The Formation of the Alliance
The vision for the Eagle Condor Alliance first formed when our 2 Colombian healers, Greison Leonidas Lezama and Gonzalo Águila Garcia, and our 3 retreat facilitators, Hans, Jesse and Bobby, shared a series of Ayahuasca ceremonies deep in the Colombian Amazon. It was at Greison´s maloka in the Putomayo that we committed ourselves to being the bridge to sacred medicines of the Americas and to preserving the traditional and ancient ceremonies in which these medicines are given. During retreats, Hans, Jesse, and Bobby support the transformative processes of participants and act as translators and caretakers during ceremonies.
Our connection now stretches back over 5 years of sweat lodges and sacred medicine ceremonies. Over that time we have had the privilege of sharing hundreds of ceremonies with international guests and travelers who have joined our cause and become part of the ECA family. We have also had the honor of sharing medicine and prayer in our retreat facilities with some of the most revered healers and elders in the Americas.
Our dream to create this center and foundation has been supported by our brothers and sisters who have shared these spaces with us and have decided to dedicate their energies to giving more people access to the health and healing through the medicines. Those individuals make it possible for us to fulfill our mission to spread consciousness and love, preserve the original and ancient forms of these ceremonies, support the well-being of indigenous communities, and conserve Colombian forests that are critical to the health of the planet and its inhabitants.
The ECA is a bridge between the western world and the ancestral wisdom and traditions of the indigenous communities of Colombia and the Americas, and that bridge is held up by the pillars of tradition, love, prayer and medicine.
We give thanks for this moment in our lives and for the innumerable contributions from the ECA family that make our work possible.
Aho Mitakuye Oyasin — We are all one family