First of all I do have to say, that taking part in a 10-days Ayahuasca Retreat at Pisatahua was one of the best decisions of my life! I very strongly recommend a Ayahuasca Retreat at Pisatahua!
Pisatahua is a wonderful, peaceful and welcoming Retreat Centre. It is located a little bit outside of Riberalta, Bolivia. If you go all the way, into the north of Bolivia, you will find yourself in the true and almost untouched Bolivia. That is, how it’s supposed to be. I always like to get to know the true culture of the country I travel through. And you will find that in Riberalta and around Pisatahua.
Because of that alone I strongly recommend a visit to this beautiful area of Bolivia.
The Shaman for our Retreat was Nino and his Partner Josefine. Both are young compared to other Shamans. But they were more than capable Shamans, very talented and they knew exactly what to do with all the participants, to ensure the safe use of the Ayahuasca plant.
We had to have a personal conversation with our Shamans, to make sure we take part in the Retreat for the right reasons. If we wouldn’t have had a good reason to take part in the Retreat he would have denied us to partake in the Retreat.
Which in my opinion is the right way to do, because Ayahuasca should under no circumstances be considered a drug! It is a medicine. You will know what I am talking about once you decide to take part in a Ayahuasca Retreat at Pisatahua yourself.
I felt very safe during the Ceremonies and overall in the Retreat as well. Everybody there is very helpful and wants to ensure that you are safe and happy during the Retreat.
The Centre has a very beautiful lake right in front of the Bungalows with a very nice view over if. In the mornings you will wake up to a beautiful sound of wildlife like birds, monkey, lizards and other animals.
The walks through the Jungle and the ride on the river is amazing and you get to know the surrounding area in which the Retreat sits. Also you will learn a lot about all kinds of plants, from healing plants to poisonous plants.
The meals fit perfectly into your diet and taste very good, if you consider the circumstances. You are here to work with a fantastic medicine, not not eat 5 star meals!
Which does not mean, the food is not good. Actually it is very very good, if you think about that there can not be salt, pepper, sugar, meat and other things in the food. Just remember that you are there to heal yourself in whatever way.
Usually we had Yoga on the days between the ceremonies (if you didn’t sleep in) and every day at 5pm. there was a possibility to take part in a meditation circle, which I enjoyed a lot as well.
The Ceremonies were very powerful and every participant did a lot of work during our Retreat.
My First Ceremonie felt like we (Ayahuasca and me) got to know each other a little.
The Second Ceremony was incredible, every single question I had got answered in that night and I’ve seen what happens after we die.
The third Ceremonie was so unbelievable that it is very hard to put into words. Let’s say I had a face to face conversation with Mother Nature which turned my believes upside down (to the better).
And the fourth and last Ceremony felt like a nice and smooth goodbye.
I honestly think, that Ayahuasca is a holy plant which is able to connect you with the spirit world, your ancestors and it can also heal your sicknesses if you fully trust in Ayahuasca.
The power of Ayahuasca is limitless!
I am extremely thankful for this experience and all the people involved in making this one of the greatest and most meaningful experience in my life!
Special thanks to Erik, Sasha, the family which provided us with that amazing food, Sara and all the other Volunteers, which helped to make this experience as amazing as it was!
I wish you guys all the best for the future. I will be back someday for sure.
Take care you guys!