Meriana Dinkova

San Francisco, CA
United States
Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

3 Reviews

Meriana Dinkova MFT (Lic#45696), is a San Francisco-based psychotherapist, workshop facilitator and retreat organizer. She has developed a unique system of psychological and neo-shamanistic inner-space navigation tools, designed to teach people to navigate and integrate strong psychedelic experiences, especially Ayahuasca. It is designed to optimize the healing, insight and spiritual growth they can provide and is especially valuable for anyone experiencing the medicine for the first time.
She organizes Ayahuasca retreats to Peru, in which she combines her work with the Medicine work of experienced shamans. During those retreats she works with different yoga teachers.
She gives lectures and teaches workshops in the US and around the world, speaking about her system, ‘Navigating Altered States,’ at conferences and festivals including the International Amazonian Shamanism Conference in Peru, The Women’s Visionary Congress in California, the Breaking Convention in London, the Tantra Festival in Hawaii and the Envision Festival in Costa Rica.
For people, who want to learn her system, but can not make it to one of her retreats, Meriana also offers Skype sessions on preparation and integration for working with Ayahuasca and other plant teachers. For more info about her upcoming Peru retreats go to:

Her next Yoga and Medicine plants retreat in Peru will be this Dec 13-20th


Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

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Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Yoga and Plant Medicine Retreat in Peru

My experience on Meriana's Peru Retreat was life transforming. I was able to address anxiety and depression issues that had been pulling me down in recent years. The Ayahuasca ceremonies were instrumental in helping me to re-connect with my greater purpose and to find peace in my life.


Meriana's tools and the sharing circles were an important added benefit to the whole experience and were very helpful. The people that I met and got to know over those ten days were wonderful. And it was quite inspiring to see them grow and blossom, leaving behind their life traumas and facing the future with renewed optimism.

I have a deep respect for the all the Shamans and the hard work that they did for all of us. And Meriana's helpers were amazing, lovely people. I am very happy that I chose to do this for myself. The influence goes beyond just me, but also to my circle of friends and loved ones.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Review of Meriana Dinkova

I participated in Meriana's first two retreats that she hosted in Peru, one in Iquitos, and one in Tarapoto. Meriana's strong intention really shines through - she brings together great Shamans, great content and support, great people, and great locations - a perfect cocktail for growth and healing, in whatever areas of your life that you need it most. And I'm sure that her retreats are only getting better and better as she fine-tunes them.

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Amazing teacher!

She has been totally inspirational. I cannot imagine having done this without her and I recommend her unconditionally to anyone. Give yourself the ultimate gift and do this with Meriana!