Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks inside awakens.
~ C.G. Jung ~
Workshop and Sacred Plants experiences
Anonymous - female: 06-01-21 - location: Drenthe
Despite the fact that my journey was very intense for me the first night, I have always felt safe and surrounded with love. The music, sharings and the group feeling is incredibly beautiful and something you don't experience often. The sessions bring you what you need and a month later I still feel a lot calmer and lighter. Mandy, Ronald, Harry, Lex and Matthieu are incredibly special people and if you want to make this journey I can't imagine a better place than with them. I am grateful to have experienced this weekend and even have a slight feeling of nostalgia for the facilitators, participants and sessions.
Anonymous - female: 06-01-21 - location: Drenthe
A very nice experience! The loving guidance and energy of the group was for me very safe, connecting and beautiful.
Through the journey I experience more gentleness towards myself and others, it has given me some more confidence.... It has shown me that I may shine!
The music was beautiful and everything was allowed to be there, there was no shame!
Mandy, Ronald, Harry, Lex and fellow travelers, thank you so much for this wonderful weekend and until next time!
Anonymous - female: 06-01-21 - location: Drenthe
The team of supervisors and assistants are great. One by one you gave your own addition in my travels and experiences, it was so immensely nice. I felt safe in your hands and you provided absolute top notch care. Everything I needed, you gave me. The music was overwhelmingly beautiful and so incredibly appropriate. What a joy the music was during the trips and beyond. I can't thank you guys enough for what you did. TOP!
Anonymous - male: 04-01-21 - location: Drenthe
My trip I have experienced as very spiritual. Because of the experience I gained there I can now put everything into perspective better and I have become calmer in my daily doings.
They know what they're doing.
Bart: 04-01-21 - location: Drenthe
You do not know exactly what to expect and are therefore open, you come in a warm bath that the team creates and therefore you feel at home quickly. It is very nice that there is really professional guidance present that helps you with everything. They know what they are doing. This gives a reassuring feeling and also a decision to book the ceremony weekend again❤️
One with the music, an experience never to be forgotten
Marianne: 01-01-21 - location: Drenthe
What a special experience! Because of the journey I made I am now so much more relaxed. The years of stress that was stuck in my body I have literally been able to shake off. Grateful that I am healed in places where I did not know it was necessary. The connection with everyone in the space was great, both during the journey and outside of it. The respectful, knowledgeable and loving guidance was essential to this. Finally, the music....the sounds and melodies took me to the most beautiful places. You become one with the music, an experience never to be forgotten.
A warm, loving and safe bath
Anonymous - female: 01-01-21 - location: Drenthe
Even in the moments that I had a hard time, I felt safe and secure in the hands of Mandy, Ronald, Harry, Lex and Matthieu. Both during the ceremonies and around them. I experienced the entire weekend as a warm, loving and safe bath, without it being oppressive or woolly. It was so overwhelmingly nice, that I have been a little homesick ever since. I hope from the bottom of my heart that people who would like to do a sacred plant ceremony will choose this place!
The finest feeling of peace and contentment
Anonymous - female: 31-12-20 - location: Drenthe
With an open mind I went into the weekend, slight tension and some nerves were felt by everyone on the first evening. There was a very nice familiar environment created where you feel absolutely safe, and beautiful music. I felt very safe and secure and it was also nice that it was not all too serious, there may be laughter indeed.
In the end I left after the weekend with the finest feeling of peace and contentment. Now two weeks later I still feel this and I am grateful for the trip, the guides and the great group of people of that weekend..
sharing everything with each other
Anonymous - male: 31-12-20 - location: Drenthe
I came to the workshop to learn more about myself and to improve myself in the area of self-confidence. I had a very enjoyable time throughout the weekend. The guidance was very open and caring to us and as a group we were there for each other throughout the weekend. It was very special to experience that everyone was so open during the sharings and that you could really share everything with each other. My experience during the trip was very peaceful. I have gained new insights about myself and I now know what I need to work on to become a better version of myself. For others the journey was a lot more intense, but then it became clear during the sharings that this experience was exactly what that person needed.
Now, a few weeks after this experience I notice that I still feel better in my skin and am less hard on myself.
One year of experiences and insights in one weekend
Yordi 29-12-20 - location: Drenthe
With Mandy, Ronald and all the guides you are in safe hands to make your own personal journey. Whatever direction it may take, it is a journey that cannot be captured in concepts, but can give you and show you more than you thought you needed. I personally can only describe it as one year of experiences and insights in one weekend. In a positive way. The best Medicine I have ever taken. The group process is also valuable. Everyone's story that is shared can also inspire/release things to process/heal.
One of the most special experiences of my life
Alexander 29-12-20 - location: Drenthe
It was a very special experience and I have built a deep bond because your unfiltered emotions come forward and that is very intense but great to experience. I often think back to the weekend with a smile on my face and it is one of the most special experience of my life.
Old wounds healed
Bas 29-12-20 - location: Drenthe
What a revelation the weekend at Ayakasha brought me. I was able to let go of 35 years of bottled up anger and sadness. I felt how the traumas stored in my body were released and left my body. I also experienced how my closed heart opened up and I felt love as a source of energy flowing through my body. A fantastic and intense experience for which I am very grateful. The Plant Medicine has literally healed old wounds. The support of and being together with Mandy, Ronald, Harry, Joe, Mathieu and the other participants was so nice and loving, I will always carry that with me.
Not something to be afraid of
Anonymous - Female 07-12-20 - location: Hilversum
This was my first experience with t he drug and was very beautiful.
I was in a state of perfect peace and could not stop looking around me , such beautiful colors and images.
Stayed dead still and did not have to vomit, everything felt good, time disappeared and so did mn I feeling.
Also thought for a moment of dying and that it would feel like that, not something to be afraid of .
Was also constantly carried away by the music, enjoyed it so much.
Wanted to work on something, but I forgot all the time, was fine with it .
At the end I did throw up a little, it was not unpleasant.
One of the best things that I have done for myself
Keri 29-10-20 - locatie: Drenthe
I am so incredibly thankful that I was able to experience this weekend with Mandy, Ronald, Harry and the rest of the team taking care of us. We were taken care of so gracefully and with such kindness and love. I felt so safe and comfortable during the ceremony and found that the insights I got from my experience did not truly come to light until about 2 weeks after. This is truly one of the best things that I have done for myself and my spiritual and emotional growth. I will be returning in December and am so excited to work with Mandy and Ronald again. I would highly recommend this to anyone in search of guidance and self-discovery!
Magically beautiful and deeply healing
Simone 28-10-20 - location: Drenthe
This trip was the most beautiful gift ever. A beautiful, healing and loving experience. Not only thanks to the medicine but also because of the setting, entourage, music and great accompaniment during the ceremonies. Magically beautiful and deeply healing.
Experience more joy and feel confident.
Fleur 25-10-20- location: Drenthe
What a weekend full of fine and special memories! The accompanying team consists of people with each his and her own qualities, but are all loving with a warm heart. Because of the diverse team there is always someone with whom you have a connection and you feel safe to open up to. After the first ceremony, the group immediately felt closer and there was a connection between everyone. The experience of doing it 'together but alone' felt so powerful. During and between the ceremonies I felt so much love for everyone and received this. Very pleasant was the idea that I did not have to sit still, there were no strict rules I had to follow. Of course Ayakasha works with their own method and precepts for the weekend. The ceremonies themselves were intense, beautiful, sometimes frightening, but above all powerful. In the end I was able to rediscover my own strength and how wonderful and good that feels. Also after the weekend I lived on a pink cloud for weeks and felt a natural high. Less stress and negative thoughts. I experience more joy and feel self-confident.
A warm bath, of which I can still reminisce after a few weeks. See you next year sweethearts x Fleur
The beauty, The emotions, the intensity..
Female 21-10-20- locatie: Drenthe
Ayahuasca with Mandy, Ronald , Harry and other facilitators is a profound experience. In fact, it is beyond words. All facilitators share humbly and inobtrusively their profound wisdom, empathy and understanding. When sharing, everything is spontaneous and welcoming, yet it feels so carefully orchestrated as if all the participants were meant to meet and help each other with their experiences, life stories and visuals. Even though the settings are intimate and the groups quite small, you get the feeling as if the whole universe was meeting there, or at least people from different walks of life, nationalities and exceptionally rich spiritual experiences. Yet the profound experience of being at the same time human as divine unifies the group and a strong feeling of creating an emotional and spiritual bond arises. People go though life changing experiences and cross thresholds and limits between life and death. Many people go through scary traumatic memories. Still, the wonderful music and the empathetic presence of people there makes it possible and at the end, there is an atmosphere of relief and gratefulness for this overwhelming experience. The visuals are stunning, there are no words to describe them. Perhaps they should not be described. To me seems as if words flatten and profanize them. The beauty, The emotions, the intensity...all of it is not of this world. It is a total flabbergasting mystery
A very good therapy session
Andy 20-10-20 locatie: Drenthe
I had never had therapy before. This experience felt like what I imagine a very good therapy session to be like. I was able to go deep within myself and untangle issues which I didn't know were still tangled and tripping me up. I was reminded of the love I could feel for myself and be in tune with my body. I had neglected my body throughout the years and during the ceremony I was able to check in with myself to send love to parts of myself which I had neglected. I was reminded to work as one with my body. In trusting the medicine I was able to let go and let it take work on me. The lightness I felt after the purge was incredible. I know I will still take on negativity as well as positivity throughout my life. It's my choice whether I want to hold onto it or let it go. I can approach life with a lightness knowing I don't have to carry all that weight. I remembered to see the joy and majesty in the world. To smile and enjoy the ride because it will be over soon and it doesn't help me to get caught up on trivial matters. There's a metaphor about shaking the snowglobe and dumping fresh batch of snow on the landscape of my mind. I felt I didn't need to retread the same footsteps or go down the same grooves of habit. The medicine will wear off and those grooves will come back. It's good to know I can travel freely around my mind unconstricted by past choices. Lastly, it's difficult to put into words how much the team had helped guide the journey. They had our best interests at heart and guided us in such a familial and professional manner. The warmth they gave us helped illuminate our journey and provide comfort.
Healing, therapy and play
Chris 18-10-20 locatie: Drenthe
It was a really great supportive environment - these guys knew what they were doing - great environment, music, sharing circle the next day. There was a really nice mix of healing, therapy and play.
An experience never to forget
Mariëlle 18-10-20 location: Drenthe
If I feel that the Ayahuasca is going to work I am surprised to hear a woman's voice say my name and start my journey. It is difficult to translate the visual part of the journey into words. The colors, the waves, spirals. The music always takes me with it, the music is palpable, it's not a hearing, it's a vibration, I bén the vibration. I've cried for hours, I've been through previous lives, literally big waves (Atlantis!) of sadness, cold and pain, as if I was just dát. I've been crying for hours, I've been through previous lives, literally big waves (Atlantis!) of sadness, cold and pain. That, too, cannot be put into words. The next day the 2nd trip. I was a bit disappointed. Not so much in terms of the images and experiences, but more because the 1st ceremony was so physically intense for me. This was also because I hadn't eaten enough on Friday. I was urged to eat enough in advance, traveling with a plant medicine is like a marathon... My intention was to get an answer to the question of what my task is, here and now in this life. I certainly got that answer!
Traveling with Ayahuasca has freed me from fixed, deep-rooted emotions and healed. It is almost impossible to express in words how it really felt and it was an experience never to forget. I really feel reset. In the meantime it has been a few weeks and I still feel that the connection with my (higher) self has been restored Thank you Madrecita Ayahuasca ? (and thank you very much for the loving and skillful guidance!)
Strong enough to face the world again
Female anoniem -18-10-20- locatie: Drenthe
This ceremony was a true gift for me, and I am grateful to myself and everyone who took part in the ceremony and most importantly the guidance provided during.
I have worked through a lot of personal issues since youth, battling with depression due to trauma experienced during childhood and lack of love I felt around me. I realized after the ceremony, that I was an extremely sensitive person who has shut off my emotions to cope in life. During the first day of ceremony, the purging was very intense, and I felt, that I was letting go of pain that did not feel like mine. It felt like I had absorbed a lot of pain from others over the years and a lot of my own pain was still unprocessed pain I thought, I had let go of.
Second day of ceremony was also intense; however, it was more an opening to the universe and feeling the deep love that was offered by Source. As I said during sharing, I came in as a wounded soldier with battle scarce, who had felt alone in the fight for so long, but I finally realized that I am not.
Since I attended the ceremony, I feel far more open and connected. I know and fell that there are more people out there like me, who feel deep and fight the good fight, to see a better place for all of us, to rid this world of Evil, to heal those who suffered. In all of that I also realize that it is ok to feel the pain and that it will not break me down, instead I can come out on the other side, refreshed and strong enough to face the world again.
Feeling the Love around me again is beautiful and I highly recommend this to everyone who has fighting any type of internal fight. We all deserve happiness >3.
I have given back a piece of myself
Martine 05-10-20 - location: Drenthe
I am very grateful that I was able to experience this weekend and I will never forget what I was able to feel and see. What I saw and felt was so overwhelming and movingly beautiful, that cannot be described in words. I also felt a lot of pain and sadness and I could fully surrender to it. I saw and I felt the beauty of my sadness and the power that comes from it. The Holy Plant Medicine gave me back a piece of myself that I had lost for a very long time.
An amazing and healing experience
Bas 05-10-20 - location: Drenthe
I really experienced it as great, and made a wonderful journey into the underworld.
The two of you, together with the other helpers, have also guided us wonderfully.
It could not have been more perfect.
You sit so well in your place there and are a great combination together.
Mandy is a beautiful warm woman and personality who really watched over us and protected us like a kind of primeval mother and "leader of the pack" and where we could feel completely confident and make the journey.
And Ronald took us by the hand like a real Shaman on a journey and gave us the most beautiful music and healing sounds that were truly unrivalled❣️.
From beginning to end was simply perfect, could not have been better...
Mother and father Ayahuasca gave me exactly what I needed. That could not have been better and more beautiful.
Received so many wonderful insights, just what I needed... and it's still working.
These are all insights that for me have dotted the “I” in order to understand the whole even better and also to be able to take it with me and my family in order to help myself and my family to come, experience and stay in the world of pure love even better.
Especially the 2nd day, the 2nd round was the deciding day for me and I bathed and was immersed in such an overwhelmingly beautiful bath of love, warmth and beauty. A bath in which, despite the intensity, I could remain fully conscious and observe and experience my thoughts and my feelings.
For me there was a clear experience of the upper and the lower world, both of which are real but only one is really "True".
The underworld where we are all ONE and fully connected, and the upper world where we are all an individual, separated, with our (nonsensical) opinions and beliefs and thoughts.... it is a wonderful game.
All in all it was a wonderful and healing experience...☺️☺️
Even now, after a few weeks, the insights are still seeping in, despite the fact that it has (unfortunately) completely worked out. So now we have to open the door of eternal happiness with the acquired insights and enter...
Thank you for the nice journey and hope to see you soon... you are AMAZING! <3
The music made the adventure complete
Johan 05-10-20 - location: Drenthe
Had a great journey and experience with the help of expert help from Mandy, Ronald and Mariana. Mandy really got me to the heart of the matter and was there at exactly the right time when I needed it. The music made the adventure complete, Ronald provided a great build-up. I got to know myself tremendously and can say that I enjoy life from a very different level. Thank you
The evenings were full of magic
Anonymous 05-10-20 - location: Drenthe
The whole weekend was taken care of with a lot of attention. The supervisors all have their own unique input, and everything is done with love. What particularly appealed to me to enter into this experience with you was the combination of the spiritual, but still with a down-to-earth undertone. In the weekend there was also plenty of time and space for self-reflection and relaxation. The evenings were full of magic, it inspired me tremendously and left me with a lot of confirmation and self-love. Weeks later I still have the idea that the medicine works. I notice that I make different choices but, more often from love and less from (compulsive) routines. And choices that I used to make consciously for myself now do not come from the conscious but from that self-love. So it feels very good to give myself that love, this is something I didn't feel that way before. The medicine works more subtly and longer than I expected. I would very much like to attend another ceremony when I am ready for this again. Thanks for all the care and attention :)
Integration and peace of mind
Anonymous 05-10-20 - location: Drenthe
Working with plant medicines, and especially Ayahuasca, the physical individual need to feel save, in order to let go, and journey inward, and also outward where the medicine takes you. The facilitators created this save space! It brought about total surrender to the Medicine, and letting go of the 'self' in order to journey, travel, and learn what was needed. After a turbulent journey the few months preceeding my weekend with Mandy and Ronald, my intention was to integrate me relocation to the Netherlands, and the physical integration I needed in order to naturalize back into European society. The Medicine respected my intention of integration, gave me peace of mind, and more than I could ask for during the weekend. If you are called to partake in this holy plant medicine, do not let this opportunity pass you by. I highly recommend a weekend of discovery and self exploration with Ayahuasca, under the auspices of Mandy, Ronald, and their team!
Very special therapeutic and spiritual experience
Amani 05-10-20 - location: Drenthe
I have experienced the days and journey as very pleasant and special. The guidance, before and during, was very professional and personal. Personally I got new insights that I can also use. All in all a very special therapeutic and spiritual experience.
Michelle(NL) 24-09-20 - location: Drenthe
I have felt terribly bad, laughed to pieces, cried, thought and had the most fascinating conversations. All this brought me closer to myself and to how I can be better in life, it was incredibly valuable, I have never learned so much in such a short time.
I would absolutely recommend a weekend with Ayakasha when you are searching in your life, it has given me a lot of insights (mainly things I already knew somewhere or have been told before but because of the medicine it resonates). I now have more support for a finer mindset and know how to get closer to myself and am at the beginning of much (spiritual) development. The intensive guidance from Ayakasha and the setting they create has definitely contributed to this.
Desire to live
Nico(NL) 23-09-20 - location: Drenthe
It is the most beautiful thing I have ever done in my 28 years of existence. I think I have seldom felt so good. After the ceremony I lived in ecstasy for a week. And the time after that I am much more positive in life. No more unrealistic fears. Motivated to do things. And most important just a desire to live. 10/10 would recommend
An amazing experience
Shehan(AUS) 02-09-20 - locatie: Drenthe
What an amazing experience! I was very hesitant doing this workshop with just anyone, but in the end I decided to go with Ayakasha. It was one of the best decisions I have ever made. All my questions and concerns were answered and we were all well looked after, which made me feel right at home. During the ceremony, we were supported all the way through with love and kindness. The music and the atmosphere they created for the journey was absolutely perfect. I definitely recommend Ayakasha and I will certainly be back for round 2 in the near future. Thank you Mandy, Ronald and Harry for all the work that you do. Lots of love from down under ❤️
New doors open
Joeri(BE) 21-08-20 - location: Drenthe
Sweet and lovely people who know what they're doing. The medicine makes for a wonderful journey you'll never forget. It closes doors that need to be closed and gives you the chance to open new doors yourself.
Looking at yourself on a deeper level
Anonymous(NL) 20-08-20 - location: Drenthe
Very fine, quiet and skillful guidance. Beautiful location that really contributes to the whole experience. I would recommend Ayakasha if you are looking for a beautiful place in nature with nice people, to look at yourself on a deeper level. In any case, I have had a lot to gain from it.
Feel more complete and worthy
Siobhan(IR) 17-08-20 - locaton: Drenthe
I still feel the positive effects of the experience and remind myself every day what the ayahuasca has shown me. I feel that years of build up anxieties have melted away and I can see more clearly what is important in life and what has been holding me back. I have no desire to go back to old/bad habits and really hope I can stay on this path. My zest for life has returned and my outlook is a lot more positive than before. I feel that emptiness that plagued me for my entire life has gone. I feel more complete and worthy. After years of trying everything and never feeling satisfied I now feel a kind of inner peace that I was craving for. I feel tremendously grateful for everything. For me it was one of the most positive experiences I have had and it was better than I could ever have imagined.
A fuller more complete person
Howard(USA) 15-08-20 - location: Drenthe
With every ceremony I find myself returning as a fuller more complete person. The medicine will reach deep into your psyche and bring everything you are ready for to your awareness. Mandy and Ronald create an environment that facilitates and encourages this process. The music will take you on a journey through yourself, into the most spiritual realms, or into the dark place you need to shed light on. Inside this journey you will be under ever watchful eyes, with Mandy floating about giving you a soft healing touch, a voice of wisdom, or a helper catering to your worldly needs. Ultimately the work is up to you but the guidance and support is always there.
We are mentally & spiritually connected
Katharina(NL) 06-08-20 - location: Drenthe
I would advise anyone considering an Ayahuasca ceremony to do this with Mandy and Ronald. I was recommended by a friend who did it to them and now I understand his enthusiasm. I think that Mandy and Ronald with their person, their attitude, the setting they create internally and externally and the location they choose are the prerequisites for a good and deep journey. They listen to your doubts and worries and take you seriously, there is adequate preparation that starts weeks before the ceremony and aftercare for those who want it. For me these have all been factors that make me feel good about this - it's still quite exciting to make the choice. These are universal aspects, but apart from that I liked the feeling that I was understood in my experience. I didn't have to explain it or analyse it for the other person, but had the idea that we are mentally/spiritually connected and that we actually understand each other. Especially for me who in the past often shot in the pattern of 'I am not seen' this is healing. Thank you!
A fuller more complete person
Howard(USA) 30-07-20 - location: Drenthe
With every ceremony I find myself returning as a fuller more complete person. The medicine will reach deep into your psyche and bring everything you are ready for to your awareness. Mandy and Ronald create an environment that facilitates and encourages this process. The music will take you on a journey through yourself, into the most spiritual realms, or into the dark place you need to shed light on. Inside this journey you will be under ever watchful eyes, with Mandy floating about giving you a soft healing touch, a voice of wisdom, or a helper catering to your worldly needs. Ultimately the work is up to you but the guidance and support is always there.
One of the better organizations
Johan (NL) 23-07-20 - location: Drenthe
Just like last time I made a very nice trip. A very important part of it was the accompaniment and the very good music! Ayakasha is in my opinion one of the better organizations where you can follow this kind of workshops. I've done several at different providers. Location is very suitable, space is nicely furnished and the guides are knowledgeable, attentive and not too present. What I find very pleasant are the sharings. Namasté
Breaking down walls and getting to know yourself
Natasja (NL) 17-07-20 - location: Drenthe
A special experience that you cannot explain in words. Despite the fact that it was very spicy for me, I will definitely do it again. Through the journey your walls will be broken down and you will get to know yourself. Everyone will learn something from this and take it with them into the rest of your life. The guidance and care was top! They felt exactly what people need and help where needed. Recommended!
Surprised with the change in me
Everina (DE) 17-07-20 - locatie: Drenthe
I had sought different therapies to treat PTSD before I joined an Ayahuasca session with Ayakasha, but always found them to be only somewhat effective. But after the guided session with Mandy and Ronald, I feel different. I can now put all my depression and self-loathing at arms length, while giving them care and compassion that they need. I am genuinely surprised with the change in me. Thank you Ayakasha team for the guidance and accompanying me in my self discovery. It was very much appreciated and I couldn’t have asked for more.
Powerful, special and liberating experience
Mireille (NL) Maart 2020 - location: Hilversum
It was so scary to enter for the first time. I was super well prepared but still I felt the excitement the closer I got to your location. Luckily I felt at home as soon as I came in. Also because of the other people who were there (thank you all for your inspiring stories and the warmth). I can really recommend everyone to do this at least once in your life. Mandy and Ronald created a super nice atmosphere and really gave me the feeling that everything was okay. Everything was explained very well and because of the build-up in the ceremony I felt that I could handle it. it wasn't hovering but very much in the here and now. during the ceremony I always felt your presence. I felt the space to ask for help where necessary (thank you Mandy for emphasizing that so much in advance otherwise I probably would have doubted anyway). Ronald, it must have been said a thousand times but your beautiful sensor for the right music worked very well for me and I felt your energy from a distance, thank you very much! Mandy, you really put me through some really hard moments. I sincerely don't know what I would have done without your whispering voice in my head ;) thank you very much for that!
It was a really intense, special and liberating experience that I give everyone (maybe in the health insurance package? ;) )
I will definitely be back!
A very nice place to experience this!
Laura (NL) Maart 2020 - location: Drenthe
My trip at Ayakasha was the first time I was introduced to the Medicine. This experience made a great impression on me. I felt good at all times and I was carried by the guides. The music was really beautiful and the ceremony very nice and beautiful. I felt safe and also helped me through difficult moments. Now, 3 months later my lessons are still working. In my dreams and also in my whole system. Even when I put on music that was played during our trip, I get goose bumps and it brings me back to that place. When the Medicine calls you, Ayakasha is definitely a very nice place to experience this!
Sitting on a pink cloud for a long time
Charlotte NL - location: Hilversum
Very special how I experienced both evenings in two ways. The first evening was a journey of insights, while the second evening was mainly physical, ending in dancing. Both evenings were very nice and I sat on a pink cloud for a long time.
The room itself is also nicely decorated (think of: candles, incense, figurines, paintings). At first I thought: it's too close together, but precisely because of this I felt very connected to the group. Mandy and Ronald are also well attuned to each other. Furthermore, there is room for jokes, which I personally like very much.
Feel lighter, brighter and happier
I cannot thank you enough for hosting a warm and unintimidating ceremony that has opened my eyes a little wider. I was a very nervous first-timer, but you put us all at ease and looked after us with empathy and warmth. And amazing music. It was everything I’d hoped for, and more, and I will gladly recommend you to anyone who is seeking this life-affirming experience.
The after effects have been astonishing. I could never in a lifetime of guesses have expected what I experienced, but it explained a lot of issues I’ve had throughout my life. Now I’m able to recognise and challenge unhelpful thoughts and actions before they take hold. Friends notice that I am less anxious than before, and I generally feel lighter, brighter and happier.
Truly unforgettable experience
It was an honour to attend an Ayakasha retreat. We had been looking for a year or more for the right place to do our first ceremony and could not have hoped for a better experience all round.
The team are amazing - Mandy is a warm, friendly, down to earth leader, who possesses an incredible talent for helping people understand themselves and gain clarity over their traumas, confusions and blockages. Ronald is a quiet and peaceful warrior, a Sage, a top dj, and a strong, calming presence. Harry is an angel with an awesome smile and a friendly charming demeanour, and Marianna is a beautiful, gentle and highly attentive lady watching and dancing over us all as we travelled. Together they are a form an amazing, almost unreal team. The setting was great, a lovely thatched roof lodge in the countryside. The room and setting were lovely, spacious enough but still warm and cozy. The ambience was fantastic, the incence was fragrant but not too overbearing and the music was sublime.
If by accompaniment we are referring to the music, then fantastic. There was never a tune that seemed out of place. There was a journey to be had just in the playlist. It was well chosen, expertly delivered and seemed to rise and fall in all the right places. When do any of us just lie down for 6hrs a day listening to beautiful music from around the world. A highlight form was the Mongolian throat singing mixed with Hungarian women’s choir. Devine!
This was my first time drinking the Medicine, but I now have a little more understanding of why so many people see it as a useful and transformative experience. Whilst there I shed a tear for all the people who I knew and loved, who would never get to experience such a ceremony, as they would not allow themselves to do so, for one reason or another. The Medicine instills a sense of wonder and amazement that are too easily forgotten in day to day life, and I am glad that it has carried, rippling through the days and weeks that followed. I went with some pretty simple intentions, and although they were not the theme of what unfolded, they were an anchor to earth when things were getting too wayward. The ways in which these intentions have been answered were not as expected but I see now how things have been slowly unravelling ever since. It was everything I hoped for, and a whole lot more.
I am very grateful to the leaders and the other participants for making it such a lovely weekend and a truly unforgettable experience. I wish everyone could try it, at least once. I hope to get the opportunity again someday.
Many Thanks, Jeremy
Really, really happy
This was my third Ayahuasca ceremony and possibly the most powerful, but I do believe that this medicine gives you what you need as it knows what you are ready to face and overcome at the right time.
The music seems to know where to bring me during the ceremony. It supports me when I face the challenges and helps to show me what I need to look at. The assistants just know what to do when you need it. Mandy's guidance is one of the most powerful things I have had the pleasure to witness. Some blocks were obliterated with her help.
The first two ceremonies cleared out old pain and have made me stronger in myself.
I broke my tailbone about 15 years ago and I have been living with that pain and discomfort daily since. During the most recent ceremony, I was able to look into this injury, what led to it and much more. The pain is gone now. That alone, is having a big positive impact in my day-to-day life.
These ceremonies have given me a space within myself that used to be taken up with anxiety, rumination and sadness. In less than a year, I and those closest to me can see the enormous difference. I am more present, I am at ease with where I am in my life and I am genuinely, really, really happy. That is something I was never able to say before.
Dear Mandy, Ronald, Harry and Marianne,
This weekend I have again had a very valuable experience with you. Mandy, you've been so incredibly supportive in my process. The way you feel about what I'm up to is magical. Thank you. Thank you. Ronald, I greatly admire the way you are in-tune with each and every one of us, and at the same time know how to support the group energy, not only says something about being a great artist, but also that you feel tremendously good about us. Topper! Marianne, your warmth, love and attention could be felt everywhere. Your care brought so much warmth, how nice that you were there! And without Harry it wouldn't be complete. I could so use your humour in between the hard work. What a great pear man you are! And in between laughs, I know you always keep an eye on things. With you around, I felt safe. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
This was my 3rd weekend at Ayakasha. The first time I thought it was fantastic, and yet I notice that you keep on developing the ceremonies. Awesome! You offer safety, humour, expertise, a beautiful natural location, great music and a wonderful attention-grabbing ceremony form. I am happy with you! See you next time!
A warm greeting, Patrick
Most Magical Experience
The most Magical experience with the most Wonderful people. I did not know what to expect when I arrived, but very soon I knew that I had picked the right place which is important when drinking the medicine. The weekend helped me access parts of myself that needed to be healed. I cried, I laughed, I sang, I danced. The effects are long lasting and unforgettable.
All of the guides were supportive and super friendly. The music helped me go deeper and then transcend when it was necessary. Mandy in particular was instrumental in my healing during the weekend. She took on the mother figure and remained with me when the pain was unbearable. A beautiful soul. I cannot thank her enough.
I cannot thank Mandy, Harry, Ronald and the rest of the group for being so supportive and authentic. It really shows in the atmosphere and experiences of the group. If you are thinking of attending a workshop with Ayakasha do not hesitate. I would 100% recommend ✨
Seeing what it's all about
First of all, I would like to thank Ronald, Mandy, Harry and also Matthieu very much for how they put their expertise in this area to use in guiding the ceremonies. In addition, the organisation around it was also excellent. Not only did they provide a safe environment and a warm atmosphere, they also gave me exactly what I needed during the ceremonies when I was stuck. The music was really an added value during the experiences and the loving and respectful accompaniment when I was really struggling, very special. It allowed me to go through different stages during the experience which I see as very valuable in my current development. The first evening was an important lesson for me in a kind of intense visual and very strong force field, which was followed in the second evening by a spiritual experience that can't be described with a pen. Both evenings formed 1 story that, when I think back, I can use as an anchor of sorts. A kind of relapse base to see what it's all about again, where I can relativize certain stressors in daily life more easily, and at the same time see their beauty underneath. I also realize that it takes practice and consistent attention to integrate the lessons during the long-term ceremonies into life. Without that exercise you could lose it again, I suspect. I think the ceremonies give you a push in the right direction, then it's up to you to do something with it. I think that combination is very powerful.
Very happy and grateful
If you are seriously considering an Ayahuasca journey - this is the place to do it.
Ronald, Mandy and the crew are very professional, and they are certainly people you can trust with taking care of your physical body, as well as guiding you through the difficult parts of the journey.
The facilities are great. The nature surrounding the place is very beautiful and peaceful, and the house itself is charming and inviting. The food is good and the beds are comfortable.
Our group had an especially intense weekend. Many people had profound experiences and went through extremely powerful journeys. The intensity of emotions present in the ceremony room is difficult to convey with words. There were six guides and twelve participants, and I feel this ratio was very good. Every time someone needed help, there was always an available guide to offer his much needed support.
My first journey was a very pleasant one, filled with amazing imagery, pure child-like joy and laughter, and a general sense of awe towards the beauty of existence. I was able to bring back a part of this sensation and integrate it into my daily life, and I am very grateful for this.
My second journey was a difficult one. The experience was overwhelmingly powerful. I experienced an "ego death, and no longer had a body or even thoughts. The sense of time and space completely disappeared. It felt like I was stuck in this state forever (even though in reality it only lasted a few seconds), and I was not sure I would ever be able to come back. Springing back to reality from this state was violent. It felt like being born back into the world. I had a very rough half hour following this, feeling as if I could slip back into the previous state at any moment. I have to stress the importance of having guidance and support in this situation. Mandy was there with me all along and really made a difference. The experience, though very difficult, was very valuable to me and taught me the importance of being able to let go of control and surrender to something greater than myself. I was unable to do it during my journey, but I am working on integrating it into my daily life.
All in all, both journeys had some very valuable lessons to teach me, and I am very happy and grateful for having had the opportunity to undergo this process.
A word of caution - even though I truly believe Ayahuasca is a powerful medicine for the mind and soul, it is not a thing to be taken lightly. You need to understand that you are giving yourself up to powers over which you have no control. Don't do this if you are not feeling ready.
If you are ready, however, this is the place and these are the people to do it with.
I wish you safe and profound journeys.
In my journeys at Ayakaska I have this time again gotten wonderful insights into where I stand in my growth in this life, what to do and what can stand in my way. The journeys were hard but I felt so safe and supported that I could go full speed ahead and feel exactly what I needed and didn't need. Your weekend offers space to be alone for a while, to rest, to go into nature, to dance or to chat...space to prepare in your own way. At the same time you give a clear structure and ask the right questions so that everyone seems to feel part of the group and ready to go on the journey together. And so nice to know that your music will take you with it every time. The choice of songs is so spot on for me every time. It takes me to the depths where I'd rather not go if she cherishes me when I seem lonely and lost. The conversations with Mandy there, give me the clarity and support to continue or just stay where I need to stay. With a smile and physical/energetic healing to get as much as possible out of the journey. Because of all this I can recommend this organization to anyone who is curious or very experienced. Until the next...
Our mother earth needs saving now
I was apprehensive before the ceremonies but once I met the supervisors and assistants I felt I was in good hands. I had a clear sense of a guiding presence throughout my journey on the second ceremony and received a profound healing. The presence requested to show me something and I agreed. And I was shown a huge sphere filled with extinct birds and animals and rivers choking and their spirits dying due the many dams built on them. An urgent message that our mother earth needs saving now. That all we needed to do was to give up the excesses and there was abundance for every being to flourish without ravaging. We cried together in prayer for healing of our land and nature. This wasn't like another 'save the environment' message. It was my most beloved janani (Sanskrit for the one who gave birth to you) reaching her hand out to save her from the brink of death. I weep as I write this.
The music was amazing, seemed to guide the experience, actually can't express it but truly good. The assistants are so authentic and genuinely intend the healing for all of us, they were a huge support in that unknown journey
The whole experience still blows my mind
This was my second trip with Ayakasha. When arriving it was like seeing my family back! This alone proved to me I was at the right place, again. Even writing this gives me goosebumps. The whole experience still blows my mind. During the trip i have been on levels of consciousness i have never been before. The insight are so clear and simple it left me in tears or made me puke. The accompaniment is great. They seem to feel when you need a helping hand or when you just want to be alone, traveling. Then there is the music...shit man, there is no music, you become the music, no, you are the music! Ayahuasca should be mandatory in every health insurance policy! Cheers, Martijn
One of the most unforgettable experiences of my life
In November this year I had my second retreat. It was almost exactly 12 months after my first experience with the sacred plants. Both of them were at Ayakasha, and both of them were quite different. The first time although I seemed to be in a very good state, I had a lot of pain to process, I did not ‘know’ before. It was really good to ‘refresh’.
This second time, it was time to take a close look to my fears. I also wanted to take steps into another career. But did not know how and was scared. The first night of this weekend I could ‘escape’ this part with looking to the closest people around me. The second night, I had to step into the ‘Glitter Horror Circus’. As I was scared to enter, a box of popcorn was thrown to me into the process like giving me the choice to be just audience or to move on and do what I had to do: entering and participate. Doing this, I came into a very interesting process of watching my fears and their origins. Intense and hard sometimes, but I never felt hopeless. The music selection of this night by Ronald was the best of all the 4 sessions I had so far, and this really stimulated me to take steps for going through new chapters into the process.
This weekend, the processing went so deep, that new strong insights keep on emerging for over 2 weeks. I was very sensitive the first few days after the weekend, and spent a lot of time walking and thinking. I came very close to the recent point of my fears now, and learned to embrace them. It helps a lot not to care about them, and making it able to focus on my strengths now. Back with my feet on the ground and taking the next steps. I already had some job applications with interesting and promising prospects.
Next to this personal insights, I can really recommend to choose Ayakasha. Mandy (with her career as therapist) spends a great amount of quality focus time on the group. Both times at Ayakasha the group was extremely close. All the shamans got special senses to help you when you need it. They just feel, see, and help. With or without words. That makes it really comfortable.
Next to tears and fears: there was again enough time for making jokes (je bent er gloeiend aardbei wireless smoothie – Thanx Harry, I am already looking forward to the next vitamins). Altogether - making it one of the most unforgettable experiences of my (quite non-boring) life. Again.
Most amazing and healing experience
Natalia ~ 02-12-2019
Situated in a beautiful countryside l really enjoy the walks around the fields. The space for the ceremonies was perfect... The atmosphere was very peaceful and helped the process... Everything was in perfect harmony... The crew did an excellent job taking care of everything, guiding, advising... They helped to make the most of the experience... The music was absolutly outstanding....
It was one of the most amazing and healing experience l've had... It helped me a lot to have a deeper connection with myself.... The medicine was a wise teacher for me and it made me realize things, not always gives you what you want, but gives you what you need... And l think l was the perfect place for my first experience, l am happy l chose it... the place was beautiful and peaceful and the people (specially Mandy and Ronald) made the whole experience just perfect...
Peace and stillness
Julia ~ 02-12-2019
`The property had plenty of space to take a walk and was surrounded by nature.
A very pleasant atmosphere was created. With the candles, pictures and the structure of the ceremony one could prepare well for the upcoming journey.
Although I never asked for help, someone was there when I needed it. It was my first participation and I am very grateful for the assistance. The music, singing and dancing guided me through the ceremony and shaped the experience fundamentally. I couldn't have imagined the supervision any better.
The Holy Plants have shown me peace and stillness. I was able to make peace with my father's death after 8 years. I can now think about him without feeling pain and grief. Instead I feel peace and love. It is as if I have been given a new perspective and accumulated feelings of guilt have been taken away. I could say goodbye. I am very grateful for this experience and the group! You have made the ceremonies so wonderful.
Pete ~ 31-10-2019
Ronald and Mandy couldn’t have been kinder and more helpful. They provided constant reassurance on the retreat, and were always patient and understanding with our many questions. Most importantly the environment was safe, controlled, comfortable and very well managed by the team.
I was slightly apprehensive prior to the experience, and whatever journey I would undertake on the Sacred Plants. But even at its most challenging times - and indeed it can be difficult - Ronald and Mandy were so quick and sensitive to react, help and guide.
These Sacred Plants is not something to be taken lightly: it is a very powerful substance and can force you to confront the deepest, darkest and most suppressed emotions and thoughts. However I found that two nights was absolutely necessary in achieving what I needed, and Mandy and Ronald were excellent in helping me understand and manage how to process the confusing and mad ride which the Sacred Plants gives you.
Although I felt a great sadness immediately on leaving the retreat and returning to normality, in the weeks following I noticed some subtle and some clear changes in my behaviour. All positive. As well as feeling a lot more empathy, I also started to rebuild my physical health, which has had a very positive knock on effect in all other facets of life. It has also helped change some of my more damaging thought patterns and self destructive behaviours.
I have no regrets in attending, and if I choose to do it again, it will very likely be in the amazing and warm environment which this couple offer.
An experience to repeat
Aldo(IT) ~ 30-10-2019
My experience has been a terrific journey that I wasn't expected and seen the benefits afterwards in terms of personal development, future perspectives and happiness. The kindness of the supervisors and support staff leaves you with the heart full of love and ready to go back into the real world. Something amazing that I will carry with me, and an experience to repeat! Definitely worth the money and the shot ;)
Special & Beautiful
Floor (NL) ~ 22-10-2019
Beautiful place, green and and private garden with lots of different trees, very soothing. I can't say often enough how special and beautiful I experienced this. Even the small details in the decoration. When you enter the room you already feel a calming energy and everything comes together.
As soon as I entered, I felt immediately welcome, and it's nice that you can feel an immediate sense of understanding without saying a word. The team is well attuned to each other, which forms a warm blanket for the participants. I said it 100 times but the music was beautiful, you just know exactly when a little extra attention is needed and it is noticeable that you have a lot of (professional) experience. This time there were some more assistants than usual, 5 out of a group of 9, but that was very nice!
Keep up the good work, I hope you can do this for a long time to come, I can recommend it to everyone!
Found what I was looking for
Peter (NL) ~ 22-10-2019
The healing at Ayakasha was very pleasant. In all respects and in all phases of the process. Both the preparation, the process itself and the aftercare. Mandy and Ronald have a lot of experience with this way of working. They are self-assured and that gives a lot of confidence. I have felt 100% safe during the whole process. This is very important in processes like this, I think. At Ayakasha I found what I was looking for.
Wow is the word to describe this retreat!
Alisia (UK) ~ 17-07-2019
From the moment I met the three organisers they were instantly so warm and welcoming, each and everyone of them plays a perfect role in the journey. Mandy is so insightful and clever when it comes to knowing about the brain and the medicines, also so loving and attentive Harry is so funny, positive and also plays the caring role and Ronald plays the most amazing music and knows exaxtly what to do with the music when he sees people struggling in their journeys. I can't describe my experience in words but I learnt so much and that's a big thank you to the team for putting me on the right path in our group conversations and for making me feel so comfortable in there care. The house is very beautiful and the perfect size, the grounds around are so peaceful and lovely to walk around. Thanks you again all of you... You will all be forever my family!!
Words cannot begin to describe it
Dave (UK) ~ 15-07-2019
I gave this place a perfect rating simply because I could not ask for more. Everything went as well as possible. Ronald and Mandy were both excellent. Very nice people with a lot of wisdom and understanding (especially with their medicine and dealing with past trauma). I felt very comfortable with them! The facilities were fine. I had a nice place to sleep and the ceremony room had very nice decorations and a calming vibe to it overall. I had such a great experience here that words cannot begin to describe it.
I would definitely recommend this place to my friends. In fact, I already have!
No more space and time
Joort (NL) ~ 03-07-2019
I've had an unforgettable experience! And I think that thanks to you in particular, I was able to enjoy the journey that the plant had in store for me to the fullest. You have put us at ease from the beginning and it felt right that we were in experienced and trusted hands. Once again, thank you very much for that!
The trip itself was as I had imagined it would be. My intention was to experience that there would be no more space and time. And thanks to the music of Ronald I could really get fully absorbed in the trip.
Had was the most extraordinary thing I've ever experienced. And I'm looking forward to another session. Maybe this autumn in Drenthe? Who knows ?
Intense at times but very beautiful
John (NL) ~ 03-07-2019
I’m so glad I chose Ayakasha to guide me through my first Holy Plants experience. Mandy & Ronald were both so kind and loving. They both guided us through the journey with much care, respect and attention.
I want to thank Mandy for taking care of us at times of struggle, and thank you Ronald for taking us on a epic journey with your music, it was intense at times but very beautiful!
I learned so much about myself thanks to the life experience and insights of Mandy & Ronald.
Beholden and Enlightened
Mert (TUR) ~ 02-07-2019
I had been suffering from serious anxiety, negativity and stress problems in my life for a long while mostly due to the fact that our capitalist and cruel system’s routine struggles. As already felt loosing my path in life and desperately seeking to find a compass to guide for recovery, I met Ronald & Mandy and the mother Holy Plants for my birthday present.
From the moment I entered the house in Hilversum, I started to feel the light. Ronald & Mandy.. They are incredibly beautiful and very wise souls that I am even having struggles to describe their light. :)They are very well experienced, kind and highly intuitional about the healing and its process.
With their guidance and the light of the mother Holy Plants my journey was a life-changing experience that I will hopefully carry the feeling through my life. I have already found a relief, peace and understanding even after just an introduction weekend with the retreat. Very divine experience.
If you feel ‘ready’ to start your own journey/healing with the medicine, I can’t imagine a better place and better guidance than theirs.
Much appreciated and grateful for all.
Looking forward to the day we will meet again and hoping that it will be soon!
With gratitude and love,
Ellen (NL) ~ 02-07-2019
At one point, lying on my back, I felt two big hands pushing away my hands, which I held on my heart because of the pain. With gentle force. Strong hands pressed on my shoulders and I felt someone pushing something against my heart and radiating a lot of energy through my heart. This felt very nice and gave relief. Were these the hands of the spirits or the hands of Mandy?
I loved it so much to see the love and passion that Ronald and Mandy have for what they do. It touches me again... I have deep respect and admiration for this. If more people had this for their work, the world would look a lot nicer.
I have been lying in the bed in the sleeping kemar with a beautiful view from the window. And the most important thing I felt safe :) With the other participant next to me, everything went by itself.
Being in the moment and doing what feels right pleases me very well Blipogende emoticon A relief! When I'm ready I like to come and have a cup of tea with you again. ;)
Lyzette (NL) ~ 26-06-2019
This journey was more beautiful and grand than I could have imagined. I have learned that I am so much stronger than I ever thought. I got rid of what wasn't mine and took back what belongs to me. Holy Plants taught me so many lessons in a crystal clear way and the love and power of the whole group was great. When I thought I was 'ready' I received a gift. I feel that moment is a new compass in my life and I feel that I want to learn more about it. I will certainly do this again with Mandy, Harry and Ronald because they offer me so much security. With the words and energy that Mandy gives me, I can make the journey as it belongs to me. It was an unforgettable and beautiful journey; I am grateful!
Big hug, Lyzette
Wow is the word to describe this retreat!
Alisia (UK) ~ 15-06-2019
From the moment I met the three organisers they were instantly so warm and welcoming, each and everyone of them plays a perfect role in the journey. Mandy is so insightful and clever when it comes to knowing about the brain and Holy Plants, also so loving and attentive Harry is so funny, positive and also plays the caring role and Ronald plays the most amazing music and knows exaxtly what to do with the music when he sees people struggling in their journeys. I can't describe my experience in words but I learnt so much and that's a big thank you to the team for putting me on the right path in our group conversations and for making me feel so comfortable in there care. The house is very beautiful and the perfect size, the grounds around are so peaceful and lovely to walk around. Thanks you again all of you... You will all be forever my Holy Plants family!!
Feeling connection with life and the source
Marianna (NL) ~ 12-06-2019
It was another impressive spiritual journey. And indeed the process continues. I try to meditate every day to stay in touch with that dimension. Of course it doesn't always work out and in the first days after the ceremony it was much more strongly connected to the divine. Unfortunately it ebbs away a bit...
In any case, I was happy to share and do this experience/journey with you. There was a nice, warm atmosphere, inspiring people and I felt safe enough to make the leap into the deep. I would recommend it to anyone who is ready or who feels the calling to go deeper into your own universe and feel the connection with life and the source.
You are doing well! And who knows, our paths might cross again.
Lots of love, Marianna
A lovely weekend...
Martijn (NL) ~ 05-06-2019
Questions answered in ways that we're unthinkable before ;-) Nice team, lovely people, support when needed and plenty of space for the individual proces as well. The aftercare, if needed, is very professional as well!
The medicine is life changing
Luke (UK) ~ 03-06-2019
I want to thank Ronald, Mandy & Harry for your hospitality. When I was running late and lost you said "don't worry remain calm you'll get through it. You guided me when I was lost and I haven't even met you guys at that point. I lost my luggage you helped with clothes and a toothbrush. You guys are so welcoming thank you.
The medicine is life changing, your ceremonies were supportive and beautiful. I never felt scared once, all fear and suspicion vanished when Mandy called to help with any questions I had. The house is beautiful, the food was 10/10 and the people there are life long friends, thank you for your work you are appreciated. It takes a lot of energy doing these ceremonies having to watch over all of us but you always pull it off. I have received great life lessons and will act on it.
LOVE YOU ALL!!!!!!!! LUKE
Love and Gratitude
Emre (UK, TUR) ~ 08-05-2019
I’d been wanting to go to treat like this for a long time, but I was skeptical about a lot of places. From all that I’d learned about Holy Plants before (reading or from experience), and from talking to Ronald by voice call, I felt good about how they run things. I wasn’t disappointed at all in what I actually found once I arrived.
It was a great environment thanks to everyone involved there. It’s easy to see there’s a lot of thought and care that goes into everything there. It was also great having discussions with the facilitators who knew where we were coming from and had seen people pass through and had practical advice for how to turn the experiences into more than just pretty colors and a story to tell friends.
Mandy and Ronald were always available for help or advice, and I think that’s one of the great things about this retreat: support is there when needed. I’m quite grateful to them and pray they carry on the good work.
I highly recommend Drenthe to others who want to experience Holy Plants and Beautiful Holland.
And finally I cannot express enough the love and gratitude I have for all the guests that I had the pleasure to share the experience with. They are friends/family for life. I shared with them all one of the most special moments of my life and I’ll never forget it.
Maria (HUN) ~ 08-05-2019
It was an amazing weekend I spent in Drenthe with Ayakasha. I never thought the experience would be like this, had to face myself several ways, which needed a lot of strength. Mandy, Ronald, Esther & Jaouad the whole team really was there to support me through my journey. I’m so really grateful to you for everything!
Hope to see you all soon again! ❤️
Peace and Love,
Looking for a place for your first Medicine experience? You can stop looking, this is it!
Henrikka (FIN) ~ 07-05-2019
The weekend I spent in Drenthe in April 2019 was my third Holy Plants experience but certainly the most powerful and memorable one. Even now three weeks later I find it challenging putting into words the peace, love and validation I experienced in the loving guidance of Mandy, Ronald and Harry. But I absolutely want to try since the weekend was life-changing in many ways and I want to help others to find these amazing people.
From the moment I arrived in Drenthe and met Mandy, Ronald and Harry, I knew immediately that they are there to genuinely support and help us participants in our individual healing processes, also after it is time to go home. Having experienced Holy Plants ceremonies in other centres too, I can say this is not something to be taken granted for. The pertinent, guided questions Mandy presented during the group sharing sessions were of utmost importance in helping us find the in-depth meaning for our previous night experiences with Holy Plants. But words weren’t always even needed – the presence, love and unconditional acceptance she embodies never once failed us, before, during or after the ceremonies. I felt seen and accepted for who I am for the first time in my life. I can’t highlight enough how significant this was for me!
Finally, an important word of reassurance for anyone who feels uneasy about participating in a weekend retreat due to the social nature of it: regardless of my introverted nature and social anxiety, it did not take long for me to feel comfortable and safe. I did not feel drained at all during the weekend, vice versa, I felt incredibly charged, relaxed and grounded by the end of it. The agenda of the weekend is designed so that there is plenty of time to reflect on your experiences and feelings alone in a non-guided setting, if one prefers so. The location in Drenthe is beautiful as from a fairy-tale with a huge garden one can easily get lost in. It is really like an Holy Plants ceremony weekend combined with a nature retreat.
Thank you Mandy, Ronald and Harry for your loving care and guidance on this wonderful, life-changing experience!"
Best experience possible
Shed (UK) ~ 01-05-2019
The whole team made me feel very welcome and safe through out the weekend, Really created something special and helped me have the best experience possible. I have already started to plan my next visit.
Zonder oordelen en met veel liefde
Patrick (NL) ~ 26-04-2019
Lieve Mandy, Ronald en Harry,
Na een onvergetelijk weekend ben ik langzaam aan het verwerken wat er allemaal gebeurt is. Een rollercoaster aan emoties, pijn, boosheid en verdriet gingen vooraf aan mooie lessen. Achteraf hoor ik Harry zeggen: “Het is allemaal niet zo moeilijk.”, en hij had gelijk. Zo moeilijk is het niet, als je er maar voor open staat. En die les heeft mij veel meer gebracht dan dat ik had durven hopen. Jullie bijdrage zal ik nooit vergeten. Jullie hebben de voorwaarden gecreëerd om een groep prachtige mensen op de meest gelijkwaardige manier die er bestaat, samen te brengen in een prachtige omgeving waarbij de mate van wederzijds respect alles oversteeg. Heel even bestond er geen competitiedrang, jaloezie, ijdelheid en wat al niet meer. Iedereen was puur zoals het bedoeld is. Zonder oordelen en met veel liefde. Jullie betrokkenheid was magisch. Het leek alsof jullie konden toveren met jullie tijd en aandacht, want om iedereen de aandacht te geven die hij of zij nodig had, leek praktisch onmogelijk. En toch werd ik telkens weer verrast met steun als ik het even nodig had. Mandy, je leek mijn pijn te begrijpen en maakte het dat het er mocht en kon zijn. Jouw aanwezigheid gaf moed. De muziek was fantastisch. Als enorme muziekliefhebber dacht ik muziek te kunnen voelen, maar dit was een intensere beleving dan alleen maar voelen. Ronald, je bent een muziek-tovenaar! En Harry, man, man, man, jouw humor, en dan ook jouw timing in het bijzonder, sleepte mij er soms echt even doorheen als ik het moeilijk had. Nooit heb ik zoveel gelachen terwijl ik zo hard moest werken. Allen enorm bedankt, samen gaven jullie mij het vertrouwen om mij over te kunnen geven,
ik zal jullie nooit vergeten! Een warme groet, Patrick
Catherine (IRL) ~ 24-04-2019
Ayakasha is a special space. Mandy is able to unravel the knots deep within you and the attention to detail lets you experience Holy Plants in a safe and comfortable place. Walking away from here on Sunday afternoon I knew that deep cellular changes had already happened. Having had a few days to gain more perspective, there is an edge of anxiety gone from my daily routine. It is hard to communicate exactly how Mandy, Ronald and Harry guide you, nurture you and are there for you throughout but they are. And while the ceremonies are to be approached with a level of seriousness, there are so many laughs and engaging conversations throughout the weekend. Everything about this experience, from when I initially enquired about it to the very end is seamless. If you are reading this, book it, it's one of the best investments you can give yourself.
Weer opnieuw opgebouwd
Lyzette (NL) ~ 24-04-2019
Het is moeilijk mijn reis in woorden te bevatten. Deze maand heb ik mijn tweede weekend bij Mandy, Ronald en Harry meegemaakt. Na mijn eerste Holy Plants-ervaring in januari was ik erg bang geworden maar wíst ik dat ik mijn reis wilde voortzetten. Mijn laatste reis heeft mij onder andere teruggebracht naar vroeger en de donkere gevoelens die ik sinds mijn jeugd heb ervaren. Ik heb gezien en begrepen dat mijn leven zich tot nu toe op een bepaalde manier heeft ontvouwen door de dingen die ik in mijn kinderjaren meemaakte en voelde. Op een ongelooflijke wijze hebben energieën die mij zoveel pijn hebben gegeven mijn lichaam verlaten. Daarna heb ik zoveel moois ervaren en mijzelf als het ware 'weer opnieuw opgebouwd'. De leiding van Mandy was hierin essentieel; met de juiste woorden wist zij mij steeds weer op de belangrijke punten te brengen. Samen met de muziek van Ronald, de steun van Harry en de mooie omgeving kan ik mij geen betere plek bedenken om een Holy Plants-ervaring mee te maken. Ik kom dan ook zeker terug om meer van mijzelf te ontvouwen en ontdekken.
Lieve Mandy, Ronald en Harry; duizendmaal dank!
Truly unforgettable, profound and meaningful
Rose (UK) ~ 23-04-2019
Fresh from my weekend retreat with Ayakasha and still reeling from what an amazing experience it was. From the beautiful surroundings, to the care, the atmosphere, the music, the detailing and the journey provided. It was truly unforgettable, profound and meaningful. I can't thank Mandy, Ronald and Harry enough. I will be back and urge anyone who is seeking healing from Holy Plants, to look no further.
Alleen nog maar dansen
Gwen (NL) ~ 20-04-2019
Na twee eerder gedane Holy Plants Ceremonies vorig jaar heb ik in februari 2019 gereist bij Ayakasha. De bijzonder prettige locatie in Drenthe was mij al bekend en bij aankomst werd ik ontvangen door het team. Het was de derde keer dat ik een groepsceremonie bij woonde. Het is ook mogelijk om een individuele ceremonie te doen maar ik merkte na de eerste keer al wel dat reizen in een groep heel bijzonder is, juist extra intens. Ieder gaat door zijn eigen proces en Mother Holy Plants geeft iedereen wat hij op dat moment nodig heeft.
Voor mij is elk weekend weer anders geweest en dat is logisch. Langzaam worden alle lagen (ego’s ?) afgepeld en kom ik uiteindelijk daar waar ik wil zijn, the soul! De inzichten die ik krijg tijdens het reizen met Holy Plants zijn bijna niet in woorden te omschrijven. Wat ik wel weet is dat ik met geen 10 jaar therapie daar zou komen waar Holy Plants mij mee heeft geholpen.
Essentieel voor mij is dat de setting en de begeleiding tijdens een ceremonie kloppen om mij volledig over te kunnen geven. Ondanks dat ik mij best naar heb gevoeld heb ik ook enorm liggen genieten van de muziek die werd gedraaid. Ronald weet de deelnemers allemaal mee te nemen met zijn zorgvuldig gekozen muziek. Na alle beelden, inzichten en gevoelens die voorbij kwamen wilde ik alleen nog maar dansen.
Mandy, kan het niet genoeg zeggen maar wat een bijzonder mooie gave heb jij! Wat weet je haarfijn in te tunen op dat wat men nodig heeft. Ook al dacht ik het allemaal prima zelf te kunnen, op een bepaald moment had ik het zwaar and you were there! Thanks team Ayakasha, voor jullie liefde en zorg!
Voel mij heerlijk, licht en sterk om verder te gaan
Svetlana (NL) ~ 26-03-2019
Lieve Mandy, Harry en Ronald ,
Wil ik jullie van harte bedanken voor onvergetelijke reis in mijzelf.
Mooie locatie, niks tekort of te veel in de midden van de prachtig natuur, rust en veel ruimte.Fijn dat de groep was maar 9 mensen, iedereen zijn met eigen processen bezig en tegelijker tijd ook voelbaar met elkaar verbonden. Totaal een nieuw ervaring, even wenen vooral tijdens ceremonie, om bij zichzelf te blijven en niet afgeleid worden door een ander. De ceremonies zelf waren goed voorbereid, prachtig sfeer, ik voelde mij in liefdevolle en professionele handen gedragen en geholpen bij de moeilijke momenten, maar ook voldoende ruimte gegeven voor eigen werk te kunnen doen. Lieve Mandy , bedankt voor je hulp, steun, wijsheid en onvoorwaardelijke liefde, heel bijzonder om deze mogen voelen. Je kracht is enorm ! Lieve Harry , ongelooflijk en bewonderend hoe jij zich tijdens ceremonie inzet, jij ben een engel met mooi glimlach, grote steun voor ons allemaal gewest. Lieve Ronald, zonder jou zou mijn reis onvolmaakt geweest, bedankt voor je inzicht en wijsheid tijdens onze groep gesprekken, prachtige muziek die deze reizen compleet maakte. Ik voel mij heerlijk, licht en sterk om verder te gaan. Mijn eerste ervaring met Ayuashaka is heel goed bevallen, ik zou aan iedereen aanraden om deze te gaan maken.
Liefs Svetlana .
Meest krachtige reis van mijn leven
Melle (NL) ~ 25-03-2019
Lieve mooie Mandy, Ronald en Harry,
Ontzettend bedankt voor het prachtige weekend.
In de vertaling naar woorden gaat mijn ervaring verloren maar ik heb werkelijk de meest krachtige reis van mijn leven gemaakt. Wat een intensiteit, beleving, realiteit, verdriet en strijd.
Ik waardeer jullie enorm en vind jullie echt extreem goed in wat jullie doen. De begeleiding van mensen die het heel zwaar hebben is echt uniek. Alle drie hebben jullie een eigen rol in het geheel en volledig in harmonie met elkaar. Zeer mooi. Maar ook de lichtheid richting mij op de laatste avond was top.
Wat een mooie reisleiders zijn jullie, Mandy als alziend oog en begeleid mensen die demonen aan het bevochten zijn, ronald is een magiër met muziek en sfeer, Harry confronteerde mij door zijn ego met mijn eigen ego, prachtig mensen… Nogmaals bedankt,
Ik zal jullie nooit vergeten en zal zeker nog eens voor Holy Plants gaan, op dit moment ben ik niet op zoek naar specifieke persoonlijke antwoorden op innerlijke struggles mijn cirkel voelt als rond. Ik heb mijn vriend weer gevonden. Mijn ego is even samen met mij gestorven en krijgt een nederige plaats in mijn leven. Meer was in mijn geval niet beter, mijn ego wilde de laatste avond wel meer maar mijn innerlijke gevoel niet. Ooit zal ik zeker de inzichten van Holy Plants weer willen zien en voelen!
A short holiday that refreshed me
Robert (RUM) ~ 14-03-2019
I think the spiritual guidance is as important as the plant itself. The people that help you through the journey are very important and I consider myself lucky for meeting Ronald and Mandy because they helped me have the experience of my life. When I went through dark moments they took care of me and I felt very safe, I knew everything is fine, I knew they were there. The bright moments were brighter because of their guidance and, on the whole, my visit to their center was a holiday, a short holiday that refreshed me, gave me wonderful new insights and offered me the chance to make new friends, ones which I will for sure meet soon.
They are doing a good job fulfilling their mission, thank you Mandy, thank you Ronald, thank you Harry!
Het lichtje in me stráált
Femke (NL) ~ 06-03-2019
Lieve Mandy, Ronald en Harry,
Enorm bedankt voor de hemelbestormende thuiskomst in mezelf!
Na aankomst op de fijne hobbit-achtige maar ruime boerderij werd tijdens de voorbespreking meteen ieders intentie besproken. Daardoor was het ijs meteen gebroken en de sfeer gemoedelijk en geborgen.
Ik vind het bijzonder hoe jullie zo’n goede balans tussen het groepsgebonden proces en het individuele proces faciliteren. Van met z'n allen aan de keukentafel heel hard lachen tot alleen in de hangmat op het mooie buitenterrein kunnen reflecteren op de reizen. Ik ben dankbaar en blij dat ik dit heb meegemaakt.
Pure liefde, duistere krachten, verwondering, korte paniek, vertrouwen, zwaarte, lichtheid, humor, WoW WoW WoW, moeder ayuashka heeft me bij de hand genomen en ik wens dat iedereen toe.
De reizen hebben me teruggebracht naar de basis van mijn, van hét leven hier op deze wereld en ik besef weer ten volle hoe prachtig het is om de, uiteindelijk allemaal louterende, gebeurtenissen te mogen ervaren.
Om dat in een ruimte met 10 andere mensen te beleven leek me van te voren heftig. En het was heftig, maar mooi. Ieders leven, ieders manier van daar in staan en dat uiten, en het besef dat alles alles is, maakte de energie enorm hoog, wat denk ik alles en iedereen ten goede komt.
Ronald: De prachtige muziek en het gesprek hebben me in mn ziel geraakt, nu nóg! Mandy: De sharings en reizen zo liefdevol en kundig begeleid, jouw respectvolle heldere manier van communiceren en van zijn inspireert me! Harry: Het was heel fijn om op het juiste moment met rust gelaten te worden en op het juiste moment was je er, met een heerlijk keiharde grap of serieus advies.
Nu ruim een week later zindert alles nog na, het lichtje in me stráált en ik merk het in alles wat ik meemaak:-)
Mijn eerste ervaring met ayuashka is heel goed bevallen, ik hoop nog eens te komen en ben nieuwsgierig naar wat er dan zal komen.
Will return for sure
Yoe-Han (NL) ~ 24-02-2019
An awesome experience with the sweetest and best guides you can imagine. The music was incredible. Will return for sure!
Bas (NL) ~ 14-02-2019
i had a realy good experience here, I have met Mandy and Ronald on another Holy Plants center, they were emptying buckets there :-) I also met harry here. After this ceremony i stayed in contact with Harry, and he told me he was helping Mandy and Ronald with their ceremonies, he kept telling about the good work they were doing, and asked me to join a ceremony with them. I'm always a bit anxious with new places, and i have some serious problematic programming in my brain. So i need a quite and safe place to heal and reconnect to my inner self with help from Holy Plants. But i decided to give it a try, and im happy i did!
The care Mandy takes before, during and after the Holy Plants was briljant, i had a verry deep conversation about my issues before the ceremony, and Mandy asked the right questions, and gave me the right answers. and i realy liked the loving but also theraputic way she handled me and the other drinkers.
Ronald took care of the music, and oh boy did he! Ronald does some real MAGIC with musical guidance, god is a dj, and his name is Ronald :-)
And Harry was so helpfull, he is completely devoid of any judgement, somehow he does a kind of "climate controll" if u want it darker he puts out the flame, but if it gets too dark he turns on the light, he kinda feels what u need, tells u to be strong when u are suffering and asks who you try to fool when you are blocking the experience. love u guys! looking forward to next time!
Onbeschrijvelijk diep en helend
Mirjam (NL) ~ 21-01-2019
Ayhuasca reizen bij #Ayakaska heb ik ervaren als zeer professioneel en veilig. Met veel liefde vormgegeven en begeleid in een 'No nonsense' sfeer met humor. Hierdoor kom ik eerder uit bij mijn eigen 'nonsense'. Er is veel ruimte om het echt op je eigen manier te doen. De zeer ervaren en grondige benadering van het proces door Mandy en de perfect passende muziek van Ronald maakten dit weekend en mijn reizen voor mij onbeschrijvelijk diep en helend. Ik zou deze plek aanraden aan beginnende maar zeker ook aan ervaren reizigers. Mijn dank is groot.. I'll be back
Conversation with "the Sparkling Entities"
Tomek (POL) ~ 03-01-2019
From the beginning I felt welcomed, safe and taken care of by Mandy and Ronald. The plant worked powerfully on every inch of my body and soul. It informed me during the first minutes of our encounter about the illusory need to worry and take very seriously everything - which was my lifelong mantra. One of interesting moments was my "conversation with the sparkling entities", when I asked if they could do something with my aching back. Moments later, Mandy appeared next to me touching my back in the exact point where it hurted and doing something that removed the pain and brought great peace. I also came home physically some kg lighter (apparently I did not need that extra weight), which is interesting considering that during those three days I was eating normal meals and I did not experience vomiting or diarrhea during the ceremonies. My first experience with aya turned out to be very insightful and unexpectedly gentle (having read many testimonies on the internet I was prepared for a more harsh experience).
I highly recommend Ayakasha team to everyone interested. They're definitely devoted to their work and endowed with great intuition, which seems crucial when doing this activity./em>
Jessica (NL) ~ 03-01-2019
Thank you for a magical weekend. Thank you for listening, giving advice and for your love, light, laughter and hugs during the weekend. The ceremony was magical, the group energy was such a complement and the music was absolutely beautiful. I got my answers to my intension and way more than I could have imagined. It has helped me to become me again and to know (again) why I’m here.
I recommend Ayakasha to everybody! :-D
In love and light, Jessica
Most enlightening Experience of my Life
John (UK) ~ 01-01-2019
I had planned to go to Peru to try Holy Plants for the first time but then realised it was ossible in Holland too so I looked through Ayamundo and came to the conclusion this was the place to go. Having done this I would probably say it was the most enlightening experience of my life. When I try Aya again I will likely use Ayakasha again now I realise why you need the surroundings to be right to get the most out of it. Ronald and Mandy were amazing and at the end of the weekend I met Harry who kindly dropped me off at the station. Highly recommend!
Loving care and kindness
Michael (DE) ~ 28-12-2018 & 21-01-2019
How to put this in words? It was beyond ANY imagination! A ride through inner realms - intense, deep, super powerful - the world of Holy Plants + Mandy's wide open energy, presence, lightness and love - Ronalds calmness and deep diving music - Harrys wit and guiding hand - merging with the spirits….. WOW !
Guys - thank you so much for your loving care and kindness!
Bram (NL) ~ 24-12-2018
De probleem vinder/oplosser waar het nodig is. Wanneer iets in je, diep van binnen aan je knaagt of vreet komt dat in de reis omhoog.
Bij mij was het gevoel van geliefd worden het groots, een lange tijd heb ik dit gevoel voor mijzelf afgesloten. Door dat ik deze liefde voel besef ik nu ook dat ik dit de laatste tijd vooral niet heb gegeven aan andere mensen. Daardoor voelde ik zelf waarschijnlijk ook de liefde van anderen niet.
De connectie met mijn vader bij het “kampvuur” was onvoorstelbaar. De liefde en de acceptatie die ik daar voelde was zo intens dat ik gelijk moest huilen. Ik ben super dankbaar voor de hulp die mijn ouders mij hebben gegeven en de liefde die zij op hun speciale en bijzondere manier overbrengen. Niet alleen aan mij maar ook aan heel veel andere mensen.
Het gevoel van bekeken worden heb ik gelijk de eerste reis vanaf moment 1 gevoeld dat voelde eerst heel benauwd en vervelend. Het drukkende gevoel over mij heen gaf mij onrust. Maar Op een moment voelde ik me daardoor als een God die meerdere mensen zien als een voorbeeld en dat blijkt te laten zien dat ik een goed mens ben en ook vooral eerlijk.
Leiderschap zit in mij vanaf mijn geboorte. Dat is een zegen maar soms ook niet dat heeft mandy mij laten inzien toen ze met mij kwam praten. Ook zij vertelde mij dat ik een leider in mij heb en dat ik heel diep van binnen de grootste dingen kan bereiken. Ik moet er alleen zelf naar op zoek.
Het stukje liefde geven heb ik ook heel erg gevoeld.
Een van de deelnemsters heeft mij het gevoel gevoel gegeven dat ik ook liefde kan geven. Op een of andere manier voelde ik haar verdriet van haar verloren kindje. Vanuit mijn handen kwam zo veel energie vrij. Terwijl zij in mijn armen lag begon heel mijn lichaam te trillen van de energie. Het voelde als loslaten van verdriet. Ik hoop dat zij hier ook een stukje rust door heeft gevonden want voor mij voelde het wel zo.
dat wat mijn vader (Harry), Mandy en Ronald hier doen is erg speciaal en bijzonder en vanuit het diepste van mijn hart de respect dat jullie mensen op deze manier helpen.
De muziek golft vloeit, glijd, zweeft en nog zo veel meer het versterkt de emoties en verzacht ook ergens pijn die ik voelde.
Van jet heb ik zo veel liefde gekregen die ik de laatste tijd weg heb geduwd om dat ik misschien een beetje bang was voor dat gevoel. Ik weet nu voor mijzelf dat ik echt voor haar wil gaan en dat ze het meisje is waar ik gek op ben.
True guardians of light
Nastya (RUS) ~ 24-12-2018
I can’t find enough words to describe how grateful I am to these people and this place for a weekend I spent there. It demanded a lot of hard work (and even more to be done) but so fruitful and helpful. Mandy, Ronald and Harry! You are so much loving, kind, compassionate, caring, helpful, beautiful and professional people . You were true guardians of light in my journey to myself. I will definitely come back! See you soon! With love from Luxembourg
This is real Medicine which has the power to heal
Michael (GER) ~ 24-12-2018
Dear Mandy, Dear Ronald, Dear Harry,
enjoying my first experience with mother Holy Plants together with you was definitely a wise and the right decision.
Most importantly, you know about the healing abilities of the plant - that this is real medicine which has the power to heal in total contrast to usually so-called medicine. And healing means not blending out a symptom, but facing the shadow of the EGO and oneself which is real hard work and probably the most difficult thing to experience for any individual.
The way you guide those people who come to you to make this healing process is filled with so much love and sensibility ... I am sure mother Holy Plants chose you all to be part of her ambassadors.
Transforming the Shamanic Ritual in your own Ritual with„European Spirit“ makes it easier to access for „Western People“ and is just beautiful magic ... accompanied by heavenly music chosen by a most gifted DJ Ronald.
Thank you for doing this. Sending you all the love from the bottom of my heart!
Beauty that comes from hitting the rock bottom of the well.
Joanna (POL) ~ 10-12-2018
It took 2,5 h years before I finally decided to drink Holy Plants, and when I finally made that step I couldn’t have asked for better guides and more experienced supervisors.
For a person like me - who (for the most part of her life) did not trust people and life in general - the idea of traveling with any sacred plants was like taking a jump out of the plane with no parachute - at least that’s what I imagined. Yet, if life gives you a push - it also offers a silky cushion. My cushion came in form of amazing and dedicated Ayakasha therapists. Every step of the way one of them had my back.
Without going into much detail, my first experience was quite challenging - physically and emotionally. Aya opened within me the places that needed to be seen, places that I forgot about and learnt to defend against. I had to give myself to the fire that burned my restrictive walls and squeezed every last drop of my control. Yet, throughout the whole experience - Mandy, Ronald and Harry (my wonderful Three Musketeers) watched over me and the rest of the group.
During the whole experience I felt protected. Even when I doubted if I survive another ceremony, I could count on their support and advice. Even a few weeks after the ceremony I still can count on Mandy’s generous heart - for which I am grateful beyond the words!
To sum up I am definitely coming back in 2019!
Wish I had done it sooner
Richard (USA) ~ 05-12-2018
Let me start by saying this is my first experience. I sought an Holy Plants experience as it was my pretty much my last hope after living with my depression and life struggles for most of my life(probably 20 years or so). I wanted to try something close by to France, so I did not explore options in the Americas. I reached out to various centers, but Mandy was the only one that sent me a message within 24 hours to set up a phone call to schedule a conversation within the week. At this point I was pretty surprised by the promptness. When we talked, she just wanted to get to know me and my struggles. How much I've denied myself and about my depression. It felt like I was talking with someone that really cared about me and it was something that I had never experienced before even from any therapist i've seen. At the end of the 3 hour long conversation, I was confused as Mandy had only said "If you have any further questions we can talk again". I totally expected a sale pitch to try Holy Plants. To me this really felt like she just cared about me as a person and less "you should use my service". That was the first positive moment and got me to sign up.
Traveling to the location was fairly straight forward and Mandy and her team sets up a whatsapp group just in case if any of the attendee wanted to coordinate together.
My experience was at the Drenthe location and boy do the photos not do the location justice. It is large estate with a huge garden that you could literally walk around for hours. It was so quiet there and completely peaceful for those moments where you just need to be with yourself. The owners of the estate live in the building next door and one works as a massage therapist and after my experience, it was pretty amazing to have that service offered near by. This of course was the cherry on top of the whole experience. If you're interested look out for the sign up shits on the table. This is probably only offered at the Drenthe location.
Mandy and her team were so warm and welcoming. They completely accepted my feelings and just created such a warm atmosphere. Even when everyone shared their struggles with life, and their reasons for considering Holy Plants, they still maintained that feeling of acceptance for everyone there. I will also say that Harry will be the most positive and eccentric person you'll every met. His guidance during the ceremony felt so genuine. Ronald was also a really easy person to talk with and there was a calmness about him that just make it comfortable to talk with him. Also, his music selection somehow always fit the mood of the experience.
During the ceremonies, the team ensured that we would be safe and guided each one of us in our own experiences. I will say that my experience became quite physical. They completely accepted it and helped to guide me in the process by showing me care. For example, they would rub my back, or actually talked to me as my experience called for it. Let's just say that the plants show you what you need to experiences as everyone's experience was so unique. I will say that Holy Plants is the worst tasting thing I've put in my mouth, but there were fruits and mints if you need something to help with the after taste. The group chats the following day were so helpful as Mandy and her team helped to understand our experiences and to relate them to the intentions that we had at the start of the weekend.
For me this one weekend with two ceremonies and two round each was perfect for my schedule as well as how unexpectedly intense my experience was. I'm not sure I would have been able to do a week of this. You could also stay the extra evening on Sunday to recover and I will say that was great for me to have that extra moment to process what I went through. Side note: that soup was quite amazing... there was so much leftover due to the amount made, I wish I had a way to bring some home.
Even though the other attendee were complete strangers to me at the start, by that the end of the weekend, you become a bit closer as you all have gone through something together. I have even stayed in touch with a few of them.
After a few weeks has gone, Mandy has messaged me to touch base with how I'm doing and that her door is always open ("within reason" my words not hers) if you ever need to chat. This was so refreshing, mostly cause I don't typically have something like that in my life.
If you want to know my opinion on Holy Plants, I will say it is one of if not the single most painful experiences in my life and I wish I had done it sooner. It really helped to show me what I truly needed to do to heal in my process. It wasn't a cure, but for me it showed me what genuine care for myself really looked like. Even after a few weeks, my experience stick with me and push back when I fall in to my old habits. Would I take it again? I'm not sure as it was quite intense. However, if I decide to go again, I 95% sure I'll go back here as I may consider something in the Americas. Honestly, the hardest part was coming back to normal life and trying to make the changes that you need.
Growth, acceptance and light
Zoltan (HUN) ~ 26-11-2018
It was my first encounter with Holy Plants. I was very nervous since I had never had any psychedelics experience before.
It is really difficult to find the words to describe my experience. I got an insight into my inner word and beyond from a loving, kind and caring spirit. My experience was extremely deep, spiritual, healing and very personal. I tend to forget what the important things are in life. Mother Holy Plants turned my intention to these things in an extremely gentle way. I was also lucky to experience what it feels to receive unconditional motherly love, first time in my life.
It became clear to me that Mandy, Ronald and Harry have vast knowledge about healing. Feels amazingly good how I (and everyone else) was helped, supported, cared and loved by this lovely people.
We become a family in the course of the weekend. It might sound cheesy but that is that case.
Strongly recommended. Best wishes, Zoltan
Antoine (FR) ~ 26-11-2018
Ayakasha or How to make a family in a couple of days while exploring the depth of your inner child's occupied or empty spaces waiting to be filled with love.
Many, Ronald and Harry brings infinite care, kindness, advise, structure, connection and happiness throughout the process.
I came here to peel off some heavy loads of fear and sadness and it all happened within 48 hours. It was really intense but the forest surroundings and their strong spiritual presence were here to welcome those feelings openly.
It was my first experiment of Holy Plants.
This morning, it all went out and it's all ready starting to integrate within and I will keep this weekend as a truly exceptional and life changing moment in this existence feeling more and more like a beautiful dream.
I also want to give special thanks to Mandy for her warm strong feminine aura in which I could surrender.
My heart feels warm to have met you all and for all these fraternal connections I have made this weekend.
With childish love, Antoine.
Growth, acceptance and light
Constanza (ARG) ~ 21-11-2018
Mandy and Ronald have changed my life. Their ceremonies are well prepared and both are professionals at what they do. But setting aside the more technical characteristics, both of them have the experience and love necessary to guide the spiritual journey. Mandy has the heart and strong hand of a mother, and Ronald has the gentleness and the flow of music. Together they are the perfect ying and yang, the female and masculine balance. They open the doors of their hearts and home to feel comfortable being yourself and exploring the more difficult aspects of oneself. My personal experience has been of growth, acceptance and light. I am so greatful of having met them both and to continue to participate in something as special as Ayakasha
Professional, compassionate, warm, and dedicated
J.S. ~ 19-11-2018
Mandy, Ronald and Harry are a professional, compassionate, warm, and dedicated team. They instinctively and genuinely care about and apply themselves to each individual in the group. They work with you in identifying your individual needs, and really make every concerted effort in helping you move forward from your own personal impasse- whatever that may be. I would(and will) strongly recommend them to friends and family.
I feel your heart beat
Christine (NL) ~ 15-11-2018
After quite a hard year I was looking for a way to get back with my feet on the ground and for deeper insights about my nature and sources of personality. I heard about the good things of Holy Plants, and started to do some research on the internet for the right place to try this. There are a lot of providers, but when I came on Ayakasha’s website, I felt immediately a kind of peace coming up. Especially when I spoke to Mandy. She is very professional, spiritual and down to earth at the same time, and from the first talk it was possible to have a good laughter with her, what is important for me. I knew to be in good hands and decided to do the Holy Plants weekend with them in Drenthe.
We had a group of very ‘different’ personalities, but they connected fast and so strongly because of the perfect circumstances, I am still impressed. Mandy, Harry and Ronald guided the weekend and ceremonies. Harry felt immediately like a friend, with his positive energetic appearance and jokes. Ronald is such a peacefull guy and he exactly knows how to support the journeys during the ceremony (thanx for sharing parts of your interesting life too!). And Mandy, she really has an extra sense and helped us with all her love and compassion to guide us into the right direction during the Holy Plants experience and around. She has a lot of knowledge, and could for example explain me more about my way of moving after asking some questions about birth and youth. Although I studied psychology myself, all of these were such a great insights. Now, a few days after the weekend, the team is still very supporting and the group close. And I got even more than I hoped for..
I should not forget to mention mother Holy Plants – she could give me insights and especially letting me experience things no other psychologist ever could. Mother I feel you under my feet..
Thanx guys!! See you soon xXx (also from Alpine the reindeer.)
Big thank you
Alisia(UK) ~ 15-11-2018
Wow is the word to describe this retreat! From the moment I met the three organisers they were instantly so warm and welcoming, each and everyone of them plays a perfect role in the journey. Mandy is so insightful and clever when it comes to knowing about the brain and ayuasca, also so loving and attentive Harry is so funny, positive and also plays the caring role and Ronald plays the most amazing music and knows exaxtly what to do with the music when he sees people struggling in their journeys. I can't describe my experience in words but I learnt so much and that's a big thank you to the team for putting me on the right path in our group conversations and for making me feel so comfortable in there care. The house is very beautiful and the perfect size, the grounds around are so peaceful and lovely to walk around. Thanks you again all of you... You will all be forever my ayuasca family!!
For the rest of my life
Nathan(AUS) ~ 12-11-2018
If you are in any doubt of whether or not you should attend, do it! I will definitely carry this weekend for the rest of my life. Words cannot justify enough how helpful, caring and loving the team at Ayakasha are. They are the best people I could've chosen to do this for my first time! Mandy knows exactly what to say and how to make you feel at ease whilst unlocking your emotions. Ronald has a caring and calm presence and played the most beautiful music and Harry is so positive and uplifting it is inspiring. Thank you to the moon and back!
Rating would be 10/10.
Martina(AUS) ~ 12-11-2018
Dear Ronald, Mandy and Harry
I want to express my immense gratitude for all 3 of you, you have shown me in just one weekend so much love, compassion and understanding and i will never be able to forget that. Thank you providing me with the chance to explore myself with Holy Plants and heal parts of me that I never wanted to realise were broken, as well as feel a sense of deeper understanding of the world and my consciousness. But most importantly, thank you for providing your amazing energies which made this experience so unique and complete. Harry was always there to lift everyones spirits, Mandy always knew exactly what everyone needed and provided whatever it was, and Ronald created such an open and comfortable environment not only with the perfect music but also with his calm presence. I have never felt so much love for people I have only met a few days ago!
I already miss you all :)
Resonating to my soul
Peter (RUS) ~ 02-11-2018
I will be always grateful to the Universe who guided my path to Ayakasha. I met people full of love and full of life. I found the answers to my deepest questions and learned how to bravely face my fears. Every minute of ceremony was full of emotions and deeply resonated in my soul. I got the incredible support from light angels - Mandy, Ronald and Harry. Their care, deep connection and love helped me a lot in my Journey. We are all part of big, infinite, fragile and invincible life.
With love and gratitude see you soon
Humbling and empowering
Shellie (AUS) ~ 29-10-2018
To my three shaman angels I love you through the barriers of time, space and reality. To the moon and back. Mother Holy Plants and you all showed me the love, care and attention to become a better version of myself. To face the path and to be strong enough the face the future.
I will come back to visit again and we can dance this time.
Thanks a million, Love Shellie
Humbling and empowering
Artyom (ISR) ~ 15-10-2018
Very grounded and warm people. You'll get treated like family. Feel and know the magic that is this life. My experience was exactly what i needed, humbling and empowering. Don't hesitate , you deserve the love that will be channelled through you. Get blessed by the goddess.
Welcome and safe
Johan (NL) ~10-10-2018
A great new experience.
What a weekend it was. A experience for life to always look back to when things become a bit negative. Mandy, Ronald and Harry made me feel welcome and safe. The other traveller's from all around Europe were such nice people who talked openly about there life and journey experiences. A weekend to do all over again.
Few steps further
Jan (CZ) ~04-10-2018
Dear Mandy and Ronald and Harry,
I would like to thank you for the incredible journey I was able to attend. I liked the way you are leading the ceremony. I got pieces to work on my life , in my self psychoanalysis work. The intention i set seems to be fully filled. As some points of the journey were hard, i think it paid hundred times for the outcome i got. I had also attended in the past ceremony with shamans, but for personal development i would definitely recommend Ayakasha. I will definitely come back !
With Love Jan
Strength, safety and joy
Alicia (DE) ~01-10-2018
Dear Mandy and Ronald and Harry,
Thank you so much for waking me up (at least a little bit haha). I am so glad that I chose to come to your magical place for Holy Plants. I am not sure if I had been able to handle everything without your guidance love and support. So thank you again so much! For me the experience was really intense, especially the second night, but now I am extremely happy that I followed the calling of aya. It gives me so much strength, safety and joy in my every day life so far and I hope and try to hold on to that. I guess if it fades away one day I just have to come back.
With lots of Love Alicia
Aras (LTU) ~ 29-09-2018
This whole experience is definitely a wonder of our inner world. It can be pleasant or harsh but at the end it just the way it is in order to help you. So my wish (intention) was fulfilled.
Many thanks to Mandy, Ronald and Harry for this very well organized event. They are really great team to guide you in this journey and show you new horizons. My rating is 10 out of 10.
Gratitude and deepest respect
Anthony (UK) ~ 28-09-2018
The primary quality you feel coming from Mandy, Ronald and Harry is that they are deeply sincere in their compassion. It is from this aura of positivity and grace that you know you the space they create is a safe one and that you will be taken care of.
One of the most beautiful things about Ayakasha (and there are indeed many), is how the approach taken is holistic: the counselling and sharing side is as important as the ceremonies, and in both they have great skill.
For the ceremony itself, words could never suffice. The hardest thing I’ve ever done. At times gruelling, at times so profoundly beautiful you’re moved beyond tears.
My gratitude and deepest respect for the three tribal elders extends far beyond what I am capable to express.
In the frenetic dance of the soul, Journeying through spirit realms, The angelic guardians of the mortal vessels, Made safe the space, And protected our beings, To enable the discovery of our deepest selves, And thus returning, born anew,
Thank you, Ayakasha
An incredible journey
Dori (HUN) ~ 26-09-2018
Dear Mandy, Ronald and Harry!
Dear Mandy, Ronald and Harry! Thank you for guiding us through what can only be described as an incredible journey. Thank you for showing so much kindness and support! You are all amazing people and it’s clear that you care. Although I personally had two rough nights, despite it being hard work there was also something SO beautiful about it all. It’s difficult to put down in words. Mandy, thank you for being like a mother to me at the roughest times. Harry, thank you for bringing lightness with your sense of humour and relentless positivity. Ronald, thank you for the calming energy you added to the scene and for the carefully considered music selection - it made the journey extra special. I’m very glad I did it and feel grateful for the insights I got. As I slowly process all that happened, those much talked about insights just keep on coming. And although I had strong doubts both nights about taking a sip again, I will definitely do it in the future, as there is such a strong desire to connect with the spiritual realm one more time and a desire to dig deeper.
See you next time!
Connected to my inner compass
Tobi (DE) ~ 11-09-2018
Hi Mandy and Ronald,
It´s already more than a week ago but anyways I just wanted to say thank you again for that wonderful and intense weekend. You are amazing people:) Since then I feel good - clear, positive and confident for my next steps. I try to release control more and feel connected to my inner compass again. One day before the weekend I received a job offer which I accepted last week. It means change and moving back to Germany, but it feels good and I`m confident that it`s the right decision.
Please keep me in the loop for upcoming events, would love to do it again when the time is right for it.
And Ronald, I loved the music and I guess you hear that a lot, but would it be possible to share your playlist or at least some songs? There were some awesome tracks amongst it:) Especially the second round on Saturday…Mandy also sang a song next to me at the end of the ceremony, was amazing:)
Grateful that I met you and hope to meet you again!
All the best Tobi
Jana (NL) ~ 03-09-2018
Dank je wel voor het begeleiden van een bijzondere reis! Jullie waren professioneel, zorgzaam, liefdevol, nuchter en down to earth. Ik voelde me veilig en hoefde nergens anders mee bezig te zijn dan de reis. De locatie was prachtig, alles was goed verzorgd, en het eten volop en voedzaam. Tot een volgende keer! :)
En hierbij ook het gedicht dat ik heb geschreven, vlak voor de tweede reis.
Laat me los
Laat me los Maak me vrij Kom bij me Denk aan mij
Als ik vergeet Als ik vergeef Wanneer ik voel Wanneer ik leef
Dans met me Houd me stevig vast Kijk me aan Als je op me past
En laat me los Laat me nu maar gaan Wat er ook gaan komen Ik kan het aan
Going deep, going far and going beyond
Lenka (PO) ~ 30-08-2018
Hi Mandy, Ronald, Liezl and Harry,
I would like to thank you all for being instrumental in going deep, going far and going beyond. I don't know how the heck I managed to pull of returning to London but made it. On Monday I was still massively outspaced, images, visions and stories exploding in my head. Physically exhausted and feeling every single muscle strain I am eating like a horse (being a warrior, hunter and predator makes one hungry ?). I feel very grateful and humbled by intelligence and spirits and am able to see the process I went through. In previous retreat (also profound, at times unpleasant, painful and difficult) feminine was healed. This time connected purely to masculine. Many wounds got healed for generations back of my lineage. I feel my self imposed "exile" is coming to an end. Snippets of pointers experiences and information I was given throughout my lifetime are making sense. I always have known my task within my family had been to end the vicious circle of wounds, bagage and ancestral trauma. For this lifetime I was given gifts (which sometimes seemed like curses when small) of extraordinary sensitivity, intelligence and bravery.
I am amazed how spirits were guiding this process of coming full circle and seeing reasons and subconcious currents behind the deep unhappiness of whole childhood. Though I was always aware of it to physically experience it is another league.
I can also see various events which had been preparation for this to happen. Now I am being expelled to experience new aspects of my existence. I am drawn to go very physical, connect to land and enjoy physical ordinary daily life. Create for myself. Root within community. Celebrate ancestral traditions which mark the flow of seasons.
So I am sending you all love and many happy new "birthings"....as you all proved to be very good midwives! ?
I am now off to live MY life.
Joe (UK) ~ 30-08-2018
I could not have picked a better place or group of people to experience Holy Plants with for the first time. The love and support that Ronald, Mandy, Harry and Liezl provide is so important in making the whole experience life changing. I know I will be back in the future! Thanks for everything, I highly recommend these angels!
Life changing experience
Robin(FR) ~ 13-08-2018
I'm completely happy of my choice of doing my first Sacred plants ceremony with the Ayakasha team, they are so easy going, helpful and provide great guidance ! They are very gentle, very insightful and are always here to help you through the ceremony and beyond, to understand better the messages of Holy Plants.
Concerning the experience itself, it's still hard to integrate all which Holy Plants showed me, and I still have some flashbacks every now and then, bringing me more insights.
The intensity of it definitely made a shit in my conception of pain and fear, as well as some important things about depression and love. I'm trying to apply those insights to my daily life, little by little, and so far only good things come out of it, I can't wait to continue working with these :)
People say it's a life changing experience and I can confirm that. Anyways, if you're hesitating for your first Holy Plants, Mandy, Ronald and Harry are the best :) (plus, the retreat in Belgium is a very good setup, in the nature, surrounded by trees, comfy and in open air!)
Lots of love to you all
I've seen the Light!
Akiva (ISR) ~ 30-07-2018
Where to begin.. The following is my journey but EVERY single participant had an extremely positive and individual experience. I came to do Holy Plants to try and cope with my severe existential (mainly) depression. I left a changed man. The guiders of Ayakasha are amazing, experienced and loving people. I could not have imagined a better experience or program!! The first ceremony was so rough (for me not for everyone) I was sure I would not take the second night. Now I cannot imagine had I not have!!! The journey has opened my eyes to an entirely new perspective on existence! I feel now at peace with my existence and the universe. TRUST THE PROCESS AND THE PEOPLE. This is like 1000 therapy sessions in one weekend and the people are amazing! Be prepared for intensity but I really found the light in my tunnel of darkness when I was sure there was none! This medicine is a cure for so much (every participant derived much much benefit) and the Ayakasha is THE place to do it. v If you are experiencing a darkness in your life you MUST try this. Or even if you want to just discover Divinity.... Will definetly be back. Thank you so much Ayakasha!!!!! Love from Israel
Veiligheid, samenzijn & harmonie
Michiel (NL) ~ 24-07-2018
Ik wilde op mijn eigen manier een Holy Plantsceremonie en heb hierover contact gehad met Mandy. Daar was gelukkig ruimte voor en ik ben nog steeds aan het nagolven op de gebeurtenis. Golven liefde, golven inzichten, golven gevoelens en een prachtige mystieke, symbolische ervaring maken dit een van de meest diepgaande gebeurtenissen in mijn leven. Dankzij het maatwerk van Mandy, waarbij ze op feilloze wijze wist wanneer ze moest helpen en wanneer ze mij mijn eigen werk moest laten doen is dit een onvergetelijke ervaring geworden. Veiligheid, samenzijn, harmonie, zo kan ik het samenvatten in 3 woorden. Ik ben dankbaar.
In good hands
Daniel (NL) ~ 10-07-2018
Lotsa love and respect for Mandy,Ronald and Harry!!! I did my first European Holy Plants ceremonie with them and a lovely group and it was great. I‘m an experienced Aya drinker and have nothing but good to tell about them. This is a very dedicated team with a mission to help people. If you have any doubts,don’t worry you are in good hands. I can’t thank the whole team enough for what they are doing. It was a great life time experience to take part with which I will never forget and I‘m looking forward to the next one!!! Thank you Mandy,Ronald and Harry￼❤️￼❤️￼❤️￼❤️￼❤️￼❤️￼❤️￼❤️￼❤️￼❤️￼❤️￼❤️￼❤️￼❤️
Experience of my Life
By Nadja (SW) ~ 24-06-2018
Thanks for the experience of my life :)
Door Antonia (NL) ~ 24-06-2018
Lieve Mandy, Ronald & Harry
Wat een prachtige bedding creëren jullie. Ik kom me overgeven en weer thuiskomen in mezelf. Dank jullie wel In liefde Antonia
Door Ingeborg (NL) ~ 24-06-2018
Lieve Mandy & Ronald Holy Plants tart alle grenzen en alles wat je gelooft-juist daarom vertrouw ik nu des te meer. Dank jullie wel, het was prachtig. Liefs en een dubbele flik flak
By Quentin (FR) ~ 28-05-2018
Hi beloved !
Having a tea with you is such a holy moment ! It is about reaching the core with uttermost honesty. Sometimes we have to see what has to be seen, from the toughest to the most exhilarating. All this is done with you in a beautiful environment, full of safety, support, trust and care. For the one with an authentic quest, meeting you on the path is not a coincidence. An open heart and a humble mind, so much laughters and connection, a sign that something precious is reached. This weekend is also and above all a nice celebration, just as life should be. Thank you so much and looking forward to meet you again !
By Mira (AUS) ~ 28-05-2018
Mandy and Ronald are the most beautiful, kind and caring people. My 2 days at Ayakasha was a life changing experience. My perspective on spirituality and way of life has changed. I am getting new insights everyday. Could not ask for more. Thank you sooooo very much for a beautiful experience!
Grateful & Trust
Door Esther (NL) ~ 28-04-2018
So grateful! I received everything, what I needed and wished for... What a valuable and instructive journey I have made! Everything came together, the previous trips, all the steps I have taken so far. I reconnected with a very important piece in myself ... "Trust" I am so grateful for that. It was hard work, but it was all worth it! I was given trust, space, security and lots of love ❤️ Thank you lovely group of beautifull people. Thank you Harry, for your presence and help, you gave humor and perspective on exactly the right moments ;) Thank you Mandy en Ronald for the loving guidance and above all thank you Mother Holy Plants! So grateful! I received everything, what I needed and wished for...????
Door Chantal (NL) ~ 20-04-2018
Lieve Mandy en Ronald, Ik ben heel erg dankbaar dat jullie het voor me mogelijk hebben gemaakt om mijn pijn los te laten. Door jullie persoonlijke aanpak voelt het zo veel veiliger om je te laten gaan. Mandy helpt je echt om er door heen te gaan. Ze weet precies wat je nodig hebt. En Ronald, jouw muziek, jouw stem, toon, ik heb er bijna geen woorden voor, DIVINE.
Dank jullie wel <3
Door Marije (NL) ~ 15-04-2018
Lieve Mandy en Ronald, dank jullie wel voor dit magische weekend. Dankzij jullie kan ik nu door met m’n leven. Echt gaan leven zoals bedoeld is.
Mandy, je bent zo ontzettend getalenteerd, ik wens je toe dat je daar nog heel veel van gaat genieten, Dank je wel voor je waanzinnige healing. Ik ben nu trots op mijn kleine meisje en heb ruimte gekregen en het is heerlijk m’n emoties echt te voelen. Het hele spectrum.
Ronald jou muziek is echt Beyond Beyond. En je stem is Prachtig!
Heeel veel liefs voor jullie xxx <3
Door F ~ 15-04-2018
Lieve Mandy & Ronald, jullie zijn in staat een fantastische en magische reis te begeleiden. Jullie maken het verschil
Veel dank F
By Maire (UK) ~ 19-04-2018
This is a wonderful retreat for taking Holy Plants. As it was my first time taking Holy Plants I mulled over choosing a venue where I would feel safe and supported during my vulnerability. I am so happy with my choice.
Mandy and Ronald are very caring and gifted facilitators. The people in their care come first. In my case, there were five of us at Hilversum (just a fifteen minute train trip from Amsterdam city centre) and the moment I stepped inside, I felt welcomed and cared for. Their attention during the ceremony is constant, going from discreetly keeping an eye, to being right there with you guiding you through your sometimes over-whelming emotions and confusion. Personally a two day programme worked very well for me, where, (when stripped of all the drama) day one strengthened me, and day two enlightened me.
Thank you Mandy and Ronald. My love and gratitude to you both. Maire, Ireland
A great Experience!
By Dave (US) ~ 19-04-2018
I gave this place a perfect rating simply because I could not ask for more. Everything went as well as possible. Ronald and Mandy were both excellent. Very nice people with a lot of wisdom and understanding (especially with Holy Plants and dealing with past trauma). I felt very comfortable with them! The facilities were fine. I had a nice place to sleep and the ceremony room had very nice decorations and a calming vibe to it overall. I had such a great experience here that words cannot begin to describe it.
I would definitely recommend this place to my friends. In fact, I already have!
Door Noëlla (NL) ~ 19-04-2018
Het is voor mij weeral een hele opluchting na het Sacred plants weekend bij jullie. Doordat ik mijn angst kon loslaten na dag 1 was het voor mij een heel fijne ervaring. De groep was verbonden, het dansen was ook leuk, kortom goeie sfeer ook dankzij de passende muziek. En de begeleiding vond ik prima! :)
Wel een min puntje voor mij dat het gedeeltelijk in het Engels was!
Warme groetjes, Noëlla
Reactie Ayakasha: helaas als we Internationale (Engels begrijpende) deelnemers hebben moeten we een gedeelte wel in Engels doen.
Session never to forget
By Lex (NL) ~ March 2018
Dear Zen en Phoenix
A session never to forget. Just when you think you’v reached the boundaries of the psyche, you discover there a deeper layers. A layer where I was controlled with the ego of suspicion & pride which have brought me in trouble an alienated me for a very long time
Thanks for your patience Zen. Thanks for your insights Phoenix. You guys are great and have a special place in my heart.
Stop being blind
By Nathan (FR) ~ March 2018
Where to begin? This was probably the hardest and profoundest period I've gone through. Word cannot simply begin to describe how this can turn someone's life around. I mean seriously, I've had a life long depression, anxiety and PTSD. I haven't been able to find any real cure or help that makes a difference and have been to the brink of death twice thinking there's no other way out. Holy Plants is by no means a magic pill that will cure you of everything, but rather something that will open your eyes to both, the reality of what you've been hiding from and the amazing life that is possible. I can't go into any more details since everything in-between depends on a person and what they need. You will see what you need to see in order to stop being blind. A little something I want to drop here is that my voice has become quite deep after my experience ;) I wish I could go into detail more and express the amazing life change that has been put into motion, but people who haven't tried Holy Plants before couldn't possibly believe it. I really want to thank Mandy who is such a beautiful woman and guide. She was there even with my darkest times and had helped me after the retreat ended, words can not express my gratitude. I want to thank Harry (who now seems to be part of the team, great addition) who is very genuine, so incredibly positive and just plain great presence. I also thank Ronald, with who I didn't find a chance to connect that deeply with, but he is very warm and ready to help. Oh and the music collection he has is heavenly. The entire group helped in one way or another and there's that one person who helped more than she knows, another beautiful soul ;) I would recommend this place to everyone, just make sure you are ready for this and surrender to the experience.
Great team of people
By Kris (BE) ~ March 2018
I went to Ayakasha from the 16 th till the 18 th of march. I've experienced ceremonies in a few different centers and countries and I can really recommend Ayakasha. Its a great team of people in beautiful surroundings and a nice and comfortable setting. Mandy is a motherly type of woman and you can always count on her to give you advice when faced with difficult situations or moments and has a great empathic ability. Ronald is a genuine and gentile person who knows what he s doing and who I loved to talk with, and then there is Harry with his endless positive mentality, Who always knows how to make you laugh and knows how to make you see things from the bright side. It was a very positive experience and I am certainly going back.
By Lukasz ~ December 2017
I’ve attended a 2-day Ayakasha workshop and I just couldn’t be more satisfied. Right from the first email exchange with Ronald and Mandy I felt that I’ve connected with experienced and sincere Holy Plants facilitators.
When I arrived I was warmly greeted and joined a group of about 10 other attendees. I also met Harry who was part of the assistant team. There was enough time for everyone to share intentions and meet a little closer. Over two following nights we had two ceremonies. That’s a great idea to have more than one ceremony, especially if it’s your first Holy Plants experience, which was my case. Although my first ceremony was absolutely satisfactory and insightful, in the second ceremony I could adjust the dose slightly which might be a good idea, depending on your goals and individual factors. It might sound technical, but each ceremony was a truly spiritual experience that let me go deep and for example regain access to memories I had long forgotten.
Harry was always there during the ceremonies, dedicated to make sure everyone had a good trip. There were also nice surprises which weren’t mentioned in the description but I know that they were appreciated by the whole group. Great surroundings to reflect between ceremonies as well and the group of like-minded folks has been fantastic, even though coming from different countries, backgrounds and stages of life.
Take some time off to integrate the experience after the workshop is over. Mandy and Ronald are there to support you with that if you wished to. Wholeheartedly recommended!
Everlasting Universal Experience
By Sven ~ 24 December 2017
Many many words can only describe this everlasting Universal Experience. Thank you Ronald & Mandy for holding, guiding and supporting us in our persisting evolution…Lot's of Love
Thank you so much
By Shona Lee ~ 24 december 2017
Thank you so much. Forever so gratefull and: Love you guys
Een kans om je leven te veranderen
Door Michael ~ 8 december 2017
Mandy & Ronald, uit de grond van mijn hart: dank jullie wel! Dankzij jullie en de Holy Plants heb ik al mijn trauma's kunnen verwerken. Ik voel me herboren en ik heb meer gekregen dan ik durfde hopen. Ik heb dingen mogen zien tijdens mijn reis die mijn hele leven hebben veranderd, en dat zal ik altijd bij mij dragen. Ik heb ontzettend kunnen lachen en heb intens kunnen genieten van de muziek die werd gedraaid. Ik kom zeker snel weer een weekendje langs. Voor iedereen die twijfelt; dit is een kans om je leven te veranderen. Ik wist dat de plant mij riep het moment dat ik achter het bestaan kwam. Wees niet bang, je wordt met alle liefde ontvangen en begeleid door Mandy & Ronald!
Heel veel liefs en tot snel! - Michael (26)
Door Sonny - nov 2017
Door Mijn nieuwsgierigheid naar een Holy Plants ceremonie ben ik op internet gaan zoeken naar de mogelijkheden hiervan in Nederland. De eerste website waar ik terecht kwam was van Ayakasha en ik had hier gelijk een goed gevoel bij. Vooral de begeleiding tijdens de ceremonie met mooie vocale, instrumentale en elektronische muziek sprak mij erg aan.
En niks te veel gezegd, want mijn gevoel klopte helemaal, want ik heb een bijzondere en heerlijke ervaring gehad en heb super genoten van de muziek van Ronald en de warme begeleiding van Mandy en niet te vergeten de geweldige assistentie van Harry, wat een heerlijke sfeermaker ben jij zeg!
Ik weet zeker dat ik volgend jaar terug kom voor een nieuwe ceremonie en hopelijk niet alleen, want de ervaring is zo bijzonder dat ik het graag wil delen met mensen die me lief zijn. Ronald, Mandy, Harry en de rest van onze groep, bedankt voor een onvergetelijk weekend en ik hoop jullie volgend jaar weer een keer te zien.
Oplossen van de versluiering van mijn ziel ~ 27-11-17
Door Jacob Jan
Heb ik weer een nieuwe stap gezet in het oplossen van de versluiering van mijn ziel. Drie inspirerende geesten als begeleidend team die de bedding gaven voor deze bijzondere ervaring. Ronald die met zijn fijne kunstzinnigheid de muziek op magistrale wijze weet te combineren met mijn (onze) innerlijke reis. Harry met zijn onstuitbare aanstekelijke energie een verbindende factor weet en op een speelse manier de weg om je te raken en met je te zijn op de momenten die ik nodig had. Mandy de stuwende kracht die het geheel bijeen weet te houden, met weinig woorden mij tot steeds weer opnieuw tot zelf onderzoek te gaan, confronterend en helder mij voor keuzes weet te plaatsen. Altijd aanwezig in wat er plaats vind. Woorden schieten hier echt te kort om het proces van healing te kunnen beschrijven, een ding is duidelijk ik moest het zelf doen. Met dank aan AYAKASHA en de mooie mensen in de groep met wie ik dit mocht mee maken. Namaste!
I like to thank you for confronting me with my biggest fear. I love life! My biggest fear is gone. Thank you Jurema for guiding me into the abyss and bliss. The bliss i'am. Love to all the Universe! Take good care with your journeys! Healing is there you just need to do a first step! I love you!
Connect with the Divine
I express my deepest gratitude to Ronald and Mandy for welcoming me into their home and revealing the sacred wisdom of Holy Plants. The ceremony helped me to connect with the Divine and reveal my true self. The created atmosphere was calming, beautiful and emotionally euphoric. I felt like i was in a forest, a garden a jungle of living Gods and Spirits. Ronald & Mandy create a true serene environment which attracts the losing energy that we all so truthfully need. Thank you :) ~'~
Mijn eerste Holy Plants ceremonie weekend
Ik had er zin. Ik geloofde dat Holy Plants mij een stap verder zou kunnen brengen in mijn spirituele en persoonlijke ontwikkeling. En, dat heeft het gedaan. Het was intens en intens mooi. Ik heb inzichten gekregen in hoe ik met mijn dochter kan communiceren om haar pijn die ik heb veroorzaakt met mijn strenge, norse vader uitlatingen te verzachten. Ook kreeg ik inzicht in hoe ik met mijn zus kan praten over een aantal gebeurtenissen. Heel erg helend. Ook erg duidelijk, geen grote verrassingen, maar wel hele concrete bevestigingen van gevoelens en pijnpunten. Uiteindelijk heb ik Liefde gevoeld. In mezelf, en hoe ik dit met anderen kan delen. Het mooie vond ik dat er in de kleine groep van 6 mensen ruimte was voor hele eigen ervaringen. Om samen te zijn, maar ook alleen als iemand daar behoefte aan had. De begeleiding van Mandy en Ronald was fantastisch. Echte, oprechte onverdeelde aandacht. Al met al, een goed weekendje weg! ;-)
Weer bij m'n liefde geraakt <3
Vanochtend toen iedereen nog sliep, doolde ik door je huis dat de afgelopen dagen als een baarmoeder voor me was geweest. Liggend op het matras en zittend op het balkon schreef ik enkele zinnen voor de brief, liggend op het matras en zittend op het balkon waren er ook weer tranen. In de keuken tegen een keukenkast volgden uiteindelijk de zinnen waarmee ik afsloot, maar met de sensatie van de bevrijding van meer dan een decenninum schuldgevoel, kon ik ondanks het gevoel van uitputting m'n ogen nog steeds niet sluiten. Zachtjes opende ik daarom de deur naar de slaapkamer van je dochter, waar ik een tijdlang de liefde en zorg van een moeder voor haar kind in me opnam. Weer kwamen er zo weer tranen en naast een warme hand op m'n gekwelde ziel en m'n Yoko Ono van die afgelopen nacht, werd je daar in die kamer zo ook een nieuwe inspiratie voor mij als ouder.
Ik vind je een wonderschone vrouw en ik hoop jou en Ronald nog een keer tegen het lijf te lopen. Dank voor dat jullie me weer bij m´n liefde hebben laten geraken.
Wat een muziek heb je me laten horen, Ronald en wat ben ik daarop uit m'n plaat gegaan. Ik ben je daar ontzettend dankbaar voor en ik hoop vele herinneringen aan het weekend voor altijd bij me te kunnen dragen.
Mandy & Ronald dank je wel. Echt.
Wat een prachtige ervaring. De muziek. De veilige setting. En de onbetaalbare “vibe.” Over de muziek. Ik heb genoten. Soms rolde de tranen over mijn wangen. Gewoon omdat ik zo intens kon genieten van je “set.” Ik heb weer “zin.” Zin om mijn leven te leven. Zin om muziek te maken. Buiten te zijn. Te werken aan mijn website
Een geweldige ervaring en bron van inspiratie rijker
Door Nadja Amsterdam
De ongelovelijke trip langs flitsende beelden van abstracte vormen en kleuren leiden mij via o.a. mijn overleden oma en harpjuf naar plekken over de wereld van Africa naar Venetië, de wrede Middeleeuwen, naar een futuristisch gangenstelsel, een kermis, naar een groene oase van natuur. Doordat Mandy en Ronald hadden gewezen op de mogelijkheid naar de ‘droom’ te kijken als een film, waarin je de keuze hebt of je ergens in wilt gaan of niet, heb ik af en toe mezelf kunnen toespreken van b.v. ga nu rustiger ademhalen. En dan werden de beelden ook langzamer of beseffend dat ik steun nodig had. Ik riep Mandy er een paar keer bij en ze legde haar handen in mn rug of een stemvork op mn buik en hart en daardoor kwam mijn emotie los en kon ik mn verdriet laten gaan en het een plek geven.
De muziek die Ronald draaide had vele sferen en was erg fyn, hielp me om me eraan over te geven. Ik heb erg veel inzichten gehad die heel diepgaand nog aan het doorwerken zijn.
Mijn ingang was de vraag van waar mijn stress vandaan komt en hoe ik die kan oplossen. Het antwoord kreeg ik in etappes. Via mijn gevluchtte voorouders die hun angst dat dit hun laatste dag zou kunnen zijn, aan mij hebben doorgegeven als een onderliggend basisgevoel, die mij steeds weer opjaagde. Naast een strak regime van orde en strenge waardenormen en een onderdrukt gevoel, waar ik vanuit mijn familie deel van uitmaakte. Ik nam waar tijdens de sessie toen ik naar de toilet ging en mijn handen waste, dat ik het nu vanuit rust en aandacht deed, waar ik normaal zelfs daarbij haast heb. Dit patroon ben ik nog steeds meer en meer bewust van, hoe het in mn dagelijks leven doorwerkt en hoe ik meer ruimte kan nemen voor mezelf en alles wat ik doe eigenlijk. Dat ik mn eigen regels en tijd kan maken en vormen. De ervaringen van de sessie zijn ipv in mn hoofd waar ik wel veel wist al van mn patronen, ingeklonken in een hogere bewustzijnslaag. Er is een zwaarte van me afgevallen, waardoor ik meer plezier en lichtheid in m’n leven ervaar. Daar ben ik heel dankbaar voor.
Ik raad het al mn vrienden aan en zeker mensen die met trauma’s zitten, omdat ik heb ervaren hoe goed, degelijk en onderbouwd jullie training is, om te kunnen ondersteunen. Dat er geen tijdsdruk was en we uren hadden om te blijven liggen heeft me enorm geholpen met die ruimte ook leren in te nemen. Naast dat jullie dit echt met hart, ziel en overtuiging doen. De sfeer in het huis en het balkon met uitzicht op het bos hielpen ook mee om me heel prettig en ontspannen te voelen. En de voorgesprekken en evaluaties zijn ook heel goed om van de anderen te horen wat het met hun heeft gedaan. Al met al ben ik dus een geweldige ervaring en bron van inspiratie rijker!
Most profound experiences
By Kav and Aisha
Thank you so much for letting us into your home and helping us navigate through our Holy Plants journey. I must admit that at first I was very sceptical and only went along for the ride to appease my wife. But thanks to your wisdom, support and the Holy Plants ceremony I was grateful to be a part of, I am no longer a skeptic. I learnt things about myself that I would not have learned otherwise. And I felt things only decades of meditation, education or experience could have offered. Through the healing powers of Holy Plants (and Mandy’s guidance) I could identify key issues in my life, my past and my mind that were holding me back and I learnt new things that will help me move forward. It wasn’t easy to tackle these issues and face them so intensely, but like anything worth having; the right way is often the hard way. I will never forget our time in your home; both your hospitality and empathy was greatly appreciated and most importantly the Holy Plants ceremony you conducted and allowed us to be a part of will forever remain one of our most profound experiences.
Thank you Ronald and Mandy for the wonderful weekend. We felt safe, cared for and your personal attention to everyones process and needs was amazing. Through every moment of ceremony we felt that we are guided by people whose hearts are in the right place to help people with their soul's and ego's journey. I again thank you from the bottom of my heart for helping my friend when he was in the total rock bottom in his life, you both are beautiful souls <3,xxx
Niet in woorden te vatten
Vooraf wist ik niet echt wat ik er van moest verwachten, maar de verwachtingen die ik had zijn ruimschoots overtroffen: in een fijne open sfeer en met persoonlijke liefdevolle begeleiding door Mandy en Ronald heb ik een prachtige ervaring gehad die niet in woorden te vatten is. Ik zal iedereen die deze reis wil maken aanraden dit bij Mandy en Ronald te doen.
Op mijn gemak
Ronald en Mandy zijn hele gastvrije mensen. Er heerste een prettige sfeer en de begeleiding was erg fijn. Ik voelde me op mijn gemak waardoor ik me helemaal open heb kunnen stellen voor mijn innerlijke reis, die ik absoluut niet had willen missen. Het was een hele bijzondere en intense ervaring! Nogmaals hartelijk dank voor de goede begeleiding en jullie gastvrijheid.
Mijn eerste Holy Plants
Ik ben dankbaar voor alle waardevolle inzichten die ik gekregen heb. Voor de krachtige levenslessen en wat ik tijdens deze dagen heb los mogen laten om verder te kunnen gaan. Nog niet klaar, maar zo veel verder. Dank Mandy en Ronald voor jullie liefdevolle en professionele begeleiding Ik had me geen veiligere omgeving kunnen wensen om deze reis te kunnen maken. Liefs Esther ❤️
Holy Plants is a personal journey, it will take each of us to very different places, but Ronald and Mandy have created a space in which we can come together and share this experience. The small number of the groups definitely helps, though mostly it’s their excellent guidance, which doesn’t consist merely in doing and helping, but also in being there. The feeling that someone is watching over you (and the rest) as you dive deep within yourself and the total of all consciousness, is a true blessing and it gave me the courage to face whatever darkness came at me and find that behind the veil of fear the most wonderful insights are hiding.
Thank you Ayamama!
Thank you for showing me how to honor myself...For showing me how important it is to set my boundaries so that i can be more helpful, to be humble and yet confident, to never doubt my light and the power of my love, especially the love for myself. We are all searching and learning in our own unique ways, with our own struggles, with our own visions. We all need to be heard, we all need to be cared for and loved, that's our power and together we are strong! We are one!
Thank you Ronald and Mandy for beautifully guiding our group, i felt so much warmth and protection.
Thank you! Thank you beautiful souls that participated on this journey with me.
Namaste! Love and light! <3
Met geen pen te beschrijven
Ik wil jullie bedanken uit de grond van mijn hart. Wat ik het afgelopen weekend heb mee mogen maken bij jullie is met geen pen te beschrijven. Niet alleen jullie professionele begeleiding maar ook de passie en gastvrijheid is overweldigend geweest. Ik heb al meer gezegd dat ik iedereen een Holy Plants ervaring wens. Nu weet ik ook bij wie.
Ik dank de hogere macht voor het voorecht van het ondergaan van de Ayauasca ceremonie, voor de twee fantastische begeleiders, voor het ontmoeten van geweldige ceremonie genoten.
Het was een magisch weekend geweest.
Mijn spirituele groei en mijn dosis zelfkennis is afgelopen weekend ontzettend in de lift geweest.
Een duw in de juiste richting..
Ik hou van jullie allemaal.
Spread the Love
In een prettige sfeer gevonden wat ik zocht, en veel meer :)
Love and Gratitude
door Liezl - 2016
Dearest Ronald and Mandy, words cannot express my gratitude and love felt in this, my first Holy Plants Experience. From Conception to Death, my journey in the safe and loving environment provided by you has given me much insight and peace. Thank you Thank you Thank you......:):)<3<3:)
Elegant & Intensely
door Jason - 2016
Just returned from my speechlessly elegant & intensely infinite Holy Plants journey AND landed back as a human on my Birthday with one important realization that will keep me smiling :). Birth and Death involve the same subject ;), and you may call it whatever you want because you'll never know it until you die enough times for "IT" to make itself clear. ( I hope you get that one! )
Incidentally, Death is never evil. It is our human fears coupled with strong imaginations that make Death itself "the bad guy". It so peculiar, abhorrent as well as comical while watching this world as people are complicating everything, everywhere and on every level.............. oh yes, for the purpose of avoiding that "bad guy" :D. That's it for now ;)
Thank you Ronald & Mandy for your last session. The space & care provided for us in order to make this journey safe and secure are what allowed us to have the trust needed for breaking through barriers of mind towards Consciousness. Oh let's not forget to mention THAT MUSIC you played there. Double approved for that one!!
Holy Plants at Mandy’s
door Fred - 2016
Een Holy Plants ceremonie bijwonen bij Mandy is ontspannen en relaxt met de nodige humor (er mag gelachen worden), respect voor het individu en zijn of haar proces.
Nu is het tijd voor Holy Plants, eerst krijgen we een drankje dat enzymen in de maag neutraliseert om de Holy Plants zijn werk te kunnen laten doen. Dit duurt een kwartiertje en dan krijg ik het glaasje met Holy Plants, gewaarschuwd man telt voor twee en ik kan je zeggen het smaakt echt niet lekker. Nu lekker liggen en genieten van de muziek die Ronald verzorgd, dan openbaart Moeder Holy Plants zich……… NOTHING LIKE IT!!!
Ik ga je niet vertellen hoe geweldig het is, maar wel dat ik vind dat een ieder minstens 1 maal in zijn leven een Holy Plants ceremonie door zou moeten maken. Wat kom je jezelf tegen in alle facetten van je bestaan en wat word er veel duidelijk.
De begeleiding van Mandy tijdens mijn proces en de muziek van Ronald zijn zo betrokken en liefdevol dit kan alleen als het je Missie In Life is, dank jullie wel Mandy en Ronald. Uitstekend sjamaan materiaal die twee.
Als ik na twee sessies uit mijn Holy Plants kom is er een heerlijke soepje en tijd om na te praten met mijn mede deelnemers, Mandy en Ronald houden goed in de gaten dat iedereen zich fijn voelt en oke is met zichzelf.
Dan gaan de luiken dicht en ik lig nog heerlijk na te spacen. Na een heerlijke nachtrust bereiden we met zijn alle een ontbijtje en praten nog steeds over de vele indrukken die we hebben gehad in de ceremonie. Na het ontbijt neemt Mandy het woord en vraagt iedereen naar zijn ervaringen, er is alle tijd om je proces te bespreken. (het is heel leuk om ervaringen te horen van andere deelnemers).
Dan is het tijd om naar huis te gaan, tjonge wat een ervaring!!! Dit is mijn eerste maar zeker niet mijn laatste Holy Plants!! Ik zit in de auto en denk, gaaf, mooi, liefdevol, leerzaam, nooit meer dezelfde, zo mezelf.
Dank Mandy en Ronald, wat hebben jullie een mooie ceremonie geleid.