This was my first time taking the medicine and I only came to TOTWOL for the 9-day Integration Workshop because someone I highly trust recommended it highly. I was not disappointed, and you can stop reading at this point as everything else I’m going to say simply elaborates on this.
Nobody comes to the jungle to drink ayahuasca unless they’ve got some stuff to deal with. There’s a thousand ways it can go wrong, so I was balancing being open to the process with keeping my eyes peeled for red flags. There were none. Don’t get me wrong, there were some dicey events where some members of our 20+ group dealt with any number of issues that arose in person, in group, in the ceremonies, etc. but the healers and facilitators dealt with it in the most gentle and professional manner.
And then there’s Tanya.
There’s a 1000-watt head and heart in that woman and I was inspired by the way she gave her all to each member of the group, including myself. You know when somebody looks at you and you can tell that they really see you? She does.
The facilities, the amenities, the program, the healers, the medicine itself, all fitting to the task. I feel like I got what I came for, and believe most of my cohorts did as well. Some of the toughest nuts were cracked, and while I know my journey has an individual trajectory I was amazed by the diversity, thoughtfulness and intelligence of the others in my group and the loving dynamic within.
I may come back. Not sure. Too early. But I did recommend wholeheartedly to those with whom I can discuss.
I recommend to you too.