11th December 2017 @ 8:00 am – 18th December 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Katari Center
Healing Visions - Art and Medicine with Chris Dyer @ Katari Center | Tarapoto | San Martin | Peru

Hi! I am very excited about this Art and Healing retreat I am organizing in the Amazonian jungle of Peru, this coming December!! I have teached a variety of art workshops before but this one will be super special because together we will dig to the deepest part of our souls, heal a couple of our human wounds and then make art to reflect what we are feeling and seeing inside.

I have been to Katari center a few times and experienced the healing it has to offer. My shaman Herbert is the freaking man, who has helped me so much in the few years I have dealt with him and his wonderful ceremonies. From his amazing music to the wisdom transfered to him through the generations that have learnt how to interract properly with the power plants, I am happy to offer his services with you.

As for the Art Workshop side of things I will be teaching you as much as I can about my personal art techniques and lifestyle to help you become a better artist in any way I can. I am also happy to have 2 amazing amazonian artists offer guest workshops to teach you how they go about their own paintings.
My goal is to make you overflow with inspiration, so you will create some of your best work yet and carry that energy into the rest of your practice!

Anyways, here some details of what to expect for this Retreat:

-Happening at Katari Center in Tarapoto, Peru (Amazonian jungle)
-Retreat last 8 days and 7 nights between the dates of 11th to 18th of December 2017
-17 spots available.
-Price: 2000 U$ per person.
-Guest has to fly themselves to Tarapoto. Katari will give rides from and to the Tarapoto airport.
-Guest gets his own rustic jungle hut, which includes a private bathroom.
-All meals included (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the guest’s stay
-3 Sacred Medicine Ceremonies included.
-Traditional guidance by local experienced shaman Herbert Quinteros.
-Additional activities like a “Temascal” (sweat lodge), waterfall visit, etc.
-Kambo frog medicine also available at additional cost
-Art Workshops by Chris Dyer with guest teachers Mauro Reategui and Genns Flores.
-To sign up, participant needs to give a 500$ deposit to Chris at positivecreations3@gmail.com
-Attendant needs to fill in a Medical Form to be reviewed by Katari.
-What to bring: Sketch book, 1 canvases (preferably 20 x 15 wooden one), brushes and paints (preferably acrylics), and your preferred art materials.
-For more info on Katari go to http://www.kataricenter.net/


Day 1 (Monday Dec 11):
Arrivals to Tarapoto. Guests go to “La Patarashca” Hotel. 7:30pm at the restaurant of the hotel for dinner and introductions. Herbert Quinteros (shaman) will be giving a speech about Medicinal plants and the ceremonies we will do together.

Day 2 (Tuesday Dec 12):
9am- Breakfast
10am- Slideshow speech by Chris Dyer
12pm- travel to Katari center
1pm- Lunch
4pm- Temascal sweat lodge (please prepare note of intentions)
8pm- Sacred Medicine Ceremony

Day 3 (Wednesday Dec 13):
8am-10am- Breakfast
10am- Sharing Circle
1pm- lunch
2pm- Art workshop by Chris Dyer
7pm- Dinner
8pm- Painting time

Day 4 (Thursday Dec 14):
8-10- Breakfast
10- Yoga
11- Painting time
1pm- Lunch
2pm- Guest teacher workshop by Geenss Flores
7pm- Banio de Plantas (bathing in plants by the river)
8pm- Sacred Medicine Ceremony

Day 5 (Friday Dec 15):
8 to 10- Breakfast
10am- Sharing Circle
11am- Painting time
1pm- Lunch
2pm- Spray Painting workshop and demonstration by Chris Dyer
4- Painting time
7pm- Dinner
8pm- Painting time

Day 6 (Saturday Dec 16):
8 to 10- Breakfast
10am- Chi Gung with Chris Dyer
10:30- Guest teacher workshop with Mauro Reategui Perez
1pm- Lunch
2pm- Waterfall day trip
7pm- Banio de Plantas (Plant bathing by the river)
8pm- Sacred Medicine Ceremony

Day 7 (Sunday Dec 17):
8 to 10- Breakfast
10am- Sharing Circle
11am- Painting time
1pm- Lunch
2pm- Painting time and Orphanage Kids visit
4pm- “Pago” (offerings closing/thankfulness Ceremony)
7pm- Dinner
8pm- Last painting jam

Day 8 (Monday Dec 18):
We will be serving Breakfast (at 8am) and Lunch (at 1pm) but people can leave when they want, according to their flights.

About Katari Center:
Katari is a healing center, nested in the middle of the virgin amazonian jungle, that caters to people in search of deep personal growth at a physical, mental, and spiritual level.
Many of our guest have experienced:
-purification, regeneration and harmonisation on corporal and mental dispositions
-clarity about life path and new perspective on personal issues
-emotional liberation, renovation of vital energies
-healing of subacute or chronical diseases
-awakening of own spiritual strength
-connection with nature inside and outside
-facing proper fears or other types of blockage
-a new sense of peace and happiness to their life.
Since everybody disposes of his or her own nature, there is no general result of the programme- they are as various and colourful as the persons that attend them!

About Herbert Quinteros (Shaman/Healer):
was born in the city of Tarapoto, Perú. He started his path and his vocation as a healer 15 years ago. He’s been studying about the teacher plants with Amazonian masters of Shipibo, Cocama, Asháninca as well as Quechua Mestizo ethnies. His proper family has worked with the knowledge of the Amazonian medicines and through his travels he has enrichened and developed his own form of work based on the traditional rituals. Herbert uses the Andean flaute called “quena”, the panflute (zamponia) made of feathers of the condor, the Andean guitar “charango”, the guitar and drums to acompany his healing work.

About Chris Dyer (Lead Teacher):
Chris grew up in Lima, Peru and is now based in Montreal, Canada. He lives off his art and the variety of creative services he provides from paintings, to murals, workshops, graphics, etc. He spends a lot of his time travelling the world spreading his art and brand and is well respected in different art movements as Visionary, street and skate art. He’s exhibited his work in galleries and museums worldwide and has 3 published books. He’s a nice guy that will be a good friend, teacher and student during the retreat.

About Mauro Reategui Peres (Guest Teacher):
Mauro Reátegui Perez is becoming one of the most visible and sought after Peruvian visionary artists. Having trained with the renown visionary Artist, Pablo Amaringo, Mauro has developed a distinctive style that has become known internationally and he has had shows through out Europe and North America. Mauro draws inspiration for the vibrant and rich detailed cosmovision he portrays in his paintings from his own personal spiritual journey working with Amazonian plant medicines and from interviews with shamans that he has made over the years. As well as being a talented painter, Mauro is also a teacher and guide and possesses an extensive knowledge of the cultural life of the Peruvian Amazon.

About Geenss Flores (Guest Teacher):
Geenss is Amazonian artist which presently is working on a project where he paints with pigments extracted from nature itself. Some of these pigments are extracted from master plants themselves. In his workshops he will teach you to paint with these colors from the earth.