Michael Ledden

Dublin – Ireland

I signed up to Kawsay based on the fantastic reviews they had online and a general good feeling I had from contacting them to inquire.

From the word go I felt safe, supported, loved, cared for and respected. While I completely endorse everyone’s right to an opinion I have to say I would wholeheartedly disagree with a recent negative review by a fellow person who attended my retreat.

I think we were all shocked to read it, but everyone is entitled to an opinion. But anyway my experience from the moment I booked the retreat was excellent.

Support in getting to Iquitos was excellent and it seemed all the core staff had been briefed on me as a person by the time I got there. The first day we had the privilege of meeting with William and Coco who were incredibly warm, attentive and supportive.

William personally took the time to get to know each of us and was always available to chat and guide us through preparation and integration. The lodgings and beds were super comfortable, the rest of the staff sincere and pleasant and the setting just off the amazon river was stunning.

I felt that any question I had was never brushed aside and that I was informed throughout what was happening. Meetings with the shamans were particularly helpful to interpret visions.

The two shamans themselves Winister and Romelu went about their work with such love and integrity. Their care along with William and coco got us all through our ceremonies which were at times tough but always worth the effort.

I can’t stress enough how much I felt at home in Kawsway. I was sad to leave but honestly felt and still feel like a new person based on my experiences.

The additional healing baths and pulsario treatments were very helpful and for an ayahuasca diet menu, the food was always fresh and tasty!

We undertook several excursions during the week as well but also had plenty of downtime and time to integrate. Again the staff was constantly available to cater to our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual needs.

When the time comes for me to work with ayahuasca again or San Pedro I have no doubt that I will be booking Kawsay as I think it will always have a place in my heart as the location where many things for me shifted and changed!

Thanks to the shamans, Coco, the staff and William for a wonderful experience that I will never forget!

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