Live the dream of Timor and Sumba's rugged mountain landscapes,
secluded beaches and tribal villages

February 4 – 18, 2017
This off-the-beaten-path adventure will make your wildest dreams come true. The faraway and secluded islands of West Timor and Sumba are to this day steeped in ancient animist tradition and tribal ways of living. Betel-chewing kings govern beehive-hut villages, and work the fields amidst their people, high school is forbidden and considered to be the cause of unhappiness, and men grow their hair long to preserve their connection to nature. These islands are not of this world, existing in another reality. They activate forgotten bodily energies and set free the flow of inner life, letting our ancient Self speak to us in our dreams.
14 days

2 weeks journey
into the world outside and within
3 islands

West Timor, Sumba, Bali
3 laboratories

LifeStream, MySelf, Living Dreams

What is it about?
During this expedition we will hike to remote villages and spend time with their inhabitants, observing their ways of being, exploring and sharing, helping and celebrating together. We will do body- and mind-centering practices, share and explore our night dreams, and learn about their connection to waking reality in Living Dreams laboratory held at places of power (e.g. at megalithic tombs). This is a unique opportunity to experience such places as Sumba – one of the very few islands left on Earth which still follows the Neolithic practice of burial in megaliths.

We might even get a chance to participate in a unique ancient war ritual performed by Sumbanese warriors to honor their ancestors and ensure a good harvest. It is usually held in February or March; the exact dates will be announced two weeks before the event.

At the end of the journey we will relax and unwind for a few days in Bali's hedonistic paradise, taking in the best it has to offer: sunny beaches, delicious healthy food, luxurious spa treatments, beautiful walks along the rice terraces, and dances till sunrise.
Spend two weeks in a state of bliss exploring a faraway dream world of wilderness and ancient traditions!
Expedition Dates
February 4 – 17, 2017

* 14 days

* Participants are expected to arrive for the program on February 4, 2017 and depart on February 17, 2017. You may arrive in Indonesia earlier and/or depart later, but you will be on your own for food, lodging, transport, etc. We would be happy to help with hotel and itinerary ideas for your period of stay outside of the program.
Expedition Route
  • Discover the fascinating beehive-hut villages of Timor
  • Plant potatoes with the Boti king
  • Dance and sing at animist ceremonies celebrating ancestors and tribal deities
  • Stay overnight in a traditional Sumba house with 15m thatched roofs adorned with buffalo horns
  • Witness the Neolithic practice of burial in megaliths still practiced at Sumba
  • See large megalithic tombs with bizarre carvings
  • Learn the traditions of the Boti and None people
  • Listen to the myths and legends of the last head-hunting village
  • Explore the connection between your dreams and waking reality in Living Dreams laboratory
  • Participate in a unique ancient war ritual performed by Sumbanese warriors to honor their ancestors and ensure good harvest
  • Purify, refine and revitalize your body, and become consciously aware of its material and subtle dimensions in LifeStream laboratory
  • Listen to magic sounds of sasando, traditional 20-string harp
  • Buy best quality ikat in Indonesia
  • Swim in turquoise waterfall-fed swimming holes
  • Take natural mud baths
  • Surf at world-class surfing spots
  • Visit traditional markets
  • Listen and talk to your Self in MySelf laboratory

All listed activities are suggested by organizers, and can be changed depending on weather or participants' interests.
Expedition Team
Guide-Interpreter: Yana K.M

Yana holds Master's Degree in Fine Arts. She taught photography at the State University of New York, organized art workshops for children and adults, took part in numerous exhibitions and festivals worldwide.

Over the last 15 years Yana has visited more than 50 countries, and fell in love with Indonesia, where she spent 2 years studying traditional arts and discovering hidden beauty of the islands. She speaks fluent Russian, English and Indonesian.

Facilitator: Michael Yoshpa

Michael holds a PhD. in Pharmacognosy and Medicinal Chemistry, and Masters Degrees in Biology and Education.
He is a photographer and facilitator of inner development retreats.

Michael is an author and facilitator of several learning laboratories: LifeStream, MySelf, Living Science, and Living Dreams. He teaches meditation, qigong and martial arts.

What is included?

  • Accommodations
  • 3 meals a day
  • Transportation
  • Guide and interpreter services
  • Trekking
  • All daily activities
  • Admissions to tourist sites
  • Participation in the laboratories: LifeStream, MySelf, and Living Dreams

Not included:

  • International and local airfare
  • Airport visa
  • Insurance
«Early Bird» Discount
The discount is valid only until December 3, 2016
Regular Price
The full price must be paid by February 3, 2017
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