Agua Fuego - Weekend Retreat
August 31st – 3rd September
Join us for a magical retreat experience, deep in the beautiful countryside of Norfolk and receive the powerful healing of the Sweat Lodge (Temazcal), Sacred medicines Cacao & Kambo, Daily Sound Healing and Yoga, Drumming circle, Sacred fire, and a loving community.
Facilitated by: Rafasemilla & Dominique Annaliese
Agua Fuego (Atlachinolli) weekend retreat will be a deeply healing and immersive experience as it allows a connection to our instinctive, natural self and connects us to the elements that already exist within our being: bringing together Earth, Water, Fire, Air as well as Metal and Wood.
We have lovingly prepared the weekend to guide you in connecting to your true original self and the ceremonies will assist you in your spiritual path, to move through wherever you are.
The retreat is 3 nights and will combine the ancestral tradition of two Sacred Sweat Lodge’s (Temazcal), a Cacao and Kambo ceremony which will allow us to cleanse deeply, open our hearts and get rid of what no longer serves us.
During the weekend we will also immerse ourselves in Nature and through Sound Healing, Yoga, Pranayama (breath work) Meditation, Drumming, Dancing, Singing and Support, we will hold space for deep internal transformation.
This coupled with sacred intention and prayer; you will leave with a renewed sense of purpose and vitality.
We will be hosting the retreat in a tranquil 18 acre organic eco sanctuary nestled into the rural heart of Norfolk. (Only 2 hours car / train journey from London) The Farm has a large Forest Garden that mimics a natural woodland ecosystem; two charming residential cottages, fruit orchard, Yurts and Teepees to hold sacred & creative activities within, out door solar shower, a Spiral Herb Garden, Outdoor Hot Shower room, Compost Toilet’s, a lake and lots of wildlife.
The accommodation at the Farm is comfortable and of an extremely high quality. All beds have luxurious soft pillows & thick duvets. All have an indoor WC and hot showers.
To support and nourish us through this incredible process we will offer food grown organically from the Farm and provide wonderful juices, smoothies and healthy vegan and vegetarian meals, with a specific menu catered to what our bodies will need each day.
Included in the Retreat –
3 nights luxury accommodation on a farm in Norfolk, UK
2 Sweatlodge Ceremonies
1 Cacao Ceremony
1 Kambo Ceremony
Daily Sound Healing
Alone time in nature
Vegan / Vegetarian meals
Water, Tea and healthy snacks / fruit
Loving Support and Guidance
Lots of LOVE and HUGS J
(Massages and healing treatments will be an additional cost).
The Old Granary Cottage
The Salon – Double bed - £300pp (2people)
Second Bedroom – two bunk beds - £350pp (4 people)
The Master-Bedroom fills the whole of the upstairs & features a king-size bed & trundle bed separated with an antique room divider. £450pp (3people)
The bathroom has an antique bathtub & newly fitted shower.
Triple room (1 double bed and a bunk bed) - £350pp (4 people)
Queen Yellow Double Room - £400pp (2 people)
The Princess Single room - £400 (1person)
King Size Bedroom with En-suite - £500pp (2 people)
There are three bathrooms, two upstairs & one downstairs. All have WC, hot showers and one features a bath.
The kitchen has all the amenities for a big group. And has a rayburn stove to cook on & warm the space with.
The communal area has a large TV with DVD player, selection of DVD’s, board games, books and more.
(All bedlinen & towels are provided for)
Weekend Schedule –
Please arrive between 4pm and 6 pm to the Farm
Meditation & Sound Healing
Start building fire and Temazcal at 10am
Nourishing and Hearty lunch
Yoga & Pranayama
Meditation & Sound Healing
Start Building fire and Temazcal at 10am
Nourishing and hearty Lunch
Using the voice to open the Heart / Mantras
Light dinner / tea
7.30 am Light Stretching and Meditation
(If we have time we may do a Sanaga Visionary Eye drop ceremony)
Hearty and Nourishing Lunch
2pm Travel Home
Rafa has been walking the medicine path for over 7 years. During this time he has worked with the ancestral medicine of the Cofan People from the Putumayo region in Colombia. He has also take care of the sacred fire for Mexican Marakames (shamans) for over 5 years as well as initiated in the ancestral medicine of the Sweat Lodge. Rafa has been running the popular event the One Love Tribal Gathering where he holds the prayer through shamanic drumming. He has been teaching drumming for over 7 years and holds drumming circles in London. In 2012 he was introduced to the sacred cacao medicine and since then have been a pioneer of cacao ceremonies in London. His approach to shamanic work is focus in the connection to the spiritual and sacredness of life through prayer and action. He is the founder of Healing the Land Project.
I am a Healer, Explorer and a Nurturer.
I live in Ibiza with my 2.5 year old son and our two dogs.
My purpose in life is to curate beautiful healing experiences for people around the world.
I have been teaching yoga for 5 years and part of my life journey led me to profound studies in the shamanic arts, which inspired my interest in therapeutic sound for healing and Native American Medicines.
I trained with the British Academy of Sound Therapy and integrate the sacred sound medicine of crystal singing bowls, gongs, mantra and traditional instruments from various indigenous cultures.
I am also an IKAP trained facilitator of Kambo, a beautiful healing heart medicine that I am deeply connected to.
I give deep gratitude to my guides Carlos Samayu and Karen Kanya for guiding me through the initiate path and empowering the knowledge within.
There is no way to peace, peace is the way’ …
… Viva Kambo!
–Transportation to the Farm in Norfolk are NOT included in the price.
– An initial 50% deposit is required to secure your place at the retreat.
– The remaining amount is due no later then 30 days after the deposit has been sent.
– Payments can be made via Bank Transfer.
- A health and intention disclosure form will be provided which you will need to fill in before attending the retreat.
- Please bring a LARGE REUSABLE water bottle to use for the duration of the retreat (2litres recommended)
- - You will be expected to take your own rubbish and waste home so please be conscious with what you bring with you.
- Please wear and bring organic products if possible to protect the surrounding environment and water.
– Accommodation is based on sharing, single rooms are limited at the Farm. If you would like a private room for yourself the price will be for two people. (We promise you will make new friends.. or we recommend bringing a friend or partner with you J …
– The Retreat is limited to 20 participants.
Any cancellation will require an administrative fee of £25
If you wish to cancel your place on the retreat the full amount paid will be refunded within 30 days of making your booking.
Up to 70 days prior to the retreat start date – 40% of the full amount paid will be refunded
Up to 45 days prior to the retreat start date – 20% of the full amount paid will be refunded
After 45 days prior to the retreat start date – no refund applies
Refunds will be reimbursed within 30 days of notification to us.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for any further info.
Love from the Agua Fuego Team
Sweat Lodge – the House of Steam (Temazcal or Inipi)
Is an ancient and sacred purification ritual. A return to the womb of mother earth for healing, purification and grounding. The sweat lodge is commonly associated with Native American healing traditions, but there are many different types of healing sweats from many cultures around the world.
The sweat lodges are built using wood poles covered with about 4 layers of blankets to retain heat and darkness -which is representative of the “womb”. During the ceremony hot rocks are placed in the centre of the lodge. These hot rocks are known as the “grandmothers” – they represent the “wisdom of time”.
Inside the lodge we say prayers and sing songs while water and herbs (also called medicine) are placed on the “grandparents” (rocks). During this time many people experience inspiration, instruction, purification, visions, release and rejuvenation.
“Cacao is 'The Food for the Shift'. An Indigenous myth tells us whenever the balance between humans and nature becomes threatened, cacao comes from the rainforest to open people's hearts and return us all to harmony”
Ceremonial grade cacao is a sacred medicine also known, as the “blood of the heart” is an important, powerful, and previously overlooked teacher, facilitator, and medicine-plant. When you consume cacao prepared for ceremony using high quality cacao beans, all the mood enhancing neuro chemicals in cacao become particular active. There is increased blood flow and nutrition to the brain, heart and skin. The whole body is nourished, awareness and focus is heightened and sensations are intensified.
The context of the ceremony is a safe and beautiful space that supports mediation. Cacao creates a rare opportunity to explore and sit with the stories of the heart and to identify areas that are causing you restriction and limitation.
Many people report a deep sense of joy and peace, a connection to something bigger than themselves as well as insights of limiting behaviours, thoughts and feelings that are able to be understood and released within the safe environment of this ceremony.
The Cacao Spirit ‘returns’ – from a long history with Indigenous peoples. This will appeal to all those looking to accelerate and enhance their evolution whilst grounding in their heart centered and authentic physical presence here today in this lifetime.
***Heads Up Note: Many antidepressants do NOT mix with the tryptophan and MAO (Monoamine Oxidase) Inhibitors in this cacao.
Google your medication! –
“One of the strongest natural antibiotics and anaesthetics found in the world and one of the strongest, natural ways to empower our immune system”.
Kambo, campu, sappo, vacino da floresta, frog medicine are some of the names given to gel like secretion of a tree frog living in northwest of the Amazon rainforest. In the scientific community, the frog is called ‘Phyllomedusa bicolor’ or ‘Giant Monkey Frog’.
(It is necessary to fast at least for 10 hours before taking the Kambo) – Fasting is a cleaning experience which aligns and compliments the principle of Kambo – we don’t want to purge food. We want to purge toxins. It is necessary to drink 2 litres of water immediately before taking Kambo. The water serves as the recipient of the toxins and the transportation vehicle to purge toxins out.
When to take Kambo.
The indigenous tribes say the main reason to receive the natural vaccine is to remove ‘Panema’, the thick cloud of haziness that sits on top of the energy field of a person. Panema can also be translated as bad luck, laziness, depression, confusion; it is the state of being that attracts discomfort and disease. Kambo is said to remove ‘Panema’ and bring the person back to his/her natural state of perfect harmony and highest physical, emotional and spiritual potential.
Kambo wants to bring humans to their highest functioning state, the body’s natural state of full potential. The short term effects of receiving a treatment can be enhanced resistance to tiredness, hunger and thirst, enhanced state of alertness, capacity to focus and still the mind. These short-term effects can last for days or weeks. Long term, Kambo will strengthen and empower the immune system, help overcome fatigue and increase ones overall wellbeing. People that regularly take the vaccine very rarely get sick and have a lot of energy. “The properties of kambô peptides cover a wide range of potential medical uses: treatment of brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, depression, migraines, blood circulation problems, vascular insufficiency, organ diseases, skin and eyes issues, fertility problems in women and men, AID’s, hepatitis, cancer, etc.”1. It also greatly reduces inflammation and relieves joint pain.
Kambo’s natural intelligence
Kambo works with your intention and what is most needed in the moment. Upon receiving it, the medicine scans your body and goes where it’s most needed. Those that set an intention to deeply clean and reset, receive that. Those that want a gentler experience to start, receive that. It’s a personal relationship and will vary every time dependent on your intention and what the spirit is calling for.
Kambo/Sappo is NOT hallucinogenic
We will be practising Tantra Yoga to open up the mind & body gently and mindfully. Our intention is for your body and mind to feel really good.
Tantra is made up of two words: Tanoti, which means “to expand, to stretch, to extend”, and Trayati, which means, “to liberate or free”. Therefore, Tantra can be understood as a means to expand one’s awareness, taking it beyond the material and hence, attaining spiritual knowledge and liberation.
Tantra brings together various paths of ancient techniques and can be seen as the umbrella of the yogic and shamanic traditions, which are entirely about working with the elements and with subtle energies, embracing everything from creation.
You will be introduced to various Yoga styles within the class (Hatha Yoga, Tantra Yoga, Tantric Vinyasa Flow, Kundalini Yoga, Ashtanga Yoga), as well as Breathwork, and Conscious Movement,
Travel Light, Live Light, Spread the Light, Be the Light, - Yogi Bhajan
Breathing is the basis of life, yet rarely are we taught to breathe correctly. Our breath is what keeps us ‘alive’. It is bridge between the mind and the body. The practice of conscious breathing enables us to develop mindfulness awareness and connection.
The practice of pranayama, generally translated from the Sanskrit as restraining or controlling the breath, is a practice that can really put us in touch with the basic connection of being alive.
Sound Healing (The healing power of Sound)
“Everything in life is vibration - Albert Einstein”.
As everything is vibrating so are we, sometimes we can become out of tune in either mind body or spirit and dis-ease can start to take hold. Through the healing frequencies of sound therapy our bodies can be brought back in tune and we can begin to feel healthy and balanced once more.
Come and feel the deep relaxation and stress relieving effects of a therapeutic Sound Bath. Using Planetary Gong, Crystal Singing Bowls, Tibetan Singing Bowls and other instrument’s rich harmonic frequencies you will be bathed in sound while you switch off, feeling the stresses and strains of the day melting away as peace and harmony come singing back to you.
Therapeutic instruments such as Tibetan singing bowls and gongs stimulate the alpha and theta brain wave frequencies associated with meditative, clear and peaceful states of mind.
Alpha brainwaves are present during light meditation, daydreaming and deep relaxation. Theta brainwaves are present during REM dreaming sleep, deep meditation and hypnosis. These states are considered the gateway to the subconscious mind and it's here where we experience heightened creativity, depth of imagination and access to the subconscious realms where deep healing can take place.
Therapeutic sound also impacts our nervous system, slowing the heart, brain and respiratory rates down to induce a state of deep relaxation and peace. When the brain waves and body are synchronised, balance can be restored and stress can be released.
Sound and vibration help facilitate a deep sense of peace, release tension and blocked energy, and balance the energy centres in the body. They are working at a cellular level to rebalance the physical, emotional and spiritual bodies. - Don Conreaux
Drum Therapy is an ancient approach that uses rhythm to promote healing and self-expression and creativity. From the shamans of Colombia to the Minianka healers of West Africa, therapeutic rhythm techniques have been used for thousands of years to create and maintain physical, mental, and spiritual health.
Current research is now verifying the therapeutic effects of ancient rhythm techniques. Recent research reviews indicate that drumming accelerates physical healing, boosts the immune system and produces feelings of well-being, a release of emotional trauma, and reintegration of self.
We will be happy to answer any other questions or quires you may have in regards to the ceremonies or activities planned for the retreat.
With love Dominique and Rafa x