Orillas del Río Uchima, Barrio Sacapo, Parroquia San Pedro de Vilcabamba, Loja, Ecuador
Amazing. Rare.Transformative. A beautiful expression of ceremonies, prayers, healing, and connectedness. Situated in one of the most beautiful settings one could imagine themselves in. Vilcabamba was the final standing grounds of the Incas, also known for it’s Vilca tree, for which Vilcabamba was named after, a plant who’s bean-like pods are said to take you to the stars and back. Add to this, mountains, rivers, lush valleys, waterfalls, birds, relaxed local beauty and you have located Casa Del Sol.
The medicine ceremonies were powerful, healing, very personal and rooted deeply in the ancient traditions of the high Andes. You will learn a lot and return to yourself the lost knowledge of what these scared traditions teach. I have had the fortunate opportunity over the years to experience other medicine retreats, from Peru to Ecuador, and this one is truly special and something you can’t put in into monetary terms or comparisons. You really should be asking yourself when you can go, not if, and I say that sincerely and without reservation.
Santiago and Ximena hold beautiful ceremonies that you won’t soon forget, to try to put it into words would only take away. They are experienced shamans, holding to a long and powerful lineage of ancient shamanic traditions and customs. They are caring, compassionate wonderful medicine people, they are also husband and wife with four beautiful adoring children. The eldest son Mateo, initiated and working alongside in support. Santiago and Ximena have received some of the highest initiations in relation to this work. Very few people will ever have a chance to experience a retreat like this, so all I can say is follow your heart, you’ll be glad you did.
-In joy, healing & gratitude. -Imad