Erik Hendrick and Nilda Quispe

About The Teacher

We are an Ayahuasca Retreat Centre and we facilitate healing and spritual therapies where the purpose is self-knowledge and self-healing.
The original idea of Sapan Inka Retreat Centre was born over 15 years ago in an attempt to create an organization dedicated to the study of consciousness, and psychological and spiritual health. For many consecutive years the project's founders studied deep to learn the use of sacred plants and to get knowledge of traditional medicine from their own culture. They were trained for several years in the art of giving Ayahuasca medicine, learning directly by Shipibo healers from the amazon jungle. This period of training was necessary before creating the Sapan Inka ayahuasca retreat center, and then it was possible to give the medicine to others, to organize ayahuasca ceremonies. 
Erik Hendrick and Nilda Quispe is a married couple engaged in therapeutic work with teacher plants. Their responsibility is to support and guide all participants of the ayahuasca retreats during the process of energetic cleaning, and emotional and psychological release. Both founders have extensive experience leading therapeutic ayahuasca ceremonies, working with Ayahuasca and San Pedro. They have self-educated on extensive knowledge of the structure of the soul, about spirit healing processes, psychological development, inner growth and evolution of personality. 
We are Peruvian, and it is part of our commitment the protection of the knowledge and wisdom of our ancestors, which by generations have been preserved to this day. It is also our commitment to do a research as serious and honestly as possible on the therapeutic potential of ayahuasca and other medicinal plants which are cultural and spiritual heritage and legacy from our ancestors. 
The support given by Erik and Nilda while they are guiding the Ayahuasca retreats, it is a work with ethic, consciousness and responsibility. The main purpose on the retreat is essentially health for all the participants in the ayahuasca retreats. They do their work in several levels: physical-material, emotional, psychological and spiritual. A very important part of the process is carried out on psychointegrative therapies a day after Ayahuasca and San Pedro ceremonies, where the intention is to enable to the participants to understand their own therapeutic process and their own connection with their inner wisdom.

 Finally the work with teacher plants in the ayahuasca retreats is understood as a process of self-healing and self-knowledge with the support of the guides. 

We are aware that we are living in the 21st century and we are passing by a dramatic period in the mankind history, and aware that we are living in a world suffering a huge process of the mass culture. We know humanity is living a terrible state of dissociation, a crisis of values, lack of identity, collective neurosis, and near to self-destruction. However we are also aware, at the same time, that we are living a historical moment of great opportunity for the development of humanity, where it is possible to take a big leap in spiritual development. And we understand that it is our responsibility to give the best from ourselves to become a reality this great process of transformation and growth. The contribution of Sapan Inka Retreat Centre is a grain of sand to achieve the spiritual health for our planet.

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