I recently attended a 12 day workshop at the Temple. I have nothing but good things to say about it. The facilitators were awesome. They were kind, professional, and always available to offer their wisdom or guidance whenever it was needed. The maestros and maestras were amazing. They were full of compassion, yet were still immensely powerful in ceremony. The facilities were great. The maloka was large and beautiful, the sleeping huts were spacious, and the entirety of the grounds were gorgeous and well kept. And the food was amazing!
I went to the Temple to address some serious and chronic issues with depression and anxiety. After three ceremonies, the depression was gone. After three more, the anxiety was gone. And I don’t mean something cliche or trivial like “it showed me that I had the power to overcome them all along.” Nope. Ayahuasca straight up eradicated those issues and gave me the power to move forward in my life. I’ve also suffered from debilitating tension headaches for years. Since the retreat, I haven’t had a single headache, and the constant throbbing in the areas where I would get them is gone. Overall I feel so much better mentally, physically, and emotionally. I was in a very bad place before I went to the Temple and going there was something of a last resort. Luckily, I got everything I asked for and so much more.
I want to be clear that ayahuasca can be very difficult and it is not a panacea. It has the power to offer immense healing, but you must be willing to meet with it halfway, and when the workshop is over, the rest of the work begins. Fortunately, the Temple offers plenty of resources for how to move forward with your life and your work, and the friends I met while on the retreat have been absolutely amazing. I know I can turn to them whenever I need them.
I did a LOT of research before choosing which center I would go to. Overall, the Temple seemed like one of the safest, most professional, and most reputable centers out there. After going there firsthand, those suspicions were confirmed. Going on this retreat was easily one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.