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  • Review for Tracee Stanley

    becki   March 23, 2018


    Worst experience Ever!!! As a yoga student, I was really looking forward to taking Tracee Staney's Yoga Teacher Training - not only did it include something I was hoping to enhance my practice with but the images on her site as well as her Instagram seemed so inspiring and promising, I looked to her with admiration. As a yoga teacher, I was really looking forward to the modules included that I hadn't yet taken and growing as a teacher. Then I actually interacted with her, worst experience ever.... It started like this, I paid the initial deposit fee to secure a place in the YTT. Prior to the YTT starting, I found out I could no longer participate due to a new job in which I couldn't get Saturdays off so that meant I no longer could attend the dates of YTT, which were all Saturday workshops. Bummed out, I began trying to contact her - email was a dud, I searched for her number which was hard to find, and then found on her website a 'Contact' page which I used multiple times, multiple days prior to YTT starting to reach Tracee. No response, ever. I was beginning to think the 'Contact' form on her site didn't work. But I continued trying. The starting date of YTT came and then passed, but still no matter what I tried no response until I tried again after YTT started... then I got a response, and not only that, a response that since YTT had already started, I was taking up a spot from another student so a full refund was not an option despite me explaining I had tried contacting her multiple times prior to start date and no one had gotten back to me. She also shared that she had other students who wanted that spot, which now that she finally got back to me I could confirm I'm not participating hopefully allowing them to, and then she share the kicker. Because she assumed I was referred by an online source, which I was not... I learned of it by her assistant whose yoga class I took, she would not give me a full refund because she paid this online source, but I could have credit to take classes with her. I continue to state that no, I did not want that and I wanted a full refund. This time no response until a little over a week later. Now, I with my friends and family, had scoured her site and my receipt regarding a fund policy, which there wasn't one on either... That's when the lying began. She responds over a week later taking this time to change her website to now include a "No refunds clause" and now with this begins to lie, and claim that it was always there. Not only was this insulting but completely disrespectful. I'm still waiting for her to respond to my last plea for a full refund. At this point, I being completely and utterly disrespected and taken advantage of, I don't want to take any classes with her or have any credit. HORRID!

  • Review for Soul Quest Ayahuasca Church of Mother Earth

    Xavier Lawson   March 22, 2018

      My Awesome Experience

    I wish I could sum up my weekend experience at Soul Quest with words that could fully illustrate the joy and love I experienced during the ceremonies. It was as if for the first time, my physical and spiritual beings finally connected and allowed me to see my true self and understand who I was and the purpose for my existence. It was truly overwhelming and the staff could not have been more supportive. This group of people are remarkable. As the Ayahuasca solemnly started to depart the staff played the Gayatri Mantra which was a wonderful selection for this event. All I can say in closing is thank you. Thank you for allowing me to experience something that has positively changed my life and I will definitely be back to continue working on being the person God created me to be.

  • Review for Soul Quest Ayahuasca Church of Mother Earth

    Caroline Zappala   March 22, 2018

      Soul Quest

    This past weekend was my third ceremony weekend with Soul Quest community. My journey is unique to me as yours are to you. What I’ve learned from Mother Aya is I must do the work. Not just with her in ceremony but in life. I must follow through with what I have been shown and learned. Life can be hard but trusting the guidance given and acting on it a breakthrough will come. It is the support and wisdom of these beautiful light workers that I gained my strength to follow through. Thank you Chris for creating this safe space. Thank you Nishala for your compassion, your lending ear, words of wisdom, my rapé coaching and insight, it has brought me great grounding! Thank you Anthony for being the keeper who I focus on when I need grounding during ceremony. I am so grateful to know all of you as my family of Orlando. When life gets hard, crazy, to much to ground myself who do I call? Soul Quest!! A true blessing!

  • Review for Sedona Mago Retreat

    Natasha Byrd   March 21, 2018

      5 Stars!

    My experience at Sedona Mago Retreat was well worth it! I would go back for more experiences.

  • Review for Casa De La Madre Ayahuasca Healing Center

    Taylor Addams   March 21, 2018

      Safe and Genuine Place for Healing

    I went to Casa De La Madre in August/September 2017. Before this, I had participated in a couple ayahuasca ceremonies at a retreat center in the States; however, I knew that I had a lot more healing to do and wanted an authentic experience in Peru. I wanted to find a place that had private/small-size ceremonies and a personable feel. I didn't want to feel like I was just "customer" coming in and out. I came across Casa De La Madre and knew that this was where I needed to go. I had consistent communication with Cielo and some of her helpers from beginning to end. From the moment that I got off the plane, in the mototaxi, and to the location, I was supported without confusion. Cielo has good connections with people across Peru and was able to connect the others and me with great experiences to learn some of the Peruvian culture as well. For instance, I was able to see the Shipibo Women's markets where they show their artwork and clothing. I was able go to a beautiful art gallery, markets, and restaurants. Cielo connected me and another person staying there with her good friend who took us through the jungle and to the Boilng River in Mayantuyacu. I also received Sapo from one of Cielo's helper/facilitators as well as a deep muscle massage from her good friend who comes from a family with a gift for healing. Furthermore, the food was AMAZING -- my vegan diet was accommodated and the meals did not disappoint! All of those experiences only enhanced the deep and powerful ayahuasca ceremonies. Cielo works closely with a Curandero, William, and his voice alone (and heart) has healing power. No, the ceremonies were NOT easy for me; however, I was deeply supported and assisted from start to finish. I left Casa De La Madre a lot "lighter" than I had originally been, and I am so appreciative of that. Thank you! 100% would recommend! P.S. The monkeys, pups, and cat definitely helped with me missing my own cat back home!

  • Review for Dharmagiri Sacred Mountain Retreat

    Durten Rohm   March 21, 2018

      A protected and nurturing setting

    Dharmagiri is a special sacred place where you can deepen your practice and renew a seeker’s commitment and devotion. You find sincerity and simplicity in a protected and nurturing setting. The strong and ever-changing presence of the mountain certainly supports and inspires your practice.

  • Review for Casa De La Madre Ayahuasca Healing Center

    Serene King Ma   March 21, 2018

      Special Space with a Beautiful Heartfelt Shaman

    This is my second trip to Peru & my 4th retreat spot to visit & this is definitely my favorite. I spent three weeks at Casa De La Madre in Pucallpa September 2017 ~ my room was perfect & spacious & had a beautiful view of the lake. The food was amazing & I loved going with Cielo to the market to do the shopping what a treat. William the Shaman works from his heart with such integrity & love & WOW his singing & playing of musical instruments is just spectacular in the ceremony. I felt safe, held & contain whilst working with the medicine. William & Cielo work with love & integrity. Cielo organized for us to go & visit the Pablo Amaringo Museum in town & that was a huge highlight for me. It is important to find a space that works with love & integrity & Casa De La Madre is that. Marisol cooks for us & Wichi took care of all the maintenance & essentials, lovely local people who open their hearts to us. Casa De La Madre is on the lake & we often saw pink dolphins in the water which was such a treat.The Ceremonies were powerful, hugely transformational & many lessons to come home & integrate. I will definitely be back soon.

  • Review for Percy Garcia Lozano

    alan thomas shoemaker   March 20, 2018

      Percy Garcia Lozano

    Just before the annual International Amazonian Shamanism Conference began, in 2002, a trusted friend of mine brought Percy to me, explaining he was an ayahuasquero and an honest man, humble and I could see that as I shook his hand. I immediately invited him to be one of the invited 'illustrious ayahuasqueros' for the Conference. When it was Percy's time to speak, on stage, he was indeed very straight forward and humble. He won the people over and as there are three evenings during the conference where people would choose which ayahuasquero they would drink with, Percy had a full group each of this three evenings. Over the years, Percy has built an incredible healing center and is reputation is impeccable! I am proud to call him my dear friend and recommend him very highly.

  • Review for Casa De La Madre Ayahuasca Healing Center

    Jo Hn   March 20, 2018


    i would recommend everyone who's interested is getting to know one self better to do this! Me and my girlfriend had a very powerful experience with Cielo and her people! They truly know what they are doing and we felt safe and held all through our stay! Beautiful location/housing and friendly people. Thank you Cielo and we will be seeing you again! :-)

  • Review for Casa De La Madre Ayahuasca Healing Center

    ILona Dovey   March 19, 2018

      Beautiful place with very friendly and beautiful people

    I stayed at Casa de La Madre in September, 2017. I am so grateful to the Universe for aligning me with this beautiful place and everyone involved. Cielo is very experienced with the Medicine and she also has an extremely open heart. I felt very welcomed and calm during the whole stay at the retreat. The house is very clean and has breathtaking views over the river. The ceremonies were held in a lovely round house which is at the edge of the lake. At night you can hear lots of interesting animal sounds, which to me personaly was very transforming during the ceremonies. William, the currandero is very experienced and compassionate towards his work. The space he holds is pure, empowering and the music he plays and sings is just beyond this world. I am extremely lucky and grateful to have been able to share the space with Cielo and William and other lovely people in and out of the ceremonies. I would highly recommend this place and it is somewhere I will definitely go back one day. Oh and if you are a big animal lover like me, then you will be welcomed by few dogs, kitty cat and a monkey :)

  • Review for Casa De La Madre Ayahuasca Healing Center

    Antonio Hernandez   March 19, 2018

      Amazing place, amazing medicine

    Before going to Casa de la Madre I already had experience with medicines from the jungle but the experience was the most intense and life changing of my life. Cielo takes really good care of all the guests, so generous and nice with everyone, she's just a medicine women. I can't thank her enough for the opportunity she gave me of staying at her center and how she has devoted her life to the sacred medicines. The maestros that I had the honor to sit with in ceremony where amazing: Abraham, Jose, William...they are teachers and brothers that I'll keep in my memories forever. If you have the chance to visit this place don't miss it, you won't regreat it :)

  • Review for Casa De La Madre Ayahuasca Healing Center

    Estelle Arlaud   March 19, 2018

      Cosy Ayahuasca retreat center

    I was there last September, I really enjoyed the cosines of it, simple and charming place. Good fresh food cooked by Marisol, a Peruvian woman with a big heart, fruits always available. The Ayahuasca ceremonies were also in a wooden nicely built round house, clean and for small groups , you could have a nice mattress and a few pillows and blankets , 2 bathrooms. Cielo is a good person that does her best to accommodate you in your most comfortable way. The ceremonies with curendero and musician William are beautiful has his heart is pure and music a nectar for the soul. I will for sure go back on my next trip to Peru. Oh, and if you go during the wet season you may see real mermaids!! Also the lac has pink dolphins. One love


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