Traditionally there are special diets that accompany many spiritual practices throughout the world. Fasting, avoiding and consuming specific foods and many other lifestyle alterations to optimize and create a state in the one that is strictly adhering to such regimes to create within oneself the openness and ability for information, growth, and connection with the proper intent to reach greater levels of awareness and understanding. The traditional diets for the Shamans that work with Ayahuasca spend months in the jungle having minimal or no other human contact and absolutely no sexual contact, only consuming boiled or roasted fish, plantains, rice, and yucca containing no salt, sugar or oil.
Over time of such strict diets and isolation while working in the ceremonies with the Ayahuasca a whole new world opens up to them and they begin to be taught many things about life, the spirit world and the medicinal plants that can be used to help cure and treat many conditions and diseases. When they return from their long diet they then begin to use their newfound knowledge to help heal on a physical and spiritual energetic level people who need such healing and help.
Wanting the most out of the retreat I recommend cleaning up one’s diet and reducing stimulus of the senses about a month before the retreat so the mind can be in a more receptive, aware and more conscious state to reap the greatest benefit and vision. Ideally, a very strict diet even though not necessary I recommend would benefit you the most. The stricter the diet the more lasting and profound the changes will become, so it is very important to take seriously this work for what it is and prepare mentally and physically for your visit with us.
Here is listed the necessary diet before you travel to Peru and work in the ceremonies with Ayahuasca, and if you choose to further immerse yourself for a richer experience, I recommend a stricter diet over a longer duration before you come.