San Marcos La Laguna, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
San Marcos La Laguna, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
Our 5-Day Holistic Kambo Intensive promotes profound physical, emotional, mental and spiritual healing by creating synergy between the metamorphic power of Kambo, a traditional shamanic frog medicine, and complementary therapeutic processes.
The Intensive creates space for clear recognition and gradual dissolution of deeply conditioned patterns and belief systems. Many participants experience increased well-being, strength and vitality.
Moving progressively from conscious to unconscious, from body to spirit, from superficial to deep, the Intensive will support you on your journey to find your place, heal your relations and discover your destiny.
*The Intensive is a spiritual process and is unsuitable for those seeking recreational Kambo use.
**We are currently only offering 5-Day Intensives and are unable to accomodate requests for single sessions or shorter retreats.
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As one of the most cleansing and purifying natural substances known to man, Kambo has powerful effects on those who receive the medicine.
For your health and safety, in order to participate in the Intensive, you must:
*Even if all the requirements have been met your host will still obtain permission from the medicine and the field before working with an individual.
*Please read this entire section carefully if you are considering applying for the Kambo Intensive to make sure you are prepared to complete the process once you begin.
The Intensive starts on Monday morning and ends on Friday afternoon. Each day begins as early as 7 AM depending on the number of participants. Each day may last until 3 or 4 in the afternoon at which time you will be enouraged to rest.
A maximum of four applicants will be invited to participate in each Intensive. Your host will administer the medicine individually to ensure you receive proper attention.
To receive the most benefit during and after the Intensive, please:
To ensure your comfort and safety, every session, please:
The Kambo Intensive is a powerful physical purification process. You will undoubtedly encounter discomfort during the daily Kambo process. The more you trust, relax into and surrender to the sensations you are feeling, no matter how uncomfortable or painful they may be, the smoother your experience will be.
Depending on your body weight, you will drink 1.5-2 liters of water during each session to facilitate the expelling of bodily fluids.
Kambo application points are determined by the information you provide in the Application Form and through messages delivered by the field. The chosen points address issues needing the most attention and are a combination of meridian points, oricular (ear) points and/or chakra points.
After performing essential energy-clearing rituals your host will use a heated wooden stick to burn 3-12 tiny dots on the selected points. The top layer of skin on these spots will be gently rubbed off and the Kambo, which looks and feels like sticky white/yellow goo, will be applied to the small openings and absorbed transdermally. Many immediately feel the medicine "scanning the body."
In the first few minutes you may experience signs of fever, swollen skin and hypersensitivity to your environment. As you progress you may experience nausea, increased heart rate, headache and blood rushing through the body. Your eyes may get puffy, your breathing may be more difficult and you may start to sweat profusely. You may experience convulsions and muscle cramps.
Then, the body will naturally start purging, and you will be provide a bucket this process. Purging is a sign the medicine is working and the body is doing its best to reverse the absorption of the foreign substance. Your host may ask you to drink more water. During the purging process you may also feel the urge to evacuate your bowels.
When the body stops purging you may feel drained yet relieved. You will sense the medicine weakening. Your body's natural rhythms will begin to return to normal. Your host will ask you to lie down on the mattress provided. Over the next couple hours you will start to feel lighter and the mind may be filled with a sense of clarity and wonder. The medicine will continue to work in the body in more subtle ways in the days and weeks following its physical application.
Your host will provide a mattress, blankets, tea with honey, fruit and most other necessities.
In addition to the daily Kambo administration, we will incorporate the following therapies (which may be subject to change depending on participant needs):
Day 1 (conscious/body):
Mayan Abdominal Massage: an ancient bodywork technique aligning the chakras, shifting the heart of the stomach into its natural position, releasing emotional blockages and supporting the fluid movement of the Kambo through the body.
Our therapist, Donia Dominga, is a Mayan elder who has spent the last 40 years as a midwife and healer. She received much of her knowledge from mystical dreams starting in childhood.
Day 2 (conscious-subconscious/psyche):
Gestalt Therapy: an experiential form of psychotherapy allowing you to focus on immediate thoughts, feelings, and behavior; better understand the way you relate to others; find new perspectives; see the bigger picture; and deepen your faith in the transformative nature of the entire process.
Day 3 (subconscious):
Terapia de Abrazo: a therapeutic process that uses body contact to allow traumas held in your body cell memory to surface, allowing you to consciously process deeply supressed thoughts, emotions and experiences. With this technique we gain insight into ourselves and our perceptions of life.
Day 4 (unconscious):
Family Constellation: A dynamic "three-dimentional group process that has the power to shift generations of suffering and unhappiness." We are all born into a family system with highly complicated and deeply-rooted patterns of how to live and perceive the world. Family Constellation allows you to discover, recognize and shift often unconscious patterns of anxiety, depression, guilt, alcoholism and even illnesses.
You are encouraged to recruit volunteers for this process. There will be a group potluck for volunteers and participants after the session.
When the group is large, Joelle Khalila may co-facilitate.
Day 5 (soul alignment):
Coherent Energy Work: by detecting and diagnosing obstacles to the flow of energy within your whole system, Coherent Energy Work reestablishes your inherent state of wellbeing. During this practice your soul recognizes aspects of itself needing to be re-tuned to its natural resonance.
To avoid scarring, do your best not to scratch or pick at the scabs as the points start to heal. Keep the points as dry as possible except for bathing and showering. Keep rough fabrics and clothes away from the affected areas for about one week. Ideally, you can obtain and apply aloe vera or Dragon's Blood until the points fully heal.
Please be aware your skin may show signs of Kambo points for months after the Intensive.
In addition to your energetic dedication before, during and after the Intensive, a non-refundable investment of 3900Q or $540 USD is required to reserve your spot.
If your application is accepted you will have the choice of submitting payment in person directly to your host or through Paypal. There is a 4% processing fee for payments made through Paypal.
Due to the high volume of inquiries we receive, even after your application is accepted, your spot is not guaranteed until full payment is received.
Tanja Lucev is passionate about and dedicated to her work with Kambo. Born into a Slavic lineage with significant shamanic influences, she has had mystical inclinations since birth. She has always been drawn to spiritual teachings and practices yoga and vipassana meditation. After experiencing profound personal transformation as a result of working with Kambo and various therapies, she has decided to dedicate her life to the service of those called to work with the medicine.
Tanja is a protoge of Nadir Cortiana, a world-renowned medicine man and therapist residing in Mexico who has studied with teachers and healers across the globe. He works with several plant and animal medicines and is a master of many healing modalities. He is known by his students as “Dios de Las Medicinas” or “God of The Medicines.”
Thank you so very much for inviting me into your home, serving me this magical medicine and holding space for me. You are a true healing medicine woman and I am eternally grateful our paths have crossed!
I look forward to working with you in the future! These past few days have changed my life and I am so excited for this new beginning.
Until next time.
Many blessings and all good things,
Honestly I would not be able to do this without your help. I am so thankful for the days we spent together. May you keep changing people’s lives forever.
Thank you for the incredible work, guidance and insight. I have so much respect and gratitude for you, the medicine and the work you do. Because of that I was able to grieve and connect with part of myself i never consciously knew I had lost and that is an incredible gift.
Thank you so much.
Love Sheran Owens
Thank you Tanja for your work. I am very grateful for your help along my path!
My Kambo angel! I feel rested, calm and so grateful!
Thank you Tanja! I feel amazing and it has cleared my mind! I will be doing more kambo in the future!
Love Bethany Snodgrass
Want to join one of our upcoming Intensives?
Please fill out this Application Form honestly and in as much detail as possible.
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