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 SHIPIBO MASTER PLANT DIETA
Oct 6-16, 2024
BRAVE EARTH
ALAJUELA, COSTA RICA

This 10 day master plant dieta, including the guided communion with one (non-psychoactive) master plant as well as 4 healing ceremonies, is a deep dive into an embodied experience guided by nature, the elements and the world of the plants. You will be supported to shed unnecessary belief patterns and connect to the free and joyful expression of your essence. 

 

Master plants are plants that have been identified by the Shipibo as spirit teachers and doctors - beings of a very elevated consciousness and wisdom. In the plant dieta, you learn to still the mind and control your thoughts; to listen deeply and become sensitive to the subtle vibrations of nature. With sincerity and commitment, the relationship with the plant  will become strong, and the plant can communicate to you in dreams and bring songs of healing and protection. The plant becomes a spiritual ally that can be called upon for support. As in any relationship, to remain healthy it requires reciprocity and loving care and attention.

 

Combining ayahuasca ceremonies with a master plant dieta offers the possibility of healing deep-rooted pains and clearing traumatic imprints. In Ceremony, the maestras work with the plant spirits to reweave the energy field of the dieteros with beautiful designs of light. This powerful energetic work continues to grow and reverberate in your life long after you leave.

 

We have the honor to be guided by renowned Shipibo Onaya healer Maestra Ynes and her two powerful daughters, Maestra Edelin and Maestra Lila. The maestras have spent many years going deeply into their own study - dieting and investigating deeply into the wisdom of the plants in ceremony. They hold incredible strength and insight and are excited to support you in this deep healing journey! 

 

What is a Master Plant Dieta?

 

In traditional Amazonian curanderismo, the master plant dieta is a process of remaining in isolation in the rainforest, adhering to a very limited diet, while ingesting and cultivating a relationship with a specific plant in order to learn and heal. A master plant dieta is a rite of passage; a deep journey of renewal and reconnection for someone who is ready to confront both their inner light and shadows. 

 

Shipibo healers have cultivated the practice of dieting Master Plants into a precise science. Over many years of long isolation dietas, it is the plants themselves that teach them to heal.

 

To undertake a plant diet requires deep commitment and self responsibility - it is a journey of silence, solitude, and deep self inquiry. Maintaining the energetic integrity of this living relationship after the dieta includes a post-dieta commitment to refrain from all sexual activity, work with other plant medicines or ayahuasca traditions, recreational drugs and pork for a minimum of one month after the dieta. If this cannot be adhered to, we lovingly recommend not to apply to this program.

 

 

Our 10 Day Plant Dieta includes:

 

  • Detailed information on pre-post diet requirement

  • Four ayahuasca ceremonies

  • Guided communion with one master plant - Guayusa, Bobinsana, Albahaca or Marusa

  • Extra plant remedies for physical illnesses

  • Facilitators with experience of holding space and deep knowledge of the Shipibo medicine system

  • One-to-one processing sessions with a facilitator during the dieta

  • Post-integration guidance

  • Option for post-integration follow up calls

 

Dieting a Master plant can support you to:

 

  • Heal trauma and psychological or emotional blockages

  • Clear ancestral karmic patterns

  • Heal deep-rooted fears and doubt

  • Gain clarity and focus for your life path

  • Connect to your inner-self and intuition

  • Align to your soul's path or heart’s calling

  • Gain energetic protection

  • Learn to communicate with nature

  • Strengthen your calling to support the earth 

 

Our setting is Brave Earth (Tierra Valiente), a center for applied cultural transition, a burgeoning community, regenerative farm, and healing arts center based in northern Costa Rica. Here amidst the jungle, thermal pools and cloud forest, we are exploring new and ancient ways of living.

 

This will be a transformative experience is meant to awaken the best of the human spirit — and that we may offer wise selves to our communities at home.

With nature as our guide and with deep reverence for the ancient teachings and the elders we are so privileged to learn from - together we tap into powerful wisdom and create space to become fully present. 

MAESTRA YNES

Maestra Ynes is a mother of seven children, three of whom are now Onaya healers. She is originally from the native community of Roaboya, next to the Ucayali River, Pucallpa.

At 14 years old, Ynes fell seriously ill with an unknown disease which led her to diet medicinal plants under the guidance of her grandfather and master healer, Aurelio. After successfully healing herself, Ynes decided to apprentice with Maestro Aurelio to learn her ancestral shamanic tradition of the Shipibo indigenous people.

A year later she undertook a diet in the forest that lasted for more than two years in complete isolation from the outside world. Some years later, Ynes continued dieting with her great-grandfather, Maestro and a Meraya healer, Luciano Sinuiri. At the age of 18, she began her last diet with her mother’s uncle, Maestro and Onaya healer, Basil Gordon. These three powerful healers gifted her the base of her knowledge and experience with the sacred plant medicine and ayahuasca.

Now with over 50 years of dedicated experience and ancestral knowledge, she offers a very powerful and beautiful connection with plant spirits; devoting her life to heal others in Peru and abroad. She brings an incredible wealth of knowledge that has been passed down for generations through her family lineage. With her contagious laughter and passion for healing, she distributes light and love with unfaltering compassion. 

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YOUR GUIDES

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MAESTRA EDELIN

Maestra Edelin is one of Maestra Ynes’ younger daughters. She grew up with her family in the Shipibo community of Royaboa. Sharing in the rich plant and healing knowledge of her family, she grew up learning many recipes for plant remedies and plant perfumes.

She worked for 18 years as a kindergarten teacher, and for 4 years supporting the training of school teachers and designing early education curriculums.

She has been dieting for the past 9 years, and is working alongside her mother Ynes at Niwe Rao Xobo.

Maestra Edelin has the gift of healing touch and is well loved for her massages, her many plant remedies, and special perfumes that attract love, abundance, good luck and open roads. Her warm, generous and affectionate nature put people immediately at ease. She loves to help people and support them to heal.

MAESTRA LILA

Maestra Lila grew up with her grandparents and highly-respected Onaya healers. At the age of 13, Lila was the victim of a strong energetic attack. She then moved to live with her mother, Maestra Ynes, and dieted a mighty tree named Catawba. The diet succeeded in curing that evil harm and served as the gateway of Lila’s path as a healer.

Being the rebel that she is, Lila resisted the way of the medicine, sometimes in favor of leading a ‘normal’ life, but after the birth of her two children, the plants persisted in calling her to work with them. Since then, she has worked with her mother and other highly respected teachers throughout Peru and is also a specialist in warmi ikaros (healing chants of love, prosperity and happiness). She works with an incredible amount of love and compassion and an irresistible sense of humor!

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JESSICA BEGIN 

Program Director & Lead Facilitator

Jessica Begin is an artist, dancer, singer/songwriter, movement and voice teacher, plant medicine integration coach and a student of life.  She holds the firm belief that the re-awakening of humans to our authentic power lies in turning to the ancestral practices which remind us of the joy and interconnectivity of being alive.  Jessica’s passion is to inspire others to the free and uninhibited expression of their deepest heart’s longing through voice and movement.

Jessica has been supporting ceremonial healing work for the past 15 yrs. She has worked as a facilitator at some of the leading medicine healing centers in Peru and Costa Rica, including the Temple of the Way of Light, Niwe Rao Xobo and Soltara Healing center. Fluent in Spanish, French and Portuguese, Jessica is passionate about bridging cultures - she has worked globally as a translator and interpreter in many international indigenous and environmental gatherings. As a student of Maestra Ynes, she currently works closely with the Maestra and her family at their center, Niwe Rao Xobo, as program director, facilitator and integration coach. Along with Maestra Ynes, Maestra Lila and Maestra Laura, Jessica hosts Master Plant diets and retreats in the Peruvian Amazon as well as abroad. As a teacher, she brings to her work precision, clarity, artistry, sensitivity, care and passion.

KARINA

Program Director & Lead Facilitator

Karina is in service to collective liberation through earth medicine healing arts and is a bridgekeeper for indigenous wisdom teachers. She is a certified holistic health, transformation and integration guide with a focus on plant medicine, working with groups and one on one clients. She is a certified transformational breathwork facilitator and specializes in awakening our somatic wisdom. She is the founder of the wellness platform Sovereign by Nature, non-profit The ARC, healing container for womxn The Sacred Session and The BridgeKeepers Council advocacy group..​ She was recently the Program Director at a non profit healing center in Costa Rica.

 

She has studied with wisdom keepers, elders and teachers from many different lineages. Her work centers around ceremonial work, collective healing, systems change and culture shifts.

Karina holds space from a place of non-judgement, she creates a divine container where others can shed, remember, integrate and grow. She believes that through deep understanding, reverence and unconditional love for the self we fuel present awareness and sovereignty. Through conscious action we improve our lives and relationships.

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THE DIETA DESIGN

A JOURNEY OF SACRED WORK

A master plant dieta is a rite of passage; a deep journey of renewal and reconnection for someone who is ready to confront both their inner light and shadows.

It is most often a deeply healing and transformational experience, but it is work. By that we mean, as much as we will guide and assist your dieta journey, for you to fully receive and integrate the wisdom that is revealed and shared, a determination and inner resolve is required. We believe that everyone has the inner-strength to sit with us in the maloka, and work through their journey with grace.

Important Food Restrictions During Diet

 

To support the implementation of the process, participants will receive a very limited food diet of no salt, sugar, spices, oils, dairy, red meats and fermented foods during the 10-days. Breakfast and lunch are served on non-ceremony days, and only lunch on ceremony days. The participants have limited contact with each other, and practice noble silence to carefully contain the inner-work that is being cultivated. We encourage participants to limit entertainment such as music and reading to help deepen the connection with the plant. No chemical soaps, deodorants, toothpaste, or other artificial substances are used, and abstinence from all sexual activity is necessary.

Your Commitment: Preparation & Completion

The participant must adhere to important specific dietary and activity restrictions before, after and during the master plant dieta. These requirements are in place for your wellbeing and have been disseminated by our maestros with care and attention to allow the mind, body, and spirit to stay in its pure balanced state, and for the energetic and cleansing work to fully integrate and root itself within. It is important you align yourself with what is asked of you. 

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CEREMONY

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Together we remember the ceremonial ways of life. It is time to refine our capacity to listen, to reconnect to community and to answer the call for global consciousness.

Through ancient traditions and wisdom practices we surrender to the messages that are meant for us and we reignite clear vision so that we may walk our path with confidence and with the support of nature and community.

 

We will participate in 4 Shipibo plant medicine ceremonies to assist with the process of the dieta.

INTEGRATION

 Integration is the culmination and implementation of insights and learnings acquired during your journey. 

 

We are co-creating a supportive container with an onsite integration session during your journey, tools and resources to help you integrate upon landing and the support of our community for 1 live zoom calls. 

Together we co-create a Culture of Care. A place of respect, compassion and non-judgement.

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MEDICAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR PARTICIPATION
PLEASE READ PRIOR TO REGISTERING

OUR HOME
ALAJUELA, COSTA RICA

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ACCOMMODATIONS
& PRICING - $USD

ALL ACCOMMODATIONS FOR THE DIETA ARE SINGLE OCCUPANCY 

GAIA DOME -  $4,585

GARDEN CABINA - $4,585

TAMBO - $4,585

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JUNGLE HUT - $4,585

SMALL JUNGLE HUT - $4,325 (only 2 avail)

SPACE IS LIMITED - ONLY 15 PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR THE  DIETA

*4% Tax / Processing Fee Not Included In Price Above

-Pricing includes accommodations, food, 4 healing ceremonies and all program activities 

-Includes meals specifically prepared for dieta

-Price does not include airfare or transportation 

-Transportation shuttle options will be provided when registering

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

-Dieta start date is Oct 6th. The shared shuttle will depart San Jose CR Airport around 12pm. If you can't arrive early enough the same day, we recommend you arrive a day early and stay close to the airport in San Jose. Hotel recommendations will be sent with a logistics email after you've registered.

-Journey end date is Oct 16th - 10am departure on shared shuttle. You may arrange private transportation as needed based on your flight.

- Airport: You will fly into San Jose Costa Rica. There will be shuttle options shared with you upon registration. The center is located about 2.5 hours from the airport. Please do not book flights until you have been medically cleared to participate.

-Round trip shuttle options from San Jose Airport area to Brave Earth will be offered after registration. You will also have an option to select Private Transport. Shuttle costs are additional.

 

-We ask for a 50% deposit to reserve your spot. This is non-refundable and may be transferable up to 90 days prior to the dieta with the approval of SVXN.

-We ask that you please bring $400 USD in cash as the medicine payment which will be collected upon your arrival and we will invoice you for the remaining total due 30 days prior to the dieta start date. 

-PLEASE READ THE MEDICAL CONSIDERATIONS PRIOR TO REGISTERING. Please do not make travel arrangements until you have been medically cleared to participate. There will be a medical intake form emailed to you once you register. If you are deemed medically unsafe to participate your deposit will be refunded. 

-All logistics and additional information will be sent to you upon registration.

-Due to the nature of this work, payments and deposits are non-refundable unless deemed medically unsafe to attend. They may be transferable at the discretion of the organizer. Please email info@sovereignxnature.com with questions.

THIS EVENT IS BEING OFFERED TO A SPECIFIED LIST - IF YOU RECEIVED THIS LINK YOU'VE BEEN INVITED TO REGISTER

TO SECURE YOUR PLACE, CLICK THE RSVP BUTTON BELOW 

-YOU WILL RECEIVE INSTRUCTIONS TO FILL OUT YOUR MEDICAL INTAKE AND HOW TO PAY YOUR DEPOSIT 

-ONCE YOUR MEDICAL INTAKE FORM IS APPROVED YOU WILL RECEIVE LOGISTICS INFORMATION TO PLAN YOUR TRIP

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