Ecuador... the land of abundance is calling
Sometimes we have to pause and experience the places and people who light our passion to work for a sustainable world... and sometimes we need to unplug and tap into our higher level of purpose and meaning, heal and transform parts of ourselves so we as leaders can emerge more powerful, aligned, committed, and conscious than ever before.
Sometimes we need to go to nature, and listen to the still living ancient pristine forests, and Indigenous communities, humble ourselves and receive wisdom for the next evolution of our purpose driven mission....
Stephanie and Daniel Koupermann speak on the Catalyst Talks podcast. You'll get a feel for your guides and what you might expect on this beautiful journey...
While many parts of the Amazon are hurting, we will experience a place that has been intentionally protected through decades of hard work, resistance, organizing, social entrepreneurship and partnerships....
We will immerse ourselves in Indigenous traditions and expand our world and inner view. We will ground, heal and cleanse before we head to the jungle.
Pristine Amazon Jungle
Visiting the Amazon jungle and the Achuar people, we'll dive deep into ourselves, our relationship with the forest and life around us.
Papallacta Thermal Mt. Springs
We'll enjoy rest and integration with thermal hot springs, mountain hikes and delicious spa in Papallacta and also enjoy another purpose workshop.
Here is the opportunity.
Join Stephanie Trager and Daniel Koupermann on this once in a life time journey and tap into your higher level of purpose while journeying with Indigenous people of the Amazon and the Andes.
The Andes Mountains and the Amazon Rainforest belong to each other. They are intimately related - the geology, the life zones, and biodiversity all depend on each other. This symbiotic relation also happens with the indigenous people who live in the mountains and the rainforest.
We start in Quito, and from there explore the northern Andes of Ecuador. We will visit the Otavalo Indigenous Market, and the Kichua Karanqui community of San Clemente. Here we have the chance to ground ourselves and release any stress we've brought thus far on the journey. Its a time to connect and feel, be present and engage with our surroundings and our hosts of the community.
Manuel, our host will talk with us about their Andean traditions, the agricultural calendar, and how their community was set up to share their lives with visitors. There is the opportunity to hike in their natural medicinal garden and learn from an elder about the use of the plants, have a cleansing with flowers, eggs, stones and blows, and listen and dance to local music with the community musicians.
Next we travel across the Andes to the edge of the Amazon Rainforest, and fly over the jungle, seeing and feeling its majestic enormity. We will swim with pink dolphins (If the natural conditions give us the chance), hike in primary pristine forest with local guides, and share time with the Achuar people in their communities. A highlight is a purification bath in a sacred waterfall (the home of the rainbow). And of course, there are many opportunities to view wild life and learn about the tropical forest ecology.
The Amazon is the most biodiverse place on earth, and also the largest genetic bank on our planet…its such a privilege to share its sacredness and abundance with its natural custodians…the Indigenous people, the natural custodians of this humankind patrimony who have lived here longer than we know.
Itinerary & Details: Click here to view the itinerary
We're excited to meet the group who will be on this special journey.
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