WHAT IS A DIETA?
In simple terms, a dieta is a contract made between a curandero, or student of curanderismo, and a particular plant spirit. The terms of the contract are decided and agreed upon prior to the dieta taking place, usually during an ayahuasca ceremony, and often times the motivation to do a dieta comes at the request or suggestion of the plant spirit, but can also be decided by the person. For instance, in an ayahuasca ceremony or perhaps a dream, a plant spirit may present itself to someone and suggest that he/she do a dieta with it. Another common practice is that a student or curandero feels a connection to a particular plant and decides to do a dieta with it, or a student’s teacher or shaman suggests that the student do a dieta.
One of the key terms of the dieta agreement is the length of the dieta, Eight days is usually the minimum, although more common would be months and even years. The general agreement in a dieta is that the curandero or student will sacrifice the pleasures of physical stimulation by refraining from sex, alcohol, and sweet, spicy, salty, or rich foods. In return for this sacrifice, the plant spirits agree to teach, guide, protect, strengthen, or endow special abilities to the person doing the dieta. Often, the dieta is done in near isolation in order to avoid any temptations that might come from interactions with people who are not doing or do not understand the dieta.
WHAT IS AN AYAHUSCA RETREAT?
Apart from treatment of diagnosed conditions, Ayahuasca Retreats can also be an amazing way to regain the connection that so many people have lost, the connection to our true selves. At our core, we are truly spirits. We are not just bodies, minds, or emotions. We are spirits that have bodies, minds, and emotions. Our spirits are divine vessels of universal energy.
It is this mysterious energy that motivates life to blossom. It is what turns a seed into a plant, what gives birth to consciousness, what makes love a reality. Healing Retreats provide the opportunity to nourish our spirits, to plant our roots in healthy soil again, so they can grow and blossom as they are meant to do. By remembering the truth of our divinity, we can reconnect to the source of all life, and begin to cultivate our true selves, and lives, as we move forward in growth, happiness, and health.
DATES AND DETAILS
The Peru Ayahuasca/Dieta Retreat is scheduled for Jan 31 – February 8, 2019 and costs $900 to attend, with a $450 deposit.
- The Peru Ayahuasca and Dieta retreat will take place over 9 days, from January 31st to February 8th, 2019. For those interested in dieta, you must attend the ayahuasca ceremony on Jan. 31st and see what the shaman suggests you diet on. Your ticket purchase includes the costs of the Ayahuasca ceremonies – so there is no need to purchase a separate Ayahuasca ticket. Your dieta will begin on February 1st (the second night of ayahuasca). You will drink ayahuasca that night with the group, and then go into solitude. Total cost for the Ayahuasca / Dieta retreat is $900 and a $450 deposit is required to attend. To purchase your tickets for the Ayahuasca + Dieta Retreat use the “Join This Event” button on this page.
- Ayahuasca ceremonies will take place on the nights of Jan 31st and Feb 1st. If you are interested in the Ayahuasca ceremonies only (and not the dieta) then click here to reserve your spot for the Ayahuasca ceremonies only.
You must arrive in Iquitos Peru no later than January 30th so that you can travel with the group to meet Kambo Healing Me by boat 1.5 hours on January 31st to maestro Guido. Travel is included between Iquitos and the tribes but you are responsible for airfare and travel plans to-and-from Iquitos. If you are joining us for the Kambo Practioner Training Retreat (January 15 – January 30) then you must also account for these dates when you make your airfare arrangements.
DEPOSIT AND CANCELLATION POLICY
Space is limited, you must reserve your spot by paying a $450 deposit online. The remainder ($450) is due in cash upon your arrival, directly to Don Guido. In the event that you are unable to attend the trip for personal reasons, we will give you a credit for (up to) one year to attend another retreat or training through Kambo Healing Me.