The September 2022 DIETA GROUP IS NOW FULL.
The next Dietas have been confirmed and will take place in February 2023 ( 14-28 ) and September 2023. Please be in touch as early as possible if you are interested as spaces fill quickly.
*Please note that my preferred way of working is for all participants to have completed the Four Altars study group and / or an additional intensive study / preparation foundation series of sessions that will initiate later this year. This immersive preparation and guidance greatly enhances the depth and quality of the work we will be undertaking and the depth of connection we make. Full integration and ongoing support is offered on the other side of the dieta too.
... A CALL TO STEP DEEPER INTO THE WORLD OF THE PLANTS ...
DIETA in the Sacred Valley, Peru, FEBRUARY 2023
Under the guidance of Alonso del Rio
February 18-March 1st, 2023 is the next dieta. We are opening up a dieta space for a group of interested individuals, here in the beautiful Sacred Valley of Peru, at the home base of "la casa de mis abuelos", the healing centre / bio-organic farm of Alonso del Rio, in the frequency of the magical Apus (mountain guardians.)
I have been dieting with Alonso since 2014 and consider this work to be some of the deepest that we can do for ourselves, our life, and our path. Beyond retreat and ceremony, dieta is a sacred gift.
We will be 10 days in dieta with a master plant teacher, and 5 days in post-dieta. All aspects of the dieta and post-dieta will be taken care of and are included in the cost. In addition, there will be 4 follow up zoom meetings with the group and one individual integration session included.
The dieta will open with a prayer ceremony on Tuesday 14th February, supported by others on Friday 17th, and Tuesday 21st. The last prayer on the 24h February will be our closing prayer.
Then follow the 5 post-dieta days, time for integration, embodiment practices, sharing and additional study. During this time, if you should wish, there will be time to visit some local historic sites of the Incan culture. On the 28th of February there will be an optional prayer ceremony to close the post-deita.
Dieta is a core component of how we learn and heal in the Amazonian healing tradition of Peru. It has been honoured for millennia as sacred time to come into deep contact with our essential nature, the essence of nature, and the essence of a specific plant teacher. There are many plants that can be dieted, but here in 'la casa de mis abuelos', we focus on a few select teachers from the plant kingdom. Dieta is a potent time of clarification and purification and is considered to be one of the most direct and beneficial way to learn and to heal.
Dieta has been a major part of my life for more than a decade, and in the spirit of love and service, I have decided to help open this space for others, so that they may also learn from this method, and receive its benefits in their lives. This is a time of deep learning and healing, time agreed to be under the guidance of a plant teacher and opened and held by a maestro of this path, in this case, Alonso del Rio, one of the great Peruvian maestros, who has over 40 years of walking this ancestral path.
For more information, please read the DIETA section of 101, the subpage of SUPPORT. If you are interested in future dietas, then please see the STUDY section of the website - as to enhance efficiency -, there are some pre-requisites.
I will be helping to facilitate 2 dietas a year from now on, either in the mountains or the jungle depending on season and other travel related things.
Dieta is a big step and a big leap to make, especially these days when travel is not so simple as it was. I understand this, and will support all steps of your journey from preparation to integration, to the best of my ability.
The majority of the funds given in exchange for this dieta will go to supporting various projects in Peru, including an Amazonian conservation area, an intercultural school for local children, and an educational movie. There is more to share, but for now, this will do. I will be holding an open Zoom meeting in October to answer questions and explain a little more. Please see the EVENTS page for registration.
With love, Gareth