Embark on a Psychospiritual Journey into Wholeness with Shamans from the Deep Amazon!
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Join us at this Life-Changing retreat with Psychotherapist Meriana Dinkova and experience Accelerated Healing and Profound Psychospiritual Transformation through the unique fusion of Authentic, Traditional Medicine Work and Modern Psychology
Shamans from the Yawanawa and Huni Kuin tribes are coming from the deep Amazon jungle to the beautiful Akasha retreat center in the mountains near Rio de Janeiro to share their Wisdom, Ceremonies and Medicines with us
Living deep in the Amazon jungle far away from modern civilization, the Ywawnawa have been able to preserve their ancestral knowledge. Only recently some of their Medicine men and women have started to leave the jungle and share their ceremonies with the world and it is an honor to be able to work and pray with them.
“Every pathology of modern man stems from his estrangement from nature”. Carl Jung
Come, Ground into the Earth and Commune with Nature. Experience Transcendence and connect with the Wisdom and Guidance of the Medicine Men & Women from some of the most Ancient and Authentic Traditions of the Amazon!
We will unite in ceremony and prayer in a safe, sacred container surrounded by pristine nature with waterfalls and swimming holes.
Experience 4 Ayahuasca Ceremonies with the tribal elders and Reconnect with
Spirit through their Ancestral Medicines and Exceptional Musicality!
The shamans will also share with us other Medicines from the Amazon: Kambo, Rape, and Sananga. They will clear your inner vision, remove energy blocks and open the way for Ayahuasca.
Sound and Music are some of the strongest tools the tribes use to Heal and connect with Spirit.
The songs of the Yawanawa are melodic, opening the gates to the celestial realms, while the songs of the Huni Kuin are more rhythmic and full of Information Codes designed to align our being, heal, remove unwanted energies and reconnect with Nature, the Earth, and the Elements
Ayahuasca has been called ‘Psychotherapy on Steroids‘, since sometimes in one night one can experience healing and transformation comparable to 10 years of psychotherapy. This is especially true when these Two potent transformational modalities are combined;)
The powerful impact of these ceremonies will be translated, amplified, and cemented through daily transformational workshops with Meriana, designed to help you navigate the shamanic landscapes, and make the most out of your medicine journeys. You will learn& practice the unique multi-modality system of psychological and psycho-spiritual tools Meriana has developed over the last 20+ years for safely navigating the experience. You will also learn how to Integrate what has been learned into your daily life and the fabric of your being. Having a map and a toolkit for the shamanic realms is beneficial for people of all levels of experience and invaluable for people drinking for the first time.
THE AYAHUASCA CEREMONIES
The 4th ceremony is a part of a bigger event and participants will get the opportunity to experience praying, singing and dancing as a collective, celebrating Life with people from all over Brazil
ADDITIONAL TRADITIONAL MEDICINES AND CLEANSES
This Retreat is unique in that not only are you diving into your depths with Ayahuasca to shapeshift your reality, you also have the opportunity to experience other Medicines and cleanses from the Amazon, which will help your Ayahuasca experience immensely.
Between Ayahuasca ceremonies there will be 3 Kambo/ Sapo ceremonies and 2 Temescal (traditional sweat lodge) ceremonies
The shamans apply the ancient medicine of “rapé”, a blend of tobacco and ashes from the bark of specific trees, by blowing it in each nostril.
Kambo is known as ‘the vaccine of the forest’, due to the wide range of its healing effects. When working with this powerful frog medicine many experience a powerful cleansing of negative energies, increase in vitality and decrease of physical and emotional pain.
Kambo helps people to purify and find their true path. It helps them to remove distortions or stuck energies which block them from their higher consciousness. It helps people to awaken and to blossom into a higher expression of themselves. Simply put, Kambo acts as a catalyst in the development of the human spirit.
It is known for treating depression, fatigue, addictive tendencies as well as a wide variety of physical as well as psycho-spiritual ailments. For more info go HERE.
During the ceremonies, the shamans will also offer another one of their medicines- Rapé (tobacco snuff ) to cleanse your energy field and supercharge your intention.
Rapé is traditionally used before and during ceremonies as initiatory spiritual cleansing and activation to help us ground and prepare for the journey and for opening the channels of communication with the spiritual world.
TEMAZCAL/ Sweat Lodge
To maximize the deep Cleansing of the medicines between ceremonies there will be three sweat lodges. Temazcal (traditional sweat lodge) is one of the oldest rituals in pre-Columbian America, symbolizing the womb of the Earth, where we enter for rebirth. Through contact with the 4 elements, the heat, the steam emanated from the hot stones and sacred songs of the Lakota and Mexika traditions, we connect with the forces of Nature and the spiritual world. It is a ritual of purification, blessing, emotional unlocking, and expanding of consciousness.
SANANGA EYE DROPS
During the ceremonies with the Yawanawa participants will have the opportunity to experience the Sananga healing eye drops, which have healing power on the physical as well as on the energetic level.
They are known to reset one’s energy field and to increase spiritual insight in the minds of those who use them.
Upgrade your Operating System, Debug your Emotional Body, Reformat your Being and Activate your Inner Guidance in alignment with your deepest Purpose!
Some of the most common experiences in Meriana’s retreats have been developing Self Love, reconnecting with a deep sense of Purpose and letting go of patterns of Anxiety, Depression and Self Sabotage.
Ceremonies and Activities Included:
- 3 Ayahuasca Ceremonies with the Yawanawa
- 1 Ayahuasca Ceremony with the Huni Kuin
- Morning purification session before the first ceremony
- 3 Kambo Ceremonies
- Rape and Sananga during Ayahuasca Ceremonies
- 2 Temazkal (Traditional Sweat Lodges)
- Face and Body Painting before ceremonies
- Herbal Sauna
- Nature walks to the Waterfalls and Swimming Holes
A comprehensive system of Support, Workshops, and Teachings is provided for the optimal experience of the Medicines and for Integration of what has been learned into your daily life:
- Tools & Workshop on Tools for Navigating Altered States with Meriana
- Spiritual Teachings and Storytelling Circles with the tribal leaders
- Pre-and Post Ceremony Workshops with Meriana
- Individual Support by Meriana and Personal Support and Counsel by the Shamans Upon Request (see Deep Dive Package)
- Yawanawa Ceremonial Support- the chiefs will go into trance, go around the circle and feel into each participant. They will cleanse each of us with feathers, sound, and smoke.
- Integration Workshop with Meriana
International Airfare is NOT included
Wield the potency of the shamanic and modern tools of Transformation! Bring your Unique Thread to the Mesh as we Weave the Future with Prayer and the Focus of our Intention!
This Life-Changing retreat, facilitated by psychotherapist Meriana Dinkova, with its unique fusion of cutting edge Psychology and authentic Medicine Work is a journey towards true PSYCHOSPIRITUAL MATURITY– the Wholeness, arising from balancing our Spiritual Development & our Psychological Growth.
This retreat is designed to be a catalyst for both and offers expert support in the realms of Spirit as well as Psyche.
Developing one without the other can easily lead to ‘spiritual bypassing’, ‘living in your head’, feeling ruled by your emotions, plagued by Anxiety, Depression and Self-doubt.
Get Out of Your Own Way and Step into the Flow of Creation!
THE AKASHA RETREAT CENTER
The Akasha retreat center is the perfect environment for deep healing immersions with indigenous leaders and plant medicines. Its lush vegetation, rivers, natural pools and waterfalls perfectly integrate with spaces specially built for Medicine retreats.
All facilities on the land follow principles of bio-construction, for sustainability and integration with nature, and sacred geometry, to potentialize energetic flow. The bungalows offer the comfort of an Eco-Resort. The space also includes a herbal steam sauna with natural organic herbs from Akasha’s own garden.
MERIANA DINKOVA is a Los Angeles based psychotherapist (MFT#45696), Life- Relationship Coach, speaker, Ayahuasca retreat organizer and workshop facilitator.
She has created a comprehensive system of psychological and neo-shamanistic tools, which she developed over the past 20+ years of working with the plant medicines, while studying and practicing a wide variety of psychotherapeutic modalities while absorbing the transpersonal teachings of different non-dualistic spiritual masters from different parts of the world.
Since 2013 Meriana has been organizing and facilitating Medicine retreats where she combines her framework of navigating altered states and optimizing the experience with the medicine work of experienced shamans
Meriana gives lectures and teaches workshops in the US and around the world, sharing the system she has developed 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, the Envision festival in Costa Rica, Burning Man and others.
Since time immemorial, the Yawanawa people have lived on the banks of the Gregorio river, in the Amazon rainforest, one of the most biodiverse ecosystems on the planet. In this rich habitat, their ancestors developed a vast knowledge of the medicinal plants of the forest, as well as deep spiritual wisdom.
Contact with the western world occurred little more than a hundred years ago, under violent circumstances, initially through enslavement to the rubber industry, and later through the domination of foreign protestant missionaries who forbid their traditional culture and spirituality. At the end of the last century, the Yawanawa regained the rights to their lands and sent away the missionaries. Since then, they have been leading their own process of cultural and spiritual revival, which has crossed national boundaries and today enchants the world.
The Huni Kuin people, or “true people,” as they call themselves, live mostly in the Brazilian Amazon Basin, but their lands extend to the foot of the Andes in eastern Peru. The Huni Kuin are the largest indigenous population in the Brazilian state of Acre, currently living on twelve Indigenous reservations along seven different rivers
They had relatively late contact with the Western world, and despite decades of persecution during the rubber extraction years, they managed to maintain their traditional ways.
They continue to practice their sacred rituals and “pajelanças” (healing sessions) with their plant medicines. The traditional medicines of the Huni Kuin are of immense importance to their worldview, and the collective use of ayahuasca (“Nixi Pae”) has a prominent place in their spiritual practice.
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COST AND RETREAT PACKAGES
Act Fast Discount: $2675 until July 30th
$500 non-refundable Downpayment to Secure Your Spot
Deep Dive Package– $3175 until July 30th
If you are feeling strongly called to come but are struggling with funds and have a hard time affording the full price, don’t hesitate to contact Meriana now. She is offering a few partial scholarships to people who are committed to doing the work. Let Meriana know what your situation is and what is the most you can afford and request a scholarship application form. Text +1-415-7133338 or email email@example.com
ALL SALES ARE FINAL. The retreat is limited to no more than 20 people, so participants can receive individual attention from the shamans and Meriana.
***Please contact Meriana BEFORE booking if you are on any antidepressants /SSRIs, are pregnant or have any serious medical conditions.***
If you have any questions or want to get a sense if that retreat is for you, contact Meriana directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or message her to make a time to speak at +1-415-7133338