This Journey into the Heart of the Amazon offers the rare privilege to have a profound immersion with intact Indigenous people. You will be invited into their ancestral culture, providing direct experience to learn from an uninterrupted lineage of wisdom amongst the vibrant forest. This remote environment becomes curiously familiar as it awakens an ancient memory, stored in our very DNA, of a natural and harmonious way of living and being.
You will be welcomed at Indigenous-owned lodges and villages that offer the unique opportunity to engage in intimate conversations and activities such as interpretive rainforest hikes, river trips in canoes and kayaks, cultural practices and traditions, and shamanic ceremonies.
Meet Brenda Basurto and Simon Rilling - based in Zurich, Switzerland, and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico - two curious souls with a shared passion for exploration, self-discovery, and the rich tapestry of indigenous cultures and pristine nature. As seasoned travellers with a penchant for the Amazon, they are the ideal guides for an unforgettable journey into the depths of the rainforest.
Simon Rilling embarked on a transformative journey from the confines of an investment banking career to the boundless realms of self-discovery and creative development. Today, he is a guide for those seeking to bridge the gap between the structured Western mindset and the open-hearted freedom of Latin and indigenous perspectives. An explorer at heart, Simon's deep-rooted passion for indigenous cultures, nature, and creative development is evident in every endeavour he undertakes. Beyond his role as a creative development trainer, Simon is also the voice behind the "Beyond Perception" podcast, where he delves into the subtleties of perception, personal growth, and the human experience.
Brenda Basurto is not just an explorer but also a gifted animal whisperer, attuned to the rhythms of nature and the silent language of its inhabitants. Her innate ability to connect with the animal kingdom offers a unique perspective and enriches the journey for those fortunate enough to travel alongside her. Brenda's journey, much like Simon's, has been one of bridging worlds - from the corporate sphere to entrepreneurship, from the logical mind to the intuitive heart.
Together, Brenda and Simon's first encounter with the Amazon and its indigenous cultures was nothing short of magical. This profound experience led them to spearhead journeys into the rainforest, guiding groups of free spirits and fellow explorers. Their combined expertise, deep respect for indigenous wisdom, and genuine love for the Amazon make them the perfect duo to lead you on a journey of a lifetime.
Join Simon and Brenda as they follow their hearts, guiding you through the mesmerizing Amazon, unveiling its secrets, and offering a transformative experience that goes beyond mere exploration.
Embark with us on this profound journey into the heart of the Ecuadorian Rainforest, where the lush green canopy, vibrant biodiversity and indigenous innocence, serve as the backdrop to your personal transformation. Here, amidst the ancient trees and pristine landscapes, we invite you to discover your deepest truth and experience the serenity and magic of your true nature. Through deep grounding and the falling away of concepts and beliefs, you can find a state of pure being and bliss, allowing you to connect with the essence of who you truly are.
Join us on this transformative adventure and let the rainforest guide you towards a profound realization of self.
Group meets at 5 pm at the Sierra Alisos Hacienda, for a welcome and orientation followed by a group dinner together. Accommodations at Sierra Alisos Hacienda