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Spirit Vine Ayahuasca Retreat Center

Listed in Ayahuasca, Spotlight

+55 (73) 99988-5785

Spirit Vine, Itacare, BA, Brazil

Reviewed on August 4, 2015. #1 of 109 Reviews

both my husband and i attended a 9-day retreat in july with silvia after meeting one of her now permanent volunteers (the most excellent and humble rohan!) and hearing firsthand accounts of what this very powerful life-changing spirit medicine can do.

being in the jungle in the direct influence of nature and away from the usual influences and noises of the city in itself was healing and restful, but silvia’s expertise and guidance was by far the most valuable asset of our week. she was always available for her guests, whether to call a taxi or give one-on-one counsel at almost any hour, never in a rushed way but selflessly giving her time to promote understanding and personal growth. she designed her group therapy exercises to be simple allegories of how we act and react every day to create problems in our lives and we discovered our misconceptions and mistakes gently yet in often profound and obvious fashion, surrounded by other participants in a nonjudgmental safe circle of trust and support.

taking part in the sacred ceremonies was one of the most humbling and incredible experiences of my life. though the process was very difficult for me, afterwards i felt that some layers of anxiety had literally released from my body, as if some very dark and stagnant, negative energy had been exorcised from a deep place within myself. i noticed that i no longer had an annoying back pain in a specific place that had been plaguing me for months. there is much to unravel and achieve in terms of changing negative and destructive habits and thought patterns but already i feel energy is moving where before it was stuck, creating momentum and healing. bless this space for allowing myself and others to have a comfortable, safe, beautiful, and supportive place for discovery and healing.

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