pauly1973's Reviews

Spirit Vine Ayahuasca Retreat Center

Listed in Ayahuasca, Integration, Spotlight

+55 (73) 99988-5785

Spirit Vine, Itacare, BA, Brazil

Reviewed on September 8, 2015. #1 of 160 Reviews

After 3 shamanic retreats in Peru over the last few years, I was looking for something different. While browsing different retreats that are coming up all over the world, I found Spirit Vine which was established a long time back in Brazil. The website and information I found online instantly appealed to me and I knew this was the place for me to visit next in my Ayahuasca path.

The vibe in Brazil is so nice! The center is a paradise created by Silvia who is a master facilitator. She holds a very clean ceremony where the energy is pure and this helps immensely in building trust so one can explore themselves deep without having any fear. It is the perfect set and setting.

In comparison, Peru has a very dense energy and it has become very commercial in most places. Some shamans are even drinking alcohol and practice sorcery. Overall in Peru I was feeling restlessness and this feeling gets amplified a lot during the ceremony leading to a very uncomfortable and dark experience for some people. I have witnessed this two times now with myself and other participants and this was one of the main reasons for not wanting to go back to Peru this time.

Seeing the manner and discipline with which Silvia does her retreats has completely changed my opinion on the way Ayahuasca is supposed to be done and I am so grateful for having this experience. I am sure this is going to be the center I visit for future ceremonies. The unforgettable beauty of the jungle and beaches surrounding the retreat, as well as the healthy food and super comfortable accommodation made the whole retreat much easier and it was welcomed when going through such an intense experience. Much love to Silvia and the entire staff!

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