Ayahuasca and Plant Dieta in Costa Rica - Dec. 8th-18th, 2021

Provincia de Cartago, Chirripo Abajo, Costa Rica

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Elio Geusa
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Dec 8 - 18, 2021
Group size: 3 - 12
Ayahuasca and Plant Dieta in Costa Rica - Dec. 8th-18th, 2021
Provincia de Cartago, Chirripo Abajo, Costa Rica

Elio Geusa
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16 reviews

Dec 8 - 18, 2021
Group size: 3 - 12

About this trip

What does the Ayahuasca & Dieta in Costa Rica involve?

The Ayahuasca and Master Plant Dieta retreat in Costa Rica is similar and yet very unlike our standard retreats in Peru.  It is an 11-day immersive journey into the Shipibo’s tradition of the renowned Lopez family, a legendary family of Shipibo curanderos whose lineage stretches back hundreds of years. This unique retreat is located at Chirripo Mountain Reserve, Costa Rica, one of Costa Rica’s wilder national parks. The retreat will involve a Master Plant Dietaon the sacred Noya Rao tree, 5 Ayahuasca ceremonies, workshops, lectures, personalized treatments, and much more. You will also have the opportunity to participate in one of one consultation with our Shipibo Shaman Don Miguel Lopez to seek spiritual guidance as you journey with the sacred plant medicines. 

The venue for your Ayahuasca Retreat in Costa Rica

Nestled in the Chirripo Mountain Reserve’s lush foothills, sitting gracefully along the banks of the pristine Talari River, Finca Mia is an enchanting jungle retreat offering many amenities healing modalities, and an unforgettable experience.
Located at an elevation of 4000 ft, the cold nights and warm days make the climate at Finca Mia the perfect balance. Surrounded by rainforests for secluded tranquility, yet graced by a vibrant community, this healing retreat center is full of warmth, the opportunity for self-reflection, insight, and restful rejuvenation. Finca Mia is a haven to many, and it is an honour for us to share this magical gem with you.

Lodging at Finca Mia is unique as no two rooms are alike. The accommodations are exquisitely symbiotic with nature, intended to promote relaxation. All the rooms are beautiful and pleasing to the senses, designed to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
A variety of lodging options suit all needs, from our Eco Lodging to Luxury Rooms and Cabinas. The meals at Finca Mia are prepared with love and care. Committed to a high standard of nutrition, we use fresh, tropical ingredients to serve an orchestra of local flavors. No request is too big or small for the kitchen to cater to guests with particular dietary needs.
Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner throughout the day, the kitchen works to ensure stomachs are happy and the community is well-fed with fresh, organic, and wholesome foods.

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Your Noya Rao Dieta Maestro

At a very young age Don Miguel began his apprenticeship as a curandero through plant dietas under the supportive guidance of his grandfather. Miguel is also a trained literature professor and thoroughly enjoys teaching the Shipibo language and culture. Also known as Senen Yoi (meaning Speaking the Truth), uses a variety of plants to heal and treat ailments of many kinds – mental, physical, spiritual, emotional. Read more about Don Miguel. >>

It is a privilege to have such an experienced, passionate wise elder to share his expertise as an extraordinary healer with integrity and great humor.

Noya Rao Dieta 

Noya Rao which is otherwise known as “The Tree of Life” or “Camino a la Verdad” – The Path of Truth is a mythical plant, of which there are only three in the entire Amazon Basin. has belonged to and been used in sacred ceremony by the Mahua Shipibo traditions for centuries. In the Shipibo tradition dieting on the bark of the Noya Rao is believed to be essential in the path towards becoming a healer. Noyararo is believed to enhance one’s connection and relationships to the spirits indwelling in other sacred plants and to facilitate profound transformation in the individual. Dieting on Noya Rao can lead to greater capacity for organised thought, clarity, highly activated intuitive capacities as well as helping to bring to light unconscious assumptions one may have about the world, leading the dietero to have the newfound courage necessary to change them.
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What is included in the Ayahuasca & Dieta Retreat in Costa Rica?

  • 5 Sacred Medicine ceremonies
  • Your Noya Rao Dieta
  • Intention setting on the first day
  • Private consultations with our Shaman, Don Miguel Lopez
  • Sound Healing Journey
  • Plants and flowers baths
  • Intimate circle discussion, the morning after each Ayahuasca ceremony
  • Dedicated integration group on the final day of our retreat
  • Guided Meditations and Movement 
  • Fascinating group lectures on the Shipibo’s traditions and Master Plants 
  • Optional Art therapy workshop
  • Art materials for writing and drawing 
  • Musical instruments
  • Accommodation at Finca Mia, Costa Rica
  • Support to organize transportation from/to San José Airport, Costa Rica
  • 3 wholesome meals per day; 2 on the day of our ceremonies nights.


Your investment does not include:

  • Your personal accommodation in Costa Rica
  • Your airfares to and from Costa Rica and transportation to and from San Josè Airport, Costa Rica
  • Your travel insurance
  • Your tourist visa (if necessary)
  • Personal expenses and meals whilst in Costa Rica


Terms and Conditions

If you have made a deposit for a retreat and you are unable to come:  *if we are notified 35 days before the start of the retreat, you can transfer the deposit to the next retreat or receive the full deposit refund;  *if we are notified between 34 days and 14 days before the retreat you will receive the full deposit refund ONLY if we can fill your space;  *If you need to cancel within 14 days of the start of the retreat you have registered for, we ask that you honour paying the full amount of your retreat, as at this point it will be difficult for us to fill your space.   If you have made the last payments for a retreat and you are unable to come:  *if we are notified 15 days before the start of the retreat, you can transfer the deposit to the next retreat or receive the full last payments refund;  *If you need to cancel within 14 days of the start of the retreat you have registered for, we ask that you honour paying the full amount of your retreat, as at this point it will be difficult for us to fill your space.

What’s included

  • 5 Ayahuasca ceremony
  • 1 Noya Rao Dieta
  • Personal consultations
  • Daily Meditation
  • Accommodation
  • Optional activities
  • 1 follow-up session
    One private follow-up integration sessions via Skype
  • Art workshops
  • Expert lectures
    Expert lectures about the sacred healing medicines of the Shipibo shamanic traditions, led by the maestros
  • All transportation
  • Full translation
    Full translation from Shipibo or Spanish to English
  • Airfares to/from
    Costa Rica

Available Packages

FULL PRICE

Terms and Conditions

If you have made a deposit for a retreat and you are unable to come:  *if we are notified 35 days before the start of the retreat, you can transfer the deposit to the next retreat or receive the full deposit refund;  *if we are notified between 34 days and 14 days before the retreat you will receive the full deposit refund ONLY if we can fill your space;  *If you need to cancel within 14 days of the start of the retreat you have registered for, we ask that you honour paying the full amount of your retreat, as at this point it will be difficult for us to fill your space.   If you have made the last payments for a retreat and you are unable to come:  *if we are notified 15 days before the start of the retreat, you can transfer the deposit to the next retreat or receive the full last payments refund;  *If you need to cancel within 14 days of the start of the retreat you have registered for, we ask that you honour paying the full amount of your retreat, as at this point it will be difficult for us to fill your space.

$2200
Deposit: $500

Available options

Single Room in Eco Lodge
$400
Single Room in Luxury Lodge
$750
Shared Room in Luxury Lodge
$450

Your Organizer


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Elio Geusa
16 reviews
Elio Geusa is the founder of AYA Healing Retreats. Elio is a qualified Social Worker and has over thirteen years experience working both on national and international humanitarian projects. He has worked with people living with intellectual disabilities and mental health conditions. He has also had the privilege of supporting refugee populations to overcome the trauma of displacement throughout Asia, Europe, and Australia. Elio believes that compassionate and inspired action can create meaningful change in the world. He works in Peru helping to facilitate life-changing plant medicine experiences alongside Shipibo curanderos. He is immensely passionate about sharing his knowledge on Master Plants, respecting traditional ways of knowing, interpreting and navigating plant medicine work and helping to reawaken his guests to the innate intelligence and benevolence of the natural world.

Reviews

NS
Another wonderful opportunity to experience and work with Aya Healing Retreats. Going in-depth with Icaros and Shipibo language brings a whole new level of appreciation and understanding of the beautiful knowledge that has been passed down from generation to generation. Looking forward to the upcoming months to find my voice!
By NIcholas S for Monthly Online Icaros Course, March to June on 28 Mar, 2021
NS
What an amazing experience! I can try to put into words how beautiful this Dieta was and currently is but don't feel these words will do it justice. Elio, Adelina, and Don Miguel along with the rest of the team at Aya Healing Retreats are all doing wonderful things even in these times of chaos and uncertainty. I've done other dietas before and was curious how this one would turn out being that it is remote and done online rather than in person and in a jungle setting. The care and attention to detail while creating a level of understanding around the Shipibo traditions built a foundation and safe container to open up and receive guidance from the spirit of Noya Rao. I look forward to supporting this organization through more online events as well as being able to visit in person someday soon!!!
By NIcholas S for Online: Noya Rao Remote Dieta, February 18 - 28, 2021 on 10 Mar, 2021
The online NoyaRao Dieta was a beautiful opportunity to connect to a divine plant with the help and guidance from wonderful people who are absolutely dedicated to their mission. Elio, Adelina and Don Miguel did a wonderful job in providing a safe, calm and very compassionate space for me (us) to live this experience. I deeply trust them and would love to diet with them again.
By Monica L for Online: Noya Rao Remote Dieta, February 18 - 28, 2021 on 09 Mar, 2021
Absolutely amazing❤️❤️ a really deep profoundly nourishing experience ❤️❤️ I'm grateful to have been part of this 🌈🌈
By Rebecca L for Online: Noya Rao Remote Dieta, February 18 - 28, 2021 on 02 Mar, 2021
Had the most magical time which I am truly grateful for and Elio , Adelina and Don Miguel were most amazing thank you so much
By Janine P for Online: Noya Rao Remote Dieta, February 18 - 28, 2021 on 02 Mar, 2021
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