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Spirit Vine, Itacare, BA, Brazil
I came on this retreat with the intention of learning more about myself, my mental obstacles, and my path to greater peace and happiness. I couldn’t imagine a better setting in which to explore such topics of personal growth. Thanks to the guidance of Sylvia and Ti-O, the entire retreat was perfectly structured to incorporate therapeutic group workshops on topics such as childhood regression, the shadow, and other forms of healing to beautifully compliment the experience of drinking the Ayahuasca tea and help us to derive meaning and gain a deeper understanding of our individual experiences. I came to this retreat alone, but I never felt alone since our intimate and diverse group of 16 people of all ages and from all over the world connected almost instantaneously in this setting and it was beautiful to gain such a supportive and fun group of new friends.
During the day we enjoyed having meals together, but also had the flexibility to go to waterfalls or beaches if we chose to before reconvening for group workshops or the ceremonies. There was also the option to get massages at the retreat center on days of ceremonies to really prepare your body and they felt amazing. The yoga classes were gentle and exactly what my body needed. I also loved the optional art sessions we would have after breakfast on certain days. I hadn’t painted in over 10 years, but it was so fun to get in touch with my creative side and it felt so fun and relaxing.
The retreat center in and of itself is an incredibly healing place to be. The bungalows are beautiful and clean, with amazing rainfall showers, and gorgeous views of the lush surroundings. The dining area is a beautiful veranda with a large dining table for everyone to sit at. The ceremony room is a beautiful circular building enclosed partially by screens so you can hear all the beautiful sounds of the jungle. And the best part of the entire retreat center, in my opinion, is the gorgeous pond where we spent many hours floating around and basking in the beauty of nature.
All in all, I can’t say enough great things about this retreat and I cannot wait to come back. It was extremely hard to leave, but I’m so grateful I stayed in the town of Itacaré a few nights following the retreat as did most of the others. It was a very magical experience and I would recommend it to anyone interested in delving deeper into spirituality and healing your self.