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"This week was such an amazing opportunity to take space from my regular life and habits, and be able to look at them from a new perspective. I was amazed at how nourishing the juices were, and how I didn't feel hunger pains, despite the lack of solid food.  Brother offers an open, accepting and caring space for this transformation to take place. I feel completely realigned, refreshed and revitalized. I highly recommend The Conscious Cleanse retreat."

Marni S. - USA
avatar"Went to Pisac to participate in The Conscious Cleanse and the thoughts in my head were mostly of fear and negativity thinking what is the point of fasting and how much I loved food, on and on they went… The week of the fast was beyond anything I could have ever imagined. The location was absolutely beautiful and the format of the retreat was gentle, transformative and incredibly informative.  I felt like a new person with a new body, all aches and pains gone, I slept well, woke up refreshed and was very energized, well...after day 4! When I got back to NY I kept the raw diet until now 8 weeks later I am still eating 90% raw. I am happy, light, full of energy and I am ready to share anything with anyone around me a sense of general well being accompanies me all the time. My skin looks better, my eyes are clear, I feel like I constantly have a smile on my face. I prepare my own food at home, I am very mindful of what I put in my body now and a lot of the info from the presentations at the fasting retreat is coming back to me and I am sharing it with people around me and it is impacting everyone who is willing to open up and take it in.  Thank you Brother for helping me help myself. Your retreat has changed my life"

Yossi Z. - USA
avatar"I came to The Conscious Cleanse never having done a fast before and I was absolutely terrified. These fears were both nullified and exacerbated during a week which transformed my life. New highs were experienced, old wounds opened up, and for once, I came face to face with myself.  The Conscious Cleanse takes you to the very places we keep trapped by life's diversions - one of the biggest amongst them - food. Once you strip away the bare necessities we have come to believe are 'needed' to survive, you come to experience an entirely different plane of existence.  During this week old belief systems were dismantled, patterns eradicated, negative self talk shifted, new ways of thinking established.  The Fasting Path provides a holistic answer to healing - on a spiritual, physical and mental level. My advice is to attend and stick through the rough patches, because that is when true transformation occurs. It is through this that one realises human beings are capable of far more than our species dares to dream. With love and gratitude..."

Janine E. - South Africa
Travel Struck!
avatar"The Conscious Cleanse retreat was a life-changing experience for me. At 66 and in poor health, I was facing a stark choice of either living a few more years in misery, or making radical changes in my relationship with food, my body, and my entire outlook on life. The changes The Fasting Path has triggered in me are amazing: abundant breath, new flexibility and lightness in my body, deep and refreshing sleep, and a joy of life that I have not felt in many years. The total credibility of both Brother and Ale as people who walk the talk of healthy and joyous living, and whose mastery shows not only in their knowledge and experience of what to do and not do, but in their patient, compassionate relating to a diverse group of people in the midst of their physical and emotional crises. The material of the program was most impressive. But the spiritual warriorship of the teachers, and their skill at what the best teachers do -- leading the others toward discoveries, rather than serving them on a plate -- was more so. My most heartfelt thanks to Brother, Alexandra and The Fasting Path. I'll be back, and I'll bring others"

Dan H. - USA
Hermes 3
avatar"The Ayuhuasca ceremonies were deeply profound and combined with the guidance and knowledge of Patrick allowed a beautiful group process. To have a space held by Patrick and his team that allows love and vulnerability to pervade was incredible during such a transformative week.  A complete rewiring of beliefs I had about myself and food. It definitely exceeded my expectations!"

Clark H. - Netherlands