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Aya Healing Retreats

NOYA RAO VOICE OF LIGHT

9 Spots Remaining
Maestra Shipibo Juana Master Plant Dieta
Ayahuasca healing in peru

Overview

In this unique Ayahuasca retreat, you will be offered the opportunity to open and connect to your voice within the context of the Noya Rao Dieta and with Ayahuasca in ceremony. With the support of a renowned musician and vocal artist, our voices will be used in songs and in the exploration of sound and vibration.

Too many of us have been made to believe that our voices aren’t good enough and that we shouldn’t sing. This is your opportunity to release old beliefs about your voice and to mindfully and heartfully move through the fear that tightens and restricts.

In the West, we might recall being encouraged to sing as children, only later be told as teenagers and adults that we can’t and shouldn’t sing. The want to express ourselves through song may be compelling, but the shame we feel for not being particularly “good” can override our ability to express ourselves authentically. Which is disheartening given song is one of the most powerful and decidedly simple means to transmute old ways of being and connect with spirit.

In the Shipibo culture, the practice of dieting with Master Plants requires that we become attuned and receptive to a common language shared between ourselves and the plants: song. Song forms a kind of energetic alliance whereby over time, the spirit of a plant will gift the student with a melody. This melody becomes the means through which the student connects with the plant spirit. Gratitude, love, appreciation and requests for guidance and wisdom all come to be expressed by the student through song. This unique melodic friendship is at the heart of the Shipibo tradition.

To support you in preparing to form your own unique friendship through song with a plant spirit, we will provide daily classes in breathwork and chanting. We will also guide you through exercises to loosen and warm up the vocal cords as we explore improvisation together. No prior singing experience is necessary to participate.

Your Experience

What to expect on your retreat?

The Dieta

  • 5 fully supervised curated Ayahuasca Ceremonies
  • Your Noya Rao Dieta
  • Intimate group setting
  • Personalized consultations and  treatment from Maestra Juana
  • Daily vocal classes & chanting by Lindsey Wise
  • Kirtan workshop
  • Daily meditation

Comfort

  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner (2 meals on ceremony days)
  • 11-Days in a private room or in  jungle bungalow (a Tambo)
  • Washing and laundering of clothing
  • Transportation from Iquitos (and back)

Grounding

  • Purifying flower and plants baths by the riverside
  • Icaros (chanting), chosen specifically for each ceremony by the Curandero
  • Mapacho and Pipe use + tools of navigating the Ayahuasca journeys 
  • Fascinating group lectures that reveal the sacred traditions of the Shipibo traditions, language, and knowledge
  • Powerful bone massage by Maestra Juana (on a small fee)

Integration

  • Dedicated Integration Groups with time for sharing
  • Integration workshop
  • Trauma-Informed Practices 
  • Full translations from Spanish or Shipibo to English
  • Private follow-up integration sessions via Skype or WhatsApp
  • Access to our Private WhatsApp Group

Optional Activities

  • Guided hikes through the epic Amazon rainforest, learning about local plant and wildlife
  • Swimming at the near river 
  • Browse our Shipibo market, with textiles and goods made by local Shipibo woman
11 days / 10 nights
FROM:
USD$3,500
DEPOSIT:
USD$550
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  • Master Plant Dieta included


  • Transfer & meals included

Diet

Whilst on retreat we will enjoy three superb meals per day, freshly prepared. On the days of our Ayahuasca ceremonies, we will restrict this to 2 meals, the last one is not to be eaten after 2pm. All meals are prepared with the best local ingredients and will be mostly vegetarian with the occasional river fish and organic chicken. Please let us know if you have special dietary needs.

All meals will be free from: Sugar, Oil, Salt, Pork, Alcohol, Red Meat

You will also be expected to refrain from communicating via phone, text, and email for the duration of the retreat.

Noya Rao and Sound

Noya Rao which is otherwise known as “The Tree of Light” or “Camino a la Verdad” – The Path of Truth is a mythical plant, of which there are only three in the entire Amazon Basin. Noya Rao has belonged to and been used in sacred ceremony by the Mahua Shipibo traditions for centuries. Noya Rao is known for its capacity to activate intuition in the dietero(a), promote mental clarity and to increase one’s capacity for organized thought. Coupling a Master Plant Dieta with singing heightens Noya Rao’s capacity to promote profound healing and to reveal important insights to the dietero (a)

Transform

Receive the deep healing you deserve

Nestled along the Amazon river lies El encanto de Chullachaqui, our retreat center, where you will find a tranquil setting which inspires change, facilitates healing, and will help you realize your full potential

Legendary Shipibo Healers, Caring Facilitators

Meet the team

Maestra Juana

Elio Geusa

One in a Million

There are only 5 known matured Noya Rao trees (and one “baby”) in existence. We are very excited and deeply grateful to be able to offer access to these magnificent natural wonders. The Noya Rao trees glow in the moonlight and possess a unique energy and capacity for deep healing. 

Loving Feedback

Here are just a few of the dozens of reviews that we are happy to receive as a result of our work at AYA Healing Retreats.

David G
David G
August 2-12, 2023 | Ayahuasca and Master Plant Dieta | Aug 14, 2023
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The shaman is a true master, and very generous. And the other staff are trained mental health professionals. That really makes a difference! I never felt so cared for in my whole life.
Robert R
Robert R
August 2-12, 2023 | Ayahuasca and Master Plant Dieta | Aug 21, 2023
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It is truly a remarkable experience. I was able to heal in one tour with Don Miguel what I was working on for 17 years with the other shaman.
Kristen M
Kristen M
May 21st-31st, 2023 \ Ayahuasca and Master Plant Dieta | Jun 10, 2023
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This experience was LIFE-CHANGING and I will absolutely come back and experience it again. I highly recommend Aya Healing Retreats to anyone wanting an authentic ayahuasca experience. The staff was beyond incredible, they really went above and beyond to make your experience amazing. I have already recommended this retreat to my community and I am so excited for anyone making the decision to be a part of such an incredible healing retreat.
Roger M
Roger M
May 21st-31st, 2023 \ Ayahuasca and Master Plant Dieta | Jun 7, 2023
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Aya healing retreat was everything and more. In addition to the 5 ceremonies, we did a plant dieta, saunas, love baths, and body work by Teo. The entire staff was amazing. Don Miguel was a wonderful and joyous leader and the facilitators Kris and Lara were AMAZING as well. They were so supportive the entire time. Especially during ceremony when you need help in any way. EVERY meal was amazing and delicious. But most importantly, I received so much clarity with my intentions and was able to connect with God which was one of my intentions.
Todd M
Todd M
May 4th-14th, 2023 | Ayahuasca and Master Plant Dieta | May 17, 2023
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I received so much more from the retreat and the individuals participating in the care that I ever anticipated. The love and grace with which everyone operated was so refreshing. This was a remarkably Human Experience for me. I was able to reconnect with parts of myself that I lost over time. I'm very very satisfied. Don Miguel Teo Lara and Cristina along with the entire support staff made my experience memorable and once in a lifetime extraordinary.
Debbie B
Debbie B
May 4th-14th, 2023 | Ayahuasca and Master Plant Dieta | May 17, 2023
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Wow what a life changing experience. I can not recommend this retreat centre highly enough. The wisdom that Mastero Don Miguel brings is next level and Teo the medicine man was incredible in changing my physical body. The facilitators Kris and Lara with all their experiences made this transformation way easier for me and really helped me through some tricky stuff. The whole staff were so kind and accommodating. The accommodation is very clean and comfortable making my jungle experience such an enjoyable one. This whole experience was very authentic and real. Thank you Aya healing retreat for changing my life through ur support and wisdom
Karen H
Karen H
May 4th-14th, 2023 | Ayahuasca and Master Plant Dieta | May 17, 2023
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Life changing! We were very well taken care, so much nurturing and support. They give personal care to each participant! Don Miguel is so incredible, so powerfully connected spiritually, such a beautiful caring person. I cannot say enough good things about this retreat center! Food was great, tambo’s (cabin) and beds were comfortable.
Elisa H
Elisa H
Apr 17th - 27th, 2023 | NOYA RAO DIETA & YOGA RETREAT | May 07, 2023
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I really felt seen & heard, and safe to share any needs, problems, doubts, etc. Mama Juanita, la curandera was / is phenomenal! I felt incredibly blessed and grateful to have had her on the retreat. What a powerhouse full of wisdom. To sum it up: an absolutely amazing place with the best support system one can ask for on such a journey! Thank you - muchas gracias - irakè! Highly highly recommend Aya Healing! I will be back 🙂
Alison F
Alison F
Jan 18th-28th, 2023 | Ayahuasca and Master Plant Dieta | Feb 07, 2023
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What I loved the most about my Aya retreat was that it was a full service. I truly felt this was much more than just a 5 x Ayahuasca ceremony. Thanks to Teo and Don Miguel I not only fixed underlying medical/physical conditions that modern médecine couldn’t fix. I also felt very safe (environment, people, center) to explore Ayahuasca and other plant medicines for the first time in my life. At Aya healing center you will feel 100% supported, respected and free of jugement. What a magical, safe, healing paradise. I 100% recommend.
Jonathan H
Jonathan H
February 06th-16th, 2023 | Ayahuasca and Master Plant Dieta | Feb 25, 2023
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Amazing!! I was surprised at how much work/treatment was done outside of ceremonies and how much was offered. I would recommend this retreat to everyone who is looking to heal or explore ones mental heath. I know I will return eventually. Thank you at Ayahealing
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Immersion in authentic tradition is at the heart of our work

Our retreats focus on education in the shamanic traditions of the Peruvian healers with classes and workshops on Icaros, Master Plants, and a variety of plant treatments. We are rooted in ancient traditions and we provide a fully immersive experience that includes much more than simply Ayahuasca plant medicine!

The holistic approach of traditional shamanic natural medicine is not only centered on Ayahuasca but also on personalized plant treatments.

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Our noya rao voice of lght Retreat Prices

11-Day Noya Rao Dieta + Voice Retreat

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$ 3500
  • 11 Days Private Accomodation, 2-3 Meals Per Day
  • Daily Vocal classes and Chanting
  • 5 Ayahuasca Ceremonies
  • Choose between Noya Rao or Bobinsana Dieta
  • World Class Safety Standards
  • 1 on 1 Post Retreat Integration Session

Interested in our payment plan options? Speak to our program coordinator today or email info@ayahealingretreats.com

* Prices are in USD.

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Post Retreat Support

Following your retreat, you will receive one individual 1 hour support session with our integration specialist. The sessions will be scheduled post retreat will be delivered by Atira Tan and her Integration Team. Atira has over 13 years’ experience working in trauma recovery and is deeply passionate about the transformative potential of sacred plant medicines. In your integration sessions, you can expect to be listened to with compassion by a dedicated professional that has experienced sacred plant medicine herself. Atira will guide you using Somatic ExperiencingTM principles, helping you to locate within you the resources and wisdom needed to preserve with your healing journey. These sessions will offer you the opportunity to discuss your sacred medicine experiences, including any visions you may have witnessed and to work through tangible solutions to any real-world problems you are facing that are preventing you from fully integrating this work.

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Not Included

  • Personal accommodation in Iquitos before/after the retreat
  • Your airfares
  • Your travel insurance
  • Your Peruvian visa (if necessary)
  • Personal expenses and meals in Iquitos before/after the retreat

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

Maestra Juanita

also known as Isa Yaka- Little Bird

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 Geusa

Founder - Lead Facilitator

Elio Guesa

Elio Geusa is the founder of AYA Healing Retreats and is a qualified Social Worker with over thirteen years of experience working both on national and international humanitarian projects, supporting adults experiencing mental health and intellectual disabilities, and refugee populations throughout Asia, Europe, and Australia.

Elio believes that loving and inspired action can create meaningful change in the world.

Elio has been devoted to the path of plant medicine and Ayahuasca since 2009 and began an apprenticeship under the guidance of Maestro, Vegetalista Manaco Manai. In his long time in Peru, 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 and healing that trauma imprints that were 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 Indigenous people of the Amazon, but he also hopes to make a bigger difference by investing profits from AYA Healing Retreats into humanitarian projects that create a more compassionate world.

Application

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

Improvements, Pricing Changes, and What’s On The Horizon For AYA Healing Retreats

While living mindfully in the present, we are always excited for the future and we have much in store for the coming year. Among other upgrades to better serve our guests, we will be:

  • adding new staff at the center that offer even better cleaning and laundry services
  • increasing the breadth and depth of training undertaken by our facilitators
  • offering more in-depth one-on-one preparation sessions to all of our guests, in addition to integration sessions
  • purchasing a Kangen machine for healthy, alkaline, antioxidant drinking water rich in minerals and purged of impurities.
  • purchasing additional medical equipment and continued medical training of staff for the safety of all, both here and in our community

Part of our improvement plans include raising our prices starting in 2024 to support our continuing efforts in improving everything that we do. With that said, we will always do our best to keep our prices attainable and within reach for as many people as possible, and we will also offer the possibility of discounts in a few different ways:

  • Earlybird discounts when you book your retreat in advance
  • Deep discounts for return attendees
  • Deep discounts for residents of Central and South America

We will continue to provide payment plans for all of our retreats, please contact us at info@ayahealingretreats.com to discuss options.

We are committed to prioritizing the quality of our retreats, giving you the most personalized and authentic experience possible, and caring for the health, safety, comfort and well-being of everyone who comes to AYA Healing Retreats.

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Don Miguel

Shipibo Curandero

AKA Senen Yoi - 'Speaking the Truth'

Don Miguel was born into a Shipibo community called Roaboya on the River Ucayali. When Don Miguel was a child, Angel Sanchez Vargas, his grandfather was the community’s curandero. Vargas was an expert in sacred plant medicines and was frequently called upon to heal and share his spiritual wisdom with members of Roaboya. The school built some years later was named after Vargas and Roaboya went on to be recognised as the first indigenous community 114 years ago. Don Miguel grew up surrounded by the Shipibo wisdom and possess intimate knowledge of the sacred plant medicines. At a very young age he began his apprenticeship as a curandero through plant dietas under the supportive guidance of his grandfather. Miguel is also a trained literature professor and thoroughly enjoys teaching the Shipibo language and culture. Since 2012, Don Miguel has spent the bulk of his time leading lectures, workshops, initiation courses and retreats. Don Miguel will lead our Ayahuasca ceremonies, circle discussions and be available for personal consultations whilst on retreat.

Application

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