Sacred Valley Pilgrimage
March 8-19th, 2020
Receive The Hummingbird’s Blessing
This 11 day soul nourishing pilgrimage to the Sacred Valley of Peru will be a ceremonial and initiatory journey into the Heart of the Andean wisdom traditions. It is a precious opportunity to create a more alive and awakened connection to the ancient, yet every new, wisdom of the Andes. The Andean healing traditions offer a potent antidote to the disconnection to Earth and Soul, so prevalent in the dominant global culture. Each of us who brings healing to the disconnection in our own lives, helps to bring Healing to the collective.
This trip is also created for 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:
- Receive empowerments, blessings, and teachings from Q’ero Elders and Andean Wisdom Keepers
- We will journey to the ancient power sites of Cusco, Pisaq, Chinchero, Ollantaytambo, Apu Pachatusan, and Moray to learn from indigenous wisdom keepers the knowledge of the Ancestors.
- You will have the opportunity to participate in ceremonies of direct initiatory experience with the sacred plant teacher “the Cactus of the Four Winds” in a radically beautiful and safe space.
- You will be guided and held by experienced, kind support and loving care. Including facilitated group process, dialogue, and teachings to help each Pilgrim have a successful journey.
- We will stay at the beautiful and enchanting Sacha Munay retreat center. Its incredible gardens, waterfalls, and vibrant green mountains on all sides, you heart will be deeply nourished by this peaceful place.
- Sacha Munay offers options of medicine baths, massage, and other healing services for interested guests.
- We will visit the Pisaq village where you will be able to access the famous Pisaq Artisan markets, restaurants, and botanical gardens.
- We will eat local, organic food and have fresh filtered water available throughout the entire journey. Most meals are included and can be prepared to your food needs.
- You will have the opportunity to dive into the magic, medicine, and mysticism of Pachakuti Mesa Lineage with sanctioned teachers. This is a radically powerful way to awaken your sacred altar ground.
The cost of this pilgrimage begins at $2,295 US Dollars (cost is dependent on the type of lodging you prefer) Early Bird Special $2,095 due by Nov.1, 2019.
(To receive this early bird special we require a payment in full by Nov.1st, 2019. To secure your space in this we ask a deposit of 30% at the time of registration. To honour the depth of this powerful transformational opportunity we are keeping the group size intimate, so space is limited. )
This price does not include flights or gratuities.
To learn more find us at: www.visionaryhearts.com or call 250-505-9778
Day 1 - Arrival
Guest will arrive in Cusco, Peru with airport pick up arranged. All guests can spend the day acclimating and resting at the beautiful Sacha Munay which we will call home for our time together. We will have an arrival celebratory dinner featuring local fresh ingredients for dinner.
Day 2- Opening Ceremonies & energy blessings from the elders.
Today, feeling refreshed after a relaxing night. We continue our energy work with ceremonies and healing rituals. This morning we will start our journey to the archeological center of Uno Urco, a beautiful temple dedicated to water. Puma will discuss Andean Cosmovision and traditional Andean Healing Arts, and will guide us through rituals of welcoming and reconnecting with the ancestral spirits of the Andes. We will also work with two very special, invited healers today – Don Sebastian and Mama Irene – who will share their gifts & healing practices that will have a lasting impact on our everyday lives back home.
Don Sebastian is a Q’ero Master with pure energy and wisdom from the lineage of the Q’ero People; Mama Irene is an older medicine woman and a very powerful healer who comes from a different lineage of healers in the Peruvian Andes, closer to the rainbow lineage. Together these two healers will have a profound and lasting impact on our understanding of energy work and Andean medicine.
This full day of energy work will allow us to feel fully immersed in ancestral traditions and deepen our connection to our inner self as well as the land we are visiting. We will also learn about the concepts of Nogan Kani and Ayni, the latter a fundamental aspect of Andean Cosmovision that allows us to better understand the unique reciprocal relationship the Andean peoples have with the earth. By understanding that love is always a reciprocal relationship (love for people, nature, the planet) we can reassess our relationships and how we treat ourselves and the world around us. an and a very powerful healer who comes from a different lineage of healers in the Peruvian Andes, closer to the rainbow lineage. Together these two healers will have a profound and lasting impact on our understanding of energy work and Andean medicine.
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.
Day 4- Huachuma Ceremony at Sacha Munay Retreat Center
Day 5- Exploration of Pisac Sacred Site or rest integration day with optional massages
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.
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 at Sacha Munay retreat centre.
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. Pisachas 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
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.
Day 10- Huachuma Ceremony at Sacha Munay retreat centre.
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.
Day 11- Apu Pachatusan and the Shrine of Senor de Huanca
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 jacuzzi, 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.
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Sacha Munay Retreat Centre:
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/