My time at Parign Hak was one of the most transformative and profound experiences of my life. It has now been 5 months on from the retreat I attended and I feel I can just now properly write a testimonial as I’m still unpacking the power and wonder of this retreat! I dare say I’ll never be the same.
Before this retreat I had not experienced Ayahuasca, or any psychedelic, before. I chose Parign Hak because, as far as I could tell (I didn’t have a personal referral) it would be an intimate and supportive environment in which to experience this medicine for the first time. Well, I couldn’t have been more right. I felt such warmth, support, and love from everyone involved – and I’m sure the experience was more powerful because of this setting.
Some of the things I particularly loved about my time at Parign Hak:
*The small retreat group. I really got to know the other retreat members, and they me. I felt supported by them and I am sure this feeling of safety and familiarity allowed all of us to have deeper experiences.
*The food was simple, flavorful, and delicious! I think the secret ingredient was the hands that made it – thank you Steve and Gloria!
*The cultural exchange with the Harakbut people was so meaningful for me. Learning about their history and traditions (even experiencing some firsthand) provided a whole other layer to the experience.
*The ceremonial hut and its location were magical
Jessica is a talented and immensely knowledgeable shaman. I felt completely safe in her hands and still can’t quite believe how lucky I am to have found her.
The family of Parign Hak (Vicky, Alberto, Steve, Vanessa, and Gloria) are truly special people. You feel such love and acceptance from them the instant you set foot on their land. They, too, have experienced the power and healing of Ayahuasca through Jessica’s ceremonies and have offered their home and land for all of us to come and experience the same.
I had set an intention (not expectation, but intention) before embarking on my journey to experience Ayahuasca at Parign Hak and I can say, without question, that my intention – and then some – was fulfilled. The entire experience will be in my heart forever.