About.

The Yawanawa Emã Sheni Shushuti celebration will take place in the ancestral village of the Yawanawa People- The Sacred Village. The Sacred Village (Aldeia Sagrada) is the sacred ancestral sanctuary of the Yawanawa from the times when the entire tribe lived together united in a single village. It is there where the burial grounds of the Yawanawa elders and Pajes (Shamans) exist until today.

It was in the Sacred Village that the first contact with Western society was made. This contact marked the beginning of an era of repression by the missionaries and an era of enslavement for the exploitation of rubber. Decades later, when the Yawanawa regained the rights to their land, they stopped living in the Sacred Village and began to open new villages and re-writing their history. A great revival of Yawanawa culture, customs and spirituality took place and today the Yawanawa are living a new time.

Program.

October 22 or October 23rd
Arrival in Cruzeiro do Sul or Rio Branco or airport. Van to the Hotel

October 23rd 5:30 AM • Breakfast at the Hotel 6 AM • Transportation from the Hotel in Cruzeiro do Su, or Rio Brancol to São Vicente or Rio Branco to the banks of the Gregorio River (about 3 hour drive) 9 AM • Arrival in São Vicente. Departure by boat to the Sacred Village. (about 8 hour journey upriver) 5 PM • Arrival at the Sacred Village

October 24th-29th Yawanawa Emã Sheni Shushuti- The Celebration in the Yawanawa Sacred Village

October 30th 7 AM • Departure by boat from the Sacred Village to São Vicente 12 PM • Van from São Vicente to Rio Branco or Cruzeiro do Sul 3 PM • Arrival in Cruzeiro do Sul or Rio Branco Hotel (Oct 31st) • Flights out of Cruzeiro do Sul or Rio Branco

Highlights.

  • A once in a lifetime experience of healing and celebration and immersion into Yawanawa culture in the ancient Village of their ancestors.
  • Body Painting- the study of the sacred designs called KENE
  • Ceremony of Rape Preparation and Rapé Circles
  • Kampum (Kambo Frog Venom) Sessions
  • Uni (Ayahuasca) Ceremonies
  • Traditional Storytelling
  • Jewelry and Crafts Bazaar
  • Traditional Yawanawa Games
  • Traditional Song Circles and Workshop
  • Traditional Food and exceptional vegetarian cuisine
  • Hike to the Samaúma Tree, the ‘Mother’ tree in the Amazon
  • Free Time to integrate with the Healing Force of the Floresta

Living Conditions.

Sleeping

  • hammocks

Vegetarian Food

  • over 80% locally sourced

Internet

  • None: Off the grid

Ongoing classes

  • plant medicine
    daily

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Bookings.

$1750/person

Early Bird - Guacamayo (Register August 31st)

Food included
What is included:
• Participation in all the activities, ceremonies, medicines, etc.
• Contribution to the Yawanawá village and the Sacred Village
• 2 nights double or triple room Hotel accommodation in Cruzeiro do
Sul with breakfast included
• Transportation in Cruzeiro do Sul: from the Airport to the Hotel
October 22 and from the Hotel to the Airport October 30th
• Transportation from Cruzeiro do Sul to São Vicente (round trip)
• Boat from São Vicente to the Sacred Village (round trip)
• All meals during our stay in the village (traditional Yawanawá and
Vegetarian cuisine)
• 6 nights accommodation in the Yawanawá village (we will stay in traditional indigenous shelters - you must bring your own gear)
• Bilingual guides (English/Portuguese)
•Yawanawa guides and Team
Not included:
• International & domestic flights to Brazil and Acre
• Meals in Cruzeiro do Su or Rio Brancol and during the van or boat journeys.
• Camping equipment, personal gear
$1900/person

Harpee Eagle - After September 31st

Food included
What is included:
• Participation in all the activities, ceremonies, medicines, etc.
• Contribution to the Yawanawá village and the Sacred Village
• 2 nights double or triple room Hotel accommodation in Cruzeiro do
Sul with breakfast included
• Transportation in Cruzeiro do Sul: from the Airport to the Hotel
October 22 and from the Hotel to the Airport October 30th
• Transportation from Cruzeiro do Sul to São Vicente (round trip)
• Boat from São Vicente to the Sacred Village (round trip)
• All meals during our stay in the village (traditional Yawanawá and
Vegetarian cuisine)
• 6 nights accommodation in the Yawanawá village (we will stay in traditional indigenous shelters - you must bring your own gear)
• Bilingual guides (English/Portuguese)
•Yawanawa guides and Team
Not included:
• International & domestic flights to Brazil and Acre
• Meals in Cruzeiro do Su or Rio Brancol and during the van or boat journeys.
• Camping equipment, personal gear
Space is Limited!! Our last

Getting here.

To arrive you need to arrive by plane to Cruzeiro do Sur via and major Brazil airport. Another option is to fly to Lima Peru and then to Puerto Maldonado and then by land to Rio Branco. Participants can choose between both options to arrive at the starting point of the journey.

Contact

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