AYAHUASCA RETREAT
WITH THE HUNI KUIN TRIBE

OROPOS, greece
September 20,21,22

We are honoured to invite the Huni Kuin people from the Brazilian Amazon for their first ever visit in Greece. This unique event offers an authentic experience of the healing methods of the Huni Kuin tribe. The two ayahuasca ceremonies are complemented with a kambo session, and powerful liberation practice called Hampaya. The retreat is designed to support your sacred healing journey by inviting joy and happiness into your life.

ABOUT THE HUNI KUIN

The Huni Kuin people, or “True People”, as they call themselves, mainly inhabit Brazilian lands in the tropical Amazon, and their lands extend to the foot of the Andes in eastern Peru. They had a very late contact with the Western world around 1940 and, even after decades of persecution, they managed to keep their traditions alive to this day. They speak Hãtxa Kuin (“true language”) of the Pano linguistic family and live in a bilingual reality, with Portuguese as a second language.

During the time when the westerners invaded their lands, for the exploitation of rubber and latex, hundreds of indigenous people were enslaved. Due to the prohibition of their language and culture, they where forced to practice in secret their sacred rituals, drinking “Nixi Pae” (ayahuasca) and singing their sacred songs until today. The spiritual practices have a prominent place in their lives. The healing rituals with their plant medicines are of immense importance to their well being and their view of the world and the cosmos.

ABOUT THE HEALERS

Txana Yube (dressed in white with the big feathers in the photo above) and Txana Siã (sitting to the left of Yube) are named as ambassadors of the Nixi Pae (ayahuasca) by the elders of the Huni Kuin tribe. They are the most senior healers of their generation in their community. Now they are tasked to spread the knowledge, the healing, the prayers and the joy to the outside world. Both Yube and Siã have a strong ancestral lineage. They both come from a family of healers were their grandfathers, fathers, mothers, uncles and aunts are all medicine people (pajès).

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TXANA YUBE

Txana Yube Kayawe is the elder son of Seya from the Yawanawa tribe, and Shana the chief of the Huni Kuin tribe. He was born in the village of Novo Futuro, as a member of the Huni Kuin tribe.

Txana Yube was chosen by the elders as the bearer of the ancient Huni Kuin lineage of Nixi Pae’s (ayahuasca), sacred chants and healing knowledge. His knowledge of medicinal plants, sacred prayers and the art of healing is rich. He works extensively with young people in his community and shares knowledge about culture and ancestry. He is known in his tribe as the leader of the Nixi Pae sacred ceremonies and as great singer.

He is respected for his dedication to passing on and preserving his culture. He studied forest medicine and spiritual diets in his village. He went through a whole series of plant dietas (fasting) during his training so that he can create a strong connection with the plant spirits. This allows him to conduct healing ceremonies.

He learned the sacred art of sharing medicine, the chants and prayers from the elders, the ancient guardians of knowledge. Txana Yube is a messenger of the new age and and in the past couple of years he started traveling to Europe in order to share the authentic culture and spiritual heritage of his people.

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TXANA SIÃ

Siã is a young Txana, and he is blessed by the elders to initiate people into the healing journey of opening the voice with the traditional Hampaya ceremony. He has followed the Mukah dieta (fasting training) and as a result his ability to share love and healing with people became so powerful, that only being in his presence we feel free and happy. Siã has been studying the path of healing and shamanism since he was a child. He comes from a long lineage of healers (pajés). He is one of the main singing forces in his community and this winter he traveled for the first time in Europe to share these sacred songs. His powerful voice brings much joy and guidance to the ceremonies.

HUNI KUIN CEREMONY & MUSIC

The Huni Kuin culture is centred around joy, happiness and celebration. As such dancing, music and singing sacred songs are very important for the Huni Kuin people. During our ceremonies the healers will share with us beautiful songs which are healing chants that call upon the spirits of the forest, animals, birds, flowers, plants, sky, stars, moon, sun and water to transform humanity. These sacred songs are incredibly powerful in opening the heart and help us heal by revealing our true essence, which is not separate from nature or from each other. The Huni Kuin Ayahuasca rituals are usually full of vital energy, dynamic and calm at the same time as necessary. There is always dancing and singing until the morning and after.

SCHEDULE

Here is the schedule for our 3-day Ayahuasca retreat with Huni Kuin. People may choose to follow the full schedule or if they want they can participate in the ceremonies they only prefer. However, in order to get the most out of this unique opportunity we recommend that people sign up for the full program. 

10:00Arrival
11:00Circle of Meeting and Orientation
12:00Kambo Ceremony
14:00Light dieta based Lunch
20:00Pre-Ceremony Meditation
21:001st Ayahuasca Ceremony
05:00Closing of the 1st Ayahuasca Ceremony
07:00Dieta Breakfast
08:00Silence/Introspection/Rest until 12:00
14:00Light dieta based Lunch
15:00Circle of Sharing
17:00Hampaya Ceremony
20:00Pre-Ceremony Meditation
21:002nd Ayahuasca Ceremony
05:00Closing of the 2nd Ayahuasca Ceremony
07:00Dieta Breakfast
08:00Silence/Introspection/Rest until 10:30
10:30Circle of Sharing & Farewell
12:00Departure

PRICE

The following is a price list of the all the ceremonies and the prices of the different accommodation options.  The funds that Huni Kuin collect out of the ceremonies go towards supporting and developing their community of 36 families around 200 people. The support goes to schools, and educational projects centred around their indigenous culture and way of living.

  • Ayahuasca Ceremony € 180
  • Kambo Ceremony € 90
  • Hampaya Ceremony Donation Based
  • Individual treatments € 80
  • Room plus food per day € 50

Because of venue change the tent option is not longer available. 

PREPARATION

For those preparing to drink ayahuasca it is an essential part of the process to have a proper preparation. Upon confirmation of your registration, you will receive information about the appropriate nutritional diet and how to prepare your mind and body for your healing journey. You will follow a plant based diet, which avoids all animal products, including meat, eggs, and dairy. During the preparation period which is usually a minimum of 7 days you are recommended to eat your food as plain as possible by avoiding lots of salt, sugar, and spices. It is also a good practice to avoid alcohol and recreational drugs during the preparation period.

CONTACT

If you would like to register and book a spot on this retreat sends us an email or call us on the number below. Also if you would like additional information or if you have any questions please feel free to get in touch with us. You can used telegram, viber or whatsapp  to reach us.

We are committed in providing an authentic experience in a safe environment, and a genuine, deep, and lasting healing.

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