Ayahuasca Mental and Physical Preparation

You must prepare to go through a difficult mental, physical, and spiritual cleansing process before you may converse with plant instructors. The ayahuasca diet’s full potential to promote physical healing and spiritual development requires abstaining from any sustance or activity that clouds the mind. Setting an intention is also important for mental alignment toward profound healing.

You must prepare your body in the weeks preceding up to your trip in order to optimize your growth. The quantity of purging required to cleanse the body of undesirable toxins might be reduced by eliminating specific items from your diet. A stringent diet in the weeks leading up to and following the retreat demands discipline; it is not easy to reject tasty meals.

You will, however, be proving your commitment and dedication to the healing process by laying the groundwork for profound body, mind, and spirit restoration. In the weeks following, you must also treat your body with care and respect.

All serious participants are asked to adhere to the following food limitations, which are necessary to safeguard your safety and maximize the therapeutic potential of the plant medicines. If you are concerned that this may be difficult for you, please let us know when you submit your application.




Foods to Include in Your Ayahuasca Diet

Pork, alcohol, and sex are typically avoided in an ayahuasca diet. Fresh and prepared vegetables, beans or other legumes, fresh fruits or liquids should make up the majority of your diet. Rice, oats, and other cereals are acceptable carbohydrates. Choose ovile oil or ghee butter for cooking oils, or discover a recipe that doesn’t require them. It’s fine to consume fresh organic eggs or fish in the days leading up to the retreat. On the day of the event, however, no animal products will be ingested.

Avoiding Certain Foods Before Taking Ayahuasca

For two weeks, please avoid the following foods and activities:

  • Pork
  • Any type of sexual activity, including masturbation • Alcohol • Marijuana (Four weeks of abstinence is recommened)
  • All illegal drugs (cocaine, MDMA, amphetamines, etc.)
  • Spicy dishes
  • Ice, ice cream, or icy beverages

In addition to the foods listed above, please refrain from eating these for one week:

  • Sugars refined
  • Salt and pepper • Red meat • Junk food of any type (if you must use salt, use it very sparingly)
  • Oils (if you must use oil, use olive or coconut oil very sparingly)
  • Fats from animals (lard, etc.)
  • Dairy products • Carbonated and fermented beverages (including diet sodas, energy drinks, non-alcoholic beer, and Kombucha)
  • Caffeine and other stimulants • Fermented foods (kimchi, sauerkraut, vinegar, kefir, pickles, yoghurt)


It is critical to refrain from any sexual activity for two weeks before to the procedure. Masturbation, like sex, is a tremendous energy exchange for the body. It pulls from a critical reservoir that, once full, allows for the deep enchantment and healing that ayahuasca may provide. Antidepressants, such as SSRIs, MAO inhibitors, and sleep medications, should be avoided for two to six weeks before to your ayahuasca retreat. We will discuss any medical concerns or issues you may have during the application process.

Why Is Diet And Preparation So Important?

It is crucial to recognize that the body is a vessel in the context of ayahuasca as a medicine. The more physically prepared you are, the more ayahuasca medicine you will be able to receive. We all know how to live a little healthier, and the weeks coming up to pachamama’s visit are the most crucial time to start. Your physical vessel will have a high energetic charge and will be at maximum capacity to allow the plant medicine to work. Following these guidelines to the letter will allow ayahuasca to perform its work more freely and provide you with the best beneficial experience.

Dieta prepares the body for ayahuasca in the same way as asanas prepare the body for meditation in yoga.

In this day and age, our bodies collect a huge quantity of information through our senses. Our ideas, emotions, and external stimuli all leave an impression on our bodies. We might feel ‘clogged’ or ‘blocked’ when our bodies collect and filter information in our lives. The somatic imprints that remain can have a significant influence on our health and daily life.

The inherent capacity of plant medicines to restore a state of flow to the body, clearing blockages and enabling energy and life to flow more freely, is one of their most attractive features. Plant remedies can help dieters feel thoroughly cleansed and re-energized, allowing them to go forward more freely without the mental and physical limitations that previously held them back.

A rigorous diet during the week leading up to, during, and following the retreat needs discipline; it is not easy to sacrifice tasty meals. However, by doing so, you will demonstrate your commitment to the healing process and provide the groundwork for profound healing of the body, mind, and soul.

Remember that if the ayahuasca diet is viewed as a test of willpower, the physical act of abstaining and eating is only scratching the surface. Being dissatisfied or whining about the dieta, thinking about sex, or eating one’s favorite foods is also a sign of resolve (or lack thereof).


Avoiding being enraged, questioning or losing trust in the process, or thinking adversely about the Dieta are also necessary constraints. The Dieta is not just held at the meal table.

What Will You Eat During Your Retreat?

Your days at our retreat facility will begin about 8 a.m. with a small vegetarian breakfast.

Lunches will primarily be vegetarian, with fresh seafood as an alternative when available.

Dinner is usually served at 7 p.m., and we eat together until quiet hour.

The final meal on ritual days is midday, so you’ll be fasting for at least 5 hours before your ayahuasca rites. Some attendees may choose to fast for the duration of the event.

Dieta After Retreat

At the conclusion of the Dieta, Don Miguel will reveal the post-dieta requirements. He will frequently encourage you to avoid the following for 5 DAYS:

-No masturbation or sexual activity

-Ice, ice cream, or ice

-cold beverages

-Fish and raw meat


Pork, alcohol, sex, and other drugs, on the other hand, will take longer than five days, generally a minimum of two weeks.