Yawanawa traditional body painting

Yawanawa traditional body painting with Peû, Nawashahu, Thawahw


More details about this ceremony coming soon…

About Peû, Nawashahu and Thawahw:

Peû is one of the most devoted spiritual leaders from the younger generation of the Yawanawa people. He committed to the sacred Samakai (diet) the Yawanawa´s highest spiritual initiation, for five consecutive years. In this period he received direct teachings from the elders Tata and Yawa, who have now left this planet. His studies with the elders brought exceptional strength to his work with the sacred healing prayers of the tradition. Today Peû is responsible for preparing and serving the Yawanawa medicines on the Sacred Village. He is also the leader of the very young generation that is studying traditional healing and spirituality, teaching them how to take good care of this ancient tradition and the sacred medicines.

Nawashahu carries the leadership linage from mother and father. Daughter of chief Biraci Nixiwaka and Putanny (the first indigenous women taking the spiritual initiation among Yawanawa people). She has also committed herself on the studies of spirituality and healing, making diets and learning from the elders. Nawa is a great singer and guitar player, she brings the power of the new generation and the empowerment of Yawanawa women. She has traveled to India to share music and ceremonies. This will be here first travel to Europe.

Thawahw is an important spiritual representative of the Yawanawa people. He is son, apprentice, and heir of the legendary medicine man Yawarani, who passed away in 2018 at the age of 106. Tawahu carries much of the energy of his father with whom he traveled throughout Brazil bringing the Yawanawa magic. He was one of the first young leaders of the Yawanawa people to go through the higher initiation of their spiritual traditions, always accompanied by and learning from Yawarani. Today, is an important leader in the Sacred Village and makes medicine journeys to capitals of Brazil.