GENERAL INFORMATION

We organize individual ceremonies, ceremonies in a small setting (two, three or four persons) and group ceremonies up to 16 persons.

Group ceremonies (one and two days) take place on Friday and/or Saturday. Click here for the current availability.
We plan individual sessions and small groups on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.

For special requests it is possible to plan a session on Sunday.
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There are special tariffs for students and persons with a minimum wage.

OUR LOCATION

Our cozy location is in Doetinchem, the Netherlands. We have two spaces for ceremonies and a separate space for sleeping with comfortable sanitary facilities for overnight stays. Everything is at ground level.

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THE PREPARATION

If you decided to participate in an Ayahuasca ceremony, you can subscribe by sending us the completed contact form. We will then send you the questionnaire as soon as possible.

It is important to answer the questionnaire carefully and as complete as possible. We would like to have a good image of your physical and mental well-being, your motivation and the themes. This will enable us to guide you as good as possible.

FOOD

We recommend to avoid using food that contains tyramine 48 hours before and after the Ayahuasca ceremony. Tyramine can cause strong increases of blood pressure levels in combination with Ayahuasca.

Foods that contain Tyramine are:

  • Alcohol, especially beer (also alcohol-free beer), red wine, port wine and Chianti
  • Yeast in vitamin supplements, Marmite, Tartex
  • Old cheese, processed cheese, cheese spread, Brie, Camembert, Emmental, Gorgonzola, etc.
  • Chicken liver, salami, saveloy and other processed, not fresh meat, fish and game species.
  • Soy products, tempeh (bean curd is allowed).

Furthermore, it is important to only eat light food, without or with very little fat, up to 4 hours before the start of the Ayahuasca ceremony.

To keep your body energy we recommended sexual abstinence three days before the ceremony.

INTENTION

Of course you have good reasons to participate in the Ayahuasca ceremony. It is meaningful to take time beforehand to reflect on this and articulate your intention in (key)words or a short phrase. If you take part in a group ceremony, you can also share your intention.

WHAT TO BRING

  1. Things for an overnight stay.
  2. Clothes that are comfortable.
  3. Warm socks or slippers
  4. We will take care of linen and towels

THE CEREMONY IN A NUTSHELL

We will receive your with a cup of tea to get to know each other. We will give a short tour through the spaces, answer your questions and inform you about Ayahuasca and the practical things of Om-Mij, before and after the ceremony.

After that, you can put on your comfortable clothes and choose a spot. The ceremony starts with sharing your intention. You will be on a comfortable mattress with your eyes closed and guided and carried by carefully selected music.

The guides will be present during the whole ceremony and will support you if necessary.

The Ayahuasca normally works for four to six hours. Including the reception and the awakening, the ceremony takes seven to eight hours.
At the end of the Ayahuasca ceremony we will offer you freshly prepared food and drinks and you can share your experiences with others if you like.
After that, you can go to sleep. The next morning we have breakfast together and we talk about your experience. We will provide after-care according to each need.

HEALTH

Participating in an Ayahuasca ceremony is not suitable for everybody.

CONTRAINDICATIONS

Physically:

Severe kidney disease, unstable diabetes mellitus, epilepsy, severe neurological diseases, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases such as angina pectoris, stroke and CVAs, an actual or expected pheochromocytoma (a tumor of the adrenal glands), blood dyscrasias (abnormal cells), hyperthyroidism (overactive thyroid gland) and certain liver disorders.

Mentally:

Severe, unstable mental disorders such as schizophrenia, psychosis, bipolar disorder and borderline.

Medication:

Ayahuasca contains an MAO inhibitor and should not be combined with certain medications. Examples include antidepressants, beta blockers and antihypertensives.

Pregnant or breastfeeding:

Do not use Ayahuasca if you are pregnant or give breastfeeding.

In both cases we strongly advise against the use of Ayahuasca.
ALWAYS mention physical and mental symptoms, pregnancy, breastfeeding and medication on your questionnaire; when in doubt, contact us so we can discuss the possibilities and risks