The following is intended as a general overview of the preparation and integration recommendations for working with Ayahuasca.
Participants of the retreats will receive a more robust preparation and integration program following sign up and the initial coaching session.
It is important that you follow the prescribed diet three days before the retreat and for three days following your last ceremony.
This enables you to cleanse your body of as much impurity as possible. The Ayahuasca works in strong bio-chemical and energetic ways and your body needs to be as clean as possible for the plant to work her magic.
Dieting properly allows the plant to get straight to work in healing you physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Failure to follow the diet will mean that the plant will have to spend a lot of her time cleaning your physical body before she can progress onto the deeper soul work.
In addition, by adhering to the dietary cleanse you are showing respect to the plant and demonstrating your commitment to receiving its healing.
You must also follow this diet for at least three days after your last ceremony to allow the medicine to work to her full capacity during the integration process.
Avoid the following 3 days before and 3 days after the final ceremony:
- Pork and red meat
- Spicy food
- Fried foods and excessive oil
- Processed foods
- Excessive salt
- Excessive refined sugar
- Sex and masturbation (Sexual energy is considered to be a very potent form of energy and reserving it allows you to focus all of your energy into healing.)
Avoid drugs (including shop bought pharmaceuticals) and alcohol for one week before.
Upon signing up to the retreat you will be added to a closed FB group which will allow you to get to know the staff and other participants beforehand and share any questions, advice or thoughts. From this platform, you will receive in-depth coaching regarding how to prepare your body physically, spiritually, and mentally.
We will also discuss the more concrete details of your retreat here. You will be given guidance on the additional plant medicines we will be working with as well as information on what to pack, how you will be getting to the retreat centre, where you will be sleeping, and other items that are important to your comfort and organization.
Post Retreat Integration
The retreat allows you the time and space away from ordinary life to process all which you have been shown and taught by the plant.
But the Ayahuasca continues to work in the days, weeks, months, and even years after the ceremonies.
In fact, you will find that the medicine always stays with you. You will often get big downloads of information and moments of realization, especially when in your dream state.
It will be a life changing experience. Once you are home and back in your routine, you will most probably feel that you want to make big changes, put into practice all that you have learned, and to further develop the healing that the plant has given.
Post retreat you will be provided with an individual follow-up coaching session to help you with this integration.
In addition, you will be able to continue your journey with the full support of the others you met on retreat via the FB group. It will give you a chance to keep each other updated, give and receive support, ask questions, and share thoughts.
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