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My experience with ayahuasca in Ecuador

My experience with Ayahuasca in Ecuador

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I’d like to share a bit about my experience with Ayahuasca in Ecuador. These days, there’s increasing interest in this ayahuasca, as well as other plant medicines; more people are open to trying it and it’s important to have a good understanding of what it involves and how to approach your ayahuasca experience in the safest way possible.

Ayahuasca in Ecuador

The most important things to keep in mind to have a positive experience with ayahuasca in Ecuador are:

  • Going to a recommended shaman or ayahuasca retreat center that can guarantee your safety.
  • Experiencing it in a natural environment, far from the noise of the city.
  • Not have expectations because everyone’s experience is different.
  • Be open to the experience – not just the ayahuasca, but the culture and worldviews around it.

    Ayahuasca Retreats in Ecuador


    How to choose an ayahuasca retreat center in Ecuador

    When I tried ayahuasca, I did it through Alma Healing Center and I would definitely recommend organizing your ayahuasca experience through them if you’re curious about trying ayahuasca in Ecuador.

    Alma Healing Center organizes ayahuasca retreats in Ecuador and, if none of their retreats work with your dates, they will refer you to a trustworthy healer. It is run by a Peruvian-Dutch woman, Sandra, who has created relationships with various healers in Ecuador that serve ayahuasca and other plant medicine in Ecuador, including San Pedro, Yopo, Peyote, Rapé, Mambé and more.

    Based on extensive experience attending ayahuasca ceremonies in Ecuador, Sandra at Alma Healing Center only recommends healers and ayahuasca retreats that she has worked with directly. One of her priorities is to provide safe ayahuasca retreat experiences for solo travelers, especially solo women travelers, as well as minority groups, like LGBTQ+ identifying people. She can answer any questions you might have about the ayahuasca experience generally, and about the retreats promoted on almahealingcenter.com.

    Having that point of reference, knowing and talking directly with someone about the ayahuasca experience is important and gives you peace of mind as well as excitement. It’s important to realize that everyone’s experience is different and that, despite all the questions you might ask, you won’t understand what it’s like to drink ayahuasca until you’ve actually tried it.

    Does Alma Healing Center host ayahuasca retreats in Ecuador?

    Yes, Alma Healing Center organizes and hosts different plant medicine retreat options:

    • ayahuasca retreats near Quito
    • San Pedro (Huachuma) retreats near Quito
    • private ayahuasca therapy retreats
    • women’s spiritual retreats with plant medicine
    • ayahuasca retreats for LGBTQ+ identifying people

    They don’t have their own space, however, at least for now, and work with others spaces for their retreats. They also refer travelers to trustworthy healers in other parts of the country when dates don’t align with Alma Healing Center retreats.

    They only work directly with a selection of healers with whom they have a good relationship and who are considered safe, personalized and that treat both the plant medicines and their application with care and respect.

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