Hands down, the best thing I’ve ever done for myself. I’m struggling to put into words how tremendous my experience was. The amount of care and love that has been put into the Rainforest Healing Center is so beautiful and overwhelming. The people who work at the center have the biggest hearts and truly make you feel like you’re home and safe while you’re working through everything.
Ayahuasca is a tremendous experience by itself, but RHC made it even more amazing. First, the shamans – Olinda and Esteban. Throughout each ceremony, they spend 20-30 minutes on each person – singing to them and working on their stomach to release anything we’ve held on there. In my first ceremony when Olinda was working on my stomach I started crying and she released something I’d been holding on there. The next day I was so light and joyous. They are true magic and they always know exactly what you need. Kristina, who runs the center and administers Kambo, is such an amazing person, great to talk to and knows her stuff when it comes to frog poison! If you’re thinking about doing Kambo you should do it. It’s the most intense experience you’ll probably ever have and it sucks (but only for about 20 minutes), but after that you feel so clean and fantastic. The amazing facilitators, Freddie and Nelson. Wow, I wouldn’t have made it through the week without them. They help set intentions before the ceremonies and really work through to the root of your issues. During the ceremonies they help you with whatever you need – walking to the bathroom, emotional support, whatever. And after the ceremonies they help you make sense of everything that happened. They are so sweet and caring and they’ve changed my life.
Few more things: private/secluded tambos (jungle bungalows), amazing food, small group (too many people in a ceremony can be a lot of energy running around, so the small 8-person group is perfect!), I made life-long friends here, this experience changed my life.
I found so much here and couldn’t recommend RHC more to anyone who’s thinking of going. I found my heart here.