Traditional Yawanawa Ceremonies ***Spain***


Fri Jul 08 2022 at 06:00 pm to Sun Jul 10 2022 at 12:00 pm


Barcelona, Spain | Barcelona, CT

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Dear friends & family.
We are delighted to announce that Tema João, Nani Kateyuve & Pekã Rasu; three highly respected and experienced shamans from the Yawanawa tribe from the Brazilian Amazon will be visiting Europe this summer.
It is the first time Tema João & Pekã Rasu will be traveling outside of Brazil, and only the second time that Pai Nani will be visiting in Europe.
Joined by Pekã Rasu’s daughter Paka Shahu and Christine Linnea from Denmark and Filippo Bertuzzi from Italy, the three elders will host traditional Yawanawa ceremonies including sacred art, stories, songs, dances & prayers.
The family will be on tour in Europe from the 1st of July to the 21st of August 2022.
Please see the detailed schedule below and contact individual venues by email to receive detailed information about place, program & price.
We look forward to sharing with you.
With love,
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We will be offering two nights of traditional Yawanawa ceremonies during Friday and Saturday nights. The ceremonies will be translated from Portuguese to English.
Please bring what you need to be comfortable and warm during the ceremonies.
For information on each individual weekend, please contact specific emails as written below.

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Tema João, Nani Kateyuve & Pekã Rasu are also available for individual sessions crafted according to personal circumstances, needs and intention. Because of the profound nature of these sessions, we advice the receiver to diet (no sex, no sugar, no alcohol, no meat) for 3 days afterwards.
Approx. duration 1-1,5 hours. Financial Exchange 200 €.
Please contact us for further information.
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The Yawanawa Tribe is an ancient culture composed of around 1250 members who live in the upper Gregorio River in the state of Acre, Brazil who have protected their traditional knowledge across many centuries. Today they are proud to be able to share the seeds of their culture with individuals from around the world.
On their return to the Amazon forest, the elders intend to invest in the construction of spiritual centers, medicine gardens & food forests to preserve, maintain and continue the legacy of Pajé Yawarani to support the survival of their families and culture and to offer space for receiving those in need of healing and/or in search of spiritual awakening.
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- Elder Tema João (Brazil) -

After his brother; the legendary pajé (shaman) Yawarani passed away, Tema João, with his 89 years of age, is now the oldest living pajé of the Yawanawa tribe.
He has completed the “Muka diet”, the highest spiritual initiation of the Yawanawa tradition, in which a seeker spends one year without drinking pure water while also avoiding sugar, sweet fruits, red meat and sex. During this study Tema João focused on the medical plants and herbs of the Amazon forest, making him a true master in the field.
As an elder he has a profound understanding of the traditional stories, ancient songs, shamanic culture and language of his people. It is a great blessing that he is now traveling out of Brazil to share his knowledge with the European family.
Tema João is responsible for planting and sustaining the medicinal garden in the newly established spiritual center of Pekã Rasu. The garden is created with the intention to preserve knowledge of the healing herbs and medicine plants of the Amazon alongside the spiritual & healing properties they hold.

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- Elder Nani Kateyuve (Brazil) -
With 58 years of age, Nani Kateyuve (or Pai “father” Nani as he is often called), was one of the first to be initiated into Yawanawa spirituality by pajé Yawarani. As one of the oldest of his people and one of the most important teachers of the tribe, he carries ancient knowledge passed along from generation to generation; in particular he is a master of the Yawanawa language and a respected pajé facilitating diets or “samakai” both for the Yawanawa themselves and spiritual seekers around the world.
He spends most of his time in Yawarani village, named to honor his father in law “Yawarani”, from whom he received his central teachings. Today he is working to keep the Yawanawa traditional knowledge alive and maintain the Yawarani village as an ecologically sustainable community.
He dedicates his everyday life to the forest, planting different species of trees and medicinal plants. As a master of the Yawanawa language, he is also initiating an itinerant school to pass his knowledge to the youth of the Gregório Indigenous Land, where all Yawanawa villages are located.

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- Elder Pekã Rasu (Brazil) -

As the oldest son of “Yawarani”, with his 51 years of age, Pekã Rasu was among the last three students who entered the highest spiritual initiation of the Muká samakai under his fathers guidance.
After his father passed away, he decided to dedicate his life to the study and the continuation of Yawanawa spiritual tradition.
His main project is to build a spiritual center inside the Amazon forest to honor and continue the herritage of his father pajé Yawarani by receiving people in need of healing as well as serve through spiritual initiations and sacred diets.
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- Paka Shahu (Brazil) -

Paka Shahu is the daughter of Pekã Rasu &Yawa Vari. Paka Shahu received knowledge and teachings from her parents and is now accompanying her father on this journey around Europe sharing beautiful singing voice and her joyful approach to life.
Also living in Mutum, Paka Shahu is an experienced artist of the paintings of the Yawanawa Kenes, or “sacred visions”, manifesting it in intricate body paintings and traditional jewelry.

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- Christine Linnea “Kana Shahu” (Denmark) -
is a choreographer, singer and medicine woman from Denmark who has presented work at shamanic festivals, retreats and individual sessions across the planet.
She began her journey with master plants eleven years ago and has been in close relation with the Yawanawa for ten. She has completed three of their diets and hosted many of their leaders in sharing their ceremonies and culture with the family around Europe.
In 2015 she created Drømmesalen ( on Møn island in Denmark as a framework for organizing ceremonies in Europe and offering shamanic journeys to South and �Central America. She has been baptized into the tribe Kaxinawa, initiated into Katukina and worked many years with the Huichol tribe in Mexico.
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- Filippo Bertuzzi (Italy) -
Filippo moved from Italy to Brazil at the age of twenty and the following year started his journey with medicines through the spiritual school of Santo Daime.
Over the years his interest in native cultures increased as well as his desire to help and learn to live in communion with nature.
Filippo today acts as a cultural advisor with the tribes Coomcac (México) and Yawanawa & Kuntanawa (Brazil) and an advisor of communication at the Toaj (Bolivian Indigenous Tribunal).

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1-3 JULY
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8-10 JULY�
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15-17 JULY
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22-24 JULY
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29-31 JULY
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12-14 AUGUST
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19-21 AUGUST
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Where is it happening?

Barcelona, Spain

Host or Publisher Drømmesalen

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