Part 1, the main gathering:
Dreaming with the Ancients
16th – 21st March 2019
with the Guarani elders
Part 2, post-gathering retreat:
Rising with Dreams
21st- 25th March
integration & creative celebration
with the Guarani elders
Dreaming with the Ancients Part 1 is the main gathering, in Bahia, Brazil.
16th – 21st March, 2019
for full moon & Equinox portal,
a deep learning experience with the Guarani women joining us.
We are learning from the Guarani Medicine women, known locally as the ‘Ancients’.
Traditional Guarani sacred dances
Guarani sacred songs
Working with clay to make our own smudge bowls
Purification baths with herbs
Temezcal – traditional sweat lodge & purification ceremony
Guarani crafts – weaving necklaces with seeds
Plant walks in the ‘more than human world’
Guarani daily wisdom talks on:
– women’s lunar cycles & stages of life:
Wisdom about the cycles of women and phases of life and ways to care for oneself as you enter new life phases; from a young woman entering into womanhood with her first moon through becoming an elder.
– cosmology & relationship with nature and the universe
– medicine wheel
Translation: All of the beliefs of the Guarani people are based on the elements of nature and the search for connection of us humans with mother nature. “Indigenous education learns with nature, with the stars, with all of of the universe. We are stars as well, part of nature”, says chief Geraldo Karai Okenda.
Part 1 – Oca Yary
“My vision for Oca Yary is to bring back to life ancestral wisdom, to give voice to native people, to listen to and to reconnect.” – Giovanna, caretaker of Oca Yary
‘Giovanna’s land is called Yary. Beautiful wild fertile lands in the heart of the Atlantic rainforest in Bahia, called the Mata Atlantica, home to all of the native wildlife. With a river and waterfall flowing through the land it is home to so much life.
We will be sleeping in an Oca (pictured below) built by representatives of the people of the Kamayura and Xingu, with their traditional architecture. The experience of sleeping together in a collective oca, in a hammock brings many dreams & helps us remember our ancestry, a new experience for most people.’
This will be a profound ‘back to the earth’ experience, sleeping in hammocks + camping options. Sleeping suspended will allow for collective dream practices to take place.
“My mama and I are so honored to have part 2 of Soul Seed Gathering at our home in Brazil, Paraiso Verde. This is very special land to us, it has been in our family over 30 years now and always provides a bounty of healing. For me in particular it’s been an incredible place of replenishing myself when I am seeking exactly that.”
– Malia, Chapter 3 support, connection to Brazil & caretaker of Paraiso Verde
The land stands next to the fresh water of the Sargi River flowing into the Atlantic Ocean. This creates such a powerful giving and receiving, quite literally of the mother and the daughter. The daughter Oxum flows into the mother Yemanja.
‘My mother has moved back there full time almost two years ago and the land is buzzing with an apiary and permaculture plantings. Everything is done with utmost care for the land, as sustainable as possible; solar energy. biodegradable materials etc.’
Offerings on the land or in walking distance:
**Massages, acupuncture, Ayurvedic treatments, local and organic flower essences and essential oils for purchase**
3 Soul-nourishing organic plant-based meals a day
Indigenous & Cultural Learning
Ceremony, Ritual + Sacred Experiences
Grounding Circles & Connection
Soul Talks – with cultural educators
Ancestral skill workshops
– our community space to barter, exchange and sell goods and services.
– community space to give or receive healing work, agreement on exchange made between participants for monetary payment or other exchange.
Yoga, Movement & Dance
Invitation to Contribute & Share an Offering
*The following is to offer a guide and idea of our gathering flow…
March 16th – Gathering our soul seeds – Dream Seed Planting
Arrival & Information
Opening Ceremony, connecting in circle, community and with the earth.
March 17th – Growing with ritual, tools and learning
East of the Wheel
Youth – Learning about ceremony & ritual
Play – movement and creating
March 18th – Nourishing our ideas, visions and creativity
South of the Wheel
Teenage – Blood Mysteries & Sacred Sexuality
Sacred dance & movement
March 19th – Blooming
West of the Wheel
Mother – Birthing what we choose to create
Warrior voice and facing fears
March 20th – Celebrating fruits of labour
North of the Wheel
Ancestors – Unravelling the mystery
March 21st – Pollinating
Sunrise commitment ceremony and group celebration to Self
Leaving / Arriving at Paraiso Verde for Part 2
March 22nd – Part 2 Integration & Weaving
Early Bird Prices
$1900 USD Part 1 – gathering only
$3600 USD Part 1 + 2 – gathering + post-gathering retreat & integration
Available here ,Until Nov 7th
~ you can also place a deposit during this time-frame to hold the early bird price. Full amount is due January 31st.
Early Bird Prices for Brazilian locals
$1550 USD Part 1 – gathering only
$2950 USD Part 1 + 2 – gathering + post-gathering retreat & integration
~ deposit is the same as above, if paid through the campaign will hold the lower price
Full Value Exchange
$2250USD Part 1 – gathering only
$4200 USD Part 1 + 2 – gathering + post-gathering retreat & integration
Full Value Exchange for Brazilian locals
$1800 USD Part 1 – gathering only
$3400 USD Part 1 + 2 – gathering + post-gathering retreat & integration
5 nights & 4 days learning with the Guarani women in the heart of the jungle
All meals during the gathering + post-gathering retreat. Lovingly prepared, plant-based & locally-sourced.
6 month access to the Soul Seed House – our community online members space
1 month online preparation journey (beginning Feb1st)
a loving incredible community of women, co-creating at this time.
Your Flights & travel to the site
Accommodation & food either side of the gathering or post-gathering retreat
To begin with, Part 2 will be only available to Part 1 participants as an invitation for integration.
First sale of tickets are only available through our crowdfunderat the lowest gift price available to join.
On Feb 1st we will begin a month online preparation journey, for all guests to arrive, ready for this deep time & space medicine immersion. We are holding space for profound transmissions, transformation & learning, with the Guarani female elders.
~ This offers a similar space as Plant Medicine experiences, without the active psychoactive plants. We show up to take response-ability for our own reality & truth finding within this magical space being held.
We are also holding a smaller container than previous gatherings, to remain intimate
~ spaces are first come, first served.
Once you book, you will receive full travel booking support & guidance for arrival.
Flights can be booked into Sao Paulo, Salvador or Rio
+ a domestic flight to Ilheus.
Another option is to fly into Salvador and take a (6 hour )bus ride to Itacare or Ilheus as a more economical option.
We can provide travel agent to work with.
& will support car arrangements from airport or bus station to gathering. The drive is about 40 minutes from both.