Online: Noya Rao Remote Dieta, May 20 - 30, 2021

Elio Geusa
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23 reviews
May 20 - 30, 2021
Group size: 1 - 30
Online: Noya Rao Remote Dieta, May 20 - 30, 2021

Elio Geusa
  • Email address verified
23 reviews

May 20 - 30, 2021
Group size: 1 - 30

About this trip

Online Master Plant Dieta

In a time of social distance and travel restrictions, we urge the need to support individuals who want to explore the Shipibo tradition by dieting a Master Plant or Teacher Plant and Tree from home.

The vision of this Online Noya Rao Dieta is to offer students the opportunity to follow a Shamanic Dieta from the safety of their home supervised by our Shipibo Maestro Don Miguel.

Home Retreat

Shipibo Curandero or Shamans traditionally used fasting, a diet of master plants and seclusion from others to seek guidance from the plant spirits and obtain the vital knowledge needed to heal others.

Before students can communicate with plant teachers, they must undergo a rigorous process of mental, physical, and spiritual purification. The Dieta usually accompanied by abstinence from sex, pork, red meat, sugar, alcohol, caffeine, and processed food. Abstaining from any substance or activity that might cloud the mind is essential for the plants and trees dieta to promote physical healing and spiritual transformation.

Therefore we invite the students to correctly set the container for the dieta and create a safe home retreat for the duration of the dieta. It is possible to continue to work and attend to family matters. However, it is highly recommended to avoid social interactions.

Who is the Noya Rao Remote Dieta for?

The Remote Noya Rao Dieta is for individuals that have studied under Don Miguel lineage or have had an extensive practice of dieting Noya Rao or other Master Plants under Shipibo Maestros.

Individuals interested in Plant Dieta but with no experience will gain access only upon an online meeting.

Online Offers:

Day 1: Noya Rao tea preparation

• You will have the unique chance to prepare your tea from the Sacred Noya Rao tree’s barks in the safety of your home. You will be guided by a recorder video to make the Noya Rao extract, and you will receive an indication of how to set up the Dieta at home. You will also receive a few Noya Rao leaves for you to keep.

Day 2: Intention Setting and Opening Ceremony

• The group will meet in Zoom for the first session and the Opening Ceremony. After sharing your intentions on a beautiful ritual, Don Miguel will sing his Icaros to each of the participants. This will sign the official beginning of the Noya Rao Dieta.

Day 3: Fasting

• Fasting is an essential component of the Dieting a Plants and Teacher Trees. Don Miguel will invite the group to fast for 12 or 24 hours after drinking the first cup of Noya Rao extract. After the 12/24 hours fast, the participants will be allowed to eat a simple meal containing no oil or salt, or any of the foods they have committed to abstaining from for the duration of their dieta.

Day 4: Lecture and Noya Rao Icaro’s class

• On a Zoom meeting, you will learn the Shipibo Tradition of the Master Plants and how to work with your pipe by Don Miguel. Don Miguel will also teach the group about the significance of the Noya Rao Icaro that you can use throughout the Mater Plant Dieta. This knowledge will be vital in helping you to access your highest potential and realize deep healing and transformation.

Day 5: Breathwork and Sound Healing Journey

• This will be a beautiful practice where you will be working with a feminine style of breath called Clarity Breathwork. This breath brings to light the power and simplicity of breathing into the body with intention. Bringing more awareness to your breath’s quality can open up more clarity in every aspect of your life. This guided breathwork will be paired with sound healing with various instruments and singing to support the journey. This container will allow you to connect more deeply with yourself, your diet, and Noya Rao.

Day 6: Guided Somatic Meditation and Movement

• This Meditation will help to deepen and expand how to listen to the wisdom of your body. We will explore through seated meditation and movement, the more subtle aspects of your felt sense of experience. By developing more communication with your body, you will be able to handle, identify, and understand your emotions more freely. This practice will introduce how to navigate all emotions and how to move them through the body rather than the mind.

Day 7: Self Healing, Self Resourcing, and Self Love

• This workshop will focus on the importance of learning how to self-nurture through times of difficulty or discomfort. Before, during, and after this dieta there may be things that arise that are uncomfortable. This is very much a part of the process and is a wonderful opportunity for healing. In this workshop, there will be a guided meditation, teachings on various ways to self-resource, journaling prompts, and self-love techniques. You will be deep-diving into identifying what you need and, more specifically, what best supports and nourishes your spirit.

Day 8: Sharing Circle and Singing Circle

• The Sharing Circle is similar to the sharing Circle we hold after the ceremony; it will be an opportunity to speak from our hearts without interruption. During the Singing Circle, we will share the virtual microphone with the Circle. You are also welcome to offer Medicine songs, Icaros, mantras, practice your Noya Rao Icaro or listen and receive from the group.

Day 9: Integration Workshop

• This Zoom workshop is meant to support the group in finding the practices that integrate into everyday life the relationship created with Noya Rao and how to grow strong foundational roots like a tree.

Day 10: Closing Dieta Arkana Ceremony

• After one has fulfilled the terms set out of the Master Plant dieta, a closing ceremony will be conducted by Don Miguel on zoom, which signals the end of the fast and celebrates the students’ dedication and determination. The closing usually takes the form of chanting of a special Arkana, a protective Icaro by Don Miguel sang individually.

Post-Dieta Private Integration Session

Following your Noya Rao Dieta, you will receive one individual support session with our team. These sessions will offer you the opportunity to discuss your Dieta experience and work through tangible solutions to any real-world problems you are facing that prevent you from fully integrating this work. 

What’s included

  • Noya Rao barks
    for preparing the extract
  • Noya Rao Pipe
    made by Don Miguel
  • Shipibo Tapestry
    made by Don Miguel’s wife
  • Opening Dieta ceremony
    by Don Miguel on Zoom
  • Online Lectures
    by Don Miguel on Zoom
  • Icaro’s class
  • Group Integration
  • Integration sessions
    1 on 1
  • Breathwork
  • Sound Healing
  • Guided Meditation
  • Dieta recipes guide

Available options

Noya Rao Necklace
Private Ceremony with Don Miguel

Your Organizer

Elio Geusa
23 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.


A wonderful and exciting experience in my life. Essentially i found a great way to my inner mind and heal my self through this spiritual experience. Not mentioned that i learnt so much from nature, all beautiful souls, and facilitators in AYA Retreat. Most of all, Elio and Christina really helpful and supportive in every step on process. They kept all of us safe and comfortable during all the agenda. Nevertheless, All the families are very thoughtful on providing the best experiences. Thank you Elio, Don Miguel, and Christina for having me!
By INDRA S for Nov. 17th - 27th, 2021. Ayahuasca and Master Plant Dieta on 30 Nov, 2021
Truly, I cannot imagine finding a better retreat center to experience ayahuasca, master plant teachers, and plant medicines in the Peruvian jungle. There are apparently some tourist traps in the ayahuasca scene nowadays, between poorly maintained facilities, egoic and undertrained facilitators, and shamans with bad intent…: this is not one of those. Elio & Cristina were unbelievably caring, skilled, experienced, attuned, helpful, and understanding facilitators who each take their medicine paths very seriously and are, from my perspective, in this work for the right reasons: to help others safely explore this rich and blossoming world. Don Miguel, our curandero, and his family live on the property, and quickly we were incorporated into their family. We learned a lot about a shipibo traditions. It was hard to say goodbye! This was not an amateur experience, by any means… there are invitations to participate in vomitivos, prolonged silence, confronting plant treatments, and a strict (but delicious) diet is maintained. However, what you get is authenticity, learning, and growth for as much as you are willing to lean in. They do a great job at using invitational language so participants can join or opt out based on what experience you are looking for, though they will lovingly encourage you to step outside your comfort zone, and they will always explain why anything is being offered so you feel informed. The retreat center is beautiful… a clearing in the middle of the jungle with a medicine garden, chickens, cute dogs, family to support and protect you, a river to swim in nearby, and of course the beautiful Noya Rao tree. My fellow participants had such different backgrounds and many had extensive plant medicine experience. I would recommend this to anyone looking to experience Ayahuasca and the plant medicine world in Peru. I found the website and Elio’s communications to adequately prepare me… one thing I missed — they provide laundry service halfway through the retreat so you don’t need to pack much! Blessings on your journey. Aho!
By Kendall H for Nov. 1st - 11th, 2021. Ayahuasca and Master Plant Dieta on 14 Nov, 2021
Thank you all for this amazing journey together ❤️ #ayahuasca con #noyarao 🔥 The Shipibo way of approaching Ayahuasca and other master plants really inspired me and was truly a blessing for me to heal my past Traumas. I can finally say, I trust, I let go of fear, I love ❤️ Thank you, now it's time for the integration. The integration of what I experienced for my life and for my work with plant medicines and human beings. 🌿 The Spirit of Noya Rao gave me so much, I feel deeply connected and so honored to be able and allowed to integrate Noya Rao, the tree of light, into my life and Work. 🎄🔥 With the spirit of Noya Rao and Ayahuasca I was, and I am, able to connect deeply with the medicine of my voice, my fears and shadows in an loving way, my visions for my new Self and the future, my potential, my healing power for myself and others ❤️🔥 I regained the deep trust that I lost, I found the peace to integrate, the compassion and Love for every Energy within. Love is the purest, strongest, Energy. Love is.❤️ You can face everything with it, and resolve it. Even your deepest shadows become loving. Because you can trust. You can surrender. You can let go. And you can decide New. What you Really want in life. Because you dont need to fear anymore unconsciously, that's how it was for me. My unconscious Trauma resolved into an anxious state of being in my life. Wasn't really aware of that, that's why I never understood what I was doing wrong. It was a fight in me, unconsciously. Fight or die. The deep fear of dying. So everything in life became a fight. Every Situation where my unconscious told my conscious because of this Situation or that feeling i might die. So Fight! Resolved that Trauma, Gracias ❤️ Now the fight Perspective changed into an ease, trust and loving perspective. For Everything. Trauma resolved, Now Integration of the new found ease, trust, love, peace, Gratitude and Joy ❤️💯 Gracias! @ayahealingretreats #ayahuasca #plantmedicine #traumahealing #noyaRao #treeoflight #shipibo #Bobinsana #medicinemusic #Gratitude
By Joerg / Bjoern B for Voice of Light Retreat - October 12th -22th, 2021 on 29 Oct, 2021
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
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