Kambô crossed my path in 2011, when I had my first ceremony with Giovanni Lattanzi in Czech Republic. Practice left an deep impression of profound source of healing and transformation. I left my home country for Aotearoa shortly after, but haven't found access to medicine here, therefor I started to travel back to Europe and South America to deepen my understanding and connection with Kambô, experiencing variety of different styles of ceremonies.
In 2016 I trained with Master Practitioner Karen Kanya-Darke under International Association of Kambô Practitioners (IAKP.org) and got certified as IAKP Practitioner, bringing Kambo sticks with me to New Zealand. Since then I am hosting monthly ceremonies in Auckland and Wellington, and offer sessions in many other cities in Aotearoa.
Year 2017 took me deep into Amazon to Peruvian-Brazil borders where we learned traditional use of Kambô directly from Matsés tribe. This first hand experience with indigenous population of Amazon basin and Kambo frog, taught me a big respect to this ancient practice, people and spirit.
Recently I completed Advance Practitioner Training and am continuing on this humbling journey of Kambô service.
I am deeply interested in practices leading to altered states of consciousness and what can we learn when we embark on those journeys of discoveries. I love all forms of conscious/ecstatic dance and run blindfolded variant of such called Trance Dance Ritual, mostly in Wellington.
Kia Toa, Kia Kaha, Kia Manawanui