Founder of MAMMA KAMBO
Addiction & Psychospritual Intergration Coach
My name is Xiomara Avila a.k.a Mamma Kambo. I was born in Puerto Rico and grew up in Bronx, New York. I always felt extremely disconnected from my spirit, always searching for answers to questions I did not know how to ask. Years of sexual, physical, and emotional abuse led to the use of drugs and alcohol that was meant to bury the pain. Then in 2005 my suppressed emotional trauma began to manifest physically.
"A Multiple Sclerosis (MS) diagnosis at age 24 quickly spiraled into pain and depression that lasted years. My physical and spiritual health deteriorated until the MS ultimately took hold and paralyzed me — 30 grueling days in the hospital, unable to eat, move and barely communicate. My bleak prognosis was that I would eventually be bound to a wheelchair and unlikely to have children. On the 31st day I took my power back and signed myself out of the hospital. At home, using marijuana medicinally for my neurological pain, I realized I could begin to take small steps. Then by day 5, I was walking upright without assistance.
In 2012 a spiritual awakening guided my choice to halt pharmaceuticals and seek natural remedies and modalities for my MS. This new path led me to Ayahuasca and Kambo. I felt a calling to extensively research these beautiful medicines.
Working with Ayahuasca and Kambo enabled me to unbox the buried emotional trauma that had wreaked havoc on my life. I was able to connect with my unhealed soul and began to release what had manifested in my physical body. It has been years since I suffered an MS onset. Ayahuasca and Kambo have healed me physically, emotionally and mentally.
In 2018, I received a spiritual message that it was time for me to begin serving these powerful medicines. I battled my ego for a while with this message as this was a huge role to step into. That is until summer of 2019 and I first sat with the Sacred Toad when my mission and purpose then became crystal clear. I lost all doubt and I knew it was finally time to share my testimony with others and become a guide to share and to help others with these sacred ancestral rituals.
Passionate about my path, I became a part of the movement to practice and share ancient knowledge and medicine with the world. I relocated my family to Florida to be part of its large spiritual community. I am an experienced Sacred Medicine Facilitator as well as an Addiction Recovery and Psycho-Spiritual Integration Coach as part of "Being True To You." I have certification from the International Association of Kambo Practitioners (IAKP) and I am an advocate for micro-dosing psilocybin mushrooms. I have helped many replace their pharmaceutical anti-depressants with these wonderful earth medicines. I am filled with great love, respect, and gratitude to be able to guide my brothers and sisters in discovering their limitless potential and spark the fire in their soul.