Fireteam Alpha - Veterans of War’s first cohort
April 1st, 2020 - August 12th, 2020
April 1st, 2020, Fireteam Alpha’s four veteran members will begin coaching classes on a bi-weekly basis designed to prepare them for an intense, 10 day workshop working through trauma with the help of Mother Ayahuasca that ends just prior to departure for Peru in the final week before the workshop in May.
Following their coaching, Fireteam Alpha will travel to the Amazonian city of Iquitos, Peru departing Wednesday, May 20th from their homes of record in order to arrive as a unit on Thursday, May 21st to commence work.
The team will be picked up by VoW and Dawn of Eden staff at the airport in Iquitos and shuttled to our workshop support center, The Dawn of Eden, located in the city itself, 15 minutes from a fully-staffed hospital.
Fireteam Alpha will get the opportunity to offload gear, get some food, rest, and prepare for the official start of the workshop the following day.
Fireteam Alpha members will have the opportunity to participate in 4 ayahuasca ceremonies during their stay: the first scheduled on the Friday after arrival, then with subsequent ceremonies on the following Monday, Wednesday, and finally Friday of the next week to close out the workshop.
Dawn of Eden will have a certified medical nurse or fully licensed doctor on hand for all ceremonies and aftercare should medical attention be necessary. VoW will be present along with the unit’s coach in order to facilitate and aid where appropriate.
Fireteam Alpha members will share two, two-person suites, each with electricity, a private bathroom, wifi, and AC. VoW staff and coaches will stay in an adjacent unit. The compound itself will be open from 10am to 10pm daily. Fireteam Alpha is expected to be accountable and accessible during those times unless cleared by VoW staff.
Food, lodging, and the workshop costs are all covered by VoW. Side excursions such as trips to visit the Amazonian Tribes, group yoga sessions, trips to the Belen Market, souvenirs, or any special needs are the individual responsibility of Fireteam Alpha members themselves and should be planned for. While mosquitos have not been much of a problem in the past at the Dawn of Eden compound, we must remember that we are directly adjacent to the Amazon Rainforest; it is hot, and there definitely are bugs. Sunscreen and bug-repellent are encouraged to be brought.
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner will be available at provided times for the duration of Fireteam Alpha’s stay; outside food options are also available for those that wish to pay for them. Dawn of Eden has an amazing Civicheria on-site! Fireteams Alpha’s safety, cleanliness, and comfort through an uncomfortable process are a priority, within reason.
Remember that Iquitos is a city that can only be reached by boat or plane. Though it is a thriving jungle-city of roughly 400,000 people, it is very much on a strange island of people in the middle of a rainforest. Prepare for your trip accordingly!
Fireteam Alpha will depart Dawn of Eden Sunday, May 31st, 2020 arriving at their homes of record the following day.
Integration classes hosted by VoW and our coaches start the following Wednesday, June 3rd and continue bi-weekly until August 12th, 2020. Veterans of War is committed to providing quality support and integration coaching to solidify positive outcomes.
At the conclusion of our program, VoW pairs Fireteam Alpha members with a veteran-mentor dedicated to their continued growth and support then we add each member to the Alumni Contact Page to remain a support for as long as is needed.