On the 1st of November there will be the first Healing and Cleansing Ceremony at the Art Atelier of Minimal.Ethic. It will be lead by the experienced Kambo practitioner Ivan and the Yoga teacher Kasia. The Ceremony will contain three parts: Breathing Excercise - Kambo Ritual - Yoga
The 1st of November is the day after the blue moon, the second full moon in the month of October. The Blue Moon is a time when you are meant to do something extraordinary. It's all about expanding your horizons. That means breaking free from your comfort zone or routine to engage in an event or activity that you usually wouldn't foresee yourself doing. Now is the moment to break those mental, physical and spiritual boundaries.
1. Part of the Ceremony. Breathing Exercise
To start your day of healing and cleasing Kasia will lead you through and excersice of breathing. Kasia is a Vinyasa and Yin Yoga Teacher since 2017. She learned many kinds of styles of yoga and combine it.
Nadi Shodhana Pranayama. A beautiful breathing technique that helps keep the mind calm, happy and peaceful. A few minutes of Nadi Shodhan pranayama in a day is the best way to de-stress the mind and release accumulated tension and fatigue.
The breathing technique is named Nadi Shodhana. Nadi is a Sanskrit word meaning “channel” or “flow” and shodhana means “purification.” Therefore, nadi shodhana is primarily aimed at clearing and purifying the subtle channels of the mind-body organism, while balancing its masculine and feminine aspects.
It helps you to glide trough your Kambo Experience and go deeper in your meditation.
2. Part of the Ceremony. The Kambo Ritual
Kambo is a substance of the Amazonian giant monkey frog. This medicine is well known around Peru and Brazil as the "vaccine of the forest". During a special practice the substance will be extracted of the back of the frog. It is important for every practitioner not to harm the frog in any way and the animal will always set free again.
During the Kambo Ceremony, small holes get burned into the top few layers of your skin, usually at the arm. Depending on the person and the experience with Kambo, the practitioner burns 3 to 4 dots into the skin and applies the medicine on all or just a few dots. You will get attended during the ceremony and it's possible to apply more medicine or less, depending on your personal experience.
The experience is descriped as quite intense and will cause your heart to beat faster. Effects are particular to each individual. During the cleansing process it's possible to sweat, purge, shake, clench hands/face/feet and to have visionary experiences.
The Kambo Ritual can have many positive effects for your physical and mental health, if you are for example dealing with migraines, depression, chronic pain or a lack of energy.
"In the days following the Kambo experience, I had more energy than I remember ever having. I do feel it pulled some negative energies and, maybe even traumas, out of me."
Important: You should not take part on the Kambo Ritual, if you are pregnant or have a heart disease.
If you have any other kind of disease, have to take a special medicine or feel insecure if the Kambo Ritual could help you in your current situation, please contact Ivan directly via Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ivan. Leader of the Ceremony
Ivan will lead the Kambo Ceremony on the 1st of November at the Art Atelier. He did a training for one month at the Amazonas, Peru. They learned that Kambo’s Spirit is deeply with the Tribe because they have 1000’s years of honoring the tradition, that their grandfathers passed to them from grandfathers passing to them. The Matses Elders have honored the frog, the jungle and themselves by honoring their sacred tradition. Ivan is passionate about the healing effects, the spirit and traditions of Kambo. He leads Kambo Ceremonies since two years.
Preparation for the Ceremony
The Kambo Ritual is a healing and cleansing ceremony, therefore it is important to follow these steps to pepare yourself physically and mentally.
7 days before
do not consume alcohol or drugs
healthy vegan or vegetarian diet; with a lot of fresh vegetables and fruits
3 days before
reduce salt, sugar and fat to a possible minimum in your diet
12 hours before
do not eat 12 hours before the ceremony
our ceremony starts at 9.30 am, so do not eat after 9.30 pm the day before
a few hours before
just drink a bit of water in the morning
3. Part of the Ceremony. Vinyasa Flow & Yoga Nidra
After your Kambo Experience you can open our chakras for a better energy flow in your body. You will do a gently Vinyasa Flow, lead by Kasia, which is a style of yoga characterized by stringing postures together so that you move from one to another, seamlessly, using breath.
After that Kasia leads you through Yoga Nidra - the practice of conscious deep sleep. It is a specific yoga in and of itself where we learn how to relax deeply by practicing pratyahara, or detachment, with the eventual goal of attaining a state of inner peace. 1 hour of yoga nidra equates to 4 hours of deep sleep.
When we practice Yoga Nidra we enter a state of very deep relaxation in which we travel through the layers of our conscious, subconscious and unconscious minds.
A few benefits of Yoga Nidra:
• Deep skeletal-muscular relaxation, removal of blockages and physical pain.
• Balance of the nervous system and increase the production of endorphins, the hormones of happiness, and on the other hand lower levels of immunosuppressants, noradrenaline and cortisol.
• Reduction of the rhythm of our brain waves and harmonization of the two hemispheres.
• Stress relief, depression, anxiety, insomnia, headache, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, hypertension.
• One hour of yoga nidra practice equals four hours of natural sleep.
• Expansion of altered states of mind.
• Integral harmonization.
The Healing and Cleansing Ceremony at Minimal.Ethic
An der Industriebahn 12, 13088 Berlin
Interview with Ivan and Kasia for Minimal.Ethic.