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Spirit Vine Ayahuasca Retreat Center

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+55 (73) 99988-5785

Spirit Vine, Itacare, BA, Brazil

Reviewed on July 21, 2018. #1 of 109 Reviews

The experience was incredible. I will try to be objective though, with the factual questions of the “pre-Brazil” me in mind.

Went to this retreat in July after a friend, who went 3 times, kept raving about it. His recommendations and the videos on the website gave me the confidence to go as a single female traveller. The ceremonies felt very safe and there was constant support from Silvia and Rohan throughout. Moreover, Silvia and Rohan made sure that everyone has the tools to navigate the information given in those ceremonies, and therefore put the magical aspect of the medicine in a useful and usable context. Silvia’s experience in group work was extremely insightful and we all learned from hearing the experiences of others.

The beaches near the retreat are very beyond beautiful – and added a Robinson Crusoe dimension to the whole experience. The food was delicious and very creative – came back with a couple of recipes I managed to replicate at home.

On a personal level, the ayahuasca experience opened some windows into my past which I have tried hard to keep shut for years. It also showed me clearly the path of bringing mind and body together after decades of over-intellectualising all my experiences. My meditation is deeper and I observe around me much more now. My critical sense can finally rest in the backseat, which is a true relief.

In conclusion, didn’t know one could travel so far by staying in one place. Through ceremonies and group work, Spirit Vine offered a charmed environment for both going deeper within and embracing the universal nature. I will go back and recommend the experience to my friends. Taking a leaf from Allen Ginsberg, this is only the beginning.

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