As someone who had already experienced San Pedro several times before in Peru, it was my first time experiencing the medicine in Ecuador. Having looked up a few retreats, I had to finally go with my gut instinct and trust that the medicine would lead me to the right person or retreat. And I’m glad it was at Steve & Samay’s beautiful new place that they’d just moved into.
The property is located in a lovely spot between two beautiful mountain views, each with their own unique energy and the medicine is just as good and powerful. While the real work is with the medicine itself, Steve is all ears if one needs guidance during the process or even afterwards and keeps it simple. Samay’s cooking is awesome and even her general sense of humor shines through when she’s about the property.
They make a good team and it always helps to have not one but two people’s energy to bounce off of.
Overall, I’m blessed to have experienced the medicine with them and look forward to working with them next year as well. One word of advice for those who are experiencing this medicine for the first time: As with everything, healing is also a process and it takes time. Its not about finding the right answer but a series of answers that are revealed over the course of a few sessions. If you do plan to work with Steve, try working over a few sessions (1-2 weeks atleast). San Pedro will be more rewarding and your journey, more fulfilling.