Online Course: From Plant to Spirit, March 25-27, 2022

Elio Geusa
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20 reviews
Mar 25 - 27, 2022
Group size: 1 - 140
Online Course: From Plant to Spirit, March 25-27, 2022

Elio Geusa
  • Email address verified
20 reviews

Mar 25 - 27, 2022
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 in June, 2021

Friday 11th , Saturday 12th, Sunday 13th times:

a) CET 8.30pm / EST 2.30pm / PST 11.30 am / AEDT 4.30 am (day after)
b) CET 10pm / EST 4 pm / PST 1 pm / AEDT 6 am (day after) 

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
20 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.


This was my first retreat. I am very comfortable in the jungle and was very excited to spend time in the Amazon. The location, facilitators, families, workers, plants and animals were all welcoming. I felt VERY safe and I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to spend time on this beautiful Finca. Each night I slept well in our personal tambos/palapas that were provided. The food was also wonderful. I'm so glad I found this place. I will definitely come back soon!
By Carmen A for Voice of Light Retreat - October 12th -22th, 2021 on 25 Oct, 2021
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
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