I finished my retreat with Parign Hak about a week ago now and I’m extremely happy with my experience with them. Not only with the attention and care they provided during the retreat and but also after the retreat with integration
Immediately you are welcomed in like family when you arrive at the Parign Hak grounds. Vicki, Alberto and Steve are the local Harakbut peoples that own and run the retreat and it’s great to know that the money being spent is going straight back to the community. I had never done Ayahuasca before and they provided a safe and secure environment both in and outside of ceremony.
Jessica is the shaman for the retreat and I was BLOWN AWAY by her commitment to each and every one of the attendees, by her integrity when it comes to the practice of ayahuasca, and by her skill and power during the ceremony. She is friendly and accessible throughout the retreat for your questions and post retreat for integration work.
Also, there’s more than just Ayahuasca ceremonies with Parign Hak. I learned a lot about plant medicine, plant communication, how to identify plants with potential medicinal qualities, natural insect repellents, dyes, food sources and more! You will definitely improve your connection with nature on these special jungle hikes.
Alberto shared some of the cultural traditions of the Harakbut peoples of the area that have been passed down through generations by his father to him. He showed us how to use some traditional tools and also how to harvest material to make bow and arrows. The traditional food that is prepared for meals is simple yet delicious! Perfect fuel for your day no matter what’s in store.
Understand that this is a no nonsense ayahuasca retreat in the jungle following the shipibo tradition. There’s no yoga, there’s no spa treatments, there’s no air conditioning or running water, but there is lots of love and respect for you as a person and a massive amount love and respect for indigenous cultures and nature.
You will not be sorry with going on a retreat with Parign Hak!