I visited DAS Centre in July 2018 with my boyfriend, for one week and three ceremonies as our first experience with ayahuasca. DAS is situated in the jungle, a 30-45min walk from the main road, and at night you can hear an array of animals. Upon arrival we were greeted politely by Percy, Joseway and the other guests and shown to our bungalow. The bungalow was very comfortable modest accommodation with mosquito nets around each bed. There was no electricity but candles were provided. The toilet was the flush-with-a-bucket-of-water kind and there was no showers, however you can swim in the river, where the flower baths take place, at anytime. The food at DAS was great, a good variety and very tasty.
Percy conducted every part of the ceremonies with the upmost respect for the participants and the medicine. He facilitated group and individual discussions before and after ceremonies. He has built a beautiful maloka over the river to assist with the flow of energies and spirit in the ceremonial space. The ceremonies lasted around 5 hours of which Percy, with Joseway’s assistance, sang beautiful icaros. At the end of every ceremony we were invited to stay in the maloka as long as we liked or return to our bungalow as we desired. During my second ceremony, once the ceremony had officially finished and Percy had left the maloka, I had an extremely intense outpouring of emotion. I was crying and screaming like I’d never had before. Percy came back into the maloka to make sure I was okay, and with the help of Joseway and a few other participants, helped ground me while I worked through some deep emotional trauma that I’d been holding on to – something that I’ll forever be grateful for. Our last ceremony was held during the daytime, I was initially unsure about this, but it turned out to be the most beautiful ceremony and I would highly recommend asking if this can be facilitated during your stay.
I have very limited experience with ayahuasca and have only visited DAS but from my experience I highly recommend going to this centre. The accommodation is basic but all the more better for you to disconnect with the outside world and focus upon introspection. A few reviews on Aya Advisor did give myself and my boyfriend some doubts about Percy as a Sharman, I feel they are completely unfounded and I would return to continue working Percy.
I found a lot of personal and spiritual growth at DAS and left knowing my work wasn’t finished – but it has started me on a path that will change my life for the better. And I wish whoever reads this, all the best on their journey towards enlightenment.