My friend and I stayed at Los Cielos for the 10 day retreat. The pre trip instructions were very helpful in preparing me physically, mentally, and spiritually. It talks about what to avoid bringing and by the way of food how to prep your body through diet. To have a chant and/or intention ready. Also, it talks about thinking of this trip like prepping for a surgery. I, of course didn’t know what this meant at the time but I am so grateful for all the prep work they prescribe beforehand because I wouldn’t have been ready otherwise. When we got there Sylvie picked us up from a hotel. She is confident in who she is and what she does. She believes in the path that she is taking and the path she is guiding people on. She is a Shaman. The first one I ever met, until we got to the jungle. I then met Roseo a Shipibo Shaman, Aleata the happiest, helpiest person I have ever met, and William who is a very hard working man. None of these three people spoke any English they are indigeneous to the area and I don’t speak any Spanish but it didn’t stop of from communicating to each other. They welcomed us with open arms. Tyler joined us later, he is Canadian and helps Sylvie out and is on his own healing path. He brought comedy and sweet compassion to the group.
Sylvie and Roseo set up a dieta for each person depending on what they need and what the plants tell them.
We had plant baths daily and sometimes multiple times a day.
We drank plant medicine everyday.
There was an opening and closing ceremony. Which I thought was really important for letting go of your travels and then closure at the end.
They have cute, rustic casitas to sleep in and keep your belonging in.
To start the ceremonies there was a Jungle Mapacho Purge. After that there were 5 Aya ceremonies, in between three Kambo ceremonies.
I felt so much, I let go of so much, I experienced so much while I was there. Sylvie and Rosy would sing during ceremony to help with whatever you needed. I felt so supported. They taught me a crucial connection to plants. The entire trip was life changing in a wonderful way. I have a deep connection to the jungle and to Sylvie from this experience.
*I highly recommend Los Cielos to any person who wants to have a supportive, intense, loving, compassionate, truthful, honest, fulfilling, Spiritual, Emotional, and Physical ceremony.*