I just finished my week long retreat at Kapitari and was certainly a life altering experience for me. I had suffered severe depression for over 30 years and tried anti depressant drugs and counseling. These never worked to the degree that I had hoped and felt like my issues were deeper. I first heard about Ayahuasca in 2017 and after having another serious bout of deep depression I looked into it further. Kapitari was the first Ayahuasca retreat centre that I came across. Right away it resonated with me because of Don Lucho’s commitment to bettering the community he lives in. Everything at Kapitari was wonderful, from the food, to the people and the centre itself. Ayahuasca and Don Lucho gave me the gift of gratitude that I couldn’t see before. It was like a reset button had been pushed and I was able to start my life over again. I would also like to point out, that since 2015 there has been some changes at Kapitari. One is the fact there is now a nurse on site for the retreat. Number two is the fact they no longer use tobacco to purge with and use something called Pinion Colarado. Lastly the Kapitari retreats are 100% under the control of Don Lucho and his family. I strongly suggest if you want to do a Ayahuasca retreat that you adhere to the stringent diet and guidelines set forth by the Kapitari staff. All of this is not only for a greater Ayahuasca experience but for your safety as well. if you choose Kapitari, you won’t be disappointed!