21-Days KN Standard Training

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06th June – 26th June 2024


The 21-day KN standard training is a well balanced combination of modern and traditional knowledge and practices, specifically designed for those that want to become comprehensive practitioners. The training is only available at our center in the Peruvian jungle, where Kambo frogs are in their natural habitat. You will also get the chance to meet members of the Matses tribe and learn about their traditional work with the Kambo, including how to find the frogs and extract their remedy. The course also includes an introduction into shamanic and holistic medicine, which gives you the opportunity to connect deeply to the frog spirit using the Amazonian shamanic practice known as dieta. You will receive full theoretical and practical training on the safe use of Kambo, and other related topics. The training is designed so that you are guided through a step by step program to become a skillful and confident Kambo facilitator.

The teachings are adapted to western standards and once the training is finish you will be able to apply the skills learned in the training anywhere in the world. Once accomplishing this training successfully you will be listed on our website as qualified KN practitioner, and you will also be able to get in touch with us and other KN practitioners in our private FB group where we discuss Kambo related topics.

After a year of practice, you can also apply for our week-long advanced training program, during which daily Kambo treatments will be performed on different individuals. All cases will be authentic and can include patients with a variety of different health problems and needs. It is a hands-on learning experience and will only be available for one or maximum two people at a time. Any KN practitioner interested in this training can get in touch with the trainer to receive more details.

The KN standard training is a combination of our KN basic training and the KN dieta training. Those 2 retreats can be taken separately, which may be more convenient for some individuals.



Amazon Soma

It is recommended that all participants arrive at least one day prior to the dates of the retreat if possible. It is good to have some rest after the trip, overcoming the jet lag and getting ready for the jungle. We can help you to find the right accommodation in town.



 (when the full price is paid 3 months before training start, the early bird discount is only valid for the first 3 applicants)


 Includes transport from Iquitos to the retreat center and back, Kambo training, 1 personal Kambo stick, 8-11 Kambo sessions, food and accommodation during the retreat.

All the participants will have a private mosquito proof hut, clean filtered water for drinking and rich vegan meals / diet food during the dieta.

We are also offering the possibility to all the participants to purchase additionally high quality and fair priced Kambo sticks, Sananga and Rapé . All the Kambo medicine is harvested by the Matses tribe and a part of the payment goes in to social projects that helps to create a better environment for the frogs and the local community. The Sananga (Beshute) is made by the Matses tribe and the Rapé comes from Brazil made by different tribes living there.

Training Schedule

We will depart around midday to our center. A minibus awaits to ferry us 44km from the city, leading on the primary road to Nauta. For the final kilometer, a dirt road emerges, accessible solely during the dry season and clear weather. Should these conditions align, our journey culminates at the center’s entrance. Alternatively, a brief 1km stroll beckons us if nature’s whims dictate otherwise.

We will start with the 1st Kambo ceremony, guided by Deyan. This will include basic theory and a step by step explanation.

Introduction to different medicines and instruments that are used in addition to the Kambo ceremony (Rape, Nu-Nu, Tobacco, Sananga, Agua Florida , etc.).

 You will learn to make your own Chacapa rattle and learn how to use it. We will practice Kambo songs as well.

Shamanic Breathwork

 Voice opening and practicing of Kambo songs

In the morning we will have theory on:

  •  Holistic medicine (body, soul & mind)
  •  How to work with the Kambo on a holistic level
  •  The shamanic approach
  •  How to create and hold a ceremonial space
  •  Practical and technical exercises

In the afternoon we will take a break and then after dinner we will go with the Matses men to look for the frogs.

We will spend the morning milking the frogs and extracting their precious medicine. Following this there will be the 2nd Kambo application, which will be performed by Robinson. You will experience the power of the fresh medicine directly from the frog and see how a Matses treatment is performed.

Later in the afternoon, we will have the opportunity to listen to the Matses’ stories, and they will answer all your questions about their tribe and their use of the Kambo.

Later in the evening we will practice Kambo songs

Theoretical discussion on the following topics:

 •   Safe use of Kambo

•   Application techniques

•   How to support patients during the process

•   First aid for overreaction

•   Questions & answers

•   How to integrate this traditional knowledge into modern society.

 Dry run on self-application, and preparation for the dieta.


Throughout the dieta, you will experience 4 obligatory Kambo ceremonies, and up to 3 additional Kambo sessions for anyone who would like them.

 The obligatory sessions are on the 1st, 3rd, 5th and 7th day of the dieta, and the optional sessions are on the days in between.

 We will meet each morning, and one by one, each student will give Kambo to themselves, with our guidance.

 You will have the chance to ask us any questions connected to Kambo medicine, but we request students to observe silence where possible, to fully focus on the Kambo work. This way you will get the most out of the dieta process.

On the 8th day of the dieta, there will be no Kambo sessions. Instead, the you will have the opportunity to experience the traditional dieta. This means you will be asked to stay in your hut all day. Food will be brought to your hut, and there will be a visit from the teachers where you can express your process if needed.  Otherwise, you will remain in silence until the next day.

The process is a great opportunity to connect deeper with the frog spirit.

In the morning we will end the dieta and the you will enter the post-dieta.

Following integration work of the dieta teachings, dream sharing and interpretation of the visions.

 In the afternoon there will be a Shamanic Breathwork session and

 Practical exercises and preparation for the application of Kambo to others

We will split into pairs: one will apply the medicine and the other one will receive it.

Guided by the supervision of the trainer, you will get an opportunity to perform everything you learned during the training, and it will be corrected if needed.

 The pairs will switch roles the day after.

 In the afternoons, we will analyze the work of each person and give feedback on the work.

We will split into pairs again, and continue practicing the treatment. At this point, however, the students should be able safely to apply Kambo to others without any help from the trainers.

Those students that perform the application safely, without any help, will be listed on the Kambo Naturista list as qualified practitioners.

 The pairs will switch roles the day after.

 In the afternoons, we will analyze the work of each person and give feedback on the work.

(possible Kambo applications to locals )

 Integration circle where each participant will share their training experiences.

Last Q&A round

Ayahuasca ceremony  (optional, costs extra 60 usd)

The Ayahuasca ceremony will be performed by one of the local ayahuasqueros we work with. Please get in touch with us for more information.

(possible Kambo applications to locals)

 We’ll depart the center for Iquitos around midday

  The training is led by Deyan and assisted by Robinson Matses 


  • Older than 21 years
  • First Aid certification
  • Physically and mentally capable of undergoing the training
  • Personal or a video chat with the trainer
  • Participation by at least 3 Kambo sessions before the training
  • We also recommend you to read the book SAPO IN MY SOUL by Peter Gorman

 For a better attention, the course will be held in a small group of max. 10 people

 We are therefore asking for a non refundable deposit of 50% of the total amount to secure your place, and to deposit the other 50% minimum 2 months before the retreat dates. 

 If you cancel your participation during the last month before the start of the training then no refund will be given.

Transferwise may be the best payment method for if you are using any other currency than Euro.