” Spending most of my adult life as a New Yorker, being cynical is par for the course. I don’t usually gush over an experience or group of people but I can say without reservation that this group is special. Finding a home is a challenging thing. Many of us spend most of our lives seeking a place where we feel loved, seen, in a way that mirrors a healthy family. The week spent with the Inner Flight team is the closest thing I’ve felt to that ideal.
It was a challenge from the start. Through a series of coincidences, communications with random friends and acquaintances, the subject of Ayahuasca continued to come up. After a little internet investigation it was clear that I wanted to work with this mythic plant medicine, explore a deeper truth.
There’s a lot of hype out there and finding a safe place to take the leap is tough. After contacting a dozen or so retreats in Central and South American things didn’t feel promising. Many had shut down due to covid or projected a very Western, corporate mentality, “slick” in a way that felt compromised. That’s when a friend and fellow seeker stumbled onto Inner Flight.As life changing events go, the journey was challenging. Coming from New Mexico I had to put my civilian life on hold, deal with cancelled flights, mudslides, dog sitters. The first steps felt overwhelming.
All of that changed when the shuttle dropped me off at the gates of the Inner Flight retreat. Nestled in the hills of Costa Rica overlooking the Caribbean, the grounds were incredible, beautiful in a way that set the tone for the ceremonies.
Won’t go into the details of the ceremonies but will say I can’t imagine a better group of people to take the dive with. Each member of the inner flight crew was tuned in, compassionate and highly trained. Their passion was contagious allowing us to trust the medicine, surrender to it’s wisdom.
This is a very short plug for a very powerful experience. Spending most of my adult life as a New Yorker, being cynical is par for the course. I don’t usually gush over an experience or group of people but I can say without reservation that this group is special. If you’re on the fence about taking this kind of deep, internal journey, this kinda thing might not be for you. If, like myself, you know this is the path, then I can’t imagine finding a better group of guides or fellow travelers than the Inner Flight angels.”