Join earth-music medicine wisdomkeeper Kirsty Ka and David Metcalf for an inspirational and expansive journey into the sacred lands and holistic lifeways of the Dayak Iban people of West Kalimantan, Indonesia. This eco-spiritual journey offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in ancient culture, learn holistic wisdom, partake in meditative walks and nature quests, make ceremonial offerings, receive personal healings and deepen your understanding of how to live in the heart and closer to Mother Earth.
On October 4th we fly to Puttisibau, Indonesia. There we will meet our Dayak guides and travel to the village of Sungai Utik. This Dayak community was recognised by the United Nations Development Programme’s Equator Prize in June of this year for their successful preservation of community forest, traditional culture and sustainable way of life. Our local guides will take us into original forests, up pristine rivers and into Lake Sentarum National Park to explore one of the most significant wetlands on the planet. This little known and rarely visited area is home to several tribal communities and renowned for its beauty, tranquility and abundant wildlife.

During our time in Kalimantan we will visit several Dayak Iban villages, sleep in traditional longhouses, share meals, listen to ancient stories, sing songs, learn about their weaving practices and be treated like family. Throughout our journey Kirsty and the Dayak elders will intersperse periods of reflection and time to attend to personal wellbeing. They will share universal practices, facilitate space for you to harmonise mind-body-spirit, deepen connection with inner wisdom, listen to Mother Nature and evolve personal consciousness.
On October 11th we will return home from Kalimantan with a wealth of new experience, connections, holistic practices and inspiration for life.
Kirsty Ka facilitates healing and transformational retreats around the world. Working closely with indigenous elders and communities, their programs blend native wisdom, shamanic-somatic healing, nature immersion, elemental ceremonies and music medicine to help people embody their true essence and find contentment in a world of constant change.

KIRSTY KA is a keeper of earth and sound medicine, retreat facilitator and life consultant. She offers earth-based wisdom, ceremonies, nature immersion, music and holistic practices to help people empower and transform their lives, professions and relationships. Her work focuses on helping others find peace, joy, confidence and wholeness; relate to the sacredness of the Earth, daily life and all of our relations.

DAVID METCALF is a professional photographer and film producer based in Bali. He has traveled into indigenous communities on a regular basis for the past seven years and supports a number of cultural and environmental programs. He was the co-founder of the first international indigenous film festival in Bali in 2018. He has dedicated his life to helping preserve and support the wisdom and beauty of indigenous wisdom.


This program supports indigenous Dayak communities and their culture. 10% of all moneys from this trip goes directly to support indigenous preservation projects.

Interested to join? Email Central Borneo Guide – Miss Lun Pratiwi at cbguide.info@gmail.com 

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Thomas has a university background in the UK and in Latin America, with studies in Languages and Humanities, Culture, Literature and Economics. He started his Asian experience as a publisher in Krabi in 2005. Thomas has been editing local newspapers and magazines in England, Spain and Thailand for more than fifteen years. He is currently working on several projects in Thailand and abroad. Apart from Thailand, Thomas has lived in Italy, England, Venezuela, Cuba, Spain and Bali. He spends most of his time in Asia. During the years Thomas has developed a great understanding of several Asian cultures and people. He is also working freelance, writing short travel stories and articles for travel magazines. Follow Thomas on www.asianitinerary.com

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