I did the retreat in july 2019 with Wara as the healer.
First of all, the site in itself is incredible : you are in the jungle and next to a lake, you are surrounded by the noises of the animals and the insects… you can access the lake by its dock and watch amazing sunsets every day…
This is therefore the perfect place to relax, meditate, journal and adopt the right mood for the ceremonies.
I stayed in one of the 2 person cabins. The cabin was very confortable and clean, with a hamac and a beautifull view on the lake.
All the facilities are confy and cosy in general, including the temple. Everything is made to be ecofriendly.
Also, Eric and Sacha are available if you need anything during the retreat (laundry, supplies…)
As for the program, the 9 days on site were actually quite busy (in a good way) between all the ceremonies planned by wara (there are not only the ceremonies of ayahuasca but other ceremonies during the day), the daily yoga and meditation classes given by Sarah (the assistant during the retreat), the short hikes that you can do, the naps, the moments with yourself for thinking and journaling, the meals and convivial moments with the group, the boat ride on the lake, the tree planting…
Day after day, you built a strong feeling of gratitude and go deeper in the healing process. In the end of the retreat, you can really feel that have achieved something important for yourself and that you have learned a lot from this experience.
This retreat was for sure one of the strongest experience of my life.
Wara was a great shaman. She guided us though this healing journey with a lot of wisdom and generosity.
I can only strongly recommand to do this retreat. I would do it again.
It is much more that only doing ayahuasca ceremonies.
Finally, the Pisatahua NGO is doing a great job by offering this retreat with respect for the local community, the nature, the indigenous knowledge of the plants medecine and the indigenous traditions.
By choosing Pisatahua for doing the retreat, you also choose an organization that aims in having a positive social impact and works for the protection of the environment.