Via a Llayzhatan Bajo, Ecuador
Everything about my seven days at Gaia Sagrada exceeded my expectations…everything. The ceremonies were very well planned and expertly-led, which created a safe space to really go deep into the experience of the medicines. The Shamans, Salvador and Amalia, were really great at leading these powerfully healing and transformative gatherings. Thanks to them, I left the retreat having gotten more than I expected and exactly what I needed. The staff and work exchangers, without exception, were friendly and helpful in so many different ways. The entire experience was infused with their positive energy, compassion, and commitment to our healing. I am not a vegan or vegetarian, but I have to say that the food, thanks to Carol, was really terrific. The accommodations were not exactly posh, but they were certainly more than adequate. One thing that I definitely did not expect was how closely I would bond with the others in my group of 30 and with certain members of the staff. A big part of the experience was the sense of loving community, and an awareness of how much of the healing that happened here came through this sense of interconnectedness. Finally, I have to express my deep appreciation for Christine, whose vision created this wonderful place. My only regret is that I didn’t stay for the entire 12-day experience, but now I know what to do when I return.