This page contains testimonials for Phoenix Rose Ayahuasca centre and its staff.
It is very important that you go to a good center and with a shaman that you feel comfortable with. Ayahuasca is not something to be taken lightly.
The Phoenix Rose Ayahuasca Retreat Testimonies:
I was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time to have the opportunity to attend Phoenix Ayahuasca’s first retreat in December 2013. I had experienced the teacher plant Ayahuasca previously and I learnt that so much depends on set and setting and I can say with pleasure that Phoenix Ayahuasca have done an amazing job creating the perfect environment to experience Madre Ayahuasca in the Amazon just out of Iquitos. There is a positive vibe and energy to the place that you simply cannot ignore.
The medicine used at Phoenix Ayahuasca is powerful and enlightening. Equally was the Shaman who’s singing of the icaros was influential and comforting throughout the experiences. The medicine itself is beyond description. It is so incredibly powerful and healing. I saw things that I swear could not have originated within my own imagination. A truly uplifting experience.
In addition to all this Mark and Tracie are truly amazing people with big hearts who are doing what genuinely makes them happy. They have years of experience working with the medicine and if you are trying to beat an addiction you need not look any further as they too have beaten their own addictions.
Phoenix Ayahuasca also has much more than just Ayahuasca from dieting plants to San Pedro. They also offer Sapo/Kambô which is a chemical cocktail with potential medical applications derived from an Amazonian tree frog. Poison from a frog is something I never imagined doing but in the comfort of Phoenix Ayahuasca I felt safe and I simply could not say no and I now intend on completing the treatment. I highly recommend reading the article on Phoenix Ayahuasca’s web page.
Drinking Ayahuasca will be a life changing event and I believe that the human race gets better each time someone drinks Ayahuasca for the first time. My only advice is come with no expectations and they will surely be exceeded.
Dale – Australia
I could not say enough about Tracie and Marks character as human beings.. They opened there arms and hearts to me while I was in the jungle and I will be forever grateful for there hospitality…
Justin Lake, Texas, USA
So excited to see what was born out of the old!!! I finally have a place to recommend to people when asked where they should go. Congratulations Tracie and Mark 😀 If you have been considering going, please let me tell you to do it as soon as you possibly can. A lot of people go for just the Ayahuasca but with Tracie and Mark you get a complete magical experience where you truly feel at home with your new jungle family.
Tracie and Mark have the greatest degree of integrity of all the people that I have had the pleasure of meeting in Iquitos. I will recommend their center without any hesitation.
I cannot recommend Tracie and Mark enough: these are some of the most grounded and trustworthy people in the Iquitos ayahuasca community. The two understood how to create a safe space when working with the medicine. There is a kindness and compassion in them that was immediately evident to me, and I am extremely appreciative to have had such solid and beautiful human beings watch over me as I went through my own journey.
Thank you, my friends.
Tracey and Mark are two of the most genuine people I have met, with a great warmth, and true dedication to their work. I was delighted to hear they are creating their own centre and look forward to visiting it one day. I felt safe and supported by their presence, and it is especially important with the work they are doing, that they approach it with love. They do this 100% and I would feel very happy to recommend them to anyone I know !
The atmosphere created by Tracie and Mark Thornberry is one of trust, professionalism, and love. They will do everything they can to facilitate authentic healing and insight for their clients, while ensuring that the powerful medicine work in their retreats is carried out respectfully. They charge reasonable prices, have a great sense of humor, and most importantly they care about everyone that comes their way. I learned and gained much during my time with them, and am grateful to have crossed their paths!
Charlie A., Colorado, United States
I have had the chance to work with Tracie and Mark several times over the past few years, and recommend them without hesitation. They are kind, honest, insightful people whose main concern is helping others heal. Ayahuasca is powerful medicine. To derive the most benefit possible from encounters with it requires a setting where one feels safe enough to open up and be vulnerable. Tracie and Mark provide this environment, and this is why I choose to work with them. Tracie is a skilled counselor who has helped me navigate some very challenging situations. And…they’re just fine folks. I always feel the richer for having spent time in their good company.
Jason, U.S.A, 10/13/13
You cannot find two people who will give you more love and compassion than Tracie and Mark when working with Ayahuasca. My wife and I spent two weeks with them and the energy that they give off helps provide an enormous amount of comfort during what may be an arduous spiritual journey for some. It’s almost as if they provide just the right amount of love, guidance, and humor when it’s needed most. I especially miss the porch-side chats with the Outback Wizard (Mark)! I would highly recommend their retreat to anyone who is interested in the healing and transformational power of Ayahuasca.
I have had the pleasure of knowing Tracie and Mark for the last 5 years. I have attended many Ayahuasca ceremonies run by them over that time and can assure anyone attending the Phoenix Centre that they will be treated with the upmost care and attention. Both Tracie and Mark have been on long healing journeys themselves through Ayahuasca which helps them to have a deeper empathy and understanding with the people who attend their plant medicine retreats. If i ever have any friends asking me about Ayahuasca and the Iquitos area i would always direct them to Tracie and Mark first simply because i know how dedicated they are to their work and because of the wealth of knowledge they have of the local area. When working with me they have always provided the best medicine available brought to them by the most dedicated trustworthy shamanic practitioners in the Amazon. I can’t sing their praises highly enough and i could go on but what you have to do is simply go there yourself and find out why they’re the best at what they do.
Good luck on your journey Amigos <3 xx
I travelled to Amazon Rainforest summer 2012 and met Mark and Tracy at Ayahuasca retreat. What a beautiful giving spirits! As a woman travelling alone you have to be open to experiences but cautious. They provided a safe environment for me, guidance, caring and kindness. They literally became my Amazon Family. With their help and mentor-ship, I was able to make many spiritual discoveries that allowed me to grow as a human being and a healer. As my stay in Peru was extended, they also helped me arrange my travel plans to other parts of the Amazon and Peru. With their help, I was able to experience the wonderful offerings of Amazon Rainforest and Peru to the fullest. Marc and Tracy are truly special for me and always will be in my heart and prayers. I would highly recommend staying at their retreat to any individual who is looking to make important spiritual discoveries or heal in safe environment and make wonderful lifelong memories and friendships. Their integrity is impeccable.
Mila; San Diego, CA, U.S.A
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