A secluded cozy place in the mountains of Medellin. A truly beautiful team of committed and loving people to guide, explain and prepare for the retreats. Authentic healers with decades of experience and an absolute fantastic cook. Absolutely recommendable for all of those playing with the idea, of trying Ayahuasca, or Yagé as it is called in Colombia.
A first encounter with Yagé might be very challenging, physically and mentally, to really get through this I think the guidance of the people running the place was absolutely essential, be it through long talks over a campfire, or be it through just holding you up, when you cannot stand anymore.
What struck me the most, was the reverence with which nature, medicines and water are treated. What at first appears unusual, soon develops into a sense of sacredness, that the guys at ECA don’t get tired to elaborate. The whole approach changes from the idea of a psychedelic trip to an idea of getting to know a spirit, the spirit of Yagé or Wachuma. In this sense I was pleasantly surprised to have gotten much more out of the trip than previously expected.
I came to meet the Shamans, and met the gods.