Iquitos and Sacred Valley in Peru
This was my first retreat. I did lots of research before finding this place and so glad I did. Whether you decide to do the mountains or the jungle, you’re in good hands. After this retreat, we are definitely going back and will do the jungle next time.
The facility itself is beautiful, and the staff is so wonderful and attentive.
I won’t go into specifics about my journey itself as everyone has such a personal and different experience. I will say that the medicine itself shows you what you need, not what you want. Some nights were difficult and I doubted myself, but I followed the Shaman’s and facilitators’ advice: I kept going and I trusted the medicine. Once you’ve had time to process, you understand that it was working the whole time and that all that change was necessary.
The other travelers I met were wonderful, the excursions were great and the tour guides were very knowledgeable. The food was delicious and I’m so happy I got to share this experience with a loved one. There was also plenty to do, so we were never bored.
A few tips:
1. Get comfortable with being uncomfortable. It may not always be a walk in the park but you will come out a stronger, better person.
2. Let go and TRUST the medicine. This was my mistake. I got scared and started doubting and wanted to give up. It wasn’t until I was out in the clear that I understood why everything happened the way it did. I’m a much better person for it.
3. DO THE SAPO!!! By far, the highlight of the whole experience. I wasn’t going to do it at first, but was talked into it last minute. SO GLAD WE DID.