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 ( 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 ( Poland )
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.
with Love and Gratitude,
Ellie ( UK )
"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?
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 ( UK / Poland )
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 ( 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!"
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 ( 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! "