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Yawanawa Healing Medicine Retreat

March 17 - March 24

$1,550.00 – $1,850.00

A  plant medicine retreat experience, led by indigenous masters of the Amazon Forest in their ancient, traditional way

Yawanawa tribe is an indigenous tribe from Brazil. One of the original carriers of Ayahuasca, and the original bringers of Hapé to the world. Their music is unlike anything else, completely connected to spirit and reach vibrations of pure Earth Magic. You may have heard westerners sing their songs (I sing a bunch of them in ceremony) such as Wacomaia or Te Nande or Kano Kano. Hearing them come directly from their lineage is unlike anything else! You may have had Hapé and Ayahuasca before, but sitting with these masters is truly special!

If you love these medicines, their music, and want to experience it straight from the source, I highly recommend you come join us here in Lake Atitlán. And big bonus is that you’ll get to experience the beautiful magic of the MYF, my home and community filled with art and organic herbs/food, completely off grid, 100% zero Waste right on the shores of the lake between 3 volcanos!

And a fun fact, this will be our first time EVER hosting an Ayahuasca ceremony at our Sacred Fire Circle! Normally we host them inside at Jag, but for the Yawas, the sacred fire is a key element. Their ceremonies are much different than other styles. Healing section with Icaros (they call them Saites) In the beginning, then it’s a full on celebration after this with drums, guitars, dancing, singing and blessings!

Ronna is the son of the cheif of Yawarani and the grandson of the village founder. He is a young leader, and a way shower to his community and village. He also travels the world sharing his beautiful medicine and plays shows at Envision Festival. He is an absolute legend. No need to go deep into the jungle to work with him for your healing and growth. Guate is a short flight away, and we have all the western amenities for you to feel comfortable, safe and supported.

These are true masters of medicine, connected to an ancient lineage of medicines in the forest. Ronnã Yawanawa and Tima Souza Yawanawa are hailing from the Yawarani Village in Acre, Brazil. Our owner, Jahendo, had the honor to visit these brothers in their indigenous jungle village in September. Jahendo takes this work very seriously, and is personally organizing their visit with us! These guys are the real deal, they carry deep wisdom and share their medicine and culture with alot of love, care, respect, honor, integrity and responsibility! The retreat and ceremonies will be supported by his family, and a couple incredible translators. Plus additional support by Jahendo and Sunny, who are both professional medicine carriers and spaceholders! So you will be in very good, safe, healing hands!

More Info About The Ceremonies:

All Ayahuasca ceremonies will be held by the Yawanawa people in their traditional way. They will be around our Sacred Fire. They will go from aprox. 9pm-6am (for an EPIC Sunrise!)

The way that the Indigenous Yawanawa people work with the medicine is much different than other styles and traditions (like Shipibo, Western Blend, Daime, etc.) Their ceremonies are focused on Healing through Joy and Celebration. After the first cup there will be some silence, followed by Acapella traditional healing chants from the forest. Then after about an hour we all stand up and make a “Mariri Circle” which we will circle around and chant their songs together while moving around the circle. Then we will drink the second cup. After this, they will play guitars, drums and rattles and crank up the joy and fun. There will be singing, dancing, and healing happening here. Hapé will be available at any time throughout the journey by request. Though the focus will be on joy and dancing, you will still have a cozy cushion to lay/sit if you are in need of more stillness.

There will be translators and helpers that can help you move energy, get to the bathroom, process your potential purge, give you toilet paper and offer shamanic cleansings. Jahendo & Sunny (MYF owners and professional medicine carriers and trained shamanic healers) will also be available to give healings, limpias, and support in any other way. So you will be in very good hands throughout each ceremony and the in-between integration moments!

This is a truly special opportunity to work with these indigenous musicians! Their music is tapped in purely to the Spirit of the Forest and Force of Mother Nature! It’s a big, intense journey into Brazil Jungle, so having it here in our westernized center makes the experience more comfortable and accessible to anyone seeking this beautiful medicine of inspiration and joy!


What’s Included in this retreat?

  • 3 traditional ayahuasca ceremonies led by the Yawanawa
  • 3 Sacred Sauna free flow sessions
  • 4 Integration sharing circles
  • 1 sound healing for the equinox
  • multiple (optional) yoga classes
  • 3 epic sunrise dock singing sessions
  • cozy accommodations of choice
  • 3 delicious meals a day
  • Hapé service any time

Program Schedule:

(Please note that the integration activitiesw might be slightly adjusted based on the flow. Exact times of the offerings will be communicated while on-site!)

March17 ~ arrival and opening ceremony + Orientation

March 18 Traditional body painting in the day & Aya ceremony around our Sacred Fire at night

March 19 ~ chill integration day w/ sunrise dock singing, sauna, and yoga
March 20 Integration Sharing Circle in day, yoga in the afternoon & Aya ceremony at night

March 21 equinox integration chill out day, sunrise dock singing, sauna, sound healing

March 22 yoga in the morning, integration sharing circle, intention setting & Aya ceremony at night

March 23 chill out day, integration sharing circle, & closing cacao ceremony

March 24 yoga in the morning, final integration & departure

** option to stay extra nights for continued integration support. Option to receive additional integration support from our trained specialists for a small additional cost.

**Hapé Ceremonies and offerings will be happening throughout the retreat. It will also be available anytime upon request!

** Jah & Sunny (MYF Owners and trained spaceholders) will also be offering additional integration support throughout the week!

Who’s this retreat for?

  • Anyone seeking deeper joy in their lives
  • anyone in need of more healing
  • medicine musicians looking for deeper inspiration and to learn new jungle songs
  • light-workers looking for inspiration on their next steps
  • anyone seeking deeper clarity on their purpose and path
  • hippies looking to bring more intention into their life
  • anyone wanting to work with medicine directly from their indigenous medicine carriers!
  • anyone who loves Yawanawa songs like “Wacomaia” “Te Nande” etc
  • Anyone who wants to dive deeper with Ayahuasca and/or Hapé


March 17
March 24
$1,550.00 – $1,850.00
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