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Kambo Practitioner Training
Kambo (also known as Sapo locally to Peruvians) is the venom from Phyllomedusa bicolor, the Amazonian giant monkey tree frog. This medicine is well known around Peru and Brazil as the “vaccine of the forest.” It is most easily understood as a detoxifying purgative, immune-boosting medicine, and a powerful treatment for chronic pain and drug dependency. You can read more about the Kambo ceremony here.
Kambo treatments should only be received by skilled Kambo practitioners, fully trained in the Amazon by initiated elders. There are many Westernized training and certification programs arising today claiming to train Kambo practitioners in some official capacity, though it should be noted that there is no standardized certification for such trainings. Further, many of these training do not include handling the frog, the ritual venom extraction, or include any indigenous history regarding the Kambo medicine. In order to truly understand Kambo medicine, one must be initiated through the indigenous tradition of Kambo application (which includes catching and extracting the venom from the frog itself!). This can only be done by being trained in the Amazon, by an initiated trainer, or the indigenous elders themselves.
Kambo Practitioner Programs
Initiation: Basic Kambo Practitioner Training
With the Basic Kambo Practitioner training one would learn the fundamentals for administering kambo on patients. This course would entail 8-10 hours of theory; in these 8-10 hours, one learns the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects regarding kambo. You would then move on to 20 hours practical time where you would be learning the art of self-applying (AKA ‘mini-dosing’), giving support as a kambo practitioner assistant — then moving on to administering kambo on actual patients under the supervision of a certified kambo practitioner instructor or certified kambo practitioner instructor trainer. This phase of the course is rigorous and holistic in working with this scared medicine. You would undergo the initiation process to develop a profound understanding of the “healing trinity”. This is the magic of this sacred medicine, as it has the ability to cleanse, heal, and florish the physical, emotional, and spiritual beings within us.
The basic training will provide those who graduate with the knowledge, skills, and experience to confidently apply Kambo medicine to pacients. If the apprentice graduates this program, they will receive 1) a certification from us, 2) a listing on our website as a qualified Kambo practitioner, 3) an invitation to return as a “guest” practitioner at RHC, 4) a starter medicine kit, and 5) regular access to Kambo medicine harvested by the Matsés (via mail order from us).
Kambo Basic Training Program
- Ongoing Training Dates: to inquire about dates please contact us. Please note these traning sessions are worldwide.
- Skills Gained, through Graduation: Certified Kambo Basic Practitioner*
- Duration: 5 days min. – 1 week max.
- Cost: $1800
Advanced Kambo Practitioner Training
The Advanced training is for those with little to no experience applying Kambo. It combines all the knowledge and practice from the Basic Practitioner course along with the Advance Practitioner course, hence being so rebust. The advanced training will provide those who graduate with the knowledge, skills, and experience to confidently apply Kambo medicine to pacients. If the apprentice graduates this program, they will receive 1) a certification from us, 2) a listing on our website as a qualified Kambo practitioner, 3) an invitation to return as a “guest” practitioner at RHC, 4) a starter medicine kit, and 5) regular access to Kambo medicine harvested by the Matsés (via mail order from us).
Kambo Advanced Training Program
- Ongoing Training Dates: to inquire about dates please contact us
- Skills Gained, through Graduation: Certified Kambo Advanced Practitioner*
- Duration: 10 days min. – 2 weeks max.
- Cost: $2980
Immersion: Master Kambo Practitioner Training
This training is an Master Immersion training for those who have completed the Advanced Kambo Practioner program. By visiting the Matsés Indians and learning from them their application of Kambo and other traditional medicines, this master training will allow for a deeper knowledge and confidence in applying Kambo Medicine. In order to participate in this training, graduation from our Advanced Kambo Practioner program is required.
* Please note that payment will not guarantee graduation from this program. In order to graduate from the Kambo training, participants will have to pass a demonstration of safety, competence and understanding of Kambo application, per the satisfaction of the trainer.
Kambo Practitioner Training Course Application
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