I recently spent time and participated in two ceremonies at DAS. It is the third Ayahuasca retreat center in Peru which I have visited, and , though they have all been good experiences, I was especially impressed with this center. First, it is immaculately built and maintained…..though not in a touristy “Northern” way. Very well crafted, traditional thatched private cabins, beautiful maloca etc., as well as grounds maintained like a botanical garden, make for a very comfortable stay in a very pristine jungle environment. As a vegetarian, I found the meals and care perfect for the situation. They are very accomodating…even adjusting the ceremony schedule around a ticket issue I had.
Percy seems to be a very learned and insightful curandero. Learning from his grandfather from the age of 10, he clearly has absorbed wideranging plant knowledge, both including and outside of
“ the Medicine” . He is able to guide people who are there for intensive dieta, as well as see into the condition of the ceremony participants. The medicine was quite strong…….one of my ceremonies was perhaps the most transcendent realization experience I have had, while the next presented perhaps the most intense challenge I have ever had working with any medicine. But because of complete generosity and insight both during the ceremony( in which I was very uncontrollably disruptive) and patiently helping integrate it the next day, it became a challenge which was actually strengthening in its overcoming.
I highly recommend this center. I also found it quite relatively inexpensive, especially considering its comfort , beauty and care. Glad to correspond with anyone about it.