seinbruder's Reviews

Spirit Vine Ayahuasca Retreat Center

Listed in Ayahuasca, Integration, Spotlight

+55 (73) 99988-5785

Spirit Vine, Itacare, BA, Brazil

Reviewed on August 25, 2019. #1 of 143 Reviews

My retreat was a high-level, high-precision, crazily deep and deeply crazy minitious soul operation.

Silvia Polivoy has created an organism close to perfection where everything is designed to be part of a higher mechanism of healing, insight, sharing and loving. Her preparatory workshops, her food recipes, her modesty, her beautifully set compound, everything has its place, sense and purpose. I am leaving with a couple of circles closed, others in the processing, light and full of love, trust and surrender. My eternal problem of controlling everybody and living their lives seems to be tackled, mirrored by the soft and gentle burial of my nine-year mariage (the wedding ring was slowly sinking to the bottom of the pond in the middle of the centre) and the onset of a new magical fusion in my life.

I had three ayahuasca night sessions, the first one was pure love, bliss, making love with my partner and being blessed. The second one was experiencing my own death, with ECG flat, no puls and seeing my own grave. The third one was kind of catharsis, lead by trust, surrender, but also clear insight into people’s dark sides, very clairvoyant. Love was predominant. The fourth day session was a magical closure of the three previous ones.

I have not purged, be it by a small knee operation the day after the end of the retreat when my knee pain terminated by giving to ayahuasca a lot of extracted liquid. Knee is fully healed since.

Otherwise, we had very practical workshops on childhood regression, soul retrieval and darkness. The group dynamics were amazing, full of synchronicity, among 17 participants. Also, the grounds in the jungle of Bahia state in Brazil are magical.

The centre definitely spoke to me and I will be back at some point.

Gaia Sagrada Ayahuasca & San Pedro Retreat Center

Listed in Ayahuasca, San Pedro (Huachuma), Integration, Magic Mushrooms, Spotlight

593-98-669-6468

Via a Llayzhatan Bajo, Ecuador

Reviewed on May 26, 2018. #1 of 215 Reviews

Twelve days of profound healing processes, perfectly scheduled and framed. A living organism of beautiful forces that change your life.
Practically, the centre is very scenic and atmospheric, very well run, with great food and a series of additional services, basic but clean and functional accommodation that fits much better to the pupose than a luxurious resort. I can not praise the organisation that gives you all insurance during your somewhat irreal journey.
The location in the High Andes as such is beautiful (you could spend 12 days there even without the retreat), the proximity of Cuenca makes it accessible while keeping the secluded aspect.
Financially, it is a great value for your money, basically keeping it to 100€/day full board, accommodation and all the “services” (ceremonies, shamans, medicines).
The amazing bridge that is created there between the indigenous traditions and the Western world is unique.
I feel very lucky to have chosen Gaia Sagrada and I want to come back soon.

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