Gaia = Mother Nature, Mother Earth — Sagrada = Sacred
Why The Name Gaia Sagrada For This Ayahuasca Retreat Center?
Gaia is a very old name for Mother Earth, or Mother Nature. In Greek mythology she birthed many of the major Gods who ruled over different sections of the Earth. Gaia is known as the nurturer, sustainer and giver of love to all who come to the goddess for support. She is known as the spirit of the Earth, plants, rocks and water and when you are blessed with darshan from nature, it is Gaia blessing you.
Gaia Sagrada is the perfect name for our ayahuasca retreat center and eco-community (eco-village) because we strive to be one with Mother Nature and live harmoniously on the Earth, which is a sacred being. It is also the perfect name because this is an ayahuasca retreat center of support and nurturing amidst natural beauty near Cuenca, Ecuador.
The Perfect Place For an Ayahuasca Retreat Center & Community
Cuenca, Ecuador was picked because of its low expenses, safety, ease of entry for visitors (no shots or visas required, only your passport), and also for its gorgeous, magical, and natural settings. It is a perfect place for an ayahuasca retreat center, mosquito free too! Ecuadorian people are very friendly and helpful, “muy tranquilo!”
Gaia Sagrada Ayahuasca Retreat Center is nestled in a small community called Llayzhatan (Yay-zat-an) in the Andes Mountains, very close to Jadan (Ha-dan) which means “Close to Heaven.” What a perfect place for exploring ayahuasca retreats and san pedro retreats with authentic Ecuadorian shamans! Ayahuasca in Ecuador is quickly becoming a new destination for ayahausca retreats in South America.
While we host various spiritual retreats, spirituality at Gaia Sagrada Ayahuasca Retreat Center is varied and we honor all paths. You are not required to adhere to any specific religious or spiritual beliefs. You are able to be yourself! Ayahuasca retreats are open to all religions, the Ecuadorian ayahuasca shamans and Ecuadorian san pedro shamans speak both English and Spanish, which is very rare at an Ayahuasca retreat center in Ecuador or even Peru. The san pedro shaman speaks English and Spanish as well. Speak directly to the ayahuasca shamans and san pedro shamans in your own language (if it is English or Spanish).
If you would like to read about our spiritual perspective, Our Philosophy
Here you can experience:
Ayahuasca Retreats and Ayahuasca Ceremonies with authentic Ayahuasca shamans
San Pedro Retreats and San Pedro Ceremonies with authentic San Pedro shamans
- Meet Ayahausca shamans and San Pedro shamans who speak both Spanish and English
Retreat from the world in the magical Andes Mountains of Ecuador
Watch the hummingbirds, forests, pastures, and butterflies
Partake in the nectar of flowers while you are sitting in sunny gardens
- Take a day hike to the nearby waterfall
Gaze at the milky way, distant planets, and galaxies
Enjoy fireflies after dusk
Be at peace in ayahuasca retreats while you dive into your inner worlds in a safe, beautiful paradise
Eco-Community atmosphere on an organic farm
- Comfortable, modern housing so you can focus on your inner journey
Relax in beautiful nature meditation spots everywhere on the land, or take a day trip into the city of Cuenca, Ecuador to see the historic sites. Cuenca is only a 45 minute ride away.
If you are coming for community living at an ayahuasca retreat center, you will find a beautiful model in action. Eco-practices are widely used and you can learn something for your own building endeavors in the future. You can even build your own small house here if you decide you want to stay! Check out our Build it Forward program, a much cheaper and safer way to live in the country in the Cuenca, Ecuador area.
People here are living in a stress free environment, separated from the world, in a way that is rare and hard to find while the magic of ayahuasca retreats sets the energy. Whatever you find nurturing and adventurous for your consciousness and spirit, you will find it here at this heavenly organic eco-village and ayahuasca retreat center!