I attended the 9 day retreat at Pisatahua and it was by far one of the best experiences of my life.
We arrived in Riberalta airport and were welcomed by Erik and taken to a nearby hotel that had been pre organised by Pisatahua. The following day we were picked up by Erik, Sasha and the volunteers and taken to lunch then had an hour and a half drive out to the retreat.
The grounds of the retreat were absolutely amazing. The retreat is located right on a lake in the Amazon jungle. The cabins are extremely comfortable with each having comfortable bedding, private bathroom, a hammock and a water dispenser. The schedule for the following 9 days was given to us along with a group meeting with the staff and other participants to introduce and get to know everyone there.
The days include amazing healthy food cooked by their staff and volunteers, yoga, guided medication and optional group activities such as boat rides on the lake and jungle treks through the reserve.
The ceremonies were held every second night starting at 8pm. The ceremonies were held in a large maloka with a perfect group size of around 6 participants and 2-4 caretakers along with the Shaman.
We were called up individually to have our plant medicine Ayahuasca and returned to our own individual mattress spread out nicely in the maloka. Not too long after I felt the medicine working, I was able to have amazing journeys focussing on past and current relationships finding answers I had been looking for about these relationships and of course myself. The ceremonies included powerful and beautiful chanting by the shaman. I felt very comfortable and looked after by the shaman and the facilitators through each ceremony.
We also had an amazing group of like minded participants which made the retreat very unique and fun.
The staff are very approachable, knowledgeable and passionate about their work and the plant medicine. They were always there to talk to for information, advice or just a chat in general.
Overall I had a great experience at Pisatahua and would highly recommend this retreat to anyone looking to participate in plant medicine ceremonies and spend time in the Amazon jungle. I will definitely be heading back to Pisatahua to continue my healing journey.