With Don Gino Chaka-Runa
Sacred Valley, Peru
23 Feb - 05 March 2024
Plant Medicine Dietas are an ancestral practice where Medicine Master Plants are consumed in ancient Ritual Ceremonies to cleanse and heal at the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels.
At Chaka-Runa, Plant Medicines and other Native Sacred Medicines, such as Mapacho, Rapé, Kambo, and Sananga are used to assist participants in diving into the deeper layers of the self in order to release blockages, stimulate each person’s innate healing energy, and connect with their truest selves, and Source.
If you are seeking to dive deeply into your Medicine work, this experience is a great way to get the best results from the healing and awakening process. Those who have participated in Chaka-Runa Dietas describe them as one of the most powerful, deep, and truthful experiences of their lives.
All Dietas are guided by Shamans Directory Ambassador Don Gino Chaka-Runa through ancient, sacred practices and authentic icaros from the Shipibo, Andean and Mestizo traditions from Peru; celebrating life, love, and the healing power of Mother Nature. Icaros and medicine songs are performed live during each ceremony.
In addition to group integration, where participants are encouraged to support one another as a community, each person also gets personalized care and attention from Don Gino's experienced team at all times throughout the experience. Chaka-Runa’s mission is to offer you a safe, tailored Plant Medicine experience specially designed to bring real transformation into your life.
7 Days Retreats in the Kalahari Desert
With John Lockley, African Shaman
18-28 February or 03-11 March 2024
Shamans Directory friend and shamanic colleague, John Lockley, is a traditionally trained Sangoma who brings the rhythms of African shamanism to life. With song, dance and drumming he creates a spirit-filled atmosphere in which to honor our ancestors and exchange blessings between the worlds.
John is one of the first white men, in recent history, to become a fully initiated Sangoma in the Xhosa lineage of South Africa. His journey as a shaman is about reconciliation and helping to heal the past. He does not intend to bring Xhosa or South African shamanic culture to the West as such, but rather to use its essence, the techniques of prayer, dream work and connection to nature, to help people connect with their own ancestors and spiritual traditions.
You are invited to take part in a trip of a lifetime to Ancient Africa. To walk in the Kalahari Desert and the Okavango Delta, and to learn Indigenous African technologies for conserving our wilderness. On this sacred journey you will commune with your ancestors and nature. You will track animals on foot and discover how to connect with your visions and dreams in one of the wildest places left on earth.