Online COurses

BOBINSANA & SOULSONG REMOTE DIETA

Overview

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 Bobinsana Dieta is to offer students the opportunity to follow a Shamanic Dieta from the safety of their home supervised by our Shipibo Maestra Juana.

Shipibo Curandero 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. We strongly suggest students dedicate themselves to correctly set the container for the dieta. Your work and family routine may continue, but it social interactions are to be avoided.

Ayahuasca ceremonies will not be offered during the Remote Dieta.

Soulsong Revival

Do you have a particular obstacle or experience that you associate with your vocal freedom? Whether you already love to sing or you feel your voice is blossoming, there is always an opportunity to delve deeper into understanding your relationship with your voice even more fully. In indigenous tribes an unwell member of the community was asked, “When did you stop dancing? When did you stop singing”
We were born to sing and dance.

This is our birthright

We will practice self-healing techniques, surrender, forgiveness, and self-love that guides you back to your heart and the remembrance of the power of your unique soul essence.

Your Soulsong

Bobinsana is a deep catalyst for healing grief and supporting us with healing layers that have been protecting our hearts. Through the dieta our dream time and connection with our guides become much more prominent. Please note that Bobinsana is a natural MAO-inhibitor and shouldn’t be consumed while having any MAO or SSR inhibitors. Please consult your doctor. Also, Bobinsana is natural contraception so it shouldn’t be used if you’re interested in conceiving a child, pregnant, or breastfeeding.

Oct 15 – Oct 17, 8:30PM – 11:30PM CET

Schedule

Open your heart and connect to a truely profound medicine. Spread over 11 days, this course offers students the opportunity to uncover sacred knowledge that bobinsana has to offer.

Fully translated in real time from Spanish to English. All courses will be recorded and students will receive lifetime access.

Post-Dieta Private Integration Session

Following your Bobinsana 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.

Live Online Course Structure

You will have the unique chance to prepare your tea from the Bobinsana in your own home. You will be guided by a recorded video to make the Bobinsana tea, and you will receive directions for how to prepare yourself and your space for the Dieta. You may also begin by cleaning your home, decluttering, and giving away things that no longer serve your highest potential. You’ll feel so thankful for a welcoming home environment.

The group will meet in Zoom for the first session and the Opening Ceremony. Everyone will have an opportunity to share their intentions and get to know the unique group of souls that have come from around the world to pray together. Maestra Juana will sing her Icaros to each of the participants. This is the official beginning of the Bobinsana Dieta.

Fasting is an essential component of the Master Plant Teachers. Maestra Juana will invite the group to fast for 12 or 24 hours after drinking the first cup of Bobinsana tea. 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.

Do you have a particular obstacle or experience that you associate with your vocal freedom? Whether you already love to sing or you feel your voice is blossoming, there is always an opportunity to delve deeper into understanding your relationship with your voice even more fully. In indigenous tribes an unwell member of the community was asked, “When did you stop dancing? When did you stop singing” We were born to sing and dance. This is our birthright.

In this ceremony, you’ll be guided through meditation and breathwork, into a space of self-inquiry and shamanic purification to support your own self-healing journey. You’ll practice self-healing techniques, surrender, forgiveness, and self-love that guides you back to your heart and the remembrance of the power of your unique soul essence. Your soul song. 

Bobinsana is a deep catalyst for healing grief and supporting us with healing layers that have been protecting our hearts. Through the dieta our dream time and connection with our guides become much more prominent. This is a deep journey and having space for integration, reflection, and journaling afterward is highly recommended.

You’re invited to visit our beloved master teacher, Bobinsaana,  growing in the Amazon River. Following a meditation at the river with Maestra Juanita, she will teach us Shipibo Icaros for Bobinsana and offer a blessing of gratitude for the wisdom of this sacred plant. This is a  precious opportunity to connect with the sacred river and elements that support your birthright of being able to surrender and go with the flow of life.

Allow all of your senses to be nourished and healed by a sound healing journey with beloved Amma Sophia Rose, the creator of Sonic Bowl Alchemy. Sirenita is a nickname given to Bobinsana, as she is the little mermaid of the river. In this journey, you’ll be guided through a myriad of tones and frequencies deeper into the ocean of Love. These crystal bowls are Andarian crystals, carrying ancient codes from Lemuria and beyond to attune our frequencies with high vibrations. 

Your voice serves as a vehicle for your own transformation. Through breathwork, movement, sounding practices, forgiveness, and singing, you’ll unlock the power of your voice and connect with the song of your soul.
This is a nourishing and uplifting workshop. This practice is a practice of self-care—it is self-love in action. To sing your SoulSong is a radical act of self-love. You are worthy of it.

Allow all of your senses to be nourished and healed by a sound healing journey with beloved Amma Sophia Rose, the creator of Sonic Bowl Alchemy. Sirenita is a nickname given to Bobinsana, as she is the little mermaid of the river. In this journey, you’ll be guided through a myriad of tones and frequencies deeper into the ocean of Love. These crystal bowls are Andarian crystals, carrying ancient codes from Lemuria and beyond to attune our frequencies with high vibrations.

Your voice serves as a vehicle for your own transformation. Through breathwork, movement, sounding practices, forgiveness, and singing, you’ll unlock the power of your voice and connect with the song of your soul.
This is a nourishing and uplifting workshop. This practice is a practice of self-care—it is self-love in action. To sing your SoulSong is a radical act of self-love. You are worthy of it.

This circle is open to anyone in the group that wishes to share a song, prayer, or offering inspired by our dieta and sacred journey. All it often takes is sharing for the first time to break the ice and then it feels easier to sing in front of others. 

It is said that 99% of our work with plant medicines is with our integration. Together, we’ll learn and share practices that support integrating our everyday life with the teachings and wisdom we’ve received from Bobinsana so that we may weave gracefully as our dieta comes to a close. We’ll take turns speaking from our hearts, sharing the truth of our experience during the Dieta. You will walk away from this session feeling inspired to carry your new wisdom, insights, and courage into your daily life and relationships with others. 

After one has fulfilled the terms set out of the Master Plant Dieta, a closing ceremony will be conducted by Maestra Juana, 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 Maestra Juana.

The Sharing Circle is similar to the sharing Circle we hold after the ceremony; it will be an opportunity to speak from the hearts without interruption. A beautiful way to seal our container together. 

Preparing

During Dieta

Post Dieta

Meet the team

Maestra Juana

Elio Guesa

Lindsey Wise

Lindsey Wise

Gratitude

Level Up With Us

You will be drinking the Bobinsana extract made by you under our instructions daily. 

Interested in flexible pricing options? Speak to our program coordinator today

Bobinsana & Soulsong Remote Dieta

12 Spots Remaining
$ 777
  • 11 Days of Sessions + Dieta Recipes Guide
  • Bobinsana Bark & Leaves to Prepare Extract
  • Private Integration Sessions & Online Group
  • Sound Healing by Lindsey Wise, Vocal Warm Ups & Techniques
  • Recorded Videos on preparing the extract and following the dieta

*10% of profits to local Shipibo Communities

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Preparing For Dieta

Shipibo curandero traditionally used fasting, a diet of master plants, and seclusion from others to seek guidance from the plant spirits and obtain vital knowledge needed to provide profound healing.

Before students can communicate with plant teachers, they must undergo a rigorous process of mental, physical, and spiritual purification. The Dieta is 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.

Eliminating certain foods from your diet before the start of the Noya Rao Dieta demonstrates your commitment and dedication to healing and creating the foundation necessary to effect profound changes of the body, mind, and spirit. It is possible to continue to work and attend to family matters. However, it is highly recommended to avoid social interactions.

During The Dieta

The purpose of the Master Plant dieta is for you to form a lifelong relationship with the indwelling plant spirit. Like any relationship, the energy you give will determine the energy and connection you receive, and ultimately the quality of the relationship. Sincere, authentic attention given to the plant throughout your fast will enable you to unlock guidance, information and energy stored within the plant and seek essential answers that will aid you in your healing journey.

Abstaining from certain foods and activities throughout the dieta is a powerful expression of dedication and commitment to change, evolution, and growth. Your willingness to sacrifice aesthetic and visceral pleasures for the period of the fast demonstrates that you are determined to heal and are ready to receive guidance, strength, protection, and the endowment of special abilities from the plant spirit. It is imperative to limit the amount of food during the day and avoid particular food or activities.

We will send you the list of the food and activities to avoid after registration and a recorded video on setting up a Master Plant Dieta from home.

Post Dieta

After the Dieta is complete, our maestra Juanita will inform the group of the duration and the requirements of our Post-Dieta. This is a mandatory practice to cultivate and integrate the connection made with the spirit of Bobinsana safely.

The Post Dieta may involve the abstain of:
Pork, Sexual Activities, Alcohol, street drugs for some time.

Maestra Juanita

also known as Isa Yaka- Little Bird

Maestra Juanita

Maestra Juana was born into the Shipibo community of Pahoyan, one of the most powerful Shipibo healing lineages in the Peruvian Amazon. She is around 60 years old, however her exact age is unknown.She has been studying for more than 35 years under Maestra Manuela, Papa Gilberto and Papa Bejamin, who are all members of the highly-respected curandero family, the Mahua family. Juana began her dieta on the mythical Amazonian tree Noya Rao when she was just 20 years old and has dedicated her life to the path of healing ever since. Juana is also very learned in the workings of the human body, possessing an excellent knowledge of the bones and skeletal system. Juana specialises in bone massage and will be available on the Noya Rao retreat to provide our guests with this unique healing experience. We are delighted to have Juana’s expertise, depth of wisdom and fun loving spirit with us on the Noya Rao retreat.

Elio Guesa

Founder - Lead Facilitator

Elio Guesa

Originally from Italy, and now living in Melbourne Australia, 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.
Elio’s grandfather was a highly-respected healer in a small village in southern Italy. From a young age, Elio was drawn to healing as a profession after witnessing the profound differences his grandfather made in the lives of members of their community.

In 2009, Elio encountered the plant medicine, Ayahuasca for the first time. Convinced of its power to cure the incurable, Elio began an apprenticeship under the guidance of Maestro, Vegetalista Manaco Manain. Since 2009 he has continued to deepen his knowledge, experience, and understanding of the workings of the sacred plant medicines, studying the Shipibo traditions under the revered Mahua family and has undertaken numerous Master Plant Dietas with well-respected curanderos in the Peruvian Amazon.

This immersion in the sacred plant medicines of the indigenous peoples of Peru enabled Elio to experience deep and profound healing. He has overcome crippling anxiety and anger as a result of traumatic childhood experiences, healing that was not possible through the Western medical paradigm. His renewed sense of self-worth, love, compassion, and empathy for himself enables him to extend those same qualities to others.

Elio founded AYA Healing Retreats because he is convinced of the healing potentialities of sacred plant medicines. Not only does he hope to share the indigenous wisdom of the ancient traditions of the tribe’s peoples of the Amazon, but he also intends to invest part of AYA Healing Retreats profits into humanitarian projects that are creating a more compassionate world.

Elio is committed to creating a safe, enjoyable, transformative experience for every participant, whilst on retreat please don’t hesitate to approach Elio for help and support as you navigate the complexities of your healing journey.

Lindsey Wise

Vocal Awakening Guide, SoulSong Revival

Lindsey Wise

Lindsey has spent the last decade gathering people from all over the world to sing healing medicine songs and mantras. She’s the founder of Global Sisters Song Circle and Global Song Circle that gathers on new and full moons. She uses music and movement to break down the emotional and energetic barriers that keep women stifled.

Following the birth of her first child, Lindsey Wise bled to death. During this Near-Death Experience, she found herself surrounded by multitudes of light beings, who initiated her into the world of subtle energies and healing vibrations. At that moment, she realized that all beings create their own unique vibration—their soul song. Each person’s soul song makes up the great Choir of Life.

Lindsey’s work is to awaken humanity to the healing power of the voice. She has traveled the world and the astral realms, cultivating healing techniques to help people awaken to the power of their own voice and to the healer within. Lindsey is an E-RYT 500 certified yoga teacher. She blends yoga, breathwork, guided journeys, energetic healing, and community song to help people overcome fear and anxiety and to clear the energetic blocks that limit expression.

For more about Lindsey: www.lindseywise.com

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Our comprehensive screening questionnaire has been developed in partnership with the International Centre for Ethnobotanical Education, Research and Service (ICEERS). Please take your time to answer it as honestly and with as much detail as possible. This information will remain strictly confidential and will only be used to assess your suitability for a place on retreat with AYA Healing Retreats and keep you safe

Please remember that the purpose of this screening questionnaire is to determine whether plant medicine healing is suitable for you…not whether you are suitable for plant medicine healing. Plant medicines are tools, like any other healing modality and like other tools for healing experiencing them entails certain risks. We need to make sure that our plant medicines will not compromise your wellbeing or harm you in any way before we allow you to begin your healing journey with us. In short, we care about your safety and we need to do what we can to ensure that during your time with us you are not at risk of harm. Plant medicines can be dangerous if the plants are not the right fit for the individual. Your answers to this questionnaire will help us to determine whether the plants we intend to use are going to help, rather than harm you