Shamanic Dieta & Training

The Shamanic Dieta & Training requires a longer stay at Yosi Ocha and prior to that, it is necessary to attend a Mixed Ayahuasca Retreat (2 to 4 weeks), so that both you and we can assess your suitability for this program. This dieta is meant for those who:

* Seek the deeper meaning of life
* Pursue the path of self-discovery and spiritual growth
* Strive to have a strong foundation for their healing abilities
* Wish to help others through shamanic healing

If you are interested in the progressive training in shamanism guided by Maestro Heberto Garcia, please fill in the Retreat Application Form and we will get back to you shortly.

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At Yosi Ocha, there is no generic program for a Shamanic Dieta & Training, since learning the ancient Shipibo healing techniques is infinitely broad and has to be addressed individually with each apprentice. Shamanic training requires great commitment and very deep work and it involves a longer stay at Yosi Ocha, usually between 3 to 6 months, depending on the possibilities of each apprentice – some stay for a month or two and then come back the following year, while others are able to afford longer stays.

In any case, we always recommend starting with a 2 to 4 weeks Mixed Ayahuasca Retreat before committing to a Shamanic Dieta & Training. This will allow you to discover Yosi Ocha, get acquainted with the way Maestro Heberto works, and finally, decide if you feel the call to dive deeper into the training process. Also, please bear in mind that before you start learning how to become a healer, you must first heal yourself.

A Shamanic Dieta & Training provides a wonderful opportunity for transformation and spiritual growth, allowing a more profound understanding of oneself and the spiritual nature of the world that surrounds us. This unique experience will allow you to make a quantum leap on the life-long path of a curandero (healer), through “dieting” different teacher trees and master plants, special stones, and medicinal colognes.

The Shamanic Dieta & Training at Yosi Ocha is primarily recommended for those who already have experience with Ayahuasca and plant dietas, and want to dwell deeper in the art of shamanism and natural medicine following the ancient Shipibo tradition. Once this challenging dieta has been successfully completed, you will have the skills to carry out deeper healing work at the service of humanity.

For those who already have “dieted” different teacher plants, Maestro Heberto will make an evaluation through Ayahuasca ceremonies and rituals to see what type of energies they possess and determine the program they will follow during their stay.

Please note that the Shamanic Dieta & Training does not include regular Ayahuasca ceremonies like the Mixed Ayahuasca Retreats. Usually, during the training process, the apprentice will attend between 8 to 10 Ayahuasca ceremonies per month.

If you feel the call to do a Shamanic Dieta & Training at Yosi Ocha, please start by filling in the Retreat Application Form providing us with your health information, explaining previous experiences with teacher plants, and your intentions for this program.