Book A Kambo Ceremony with Joe and Lana

Joe Mattia and Lana Baumgartner are the founders of Psychedelic Times and received their certification from the International Association of Kambo Practitioners (IAKP) in 2016. The IAKP training encompasses both modern and traditional ways to give Kambo, and focuses on safety, ethics, and techniques for holding a sacred and safe space. Joe and Lana have facilitated dozens of kambo circles for hundreds of participants, and have received universal glowing feedback and witnessed some incredible moments of deep healing. Their services include:

  • Private sessions for individuals
  • Group circles for up to 20 people
  • Enhancing events, retreats, and other ceremonies
  • Ability to travel within the US and internationally

Derived from the venom of the bicoloured tree frog, kambo is a powerful tool for treating pain.


What is Kambo?

Kambo is the secretion of the Giant Green Monkey Tree Frog, also known as Phyllomedusa bicolor, which is the scientific name. Some also refer to Kambo as Sapo, the Brazilian word for frog.

What is Kambo traditionally used for?

Traditionally, kambo is used to treat many things, including physical maladies and “Panema” which translates to “bad luck”. When someone is unwell with a virus or disease like malaria, they are given Kambo. In some tribes, the women use the secretion for reproductive issues and abortion. Both men and women can use Kambo if they are having difficulty finding a lover or partner. Some tribes give Kambo to their children if they are lazy or affected with some sort of physical issue affecting their stamina and drive, and the Kambo can help shift this. Hunting magic is yet another use. Before the men go out to hunt, they’ll have Kambo to sharpen their senses. It has also been used as a treatment for snake bites.

Why would I use Kambo? What are the benefits?

Kambo contains nine bioactive peptides that positively affect the human body. If we consider the beliefs of the indigenous tribes, one session can lift bad luck, create space to find a lover, increase fertility, increase skill in hunting wild game by increasing sensory perception, or increase drive and stamina, along with a whole plethora of other benefits.