Aya Healing Retreats

Noya Rao Dieta & Yoga Retreat

Overview

In this unique yoga & ayahuasca retreat, you will be offered the opportunity to open and connect to your body within the context of the Noya Rao Dieta and with ayahuasca in ceremony. Within the carefully held format of your dieta resides an invitation to deep rest. Deep rest that is found in the stillness of the mind, and with that – an energetic recharge that happens when we create more space in the body. Using the ancient yogic practices of breath and movement, we will create a safe container for you to take your mind-body-heart experiences into a place of heightened awareness. The retreat will involve a Master Plant Dieta on the sacred Noya Rao tree, 5 ayahuasca ceremonies, yoga practices and daily guided meditation. You will also have the opportunity to participate in one to one consultations with our Shipibo curandera Maestra Juana each day of the retreat to seek spiritual guidance as you journey with the sacred plant medicines. 

Your Experience

What to expect on your retreat?

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 individualized plant medicine treatments from Maestra Juana
  • Daily guided meditations
  • Daily yoga classes
  • Silent days
  • Fascinating group lectures that reveal the sacred traditions of the Shipibo tribe

Comfort

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

Grounding

  • Breathwork
  • Purgative cleanse
  • Powerful bone massage (on a small fee)
  • Purifying flower and vapour baths
  • Icaros (chanting) chosen specifically for each ceremony by the curandera

Integration

  • Intimate circle discussions the morning after ceremonies.
  • Dedicated integration workshop on your final day
  • Full translations from Spanish or Shipibo to English
  • Private follow-up integration sessions via Skype
  • Access to private WhatsApp group

Optional Activities

  • Guided hikes through the epic Amazon rainforest, learning about local plant and wildlife
  • Shipibo market from the local Shipibo’s women 

Why Dieta and Yoga?

During this dieta, you will receive a broad variety of breath and movement practices, guided meditations and yoga practices each day. Learning to hold space for a deeper understanding of your subtle field, and helping to establish a sense of intimacy between your mind, body and heart.

We will be using the breath and mindful movement to explore the physical body, to shift stagnant energy and release blockages, free suppressed emotions, to feel into your own subtle layers, still the mind, reawaken the heart, and in the process receive insights and guidance. In this approach, you take the role of your own healer, choosing how deep you want to go, allowing intuition to guide you, opening your pathway to Spirit, and empowering yourself to let go of what no longer serves you so that you can call in more of what you need.

The container of conscious Yogic practices supporting your Noya Rao diet offers a very special opportunity to connect deeply to your own energy, to dive into your inner landscapes and to explore your underworld, your subconscious. You will activate a richer understanding of yourself while re-learning how to live in your physical body. As you expand your physical sense of self and familiarize with the subtle and energetic, you are likely to encounter a true neutral place in the mind – and embrace the natural stillness that occurs when our bodies, hearts and minds come into alignment.

“Being still does not mean don’t move. It means move in peace.”
E’yen A. Gardner.

Noya Rao Tree of Light

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 spiritual practices heightens Noya Rao’s capacity to promote profound healing and to reveal important insights to the dietero

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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

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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. 

“What is true stillness? Stillness in movement.”
BRUCE LEE

Words of Gratitude

This trip was a dream. It far exceeded my expectations. I felt so welcomed and comfortable, but it also challenged me in ways I didn’t even know could happen. 
Jessica Farrelli
ITALY
I could describe this experience as life changing but that would not do it justice. It was a powerful, challenging, loving, and supportive spiritual experience. Every need was attended to in a beautiful environment.
Robert Cropper
USA
The whole team is incredible. They are so supportive, understanding, and passionate. I have never felt so nurtured in my life. When you're in the experience they are always there, with love and open arms. I cannot recommend them enough.
Tatiana
USA
Elio is an amazing leader! On point organisation and structure. He is well connected in the indigenous community and has a great understanding of the spiritual journeys and the psychology of us humans. Elio is highly likeable and someone you will trust from the beginning of your journey.
MIKAEL SODERLINDH
CEO AND FOUNDER, HAPPY SOCKS
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.
SANDRA MUNHOZ
BRAZIL
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.
CARMEN AGUILAR
MEXICO
Ayahuasca opened a door to a new world that I was scared to enter before. Ayahuasca is a teacher and a tool, once you have the knowledge it’s up to you to create your life and to put the teachings in action. This work is a wonderful ongoing process. Elio is very loving; a happy and balanced person. He radiates a very strong, positive energy that makes you feel completely comfortable. Helping others is his priority in life.
Mark S.
GERMANY
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Embark on your journey

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

Optional Upgrades

11-Day Noya Rao Dieta + Yoga Retreat

You're almost there.
$ 1850
  • 11 Days Accomodation, 2-3 Meals Per Day
  • Daily Meditation & Yoga Classes
  • 5 Ayahuasca Ceremonies
  • Plant Baths, Icaros, Sacred Tobacco
  • World Class Safety Standards
  • 1 on 1 Post Retreat Integration Session
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Post Retreat Support

Following your Noya Rao Voice retreat, you will receive one individual 1 hour support session with our integration specialist. The sessions will be scheduled at 1 month post retreat will be delivered by Atira Tan (MA Art Therapy Dip Transpersonal Art Therapy, SEP). 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.