Chief of the Yawanawá Tribe
Nixiwaká is a spiritual leader that has for decades deeply studied the indigenous spirituality of his people, having undergone thru very strict dietas to serve as channels for the healing of his patients. He is a master of ancient spiritual codes and techniques which he uses on the patient’s body and spirit to bless him/her in the way needed. In the private healing session the patient may address his/her needs, which can be a specific healing and/or a blessing in an aspect of one’s life. The private healing session has a cost of 300euros, being important to note that all financial contributions received by Yawanawá are directly invested in a very beautiful project in their Sacred Village which is to turn the Sacred Village in a sanctuary for humanity, a place for the spiritual training of the Yawanawá and their visitors and sanctuary of sacred plants.
Biraci Nixiwaka is one of the most relevant indigenous leaders of our time. He has dedicated his life to reclaiming his people’s ancient culture and spirituality. After reconquering the rights over their ancestral territory, Nixiwaka, alongside his family, led the opening of their culture to the outside world. It’s main element is the Yawa Festival, which is held annually since 2002 in the village of Nova Esperança (“New Hope”). In the past years he has spent most of his time in the Sacred Village, dedicated to spirituality and healing, receiving teachings from the elders, in order to carry on the Yawanawa legacy. In his few journeys out of his village to represent his people, he’s also visited other spiritual leaders around the world and has partaken in the sharing of many cultural traditions.