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RS Wilderness Medicine Retreat with Daniel Pinchbeck
Chapadas Dos Veideiros, Brazil, Nov. 4-12Reality Sandwich invites you to participate in a 9-day spiritual quest of deep healing and cleansing of the body during the special time of 11.11.11, a time of reconnecting ourselves with the universal flow of energy and the instructions that support the continuous transformation of ourselves and the planet.
The crystal plateau is embedded within the biodiversity and countless river springs that flow down to the Amazon basin rainforest. This pure environment, famous for its healing powers, is home to the sanctuary wilderness camp of Lua only accessible by boat and on foot. The focus of the retreat is healing the body to receive spiritual instructions for everyday life and practices, searching for the vision to align our selves to the flow of times within the healing of the planet.
Discussions and initiations will focus on how to channel our lives as an input for the global change and how we can help to promote this change from the individual healing and opening of life channels, creating and promoting new opportunities for sustainability in the planet. Each individual’s healing process will be supported through varies practices and cultural rituals. Nature hikes, purification sweats, chanting circles, tribal dance, yoga, lectures, traditional healings, individual cleansings and optional free sacred plant ceremonies of the Amazon.
Daniel Pinchbeck is author of “2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl,” “Notes from the Edge Times,” and “Breaking Open the Head: A Psychedelic Journey into the Heart of Contemporary Shamanism.” He is editorial director of Reality Sandwich and Evolver.net.
LOCATION:LUA is an ecologically friendly retreat center situated in the majestic national park of Chapada Dos Veadeiros, three hours from Brasilia. Internationally famous for its majestic mountains, rivers, and waterfalls, Chapada Dos Veadeiros has been designated a World Natural Heritage site. The crystalline waters of the Couros River sculpt the winding canyons and tall waterfalls, as well as a number of pristine white sand beaches. Wildlife abounds in the protected river forests, where emus, spotted panthers, howler monkeys, parrots, anteaters and toucans roam. The park sits atop one of the largest and oldest quartz crystal plates in the world, dating back 1.8 billion years.
TO REGISTER OR INQUIRE ABOUT COST, EMAIL Stephen Hershey: hershey(at)evolver(dot)net
Limited to 35 participants. Cost includes lodging, 3 healthy meals per day (vegetarian and vegan friendly), all workshop activities, and a roundtrip shuttle bus (that we provide) from Brasilia or Alto Paraiso to the center.
Airfare is not included, nor taxi from the airport to your hotel in Brasilia. If you miss the shuttle from the Brasilia airport, you will need to pay for your individual transport.
Since the flights are long, please arrive by the 3rd, staying one night in Brasilia before we head off. We can recommend hotels for you to stay at (hotel rooms are not included in retreat cost. You can reserve through booking.com for about $100/night). The best airfares can be found at www.clickandfly.com , www.sidestep.com , or www.brol.com .
Participants will be picked up at 10am, Nov. 4 at Manhattan Plaza in Brasilia for the LUA Retreat Center. If you are already in Brazil prior to the workshop, you can also be picked up in Alto Paraiso, a town 1.5 hours from LUA at 11am, Nov. 4. Participants must bring backpacks or duffle bags (no suitcases). There is an hour on foot (flat terrain) and it’d be good if people can carry in what they bring. There are donkeys to help elders and whoever can’t carry their luggage. Waterproof bags or covers, rainjackets or ponchos are recommended in case it rains. All participants will be brought back to the airport by 4pm, Nov. 12.