The IAKP – International Association of Kambo Practitioners is a not for profit organisation that seeks to support and encourage the safe, responsible and professional use of Kambô through training, awareness raising, knowledge development and sharing, personal skills development, research and best practice.
The IAKP are committed to ensuring the sustainability of the tribes who own the knowledge of this great Amazonian medicine. We feel immense gratitude who share it with us so generously. Along with other key participants, we are currently working to provide better educational resources and health care to the remote communities of the Matses tribe of Peru and several small rainforest projects in the Peruvian and Brazilian Amazon.
We were founded in early 2014 with the goal of bringing Kambo into the modern world in a safe, responsible, ethical and sustainable sustainable way. We are now a Not-For-Profit Foundation based in the Netherlands. This means that 70% of our profits go the causes that we support. Our practitioners are encouraged to donate a portion of any Kambo derived income back to foundations that support the Matses tribes of Peru.
One of our biggest achievements is the creation of 3-4 year program to train Kambo Practitioners to the highest possible level. Now in its 5th year, our program is unique and takes practitioners from Basic level to Master level and we are proud to have trained over 400 practitioners. For some, we also offer the opportunity to join our 18 month Teacher Training program. We currently have a team of 11 teachers and 6 trainee teachers who are spread across the world and are teaching in English, Spanish and Polish with German and Italian coming in 2020.