We arrived at the land and immediately felt embraced by a magic that felt welcoming and special. The landscape and the surrounding mountains create a nest with which to rest one's soul.
Love filled the air as the soul group that gathered easily interacted with one another on a very deep level. The shamans are authentic and warm english-speaking natives and the ceremonial spaces are well thought out and inviting. The hot tub and sauna are a significant added plus. The hearts and souls of the colorful and friendly locals that support the retreat center are amazing, along with the proprietors, Christine and Bruce. As a new, burgeoning hot spot on the Ayahuasca/San Pedro scene, Gaia Sagrada will continue to glow amongst the available sacred medicine venues and continue to provide the objective of healing the souls of people in a very responsible and appealing way. I am thankful for the opportunity to have been there.
- 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