Iquitos and Urubamba in Peru
My 3 weeks at Arkana Spiritual Center in the Sacred Valley around 4 months ago were among the best of my life. All staff members – shamans, facilitators, chefs, cleaning personnel – are amazing and very dedicated to their jobs. They made me feel safe at all times, even during very difficult trips. Also, the facilities are great, with very nice housing, ceremony room, hammocks and meditation tent. Like many other people, I underestimated the amount of work that is needed to integrate the experiences into my regular life after the retreat. I had a very difficult time afterwards, but managed to reconnect to (most of) the clarity and strength found at Arkana a bit later. Integration is discussed at Arkana, but there could be more concrete pointers for everyday life, or more comprehensive aftercare. Except for that, everything was top notch, and I’d come back to this wonderful place without any hesitation!