The opportunity to take part in a 9 day Woman’s Ayahuasca retreat came at the perfect time. I was looking for a spiritual and deep experience, and a way to go deeper into many changes in my life.
From the moment I decided to go on this journey, I knew it was the right decision. The cost was completely appropriate and I would go further to say it was inexpensive compared to what I was prepared to spend. The ease of registering, and the level of helpful communication from the Temple was excellent. The care, and concern while registering signified the level of seriousness with which this process requires. The resources that were sent out a head of time, and the opportunity to meet other participants online in advance were excellent and supportive preparation. It also facilitated many of us meeting up in Iquitos and bonding before we even got to the Temple.
While at the Temple, everything that was communicated was exactly as it occurred, so no unexpected surprises. Each day was well organized with what was happening and what to expect. Workshops really helped in working through our experiences, setting intentions, holding space for each other, and learning from our journeys. The food was amazing. The Tambo was the perfect retreat before and after ceremonies. The yoga was an important part of the process and our teacher, Jenna, was really responsive to individual and group feedback. The facilitators were very open and supportive, and did an excellent job guiding us and teaching us. The Maestras were pure magic in the way they worked with my energy and helped with my healing.
It was great to be so far into the jungle and away from every day distractions. There was even a baby horse that was born in the village while we were there!
The post workshop integration guides have been tremendously helpful in continuing with integration. The community that was formed with the other participants bonded us for life, and even two weeks after the retreat, we are still communicating on an almost daily basis. To those who will listen, this was like 10 years of therapy condensed into one 9 day retreat and more helpful than anything else I’ve tried. Even better, I have a community of support now that I could never find in trying to do this work alone.
The level of care, trust, and respect for the ayahuasca journey was tremendous. I was humbled and honored and filled with gratitude to have the opportunity to work with what I felt were “experts”. I would recommend the Temple to anyone who feels called to this work, and I definitely plan to return. Thank you, Temple, for this gift. I can only hope that more people will take advantage of such an opportunity to make their lives more authentic and learn to be of service to themselves and others.