Calca, Cusco, Perú
My experience at Sapan Inka retreat was truly profound and incredible. This was my first time doing ayahuasca.
Firstly, Erik and Nilda are such incredibly genuine and warm people, you will feel the love the moment you meet them.
The setting is perfect. The surrounding area is very scenic.The retreat home is comfortable and has all the amenities you could ever need. The rooms are super comfortable and have their own bathroom/shower. The food is also delicious.
Erik spends time talking to you before the ceremonies so you feel prepared and you can ask any questions. He makes you feel relaxed and ready to step into the unknown.
The ceremony is in the temple in the upstairs of the house. It is an extremely good setting. Our ceremony was very intimate as it was only me and my 2 friends. I felt very comfortable in the temple. The songs Erik and Nilda sing are beautiful, and they always come at the perfect time during your trip. I really liked the fact that they ceremony was only 2-3 hours, and then you can retreat to your room to continue your work with the medicine(you can stay in the temple if you wish).This felt like the perfect amount of time.
The day after the ceremony, Erik talks with you to discuss your experience and offers his insight and wisdom. I found this to be so important as it helped me gain a fresh perspective on what I experienced, and led to some very important lessons learnt.
On the last day we did San Pedro and went for a walk into nature for a few hours. This was truly the cherry on the top. The hours spent reflecting and meditating were blissful. If you have the chance, I highly recommend doing both ayahuasca(I did 2 ceremonies) and San Pedro.
This was easily one of the best 5 days of my life. I thank Erik and Nilda so much for the experience they facilitated. I cant recommend this retreat enough. I really hope to be back one day.
Erik and Nilda thanks again, you will always have a place in my heart. All the best!