Pachakuti Mesa apprenticeship training

is a 15-month ceremony of initiation and transformation. Within these 15 months are 5 in-person apprenticeship weekends offered at Star River Sanctuary. There will be 3-6 months of time in between the weekends for practice and integration. We often offer a complimentary evening class and Q&A on the Medicine of this direct path of Soul Initiation, personal, and planetary healing. This journey is one of the most powerful transformational and evolutionary processes we have ever experienced and each year as we guide groups through this process, our love and devotion to this tradition only deepens.

Benefits of Being a PMT PRACTITIONER

Learn to gracefully walk between spiritual and material worlds as a shamanic initiate of the Great Work

Receive heartfelt apprenticeship in pre-Columbian Andean cosmology, earth-honoring ceremony, and healing arts

Join a diverse global family focused on compassionate Self-transformation who joyously celebrate life as a sacred gift

Awaken your sovereignty as a child born of Pachamama’s sanctity and love


Weekend I: The Call to Heal (Releasing the Past)

This apprenticeship workshop initiates participants into the Pachakuti Mesa, a powerful and sacred altar. Students learn how to create their own mesas and work with them for self-empowerment, transformation, and helping others. Through shamanic journey and visionary states of consciousness, participants will explore the three worlds of the Andean cosmovision, sacred reciprocity with all that is, the core ingredients of ceremonial mastery, sacred sound and ritual language, healing and curanderismo, and the inner world of the Ukhupacha.

Weekend II: A Balance of Power (Transforming the Present)

During this workshop intensive, participants will apprentice in the center of the mesa, traditional Peruvian healing practices, and the Kaypacha, the middle world. They will explore the Kaypacha’s elemental matrix and magico-spiritual power, and learn about the moon’s presence in the middle world, mapping the cosmos on Earth, and celestial death and rebirth.

Weekend III: The Condor’s Quest
(Creating the Future)

This workshop is an initiation into the Paqokuna, the Andean Shaman/Priesthood mystical path, the lineage of the sacred mountains, and the five virtues of the mesa. Participants will also journey to and experience the Hanaqpacha, the upper world beyond the physical, work with the unseen world there and deepen their connection to their own spiritual resources.

Weekend IV: The Hummingbird’s Ascent (Living the Mystery)

In this apprenticeship workshop students will experience the upper world and learn about its lightning bolt of mystical illumination and the flow of kamasqa, the power of Creation. They will work with the elements, the forces of the universe, the body of Mother Earth, and sacred healing objects. In sacred reciprocity, participants will create despachos to honor Mother Earth, the sacred mountains, the elements, and the unseen world, and prepare for a paqowachu, a sacred pilgrimage.

Weekend V: The Shamanic Self (Serving the Earth)

This workshop deepens participants’ experience of soul and spirit through ritual process, including the spiritual creation, activation, and care of an apacheta. Students will work with the power of creation in the kaypacha or middle world, dimensionality, and time, as well as with the three suns, and the hampikamayoq process (ancient breathing techniques for physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being and transformation). Participants will be further empowered by evoking both seen and unseen sources of cosmic awareness within their mesa, sacred objects, and own being, and initiation into the lineage of this revered tradition.

Nelson, BC Dates 2024 - 2025

Part I: The Call to Heal (Releasing the Past): May 31st-June 2, 2024

Part II: A Balance of Power (Transforming the Present): October 4-6, 2024

Part III: The Condor’s Quest (Creating the Future): April 18-21, 2025

Part IV: The Hummingbird’s Ascent (Living the Mystery): July 11-13, 2025

Part V: The Shamanic Self (Serving the Earth): Oct 3-5, 2025

Lauren shares her experience of the Pachakuti Mesa Training.