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The Founder and Director of the center grew up in Michigan and took his first trip to South America when he was 17 to teach English in Ecuador and travel across the continent. He studied philosophy, anthropology and literature at Calvin College, UCSC, and the University of New Mexico. He studied herbal and shamanic medicine in New Mexico, Arizona and California with the Taos, Navajo and Hopi Indians in the Native American Church. He continued his shamanic and medicine studies in Brazil, Nepal and Indonesia, and lived in Bolivia and the Peruvian Andes for eight years, working and doing research on healing and belief systems. He worked with Shipibo and coastal shamans in Peru for seven years before locating the ideal location for an exceptional healing center. He established the Center in 1996.
M19083 is a natural retreat of beauty, wilderness and solitude available year-round for international guests to engage in adventure (trekking, hiking,fishing,kayaking,water-skiing), regaining physical and emotional balance, and alignment. The full time staff combine the wisdom of 1000s of years of shamanism with the knowledge of the use of healing plants and the "Mother of all medicines", Ayahuasca. Shamanism is an ancient, pre-religious, holistic approach to healing where physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual balance is a key to happy and healthy living.
The staff is fantastic - friendly, helpful and fun loving. Accommodation is in private "malocas" with private bathrooms. Meals were really good and very healthy, always fresh and basically organic. There are several fish ponds and a botanical garden where medicinal herbs and plants are grown for use in healing. The Amazonian jungle is known to provide the purest, most oxygenated air on earth. Just visiting for a few days to relax in the ease of the rainforest is fully rejuvenating.