I had the honor of being involved in the inaugural ceremony of Steve and Samay’s beautiful new retreat center. After having been to two very authentic and locally run ayahuasca centers in Peru and having done 15 ayahuasca journey’s with traditional shamans, doing San Pedro with Steve and Samay was a completion I had been seeking since my ayahuasca experience. While I have tremendous respect for the vine and the shamans that are the keepers of the medicine, I am a white western English speaking woman and I needed someone who could bridge the gap and meet me in a paradigm
that allowed me to make sense of my experiences. Steve is perfect for this. Trained as a drug and alcohol addictions counselor, he is able to take people through the mystical and have it make sense through the lens of western psychological terms and scientific explanations about phsysiology, brain chemistry, and dysfunctional emotional patterns. I highly recommend this center and his medicine if your intentions are for emotional and psychological healing and I look forward to continuing my work with him.