Iquitos and Urubamba in Peru
I just returned home from my second trip to Arkana in Peru. My first visit was in November 2018 when I spent one week in the Sacred Valley followed by one week in the Amazon. My recent trip was spent in the Sacred Valley for one week in March 2019. I don’t know how to begin to describe my love and gratitude for the Arkana family and the sacred spaces they have created for the healing and transformation of others and in service to Mother Ayahuasca. The shamans, facilitators, and staff at each location are all highly competent and gifted and have mastered the art of holding sacred space for others with compassion and grace. The shamans and facilitators are all very generous of their attention, acceptance, love, wisdom, and creative talent. They supported my deep healing with the utmost love and care. My chronic asthma was healed in the jungle. My heart was opened and my capacity to love myself and others grew tremendously. My power, strength, and courage to be a source of light, love, and healing in this world were born in the arms of Ayahuasca.
I found the Sacred Valley center to be strongly feminine and the Amazon center to be strongly masculine. The balance and harmony created by visiting both in a single trip was noticeable. The Amazon is rustic with far fewer creature comforts than the Sacred Valley, which feels like a 4-star hotel comparatively, but some of my deepest healing happened in the jungle. They get right down to business when it comes to healing in the jungle. The bugs and heat become an afterthought. The food in each location was delicious, the music and singing was remarkable, and the willingness from staff to assist in all matters was exceptional.
I have felt more unconditional love at Arkana than I have in most relationships in my life. I look forward to visiting again in the future and keeping in touch with the people I formed strong bonds with on the journey. Aho!