Sacred Valley Pilgrimage 2020 - Receive the Hummingbird's Blessing

  • VISIONARY HEARTS VISIONARY HEARTS
  • MUNAY SONQO EIRL NRO. 03 SECTOR LLAMACCAYA ROSACABALLERAYOC PARCELA 03 – LOCAL DE SACHA MUNAY CUSCO CALCA CALCA 080401
  • Mar 8 - 19, 2020 (12 days)

Schedule

11 Day schedule:
Day 1 - Arrival
Day 2 - Opening Ceremonies & energy blessings from the Qero elders.
Day 3 - Visit to the Kusi Kawsay School and Pisac IntiHuatana ancient site.
Day 4 - “Cactus of the Four Winds” Ceremony at Sacha Munay Retreat Center.
Day 5 - Integration, Rest, and Personal Exploration.
Day 6 - Guided journey to the ancient sites of Chinchero & Moray.
Day 7 - Guided Journey to the Ancestral sites of Cusco.
Day 8 - “The Cactus of the Four Winds” Ceremony at Sacha Munay retreat centre.
Day 9 - Integration, Rest, and Personal Exploration.
Day 10 - Guided journey to Ollantaytambo and Ñaupa Iglesia.
Day 11 - Pilgrimage to Apu Pachatusan and the Shrine of Senor de Huanca.
Day 12 - Closing circle.

About This Event

Sacred Valley Pilgrimage 2020

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.

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

Receive empowerments, blessings, and teachings from Q’ero Elders and Andean Wisdom Keepers.

Journey to the ancient power sites of Cusco, Pisaq, Chinchero, Ollantaytambo, Ñaupa Iglesia, and Moray to learn from indigenous wisdom keepers the knowledge of the Ancestors.  

Create resonant connections with the 12 primary Mountain spirits (Apus) of the Sacred Valley.  

Participate in ceremonies of direct initiatory experience with the sacred plant teacher Huachuma 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.

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.

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.

Visit the Pisac village where you will be able to access the famous Pisac 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.

The cost of this pilgrimage begins at $2,295 US Dollars (cost is dependent on the type of lodging you prefer).

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ITINERARY 

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.  

We will begin our pilgrimage with a day of ceremony. In the 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. 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.

Day 3- Visit to the Kusi Kawsay School and Pisaq Inti Huatana Site

We will begin our day visiting the inspirational school of Kusi Kawsay where indigineous children have an opportunity to learn the wisdom of their ancestors within a Waldorf inspired model of education. The kind family of Winay Taki will introduced us to their school and take us on a guided journey of the magnificent sacred site of Inti Huatana. We will also have the opportunity to walk through the market village of Pisaq and see many of the local artisans wares.

Day 4- “Cactus of the Four Winds” Ceremony at Sacha Munay Retreat Center.

This is a healing ceremony of universal heart medicine, a 5000 year old medicine ceremony going back to the roots of Andean spirituality.  This medicine helps reveal the mystical world around us and brings us into a state of heightened awareness to realize our collective unity. Healing and transformation are an aspect of each and every ceremony, for each and every one of us. This beautiful, kind, and joyful medicine has a truly wonderful way of helping us to help each other and ourselves. These ceremonies are a rare opportunity to deeply transform and heal our lives and relationships. This ceremony is an opportunity to consciously address current issues in your life, find alignment and healing for the energies of the body, explore who and what we are as beings, and radically connect with the living wisdom of Mother Earth.

Day 5- Integration, Rest, and Personal Exploration

We will gather in the morning for integration processes from the day before. Participants can choose to rest, receive bodywork treatments at Sacha Munay, hike to the nearby waterfall, or take a day trip to a neighbouring village.

Day 6- Chinchero & Moray

We will leave the Retreat centre in the morning on an adventure to the magical site of Moray. 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 time spent in this beautiful area will “grow corn and potatoes” in our lives.

After we will visit Puma’s home village of Chinchero, a small village located high up in the windswept plains, offering spectacular views over the Sacred Valley and the snowcapped peaks of the Andes. Renowned for its beautiful traditional weavings, this town is the perfect place to pick up souvenirs and gifts. Here we immerse ourselves in the local community, meeting village elders and the friendly local inhabitants.

Day 7- 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 8- “The Cactus of the Four Winds” Ceremony at Sacha Munay retreat centre.

We will once again dive into the Mystery of our Hearts in this day of communion with the sacred plant teacher Huachuma.

Day 9- Integration, Rest, and Personal Exploration

We will gather in the morning for integration processes from the day before. Participants can choose to rest, receive bodywork treatments at Sacha Munay, hike to the nearby waterfall, or take a day trip to a neighbouring village.

Day 10- Ollantaytambo and Ñaupa Iglesia.

After breakfast we will on our way to one of the inter-dimensional portal in the Andeancosmovision, known by the population as Ñaupa Iglesia, where we will have a deep encounter with ancient ancestral energies. We continue on to Ollantaytambo, the Sanctuary of the Wind, renowned for its ancient fortress. We visit the royal baths and fountains for a shamanic energy cleansing ceremony by Unu, the Water element, and then make our way along the murmuring river to the Temple of the Condor for a few moments of reflection and silent meditation. Ending off our afternoon, we stop at the main altar area of the temple to receive our blessings from Wayra (Wind Element), the guardian of the site.

Day 11- Apu Pachatusan and the Shrine of Senor de Huanca

On this final day of our pilgrimage we will journey to the renowned mountain shrine of Señor de Huanca and the majestic mountain spirit of Apu Pachatusan. Apu Pachautsan has great lore and mythical significance to the peoples of the Sacred Valley. It is a place where thousands of people traditionally pilgrimage on for healing. It is the Apu most revered for “healers” of all types and it is here that we will have our closing despacho.

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.

 

"After 35 years of independent international travel, this pilgrimage was my first with a group. I will return with Visionary Hearts for another. I experienced an amazing landscape that vibrates with 3000 years of ceremony, beautiful Quechua people, shamans leading trips to sacred sites, great food, smooth organization, and well facilitated plant medicine journeys. Peru is deep inside me. Thank you Robin, thank you Darcy. " Byron Rott

Venue Highlights

Munay Sonqo Retreat and Yoga Center formerly know as Sach’a Munay is nestled in an oasis of native plants and fruit trees and is nourished by a magnificent waterfall. It is a place to connect to the incredible depth and beauty of what nature offers.

The Sacred Valley of Peru, where we are located, is a majestic spot in the Andes Mountains and home of the twelve mountains known as “Apus” — “luminous beings” who are said to intercede on behalf of people. Those who come to our center have the opportunity to commune directly with these mountains, as well as with the local curanderos and pacos (healers), who engage with us for ritual and ceremony. We believe our world today benefits greatly from contact with these ancient sites and ways.

We have a heart-felt mission to create a nourishing environment in which to experience this special place as well as the retreat you have come here for. To this end, our programs range from yoga and other practices; to personal healing and reflection; to practical workshops on Permaculture. Our guests at Munay Sonqo Retreat and Yoga Center are served delicious meals with locally-grown and lovingly prepared ingredients. Each guest room is a reflection of the Peruvian culture of the Sacred Valley. Thanks to our staff, the entire center embodies the kindness, love and wholeness that permeates this magical place.

Accommodations

The Munay Sonqo retreat centre has available very beautiful rooms to suit each participant. Single, doubles and triples are available.

Amenities

  • Free Wifi
  • Spa
  • Sauna
  • Pool
  • Towels
  • Kitchen
  • Tour Assistance
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Restaurant
  • Yoga Studio
  • House Keeping

Directions

The Munay Sonqo retreat center is located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas about 1.5 hrs from the city of Cusco. Our team will welcome participants arriving to the Cusco airport on March 8th and transport everyone to the retreat centre. If needed, transport to back to the Cusco airport is included after the retreat.

Cancellation Policy

100% deposit refund for cancellation 60+ days before event.
50% deposit refund for cancellation 30-59 days before event.
0% deposit refund for cancellation 0-29 days before event.
The remaining balance (total price minus deposit) is due upon arrival.
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Reviews     To review this event, visit the page for the venue or retreat leaders (above).

  • Louis Butterfield   March 15, 2018

      Amazing People, Genuine Connection

    Having been in ceremony with Darcy and Robin on multiple occasions, I can say with total certainty that they are the 'real deal'. Such generous, kind people that have helped transform my life in both subtle and momentous ways. Thanks for all that you do guys!

  • Jon   December 02, 2017

      Ancient wisdom for personal and planetary healing and creation

    I have participated in many of Robin and Darcy's Visionary Hearts offerings and as a student of the lineage under which they practice, I can say without question that what they bring forward and invite others into is a not-to-miss opportunity. They have an immense depth of experience working with the sacred cactus of Huachuma and incorporate the ancient teachings and practices of the Pachakuti Mesa tradition. Their approach to this work blends deep tradition alongside curious exploration of 'what's possible'. They honor the Great Mystery and this allows for curious and open expansion of each of our unique gifts and infinite wisdom.

  • L E Williams   December 02, 2017

      Sacred Valley Pilgrimage 2017 - Trip of a Lifetime

    What an awesome trip! Beauty, connection, AHHAS, wonderful companions, Robin and Darcy - heart centered, compassionate guides. Lovely accommodations and delicious food. Pisac is a wonderful picturesque town, with friendly locals, yummy restaurants and a daily market with a wide variety of art, handicrafts and produce. The ceremonies brought deep insights and relaxation. Fantastic experience!

  • Jan Formby   December 01, 2017

      Visionary Hearts Pisac Peru.

    The sacred ruins above Pisac, Ollantaytambo, and the wonders of Cusco where some of the additional delights incorperated into a visionary quest lead by Darcy and Robin last year in the sweet sweet town of Pisac Peru. Darcy and Robin are dedicated ceremonialists and Pachakuti Mesa carriers. They truly embody "yanantin" the Quechua concept of a sacred pair, a complimentary union; together they hold sacred space and fun space impeccably. The trip was comfortable, we were well taken care of. The medicine ceremonies held at Hummingbird Retreat centre where deeply nurturing and the setting was awe inspiring. Munay Sonqo saminchay Blessing from the sacred heart of Peru.

  • Cassandre   December 01, 2017

      A Gift

    The Hummingbird's Blessing Pilgrimage was a very special time for me, opening a door to a deeper relationship with my heart and our beautiful earth. My connection with my mesa and the Pachakuti lineage deepened and expanded through the journey, offering me a take-away anchor of support and guidance that will direct and accompany me through all phases of growth. Robin and Darcy are impeccable guides, offering from their depth of personal experience and sincere desire to serve all life. With their unshakable integrity and incredible passion for this work, they bring a joyful and light-hearted approach to transformation. They are committed to ushering in the new consciousness with as much fun and grace as possible.

  • Tanin Shunter   November 15, 2017

      Heart, Beauty & True Transformation

    Along the wild-ride that has been my life, I have had the blessing of crossing paths with Darcy and Robin. From our first encounter their level of integrity, heart, and commitment to creating a more beautiful world struck a deep chord in me. When I caught wind that they would be offering a Pilgrimage to Peru, my heart rejoiced as I couldn’t think of two better guides for my first encounter with this magical land. The pilgrimage itself was wholly transformative. Robin and Darcy planned each day with meticulous love, care, and an ignited sense of adventure. I felt very safe and masterfully-held throughout the entire experience by the seen and unseen foundation these two had laid so beautifully prior to my arrival. In visiting the various sacred sites their knowledge, reverence, and passion for the Andean cultures shone through brilliantly. My experience of these powerful sites was greatly enriched by Darcy and Robin’s sharings of the various site histories, lore, and of the peoples that dwelled there many moons ago. I really appreciated how they made every conscious effort to connect us with the locals in deep and meaningful ways. We visited an elementary school, participated in beautiful despacho ceremonies with local elders and medicine carriers, and were treated to the beauty of traditional Peruvian dances and song. In this way, I did not feel like a “tourist” passing through, but a welcomed guest in a home amongst friends. In working with the medicine I found myself surrounded by unparalleled beauty. Everything from the space, to the food, to the company (did I mention the food?) was immaculate. With the level of safety and integrity present in each ceremony I was able to go deep within myself to catalyze healing that would have otherwise not been possible. The blessings, insights and gifts I received through these ceremonies continue to blossom in my life in magical and unexpected ways. It is rare indeed to find people who teach by the way they live, and live by what they teach, and that is exactly the medicine that Robin and Darcy offer. Darcy and Robin aren’t only “on the path” they are blazing a new way of being as a gift to us all. I wholeheartedly recommend them as impeccable guides and friends into the heart, lore and mystery that is Peru. Munay <3

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