Tobacco & Cacao Ceremony w/ Manari Ushigua & Marta S.

Jul 15, 2023

The journey

In collaboration w/ The Festival of Consciousness we invite you to a dream world conference and a very special two medicines ceremony by Manari Ushigua, leader of the Sápara Nation.

Manari Ushigua has been a key figure in the indigenous movement of Ecuador since 1999, raising awareness about the threat to his homeland. Manari is indigenous, forest defender, traditional healer and spiritual and political leader of the Sápara Nation in the Amazon Ecuadorian.

“We have lost our relationship with our land and life itself, but it’s not too late to turn the story around. If we begin to remember our dreams and live consciously, as one member in this network of life, the story of humanity can continue. We are currently at a crossroads, facing both climate change and a pandemic. It’s time to write the new story.” – Manari Ushigua.

Conference | Time & stage tbc

Remember your dreams to find your roots and live your mission. Although the modern world doesn’t pay much attention to dreams or teaching their youth about the power of this special gift and using it as a tool to guide life, Sápara Nation in the Amazon Rainforest revolve their lives around dreams.

Through our dreams, we receive the information we need for the following days, weeks and months. Through our dreams, we will find the answers for life’s most complex challenges.

Ceremony | Time & stage tbc

The sacred plant of tobacco -also known as Auneka- has been used for thousands of years by indigenous people such as the Sápara. The way the Sáparas take this medicine is through the nose, once the medicine is inhaled we will be guided by Manari with traditional ícaros, as he connects with the spirit of the medicine, to unify our hearts and vision for the new story being written.

The tobacco medicine invites you into a deep state of meditation which can liberate many emotions and parts of our unconscious mind. 

Marta will share with us about the sacred medicine of cacao as we drink and aligning our collective intention in the ritual. This powerful and heart opener medicine comes from the Guatemalan lake Atitlán. This is the time when live music will take place: drums, guitar, hand pan and singing. 

We will close the ritual by sharing in a circle what visions and emotions come up with the medicine.

In this immersive experience conducted by Manari Ushigua and Marta Salcedo we will work on the intention:

“Connecting and aligning with the change on Earth”.

Despite the moment of great difficulty that humanity is going through, life will continue to circulate on this planet. We will align our emotions to lead life without confusion. Releasing conflict, anxiety and stress, guilt and lack of faith and security.

Time & Date Details

July 15th, 2023


Barcelona, Spain

  • €77.00 – 2 day Pass
Date & Time Details

July 15th, 2023


Barcelona, Spain

  • €77.00 – 2 day Pass

You will also enjoy

High facilitator-to-guest ratio.

Ceremony in an especially safe setting, with individualized attention from our healers. Our ceremony team consists of experienced sacred space guardians and musicians.

Ceremony filled with live “medicine” music: a combination of multiple instruments and voices.

Easily accessible location in Europe (Barcelona) with direct flights from most of bigger cities.

Lifelong access to Avalon community, activities and support system.

Meet the family

Manari Ushigua Santi
Sápara Shaman

Guardian of the forest and of the Sápara legacy. Change's and preacher of hope.

Marta Salcedo
Cacao facilitator

Gentle feminine movement. Sweet reminder of love and inner power with cacao and dance.

Morris Gabo

Talented and sensitive jester. Animator of the celebration of life using stories and humor.

Alejandro Carbó
Guardian & Founder

Indigenous knight. Light warrior who grounds and empowers to improve the world.

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1. Choose your ceremony

2. Reserve your spot

You will receive a confirmation email with all details

3. Plan your travels

Book the flights and accommodation

4. Prepare your body & mind

1 week before the ceremony, we will provide you preparation guidelines

5. Ceremony begins

Time to surrender – we will take care of everything else

6. Journey continues

We will support you with the integration process. The Avalon family will always be there for you


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Situación COVID-19

Debido a la situación excepcional que vivimos, ofrecemos condiciones muy flexibles y ajustadas a los posibles aplazamientos y cancelaciones.

1. En tiempos de Covid-19, es importante contar con proveedores que os apoyen. Por ese motivo, nosotros os mantendremos las condiciones pactadas aunque tengáis que cambiar el día de la boda.

2. Las pagas y señales depositadas son válidas para las fechas reservadas y los posibles aplazamientos causados por la situación actual, sin coste adicional.

3. Si os casáis entre lunes y jueves, o en temporada baja (del 15 de noviembre al 15 de marzo), aplicamos un descuento del 10% sobre la tarifa de la actuación. *Excepto vigília de festivo.

Y si surgiera alguna incompatibilidad debido a los cambios, siempre os propondremos alternativas de calidad: es lo bueno de contar con un gran equipo de músicos profesionales. Queremos estar a vuestro lado en esta complicada situación, y ayudaros en todo lo posible. Gracias por vuestra confianza, sin vosotros El piano de tu boda no sería lo mismo.