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Camino al Sol

22 reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars

Listed in Ayahuasca

  • Allenspark, CO
Min. Cost: 250
Max. Cost: 1500

Camino al Sol is a nonprofit community to share the love and messages of Sacred Plant Medicines, Ayahuasca, Coca and Tobacco. We are providing the Ayahuasca healing retreats in the United States and in Colombia. Camino al Sol community offers space for experiments, teaching, learning of different ritual and workshops to visitors who share their ideas. The main goal of our community is to safeguard cultures from the vulnerable environment and improving the quality of human life and communities. Our Shamans are skilled healers and elders from the Muinane and Siona tribes of Colombia. We only collect funds for Ayahuasca Retreat to help our Elders through education program, building and land preservation programs.

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22 reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
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  • Member Since: October 19, 2018

October 19, 2018

My experiences working with Camino Al Sol have been transformational in many ways. It is a warm and welcoming community that provides a safe space to heal, learn and grow. My first retreat was of so much help to my life that I’ve partaken in several others and every one of them has been different (this is what I personally felt called to do…once is enough for a shift and may be all you need/want). Through working with Camino Al Sol, I have been able to heal wounds (some of which stemmed back to five years of age) and found true forgiveness for the person that I felt hurt me and my family the most. Not only was I able to forgive, I was grateful. I was so moved by my new found clarity that I contacted the person and told him that I forgive him and that I love him. The significance of this moment can not be captured in words. I harbored so much resentment, much of which I wasn’t consciously aware was still there, that I never pictured myself making a phone call to express those sentiments of love, forgiveness and gratitude. Even more, I truly forgave myself. This type of deep healing allowed for the healing of many other “smaller” issues. I felt as if we were able to get to the core rather than trying to work on all of the surface issues that may have simply been byproducts of the first. Either way, the healing has been multi-faceted as it has worked on the mental, physical, emotional and spiritual levels.
In addition to healing, I have learned and grown in ways that I could not have previously imagined. With the assistance of Camino Al Sol on my path, the discovery of my own inner truth has become more and more apparent. And this has shown me how to live more meaningfully and enjoy every aspect of life from work, to family and friends, to relationships, to Being. The information that has been shared and the healing facilitated through working with the medicine has been nothing short of incredible. I also want to reiterate how appreciative I am that Camino Al Sol is so warm and welcoming to all, regardless of background or beliefs. I have met people from all walks of life through this community and I am the better for it. Love and peace come to mind as a central theme.
Whatever you are searching for…healing, a community, a stronger connection, answers, love, guidance, WHATEVER! Allow Camino Al Sol to help and support you as they have with me and so many others. This is truly a game changer. A life marker. A before and after, if you will. With infinite love and gratitude for this community and beyond! Y para siempre…I love you all!

clevermonkey

October 19, 2018

I first encountered Camino al Sol in August 2018, when I attended a retreat in Southern California. The experience with the group was so positive that less than a month after this retreat, I accepted their invitation to visit Columbia, and traveled with them for 18 days to visit the elders of their community and do ceremonies in the jungles of Putomayo, the mountains above Medellin, and the jungles of Santander. Below is my more detailed review of this incredible community.

Disambiguation: Fundacion Camino al Sol (a.k.a Camino al Sol), is actually the formal name given to the Carare community’s outreach efforts in North America. It is also associated with their retreat center in Santa Elena, above Medellin. Elsewhere within Colombia, the community members are known simply as practitioners in the traditions of the Carare community under the leadership of Taita Orlando Gaitan. For some reason, on this site, there are two separate listings for Fundacion Camino al Sol and Camino al Sol: but these are the same folks.

I had been waiting for the right opportunity to work with ayahuasca for literally twenty years (ever since reading The Cosmic Serpent, by Jeremy Narby, in college), and I felt strongly that it was NOT something to chase after, and I would wait until it came to me in the appropriate way. This group was first recommended to me by two close and trusted friends who had worked with them earlier in the year. Their ceremonies in the US are now being held at a site in SoCal that is already sacred to me, where I have been attending retreats and doing deep transformational work for years. Taking this as the sign I was waiting for, I signed up for the full length of their US stay in August 2018, which encompassed 7 nights of ceremony across 10 nights, total (essentially, 3 separately held retreats, all back to back). This was a profound and, as it turns out, very courageous way to meet the medicine, but was exactly the right move for me. I do not necessarily recommend that other first-timers consider attending so many nights of ceremony at once – my wife and I were the only 2 people to do so – UNLESS you take it quite seriously, and do all the necessary preparations – follow the strict dieta, learn as much as possible (Highly recommend these 2 books: Ayahuasca: Soul Medicine of the Jungle, by Javier Reguiero, and The Ayahuasca Test Pilots Handbook, by Chris Kilham)., and, at the same time, drop all expectations, hopes and fears, and enter the ceremony with as much equilibrium as possible. It also helps if you have some kind of meditation experience, because the context of mindfulness, awareness and spaciousness, or just a background of working skillfully with your own mind, greatly helps to navigate the profound experiences of the medicine. I don’t think I could have handled these 7 nights so well if it weren’t for the groundwork of more than12 years of meditation and study I’ve done.

Now, as for the close-knit team that is Camino al Sol: Samuel, Martine, Diego, Andrea, and Camilo – they are family to one another, and now, are family to me. They are all beautiful, careful and caring, a cohort of genuine, dedicated, and expert shamans (though they would not necessarily use this term themselves – because they would say, for example, that after as many as 27 years of walking this path, they are still learning its ways!). These five people are specifically responsible for bringing the plant medicines of the Carare tradition to North America, and they hold all the Camino al Sol retreats in the US and Mexico. Samuel is the main holder of the retreat center in Santa Elena (he lives there), and the others all hold the ceremonies there with him. The wisdom, knowledge and experience of this group can be traced to their main Taita, as well as directly to their elders in Putomayo, several of whom I was introduced to when they brought a group of us to Colombia in September.

Through the ceremonies of the circle of word that would precede drinking the cups each night, and in the morning gatherings after breakfast, Samuel and Martine would freely answer whatever questions that any of us had, offering context, perspective, and useful teachings to help us assimilate our experiences, enlarge our understanding of the plants as both medicine and teacher, and, to generally support us on our continued personal journeys of healing.

Healing is, after all, at the center of this. While of course occasionally people show up who are just looking to ‘try’ ayahuasca, or have an ‘epic trip,’ they quickly find out that it is far more profound than that. As Andrea explained to me, the medicine works first by healing ourselves, then by healing our family, and finally, extending that healing into the world. It is deep work, it is very hard work, and it is also beautiful work. I cannot imagine undertaking it with any other group. The container they create is impeccable.

In Colombia the next month, my experience (again) exceeded every expectation, shattered every concept, accomplished more healing, integration, and transformation than I have encountered through any modality prior, and left me planning to return soon and often. I will be back to the next US retreat in November, and am clear that ayahuasca is a newly integral part of my own journey of spiritual healing and growth. I am so grateful to have found this community to heal and grow with.

One finla note: there is a huge difference between medication (what we are used to in the West, whether through prescription or self-medicating), and true medicine. Ayahuasca is the latter. It is a profound paradigm shift to reverse supposedly ‘incurable’ conditions through a medicine that can actually rewrite the biology of your mind and body, and I wish everyone could have the strength and circumstances to experience it, at least once. Especially with the community and team of Camino al Sol!

TL;DR: These people are the real deal, offering a supportive, open, welcoming and safe environment for the messy work of true inner healing to take place. Both at their US retreats and in traveling with them for ceremonies throughout Colombia, I was cared for and supported exquisitely. Highly recommend, with no reservations, for anyone looking to encounter and work with the sacred plant medicines in a scrupulous form, with greatest respect and rootedness in the traditions of the Carare community of Colombia.

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  • Member Since: October 8, 2018

October 8, 2018

My first ceremony with Camino al Sol was in February 2018 in Southern California. My initial takeaway from that experience was the feelings of appreciation for the male and female shamans who provided an amazing space for us to experience the wonders of yage (ayahuasca) in a loving, supported, and professional environment. I felt that Camion al Sol was adhering to the ethics, teachings, and traditions of their elders. That ancient culture came through strongly every time one of them led a ‘weaving of the word’ that precedes the ceremony, during the after ceremony review the next day when we can ask questions about the experience in general terms, and whenever I asked them a question during a one on one talk. The loving kindness, competence, and care shown to all participants during my now thirty ceremonies with this group has never varied. Their thrust is to share the medicine with the world and to help everyone interested in starting a relationship with the remedy to do so in a wonderful, safe, environment. Their prices are among the lowest I’ve found. You can just about fly roundtrip to Colombia and have a three day ceremony for not much more than doing it in the US.
I have had ceremonies with other groups and I have yet to find anyone whose level of care and support meets that of Camino al Sol. For me, I always know that what ever might happen during a ceremony, that the shamans have my back with the experience to help me should any issues arise.
The shamans are always very approachable, you may ask any questions about the ceremony or the remedy. They follow the traditions of the Carare tribe and their elders strictly, without trying variations out without first having them approved by the Taita. This ensures that the experience is much as it has been safely engaged for thousands of years.
The music played by the shamans and members of the Carare family is magical! Designed to help your experience of the medicine during the ceremony, afterwards the musicians usually play until daybreak and the quality is very high with a number of professional musicians attending the ceremonies and playing afterwards.
i just returned from a ten day trip to the Amazon Basin of Colombia with the shamans to visit three Taitas (elders) in the region. I can’t say enough after visiting these elders and having them perform healing therapies and ceremonies for us. We then spent a week in Santander in eastern Colombia at the home of Taita Orlando, the head of the Carare’s. The ceremonies there and to be able to help clean the yage vines and make mambe under supervision are experiences I will never forget and helped to deepen my connection with the medicines. Camino al Sol is the real deal and are serious about providing safe ceremonies in the tradition of their elders. Highest recommendations!

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  • Member Since: September 5, 2018

September 4, 2018

I recently spent a weekend with Camino al Sol in Santa Elena Colombia. I have nothing but positive things to say. I was welcomed and felt the experience I was provided could not have been any better. I was scared to drink yage, but I was made to feel comfortable by everyone involved. The experience also felt authentic, and there were many locals that were involved as well. It was also very affordable. We did 3 ceremonies in 3 days, each of which was different for me. It was obvious that the people involved in this truly care about what they are doing. I felt liked I was invited into their family.

Highly recommended.

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August 22, 2018

This review is solely based on the experience I had with Jo and her team.

What can I truly say to even express my gratitude towards Jo and her husband, the Colombian elders (Martin, Samuel, Diego, Andrea, Camilo, and Natalia), and Caitriona/Michelle.
I had heard about ayahuasca about a year ago from a coworker but didn’t have the urge to truly experience the plant medicine until recently. A couple months ago I was at a crossroads with my corporate job that was creating intense anxiety and nervousness while harboring a lot of negative emotions I had built up over the years. At first I was pretty apprehensive since I had never experienced aya before even though I am familiar with other plant medicines. I did a ton of research on reddit and youtube on the plant medicine but still was unsure. However, speaking with Jo on the phone relieved any kind of hesitation or fear, she has AMAZING energy and is so loving/nurturing/knowledgable/positive etc. hence the reason why her nickname is Jo Mama; she really takes the time to take care of everyone’s individual needs or concerns and I am so blessed to have met her. I attended the first weekend of the retreat not knowing what I was getting myself into (plus I was going by myself) and before the first ceremony I was so nervous that I was shaking and scared out of my mind. Jo completely calmed me down, shared her own personal story with me and reminded me that I just need to BREATHE. The whole experience would not have been so amazing without the help of every single person there. I faced my fears, tackled many personal obstacles I had within me and came out a much stronger person. The elders provided incredible knowledge and support throughout the retreat and I felt nothing but unconditional love not just from the elders but also from the other people attending the retreat. Their music is so healing and awesome! Throughout the weekend we had amazing vegan food (thank you Henry), which I’m normally not a fan of and since the retreat I have gone vegan not just by choice but the plant medicine basically rewired my body in a way that I now enjoy a plant based diet. My past addictions to Taco Bell and juicy steaks are no longer which is crazy to me!! I came back for the second weekend however my cycle started and when that happens, you cannot attend ceremony because when women are on their cycle their energy is so powerful and may negatively affect the rest of the group (so plan accordingly).

This retreat has been absolutely life changing for me. What I described is only a fraction of the amazing adventure I encountered. My relationship with my parents is the strongest its ever been and I wake up every day feeling blessed and grateful. My anxiety has gone down tremendously and I notice that I am more patient and loving towards others. It’s like the darkness I had in my life is now gone and I live my life with so much light. And that is just from one retreat! I look forward to the next retreat Jo and her team are putting together and will definitely be going to Colombia with this group in the future. Not only did I leave this retreat a better version of myself but I also gained a wonderful family. I love you all!!

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April 24, 2018

I have taken part in doing the Ayahuasca with Camino Al Sol for 3 days in Santa Elena Colombia. I must start by saying that this experience and meeting the community has just been such a blessing and an eye opener that I will cherish for the rest of my life!

At the beginning I was so apprehensive about drinking the Yage as this was my first time and how the whole ceremony would unfold for 3 days! However, immediatly once we arrived, I felt an overwhelming power of love, tranquility, guidance and support.

Everybody that organised and have also took part in the ceremony including the Shamans were fully experienced, incredibly knowledgable and wise which contributed in me feeling safe and as part of a family! Everything was perfectly well explained each step at a time and support were given if we were unsure about anything.

From ‘the circle of words’ which enabled all of us to share and talk about deep subjects that enlightened our knowledge and understanding of the Yage and it’s purposes, to drinking the Yage and later enjoying the amazing live music in the ceremonial hut, to sitting down around the fire, having a massage with a trained and spiritual leader that connected with you on a deep level, to taking part in making the plants for the ceremony, those moments and the opportunity given to be part of something and people so amazingly beautiful in every way, I cannot be any more grateful to have done this experience with Camino Al Sol.

The price I paid to take part in doing the Ayahuasca with this beautiful community that welcomed us with wide open arms into their house and heart, was honestly so cheap which I was very surprised about considering I have lacked of nothing and gained so much more during my 3 days stay, also considering this community sharing their time, effort, wisdom, but most importantly their abundance of love which was so apparent to anyone to feel right away!

This medicine is sacred and is a tool to open a path within yourself that you feel has been a calling. I went to Camino Al Sol not knowing what to expect but have heard of people having done it in the past as well as personal research. I was scared yes, but at the same time I knew O had a calling somehow, I went therefore open minded and with my heart. I was guided and supported by the community which made my journey a life changing experience!

Thank you Camino Al Sol with all my heart! I cannot recommend them enough and if I were to do it again, I will not hesitate to do it with Camino Al Sol again!

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April 23, 2018

I have taken part in doing the Ayahuasca with Camino Al Sol for 3 days in Santa Elena Colombia. I must start by saying that this experience and meeting the community has just been such a blessing and an eye opener that I will cherish for the rest of my life!
At the beginning I was so apprehensive about drinking the Yage as this was my first time and how the whole ceremony would unfold for 3 days! However, immediatly once we arrived, I felt an overwhelming power of love, tranquility, guidance and support.

Everybody that organised and have also took part in the ceremony including the Shamans were fully experienced, incredibly knowledgable and wise which contributed in me feeling safe and as part of a family! Everything was perfectly well explained each step at a time and support were given if we were unsure about anything.

From ‘the circle of words’ which enabled all of us to share and talk about deep subjects that enlightened our knowledge and understanding of the Yage and it’s purposes, to drinking the Yage and later enjoying the amazing live music in the ceremonial hut, to sitting down around the fire, having a massage with a trained and spiritual leader that connected with you on a deep level, to taking part in making the plants for the ceremony, those moments and the opportunity given to be part of something and people so amazingly beautiful in every way, I cannot be any more grateful to have done this experience with Camino Al Sol.

The price I paid to take part in doing the Ayahuasca with this beautiful community that welcomed us with wide open arms into their house and heart, was honestly so cheap which I was very surprised about considering I have lacked of nothing and gained so much more during my 3 days stay, also considering this community sharing their time, effort, wisdom, but most importantly their abundance of love which was so apparent to anyone to feel right away!

This medicine is sacred and is a tool to open a path within yourself that you feel has been a calling. I went to Camino Al Sol not knowing what to expect but have heard of people having done it in the past as well as personal research. I was scared yes, but at the same time I knew O had a calling somehow, I went therefore open minded and with my heart. I was guided and supported by the community which made my journey a life changing experience!

Thank you Camino Al Sol with all my heart! I cannot recommend them enough and if I were to do it again, I will not hesitate to do it with Camino Al Sol again!

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  • Member Since: April 12, 2018

April 12, 2018

I started attending retreats with Camino al Sol about two years ago… when I think back at where I was in my life then, and where I am now… it’s like I’m two different people. I arrived at my first retreat with many issues that I wanted and needed to address… and a tremendous fear as this was my first experience with ayahuasca and this organization.

By the end of the weekend, I felt like I was reborn and that I had met a long last family in Camino al Sol. Over the following two years I have attended retreats in both the United States and Colombia with them, and they have always been there for me, not just for the ceremonies and for healing, but also for friendship and community.

My life has completely turned around for the better, and I owe a great debt of gratitude to this group. If you are considering participating in an ayahuasca ceremony and you have an opportunity to do so with Camino al Sol, this will be one of the greatest experiences of your life.

With much love,

George

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  • Member Since: April 12, 2018

April 11, 2018

The ambiance is out of this world comforting and safe and the staff are so loving. The vision of the Bohio is just such a blessing. I feel so much MORE on so many levels, healing past trauma and physical disease. I never thought I could heal to this degree. GOD BLESS YOU!!!

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April 10, 2018

Amazing group of people. Wonderful, positive energy. They have helped me clearly distinguish the difference between energies and how to embrace and protect the beautiful light that is within and all around us. The name “Camino al Sol” (Path to the Sun) explains it all. Thank you for your guidance, beautiful Yage, and the people of Camino al Sol!

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April 8, 2018

I first met Samuel and Camino al Sol in April ’16. I had recently suffered the loss of my sister and was seeking closure as well as spiritual guidance. The experience that I had at the maloca in Santa Elena was incredible and transformational. The respect that Samuel and this community have for the medicine is unmistakeable. They are wonderful people and eager to share their wisdom and knowledge with anyone who’s willing to do the work. Two years have passed since my first ceremony with Camino al Sol and I recently joined them in La Vega for their largest gathering of the year. I am very grateful for the opportunity to be part of such a beautiful community, tradition and culture. I’ve always felt safe during all their ceremonies and this community has become like family to me. I highly recommend giving them a chance.

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April 8, 2018

After having participated in seven ceremonies with Camino al Sol, I have found that they consistently share ancestral knowledge of the elders and plant medicines with respect. You can be sure that you will be well cared and guided throughout the experience. One of the greatest things about Camino al Sol is the music and excellent musicians… musical medicine! Camino al Sol provides a powerful spiritual experience that cleanses, renews and inspires me.

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April 7, 2018

I joined Camino al Sol retreat in Colorado in 2017. I was so impressed with the group whom facilitated the ceremony! These are serious people, coming from Colombia with their elders blessings. Real shamans, real knowledge, with real care. Never seen anything like that. I just came back from a retreat in Colombia, the treatment I received there was beyond my expectations. They have all the facilities to accommodate the people that came from around the world, and the ceremonies were authentic as it gets with sacred circle, real musicians that made a wold of difference and full safety on property. I received so much, and I highly recommend to anyone who want to be in good hands when they explore their inner worlds. Thank you Camino al Sol!

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July 31, 2017

I agree with the poor reviews of Camino Al Sol (aka Origen Sagrada). It is a very unscrupulous and spiritually corrupt organization completely focused on money and exploiting people for their selfish gain. If you do a web search for the USA facilitators you will find they have judgments against them under a different name and were previously based in Las Vegas. Avoid these scammers for your own safety and health.

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May 10, 2017

Toxic, sexist, and unsupportive. I would post the full story here, but the owners of the group (should I say cult?) had it removed from their Facebook. Almost everyone that I talked to about the experience responded with denial about it and I have the right to speak out. I did not deserve to be treated like this.

Two of the “helpers” were left me completely alone away from the main house and did they let me use the bathroom. This went on for hours and it was very bad, to say the least. The medicine was working through my body and I was screaming because the bad energies from the purge were stuck inside of the room. Again, they did not let me leave or use the bathroom. I would add more details if I could. The “helpers” have to understand that neglecting people during these times is how others get hurt.

Their retreats used to be good and I don’t just know what happened. Part of me wants to say that they’re possessed with demons or bad energies, even if that sounds a bit wacky or extreme.

This was my second retreat with Camino Al Sol here in Colorado. I will not be going back.

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March 24, 2017

I went to their first three day retreat in Colorado about six months ago. Everyone there is incredible! Over 80% of my PTSD symptoms had disappeared after just two ceremonies. I will be going again for their weeklong May ’17 retreat. They take very good care of you the entire time – bringing water, emotional support, etc. Music is great too! Also I didn’t get her name down but the massage girl is awesome!! Really helps with cleansing the body and getting all of the bad energies out.

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  • Member Since: December 13, 2016

December 13, 2016

Following a significant amount of online research and discussions with others about their experiences, I decided Fundacion Camino Al Sol seemed fitted to what I was looking for in an Ayahuasca retreat. Unlike a vast number of other organisations / businesses, what you get is not a highly commercialised experience, you receive a traditional, caring and holistic weekend which is utterly transformative in all dimensions.

In summary, I can’t recommend this retreat enough to anyone who is considering an ayahuasca retreat. You will be welcomed into a non-judgmental, loving community with elders and shamans who are extremely experienced, in an environment which provides everything you need to have a deeply spiritual experience.

The retreat is based on Samuel’s beautiful, large property in Santa Elena (just outside of Medellin), it is set up with a well-equipped house for attendees which overlooks the hut and outside area where the rituals take place. A great breakfast and lunch in-keeping with the prescribed diet are provided each day (they also cater for vegos/vegans!).

The weekend was the most incredible, spiritual experience I have ever had. It was enlightening, transformative, difficult and decisively humbling. You drink two cups (if appropriate) each of the three nights and for me each medicine provided a completely different pathway and thus distinctive emotional, psychological and physical insights.

Going into the retreat, I was mostly curious and had a very general question for my focus. Throughout the weekend, I was astounded at how the medicine firmly and seamlessly weaved a vision (whether it be emotional, visual, auditory, hallucinatory etc) into a meaning that explored pertinent issues in my life (in my case issues which I previously wasn’t consciously aware of). I had warm, glowing appreciative moments and I had times where I felt my entire identity had been deconstructed. This might sound daunting but the shamans, with their kind and gentle natures, were there to provide support and guidance any time it was needed. There were female shamans attending every night which was great, it really added a special, unique energy as a woman attendee. This is something I considered prior to the weekend but honestly the male shamans were so trustworthy and lovely anyway that I didn’t really think about it at all during the weekend other than to appreciate the amazing qualities of Alexandra and other female community shamans. There is a night where many community members attend and drink the medicine alongside you which is an absolute asset to the experience that I don’t think any other organisations I looked at provided. It is so special to be able to be surrounded by others who drink ayahuasca / yage as part of their tradition. In some ways, you are able to contribute to their experiences as much as they contribute to yours. If you have questions, the shamans are always happy to sit down during the day and discuss essentially anything with you.

You have the choice of several different areas, all of which are (unobtrusively) monitored by the shamans, including the hut where people can sit or lie down, the campfire outside and also a number of tents which are set up if you’re feeling like some quiet time.

The music that is played on a handful of instruments ranging from harmonica to guitar is so beautiful. I am not particularly musical but it was another experience in itself to feel how music can alter and support you in it’s own way. Of course a large part of that is the knowledge and skill of the shamans who play the instruments.

All in all, this is an experience with an organisation that I highly recommended and will continue to recommend. Hoping to return next year.

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July 27, 2016

I love everything about the Camino al Sol retreats and everyone involved. The locations in nature that they pick, the shamans and healers that they bring and the energy are perfect for a safe and wonderful healing experience. Authentic, with beautiful music and lots of knowledge. I’m in bliss every time I leave and counting the days until they return. They’re family!!!

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  • Member Since: July 6, 2016

July 6, 2016

I was searching for months to find an ayahuasca retreat in the Los Angeles area, as you know they are very exclusive and hard to find in any area of the US. When I found Camino Al Sol I didn’t know what to expect but I went to the retreat alone and with an open mind. When I got there everyone was so warm and welcoming I didn’t feel out of place, I felt comfortable and at home by the evening time. It was such an amazing experience, mind blowing, and one that I will never forget. And because everyone was genuine and kind I have already planned to attend another retreat this year. I learned a lot about myself and most importantly about the plant medicine, yage and the rituals of the indigenous tribe from Colombia, as well as, the amount of healing that one can obtain from such a spiritual experience. The music was amazing, the people were welcoming, and the whole experience indescribable. Highly recommend Camino Al Sol for your ayahuasca experience!

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July 5, 2016

I’m from western Canada, where ayahuasca ceremonies (aka yage’) are done underground and facilitated by “gringo” shaman with questionable experience and skills. I also am on hyper-tension meds, and many retreat organisers in Peru would not allow me the opportunity to participate in their retreats. I am, therefore, extremely grateful that I was led me to the Camino Al Sol group last year, for the healing and transformation that I have experienced because of this group has been truly amazing. I have had the privilege of attending 3 retreats with this group (November, February and April) and each experience was unique, sacred and very safe. The dose of yage’ I was given was altered to suit my needs, but I do not feel like I have had “less” of an experience; indeed, “The Mother of all Plant Spirits” has given me the insights and healing I was seeking, and my gratitude runneth over! I trust this group implicitly…and the musical performance goes until the wee hours of the morn and is also out of this world! Best live concert I’ve ever attended:) Do yourself a favor..book a retreat with Camino Al Sol!

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July 4, 2016

I joined this group for a retreat near Los Angeles this past April. I’d have to say it was a life changing experience for me. I’ve been hearing the call of mother for the past two year, and was suppose to go to a different retreat, but it was cancelled so that I would be able to attend this one. I feel as if I was suppose to meet these amazing people. The shamans were very easy going happy professionals who made me feel like I knew them for lifetimes. I will be attending the retreat again this August, and I am very excited to hear what the spirits have to tell me. If your are reading this, you’re not doing so for no reason. Will you accept the call?

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  • Member Since: July 4, 2016

July 4, 2016

I joined this group for retreat in Los Angeles California and was blown away. They are a large traditional group and was so surprised to find such an authentic retreat offered in the US. They are not white folks pretending to be Shaman, they are indigenous folks from Colombia. The retreat location was better than expected, a kids summer camp, but it was beautiful and peaceful. I felt well cared for and I feel part of their family now, I will be joining them again.

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