Via a Llayzhatan Bajo, Ecuador
From the moment I arrived at Gaia (May 2016), I knew I had made the right decision; the vision and love with which Gaia Sagrada was built was evident immediately. The grounds are beautiful, the facilities are modern and well-maintained, the meals are hearty, the communal kitchen is fully stocked, and the work exchangers are so warm and welcoming. In addition to the wealth of information on the website (which addressed most of my concerns), once registering, it was easy to contact staff with additional queries, and the meetings during the retreat are comprehensive in addressing remaining questions. During the ceremonies themselves, which can be uncomfortable and intense, the kindness and attention of the workers on hand to help made me feel utterly safe and well cared for. All this being said, nothing can fully prepare you for Ayahuasca and San Pedro; it has to be experienced to be understood. What I received was far more than I ever could have imagined. My experience at Gaia gave me a way of making peace – with myself, my past, and with the world. While every person will have a different experience based on their needs and their journey, I can assure you that Gaia Sagrada is a secure and nurturing place to have that experience. What’s more, you’ll come away with a new family with whom you can continue sharing your journey, beyond the retreat… because the learning and insights don’t end when you leave Gaia. Safe travels.