Dieta de Ayahuasca, April 2022
After suffering from the same terrible nightmare every night for over 15 years, I decided to find new ways to finally find peace at night. Through a friend I found Ani Shinan and decided to fly to Peru to spend a week with the Shipibo shamans. I have two kids and couldn’t stay for longer.
I arrived with mixed feelings and no experience at all. What I found was a loving and supporting community that changed my life forever. The path was rough, straightforward but always plastered with love. I learned more about myself in a week, than in my whole life before combined. This week was the beginning of my journey working with the miraculous healing power of the master plants.
P.S: I never had a nightmare again.
Dieta de Ayahuasca, April 2022
When looking for a genuine and sustainable ayahuasca retreat, your search is over! Upon arriving at Ani Shinan, you're welcomed with open arms and I immediately felt on my place, also that I made the right choice out of all the retreats you can find online.
You find yourself surrounded by the jungle but still with plenty of the everyday commodities, we nowadays rely on, shower and toilet, a good bed in your private Tambo and a kitchen that serves the best food, within the dieta of course. The shamans are the loveliest you will ever find and are very approachable, Jolanda, the facilitator, is herself very experienced and responds with all the kindness on all the questions you can ask her. If your stay is for a week or for 3 months this is the place to be in Pucallpa.
Dieta de Ayahuasca, April 2022
Victor & Fabian
Very spontaneously (2 days in advance) we were allowed to make a stopover for six nights at Ani Shinan on our motorcycle trip around South America. All very flexible and an extremely warm welcome, on the part of Shipibos, management and also from the guests. In total we were able to participate in three impressive and unforgettable ceremonies with the three experienced shamans Horacio, Francisco and Isabella. Overwhelming. Even if the food initially appears to take some time to get used to, after the first ceremony at the latest, there is a complete understanding of it.
The whole stay is characterized by helpfulness, friendliness, understanding and cordiality. Even if the work is up to you, you are supported from all sides. The shamans are always very accessible, communicative and happy to share their knowledge outside the ceremonies. A special thanks also goes to Mo and Om, who, besides devoted work in the garden, take care of guided yoga and meditation and thus create a central prerequisite for the ceremonies. Many thanks to all!
Dieta de Limón Caspi, February 2022
The journey started with the insight of the main quality of the lemon tree and that is the pure energy of the sun. The Egyptian gods of the sun greeted me directly and flooded me with golden light, especially with an enormous beam of light into my heart. This reminded me of the movie "the fifth element" (The fifth Element, Space Opera from 1997).
I was allowed to experience all the stages of growth of the lemon tree. All phases of development from the core to the sprout, to the small plant with a small root, to the small tree with longer roots to the big rooted tree. The growth and awakening of the flowers on the tree, the growth of the lemon fruit to the decay when the fruit falls to the ground to serve as food and fertilizer for the soil. The whole cycle of life of the lemon tree. Thus, not only were the beautiful things of life present but there were also austere and intense days of contemplation and transformation of negative (sour) tastes.
The lemon tree works wonderfully with all other trees. It has the task of keeping the soil alkaline or in balance and also the balance of the energies of all the trees on the land. With the start of this tree-dieta, I learnt a new language. I call it "limonic". Ikaros originate from Middle Earth and are millions of years old. They speak directly to the heart and to all chakras.
I was allowed to experience that the lemon tree is THE symbol of life and fertility, vitality and permanence. Lemons are the symbol of life and death.
The lemon tree is a magical tree to invoke good energies and remove bad vibrations. Lemon trees dispel negative thoughts, bad moods and they block negative energies. You can also say the lemon is an absorber of bad energy and protects from evil. Love and abundance are attracted and they help to achieve peace. The moon and water are the allies of the lemon.
The lemon juice protects the body, soul and spirit; cleanses bad vibrations and calms the mind. The leaves of the lemon tree increase stamina and energy and contribute to sleep well. I tried this wonderfully when I brewed tea with the leaves of the lemon tree.
Lemon water (lemon juice in water) I took almost every day, which boosted my metabolism tremendously. A wonderful feeling. Lemon water is alkaline and thus has a very positive effect on the acid-base balance. The whole body and organs are cleansed and the acid-base balance is restored optimally.
Love and fertility, antiseptic, detoxification.
Stimulation for digestion and cleansing for the intestines.
Purifying, refreshing and clarifying effect.
Energizing, remineralizing for the body and strengthening for bones and cartilage.
Vitamin bomb: vitamin B1, B2,B*, beta-carotene, vitamin C, calcium, iron, folic acid, magnesium, potassium, enzymes, antioxidants, fiber, manganese, phosphorus, iron, nickel, copper, selenium.
Symbolism: yellow lemon = new beginning, green lemon = preparation for new beginning. BUT do not eat unripe fruits! In this case you can eat only yellow lemons. Green fruits are not (yet) balanced with nutrients.
I was carried, protected and supported with a lot of love during my dieta time. This not only from Mama Lemon (the lemon tree spirit) but also from all the shamans. The Lemon Tree Dieta was a journey into an unknown tree world and the gifts for it were and are hard to describe - simply magical and beautiful!
THANK YOU Mama Lemon!
THANK YOU Ani Shinan!
THANK YOU ALL AND FOR EVERYTHING!
In great admiration and love
Dieta de Capirona, December 2021
My dieta with Capirona, what can I say, Wow!
Capirona Tree is the beauty queen, the body healer and the energetic shield all in one tree. She has taught me to embrace and honor, respect and live my own beauty - be it internal or external. She flowed through my body and still does, healing energetic as well as physical traumas. My body became more supple, pain free and just feels amazing.
Through the dieta, as smooth as its stem, a protective shell has formed around my body and mind, which allows negative energies to bounce off me. "Heavier" energies I see and feel and can ponder their meaning but they can no longer stick with me.
The dieta with Capirona was beautiful, transformative and healing. I am incredibly grateful to this tree spirit for its healing power and this beautiful, educational time on AniShinan.
Dieta de Lupuna, September 2021
After taking the tree medicine for 3 evenings, I felt the masculine energy rising in me. Lupuna, called "Shono" in the Shipibo language, is the largest tree in the Amazon jungle and is considered the protector of the forest because it towers above the other trees.
He showed me how to be upright and straightened my spine. Patience and serenity is his medicine and he showed me how to grow deep roots in order to grow stable within myself until I am ready to live my greatness and potential. At the same time he was able to show me which identities I was still holding on to. I hoped to receive validation through these identities because of my lack of trust. This process was profound and it continued well beyond the dieta. It destroyed any romantic notions and ideals and this was very necessary.
Now I am very grateful to Lupuna, but while in the process I have not understood many of his messages. I had to walk the path, the path of uncertainty and doubt. Ranging from indifference to fear of being nobody. In order to continue on my path, it was indispensable and necessary to take this step so that I could truly become the one who follows his purpose.
The Marosa-Dieta healed my feminine part and with the masculine energy of Lupuna, I was able to connect these two polarities within me, which now form a whole. The lesson is that I am whole in myself and that the masculine and feminine now form a unity. The gift of this is that I no longer need the validation of women to feel whole.
He taught me about the cycles of life and the cycle of nature. On how important it is to let go sometimes and allow yourself to rest in order to go on with refreshed strength. This is part of the balance.
Doing nothing is a far cry from nothing happening. The rotting fruit that has not been consumed by humans, animals or insects, becomes food for the earth, food for the microorganisms that transform it into carbon to be reabsorbed by the tree. Everything goes through a cycle. I was able to deepen this understanding.
This wonderful giant has taught me to endure uncertainty and doubt. And instead of feeding uncertainty to grow deep roots to my heart and nurture trust. When I can't see or feel something then I strengthen my faith that my inner truth will show itself. I sometimes felt blind and this beautiful giant Shono showed me how to take the next step with my heart.
I was led again and again into humility and into the understanding that I am part of a larger circle. I am a part that has a particular purpose, no more and no less. This dieta taught me that I do not have to make myself either smaller or larger than I am.
This dieta taught me to keep on walking despite the greatest struggles, pains and obstacles. To endure being tested, trusting that a greater power supports me and knows that I am surrendering myself to service.
Lupuna tested me to the very end to see if I was ready to go to my limits. Old childhood traumas linked with physical symptoms surfaced again. These confronted me with my deep-seated fear of death that I experienced as a child.
A new energetic quality I received from my new friend Shono is a new form of calmness. Patience and serenity, however, had to be hard won.
The calmness is combined with a new form of confidence about being on the right path. It is a quality that knows when to wait and when to get into action. Because I am not the most patient person, preferring to take two steps at a time, it is nice to have this gift integrated now, or to be reminded accordingly should I want to skip something again.
This calmness was evident after the dieta on the way home, even though I was repeatedly challenged and I missed flights due to incidents and yet I still felt a deep calm, serenity and contentment within me.
I am very grateful to my new companion Shono and the Ani Shinan team,
that I was able to work on myself on this land, to experience deep insights and to be able to share this now as a more mature person.
A dieta is for me like nourishment for the growth of my inner wisdom tree, that keeps growing deeper into the earth and also higher into the sky.
Dieta de Ayahuasca, August 2021
I spent twelve days in the wonderful place in Ani Shinan. During this time I have found a deep trust. A trust in myself, in nature and in the fact that I am on the right track. In retrospect, I can say that it opened up so much and brought me healing on many levels. The ceremonies were challenging but transformative. I am very grateful for this opportunity to develop. I recommend this place to everyone who wants to experience healing!
Dieta de Ayahuma, July 2021
I did a 90 day Ayahuma diet on Ani Shinan.Wow what an experience!!!
It was a very challenging 3 months, physically and mentally. Due to an injury and a pre-existing condition, the focus was on healing my body. Ayahuma challenged me and supported me at the same time. I was able to question many issues, clean out old baggage and learn a lot of new things. After these 3 months my physical problems have almost completely disappeared. I feel incredibly powerful, recharged and packed with new knowledge, motivated to apply it and pass it on! Thank you Ayahuma! Thank you AniShinan! Thanks to the whole team!
Dieta de Marosa, May 2021
In the beginning I experienced Marosa as a gentle teacher. She gave me the space to recognize myself. When I took the Marosa medicine, I felt an energy holding me. It was as if a motherly hand was taking my head in her lap.
In the first ceremony she made me feel my expectations and ignorance. However, I wanted to reject the guilt away from me and project it outward. She taught me to see my inability to laugh about myself and to accept my shadows in order to heal them.
She guided me to different relationships and made me aware of what still needed to be said or what issues were still open. She also showed me that I am on the right path and how to come into acceptance with myself and the world. Also to feel appreciation towards all that I encounter and towards myself. She explained and showed me how the energy of true love feels. To be in friendship with nature and our environment. How nature gives and can accept. How innocence asks for nothing, but when it is time to give and when it is time to accept. How to open up to other people and to the world without having fear or having expectations of getting feedbacks in order to be validated. To act out on this basis gives a sense of peace and confidence.
This plant works with luminous energy and love and she is very powerful. Although I have done over 150 ceremonies, Marosa blew me away in the 7th ceremony during this dieta. She completely took over. She brought me to the point where I had to give up my control and surrender to her. I came to those places where I had experienced deep hurting, from external situations that happened to me in the past as well as those that I inflicted on myself.
After this ceremony, I was now able to practice holding that vulnerability and innocence. And also how to accept my life and challenging experiences with dignity and personal responsibility.
Marosa has the ability to show us the connection between everything. And also how we can shift our attitude and energy to serve ourselves and all that is. Working with her has shaped me into a better person. While integrating the work I have done with her, she acts as an echo, reminding me again and again what to do and when to wait with patience.
I am extremely grateful to have walked this path with Marosa, knowing that I have gained the support of a companion and a friend for life.
I thank Ani Shinan and all those who have helped create this place, making this work with these wonderful plants possible. AHO
Dieta de Bobinsana, May 2021
What can I say about my time at Ani Shinan?
In one word, Transformational.
From the moment I was greeted by Julio at the Pucallpa airport, my experience was magical. Everyone I met at Ani Shinan and Peru in general for that matter were helpful, open, generous and kind. The food was fresh and delicious, the hammocks inviting, and the jungle was simply breathtaking.
I’d previously had some experience with Ayahuasca but going through the process in that setting surrounded by nature and supported by all of the beautiful Shipibo people was a whole new adventure. I’m still processing everything I learned last month in the jungle but I feel like a new person.
I left behind a part of me that’s been holding back for years and I’m starting a whole a new life and a brand new adventure. There are many doors to open, I am impatient to begin. Thank you to everyone at Ani Shinan especially Papa Horacio and Gilberto. I look forward to visiting again soon. I know this is just the beginning of a long and wonderful journey.
Dieta de Bobinsana, February 2021
The right time. Is now.
I have answered the call of my heart and booked six weeks on Ani Shinan. To do a plant diet. Yes I was already in two, three ceremonies... but what I experienced in the jungle surpassed everything! By far.
When I arrived, I was told that I had no more light in my heart and my head. This was also true. I was sad and had a lot of pent up emotions inside me. I had a hard time just doing nothing, finding peace. To think nothing. For many years I had been restless inside and I did not feel at home anywhere for a long time. Through the diet with Bobinsana I learned to forgive, to open my heart again, to enjoy moments and to have joy in life.
After a rather drastic experience, the greatest thing for me was to wiggle my toes the next day. To be alive. To appreciate the time you have here on earth and to be able to recognize and accept yourself as a gift to the world.
The whole Ani Shinan team has supported me from the beginning, with lots of love, attention, the best food you can imagine, nice conversations....
As well as Marco, who was always available on the phone. Which helped me a lot. Especially because my Spanish is still "work in progress".
I was able to regain confidence in myself and especially in the people around me. Gilberto led us through each ceremony with love and dedication, as well as clear lines. One is simply accepted as one is. I am a totally different person. And that in "only" six weeks.
The stay is not a "walk in the park". But the transformation you go through is greater and more significant than any price. Today I feel confident, at home and my heart is complete for the first time. My glow is back stronger than ever. I have found access to myself and to my life. I was allowed to cry, scream, laugh, sing and dance and really experience miracles. Because I said YES. To life. To being brave.
With all my heart:
❤ Big thanks! ❤
If you are reading this and are still undecided, I can only say: Have the courage. It is worth it.