This was my first trip to an ayahuasca retreat. This place was so much more than I’d expected. First, the place is safe. I have never been as vulnerable in my life and the staff and shaman there were the perfect place to open up like that. I’d also say that I would feel 100% comfortable recommending this to women. One of the core principals that Nihue Rao functions under is that ALL pasajeros are treated with the respect and care that you would expect from a spiritual center. The facilities are clean and well tended. The maloka is absolutely beautiful. The facilitators are genuine and completely invested in helping you to have a healthy and productive experience. During the ceremonies I kept getting the big picture of the level of service they were providing to humanity. I went in expecting a shaman in the ceremonies. We had a minimum of 6. I didn’t really understand how powerful the icaros are. When these people start working on you, you know it. I can’t tell you how or why, but these folks are the real deal. I guess the best testimony I heard was from several people who had gone to other centers. In their own way, they all said that they had experienced powerful things before but that this place was in a league of it’s own.