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Ayahuasca for whom?

Ayahuasca: Personal development and spiritual growth

At Sattvaya, we welcome any individual with an interest in personal and/or spiritual growth. For us it’s important that one has the intention to heal, feels motivated to process something. Besides we think it is important to strive for positive change in one's own life and that of others.

Ayahuasca and plant medicine are suitable for

Sacred Plants are suitable for people looking for an alternative form of therapy to work on themselves. Under skilled and loving guidance, the Sacred Plant Medicine Ayahuasca can be an extremely useful tool for them. Plant Medicines like Ayahuasca cleanse both body and mind of unwanted energies, and is called la purga, "the purification". They can help us to get in touch with our inner wisdom and discover the deeper layers of our self, our subconscious. Ayahuasca helps us see what needs to be seen in order to transform and grow. It allows us to get to the core of a problem and uncover the root of a negative pattern.

In general, our Ayahuasca and Plant Medicine ceremonies are suitable for people seeking:

  • Personal and/or spiritual growth.
  • Finding meaning or purpose in life.
  • Letting go of old beliefs and gaining new insights.
  • Improving overall quality of life.
  • Processing and healing of unresolved, painful experiences and/or trauma.
  • Relief or release from physical pain, stress and related symptoms.

Working with Plant Medicines can be very beneficial for people suffering from symptoms of depression, anxiety, burnout, adhd or other stress-related conditions such as PTSD. Nevertheless, taking the plant medicine is not without risks and therefore not suitable for everyone. Read more below

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"Your heart is the size of an ocean. Go find yorself in its hidden depths." ~ Rumi ~

Ayahuasca is not suitable for

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Medicinal Ayahuasca tea cannot be drunk by everyone. The existence of certain physical illnesses and mental disorders rules it out. Certain medicines and recreational drugs also appear to be incompatible with this particular Plant Medicine. These are mainly substances that affect the level and action of serotonin such as certain anti-depressants (including SSRIs). Combining these substances with Ayahuasca can have very dangerous consequences. Therefor it is and remains a must to inform and prepare yourself well before participating in an Ayahuasca ceremony.

First of all, we strongly advise everyone to follow this and see the possible contraindications.

Next, everyone should realise that Ayahuasca and other Sacred Plant Medicines are not suitable as:

  • Quick fix - don't expect your problems to be solved after an Ayahuasca ceremony. It takes time and dedication to realise and sustain the insights gained.
  • Recreational drugs or substances you just take like that for fun - think before you drink.
  • Replacement for prescribed medication and/or current therapy.

Taking part in a ceremony with Ayahuasca and other Sacred Plants is not recommended to anyone who is not really interested, motivated and willing to go inward, to work on themselves, and thus not open to whatever comes up.

To assess whether you are suitable to participate in one of our ceremonies, you first need to fill in a form. This form contains questions about your mental and physical health and about the possible use of medicines, supplements and other substances (such as recreational drugs).

For your own safety, it goes without saying that you inform us in all honesty. We at Sattvaya take our work, and this section in particular, very seriously. If we eventually decide it is possible for you to participate in one of our ceremonies, we will send you detailed information on how to prepare for the retreat.

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