Hi! I am always very excited about this Art and Healing retreat! This is my 6th year doing these in the Amazonian jungle of Peru! In this special workshop we will dig to the deepest part of our souls, heal a couple of our human wounds, realize our infinite self and then make art to reflect what we are feeling and seeing inside!!

I have been to Katari center many times over the years and experienced much healing and personal growth. My shaman Herbert is the freaking man, who has helped me so much in this process. From his amazing music, to the wisdom tough to him by his previous generations, he works very effectively with the power plants he shares. It is a pleasure and honor to work along him, for the service of our community of spiritual (peaceful) warriors!

As for the Art Workshop side of things I will be teaching you as much as I can about my personal art techniques, lifestyle and art business, to help you become a better artist in any way I can! I am also happy to have a legendary amazonian artist, Mauro Perez Reategui, offer a guest workshop to teach you how he goes about his own shamanic paintings.
My goal is to help you break some personal chains, fill you will overflowing inspiration, and help you create some of your best work yet! Also to carry that energy and positive perspective into the rest of your life practice! So lets heal together and purge some of the dirt that this tricky world gives us, while aligning in the direction to our most positive parallel reality! Aho!

Chris Dyer


Place: Katari Center in Tarapoto, Peru (Amazonian jungle)
Time: 14 days and 13 nights between the dates of March 1 to 14th, 2021
Price: 2420 U$ per person.
-Guest has to fly themselves to Tarapoto, Peru. 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. Vegetarian and vegan options available. Also “Master Plant” diet available.
-3 Sacred Medicine Ceremonies included.
-Traditional guidance by local experienced shaman Herbert Quinteros.
-Additional activities like a “Temascal” (sweat lodge), waterfall visit, plants tour, Shipivo crafts market, etc.
-Kambo frog medicine also available at additional cost (150$)
-Art Workshop by Chris Dyer with guest teacher Mauro Reategui (Pablo Amaringo’s eldest student).
-All levels of artists welcome!
-20 spots available.
-To sign up, participant needs to PayPal a 500$ deposit (non-refundable) to the Katari Team at katariteam@gmail.com.
Then you have up to before the retreat to PayPal the remaining 1920$ (plus 35$ for PayPal Goods & Services fees) to Katariteam@gmail.com.
-Attendant needs to fill in a Medical Form to be reviewed by Katari (emailed to you when we get deposit).
-For more info on Katari go to http://www.kataricenter.com/

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Short description:
Hi! I am very excited about this Art and Healing retreat I am doing for the 4th year, in the Amazonian jungle of Peru, this coming March! This is my favorite workshop I offer 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 last few years I have dealt with him. From his amazing music to the wisdom transferred to him through the generations that have learnt how to interact 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 a legendary amazonian artist, Mauro Perez Reategui, offer a guest workshop to teach you how he goes about his 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! All that as we heal together and purge some of the dirt that this tricky world gives us! And put us all in the direction to our most positive parallel reality.

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SCHEDULE:

Day 1 (Monday March 1st)

All day -Arrivals
Afternoon-  Patarashca swimming pool and Tarapoto hanging.
7pm-  Welcome Buffet
8pm-Student Intros
9pm-Intro Speeches by Herbert/Acacia
9:30- Instro Slideshow Speech by Chris
11pm- Go to Katari

Day 2 (Tuesday March 2nd)

8am- Breakfast or Kambo Ceremony
Morning-  “How to be a Better Artist” Slideshow Speech by Chris
1pm- Lunch
2pm- Drawing afternoon.
4:30- Temascal Ceremony and River Bathe
7pm- Dinner

Day 3 (Wednesday March 3rd)

8am- Breakfast or Kambo Ceremony
Morning- Arting Time
1pm- Lunch (Chris’ 42nd Birthday, surprise him with something nice)
Afternoon- Painting time
6pm- 1st Ayahuasca Ceremony

Day 4 (Thursday March 4th)

8am- Breakfast
9am- Sharing Circle
10am- Plant Tour with Herbert Quinteros
11am- Painting Time
1pm- Lunch
Afternoon- Painting Time
7pm- Dinner

Day 5 (Friday March 5th)

8am- Breakfast
9am- Yoga with Acacia
10am- Painting Time
1pm- Lunch
2pm- Guest Art Teacher Mauro Reategui
7pm- Dinner

Day 6 (Saturday March 6th)

8am- Breakfast
9am- Chi-Gug with Chris
10am- I-pad Drawing Demo.
11am- Painting Time
1pm- Lunch
2pm- Painting afternoon (Listen to Audio Book)
6pm- 2nd Ayahuasca Ceremony

Day 7 (Sunday March 7th)

8am- Breakfast
9am- Sharing Circle
10am- Yoga with Acacia
11am- Painting Time
1pm- Lunch
2pm- Painting Afternoon

Day 8 (Monday March 8th)

8am- Breakfast
10am- Day Trip to Llamas (Plaza de Armas, Castillo, Barrio Wayku, Lunch, Laguna Azul).
This is OPTIONAL, and costs a bit extra to do.
7pm- Dinner

Day 9 (Tuesday March 9th)

7am- Daytime Ayahuasca Ceremony
12pm- Banio de Plantas
1pm- Lunch
2pm- Painting Afternoon

Day 10 (Wednesday 10th)

8am- Breakfast
9am- Sharing Circle
10am- Yoga with Acacia
11am-Muralism Slideshow Speech
1pm- Lunch
2pm- Spray Painting Demonstration

Day 11 (Thursday 11th March)

8am- Breakfast
9am- Waterfall Trip
1pm- Lunch
2pm- “Business of Art” Speech
7pm- Dinner

Day 12 (Friday 12th March)

8am- Breakfast
9am- Shipivo Womens Market
10am- Painting Time
1pm- Lunch
2pm- Painting Time
7pm- 4th Ayahuasca Ceremony (Optional/added cost)

Day 13 (Friday 13th March- New Moon)

8am- Breakfast
9am- Sharing Circle
10am- Pago Ceremony
11am- Painting Time
1pm- Lunch
2pm- Last Painting Session
5pm- Graduation and Class Photos
7pm- Dinner

Day 14 (Saturday 14th March)

8am- Breakfast
All day- Rides to the Airport. 

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 chronic 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!

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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 ethnicities. 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 accompany his healing work.

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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, and designs, to murals, workshops, graphics, etc. He spends a lot of his time traveling 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.

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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.

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Here you can see Mauro teaching his workshop with some of his canvases on display.

What to Bring?
-Art Materials: sketchbook, pencils, sharpener/eraser, sharpie, 1 or 2 canvases (preferably wooden 20 x 15, but bring what you prefer), brushes and paints (preferably acrylics), or your preferred art materials.
-Headlamp (with red light option), lighter
-Soap n bathroom stuff.
-Bug spray, mini citronella candles or palo santo incense if needed. Light long-sleeves and light pants or shawls helps too if needed.
-Bathing suit. Beach towel. Rain jacket.
-Power Block to charge phone n camera.
-Your spiritual comforts: musical instruments, palo santo, crystals, earplugs, bandana, yoga mat, etc.
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