Calca, Cusco, Perú
I was facing a quarter life crisis. I had just quit my previous two jobs, could not pursue my passion due to an injury, and was depressed because of my addictions. I had been studying yoga and meditation for years, with some progress but I knew I needed help to change my life around and more importantly, understand more about myself and why I am here. I had been researching about ayahuasca, and have been interested for years.
I knew I had to ask for help because I was not finding the answer for myself after years of inquiry. I chose Erik & Nilda to perform the ayahuasca ceremony mostly because of the detailed questionnaire, which showed me they only wanted participants who were ready for the experience. I also liked that they included a recommended diet and psychoanalysis to help digest the experience and bring something home.
As for the ceremony itself, all 3 I can consider some of the most profound experiences of my life. Erik & Nilda were extremely professional, and they had my confidence the whole time that they knew what they were doing. I experienced sorrow, terror, anger, joy and ecstasy during the ceremonies. I saw images that didn’t make much since at the time, but Erik helped me understand better by describing symbolism that explained what I saw. I learned more about myself in 5 days at this retreat than I have my whole life, and for that this experience was priceless.
On top of being professional, Erik & Nilda are both very kind people and it is easy to see they have the purest intention of helping the participants as much as possible with the sacred knowledge they have. I plan on doing another ceremony in the future, and Sapan Inka retreat is the only one I will go to because I can’t see it being done any better.