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PREPARATION

Ayahuasca Retreat

Preparing for an Ayahuasca Retreat is crucial to ensure a safe and meaningful experience. Our aim is that you get the most out of our retreats.

​The preparation for the retreat helps to lay the groundwork for the medicine experience.

The dietary restrictions serve to purify the body and prepare it for ayahuasca, making the experience more effective and profound. Be aware that ayahuasca can be physically and mentally demanding, so preparing your body and mind ensures you are in the best condition to withstand the intensity of the experience.

Mental & emotional preparation aims at helping you achieve mental clarity and enhance more deeply with ayahuasca. Setting clear intentions and feeling emotionally ready to confront and process repressed feelings and emotions,  may help you navigate the experience with greater ease and understanding. 

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MEDICAL GUIDELINES

1. Upon registration, we recommend you discuss with your doctor any pre-existing medical conditions, medications, or mental health concerns. Some conditions or medications may be contraindicated and can interact with Ayahuasca. 

2. Share your medical and psychological history with the facilitators.

3.  Inform us about any specific physical or emotional concerns you have. We can offer guidance and support tailored to your needs.

DIETARY GUIDELINES

Please abstain from/ avoid the following for at least 2 weeks prior to your retreat:

  • Red Meat

  • Pork

  • Limited dairy products

  • Limited highly processed foods

  • Limited salt and foods high in salt

  • Limited foods high in sugar & processed sugar

  • Limited foods high in oils and animal fats

  • Spicy foods

Very important and a MUST! (Recommended to avoid even longer than 2 weeks):

  • Other psychedelic and/or psychoactive medicines (included but not limited to LSD, MDMA, cannabis, etc.)

  • Recreational drugs or substances (including alcohol)

  • Medications and supplements (this will be discussed and reviewed on a case-by-case basis)

For at least 1 week prior to your retreat, abstain/ avoid the following:

  • Caffeine & other stimulants

  • Soda drinks

  • Pickled, fermented, and smoked foods

  • Refined sugars

  • Ice and ice-cold drinks (cool drinks are okay)

  • Any kind of sexual and sensual activity (with self and others)

MENTAL & EMOTIONAL PREPARATION

  1. We recommend you to reflect on your intentions for the retreat. What do you hope to achieve or gain from the experience? Setting clear intentions can guide your journey.

  2. Prepare mentally for the possibility of facing challenging emotions and experiences during the ceremony. Be open to self-exploration, healing and more awareness.​​​

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QUESTIONS?

Sowa Nete extends a warm invitation to engage in free consultation calls, providing an opportunity for individuals to introduce themselves, pose inquiries, articulate their goals, and explore the most fitting retreat program for their needs. Our commitment is to facilitate an open dialogue that enables a thorough understanding of each person's unique aspirations and preferences.

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AYAHUASCA RETREATS

Immerse yourself in the transformative realms of our Ayahuasca Retreats, tailored to your individual journey with options for private, semi-private, and group experiences. Elevate your exploration further with inclusive preparation and integration programs, fostering a holistic approach to healing and self-discovery.

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JOURNEY OF TRANSFORMATION

Join our Journey of Transformation Online Program, a powerful blend of coaching, training, and spiritual mentorship designed for lasting personal growth and healing. As a unique offering, participants can optionally enhance their journey with a rejuvenating Yoga and/or Ayahuasca Retreat, enhancing the depth and richness of their transformative journey.

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