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Upcoming Events

  • Tennessee Meditation Retreat
    Mar 31, 7:00 PM – Apr 02, 4:00 PM
    Sewanee, Sewanee, TN, USA
    March 31 - April 2nd Meditation Retreat in Sewanee, TN
  • Rose Women's Retreat
    Fri, Apr 14
    Apr 14, 8:00 AM – Apr 16, 8:00 AM
    Ojai, Ojai, CA 93023, USA
    A Shamanic Journey to Your Highest Self with an Awakening Sisterhood, APRIL 14th- 16th 2023
  • Austin Meditation Retreat
    Fri, Apr 28
    Apr 28, 5:00 PM – Apr 30, 5:00 PM
    Austin, Austin, TX, USA
    A weekend of prayer, ritual and celebration set in a magical location outside of Austin, TX.
  •  Community Weekend Meditation Retreat
    May 19, 6:00 PM – May 21, 3:00 PM
    Ojai, Ojai, CA 93023, USA
    May 19th-21st, in Ojai, CA. We sit in the traditional Shipibo way. This will be a special weekend of prayer, reflection and soul-centered healing.
  • 11 Day Bobinsana Dieta & Men's Retreat. June 1st - June 12th. Northern CA
    Jun 01, 4:00 PM – Jun 12, 4:00 PM
    Northern California, CA, USA
    A traditional Shipibo style Dieta & Men's Retreat with the sacred master plant, Bobinsana. Led by Robin (Mananxawe Joni) and co-facilitated by Ramiro. Musical support by Ramiro, Tara Medico, Jens Jarvie and Madhu.
  • 21 Day Master Plant Dieta with Maestra Manuela Mahua. Oct. 28th to Nov. 18th
    Oct 28, 11:00 AM – Nov 18, 10:00 AM
    Pucallpa, Pucallpa, Peru
    Enter into a traditional Shipibo dieta with one of the last female Onayas (wisdom keepers) of the Mahua lineage.
  • 12 Day Master Plant Dieta with Papa Gilberto Mahua. Nov. 30th - Dec. 13th
    Nov 30, 7:00 PM – Dec 13, 7:00 PM
    Pucallpa, Pucallpa, Peru
    12 Day Master Plant Dieta with Papa Gilberto Mahua & Shipibo Chanting Intensive. Facilitated by Robin York.
Retreats: Retreats

A  Master Plant Dieta is an opportunity to build a life-long relationship with a plant spirit that will continue to provide you with guidance, healing, and protection to realize your true potential.

A plant dieta is an initiation into the mystery school of the "Rao Nete," the world of the plant spirits.  

Plant dieting is an ancient earth technology that transmits plant spirit knowledge through behavorial and dietary adjustments such as isolation,  abstinence, asceticism and a restricted diet. Through these adjustments you become attuned to the plant's messages. 

During a plant dieta you can expect what is hidden to be revealed and your personal shadows to be illuminated. It is frequently said that “en la dieta está la curación,” “the healing is in the dieta,” not just in the plants. In this way, the spirits of the plants may heal us physically, emotionally as well as spiritually.


When you commit to a plant dieta, it's important to notice what arises on the emotional level as you move deeper into your diet, because this is where the real healing begins. 

Each time we diet, new aspects of our subconscious are revealed. In time, the plants teach us that there is nowhere to hide. Yet this is the work,  and the path we choose,  even  when it feels like the light has been all but extinguished.


The plants help us to remember that love is intrinsic to our nature. But sometimes we must walk through the dark night of the Soul before the light of awareness reemerges.


These are the moments that can show us what we are truly made of: when we feel most vulnerable, yet most strangely alive.  

In the end, the plants root us back into communion with the sacredness of all life. 

The Benefits of a Master Plant Dieta

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