Via a Llayzhatan Bajo, Ecuador
My partner and I attended the 12 Day retreat in October 2018. The retreat consisted of 2 Ayahuasca, 2 San Pedro and 1 Sweat Lodge ceremony. We were first timers in the use of these amazing plant medicines. The process of selecting the right retreat centre began over 6 months prior. I researched it to death on google, social media (you tube) and Blogs – in fact, at Aya advisors is was where I came across Gaia Sagrada . We wanted to this first experience to be safe, reliable and more importantly in English. The Gaia Sagrada won out because of excellent reviews from past participants and the fact they had English Speaking genuine govt. approved Shamans. I checked out their website, i and shaman experience before making the decision.
In summary – I cannot reccomend them more highly. It was THE MOST AMAZING EXPERIENCE of my life and if you are a FIRST TIMER like us, I would very highly recommend that GAIA SAGRADA be your first experience.
The location is magical – on a mountain just outside Cuenca, Equador. We were upgraded to an apartment (Thank You Jerry) during the stay. It was spacious, clean and had an attached separate bathroom and shower. The food was outstanding – i never knew vegetarian (a special thank you to all the volunteers in the kitchen who make this happen) could taste so good. We even had a Mexican food night – WOW.
The Shamans (Salvador – you are AMAZING and a very special man), Amaliya (you are just as amazing too). I will never forget the Icaros (songs) you guys sang during the ceremonies. Your voices were magical. I still remember them. To all you first timers and those who have experienced it elsewhere, I can guarantee you that Gaia Sagrada is not to be missed.
We were in a group of 28 but felt we were treated with individual care and love during and after the ceremonies – supported by an army of volunteers on this spiritual journey.
Christine, thank you for creating this amazing space (a bubble of love, caring and sharing) to heal and grow spiritually in an open and amazing environment. Your vision and passion has created this sanctuary for us to grow. Jerry (the manager), you are an amazing person doing some really good work in making sure Gaia Sagrad grows and function without a hitch.
PLEASE GO TO GAI SAGRADA if you want a profound, safe and meaning experience. We did. We are planning to go back again and again.