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Three Rivers Ceremonial Retreat

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About the Weekend

The weekend begins with a Temazcal on Friday evening. You may arrive anytime in the afternoon. We intend to begin at 6pm. 

The Temazcal or Sweat Lodge is a Purification ritual used in many traditions. Nixiwaka has been holding these rituals for over 20 years and has his own unique style, influenced by his life’s path as a healer. The sweat lodge will prepare us for the weekend ceremonies.

On Saturday we will take time to contemplate in the forest while meditating with the Wachuma cactus. This is a day with nature and a time to reconnect with yourself. We will each find a place in the forest where we will sit still and be silent for 6-8 hours in meditation.

Saturday evening will be held around the sacred fire with Nixiwaka and friends. Nixiwaka will guide the ceremony with songs from African and South American Traditions, playing African drums and the Australian didgeridoo, invoking the necessary songs and sounds for deep connection to the self.

On Sunday, the day will be spent together as a group to integrate the weekends ceremonies. This day depends on the group and could be spent indoors with art to express ourselves and later with a walk in the forest. We will spend the evening around the Sacred fire in a relaxed social atmosphere, singing and sharing.

We will have breakfast and an integration circle on Monday morning, November 25th. 

About the Facilitator

Nixiwaka is an initiated Sangoma (traditional healer in South Africa). His work as a Sangoma has taken him to Brazil to learn about the technical aspects of ceremony from the Native Huni Kuin or Kaxinawa people and practicing integration of his African ancestors with the modern medicine culture. He has spent many years practicing Red Path (Lakota) traditions such as Vision Quest, Sweat Lodge and Sun Dance. Nixiwaka is most drawn to the Himalayas for inspiration in the spiritual realms. His ceremonies reflect the diversity of his experience in various traditions and best represented with the coming together of three rivers.


There are different accommodation options available: 

For 3 Nights (Accommodation and food and tuition)

EcoLodge Rooms/Individual Bungalows Single $1,089 Double $881

Adobe Tambo/Gaia Dome Single $991 Double $832

FarmLoft Single $761

FarmLoft Room/Jungle Hut Single $850 Double $761

Tenting (hot showers and dry toilet) $708

Costs include facilitator's fee, 3 days and 3 nights accommodations and 2 fresh, locally-sourced meals per day. Transport to and from the lodge or airfare is not included. 

A $300 non-refundable deposit will secure your spot for the weekend.  

You can make your deposit with PayPal ( or go to our contributions page for more information and options.

For those who pay in cash, there will be a 5% discount as we avoid paypal/Visa fees.

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