Huachuma Ceremonies in Chavin de Huántar

Lose your head and enter in Heaven Last week I experienced the deepest ceremonies imaginable with the beautiful Teacher Plant Huachuma. Huachuma is a cactus that hails from the Andes region and has been used ceremonially for many centuries. The word ‘huachuma’ translates to ‘removing the head’ (wach– meaning ‘remove’ and –uma meaning ‘head’ in Quechua) which metaphorically might mean the death of the ego. As a result of contact with Spanish Catholic conquistadors it is now widely known as ‘San Pedro’, after […]

Our Native Medicine Plants

VISION OF DUTCH MEDICINE PLANTS Healing Plants are used all over the world in Sacred Ritual context to divine the future, enter spirit realms, learn the deepest truths of ourselves and the Universe. They enable us to create true healing which goes beyond the abilities of modern medicine and its reliance on intrusive treatments and often damaging drugs. In this last Master Plant Dieta with Noya Rao I had a clear vision about working with Ayahuasca in conjunction with our […]

Ayahuasca and Master Plant Dieta

A Master Plant Dieta is not the same as an Ayahuasca Diet In this post I will share the difference as well as some more about my own retreat Master Plant Dieta with Noya Rao. The Ayahuasca Diet is based on a list of necessary precautions and strict food recommendations, based on scientific evidence that they are essential for safety*. It was developed as a reaction to the quickly growing Ayahuasca Tourism to keep people safe. It‘s role is to […]

Sacred Plant Diets

What will I be doing for Christmas? I will be dieting Sacred Healing Plants in the Amazon Half December I’ll leave again for Peru, this time for three months. To celebrate the Christmas Holidays in my own peculiar way (puking in isolation, hahaha) and to submerge myself more and deeper into the world of the Amazonian Plant Spirits by doing several ‘dietas’ (plant diets) so as to learn a lot more and bring the healing powers of those plants to […]

Mother Ayahuasca Retreat

“Life changing is nog een eufemisme geloof ik. Zo enorm dankbaar dat ik mijn bescheiden bijdrage in liefde mocht geven en wat een enorm groot cadeau kreeg ik totaal onverwacht in de schoot geworpen. Dank Dank Dank.”, 27th of November 2017 Ingrid Coppieters * “Liefste Deva Yama, wat ben je fantastisch. Dankjewel voor je moed om, samen met Hans, zo’n veilige bedding te creëren om met de groep diep het medicijn in te duiken. Ons te gidsen met de icaros, […]

Facing challenges

Since I am deeply connecting with the Medicine Plants I experience more health, truth and alignment in my life than ever. I feel intense grateful for the purification and thorough cleansing and when I see where I come from (25 years of struggling with a severe bipolar disorder!) it is nothing less than a MIRACLE where I find myself today…! When I started falling into that deep relationship with the healing plants from the Amazon, I did not have any […]

deep level of sisterhood

“Dear Yama, Thank you for your lovely songs and caring, kind words and sharing at Vrouwenfestival Lorelei. And much obliged for creating a women circle where we could feel a deep level of sisterhood. Realizing again that the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all bring joy, kiss our soul and have the potential to inspire. Learning from you and my lovely sisters, that the […]

Highly recommended

“Dear Yama, thank you for fully being you and that way being an example of all the infinit possibilities we all have in ourselves to make different choices and change for the better. For your love and clarity. For your courage and humor. And all other qualities you use in your sessions and ceremonies and retreats. Highly recommended to people (men and women ) who love to know more of themselves and the healing field and for that are willing […]

Toewijding, integer en humor

“Hoe kan ik in woorden vangen wat ik ervaren heb? Ik merk dat het me stil maakt. En tegelijkertijd wil ik laten horen hoe bijzonder het was om een week met Yama en 11 andere vrouwen in Portugal te verblijven tijdens een Womb Healing. Ik ben letterlijk in het diepe gesprongen, last minute aangemeld en me overgegeven aan wat zou gaan komen. Ik had niet echt een idee of verwachting. Wat me o.a. is bijgebleven is de begeleiding van Yama: […]

Womb Wisdom Retreat Portugal

“Yama is an amazing sister who understands sisterhood so well. She knows how to encourage, to uplift and to love. Because she radiates love, she has so much to give and she inspires you to live your life to the fullest. Deep bow for her journey and share her knowledge with us. Thank you so much for being you.”, Oktober 2017 – Marja Wijnhof, Olival das Hortas / Mama Earth Project Portugal (host en deelneemster Womb Wisdom Retreat in Portugal, Oktober […]