IOA RETREAT – April 2015

ACTIVITIES

27/03 (nighttime) or 28/03 (early morning): – Arrival at Guarulhos Airport; – Greeting and transportation to the Sítio IOACenter; – Accommodation at the hotel; – Light meal: – Meeting in the Hall: Introductions, general explanations and take notes of special needs;

Day 1 – 28/03
8:00 – Breakfast;
9:00 – 1st Meeting in the Hall: Lecture about the Medicine traditions and IOA Work and afterwards decide together the programming of the activities;
10:00 – Show the surroundings;
11:00 – Walk in the property to the IOA ceremony center and whereabouts;
12:00 – Shower/ Pool;
13:00 – Lunch and siesta;
15:00 – Provide longer walk to the lake;
18:00 -Light meal:
19:00 – 2nd Meeting: Bonfire at the IOA ceremony center. Individual guidance service is offered for those who want a deeper and personalized experience;

Day 2 – 29/03
8:00 – Sufi whirling;
8:30 – Breakfast;
9:30 – 1st Meeting: The uses of the Medicine, Ceremony schedule;
10:30 – Guided walk around;
13:00 – Lunch (or fasting) and siesta;
16:00 – Session day with individual oriented guidance;
21:30 – Light meal

Day 3 – 30/03
8:00 – Sufi whirling;
8:30 – Breakfast;
9:30 – 1st Meeting: Sharing and general explanations. Individual spiritual counseling during the morning. Music to dance and to listen to;
13:00 – Lunch at a traditional countryside restaurant and siesta. Having the menu and prices the day before;
14:30 – Walk to the site of the CDI – Luz do Vegetal medicine preparation site;
17:00 – Snacks;
21:00 – Dinner;

Day 4 – 31/03
8:00 – Sufi whirling;
8:30 – Breakfast;
9:30 – 1st Meeting: Lecture – Brazilian ayahuasca religions and the formation of the IOA;
12:00 – Lunch;
13:00 – Ceremony in the woods. Individual guidance. Massage and reiki provided optionally; 18:30 – Dinner;
20:30 – 2nd Meeting: Ceremony sharing and guidelines;

Day 5 – 01/04
8:00 – Sufi whirling;
8:30 – Breakfast;
9:30 – 1st Meeting: Lecture: The medicine and the health, misuse of the medicine and effects over time. Explanation of medicine preparation;
13:00 – Lunch and siesta;
14:00 – Free time;
21:00 – Dinner;

Day 6 – 02/04
10:00 – Sufi whirling and chakra sounds meditation;
11:30 – Breakfast;
13:00 – 1st Meeting: Religious ayahuasca Doctrines and spiritual principles of IOA.
15:30 – Lunch;
17:00 – Individual guidance;
20:30 – Ceremony at the bonfire;
22:00 – Ceremony individual guidance;

Day 7 – 03/04
8:00 – Sufi whirling;
8:30 – Breakfast at CDI preparation site;
9:30 – Harvesting of the medicine plants;
13:00 – Lunch at CDI;
14:30 – Communal work at CDI;
18:30 – Return to IOA center;

Day 8 – 04/04
8:00 -Sufi whirling;
8:30 – Breakfast at CDI;
9:00 – Medicine preparation; Sleep in communal room or back to IOA to sleep – or rather, not sleeping due to overnight preparation. =)

Day 9 – 05/04
8:30 – Breakfast at CDI;
9:30 – Ending preparation works; Drink the medicine allowed to proceed with day activities; 13:00 – Lunch;
15:30 – Meeting: Share experiences and PETAR trip explanations; Sleep early to take the 7 am travel bus in Sao Paulo (transportation there provided).

Day 10 and 11 – 06/04 – 11/04
PETAR

Day 12 12/04
Retrieval in Barra Funda and transportation to the airport.