Date(s) - 12-09-2019 » 15-09-2019
A retreat with 3 Sacred Grandmother Medicine Ceremonies to cleanse and raise our consciousness.
The ceremonies are guided by Yama Voorhorst and Zelday Karssen. They will transmit energy and healing through the icaros*, limpias (healings), music and sounds. (*) Icaros are shamanic spirit songs that call upon the healing plants and other spirits to help cleanse and heal our bodies and souls).
“While the Sacred Medicine is entering your body, you hear soft breathing sounds, humming, whistling… enchanting rhythms… rustling leaves … subtle sparkling tingling seeds… icaros calling upon the maestros and spirits… heart-opening voices… the chacapa… the sun gong… wind chimes…. singing bowls and bells… the magic multi-layered voices of the deep didgeridoo… Yama and Zelday bring the sounds and vibration of the jungle with its many helpers and in every cell in you the Universe starts opening up, showing you what you need to see…”
This retreat is for you, if you feel ready to look deeply into yourself, wake up and raise there awareness to a next level by diving deeply into the plant medicine world, facing what needs to be faced and taking responsibility for whatever you encounter. You have to realise that partaking in these ceremonies can potentially be a life changing experience of immense significance, since the plant medicines allow for a deep release of destructive emotional and mental patterns, as well as an influx of life force that is both healing and inspirational. But no matter how well you are guided during your journeys, remain aware that it is ultimately yourself who is responsible for the way you relate to any challenges you may encounter – either during or after the experience – and how you garner the benefits. The experiences during the ceremonies can be life changing, the sacred plants can introduce you to a new Universe of possibilities, offering you the chance to heal by changing your mind patterns, show you where you are stuck and allow you to draw from new potential. But it needs to be understood and it all comes down to your willingness to deeply look inside and to your integration afterwards. Ayahuasca may show you where your life is not working and where you are creating unhealthy relationships, patterns and outcomes, but if that is what you choose to continue afterwards, it’s up to you. She will not do the work for you. She may also show you the roots of your illness, but if you choose to stay ill, it will not intervene against your will and ‘fix’ you anyway. The real ‘work’ comes after the ceremonies, in the doing that follows the ‘enlightenment’. It’s up to you. But what is the aim of your work with Ayahuasca, if not to create change where you feel it’s needed – and who can create that change but you?
Furthermore, we consciously choose to work in a group setting, because experience shows us that we create the best healing in this way – because we are all interconnected. We mirror each other, challenge and trigger each other, we even heal and release for each other. We all do our own part in a healing that is much bigger than our own personal work. And the healing we can do as a group, as one big organism, is amazingly beautiful and supportive. You will come home in your spiritual family!
Having said all of this, we want to highlight that this is not a ‘recreational’ drug and it is certainly not for everybody. You have to be ready to own your shit and your light, within a beautiful carrying group setting. If this resonates with you, then you are very welcome to journey with us!
In the Peruvian Amazone, Yama and Zelday received deep insights into the ancient power and knowledge of the plants and animals and other beautiful beings that came along on their colourful journeys. While working with the sacred plant medicines, connecting deeply with the plant spirits in this realm of high consciousness and full potential, they were initiated as a gifted Medicine Couple. They got the profound task to translate this priceless knowledge into sounds and touch in their work at home. It is from this highly Sacred Space that they bring their Shamanic Sound & Plant Medicine Ceremonies and private Tantra/Sound Healing Sessions.
The ceremonies will be held on a farm near the forest in the ‘Achterhoek’ (East of Holland). You will get more precise information about the location after payment.
You are welcome to arrive the first day between 16.00 and 17.00h, to meet, have some tea and organize your spot in the ceremony space.
Around 18.00 we will start together in the ceremony space.
If you play an instrument or sing, you are very welcome to share this gift in the end of the ceremony.
In the mornings there will be an integration cirlce after breakfast, where we will be sharing about the experiences. After lunch, you have space for yourself to write, draw, talk, make music, sleep, have a walk and prepare for the next ceremony. The last day will end around 15.00h.
The costs are €575,- for this 4-days retreat. This includes 3 ceremonies with several healing medicine plants, including drinking the Sacred Mother Plant Ayahuasca (a cold, thick ‘tea’ from the jungle in Peru), the meals and sleeping.***
(***) You can sleep in the ceremony space for free (bring your own bedding), rent a bed in a shared room (bring or rent your own bedding) or put your own tent in the garden for a little extra.
There are mattrasses for ceremony available on this location, other things to make yourself comfortable in the space during the ceremony (pillow, blanket) you have to bring yourself.
Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org that you want to join this retreat and wait till your place is confirmed.
If your place in the retreat is confirmed, please pay your deposit of € 275,- (non refundable) within two weeks by bank: Bank account IBAN: NL59RABO0106703552, BIC: RABONL2U tnv J.G.M Karssen, Hierden. Please only write down your full name and the dates of the retreat in the description of the payment. Don’t use any words related to this medicine work. Please send a screenshot or photo of your payment to email@example.com. This makes it easy for Yari to do the administration. The rest (€ 300,-) you pay up to 3 weeks before.
Our intention is to be as fair as possible to all concerned. The organization of these ceremonies involves the commitment of a lot of people in the crew and the reservation of the retreat spot. As we make all the commitments to organise this well, we need your (financial) commitment too.
– By confirming your participation, your spot is reserved for you.
– By confirming your participation, you commit to paying the amount of €275,- as a prepayment, within 2 weeks of registering. In case you have to cancel your participation, please notice that the prepayment is non-refundable.
– The other 300 you pay at last 3 weeks before. As from 3 weeks before you are commited to pay the full amount of the retreat, which isn’t refundable anymore, as we can’t afford people dropping out shortly before or during the retreat. We hope this is understandable.
The moment you decide to take part in these ceremonies, the proces inside of you starts. Take your time to ask yourself why you want to be there, what is your intention.
In the weeks before the ceremony you will get more information (by email) with guidelines for a special diet that cleanses your body, to prepare yourself for receiving the plant medicine. So that when you drink the medicine and she makes you purge, it is not your ‘toxic’ body that makes you sick, but the medicine helping you to let go of all the old patterns that don’t serve you anymore. Our maestro says it this way: “If you invite your Mother to your house, you don’t invite her in a big mess. You show respect by cleaning up and then invite her in your temple”. Clean up before you invite her.
If you are interested, check the information in the facebook group ‘Casa Medicina’ https://www.facebook.com/groups/1222336707783256/
or send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
We welcome you from a deep space of Consciousness and Love, Yama, Zelday, Yari
– YAMA – DevaYama | ActWild
email@example.com | www.ActWild.nl | +31-6-24609056
– ZELDAY – Treeforce
firstname.lastname@example.org | www.treeforce.nl | +31-6-53360305
– YARÍ will try answer all your questions and care of the subscriptions via email@example.com
ABOUT YAMA & ZELDAY ♡
While working with the sacred medicines, connecting deeply with the medicine plant spirits in this realm of high consciousness and full potential, Zelday and Yama were initiated as a gifted Medicine Couple in the deep jungle of Peru. They got the profound task to translate this priceless knowledge into sounds and touch in their work at home. It is from this highly Sacred Space that they bring their Shamanic Tantra, Sound & Plant Medicine work: Sound & Plant Medicine Ceremonies (ayahuasca, sacred cacao and more), Healing Sound Concerts, Sacred Union Tantra Retreats and private Tantra/Sound Healing Sessions.
DEVA YAMA VOORHORST
Yama’s teachings and transmissions are based on her fully embodied experience in healing herself in different sacred traditions, lineage teachings and initiations, the most profound ones being the Kaula Heart of All, her Tantric Family, the Plant Masters in the Amazonian jungle and the ancient healing ways of the indigenous Paqo’s in the Andean mountains.
By overcoming several ‘uncurable’ diseases, she deeply connected with nature and all of creation, finding herself on an ancient shamanic path, having access to universal spiritual wisdom and being able to transmit these transcendental energies into this world. Yama brings hidden (but not secret) ancient healing tools that (re)activate the deep yet often forgotten power within you. Tools to clear the past, release toxic emotions, open your energetic pathways, activate your sacred sensual self, bring balance into your relationships and harness your creative potential.
Yama has the gift to reawaken and empower you to become aware of your intuitive voice, free your energies by connecting with the unique pure you and unlock your potent inner source for creativity, spiritual growth and transformation.
While today’s time rumbles forward as an express train, Zelday embarked on a journey back in time with an instrument that has its origin in the Aboriginal clans of Northern Australia. This versatile instrument deeply enriches his life in a spiritual as well as in a physically way.
Traveling for a long time in its country of origin to taste the sand of the land, Zelday gained valuable knowledge to produce his own homemade didgeridoos and through the years he created a big collection of didges made from different kind of woods, in addition to original eucalyptus species. In the 15 years that Hans mainly played the didgeridoo, he gained many influences and teachings, so his music styles vary widely from percussive, dance and funky grooves to deeply meditative.
After some thorough transformation work, i.a. with sacred plant medicine from the Amazon, the movement towards Sound Healing sessions and ceremonies (re)occured, besides his musical projects. This healing work is about a deep rememberance of our actual human existence, a universal consciousness, our collective and individual inspiration from which everyone and everything is built. WIth sound as his tool, he is able to share from this space of awareness, translating the high states of pure consciousness that he finds there into vibrations, using the Sun Gong, singing bowls, – bars, chimes, his guitar and more in addition to his didges.
Please don’t share any information about the retreat or the location in public.
If people are interested you can invite them in the facebook group ‘Sacred Plant Ceremonies with Peruvian Masters’ https://www.facebook.com/groups/1222336707783256/ where we will share general information. The details we will only send per email.