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International Association

of Kambo Practitioners

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Training of practitioners is an important development in the world of Kambo. Prior to the inception of the IAKP, training opportunities were hard to find and invariably involved travelling into the Amazon and finding a willing teacher. In 2017 our training courses take place in Australia, USA, Sri Lanka, Portugal and Poland but we are happy to provide training anywhere in the world for groups of 8-12 people. One to One training can also be arranged. Please contact us for further information ( or see below.


Why is it Important to go to a Trained Practitioner?

The application of Kambo requires skill, knowledge, experience, integrity, responsibility, mindfulness and a deep understanding of this powerful medicine. A trained practitioner will know where, how much and how to treat you, if at all and they will have been trained in techniques that enable them to assess this. If there is a problem, they will know how to deal with this but they are also trained to minimize the possibility of problems and never go beyond the limits of their ability.


During the Kambo treatment there is a transfer of energy from the practitioner to you. The trained practitioner will understand how this process works and how to ensure that only clean and positive energy is passed on to you. Always check out your practitioners’ credentials and if you’re not 100% happy with both then think twice before allowing them to give you Kambo.


Another important consideration is aesthetics. Trained practitioners will have learnt techniques to enable them to make the points on the skin, known as gates, with the minimum of pain and scarring.  They will also understand the different types of points that are suitable for different parts of the body.


Finally, with a wealth of knowledge and experience that is acquired during and after their training, a properly trained practitioner will enable you to make the most of Kambo medicine on a physical, spiritual, emotional and energetic level.  Environment, ability to hold sacred space and hold boundaries, energy transfer, knowledge of anatomy, meridians, chakras, acupressure points, treatments protocols and a deep connection to the spirit of the medicine born of self-practice will all inform, and elevate your Kambo experience. Click here to find a practitioner near you.



IAKP Practitioners have been trained to work within the boundaries of our code of practice. This means that you can be confident that our practitioners are safe people to be with and to take Kambo with. They will not make sexual advances towards you, overstep privacy and personal space boundaries or ask you to do anything that you don’t feel comfortable with. They will not discuss your personal issues with your friends or family, any authority or with anyone else, however they may consult with their supervisor or teacher and with another trained practitioner if they feel that they would benefit from their knowledge and input in making decisions about your treatment. You can expect integrity, respect and confidentiality.


IAKP Training Courses - The IAKP Kambo Practitioner Training course is the most successful and longest running Kambo Practitioner Training program in the world. It is an intense, experiental and traditional teaching and a challenging personal journey. Learning takes place within sacred circles where you will aquire and practice the art of giving Kambo to yourself and others. We honour both traditional and modern ways to give Kambo so you will recieve teachings from tribal traditions as well as learning to work with meridians, chakras and auricular kambo. This is not just a 2 week training course. It is the first step in a 3 + year journey from basic practitioner to master practitioner. Along the way, you will receive ongoing support and teachings, access to our knowledge base and if you wish, your own personal mentor.  Not everyone gets through the course but we do everything we can to support you to get through if we believe that being a practitioner is the right path for you. Every course we have run so far has received 100% positive feedback from its participants. In 2018, we will be offereing all our students past and present, the opportunity to undertake an extension course in the Amazon jungle with a tribe that have a strong tradition of using Kambo. If you wish to train with us, be sure to book early as places go very fast. Contact our training admin team on or email the specific courses.


    Kambo Practitioner Basic Level (2 week Intensive + Modular Courses)


  • 2018 - Sri Lanka - Mar 1st - 15th - FULL- waiting list closed

  • 2018 - USA - April 6th - 21st - FULL -  waiting list open - Please email: (

  • 2018 - Europe - June 8th - 22nd  - FULL - waiting list closed

  • 2018 - Australia - June 15th-30th - Booking open - Limited spaces

  • 2018 - USA - July 13th-27th - FULL - waiting list open - Please email: (

  • 2018 - UK - 8 month Modular Course (8 weekends plus commencing May 2018) - FULL - waiting list open

  • 2018 - Europe - August 2018 - Booking opens soon

  • 2018 - Costa Rica - Sept 15th - 29th - Booking open - Please email: (

  • 2018 - Sri Lanka - Oct 5th - 20th - Booking Open - Please email : (


  • 2018 - PRIVATE TRAINING - for details


   Advanced Kambo Practitioner


  • 2018 - Europe - Sept 2018 - FULL

  • 2018 - Sri Lanka - Oct 2018 - FULL

  • 2019 - Cyprus - May 2019 - Invitation Only

  • 2019 - USA - July 2019 - Invitation Only

  • 2019 - Sri Lanka - Oct 2018 - Invitation Only



    Train the Trainer


  • July 2019 - USA - Invitation Only