Orillas del Río Uchima, Barrio Sacapo, Parroquia San Pedro de Vilcabamba, Loja, Ecuador
I was blessed to first meet Santiago in 2016 at a large San Pedro ceremony he was holding near Cuenca . Following health issues that had been getting steadily worse over six months, going from a super fit Gym Manager , Trainer and Marathon Runner of over twelve years , fitness was my life , to someone who could hardly leave the house some days due to increasing unexplained physical pain and general lethargy . I have often been able to heal myself of minor illnesses in the past but this time I needed some help. I was guided by my Spirit helpers to find a true Shaman who could assist me which thankfully led me to the Cuenca Ceremony. Since I have visited Santiago and Ximena five more times for San Pedro & Ayahuasca ceremonies at their own beautiful sacred land Casa del Sol , Vilcabamba . I can definitely say fate has led me to meet a true Shaman Teacher and Healer. Santiago and his beautiful wife Ximena make you feel like part of their family from the first day you arrive , this is much more than just a retreat experience, both working with such integrity and passion for sharing their traditions and healing gifts in a beautiful safe space. Also ensuring to only work with smaller groups so that you will always receive the personal attention that is needed. From Santiagos beautiful hillside Maloka where the San Pedro ceremonies are held to the traditional Sweat Lodges plus Holy Mountain hikes to make sacred offerings everything is always done with pure attention and integrity. If you have been feeling drawn or desire to meet true family Shamans working with the sacred plants in a traditional way with pure hearts then Casa del Sol is the place for you. I know I will be returning again in the future for more teachings as my journey continues as am now back to full physical health and also following my true soul path thanks to Santiago, Ximena and the Sacred Medicines .
Rose Roker London , UK 2019