Iquitos and Urubamba in Peru
Ayahuasca at Arkana changed my life!
From the moment I stepped off the boat I felt an instant connection to the land and the people. We were greeted by young girls dancing shoeless while drums were being beaten and a flute was blown in the background.
Our facilitator greeted us with the biggest smile and warm hello, followed by a refreshing juice.
He then proceeded to lead us around the facilities and if first impressions count, these guys know how to work it!
First of all the place is immaculate, with in house cleaners doing everything from changing the bed sheets daily to cleaning the bathrooms and even doing your washing upon request.
There is an unlimited supply of fresh fruit and tea in the kitchen.
Meals are super healthy yet ridiculously tasty whilst following the Ayahuasca dieta and everything is laid out in buffet style so you can virtually help yourself to as much or as little as you want.
Everyone is lovely and the atmosphere is one of unconditional love and acceptance!
Then there are the ceremonies themselves. WOW.
With the 30+ years of experience coming from Maestro Justina herself (not to mention the other 3 shamans we were lucky enough to have) the space was filled with potent knowledge and wisdom handed down over thousands of years through the Shipibo lineage.
Combining that wisdom with our highly trained facilitators there was an underlying sense of peace and contentment, knowing we were in good hands allowed us to surrender into the safe container.
A short review wont do my visit any justice and I need not write about my own personal experience or you would be here for days trying to read it all.
But I want to finish with this.
I left Arkana Spiritual Centre a changed man. Lighter, more refreshed, relaxed, clear headed and with a deep sense of connectedness to myself and nature. I was literally vibrating on the way out.
As I write this almost 3 months I can testify that the experience has had a profound effect on my state of being.
There are many places offering Ayahuasca ceremonies but Id be shocked if anyone could put together the same kind of experience as Arkana.
From the Shamans to the sheets, EVERYTHING was perfect.
If you’re feeling the call, do it!
Thank you Arkana, you changed my life.