Kambo Practitioner Training Application

Application form for candidates for our Certified Kambo Practitioner in depth training
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Course Application Questions

Medical Questions

Sapo or Kambo has no known detrimental side effects so when it is responsibly administered it is very safe. There are very few people for whom Sapo medicine may provide a health risk so please let us know beforehand if you have serious health problems. Sapo cannot be administered to those who are, (have) had or suffer from:

Please note: we have a very extensive list of some medications that conflict/counteracts with the Kambo. For your safety, please provide us with an accurate list and we can discuss possible options available.

Testimonials from Our Student Practitioners

Kambo Changed the Course of My Life Forever

Sarah Ann – Los Angeles, CA – USA

I have been working with Kambo since 2016 and this sacred friend changed the course of my life forever.  I can attribute most of my healing and the ability to get through college without Adderall as a student in her mid-30’s because of Kambo.

From the first moment I received this medicine, my life redirected and reshaped itself in resonance with harmony, healing, and love. I feel deeply guided and protected by this medicine. And, from the first moment I received Kambo, I knew it was my path to eventually serve it.

I waited and listened for a long time for guidance, and, being a white woman, I wanted to be sure that I was chosen by the medicine and it wasn’t my ego wanting to feel the power of “healing” others.  Not to mention, I wanted to make sure that I was being trained in the most traditional way, with the most respect for the frog.

Fast forward to 2021, I finally was ready to serve and asked Kambo in a meditation about where to find a training and I heard clear as day, “google it.” Boom.  I did just that and Rainforest Healing Center popped up on my feed with a training 3 weeks away in my hometown of LA.  Wow.  So much magic.

I want to share that this training was one of the hardest and most rewarding things I have ever done.  All my buttons were pushed.  All of my anger came to the surface.  All of the ways that I hide from my discomfort. And it was truly one of the greatest gifts I have ever given myself.

Omar and his team were knowledgeable, present, and totally pushed me beyond my limitations.  Which is really important when serving a medicine that is so powerful.  Warrior Medicine.  I feel I received a sacred transmission from the jungle and learned in-depth how to serve safely and with integrity.

During my training, I realized that there are many people serving this medicine who are doing so in a way that true to its origins. I believe this has mostly to do with how they were trained. I feel deep gratitude for Omar and his team for the dedication, support, and high integrity with which they teach and serve Kambo. If you are ready to grow, heal yourself, and step into your power, then this is the training for you.

Kambo Helped Me Reclaim My Internal Power Through Love

WALKER – CHICAGO, IL – USA

Kambo is not an easy medicine. If you surrender to the suffering it entails, and open your heart to the experience, you heal. The connection between each student and Kambo was central in our week-long practitioner training.

Any human teacher who knows reality knows that they are simply serving the medicine — the true teacher — to work with people. The instructors at RHP understand this, and constantly remind us to see this as our central effort: to connect with the frog.

In what was honestly an exhausting experience of little sleep, little food, and massive emotional labor both for self and others, they pushed us past our limits into a space that demanded we stop hiding and walk in the reserves of inner strength we often hide even from ourselves. I watched and saw how they read each person’s strengths, our shortcomings, and responded to them wordlessly, leading us up to the door of that which we need to evolve and heal in ourselves.

It was a trial by fire that at first you may see as a mere boot camp, but that layer is just the means. The real fire is the all-consuming unconditional love you open up to as each day progresses. There is little show; things are focused on safety, groundedness, and self-reliance, all resting on the foundation of Matsés tradition. Thank you to the teachers, the students, the Matsés, and the Kambo frog for helping me reclaim my internal power through love. 

I would absolutely recommend this course to anyone who wants to become an authentic and well-trained Kambo practitioner.

Aubrielle – Portsmouth, RI – USA

How to work with it from a place of love and gratitude.  These were skills I was able to cultivate with the training in this course.

The main thing I learned in training that I didn’t know about myself before this course, was how disconnected from my heart I was.  I came into this course having done a lot of deep healing work, so this was surprising for me, but I was able to see my ego in a new light through the process of this training.  I was given the opportunity to see how I wasn’t energetically embodying a lot of what I knew in my mind because I hadn’t healed the energy connected to the pain of my past.

I was able to work with this energy through the intentions I set for each ceremony, and have been experiencing a lot of amazing shifts in how I feel in the time following I recently completed the Rainforest Healing Center kambo certification course over the first week of December in 2020.  The best way I can describe this course is life-changing.

Not only did I gain all of the necessary skills to be a well-trained kambo practitioner, I also went through a personally transformative process over the span of the 6 days in training.  I was able to heal my heart in ways I didn’t even know needed healing.  By the end of the week, I was feeling a new level of joy and unconditional love for myself and others.   

In the 3 months prior to taking this course, I had sat in 7 kambo ceremonies, so I was familiar with the medicine.  However, it was in this course I felt I connected with the spirit of the frog in a way I hadn’t experienced yet.  Being able to do many ceremonies over a span of consecutive days gave me a chance to go deep with this medicine, and create a solid working relationship with kambo and the frog.  We were taught to be humble and feel gratitude for all the frog was doing to help us heal, and over the course of the training, I felt myself embodying this energy more and more.

There were 7 of us in the course, and most of us stayed together in an Airbnb, having never met each other before.  We joked that it was like the Real World show for kambo training.  The major difference though, was that despite spending most of our time in the Airbnb doing deep healing work with little sleep and often fasting for many hours for ceremonies, we all got along perfectly well.  There was so much love shared throughout the week.  We started as perfect strangers but ended the week as a “family” (friend-family).  We all felt this was a testament to our teachers, the energy this course was created and facilitated with, and the power of love from the medicine.  The life-long friendships that were created were definitely my favorite part about the course, along with the many times we laughed so hard we cried.

The three main things I learned in this course were how to be safe at all times when working with kambo, how to work with intention every step of the way during preparation and facilitation of every ceremony, and how to connect with the medicine through the mind, body, and spirit so it could work its magic.  Kambo is a truly magical medicine to work with when we are willing to surrender to it and allow it to bring the body back into balance.  Ceremonies can be intense, but the frog also offers an element of ease and grace- a gentleness- when we know the course, as I’m integrating the work done with the medicine.  Working with my classmates added more layers of healing as we came together collectively as the week progressed, often connecting with and overlapping each other’s intentions.  

Coming out of this course, I feel very confident in serving kambo to clients and I’m feeling very honored, thankful, and excited to work with this medicine going forward.  I feel super blessed to have found this course and to be able to work with the instructors we had- they were incredibly knowledgeable and truly poured their hearts and souls into training us.  As hard as we were working as students, they were working even harder as teachers to be sure we received everything we needed to succeed as practitioners.

I would absolutely recommend this course to anyone who wants to become an authentic and well-trained kambo practitioner.  I have yet to see any other course rival the depth of knowledge, the preservation of the origin and tribal traditions of kambo, and the commitment to training from a place of pure love.  I’m forever thankful I had this opportunity to learn and grow, and look forward to my continued work with this medicine. 

I Felt Safe and in Good Hands

Amanda – Honolulu, HI – USA

I have never been pushed to my limits in my entire life as much as I have during the Kambo practitioner course.  As painful as it felt at moments, I say this in the absolute best way possible.

Without that “tough love” and growth I earned because of it, I never would have healed within myself, and been confident enough to intimately know this medicine and in turn, carry it over to others as well.

I really feel as though Omar has so much experience with this medicine, and such a special and close relationship with it, that allows him to accurately and SAFELY share it with people, especially students and those wanting to work with it.

I felt safe and no doubt in good hands the entire week I was with him.  It was a priceless experience he brought to me. Furthermore, when he wasn’t in “teacher” mode, I also felt as though he really cared about me as a person, and as a friend. It still brings tears to my eyes thinking about it. 

Kambo Physically and Energetically Cleaned My Body to the Purest I Have Ever Been

Chelsea – Washington D.C, USA

My Kambo Journey

Once upon a time, there was a woman who was strong and confident on the outside, but on the inside, she was sad, confused, and miserable in her carefully curated life. I’m not sure at what point I lost my sense of self. Could it have been in the womb while my mother inflicted herself with drugs? Could it have been in early childhood when I was teased for looking so different from my peers or a host of other childhood experiences that left me feeling alone and insecure?

The years of trauma I endured, one abusive relationship after another, alcohol abuse, and a painstakingly low sense of self-worth, perhaps all of the above? What I do know is that the culmination of events, compounded by pain and fear had me living a lie. I didn’t know who I was or why I felt so empty. No matter what I  accomplished…..and the accomplishments were many, I never felt like I was worthy or that I belonged…..anywhere. I would vacillate between arrogance and insecurity, at times making me feel like I was going crazy. Yet somehow I knew that deep within the depths of my soul… somewhere the real me resided waiting to be freed from all the doubt and self-induced misery. I wasn’t ready to give up, I still had a will to survive this journey called life, I still had hope.

Year after year, I performed. Year after year, I felt increasingly disconnected from what others would consider an amazing and prosperous life, yet I had no satisfaction, no peace and only brief moments of fleeting happiness. When it all became too much, I turned to western medicine. I pursued therapy for a time, which in all honesty helped me very little. It was cathartic to have a sounding board but ultimately did not provide me with any real clarity as to how I could transform my experiences and desolate feelings into positive affirmations and self-healing. When therapy and self-medication through alcohol, drugs, and sex did not ease my burden, I sought psychiatry and prescription drugs, which further desecrated my mind, body, and soul. My stint with psychiatric medications was short-lived because they made me feel even more emotionally and physically ill, and wasn’t the point of all this to feel better? I was completely lost and did not see a way to soothe my dis-ease.

Although I was miserable on the inside, I always was able to maintain a healthy image or rather a façade to those looking in. After years of depression and anxiety, of agony, I came to my breaking point and at that moment the universe stepped in. I had suffered deep emotional loss and was grieving the loss of both my parents and the health of one of my children. At first, I started noticing signs and synchronicities which in retrospect may have always been there, but perhaps I was so distracted by the trials and tribulations of life I never noticed. The universe had begun speaking to me in code, God must have decided that I had endured enough and it was time for me to wake up to a consciousness that I never imagined possible. At first, the nudge was subtle, but my friends will tell you there is nothing really subtle about me hence, I barely noticed. When the nudge didn’t get my attention, my whole world began to implode. My family, career, finances, systematically began to crumble. It was at this point that I had to make a choice, do I continue to perpetuate this charade or leap into the unknown? I had been getting the message from the divine to leap, but the fear of loss of control (or what I thought I was controlling) of my life was crippling until one day I just said “fuck it”! “I am so fucking miserable and I have nothing to lose”. I cried for like 10 days straight, quit my job and booked a spiritual retreat to Mexico (see the review and info about the retreat here). This decision would change my life forever.

“Kambo opened my heart, coursed through my veins and found the most broken parts of me and emotionally, physically and energetically cleaned my body to the purest I have ever been. ”

Immediately after I quit my job and booked the retreat I felt a huge sense of relief. I had been getting messages that there was something for me in Mexico but had no clue what is was. The retreat specialized in Plant Medicine and I had been researching Ayahuasca and how it had transformed so many lives. I was hopeful that it could provide the clarity and healing I so desperately needed. Little did I know that the Ayahausca ceremony while profound, would not be the impetus to my miraculous healing. Rather, an introduction to an Amazonian tree frog known as Kambo or Sapo would be the connection that would put me on a path to a beautiful healing journey to self-love and acceptance that I never imagined possible.

The beautiful Spirit of Sapo saved my heart and soul. While it does have the ability to heal physical disease and sickness, it saved me from myself. Kambo opened my heart, coursed through my veins and found the most broken parts of me and emotionally, physically and energetically cleansed my body to the purest I have ever been. Whereas before I could not truly connect with others, I found that through my connection to the frog, I was able to tap into a part of me whereas I had been given clues to its existence but I had never actually experienced with such clarity.

You see, I had been given a gift by the universe to feel the energy, see energy, hear “messages”, possessed a strong “inner knowing” and had the ability to tap into other people’s energy to heal sickness and emotional wounds. This revelation was a lot to comprehend and you could say that I was still a skeptic, but the message from the Spirit of Sapo came through loud and clear that this was a path I was supposed to pursue. I no longer ignored the messages I was receiving because they were leading me somewhere…I could feel it. This is when I began to research Kambo more closely and what it would take for me to become a practitioner.

There were several organizations worldwide that offered Certified Kambo Practitioner training courses but I was looking for something special. I wanted an authentic experience, rooted in tradition.

I was being called to the jungle, but COVID was going strong and it was difficult to find any healing centers that were open let alone, providing training. That is when I came across Rainforest Healing Center. I read the entire webpage in one sitting and knew that this was the place for me. After I had my interview with Omar and Ximena, I was sure that this was the organization that I would choose for my Kambo training. Omar teaches the Matses way and I feel it is very important to uphold tradition and maintain authenticity. It was the best decision I ever made.

“Upon the completion of this training, I felt happy, confident and ready to embark on a journey to bring this beautiful healing modality to communities that would not necessarily be open to alternative medicines to treat emotional trauma, sickness and disease. ”

The training consisted of 6 distance learning sessions on theory prior to the 8 day practical training days of intense healing and connection to the medicine. The online training portion was very helpful to get prepared for working with the medicine. Upon commencement of the practical training, we started working with the medicine on Day Two and all I can say is wow, it was incredible! We worked with the medicine 4 times a day, 2 times dosing and 2 times receiving. This allowed me to connect on a very deep level to myself, the medicine, universal energy, and the people I was working with. It amplified my intuition, cracked open my heart chakra, third eye, and crown. It was like I could touch someone’s hands, sync with their breathing look into their eyes and see into their heart, mind, and soul…seriously…wow!

This deep spiritual connection allowed me to assist my clients/cohorts with their intention setting and delve into their core issues where healing was needed the most. Being spiritually attuned also helps significantly when facilitating the actual ceremony. Imagine that you are the conduit for the facilitation of the medicine. The medicine already knows what it needs to do, we learn that our role is to maintain safety, set and setting, and use our connection with the Spirit of Sapo and the client to facilitate the purge/release of energy and toxins trapped within the body.

Upon the completion of this training, I felt happy, confident and ready to embark on a journey to bring this beautiful healing modality to communities that would not necessarily be open to alternative medicines to treat emotional trauma, sickness and disease. I am so grateful for this experience on so many levels. It brought me to a sense of closure on issues that I didn’t even know I had. It helped integrate my body, mind and soul, transformed how I view who and what I am, showed me how to love and accept myself and most importantly it illuminated my heart full of love and gratitude for the medicine, myself and a beautiful connection to everything around me.

Of special note are the beautiful people. Each and every one of them was integral in my healing journey. I love you Kelly, Eric, Brie, Alyssa, Kat and Walker so very much and am blessed to have crossed paths with such an amazing group of like-minded souls!

Special shout out to Omar Gomez, my mentor and guide, Jenn Jensen, my soul sister, mentor and guide, and Ximena Garcia, my light, my guide, I am forever grateful for this new journey and mi Familia de Sapo!

I Left this Program Crying Tears of Gratitude

Alyssa H. – Portland, OR – USA

I knew this program was going to be incredibly hard work, and now I understand why I was drawn to take this training over other options.

The way Omar teaches this program specifically targets each person’s trigger points. Alongside Kambo working it’s magic, I have got to say that if I was never pushed to my breaking points, and if no one would have been as hard as they were on me, I never would have come out of this with an open heart and gratitude that I have today. It was truly the combination of Kambo and having every single one of my limits pushed physically, mentally, and even spiritually.

There were days I didn’t know how I would make it through to be completely honest, but those days were what birthed an incredible shift inside of me where I learned what it really feels like to build a connection with the medicine, where I learned the true beauty of gratitude and surrender and most importantly It gave me the opportunity to claim my POWER back.

I left this program crying tears of gratitude on the airplane home as I reflected on this experience.

My heart goes out to this training forever, I recommend it to the people who are here to do REAL work and go deep. If that is what you are looking for, this is an experience that will change your life. You will come out of this program honored to share the healing this medicine has to offer with other people, especially during these times. Omar is an amazing teacher and you will get exactly what you NEED from this training.

I am so excited for those of you who are ready to take this step on their path as a Kambo practitioner and I am sending you all so much love.

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