Where to begin: I came to Nada Brahma to continue my path of healing and learning about modalities I can share with others. I thought I was coming to experience ayahuasca but that is not how it turned out. Yes, I had 3 ceremonies with ayahuasca, each building upon the lesson from before, but it was just one piece tucked into a warm blanket of love and sincere intentions. Carlos, who leads the retreat and ceremonies, decides what medicines and ceremonies will be employed as part of healing the group — we were able to benefit from Rapé (tribal tobacco snuff), Kambo and Temazcal sweat lodge ceremony in addition to the ayahuasca and, I might add, the hikes to the waterfall and their amazing dog, Ruff! Carlos, Jessica and Harold invite you into their lives and family while giving you all the space you need to connect with yourself, the other guests and with each of them in exactly the way that is needed by you. They are all heart-centered and openly share their experiences with honesty and integrity, intending to provide anything that may help you with your own journey. They do this without attachment, meaning it never feels like instruction and you are encouraged to take what resonates. Yet, because of the respective journeys of all three, there is wisdom that sinks in to help you access your own answers later. I cherish how the stories have helped me through every ayahuasca journey and during and after as I was integrating — and I’m still integrating. Speaking of integration, they have a wonderful way of helping and encouraging all guests to take advantage of the time with each other. I found plenty of opportunities to speak one on one with everyone as well as a group. It was immensely helpful to hear the learnings from each other as oftentimes it led to my own additional integration. Do not be shy — open up and you’ll get even more value (and build friendships!). The location is breathtaking – you are looking out onto mountains with a city and then ocean in the distance. The clouds and fog take a turn daily to roll in, oftentimes during sunset, to give it a majestic view. The temperature is very comfortable – my guess is 70’s most of the time and I didn’t notice any mosquitoes and stopped wearing bug repellant by the 3rd day. Don’t miss the waterfall! Even if you’re not in great shape you can do it! The beds are comfortable (firmish which I like), the rooms are clean and simple, the bathroom is clean and has ample hot water. There is a nice porch as part of the “bunkhouse” where we often enjoyed tea or sitting listening to the rain. There are at least a dozen umbrellas floating around at the bunkhouse and the main house so I never had to bust out my rain gear. The ceremony site is gorgeous and spacious (also where you do yoga). I chose this retreat because my gut feeling was that they had loads of integrity, could understand the layers of muck that can result from western living (because they’ve experienced it too) and were a fair price. I found out I was wrong about one thing: Their price includes way more than I bargained for so it was an exceptional price. Happy to answer any questions if you want to get in touch. Search for my name on Linkedin. You’ll know you found me — my tagline is currently “I provide healing to reveal Your-True-Self”.