May 26 - 28 + 29, 2022
Kambo + Dance Movement Retreat
We welcome you to our integrative Kambo + dance movement retreat, Wild Vision! This workshop offers a powerful container for you to grow closer with your inner self, release what no longer serves you, and move forward with new inspiration.
We begin with the medicine of dance movement to explore our inner space, clear our energetic bodies and set personal intentions for our work. Our initial intention-setting dance is always accompanied by live drumming to help us access deeper layers of ourselves through trance. At the end of the retreat, a movement and arts session will lead us through integration of our experiences and discoveries about ourselves, and prepare us for re-entering our daily lives with fresh insight.
On our second day we sit in ceremony with the warrior medicine Kambo, a deep detoxifier and energetic mover for the body, mind, and spirit. In the evenings we sit with Rap’eh and Sananga, sacred tobacco snuff and plant spirit eyedrops that offer protection and open spiritual vision, accompanied by music and singing.
For more information on Kambo, Rap’eh and Sananga, visit Aghora’s Kambo page:
Through the days and nights we tend a sacred fire and receive teachings from this elemental master. During downtime we’ll rest and recharge in the gentle green forests of western Belgium. There will be opportunity to walk in nature and visit a beautiful river or to take some solitude.
Massage sessions will be available to further open up the body and release what’s in motion inside.
This is a small workshop with plenty of individual attention, especially important to go deep and be well supported in Kambo ceremony. Maximum 12 participants.
Please contact Cindy for pricing.
Handmade, organic, dairy/sugar/gluten free meals are provided with love. Please let us know if you have any specific dietary restrictions.
Sessions with Meredith or a guest bodyworker may be booked on Saturday afternoon. More information about Meredith's work is available here. Please ask in advance if you'd like a session, space is limited.
For inquiries and booking, contact Cindy at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please tell us a bit about yourself and your purpose for attending Wild Vision. Include anything about your medical history necessary for us to know – you may also be asked to fill out a medical form or to provide more information.
Participants sleep in shared rooms at a lovely nearby gite (hostel) that is reserved for our group only (see below).
PRIVATE ROOMS: There are a few private rooms in the main house available for an extra fee - first come, first served.
The Return to Emdra yurt, a light and airy sacred space in the forest:
La Maison de Ninon, the gite (hostel) nearby
Our location in Hainaut Province, Belgium
Sample Schedule: Wild Vision Weekend
Thursday, May 26
16 - 17h: Check in, light snack
18h: Opening fire ceremony
20 - 22h: "Dancing your Intention" movement session with live Djembe drumming
Friday May 27
8h: Kambo ceremony
12h: Lunch + free afternoon - optional river + forest walk, massages
20h: Rap'eh ceremony with sananga
Saturday, May 28
9h: Light breakfast
10:30h: "Integration through Movement" dance + arts session
14 - 16h: Sharing circle and closing fire ceremony
Or, stay for our Community Integration Day!
Post-workshop Community Integration Day
Saturday, May 28 - Sunday, May 29 (Optional)
We highly encourage you to gift this extra day to yourself.
On Integration Day we open a relaxed space for solo reflection and simply being held by nature, and for the kinds of informal activities that can help us make sense of our experiences and plant seeds to create shifts in our daily lives.
Basically we just hang out together, with no hierarchy or agenda.
Time and space are key ingredients for truly effective healing. When we let our nervous systems rest, we complete the body's natural healing cycle of activation and de-activation. Space becomes available for the psyche to organically "connect the dots" where it could not before. We are filled with fresh energy.
We’re happy to include a dedicated full day for integration in this version of Wild Vision, laying ground for an even deeper impact of this work for those who stay for it.
28 Saturday, 18 h: cooking dinner together as a group.
29 Sunday, morning: communal breakfast.
29 Sunday, afternoon: preparing a packed lunch together and walking to the nearby river for a picnic (also optional).
29 Sunday, 16h: departure.
Outside of meals and picnic will be unstructured time, and we will see what arises in the space. Perhaps sharing music and stories, drawing, journaling, conversation, nature walks, or enjoying alone time and resting. Sometimes doing nothing is the best integration of all!
Participants will sleep communally in the Forest Yurt at Return to Emdra on Saturday night.
Founder + Practitioner
Founder + Practitioner
Cindy has felt deeply in touch with the beneficial vibration of nature from childhood. She considers her life to have been a course of research into vital energy and connecting to one’s true potential, discovering aliveness and unity with all living creatures.
Cindy began her healing path more than 20 years ago, first through artistic expression and study in the field of art therapy, then with plant medicines. With the help of these allies she overcame several diseases including depression, addiction, tinnitus, and the autoimmune condition Hashimoto’s. Ever since, Cindy has co-created her path in partnership with the medicines of the Amazon. She has logged over 500 Grandmother ceremonies, has dieted many teacher plants, and has been facilitating in ceremony for 4 years. After completely falling in love with Kambo, she has trained with Western teachers and the Matsés tribe of Peru.
Cindy loves to explore healing dance as a tool to help integrate and manifest the teachings of the medicines in daily life. She is currently in apprenticeship with Movement Medicine, a shamanic dance practice from the UK.
Meredith has spent many years studying and practicing in an array of global healing traditions after developing a chronic autoimmune illness in 2011. She works across disciplines and is inspired by nutrition, herbalism, bodywork, yoga, meditation, dance, sound and vibration, arts and earthworks, and shamanism drawn from many indigenous and traditional cultures. She has been providing Kambo ceremonies since 2014 and has studied with master practitioner Simon Scott and the Katukina tribe in Acre, Brazil.
JEREMY TAMASCK, OUR DJEMBE PLAYER IN BELGIUM:
"You don't hit the drum, you touch it and caress it like the sun on the skin, the wind in the leaves or the sea on the shore. It vibrates from itself to the afterlife, the in and around. Thunder is also a path that he uses if necessary, voice by always wise, but always way of passage. From all horizons to all dimensions and since the dawn of time, rhythm is in all life."
I experienced Kambo dance weekend as a very nice weekend, transforming and bringing space. Cindy's loving involvement was like a warm blanket. The dance with live music was superb. The Kambo was accompanied with great care, attention and love so that healing could take place. The massage of Meredith was very enjoyable and tangible from her heart and soul. The whole weekend is a must for everyone. Glad I participated!
I have been working with the power of Kambo for some time now and I know Cindy and her work in this already longer. I know that I can work with her with full confidence with this medicine. The weekend Wild Vision was something new for me … certainly a must, the combination of dance, Kambo, the fire and the lovely people accompanied by two experienced ladies on a journey of self discovery is certainly with me. It has given me the strength to pursue my dream and give a new twist to my life, opening a new chapter and let go of an old chapter. I am very grateful! You will see me again ;)
…After about an hour's drive (I live in Brussels), I take the exit and soon I meet one cow after another. A warm welcome awaits me at my destination with tasty rose tea. All ingredients are present to make the weekend a success: a sacred fire that we take care of, the river Sambre within walking distance, a piece of forest on top of a hill and pleasant country air in abundance. Not to mention; a fine group of 7 participants in total, with two experienced, extremely competent and super-cool kambo practitioners who will be able to guide us through the various stages throughout the weekend. I'm excited.
During the tour my gaze is distracted by some nicely decorated altars. I have a weakness for subtly designed spaces and so feel immediately at ease. Then I get the honor to be the first to introduce the brand new eco-toilet next to the yurt, and I am here by supported by Cindy who shakes a cheerful rhythm from her rattle. Humor is never far away in this place.
The weekend starts immediately on Friday evening with dance. A special yet ingeniously simple way to dance your intentions, and to add power and integrate immediately into your system. For this first session, Jeremy Tomasck was added to the magical weekend formula; perhaps one of the most talented djembe percussionists you will ever meet. It goes without saying that I am jumping, dancing and gently rocking the yurt with incredible pleasure to the rhythm of his drums.
The next morning the Kambo ceremony takes place, led by Cindy. What strikes me is the serene atmosphere and soft energy in space. Maybe Meredith's singing bowls have something to do with it? Although it must be said that the way the two complement each other throughout the weekend, gives me a comfortable, safe and familiar feeling. After the ceremony it is time to enjoy a fresh, organic, vegan and sugar free feast and many hours of rest in nature. That evening there is a ceremony with rapé and the next day we close the weekend with another dance session. As far as I am concerned, a total package to dream away and a successful elaboration of a refined recipe.
At the start of the weekend, I realized that after an intense summer I was ready for a next chapter, but it felt like there were still some pieces missing to really finish the puzzle. In the course of these days, I have acquired, step by step, dancing and crying, the insights I needed to continue. It can be that simple sometimes, you sign up for a weekend of Wild Vision. I am already looking forward to the next edition in 2019!
In addition to my own dedication, I thank everyone in the group for their support, without them no ceremony. In particular, I would like to thank Cindy and Meredith for making this place possible in time and space and thus giving us the opportunity to do this inner work. Mitakuye Oyasin.