How Plant Medicine Changed my Life


10 years ago, I made a decision that changed my life. I was feeling stuck in my life, under a lot of stress being the sole financial provider for my family, and the consequences were showing up physically…I was constantly getting sick and even got to the point of being bed ridden for a few days without being able to move. I knew something had to change but I didn’t know how that was possible and financial circumstances made me feel that I could not make any other moves out of fear that it simply would not work out. 

After some time of feeling like a change must be made, my body making clear signals to me and a nudging feeling inside that there must be more, I made the decision to gift myself a retreat with plant medicine. That decision was difficult because honestly, I didn’t know how I was going to pay for it, and I still had the same financial responsibilities as the main income provider in our family. But I knew I had to do it, I felt excitement and like something big was there for me….I was listening to my heart. 

Little did I know, this journey would forever change my life. What I experienced at this retreat was nothing short of a miracle and I was able to connect with the fountain of love and absolute clarity that has the universe in movement, I made peace with people in my life who had hurt me or I whom I had hurt and received a clear horizon on which path to take next in my life. 

That was only the beginning, I returned home a new woman. Most people who saw me said that I looked 15 years younger, they asked me what did I do?! It was simply that being cleared of so much stress and emotional baggage and truly being connected with my soul was radiating through me. It was my authentic self that was now shining through and it felt amazing.

I continued following my heart and knew I had to change careers. I had been a systems engineer for over 20 years, so the change was scary, but there was something in me that knew that I was in the right path.

After seeking out a few career options in holistic medicine that interested me, I fully decided on Acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine. It was a fascinating field that inspired me profoundly, as it still does to this day. 

So I quit my job and enrolled full time as a student, with complete uncertainty at what was going to happen but with the absolute feeling that I was in the right direction, that I was supported by the universe. 

Little did I know, now 10 years later, my life is completely different. I am now a licensed acupuncturist and have my own practice in Bethesda, Maryland. I have fulfilled my other vision and dream of becoming a bridge between people and the powerful plant medicines of the jungle that have changed my life, and have begun to help organize healing retreats like the one I attended that changed my life. 

It was after crossing many fears, doubts and uncertainty, tirelessly following my heart, trusting the process and listening vividly to the guidance from Spirit, that Ancestral Knowledge Retreat was born. Where some of the post powerful altars, ancient practices and plant medicines come together to create a deep connect you with your soul, your purpose and to clear the path to create the life of your dreams. 

I know from first hand experience the heaviness of living a life that does not excite you. I know how scary it can be to leave the net of security that can trap us so easily making us believe that we cannot change, we cannot do it, because mentally, or rationally, it does not make sense. However, I am also a witness that when you make a sincere call from the heart, the whole universe listens and supports you. The paths open; and truly, magic happens. 

I want to tell you that if you are at the place where I was 10 years ago, it is not too late to change, it is never to late to live the life that you dream of, and to look forward to waking up in the morning and walk the path that you have consciously chosen to walk on this earth.

If this experience interests you, reach out to us and we can give you further information and together we can see if this experience is right for you. 

Thank you for your time, connection and I wish all the blessings for you.