year I retuned for the Intensive Ayahuasca Retreat which was also amazing, a deeper experience building on the work of the first.

If you have an interest in working with plant medicine, but are perhaps a little apprehensive about taking a leap into the unknown, I really can’t recommend Michele and Ruben highly enough. You will be challenged, but you will also be held and supported in a loving, authentic environment, in a small, carefully chosen group. That simply cannot be said for all tour operators – it is after all a jungle out there.

Paul, London

I first travelled to Peru with Michele and Ruben in 2011 and the experience was so incredible I had to go back again! The second trip was as outstanding as the first. Travelling to Peru in the safe, knowledgable and loving hands of Michele and Ruben is an absolute blessing. I will never forget these life changing visits to the magical country of Peru. With all my heart, THANK YOU!
Love Fiona XX

Pura Vida Michele.

Thank you and Ruben, for a fabulous adventure. Your planning, and taking care of all details, made the trip run worry free.

I am planning now for November 2017!

Micheal USA

Dear Ones,

I don’t have words – but tears –
of gratfulness.
They are for you….
May you be blessed

In eternal gratitude


Dear beautiful Michele and Ruben and spiritual guides,

I hope you both had a good rest after the trip. We thought in sharing these few photos that speak louder than words to sum up what we shared with you in Peru.

Nadyne is usually quite and chooses when to interact but we were both surprised by how she felt at ease within the group. She did confess to me that Ruben reminded her of her grandad in the sense that they looked alike and that explains how it seemed sometimes that we have known him for a lifetime. Nadyne followed Ruben like a little duckling?

Thank you for your love and care and our lovely trip with celebrations, joy humps and bumps sometimes but all in all in good spirit. Where was your amazing singing loving voice hiding? That was a real treat Michele!

I may not need to mention the particular spiritual experience since I have an idea that you know about it in someway. I am very happy that I was able to go through this experience along with your support. Who else would I share the experience of looking at a mountain and bursting into tears? Because it wasn’t just a mountain, it was the strong spirit of the mountain and mountains of the areas that we visited. I wouldn’t know where to begin. It will be nice though and I will share it in writting both as a testimonial and also as another part of the enlightment and spiritual growth that I received which is priceless.

Lots of love and a big hug,

Nadyne and Orlanda

I feel so happy, and wanted to share this with you. Thanks for all the help you are giving me !!

See you next time,


During Reuben’s workshop I felt immense relaxation and openness. It was wonderful to share the experience within a group and with so many nice people, who were equally submerged in light, sound, love and happiness. Reuben’s traditional Peruvian sounds and music created a trusting and magical atmosphere.

Hi Michele,

I found a piece of paper the other day with a list of my dreams on it. I must have written it in one of your sessions. I just wanted to let you know that two of the most important ones have come true!!!!
I’m 32 weeks pregnant – we’re expecting a baby boy in March.
We have also bought a house & will be moving in a few weeks time.
So everything is falling into place!
How different things are from a few years ago!
I thought you’d like to know all of this as you were a rock for me during some difficult times & I can’t thank you enough for all your help over the years.
Much love,


Have been meaning to write for aaages but one thing or another and I never got around to writing. I wanted to thank you and Ruben for the amazing two days at the beginning of this year, and the wonderful healing after with Ruben also.

I have come away from the shamanic healing weekend much more connected to my body and stepping out of fear and more into love. Thank you. I would love to be kept updated on all your events and will definitely be back again next year assuming Ruben still comes to do another weekend.

Until next time, much love and thanks.


S. E.

Dear Michele
Just wanted to say how grateful I am to have found you. Yesterday was a powerful and important day for me.

All the Love,


I just wanted to say a massive thank you for being in my life.

Lots of love,

Helen x

Thank you for the wonderful Andean Circle yesterday, I felt a lot lighter afterwards.

Lots of love,


It was an amazing 18 days in Peru. I usually plan my own traveling. I am glad I decided to take Michele and Ruben’s Magical trip thru Peru. From the moment I landed in Lima, both Michele and Ruben and Oscar, provided transportation, permits, clean upscale lodgings, fabulous meals, great archaeological sites, from 12,000 feet of Machu Picchu, to 4 hours up the Amazon river to sample plant medicine, and swim with the pink dolphins. Ruben has so much knowledge, he guided me thru my internal exploration with the plants, as well as answering all my questions. It was a life changing experience, and I am planning to go with them again.

Happy trails


Thank you for everything you have done for me. You got me through!

I’m not really confident words can do justice to my Peru experience. This trip has affected my life in ways that I am still trying to comprehend many weeks after my return to London. One thing I can definitely say, though, is that this is no ordinary tourism but a profound opening unto a world of wisdom, intuition, friendship, and, above all, healing. I only have feelings of gratitude for Michele and Ruben for making all of this possible, for taking such good care of all of us and for bringing us closer to the great tradition, the mystical culture, and the heartbreakingly beautiful nature of Peru. My mind still lingers on the tremendous energy of the jungle and my heart remains grateful for the sincerity and devotion of the healers who led our ceremonies. Michele, thank you so much for this unique journey!
Chryssa S.

I was invited to Ruben Orellana’s two day workshop and I was some what dubious. As we all know weekends are sacred in London and my only time away from long hours at the office. I was also very nervous to be in a group situation with other people more “experienced” at meditation than my hectic self. I decided well if Saturday is unbearable I can always ring in sick Sunday! The first thing that struck me about meeting Ruben was for a small gentle man was his huge energy and sense of peace which filled the room. I can truly not find any other word to describe him than “peace” as this is what he represented to me. During the morning of the first day I felt an immense feeling of calm and clarity I usually only feel after a two week holiday back in Australia. I felt I could let myself smile. I felt I could be a little easier on myself and I truly believe there is no where else I wanted to be that weekend. Finally I understood the power of meditation.
Since meeting Ruben I have continued to add his reasonable and practical practices in to my day to day life and it has made a true difference to how I cope with various situations and pressures. Thank you Ruben and thank you Michele.
Lisa Hilton CEO Rehab London

Without Michele, I suspect I may have spent years repeating unhealthy patterns and time-old mistakes. I first met her during a very difficult break-up; I’m convinced that her guidance and insight not only greatly reduced my rehabilitation period, but also enabled me to greet new love with an open heart and uncluttered mind.

Michele taught me a huge amount about myself, about my relationships with others, and about human nature. Her calm, wise words often echo in my ears when I’m confronted with a difficult situation.

Her warm manner, engaging mind and fantastic sense of humour meant that sessions were relaxed and natural. I never felt awkward or observed, and went home in a positive frame of mind, sometimes even joyful, and certainly always filled with hope that Everything Would Be OK.

Simply put, going to see Michele was the best decision of my life. Today I am happily married- something I’m not sure would have been possible without her. My husband often asks me the question “What would Michele do?” and I count myself incredibly lucky and honoured to have met her.
Rachel - Muscisian

Thank YOU Michele – the hollow reed to bring spirit through – I feel so much lighter and more peaceful, I look forward to working with you again, with love and laughter

The journey I travelled on…was incredibly moving and uplifting, and at all times I felt safe. Going into it with an open mind, the experience gave me vital tools to face the on-going challenges that I was facing at the time, and I still draw on things I learnt now. I found them full of kind, genuine and true spirit. I would recommend them and the entire experience unequivocally.
Claire Seeber - Writer/Journalist

The trip to Peru in July 2011 proved to be a turning point for me in my energy and within myself.  This trip of personal transformation was safe and funny every day; all the details practical and personal got taken care of by our guides and teachers so well; Michele held space and group throughout so beautifully; on arrival Ruben carried us in his warmth and humour everyday while our guides Victor and Oscar took care of the nuts and bolts.  We went from Amazon to Machu Picchu in the physical world and for me this journey happened in my heart also.  I want to do this soonest again, when life allows.
Jill Hunter, shamanic practitioner

You have worked tirelessly to provide a beautiful experience for all of us and for that we are all thankful.

Thank you for all your help- I feel I’ve learned so much and I am finding a good way forward.

You have truly had such an impact on my well being and life, that this will live with me forever.

I have not the words to express to you my real feelings, you have been n-my guiding Light, thank you with all my heart, I could not have found such happiness without you.

Thank you for all your support, you are a truly inspirational woman.

Thank you dearest Michele, for all you taught me.  I think about you and your kind wisdom every day.  I consider myself incredibly luck to have met you and hope to introduce many people to your wonderful ways.

Michele’s Reiki sessions are a wonderful relaxing experience for the body and mind. Using the sound of slowly evolving rhythmic patterns and subtle native fragrance, she takes you out of the rushed tempo of everyday life into a timeless world, then through the mere proximity of her hands to the areas of the body she senses are stressed, creates a feeling of warmth and healing, while the sound of indigenous drums played in the room complement the rythmic relaxation of the music and sensation of well-being! A truly immersive, delightful and relaxing experience! 
Al, Advertising Executive

“Michele is a true healer, in every sense of the word. When I went in for a session, I had no idea what to expect. If I had any trepidation, it instantly melted away the second I walked through the door of Michele’s healing space. She knows exactly how to create a perfect, healing vibe, put the client at ease, and set the scene for one of the most transformative healing experiences I’ve ever had. It’s been years since that very first session, and I’m STILL receiving gifts and takeaways that I received in that transformative session. I’m so grateful to Michele, and I HIGHLY recommend her.”
Megan Phillips actor/director

Peru is a really stunning place; great sceneries, beautiful ancient traditions,delicious food! But to me, the biggest treasure this country has are its people! We were greeted at the airport and taken care of by Oscar and his lovely, huge, warm smile. We couldn’t have received a better welcome, what a wonderful embrace! We were blessed by Don Jose and his beautiful wife during the Despacho ceremony. It was such a magical night, I felt effortlessly connected! We were lulled into the spiritual sphere by the all loving Heberth during the ceremony of sound: Apu yaya!! We were accompanied in our physical and metaphysical journey by the sweetest man in the world: Pepe!! Such a kind soul! We were taken for walks in the jungle and trips on the river by the skilful and handsome Victor, a true Amazonian king! We were guided through the ayahuasca ceremony by the great Don Maximo, who kept the “señorita” dancing for us all night. His sweet Icaros will resonate in my soul to the end of time.
And then, there was Rubén…..
My encounter with Rubén has been the most natural and fulfilling experience. Since the very first time I saw him, I immediately trusted him, I felt at home. His presence was powerful and yet very comforting and reassuring. He guided me through my inner journey with wisdom and love just like a father would! And, to top it all off, we laughed like crazy all the way as he has a cracking sense of humour!!
Throughout the trip,each of these special people made me feel cared for, protected, guided,energised and most of all LOVED. So thank you to everybody, in particular to Michele for being a luminous bridge to this magical and yet ever so real world.
My dear Michele,
Firstly, I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the amazing Peruvian experience! As I said before, it has been the best thing I have done in my life, after Ella of course! One of the highlights of the trip was when you started singing during the St Pedro ceremony held at night. Your sweet, beautiful voice made my soul melt into the energy of the universe. It was such a magical moment that even though I knew it was your voice, it felt like it was coming from another world!! The only thing that I would have love to have during the trip, it was time to be able to do more ceremonies. Maybe next time!
Forever grateful.

When I left for Peru I wanted to heal from a long-term illness. For a few weeks prior to departure I became pretty busy customising my people back home with my lack of presence. Basically I didn’t tell anyone back home that I’d gone because I felt what I was going to do was a private matter. They still don’t know – and I feel they don’t need to know. Even if I wanted them to know the nature and value of the experience is largely indescribable. However, on my return, feedback I had from people back home was: Some people didn’t recognise me and curiously I had to tell them my name. People came out of shops on my home street to talk to me (not previously known). All others commented that I seemed very: grounded, calm, funny and/or seemed remarkably well. I feel lighter and worlds better than I was, I am very pleased I went and given the opportunity I would go again. Thank you Ruben and Michele!
With love

Thank you for your work and Ruben’s this week end. Just a quick note to say that it was totally unexpected to have experienced such a journey, I thoroughly enjoyed such peace, freedom of mind and joy. I am grateful to you.

A warm hug,


Thanks to you and Ruben for a wonderful weekend of learning and healing.
Sending love and hugs,

Thank you and Ruben very much for yesterday’s session, it was really
interesting and the wisdom that Ruben shares is quite extraordinary,
and lovely group of people too.

Many thanks,

Best wishes,


Dear Ruben and Michele,

Greetings from London, where I arrived safely yesterday. I gaze in wonder and amazement at life here with a fresh pair of eyes, and am grateful for all my experiences with you and the group this past 2 weeks. Thank you with all my heart.

A warm hug and much love


I’ve attended two Shamanic Space tours of Peru, three years ago and again last November. There are many highlights of these trips: the visual stimulation of the Andes, Machu Picchu, the Amazon jungle and all sorts of interesting ancient historic ruins to be amazed by. But that’s not the point, merely part of the experience. The real reason for going is to find meaning and direction – a subtle, personal, individual and unique experience for you to discover for yourself.

During the tours we utilized a combination of light, sound, masculine and feminine natural occurring energies and psychotropic plant medicine to expand our consciousness and shift our perception. For me this was transformative and opened me up to a separate reality that now sits above life on the physical plane and holds true resonance.

During my first Ayahuasca ceremony, I met “mother” in the form of an anaconda, everyone I have ever loved and finally myself in a loving embrace. This was a deeply healing and pivotal moment in my life. I was ready, open and willing and went in with no expectations. I recommend you do you same. Everything I experienced in ceremony was merely a reflection of where next to tread on my path of happy destiny.

Since working with this medicine my life has changed. I have changed. Self-centred fears that held me back for years, causing great pain, have been faced and overcome. I have learned not only to change my perception, but also my situation.

Yes, I made friends, saw some incredible sights, swam with dolphins and held ceremony at sacred sites, but what really matters is not what I experienced in Peru, but how I have changed since my return home in respect of – work, family life, relationships, finances, personal shortcomings and all manner of challenges. These changes have made it all worthwhile; they take longer to seep through, but in my experience, true meaning lies beyond face value. The Peru tours opened me up enough to have a good look inside of myself and make a start on that journey.

Adam London

It is already 2 months that i am back from this wonderful deep dive in Peruvian Amazonian forest. And I am still assimilating all the knowledge, learning and feelings that this trip offered to me. I cannot emphasize enough that the key of success of such an experiences is human based, so I would like to thanks 1000 times Michele and Ruben, their dedication to our progress, their sensibility to always be attune to our needs (either physical or spiritual) and their mastery of organization. Thanks to them , it was a great adventure on multiple dimensions, visiting the country, getting close to the local tribes, learning about Peru history, as well as a great spiritual travel. Moreover this has been an opportunity to have new friends and a real life impacting experience for all our group, I did appreciated all of them for the light they shared with me on my path. Looking to renew the experience in a not so far future…
Cela fait déjà 2 mois que je suis rentré de ce merveilleux voyage au fin fond de la forêt amazonienne du Pérou. Et je suis toujours en pleine réflexion sur les connaissances et ressentis que ce voyage m’a apporté. Je ne pourrais jamais suffisamment insister sur l’aspect humain dans un tel voyage et c’est pourquoi je tient à remercier 1000 fois Michel et Ruben pour leur énergie, leur attention et leur amour pour nous, prenant grand soin de nous (à la fois physiquement et spirituellement) et bien-sûr pour leur sensé de l’organisation. Grâce à eux, cela a été une grande et belle aventure sur tous les plans, visite, tourisme, anthropologie, histoire et voyage spirituel. Sans compter le plaisir d’avoir de nouveaux amis et une expérience de vie unique pour chacun de nous, j’ai beaucoup appris de tous et je souhaite tous les remercier pour leur conseils, échange qui ont éclairés mon voyage. Dans l’attente de renouveler l’expérience dans un futur proche…

Words seem to be inadequate and unable to do justice when describing my Peru initiation with Michele & Ruben who run Shamanic Space. They both bring a magical, down to earth, heartfelt holding with the safest of hands. The healing traditions, from Machu Picchu to the Amazon Jungle as well as the desert was simply breathtaking. A month back from the trip and I am still processing with wonder the healings experienced and I must say that I feel lighter, more alive, and up for living with love and gratitude this business called life. If you want to show up for yourself, your loved ones as well as life’s wonders, then this is the trip for you.

Love and gratitude are my friends today !!

See you soon xxxx


It’s difficult to put into words what an amazing transformational journey this retreat with Shamanic Space was. it couldn’t have been more comfortable and convenient (and fun.) From the time you land in Lima, all of your transportation, lodging and dining needs are included, freeing you to kick back and enjoy what an exotic beautiful place Peru is, that you really are on the Amazon River in the Amazon Jungle and to focus on the amazing inner adventure on which you are about to embark.

The Lodge is an idyllic spot whose employees couldn’t have been warmer or more hospitable. The rooms were comfortable, the food was amazingly gourmet and the maloca was deluxe. Ruben’s encyclopedic knowledge of history, archaeology, flora and fauna and Michele’s expertise in trans-personal psychotherapy and psychotropic plant therapy combined with the warmth and humor possessed by both make them a dream team, If a shamanic journey, is on your radar and you are seeking a safe space in which to make it happen, I recommend doing yourself a favor and going with Ruben and Michele-they are the real deal.


Thank you for a lovely circle yesterday.

Love Rose

Evening Michele,

It was great to see you last Saturday. I really can’t thank you enough. I’ve felt so good since.

L. E.

The trip organised by Michele and Ruben was truly a gem. It was my first Ayahuasca experience and I hope not the last with them. I was in a small group with whom I have truly bonded. Michele and Ruben are truly dedicated to the sacred tradition and I felt safe and nurtured during our San Pedro and Ayahuasca ceremonies. It was just amazing. I must say that my experience with San Pedro and Ayahuasca was beyond what I imagined, very beautiful, life changing. Everything was thoroughly thought of, our stay in the many different accommodations ,each of them carefully chosen to heighten our experience in Peru. The amazing variety of food in the restaurants chosen and the atmosphere created could only bring magic to the trip.Each day was filled with discoveries of sites, history, knowledge. I felt bathed in love for the whole duration. It was very well organised. I am very grateful for the experience I had with them, for all the details of the planning of the trip, for all the care that they put in making sure that each of us had an amazing, loving experience.. It really was worth every penny.Thank you Michele and Ruben for what you created .I will do it again soon.


A very, very big THANK YOU for all the magic, wisdom and healing you bring into my life. Thank you.

My trip to Peru with Shamanic Space was very special. Not only is the atmosphere, history and landscape of the country truly magical but the emotional journey Michele and Ruben take you on is incredible. Through their support and the use of natural plant medicines I was able to release myself from past hurts and beliefs and move forward with my life. I feel mentally and physically lighter and am now able to look to the future with more clarity than I have had in years. I look forward to exploring more of Peru and travelling with Michele and Ruben again very soon.

Truly an incredible experience. From the beautiful countryside to the wild Amazonian jungle, Peru was full of adventures and fun. The food, severed with sweet smiles, was outstanding. And the bundles and bundles of continuous laughter throughout the whole amazing journey.

I had lost my darling husband a couple of months before being fortunate enough to meet Michele. 2013 had been a shocking year and I desperately needed the kind of love, compassion and gentle , wise counselling Michele provided. I also had the incredible good fortune to experience the Shamanic Peru Tour with Michele and Ruben which helped me to continue releasing the pain and sense of loss . I have been greatly nourished and strengthened from knowing these two loving Shamans. Thank you both with all my heart.

I want to begin by thanking Michele Lukis, my dear friend and spiritual guide for giving us all the great opportunity to experience Peru and all its wonders in a way that we certainly wouldn’t have been able to with any other organized tour. The amount of beauty and love we were all able to feel and absorb is indescribable; the light, the colours so vibrant and vivid. We were beautifully taken care of and guided through a journey of love, compassion and self discovery, completely catapulted back in time to the great Incas and all their breathtaking archaeological sites; way up on the mighty Andes all the way to the steamy heat of the jungle where we were able to meet and work with the local people and understand their way of life and traditions. This was my second visit to Peru, definitely a stronger experience. I felt I could reach a bit deeper within, I had the sheer feeling the spirits were allowing me in a bit further. It felt like home.
Observing Michele and Ruben working together around us was pure magic. The amount of work, love and energy they invested in holding the group was enormous and yet seemed effortless. They had the capacity to guide us and help us through our own personal journey, let alone the practical side of organizing and directing every move, flight and ceremony. Simply amazing work. I cannot begin to express my gratitude and love to Michele, Ruben and all the fantastic people we met during the trip. I’m surely coming back next year ready to take in more beauty and learn all there is to learn from those marvellous places and people.
Infinite light and love to all.

Wise and kind in nature, Michele’s empathic understanding of one’s needs is truly touching. The classes I’ve had the pleasure of attending have been great fun and highly motivating, her guidance on a personal level is both profound and inspirational
Mez Badik

My experience with Michele has had a profound effect on my mental,spiritual and physical health. Through her Shamanic work, Reiki, her deep wisdom of spirit and the guides she works with, I have ‘experienced’ remarkable healing and have reached a happier and more conscious state of being, which has improved my life and those around me. 
At the end of every session I feel a serenity, strength, consciousness and awareness. Ultimately Michele’s work comes from a place of love and light which I experience and I take with me into my daily life. I highly recommend her sessions.
Michele Pianigiani - Property Developer

Michelle told me before the journey that whatever is meant to happen will happen; I’ve worked with Michelle for nearly a year, she’s a woman of incredible integrity, what she says I know I can trust. She’s a wise woman…I’m sure for everyone the experience will be different – for me it gave me something back, like a part of yourself you’ve forgotten or lost. It gave me back a connection with my father and helped with deal with a heavy sadness.

Words can’t describe the profound experience I had attending the Andean energy workshop held by Ruben and Michele. These opportunities to work with an authentic Peruvian Shamanic master are very rare. With kindness, warmth and humour Ruben guided us through a series of Shamanic journeys and exercises and we were given an experience of healing,both physically and spiritually. Michele holds the space through her knowledge and understanding of healing energy interventions. I wholeheartedly encourage you attend one of their workshops and make the most of a rare opportunity
Jim, Body Stress Relase Therapist

I have such wonderful memories of our trip to Peru! It was such a special time and one which I know will keep on giving, both physically and emotionally – we have so many fun and unique memories stored up in the ‘memory bank’ for the future. So thank you for organizing such a great trip and of course for bringing me along for the ride – Words cannot express my gratitude to you for everything.

You are an advocate for everything you teach!

Thank you for being such a Light and Positive influence in my life.

You Michele are such a powerful force and energy.  To say that you are an inspiring woman would be an understatement-you live life and take everything that you can- then give it back in spades. Thank you.

Thank you, thank you, thank you for helping me realize a dream.

Since seeing you I have moved forward in leaps and bounds. Thank you.

I am so grateful to everyone I have worked with over the last twenty years. May you all be well, may you all be happy. With Love & light.

I can’t begin to tell you how much you’ve helped me change my life. I feel very lucky to have you as my guide on this exciting journey. Thank you, your student.

Thank you for making my garden grow…for your wisdom, love, support and guidance. I feel truly blessed.

The best present I got this year was the courage to start this journey and I just wanted to thank you for being my guide.

“What a exceptional healer and individual… Working with Michele has been one of the best decisions I have made in my life. At a time of considerable stress and uncertainty, our meetings helped me get back in touch with that still space within from which all the love and mysteries of this world outpour. Ever since, my perspective on life and my own purpose have been profoundly altered as I am beginning to tread territory I have always wanted to explore but was too fearful to venture into. Thank you, Michele, for lighting my way. Thank you for your kind care and inspiration and for sharing your enthusiasm and sheer life force!”
Chryssa S.

Rubén looks at me with baleful eyes, “the medicine is not for tripping” he says and of course I know he is right. I have to confess that my initial interest in the whole Ayahuasca thing was generated by reading about the powerful experiences that so many people have had when working with these magical jungle plants. But as soon as I started to read a little further and to prepare for this trip it became clear that the images and visions are but a small part of what we can learn working with Michele, Rubén and the quite amazing local curanderos they introduced us to.
First of all, it’s a fabulous trip in some of the most beautiful, vibrant and exhilarating country in the world; mountains, forest, ocean all breathtaking. Then there is the cultural side, guided by Rubén himself a perfect ambassador for his beloved Peru and a considerable scholar of its history, legends and art. There is the opportunity to meet working, native Peruvians going about their traditional business in so many different settings and all happy to share stories and knowledge with us, since we come under the guidance of Rubén.
And of course there are the medicine ceremonies; extra-ordinary, intense, magical, loving, energising, teaching, comforting, enlightening. Of course it’s not for tripping, it is that too but so much more.
Thank you both for a unique trip to a country I knew well and loved already, but not in any way to compare to this.

This trip offers a truly unique perspective on Peruvian Shamanic tradition. Guided by Ruben, himself a shaman, we visited different regions and met with the local Shamans, participating in ceremony and witnessing how this healing tradition has evolved in different parts of Peru. To experience such presence, service and love is a life-changing experience. After this trip you can’t help but see the world and yourself differently. Thank you Michele and Ruben for a wonderful trip. I’m planning to make it an annual event!
GM, Executive Coach.

It is difficult to express how this magical trip affected me. I was anxious, unconfident, closed off and somehow judgemental person when I arrived in Peru. From the first day I began my transformation journey and now I am not the same person. I credit these changes to Ruben & Michele who so well organised the trip, all other loving people who supported us during the journey and other fantastic people in our 12 persons group. I only now realised how sceptical I was about the healing qualities of the medicine plants. I have healed and enlightened. For the first time in my life I discovered my spirit, I now feel MYSELF. I finally feel what love and trust is! (I also noticed that a glass I had in my foot for 4 years disaperaed!). I’m also aware that there is more work I need to do and Ruben & Michele are definitely the best guys to do it with. After the experience I only now understood how important is to take part in ceremonies with trusted people. Whatever I go or whatever I do, the experience will always remain in my heart. If everyone in the world would have the opportunity to experience what we did, the world would be a much better place!
Aga, 36 psychotherapist

Blessed with gratitude after attending Ruben’s workshop. I thought the group worked beautifully together, there was a real sense of solidarity amongst us all.

Ruben holds the space with ease. There is nothing pretentious in his teaching, quite the opposite, he is possibly the most down to earth extraordinary person I have ever met.

Love to you both and thank you for the experience


During Reuben’s workshop I felt immense relaxation and openness. It was wonderful to share the experience within a group and with so many nice people, who were equally submerged in light, sound, love and happiness. Reuben’s traditional Peruvian sounds and music created a trusting and magical atmosphere.

Thank you,


Thanks for a wonderful weekend. It feels like such a gift to have been a part of it.

All my love and gratitude for your help as always your a legend and truly fantastic person thanks for being you. Xx

Thank you for your work and Ruben’s this week end. Just a quick note to say that it was totally unexpected to have experienced such a journey, I thoroughly enjoyed such peace, freedom of mind and joy. I am grateful to you.

Gratitude is a wonderful thing but when we feel it is so overwhelmingly beautiful. I am so grateful for all I have in this life and the wonderful inherited ancestry that I have. Thank you for helping me to see the light in all I do and live for.


Thank you and Rubin very much for yesterday’s session, it was really
interesting and the wisdom that Rubin shares is quite extraordinary,
and lovely group of people too.

Many thanks,

Best wishes,


Hi Michele,

Thank you so much for Sunday again. I loved the workshop and will definitely be coming to the next!

Thank you so much! I really appreciate all your work. I am currently working a lot on the structure of my life and the ideas and ideals I have through contemplating. Meeting you has been an eye opening experience and I feel really blessed.

Thank you so very much,



I wanted to say a massive Thank You for your help and time during our sessions. It really has made a huge difference in my day to day life and also the way I think about my future. The band is going great ad we have a new single coming out in a few weeks, I’ll send you one. I have a new outlook, thank you again.


I first visited Michele in July 2016. Having been stuck in a stupendously frustrating situation for more than seven years, I needed some serious help. A few days later, and seemingly out of the blue, the situation resolved itself. It was a miracle, as far as I was concerned. I then looked at my modest, yet bothersome list of stubborn patterns I clung on to for dear life, despite knowing full well that they brought me nothing but constantly diminishing returns.

I plucked out the one that was costing me the most, and bombed it up M25 to Michele’s.
‘It’s got to go,’ I said.
‘Fine,’ said Michele. ‘I’ll do my bit, but then you’ll have to do yours.’
Done & dusted — the intimate relationship I was in at the time dissolved without the usual drama, or regret. Finally, I was free, and not only from this particular relationship, but from every other similar relationship-pattern that came before it. And how do I know this?
I just do.

It was on the strength of these experiences that I decided to join Michele and Ruben’s Jungle Adventure. Having been a strictly independent explorer in the past, I did have my reservations about suddenly becoming part of an organised travel expedition, having to play nicely with other children, act according to (choke) itinerary, and shock horror – make small talk (at least in the UK we can always fall back on the weather idiosyncrasies… in Peru, well, how many times can you say, ‘Es otro día soleado’ without losing the will to live?). As ever, this spoke more about me than anyone else. In reality, Michele and Ruben proved to be the most kindly, generous, knowledgeable, as well as knowing, hosts that I would trust with pretty much all things, including my life. Which, on some crucial level, is exactly what I did, and they were there for me, every time. And as for the rest of our group, suffice to say that heart connections allow precious little room for small talk, but plenty of room for laughter, love and pure, unadulterated joy. So… when do we go back


Olga xx

“A Journey Of A Thousand Miles Begins With A Single Step – Lao Tzu”