Executive Ayahuasca Retreats
We offer a specialised service developed for leaders and business executives. It is our belief and experience that the plant medicines we use (Ayahuasca, San Pedro, Cacao, Coca, Kambo) provide a consciousness expanding experience that provides both inspiration, deeper levels of understanding (personal, team dynamics and the world at large) and therefore is a valuable tool for both personal and business growth and success.
Davids Story and Experience
Our founder, David Walton has a background in the corporate world. David worked at senior levels of many blue chip companies and has been a Director of an AIM and Nasdaq registered company.
David was the Bid Director for BT and won the new accommodation project for GCHQ, a contract valued at £1.5 billion. When only 30 he delivered the Morecambe Bay, Phase I Stage II, Field Control and Communications systems, both on time and to budget. He received a letter of commendation from the then MD of British Gas Production & Supply, Sir James McHugh.
Otto Scharmer’s ‘Theory U – Leading from the future as it emerges’
David understands the issues and stresses working at senior levels can produce and is an advocate of Otto Scharmer’s ‘Theory U – Leading from the future as it emerges (2009)’.
Scharmer, a senior lecturer at Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) Sloan School of Management researched 1,400 companies on the US Fortune 500. He was looking for companies where the financial performance had been mediocre for many years. He wanted companies that had been performing significantly below their market average, then within a year to out-perform their market average by a factor of 3:1. He found 11 companies where there had been such significant and beneficial change, how?
The Board of Directors of the 11 companies Scharmer investigated had taken on a new director and this new director had changed how their boards communicated. No longer the fiefdoms of structure; now co-operation and collaboration were used to create change for the benefit of all. These companies reaped massive rewards. What was the difference? Their level of listening.
David believes his businesses successes were a direct result of what Scharmer discovered albeit he had no idea at the time. He also believes that the plant medicines provide a short-cut to what Scharmer describes as listening at Level 4.
Munay Medicine can help directors and executives naturally discover the leadership abilities Scharmer uncovered.
Munay Medicines Approach
What is vitally important is how people who have no experience of plant medicines such as Ayahuasca and San Pedro, are introduced and counselled both before and after the experience.
Here David is unique as Munay Medicine does not follow the traditional shaman approach. There is no ritual dancing and singing, no snake rattles feathers and smoke blowing. There is an introduction to the science through discussion and presentations. Munay Medicine sets the scene and provides the inner state for proper and meaningful discussion to enable teams to develop in a way not possible through conventional team building.
This is done with initially small doses of medicine and building the dose depending on an individual’s ability to integrate. Client wellbeing is a fundamental aspect to the services Munay Medicine provides.
All executive retreats are designed around clients individual / company needs, so if you are interested please e-mail [email protected]