What Retreat Participants Say About Their Experiences
Ayahuasca retreat reviews from previous program participants are a great way to learn about our programs. Hundreds of people from around the globe have participated in our retreat programs over the last ten years. Some of them share their thoughts and feelings about the retreat they attended here. You can find many more reviews on our youtube channel.
The retreat was absolutely immense. I feel a bit teary thinking about it, actually, because it changed my life so deeply that I know I can be an even better person than I was before. It changed my life in a way that I understand more about diet, nutrition, exercise, meditation, the list is endless what I’ve learned on this retreat. Sorry to get a bit teary, but I just think everyone should do it. It would be the highly recommended thing that I’ve ever done in my life, and I’ve done a lot of mad things, but this has been the most enjoyable.
The participants, the staff, the facilitators, the curandero all just bring so much to the experience and I know that without them, although the ayahuasca experience itself is fantastic, it would be much less full without them… it’s just magical. I don’t know what else to say. This retreat was definitely the best of the three that I’ve had. They keep improving and growing and blossoming each time I come and I look forward to returning again and again and again.
The retreat was amazing and it was really difficult, but the rewards were so much more thorough. You have to work for it. It doesn’t just come to you. It’s not a magic pill. I think a lot of us want a magic pill to make everything just kinda go away and be better, but ayahuasca really makes you look at yourself, but in a way that’s not overwhelming. You can get past it. If you can just stick with it, you can get past it. I realized that healing doesn’t happen without feeling paid, and I think so much of our culture wants to get away from that and just doesn’t want to feel the pain at all, but through this retreat I’ve realized that you have to go through that process to come out the other side and actually, actually heal.
My experience on this retreat the last two weeks has been life changing, I mean, really just incredible. I came down with a lot of intentions and hopes of what I wanted to work on here, but really no expectations. I kinda came to find out what would happen and it’s just far surpassed anything I could have expected. I feel like a completely different person. I feel like I got exactly what I needed. It’s like a deep level of healing that I knew I couldn’t get to on my own. It was work at times. I really had to surrender to the process and accept it and trust that ayahuasca and everything I was doing here was all working towards my greater good. And it absolutely did.
I came down here because I’ve been struggling with a heroin addiction for the past couple years. It was kind of a last resort for me. It was either this or not a good alternative, and this shit changed my life. It was amazing. It was so inspiring and incredible to feel just the pure peacefulness and happiness of my surroundings and everything. Just to be able to sit with myself and not feel like I want to alter my mind.
What’s happened here is healing on such a deep level that I feel completely balanced within my mind, no depression, no mania, whatsoever. Even those concepts of the labels and the identity that surrounds them doesn’t really exist anymore. I feel fantastic. I feel content. I think the big thing with the so-called depression would be that I would have this constant lack of motivation and drive, which is just not there anymore. I can’t wait to get back home and to start to implement some of these changes.
I’ve had a great experience with the people with our fantastic facilitators. The ceremonies are interesting and they’re hard sometimes. I’m so looking forward to seeing how all the lessons and the integration will manifest in my life when I get back to reality. It’s a beautiful place with a beautiful group of people… The camp is cool, I mean, It’s beautiful. It’s in the middle of nature. It’s not a five star resort. It’s somewhat rustic but the beds are comfortable the showers are good pressure. They keep it clean. The food is actually really good.
The retreat was amazing. The retreat was amazing. It was almost too comfortable. The living quarters were perfect. It’s like living at a resort for three weeks. You got the beautiful jungle around you and you’re free to explore if you want to go on hikes, you got the river to bathe in and swim in, you got the community to meet new friends, they take you fishing, they hang out with you. The food is amazing… I was in awe of seeing not just me change and me get healed, but everyone else have a major moment… it was just amazing… I literally feel in my soul that I’ve been healed.
We were twelve people on this retreat and we all had a relationship like a family. It was really nice. We all were together in it and the days just went by. It’s really been amazing. I’m very surprised how well it’s been organized like all the things we had to do, like having a days rest before each ceremony of ayahuasca to really ground and reflect on what happened the last time, just everything.
The retreat was amazing for me. I’ve been disobedient to my doctor… but it worked out extremely well. It was my wish to feel alive and vibrant and energetic without any of my medications. I used to have fourteen, and it’s now been four or five days without any medication at all. I just did a jungle hike this morning and no problems at all, so I think mission accomplished. The camp is amazing. I heard other people say in their reviews that it’s more a luxury than expected and I can totally agree. It’s just an amazing place filled with love and healing. Everything you need is here.
The retreat has been amazing. The facilitators are incredible, actually. Marcia is just wonderful. She has this beautiful spirit about her. Even when she speaks you can’t help but smile. Keyo has this stoic seriousness about him when he’s working with the medicine but when you get him out of the maloca he’s just this fun guy who’s cracking jokes and pulling gags. You see this beautiful duality in the world which is what you actually experience in ceremony as well. The love I have for don Ronor is just insurmountable at this point. He has taken my life from a place of total despair and lack of hope to… I mean I can’t stop smiling. It’s infectious here, in the best way.
I’m leaving a completely different person, or it’s the person I was, I don’t know. I just feel so filled with love from being here. Never really understood that, and so it’s been an amazing experience and ayahuasca really helped make it all happen and bring us all here together. The accommodations were great… the mosquitoes were minimal… the accommodations were clean… it was perfect. The whole camp is like a big spaceship. It’s weird that we just spent three weeks in I don’t know how many square feet and it seems like the whole universe. The food was delicious, even with no salt, no oil, no sugar, no caffeine… I think somebody already said it, it’s heaven on earth.
The retreat was beyond my expectations. It far fulfilled anything I thought I would be. I loved the facilities. The facilities are really quite basic but for all intensive purposes totally adequate. It allows you to get your feet wet in the jungle while feeling a sense of comfort that I didn’t expect but I really enjoyed. The bugs are totally manageable. The ayahuasca ceremonies, it seems like one every other day isn’t that much but it turns out to be quite substantial. The ceremonies themselves were varied, and they were all quite powerful and they all gave results.
The place is amazing. The stars during the night, I haven’t seen so many stars so clearly in a long time. There’s not city lights, so you can just be there, here in the sky. And the frongs and the fireflies and all the sounds of the night. It is beautiful here. It was healing for my soul and I loved being here. If you’re someone that’s considering should I participate in such retreat or not, you should ask yourself are you ready to do some hard work on yourself. It’s not easy but it has results. If you’re watching this testimonial, probably you want to do it, so why not? It’s a good thing to try. Ayahuasca Foundation is definitely a good place to start your journey. I would just say go for it.
It’s felt like I’ve lived a lifetime in three weeks. I’ve really been able to almost reprogram myself and undo a lot of negative habits and a lot of negative ways of thinking about myself and my life and my past. It’s really brought a lot of healing and closure in many aspects of many lingering issues. It’s great. It’s fantastic. It’s been really lovely. It’s very comfortable. The location with the Mishana community is fantastic. Being able to interact with people and being on a reserve is lovely, being able to go hiking and experience the indigenous nature.
I’d say if you’re considering coming to Peru to drink ayahuasca and you’re doing your homework and you feel that this is an essential step in your path, then you already know that you are going to come here and you already feel that ayahuasca knows you’re coming. She’s already working on you and that’s going to make perfect sense when you finally join your first ceremony here. So, in terms of advice I’m gonna give friends and family who are ready to hear it… It’s so obvious: This is the retreat to come to.
I would consider the service and healing that you receive here with the Ayahuasca Foundation to be very top notch amongst all the programs that are offered here in the Amazon Rainforest. You feel very much at home. All your needs are catered to and it’s very evident that the personal growth and the healing that receive here are a priority to Carlos, the proprietor, and all of the helpers who work with the Foundation here at Mishana. It’s a beautiful location. The accommodation is superb and I highly recommend it.