SHAMANIC MEDICINE RETREAT
In the Mountains of the Domincan Republic!
Jamao al Norte, Dominican Republic
Jan 24th~30th, 2022
The intention of the retreat is to create a safe, supportive space for healing, expansion and reconnection to self and spirit.
This is an intimate, transformational retreat held by experienced practitioners in a sacred environment for your spiritual journey.
Daily Yoga will be infused during the immersion as well as opporutnities for private sound healing sessions, additional kambo ceremonies, and photo shoots.
People will be coming in from all over so we are going to reserve this day for people to get grounded and integrate into the island's energy. Depending upon what time you get in, you will have an opportunity to go grab a coco and relax on one of the beautiful local beaches! Dinner will be served at 7:00pm~7:30pm. Afterwards, we will have our first Womb Gathering of the retreat.
In the Amazon, this purgative, immunity-boosting medicine is very sacred. Because of its purging and cleansing properties, Kambo is often used as a precursor to plant medicine ceremonies. Autum and I will be administering this to 2 people at a time. Usually, after the ceremony, you will want to rest and integrate. There will be integrative coaches throughout the event to support you and what is coming up for you.
We will enjoy a beautiful hike and go to one of the local waterfalls which I call "The Vulva Waterfall" to immerse ourselves with Mother Nature. The hike has many layers and you begin to become more one with the land and the Ancestors who walked upon it. I consider this to be a very sacred place and the hike itself, is nothing but magical.
Doing medicine ceremonies in relationship to the the elements is by far one of the most transformative things that you can experience. The caves here in the Dominican Republic are where the Arawak and Taino Ancestors lived and held sacred ceremonies. You will instantly feel the connection as we used the medicine of the mushroom to go deeeper into the Void. The ceremony will be infused with Traditional Arawak Tribal Songs and Sound Alchemy. It will be Day Ceremony.
This is where all Elemental technology is alchemized and we come together to alchemize the wisdom through an intense purification. Temazcal ceremony derives its name from where it takes place, which is inside a “temazcal”, or sweat lodge. The structure is small, dark, and designed to trap in heat. Sweat lodges are common throughout indigenous Native American cultures, stretching from Central America all the way to Canada and Alaska. The temazcal is used as a healing process for the body, often a recovery from strenuous activities, and is a useful way to heal the spirit and mind. This will be led by my partner Manuel who has been initiated to facilitate Temazcal ceremonies and Junior, the Fire Keeper. Both of them carry themselves as Sacred Masculine which also solidifies a deeper healing.
Day 6: Roots, Community and Rio
This day I invite you all into my home where we share a meal, swap stories and journey down the hill to the beautiful river that is close by. The waters of the Rio are pure medicine, warm and very sweet. You will swim with the fish and connect to beautiful horses and sacred cows that graze along side of the river. Later there will be a Fire Ceremony to integrate and close the portal of the initiations.
We will honor this day for departure but the ones who are still here, will have an opportunity to do yoga, and pariticpate in additional offerings.
Autum is a Plant Medicine Woman, Certified Integrative Nutritional Health Coach, and classically trained Chef. Born and raised in Alaska with a subsistence lifestyle, she utilizes Ancestral Nutrition & Herbs to help others balance & heal. She will be assiting in the Shamanic Medicine Ceremonies and Womb Gatherings.
Nadege is a Californian w/Caribbean Roots, SoundBender, Integral Sound Healer, Healing Circle Holder, Storyteller ,Vocalist and Yogic Moonchild. She will be sharing her medicine in the Shamanic Ceremonies as well as offering private sound healing sessions.
Manuel is an Alchemist, ranging from being an entertainer, jewlery maker, carpenter, medicine man, and chef. He faciliates Temazcal Ceremonies that are deeply connected in his Venuzuelan indigenous roots. He will also be cooking up medicine food to continue to assist in the initation process.
Junior is also an Alchemist who specializes in metal, wood, and making of shamanic instruments. However, his favorite thing to do is to be in Nature as a local tour guide. He will be our guide to the Vulva Waterfall.
Emma Zeck is a poet, yoga teacher and firm believer in the art of language and word magic as a tool to invoke deep ancestral healing. She is a facilitator of women’s healing circles and through her work has guided hundreds of women from all over the world out of trauma and into their power. She believes her purpose on this earth is to inspire women through creative and healing arts to reclaim their innate divinity. She will be teaching daily yoga and offering private photoshoot sessions.
Glenn Ambrose is a Spiritual Teacher, Author of the book Down To Earth – The Spiritual Being’s Guide to a Happy, Human Experience and Host of the international podcast Life, Lessons, & Laughter with Glenn Ambrose. He will be assisting Junior with local excursions as well as being available for integration processing.
~Room & Boarding
~Transportation to and from Puerto Plata and Santiago airport
(Both are about an hour away from the retreat space).
~ Local Excursions (Hike, Waterfalls, and Rio).
~ All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) The meals will be Vegetarian Base so you must let me know ahead of time if you want any poultry options.
~ All Medicine Ceremonies / Yoga / Fitness
~Individual / Group Processing
~Flight costs/ travel expenses/ insurance
~Additional food and snacks
~Additional offering and services
~Transportation to other places outside the retreat space.
*I strongly encourage everyone to respect the immersion process and the portal you will be working in. We will try to provide as much as we can for everyone. However if you need to go out there will be transportation provided at an additional cost.
Evolutionary Astrologer/ Womb Healer/Shadow Worker
Poet/ Photographer/ Yoga Instructor
Coach/ Speaker/ Author/ Healer
$500 (non refundable) to reserve your space
What do you suggest I bring?
The Dominican Republic has warm sunny weather all-year-round. But it can get chilly in the early morning and evenings so packing comfortable clothing in layers is key. Please also bring swimwear, hiking shoes, bug repellent, sunscreen, sunglasses, a journal, a hat and possibly a travel water bottle.
Will I have my own room or be sharing?
You will be sharing a room with one or two more individuals unless requested otherwise. If so, there will be additional fees.
I am traveling from the US. Do I need a Tourist Visa?
No. It is not required for visits shorter than 30 days. Please see all the travel requirements here: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/International-Travel-Country-Information-Pages/DominicanRepublic.html
What are the COVID travel regulations in Dominancian Republic?
Please check this site regularly for updates: https://do.usembassy.gov/u-s-citizen-services/covid-19-information/
Who will be leading the ceremony?
Taheera is a Medicine Woman and Clinical Trained Therapist who will be leading the Kambo and Psiloahuasca Ceremony. Jose Manuel is a Temazcal Facilitator who will be leading that particular ceremony. There will be people who assist in the ceremony that will help with the integration process.
Are there any other preparations or precautions you suggest leading up to the ceremony?
It is mandatorty to fill out the brief questionnaire before making your deposit during the Soul Session. This is where we get to know each other and go over specific conerns or questions.
Taheera is a Medicine Woman, Clinical Trained Therapist who assists people to the next level of their spiritual expansion. She is certified as an EMDR/Trauma Specialist, Reiki Master, Angel Healer, Akashic Record Practitioner, Past Life Regression Therapist. Kambo Practitioner, Yoga Teacher and has a M.S. in Human Services/ Mental Health Counseling from Capella University and a M.S. in Professional Counseling from Carlow University. She has been practicing in the mental health field/addiction field for over 20 years and considers herself a Healing Artist, combining Metaphysical, Clinical and Shamanic healing modalities.Through her own spiritual quest for truth, she realizes one of her gifts is to help people break free from psychological bondage to remember who they are.