Shamanic Plant Spirit Dietas

Shamanic Plant Spirit Dietas

Guided Spiritual Journeys with Plant Medicine

We are excited to introduce four different plant medicine journeys in 2019.  Each journey is built around the tradition of ancient Peruvian shamanic dietas with master teacher plants of the Amazon Rainforest.

Each journey is a four-week long experience, which includes a month’s supply of plant medicine, group ceremonies, and healings as well as many supportive essentials to guide you through your individual experience.

These journeys are for those looking to spiritually connect, shift, expand, and transform.  All of the medicines we use have physical healing benefits, as well. We guide you through the process and connect you to the spirit of the plant, the Amazon Jungle, and the Shamanic spiritual realm.  These experiences can be amazingly transformational internally, in the way that you think, and externally, in the way life easily moves into alignment.

What is a dieta?

Dieta is the Spanish word for diet and in the shamanic tradition, simply means that we are inviting into our body the body and spirit of a plant. We drink this plant medicine three times a day. The process also allows us the opportunity to live more consciously and presently. We do this by limiting or eliminating external distractions, noise, or stimulants in order to be able to hear the deep wisdom the healing teacher plant wants to share. We might simplify our diet or limit TV and recreational computer use. We might choose to avoid stressful situations or people and to create time for reflection and meditation. We become aware of the activities that drain us of our energy and those that enliven us. It becomes easier to live in the flow of our soul’s unique divine path. In return for our dedication to cultivating our relationship with the plant, our inner ear becomes open to the teachings of the spirit of the plant and our life begins to heal.

Typically in South America, a dieta would be done in isolation in the middle of the jungle with only the sounds of the wind in the trees and the rush of the river, with only plantains and fish to eat. Because of our culture, this level of sacrifice is nearly impossible. In order to do this here in America, we amend the Amazon dieta to be more compatible with our American lifestyle, also known as a social dieta. The compassionate spirits of the plants are eager to meet us where we are and support us in deep connection to nature and spiritual awakening.

We offer guidance with three different dieta options; one that is the bare basics for a successful journey, a less restrictive choice and another that is more restrictive for those looking to connect at the deepest level.  We provide suggested guidelines to inspire you to clean and clear all the distractions in your life that keep you from connecting to your true best self and connect you to the plant spirit wisdom that can lead you there.

Dieta Options

Dieta Option 1 (Bare Basics / Enough of a Connection for a Successful Journey)

  • No pork
  • No alcohol, recreational drugs
  • No sex, including with self

Dieta Option 2 (Less Restrictive / Connect Further)

  • No pork, no red meat (poultry, fish/seafood, and eggs allowed)
  • No alcohol, recreational drugs
  • No sex, including with self
  • Limit processed sugar (honey and maple syrup allowed)
  • Limit table salt (soy sauce allowed)
  • Limit caffeine
  • Limit media/social media exposure
  • Avoid aggressive or angry behavior

Dieta Option 3 (Most Restrictive / Connect at the Deepest Level)

  • No pork, no red meat, no poultry (fish/seafood and eggs allowed)
  • No alcohol, recreational drugs
  • No sex, including with self
  • No processed sugar, or sweet food
  • No spicy food
  • No dairy or fatty foods
  • No added salt
  • No caffeine
  • Limit media/social media
  • Avoid aggressive or angry behavior
  • Limit social interaction

What Plant Medicine Will Be Offered?

During each dieta, everyone in the group will diet the same plant. Each 4-week journey will be a different plant medicine. The plants we diet are dependent upon what’s available during my next trip to Peru. We will know in February what will be coming home with me.

Some examples of master teacher plant dietas that may be available:

  • Uña de Gato

    A very sacred herb in the shamanic tradition. It is a bridge and balancer between the worlds of the physical and spiritual. It heals the soul first and the physical body follows. It has been used to treat cancer, HIV, infection, and various causes of pain.

  • Bobinsana

    The big heart opener. She assists in opening up the courage needed for true expression of heart’s desires. Medicinally, it is used as an immune system support, and to give energy and stamina. It is anti-inflammatory and anti-arthritic.

  • Ajo Sacha

    Believed to be magical and makes you invisible to dense or dark energy. It connects you to nature and gives you the gift of sight and visions. It increases brain activity and the ability to focus and concentrate. Medicinally, it is anti-inflammatory, anti-rheumatic, treats uterine disorder and epilepsy.

  • Chuchuhuasi

    A powerful medicine that is used as a tonic to keep you young. It is used as an aphrodisiac, for rheumatism, arthritis, and energetic and physical power. It balances hormones and all chemistry of the body, turning back the aging process.

  • Shihuahuaco

    Provides protection to the body and gives strength and energy. It is a healer’s plant, giving back to those who give of themselves. It is the queen of the jungle and encourages fearless standing in your own power. It is a mood stabilizer and cultivates personal power, confidence, and inner peace.

What is the plant medicine like? Is it safe?

In Peru and South America, these plant remedies are referred to as medicina (medicine). Here in the U.S., we technically call these plants herbal remedies. All of the plants chosen for the dietas are extremely safe and have no side effects or concerns with pharmaceutical medication interactions. People with serious illnesses should not depend on Amazon plants to be the sole source of treatment. They can, however, provide invaluable support during western medical treatment. The greatest value is in connecting to the ancient wisdom of the plant spirit.

Most remedies are made by boiling the bark and/or leaves of trees for many hours. The taste is natural, herbal, earthy, not unpleasant, but sometimes pungent. People in the tribes of South America have taken these for hundreds of thousands of years.

What is The Journey?

Over four weeks, we will come together as a group for an opening and closing ceremony at the maloca, as well as a mid-journey group video conference call to answer questions, concerns, or help put meaning to anything that has been experienced thus far. In-between we will guide you through your individual journey by providing you with a comprehensive program delivered to you via email.

The journey includes:

Opening ceremony at the Maloca (attendance required):

  • Dieta Workshop (explaining the process, the dieta, and the intention).
  • Shamanic Group Ceremony to open the dieta and call in the spirit of the plant.
  • We will prepare and activate the plant medicine that you will take for four weeks.
  • We will listen to the plant’s icaro. An icaro is the healing prayer song, which activates the plant.
  • We will initiate you into the Plant Energy Matrix, which is the daily 20-minute simple meditation process you will use to connect with the spirit of the plant throughout this journey.
  • We will also provide a specific essential oil blend that you will use to deepen your connection to the Plant Energy Matrix throughout the journey.
  • This ceremony will be held on the first day of the dieta, Saturday from 9:00am – 12:00pm.

Individual Journey:

  • You will drink the plant medicine three times per day and follow your intended diet.
  • You will do a daily 20-minute self-meditation to connect to the spirit of the plant through the Plant Energy Matrix using the provided essential oil blend and music.
  • You will receive regular weekly emails guiding you through the process of dieting the plant and supporting you in the energetic and physical shifts you may experience.  You will also receive suggestions on how to get the most out of your dieta.
  • You will receive three guided audio meditations, which build upon each other and propel you deeper into your healing process. These meditations will introduce and connect you with the plant, attune you to the spirit of the Amazon Jungle, and initiate you into the shamanic ancestral realm.

Mid-Dieta Group Video Conference Call (1 hour):

  • We will answer questions and concerns from the group regarding the dieta process and meanings of energetic and physical changes. We will anonymously collect your questions before the call. So, don’t be afraid to ask anything!
  • If you cannot make it or prefer not to participate in the live conference call, a replay will be available to listen to at your convenience.
  • This call will take place on the 3rd Saturday of the dieta at 10:00am.

Closing ceremony at the Maloca (attendance required):

  • We will answer any questions or concerns about the process.
  • Shamanic group ceremony to officially close the dieta.
  • A blessing for the participants.
  • Guided Meditation.
  • Fire Ceremony (weather permitting).
  • Dieta breaking potluck celebration.
  • This ceremony will be held on the final day of the dieta, Saturday from 9:00am – 12:00pm.

2019 Dieta Dates

Reservation information will be released in February.
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Dieta 1

Saturday, March 16 – Saturday, April 13

Dieta 2

Saturday, May 18 – Saturday, June 15

Dieta 3

Saturday, July 13 – Saturday, August 10

Dieta 4

Saturday, September 28 – Saturday, October 26


  • $495
  • Per month long dieta. If you’re interested in more than one dieta per year, receive 10% off your second, third and fourth dieta.


Will I have access to Laura for personal inquiries? Can I respond to the emails coming from the program?

The plants are your true teachers during a dieta. Everything you feel, think and experience while in dieta is intended by this sentient plant spirit. It is usually worth sitting back and letting the experience unfold without the input from another human. Every dieta is different and every dieter has different needs. This journey is unique to you. Therefore, you are encouraged to save all questions until the group conference call or set-up an individual session.

What if I cannot follow the recommended diet?

We provide 3 options for eliminating stimulants. If you feel you cannot adhere to any of them. It is best you do not engage in the dieta at all. When you commit to building a relationship with the plant spirit, it is expected that you honor your part of the agreement by limiting your intake of the things listed above so you can connect with and integrate the wisdom the plant has to offer you.

What if I can’t make one of the ceremonies? Can I still do the journey?

The ceremonies that open and close the dieta are important aspects of the shamanic methodology. You must be present at both ceremonies for the dieta to be complete. If an emergency comes up, please arrange a private ceremony with me for an additional cost.