I took part in an eleven days retreat at Spirit Vine center. It was my first experience participating in a retreat of any kind.
First, the installations are great, clean, and comfortable. The electrical and internet network is available in every building and bungalow. Plenty of light guides you safely when you walk outside when it’s dark.
Now I’m grateful for all the organization and the effort that made Silvia and TiO accommodate me and the other participants in the transportation from the airport to the city of Itacaré, then from Itacaré to the retreat. I appreciated that I waited maybe an hour at the airport to catch two other participants on another flight. We had the opportunity to save on the taxi and to know a bit each other before the retreat began.
Many people who’ve been at Spirit vine talk a lot about the food and I’m one of those for sure.
The food is prepared by a group of wonderful and loving women led by Chef Lou. Every meal was a feast. With the medicine I wasn’t that hungry, still, I enjoyed every bite. Who said that vegan is boring? Please tell that person to try the spirit vine feast.
I’ll spare you the details of my journey with the medicine, but I’ve been able to heal a trauma that I buried for over thirty-two years. Definitively the medicine is potent and can help to heal.
On that part of the journey, you’ll have to do some work and learn in a way that may be different from what you are accustomed to …
Silvia chose different workshops to suit the general vibe of the group. So the workshop schedule might change from one group to another.
The workshops are tools to help the participants to navigate and heal during the ceremonies. Even after the retreat, they are useful to manage our way in daily life.
One more good thing that I appreciated is that the dosage is set according to individual needs, background, tolerance, and so on.
After every ceremony, we do a group sharing in the afternoon. On that occasion, Silvia discuss with the participant about the dosage and set any adjustments if required.
From my experience, I felt safe in every way during the ceremony and beyond.
Next time you’re looking for a real vacation, consider a retreat instead of an all-included resort. Instead of being wasted by a week of drinking and partying, you’ll have the opportunity to relax, heal, and charge your batteries on a new and real level.
Over that, Spirit vine retreat center is well designed on so many levels. As I said it was my first experience so I can’t compare with others. Still, you can’t go wrong by choosing Spirit Vine: the place, the people, the food, and the weather…
The weather seems pretty fair between 20 and 30 Celcius year long and a decent level of humidity. So it is yearly comfortable.
I promise you that you’ll tan like on the beach. The pond is great. The frogs and the fishes who live in it are vegan 😉
Over all of that, on every ceremony day, there is a free yoga class in the morning and very affordable massages.
I feel the need to add an honorable mention for the staff in general: they are very kind and respectful. By that, I mean that during the retreat I’ve done several inner works, and I’ve been in touch with my inner self. The staff are respectful and seems to understand that I felt the need to be alone. On the other hand, they always send me back my smile or hello.
Let me add this to help you to dismiss any suspicions: Spirit vine is more a school or an academy for the self than a cult. Actually, the dynamic is about empowering yourself to make your way thru life and being autonomous and aware that you can create.
You will find and know more about yourself and your true inner power. Think like Hogwarts School in Harry Potter. 😉
I enjoyed my journey there and I recommend it to anyone who is feel the need to heal and is willing to learn how to heal themself. My experience is magic in the way that I’m the creator of my own experience.