Calca, Cusco, Perú
It was an honor to be guided by Erik and Nilda throughout the week long ceremony. They are truly humble and beautiful human beings. I especially liked that they only accept five people at a time. This allows more focus on the individuals in the ceremony and reduces your anxiety. Plant medicines have changed my life but it is equally important that you prepare months ahead of your journey. These are not recreational plants and should be approached with reverence. I fasted two days into the first ceremony and the medicine ripped me apart but it was exactly what I needed. Erik and Nilda are there to help when it is absolutely necessary but they stress the importance of working on your own with the medicine. This was a very important and critical lesson for me. I think this is what sets other centers apart because they stress the importance of self reflection and introspection by allowing you to work with the medicine on your own throughout the ceremony. They are always there in the ceremonial room for you but will only approach you closely if you ask for help. You can do it! I would say that it is not the Ayahuasca medicine that heals but the ceremonial songs, known as Icaros. Erik and Nilda take you on this marvelous healing journey with their beautiful Icaros. It was liberating and I had purged so much hate, anger, and resentment from my heart! Huachuma is also an incredible journey. That journey takes place in the serene forest and it allows you to connect with Pachamama and source. The Huachuma medicine will touch your heart if you surrender. The food is delicious but keep in mind that if you do not already follow a plant based diet or clean diet, it can potentially be hard for you since it is nutritious vegan food the entire week. Set your intentions early on and prepare yourself adequately with meditation. The energy from Sapan Inka Project resonated with me. I still have much to learn from these sacred medicines so I am definitely coming back!
Love you all and safe travels!
P.S. I strongly encourage you to also visit Machu Picchu. They will have all of your arrangements covered.