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RECONNECT PREPARATION

WELCOME

We look forward to sharing this magical journey with you and ask that you review the below important information and submit the agreement, release & waiver of liability at the end. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact one of us.

ITINERARY

Below is a general itinerary that is subject to change:

 

Thursday: 6pm Dinner + Welcome Bonfire

 

Friday: Kambo Ceremony

 

Saturday: San Pedro/Huachuma Journey

 

Sunday: Integrative Activities + Changa DMT

 

Monday: Cacao + Ecstatic Dance + Temazcal

 

Tuesday: Share Circle + Breakfast.  12pm Departure

 

Plan to arrive between 4-6pm to settle in before we begin. Dinner will be served at 6pm followed by a bonfire welcome where we will discuss important information and prepare you for the next day. If you plan to fly out on the last day, please schedule your departure flight after 4pm to allow travel time to the airport. We are available to assist with your travel arrangements.

PREPARATION

When you commit to actively participating in your personal growth, you invite your higher self in to assist in creating experiences that align with your growth. Preparing your mind and body is an integral part of this journey, allowing the medicine to go deeper during the ceremony. Your intentions are the vehicle through which you actively participate in channeling the energy that comes through during our time together. Speaking and writing your intentions allow a more concrete roadmap for your manifestations.

 

Below are our recommendations that you can begin now to assist you in preparing for our upcoming journey together:

 

INCORPORATE

  • Breathwork

  • Journaling

  • Yoga & stretching

  • Meditation and time in nature

  • Drink more water for hydration

  • Fresh organic juices, fruits, and vegetable soups

  • Whole foods high in vitamins and minerals

  • Inspirational documentaries and films

  • Relaxing instrumental music (such as binaural beats and the sounds of nature)

AT LEAST 10 DAYS PRIOR (IMPORTANT)

  • Cut out alcohol consumption & recreational drugs

  • Cut out anti-depressants or any type of SSRI drugs

  • Cut out spicy foods 

  • Cut out foods containing gluten 

  • Reduce salt and sugar intake

 

ELIMINATE

  • Caffeine

  • Processed and fried foods

  • Foods high in sugar (such as boxed and canned items)

  • Heavy meats (such as beef and pork)

  • Prescription drugs (at least 3 days prior)

  • Toxic consumption (thoughts, relationships, music, television, etc.)

 

It's important to remember that preparation is not about being perfect. You are preparing your body and your mind for a period of learning, transformation, and healing. The optimal condition to receive what we need from these ceremonies is to have a clean, pure vessel (body/mind) as undistracted as possible. Many of the things we put into our bodies and the people & places we surround ourselves with can create a lot of “noise” internally, distracting and obstructing our ability to be truly present, aware, and grounded. “Quieting” the system (body/mind) as much as possible helps create much-needed internal space in ceremony. You know your body/mind best. In the weeks before our time together, pay attention to what is happening inside. Do your best to be aware of what you are using as distractions, what is not serving you, and what is nurturing you.

Kambo will be the first medicine we will work with. 

The spirit of Kambo contains an intelligence that is beyond our human comprehension. We have noticed that those who connect with the spirit of the frog oftentimes experience shifts before we come together in ceremony. This could simply look like closing your eyes, visualizing the frog, sharing your intentions, and asking specific questions or inviting the spirit to share with you what you are ready to receive.

We invite you to use these images and video to connect with the spirit of Kambo...

Kambo Bella, the first frog I received medicine from in the Peruvian Amazon Jungle, 2018.

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The frog itself is a bright green color and correlates to the heart chakra making it a powerful medicine for issues surrounding the heart such as self-love, trust, forgiveness, reconciling relations, and deeper and more intimate connections with self and others.​

 

WHAT TO BRING

Cuernavaca tends to get a lot of sun during the day and may be cool at night so layered clothing is recommended.

  1. Passport

  2. Journal + pen

  3. Reusable water bottle

  4. Comfortable & loose-layered clothing

  5. Bathing suit

  6. Suntan lotion

  7. Mosquito spray

  8. Sacred items you wish to have blessed at the altar (ex. photos of loved ones, crystals, etc.)

OTHER THINGS TO NOTE

 

TRAVEL

We highly recommend that you arrive at least a day in advance to avoid any flight delays or cancellations.

 

If flying in at least a day in advance:

You will fly into Mexico City Airport (MEX), and if you choose to stay in Mexico City (CDMX) before catching a bus to Cuernavaca, you can easily find an Airbnb between $30-$60 per night. Some safe and walkable areas to look for a hotel or Airbnb are:
 

Condesa

Roma Norte

Roma Sur

Juarez

Narvarte

*Parque Mexico is a well-known park in Condesa with several cafes (and one of Angie’s favorite places to dog-watch). 

You can purchase your bus ticket to "CUERNAVACA CASINO" at one of these bus stations in Mexico City or online at https://pullman.mx/  (note that this website is in Spanish):

 

Group Pullman de Morelos (listed as MEXICO TAXQUEÑA)

Calz Taxqueña 1320, Campestre

Coyoacán, 04433 Ciudad de Mexico

 

Pullman de Morelos WTC (listed as WORLD TRADE CENTER CDMX)

Montecito 38, Benito Juárez

Ubicados en recepción de WTC

Nápoles, 03840 Ciudad de Mexico

 

We are happy to assist you in making arrangements. When you are 15 mins. away from arriving at Cuernavaca Casino station, please text Mathis again so he can arrange pick-up. We are 10 mins. away from the station.

If flying in on Thursday:

You will catch the bus from inside the MEX airport. Follow the signs for the bus station after exiting baggage claim. Again, the station is inside the airport. If you need assistance, ask for directions to “Pullman de Morelos”. Once at the bus station, purchase a ticket (approximately $17 USD & a 1.5-hour ride) from Pullman de Morelos to "Cuernavaca Casino.”

 

The bus schedule is hourly, and we recommend purchasing a ticket when you arrive at the airport in case of any delays at customs. Once you've boarded your bus, please text or WhatsApp Mathis at +1 (415) 515-0661 to let him know you're on your way.

 

MEXICO CASH & TIPS

We highly recommend you notify your bank that you will be traveling to Mexico so that you can access your money. We have found that the best way to receive cash in Mexico pesos is to use the ATM (always decline the conversion rate), which can be done at the airport or at a bank. The banks with the cheapest atm fees ($1.50-$2.00) are Santander, Banorte, and Citibanamex). You can also use an exchange service at the airport, but it is more expensive.

 

Approximate…

$100 pesos = $5 USD

$200 pesos = $10 USD

$500 pesos = $25 USD

$1000 pesos = $50 USD

 

We have a staff of two, Rosario and Tina, who will cook, clean, and do laundry (if needed). They have been working at Mathis’ family home for over twenty years and are considered family. Though tipping is not mandatory, you are welcome to show your generosity. We will collect any tips on the final day, and ask that you do not give directly to them.

 

We have been inspired by and called to work with these medicines throughout our personal development, and it is with great honor and joy that we share in such an intimate and safe space. We look forward to sharing our medicine, receiving your medicine, co-creating, and guiding you through aligning with your most authentic self. Please reach out to one of us with any questions.

 

Angie Brooks  (214) 641-9940

Mathis Arnell (415) 515-0661

RECONNECT AGREEMENT 

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ASSUMPTION OF RISK, RELEASE, AND WAIVER OF LIABILITY AND INDEMNITY AGREEMENT

I am of sound mind and good physical health, and choose to participate at Reconnect on my own will. I understand that the Practitioners have not and will not render any medical diagnosis. I further understand that Reconnect is complementary and in no way a substitute for medical diagnosis and/or treatments. I will notify the practitioners if at any time during Reconnect I feel any discomfort, pain, serious illness or injury. I acknowledge that these are my responsibilities and that the practitioners are not liable for any injury, illness or damages, resulting from my participation in Reconnect. The practitioners have the right to refuse, cease, and/or withdraw treatment/participation of any person.

Assumption of Risk: The undersigned hereby acknowledges and agrees that (s)he understands the nature of Reconnect; that Participant is qualified, in good health, and in proper physical condition to participate therein; that there are certain inherent risks and dangers associated with Reconnect; and that, except as expressly set forth herein, (s)he, knowingly and voluntarily accepts and assumes responsibility for each of these risks and dangers, and all other risks and dangers that could arise out of, or occur during, Participant’s participation in Reconnect. Participant understands that any questions regarding the appropriateness of Reconnect given any current diagnosis (s)he has been given or any treatment (s)he is receiving should be directed to Participant’s treating physician prior to Reconnect.

Release and Waiver: The undersigned hereby RELEASES, WAIVES, DISCHARGES AND COVENANTS NOT TO SUE the Practitioners from and for any liability resulting from any personal injury, accident, or illness (including death), and/or property loss, however caused, arising from, or in any way related to, Participant’s participation in Reconnect.

Indemnification and Hold Harmless: The undersigned also hereby agrees to INDEMNIFY, DEFEND AND HOLD the Practitioners HARMLESS from any and all claims, actions, suits, procedures, costs, expenses, damages and liabilities including, but not limited to, attorney's fees, arising from, or in any way related to, Participant’s participation in Reconnect.

Acknowledgment of Understanding: The undersigned has read this assumption of risk, release and waiver of liability and indemnity agreement, and has had the opportunity to ask questions about the same. The undersigned fully understands this assumption of risk, release and waiver of liability and indemnity agreement, that the undersigned is giving up substantial rights in connection therewith, and that its terms are contractual, and not a mere recital. The undersigned acknowledges that s(he) is signing this agreement freely and voluntarily.

See you soon!

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