About

Our mission at kahpi is to empower people by providing trustworthy knowledge and vital wisdom about ayahuasca.

We have carefully selected 12 of the best minds in ayahuasca research and teaching and co-designed an exciting collection of short video courses.

Undertake easy-to-understand lessons and learn essential knowledge and wisdom about:

+ The Therapeutic and Spiritual Potentials of Ayahuasca

+ The Safety and Dangers of Drinking Ayahuasca

+ The Effects of Ayahuasca on The Brain, Body and Mind

+ The Different Cultures and Groups That Use Ayahuasca

+ Lots of Advice to Prepare For and Enhance Ayahuasca Experiences.

Joining the future of online learning, kahpi provides beautifully designed and compact video lessons. When you go to conferences or symposiums, you will usually see  30 or 60 minute talks about specific research.

At kahpi, you gain knowledge and wisdom in condensed lessons that are around 5 to 10 minutes long. We have boiled-down premium and new information in essential and beautiful video courses.

Browse our website to learn more about the Exciting Courses!

See our Community Support page to read about the support we provide to ayahuasca communities in the Amazon Rainforest and around the world.

“I wanted to manifest the ultimate online learning space for ayahuasca. I knew we needed the best minds and the most visually marvellous lessons possible, in order to respect the profound depths and wonder of Ayahuasca.”

Ayahuasca Researcher

Alex K. Gearin (PhD) kahpi Co-Founder and Designer

Alex is an anthropologist who recently completed his PhD dissertation on the topic of ayahuasca healing ceremonies in Australia. He is co-author of the book: The World Ayahuasca Diaspora (Routledge, 2016). You can find some of his work at culturaladmixtures.

“There is so much superficial information and myths circulating about ayahuasca, and the high quality information is often really dense and inaccessible. So we arranged 12 leading voices to present their best knowledge and wisdom in accessible language and compact lessons.”

Ayahuasca Researcher

Bia Labate (PhD) kahpi Co-Founder

Bia is an anthropologist who has published 17 books on the topics of ayahuasca, psychedelics, shamanism, culture, health, drug policy, and related topics. Visit bialabate.net to learn more about her work.

kahpi email For all kahpi related enquires, please email: learn[at]kahpi.net

kahpi is the result of a large collective energy of professors, researchers and designers with long-term engagement with the science and realities of ayahuasca culture, ceremonies and experiences.

Ayahuasca is a psychedelic brew typically made from boiling two plants, banisteriopsis caapi and psychotria viridis. The brew has been used by many indigenous peoples of the Amazon Rainforest for healing, magic and social welfare for at least a few centuries, possibly much longer. When consumed, ayahuasca usually creates extraordinary experiences of visions and intense emotions.

In recent decades, ayahuasca has become an increasingly popular choice of alternative healing for people in Western societies who travel to the Amazon for an ayahuasca retreat or who attend ayahuasca retreats in other parts of the world. Ayahuasca is also at the centre of two large religious organisations that began in the 20th century in Brazil and now exist in many parts of the world.

The brew is used in contexts of shamanism, spirituality, religion and psychotherapy. It has expanded from the Amazon jungle into societies in which similar psychoactive plants and chemicals are illegal, and it is currently illegal in many parts of the world.

In recent years, there has been an explosion of high-quality scientific research into ayahuasca, with hundreds of research articles being published in academic disciplines ranging from anthropology, botany and history to psychology, neuroscience and pharmacology. Research has examined the benefits, risks, and practices of drinking ayahuasca.