Testimonials & Reviews: Hummingbird Ayahuasca Retreats
For deep healing on an energetic, mental, emotional and spiritual level, clients from around the world trust the Hummingbird Healing Center. From our sacred ayahuasca ceremonies to the restorative accommodations & meals, we are dedicated to providing our clients with the very best ayahuasca retreat in Peru, and we appreciate the kind words and accolades from our guests.
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The place is so beautiful and peaceful. Jim and his staff are really great. I felt very safe there and I am forever thankful. Having a real shaman made all the difference and Manain is a very powerful one. So grateful that he prays for us during the ceremony and his faith is so beautiful. Jim always encouraged me and taught me lessons I will never forget. I enjoyed his singing a lot :) I definitely recommend this place . I was very afraid of taking aya again (I had a bad experience once and there was no shaman), but there was no need for that as I felt very protected and safe. If you feel called to take ayahuasca, this is the place to go.
This center is truly focused on healing. Working with these sacred plant medicines showed me how to continue to heal myself. Jim and the staff expressed compassion and sincerity. Jim is a wonderful man with expansive knowledge about life. The jungle surrounding the property was awe inspiring. The tranquil setting was perfect to reflect and rest from the ceremonies. really enjoyed the company of the dogs. Wish I could have stayed longer.
Life Changing Experience
I stayed at the Hummingbird center for one month in August of 2015. Prior to my stay I went through many years of anxiety and depression. I lost my will to live. After talk therapy and medication failed to be effective I decided to give Ayahuasca a try. It’s been three and a half years since my stay and my life is forever changed for the better. My experience with Ayahuasca has taught me that I hold the key to my happiness and I will never forget that. I have been working on myself ever since then I will continue for the rest of my life.
First, I just want to say *thank you*. No email like this can do my gratitude justice. Coming down to Hummingbird was the best decision I could have made and I've been thinking of you all with great warmth and love as I plow my way forward through life back here at home. Everything has been great back here. I feel like I left whole giant pieces of things behind me and I am much more free. I have confidence in places I didn't even realize I lacked it. Little things come up all the time where I realize that I am relating to it differently. It's very much like suddenly realizing that you haven't seen that old blue sweater in ages and that you don't really miss it and never needed it, anyway.
Thank you for your love and compassion
As I returned home a truly changed person, it took a while to be able to begin to integrate the new concepts and changes into this urban busy life. I still struggle to maintain my clearness of intention but I am so impressed at Ayahuasca's ability to keep giving its gift to my life's perspective. It surprises me when I realize there is a new thought, and new habit of happiness and these changes that have possessed me are permanent. I don't have to TRY to be different and live this new way, I just AM. You all gave me that. A change for the better installed like a software upgrade to my brain. Your guidance and comfort surely proved to be fundamental to my positive experience at the Hummingbird. Thank you for your love and compassion.
Thank you - you will be in my heart forever
My journey here at The Hummingbird was all that I didn't expect - in a good way! I came with a rational Western scientific mind which was the result of many years studying biology and the influence of the society I grew up in. What brought me was research I did on the biochemistry and healing of ayahuasca. I thought it was just another drug and I didn't believe in spirits. But I was wrong! This retreat definitely saved my life. It was what I needed to heal my body, my heart and my soul. I am now free from IBS which I suffered from for two years. I can now eat legumes, which I couldn't for 1.5 years. I learned to surrender, get rid of my fears, to listen, find discipline within myself and open my heart to the beauty of this world. I cried and laughed many times and I feel wiser, cleaner and stronger. My negativity has gone and I can now taste love and live it fully and completely. Thank you - you will be in my heart forever.
Highlight of my South American travels
My stay at the Hummingbird has been the highlight of my South American travels so far and the people I met there by far the nicest and I will treasure the memory forever. I will make it back to you guys one day, hopefully sooner rather than later. I feel that the ayahuasca has already made such a difference in my outlook on life and I feel it continuing to work its magic everyday. I know that this is just the beginning of its healing work on me and that it will continue to clear out stuff over the coming months. I will send you another bulletin once it does. The strange dreams I had in the first few weeks after leaving have worn off (I don't know if that is a good or a bad thing haha).
I have healed and I am a better person now
It's not an easy task to express what The Hummingbird means to me. I was an anxious, unconfident, closed-off, somewhat judgemental person when I arrived. Now I am transformed and I credit these changes to all of the loving, supportive people here, the magical surroundings and the medicine. Before I came I didn't think I needed to 'heal' but I was wrong. I have healed and I am a better person now thanks to The Hummingbird's atmosphere of healing, learning, love and humor - what a powerful combination! I have grown so much and learned more about my spirit in the three months I spent here than I had in my entire life before. I feel equipped to deal with any challenge. I never believed in God until I came here. No matter where I go or what I do - EVER - this place will never leave my heart and a piece of my heart will remain with you.
You have loved me into transformation!
Words cannot adequately express the depth of awe and gratitude I feel. You have loved me into transformation! I am forever changed, uplifted and filled with joy.
A wonderful experience.
A wonderful experience. Such a loving place. This place has renewed my soul; what a sacred container you create here. I plan to return every year.