Online Course: From Plant to Spirit, January 22 - 24, 2021

Elio Geusa
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11 reviews
Jan 22 - 24, 2021
Group size: 1 - 140
Online Course: From Plant to Spirit, January 22 - 24, 2021

Elio Geusa
  • Email address verified
11 reviews

Jan 22 - 24, 2021
Group size: 1 - 140

About this trip

Online Course: Introduction to Shipibo Wisdom.

Learn the Shipibo Wisdom directly from Don Miguel, a Shipibo Teacher that draws upon his ancestral linage of healers, "curanderos."

During the live online course, our Shipibo Teacher will introduce the students to the art of ancestral spiritual tradition and the Shipibo Tribespeople's cosmology.

The Shipibo people are deeply respected for their knowledge of the sacred plant medicines, ceremonies, and spiritual connection to the rainforest environment. They are a resilient tribe, and despite numerous attacks on their culture and traditions, they have retained their traditional knowledge and customs.

Under Don Miguel's guidance, you will explore how we can utilize sacred medicines like Ayahuasca, Noya Rao, Bobinsana, Chullachaqui, Aya Huma within a spiritual context. 

You will learn who the true Onanya, the Shipibo's Shaman, what it takes to undergo a traditional Dieta, how to use the pipe and connect with Mapacho, and how to sing an Icaros.

It's a unique opportunity to acquire the essential foundation to work with Sacred Medicines under the Shipibo lineage from a Maestro with a high level of transparency and years of experience.

Online Offer:

Online Schedule

Friday 22th , Saturday 23th, Sunday 24th times:

a) CEST 8.30pm / EST 2.30pm / PST 11.30 am / AEDT 6.30 am
b) CEST 10pm / EST 4 pm / PST 1 pm / AEDT 8 am

The online events will be recorded for a life time access!

The course will evolve on a 3 hours class each day, fully translated from Spanish to English in real-time.

Each class will be broken into two sessions of 1.10 hours, each with a 20 minutes break.

We will reserve 10 minutes at the end of each session to Q&A.

Day 1a: Introduction to the Shipibo Shaman: Onanya

• After an introduction of the course and the teacher Don Miguel the group will learn who are the true Shipibo Shamans, Onanya, who were the mystical Murraya, and who are the Brujos, Sorcerers.

Day 1b: Storytelling: Ayahuasca and how to work with the Sacred Medicine in Ceremony 

• Learn the legend behind Ayahuasca and how to navigate the experience in the ceremony. Don Miguel will share what it takes to lead a Ceremony with Ayahuasca, what is needed to bring healing, and how to protect the ceremonial space from energetical attacks.

Day 2a: Master Plant Dieta: learn the Shipibo Tradition of connecting to Plant Spirit 

• Learn the essential component of Dieting a Plants and Teacher Trees. Don Miguel will teach the traditional way of connecting with the Master Plants' spirit and new ways. Don Miguel will explain the restrictions during and after a Master Plant dieta and why fasting is essential.

Day 2b: Cosmovision Shipibo, the myths behind Noya Rao, Bobinsana, Chullachaqui, and Aya Huma. 

• Learn the legends of the most known Master Plant as well as their proprieties and how to use them in practice.

Day 3a: Working with the Pipe, Mapacho, and the Pipe's Dieta

• This will introduce how to work with Mapacho and the Spirit tobacco with a Pipe. How to use the Pipe to connect with the Master Plant spirit and learn to follow a dieta with the Pipe.

It may be the best time to ask Don Miguel to craft a Pipe for you with your favorite Teacher Tree.

Day 3b: Noya Rao Icaro's Class

• Don Miguel will also teach the group about the significance of the Noya Rao Icaro that you can use throughout a Mater Plant Dieta. This knowledge will be vital in helping you to access your highest potential and realize deep healing and transformation.

What’s included

  • Professionally translate
    Spanish to English
  • 9 hours lectures
    by Don Miguel
  • Q & A
  • Icaro’s class

Available options

Private Ceremony with Don Miguel
Noya Rao Necklace
Pipe Created By Don Miguel
Bobinsana Necklace

Your Organizer

Elio Geusa
11 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.


It was a privilege to be part of the course and be able to have access to information that you would normally have to travel far and spend a lot of time looking for (although that would still be preferable in ‘normal’ times!!). Let’s hope covid moves on so this valuable course can be delivered face to face in the future. It would be even better with a little more ‘shaping’ in terms of organizing the order the information came across but I believe this was the first time the course has been offered and I’m sure it will get better and better moving forwards. Thank you so much to Don Miguel, Elio and all the team, it must be quite a task to organise from different countries!
I simply loved it. Don Miguel and Elio have a fantastic joy and happiness in helping their fellow humans. Congratulations brother, such a great pleasure and honor to be part of this circle of knowledge and sharing. THANK YOU!!!
The retreat was life-transforming. My wife and I have done many events like this around the world. This one is definitively in our top 3. It was PROFOUND, PROFESSIONAL and delivered PROVEN results. For people eager to explore their full potential, a retreat with Elio and his team is a must!
My experience with Aya Healing Retreats, Elio, Atira & Maestra Juana was beyond anything I could have hoped for. An incredibly authentic & deep experience with the medicine & icaros, soul satisfying life long relationships blossomed, and profound healing on many levels occurred. Months later and the experience is still influencing my life with light, love and intention. The ease in travel, accommodations & communications before, during and after allowed for the heart to be present with the purpose at hand & sink into all that was. Gratitude many times over to Aya Healing Retreats. I highly recommend to those considering a powerful experience in Peru.
This was an Amazing, life-changing retreat!! I highly recommend Aya Healing Retreats. Elio Geusa is a wonderful host and teacher!! The location in the Amazon is very inspiring and authentic!
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