Gaia Tree Center
- city of Iquitos in Peru
The Gaia Tree Center is an Ayahuasca-based holistic healing and research centre located in the beautiful Amazon rainforest, close to the city of Iquitos in Peru. Offers 8 Day Shamanic Ayahuasca Healing Retreat, The shamanic diet (or dieta). Our mission is to work on all aspects of your being – the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual and allows you to experience expanded awareness and connect with your inner soul and higher self. We are Ayahuasca Healing Retreat, a perfect destination for those who want that powerful change in their tedious lives. We bring a positive change in your lives by getting you closer to the reality of life.
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Jack Mizurak December 01, 2016
I booked with Gaia Tree at the last minute after a particularly stressful time at work (enterprise programme sales and delivery consulting for F100s). I went to Peru to relax and ended up connecting with the people and the world around me meaningfully. I came back completely rejuvenated in a way I couldn't have anticipated beforehand. First contact is a very complete and useful information package, including an essential checklist of what to bring. I travel for business (writing this in a pub in Shoreditch, near the City) and my company's travel dept could learn something from Gaia Tree. Vic and Suze, the coordinators I met on the ground, were wonderful. They radiate exactly the calm, controlled, competent energy I needed and were completely trustworthy. And trust is ESSENTIAL to the work you'll be doing. Every detail is handled for you. I meditate and do yoga and during the retreat I was able to focus calmly, truly, and deeply, in a way that is just not possible in my regular life. The facilities are bucolic: gorgeous, like summer camp as a kid. The food is healthy and delicious (a tricky combo). The local staff are friendly and helpful. Belmira and Segundo are out of this world 😆 I don't normally review things online, but I've pointed enough of my closest friends this way that I thought I would share the love. Gaia Tree is an undiscovered gem.
Bjorn Sture Eilertsen November 28, 2016
I chose Gaiatree for to experience traditional ceremonies with icaros . The two shamans are very powerful. and the last ceremonies was beyond amasing Having days off allowed integration time and time to connect with other participants. I really value the respectful way ceremonies and circle time were conducted. Ceremonies were powerful really powerful. Sharing in circle time revealed the wisdom of the medicine....every persons journeys were uniquely what they needed. Food was delicious, prepared with love you could sense and taste. Simply the best way to journey into the healing world of ayahuasca that I can imagine. Much gratitude ❤️🙏
Alice Hua November 28, 2016
I'm not kidding. I came back from this a changed person, a better person. At first, I was skeptical of the center and what ayahuasca will do to me because I'd read that it's painfully transformative. At the point of my life where I needed more answers than questions, we all have those times...I took a leap of faith and flew to Peru all on my own. The facilitators Victoria and Susana picked me up with a van full of food and supplies as well as other participants who became good friends of mine. I felt supported and welcomed at the center, it's not a 5 stars hotel but it was sufficient to keep us fed and safe during the ceremonies. I have to say this, if you are ready to let go of your past and see what it is that you need, it might not be pleasant or pretty but it is the truth and you have to be able to handle it. The Shamans, husband & wife will sing throughout the ceremonies and they come to each person for a customized song, sit up and take it in as they mean to help you open up, facilitate your energy. I recalled Victoria & Susana were the most attentive people of all, I wouldn't have known what to do without them, they will be there whenever you need them during the ceremonies. We had one of the most memorable experience, filled with emotions & resolutions and much more that I cannot put them into words...all I can tell you is that bring yourself, a few essential things (bug sprays!!) and let it be. You will NOT regret it.
Sunil Datla November 28, 2016
First of all i am glad i chose to do aya ceremony in peruvian amazon jungle and it is definitely a never before experience , I am glad i chose GAIA TREE as it was just an awesome retreat to be with. Having come alone to the retreat the love and effection the group ,facilitators and support staff showed is incredible , those are the best 8 days of my life. Shamans are incredible with amazing positive energy , facilitators (zuzzane and silvu) are best with so much of patience and love towards the group , Food is fantastic with amazing support staff and place is really nice. I am planning to do another retreat next year and it will be again in gaia tree if everything falls in place. Kudos to Victoria and team.
Annie Stephany November 28, 2016
I am SO glad I chose Gaiatree for my traditional healing ceremonies. Having two shamans gave us a balanced feminine/masculine energy mix and twice as long exposure to their powerful sound ceremonies. Since they are husband and wife their energies are infused with love. The simplicity of the tambo and grounds suited me, I love the deep nature connection and 'roughing ' it. Our guides were caring, considerate, attentive and inclusive. I felt totally safe and protected. Having days off allowed integration time and time to connect with other participants. I really value the respectful way ceremonies and circle time were conducted. Ceremonies were powerful really powerful. Sharing in circle time revealed the wisdom of the medicine....every persons journeys were uniquely what they needed. Food was delicious, prepared with love you could sense and taste. Simply the best way to journey into the healing world of ayahuasca that I can imagine. Much gratitude ❤️🙏
Julian Georgeo November 27, 2016
the journey within begins at Gaia Tree. The experience was AMAZING. I'm a person that is spiritual but love the nice things about me. At Gaia Tree , nothing was lost and everything gained. I can not say enough incredible things about this retreat. First , the staff was warm and friendly and very understanding. Second, everything provided was absolutely everything I really needed. I thought I would have a hard time adjusting to the place and boy was I wrong. I found I took to the place like a duck to water. Really didn't miss my cell phone or the outside world. If you are looking for a journey into "YOU". This is the absolute experience. I met loving caring people who I am proud to call my family. The accommodations and atmosphere were perfect. I wanted to get to know the real me and I found him. Thank you!! Finding the peace within was the true gift that Gaia Tree helped me find. I liked the simplicity of things this place offers and not classes and fillers that others places offer. If you are looking for a true spiritual awakening this is the only retreat to consider. Thank you Victoria and staff.
Carina Engström November 27, 2016
This is the place for you who are looking for simplicity, silence and lots of space for body, mind and soul. Nothing that distracts you except your own mind :-) The people working there to create the best experience for you are generous, kind, full of laughter and very present. You feel very safe and very good taken care of and there is always someone to talk to and share your thoughts with. A very allowing and joyful atmosphere. The facilities are perhaps for some very primitive but for me that was just perfect; a lodge, a dry toilet is what you get and the torch is your light in the night. I loved it! No distractions such as electricity, swimmingpools, classes during day to participate in except for the daily group discussions - it's all about YOU and your inner journey + the physical experiences being in the jungle. I am so grateful and I found new and wonderful friends. I also learned about some medicine plants and I will dive deeper into the medicine plants we have here in Finland - we have lots of them :-) Very inspiring! This journey has been such a revelation for me and I will visit Gaia Tree Center again some day, hopefully with friends or/and famliy members. I came to the center with an intention and after five ceremonies and spending time with wonderful people in a beautiful and magical environment, I went back home with a lighter heart, a cleansed body and a peaceful mind. I asked Pacha Mama to take away what I no longer needed and she did. Gracias! Gracias! Gracias! Lots of Love and Appreciation <3 Carina
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