I came to La Luna after weeks of researching and trying to find a healing centre that best suited my needs. I had participated in numerous ceremonies previously and it was a little challenging to know of the most appropriate place for ayahuasca in the Amazon and a place that I felt was truly authentic and suitable for myself and my needs. Then I stumbled across La Luna. La Luna is a place that is very near and dear to me. I spent 1-month volunteering at this incredible healing centre and the experience is quite hard to put into words. This centre is the real deal, it is a truly authentic place to be and the surroundings are serene. When I came to La Luna I felt like I had entered another world, I felt safe, I felt at peace and I felt at home. During my one month stay I helped teach English to the children in the village, these kids are beautiful and so, so keen to learn.
The people in Santa Maria are so welcoming and friendly, living the simple life, watching the way they interact and live is a very valuable learning and lesson in itself, very inspiring.
As for the centre, the owners Enrique and Chris welcomed me with open arms, you will instantly fall in love with the team here, the vibe is relaxed and chilled in all the right ways. I felt very connected to the shamans, I felt very safe and well taken care of during the ceremonies and the chats the next day were great and very insightful. The shamans have so much knowledge, take advantage of it.
The bungalows are simple and super cosy, the sounds of the jungle at night are unbelievable. The food, whilst sticking to the ayahuasca diet was simple yet so delicious and tasty, so many fresh vegetables and fruits. We went on some great day trips, monkey island was a highlight and swimming in the Amazon river. Aaaaa what else can I say; what a truly intense but deeply rewarding experience.
I will be back to La Luna as soon as I can. Such a magical, mystical, marvellous place that is very special and close to me. Much love to everyone there.