Visionary Hearts offers ceremonies, retreats and pilgrimages as a manifestation of our love for Life, as well as an expression of our deep, abiding trust that Life is the greatest gift in existence and Love the most powerful medicine.

We are dedicated to cultivating, supporting, empowering, and celebrating our individual and collective journey from the age of separation into the age of re-Union.

SACRED VALLEY PILGRIMAGE

Receive the Hummingbird's Blessing

Sacred Valley Pilgrimage-

Receive The Hummingbird’s Blessing

February 18 – March 1, 2018      Register Now

This 11 day pilgrimage to the sacred valley of Peru will be a ceremonial and initiatory journey into the heart of the Andean CosmoVision. This pilgrimage is anchored in the ancient roots of the plant-spirit medicine Huachuma and the teachings of the Pachakuti Mesa lineage. This pilgrimage is one of healing the illusions of separation through the ancient, yet ever new, Andean practices of gratitude, sacred reciprocity, and remembrance. The “sacred altar” or Mesa is foundational to these blessing and healing ways. The Mesa is a sacred mirror of the interconnectedness of the sentient forces of nature, the cosmos, the spirit world, and our own unique expression of human divinity.

This trip is also created for the those of all ages and backgrounds who feel in their heart that there is a more beautiful way to live, and who wish to dive into this possibility with their whole beings. This is an ideal trip for the Pachakuti mesa practitioner who wishes to activate, charge, and more deeply awaken the innate potency, power, and aliveness of their practice. For those who are yet to be mesa carriers, we will offer a basic Pachakuti mesa class at the beginning of the journey. This will empower you to leave this trip with the tools to be able to anchor the healing gifts of this pilgrimage into your lives back home through the radical, infinite beauty of the Pachakuti Mesa practice.

“Pachakuti” means “world reversal” and refers to the time of transformation we are living now. A mesa is an altar for self-exploration, transformation and personal growth in which we create a new paradigm of one’s relation to the Self and the Universe. This tradition, in all its richness, is an evolving practice of inner and outer activities that restore balance and harmony to our relationships with All That Is.”-

Don Oscar Miro-Quesada Solevo, Founder of Pachakuti Mesa Tradition

The spirit of the hummingbird is the totemic power of the master plant spirit teacher Huachuma and the symbolic deity of the realms of divine light, known in Quechua as the Hanaqpacha. The gifts are great for the mystic sojourner who is willing to humbly journey to the ancestral powerhouse of the Andean world. The spirit of the Hummingbird will be our guide through the journey.

In this 11 day odyssey of heart and spirit you will:

  • Journey to the ancestral power of the Huacas, ancient power sites of  Pisaq and Cusco, and to majestic Apus, mountain spirits, to give offerings and receive blessings.
  • Receive an introduction to the Pachakuti Mesa practice with a basic mesa class.
  • Receive teachings and blessings from indigenous wisdom keepers of the Pisaq Valley.
  • Participate in 3 ceremonies of direct initiatory experience with the sacred plant teacher “the Cactus of the Four Winds” with a team of experienced Huachumeros to support and empower you.
  • Learn to prepare and brew fresh Andean medicines.
  • Experienced, holistic, and kind support and loving care for your entire journey.
  • Facilitated group process, dialogue, and teachings to help each Pilgrim have a successful and kind journey.
  • Participate in Despacho and Mama Coca ceremonies.
  • Day trips to ancient sites in the Sacred Valley with a guide who understands the energetic significance and historical potency of these sacred places.
  • Entrance fees and transportation to the sacred sites.
  • Experience gifted Andean musicians and ancient sung prayers.
  • Visit and find treasures at the wild and wonderful open air shaman markets of Cusco and Pisac.
  • Stay in a beautiful and enchanting guest house with fully outfitted Spa and delicious restaurant outside of the Pisac village.
  • Most meals will be included with guests needs and preferences accommodated including gluten-free and vegetarian. For meals not included participants will have the option explore the many restaurants in Pisac and Cusco.
  • Filtered water is available throughout your stay at the guest house.
  • Participants will have access to energy healing sessions, massage, acupuncture, and Spa treatments including a Jacuzzi, dry sauna, cold pool and floral baths.

This pilgrimage will be facilitated by Robin and Darcy. Please see the About Us page for Bios.

The cost of this pilgrimage is $2195 in US Dollars

This price does not include airfare to and from Cusco, Peru.

A 50% deposit is required at the time of registration

The remaining 50% is due by December 15th, 2017

Please email us to register or learn more about our terms and conditions: info@visionaryhearts.com

Sacred Valley Pilgrimage 2018- Itinerary

Day 1- Arrival

Melissa Wasi

Guest will arrive in Cusco, Peru with airport pick up arranged. All guests can spend the day acclimating and resting at the beautiful guest house we will call home for our time together. We will have an arrival celebratory dinner featuring local fresh ingredients for dinner.

Hummingbird Retreat

Day 2- Opening Ceremonies & Blessings

In the morning the group will gather for an opening circle and ceremony. This will be an opportunity to awaken your Pachakuti Mesa ground, and begin the journey of aligning to the powerfully energies of Pisac. We will as a group journey to meet our Huachumeros Paul & Suzanne for an introduction to their service and medicine. Later in the day we will have a despacho ceremony to bless our group’s journey with indigenous leaders of the Wiñay Taki family. We will also get a chance to see the school they have created for the children of the area Kusi Kawsay (a donation will be made on behalf of our group for the children of the Andes.)

Day 3- Moray & Maras
We will leave the Pisac Valley in the morning on an adventure to the magical site of Moray and the ancient, yet still productive, salt springs of Maras. The foundation of the Andean CosmoVision is to have your spiritual life be fully integrated with all aspects of a your life. To allow your practice be oriented to living an industrious, wise, and loving life that is connected and relational. The Inca were able to feed all their people. The Moray site highlights the Incan wisdom and skillfulness of seed cultivation, we will make offerings here that our spiritual practice and time in Peru “grow corn and potatoes.” The salt springs of Maras are of supreme importance to the cultivation of Andean culture, for without salt there is no human culture. These waters are truly the Mother of the Andean culture, and an ideal place to honor in the beginning of this Spirit-guided pilgrimage.

Hummingbird Retreat

Day 4- Huachuma Ceremony Hummingbird Retreat Center
We will journey in the morning from our guesthouse to the spectacular Hummingbird Retreat Center for the first Huachuma ceremony. After a full day of ceremony here a beautiful dinner will be served before heading back to our guest house.

Day 5-Exploration of Pisac Sacred Site

Pisac Sacred Site

We will come together as a group for a ceremony integration circle, and then we will make a mid morning journey to the Pisac ruins where a local guide will helps us to have a deeper understanding of the sacred significance of this site. This site has profound teachings embedded in the ancient stones. It is a mirror of the heavens, and signifies the perennial wisdom alive in the Andes of “as above so below, as below so above.” The afternoon can be spent resting, exploring the village of Pisac, or hiking from the mountain top site down to the ancient pathways to the village.

Cusco Plaza de Armas

Day 6- Journey to Cusco
We will wake up early and make the journey to the sacred sites of the Cusco Valley. The city of Cusco is the oldest continuously inhabited city in the Americas. This paradigm-transforming day will include visiting some of the most mind-blowing ancient sites in the world, including Sacsayhuaman, Qenko, the temple of the Moon, Puca Pucara, Tambo Machay, and the QoriQancha. Each site is a portal to the wisdom of the ancients, we will make offerings and honor the ancestors of this rich land. It will be a full day of exploration and unparalleled life enrichment!

Day 7- Huachuma Ceremony Hummingbird Retreat Center
We will journey in the morning from our guesthouse to the spectacular Hummingbird Retreat Center for the second Huachuma ceremony. After a full day of ceremony here a beautiful dinner will be served before heading back to our guest house.

Pisac Market

Day 8- Pisac Market & Rest Day
We will have a morning ceremony integration circle, and then have the day free to each guest to care for themselves. Pisac has one of the most beautiful abundant farmer’s and artisan markets anywhere. We will have a day where guests can relax, journey through the markets, receive body work, or integrate in any way that feels nourishing.

Day 9- Ollantaytambo and the Temple of the Condor

Ollantaytambo

In the early morning participants will have to opportunity to help prepare and brew the Huachuma medicine we will be drinking in our final ceremony. We will leave Pisac after this and drive to the town and ancient site of Ollantaytambo. This is site of spectacular monolithic stone work, water temples, and views of the revered mountain spirits Veronica.

Hummingbird Retreat

Day 10-Huachuma Ceremony Hummingbird Retreat

Center
We will journey in the morning from our guesthouse to the spectacular Hummingbird Retreat Center for the third Huachuma ceremony. After a full day of ceremony here a beautiful dinner will be served before heading back to our guest house.

Unucha Spa

Day 11- Day of Blessing & Cleansing

In the morning we will gather for a ceremony integration circle. After this participants may choose to visit a local spa for individual massages, flower baths, steams, and jaquzzi, or simply rest in the afterglow of the medicine ceremonies in the guesthouse gardens. In the afternoon we will have a final blessing ceremony with the Wiñay Taki. That evening we will have a group celebratory feast.

Day 12- Closing Circle
The morning will be filled with a closing celebration circle and ceremony. Guests are free to leave after noon. Transportation to the airport will be arranged if guests are leaving on this day.

Please email us to register or learn more about our terms and conditions: info@visionaryhearts.com

Robin Flynn
Darcy Kopas
 

Testimonials

Deep love and gratitude
  • FullSizeRender (2)"I have been participating in ceremonies and Pachakuti based workshops with Robin and Darcy for three years. In their dedication to the work and living their practice they bring a strong sense of integrity and safety to the space. This allows me to trust and give myself fully to the journey. I've been so grateful to let go of lifetime issues of anxiety, scarcity fears, and so much guilt in an atmosphere of loving community and service to all sentient beings. Grief over loss of loved ones has been transformed and relationship with these new ancestors has become joyful and present. When asked I tell friends that attending these ceremonies is the best gift I have ever given myself." - Suzan W., Art Therapist
  • "My greatest fear was that I would be lost in grief and sadness. Instead, I was supported by the people and the medicine to surrender and at the depth of my grief came the awareness of how deeply I love. Discovering how deeply I love was the most important soul discovery of my 70 year life. I laughed with joy, a joy that contained my grief - peacefully. In my present life, this awareness continues to fill me with wonder and acceptance of how such a paradox can be held and I am now always aware of my deep love of humanity and the sadness that abides in that love, peacefully. The loving, gentle and supportive environment of Darcy and Robin's ceremonies - the gentle embrace of the medicine - encouraged me to surrender in safety and gain what my Self needed most to know about my Soul. Thank you forever." - Kathryn S., Community Elder, Acct. Exec. Ret.
  • KarunaFB"I have the highest respect for Robin and Darcy as workshop facilitators and ceremonial practitioners. They are kind, compassionate, and sensitive; highly attuned to the multidimensionality of inner exploration. They are devoted to being of service for the greatest good of all beings, and dedicated to supporting people to connect with themselves, community, and Spirit.  They both radiate love, wisdom, care, and the sincerity and resonance of people who live from their hearts. I've worked with them for years, and totally trust their ability to offer a safe, encouraging, and inspiring space where people can feel the freedom to be all that they are. As a facilitator myself for many decades, I feel confident that whatever they offer will reflect the goodness of their hearts and their dedication to service and Spirit, and bring great benefit and blessings to all those in their circles." Karuna E., International Yoga Teacher & Author
  • Laurel-testimonial"Robin and Darcy create a sacred and safe ceremony space that holds many facets of the Andean culture and healing practices translating into an exceptionally rich and deep experience.  As individuals, a couple, facilitators and ceremonial practitioners they walk the road they are showing to others with integrity, kindness, generosity and reciprocity.   What they are offering into the world,  I would recommend to anyone." Laurel C., Administrator & Event Organizer
  • Jim&CarolWe have worked with Darcy and Robin for several years now and are both touched by and impressed with the quality and care they bring to everything they do. They exhibit a consciousness that is deeply creative, inclusive, sensitive, respectful, and supportive to the process of life and to the lives around them. We are delighted that they are taking people on journeys to Peru, a land they know and love well. We are confident that what they are offering would be memorable and fulfilling to those who participate with them in anything they offer.   Jim Q. & Carol S., Wisdom Teachers
  • jonathansqDarcy and Robin have been friends and colleagues of mine for several years now. I have sat in ceremony with their facilitation, and I have had  a supporting role, co-facilitated ceremony with them. I have experienced in person and benefited from their intrinsic integrity, open heartedness and clarity throughout. Robin is both light and serious, dedicated and devoted, and a beautiful embodiment of the divine feminine. She is able to bring her humanity to the community table with exquisite elegance and charm. Darcy is devoted and committed to extraordinary service and attention to disciplined presence and detail. They both offer openly their direct experience to the community as they grow in awareness, and as parents with a very young daughter. They live what they offer without reservation. I recommend them without qualification, both individually and as a couple,  as ceremonial facilitators and dedicated practitioners. Jonathan T. PhD, Coach, Educator
  • shaylaWhen Robin and Darcy say they are going to do something, I trust that it will be done. They have a natural capacity to create a ceremonial space that is safe, respectful, and full of integrity and kindness. The vibratory field they carry with them is full of light, warmth, and courage. One of the things I love most about them is their own devotion to evolution and awakening. They are curious, creative and always ready to explore new possibilities, in their own lives and in their work. I recommend their events, workshops and ceremonies without reservation. I want to express what I have experienced, in relation to Darcy and Robin, as their essential qualities. These qualities are the most natural and profound ways I have witnessed them being themselves, and making powerful contributions to the whole field around them. I experience Darcy as a healer and a practitioner. Since I have known him, he has studied with some brilliant teachers, and engaged in deep healing work and powerful spiritual practices with great dedication. In ceremony with him, there have been many moments when I have seen him offering healing energy to someone. I felt, in those moments, the transmission of all that he has practiced, and the simple, luminous power of his presence. I also see that since he has become a father, different dimensions of his being have opened, and are flowing seamlessly into his work.  I know Robin as a river of love and generosity. She is a giver by nature. In many ceremonies I have watched her share her own personal evolution and awakening with transparency and tenderness, in a way that is of true benefit to the whole. She brings a lot of humour with her, including a capacity to laugh at herself. - Shayla W., Life Coach, Professional Mediator

Ayni

Sacred Reciprocity

We are beyond grateful for the generosity of heart, depth of wisdom, and true blessings that the wisdom keepers and indigenous peoples of Peru share with us. While there is truly no way to equate the profound healing and blessings that have occurred in our lives with a “monetary” amount, we wish to live in sacred reciprocity. It is from this sincere desire to “pay it forward” that we are dedicated to donating at least 10% of all earnings to the Kusi Kawsay School in Pisaq, Peru.

This remarkable school is bringing a love of learning, indigenous Quechua knowledge, and a nurturing of the whole being to their education of children. We are so inspired by the loving families who created and have given so much of their lives to creating this school. Please check them out, and if you feel called, contribute to their Ayni Scholarship fund. Your heart will sing when you see the good being done here! http://kusikawsay.org/

 

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Special thanks to Dan Kennedy for use of his psychedelic “Cactus Consciousness” from DeviantArt/lokispace linked to Dan’s new FB.