Love & Gratitude 2017-11-29T09:27:15+00:00

Immersion, 2016

“When I decided to attend the Immersion, I was at a point in my life where I was searching for answers, directions and meaning to my life. ‘I’d not worked for 6 months and to be honest up to the point, my heart was still not in the space to return to work. My journey through the six days was intense, my experience is difficult to put into words, I can only describe my experience as very physical, like I was being encouraged to feel again.

I have more confidence than I have had in years, I like myself again, and shortly I will be returning back to work and most importantly I am happy, I can honestly say feel like I have been let into a little secret, and am now able to look at life, see fear, feel emotion, but not be governed by it, I feel like I’ve been set free.  I would defiantly recommend this retreat to anyone, and if you are considering attending, I would simply say follow your heart. The moment I met Brother, Anke and Harrie I knew I had nothing to worry about. Love resonates from these guys, they are family.”

Justin – Immersion, 2016


“Dearest Brother, I am so amazed by what happened this weekend, the opening up, the healing, the transformation. I came basically to work on my depression and addiction but received so much more; family, perspective, my soul back, and a spirit heart.  In the preparation meditations, I could never feel this spirit heart you where talking about but now it’s there -and beating strong.

Brother…. thank you, thank you, thank you – You are a fantastic facilitator for Mother Ayahuasca and a great and inspiring teacher – respect! Gita and Guido are both beautiful and awesome souls that i am so greatful for having met – their way of approaching life will guide me. And Inge, I did not have the privilege to see much of her, but she was there through you, Brother and your work and not to mention through the food. And the little one, Munai Ji – what a perfect little being!”

Alf – Immersion, 2017

Immersion, 2017

Immersion, 2016

“The Vine of the Soul retreat was well above my expectations! Brother is a humble teacher who not only talks the talks but also walks the walk. He’s a great master.  Anke & Guido are also angels who were also sharing there devotion to us. Anke, your singing guided me all the way. Divine! Guido, You’re authentic loving heart supported me with your fire & caring. Thank you Brother for the rituals, the songs who were so openhearted, and all the other extras.

The week was one loving Ceremony. Very intense! Thank You Mother Ayahuasca. I’ve healed old pain. I’ve got insights about my sons. About how i can help them better. I saw health issues in my body that need care. I feel so grateful. I want to live. To go back to my world at home and to apply the insights that I had gained. I fully love my life again and i’m so aware of it.  I saw what really matters: love… and all the loving people that are in my world. I know again what my heart desires. Thank You!! & see you again!” ,

Maria – Immersion, 2016



My intentions for the ceremony were to get rid of my high defences  which had been important for me as a child in my family of origin, but were obstructing me in my current life. I also hoped to gain access to my heart which seemed to have been locked in very early childhood. Miraculously Mother Aya, supported by Brother, Gita and Guido has done exactly this for me, giving me access to joy and love maybe for the first time in my life.  

Having returned home to my wife and children I feel that my relationships have changed radically with me feeling lighter, more open and able to express love. I am more grateful, than I have ever been in my life, about what has been given to me. At the same time a strange sadness has overcome me, now having seen, that all that is and has been important to me and that I have newly learned to love may just be an illusion. Beware: Once the veil has been pulled, there is no turning back to the path of ignorance!”

Zeno – Immersion, 2017



Immersion, 2017

avatar"Dear Brother, I came with very few expectations and I am so grateful beyond words to have received this beautiful gift with you and my fellow brothers and sisters. The insights that have been revealed to me sit so comfortably in my feels like coming home. Thank you so much for holding the space to allow this all to unfold and for keeping us safe and guiding us so beautifully. Thank you for your pure intentions and love. It was all perfect. So much for me to work with and a huge reassuring reminding to go back to the path and revisit, fall in love with what I nearly forgot. The last few days with everyone I was able to work with huge terror and intense love. Coming out the otherside has left me humble and willing to follow my truth. Mother guided me and wrapped her infinite love around me and let me's all Perfect!"

Brother and his team create an incomparable space of trust, safety, and acceptance. One feels from the first moment that all is welcome, any expression, emotion, fear, or pain, and layers of my own resistance and rigidity began to soften and dissolve from the first moments in their company. They bring wisdom and sensitivity, and years of experience walking this path. Above all, they bring an amazing integrity, a personal dedication, a commitment to bringing this medicine to people, and to themselves, with the utmost care, consistency, and respect. One feels held and protected, which is a great source of strength during those times that Mother Ayahuasca chooses to bring healing to some particularly deep, or stuck, or painful area of your being.  Healing in this way can be such a deep joy, the joy of bringing all of oneself, of ceasing to reject any areas of our world, or our being. They feel this joy, and rejoice in our common humanhood, this great brotherhood and sisterhood of mutuality and celebration. Their work is done in celebration.  To many more... AHO! 

Brother, I'm so full of gratitude, I feel much more connected with myself and the world around me, and having pride in what I'm doing and who I am was something I didn't even realise I needed, but it was the secret answer to the other questions I had of - "what is stopping me from flowing properly and realising my potential that I know is there". I have self-love now, which I struggled with before, and I feel so much empathy for the people I meet that are struggling of suffering and I've somehow got an almost unlimited supply of patience. I love your work, and I'm so pleased to have crossed paths with you, you have really helped me immensely. Thank you. 

Dan S.
avatar"It has been 2 years since the retreat with Brother and I am happy to report that everything has and is changing as I so longed for it to before the retreat. I can now see that the retreat served as a spiritual, physical, and psychological "reset" button. I came into the retreat almost feeling defeated by the residue of pain from a turbulent life of endless struggles. I was starting to feel that maybe things would never change and I should just accept that the emotional pain so prevalent throughout my life might never go away. I was angry that I had to suffer in a way that I didn't see others suffering. Meeting Brother was like an awakening to the revelation that I'm not alone on this warriors path. Through not only his guidance, but inspiring life story, I found a soul brother whose path brought me a renewed sense of hope. His words and teachings have echoed on my transformation and expansion in the last 2 years, serving as faith through moments of doubt and near defeat. The "reset" started with a physical release if old toxins stored in my body. Through the cleanse, I realized that as these toxins released, so did my past memories of pain, hurt and trauma. It's not to say I don't experience those things anymore, rather that they're not layered on top of accumulated pain from my past. I feel that the process Brother guided me through truly gave me a new lease on life, and for that I'm forever grateful. He has taught me to turn my greatest weakness into my most beautiful strength and grace. For those whose suffering has created a longing for "another place," Brother's process, teachings and deep love and commitment to service will help them land back into their bodies and embrace life in a new and liberated way."

Paloma M.
avatar"I didn't quiet know what to expect. I was a little bit scared to join the retreat, but after spending a few hours with the group I knew already that this was going to be a beautiful experience. I could never have imagined that it would be so special! No words can describe this great experience! Open your heart and go for it!"One of the most beautiful moments during the retreat was when we got the question 'Who are you?' The answer I will remember forever! I can truly say that this was the most beautiful and most heartwarming weekend I have ever had! I'm very, very grateful for those 4 days!! Thank you all for everything!!"