Nick Curl's Reviews
Iquitos and Urubamba in Peru
An Ayahuasca retreat is not something that is ‘easy’. It brings up a lot of emotions and makes me feel pretty vulnerable during ceremony and afterward as I reflect on what happened. During my second retreat with Arkana, I realized more many things that go in to creating a space for 15-20 different people from all walks of life to come and do challenging work and undergo some serious transformations. I am SO THANKFUL for everything Arkana does to make these retreats an amazing experience for each and every person there. The staff, from the night time security guard and cleaners to the facilitators, are all incredibly friendly, helpful, and just seem to understand exactly what you are going through no matter what! They are all willing to help with whatever you might need, even when sometimes it’s just a smile and a hello. The facilities are set up in a way that you never don’t have anything that you feel you might need. Everything is taken care of! During the ceremonies, I’ve never felt so safe and supported by the team of facilitators that I am able to completely let go and be vulerable to whatever the medicine throws at me. The high level of care given during ceremony is reflective of the high level of care given before, during, and after each retreat. Coming back my second time, I was a little apprehensive about the younger overall team of facilitators than I had experienced before, but was quickly blown away by all of their professionalism, maturity, and knowledge of this process. I continued to be so impressed each and every ceremoney with how smoothly everything ran! These people are truly hand picked because of the level of service they provide and their passion for this medicine. If you are looking to experience an Ayahuasca retreat, it is important that you feel safe and are able to let go during your retreat, and the combination of great accomodations, amazing food, and most of all a top level team make Arkana the only place I will ever go to for my Ayahuasca retreats! I have had life-changing weeks with these guys and will be back many times! Thanks to everyone at Arkana for everything you do!!