Psychedelic Renaissance

Featuring: Isku Kua Yawanawá, Chief of Novo Esperança

Translated by: Mauro Kapetawa, Chief Director of TXAI & Co-Founder of Aldeia Akasha

Hosted by: Lorna Liana, CEO of EntheoNation & Founder of The Plant Spirit School

Do you have cultural appreciation and deep respect for the subtle art of ayahuasca ceremony?

Discover the Yawanawá’s unique, ancestral practice of shamanic healing with uní (ayahuasca) and why this ancient wisdom remains entirely relevant in the Psychedelic Renaissance.

Join Chief Isku Kua of Nova Esperança, Brazil, as he reveals the essential skills, tools and techniques needed to create a powerfully healing ceremonial space…

…especially if you are a coach, therapist or healer seeking to serve in the psychedelic sector.

100% Of Proceeds Go To Support Chief Isku Kua Yawanawá & His Community


For scientists, ayahuasca is a foul-tasting brown liquid filled with molecules that have intriguing effects on the psyche, and the therapeutic potential to treat persistent depression, addiction, and PTSD.

For the indigenous, ayahuasca is a sacred teacher, a healer, and an ancient mystery school which, if we stay humble and listen, can offer us the profound healing and purification we need in order to evolve into our highest selves.

The Yawanawá, the people of the wild boar, have been using uní for healing, spiritual purposes, and community celebration since the beginning of their history. Uní is part of their cultural heritage and the origin story of their people.

What Western science fails to understand is that it is not just the molecules in the medicine, it is the entire ceremonial container that potentiates the healing experience.

Within the sacred, ceremonial container, Yawanawá wisdom keepers will use sacred plants, fire, chants and music as shamanic tools to assist in healing and purification, along with elevating the visionary healing experience.

In this masterclass, Yawanawá Chief Isku Kua will share with us his perspective on why aspiring professionals in the Psychedelic Renaissance might want to learn sacred space-holding concepts, techniques, and songs directly from indigenous wisdom keepers.

As the Psychedelic Renaissance expands, the ancestral indigenous practice of ayahuasca ceremony is getting diluted.

More and more non-indigenous facilitators are offering ayahuasca ceremonies with recorded playlists, in ways that do not take into account energetic and spiritual safety that the wisdom keepers are attuned to, which can have suboptimal consequences for participants - physically, emotionally and psychologically.

Join us for a direct transmission from the Yawanawá tribe on what it truly takes to hold an impeccable ceremonial space for the most powerful healing to unfold.

100% Of Proceeds Go To Support Chief Isku Kua Yawanawá & His Community


  • The role that dietas and initiations play in preparing a ceremonial leader for administering ayahuasca, and why it is essential to work with a facilitator that has the appropriate trainings
  • The specific shamanic techniques employed by Yawanawá ceremony leaders in order to manage the energy of the room, as well as calm those having a hard time
  • How rapé is used in uní ceremony as a way to clear and move stuck emotions, purify negativity, and to ground a person in their body, along with how to administer rapé properly
  • The role that ancient chants and songs play in elevating the visionary experience, so that the ceremony participants may become a conduit for collective planetary healing…
  • And so much more!


Isku Kua Yawanawá

For many years, Isku Kua has been supporting his father chief Nixiwaka in the administration of tribal affairs. Today he is chief of Nova Esperança (“New Hope”) village, with a population of 300 people.

Isku’s knowledge of his culture gets deeper every day as a result of his commitment to his studies and his conduct of the Uní ceremony impresses even Yawanawá elders.

He is also a talented musician and guitar player, who adapted many traditional songs to the guitar.

Mauro Kapetawa

One of the main pioneers dedicated to bridging Amazonian spirituality and the western world. Mauro is the chief director of TXAI - Shamanic Traditions of Native America - promoting regular gatherings with the Huni Kuin and Yawanawá tribes, amongst others, since 2005. Kapetawā envisioned and co-created the Uni Retreats Program, which since 2019 has successfully received hundreds of participants from all continents to deeply experience the Amazonian spirituality in a dedicated space close to the city of Rio de Janeiro - Aldeia Akasha.


Lorna Liana

Deep in the heart of the Brazilian Amazon, Lorna Liana discovered her purpose and her divine calling while drinking ayahuasca with indigenous wisdomkeepers. She was given a mission:

“To leverage emerging technologies to preserve indigenous traditions, so that ancient wisdom can benefit the modern world, and technology can empower indigenous people.”

100% Of Proceeds Go To Support Chief Isku Kua Yawanawá & His Community