Blog of your inner journey
With this blog, you will find many interesting articles about spirituality, plant medicines, science and much more. We hope you will find inspiration and knowledge here that will help you strive in your lives.
International Women’s Day – A thank you letter from Roey
As we commemorate International Women’s Day, I want to express my sincere appreciation and gratitude to all the women working at Vikara and around the world. We recognize the challenges that women face in their professional and personal lives and are committed to creating a safe and inclusive space where all can thrive. Since I…
Reading Recommendations on Shamanism, Psychedelics, and Alternative Medicine
We would like to share some insightful reading recommendations that delve into the fascinating and complex topics of shamanism, psychedelics, and alternative medicine. These books provide a comprehensive and diverse perspective on traditional folk medicine, shamanic rituals, hallucinogenic plants, and the cultural history of these practices in different regions of the world. “Medicine Women, Curanderas…
From Tech Start-Up to Plant Medicine: My Journey to Vikara
My name is Nadia Estefania Hannout. I joined the Vikara team in December 2022 to begin co-managing the Retreat Center with Roey. The journey that led me here is a long one, but I’ll try to keep this short! I began my own journey of self discovery and healing with plant medicines about 4 years…
The Sikuani Way of Life
Have you ever heard of the Sikuani indigenous community in Colombia? The Sikuani people are known as the guardians of nature and believe in the power of dance to transform the world and awaken humanity. In this post, we’ll be diving into the rich traditions of the Sikuani and exploring their unique cultural beliefs. At The…
The Science Behind Ayahuasca
Amazon’s sacred plant is known for saving years of therapy in a few or sometimes one ceremony due to its psychological and spiritual healing properties. What’s the science behind it?
My Vision Quest
For those of you who haven’t heard about a Vision Quest, it is the way to form a deeper relationship with oneself, the Creator, and nature in the traditional Native American cultures.
What to Expect from an Ayahuasca Retreat
Our first recommendation to anyone planning on joining a plant medicine ceremony is to not have any expectations! We know it’s easier said than done, but as best you can, try to come into the ceremony with an open mind.
Preparing for an Ayahuasca Ceremony
Before attending an Ayahuasca Retreat it is very important to prepare yourself physically, mentally and spiritually.
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