Quite simply, ECA will provide you with a genuine, well coordinated and considered experience, facilitated with great compassion, in an environment which is highly conducive to healing. This was my first experience with plant medicines and I was very uncertain of what to expect, yet I intuited that ECA would provide the right experience for me and they definitely did. ECA practice exactly what they claim to do. The hosts’ reverence for the medicine, traditions and each participant’s individual journey is very apparent and tangible. It inspired a depth of gratitude which I’m not sure I’ve ever experienced before. Not having any prior exposure to or knowledge of the greater beliefs and traditions surrounding the medicine, or not necessarily sharing in those beliefs, is no barrier to benefiting from the observation of or participation in their practice. Just being welcomed into and witness to the ceremonies generates a great sense of respect and appreciation for the essential things in life. The maloka is thoughtfully and purposefully constructed and a comfortable space to be in.
There is no stifling dogmatism, disciplinary codes or touristic affectations. Your only obligation is to be true in your intent, respectful of those around you and open to accepting what the medicine chooses to bring you. The ECA team work with great commitment to provide a very safe, supportive and comfortable environment to assist you to do so. Based on my experience, I believe their intent is true and their greater vision is worth supporting by participating in their retreats. Many thanks guys for all that you’ve done, all that you’re doing and all that you will do.