Review for Thomas White Eagle
Josie Rudyk (Tekjot Love) September 19, 2017
UPDATE: Supposedly, the retraction of refund was not intentional. Thomas says he will refund my money within 30 days. Once Thomas refunds me and I actually receive it, I will update this review. For now, this is what has taken place: Be aware that Thomas will keep your money and not deliver a service. I signed up for his Poland retreat in the woods and he canceled because, in his opinion based on a few emails, I am a difficult client. He based this assumption on my asking him how to handle bringing/withdrawing money and having phone capability. I am a single woman traveling alone. I felt uncomfortable with his lack of patience early on after receiving the payment I trustingly made him in full. My mistake. And, to save him merchant fees, I sent the payment as a gift. He says he's a shaman but expressed no compassion, acceptance or tolerance of any kind. First he submitted the refund to Paypal and yesterday he retracted it. After retracting the refund he removed his name from his phone number on Whatsapp and will not respond to phone calls or messages. I have run into my fair share of thieves, but never expected it from someone in this line of work. Be trusting and leave yourself vulnerable and you will get stung. The honor in people, even supposed "spiritual" people is far and few between. Below are the string of emails. NOTE: Only emails are included here, because enough is enough. I texted him on whatsapp regarding the $50 Paypal fee. I was wrong and told him so. He finally submitted the refund AFTER I read his retreat cancellation email and responded to him. I thanked him by whatsapp. The whatsapp messages I did not include. Either your intuition will guide you to the truth in this or it will not and you will open yourself to being ripped off by Thomas White Eagle. Funny, he can use a fake name, but I can't. Judge for yourself: Begin forwarded message: From: "Thomas @ Dharma" <email@example.com> Subject: Re: Retreat Guru - Inquiry for Medicien of the Forest Torun Poland (Sept 2017) Date: September 6, 2017 at 7:55:01 PM GMT+2 To: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com> doesnt seem so... please make it easy for me....this retreat is about horses, woods, and mashrooms and having a nice time..... Begin forwarded message: From: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com> Subject: Re: Retreat Guru - Inquiry for Medicien of the Forest Torun Poland (Sept 2017) Date: September 7, 2017 at 10:25:28 AM GMT+2 To: "Thomas @ Dharma" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Hi Thomas, This is the last I will say, because I am understanding you are misperceiving me and assuming I am like others. I am not. I have reason for asking the questions that I ask. You don’t know me. You don’t know what my experiences have been. You are supposed to be a shaman. I am not asking anything of you, except basic courtesies. And I only expect what you advertised. So, stay peaceful and trust. See you Sunday. Begin forwarded message: From: "Thomas @ Dharma" <email@example.com> Subject: Re: Retreat Guru - Inquiry for Medicien of the Forest Torun Poland (Sept 2017) Date: September 7, 2017 at 11:00:02 AM GMT+2 To: firstname.lastname@example.org I normally require 4 people to run this retreat so it was my courtesy to run this just with you. But I don't think we are going to get along and you are going to be a difficult client to handle and I am not interested in that, surely not for the amount of money are you paying. It is best if we cancel....you will receive full refund of your fees. Thank you for your interest Best Thomas On Sep 7, 2017 10:15 AM, "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: Hi Thomas, This is the last I will say, because I am understanding you are misperceiving me and assuming I am like others. I am not. I have reason for asking the questions that I ask. You don’t know me. You don’t know what my experiences have been. You are supposed to be a shaman. I am not asking anything of you, except basic courtesies. And I only expect what you advertised. So, stay peaceful and trust. See you Sunday. Begin forwarded message: From: "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Re: Retreat Guru - Inquiry for Medicien of the Forest Torun Poland (Sept 2017) Date: September 7, 2017 at 10:32:48 PM GMT+2 To: "Thomas @ Dharma" <email@example.com> Wow, my intuiton told me you were going to do that. So interesting. Well, I would appreciate being reimbursed for the $50 I paid Paypal as well since I sent you the payment as a gift and not in payment for a service. Now I am left with finding a place to stay in less than two days with a ticket coming back in two weeks. I am disappointed in your behavior for someone that considers himself a shaman. You assumed a lot about me based on emails. I wish you the best too. Please let me know if you are going to be fair and reimburse me the $50 since this was not my choice to cancel. I know you assumed my withholding my name had something to do with you, so I will tell you why. I am a targeted light worker and have had difficulties with this. I was protecting my privacy until I got there and was no longer trackable. Tekjot Begin forwarded message: From: "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com> Subject: Re: Retreat Guru - Inquiry for Medicien of the Forest Torun Poland (Sept 2017) Date: September 7, 2017 at 10:33:46 PM GMT+2 To: "Thomas @ Dharma" <firstname.lastname@example.org> You could have called me to discuss this instead of being so harsh without good grounds.
Caivan Namvar September 18, 2017
What an amazing experience/process! This is the first time I have taken part in a dieta, and the garden of peace turned out to be a very special place indeed. From day 1 I felt like I felt like part of the family. Every day that passed, I felt like I was shedding boundaries and becoming closer with the rainforest, and the team. Don't get me wrong, it was scary at first, being in a hut by the river, spending most days in isolation, but the process became clearer as the days passed. I worked with Chiric Sanango, which really turned the heat up, especially during the second part of the week, but I didn't really understand why I was feeling certain emotions. The team were very much on the ball and guided me through the whole process, even after I left the centre, I had guidance from the team when I reached out. As I write this review, I am exactly half way through my post dieta, and slowly I'm beginning to understand what is happening through this crazy process of working with the master plants. My perspective is rapidly changing and I am already starting to correct many bad habits/patterns that I have been stuck in for years. I can't wait to see how things unfold in the months/years to come.. A massive thankyou to: Lara, Maria, Jason, Hegner, Ash, Cosmo, Mayu and the garden of peace.
Review for Spiritual Punditz - Ekattva Yogshala
Georgia Johnson September 18, 2017
Great place for 200 hour yoga teacher training! All the trainers are very experienced, especially Manohar Ji whose immense knowledge helped me enhance my yoga skills and explore spirituality. Ekattva Yogshala helped me discover the true meaning of yoga. My hotel stay was very hygienic and close to nature. The pricing and packages are very reasonable. There are multiple accommodation options to choose from; the food however is the same for all (vegetarian). The teachers at Ekattva are well versed in Hatha Yoga, Vinayasa Flow and Meditation techniques. Overall, a great place to kickstart for my yoga career with 200 hr YTT certification.
Review for Munay Medicine
Christopher Vicini September 16, 2017
Finding Munay Medicine was a blessing. Having suffered many setbacks and heartbreaks over the past few years during what I would say was the toughest time in my life, I was fortunate enough to have found this retreat that has forever changed my life. From the minute you arrive, you know that you are in a very special place and are about to embark on a transformational journey. One that will have you looking very deep within yourself. It was one of the few times that I’ve ever truly experienced what it feels like to not be judged and accepted and loved, just the way I am. Judgement does not exist here. David and his team are full of love and warmth and treated everyone like family. David’s knowledge, insight and empathy are abundant. I couldn’t ask for better teachers. Thank you David, Ken, Paradise, Marina and Tracie for the love you share - It was an experience that I will forever hold close and I am looking forward to many more. I feel blessed to have found Munay Medicine. Everyone and everything that I experienced here is sacred. Thank you again to the team at Munay Medicine that I now call family. See you very soon!
Review for Pachamama Temple
Vitaly Vitaly September 15, 2017
Всем привет. Я из Беларуси, летал на данный ретрит на 2 недели, первый опыт с аяваской. Ощущение полной безопасности, реальная семья шаманов, проект не пропитан коммерцией. Отношение к участникам ретрита как к дальним родственникам - вас не знают, но вам рады, вас принимают и вас поддерживают. Это был мой первый опыт с аяваской, и я интересовался у других участников, бывавших на подобных ретритах ранее в других организациях, как они оценивают Pachamama Temple с уже имеющимся опытом. Ответ от разных людей один и тот же - "тебе реально повезло, это отличное место для первого раза". В отличие от многих других организаций здесь имеется свободный доступ к общению с шаманами - они живут рядом и отвечают на любые ваши вопросы (есть штатный переводчик). Диагностика каждого участника и его проблемы (а не просто "пей, увидимся через 5 часов"), контроль во время церемонии, учёт физического состояния (болезни, особенности и т.п.), сбалансированное питание. Да, просто потрясающая кухня - такое разнообразие растительной пищи, что даже мясоеда отвлечь от мяса будет очень просто :) На ретрите довольно много свободного времени, поэтому для участников организованы йога, шитьё, рисование, уроки культуры и языка shipibo. От поселения до города минут 15 езды, до рынка - ещё ближе (если захочется на время покинуть "инкубатор" и поисследовать окружающее пространство). Если я решу повторить этот опыт, то не увижу причин искать других "проводников" - здесь есть всё что нужно.
Review for shiran michaeli
Murli Soogrim September 15, 2017
If i had to pick one word to describe Shiran it would be compassionate. He has the unusual ability to meet you with unconditional love, and with a deep sense of respect and understanding for who you are and where you currently are in your life's journey. He brings great wisdom and sensitivity into his work, which allows him to hold the space in a way that makes you feel completely safe and seen. Doing rebirthing with Shiran has changed my life. I warmly recommend his therapeutic and healing work.
Review for shiran michaeli
Ishtur Martin Andensson September 14, 2017
During the past three four years l have had the priviledge to attend and be helped to reach deeper release by this very effective Rebirthing. My thrust in Shiran for his proffesionaliety as well as his gift of guiding and see and know and feel just where you at, guiding you to stay to become aware and through deep breath breeth through blockages traumas through the pain released to new found peace. I have greatest thrust and concider myself lucky. I work too as a healer and know the importance of creating thrust and that l have for Shiran and all his work. Ishtur Martin Andensson
Review for shiran michaeli
Noa kotlar September 14, 2017
Shiran has the gift of reading and truly understanding the person standing in front of him. He can see beyond the layers and masks that we are wearing. Gently, with companion he is peeling the layers revealing the seeds of life and love within. He has a grate smile on his face and grate heart in his chest.
Review for Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm
Rupa September 14, 2017
It certainly is a great experience in a peaceful, serene setting with dedicated and friendly staff. The meditation and yoga taught provide is quite a learning experience for beginners. You will not be pushed to do things you won't be comfortable to do, and yoga staff will tell you what not to do if you have certain health conditions. They help you relax your body and mind with warm ups and do the ones you can and correct you if you are doing it wrong. The meditation and the chanting helps you to bring out the positive energy and again it is not forced on you if you are not into it or have different religious beliefs. The fresh organic food cooked for each meal is good, nutritious and plenty. Fellow attendees or volunteers are very friendly and welcoming. The nice thing about this place is you will have a community to interact and socialize, but will have an opportunity to self reflect or have plenty of time for yourself or take a hike on different trails in the 200 acre oak studded scenic area with alpacas, goats, deer, turkeys, etc. Nice cabins in a great setting. Highly recommend spending a weekend in a retreat or a week stay here for a relaxed body and mind.
Review for Casa Chama Trina
Codey Young September 14, 2017
It's challenging to find the words to express how positively impactful my time at Casa Chama Trina was. Over two years has passed and I still find myself revisiting and drawing inspiration from those memories. I was fortunate to fall into an incredibly supportive, compassionate, and affirming group of guides in Gabrielle, Decio, and Balthazar. As a non-native Portuguese speaker, they were all especially considerate of my experience and helping me understand how to navigate of the healing process. They constantly offered themselves as resources of wisdom and guidance. I left feeling not only transformed through my own personal experiences, but genuinely connected to a group of global healers radically invested in building community sustained by loving kindness.
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