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Become a Kambo Practitioner

Upcoming Trainings  

April 3rd-14th, 2024 (Santa Clarita [north of Los Angeles], California)

July 24-Aug 4th, 2024 (Bali, Indonesia)

November 6th-Nov 17th, 2024 (Santa, Clarita, California)

February 5-16, 2025 (Santa Clarita, California)


Are you ready to step into service and share the beauty of Kambo with others?

Becoming a Kambo practitioner is a big choice and tremendous responsibility. We are here to ensure you receive the most comprehensive, transformative and scientifically-supported training that exists.

Finally. A not-so "basic" Kambo practitioner Training program

In a world where alternative medicine is exploding and any person can buy materials off the internet and claim to be a practitioner, there’s more importance than ever for practitioners to set a standard in ethics, safety, care and formal training. If you are concerned with the recklessness, negligence and hype that have become all too common in the medicine space, and wish to do it right, this training is for you. 

This training program covers both basic and advanced education. We don’t believe in witholding information in order to funnel people through pyramid-scheme return trainings. We give you everything we have to offer in a comprehensive and complete curriculum that equips you with all the knowledge to practice with competence and confidence from the get-go. Our content is detailed, nuanced and will even highlight the complexities of the so called “basics”. We dive deeper than you thought we could ever go with Kambo.

Kambo is a powerful tool and stepping into a practitioner role must be taken very seriously. This training is an invitation for those who choose a true path of integrity with Kambo. Those who understand the depths that must be reached to truly know a medicine. Those who understand that humility is an endless well of wisdom. Those who desire to authentically be in service with grace and set the Ego aside. This training is for the one’s who truly will strive to become a master at their craft and will not take shortcuts or accept mediocrity. 

About our practitioner training program

12 days

12-day-long program that deep dives into the curriculum with all-day intensive group trainings .

Beautiful, Natural Locations

Enjoy the beautiful weather and natural scenery at our various training locations in Southern California and Bali, Indonesia.

More than just a training

This program is designed to not only be educational, but also personally transformational. Becoming a practitioner is a rite of passage that we celebrate as we learn new skills.

We currently offer trainings in...

Santa Clarita, California

San Diego, California

Training Curriculum

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly parts of the reality of serving Kambo. Every good course starts off with a good pep talk.

Dive into the different origins of unique tribal communities, understanding tribal dynamics, and how folklore, beliefs and practices differ between tribal communities. As well as the evolution of Kambo practices in the modern world in both tribal and western communities.

How to control point size, symmetry/alignment, asthetics, working with different skin types, conserving tamishi vine, different dragons blood techniques of application.

How to administer Kambo to a first-timer, evaluate the effects of a test point and decide appropriate dosage.

This module extensively covers safety protocols related to understanding medication pharmacology, hard and soft contraindications, water consumption practices, fainting, and mental health risks.

This module goes deep into the philosophy of what “holding space” really means and how we can curate an optimal container to support a beneficial outcome for our clients. This includes insight on preparation, intentional psychology, set and setting, ritualistic alchemy and checking our Ego’s participation.

Understand the power and value of connecting to your voice and providing music in your space. Learn medicine songs, rattle techniques and instrumental theories for curating a parallel sound journey throughout the ceremony.

Utilize different areas of the body to target different physiological and spiritual outcomes. Learn to work with organs, energetic centers, Traditional Chinese Medicine meridians and acupuncture points, as well as the spine.

Understand the ethics of the collection, western use, and administration of Kambo. Learn how to assert kind, yet strong boundaries for sustainable service. This module guides you through a transference exercise to enhance awareness of practitioner/client influences.

Learn life-saving CPR and first-aid skills to make sure you are prepared in case of a medical emergency.

Take a deep dive into the pharmacology and existing research on peptides contained in the Kambo secretion with one of the worlds leading Kambo scientists. This module is quite scientifically dense and loved by science nerds.

Learn and practice the art of using Rapeh Tobacco snuff, and Sananga eyedrops to masterfully enhance and support the Kambo experience for your clients.

Understand the difference between theatrical performance and energetic directive in a space. Learn tips and techniques on smudging, transmutation and self-care during and outside of the ceremony.

Learn the benefits and use cases for the traditional Matses banana drink used in Kambo rituals. You’ll learn both the traditional method and an easy-to-make recipe version that you can make in your modern kitchen.

Learn how to use non-purgative microdoses for chronic and acute uses. Learn the benefits of when to use a microdose vs a full dose. Learn how to titrate and control the dosage precisely to keep the experience sub-purgative.

This module covers how to evaluate the risk/reward ratio when approaching a client with complicated or fragile health. It goes into detail about what are the types of increased risks, different needs and things to consider when working with this population.

Stretch your capacity to the deep edges of the essence of Kambo with this unique and challenging rite of passage ritual. The holy trinity is a life-changing experience that will deepen your relationship with Kambo and change you forever.

This modules covers the current legality worldwide, how to protect your self from liability, how to use FDA-compliant language, and tips for growing a successful Kambo business.

What's included?

Food and Lodging

Healthy, organic meals to accamodate all diets and comfortable sleeping arrangements.

Ceremony starter kit

Students are provided with a starter pack of Kambo stick, rapeh, dragons blood, sananga, and sage.

CPR certification

Program includes CPR training and first aid certification to equip you for any emergency.

Advanced Training Bonus

Access to all online courses including the Lyme and Autoimmune Specialty Training and Microdosing course ($700 value)


Receive support and guidance when needed by having active mentorship and access to Caitlin

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About the Instructor

Caitlin Thompson

Caitlin Thompson is a seasoned international Kambo practitioner having served over 1,800 clients with a specialty in Lyme disease, autoimmune conditions and other chronic illnesses. Caitlin came to her specialty through fighting her own personal battle with Lyme disease and chronic illness symptoms. 

Caitlin is formally educated as a neurobiologist and is a research associate at UCSD School of Medicine. She operates as an independent scientific researcher with her previous studies  focusing on psychedelics and their potential for treating autoimmune conditions and the prebiotic effects of herbs on the human microbiome. She is currently pioneering some of the first human studies on Kambo.

Caitlin has been featured in over 80+ podcasts, interviews, conferences, speaking engagements and even international television appearances as a leading Kambo expert. Her set of skills makes her uniquely qualified to integrate the art and magic of Kambo with the scientific world. Caitlin also works closely with  Matses tribes in Peru to support authentic, sustainable and reciprocal practices.

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Our Ethos

Our number one priority is to provide a thorough training program that produces competent and confident Kambo practitioners devoted to safe and ethical practices. We embrace diversity, innovation, critical thinking, inclusivity and creative freedom in support of our highest value of “Do no harm”.  We believe in science and spirituality and see the importance of integrating the two. Our philosophies encourage minds to challenge dogma, celebrate humility, and serve our communities with integrity. 

Science and Spirituality

Our curriculum bridges the gap between science and spirit, integrating the best from both traditional knowledge and modern needs.


Giving back to indigenous communities through direct fair-trade supply sourcing, philanthropic projects, and mutually supportive cultural exchanges.

Emphasis on Safety

Our program prioritizes safe practices and harm reduction. We are one of the only programs to include CPR and first aid training.

Requirements for Enrollment

Prospective students must meet the following requirements…

  • Be atleast 18 years old
  • Have experienced Kambo at least 5 times with a trained practitioner.
  • Have not consumed Bufo/5-Meo-DMT or iboga/Ibogaine within 6 weeks before the training.
  • Have no history of psychosis, mania, or severe mental disorder.
  • Have no history of heart attack or heart disease.
  • Have no history or risk of stroke, aneurysm or embolism.
  • Have a strong calling to be in service as a Kambo practitioner.

Trainings are limited to 10 participants. Travel expenses are not included.

A $500 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your spot.

Early bird pricing (2 months before training date): $3000
Regular pricing: $3300

What our practitioners are saying

There are many ways to evolve as a Kambo practitioner – making time with someone who has enormous experience serving the medicine, who cares from a trauma informed psychospiritual sensitivity, and works hard to advance the western scientific lens of this intelligent medicine, is a wise move.

Thank you Caitlin for orchestrating a course that deepens my knowing of Kambo and chronic illness. You have increased my confidence to safely work with a broader spectrum of clients. You have helped further open trust in the dance of my own healing gifts and the way of the frog.

I've done a lot of trainings/courses and this one was my favorite. Caitlin has an advanced knowledge and understanding of kambo. She made her training very educational and fun! I learned so much about the peptides. THis training has deepened my understanding of this medicine and I feel more confident to work with Kambo professionally.

Start your Kambo Practitioner Journey Now

Upcoming Trainings :

April 3rd-14th, 2024 (Santa Clarita, LA county, CA)

July 24th-Aug 4th, 2024 (Bali, Indonesia)

November 6th-17th, 2024 (Southern CA, TBD)

February 5th-16th, 2025 (Southern CA, TBD)

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