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Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor

Ayahausca Retreat Reviews We just got a Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor for Gaia Sagrada Ayahuasca Retreat Center! Wow! That is awesome! To be recognized for all the great ayahuasca retreat reviews and customer service in our ayahuasca retreat is so wonderful, especially on such  prominent site like Tripadvisor.com. Here is our [...]

By | June 26th, 2016|Gaia News|0 Comments

A Little Bit of Mopey In All of Us! Ayahuasca Healing Retreat

Mopey got an Ayahuasca Healing! This is Mopey! He used to be a really mopey dog, moping about and acting like nothing will ever be good, just mopin! All the time moping around! Let me tell you about our little Mopey story and how the ayahausca healing retreat we all receive here heals the mopey in all of us! You don’t need an ayahuasca healing to to heal the mopey in you, but Mopey got one just by being around all the ayahuasca healings that have happened here at Gaia Sagrada! Maybe you DO need an ayahuasca healing retreat to cure the mopiness in you, as it helps to interrupt the mopey programming, that’s for sure! Mopey belongs to our next door neighbor and gets bullied around by the other dogs at her place. She’s our wonderful abuelita grandmother who we all know and love, and moves her cows around every day on our land. You’ll see her when you’re here in her colorful Ecuadorian skirt, shirt and shawl. We have no idea what… […]

By | May 22nd, 2016|Gaia News|1 Comment

New Volcanic Rocks for San Pedro & Ayhuasca Ceremony in Sweatlodge

We got some new rocks! I know, that sounds pretty funny,  huh? Not a lot of people get so excited about rocks, but we do! Especially when they are new volcanic rocks for our San Pedro and Ayahuasca Ceremony in the Sweatlodge (Temezcal in Spanish). First we want to say a BIG THANK YOU to Csaba and Mika for their kind and generous donation toward this effort, as the cost of going and getting these rocks was a little bit daunting. It wasn’t cheap to rent trucks, taxis, pay drivers, hotels, etcetera, even though the rocks themselves were free for the taking at the land where it was near the volcano. If it wasn’t for Csaba and Mika, we couldn’t have done it! A BIG thank you to you two beautiful and lovely souls. Now we’re going to have an even hotter sweatlodge than ever, thanks to you! I’m sure all the future participants will be saying thank you too with a big groan as they sweat out all that “stuff” that it’s time to let go of, ha! Read our Adventure Story with our Ayahuasca Shamans and the Volcanic Rock Hunt! Salvador and Paulina, our ayahuasca shamans, went with their daughter, Marko (one of our lovely volunteers) and Christine Breese to find some new volcanic rocks for our sweatloge ceremony during the ayahuasca retreats at Gaia Sagrada. We weren’t quite sure where to go… […]

By | May 12th, 2016|Gaia News|0 Comments

Gaia Sagrada NOT Affected by Coastal Earthquake, We Are In Mountains

Some people have asked if we are affected by the earthquake that happened in Ecuador. We are fine, nothing has been damaged, and it was just a small tremor here, nothing big. Cuenca is on granite so it is pretty stable and doesn't have the devastating earthquakes that some places in the world do. We [...]

By | April 18th, 2016|Gaia News|0 Comments

Learning How to Wait Gracefully!

So what do you do when there is indecision? Wait! Learn how to wait gracefully. We cannot push the river. We can try, but we will find ourselves frustrated and with struggle if we try to push the timing of the powers that be in this universe ahead of what the timing is supposed to be. Sometimes our patience with the timing of things is a test, to see how much we will surrender to what is happening, or not happening. However, we can be alert and paying attention to the clues that are being shown to us, as the universe is always bringing a clue as to what’s next, even if that means waiting for a little while. Sometimes it is a challenge to simply pick something, especially if there are many choices before us. Sometimes people ask me how they can know they are making the right choice. There is no way to know! You can only follow your heart, which usually leads you in… […]

By | March 20th, 2016|Gaia News|0 Comments

No Mosquitos or Zika virus here!

Some people have asked if they have to worry about the Zika virus and mosquitos that carry it. Don't worry! There is no Zika virus here in the Andes mountains of Ecuador, and no mosquitos either! That's the beauty of the mountains versus the jungles and coasts, you don't have to contend with diseases or [...]

By | January 31st, 2016|Gaia News|0 Comments

Happy New Year! 2016

What a year! 2015 was one heck of a ride, wasn’t it? Did you feel the roller coaster ups and downs, or what? Seems like we are all growing in leaps and bounds all over the world. Hundreds and hundreds of people have passed through here in various roles, from volunteers to participants, and it has turned out to be a beautiful, healing path for so many. Lives were changed and transformations happened! Before we enter 2016, we want to look back at 2015 and say a big THANK YOU to everyone who was part of Gaia Sagrada in the past year. Without YOU it couldn’t have happened! A Big Thank You to All of YOU! Thank you to all who have come here and blessed us with your presence. It has been beautiful! You are all lovely in such unique and wonderful ways! We here at Gaia Sagrada hope all the blessings and growth you have had here in Ecuador have gone with you wherever you are. We hope the blessings continue. Changing lives for the better is what the medicine is all about. We hope that the effects have been lasting in your life and the experience continues to be a quantum leap in your path… […]

By | December 28th, 2015|Gaia News|1 Comment

We Are Stardust And To The Stars We Return by Christine Breese

Did you know that peanut butter and jelly sandwich you are eating is about 400 gazillion years old? It’s true! Believe it or not. Every cell, molecule and atom in your body is 400 gazillion years old, maybe more. In fact, everything in existence is gazillions of years old. (By the way, for all you mathematicians out there, I don’t know if gazillion is an actual numerical value. I just made that up.) Every particle in the universe is born from a supernova. There is not a single piece of matter in the entire universe that didn’t start off as a star. The elements are born when… […]

By | October 31st, 2015|Gaia News|2 Comments

Edith Lesley Foley’s Garden Art at Gaia Sagrada!

Edith Lesley Foley, what an amazing woman with a vivid imagination for gardens. This wonderful lady blessed us with her creations and left a piece of her beautiful heart here forever. Look at these amazing sacred spaces she created here at Gaia Sagrada. We are so very lucky! The Chakra Garden This first sacred space she created is the chakra garden. When I first saw the construction guys making the molds for these doors to the garden, I just couldn’t even imagine what she was building. I had no idea. She tried to explain it to me… […]

By | October 8th, 2015|Gaia News|2 Comments

Blood Moon Ayahuasca Ceremony, so Tranquil and Beautiful!

By Christine Breese There was the dreaded 4th blood moon that so many people were all freaked out about last night. The world was supposed to end, earthquakes, tsunamis, economic collapse, evil cabal, new world order taking over, something like that! There was a lot of projection on the blood moon by humans, the fourth in a series of four blood moons. It happens every thousand years or so and it means that big change is in the air whenever it happens. However, this change our world must go through doesn’t have to be bad, terrible or traumatic. Change in our world can be beautiful! We don’t have to do it the hard way if we don’t want to… […]

By | September 29th, 2015|Gaia News|3 Comments

Pray Like a Co-Creator, Not a Beggar

Sometimes people ask, “How do I pray?” What I ask next is, “Who are you praying to? Really?” We have to look at what prayers really are. Most times we are asking for a “favor” from God, right? Please bring me the right spouse, the right job, a better car, good health, a better life, something. We are usually asking for a situation to be given to us that we don’t have. First let’s look at who God is. Is it a friendly fatherly figure high in the sky who is constantly listening to our prayers and passing out wishes? Is it some big spirit somewhere in space who blesses us with our requests and oversees the world and the universe? Who is God? Where is God? What is the God phenomenon? […]

By | September 18th, 2015|Gaia News|3 Comments

No Volcanoes Near Gaia Sagrada, We Are Fine!

Some people have emailed us and asked if the Cotopaxi volcano eruption in Ecuador is affecting us. NOPE! We are fine. We are extremely far away from all volcano activity. We are as far away as another country or state. The volcano is up in the far north and we are in the more southern part of Ecuador. We haven’t seen any dust. It has been fine here. We purposely chose a place that wouldn’t have problems with either earthquakes, tsunamis or volcanoes, nor would it ever be too hot or cold here. We never wanted to be anywhere where potential dangers could lurk. We even thought about how important it is to be at an elevation where there aren’t any… […]

By | August 26th, 2015|Gaia News|2 Comments

Our Volunteers – The Angel Dream Team!

We are always so impressed with the kind of people who are attracted to Gaia Sagrada, who come here as guests and volunteers alike! Not only are our guests absolutely wonderful people who are ready to leave the past behind and get on with their missions in the world, but so are our work exchange participants. They are a team of angels! We call them The Angel Dream Team. They really are joyful making all the things at Gaia Sagrada happen that need to happen, from fixing your bed, making yummy food, helping you at ceremonies, building campfires, and being there if you need someone. Whatever you need… […]

By | July 25th, 2015|Gaia News|2 Comments

Water Prayer in Ayahuasca Ceremonies

by Christine Breese In ceremony, when we pray with gratitude for even the simplest things in life, like clean water for instance, we are all reminded how blessed our lives are. Our hearts open with gratitude, giving honor to the core of life, the water. We want to share this blessing with everyone. Many times we all take clean water for granted, even though it is at the core of our existence as physical beings. Without water there is no life. It’s simple, yet profound if you really think about it. When we realize our dependency on water, we realize the miracle that our lives really are. None of us would be here, not even an animal or a plant, if this was a desert planet with no water. Water is the key to physical life. […]

By | July 13th, 2015|Gaia News|1 Comment

Let’s buy THE LAND next door to Gaia Sagrada!

Help us buy the 24 acres next door to Gaia Sagrada Retreat Center in Ecuador! We asked the owner for one month to come up with the money. This is too good an opportunity to miss! We can do a downpayment of $100,000 and pay $10,000 per month, all of us together! IF 10 OF US GET TOGETHER ON THIS, IT WOULD WORK! The price is now $430,000 and it’s the right price, a more than fair price for Ecuadorian land with developments on it. […]

By | March 11th, 2015|Gaia News|5 Comments