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Sat, Sep 09



Guayusa & Hapé Reset

Amazonian Herbal Medicine for Clearing, Grounding and Guidance

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Guayusa & Hapé Reset
Guayusa & Hapé Reset

Time & Location

Sep 09, 2023, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Denver, Location address will be given on registration

About The Event

Join us and experience two beautiful medicines from the Amazon. This will reset the mind and leave you feeling very rooted and in deep connection with spirit.

Hapé is an herbal medicine made from various ashes and tobacco. Unlike anything you've experienced, it will release the mind from negative thoughts, leaving you feeling deeply grounded and connected, ready to receive the subtle essence of the Guayusa.

Guayusa helps to stimulate the pineal gland and calm the nervous system while flooding the body with energy and beneficial nutrients including high amounts of l-theanine and theobromin (the heart opening component of cacao). We will drink the tea in a ceremonial way, sing a traditional song and a meditation/journey to receive guidance and messages from spirit. 

There will be drumming, and traditional song to hold space. If you have a medicine drum you are welcome to bring it. No experience required, newcomers to shamanic journey are welcome and encouraged. Drinking the tea is recommended but not required to receive the benefits of the evening. You can read mor about the medicines below. 

  • Please bring a cushion such as a yoga mat and blanket to lie down on. 
  • Please bring a drinking cup for tea
  • You are welcome to bring a medicine drum or rattles for group drumming
  • If you have a native american style drum you can bring it (there may be time to play)
  • The location for this gathering is at a private residence in SE Denver near Hampden and I-25. 

The exact location will be given in the confirmation email after registering, near Hampden and I-25. 

More about Guayusa

Guayusa is a plant from Ecuador and is sometimes called the ‘Dream Tea’. Botanically, it is related to Yerba Maté. It provides focused energy while relaxing the mind, the optimal state for seeing visions and receiving messages, similar to a waking dream state. It is safe, legal, and completely non-psychotropic, and is becoming a significant export crop providing sustainable income for traditional communities. The tea used in this ceremony comes directly from growers in Ecuador selling at roadside markets on a recent trip there. Guayusa  is used casually, for energy, but ceremonial preparation brings out more strength. 

Traditionally, Guayusa has been used in ceremonies for at least 2000 years. Different tribes use the tea differently, but its commonly referred to as the dream tea. This ceremony is a contemporary adaptation of traditional use. Come explore your inner world of the dreamtime, for assistance and healing. Guayusa tea is also very high in antioxidants, L-theanine, and theobromin, the primary chemical components of green tea and cacao. 

For those sensitive to caffeine jitters, you will find Guayusa to have little to no negative effects. Many who cannot drink coffee or even black tea have no issues with Guayusa. It is a great substititute to break caffeine dependency of coffee. 

Hapé is an herbal medicine from S America vary popular especially through Brazil and Peru. It is an extremely fine powder administered into the nostrils through a pipe called Tepi. Its primary effects are clearing the mind, and grounding. In this way, the tabaco is very grounding and connecting. The tree ashes used are very high in benefits depending on the formulations used. In general, hapé is supportive for all conditions, with some formulas focusing on certain areas such as the mind, pineal gland, or digestive. For those concerned about the addictive or negative aspects of Tabaco consider that Tabaco has been the single most powerful healing herb used worldwide in shamanic traditions for many years. Like all things powerful it can be used in good ways or bad ways. The negative effects of mindless tobacco use are undeniable as are the positive effects of mindful use. Personally I feel no addictive character to Hapé and this is reflected by most users. The dried powdered tabaco has a very different impact than when inhaling smoke.  I use only sun dried tabaco organically grown by indigenous people in the Amazon. Use is always completely optional and at your discretion.

Drinking the tea is recommended but not required to receive the benefits of the journey. You can choose how much you want to drink. No experience required.


Michael Cutter (Heartsong) is a Life Purpose coach and shamanic healer. He apprentices in tradition from Ecuador and has extensive experience learning from traditions in South Africa, North America, Greenland, and Scotland. 


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