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YAWANAWA MUSIC FESTIVAL
&
BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION FOR CACIQUE
MATSINI YAWANAWA
15 - 21 July 2022

Are you ready to remember who you truly are?
To journey home to yourself...
And deep into the Amazon!
An adventure of a lifetime.

We are very excited to invite you on this magical journey into the depth of the Amazon as well as onto a journey into your own inner world and into your heart.

 

This big festival to celebrate life and share the magic of Mutum and the Amazon with the world brings together Matsini, Hushahu, Māxivake, Rasum Keneweci, Kuru, Kenemeni and more Yawanawa leaders as well as the younger generations.

 

It's an honor to share this journey with you, where you can reconnect with yourself, nature, the jungle, and the beautiful Yawanawa people.

This experience is extra special as it will be a music festival with traditional games, body paint, singing, and celebrating the birthday of Matsini Yawanawa, one of the chiefs of the Village Mutum.

 

 

We’ll be living, learn from, heal, laugh, and celebrate life with the people of the Yawanawa tribe.

 

Here we can find our balance, study their rich and joyful culture as well as their way of working with the sacred medicines from the forest: Uni (Ayahuasca), Kambo, And Rapé.

A 7 day journey, deep into the Brazilian Rainforest to participate in traditional ceremonies, get body painted, songs and ancient story telling, medicine making, plant baths, Kambo, and Sananga. Connect deeply as community in a safe container.

And most importantly: find our joy!

 

All together this is an experience of a life time and we feel deeply humbled and honored to share this with every single one of you and the Yawanawa people.

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Who are the YAWANAWA?

The Yawanawa live in Brazil, in the state of Acre, deep in the Amazon. 

Yawanawa means “The people of the wild boar”.

 

They have lived on their land for centuries and their way of life is developed from their ancestors. Community and the connection to nature is what they need in order to be happy.

A connection we are so urgently seeking today.

 

The rainforest is also their pharmacy. The spiritual leaders know of the powers of the medicinal herbs and plants from the forest. The forest is a very magical place and there’s a lot for us to learn.

 

The Yawanawa have a lot of respect for the land and take over the responsibility to look after it.

 

They’re very joyful and open people. For them the balance is what’s important in life, to find your equilibrium.

It’s the community that makes the Yawanawa culture so special. The way of living as one big family, very much connected to their spiritual self. Loving and supporting each other as well as constant communication about things that need to be handled is where we as a western society can find big healing if we wish.

The Medicines of the Jungle

Rapé
For the Yawanawa Rapé is the major medicine. It's the strongest medicine they work with. It's   

very grounding and has the strongest healing power. It brings ones energies back together into the present moment. Being with the Yawanawa one can really study this medicine and if you really want to deepen your relationship with this medicine you can ask to receive a Rume “initiation”. The initiation is a very strong and powerful process in which we'll receive the strong force of the rapé by applying the medicine various times, in its strongest form. This process is optional for those who feel the calling.

Uni (Ayahuasca)
Uni is the drink they have been using since the first death. Ayahuasca can take us on a at times challenging and revelatory journey through to our  heart and soul, enabling us to unblock long held trauma, fear, hostility, anger, hatred and pain.

The medicine works at the level of the physical body by directly cleansing and eliminating 

toxins and it can heal various diseases. 

It is common when going through these cleansing and healing processes for us to vomit, defecate, cry, yawn and laugh. Everyone will respond differently to Uni 

depending on what their body is needing to release.

It also works at the level of the mind and emotions, allowing the negative aspects of one’s 

personality to be released. It helps us to self inquire, reflect, learn, and understand. Uni can help us to determine which wounds we are needing to heal and give us the strength 

and courage to let go of all that is stifling our growth and human potential.


The sacred medicine Uni also works at the level of the spirit.

It is common for us to experience visions and to receive direct guidance from non-physical spiritual teachers after drinking Uni. Uni can create a clear passage between our 

waking reality and a nonphysical plane, allowing us to access wisdom from deep within and 

outside of ourselves. This wisdom can then be used to transform our everyday reality into one where we are more courageous, authentic, loving, powerful, intuitive and creative.

In the village the Uni traditionally is brewed fresh before and we have the opportunity to 

accompany the process of preparation. 

 

Kapum (Kambo)

Kapum is a holistic body detoxification process which brings clarity to all levels of our being. It strengthens the immune system and rids the body from heavy metals, fungal and viral dis-eases, parasites, bacteria and other toxins. 

 

It soothes headache, lifts mental fog, removes negative moods and thought patterns, and increases motivation, focus and concentration. It gives us energy and positivity and aids in depression and chronic pain.

 

Kampum is a traditional healing method of the indigenous peoples of the Brazilian Amazon using the secretions of Pyllomedusa Bicolor, the bicoloured tree-frog. It is an ancient healing that has been used for thousands of years, which has now caught Western attention as an enriching and deep alternative healing method. 



Plant Baths
Plant baths are one of the practices of the Yawanawa community with a deep healing effect, a way to connect and to align oneself with various healing plants. Different  plants are collected and we'll first receive the vapor in a small hut and will then be fully washed and rubbed by the 'tea', receiving the vibration, information and love of the plants present.

Why trauma informed?

We all have experienced trauma in our life.

Some sooner than others.

Some more dramatic than others.

No matter how big or subtle the trauma in its experience itself is, it can have huge life impacting consequences.

Many times we are not even aware of this one experience in our life that until we heal the trauma, impacts our entire existence.

The subtle traumatic experiences can be something like being excluded in an exercise in school, and already effect our future life in a way that we continuously will have fear of exclusion.

To a more intense experience of sexual abuse or military service related trauma, just to give some examples.

Plant medicine can trigger those past experiences and ideally helps us to release and heal the stagnant energy that was stored in our body and unconscious mind from those memories.

Many times however when this comes into our awareness it takes ongoing work after the healing experience of the ceremony.

This is why we believe it's important to have someone in your support network, who is trauma informed and can help you to work through upcoming processes.

Obvious trauma can be:

  • physical accidents

  • loss of a loved one

  • sexual abuse

  • military service related PTSD

  • physical, emotional abuse and violence 

  • discrimination 

  • seperation

  • bullying in school

  • early separation of parents 

  • natural disasters 

  • and so much more

Hidden trauma can be:

  • ​being laughed at in school

  • being cheated on

  • not being included in conversations as a child

  • body appearance shame

  • neglected by parents

  • shamed by parents

  • and more

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What's included?

Before:

  • Preparation questionnaire and info sheet with essential information about the jungle, what and how to prepare beforehand etc.

  • -> Together we'll take your life apart and put it back together in the way you truly wish for!

  • Group preparation: 1 group call before the retreat, PLUS lots of sharings and connections within our private Whatsapp group!!!

  • Assisting you with flights and logistics 

 

The Retreat:

  • Airport Pick up & Drop off

  • 2 nights in hotel in Cruzeiro do Sul (13th & 22nd May)

  • Boat transport to the village and back

  • 7 days in Mutum

  • Sharing circles in the village

  • Guidance throughout the entire time 

  • Translator

  • 7 days at Yawanawa village, all food & accommodation, ceremonies and activities, plant baths, story telling, songs, face paint, medicine making, and so much more.

 

After:​​

  • 4 week (and life long) Whatsapp community support to help you integrate your experience: 1 group call1 after the Music Festival PLUS lots of sharings and connections within our private Whatsapp group!!!

What's NOT included?

Flights to and from Cruzeiro do Sul.

Hammocks, sleeping bags, jungle essentials.

Travel insurance.

Pocket money to buy snacks, art, etc.

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The PEOPLE

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Matsini Yawanawa is the chief and spiritual leader of Mutum.

Since early childhood he has studied with his father and the last great pajé (medicine man) Tata.
He knows the traditional stories, keeps the wisdom of spirituality sacred and protected, and does everything in his power to look after and support his people.

He opens the spiritual path for the outside world, and western people who want to come and study, as well as for their own people.

Matsini follows Tata's vision and is committed to recreate a sustainable way of living within their community.

The wisdom he carries is deep and very special. To study with him and learn from him the old ways is truly special and a big gift for everyone who meets him.

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Hushahu was the first woman who entered into a shamanic study in the story of her people.

 

Before her this path was only open to the men of the tribe.

 

As a young woman curious to discover the world of the pajes, she asked her father Tuinkuru to study and eventually Tuinkuru and the paje Tata accepted her onto the path to study and she did a diet of one year and three months isolated in the forest with her teachers.

During her diet she began to discover the world of the Pajes as a woman, expressing this through her art and her voice, receiving female voices for the traditional songs.

Today Hushahu is one of the spiritual leaders of her village Mutum and is dedicated to keeping the tradition of her people alive.

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Rasu Yawanawa is the grandson of the well known pajé Tata.

His voice and prayers are very powerful.

Even though he's the youngest leader of Mutum, his wisdom and dedication inspires many.

He's committed to the younger generations of the Yawanawa and helps them on their spiritual path.

Raus also teaches the original language of the Yawanawa and is one of the few, who grew up with their traditional language.

... and then there are those younger generations joining, who already walk their spiritual path powerfully:

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Who is this for and what will you take home with you after the retreat?

CLARITY

About who you truly are, why you came here, and your soul's purpose and where you want to go next in life.

HEALING

Trauma, old wounds, fears, worries, self doubts, your ancestral line, cellular memory, and your nervous system. To find peace, joy, and happiness in life.

CONFIDENCE

In who you are, internally & externally. You'll find yourself with a whole new level of self worth, deeply believing in yourself, and experiencing your enough-ness to create anything you desire in life!

STRENGTH

It takes one courageous soul to go on this journey and face your deepest and darkest parts of your inner world. 

Self acknowledgment for who you are is a big part of this journey.

REMEMBRANCE

Your soul essence, your true origin, your divinity, and oneness with all beings.

TRUTH

About who you are, this world, and about what's really important in life.

CONNECTION

Deepen the connection with yourself and others, while establishing healthy boundaries, and opening your heart for true love for yourself and the people in your life.

UNDERSTANDING

Of self and why your life is the way it is and most importantly how to change it!

Feeling like you can breathe again and a new sense of lightness all around you.

MOTIVATION 

A whole new sense of energy, drive, divine guidance, and deeper meaning of life.

COMMUNITY

Connecting with like minded people and experience what it truly means to have a tribe around you that loves you unconditionally, exactly the way you are.

(Of course all of the above can vary from person to person as this is a very individual journey and experience.)

What others have to say...

"I don't even have words to describe the Jungle Magic experience. Journeying to the jungle with Franzi and her wildly beautiful and loving support team (Warren, Irina, Hannah, Jamie, James) is something you can not go this lifetime without experiencing. For us to be existing in such a time where we are Abel to be welcomed by the ancient tribes of the Amazon, to learn and experience their medicine first hand, learn the history, culture, and live as they live- it is rare and preserved, authentic and unique and may may not always be accessible with such intimacy. The Yawanawa are the most generous people, with hearts of magic and they will be your guides, protection, laughter and guardians in this journey. This is seriously a once in a lifetime opportunity, unless you get the chance to return (which I for sure will be!!) I will be returning for the most powerful love I've ever felt, For a deep connection to the jungle and it's creatures For deep deep healing For family like no other For the laughs, tears, food, fun, the river, the tribe, for all of it. It for those who are ready to expand. You don't need to be young or experienced or with a friend or confident or even feel ready at all. But if you hear the call, listen, it will be the most deeply transformative choice you'll make. I am grateful beyond words and miss the jungle already xxxxxxxxxx Thankyou Franzi for holding the torch"

Kalya Thomson Dudding, Founder Attunion Bodywork

Meet your Organizers

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Franziska Freitag is a Vision Creator & Purpose Activator.

She helps people to release the blockages and fears that keep them from feeling free, liberated, and in love with their life, work, and relationships.

It's her nature to support her clients to find clarity, activate their life’s purpose and mission, so they can live fully aligned with their dreams and the reason they came here for.

"She works with early-stage entrepreneurs to get clear on their vision, helping them to admit their biggest dreams, and finding the first steps of execution that takes them from A to B.
With established entrepreneurs and CEOs, she works on going from point B to further ahead. She does this by getting them become clear on their vision, next steps, expansion,
so, they can become more confident and profitable."

Her work focuses on her client's mindset by understanding the origin of their limiting beliefs, self-sabotaging patterns, fear of being seen and all things that are holding them from being successful and fulfilled. Working on their traumas and early childhood conditioning.

Franziska's latest project, "Women on a Mission" is in the process of launching towards a great success in Mexico. She is simultaneously designing the structure of a podcast with a curated list of women from all walks of life who are successfully living their mission in life. 

Franziska is the founder of Floresta Association, a not-for-profit organization focused on the protection and preservation of the Amazon rain forest and the various indigenous cultures that reside within. The non-profit was founded after her several years of experience of organizing healing retreats deep within the Amazon rainforests with clients from all over the world. There, she learnt deeply about the human suffering, its potential cure that can be found in the wisdom and ways of the indigenous cultures in the Amazon

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Irina Oliveira is a biologist and project manager for Floresta Association in Brazil. She is a Brazilian biologist deeply in love with Nature. She graduated at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, having studied for a year in the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne, England.

 

During university, she dedicated her studies to Herpetology, specialising in amphibians.

She has continued her studies in permaculture and her passion is to bring full self sustainability to indigenous villages within the Amazon Rainforest.

 

The first time she visited the Amazon she knew that her life would be linked to the Forest and everything would make even more sense after she met the Yawanawá people and their culture.

Since then she has spent intensive time in the village of Mutum, overlooking different projects, supporting guests and groups with their time and experience, as well as learning and studying the rich culture and traditions of the Yawanawa herself.

 

It's her dream to work on the conservation of the Amazon and help protect the indigenous people, the natural guardians of the forest.

This is the first time the village of Mutum is us inviting to such a special occasion in years.

The Music festival will be lead by Matsini Yawanawa and people from all around the world will join.

Come join us for those 7 days that most likely will change your life and have you remember who you truly are, and what being joyful actually means.

We cannot wait!

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Brazilians: R$ 8.500,-

Non-Brazilians: R$ 13.500,-

(Prices will increase after May 1st)

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Personally I believe that plant medicine is the most effective when combined with a well looked after integration period. Since the real work only starts after this experience and it doesn't matter how much medicine experience you have. It's the integration of the experiences that will help you to embody all the new learning and teaching so you can start to embody this new version of yourself sustainably - NO MATTER HOW MUCH EXPERIENCE YOU HAVE.

I also know that this is not for everyone and some people who are interested in this retreat have a lot of medicine experience and may feel like they don't necessarily need support during their integration.

This is why I offer an add on extra preparation & integration coaching package for those who feel called to dive even deeper and create long lasting change in their lives.

Being certified with many different modalities as a coach and having worked internationally with over 1000 people from all around the world it's this work, guiding people back home to themselves, helping them to live a happy and fulfilled life, showing them how they can live their biggest dreams...

... is what makes me happiest the most every single day.

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