Nihue Rao is a very special place. I had drank several times before coming and came at the recommendation of a close friend who had been a number of times in the past few years. I was very impressed with the guidance I received over a three week stay. Calling the icaros amazing would be a large understatement.
The entire experience is an exercise in minimalism. Forcing yourself to be more committed about the food you consume and being more aware of the energies you both give and take was a valuable lesson for me that was nurtured in the protocol of this center.
This center was founded on the basis of providing protection for women which made my wife feel safe during our stay. There are many charlatans in this practice looking to prey on individuals who seek spiritual guidance and this center is the absolute real deal.
The combined experience of this family of shamans, and the tight knit group of facilitators and staff is nothing short of breathtaking. I can not express the level of gratitude that I have for every person who was part of my experience from the security guards, to the children playing, the villagers, the merchants, the workers, and the women from the kitchen. The sense of community and connection that exists at this center is truly a gem that our modern day society has lost sight of.
I will definitely be going back and I have no intention of exploring other centers.