Via a Llayzhatan Bajo, Ecuador
It has been a number of months since my trip to Gaia Sagrada. I made the decision to go as I had exhausted all other options. Ordinarily I would be quite cautious about such retreats so I came with a fair amount of uncertainty about it all. What I experienced there was an amazing experience, not an easy one for me by any means but one which I would never undo.
At Gaia I found a group of people ready and willing to provide love and a huge amount of support for my journey.
Christine who was present throughout all the ceremonies. I was so grateful to have her there. Some of the ceremonies were a challenge for me but having her there meant I got through the hard times by just feeling reassured and safe by her presence. All of the shamans were amazing. Salvador and his wife and Santiago. Having had no prior experience of plant medicine and having read negative stories online I felt confident in their ability and their intentions toward the group were nothing but full of warmth and sincerity. The amount of energy they put into the ceremonies is tremendous. I am very privileged to have met them and also very grateful for Christine and the shamans to have come to together at Gaia to provide people with such an experience.
Not to be forgotten are the volunteers. Whether they were assisting in the ceremonies, cooking delicious food in the kitchen, tending to the beautiful grounds at Gaia or simply sitting having a chat. Amazing generosity and support from all of them. thank you!
Lastly the place itself is a little bubble of calm on the side of a hill top. The accommodation is modern, very comfortable and well maintained. There are a variety of spaces on the grounds from which one can choose to sit, chat, meditate, practice yoga or just be. Its hard to leave.
Overall I couldn’t have asked for more from this place I am very thankful for this place and experience. I will be forever grateful.