About This Center

We at Ayakasha are experienced drinkers and certified process therapists, with enough life experiences in the good and the bad stuff. We are trained and experienced in various forms of therapy which benefits in guiding people in their process during Ayahuasca, to help them understand what they are going true and help them implement their newly gained insights in their daily lives. Mandy is besides other forms of therapy specialist and trainer in Focussing, a form of therapy that comes very close to the work process of Ayahuasca. Ronald is a psychonaut and got all ready connected with Ayahuasca first time in 1997. Besides he is a DJ and musician which gives each ceremony an extra dimension as music has a profound impact during Ayahuasca journeys and is one of the ideal guiding instruments. We work with Ayahuasca because she brings healing, self- and universal awareness, personal growth. Our Plant Medicine's are brewed by ourselves with utmost care and love. Our Medicine is our Sacrament. We work in a Neo-Shamanic and therapeutic way with the Medicine and during our ceremonies.

The ceremonies of Ayakasha take place in an atmospheric, safe, judgment-free environment in which openness, love, and attention are central. During the retreat, we make sure that your inner journey goes as well as possible and that you feel at ease. We share the experiences with each other as much as possible to create trust within the group and we can learn from each other through openness - which is also important for the group's energy. We will assist you during your journey if necessary and give as much additional information as possible about the processes in which the participants find themselves.

The ceremonies are accompanied by a variety of incredibly beautiful and appropriate (live) music. The choice of music is determined on the basis of the energy and processes. The ceremonies are guided by professional guides and assistants.

Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks inside awakens.

Venue Highlights

Our locations are always outside the city in a natural environment so you will be able to reconnect to yourself, mother Earth and the flora and fauna. After all, we work here with a plant medicine given by mother Earth.

Suited in the beautiful forests of Hilversum the center breath tranquility, peace, and love. Hilversum is very close to Amsterdam and it is very easy to get there by car or by train from Schiphol or Amsterdam train station. We will pick you up at the train station in Hilversum. Our other venue is in the country site of Drenthe. It is a beautiful private paradise, with a huge Dutch landscaped garden of 29000 m2. A big diversity in plants and trees. Ideal to get some fresh air and be away from the daily hectic life.


  • Free Wifi
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Ceremony Space

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free


Hilversum: by train from Schiphol airport to Bussum Zuid there we will pick you up. If you like you can be picked up from the airport for additional costs.
Borger: by train from Schiphol airport to Assen where we will pick you up. Or we arrange a ride with other participants by creating a WhatsApp group.

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Why Retreat?

We asked people why they go on retreat, here's what they said:

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Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.