WayraSpiritOfWind

Spirit Instruments - love from the Andes to the Amazon

Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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Announcement    Welcome to Wayra - Spirit of Wind, a platform where you can find ethically sourced and handmade musical instruments and shamanic handicrafts that directly support indigenous communities.

I would like to invite you on a journey from the depths of the Amazon Jungle through to the peaks of the Andean mountains.

My name is Anja and the time I spent living and travelling in South America had a huge impact on my life. I explored this magical continent for the first time seven years ago and then went back two years ago to dive deeper into the magic that I encountered there. It opened me up to a whole new world of music, rhythms, cultures, traditions and instruments. An infinite variety of melodies can be heard whistling from the Andean mountains through Quenas, Zamponas and Antaras, while the Amazonic music tickles ancestral memories with its high pitched Pincullos and shamanic flutes. One night in ceremony, as I was drifting off into the space of dreams, a flute began to sing the sweetest melody all birds combined could ever sing, it enveloped my body in pure love, a ray of light shot through my consciousness and opened my heart, flowers, humming birds and butterflies blossoming out of my soul. Its sound was so beautiful that it seemed out of this world. I looked up to see the flute and this is where the Quena, the flute that would guide me into the world of music, came into my life.

From this day onwards my interest in traditional Andean and Amazonian music grew and I began to meet wonderful musicians and incredibly talented flute makers. I was fascinated with the variety in different wind instruments, a different flute could be discovered in almost every region. Soon, my travel backpack had to shed some clothes to make space for all different kinds of flutes. I soon started to get requests from friends asking to bring certain flutes back home to Europe, and this is where the idea for my shop began to arise.

As I continued my travel, I spent many months living and working in indigenous communities. In Pucallpa, Peru, the universe introduced me to a lovely family of shamans from the Shipibo tribe. I spent 6 months living with them and working as a translator and facilitator in their healing retreat center. All of the hand-embroidered altar cloths and patches, as well as the sacred Huayruro seed necklaces and Shipibo bracelets available in my shop are made by this family. We work together in friendship and love. I pay them a far higher than average price for their handicrafts to make sure that they are supported and receive a good income from the products that I sell in my shop. Especially since the beginning of 2020 I have made sure to be there for them even more and help them financially to get through these difficult times. They work with so much love and care and you can really feel the high energy of the items they make.

One of the strongest and most beautiful connections I have in South America is with a family of musicians and shamans from the Putumayo Region of Colombia. Some of you may know the band Grupo Putumayo, they make incredibly beautiful healing music with all kinds of native instruments from both the Andean and the Amazon Region. Three of the members of Grupo Putumayo are close friends of mine and are part of the indigenous Kamentsa culture. They and their family members create the colorful beaded jewelry, the maracas and the shamanic overtone flutes available in my shop. They are like family to me and we help and support each other wherever we can.

And then there are the native flutes, quenas, spirit animal flutes and different kinds of panpipes that you will find in my shop, which are made by an outstanding flute maker from the Andean Region of Peru. His craftsmanship is meticulous and his flutes were by far the best that I found throughout my entire time in South America. He has a kind heart and he even taught me how to make a Quena flute when I was there. Many of his flutes are tuned in the healing frequency 432 hertz.

The hand-painted flutes are also a highlight of my shop. These flutes are magnificently painted with different animals and spirits of the jungle such as jaguars, humming birds and frogs. They are fairly easy to play as they are tuned pentatonically, meaning they only have 5 holes and all notes sound harmonious together. This makes them suitable for beginners.

I am also happy to be able to provide you with the most delicious and heart-opening Ceremonial Grade Cacao that I have come across. Thanks to my friend Laura, a lovely lady that holds Cacao ceremonies and spent a long time living in a Cacao community in Guatemala, I am able to offer Keith´s Cacao in my shop. 1 pound blocks of pure joy, that can help us on our way to enhanced insight, presence, focus and wellbeing.

I hope you enjoyed this little insight into how my shop “Wayra – Spirit of Wind” came into this world. As you now know, all the items you will find in my shop have been carefully selected and come from real and direct connections with our indigenous brothers and sister in South America. Connecting cultures through love and respect.

Thank you for your support.

With all my love

Anja






The name „Wayra – Spirit of Wind“ and where it comes from

Wayra – Wind in Quechua, an ancient language of the Andean Region of South America.

For ancient Peruvians the term wind (Wayra), was not solely connected to the physical phenomenon, but also referred to the flow of the forces or energies that make up life, which manifests itself as the harmony or supreme balance of the forces of the cosmos. For that same reason, even in traditional Peruvian medicine, the shamans and healers speak of the winds of the above and the below, of the past winds and of the future winds, as the cause of the disease (or imbalance). They invoke the Wayras to restore health or vital balance. The whole medical tradition of the ancient Peruvians was aimed at maintaining the balance of the four winds (tawa wayra) of life, as in this way each human being can ensure inner peace. (as does the cosmos and each of its elements) . It allows humans to get into dialogue with the Noqa Kani Kani, Entelequia or Vital Energy and its manifestations in each one of the worlds: in the one above and in the one below, in the masculine one and in the feminine one, where life flows just like the winds do.

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Last updated on Apr 4, 2021

Welcome to Wayra - Spirit of Wind, a platform where you can find ethically sourced and handmade musical instruments and shamanic handicrafts that directly support indigenous communities.

I would like to invite you on a journey from the depths of the Amazon Jungle through to the peaks of the Andean mountains.

My name is Anja and the time I spent living and travelling in South America had a huge impact on my life. I explored this magical continent for the first time seven years ago and then went back two years ago to dive deeper into the magic that I encountered there. It opened me up to a whole new world of music, rhythms, cultures, traditions and instruments. An infinite variety of melodies can be heard whistling from the Andean mountains through Quenas, Zamponas and Antaras, while the Amazonic music tickles ancestral memories with its high pitched Pincullos and shamanic flutes. One night in ceremony, as I was drifting off into the space of dreams, a flute began to sing the sweetest melody all birds combined could ever sing, it enveloped my body in pure love, a ray of light shot through my consciousness and opened my heart, flowers, humming birds and butterflies blossoming out of my soul. Its sound was so beautiful that it seemed out of this world. I looked up to see the flute and this is where the Quena, the flute that would guide me into the world of music, came into my life.

From this day onwards my interest in traditional Andean and Amazonian music grew and I began to meet wonderful musicians and incredibly talented flute makers. I was fascinated with the variety in different wind instruments, a different flute could be discovered in almost every region. Soon, my travel backpack had to shed some clothes to make space for all different kinds of flutes. I soon started to get requests from friends asking to bring certain flutes back home to Europe, and this is where the idea for my shop began to arise.

As I continued my travel, I spent many months living and working in indigenous communities. In Pucallpa, Peru, the universe introduced me to a lovely family of shamans from the Shipibo tribe. I spent 6 months living with them and working as a translator and facilitator in their healing retreat center. All of the hand-embroidered altar cloths and patches, as well as the sacred Huayruro seed necklaces and Shipibo bracelets available in my shop are made by this family. We work together in friendship and love. I pay them a far higher than average price for their handicrafts to make sure that they are supported and receive a good income from the products that I sell in my shop. Especially since the beginning of 2020 I have made sure to be there for them even more and help them financially to get through these difficult times. They work with so much love and care and you can really feel the high energy of the items they make.

One of the strongest and most beautiful connections I have in South America is with a family of musicians and shamans from the Putumayo Region of Colombia. Some of you may know the band Grupo Putumayo, they make incredibly beautiful healing music with all kinds of native instruments from both the Andean and the Amazon Region. Three of the members of Grupo Putumayo are close friends of mine and are part of the indigenous Kamentsa culture. They and their family members create the colorful beaded jewelry, the maracas and the shamanic overtone flutes available in my shop. They are like family to me and we help and support each other wherever we can.

And then there are the native flutes, quenas, spirit animal flutes and different kinds of panpipes that you will find in my shop, which are made by an outstanding flute maker from the Andean Region of Peru. His craftsmanship is meticulous and his flutes were by far the best that I found throughout my entire time in South America. He has a kind heart and he even taught me how to make a Quena flute when I was there. Many of his flutes are tuned in the healing frequency 432 hertz.

The hand-painted flutes are also a highlight of my shop. These flutes are magnificently painted with different animals and spirits of the jungle such as jaguars, humming birds and frogs. They are fairly easy to play as they are tuned pentatonically, meaning they only have 5 holes and all notes sound harmonious together. This makes them suitable for beginners.

I am also happy to be able to provide you with the most delicious and heart-opening Ceremonial Grade Cacao that I have come across. Thanks to my friend Laura, a lovely lady that holds Cacao ceremonies and spent a long time living in a Cacao community in Guatemala, I am able to offer Keith´s Cacao in my shop. 1 pound blocks of pure joy, that can help us on our way to enhanced insight, presence, focus and wellbeing.

I hope you enjoyed this little insight into how my shop “Wayra – Spirit of Wind” came into this world. As you now know, all the items you will find in my shop have been carefully selected and come from real and direct connections with our indigenous brothers and sister in South America. Connecting cultures through love and respect.

Thank you for your support.

With all my love

Anja






The name „Wayra – Spirit of Wind“ and where it comes from

Wayra – Wind in Quechua, an ancient language of the Andean Region of South America.

For ancient Peruvians the term wind (Wayra), was not solely connected to the physical phenomenon, but also referred to the flow of the forces or energies that make up life, which manifests itself as the harmony or supreme balance of the forces of the cosmos. For that same reason, even in traditional Peruvian medicine, the shamans and healers speak of the winds of the above and the below, of the past winds and of the future winds, as the cause of the disease (or imbalance). They invoke the Wayras to restore health or vital balance. The whole medical tradition of the ancient Peruvians was aimed at maintaining the balance of the four winds (tawa wayra) of life, as in this way each human being can ensure inner peace. (as does the cosmos and each of its elements) . It allows humans to get into dialogue with the Noqa Kani Kani, Entelequia or Vital Energy and its manifestations in each one of the worlds: in the one above and in the one below, in the masculine one and in the feminine one, where life flows just like the winds do.

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Connecting cultures through love and music

Welcome to Wayra - Spirit of Wind, a platform where you can find ethically sourced and handmade musical instruments and shamanic handicrafts that directly support indigenous communities.

I would like to invite you on a journey from the depths of the Amazon Jungle through to the peaks of the Andean mountains.

My name is Anja and the time I spent living and travelling in South America had a huge impact on my life. I explored this magical continent for the first time seven years ago and then went back two years ago to dive deeper into the magic that I encountered there. It opened me up to a whole new world of music, rhythms, cultures, traditions and instruments. An infinite variety of melodies can be heard whistling from the Andean mountains through Quenas, Zamponas and Antaras, while the Amazonic music tickles ancestral memories with its high pitched Pincullos and shamanic flutes. One night in ceremony, as I was drifting off into the space of dreams, a flute began to sing the sweetest melody all birds combined could ever sing, it enveloped my body in pure love, a ray of light shot through my consciousness and opened my heart, flowers, humming birds and butterflies blossoming out of my soul. Its sound was so beautiful that it seemed out of this world. I looked up to see the flute and this is where the Quena, the flute that would guide me into the world of music, came into my life.

From this day onwards my interest in traditional Andean and Amazonian music grew and I began to meet wonderful musicians and incredibly talented flute makers. I was fascinated with the variety in different wind instruments, a different flute could be discovered in almost every region. Soon, my travel backpack had to shed some clothes to make space for all different kinds of flutes. I soon started to get requests from friends asking to bring certain flutes back home to Europe, and this is where the idea for my shop began to arise.

As I continued my travel, I spent many months living and working in indigenous communities. In Pucallpa, Peru, the universe introduced me to a lovely family of shamans from the Shipibo tribe. I spent 6 months living with them and working as a translator and facilitator in their healing retreat center. All of the hand-embroidered altar cloths and patches, as well as the sacred Huayruro seed necklaces and Shipibo bracelets available in my shop are made by this family. We work together in friendship and love. I pay them a far higher than average price for their handicrafts to make sure that they are supported and receive a good income from the products that I sell in my shop. Especially since the beginning of 2020 I have made sure to be there for them even more and help them financially to get through these difficult times. They work with so much love and care and you can really feel the high energy of the items they make.

One of the strongest and most beautiful connections I have in South America is with a family of musicians and shamans from the Putumayo Region of Colombia. Some of you may know the band Grupo Putumayo, they make incredibly beautiful healing music with all kinds of native instruments from both the Andean and the Amazon Region. Three of the members of Grupo Putumayo are close friends of mine and are part of the indigenous Kamentsa culture. They and their family members create the colorful beaded jewelry, the maracas and the shamanic overtone flutes available in my shop. They are like family to me and we help and support each other wherever we can.

And then there are the native flutes, quenas, spirit animal flutes and different kinds of panpipes that you will find in my shop, which are made by an outstanding flute maker from the Andean Region of Peru. His craftsmanship is meticulous and his flutes were by far the best that I found throughout my entire time in South America. He has a kind heart and he even taught me how to make a Quena flute when I was there. Many of his flutes are tuned in the healing frequency 432 hertz.

I am also happy to be able to provide you with the most delicious and heart-opening Ceremonial Grade Cacao that I have come across. Thanks to my friend Laura, a lovely lady that holds Cacao ceremonies and spent a long time living in a Cacao community in Guatemala, I am able to offer Keith´s Cacao in my shop. 1 pound blocks of pure joy, that can help us on our way to enhanced insight, presence, focus and wellbeing.

I hope you enjoyed this little insight into how my shop “Wayra – Spirit of Wind” came into this world. As you now know, all the items you will find in my shop have been carefully selected and come from real and direct connections with our indigenous brothers and sister in South America. Connecting cultures through love and respect.

Thank you for your support.

With all my love

Anja

Shop members

  • the flute girl

    Customer Service, Owner, Dispatcher

    I'm Anja and i love flutes!! I spent a few years living in South America and met some wonderful flute makers & artisans on the way. My products come from close friends & are handmade with love & compassion. We work on a basis of friendship. 🎶🦋🍀

Production partners

  • Ercilia Sanchez

    Pucallpa, Peru

    supporting indigenous communities

  • Grupo Putumayo Shamans

    Putumayo, Colombia

    These wonderful family of shamans and musicians are close friends of mine. We love each other and work together to support each other.

  • Keith´s Cacao

    Europe

    This wonderful Cacao Paste is produced by Keith´s Cacao in Guatemala.

  • print shop

    Poland

    partners

  • sense&harmony

    Bavaria, Germany

    wonderful friends

  • Victor Berrios

    Peru

    A wonderful flute maker with a heart of gold and meticiculous craftsmanship

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