I did 6 ceremonies over 10 or so days with Maestro Sina and Maestro Emilio (Ronin Sina) in November of 2017. The retreat, although also Peru-based, has a second base on Ecuador’s Santa Elena Peninsula in the coastal village of Montañita. Yes Montañita. Also know for its surf breaks, bohemian vibe and lively bars. But, the retreat is pleasantly disconnected from the “tourist area” on the top of a hill, overlooking Montañita and the vast South Pacific Ocean. The splendid scenic view sets you in just the right kind of mood to experience an ayahuasca ceremony – and to benefit from it.
My group and I experienced the healing medicine thru personal guidance from both Sina and Emilio (Ronin Sina). Our group was small, only about 4-6 participants. I hear that nowadays the centre has expanded somewhat and they have had a new ceremony building custom-made for ayahuasca ceremonies, so I guess the groups can be slightly bigger now.
Ronin Sina are shamans of excellent caliber that care for you on an individual level. They have a harmonious father and son relationship that really comes through in their ceremonies and above all, in the many beautiful icaros they sing that guide along. They are wonderful shamans and, with the Ronin Sina centre, is well deserving of a 5 star rating. I look forward to returning to Montañita, Eduacor again someday. Thank you for the great memories.