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Tobacco and Tree Dieta – November 2023 – Cusco, Peru

Tobacco and Tree Dieta

19th November - 16th December - 2023

Shamanic Initiation in the Tradition of the Amazon Jungle

Offering diets with mapacho and other master plants such as chiric sanango, camalonga, ayahouma and more… Guided by experienced plant medicine practitioners Merav Artzi and Jason Grechanik.

Merav and Jason combine traditional plant medicine training with contemporary western modalities.

The plant dieta is a chance to learn from one of the Master Plant teachers.
“Dieting” is a traditional process one undertakes to learn and heal deeply from a plant. The dieta is done in isolation which gives the participant a chance to deeply be with herself, to see and understand the mind, and to allow the plant to maximize its effects.

Guests will arrive during the day, get settled in, have a diagnostic to see which plant would be of most benefit, and then begin the ceremony and dieting process that night. Food is kept to a minimum to allow the plant to deeply penetrate. It is said that when the body is weak, the spirit is high. Guests will drink a juice or smoothie or eat a light soup twice a day just in order to maintain physical force so that they are able to undertake the plant diet, which can be strong and profound.

The dietas will be run by Merav and Jason, very experienced tabaqueros that have worked with and guided hundreds of people in ceremonies working with various plants. It is a great opportunity to work with experienced female and male guides.

Guests have the option to stay between one and four weeks. Each diet is seven days and the guest works with one tree per dieta. We recommend a least two weeks to go more deeply into the medicine. There is a two-day break in between diets to rest and recuperate. Guests are welcomed and encouraged to stay in their rooms between diets. Food can be prepared, internet used and errands run between diets.

The diets will take place in Urubamba, Peru. This is in the Sacred Valley of Peru, where the lowland Amazonian jungle comes up and turns into the high Andean mountain range. Price is all-inclusive of the dieta, including all work, medicine, food, accommodation, and treatments. (Exact location and accommodation may vary depending on the number of dieters)

Dieta cost: 1 week: $950 plus 5% credit card charge

(A 10% discount is given for 4 or more diets and for the Apprenticeship Program. Please email us for more information at

Accommodation in the heart of the Sacred Valley

Please contact Merav via WhatsApp or through the website below to receive more information

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