Healing Visions- Art & Medicine Retreat

Event Highlights

  • -Price: 2000 U$ per person.
  • -Guest has to fly themselves to Tarapoto. Katari will give rides from and to the Tarapoto airport. Everything else is included after that.
  • -Guest gets his own rustic jungle hut, which includes a private bathroom.
  • -All meals included (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the guest’s stay. Vegetarian and vegan options available. Also “Master Plant” diet available.
  • -3 Sacred Medicine Ceremonies included.
  • -Traditional guidance by local experienced shaman Herbert Quinteros.
  • -Additional activities like a “Temascal” (sweat lodge), waterfall visit, etc.
  • -Kambo frog medicine also available at additional cost (100$)
  • -Art Workshops by Chris Dyer with guest teachers Mauro Reategui and Genns Flores.
  • -17 spots available. All levels of artists welcome!
  • -To sign up, participant needs to PayPal a 500$ deposit (non-refundable ) to Chris at positivecreations3[@]gmail.com but to contact him directly email el.flye[@]gmail.com (just have patience, cause he travels much)
  • -Attendant needs to fill in a Medical Form to be reviewed by Katari (emailed to you when we get deposit).
  • -What to bring: sketchbook, pencil/sharpener/eraser, 1 canvas (preferably wooden 20 x 15, but bring what you prefer), brushes and paints (preferably acrylics), or your preferred art materials.
  • -For more info on Katari website

Schedule

Day 0 (Sunday Nov 11)
Optional, nighttime gathering at the apartment of Chris' parents in Lima. Good chance to get to know each other before flying to the jungle and I recommend you to spend at least one day check out Lima (Miraflores and Barranco are nicer/safer neighborhoods).

Day 1 (Monday Nov 12):
Arrivals to Tarapoto. Guests get picked up at airport and go to “La Patarashca” Hotel. Chill n swim in their pool.
7:30pm at the restaurant of the hotel for buffet dinner and introductions.
Herbert Quinteros (shaman) will be giving a speech about Medicinal plants and the ceremonies we will do together.
9:00- Chris gives his introduction slideshow speech.

Day 2 (Tuesday Nov 13):
9am- Breakfast
10am- Slideshow “How to become a better Artist” speech by Chris Dyer
12pm- travel to Katari center
1pm- Lunch
5pm- Temascal sweat lodge (please prepare note of intentions)
8pm- Sacred Medicine Ceremony

Day 3 (Wednesday Nov 14):
8am-10am- Breakfast
10am- Sharing Circle
11am- Drawing time
1pm- Lunch
2pm- Painting
7pm- Dinner
8pm- Painting time

Day 4 (Thursday Nov 15):
8-10- Breakfast
10- Plant tour with Herbert Quinteros
11- Painting time
1pm- Lunch
2pm- Guest teacher workshop by Geenss Flores
4pm- Painting time
8pm- Sacred Medicine Ceremony

Day 5 (Friday Nov 16):
8 to 10- Breakfast
10am- Sharing Circle
11am- Painting time
1pm- Lunch
2pm- Spray Painting workshop and demonstration by Chris Dyer
4- Painting time
7pm- Dinner
8pm- Painting time

Day 6 (Saturday Nov 17):
9am- Daytime Medicine Ceremony
1pm- Banio de Plantas in the River
2pm- Lunch
4pm- Guest teacher workshop with Mauro Reategui Perez
7pm- Dinner
8pm- Painting

Day 7 (Sunday Nov 18):
8 to 10- Breakfast
-Shipivo Women Crafts market
10am- Sharing Circle
11am- Painting time
12am- Lunch
1pm- Waterfall Trip
4pm- Speech “Business of Art” by Chris Dyer
7pm- Dinner
8pm- Last painting jam

Day 8 (Monday Dec 19):
8 to 10- Breakfast
10am- Pago- closing ceremony
1pm- Lunch
-People leave when then want, according to their flights.

About This Event

As for the Art Workshop side of things I will be teaching you as much as I can about my personal art techniques and lifestyle to help you become a better artist in any way I can. I am also happy to have 2 amazing amazonian artists offer guest workshops to teach you how they go about their own paintings.
My goal is to make you overflow with inspiration, so you will create some of your best work yet and carry that energy into the rest of your practice!

I thank the grace of the universe for this blessing, to allow myself to under my purpose and the love within me. Gracias Pachamama, big hug to all the family at katari center - Sarah B.

Venue Highlights

Katari is an Indigenous Plant Medicine Center, nested in the middle of the virgin Amazonian jungle, which caters to people in search of deep personal growth at a physical, mental, and spiritual level.

Many of our guests have experienced:

Purification, regeneration and harmonization on corporal and mental dispositions
Clarity about life path and new perspective on personal issues
Emotional liberation, renovation of vital energies
Healing of sub acute or chronic diseases
Awakening of own spiritual strength
Connection with nature inside and outside
Facing ones fears or other types of blockage
A new sense of peace and happiness to their life.
Since everybody disposes of his or her own nature, there is no general result of the programme – they are as various and colourful as the persons that attend them

Accommodations

Accommodation at Katari Center is beautiful and basic. Each person stays in their own individual bungalow with a small private room and bathroom. We do not have hot water or electricity with the aim of removing all distractions from the material world allowing you to go within and process whatever is coming up. 

There is a beautiful river running through Katari and the 6 hectare property is wonderful to explore. The natural beauty of the jungle is breathtaking and you will be surrounded by wildlife. 

Amenities

  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Tour Assistance
  • Yoga Studio
  • House-Keeping

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Meat
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free

Menu/Cuisine

With tradition of plant medicine diets, we offer an array of dishes through out our retreat.

Directions

Katari Center is situated at 20 minutes by car from the city of Tarapoto, in the road to Yurimaguas.

Flight from Lima – Peru (1hr 20mins) or a Coach (20hrs)

When you arrive in Tarapoto, we can pick up you directly at the airport and bring you at the center.

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Reviews  
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  • Tida   November 03, 2018

      Humble & Loving Spirit

    It's been a true honour and pleasure to have maestro introduce me to plant medicine. He has a deep understanding of working with the medicine and is able to share his mindset with the knowledge and traditions of the Quechuan people. He is a magnificent guide and is able to help me during my process of self healing. You instantly feel safe and comfortable in his presence and are able to talk about everything. Apart from being a beautiful human, he is a great musician and singer, you will never forget his Power Icaros, which is highly appreciated during ceremonies. An unforgettable experience working with Maestro Chakaruna. My love and gratitude to you brother, Many blessings to you and Katari Center.

  • Tida   November 03, 2018

      Loving, Kindness and Shanti

    This is truly a special place on this planet! it was really important for me to find a place where i could have the most authentic healing experience. Choosing to attend Katari Center has been one the greatest gifts I have ever given myself and also has been one of the most incredible experiences of my life. I've spent a month there and every second was a healing, both figuratively and literally. The place is like a little piece of heaven, the staff is friendly, the food is delicious and most importantly healthy and the organisation is impeccable. I felt comfortable and safe; this has become a new home away from home. Maestro Chakaruna is an exceptional soul, an amazing friend & a tremendous healer, he and his team doing such a hard, tremendous and sacred healing work on people every day that you can't help but feel an infinite gratitude and respect for them and for what they accomplish. I would want to share my love and gratitude to each soul I've met on my journey and I hope to return back Katari Center soon. I finally have found peace in my heart and mind thanks to Madra Aya & Katari Center.

  • Steffi   September 11, 2018

      Infinite gratitude and love

    Infinite gratitude and love for Herbert and his Family for welcoming me to Katari with open arms! This has been the most valuable and sacred experience of my life. Completing my Dieta was not easy, but with the help from the Sacred Plants, the Spirits, PachaMama, the Family and of coarse Herbert, my Master Plant Dieta rewarded me with clarity, peace, love and Healing beyond my years. Herbert is a gifted healer who has the innate ability to speak and connect to the spirits of nature, helping you to feel, see and understand the duality between the physical and spiritual realms and how they co-exist. Shaminism helps to connect you back into your body, into your soul, and most importantly helps you to feel yourself internally and work in your body. Working with the plants and spirits, you can heal and cure the body of dis-ease, trauma, fears, pain and pretty much anything that is not serving your highest good. A plant may not talk, but there is a spirit in it called ‘consciousness’ that sees everything, which is the soul of the planet, it’s essence which makes it alive. Working with the plant medicine allows you to connect to universal intelligence and consciousness present in all beings, including the plant and animal kingdom —in Mother Nature. Thank you Katari for changing my life.

  • Steffi   September 11, 2018

      Infinite gratitude and love

    Infinite gratitude and love for Herbert and his Family for welcoming me to Katari with open arms! This has been the most valuable and sacred experience of my life. Completing my Dieta was not easy, but with the help from the Sacred Plants, the Spirits, PachaMama, the Family and of coarse Herbert, my Master Plant Dieta rewarded me with clarity, peace, love and Healing beyond my years. Herbert is a gifted healer who has the innate ability to speak and connect to the spirits of nature, helping you to feel, see and understand the duality between the physical and spiritual realms and how they co-exist. Shamanism helps to connect you back into your body, into your soul, and most importantly helps you to feel yourself internally and work in your body. Working with the plants and spirits, you can heal and cure the body of dis-ease, trauma, fears, pain and pretty much anything that is not serving your highest good. A plant may not talk, but there is a spirit in it called ‘consciousness’ that sees everything, which is the soul of the planet, it’s essence which makes it alive. Working with the plant medicine allows you to connect to universal intelligence and consciousness present in all beings, including the plant and animal kingdom —in Mother Nature. During one ceremony I was privileged enough to experience DNA Clearing; We are all vibrating with particular frequencies, a particular frequency band, and that frequency band is emitting certain vibrations - It is represented in our auric field. Therefore, we are attracting people, places, ways of life and experiences that align with the frequencies we emit. In order to vibe to higher frequency vibrations we must increase our frequency—protecting our body, mind and spirit and only aligning ourselves with like minded individuals, cities, places and life situations. You can clean your auric field by cleaning your DNA and your Spirit, which in turn heals You and your ancestors; cleaning your lineage from any emotional traumas you may have collected or inherited in this lifetime and in past lives. Similar to hitting the ‘reset’ button on your present life, cleaning your auric field gives you the opportunity to start your New Life and decide for yourself how you would like to fill your precious bubble in this present moment in time. Thank you Katari for changing my life.

  • Dejan Tomka   June 20, 2018

      Master musician, mind tehnician and the spirit of jungle knowledge

    Maestro Chakaruna is a energetic, positive man and optimistic man! He is the driving force behind amazing ceremonies with processes developing as spiritual fireworks, but with complete sense of deep security, safety and purpose for everyone involved. The music he creates on ceremonies is deep, powerful, transformational. Many world class musicians often participate in his ceremonies all around the world, and they join the creative process with their instruments and voices - and this is a experience to behold. Every time I have participated in one of Chakarunas ceremonies, it was intense, deep and transformational experience, deeply woven in my soul and mind.

  • Dejan Tomka   June 20, 2018

      Transformation and deep tuning

    10 amazing days at Katari changed my life forever. I've communicated with my inner being, with the jungle and spirit teachers. Learned how to love my self, what universe is and how to walk through my life with steady step. Learned not to be afraid of the change, to embrace the infinite evolution and expansion of life. Nature surroundings in Katari are beautiful. It's not the deep jungle, although you very much feel the power of floresta - amazing forest with beautiful hills, river, tracking paths. Tambos are simple, but comfortable, and feed is tasty. Except if you are on a planta dieta. Then it is what it has to be. :)

  • Acacia Jade   June 20, 2018

      More than I ever imagined!

    My first time with plant medicine was at katari. The maestro was respectful and guided me into the medicine then allowed me to be in my process and prior to completion of the ceremony he brought me back to alignment. This man changed my life forever and I have stepped into my power as a woman. I have received so many gifts... Thank you Katari and Chakaruna!!!!!

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