Dr. Ali Maya
Cultivate your relationship with sacred plant medicines through supportive practices based in mindful ritual.
Create lasting and meaningful change by integrating your psychedelic experiences — employing tools and practices that facilitate deeper spiritual connections, healing of trauma, and interpretation of messages and guidance.
— Carl Jung
Have you had profound epiphanies, insights, and openings during a psychedelic experience... only to find those fading over time with little change in your life?
Are you ready to move beyond “peak experiences” into creating a greater, sustained plateau of grace and wholeness?
You’ve likely already experienced some of the transformative possibilities of plant medicines — and are now recognizing the importance of fully integrating, embodying, and applying the insights you’ve gained to enact lasting changes.
It’s a natural evolution to begin to see just how important integration is in working with expanded states of consciousness. It is imperative that you evolve and not just add more mind-expanding experiences. And that takes time, practice, and intention.
When you evolve, there is a beautiful, natural unfolding of growth over time.
If you’re feeling called to take your spiritual journey with plant medicines to the next level, this course — led by esteemed clinical psychologist and plant medicine support guide, Dr. Ali Maya — will help you optimize the lasting impact of your psychedelic experiences with powerful preparation and integration techniques.
Too often, we see people sensationalizing their plant medicine experiences without fully integrating the spiritual gifts and insights gained during their journeys.
Ali recognizes this pattern and offers a different approach — one that is rooted in deep spiritual practices and integrative insights that can be applied to your daily life.
When your work with sacred medicines is infused with intention and purpose, every word, insight, and action is dedicated to the liberation of all beings. This is the kind of perspective and path that Ali offers.
With over 25 years of experience, Ali guides retreats, teaches programs, creates music, and is dedicated to opening the human heart and serving the liberation of all beings. She combines her academic training in Buddhist Studies, Comparative Mysticism, and Clinical Psychology with the knowledge she has gained from studying with Indigenous healers of North and South America... to provide a unique learning experience of working with plant medicines in a safe and spiritually transformative way.
The Love, Prayer & Psychedelic Plant Medicines course will provide you with tools and practices to connect to the spiritual dimensions of working with plant medicines... so that you can feel calm and confident before, during, and after your psychedelic experience. This journey will guide you on how to better handle difficult experiences, heal wounds, and understand the messages and guidance you receive....
... so that you can ultimately create a deeply sacred, whole, and blessed life working in partnership with plant medicine allies.
During these transformational 7-modules, you’ll:
- Explore tools and practices to integrate your plant medicine experiences into your daily life
- Learn to foster a deeper spiritual connection with yourself and others
- Engage in guided meditations, visualizations, affirmations, and prayer
- Gain greater understanding of trauma and how to work with it on a psychedelic journey
- Learn how to increase emotional and psychological resilience
- Feel empowered to face the unknowns of plant medicines with greater confidence and ease
- Participate in somatic and expressive arts practices
- Experience music, singing, and chanting — and practice journaling and creative writing prompts — for expanded creativity and self-expression
- Improve emotional wellbeing through self-reflection and introspection
- And much more...
Ali will teach you how to prepare for your journeys and empower you with the knowledge and tools to handle a variety of situations. Within the proper context, plant medicine experiences can help you:
Deepen your spiritual connection — Plant medicines are powerful tools for connecting with the divine. This course can help you tap into your truth and gain a greater understanding of your purpose in life. By integrating your plant medicine experiences, you’ll be able to connect with your deepest spiritual essence and experience a more profound connection with the universe.
Create lasting change — Have you ever had a powerful revelation during a psychedelic journey, only to find that the effects wear off after a few days? Ali will teach you how to integrate your experiences into your daily life, creating lasting change and transformation.
Heal trauma — Difficult experiences around trauma can be challenging to navigate during a journey. This course provides tools and practices to help you process and heal these wounds.
Understand messages and guidance — Plant medicines offer valuable insights and guidance, though it can sometimes be challenging to understand their messages. This course teaches you how to decode and translate these messages so you can gain a deeper understanding of yourself and the universe.
It is important to note that working with psychedelic plant medicines for inner healing should be approached with care. Plant medicine can be a powerful tool for personal growth and transformation... and it can also be intense and potentially challenging.
It’s vital that you work with a reputable and trustworthy facilitator who can provide proper guidance and support throughout the process. It is important to understand that plant medicine is not a magical cure-all — and that healing is a continuous process that requires ongoing effort and commitment.
This is ultimately a practical course, rich with integration exercises and experiential practices that help address fears or nervousness around psychedelics and plant medicines... so you can fully experience and embrace their transformative potential.
Ali will share how to prepare and integrate your experiences — through meditations, visualizations, affirmations, and prayer — to confidently and reverentially align more deeply in your allyship with plant medicines.
What You’ll Discover in These 7 Modules
In this 7-part transformational intensive, Ali will guide you through the fundamental skills and competencies you’ll need to successfully deepen your spiritual connection, heal trauma, understand messages and guidance, and create lasting change in your life.
This course will feature step-by-step teachings and experiential practices with Ali. Each session will build harmoniously upon the previous ones, so you’ll develop a complete holistic understanding of the practices, tools, and principles you’ll need to discover tools and practices to integrate psychedelic experiences.
Module 1: Allies for Life — Cultivating a Spiritual Relationship With Plant Medicines for Transformation, Peace & Inner Strength
Discover the power of intention and prayer to reinvigorate your relationship with the sacred — and how to strengthen and empower your prayers to cultivate loving, supportive alliances with plant medicine spirits. You’ll also learn how to bring the spirit of ceremony into your daily life for ongoing transformation, peace, and inner strength.
This module is an introduction to “the territory” — including selecting the right medicine, set/setting, and distinguishing betweenceremonial and recreational use of plant medicine. You’ll develop a new relationship with prayer, stripping away what is not alive or doesn’t work, and focusing on intention.
In this module, you’ll:
- Explore the differences between sacred and recreational plant medicine practices
- Discover how to determine which medicine, guide, and setting are right for you
- Reclaim the power of prayer in a way that is aligned, alive, and illuminating
- Explore tools to strengthen and empower your prayers
- Experience a spirit-based microdosing ritual to nourish your relationships with plant spirits without physically ingesting them
Module 2: Taming the Ox — Training the Mind to Be a Wonderful Servant, Rather Than a Terrible Master for Ultimate Inward Freedom
This module combines Buddhist and yogic meditation practices with Western psychological techniques to cultivate an empowered, loving relationship with your mind. You’ll establish a somatically oriented mindfulness practice to regulate your nervous system, relax your body, and connect with yourself in a consistently grounded, balanced way.
Through the “Who are you being?” meditation, you’ll embody the wisdom aspects of yourself and use a journaling exercise to access and dialogue with the clear, wise parts of your being.
You’ll learn to surf the waves of your mind, rather than be knocked off by them — to track when your mind is going in a helpful or unhelpful direction, and get out of suffering journeys. You’ll also learn about the concept of a “bad trip” as an invitation to unpack and heal old wounds.
In this module, you’ll:
- Review the Ten Oxherding Pictures of Zen Buddhism — a series of short poems and accompanying drawings used in the Zen tradition to describe the stages of enlightenment and the subsequent return to society with greater wisdom and compassion
- Explore a synergy of Buddhist and yogic practices along with Western psychology to navigate psychedelic plant medicine journeys
- Journal to access and dialogue with your higher wisdom
- Recognize how to shift from confused neurotic mind to clear wisdom mind
- Explore tools to train your mind to be a wonderful servant rather than a terrible master — through meditation practices to relax, regulate your nervous system, and embody clear wisdom mind
Module 3: Embracing “The Shadow” — Heal Trauma & Wisely Navigate Encounters With Dark Forces for Inner Peace & Embodied Safety
Let’s explore the themes of light and shadow, and learn how to meet the more challenging, uncomfortable aspects of self and other with calm, centered, wise, and loving presence. You’ll gain a variety of practices, visualizations, and tools to transform suffering into clarity, strength, compassion, wisdom, creativity, and light — drawing on Indigenous, Buddhist, and Western psychological tools and practices, and exploring their similarities, differences, and potential synergy.
You’ll learn how to create healthy spiritual boundaries and distinguish that which is yours to process and transform... from that which isn’t. You’ll also learn how to engage safely with uncomfortable emotions and energy through inquiry, tracing threads, accessing where they reside in your body, and feeling the energy and emotion without getting locked into the story.
Additionally, we’ll cover techniques to reduce and manage unnecessary fears and maintain a calm, centered, and loving presence in the face of whatever may arise. You’ll learn how to clear and seal energy and transform darkness into light, allowing you to embrace the shadow and wisely navigate encounters with darker expressions of creation.
In this module, you’ll:
- Learn how to create healthy psychic boundaries to safely navigate the spirit world
- Explore traditional Indigenous tools for protection and healing — including mapacho, flower essences, rattles, and feathers
- Practice a traditional Tibetan Buddhist visualization for transforming suffering
- Discover Western psychological practices to heal shadow wounds and liberate your creative life-force energy. .. transforming your wounds through love, compassion, and wisdom
- Receive affirmations and invocations for safe journeys through interdimensional realms
Module 4: Love Is the Medicine — Cultivating the Healing Power of the Awakened Heart for True Intimacy With Community, Family & Yourself
This module explores love as the ultimate healer, with a focus on how psychedelic plant medicines facilitate transformative experiences of love. Beyond plant medicines, you’ll examine other practices that cultivate love, compassion, and forgiveness.
Traditional Buddhist, Peruvian, and Hawaiian heart-centered practices deepen our understanding and embodiment of love. We will also engage in ritual and prayer to commune with the loving, healing energies of rose medicine, recognizing that many plants offer potent healing properties beyond psychedelics.
Through the Bodhisattva vow, we commit to living in service to the wellbeing of all and to cultivating the power of love in all aspects of our lives. The Judaic concept of Tikkun Olam and the Path of the Bodhisattva illustrate the great joy and fulfillment of walking the path of the healer.
In this module, you’ll:
- Discover how love, compassion, and forgiveness hold the power to heal and provide refuge
- Learn how to cultivate these qualities for yourself and extend them to others
- Explore heart-centered practices from the Buddhist tradition
- Experience the transformative power of rose medicine through ritual and prayer
- Embrace the Path of the Bodhisattva and find joy and fulfillment in serving the wellbeing of all
Module 5: Harvesting the Jewels — Integrating Your Transformations Into Meaningful, Lasting Life Changes for a More Fulfilled Life
We explore the eight types of plant medicine experiences that can occur and the integration pathways for each. These experiences can include embodying expanded states of consciousness, decoding and applying teachings from visions, healing past traumas, or feeling unsure about the experience. Regardless of where you are on your integration journey, Ali will provide tools and practices to support you.
The module includes a shamanic journey inspired by Robert Moss, which uses drumming to reintegrate a specific moment in the plant medicine experience. You may question long-held beliefs. Finally, you’ll continue refining intentions from the first module and nurturing that thread.
In this module, you’ll:
- Discover the 8 types of psychedelic plant medicine journeys and how to integrate each one
- Receive insight to understand the guidance and assignments received from plant medicine journeys
- Learn to tend to deeper layers of purification and trauma healing post-ceremony
- Understand the value of nurturing the spiritual and creative openings from ceremony
- Explore the shamanic practice of journey re-entry to support integration and ongoing transformation — allowing for expansion, revision, and transformation of worldviews through direct knowing of Truth
Module 6: Healing Racism, Oppression & Ancestral Trauma — Embodying Sacred Reciprocity Through Sacred Plant Medicine
Sacred plant medicine can support the healing of internalized, externalized, personal, and ancestral racism and oppression. Through the process of acknowledging and transforming conditioning and wounding, we can embody a humanity free from the suffering caused by these age-old issues.
We’ll explore the challenges and opportunities presented by the current cultural phenomenon of an international fascination with Indigenous plant medicine shamanism. While this meeting of cultures and spiritual practices offers great potential for transformation, healing, and awakening, it can also create harm without proper care, education, and appropriate tending. You’ll gain insight into how to approach this emerging medicine culture with consciousness, integrity, respect, and karmic cleanliness.
In this module, you’ll:
- Experience a guided journey to heal internalized, externalized, personal, and ancestral racism and oppression — embracing the importance of sacred reciprocity and learning how to actively participate in it
- Learn the difference between the negative connotation of “cultural appropriation” and the respectful choice of cultural appreciation and integration
- Explore the origins of the terms shamanism and psychedelic — and their current applications
- Gain important insights into navigating the current moment in the Psychedelic Renaissance with its potential blessings and perils
- Review the dangers of applying overly clinical, colonialist, and corporate interests to ancient plant medicines
Module 7: Embodying Transcendent States — Navigating Integration Pitfalls & Embracing Humility for an Authentic & Fulfilling Experience of Life
This final module will cover the tools and practices needed to integrate and embody transcendent states of consciousness into daily life. Ali will draw from Buddhist teachings to understand what it means to be awakened and liberated, and how to walk the path of embodying these states.
Additionally, you’ll explore common pitfalls and challenges that can arise during the integration process, including spiritual narcissism, delusions of grandeur, and ego attachment to experiences.
Throughout the module, Ali will emphasize the importance of humility, authenticity, and sacred reciprocity in the process of embodying transcendent states.
By the end of the module, participants will have a deeper understanding of what it means to embody transcendent states of consciousness in daily life — with the tools and practices necessary to do so. They will also be equipped with a greater awareness of the potential pitfalls and challenges that can arise during the integration process, and how to approach these challenges with humility and authenticity.
In this module, you’ll:
- Discover what it means to fully embody an awakened, open-hearted consciousness and how to integrate it into your daily life
- Explore how to transform false, counterproductive ideas of what it means to be loving, spiritual, and devoted into authentic, grounded truth
- Understand common pitfalls on the medicine path and learn how to steer clear of them in order to stay on track with your spiritual growth
- Learn how to create your own lifestyle and spiritual practice routine that supports your ongoing growth, authenticity, and awakening
- Gain valuable check points for keeping yourself grounded on your spiritual medicine path, ensuring that you continue to progress towards your goals with clarity and purpose
The Love, Prayer & Psychedelic Plant Medicines Bonus Gift
In addition to Ali’s transformative 7-module virtual course, you’ll receive this special bonus gift to complement the course and take your understanding and practice to an even deeper level.
Energy Clearing Practice
Video Teaching With Dr. Ali Maya
Ali presents a variety of energy clearing practices for ridding oneself of negative or stagnant energy — including breathwork, visualization, smudging, flower water, and feathering. Ali will guide you through a series of methods to clear away any unhelpful or stuck energies, restoring a sense of clarity and centeredness to your being. Whether you’re feeling weighed down by stress and anxiety or simply need to reset and re-center, these energy clearing practices can serve as powerful tools. By incorporating them into your daily routine or utilizing them during moments of emotional upheaval, you can cultivate balance and inner peace — and a greater sense of clarity, grounding, and emotional wellbeing.
What People Are Saying About Dr. Ali Maya...
— Shu Liu: “Ali Is Absolutely Devoted to Her Path of Bringing Healing and Awakening to Humanity and the World”
— Han-Yu Loo: “The Transformations and Healing I Experienced Have Been Astonishing”
— Austin Hill Shaw: “Ali Is One of the Most Incredible Facilitators of Medicine Ceremonies That I’ve Ever Come Across”
— Deborah Chong, MD: “Ali Is Such a Gift and I Am So Honored to Be Working With Her on Such a Deep Level”
— Tara Divina: “Ali Is the First Person Who Made It Feel Safe Enough to Learn and Participate in These Ways”
“My experience being in retreat with Ali Maya was a deep immersion into love and creativity and musical wonder.”
My experience being in retreat with Ali Maya was a deep immersion into love and creativity and musical wonder. The memory lives in my heart.
— Dr. Gabor Maté, bestselling author, renowned speaker, and physician
“If you have the opportunity to work with Ali Maya in any capacity, leap!”
Ali Maya is an incredible pure spirit whose energy radiates compassion, grace, and wisdom. I have been blessed to know this wholesome woman for 15 years. The example of the Divine that she exudes has made me a better human and healer. Ali will uplevel how you show up for your personal integrity and wellbeing, as well as that for your family, community, and planet. If you have the opportunity to work with Ali Maya in any capacity, leap!
— Dr. Crystal Dawn, physician and herbalist
“[Ali Maya] is the person I turn to when I need guidance, coaching, or help.”
I have worked with Ali Maya for over 10 years in many different forms and consider her one of my most important teachers, colleagues, and facilitators. Her capacity to see and feel deeply into multiple realms, and communicate in a way that is direct and clear as well as caring and penetrating, has impacted my life, opened my heart, and transformed me in profound ways. She is the person I turn to when I need guidance, coaching, or help. I have also recommended her work to dozens of people around the world and the feedback always speaks to her integrity, gifts, compassion, and commitment to awakening.
— Maya Marcia Wieder, CEO of Dream University and bestselling author
“Ali Maya is a gift to all.”
Ali Maya is a gift to all. As a teacher and mentor, she has no equal. She is the embodiment of integrity, strength, courage, and love. I have been blessed to share sacred meditation space with her on numerous occasions. The depth of her experience and wisdom, combined with her unique ability to meet everyone wherever they may be on their path, serves to create the space necessary for deep healing. Like a true master, she shares her many gifts seemingly without effort. I highly recommend working with Ali Maya as both a teacher and as a guide. Any time spent in her presence will bring unimaginable benefits.
— Dr. Randall Evans, MD, intensive care physician
Here’s What You’ll Receive
Seven 90-Minute Class Sessions With Dr. Ali Maya
Experience a unique opportunity to learn from clinical psychologist, plant medicine support guide, and ceremonial musician and healer Dr. Ali Maya — from the comfort of your own home. Each class session includes a streaming video option and will guide you to deepen your spiritual connection, heal trauma, understand messages and guidance, and create lasting change in your life.
Seven Transcripts of Class Sessions
You’ll also receive the entire class transcription after each session is completed. You can then review, print, and highlight the most important insights and practices you were given.
Exercises and Questions for Each Lesson
Between class sessions, you’ll have the option of completing related exercises, practicing new tools, and answering questions to accelerate your learning and integrate each lesson.
The Love, Prayer & Psychedelic Plant Medicines Bonus Gift
- Energy Clearing Practice
Video Teaching With Dr. Ali Maya
An Unprecedented Opportunity to Join the Online Training, Love, Prayer & Psychedelic Plant Medicines
We feel honored that Dr. Ali Maya has chosen to partner with The Shift Network to offer this exclusive online training. This is a unique opportunity to learn from a clinical psychologist, plant medicine support guide, and ceremonial musician and healer whose powerful insights and pioneering work are helping us heal and awaken ourselves and our world.
If you’re serious about discovering tools and practices to integrate psychedelic experiences, then you owe it to yourself, your loved ones, and our world to take this one-of-a-kind training.
If you’re ready to take the next step in your own evolution, click the register button below to reserve your space now.
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More Praise for Dr. Ali Maya...
“I experienced Heaven on Earth.”
Ali started singing. I opened my eyes. It was so incredibly beautiful. Ali leads the retreat in such a divine and beautiful way. It is so powerful and real. I experienced Heaven on Earth. I wish everyone could experience this. My 19-year-old son was experiencing some life challenges. I took him with me to a retreat with Ali Maya. It was life changing and a significant turning point for him. Thank you, Ali.
— Steve D’Annunzio, coach, writer, musician, and founder of Soul Purpose Institute
“I’m so happy to be more and more in the flow with an authentic empowerment.”
This retreat has been of absolutely profound benefit!! I really feel like I got some serious darkness out of me as well as some very core ancestral father and masculine healing. I’m so grateful. I feel like a veil of previously unconscious fear has been lifted. What a relief. I’m so happy to be more and more in the flow with an authentic empowerment. From the bottom of my heart, I offer my salutations to all the incredible space you, Ali Maya, facilitate for the healing of so many. And too, thank you for the magic you help co-create and weave together with so many magical beings. It is awesome to see everyone grow! I’m forever blessed with the songs you have woven into my heart. It’s a spring of remembrance and empowerment.
— David Henry Richanbach, counselor
About Dr. Ali Maya
Dr. Ali Maya, a clinical psychologist, plant medicine support guide, ceremonial musician, and healer, has been a student and teacher of world mysticism traditions and Indigenous shamanism for more than 25 years. She integrates her academic training in clinical psychology, Buddhist studies, and comparative mysticism with all she has learned from Indigenous healers of North and South America. She is an ordained minister, officiating weddings and other sacred ceremonies since 2008, and a yoga and meditation instructor since 1997.
Ali, who joined the Plant Spirit School faculty in 2022. founded a private clinical psychotherapy practice called the Aptos Counseling Center. She founded Ali Maya Retreats in 2008, providing domestic and international in-person retreats, online courses, mentorship programs, and one-on-one coaching packages.
Her retreats, programs, and music are guided by the prayer for the alleviation of human suffering and the opening of the human heart in service to creating a healthier, happier world for all. She has released four studio albums of ceremonial music.
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