Vovô Tema João

Yawanawá shaman
Vovô Tema João - Yawanawá Shaman | Avalon: Ayahuasca Retreats in Europe

Archetype

Grandfather. Guide of the ancient time. Humbleness, gentleness, and simplicity.

Role

Medicine man. Guardian of sacred ceremony space.

Personal Journey

My name is Vovô Tema João (Tiima Shãwahu). I was born in 1933, I am the oldest pajé (shaman) of the Yawanawá people and the brother of the great pajé Yawaraní who passed away in 2022.

I take nowadays the legacy of an ancient time that has experienced so many changes. I was there when this world looked totally different and I am here now, accompanying with my experience a cultural journey of healing through the world.

I completed the muká diet, the highest spiritual initiation of the Yawanawá tradition, in which a seeker spends one year without drinking pure water while avoiding sugar, sweet fruits, red meat, and sex.

During my study I have been focusing specifically on the medical plants and herbs of the Amazon forest, becoming a master in the field of plant healing and keeper of this knowledge. I am responsible for planting and sustaining the medicinal garden in the newly established spiritual center of Pekã Rasu. The garden is created with the intention of preserving knowledge of the healing herbs and medicine plants of the Amazon alongside the spiritual and healing properties they hold.

I live in Amparo, a beautiful village close to Yawaraní. As an elder, I have a profound understanding of the traditional stories, ancient songs, shamanic culture, and language of my people. I promote ancestral knowledge and stories among the younger to connect them with the language becoming the voice of the ancestors.

I am co-creating with other elders like Pekã Rasu Yawanawá and Pai Nani (Kateyuve) my dream, my own spiritual space of dietas, studies of medicine, and traditions.

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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.