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.

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.

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!

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.

I had a wonderful stay at The Hummingbird. It is a magical and peaceful place with great energy and I really appreciated your down-to-earth openness, friendliness and love.

My soul was hungry and you fed me, my mind was tired and you comforted me, my body just had FUN! Thank you. I will see you again.