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 SHIPIBO HEALING INTENSIVE
Oct 1-4, 2024
BRAVE EARTH
ALAJUELA, COSTA RICA

The Shipibo Healing Intensive is a deep dive into embodied experience guided by nature, the elements and the world of the plants. This 3 night inclusive plant medicine intensive (2 Ceremonies) interweaves ritual, embodied movement, , breathwork and community connection for an unforgettable journey of transformation. You will be supported to shed unneeded belief patterns and connect to the free and joyful expression of your essence.

 

We have the honor to be supported by renowned Shipibo Onaya healer Maestra Ynes and her two powerful daughters, Maestra Edelin and Maestra Lila. The maestras have spent their lives going deeply into study - dieting and investigating deeply into the wisdom of the plants in ceremony. They have emerged with incredible strength and insight, excited to support you in this deep healing journey! 

 

Our daytime sessions and sharing circle aim to support and inform the work in ceremony and create a deeper connection to the energetic realms of the plants, and the Shipibo culture. 

 

Join us to explore the following themes:

 

  • 2 Healing Ceremonies

  • Somatic Wisdom Practice

  • Transformational Breathwork Activation

  • Integration Circle

  • Support the healing of deep trauma

  • Open to playfulness and connection

  • Ignite your creative fire and building your reservoir of inspiration

  • Practice reciprocity with nature and nourishing life with creative beauty

  • Learn about Shipibo ancestral wisdom

Our setting is Brave Earth (Tierra Valiente), a center for applied cultural transition, a burgeoning community, regenerative farm, and healing arts center based in northern Costa Rica. Here amidst the jungle, thermal pools and cloud forest, we are exploring new and ancient

ways of living.

 

This will be a transformative experience is meant to awaken the best of the human spirit — and that we may offer wise selves to our communities at home.

With nature as our guide and with deep reverence for the ancient teachings and the elders we are so privileged to learn from - together we tap into powerful wisdom and create space to become fully present. 

MAESTRA YNES

Maestra Ynes is a mother of seven children, three of whom are now Onaya healers. She is originally from the native community of Roaboya, next to the Ucayali River, Pucallpa.

At 14 years old, Ynes fell seriously ill with an unknown disease which led her to diet medicinal plants under the guidance of her grandfather and master healer, Aurelio. After successfully healing herself, Ynes decided to apprentice with Maestro Aurelio to learn her ancestral shamanic tradition of the Shipibo indigenous people.

A year later she undertook a diet in the forest that lasted for more than two years in complete isolation from the outside world. Some years later, Ynes continued dieting with her great-grandfather, Maestro and a Meraya healer, Luciano Sinuiri. At the age of 18, she began her last diet with her mother’s uncle, Maestro and Onaya healer, Basil Gordon. These three powerful healers gifted her the base of her knowledge and experience with the sacred plant medicine and ayahuasca.

Now with over 50 years of dedicated experience and ancestral knowledge, she offers a very powerful and beautiful connection with plant spirits; devoting her life to heal others in Peru and abroad. She brings an incredible wealth of knowledge that has been passed down for generations through her family lineage. With her contagious laughter and passion for healing, she distributes light and love with unfaltering compassion. 

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YOUR GUIDES

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MAESTRA EDELIN

Maestra Edelin is one of Maestra Ynes’ younger daughters. She grew up with her family in the Shipibo community of Royaboa. Sharing in the rich plant and healing knowledge of her family, she grew up learning many recipes for plant remedies and plant perfumes.

She worked for 18 years as a kindergarten teacher, and for 4 years supporting the training of school teachers and designing early education curriculums.

She has been dieting for the past 9 years, and is working alongside her mother Ynes at Niwe Rao Xobo.

Maestra Edelin has the gift of healing touch and is well loved for her massages, her many plant remedies, and special perfumes that attract love, abundance, good luck and open roads. Her warm, generous and affectionate nature put people immediately at ease. She loves to help people and support them to heal.

MAESTRA LILA

Maestra Lila grew up with her grandparents and highly-respected Onaya healers. At the age of 13, Lila was the victim of a strong energetic attack. She then moved to live with her mother, Maestra Ynes, and dieted a mighty tree named Catawba. The diet succeeded in curing that evil harm and served as the gateway of Lila’s path as a healer.

Being the rebel that she is, Lila resisted the way of the medicine, sometimes in favor of leading a ‘normal’ life, but after the birth of her two children, the plants persisted in calling her to work with them. Since then, she has worked with her mother and other highly respected teachers throughout Peru and is also a specialist in warmi ikaros (healing chants of love, prosperity and happiness). She works with an incredible amount of love and compassion and an irresistible sense of humor!

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JESSICA BEGIN 

Program Director & Lead Facilitator

Jessica Begin is an artist, dancer, singer/songwriter, movement and voice teacher, plant medicine integration coach and a student of life.  She holds the firm belief that the re-awakening of humans to our authentic power lies in turning to the ancestral practices which remind us of the joy and interconnectivity of being alive.  Jessica’s passion is to inspire others to the free and uninhibited expression of their deepest heart’s longing through voice and movement.

Jessica has been supporting ceremonial healing work for the past 15 yrs. She has worked as a facilitator at some of the leading medicine healing centers in Peru and Costa Rica, including the Temple of the Way of Light, Niwe Rao Xobo and Soltara Healing center. Fluent in Spanish, French and Portuguese, Jessica is passionate about bridging cultures - she has worked globally as a translator and interpreter in many international indigenous and environmental gatherings. As a student of Maestra Ynes, she currently works closely with the Maestra and her family at their center, Niwe Rao Xobo, as program director, facilitator and integration coach. Along with Maestra Ynes, Maestra Lila and Maestra Laura, Jessica hosts Master Plant diets and retreats in the Peruvian Amazon as well as abroad. As a teacher, she brings to her work precision, clarity, artistry, sensitivity, care and passion.

KARINA

Program Director & Lead Facilitator

Karina is in service to collective liberation through earth medicine healing arts and is a bridgekeeper for indigenous wisdom teachers. She is a certified holistic health, transformation and integration guide with a focus on plant medicine, working with groups and one on one clients. She is a certified transformational breathwork facilitator and specializes in awakening our somatic wisdom. She is the founder of the wellness platform Sovereign by Nature, non-profit The ARC, healing container for womxn The Sacred Session and The BridgeKeepers Council advocacy group..​ She was recently the Program Director at a non profit healing center in Costa Rica.

 

She has studied with wisdom keepers, elders and teachers from many different lineages. Her work centers around ceremonial work, collective healing, systems change and culture shifts.

Karina holds space from a place of non-judgement, she creates a divine container where others can shed, remember, integrate and grow. She believes that through deep understanding, reverence and unconditional love for the self we fuel present awareness and sovereignty. Through conscious action we improve our lives and relationships.

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OUR DESIGN

EMBODIMENT

The human body is the greatest technology we will ever possess- together we will dive deep to reconnect to our bodies, build resiliency and learn to navigate our internal landscape- mind, body and soul. By using framework to view our personal work through playful intelligence we are rewiring our social patterns and behaviors- we are learning to shed layers of cultural and ancestral conditioning stored deep within our bones. We are reprogramming our mind into a fierce ally. Empowerment at it's truest level- Integrity in it's purist form.

Our practices are designed to help you cultivate energy- vitality, health, creativity and longevity- learn to uncover the internal wisdom you possess.

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CEREMONY

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Together we remember the ceremonial ways of life. It is time to refine our capacity to listen, to reconnect to community and to answer the call for global consciousness.

Through ancient traditions and wisdom practices we surrender to the messages that are meant for us and we reignite clear vision so that we may walk our path with confidence and with the support of nature and community.

 

We will participate in 2 Shipibo healing ceremonies to assist with the process of the dieta.

INTEGRATION

 Integration is the culmination and implementation of insights and learnings acquired during your journey. 

 

We are co-creating a supportive container with an onsite integration session during your journey, tools and resources to help you integrate upon landing and the support of our community for 1 live zoom calls. 

Together we co-create a Culture of Care. A place of respect, compassion and non-judgement.

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MEDICAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR PARTICIPATION
PLEASE READ PRIOR TO REGISTERING

OUR HOME
ALAJUELA, COSTA RICA

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ACCOMMODATIONS
& PRICING - $USD

ALL ACCOMMODATIONS FOR THE DIETA ARE SINGLE OCCUPANCY 

GAIA DOME -  $1,850

GARDEN CABINA - $1,850

TAMBO - $1,850

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JUNGLE HUT - $1,850

SMALL JUNGLE HUT - $1,750  (only 2 avail)

SPACE IS LIMITED - ONLY  16 PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR THE  INTENSIVE

*4% Tax / Processing Fee Not Included In Price Above

-Pricing includes accommodations, food, 2 healing ceremonies and all program activities 

-Includes meals specifically prepared for ceremony

-Price does not include airfare or transportation 

-Transportation shuttle options will be provided when registering

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

-Start date is Oct 1st. The shared shuttle will depart San Jose CR Airport around 12pm. If you can't arrive early enough the same day, we recommend you arrive a day early and stay close to the airport in San Jose. Hotel recommendations will be sent with a logistics email after you've registered.

-Journey end date is Oct 4th - 10am departure on shared shuttle. You may arrange private transportation as needed based on your flight.

- Airport: You will fly into San Jose Costa Rica. There will be shuttle options shared with you upon registration. The shuttle price is not included in price above and varies depending on how many people are sharing. The center is located about 2.5 hours from the airport. Please do not book flights until you have been medically cleared to participate.

-Round trip shuttle options from San Jose Airport area to Brave Earth will be offered after registration. You will also have an option to select Private Transport. Shuttle costs are additional.

 

-We ask for a 50% deposit to reserve your spot. This is non-refundable and may be transferable up to 90 days prior to the start date with approval of SVXN.

-We ask that you please bring $400 USD in cash as the medicine payment which will be collected upon your arrival and we will invoice you for the remaining total due 60 days prior to the start date. 

-PLEASE READ THE MEDICAL CONSIDERATIONS PRIOR TO REGISTERING. Please do not make travel arrangements until you have been medically cleared to participate. There will be a medical intake form emailed to you once you register. If you are deemed medically unsafe to participate your deposit will be refunded. 

-All logistics and additional information will be sent to you upon registration.

-Due to the nature of this work, payments and deposits are non-refundable unless deemed medically unsafe to attend. They may be transferable at the discretion of the organizer. Please email info@sovereignxnature.com with questions.

TO SECURE YOUR PLACE, CLICK THE RSVP BUTTON BELOW 

-YOU WILL RECEIVE INSTRUCTIONS TO FILL OUT YOUR MEDICAL INTAKE AND ON HOW TO PAY YOUR DEPOSIT 

-ONCE YOUR MEDICAL INTAKE FORM IS APPROVED YOU WILL RECEIVE LOGISTICS INFORMATION TO PLAN YOUR TRIP

We Have BIPGM Partial Scholarships Available- Inquire Here

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