Via a Llayzhatan Bajo, Ecuador
I went into my retreat at Gaia Sagrada nervous, wide-eyed, and with no real clear expectations. I only knew that based on my research and their webpage, I liked their mission statement and trusted their integrity.
Now that I’m back, I’m here to give the highest possible review I’ve ever given to any service in my life. I am a well-experienced traveler (I am 36 and I have visited more than thirty countries, both on and off the beaten path, as well as all fifty United States) and I have to say that what you will get from a stay, no matter the length, at Gaia Sagrada will be worth more than any amount of money they could charge.
The staff isn’t friendly, they are like family. The food is delicious, nutritious, and cooked with love for the “clients” (although they would never think of us as clients) and best of all, the ceremonies aren’t watered down, westernized, or inauthentic…the Shamans and others who will attend you are the real deal: people practicing something that predates most western civilizations.
I can’t praise this center highly enough, for even with medicine and rituals, it’s still a five star experience based on the camaraderie, facilities, breath taking views, hiking, and amenities that are all included. Show up with clothes and an open mind, leave your cash at home, and relax and bliss out!!!
If you suffer from anxiety and are worried about “what will happen” to you, then you must go here, because they have done everything humanly possible to attend to any and all forms of anxiety that most of us first-timers carry into such an event.