Testimonials

becca participant of ayahuasca retreat and master plant dieta in psychonauta foundation

Becca ( USA )

"Psychonauta Foundation is exactly what I was looking for in my first dieta/plant medicine experience. Throughout the two weeks I felt safe and secure to dive into my intentions and reasons for being there. I loved my casita and the connection to nature. Psychonauta foundation is authentic and successful in making plant medicine accessible to people regardless of financial means. I would come back here again and again, I have lots of gratitude and love for this place, Mundo who runs it, the volunteers, the powerful shamans who helped guide me, and the people the foundation attracts"

[ Becca ]

zac participant at ayahuasca retreat in psychonauta foundation

Zac ( South Africa )

"An absolutely awesome experience, from feelings of “this was the worst decision I have made” to coming out knowing gratefulness, appreciation and acceptance of this magical physical world we are in and the wonderful loving people that we connect with in this most beautiful life!

Mundo and the great Shipibo Shamans bring healing and transformation through sadness, sorrow, joyfulness, love and all the emotions that make us human. Best decision of my life to do this Journey

tomek participant of ayahuasca retreat and master plan dieta in psychonauta foundation

Tomek ( Poland )

"From stress and anxiety to peaceful vibration of the jungle.
From fear through courage to understanding.
From pain through the purge to relief.
From a cold bath in a stream to a cozy hammock in the Tambo.
From suffering through patience to joy.
From blame through humility to compassion.
From shame through acceptance to love.
From oatmeal through oatmeal to oatmeal.
From loneliness through the Medicine to togetherness.
From scepticism through acceptance to awe.
From chaos through discipline to harmony.
From Santa Rosa through the Ucayali to the Amazon.
From the prison of the past and the future to the freedom of here and now.

Those are just a few of the Journeys you can make in Psychonauta. And there are oh-so-many more.
All it takes is a little bit of faith and trust. All the rest is already there:
- Guidance and Safety: Tata Mundo and Blez are great hosts. Open-minded, wise and always ready to tell you what you need to hear. Mindful about the discipline and respect for the Dieta. They know what they're a doing, you're in safe hands from dusk till dawn.

- Care: Volunteers and Staff are beautiful souls who are there not only to help you, but to make you feel like at home. Whether it's food, medicine or what not - they'll be there for you. And, if it comes to that, they will hold your hand when you're scared during Ceremony and they will kick your butt when you're not respecting the Dieta.

- Accommodation: Remote Tambo in the forest, a hammock, a mattress, few candles, water in the stream (and in the shower), sun and stars above you. What else do you really need? The conditions are raw but in there lies the beauty of it. It helps you keep the focus on your path.

- Medicine: The Plants are chosen and brewed with utmost care, respect and knowledge. The Shipibo Shamans are honest, beautiful people who do their work with passion and attention to everyone in the Maloca. Maestro Felipe has unfinished reserves of stamina and spirit. Their Icaros will guide you on your most important journey yet to have.

And when the last day of the Dieta arrives, you realise that you don't want to leave.

From Nauta,
with Love and Gratitude,
Tomek"

 

elle participant of ayahuasca retreat and master plan dieta in psychonauta foundation

Ellie ( UK )

Two months dieta gives you a lot of time to reflect, so reviews can get longer too. Thanks Ellie for pro work together :

"I chose this place after reading the breakdown of the two month shamanic apprenticeship Master Plant Dieta as I loved the honesty in the words and that nothing was 'sugarcoated'.

I also sent a link to the Shaman I have been working with since I landed on this path and he too gave me his blessing. I am going to be honest, at first, I had doubts. I wasn't sure about the place or the people there for a few different reasons. What I didn't see clearly at the time was that all of my uncertainties came out of my own deep rooted issues, many of them stemming from my very strong ego - it was it piping up and not my true self. After a very short while, I fell in love with every single person who helps run this retreat and those behind its creation.

Every individual is there with their own super unique story and personality. The people behind this retreat are all on their own healing journeys too and this is what propelled them to do this - create a community of people who come together to heal and learn from each other. This is exactly what makes this retreat so special and amazing. I was judgemental without giving myself time and this is an issue I've had for years and thought I had overcome, just to see that I really hadn't. I fell in love with everyone's story, everyone's character, everyone's desire to help and be there for others no matter what they were going through. Every single person from the other people dieting to all the beautiful souls who work there were my teachers and I learned so much from them, but so did they. It was a balanced process in which all of us were exchanging energy, wisdom and knowledge in order to rise together collectively and within our own life’s journeys.

The two months spent with Psychonota Foundation were tough, I am not going to lie. The days can really drag, the lack of food at times (always) is torture, the mosquitoes made my life hell, but every time I was in the ceremonies, I knew exactly why I did this and that the sacrifice was absolutely worth it. You will not find quality ceremonies like these and quality Shamans like these at some of the most expensive retreats out there. One thing no cost or effort has been spared on is this! The retreat is the best quality for money you will ever find for sure. In fact, as I already said, you probably won't find it even if you had much more to spend. This is one area in which no corners are cut and what more important than this?


Every ceremony was pure magic. The Shamans... My God, the shamans are next level. Their passion and love for what they do shines so bright, it illuminates the Universe... The medicine is cooked on the spot and is some of the best medicine you will ever have - top quality and charged with powerful healing energy. The connection I made with the tree I was dieting was so so otherworldly, I can't even describe it to you - you have to go through it to know. I am forever grateful. I was in a great place before this retreat, however I had so many rough edges that totally got smoothed over by this experience. I have never felt more ready to work on my life's mission, but I also recognise that I have to stay dedicated to this path and that the true work really begins after the retreat.

This place is also improving by the hour. Every day I was there, something new was being built or added to improve the facility. The plans the facilitators and owners have for it and shared with me are truly inspiring. These people do this from the heart and have beautiful intentions with which to help the jungle and support the spirits of the plants in this greatest time of need. They surely were called for this work and I feel super honoured to have been with them for these two months. I miss everyone however they are all in my heart forever. I would highly recommend this retreat to everyone. It's tough, but boy is it worth it..."

( Ellie , UK )

 

bartek participant at ayahuasca retreat in psychonauta foundation

Bartek ( UK / Poland )

Two weeks Shipibo diet retreat at Psychonauta was one of the hardest as well as the most beautiful and valuable experiences in my life. From the moment I stepped inside the camp, leaving my comfort zone behind I felt the transformative and purifying energy this place has to offer.

Simple, completely new and a bit strange to the first time jungle visitor as myself, the traditional camp setting turned out to be the most beautiful place I ever stayed in. I am not refering only to the green and vibrant landscape around, but to the reconnection with self, nature and the feeling of freedom it gives. Natural, empty of unnecesary clutter and literally transparent hut I dieted in represents the most valuable state of mind I'd ever wish to remain at.

All the theory and ideas I had about Ayahuasca as a complete newcomer to psychodelic medicine, couldn't ever come close to the real experience of it... an individual experience, that comes deeply from one's soul and is so impossibly difficult to be grasped by the rational mind. That's why it is so hard to write about it and that's why I wholeheartedly wish everyone to experience the medicinal beauty of Mother Ayahuasca first hand in the jungle.

I can't be thankful enough for all the empathy I felt from Mundo, Sylwia, Patrycja, Remik and Ronny who looked after the group during our dietas. Mundo is a beautiful soul, which really comes through during ceremonies. It was mainly thanks to his songs I felt at peace and focussed, which helped me opening up to medicinal force of Icaro songs delivered by the shamans Mundo works with - Maestro Felipe, Maestro Felipe Segundo and Maestra Angela. Again, words cannot describe the beauty of these people and their craft. Each night was like meeting your closest friends and family, sitting around a campfire, singing songs together and sharing the joy of the moment.

Thank you for having me.

Bartek ( UK / Poland )

 

eva participant at ayahuasca retreat in psychonauta foundation

Eva ( Australia )

"My time at Psychonauta was life changing. Being immersed in the jungle you are directed inward and given the opportunity to undergo the work you need. The jungle is a master teacher. Along with the Ayahuasca and other plant medicines I learned many profound truths that I will keep with me to guide me in life. The work with the medicine was always with the upmost respect to the plants and Shipibo traditions and in a setting where I felt well cared for and supported by the Psychonauta team."

Maria Luna ( Spain )

"The journey I went on during this retreat is one of the hardest, best things I have ever done. Walking in, I thought I knew what my intentions were, but ended up walking out with way more than I could have imagined.

Mundo has build an amazing home, where people felt like family. Where I created, cried, played and learned tools that I will be using forever. He was also great at knowing when to be there to help, and when I needed to figure it out on my own. And the shamans!! Their voices guided me through darkness and opened up things I didn’t even know I had inside of me!
I could not be more grateful to him, everyone that took care of us and those who went on the journey by my side!"

uve participant of ayahuasca retreat and master plan dieta at psychonauta foundation

Uffe ( Denmark )

"These people know what they're doing. They work with several different Shipibo shamans, and small groups of participants. I highly recommend to begin with a master plant dieta, but the other retreat options are profound and transformative, with deep healing as well."

Kim participant of ayahuasca retreat and master plan dieta at psychonauta foundation

Kim ( USA )

"This was my first dieta and I can't thank the stars enough for aligning so that I landed with Mundo and his team at the Psychonauta Foundation for it. the center is on a beautiful piece of land with rolling hills and winding trails that allowed me to feel really immersed in the jungle while also protected– as well as very secluded in my own little world (ie, jungle hut), really allowing the proper space for the dieta work to come through strong. as seen in the photos, each hut's "walls" are full screens and I loved being able to connect with the beautiful plants, trees, huge butterflies, many birds, and the abundance of life that the jungle is home to– as well as with the weather patterns and changes of light and dark throughout the day and night– it was really quite special. everything is simple and yet perfectly cozy and comfortable, and there's a spirit of love there that's felt– no doubt planted by all of the lovely souls that have graced the place with their presence– and especially by Mundo and his team. everything was done with great integrity and high standards while also having a sense of lightness and joy. we got to make our own medicine, were held in our processes in sacred container, and sat in very powerful ceremonies! after more than 30, these were some of– if not– the most powerful. Maestras Angela and Matilda and Maestros Felipe (father) and Felipe (son)– as well as Mundo– are all incredible healers, each in really unique ways. I'm forever grateful for my experience in dieta with these sacred plants and this whole crew– and so much is continuing to flow through even now, weeks later. truly transformational. thank you thank you thank you!

nik from germany participant at ayahuasca retreat in psychonauta foundation

Nik ( Germany )

"It was one of the most beautiful experiences of my life. The jungle welcomed me warmly and in harmony. The two weeks, in which I was guided by a extraordinary and lovely Psychonauta team, passed very quickly. With the help of the ajo sacha plant diet and the aya ceremonies (are tremendously powerful), i had the deepest and most wonderful insights and also I received a lot of answers about my life. The visualization of the information received during the ceremonies completes this unique experience lived in the middle of the rainforest. I’m grateful for having this incredible journey and don’ forget: in life we always see ourselves twice 🙂"

kuba participant ayahuasca retreat shipibo dieta

Kuba ( Poland )

"Shipibo Ayahuasca & Master Plant Diet in the middle of November 2019 was my first Ayahuasca experience ever. I came to Psychonauta torned between fear and hope. I was afraid of unknown experience. I thought, that I will spend most of my time there fighting my own demons. I was afraid what will I see, when I let go the control and allow plants and shamans to do their job.… yet nothing like that happed ever. My first ceremony was without the doubt the best experience in my life. After one night I was reborn as a strong man full of self-confidence with open mind and heart ready to work on relationship with my wife and relations with my family.
That superb experience couldn’t happen without great people around me. All Psychonatua staff are fantastic, friendly and open-minded people, ready to help you when you need it. Shamans are incredible very experienced and powerful.
I truly recommend Psychonauta Foundation to anybody willing to have Ayahuasca experience."

shipibo dieta healing in peru hanna participant

Hanna ( Germany )

" Großartige Erfahrung!
Die Gemeinschaft ist sehr nett und aufgeschlossen. Bei den Zeremonien war immer sofort jemand da, wenn Hilfe benötigt wurde. Das Ayahuasca ist sehr stark und wirkungsvoll - richtig gute Medizin. Man lernt hier in nur wenigen Wochen so wahnsinnig viel über sich und das Leben wie ansonsten vielleicht in Jahren (oder auch nicht). Ich bin total dankbar, dass ich diese wundervolle Erfahrung machen durfte. Danke!"

shipibo dieta in peru ola participant

Ola ( Poland )

"I came here for the second time for a month long dieta. I feel here like in the womb of Mother Earth- safe, nourished and connected. Being so close to the nature I learn how be be close to myself. Being isolated and silent I learn to listen- to the surrounding jungle and so to myself. I learn to see the light.
Provided conditions enable the whole process to happen. It's very simple and minimalistic- everything that we really need. Shamans and facilitators are simple and humble Beings, wise and experienced, fully engaged in guiding and passing the knowledge, demanding and protective. Here I know I don't have to fear anything, any darkest jungle in or out of me. I come here to heal."

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Maria ( Poland )

¨To moja pierwsza wyprawa do dżungli i pierwsze zetkniecie z lokalną, tradycyjną medycyną. Dżungla szokuje i zachwyca. Opieka ze strony organizatorów i wolontariuszy pomaga przejść przez cały proces oczyszczania i odkrywania siebie.
Podobało mi się, że organizatorzy okazują szacunek miejscowej ludności i dbają o środowisko naturalne. Ogromnym plusem jest autentyczność, bez komercji. Wspaniałe przeżycie, chciałabym jeszcze tu wrócić.¨

shipibo dieta peru ayahuasca gabor participant after ayahuasca ceremony

Gabor ( Hungary )

¨I am not a big lord of the words especially writing reviews but I felt it is a must now. As much as this guys did with even their existence it's amazing. They opens space for us to heal ourself and trying to lead to the right way. It is not a retreat but something more to unity and wholeness to me. These are just regular words and there is no meaning until you feel it. If I had anyone with this few words who made their decision to enjoy them than I was done something for the humanity I guess. Not an easy thing, not a weekend party but those who dare it is a life changing "experience". Thank you to you guys I hope meet you soon."

Ksenia ( Russia )

"I haven't been on Shamanic voices retreat. But anyway, I can say only one thing- you and medicine change lives!!!!

My husband came to retreat. I was in Moscow that days (I could not be with you in Peru because of pregnancy and too long flight to your community).
And magic happened not only in jungle, where all community connected.
Even in the other side of the world I felt all your community, all your love, all feelings during using medicine ceremonies !!!
I couldn't even think, that every ceremony night I will feel everything through the cosmic connection with my beloved husband. Every cleaning process I felt right in the same time when it was in community (Moscow and Peru have 8 hours difference). Every ceremony night I woked up at home in the most powerful time, and knew how hard it was to every one at the beginning and how great it was after cure.

My husband changed very much after ceremonies, he really returned to himself. But also me, through his connection with cure, had a lot of experience and many things become clearer, some feelings and connection with myself returned... I feel like I was in connection with cure all that time.

It was awesome!!!! I could not even imagine how powerful is the spirit of the cure!!!

I really recommend you and medicine to most of people."

[ photo by Анастасия Вильна ]

shipibo master plant dieta markham participant from chicago

Markham ( USA )

Support is key in this process. There is no lack of love and desire to set you up for success. The environment holds you like your mother’s womb. At times my linear comprehension of life was shut down and I began to see behind the veil into non linear, non ego thinking. Challenging? It was the hardest experience of my life. Rewarding? Beyond a numerical dollar amount. This is the highest form of technology on the planet administered by the most capable shamans and facilitators in the world. Words cannot convey how deep the process was for me and will be for you. Come prepared to know nothing and absorb everything. This is not recreational but the awesomeness of the experience is profound to say the least. Landing on the moon wasn’t recreational either but I’m sure Armstrong smiles every time he remembers the process. Trust yourself. Trust this place. Trust the moment. All thoughts that arise have meaning. Spend time with yourself. If you choose to go here, consider yourself one of the richest and luckiest people on the planet. Go be apart of human history. GO

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Cawi ( USA )

"One of the most profound experiences I’ve ever had. I’m still having dreams and feeling positions of power. The facilitator Mr. Mundo did a wonderful job preparing and keeping us grounded for what was to come. His deep insight and experience were very much a part of my ceremony. His advise I will carry with me for the rest of my life. I appreciate that he keeps this experience affordable for people. The shaman to people on the dieta is the highest ratio I’ve ever heard of for a ceremony that was not private. On a more personal note, I wish I could share my healing with all of you... Or you could experience it for yourself. -Love"

shipibo dieta master plant participant evrita peru

Evrita ( Latvia )

"One of the most profound experiences I’ve ever had. I’m still having dreams and feeling positions of power. The facilitator Mr. Mundo did a wonderful job preparing and keeping us grounded for what was to come. His deep insight and experience were very much a part of my ceremony. His advise I will carry with me for the rest of my life. I appreciate that he keeps this experience affordable for people. The shaman to people on the dieta is the highest ratio I’ve ever heard of for a ceremony that was not private. On a more personal note, I wish I could share my healing with all of you... Or you could experience it for yourself. -Love"

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Matthew ( Australia )

"Honestly I don't even know where to begin. I came to Psychonauta Foundation a broken person from things in my past. I left so put together with a level of confidence in myself I have not felt in years. It is truly a magical place and mundu, the sharmans and the staff that help prepare the food for us are all such caring souls, I couldn't be more thankful to everyone who is in some way involved in running this place. If you need healing or a big change in your life I highly recommend this place."

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Ania ( Poland )

"Minęły dwa tygodnie, ja mam wrażenie, ze nadal kawek mnie jest w dżungli.
Tęsknie za nią niemiłosiernie.
Pokochałam dżunglę, ale nie była to miłość łatwa, bez wyrzeczeń, jak to prawdziwa miłość!!!
Czuje się jak noworodek wyciągnięty z łona matki!!!
Nie potrafię nadal opisać słowami tego, co mnie tam spotkało.
Emocje które mi tam towarzyszyły są nie do przerobienia.
Najważniejsze, czułam się tam wspaniale zaopiekowana! Mimo ogromnego strachu i paniki które mnie czasem atakowały, wiedziałam, że jestem otoczona z każdej strony i w każdej chwili wspaniałymi ludźmi- niesamowitymi profesjonalistami!
Po 44 latach mojego pokręconego czasem życia odkryłam to, ŻE WE MNIE JEST CUDOWNOŚĆ.
Wiem, że powinnam tam kiedyś wrócić!!!!¨

participant and shaman shipibo dieta

Agnieszka ( USA )

"I am very happy and grateful I had a chance to follow one of the diets at the pshychonauta foundation. It was a very transformative experience of which benefits I could harvest still long after the end of the diet and that impacted the quality of my life and of people around me. The foundation is run by very knowledgeable, experienced and genuinely caring people that would guide you through the whole process. I would highly recommend it to anybody."