I just wrapped up one of the most transformational experiences of my life. 10 days at Nihue and I feel lighter than I ever have – finally I’ve shed baggage and pain that I was carrying for decades.
Shamans of the Shipibo tradition at Nihue Rao are focused on in-depth healing and introspection. They ensure that everything from intake to exit facilitate an experience of the heart and soul.
The staff at Nihue is unparalleled – they are accessible, compassionate, and incredibly wise. Benoit is truly exceptional. I could talk to him at any point about intentions, doubts, fears, or questions which allowed me to walk into each ceremony feeling comfortable. Then, during ceremonies themselves, there are plenty of people dedicated to ensuring that everyone has the support they need.
Moreover, the location is beautiful – waking up every morning to see beautiful trees and walking around every afternoon to enjoy the adorable animals running around further centered the experience.
When my friend and I were searching for a retreat, we ran into a few centers that effectively tried to promise everything. For example, one center stated we could do 6 ceremonies and a Master Plant in 6 days – be wary of these places. Ayahuasca can be a profitable business and some locations seem willing to compromise the safety of passengers and sanctity of the process to make a dollar. Nihue Rao has developed clear guidelines after years of experience that worked very well for us and all others in the community.
I would wholeheartedly recommend Nihue Rao to anyone looking for an ayahuasca experience.