Everything about the ECA made me feel from the start that it would be a genuine and positive space in which to do a retreat and they’ve surpassed my expectations.
Looking at the website gave me a sense of security and also interest in being a part of this community because of how detailed and clear it is. The pre-retreat interview was thorough and I had no sense whatsoever that I was being sold into anything, in fact I felt that the facilitators really had my best interest in mind and asked important questions to help understand where I was coming from and what my intentions were.
Upon meeting Hans, Jesse and Bobby, I pretty quickly felt that they were trustworthy and genuine individuals which is rare for me personally to trust so quickly. By the end of the retreat I felt that if there was anyone I could imagine that’s really cut out for this work and whom I would want to be helping me through this process, these three individuals embody that perfectly.
I felt that the healers, Gonzalo and Greison, were coming from a place of care and humbleness. They were focused and sincere when they needed to be but also showed themselves to be lighthearted and joking at appropriate times. I believed I was in good hands with these two throughout the retreat and trust that the medicines were of high quality, well cared for and prepared with real intention.
The property itself is absolutely beautiful, conveniently located on the side of a mountain slope with an impressive view of Medellin and the valley below. The room I stayed in was private and comfortable. The food was healthy and delicious! There was always plenty of food available (but not right before ceremony) and it was nourishing as well.
I feel very grateful and fortunate to have met these guys and to have done my retreat here. I hope they’re able to continue doing this work for years to come.