Program

Programme


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Saturday, March 18: Pre-event in Casa del Arbol, Floresta, Quito with Amazonian market.


Monday 10: Getting going / ¡The plants are calling us!

19.30h – Concert: Julio Vicencio / Mayu Ecuador


Tuesday 11: Ancestral knowledge, philosophy, magical concepts, healing practices and the evolution of traditions: towards a sane, sound and healthy future.

09:00h – Registrations and breakfast

10:30h – Welcome (Sr. Fidel Andi, President CYRAE) y Inaugural Ceremony

11:30h – Discussion panel: Natural and energetic Amazonian medicine: powers, potentials and challenges. Members of CYRAE; chaired by Dr. J. Martin Pedersen, Consultant to the President of CYRAE & Dr. Nina Isabella Moeller, Oxford University, England.

12:30h – Lunch

14:00h – Discussion panel: Family planning, healthy pregancy, natural birth, safe abortion: rights and knowledges of women. Members of AMUPAKIN (Kichwa midwives), chaired by Dr. Nina Isabella Moeller, Lexi Gropper, Sucumbíos Alliance of Bioremediation and Sustainability (ABSS) y Dr. Gabriela Aguilar, Los Yapas Botanical Park, Puyo, Ecuador.

15:00h – Break, refreshments, informal exchange and networking, guayusa

15:30h – Plant consciousness across cultures and beyond borders. Emma & Davyd Farrell, Plant Consciousness, England.

16:30h – Closure of the day: Sr. Fidel Andi, President CYRAE

18:30h – Transport to the ayahuasca ceremonies, Shandia Lodge, Talag.


Wednesday 12: Public policy, legal defense and reflections on the law: developing and sustaining intercultural health institutions

09:00h – Breakfast

10:00h – Opening of the day: Interpretation of a selected dream or visions. Sr. Fidel Andi with Dr. Nina Isabella Moeller.

10:30h – Intercultural health: Challenges and opportunities. Didier Lacaze, Center for Anthropological Research and Studies, Lyon University, France/Sacha Warmi, Puyo, Pastaza.

11:30h – Break, refreshments, informal exchange and networking, guayusa

12:00h – Roundtable discussion with Didier Lacaze, members of CYRAE & AMUPAKIN with Dr. Nina Isabella Moeller, Lexi Gropper & Dr. Gabriela Aguilar

13:00h – Lunch

14:30h – Action points / practical initiatives emerging from the Roundtable discussion. Members of CYRAE & AMUPAKIN with Dr. Nina Isabella Moeller, Lexi Gropper & Dr. Gabriela Aguilar

15:30h – Break, refreshments, informal exchange and networking, guayusa

16:00h – Reflections on the global healing industry: ayahuasca as another colonial commodity Dr. J. Martin Pedersen, Consultant to the President of CYRAE with Jerónimo Mazarrasa, Project Coordinator, International Center for Ethnobotanical Education, Research & Service (ICEERS), Barcelona, Spain.

17:00h – Closing of the day: Sr. Fidel Andi, President of CYRAE

18:30h – Transport to the ayahuasca ceremony, Laguna Azul.


Thursday 13: Medicinal preparations, cooking, methods and utensils: eliminating toxins from the body and the environment.

09:00h – Breakfast

10:00h – Opening of the day: Guayusa ceremony: Silverio Mammallacta, Santo Domingo

11:00h – Parallel workshops:

# Preparations of organic floral waters for healing and well-being: Rosa, Flora Sana/Sacha Warmi, Puyo, Pastaza

# Preparation and use of tobacco juice: CYRAE

# Preparation and use of steam baths: AMUPAKIN

# Ceramic pottery: Eduardo Family & others

# Movement, sound and healing: Julio Vicencio / Muya Ecuador

# Bamboo bicycle activism: from Colombia to Cape Horn: Dr. Kate Rawles, The Life Cycle, Outdoor Philosophy, England.

13:30h – Lunch

15:00h – Comidas que Curan (Foods that heal): Dr. Pilar Egüez Guevara, Hispanic Serving Institution, John F. Kennedy University, USA.

16:00h – Break, refreshments, informal exchange and networking, guayusa

16:30h – Mini concert: Julio Vicencio / Mayu Ecuador

17:00h – Closing of the day: Sr. Fidel Andi, President of CYRAE

18:30h – Transport to the ayahuasca ceremonies, Waterfalls / Cascadas de Pimpilitu.


Friday 14: Soil use and regeneration, seeds, cultivation, harvest and distribution: subsistence practices and environmental protection

09:00h – Breakfast

10:00h – Opening of the day: Tobacco ceremony: CYRAE

11:00h – Traditional Amazonian plants: a sustainable option for the future. Javier Carrera, Seed Saver Network / Amazonian Permaculture Network, Ecuador.

12:00h – A decade of reforestation experiences using fruit and timber trees for nutritional improvement and the market place. Antoine Vullien, Ishpingo Foundation, France & Tena.

13:00h – Lunch

14:30h – Sustainable fish farming with native species for food autonomy: Women’s native species breeder group, San José & Santa Rita, Napo.

15:30h – Break, refreshments, informal exchange and networking, guayusa

16:30h – From the Andes to the Amazon: preserving the waters of Ecuador and the Amazon Basin. Ecuadorian Rivers Institute.

17:00h – Closing of the day: Sr. Fidel Andi, President of CYRAE

18:30h – Transport to the ayahuasca ceremonies, Ceremonial Temple Cave, Archidona.

Saturday: Closure

09:00h – Breakfast

10:30h – Thanks & Closing Ceremony

11:30h – Departures

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