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Ayahuasca Testimonials

Spirit Plant Journeys is rated 5-Stars on Retreat Guru & AyaAdvisor. Discover our Ayahuasca testimonials below and find out what our guests say.
A totally life-changing experience in the most perfect and supportive environment possible!

 

I went on my retreat with Spirit Plant Journeys over New Years 2019. I’ve taken a while to write this review because I find it hard to put into words just how powerful and amazing this experience was for me.

Drinking Ayahuasca can be a very intense experience, as such, you want to be in a supportive and safe environment where you feel loved and cared for by those around you. My Ayahuasca journey was difficult because I had years of addiction and self harm that I was trying to let go of. Sarah, Ryan, Safah and Maestra Orphelinda could not have been more helpful.

Sarah is there to support and help you when deciding whether or not to make the journey to Peru. She listened to my concerns and was never pushy. During the retreat she provided much needed comic relief! She is a true gem. The lodge, the food, everything was beautiful. When I had some dark nights during ceremony, Safah and Ryan and Orphelinda stayed with me, never leaving me for a second and helping to guide me on my journey with the medicine. Safah stayed with me one night until 4am and the following night Maestra Orphelinda slept in the Maloka to stay with me. During the days, they help you to understand what you are processing with the help of Ayahuasca. The massage, yoga, meditation and integration sessions were amazing. On the night of our last ceremony Orphelinda sang to me twice, and I literally felt her pull this ball of black energy out of me, freeing me from the weight of my past.

This is a retreat center that is truly heart-centered. They all care about the guests and everyone is dedicated to caring for you and helping you get the most from your journey. There were 10 guests on my retreat and I saw EVERY SINGLE PERSON get what they needed from the retreat. Since coming home, I honestly feel free, open and happy for the first time in my life. Its like I was re-born into the person I have always wanted to be. I am so grateful to the team at Spirit Plant Journeys and I will probably go back this year.

If you truly have some healing that you want to do, this is the place. I recommend SPJ 1000% and would never consider drinking Ayahuasca with anyone else.

ANNE FERRIS

March 23, 2019

A revitalizing retreat that opened me back up to life again. 

This retreat has opened me back up to a way of life that I’ve forgotten, one full of love, self-acceptance, and a renewed sense of appreciation for the beauty of life that we become all too accustomed to as we grow older and lose our childlike wonder of the world.

I decided to do this retreat after dealing with years of difficult depression and negative thought patterns that no modern medicine seemed to be able to address. Having exhausted western remedies to no avail, and with mixed feelings of nervousness, some skepticism, and hope, I finally decided to take the plunge and sign up for a retreat with Spirit Plant Journeys and I couldn’t be happier that I did. The results were life-changing.

The facilitators and Shamans at SPJ have an incredible capacity for love that made me feel at home and at ease. If you are like me you will be worrying about the intensity of an ayahuasca experience, but rest assured, this retreat creates the right set and setting to ensure that what you get from the experience is what you need for positive change in your life. From the delicious organic food to the yoga sessions, massages, and sharing circles, everything about this retreat creates an atmosphere for healing.

Maestra Orfelinda is the real deal. She did a wonderful and awe inspiring job leading each of the ceremonies. She is extremely attentive and intune to the needs of the participants, and will be there for you when you need it. Paulette was the most genuine, caring, and loving person who did an amazing job working with the group to help integrate each of our experiences. The hosts, Ryan and Sarah, were very accommodating and added to the homey vibe, making me feel like part of their family.

All in all, the ceremonies are what this retreat is about, and for me the ceremonies allowed me to see myself and my life from a new perspective. Ayahuasca showed me all the harmful habits I have developed in my patterns of thinking, and I’ll be honest, sometimes not in the most gentle way. But it also provided me a way to break free from these habits. The ceremonies reminded me of my value, and provided me with deep experiences of love, interconnectedness, and peace that I forgot were possible. I will never forget the feeling of going through this experience with a group of complete strangers who afterwards have become family. I already can’t help but reminisce on the communion I felt with those around me as the ceremonies came to a close, when Paulette would bring everyone fruit and tea, and she and Ryan would play guitar and sing the most beautiful music that brought tears to my eyes.

A little over a month has passed since this retreat, and I can see that the experience has had immensely positive, lasting impact. If you are on the edge like I was, debating on whether something like this will help, I hope this review will encourage you to take the leap as I did. Come with a willingness and open mind and you will be amazed at the transformation you can create.

TANNER CHRISTENSEN

February, 2019

Safe, Secure, Transformed. 

When I choose to take medicine I take it from a trusted high quality source. Spirit Plant Journeys is the Johns Hopkins of ayahuasca. They source reverence, safety and a transformative space for people. I fell in love with the staff and I would refer my family to them. I love this group.

TONY LOPEZ

January 25, 2019

The Most Spectacular Healing Experience of My Life

If you feel you have done everything in your life, have everything you have ever truly needed, no real wants and you are still searching for something, may I please recommend Spirit Plant Journeys.

I have not even been through the second Ayahuasca ceremony as of this writing and if I was to leave now the price would have been worth it for this retreat. The accommodations alone in the Sacred Valley are worth the price. The area of the accommodations is totally surrounded by huge and gorgeous mountains. Breathtaking! The afternoons are breezy and the air is fresh and clean. The hosts are awesome by themselves but the interactions between them are sometimes priceless. The kitchen staff and housekeeping staff are perfect. The food preparation amazing, the Shamans are the best of the best. And for me, I believe Ayahuasca is going to save my life. I felt my body going downhill fast and now I am on the verge of a total health reset. BTW I am going on 63 and this is my first experience with anything like this. In between time includes massage from a true sweetheart of a person (Paulette).

The Ayahuasca ceremony was to date the most spectacular experience I have had and as of this writing, I have three more to go. I strongly suggest anyone coming to this retreat to please take the preparatory recommendations to heart to get the most out of the process. The Shaman is absolutely the real thing. His ceremonial singing and ritual (Icaro’s) is so impressive it is hard to believe one can have that much energy and virtually nonstop. 

As of this writing, I have been through two ceremonies’. The second was a step up more powerful than the first. I feel healthier than I have in years. Ayahuasca has automatically taught me to chew my food completely before swallowing and slow down my eating pace significantly. I feel like I have lost 10-12 lbs and 4 inches off my waist. Ayahuasca has purged my system of a vast amount of my undigested food in my gut. It is amazing what has come out of me. On the spiritual side, I have fulfilled a major goal of this trip by actually meeting with my mom and dad and especially my niece that had passed the same week I had left for this trip. I got a lot more than I had bargained for here as many family members, friends and pets showed up too. It was all incredible. I know there is a lot more cleaning up to do of my body and spiritual experiences ahead of me and I am looking forward to that as I experience ceremony 3 tonight.

If you have read this far, I have been through all four ceremonies and it is by far the most incredible experience of my life outside of watching the birth of my two awesome sons, one of which I was lucky enough to have been able to bring with me. Number 2 son definitely must join me in the near future. I am so impressed that I am planning to do what I can in my life to make a new start in the Sacred Valley within the next two years…. God willing and I am sure God is willing and going to assist me all the way. I just have to be part of this.

The whole movement towards Ayahuasca retreats has really taken off and become extremely popular for quite a while now. I highly and strongly recommend Spirit Plant Journeys for their highest levels of integrity and value in every possible respect. And please, do not take Ayahuasca without a Shaman and proper guidance. One MUST take this highly spiritual experience 1000% seriously and with an open mind and heart. See you soon SPJ, I will return in March 2017.

Much Love and Thanks to you all!

GARY STEEVES

USA

Lifechanging. 

This is the place to go to if you want a safe, comfortable, supportive, loving and life-changing experience. After spending lots of time searching and researching Ayahuasca retreats I came across Spirit Plant Journey. I instantly knew this was the right place after feeling very drawn towards it.

I got in contact with Sarah and she was very quick to respond and answer the questions I had. We had an incredible conversation and connected instantly. Sarah truly cares about you and your experience. She is there for you at every step of the way.

The location and accommodation is absolutely incredible. Without spoiling too much, you are surrounded by mountains. The rooms are very clean, comfortable and spacious. The food is delicious and you always have tea, water and fruits available to you. You get a nice balance of time for yourself but also yoga, meditation, massage, hike, one-on-one sessions with your facilitator (Paulette is incredible). You are very well taken care of and supported. My actual Ayahuasca experience was incredible and beyond what words can describe.

I was drawn towards Ayahuasca to explore spiritual connections and dive deeper into myself. I certainly received this. It was a gentle journey with lots of visions and feelings. I came out of it inspired and so full of love with new insights into myself and my whole journey. I am so grateful that I was surrounded by small, loving group who supported each other along the way. Everyone became family. I will be returning in the future! So overall I highly highly recommend coming here. You will not be disappointed!

MONICA LIEDTKE

February, 2019

INCREDIBLY LIFECHANGING!!!

WHERE DO I BEGIN WITH THIS PLACE?!?! I’ll start off with the reason of my visit. The last half of 2018 was one of the hardest eras of my life. With going through a heavy breakup, being lost in my career path and needing my late mother more than ever before, I was completely broken. I was at the rockiest bottom I’d ever encountered. I didn’t know who I was or what purpose I had. I needed help! Early December a friend that I hadn’t heard from in almost a year messaged me, telling me about this Ayahuasca retreat she wanted to go to with Spirit Plant Journeys. I’d never heard of Ayahuasca before, but after doing some research on the company and medicine, I was so eager to go. It sounded like exactly what I needed at the time. Putting all my faith into the universe and ignoring my fears, I signed up. BEST DECISION OF MY LIFE!!!

Minutes after arriving, I felt at home. The location of the retreat is heavenly. A beautiful, quaint setting – surrounded by organic veggie and fruit gardens and vegetation of all sorts. All within panoramic mountain views. Each day was filled with lovely activities; meditations, yoga, one-on-one chats with Pauline (the facilitator who is absolutely amazing), hikes, flower baths, and sharing circles (which I wasn’t a fan of in the beginning considering I didn’t like talking about my feelings… but after like a day, everyone was family and I didn’t mind the vulnerability). We also had daily free time to rest, journal, go for walks or simply just be with yourself – which was much needed after the ceremonies!

Each ceremony was different and served its own purpose. My main goal after undergoing the 4 ceremonies was to rid of the negative energies that had been consuming my body for years. I’d grown tired of my negative thought patterns that had been belittling me and deteriorating my self-worth and love. It’s been a month now since the retreat, and I’m so happy to say I’m a completely different person!! My heart is filled to the brim with love. Those evil, negative energies no longer occupy my body. Situations that caused me pain, resentment and anger in the past now don’t phase me. My reactions to people and unideal situations have changed immensely. I feel so much lighter and free. My life now feels like it has purpose. I wake up every morning feeling happiness, optimism and gratitude. Of course there are still moments where I feel defeat and sorrow, but I’m now able to handle these experiences better and release the associated feelings quickly.

I couldn’t have felt this amazing without the help of Ayahuasca, Maestra Orfelinda and all of the beautiful souls I met during my retreat. We all began this journey as strangers and left as family. I would recommend this retreat a million times over for people who want to heal past wounds or gain enlightenment towards their life’s purpose. If you have the opportunity to work with Sarah and Ryan, jump on it!!! You won’t regret it.

KARISA REDPATH

February, 2019

Nourishing. Empowering. Transformative.

My retreat was unbelievably transformative! Really words can not express the gratitude and love that I have for my fellow retreat members as well as all the staff during this journey. The care, compassion and wisdom was both nourishing and empowering!! Paulette is truly a gifted healer and coach! Paulettes insight and compassion allowed me to explore the psychological as well as the heart issues that I was facing. The Yoga and massage was simply amazing and helped tremendously with the Plant Medicine journey. The Shamans were so incredibly gentle yet powerful and were intuitive guides during the plant ceremonies. Ryan and Sarah were incredible and made everyone feel well cared for, safe, and part of their family. I would recommend this journey to anyone who is need of healing and looking for ways to reach their full human potential! Thank you so much Plant Journey team! Greg Thompson Houston TX

GREG THOMPSON

Houston, TX
February 2019

A Must-Have Experience For Anyone Who’s Looking For Their True Purpose

My husband & I went on this tour after obsessive on-line research (ad nauseum). Why did we seek a specific “spirit plant” experience? We are are in our 50’s, and after achieving “success” (as defined by western culture), and after having been kicked in the gut by “life,” we were seeking answers to questions we couldn’t even articulate. Another bout of online research ad nauseum, I arrived at ayahuasca as the answer to our journey’s next step. 

Why Spirit Plant versus other venues? 1) Sarah. Her online persona/vibe screamed “this is a positive, decent soul.” First time I ever wired $ via Western Union to an unknown entity. Yikes. This is counter to my nature. I don’t do this! 2) They offer a Machu Picchu add-on (most venues don’t). Let’s face it, if we were going to Peru for the first time — how could we NOT see MP?? Do not hesitate — you MUST see MP if you do this tour. It is a perfect supplement to the journeys you will have had prior to this add-on at the end of the tour. (Once you do it, you will understand exactly what I’m talking about). 3) We weren’t ready for the more solitary, less varied (in food and site seeing) experiences more characteristic of the remote jungle venues. I might be ready for that experience now — after having had my initial foray with Spirit Plant Journeys.

The living quarters, food variety and flavorfulness, and access to local sites (markets, local digs, ruins, etc…) are far more abundant — and nicer — than characteristic “jungle” venues. Again, if I was going to Peru — I wanted to see as much as I possibly could while I was there. Spirit Plant Journeys provides that (most venues don’t). I didn’t realize — because I hadn’t met them yet — that SPJ — was the fundamental reason why our lives have — and will continue to change — since our experience — in February 2015. Why did it take me so long to write this review? Quite simply, my life has changed so profoundly since this experience — I kept waiting — so I could capture the specific things that have happened. As we make plans to move to Peru (in early Jan/Feb 2016), I realized that this bold step says enough — about the impact that this trip had on 2 outwardly successful people who on the surface, “have everything.” What was so special about them? I struggle to describe this (because part of my learning with the plants is that words are limited and limiting. This was difficult for someone who realized — that despite her love of words, learned that words are part of the armor that kept her limited).

They create, as a team, an environment that allows everyone to have the unique experience that one needs to have — to allow the life-changing power of this experience to happen. They are humble, human, self-deprecating, real, evolved, approachable, kind, genuine, interested, interesting. I recall Sarah telling me it was “ok to puke” on her — that it “happens all the time.” How humble — and kind — is that? And her voice gives insight into the true angel that is the core of who she is. The shaman knew things about me that still haunts me to this day. My corporate power brain cannot logically explain how he knew things. I cannot explain how the “concoction” he made for me (some type of tree bark) — that I used as prescribed (2x/day both orally and vaginally) — I know — gross, right? …. I cannot explain how something that was on an ultrasound — was no longer there — 3 months after taking this treatment. That one spooks me too.

 Give yourself — your soul — this gift. It is a must have experience for anyone who has ever asked the questions — what is my purpose? what is life about? does God exist? Skip the beach vacation — or trip to Europe — or new whatever…. This is truly the gift to yourself of a lifetime.”

THERESA SHORE

USA

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Simply Amazing!

Simply amazing! I could write a long review, but really, I would just suggest you have the experience yourself. I cannot guarantee that the whole time will be enjoyable….mine was not. But I grew from it. No matter what you have read, you do not know what Ayahuasca is.

With spirit plant journeys, you are in good hands. Sarah is professional and experienced in helping those through tough spots. The Shaman and Facilitators hold the space well and help to facilitate the plant medicines to their fullest effects.

MATT BROWN 

USA

It Was Perfect.

My stay with Spirit Plant Journeys was hands down one of the most wonderful experiences of my life. I was a little nervous signing up and arriving but within a few hours of arriving I felt completely at home.

The team made us all feel so welcome and comfortable that all the initial worries soon fell away. The group of people were also very friendly, open and by the end, we were like family, I have without a doubt made friends for life.

The ceremonies were beautiful, well-organised and everything was thought of and accounted for. The accommodation was also beautiful which made such a difference, going back to a lovely clean and warm room after the ceremonies, not to mention the amazing surroundings we were in.

This retreat has changed my life for the better and I don’t think I will ever be the same again, and I am so happy and grateful for that. For anyone considering a retreat I would say, choose Spirit Plant Journeys – I can’t imagine a safer, more friendly and more beautiful setting and group of people to experience plant medicine with. It was perfect.

HOLIDAY PHILLIPS 

Brighton, UK

Simply Amazing! The Machu Picchi Trip Is A Must!

I attended the Spirit Plant Journeys retreat in May, 2015. As a 46-year old woman who doesn’t speak Spanish, traveling alone and venturing into my first-ever experience with the plant medicines (and, for that matter, psychedelics), you can probably imagine I had some anxieties over whether I was making the right decision, choosing the best venue, and so on. I am pleased to report that this was one of the best trips of my life and without a doubt, working with the plant medicines was one of the best decisions I have ever made. It really is a game changer, and I could not be happier that I chose Spirit Plant Journeys to do this with. It’s going to be impossible to cover everything in this review, but I’ll attempt to highlight a few major points.

Originally, I had hoped to go into the Amazon, but the dates for that retreat were booked. I’m now relieved that I was directed to SPJ by Sara. Thank you Sara! It was ideal to not deal with the challenges of the jungle in addition to my first experience with the medicines. The eco-lodge is a quiet, beautiful, safe venue for the retreat (and no doubt less buggy) that includes comfortable rooms/beds, daily room service, running showers, electricity, a lovely dining room and staff that serves healthy meals, and plenty of space to wander around and reflect on the experience. I also loved the resident cat, dogs, and alpacas! A quick word on logistics pre-trip: The system for collecting deposits may seem awkward to you as it did for me. I experienced much hassle with this, and advise that you go directly into a Western Union location to pay your deposit. Do not attempt to send money using the online systems, regardless of how “easy” they claim it is.

On arrival, it is okay to drink the Coca tea! I wasn’t sure and didn’t want to chance interfering with the medicines, so I turned down the kind offer from hotel staff only to find out later that the tea helps tremendously with altitude sickness. When offered to me on the day I arrived at my hotel in Cusco, I felt fine; however, shortly after getting to the room, it came over me like an avalanche. I’ve never actually been hit by an avalanche, so perhaps I’m exaggerating, but you get the point: it was pretty awful. I had planned to walk around and do some shopping after checking in, and instead spent the entire day in bed, miserable. Please don’t make the same mistake that I made. That tea is your friend. On the first official day, everyone met at the Starbuck’s in Cusco, which faces the town square. Yes, it is located upstairs but is easily identifiable by the Starbucks Siren/logo that you are used to seeing.

In a nutshell, Sara put together a fantastic retreat. The whole team are kind, generous individuals with beautiful spirits who went out of their way to make sure that everyone was comfortable and had everything they needed. I was continually impressed by how hard they worked to make it all happen. We had laundry service twice; our own yoga instructor; a generous, continuous supply of fresh fruit; and they even brought in a massage therapist! I felt that our group of 12 was perfect–not too many–and ranged in age from mid-20s to mid-50s. I love them all. They seem like family to me now, and I look forward to seeing everyone again. Some of the best shopping can be found in Pisac, so be sure to take advantage of that day if you’re interested in bringing back some good deals from the trip. Among other things, you can expect to find great prices on silver, crystals, scarves, and sweaters.

The hike is also absolutely gorgeous!  The Machu Picchu trip is a great way to end the retreat, and I highly recommend going if you can swing it. Aguas Calientes is a strange little village, but the Machu Picchu tour is very good and who knows when you’ll have another opportunity; it’s also a nice way, albeit bittersweet, to spend time a bit more time with your group.

It’s now been a month since the retreat, and the medicines have stayed with me and continue to teach and guide and heal. There have been ups and downs since returning to everyday life, and it can be tricky navigating old routines while integrating new insights from the medicines. But even the downs are good. They are a pre-sent moment to remind me there’s an opportunity to change my mind about something I previously decided was a down moment. That simple. One of my favorite lines from the movie Avatar: “Everything is backwards now. Out there is the true world and in here is the dream.” That will only make sense if you’ve worked with ayahuasca, I think. Overall, I’m still in awe, and just overwhelmed with gratitude and love for this moment, and looking forward to every moment that is to come. The medicines show you very clearly just how magical life really is, and how we create it all. From my spirit to yours, thank you Spirit Plant Journeys, and our amazing group for each perfect moment you shared with me.

BETH BERNSTEIN 

USA

Absolutely incredible…

I spent 10 days with Spirit Plant journeys in March of 2015, and I could not have chosen a better group to go with. I had so many questions before attending the retreat, and the team was wonderful with answering all of my emails and walking me through the process of what I could expect. The result is that I arrived at the trip feeling incredibly well prepared. The photos on the website made the retreat center look nice, but I honestly had no idea how absolutely gorgeous it would be. It’s like a paradise there, tucked into the side of the mountain. Flowers fill every part of the grounds, and there are the most lovely dogs that greet you every day.

Sarah and her team are extraordinary people who helped us with every detail and really inspired us to be brave with the process of using plant medicine. The two shamans we worked with were so caring and supportive. The work was hard, but the payoffs incredible. When not in ceremony, the retreat provided yoga and massage and wonderful field trips. I am deeply grateful for my experience with this group, and could not recommend them more

RACHEL DURCHSLAG

USA

The most personally expansive, eye-opening and liberating experiences of my life!

The Spirit Plant Journeys organization facilitated the most personally expansive, eye-opening and liberating experiences of my life. From hospitality and accommodation to understanding and gentle guidance through what memorable adventure followed, the facility and its loving caretakers weaved a beautiful tapestry for me to witness upon my own becoming. I was personally certain, once laying eyes on pictures of the two guides’ warming smiles and confident, knowledgeable energies, that I wanted to behold such an awakening in their company. Literally one of the best decisions of my life.

The Shaman they invited to spear-head our ceremonies are the most powerful and comforting beings I have yet to encounter a parallel to. The food provided (according to the supplemental diet) is gourmet and quite incongruent to anything my imagination “cooked up” for an experience as such, complimented by always stocking fresh native fruit in a nearby bowl just at arm’s reach. The cottage environment I stayed in is star quality and slightly exotic over its rustic foundation. The grounds are gorgeous to walk through and lounge about in, be it a nearby hammock, stone bench or plush turf grass which beds the entire area. Everything was adeptly organised, from train rides and bus passes to exciting hikes around the Incan plain’s ancient ruins and ever-pleasant bartering in adjacent town’s markets.

I am forever thankful for my experience held and of those wonderful faces who walked with me along the way. Much love

BYRON STOLLE 

USA

Fortune Favors The Brave – Step Into The Unknown!

Something wasn’t right. I had been feeling it for months and every passing day felt like life was literally ebbing out of me. I had heard about ayahuasca many years previously and while doing some soul searching as to what might get me out of the spiral downwards I heard her calling. I searched the internet, including this site, and the feel of Spirit Plant Journeys when I came across it, just seemed right- warm and welcoming. Something about Spirit Plant Journeys was speaking volumes to me, the more I read about this retreat and the facilitators, I sensed authenticity- very quickly I decided that this would be the place I responded to the call of Mother Aya.

Sarah and the whole team are incredible souls, filled to the brim with genuine compassion, empathy and understanding of the weight life can bear down on all of us. Immediately you feel a bond with them as they discuss the process of the ceremonies and the power of the plant medicines- it is surreal to be surrounded by the mountains at the retreat and hear these human beings talk, free of ego,pretence  or agenda.

I distinctly remember sitting in the moloca during the first ceremony wondering if this was actually the right thing for me, did I belong here…? The first ayahuasca ceremony for me will stay etched in my mind for the rest of my days and I would like to share it; We drank the ayahuasca one by one and received a blessing from the shaman. After 45 minutes or so, I aware it was working on the group but I felt completely unaffected. I asked if I could have some more. I was brought in front of the shaman who performed another blessing on me and I took the second cup. I returned to my spot and half laid back / half sat up. In this position focused on my breathing and kept my eyes open. The aya came on slowly, I had the most intricate geometric shapes rapidly moving past in my peripheral vision. Suddenly, my body moved on its own and sat bolt upright. My eyes were wide open but I wasn’t in the moloca anymore. I was sitting in front of a pyramid-shaped alter covered in the geometric shapes that had been moving past me. Behind the alter descended down our creator- the mother. I was completely coherent and remember the experience vividly- as the creator descend down, peace washed over me and I felt that my soul was home. The mother reached forward and took me out of my physical body and placed me behind the altar with her- I was looking back at myself! I have never been religious but my physical body was sitting bolt upright with my hands clasped together in praise of the divine mother.

The look of awe and happiness on my face was incredible- I didn’t know I could smile like that! She started to communicate with me, explaining that all of the things I was holding on to; the sadness, the anger, the ego, the negativity, it was all temporary, just a human experience and that we all come from this place of infinite love. She then went on to explain the my wife and I had been chosen. She reached into the etherial swirling universe above her and placed a soul in my arms. She explained that my wife and I had been chosen by this little soul to give love and guidance to during her time during this life. ( My wife and I don’t have children and she wasn’t pregnant). The divine placed me back in my physical body where I spent the next hour or so in awe, cradling and staring at the soul of my un-born, un-conceived daughter. I have shared this experience with you in the hope it emphasises the power of these plant medicines- 4 weeks after the retreat, my wife became pregnant!!

Gumé is truly a gifted and powerful shaman, his icaros and blessings are phenomenally healing. His ability to connect with spirit, see energies and bring about transformative healing is beyond belief. If you are wanting to answer the call of ayahuasca like me, Spirit Plant Journeys offers authentic, safe and powerful healing. Remember, fortune favours the brave – step into the unknown !!”

 

She then went on to explain the my wife and I had been chosen. She reached into the etherial swirling universe above her and placed a soul in my arms. She explained that my wife and I had been chosen by this little soul to give love and guidance to during her time during this life. ( My wife and I don’t have children and she wasn’t pregnant). The divine placed me back in my physical body where I spent the next hour or so in awe, cradling and staring at the soul of my un-born, un-conceived daughter. I have shared this experience with you in the hope it emphasises the power of these plant medicines- 4 weeks after the retreat, my wife became pregnant!!

If you are wanting to answer the call of ayahuasca like me, Spirit Plant Journeys offers authentic, safe and powerful healing. Remember, fortune favours the brave – step into the unknown !!”

KIERAN EMERY 

Australia

A much-needed respite from my work as an Afghanistan Combat Vet…

This was such a rewarding and enlightening experience for me. It’s impossible to sum up in words the closure and peace I felt after working with plant medicine with Neils and Sarah. As an Afghanistan combat veteran, I was quickly losing hope that I could return to a positive world outlook. Several years of medications and therapy did very little for me, but the depth of my ayahuasca experiences brought me a much-needed respite, and gave me hope for the future. I plan to return to Peru very soon to work more with the plant medicine and Neils, Sarah, and Gumercindo.

BYRON STOLLE 

USA

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Absolutely incredible…

I spent 10 days with Spirit Plant journeys in March of 2015, and I could not have chosen a better group to go with. I had so many questions before attending the retreat, and the team was wonderful with answering all of my emails and walking me through the process of what I could expect. The result is that I arrived at the trip feeling incredibly well prepared. The photos on the website made the retreat center look nice, but I honestly had no idea how absolutely gorgeous it would be. It’s like a paradise there, tucked into the side of the mountain. Flowers fill every part of the grounds, and there are the most lovely dogs that greet you every day.

Sarah and her team are extraordinary people who helped us with every detail and really inspired us to be brave with the process of using plant medicine. The two shamans we worked with were so caring and supportive. The work was hard, but the payoffs incredible. When not in ceremony, the retreat provided yoga and massage and wonderful field trips. I am deeply grateful for my experience with this group, and could not recommend them more

RACHEL DURCHSLAG

USA

Authentic, Beautiful & Challenging

If you are reading this and are even slightly curious about participating in this retreat – I urge you to follow your heart and go for it! You will be in VERY good hands with Sarah, the team and the amazing shamans who lead the ceremonies. The ceremonies are authentic, thoughtful, beautiful…but challenging. The plant medicine is pure, and you will likely get exactly what you need and probably a little more 🙂 And – even during the difficult moments, you will have two loving, caring, knowledgeable guides who will be by your side when you need them. This is an amazing retreat, and I would recommend.

BYRON STOLLE 

USA

A New Chapter In My Life

I have to say that this was a life-changing stay I had with this group. The whole Spirit Plant Family are friends forever in my heart. They really knew how to get a lot of work done with out making this atmosphere too heavy. They were incredibly understanding and accommodating while I was on my stay in Peru. I believe they are a unique breed of people, the kind that know how to give and guide genuinely.

I’m embarking on a new chapter in my life and have even jump-started a new approach in my work. Being an actor I need that: -to always be refining. Spirit Plant Journeys allowed me to see that I can operate without fear and focus more purely on my process and work by understanding myself more than I have ever before.

I will definitely be back soon for continued growth and healing.

 

TONY RUIZ

California, USA

THE most meaningful experience I’ve ever had in my life…

My experience with Spirit Plant Journeys is something that I’m not really sure I can put into words. Actually, I know there is a great portion of the experience that I cannot put into words, but the rest I will attempt to articulate.

Overall, it was nothing short of amazing! Through and through, it was a deeply profound, beautiful and life-changing experience. The insights I’ve gained here are priceless, and I can easily say this is one of, if not, THE most meaningful experience I’ve ever had in my life. Having such awesome facilitators and shamans to guide me through the experience was definitely key. The team are always there for you and whatever you may need, so you can relax knowing you’re in good care, and of course, the gorgeous, lush and cozy lodging area sure doesn’t hurt either…

Basically, if you’re looking for a safe, comfortable and powerfully transformative retreat, then look no further!!

MICHAEL FINKE 

USA

A journey that truly can start something new in your life…


I visited the spiritplantjourney.org retreat in September 2014 and had a wonderful experience with Ayahuasca there. It was truly eye- and heart-opening. The venue is very safe, the food very good. The shamanled  some outstanding ceremonies, making the medicine talk and teach and the positive energies work within. Adding to that, we were able to visit such amazing places like Macchu Pichu AND Pisac and in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Altogether a journey that truly can start something new in your life.

GERALD HOFFMANN

GERMANY

Real People, Real Experiences & Amazing Friendships

Sarah and the Spirit Plant Journeys Team put together an amazing retreat. It far exceeded my expectations and I can really say that this was a truly life-changing experience. The ceremonies led by the shamans were always an amazing experience. They create a space where you can truly connect with the medicine and the people who will eventually become your closest friends. The excursions were an awesome addition to the Ayahuasca ceremonies they picked amazing ruins to visit and I highly suggest going on the Machu Picchu excursion at the end. If you want a retreat that includes amazing facilitators, loving, friendly shamans and a BEAUTIFUL venue. Spirit Plant Journeys is the place to go. Real people, real experiences, amazing friendships. You will not be disappointed.

ASHLEY BUCKNER 

USA

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