Dancing with the Heart of the World Intensive Rainforest Immersion

Kapawi Lodge, Ecuador

Pachamama Alliance
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6 reviews
Jan 31 - Feb 14, 2023
Group size: 16 - 18
Dancing with the Heart of the World Intensive Rainforest Immersion
Kapawi Lodge, Ecuador

Pachamama Alliance
  • Facebook verified
6 reviews

Jan 31 - Feb 14, 2023
Group size: 16 - 18

About this trip

Ya'Acov & Susannah Darling Khan & Catherine Gray bring you their most powerful offering yet built on years of deep partnership with the Pachamama Alliance. Dancing With the Heart of the World moves toward the most in-depth Amazonian offering to our founding Achuar and Sápara partners. This intensive journey, working with a variety of shamanic, movement, and creative processes, will be highly participatory, appropriate for those who have both experiences with inner personal work and a commitment to being part of the solution in these critical times.   

Journey Leaders

Susannah and Ya'Acov Darling Khan are the founders of Movement Medicine, a contemporary movement meditation practice grounded in an engaged shamanic approach intended to be accessible to all. They have been teaching internationally since 1989 and are two of the most experienced teachers of embodied wisdom on the planet. They have also led many journeys to the Amazon for the Pachamama Alliance and are deep allies of the forest and its peoples. 

Co-leader Catherine Gray.  Catherine has devoted her life to personal and organizational transformation.  For more than 25 years she has worked with some of the world's largest and most consequential organizations helping them transform the way they do business.  From developing sustainability programs to creating cultures that are more conscious, to supporting leaders to connect with their deeper purpose and lead in new ways, Catherine has worked to help bring forward new paradigms to people and the planet.  She started her career working with The Nature Conservancy, served on numerous conservations boards, was Executive Director of the Natural Step (A pioneer in working with corporations in the early days of sustainability), and most recently has been a Managing Partner at the Trium Group where she works with CEO's and founders to ensure their teams are aligned behind powerful visions, strategies, and conscious cultures.  Finally, Catherine also serves as an Executive Coach to many CEO's and founders using traditional as well as experiential and nature-based approaches to help them arrive home in themselves, their deeper purpose, and new levels of impact for themselves, their teams, and the planet. 

Application Process

Given the depth and intensity of this experience, it is important that we learn more about you to see if there is an appropriate match between you and this particular journey. To register for the application click on the select button above and you will be prompted through the process.


It is important that you know before you decide to commit to this journey that this is a deep immersion. We go to the forest, not as tourists, but as allies and we are welcomed there as such because of the 25 years of building trust and relationship that is the ground of the Pachamama Alliance. The trip covers the cost of hosting us for the indigenous communities and provides a source of revenue that enables them to stay away from logging and oil extraction. At the same time, the Pachamama Alliance exists because of the support of people like you. people who understand that the forest and its peoples must stand for the health of the whole biosphere. For that reason, we want you to know that at the end of the trip, we will be asking you to become long-term financial supporters of the Pachamama Alliance and it is our sincere hope that the journey will make it clear why this is such a good investment for the generations to come. Thank you. 

What’s included

  • All meals
    Starting with dinner on the first day of your journey and ending with breakfast on the last day of your journey.
  • Transportation
    In-country transportation including charted buses and planes.
  • Lodging
    Mostly communal lodging while in the rainforest.
  • Equipment
    You will be provided a pair of rubber boots, bedding, mosquito netting and other equipment in the rainforest.
  • Guides
    Experienced Ecuadorian & Indigenous Guides for translation,
  • International Flights
    International flights to and from Quito
  • Taxi
    Taxi ride to and from Quito airport.
  • Extra Lodging
    Early or Late arrival lodging.
  • Personal Spending
    Gratuity for your local indigenous and Ecuadorian guides, bus driver, shamanic experiences, souvenirs and other personal purchases.


Day 1
Amazonian Extended Immersion with the Achuar and Sápara

 Group meets at 5 pm at the historic Quito hotel, Cultura Manor, for a welcome and orientation followed by a group dinner together. Accommodations at Cultura Manor. 

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Pachamama Alliance
6 reviews
Pachamama Alliance, empowered by our partnership with Indigenous people, is dedicated to bringing forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, socially just human presence on this planet.


We had an extraordinary experience! Truly the trip of a lifetime. It was remarkable to get to visit the remote villages of the Indigenous people and actually participate in their sacred ceremonies! The Rain Forest was magnificent! Our two guides, Estephania and Juan Fernando, were exceptional! We loved our travel group. The accommodations were very comfortable and the food was delicious. Well worth the price!!
By Avi E for Rainforest Immersion April 2022 - ($3,895) on 17 May, 2022
A trip of a lifetime and for a life as well. It was so well planned with exceptional guides I can’t imagine how it could have been better. Even my fellow travelers were outstanding.
By Brad S for Rainforest Immersion April 2022 - ($3,895) on 10 May, 2022
An adventure in the Amazon. A Journey of mind and spirit. Awakening to a higher consciousness through an experience of the heart. Connecting with the living wisdom of the forest through being welcomed by the communities of the Sapara and the Achuar.
By Mark F for Rainforest Immersion December 2021 on 29 Dec, 2021
The trip was amazing! The opportunity to share in the Sapara and Achuar communities even for a moment was such an honor. The guides took amazing care of us. We were well fed, staying healthy was paramount. These communities are living and working to save the Amazon, their way of life, and in turn all of humanity as they fully recognize our interconnectedness. It is a trip that truly emphasized that our presence made a positive impact and we were made to feel welcome everywhere we went. Being able to partake in cleansing ceremonies and to sit still and quiet in the jungle, such a rare experience. I completely recommend this journey if there is a calling to be a part of something bigger than yourself!
By Marie C for Rainforest Immersion December 2021 on 29 Dec, 2021
It was life changing. One of the best journeys I've ever taken, and I've taken many. Amazing place, amazing people, amazing food, amazing trip. I would recommend to anyone with an adventurous spirit, an open heart and an open mind. Truly magnificent!
By Fonda O for Rainforest Immersion December 2021 on 28 Dec, 2021
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