Retreats & Programs
15 June - 29 June
15 December - 29 December
5 January - 19 January
Retreat is for those persons who wish to acknowledge the Warrior within. For those that want to develop their potential and abilities to new levels never even imagined before.
This retreat is a comprehensive introduction to the the Consciouness Plants of Peru as well as methods, philosophies and practices used for the training of body, speech and mind to develop mindfulness. Our aim is to gradually raise the awareness and try and bring forth information within the plants - which is not separate from us.
Come and learn more about our primordial innate abilities and access the potential of recognizing the limitless possibilities that are there to realize. We hope to show one how to integrate this information and organic intelligence into everyday life, to live life more joyfully and full of purpose.
We will spend the two weeks visiting the Power Spots in the area, receiving Consciousness Plant Initiations as we go along. We will meet the Apus (Mountain Consciousness), and learn from Ancient Masters like Pachamama, Pachacutec and Pachacamac. Experience the World of above or Hanan Pacha, the World of the middle or Kay Pacha and the world of below or Uhu Pacha.
We will be visiting the surrounding mountains off the beaten track, as well as seeing the archeological sites that The Sacred Valley has to offer, all the way up to Machu Picchu.
We will be learning from the Wisdom Consciousness Plants throughout, as per your choice, allowing one to find resolutions for everyday issues if needed, formulating of positive strategies and will allow one to "remember" one's full potential. Martial Dance and Thai Chi practice will be available to those that wish to learn this art, and for those interested we will have the opportunity to study ancient texts to help us develop and understand our innate potential.
The aim is to create the space to push the boundaries of consciousness and to change one's perception and unleash our inner power. To heal, to find peace of mind, to manifest a better reality, to quantumly experience consciousness and expand understanding. All the answers are within you, you just need to access it by awakening to ancient information and remembering that which you never truly forgot!!
Below is an example of a typical Retreat Program. Please keep in mind that it is all weather permitting and that we reserve the right to change the program according to the dynamics of the group, or to leave out certain ruins and sites due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances
This is just a basic outline of the program. During all of these days certain teachings will be given as well as kung fu and tai chi breathings in the mornings. The San Pedro teachings will also be done on a continuous basis to give you the opportunity to create new neuro-connections and maximum understanding of the limitless possibilities that is there for you to recognise. We will have met you at the Cusco Airport and as not to be influenced by the altitude of Cusco too much, we will take you directly to the Center in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. On a clear day this 1-hour drive to Urubamba promises magnificent views of the surrounding Apus of the Cordillera Blanca.
Introduction to the Center
Coca Initiation as a means of a tribute to Pachamama, as well as the Initiation into the San Pedro Cactus.
The Coca Initiation will be done by the Q’ero alto- and pampamisyoj who we have specially invited from the distant Q’ero communities. The whole Initiation will last about 12 hours.
We will discuss our experience of the previous day and then begin with the teachings of Pachadata. We will also continue with our teachings of the San Pedro Cactus and will take a short walk to Tantanmarca Apu. As our first Apu it will be a short climb to the top where we can enjoy the surrounding view of the Snow Apus and meditate and enjoy.
DAY 3 & 4
Overnight Ollantaytambo ruins
This will ideally be the evening of the Summer Solstice and so we will take a bus to the Ollantaytambo ruins in the afternoon. We will climb up behind the main ruins and make camp there to spend the night. We will have a San Pedro breakfast and at sunrise we will descend into the ruins with the first rays of sunlight on this Solstice Day. Below in the Valley we will see the pyramid of Pacaritanpu or House of Dawn, which during the solstice displays specific sunlight phenomenon. We will explore the ruins the rest of the morning before returning home to Urubamba for a well needed rest.
We will have our first Ayahuasca Initiation this day and continue with Teachings at the Center. We work closely with Shipibo curanderos from the deep jungle in the Pucallpa region and receive Ayahuasca from them as part of a Sustained Economy project for the Shipibo communities of our NGO IAPICC.
DAY 6 & 7
Puaj Initiation and overnight in Q’erocancha Apu
We will do a Puaj Initiation of the cactus and then get ready to go to Q’erocancha Apu. “Q’ero” is an open Incan vase that is wider at the top and ”Cancha” is a term used to refer to the sound that is heard when we toast corn (like popcorn). Hence Q’erocancha is a place where the head opens like a popped corn - so that primordial information can be downloaded. We will camp on the mountain and return back to the Valley the next day.
We will visit the Chinchero ruins up on the altiplano and continue with the San Pedro Teachings. After exploring the ruins we will walk down hill to the Valley from there. This is a 4-hour walk on a path down into the towns below. A very interesting experience.
We will get ready to depart to Machu Picchu ruins. We will take the early train from Ollantaytambo and arrive at Aguas Calientes. There we will book into our Hostal and proceed for our first part of the Water Teachings in the hot springs and cleanse ourselves before we go up to the ruins.
Mandor Waterfall and Putucusi Apu
We will continue with the Water Teachings and will walk on the train tracks to Mandor Waterfall below the Machu Picchu ruins. We will all be refreshed in the primordial innate wisdom within pachadata. For those that are able there will be the option to climb the Putucusi Apu. This can be a strenuous climb as this is basically climbing a very long ladder all the way to the top. The rest will have time to visit the markets in Aguas Calientes and enjoy the hot springs.
Machu Picchu Ruins
We will start with a San Pedro breakfast and then we will take the bus up the winding road to the Machu Picchu Ruins. We will have time to explore the ruins and for those that prefer they can climb the Machu Picchu Apu. Hot springs for relaxing in the evening.
We take the train back to Urubamba and resting day.
Kung Fu revision at the Center and Ayahuasca session in the evening
We will do a very easy flat walk to the neighboring town of Yucay. This will complete our Water Teachings. We will enter Yucay through the Rainbow Gate (K’uichi Punko) and follow the ancient irrigation system all the way to Yucay. This little town is where the summer palaces of the Inca, Huayna Ccapac, are situated. The first Sayre Tupac, our ancestor, inherited these palaces. We will return by bus.
Last day at the Center
Time to gather information and do revision and also time to visit the markets in Urubamba village.