When first shown to my room and shown around at Gaia Sagrada I was happily surprised to discover how idyllic the landscaping and facilities were- way better then I even expected! The beauty of this place is truly a reflection of the enchantment of the owners, Christine and Bruce. I participated in the June 12 day spiritual retreat and have come out of it feeling like an entirely new and better me- the HEALING REALLY WORKS! The magic here is, in my opinion, a combination of a few things: #1 receiving healing from genuine, first class shamans, #2 guidance and healing from Christine, oh Christine, ooooooh Christine, #3 an all around tremendously loving environment that Christine has orchestrated for everyone, #4 the connection with other incredible participants, and #5 the people assisting and working there create a lovely and light hearted support system for all. This is a place where everyone can ultimately feel safe and truly loved, which is surely a very important element for a huge undertaking such as this.
I wish I could give everyone I care about the opportunity to be a part of this experience, sincerely. Participating in this retreat was probably the most profoundly healing and helpful things I've ever done for myself in my life. I think anyone who goes through this journey will on some level be forever positively changed- for the better! AND this is definitely an extreeeeemely reasonable rate for what's ultimately included!! I can say with almost 100% certainty that the other 15 people who went through this with me would agree they feel the same! Unbelievable experience!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sleeps 46. Relax in the real countryside of Ecuador on a mountain where a real Ecuadorian community thrives, enjoy fresh air and quiet, a hike, or sit by the campfire! Just outside of Cuenca, Ecuador, Gaia Sagrada is easily accessed by car, bus or taxi (driver must know where we are). Bring your own food and cook for yourself if you are staying between retreats, or enjoy one of the many retreats we offer. AYAHUASCA RETREATS and SAN PEDRO RETREATS with real Ecuadorian shamans are offered monthly, providing a safe, secure, nurturing environment in which to experience this amazing adventure. Wifi Internet, Clean, modern housing, electricity, 24hr hot water, Sauna, Hot Tub, Hiking, Kitchen to cook for yourself or $15/day for food during retreats even if not participating in retreats, help yourself to the buffet! Yoga room, movie room, games, light a campfire at patio if you like, walk 3/4 mile to little store nearby, gardens, organic farm, fireflies, stars and moonlight! See our Ayahuasca Retreats and San Pedro Retreats with Ecuadorian shamans schedule if you are interested in Ayahuasca Retreats dates. ... more less