Pauli Bear's Reviews
Olon, Santa Elena, Ecuador
I cannot recommend Vikara enough to anyone interested in a plant medicine retreat. The location is idyllic, right on the Pacific coast of Ecuador. The waves are good for surfing, and the beach is long and beautiful, filled with coconut and ceviche stands. The medicine healers are phenomenal and take very good care of you. They are filled with love, spirit and wisdom, and are kind enough to keep in touch to help with integration. Ceremonies take place in a spacious teepee, and there is also a sweat lodge on premise.
The cook makes delicious and healthy meals that look like a work of art. Meals are shared in a beautiful setting, with birds chirping and butterflies dancing. What I really appreciated is the community that is formed with the other people on the retreat. You eat together, share together, spend time together, and ultimately develop strong connections. Everyone cares for each other – something that is very nurturing! The yoga classes are taught by a world-class teacher who touches your soul. Your needs and expectations will definitely be met.