Orillas del Río Uchima, Barrio Sacapo, Parroquia San Pedro de Vilcabamba, Loja, Ecuador
I had the wonderful opportunity to go to casa del Sol at the beginning of this year and it was definitely a life transforming experience. I am writing this review almost two months after going to Casa Del Sol because I wanted to be done with my integration process to truly look at the impact the retreat had on me. Throughout the course of the retreat, I felt an immense amount of support and love from Santiago and Ximena. They created a safe space for everyone’s process and also spiritual security around all ceremonies. The ceremonies were particularly difficult for me, even though I have taken the medicine multiple times before, and I couldn’t have done the deep inner work I did if it weren’t for Santiago and Ximena and their actual energetic work while I was healing and releasing. Their son, Mateo also assists them in the ceremonies and he is just absolutely wonderful. He was very helpful, kind, compassionate and a beautiful soul in its full expression. There was a perfect balance of masculine and feminine energy in the ceremonies and throughout the whole retreat which created a very nurturing environment and set the tone for my personal journey. This particular retreat was the most healing experience of my life because I got at the root cause of a trauma I’ve been carrying all my life and it felt as if I opened a Pandora box of trauma after another. The food, the land, the river and the retreat in general was absolutely magical and beautiful. I connected deeply with the land during the ceremonies and when I was in the actual medicine I could see the love and deep shamanic roots of both Santiago and Ximena. The energy was very ancient and grounded and I felt as if I was in the presence of divinity, there was pure love radiating from the altar and from both healers. The integration process has been extremely difficult for me and in those moments of darkness, I can still feel their prayers, advice and protection… is as if the ceremony goes on in the higher realms. I have been telling everyone I know how much I recommend going to Casa Del Sol and will be sending my little sister down to Ecuador soon so she can also experience this divine healing. The heart always knows the answer and I am grateful I followed mine by going to Casa Del Sol and having this life-changing experience.
With much love,