What to Expect from an Ayahuasca Ceremony?
You can benefit mentally, emotionally and physically from the Ayahuasca ceremonies. Mentally: increased clarity in your thinking, self-insights, understanding for people around you and a strong decrease of stubborn and irritating thoughts.
Emotionally: inner peace, self-acceptation and self-confidence, renewed empathy and positive emotions (e.g. being able to enjoy) and expressing emotions (e.g. grief and anger).
Physically: disappearance of physical disorders with a psychological origin (tensions, insufficient energy and resistance, physical complaints and over sensitivity with no medical explanation), more consciousness, confidence and relaxation, better functioning, more control over your own life and more harmony in your relationships. For me, it is as if the spirit of Ayahuasca is putting me on the right path and brings me into the flow.
Our Ayahuasca ceremonies are for anyone who wants to go forward in life, who is ready to work and to take responsibility for his or her own life. Questions about life and about meaning: who am I, why am I here, what is my purpose in life etc. Resolving stress, doubts and dilemmas. Down below you can read some other examples:
Here, you’ll find the headlines of the program of our Ayahuasca Ceremonies. Sometimes we begin at a different time, but you can still get an idea. The ceremony is all about you and your inner journey. We give you the freedom to be yourself and be in the moment. That is the only thing that counts in Ayahuasca. We are there to support and help you wherever we can.
- Day 1
- 4.00 p.m. Arrival
- 5.00 p.m. Meeting & Preparaytion
- 6.00 p.m. 1st Ceremonie
- 4.00 p.m. Preparation 2nd Ceremony
- 6.00 p.m. 2nd Ceremony
- Day 2
- 8.30 a.m. Breakfast
- 10.00 a.m. Integration & Sharing
- 12.30 p.m. Lunch and Rest
- 4.00 p.m. Preparation 2nd Ceremony
- 6.00 p.m. 2nd Ceremony
- Day 3
- 8.30 a.m. Breakfast
- 9.30 a.m. Integration & Sharing
- 11.00 a.m. Going Home
- 4.00 p.m. Preparation 2nd Ceremony
- 6.00 p.m. 2nd Ceremony
What is included in the Ayahuasca Ceremony?
- Sleeping night(s) depending on a 1 or 2 day ceremony
- Staying in our Amsterdam Penthouse Ceremony Room
- Ayahuasca ceremonie(s)
- Ayahuasca in the proper amounts
- Guidance by professional team
- Programme Ayahuasca ceremonies
- Unlimited drinks
- Integration group session
- Love and personal care of our team
Testimonials Participants Maria Johanna & Team
I want to say a big thank you to yourself and the rest of the holy trinity. You do an amazing job and I really love your playlist – 3 songs have been going through my mind all week – shania noll (how could anyone), queen of peace and ocean of love “there is so much magnificence near the ocean”. I love the location and the fact that we can go for a wander by ourselves during the day if we wish and we are right in the middle of Amsterdam. Your medicine is top notch and collectively you all bring an amazing amount of female energy with your singing, dancing and presence.
As for me I have felt good since I got back and amazingly the problems that were on my mind when I arrived last Friday have all sorted themselves out (or maybe they didn’t really exist in the first place :-)). I cannot really report anything ground breaking since I got back. Its more a feeling of optimism and confidence that I am on the right path.
Im sure I will be back to see you in Amsterdam at some point.
Paul from United Kingdom
How do you put a Ayahuasca ceremony into words, I arrived back from Amsterdam on Sunday 01 October, I am filled with a higher awareness of love not just for me but for all things , The love, the healing, to realise we are connected to a higher consciousness that is purest love but also connected to each other in the same way is what being awoken is, seeing things with love and caring is what you will see in all things, during the ceremony I was made aware of this and so much more, I will not talk about being above the water will save that for another time, there is so much to process but being able to see again to be free of mind and to know love truly is the answer is what I have received and this is just the start, if you are thinking of doing a ceremony just do, trust yourself. The ceremony the understanding the care the truest love you receive from Maria Maria-Louise and Yasmina will warm your heart and soul like nothing you felt before, my words will never do justice or give enough credit to what Maria and her team give and do but i will always be connected to the 3 of them forever and for that I am eternally grateful.
Maria, here is my mail from me to you. I don’t know where to begin. It was a blessing for me. I was so stressed out that I didn’t really had a life. I was stressing for nothing and my heart was beating over hard, like bang bang. After the double ayahuasca I’m like a kid again! Yeah like a kid! No stress! Want to do everything. I’m eating healthy food now. I’m doing awesome…. I mean… I am awesome!!! Thanks a lot for helping me! Will never forget this! Im over happy and all thanks a lot!! And for u others who thinking about it! Stop thinking!! Do it! You won’t regret it for sure. And Maria, I love you.
It has been 3 month ago that I did my 3rd and 4th ceremony. Maria Johanna gave me the sentence “What happens if you stop fighting?” This sentence has helped me the last months to discover a lot of pain together with my mother. The question “What happens if you stop fighting?” brought me to a deep conflict that I had with my father. You helped me to let go of this conflict during the ceremony with love. Another thing that I discovered is that the word “NOT’ doesn’t exist in the Universe. So with the sentence ‘I do not want to fight’, I Committed myself to do fight. In ceremony 5,6 and 7 I received the question “what happen if I STOP?” from Maria Johanna. This brought me to a huge healing where I got a reset of mt heart. In my 8th ceremony I received the word ‘STOP!’ and I was able to let go of 50 years of pain. I want to thank you for your love and this beautiful sentence. Big hug, Melvin
Since I found out in september 2016 on “Google” the existence of the Ayahuasca Ceremonies with Maria Johanna, I came from Italy two times within a space time of 9 weeks, for a double ceremony each time. I had big physical problems in the last years…and I was really desperate, with also serious problems with my mind and heart due to work and family problems. So I’m taking the ceremonies that Maria Johanna organizes very seriously since i believe in the sacred medicine and knowledge of Ayahuasca, the Mother Plant of our Mother Earth. I mentally take the ceremonies as my “gift therapy” that I’m doing for myself, in order to really heal myself at the core and also help my family to integrate my new vibrational frequencies that comes out from the open heart. In those 2 months i stopped smoking, I started to do sports again, I pay more attention to what i eat and drink…and do a lot of other things like sleeping what i need and meditate a lot. I’m starting to realize that I’m the victim of nobody…and that i’m in control of my life so that i can become the co-creator of it. I’ll come again many more times for the ceremonies, since it’s the “healing gift” that i want to do to myself in this special year of 2017, that in numerolgy means 1, the year of the new beginning for our Mother Earth, after the closing cosmic cycle of 360.000 years that happened in 2012. Thanks Maria! And Thanks you to all the loving guides that work in the ceremonies!
Davide from Italy
This was my first experience with you and Ayahuasca. I have so much to say about my voyage.
My experience was not a joke. It was a deep, mental and physical cleansing, with all the symptoms that go with it, such as pain, misery, anxiety and loss of control over mind and body. I am still very much impressed.
Most of my questions were answered: what happens after death, my grief and why I don’t like being on Earth. Everything seemed logical; every person is a mere appearance of his or her Own Self, each and everyone is god and cosmos. All religious madness is a prayer for myself; I am Buddha, my neighbour, heaven and earth. I created all of this. And it’s all an illusion. No beginning and no ending, everything is eternity. I choose this illusion, this world, I am the creator of my existence in this role, and I have the choice to be sad or happy in this existence. It is OK to have material belongings and money isn’t all that bad. I have the right to live like a king in France, because I am the origin of this illusion.
I have seen life and death, leaving the body. I received so much information. I was also very tired and afraid I wouldn’t be able to come back. Only when I promised to enjoy life, I was allowed back. I was born and I died several times during my ceremony. I now understand that you never die, but only leave this body for a different life or another illusion.
My question is now: what is the purpose of all of this? I want to go further, I want to make a voyage without fear, and I want to enjoy, with lots of love.
What has changed in my life? I now respect my Own Self and my body. I don’t accept demands that don’t contribute to me. I see Man in his origin, vulnerability and need for love and understanding. I love this life and the people surrounding me. I feel young and fit again, no pain. I’m able to sleep again, very deeply.
Maria Johanna, I thank you for spending so much time with me, and I thank the loving nurses that surrounded me with motherly care and love.
See you soon, Sylvia from Belgium
what can I say? I wanted to take some time to thank you for the idea to set up these retreats as I have witnessed some incredible transformations (also within myself) during my stay in Doornenburg. I think your mission to spread female energy into this world (at least this is what I intensely was shown by Mother Ayahuasca on Friday) is very important and you have to continue and continue setting up these retreats for people that feel their time has come to go on their journey with Ayahausca. What and amazing and loving team by the way!! They all had their own very specific role in the session. Thank you!
It has been about 2 weeks since I left the Ayahuasca ceremony of Maria Johanna. I was really nervous for my first journey, because I had truly no idea what to expect. After a short explanation we were led into a peaceful room where we would all lay down. Soon after drinking the Ayahuasca I was drawn into a magical world. My first journey was unbelievable and breathtaking. I experienced an intense feeling of love and safety. I had returned to my childhood and mother Ayahuasca was taking care of me.
Maria Johanna and her team were also very caring, compassionate and kind, I felt completely at home and taken care of. The amount of pure love present was nothing I have seen before. Ayahuasca opened my eyes and brought me back to myself and I could not have chosen a better place for my first Ayahuasca experience. I would like to thank Rene, John, Mo, Shurandy, Maria and the rest of the sweet people from the bottom of my heart. See you all again!!
When I met René for the first time, I immediately knew he was a Grand Master. His intentions are great! It didn’t take me long to decide to go ahead with the Ayahuasca session. It was held in Doetinchem, in a very special place, homely and warm, where Rene and his team greeted us as friends.
The group took us in immediately. You could feel the purest form of ‘community’. Warmth and respect, for us and for each other. And there was humor, playfulness and softness.
The ceremonial room was beautiful and it felt so loving, pure and soft that I just melted together with its energy as soon as I walked in, as if inside and outside became one. I never set foot in a room with so much love and kindness.
After our fantastic session, we were served an amazing dinner and we stayed the night. Everything was so nice and sociable, so happy. It felt like coming home, I had never felt so at home before. I even didn’t want to go home again! But all comes to an end and I will never forget this beautiful experience.
Ayahuasca was heavy for me, but also very useful. I recommend this experience to everyone who wants to achieve personal growth. It is unbelievable how it allows you to gain insights on important life themes. Thanks to your renewed awareness, you are more powerful, break through patterns and make choices that are better for you. Don’t be afraid of this experience, you can trust the supervisors to guide you through this voyage in a professional manner.
I would like to thank you again for your loving support. You organised the session perfectly. I learned a lot from it, received many insights and was able to rid of my negativity. I realise again that it’s all about love. I now focus all my good energy on the important challenges that lie ahead of me. Thank you.
Kind regards, Harry.
Dear Maria Johanna,
I participated in the Christmas Special and oh boy it was special! I’m very grateful you made this possible. There was so much warmth, safety, care, commitment and knowledge. It is the most healing and impressing experience I’ve ever had.
I got much more out of it than I expected and could have dreamed of. During the sessions I saw how I limit my life with my own thoughts and the thoughts and expressions others. I found my self-determination back (the opposite of control) and a much larger lust for life.
I came home five days ago and am still very impressed by the magnificent outcome of Ayahuasca and the enormous contribution of your caring team. I got answers when I asked questions and I received the insights I needed to resolve certain issues. When I asked for it, you gave the appropriate support and I received special experiences I wouldn’t have gotten without your help. Surprisingly, life questions I had been asking myself for many years were also provided with an answer.
In short, I gained exactly those insights and experiences I needed to get even more out of life and to contribute to the happiness of others. Many, many thanks! My gratitude is huge!
It has been over a week now since my last ceremony. It is time to share my thoughts about three overwhelming experiences.
They were the most intense experiences I have ever (consciously) had, more so because I couldn’t sleep. Even during the days after, I had trouble getting to bed, even though I was extremely tired. I was still busy processing. It was pretty heavy.
The fact that I was able to go so deep is thanks to your complete safe and caring supervision and setting. And of course that also includes Rene, Dorothea and the other guides of Maria Johanna and her team. Your love and acceptance and your support really moved me. There are no limits, everything is welcomed and supported, as long and as often as needed. That really touched me and I am very grateful for it.
During the third ceremony, I also saw my parents in a different light. Past all karma. I saw their own essence, and felt so grateful that they are my parents. I will never forget how I saw them at that moment.
I took it easy the last few days and filled my head and heart with mantras and softness. Since yesterday, I feel a lot better: stable, calm, more energetic, more lust for life. I really hope something essential has changed now that I have had the courage to look into the mirror of my youth. I hope the old pain has healed and that I am as new. That would be amazing. I’m almost too afraid to hope for it! In any case, I still feel I love myself and would like to live with an open heart.
Thank you so much for this amazing experience. If I’m ever ready for another ceremony, it will definitely be here again!
Lots of love, Sabine
How I am after the ceremony? I feel like a completely different person, a lot of switches from my old behaviour have been switched over.
I feel stronger than ever, I have a lot more confidence, more confidence in life and my lust for life is back. I know my own limits, don’t let myself be influenced and do things like I feel they should happen.
What I used to be anxious about, I now see as a challenge. I’m not afraid to play anymore, I stopped worrying if something is allowed or not. I beam again! And I hear that from other people too.
It’s also something I can really feel; I sense that life takes care of me. I feel beautiful and loved again. I see my own talents and potential. Your loving presence also made sure I could really let go and enjoy it all to the fullest. I felt safe.
I can welcome happiness and love again, because I feel I’m worth it. But I also feel that I am love too. It’s hard to believe how much has shifted after only two ceremonies. I’m very grateful that I was able to be a part of this. I notice I’m still ‘unpacking’ my experiences and it will take a while before everything has settled in.
Coffee doesn’t taste that nice anymore and I no longer crave sugar or other ‘bad’ things. I really want healthy foods now! I take care of myself and feel a stronger connection with nature and all other living things. A lot has shifted here too. It takes more to irritate me and I have more compassion with other people and myself. I now judge others and myself less. We are all learning.
It was beautiful to be able to feel the love of the unseen world during the ceremonies. I can never forget that; it is really present now. My clear conscience seems to know better what is good and what’s not. I don’t have to hesitate that much anymore, I feel a lot more confident. Synchronicity also seems to have increased, it just comes to me. Really beautiful.
Who knows, I might join another voyage one day. But for now, there is so much healing I can only look back with a lot of gratitude. I am so happy you are organising this and making this possible together with Maria Johanna and her team. I’ve already referred many people to you, but I know you only join when time is right for you …
Lots of love and big hugs, Hester
I had two amazing days with Maria Johanna. I participated in the ceremony once. It was very exciting and I gained many insights. What stood out for me the most was the loving, safe and enjoyable atmosphere, created by the entire team. During these two days, I felt a sense of belonging, something I’ve missed for a long time.
If anyone asks me about Ayahuasca, I will recommend Maria Johanna and her team WITHOUT A DOUBT! For Ever Thankful!
I went so deep in looking at and feeling my fears, my need for control and the harshness towards myself … Damn! Claws, linking myself to the darkness time after time, my thick, steal battle armour, how I’ve let myself being taken advantage of as a child and later (there wasn’t really time …), my separation from the source (ouch!) … And so much more … I wanted to quit at some point, it was really difficult. But it was the extra confrontation I needed to really gain insights. Luckily, you were there when I needed you.
It felt nice to receive so much personal attention. You feel you’re not alone and are allowed to lean on someone else. It felt amazing! Thanks to your help and safety, I let myself go. I wasn’t scared to go with what needed to be seen and felt. Letting go felt so easy.
There was so much, from our creation force to 3D images, thousands of insights for myself, making my own choices, my desires. But also our ever so beautiful creation force. My hands made a stunning artwork of that.
I saw and felt so much that I need some time to let it all sink in. I would love to share everything, but there are no words. I would like to thank you especially, because it felt like you were sitting with me for a very long time. Maybe you didn’t, but it felt like it. Your energy and presence were pleasant. Your lightheartedness, humour, liveliness, softness … your being! I felt safe, with everyone for that matter.
At the end of the voyage it really felt like coming home. The whole thing was unbelievable! I really enjoyed it and am still enjoying it!
Thanks to all!
I have recognized my self-hate and conception trauma. I now connect with it.
I now take it more seriously that it can be ABOUT ME. I’m lovingly reconnecting with my total SELF.
This inner journey could not have been more beautiful or loving than with Maria Johanna and her team.
Safety in total insecurity, loving support on unknown paths.
It was an unforgettable experience!
Dear Maria Johanna, René and all other guides,
With this message I would like to share my feelings with you. It’s actually impossible to describe this experience, but I will try to explain what I feel after the ceremony …
I am deeply grateful for your openness, support and trust, the fantastic organisation and the music of the Ayahuasca ceremony of January 25. It has given me deep, spiritual insights, as well as a deeper Love and Kindness for LIFE.
Lots of love, Rob
On January 25, I participated in my second Ayahuasca ceremony. Just like last time, I got exactly what I needed. All I can say is: do it, go, go, go!
Again, it was an overwhelming, fantastic and colourful experience. Maria and guides, thank you!
Still somewhat vulnerable and open, I am sitting here thinking about how grateful I am for my fantastic voyage yesterday. I feel awake, and I feel in the present. I see my thoughts come by, and my ego that wants to resuscitate my old patterns. I simply look at it and let it be, I can let go. I feel so happy, like a child when it snows. I dance because I live and I sing because I’m happy.
Everything is so clear, more awakened and especially filled with love. I see love everywhere! Everything is welcome in softness in my awakened heart! If that isn’t coming home! The experiences I had yesterday cannot be described.
The first ceremony was very intense. I don’t think I have ever been that sad or scared before. Luckily, you stood by my side. You guided me through it and consoled me, for which I am very grateful. I saw and especially felt my past, my present and even my future.
I’m very happy I decided to go through with the second ceremony after all, even though I was scared to feel even more sadness. The second voyage was a lot more relaxed, with many insights and a feeling of unity and security. Everything is one, and all is light.
I got over my insecurities and in the meantime, I have been able to help people get over small pains and to pass on messages. And I feel this is becoming easier every day. Thank you!
First, I would like to thank the beautiful supervisors. I have a lot of respect for their strength, love and devotion. In particular the Algerian brother, who pleasantly supported me. It was a very special experience; it was the ultimate self-realisation. Right after my experience, I had the urge to write, and this poem I would like to share with you was the result. I’m wishing you and Maria Johanna and her team all the strength and love to keep up this amazing work.
I thought the Ayahuasca ceremony was an amazing experience! It is impossible to put it down in words, but I’ll give it a go: sensational, universal and blissful. I saw fantastic colours and images and received loving insights and wise lessons. I’ll never forget this experience. You and the other guides were so involved and caring, it created a safe environment. I would really recommend it to everyone!
Lots of love, Namaste,
Since I have been to the 2 day Ayahuasca Ceremony with Nak (Shaman) I see that’s it’s way more easy for me to deal with my emotions. I am able to observe my emotions and not to identify myself with my emotions. Next to that I am further on the discovery of who I am. For me that’s nice. So I have got a loooooot from it!
I am so grateful for the experience I had with you and your team! It was eye opening! My biggest insight was that with an open heart everything is possible)
Most Frequent Asked Questions
Is it possible that I can’t get out of the Ayahuasca Ceremony?
No. It’s important to know that you will always get out of your Ayahuasca Ceremony. The MAO-inhibitor is temporarily giving a break to the enzymes so the DMT can do it’s work. The body is digesting the MAO-inhibitor and slowly you will come back out of your journey.
How long does an Ayahuasca Ceremony last?
This is always different. Most of the times between 4 and 6 hours. But it can also be 8 to 10 hours. Often times in an Ayahuasca Ceremony you wil enter a dimension where there is no time. Trust the plant that you will get what you need.
Can I have a bad trip?
There is not a bad trip, but you can have a very intense journey. Sooner or later you will get the message out of this experience. It can be very relieving to go through fear and darkness. It can be necessary to experience to free yourself from fear and suffer.
I have a lot of fear inside of me. Can I stil join?
Yes. Ayahuasca is a medicine. It’s there to help you heal from fears and to go back to inner peace.
I am using Antidepressants. Can I join a Ceremony?
No. You have to stop your medication at least 3 weeks before the ceremony takes place.
How do I feel the day after the Ayahuasca Ceremony?
We can not tell. It’s different for everyone. We recommend to have a day off after your Ayahuasca Ceremony so you don’t have to work. The ceremony takes time to integrate. So it’s nice to have time to reflect, to have peace and spend time in nature.
Questions about the ceremony? About the food, the medication or the location? Do you have any doubts, or any other questions or remarks? Don’t hesitate to get it touch. Always happy to help!