Via a Llayzhatan Bajo, Ecuador
If you are reading this, then I am going to go ahead and assume that aya is calling to you. This means that you should just go ahead and plan your journey, and even if you don’t choose Gaia Sagrada, you should definitely choose to experience ayahuasca somewhere. So: why Gaia Sagrada?
1) You will be taken care of in the utmost way. You will be safe, feel loved all the way around, and it’s not just a hippie fest. Jerry will look after all the logistics and there will be plenty of interesting, nurturing helpers to see you through every aspect of your journey. The level of love, care, and non-judgement I experienced here was unprecedented by anything else in my life. I received more nurturing here in two weeks than I probably got in my entire childhood.
2) The Shamans! I foolishly believed I was going down to Ecuador to drink plant medicine in a circle with some other people, and that was about it. What I didn’t realize was that there were humans so full of wisdom (thousands of years worth) and giving and sharing that were going to impart all of their knowledge upon me. The ceremonies held just as much weight as the medicine, for me. My undying gratitude goes to Salvador, Paulina, Sofia, and Christine for all that they give. In my opinion, the Shamans alone are worth the trip.
3) Gaia is very easy to get to, the altitude is high enough to avoid some of the drama of the jungle, and it is a very comfortable place to stay. There will be people there to cook for you, do your laundry, and help you adjust to altitude. There is wi-fi if you need to stay connected, and some cool critters to lighten your mood if you have some rough going along the way.
Don’t be afraid of aya- she will give you exactly what you need- and Gaia Sagrada will help facilitate this the entire way. We will be back.