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15 Day Ceremonial Healing Massage Practitioner Training

Event Highlights

  • The Amaruanka Ceremonial Healing Massage Practitioner Training is an inner journey of self discovery and self-love.
  • There is an extensive sharing of massage techniques, but what really makes this experience unique, is the environment, and the emphasis on personal ritual.
  • What will make you a good practitioner, is the ability to work on your own healing, so you can fully be present for your clients.
  • If you are in a sacred couple, and wish to do the training together, we can arrange a private course for the two of you.
  • We also offer you the possibility to harvest organic herbs and vegetables from our garden, at your disposal.


Begin each day with a magnificent view of the sacred Apu mountains, with the sound of hummingbirds buzzing in the garden. You will have access to a private garden and meditation space.

Make a delicious breakfast in a fully equipped kitchen, and enjoy the peaceful environment as you nourish your body.

We begin training late morning for a 2 hour period.

There is a lunch break where you can go for a hike, harvest organic veggies, or explore the surrounding nature.

Another 2 hour period of massage training in the afternoon allows you to go deeper in your learning process, and self-healing journey.

It then can be followed by a flower bath in the garden, where you can integrate and relax, looking up at the sky, and the tall eucalyptus trees surrounding the property.

We have a yoga platform where you are welcome to practice yoga.

On your time off, you can explore ancient ruins and a magical river turning into a creek, at a short distant from the healing center.

About This Event


Be part of our next Ceremonial Healing Massage Training: March (contact info blocked) / July (contact info blocked) / December (contact info blocked).

This training is suitable for total beginners, existing bodywork practitioners, or those already on the energy healing path who want to take their offering to the next level.

Amaruanka Healing Center invites you to enhance your sacred offerings, and learn a unique massage approach, while continuing to explore your own healing practice.

Across 15 days, the blueprint of this training empowers each participant to go on a personal journey of healing, integration, and profound transformation, while learning new skills and the art of Ceremonial Massage.

“I couldn’t have asked for more... A great, experiential course, perfectly structured and thought by two awesome professionals, sensitive human beings.”
— Mihaela


Ceremonial Healing Massage weaves together a blend of advanced massage techniques, healing movement, and instrumental sound to reach a profound level of healing.

A sacred dance in connection with nature, through Ceremonial Healing Massage we can awaken memories, cleanse the womb, restore passion for life, balance masculine and feminine energy, and help process traumas.

The presence of healing sounds, cleansing plants, and the ritual aspect of Ceremonial Massage helps clear negative thoughts and energy and compassionately bring the body back into balance.

Ceremonial Healing Massage sessions are literally moments out of time that bring you back to your heart center, while your temple receives unconditional loving care.


The Amaruanka Ceremonial Healing Massage Practitioner Training takes you on a unique journey of self-discovery and self-healing.

Through working on your own healing, you will become a more intuitive and powerful practitioner, that can fully be present for yourself as well as your clients.


*Swedish Massage

*Massage as Art and Healing Dance

*Cranial Sacral



*Energetic Healing

*Sound Healing

*Womb Healing

*Heart-Opening and Sexual Healing

*Ritual in Nature

*4 Core Emotional Wounds

*Ancestral Healing

*Self-Care Therapist Practice

*Personal Development and Guidance

*Practice Evaluation and On-going Support


This is a unique and comprehensive course that will give you all the knowledge you need to be a Ceremonial Healing Massage Practitioner, whether you come from a massage or healing background, or are a complete beginner.

You will also leave with solid foundations for advanced or further study into specific treatment areas.

You won’t be vying for attention with a dozen other students, as we like to keep our training courses intimate. There will never be more than four people on the course so those who prefer a more personal learning environment will thrive here.

Those who get the most out of this training come with an open mind and an open heart; ready to learn and experience through all of their senses. Given the focus on energetic and shamanic healing modalities, it’s important that you trust the process and have belief in this approach for release, healing and transformation.


We have a special program for men, where we replace Womb Healing with Heart Opening & Sexual Healing, offered by Matiyu Alku Chaska. This is a safe opportunity to allow emotions to liberate, become conscious of wounds, and restore your inner relationship with your heart. Matiyu guides men on the path of becoming a mature King, helping them to take responsibility for creative and sexual energy, which serves the greater purpose in life.


Amaruanka Ceremonial Healing Massage Course is a training intensive, now offered over 15 days, 50 hours, and 30 hours are required to practice giving massage outside the course to complete the training, for a total of 80 hours.

We offer private training, and training for small groups of 2 to 4 participants. If you are in a sacred couple, and wish to do the training together, we can arrange a private course for the two of you.

At the end of the 15 days, you will graduate with certification as an Amaruanka Ceremonial Healing Massage Practitioner.


Our accommodations offer comfort and tranquility, allowing you to fully immerse into the learning and healing journey. The location is in nature, away from distraction, where you will hear the birds and the essence of your soul.

To restore your body, you can benefit from our "Food & Chef" option, where you will be provided 2 vegetarian meals a day (lunch & dinner), and all the delicious ingredients you need to prepare your own breakfast (you can let us know about any intolerance or allergies). Or you can choose to buy your food at the market and prepare your own meals in our fully equipped kitchen.


🌹Diana Deer Hawk
Diana has been offering Ceremonial Massage for over ten years through inner vision, shamanic journeys, bodywork training in swedish, tuina acupressure, cranial sacral, womb healing, energy healing, and instrumental sound.
She is now called to guide people through their personal discovery, and dance in the art of Ceremonial Massage.
🌹Matiyu Alku Chaska
Matiyu embodies the wisdom of the human emotional journey, welcoming all feelings and sensations as the intelligence of nature within. Through his personal experience and teachings, he helps people empower themselves and liberate stagnant energy to live a life of freedom and fulfilment.
Diana and Matiyu, co-founders of Amaruanka, come together to share teachings during this course. The 4 core wounds, self care practices, communication with clients, and the art of ancestral healing and ceremonial living.

Looking forward to accompany you.

Diana Deer Hawk🌹Matiyu Alku Chaska
Co-Founders of Amaruanka

The retreat with Amaruanka was a revealing experience that helped me heal and restore my inner vision. — Tatiana, Russia

What's Included

  • Certified Ceremonial Healing Massage Practitioner Training
  • One-to-one guidance and support
  • Space to meditate and practice yoga
  • 2x hot medicinal flower baths in nature with Ceremonial Cacao
  • 14 nights accommodation with hot gas shower
  • Access to fully equipped kitchen and on-site vegetable and herb garden
  • Vegetarian lunch and dinner prepared by our chef, and all the ingredients you need for delicious and nutritious breakfast (Food & Chef option only)

What's Not Included

Meals are only included with the Food & Chef option; otherwise, you will have access to a fully equipped kitchen 24/7, and to our garden for you to harvest organic herbs and vegetables. Only vegetarian meals are allowed to be cooked in the kitchen. Thank you for respecting this request.

Airfare, and any transportation, to and from the healing center, are not included.

Visits to Machu Picchu, and other paid archeological sites, are not included. It will be a pleasure to tell you where to go for free sites to visit!

Venue Highlights

As soon as you enter our healing center, you will be immersed by the plant kingdom. Our luscious garden will bring you back in harmony with nature. Everyday, the hummingbirds arrive to drink from the flowers. Here, there is no access to motor vehicles, so you can fully enjoy the natural sounds and habitat.

We are in close proximity to town and all amenities, yet tucked away amongst eucalyptus trees and a gorgeous view of the sacred Apu mountains. There is a river close by, so we receive the sound of water from the canal. This is truly a sanctuary.


You can choose between single occupancy, double occupancy, or private bedroom for couples. All rooms include comfortable double beds, wood floors, wooden beams, large wardrobe, and hot gas shower. The view is incredible, with only nature visible.

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free


We grow our own organic vegetables. Arugula, chard, herbs, and lettuce for salads. You can be sure to have an array of colour, flavour, and nutritional value to each meal. We respect food choices and intolerances. Some examples of meal options are: veggie burgers, gluten-free healthy pizza, omelette, coconut curry, delicious soups, and Andean stews.


From the Cusco airport, you can take a taxi or bus to Urubamba. From the terminal, you can take a taxi or moto-taxi that will bring you to our center in less than 10 minutes. As we are located in nature, we will send you a map to get to our place.

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  • Beckles O   January 25, 2020

      A magical space to truly heal

    I feel so blessed to have found this magic little spot nestled in the mountains of Urubamba. During my time staying here I was able to enjoy several different experiences including medicinal flower baths, cacao ceremonies, ceremonial massage, ancestral healing guided visualization and private Huachuma and Ayahuasca ceremonies with one on one integration. Where do I begin? All experiences were absolutely perfect for me at exactly the right time. And that's what I loved about working with Diana and Matiyu and the intimacy of the retreat; we were able to review the schedule and shimmy things if it didn't feel right for that moment. I am super grateful that I got to have my first plant medicine experiences in this setting. The way Diana and Matiyu hold space made me feel comfortable and safe to surrender. Since being at Amaruanka, I have experienced other ceremonies and can appreciate even more how special my experiences were and how much respect they have for the medicine, creating a true ceremonial healing space. Even without any treatments or medicine, the location of the center itself is incredibly healing. Watching the garden change shape each day was so nourishing - hummingbirds feeding from the blossoms, eagles gliding overhead, surrounded by the beautiful Apu mountains. My deeper connection with Pachamama is one of the things I am most grateful for from my stay at Amaruanka. The ceremonial healing massage I had with Diana was much more than bodywork (though her touch is absolutely amazing). I guess the clue is in the name, but it's the ceremonial aspect that made it truly special. Diana seems to intuitively know what you're going through and brings in crystals, sounds, scent, and other touches to support as needed. I just melted into the massage table and released what no longer served me. Wherever you are in your healing journey, I can't recommend Amaruanka enough!!

  • Jasmine Sara   January 16, 2020

      Peaceful place in the heart of nature

    Highlights from my experience: ceremonial flower baths, cacau ceremony and a 1-1 therapy with Diana. I am very grateful for this place and the kindhearted people who run it! The location is peaceful in nature and a place I always feel incredibly safe. Diana and Matiyu hold space beautifully in a very gentle way. You can feel that they put their hearts into their work and really care about what they do. Not only that but I could also feel how much experience they have in working with holding space for others to heal. I would recommend Amaruanka to anyone who visits Urubamba. This is a place where deep healing takes place and where you'are welcome to come as you are. Thank you!

  • Ella   January 07, 2020

      Calm the mind, relax and rejuvenate @ Amaruanka

    I attended a floral bath and cacao ceremony in November and absolutely loved it ❤. Amaruanka is a peaceful spot surrounded by nothing but nature. Diana is an Earth Mama and from the start she made me feel welcomed and her calm energy was really lovely to be around. I loved it so much that in December I attended a Women’s workshop. I will keep heading to Amaruanka as long as I am in the Sacred Valley. I highly recommend the healing centre to anyone wanting to calm the mind, relax and recharge. Thanks guys Susan 🙏🏾💕 x

  • Pia Sewelies   November 23, 2019

      Amaruanka is a little oasis for healing and finding peace

    I found Amaruanka through a recommendation of a friend, who told me about Diana’s womb healing sessions. I messaged Diana and immediately felt the calling to go and see her and receive one of her healing sessions. Amaruanka is a beautiful oasis of quiet and piece that is often hard to find especially when you’re traveling. Diana and her partner are lovely and very welcoming making you feel comfortable and cared after immediately. Diana has a beautiful kind and gentle presence and you can feel that she deeply cares about the people she’s working with. She’s very authentic and her treatment was both deep, relaxing and nurturing at the same time. She made me realize that healing yourself doesn’t have to be super intense and challenging all the time but can also be done with a lot of love and compassion. She has a lot of wisdom to share, I highly recommend to go and see her and stay at Amaruanka if you can!

  • Gerard van Soelen   July 07, 2019

      Grateful for very supportive Cacao ceremony

    For my time being around Cusco I was looking for a ceremony that would support me in cultivating self love and finding my way to my heart. Today I arrived at the wonderful Amaruanka healing center, taking a short but beautiful path through nature from the main road that goes through Urubamba in the Sacred Valley of the Inkas. Diana, Matiyu, and their baby girl warmly welcomed me to a private cacao ceremony. I have experience with cacao and dancing, but not so much in a therapeutic session like this. I was really surprised by the depth of the wisdom that they shared with me in the ceremony, which fit exactly to what I needed in this moment. One of those things that really support me in my current process is about welcoming any feeling as a teacher - showing me where I am invited to heal myself. Taking care of myself as being my own parent, instead of looking outward for a solution or escape for the feelings that I find difficult to be with. They remembered me about the power and importance of sitting with my feelings, right when I needed it. We talked about much more and they created all the time and space to do so. They offered a lot of personal care and attention. I feel very grateful for that. Diana and Matiyu are very warm people. With Amaruanka they have created a beautiful space to facilitate healing, transformation and growth. I can highly recommend spending time with them. Muchos gracias!

  • Pierre   May 27, 2019

      Dedicated healers, Amazing place!

    Amaruanka offers intimate retreats in a very peaceful place in the Andes with a beautiful garden and view. Diana and Matiyu are amazing guides and hosts, their presence is very authentic, I personally felt comfortable with them very quickly.Their sincerity is so obvious, it inspires confidence right away. Thanks for your presence guys !

  • Tatiana Ucraniana   May 17, 2019

      highly recommended!

    Amaruanka is an amazing place to recharge and reconnect with the nature and yourself. Diana and Matiyu are wonderful healers that teach and guide gently, while holding an energetically nourishing space for one to be successful on their healing journey. I highly recommend Amaruanka!

  • Julia Attevelt   May 16, 2019

      Wonderful facilitators, Amazing location

    Wauw, what a nourishing place Amaruanka has to offer. I love Diana and Mattieu, the facilitators. They have a broad range of healing skills and are professional in their interaction. The authenticity they offer is powerful. Diana provides amazing massages and massage courses. They brought me close to myself, from where I could heal deeply. I also love the couple/counseling work Diana and Mathieu offer together, and I am sure all their other offerings are great too. Last, but not least, the spaces they have for stay and for doing healing work are gorgeous. Truly sacred with a strong connection to nature in the sacred valley.

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