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  • Review for Casa De La Madre Ayahuasca Healing Center

    Zoot Nel   May 20, 2018

      The House of the Mother Ayahuasca

    Hallo, traveller, I highly recommend The House of the Mother Ayahuasca! Safe and clean space, delicious food, strong medicine. Great hostess that runs the accommodation and healing like clockwork. Amazing view of the river and all that comes with it. :)

  • Review for Sinchi Runa

    Rebecka Celastrina Carlén   May 20, 2018

      Came back 3 times! Life changing experience every time!

    I first came to Sinchi Runa in 2013 to do a shamanic diet, and it was a completely life changing experience thanks to the plants and their wisdom, but above all thanks to Sanango, the shaman, that guided my process to help me find my own truth. I've met many shamans and guru's in my life and it's not easy to meet someone that is really real, guiding through compassion and a higher understanding. I came back one year later for another diet and this April I visited the center for the third time. I'm usually very sceptic towards ayahuasca centers, especially since the tourism around this plant has increased and South America is full of fake shamans. I was lucky to find Sinchi Runa, it's is a place with real people that together with the shaman dedicate their lives to plant healing and the search for truth. This is not just a place where you go to have a one-time ayahuasca trip, actually, if that's what you're after you shouldn't come at all. Instead, Sinchi Runa offers a true healing journey through a higher understanding of yourself, the universe and the reality of the world. I highly recommend it to any true spiritual seeker!

  • Review for Soul Quest Ayahuasca Church of Mother Earth

    Bryant Hoover   May 20, 2018

      You will leave this place healed and beaming in love.

    Soul Quest is a game changer, the staff and team bring thousands of years of tradition to the U.S. which is much needed; big pharma would rather keep us on prescription pills and sick for the rest of our lives. The staff does an amazing job in creating the perfect setting to allow plant medicine to heal all. I am very fortunate to have been graced with the presence of Shaman - Taita Pedro Davila as he brought his family lineage of Plant Medicine and Shamanism that was passed down to him from Ecuador. Along with Dr. Scott Irwin who holds several degrees ranging from Transpersonal Psychology to being a Master Reiki teacher, who lead us on an amazing Holotrophic Breathwork session. Also the founder Chris Young, who has held the space for thousands of healings to take place. His heart and soul is in the right space as you heal and learn from mother Aya, no detail was left out, down to every song for the perfect setting to allow healing to take place. The volunteers/ light workers also radiate in love, helping to raise the consciousness of humanity as we bring upon a new earth that radiates with love and compassion of all sentient beings. You will leave this place healed and beaming in love. I plan to return several times per year to reset and retune myself.

  • Review for The Garden of Peace, Ayahuasca & Master Plant Center

    David Lehrbach   May 19, 2018

      Space to heal at the GOP

    I just completed a 30 day Master Plant & Ayahuasca Dieta at the Garden Of Peace (GOP). The GOP was the perfect place for deep reflection and healing - working with a number of plant 'medicines' over the 30 day period and mother ayahuasca on the ceremony days (I participated in 7 ceremonies over the 30 day period) i was given the space and time to work through my problems. The staff were supportive in the process and the facilities were comfortable and appropriate (especially the meals prepared and delivered every day). The local sharman (Reyna) lead the ceremonies masterfully and helped myself and others in times of need. The medicine was strong and just what i needed. I can't imagine doing such a dieta in an other space. I'll be back! 5 stars :)

  • Review for Bambu Guest House

    Kristine Vanderplas   May 18, 2018

      Loved my time here!

    I stayed at the Bambu for a month while faciltating the Sacred Earth YTT with Awakened Spirit Yoga. The accommodations are comfortable and beautiful, the view of the lake is spectacular, the yoga deck is awesome and the meals were always a highlight. The staff at the Bambu went above and beyond to ensure that everyone in our group was accommodated for and comfortable. Located just down the road from Atitlan Organics we benefited from farm fresh produce and also the knowledge and expertise around permaculture. A beautiful community that is connected and committed to reducing their footprint and living in harmony with the land. This is an incredible retreat centre and I highly recommend a visit just for a meal or a longer term stay!

  • Review for The Garden of Peace, Ayahuasca & Master Plant Center

    Erasmus Skogh Misiorny   May 17, 2018

      Magic in the heart of the amazon!!!

    I have just recently finished a 30 month dieta and the words I will use here will not even come close to describing how amazing and transformative this journey and el jardin de la paz was for me. Theese plants are truly magical and it leaves you stunned, humbled and filled with love and gratitude. You WILL change into an amazing peace of art and music. And if you have any doubts on where to head for your dieta, this is your place to go. The curandera is a mountain of love and stability, combined with a loving and stable crew makes you feel like a star. You feel safe and truly taken care of at the garden of peace. The Mothership Maloka and the huts are situated in the Jungle, and the surroundings are absolutely spectacular, with a river to swim in right in the frontyard, waterfalls, fresh springwater. Eden in the Jungle ;) You do not need to look furthere, this is the place to go. Gratitude, love and blessings to all future participants and to the garden of peace and the lovely people who work there!!

  • Review for Julia Forest (Rashmi)

    Colleen Donovan   May 17, 2018

      Warm, Caring, Knowledgeable

    Julia is an inspiring person and truly worth studying under. She is warm, cares deeply about all her students, and is knowledgeable and experienced in many areas of yoga, meditation, and holistic living. Cannot recommend highly enough!

  • Review for Soul Quest Ayahuasca Church of Mother Earth

    Ludy Jimenez-Arenas   May 17, 2018

      Journey with Ayahuasca

    I had a great experience. Im home now but the journey is ongoing. I have such a feeling of wellbeing. I came home and read the manifest and almost cried . The believes in the manifesto are my beliefs.

  • Review for Soul Quest Ayahuasca Church of Mother Earth

    Aisha Barbara Ali   May 17, 2018

      Feel the grass Feel the rain

    If your reading this, I’ll conclude you’ve been called and you’re wondering is this place legit? Smart! I was a bit skeptical myself, tbh maybe because it was an attempt to dissuade me from not taking such a “drastic step”. My calling started in 2013 and this last weekend I answered. Still skeptical mostly because I was afraid it wouldn’t work and I wouldn’t get an insight for which I so desperately sought. When I arrived a day early I immediately settled in, the registration would happen the following afternoon but sleep evaded me I had the whole place to myself walking around the homestead I was more and more intrigued. The gems and crystals made it feel more like home. Fast forward and the following morning and afternoon as the participants started to arrive everyone was very professional and personable at the same time which helped while the group went through very intimate and easy introductions. Before the ceremony began we were all put at ease with breath work and discussion about what all was about to go down. Our teachers were kind, sensitive, truly willing to learn your story. So naturally I felt at ease. There was a beautiful cleansing ceremony before we began everyone was patient and graceful. Then it was time for “The Ceremony” but not before blessings, prayers, and intentions were set. One of the biggest gifts that was received was the healing music which lulls the soul so within the first 30 minutes the answer to my doubting mind is answered and YES, it’s working! I’m laughing at myself now because not only did I soon realize this is the real thing it lasted long into the morning where I remained long in the thralls of self-deconstruction and then true self-healing. I can’t say it was all the plant medicine though, if I removed a single loving soul from this equation or the environment it just wouldn’t be the same. Let me explain, your setting is in nature with open skis, you have the ground to comfort you and if that’s not your thing then there is plenty more. What kept blowing my mind was how the facilitators, staff, teachers, and healers made each person feel safe and loved on such an individualistic level. So as you probably already know there is some sickness on this train and you’re in good hands, because every single person was taken care of so you can put that fear aside. The following morning the mandatory integration takes place and upon hearing everyone else’s journey it really gives you the ease to share yourself not to mention like any great childhood camp you’ll walk away bonding with terrific people you would have never met otherwise, so there are immense blessings in the integration workshop. I can now see why they would put so much emphasis on it. When you do decide to do this for yourself don’t miss out on this part for sure. So my intuition is saying that this is getting lengthy and I’d like to edit then submit it for you folks so what else can I say that would help….. Oh yeah, umm yoga, clean meals, foot ionized baths, kambo, one on one work with the Shamans, nature, hammocks, cupping, gems, animals, lots of different nooks of peace, breath work, acupuncture, ayurvedic massage, trails, love, continued learning opportunities, laughter, books, unbreakable bonds over tea and a deep respect for time. So yeah, I’d highly recommend you come out and quit all that guessing. Borrow, crawl if you have to but don’t steal. Peace and blessings all your seekers my prayers are with you either way.

  • Review for Juan Ananda

    Samuel Kilby   May 16, 2018

      A wonderful surprise

    I arrived at Sogamoso expecting to be a volunteer in La Finca San Pedro and was extremely surprised when the owner, Juan Ananda, invited me to join the sacred sexuality course that he would be offering. I jumped at the chance, after having searched far and wide for more information about Tantra and Sacred Sexuality. The course was incredibly profound! I have now been practising and studying tantra for more than 3 years and still to this day I continue to apply the teachings of Agama Yoga in my daily life and sacred sexuality practice. During this course, I was extremely impressed by Juan's knowledge and dedication to Tantra. At the time, I didn't always connect with his teaching methods, as I like to learn with practice and visual supports. However, I have known Juan for over 3 years know and have taken more courses with him and I have seen him grow as a teacher. He has adapted his pedagogy to be more inclusive and active without losing the depth of the teachings that he is transmitting. I am eternally grateful to Juan Ananda, as tantra has changed my life. I also met my partner and now mother of my child in his tantra course. Thanks Juan.

  • Review for Agama Yoga Colombia

    Samuel Kilby   May 16, 2018

      Initiation in Tantra

    I arrived at Sogamoso expecting to be a volunteer in La Finca San Pedro and was extremely surprised when the owner, Juan Ananda, invited me to join the sacred sexuality course that he would be offering. I jumped at the chance, after having searched far and wide for more information about Tantra and Sacred Sexuality. The course was incredibly profound! I have now been practising and studying tantra for more than 3 years and still to this day I continue to apply the teachings of Agama Yoga in my daily life and sacred sexuality practice. During this course, I was extremely impressed by Juan's knowledge and dedication to Tantra. At the time, I didn't always connect with his teaching methods, as I like to learn with practice and visual supports. However, I have known Juan for over 3 years know and have taken more courses with him and I have seen him grow as a teacher. He has adapted his pedagogy to be more inclusive and active without losing the depth of the teachings that he is transmitting. I am eternally grateful to Juan Ananda, as tantra has changed my life. I also met my partner and now mother of my child in his tantra course. Thanks Juan.

  • Review for Paramanand Institute of Yoga Sciences and Research

    Avril Gladstone   May 16, 2018

      True Yoga Experience

    My meditation experiences at Paramanand Institute of Yoga Science and Research have been phenomenal and mind blowing in the literal sense. My learning under Dr. Omanand Guruji totally blew away my thinking patterns, my behaviour patterns, my perceptions and my beliefs. I literally had to unlearn everything and re-educate myself to live my life in a balanced way, find harmony and peace within myself. I didn’t just graduate with a professional certification, I found my life’s purpose. Thanks to Paramanand Yoga, especially Guruji for bringing the Sea Change in my life.

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