!!!DANGER!!! READ THIS BEFORE GOING: Everyone rating this place 5 stars works or lives at the retreat. The shaman Mikis is a very scary human being who is a master manipulator, slapping his assistants, onnly referring to women as “pussy” (literally, I’m not exaggerating), as well as using deep psychological tactics to get you to do what he wants you to do, and even writing letters to your family members in your “voice” to their family and then asking them for permission to send the letters (that he wrote) dismissing them or sometimes disowning them. This place likely causes deep trauma for people. I dearly wanted this to be a special experience for people, and sometimes people can leave gaining value from the experience, but not through an enjoyable experience, but rather growth through struggle and challenge. I cannot tell you what to do or not to do, but I strongly advise you consider your mental health and safety before deciding on attending this retreat.