World Ayahuasca Conference 2016 | AYAFILM 2016
Río Branco se convertirá en el epicentro mundial del cine ayahuasquero
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Experience the Amazon from a Hot Air Balloon!

Experience a hot air balloon flight over the Amazonian state of Acre – fly over the forest, the river, the geoglyphs, and haciendas.  The flight leaves at 3:45am and will return to the hotel between 8 and 9am. The flight package includes an introductory course on how to fly, which includes theoretical and practical lessons for takeoff and landing, a flight of about 40 to 60 minutes, a picnic breakfast and a champagne toast to complete the flight. Watch the promotional video:

The balloon flight for 2 passengers is priced at R$ 595.00 per passenger, 2 being the minimum (in case of a single passenger, the price is R$ 980.00). The balloon for 8 passengers (minimum of 6) is R $490.00 per person.

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YAWA FESTIVAL. A milestone in the history of the Amazon

The Yawanawá  Jungle celebrates the culture if its ancestors in harmony with nature. The Amazon for the entire planet! In 2002, as part of the efforts to revitalize the Yawanawá culture, which was partially destroyed by colonization, there was a meeting in the village of Nueva Esperanza and, for a week, our dances were remembered, our songs, our games, our traditional food and our rituals. Since then, every year we gather to celebrate our culture, our spirituality and invite our relations from other peoples and our friends, along with the Yawanawá peoples, to celebrate our traditions, energy and strength. At the festival, various activities will take place, such as: mariri dancing, sharing of songs, storytelling from our elders, many jokes from our culture… and rituals with Uni and Humê (liana and snuff/tabacco) with Yawanawa shamans.

October 25 to 30, 2016

Registration is limited to 150 participants. Registration closes on October 5, 2016.
More information:

To visit indigenous peoples, it is mandatory to fill the documents required by FUNAI:



Screening, Preparation, Integration & Psychotherapeutic Support
by Tanya Maté, Draulio De Araujo, Rafael Guimaraes Dos Santos & Marc Baños Aixalà.

More and more people around the world are participating in ayahuasca ceremonies for healing, self-exploration, personal development, and to improve social relations and overcome life obstacles. Each person’s physical/mental health and life situation is unique and complex. Therefore, proper screening of participants, preparation for the ayahuasca session, and integration are crucial factors to consider if we want to ensure a standard of safety and to maximize benefits. Moreover, having the skills to support and accompany people going through difficult or even adverse experiences can make the difference between disaster and opportunity for growth and is important for circumventing serious complications.

This 4-hour course is being offered for psychologists, psychiatrists, health professionals and providers of ayahuasca ceremonies or other “teacher plants.” It will be lead by four experts with diverse expertise:

Tanya Maté
Tanya Maté is the Integration Director at the Temple of the Way of Light, an ayahuasca healing centre that works with Shipibo healers in Peru. She is a naturopathic doctor, and has trained with her father-in-law, Dr. Gabor Maté, in his unique style of compassionate inquiry; she is based in Vancouver, Canada, and facilitates both individual and group integration sessions via Skype. She also facilitates workshops at the Temple, drawing on her clinical and experiential training, as well as her personal work with the plants, to help people interpret their ceremony experiences and set the stage for powerful integration in their day-to-day life. Tanya is passionate about helping people identify whatever is in the way of personal and interpersonal connection. She works from a biopsychosocial-spiritual understanding of health, and believes that true healing is possible for each and every person.

Draulio De Araujo
Professor of neuroimaging at the Brain Institute (UFRN), Natal, Brazil. In recent years his research has focused on using functional neuroimaging methods (EEG and fMRI) to investigate the acute and lasting effects of Ayahuasca. His research group has also been studying the antidepressant potencial of Ayahuasca.

Rafael Guimaraes Dos Santos
He has a Undergraduate Senior Thesis in Biology by the University Center of Brasília (2005), a Masters in Psychology by the University of Brasília (2006), and a Ph.D. Thesis in Pharmacology by the Autonomics University of Barcelona, Spain (2012). He is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Department of Neuroscience and Behavior – Ribeirão Preto Medical School – University of São Paulo. Researcher of psychoactive substances in general, with an emphasis in the study of the Ethnobotany, Pharmacology, Ethnopharmacology, Psychopharmacology and Neuropsychopharmacology of the hallucinogenic substances, especially ayahuasca and cannabis. Acts maily in the following topics: hallucinogens, ayahuasca, cannabis, cannabinoids, cannabidiol, psychopharmacology.

Marc Baños Aixalà
Psychologist, psychotherapist and certified holotropic breathwork facilitator who has supported individuals in their preparation and integration process and in dealing with adverse situations after difficult ayahuasca encounters in the ICEERS Support Service for the last 3 years. He also works and does team training in the pioneering psychedelic emergency service “KosmiCare.”

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: The language used during the workshop will be English

Send an email with your motivation and your CV to Marc Aixalà:

This 4 hours workshop will take place at UFAC during one of the afternoons of AYA2016 (17-22 Oct.).
More details by email after the inscription.


Visit to Céu do Mapiá, a village born in 1983 around the sacramental use of Ayahuasca (Holy Daime) by Padrinho Sebastião Mota de Melo and his family


From October 25 to November 5

Once AYA 2016 is finished, the people of Holy Daime are organizing a visit to the headquarters of this movement spread throughout the world: the Céu do Mapiá, a village born in 1983 around the sacramental use of Ayahuasca (Holy Daime) by Padrinho Sebastião Mota de Melo and his family.

At the end of AYA 2016, one can enjoy a visit to the headquarters of Santo Daime, Céu do Mapià. A village founded in 1983 by Padrinho Sebastião Mota de Melo and his family. The whole village revolves around the sacramental use of Ayahuasca (Holy Daime) and from here this movement has spread throughout the world.

Around 700 people from half the world live in a semi- commune scheme, in a nice settlement near the bank of River Mapiá (tributary of the River Purus) and in the middle of a huge reserve forest in the Amazon, protected by government laws, whose guardians are the inhabitants of the village themselves.

Spiritual activity using the drink is constant. Ceremonies of different sorts occurs almost daily as well as healing rituals associated with other lines from the Amazon’s worldview or other places from East and West.

The ecological spirit and life harmonized with Nature are the two great challenges of this town that has become, not without many problems, an organizational and social model in this region of the Amazon, one of the most economically depressed throughout Brazil.

It takes two days to arrive from Rio Branco (road and canoe). The stay will be in one of the inns in the village (there is rooms, bed and meals). During the stay one may participate in at least four different ceremonies of the Holy Daime, culminating in the trabalho of Finados (1 November), a really meaningful work in this spiritual line.
They will also be presented the pillars on which the village commune is based: education, health system, recycling, Medicine from the Forest, etc.

More info: Juan de la Cal