Parign Hak is pretty special. The new Ceremony space (grandma’s house) is a loving little, round building filled with transformative nights.
Jessica is a powerful Onanya, and wonderful advisor and interpreter, not only of the meaning of the ceremonies, but of so many languages, human and otherwise.
Victoria, Alberto, and Steve all helped to take care of us and it was so nice to meet and play with the baby Howler Monkey they had adopted.
The jungle near the center is rich, diverse and beautiful and Jessica and the other guide who came with us were both incredibly informative about plants. insects, animals and birds. We saw a lot of beauty, and met a lot of incredible locals who helped and partook in the ceremonies with us.
The entire experience included jungle hot springs, clear river pools, plant education, ancient carved river rocks, local dances and villages, epic views, and more birds and birdsong than I could imagine. I loved it so much, I stayed for ten more days after the retreat to do a plant dieta.
I will return to Parign Hak, and to these people who became family.