A Shaman and Ayahuasca Retreat for Men
“Ayahuasca opens up parts of yourself that you usually have no access to. The parts of the brain that hold emotional memories come together with those parts that modulate insight and awareness, so you see past experiences in a new way.” Dr. Gabor Maté
Bob (Roberto) McConnell
I been involved in the practice of yoga since I met my lovely wife Mugs in 1996. Co-owner of SOYA since 2008 and I received my certification for the SOYA 200hr yoga teacher training in 2009. In 2013 I received my 300hr upgrade from the Himalayan Institute and I have been a practitioner and teacher of tantric yoga since.
Since a young child I have always had a fascination with 1st Nations culture and spirituality. This was emphasized in the summer of 2016 when we travelled the North West corner of British Columbia including Haida Gwaii.
We fell deeply in love with their totems, their history and culture. The conversations that we had were truly enriching and life changing.
In October of this same year I had a vision of seeing a Shaman for healing using Ayahuasca. Through a series of events I ended up at Samai Lodge to participate in the Ayahuasca journeys. It was an amazing experience and it was through the trust that I placed in Tania and Ed that allowed me to travel so deeply into the journey. It was at this point I knew I had to come back and bring a group of men to this place.
A place of love, knowledge and where you can surrender into your true self. I plan to share my experience and journeys through my facebook, which I hope you enjoy and hopefully it will benefit you in your own journey towards the true self.