Kambo in Amsterdam

I am a trained Kambo practitioner registered as KNP at Kambo Naturista. Through professional training, undergoing traditional teaching (dieta) in the Amazon, and by now, five years of practice of serving Kambo – I offer private sessions with safety, knowledge, and personal attention. As of today, I have served Kambo to up to 300 different individuals, many of whom return for the follow-up sessions. What makes my offering special is the individual setting and no group sessions, where you can feel safe and focus on your own process.

What does the individual ceremony include?

A 2-hour long private session includes:

  • preparing and smudging
  • guidance on setting an intention
  • Kambo application
  • if requested, Sananga and Rapei applications
  • application of dragon blood or copaiba oil on burns for the after-treatment.

How much does it cost?

I use tiered pricing for donations because I believe in honest generosity. The standard price for a private session in Amsterdam – is 80 euros. However, if you are in financial hardship, I will accept lower donations. For those who give generous tips, I feel grateful. To give an indication of what I mean by tiered pricing:

  • if your monthly income is lower than 800 euros per month, I invite you to pay only 60 euros.
  • If your monthly income is higher than 1800 euros, I invite you to pay 100 euros.

Is the medicine ethically sourced?

Definitely, the kambo medicine that I serve is collected by the same source, family members of Maestro Robinson from the Matse tribe. The medicine is in the fair trade retribution to Kambo Naturista. Knowing the source of the medicine is truly exceptional because most practitioners have to rely on purchasing Kambo sticks through online shops. This also means the medicine that I serve is freshly collected (and more potent).

How can I book the session?

First, fill in the form about your health condition; In some cases, receiving Kambo is not advisable. After screening for your health conditions, I retain the right to refrain from holding the session.

Second, check the calendar for available dates and book the session.

Please note, because I work only individually, there is regularly a waiting list. If calendar does not show any free dates, means there is a waiting list. In this case you will be receiving my email, as soon as new dates become available.

How should I prepare for the session?

For 12-18 hours: fast (abstain from any solid or liquid food):

  • Kambo must be given on an empty stomach; this is important that you fast, 
  • before the ceremony, in the morning, drink only water (no coffee/tea).

For a stronger effect for three days before the ceremony, stick to a light diet;

  • abstain from eating red meat,
  • abstain from deep-fried, spicy food, or food that is hard to process,
  • renounce alcohol and other drugs,
  • do not engage in sexual activities.

What to bring?

  • Wear comfortable clothes or bring to change,
  • a towel,
  • personal items, amulet/talisman (optional).

 After the ceremony?

It is advisable not to have any schedules after the session, as in some cases, one may feel to rest and have time for integration. 

How will Kambo affect me?

Kambo detoxes the body, strengthens the immune system and activates self-healing within the body. It is a natural antibiotic, antiviral and anti-fungal and thereby kills bacteria, viruses and fungi. It is anti-inflammatory, cleans the blood and can improve general well-being. Kambo has helped many people with various conditions, including allergies, skin diseases, asthma, rheumatism and joint disorders, chronic pain and infections, malaria, diabetes, hepatitis, epilepsy, depression, post-chemotherapy, disease prevention and many more.

The tribesmen of the Amazon use this medicine to clear themselves from „paneme“(bad luck -negative energy). Kambo is a cleansing agent for it and after the treatment, most people feel a strong optimism and clearness of the mind. They may feel recharged in strength and stamina and capable of achieving their goals. It is said that everything flows a bit better in life after taking Kambo because externally, we always attract the thing that is going on internally.

The outcome of the treatments can vary in their effects as well as in the amount of time it may take to feel those effects. Everybody is different and so every session can be a bit different because Kambo works on many levels and is unique in its translation. In my experience, to gain true long-term benefits of healing, one often has to make healthy lifestyle changes in addition to the treatment. It is not truly beneficial to take Kambo and continue an unhealthy lifestyle because the problem that has been treated would most likely present itself again.


“I have done kambo at intervals for a longer period to help my immune system keep a Lyme infection at bay. Even though initially skeptical, I have found kambo to be a very powerful and effective support to improve my health. In addition, the comfort, care and focus of Lela during the individual sessions made the experience, in general, more supportive. For which I am very thankful. Due to my experience with kambo in relation to a complex bacterial infection, I believe Kambo may be of benefit to people who are struggling with long-lasting infections and a weak immunesystem. Taking into account however, that is is quite a powerful medicine and its important to to check whether your body is capable to handle it at the moment of application. Also in this case Lela has been very carefull and I think that anyone who is honest and mindful about their condition can figure out together if its a good choice to take Kambo. Having said all this, Kambo to me has been intense on the body but not as hard, uncomfortable or scary as it may appear.”
J. written on 2022-10-06

“Kambo felt like a re-set button. Ending one chapter in my life and starting another. It felt like an opportunity to die without dying. The scientific skeptic in me told me that I was merely poisoning myself and I would only feel good afterwards because of the number of endorphins running through my body. But when Lela opened the door, I knew I was in the right place at the right time. She was calm, caring and open, and had intelligent eyes that felt safe. I chose her originally because of her background in Tibetan Buddhism, knowing that the frogs will have been treated right. Especially because of my views on humans using other animals for their own devices. Lela was incredibly compassionate and her singing helped me through the process in a magical way. My life is drastically altered, I feel different. Thank you so much Lela, I have so much love for you. And for anyone that is still wondering whether to have a session or not, remember both fear and faith demand that you believe in something that you cannot see. You cannot see it, because it does not yet exist. And so the question to ask yourself is: what do I want to believe in? The worst case scenario, or the best?”
K. written on 2022-08-20

Upon entering I immediately felt a warm and homely atmosphere. Your open and cordial attitude has put me at ease. You lead the ceremony patiently and heartwarmingly. You told me what to expect, sang beautiful songs and gave me enough opportunity to relax. I appreciate the care. That gives me the strength to have faith in the session and accept everything I’m going through. Despite the fact that I sometimes had a hard time during the treatment, I always stayed in the moment. I have felt safe and very strong. I still experienced this days after the Kambo session. I feel more confident about my body and react sharply and alertly. Without getting over stimulated. Kambo gives more energy, both physically and mentally. The intentions at the beginning of the ceremony help to receive more spiritual insights.

F. written on 2022-11-27

Last words about my path

I joined the training in the Peruvian rainforest of Kambo Naturista with a mere desire to express my gratitude to Kambo because it helped me overcome the 15 years long addiction and induced the most profound changes in my life, ways of being, and habits. Initially, I did not intend to be a practitioner myself. However, it was during the silent retreat and dieta in the jungle, when I had a profound surrender and came to accept that I would serve the medicine, especially to people who suffer from (substance) addictions. During the dieta, icaro, a healing song for Kambo, in my mother tongue (Georgian), came to me, which I sing for every person I facilitate. The Icaro has a profound effect and truly aligns with medicine. Along with the spirit of Kambo, I am grateful to my teachers: Diedre (my sister, who introduced me to Kambo), Deyan (who trained and taught how to apply Kambo to myself and others in the safest conditions), and Gaera (who supported my quest in the process).

In my daily life, I am a mother of a teenager, a teacher at the University of Amsterdam, and a practitioner (in the tradition of Tibetan Buddhism). I spend time between the Netherlands and Georgia, and occasional travels for silent retreats. I value humbleness and modesty and believe that all sentient beings deserve happiness.

I wholeheartedly wish you the benefits of Kambo.