If you are drawn to this retreat, listen to yourself and attend it! Jesse and Bobby have made the healing of others their lives work and it shows. Every part of the retreat is well thought out and designed with intention. Their safe and experienced guidance allowed me to go truly focus on my journey inwards. Although anxious, I always felt safe and cared for. Mark is also incredibly funny and his lightheartedness washed away a lot of heaviness after ceremonies.
-go with an open mind and open heart. Learning too much about the process can create unnecessary expectations. Trust that this is the place for healing and the only way to surrender to the medicine is to let go of preconceived notions.
-although sharing your experience with the other participants can create a strong sense of community, remember that everybody heals in a different way. Don’t compare your journey to someone else’s.
-remember to breathe fully and not shallowly like most of us are used to. Use your entire lung capacity. It’ll make things a lot easier.
-post-retreat: remain intentional with what you learned and maintain the momentum of this healing. Check in with yourself. I divided my life into 4 parts that I wanted to maintain focus on and it has been working well for me.
-try to plan some time for exploring Medellin before of after the retreat, it is an amazing and safe city. Would recommend taking the free Real City Walking Tour in Medellin.