Yoga, Movement & dance
Yawanawá Wisdom Keepers
A STORY OF CULTURAL REVIVAL
A pillar of the Colibri experience will be the presence, music, prayers, and stories of Yawanawa chief Nixiwaka, his wife/medicine woman Putanny, musician Ykashahu, and Saku, a powerful healer of the Marubo nation. Just a few generations ago, the Yawanawa culture was in ruins, decimated by rubber barons and then by missionaries.
They lived through generations of abuse and the outlawing of their language, songs, dances, and sacred culture. Inspired by a higher power, Nixiwaka gained the rights to their ancestral lands, built a new village, and began a campaign of cultural revival. They brought back the Yawanawa songs, dances, and ceremonies, while also opening their culture to the outside world. They believed that creating bridges of connection could be symbiotic.
In just the last 30 years, the Yawanawa have reinvigorated their culture, built multiple new villages, and created a thriving eco-tourism based on the authentic sharing of their sacred ways with people who come respectfully to learn. Projects from agro-forestry and permaculture to sustainable energy to traditional education and the healing arts are ongoing and in development. Youth are choosing to stay in the villages to help co-create a healthy future.
And so we see the deeper relevance for our Colibri tribe, we who dream of creating a more beautiful world: The Yawanawa have already lived through a re:genesis with Sacred Culture as the driving force. This is the guiding inspiration we anchor through Colibri Spirit: Let us gather together to sing, dance, pray and play in the name of co-creating heaven on earth!
They will also offer Private 1:1 Healing Sessions.