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"Patrick, thank you so much for this beautiful experience.  It was truly, gently, and perfectly purifying. I have such deep gratitude for the thoughtfulness and love that went into all aspects of this fast.  Sharing the experience with a group was really beautiful for me. I loved having the fresh juices and broth lovingly prepared everyday and the support circle to check in with. I was also really able to take the opportunity to access my core beliefs around my health and body and was able to completely free myself from a number of limitations. The retreat far exceeded my expectations. I was delighted by the whole package!"

Luca B. _ USA
avatar"Dear Patrick, when i arrived to the Sacred Valley of Peru (Pisac) to visit my son, I had no idea I would meet such a wonderful person like you. At that time I heard about your fasting program and decided to join it, because for a long time I was feeling a deep darkness in my life.  Although it was challenging, the fast has been one of my life's most unique and powerful experiences. It took me to the ground and re-constructed me again. It's been over 2 months and I’m so much more comfortable in my body and soul than ever before. Patrick, you are a great teacher, because you are human and have great empathy for others. You have shown me the way to a more harmonious and healthier live and I am forever grateful!"

Serpil - Sweden
avatar"Brother, thank you so much.  This retreat was so powerful and the location in the sacred valley was absolutely perfect!  Seeing how the impact that food plays in my spiritual being was such a huge realization. You delivered the message in such a loving and nurturing environment. The list of things that help us to feed our soul that was covered on Saturday was very valuable to know how to nurture my spiritual being.  I feel amazing and definitely plan on coming back at least once a year!"

John C. - USA
avatar"Patrick, I feel the combination of juices and soups and the fact that we were not doing enemas/colonic interruptions of any kind made my whole system feel more natural. To feel empty but just a little 'oiled' from the juices was a perfect balance for me. I feel the cleanses I did in the past with enemas and drinking way too much were good but I was not going into my true core, my true sources - too busy cleansing and not feeling clean... this was a refreshing change to the whole concept. To fast with the medicine is definitely a touching experience and has had a lasting impact on my curiosity to look a little deeper along the path of “living on light”.  Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart.  Look forward to the next retreat!"

Michelle W. - France
avatar"Brother's knowledge of fasting/cleansing as well as his recognition of the benefits and magic of yoga and plant medicine give him a rare ability to not only hold the space from a heart centered place, but to share from a deep well of experience. I especially enjoyed his "big picture" approach to understanding nutrition and nourishment, not only of the body, but of the mind and soul as well.  Having done many cleanses and fasts throughout the years, it was my first time to do a juice cleanse in the context of a group retreat. I was delighted to see how the group experience supported the process and made the week long fast far less challenging than on any solo fast. This was an exceptional and rare opportunity, that I feel very grateful to have been able to take part in. Thank you!"

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