Iquitos and Urubamba in Peru
I chose Arkana over many other Ayahuasca retreat centers for two reasons: I wanted to do it in Peru and I wanted to have four ceremonies (most places I looked into offered only three). After a life-changing, most magical week in the Amazon jungle, there is no double that I made an 100% right choice.
The ceremonies blew my mind. Three Peruvian Shamans along with facilitators played and sang Icaros all night long in pitch black darkness while mother Aya did work on us. We all shared our experiences in the group share time the next morning. Some had beautiful experience, some difficult, some extremely difficult. I particularly had two very difficult experiences. Without the help of the Shamans and facilitators of Arkana as well as my dear friends (who were total strangers only a few days ago) who were there for me I would not have been able to make it through.
Just in a week, I had life-changing epiphanies and made lifelong friends. I am forever thankful to Arkana. I miss the jungle and my jungle family. I know I will go back there soon.