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Spirit Vine, Itacare, BA, Brazil
Admittedly, this is the first review I feel compelled to leave for fellow travelers on the path, even though I’ve highly benefited from the reviews of others which have been so useful and influential in my decision making. I had researched the benefits of Ayahuasca for almost two decades and finally decided to pull the trigger on a first hand experience as a gift to myself for my 40th birthday. The experience was everything I hoped for and so much more! Of course when embarking on such an endeavor, safety and authenticity are paramount, which is why I scoured the internet and thoroughly scrutinized every facility I could find before finally choosing Spirit Vine. Did you know that not one person has one bad word to say about Spirit Vine on the entirety of the internet? It’s true! And now I truly know the reason why.
Everything about Spirit Vine is a picture perfect vision of beauty and serenity, thanks to its founder, Silvia. Having worked in hospitality myself for over 17 years, I have an eye for detail and a knack for service, but let me tell you that Silvia’s vision exceeds every expectation! There is not a single aspect of your stay that is not well planned out and not one need that is not well cared for and anticipated.
My boyfriend and I traveled together and even before we arrived we were welcomed. Silvia arranged transportation to and from the airport, provided a packing list, traveling tips, information about the surrounding area, and essential safety guidelines. We were greeted by beautiful flowering archways and a spectacularly manicured slice of paradise in the thick of the rainforest. Our bungalow had a gorgeous balcony with an awe-inspiring view, a table and chairs for sitting and writing, a hammock for reading and relaxing, a comfy futon with big fluffy pillows for sitting and just being in amazement. We had a little kitchen nook with a constant supply of fresh drinking water and a little living area for entertaining. Our bedroom was beyond accommodating with a spacious His & Hers closet, a super comfortable bed, a heated towel rack, and air conditioning. The bathroom was magnificent and included a rainforest shower head.
If you’re looking to look inward without sacrificing outward comfort and modern life’s little luxuries, look no further! Spirit Vine has it all!
I don’t have enough good things to say about the people we met there, the staff who worked there, or the workshops and activities created for our benefit. I went there prepared to work and found that every moment of “the work” was a joy. From floating in the pond, to sharing a homegrown organic meal and a laugh or a much-needed cry with new found friends, perusing the magnificent library, enjoying a massage and morning yoga, a trip to the beach, bathing under a waterfall, and soaking in the spectacular beauty of Mother Earth- this is the work of a lifetime!
Silvia, Ti0, and Noor have provided us with the tools to make our everyday better and more fulfilling. Still, we can’t wait to return to Spirit Vine one day soon! You are forever in our hearts a home away from home. Many thanks and a thousand blessings to each of you!