shinobi's Reviews

Spirit Vine Ayahuasca Retreat Center

Listed in Ayahuasca, Integration, Spotlight

+55 (73) 99988-5785

Spirit Vine, Itacare, BA, Brazil

Reviewed on May 4, 2014. #1 of 159 Reviews

This had not been my first visit to Silvia’s beautiful Spiritvine retreat centre in Brazil. Having already experienced ayahuasca there in 2009, I decided that I was ready to continue my personal journey of discovery and transformation and returned there in 2013.
Upon arriving, the wonderful memories of my previous experience came flooding back. The lush vegetation and luxury bungalows reminded me of the importance of being in such a nurturing, peaceful and safe environment when drinking the sacred brew. Silvia has gone to great lengths to ensure participants feel completely secure and supported during their stay at the resort.
One of the things I personally really enjoy about these retreats are the many and varied workshops that serve to enhance the ayahuasca experience. In particular, I found the regressions to childhood of great benefit. Through tracing memories back to my early years, I was able to see events that have affected my adult life without my even realising. After the ceremonies, the process of sharing the experience with the entire group I can only describe as magical! This process can be very revealing and healing to say the least.
Having a background in psychology, Silvia helps participants see the patterns of behaviour that the ayahuasca tea seems to amplify, making them plain to see; and, once brought into awareness, can be dissolved and cleared.
I also now realise how important it is to eat fresh, vegetarian food! The special diet we all follow as part of the process made my body feel light and clean. The cooks provide delicious breakfasts, lunches and dinners which add to the enjoyment of the whole process.
I can’t thank Silvia enough for the dedication and selfless service that she provides for all of her participants. The Spiritvine centre experience has changed my outlook on life and I have become much more present in the moment as a result of all that I have learned.
Thank you so much Silvia.

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