INFORMATION FOR VISITORS
TONKIRI WILL BE OPEN FOR VISITORS FROM AUGUST 11th TO SEPTEMBER 1rst, 2017.
AFTER SEPTEMBER 2017 WE WILL BE OPEN FOR VISITORS YEAR ROUND.
PLEASE CONTACT US DIRECTLY FOR SPECIFIC DATES OR TO ARRANGE A VISIT.
Tonkiri is a centre where the Ashaninka knowledge of working with Amazon plants is being integrated with plant medicines of the Boreal Forest. At Tonkiri visitors will participate in Camarampi ceremonies, Tobacco ceremonies, and diets with the teacher plants of South and North America. For more information about what plants we will work with please contact us directly.
Tonkiri is an isolated wilderness retreat on the Whitemouth River in Manitoba, Canada. The surrounding environment is teeming with wildlife and a unique diversity of plant life. Visitors have the opportunity to explore the river by canoe, hike deep into the woods, spend time with the plants, stargaze at night or just relax in a hammock. All visitors are welcome to learn about the medicinal plants and how we work with them at Tonkiri.
A visit to Tonkiri can help alleviate anxiety, fear, depression, heartache, chronic pain and disease. Plant work at Tonkiri fosters inspiration and nurtures humility. The path we follow and teach can help each person discover new frontiers in their life's interests. The plants are an amazing tool for gathering knowledge not only about yourself but also the world around us. Visiting Tonkiri is a transformative experience where visitors can learn to navigate the mysteries of the inner and outer worlds. Most of all, Tonkiri will help connect you with the Great Spirit and bring joy into your heart.
White Cedar trees, Ladyslipper Orchids and Birch trees are some of the spirits that teach and inspire at Tonkiri.
The vision of Tonkiri is inspired by the teachings and life work of the Ashaninka Maestro Juan Flores. Juan is the founder and director of Mayantuyacu: Centre for the Study of Medicinal Plants in Peru. Working with medicinal plants for over 60 years, Juan Flores is a world-renowned master healer of vast knowledge and skill.
Jim Sanders, founder and director of Tonkiri, has been studying under Maestro Flores for 12 years. 2 years ago Jim was honoured by Maestro Flores and given the title of Maestro Ayahuasquero. Jim is supported at Tonkiri by a team of dedicated healers who are also students of Maestro Flores and Mayantuyacu.
To better understand the work of Maestro Flores and his work in Canada please watch the 45 minute documentary TONKIRI: CHAPTER ONE by clicking HERE.
Maestro Flores & Jim Sanders at Mayantuyacu. Mayantuyacu under the stars.
The vision for Tonkiri first came to Jim in 2007 during one of Maestro Flores' visits to Canada. Slowly he has been working to make the vision a reality. In 2015, Jim and his family acquired the land that is home to Tonkiri and began the process of developing and building the centre. By summer 2017 we will have built a new ceremony lodge, washrooms, showers, a dining hall. A guest lodge will be completed by 2018. We hope to see you this summer to help us inaugurate our completed White Bear Medicine Lodge.
The White Bear Medicine Lodge under construction. To be ready for use by August 2017.
We strongly encourage visitors to Tonkiri to stay for 8 days or longer. Like Mayantuyacu in Peru, we are encouraging people to come for longer stays so they may undergo deeper transformation and healing. Longer visits allow people to diet with plants, an essential aspect of Maestro Flores’ tradition. Ceremonies will take place every two days. For more information about what plants and ceremonies we work with contact Jim at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Visiting Tonkiri includes ceremonies, medicines, consultations, teachings, lodging or tenting options and meals. Our aim is for visitors to Tonkiri to disconnect from the outside world, to rest and rejuvenate, and to undergo deep healing and learning. We are here to take care of you. Healthy meals are made for you with love and specially designed to enhance the plant diets and ceremony work.
Tonkiri will be open from AUGUST 11th to SEPTEMBER 1rst, 2017. People are welcome to plan their stay at Tonkiri anytime during these dates. After August 2017 we will be open for visitors year round. If you are interested in visiting Tonkiri after September 2017 please check this website for dates or arrange a visit with us. We are also open to coordinating group visits.
Ceremony Nights (Every two days) = $300.00 CDN Non-Ceremony Night = $120.00 CDN
6 night stay = $1260 CDN (3 Camarampi ceremonies & 1 Tobacco ceremony & a plant diet)
8 night stay = $1680 CDN (4 Camarampi ceremonies, 1 Tobacco ceremony & a plant diet)
10 night stay = $2100 CDN (5 Camarampi ceremonies, 1 Tobacco ceremony & a plant diet)
PAYMENT: Please pay a deposit of half of the cost to reserve your place. If all deposits can be in by July 1st it would be greatly appreciated. Rest of payment is to be paid at start of your stay.
TRAVEL: Tonkiri is 1 1/2 hour drive east of Winnipeg. We will help people arrange carpools when possible, and if need be we can arrange transport for extra cost.
Priority is being given to longer stays at Tonkiri. As we approach the dates we will open up a few ceremonies for those interested in a shorter visit. Please check back on this page for details about specific ceremony nights that are open for visitors.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN VISITING TONKIRI PLEASE CONTACT JIM AT JIM@TONKIRI.CA
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