Orillas del Río Uchima, Barrio Sacapo, Parroquia San Pedro de Vilcabamba, Loja, Ecuador
I’ve been going to see Santiago and his powerful medicine work since 2015 when I 1st met him.
The 2nd San Pedro ceremony we had, he changed something inside of me.
The next morning after I woke up and started crying b/c I could feel this deep inner shift.
It’s hard to put it into words, but the best way to describe it is he removed whatever blockages there were around my heart.
I could feel emotions, people, nature & everything else a lot more now.
It was as if he took my heart and polished it new.
From this experience, I was able to re-connect with myself and my life-purpose.
This lead me down the path of becoming a men’s life coach helping others.
It has been a career filled with more fufillment and joy. Something that feels in alignment with my values and soul.
In 2016, I came back to see Santiago again and brought my brother with me as well to sit in his ceremonies. These were transformative and helped steer me further on my path.
The songs and the way Santiago conducts the ceremonies is like no other. It’s impossible to be in them and not feel like you are growing and healing as a person.
In 2018, I wanted to start co-leading retreats with Santiago & Ximena. And so I brought 10-clients and we did 3-separate retreats.
Casa Del Sol was the perfect place for new beginners to start working with these medicines.
The groups are small – not big like other retreats so it’s an intimate setting where everyone is taken care of.
The retreat is situated in the beautiful green mountains with clear blue skies and a quiet river running which helps to fall asleep.
There are zero distractions around and this space allows you to go inwards and reflect.
The cabins are brand new and clean.
The food and meals were both delicious and healthy. Ay que rico!
The ceremonies that were lead by both Ximena & Santiago were probably my favorite.
You get to witness both the divine masculine and feminine working in duo, in harmony and balance.
Co-creating magic and healing together. This is rare in the medicine world where two beautiful & powerful souls are merging as one.
Bc Ximena & Santiago both speak perfect English, I was able to learn so much more about the medicines, the traditions and the meanings behind them.
They also have such big hearts and you can speak to them about whatever and they will be gentle, supportive guides.
Santiago’s traditions are not new age – they are steeped in deep traditional roots from both South & North American native traditions & brotherhoods.
This is one of the reason’s I choose to go back every year to learn from him. He’s had so much training and experience from many tribes. I trust him completely.
Also, this was the 1st time I got to meet Ximena and it was an absolute blessing to be with her. We had many interesting conversations. She shares her wisdom and path which has helped me grow and expand even more.
I would absolutely recommend Casa Del Sol to anyone on the medicine path.
The fact that I’ve gone back for the last 3-years, as well as brought my own brother and clients should demonstrate that this place runs with love and integrity.
You will walk away with more clarity in your life.
Feeling more connected to yourself, your life purpose, mission & vision.
You will improve your relationships with others and perspective on the world.
You will also have a chance to heal deep trauma’s and wounds that you have been carrying since childhood.
It was an honor to not only experience this myself, but watch other men go on this same journey of healing & transformation as well.
Thank you Santiago & Ximena for everything. I will see you in 2019 🙂
I was in Vilcabamba a few months ago and had the pleasure of drinking with Steve & Hana. What a beautiful, gentle couple. They took care of us and opened the ceremony with sage smudging.
The medicine went down fine and wasn’t too harsh. The space they hold is safe and quiet. Nestled in the beautiful mountains with little noise or distractions. Just mother nature and the medicine to communicate with.
At night, they made delicious soup and tea. Had a card reading as well and my ArchAngel is Hainiel (Sensitivity) which is very accurate for me 😉
The bed was super comfy, warm and right out side under the stars. What a beautiful way to end the ceremony.
Steve is also a mentor from the ManKind Project and former counselor – so if you do run into any emotional stuff during your ceremony, you can rest assured that a professionally trained person can assist you. That’s def a HUGE plus.
thanks again guys & much love.
I hope to bring other men to this place next year as part of my private retreats.