About This Event
SEEDS FOR EMBODIMENT ~ ANDEAN WISDOM
May 28 - June 10, 2019
* 6 day journey, five days will involve a cultural Q 'ero immersion with Reviveolution
* 13 day journey, includes 5 day intensive and treks to divine feminine Apu Salkantay and divine masculine Apu Ausangate.
Are you ready to water the seeds of wisdom within? Do you yearn to connect with the sacred apus (mountain spirits) in the high Andes of Peru? Do you have a desire to integrate Earth-Honoring practices into your life? Allow the call of nature to connect you with the creative fire that burns so brightly in your spirit, guiding you back to stillness. Come sit in circle with Q'ero Andean wisdom-keepers, learning the law of Ayni - the sacred art of reciprocity between humans, nature and the universe. Experience bringing the energy back to the divine where everything is mutually connected and interrelated.
This 5-day immersion course pulls upon daily life practices, ceremonies, and rituals that were passed down from Maestro (teacher) to pupil through generations of unbroken Q’ero lineage and will be shared with you by Q’ero Maestro, Juan Gabriel Apaza Lonasco, in person. Additional teachings & values, will be passed down through unspoken cultural beliefs and experiences that circulate within a family home, are made available to you uniquely in this course. Caroline Putnam and Julian Apaza Cruz’s will be supporting and guiding us through the sacred wisdom of our true nature. Coca readings will be included for each participant by a Q'ero elder.
MAY 28-JUNE 3
May 28: Arrive to Cusco by 2pm, opening circle at 5pm, a light organic dinner will be served.
May 29: Coca initiation circle, Learn about the practice of sitting with Mama Coca. Get to know each other, meet Q'ero Maestros. Share guidelines for workshop.
May 30: A morning Coca circle will be shared. We will go to river to wash away "Hucha" heavy and stagnant energies with Q'ero maestros and work with plants to transform the energy. We will learn and participate in a traditional fire ceremony and unite with a opening despacho ceremony to set our intentions for the journey.
May 31: We will walk to a sacred site, learning how to give personal offerings and prayer. How to walk in ceremony daily by integrating indigenous practices.
June 1: We will walk to another sacred spot and commune with a light dose of San Pedro, to connect with the subtle body energy of a power plant. How to steward the earth and deeply reflect on our relationship with the natural world.
June 2: Today we integrate all we have learned and felt. We will learn how to make a sacred smudge Aqua de Florida medicine with plants and intention. We will reflect how to move forward with the practices, how we want to show up in the world. We will relate this to our relationships, dreams, health and work. Closing circle.
June 3: Depart in the morning. Those staying for other half of journey will have a day of integration, Ayurvedic Satsang (discussion)
CONTRIBUTION 6 DAY JOURNEY: $950 USD
A $350 non-refundable deposit is due upon registration to hold your spot. Full payment due March 28, 2019. Price includes all activities, double occupancy lodging with mountain views near the Urubamba river in the heart of the Sacred Valley and all organic meals. Flights and transport to the center are not included. (I will provide detailed info how to get to center and best route of transport) Limpias (spiritual cleansing) provided by Sondra at an additional sliding scale cost $60-100.
* 13 day journey, includes 5 day above intensive and a sacred pilgrimage to the divine feminine Apu Salkantay and divine masculine Apu Ausangate.
Dive deeper into your seeds of wisdom and integrate all we have gathered from our five day intensive with Q'ero elders. Align your heart with your highest calling, open your heart and offerings to your destiny in this lifetime and the next. We will be spending three days at the base of Apu Ausangate 13,000 feet high in the Andes. Ausangate is known as the divine masculine energy, the Grandfather teacher who helps us to look at our dreams and manifest what we envision. We will soak in the hotsprings, hike around the base of Ausangate, hike to sacred lagoons and participate in a despacho ceremony led by a Q'ero Grandfather elder. We will then have a opportunity to visit the untamable feminine mountain spirit Apu Salkantay who holds a healing teacher energy, a wild energy raw energy that can assist in channeling your pure potential. I will be infusing Ayurvedic teachings and wisdom into daily teachings that will include principles on self-care and nourishment. Visiting the sacred mountain spirits will stretch you in all directions, helping you flourish deeper into Andean wisdom and apply deeper empowerment in your own life so you can be empowered to walk in ceremony daily.
JUNE 4-JUNE 10
June 4: Wake up early and depart for Apu Ausangate, the divine masculine apu and sacred master teacher; the one who inspires us to manifest our dreams. Get settled with a local Q'ero family in a simple lodge and soak in hotsprings.
June 5: Hike and offer despacho ceremony to the mountain spirit. We will deepen our teachings with Q'ero elders, soak in hotsprings, eat organic warming foods. Ayurvedic teachings infused through the day.
June 6: Despacho ceremony at sacred lagoons with Grandfather elder, hotsprings.
June 7: Depart Ausangate in the morning, return to Hotel in Cusco or Pisac.
June 8: Go to San Pedro market in Cusco, rest and limpia healings in the afternoon (optional). Ayurvedic food as medicine satsang(discussion).
June 9: Rise at 3:30am and depart for Apu Salkantay; the divine feminine, healing teacher energy. Or we will visit Apu Pachatusan; the axis of the wold." Return to Cusco around 8pm.
June 10: Closing circle, limpias offered at an additional cost, depart at noon for home!
CONTRIBUTION 13 DAY JOURNEY: $ 1,550 USD
(Contact me if interested in second half of journey)
A $500 non-refundable deposit is due upon registration to hold spot. Full payment due March 28, 2019. Price includes all activities, double occupancy lodging with beautiful mountain views near the Urubamba river in the heart of the Sacred Valley and all organic meals. Flights and transport to the center are not included. (I will provide detailed info how to get to center and best route of transport) Limpias (spiritual cleansing) provided by Sondra at an additional sliding scale cost $60-100.
- The 5-day immersion course pulls upon daily life practices, ceremonies, and rituals.
- Passed down from Maestro (teacher) to pupil through generations of unbroken Q’ero lineage.
- One day will include a meditation with San Pedro medicine.
- Coca integration circles
- Despacho ceremonies
- Fire Ceremony
- Plant cleansing
- Walk to sacred sites and rivers.
- The full 13 day journey will include above immersion and a chance to dive deeper into your seeds for embodiment.
- We will be spending three days at 13,000 feet at the base of Apu Ausangate in the Andes.
- Connecting with the divine masculine mountain spirit, the Grandfather teacher.
- We will soak in the hotsprings.
- Hike around the base of Ausangate.
- Hike to sacred lagoons and participate in a despacho ceremony offered by a elder Q'ero.
- Visit the untamable feminine mountain spirit Apu Salkantay or a sacred lake who holds a healing teacher energy.
- We will visit the mercados and decode the imagery on the textiles.
ScheduleDaily Schedule but may change slightly:
6 am Rise to the morning sun
6:30-7:30 Yoga and meditation
9-10 Morning coca circle
10-1 river ceremony/teachings/despacho ceremony
2-5 resume teachings and ceremony
Free time, circle by the fire share stories, integrate, sing
Day 6-13 will be a similar schedule except for when we are at Apu Ausangate, we will be on Q'ero time and will have free time to soak in the hotsprings and be with the mountain spirits. We will have our morning yoga and meditation practice in the hotsprings in the morning.
Venue HighlightsThe 5 day immersion will be held at Tambo del Caminante, a small, personalized boutique hotel in the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. There are mountain views outside your door, alpaca blankets on the bed and a beautiful maloka structure where we will sit together in circle. Double occupancy will be provided with your own bathroom and all organic, local sourced food that will be cooked in coconut oil.
AccommodationsValle Sagrado is where we will stay on our first night May 28th. Featuring a terrace with mountains views, Cusco, Valle Sagrado, Huaran is a 4-bedroom holiday home set in Huaran. The unit is 23 km from Cusco. Free WiFi is featured throughout the property. The kitchen features a microwave and a refrigerator, as well as a coffee machine. Towels and bed linen are available in this self-catering accommodation. The holiday home offers free private parking on site.
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking
- Yoga Studio
- Includes Meat
- Dairy Free
DirectionsWhen you arrive into Cusco airport you can take a taxi to Valle Sagrado. Airport transfers are not included in the cost of retreat.
An official taxi will cost around USD $23 and takes around 80 minutes (prices may be higher and journey times longer at peak times).
Cusco, Valle Sagrado, Huaran is the name of the place.
I can arrange a private shuttle if there is more then one person arriving into Cusco around the same time.