July 4th-14th, 2022, Portugal.

Cernache do Bonjardim, Portugal

Elio Geusa
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19 reviews
Jul 4 - 14, 2022
Group size: 6 - 14
July 4th-14th, 2022, Portugal.
Cernache do Bonjardim, Portugal

Elio Geusa
  • Email address verified
19 reviews

Jul 4 - 14, 2022
Group size: 6 - 14

About this trip

The Ayahuasca and Master Plant Dieta retreat in Portugal 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 near the picturesque Tomar, Portugal, a tourist-friendly area rich in culture. The retreat will involve a Master Plant Dieta on 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. 

What is included in the Ayahuasca & Dieta Retreat in Portugal?

  • 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 Brejo Fundeiro, Portugal
  • Support to organize transportation from/to Lisbon Airport, Portugal
  • 3 wholesome meals per day; 2 on the day of our ceremonies nights.

    The venue for your Ayahuasca Retreat in Portugal:

Brejo Fundeiro sets in a tranquil location in the forested hills of Central Portugal, far away from the crowds, just 3 km from the beautiful ‘Castelo de Bode’  lake and 8 km from the small town of Cernache de Bonjardim. The center sits within a small valley surrounded by eucalyptus, pine, and cork oak trees and consists of a three-story, one-hundred-year-old manor house, yoga studio, saltwater swimming pool, barbecue area, courtyard, small fruit orchard, herb and vegetable gardens.

Brejo Fudairo homely boutique-style living accommodation in a Manor house and bedrooms with modern facilities in authentic surroundings.
There are seven boutique furnished bedrooms. All bedrooms have en-suite bathrooms, with shower, washbasin, and toilet. Each room is individually styled with different color schemes and has features such as wood-paneled ceilings, wooden shutters, chandeliers, and wood floors on the 1st floor while tiled on the ground floor bedroom and bathroom. There are a number of ways in which you can relax during your stay with us.  You could just sit back and enjoy the natural scenery or chose to cool down in our saltwater swimming pool at the center, in the lake, or at the river beaches nearby.

What’s included

  • 5 Ayahuasca Ceremony
  • 1 Master Plant Dieta
    Noya Rao Dieta
  • Personal consultations
  • Tailored treatment
  • Accommodation and meals
  • 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
  • Full translation
    Full translation from Shipibo or Spanish to English
  • Pick-up and drop off
  • Airfares to/from

Available Packages


Terms and Conditions

If you have made a deposit for a retreat and you are unable to come:  
*if we are notified 40 days before the start of the retreat, you can transfer the deposit to the next retreat or receive the full deposit refund minus the administration fee.  
*if we are notified between 40 days and 20 days before the retreat you will receive the full deposit refund ONLY if we can fill your space;   
*If you need to cancel within 20 days of the start of the retreat you have registered for, we ask that you honor 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 20 days before the start of the retreat, you can transfer the deposit to the next retreat or receive the full last payments refund minus the administration fee;    
*If you need to cancel within 19 days of the start of the retreat you have registered for, we ask that you honor paying the full amount of your retreat, as at this point it will be difficult for us to fill your space.   

Any refunds given will incur a USD 100.- administration fee. 

Deposit: €700

Your Organizer

Elio Geusa
19 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.


I want to express my gratitude to Elio, Don Miguel and Kristina. I had the most amazing healing and connections during my plant dieta with mother Bobinsana and Ayahuasca. The center is beautiful, pristine nature, perfect location, simple and comfortable, you are surrounded by magic all the time, butterflies, birds, trees, just divine perfection of Pachamama. The food was delicious, the whole family (staff) makes you feel so welcome, like you are at home. I have been through many other centers, but the Aya Healing Retreats is the best one I have ever experienced, it's really life changing. The support, the integration, the love and compassion that everyone has with you, it was wonderful. Maestro Don Miguel has an amazing heart, powerful healer and he brings all the magic into the ceremonies, so powerful. I am already planning my return next year and already recommend this center to many friends.
By Sandra M for Sep. 23rd - Oct. 3rd, 2021. Ayahuasca and Master Plant Dieta on 18 Oct, 2021
We dieted Noya Rao and it was my first time doing a dieta. I’m not going to lie, I was skeptical. Part of me insisted that I have to travel all the way to Peru to do it “right,” but with all the travel difficulties of the corona time, I gave up and did it from home. It was incredible. The journey was so powerful and transforming. In 10 days, I did as much work as I did in 30 days in Peru. Elio, Adelina, Don Miguel were so supportive and guided us with so much love and compassion. I learned my first Icaro and sang my heart out to Noya Rao. I’d do again for sure either online or at their center in Peru. I highly recommend. E.
By Ethar Z for Online: Noya Rao Remote Dieta, May 20 - 30, 2021 on 08 Aug, 2021
The online version of this dieta I understand is new, but it needs more work. Not comfortable with the amount of recording that happened, and some aspects of looseness in the facilitation. There has been a week+ of radio silence post retreat also, when we're supposed to be supported with one on one integration sessions. There was considerable emphasis on the importance of this part of the process, but no follow through.
By Carmen o for Online: BOBINSANA & SOULSONG REMOTE DIETA, April 22 - May 2, 2021 on 11 May, 2021
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
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
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