Calca, Cusco, Perú
After much research and one attempt at contacting another retreat center, I kept returning to Erik and Nilda. I was a bit nervous, having never participated in an ayahuasca ceremony before. My fears were allayed upon entrance to the retreat center. The warm, calm, and loving energy is readily apparent the moment you step through the front gate into the beautiful courtyard.
At no point in this journey did I ever feel unsafe or uncared for. I shared a room with another woman, who has since become a kindred, and will likely be the rest of my days! The home is beautiful and comfortable. The food was wonderful. The setting is pure magic. I am glad I chose the Sacred Valley for this experience.
It is the biggest medicine I have ever worked with. I think I will be processing this experience all the days of my life. Erik’s integrative approach really jived with me. All participants are interviewed upon arrival and post ceremony, which I think helped clarify my intentions and gave me tools to work with post retreat.
Should I ever choose to work with the medicine again, I would return to Sapan Inka. Erik, Nilda, and Toby are truly wonderful beings and I am forever grateful to have shared this profound experience with them!