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"In reflection a month later; the retreat had such a profound effect on me.  The ritual of fasting, the love infused juices and broths, the meditations, yoga and plant medicines were perfect.  During this week, I learned to “just be” accept the good, the bad and ugly that comes up & it will. When you allow all of this, it all becomes light. All of this was done in very loving & accepting place. The effects are still here a month later and I expect for years to come. I recommend this for anyone wanting that extra push to take it to the next level in being mindful, present & learn to be more loving to YOU. This is best gift you could give yourself."

Janice B. - Canada
avatar"The seven days challenged me more than I expected but due to the support of Brother and the group, it manifested as a very healing and uplifting process. The retreat definitely exceeded my expectations and I will be back for another. I absolutely recommend doing the Conscious Cleanse.  Thank you Brother!"

Wolfgang E. - Austria
avatar"I was blown away by the love and support by everyone, which seemed to make the experience so rich and deep. The space that was held was like a magical bubble, even through the difficult times of the cleanse. Brother has total presence, care, love, support, knowledge, wisdom. He is perfect for this role, very inspiring, helping shift the energy toward a higher vibration, which i feel is very necessary at this time. I chose to attend the retreat because i wanted to overcome my food addiction and move into a more conscious way of eating which for me is reflected in my life. i feel like i needed a new infusion of knowledge and inspiration and this is exactly what i received. i was feeling very low, dense and stuck before i came and now i feel so much lighter and clearer on all levels. i feel more committed than ever before to follow this path of not just conscious eating, but conscious living. Bless you Brother, i am forever grateful!"

Marcelle C. - Australia
avatar"I was pretty lost on what to do with my life. I recently separated from my wife after 3 years of marriage and I just started to search for my path and what I should be doing with the gift of life itself. Then a friend of mine mentioned this retreat for some reason. 3 weeks later I was emailing Patrick and when he replied I just knew right then and there, I have to go. During the retreat the food part the fasting seemed so easy with all of us there that I just felt full of energy, happier and more present than ever. Nurturing the soul and mind was definitely what I needed. All the wisdom and love Brother shared with us I have no words to describe my gratefulness. When I came back things already started to change for the good. People will smile, talk, say hi on the street to me hahahaa, just beautiful, like my inside was showing outside.  I went there not knowing what to expect and I came back after find my soul, my being, my true self... full of energy, grounded, love, a peace with me and taking action on life to make things happen with no fear or boundaries...... I am already planning my next trip back.thank you Brother! Namaste & Buen camino!"

Ignacio A. - Uruguay
avatar"Doing this retreat was life changing for me. The whole week was profound and rich in discoveries about myself. I did it to reset my relationship with food and it far exceeded my expectations. It was even easier than I thought it would be. Hunger disappeared after only a couple of days. The rest was just like walking on a new unknown path, with surprises and lessons everyday. The ceremonies helped a lot to see my progression with new eyes, without judging, just accepting.  Thank you Brother!"

Benjamin L. - France