Orillas del Río Uchima, Barrio Sacapo, Parroquia San Pedro de Vilcabamba, Loja, Ecuador
I worked with San Pedro and Ayahuasca dozens of times over the past several years throughout Peru. In 2019, I felt called to travel to Equador to attend a 12 day retreat after a friend told me that Casa Del Sol sounded amazing online. This prompted me to research their retreat itinerary. I felt a powerful resonance with the retreat schedule that Casa Del Sol posted on their site. I completed the medical questionnaire and communicated with Belen, (the retreat coordinator) throughout the months leading up to the March 2020 retreat date I chose. Healing was my number 1 focus. My intention was physical healing. Feeling good in my body. Removing energetic blockages, healing past traumas, Creating new thought patterns, and understanding myself on a deeper level. I have a beautiful relationship with the medicines. I was looking forward to working with them in Equador.
Casa Del Sol’s itinerary was beyond perfect. Belen started a WhatsApp group with all of the guests shortly before the retreat started. This was extremely helpful. Belen greeted me upon my arrival to Casa Del Sol. Afterwards Ximena sat down with me and went over my intentions and my reason for coming to the retreat. I felt cared for and safe right away.
Physical activity combined with the ceremonies was very important to me. Hiking and healing in nature was incorporated into everything. This was amazing and wonderfully healing.
The Kambo before the Ayahuasca was the best combination for me. The Tezmacals were absolutely incredible. Santiago and Ximena were the best guides I could have asked for. They were professional, caring, and extremely well- trained in assisting all of the guests. I received beautiful healing during my 12 day stay. Major shifts in my energetic body incurred after my stay. I will especially never forget this iconic visit because it happened right before the borders closed during the pandemic , and my trip to this beautiful village was extended. I am grateful I found Casa Del Sol. I will return again and again. Integration has been a beautiful experience. Ximena, Belen, and Santiago created a group for integration support that provided any and all assistance needed for integrating after the retreat ended.
This retreat had it all- An absolutely amazing staff, a well thought out and meticulous itinerary- geared towards the highest healing for all of us. This was a truly life changing experience. I would give Casa Del Sol 10 stars if I could.