Sacred Wisdom Retreat, PERU 2018

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APRIL 2018

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Our sacred journey to Peru will be an experience like no other, as we tap into the wisdom in us all and share tools to honor ourselves and the connection that we have to nature.  What better place than one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Machu Picchu, to raise your consciousness to a whole new level!  We will explore Incan temples and ruins, participate in traditional ceremonies, connect with local Shamans, fully immerse ourselves in the healing power of nature, and so much more.  Our Peru retreat will take place in April 2018 and will be a wonder-filled journey, as we explore a land abundant with mysticism and sacred energy.

Description

 

What to Expect…

 

Day 01. ARRIVAL IN LIMA

You will arrive in Lima, rest overnight in a hotel near the airport and prepare for a domestic flight departure to Cusco in the morning.

 

Day 02. LIMA – CUSCO – CHINCHERO & SACRED VALLEY

Our group will depart for our morning flight from Lima to Cusco. Upon arrival, we will have a small reception and continue our journey to the Sacred Valley. On the way to our lodge we will stop at Chinchero, visit the amazing Earth Altar and discover the Magic Hatun Chinkana of this initiatory center. This Waka or sacred place is as the Brain and with its vibration will permit travel to the dimension of the soul.  Here, we will participate in a ceremonial prayer for Mother Earth (Pachamama), safety in our travels, and our own personal wishes to enter to the magic Andes. We will spend the night in the Sacred Valley.

 

Day 03. SACRED VALLEY

In the morning, we will explore the absolutely unique and ancient Inka center of Ollantaytambo, where the buildings still retain the original architecture of the Inkas. We will have an opportunity to enter into one of the homes and see how the people live in these ancient constructions. As we explore the vast temple complex adjacent to the village, we will engage in a meditation. Our climb to the top will take us to the Sun Temple, whose huge red porfire blocks were placed overlooking the fertile valley and the Willkamayu River. In the afternoon, we will visit Moray, a powerful Inka site with circular terraces that used to create exceptional conditions or micro climates that fostered domestication, acclimatization and hybridization of a wide array of wild vegetable species that were modified or adapted for human consumption. Here our Andean master guide will instruct us in walking exercises and a meditation with the energy of this amazing power spot.

 

Day 04. MACHU PICCHU – SACRED VALLEY

In the morning we will depart by train to the village of Aguas Calientes and arrive in the sacred city of Machu Picchu, also known as the Crystal City, the Rainbow City, the City of the Kondor and the Hummingbird, the City of Peace, and the City of Light. The legendary beauty of this magnificent city defies description. There are many trails and power sites to explore here, and we will have ample opportunity for ceremony to open to a deeper experience of the intrinsic magic of this amazing city and temples. This will be a guided visit, with esoteric insights on the various temples and power spots. We will participate in inspiring spiritual ceremonies to enhance your connection with your divine self- a trans personal, transformational journey within. In the afternoon, we will return by train and bus to the Sacred Valley for an overnight stay.

 

Day 05. SACRED VALLEY – PISAQ – TIPON – CUSCO

We’ll depart this morning to visit the ancient Inka town of Pisaq. The entire mountain behind the village is considered an archaeological treasure, and for good reason. We will be bussed several miles up to the top, from where we will hike downhill past ancient sites and burial grounds along an amazing trail with breathtaking views. We will arrive to the Inka temples and observatories, have a ceremony, then continue to a place where our bus has driven to meet us during one of the most beautiful walks in this region. After our ritual, we will continue our trip and visit Tipon, an ancient agricultural site with many terraces and an intricate irrigation system that runs along the Temple of the Water. Tipon, a place of great water fountains, is another one of the most important architectural complexes found in Cusco vicinity. This old site is located 23 km. Southeast of the Inka capital at a height of 3,600 meters above sea level; the highest area of the park is found at the pass of Ranraq’asa above 3,900 meters. In the afternoon, we will arrive to Cusco for an overnight stay.

 

Day 06. AMARU MACHAY – Q’ENQO & SAQSAYWAMAN

We will start our day with a visit to Amaru Machay, the Cave of the Serpents. We will participate in guided ceremonies at this powerful location and then continue to Q’enqo, the sacred place of the Puma. Our guide will show us the magic of the ancestors and the esoteric wisdom of the heavens where astronomy was the base to understand a practical life as a way of meditation. Q’enqo means labyrinth or zigzag. Located near Cusco, this temple was dedicated to Mother Earth as a unique center of initiations and for ceremonies. It has numerous ceremonial carvings, holes and canals cut into the rock. One of its features is a semi-natural underground chamber. Limestone formation intricately carved with depictions of mythical beings, as well as winding underground passageways and semicircular amphitheater. We will continue our journey to Saqsaywaman, a huge, stunning site which holds the great house of the Sun, where the head of the Puma of Cusco resides. Together with the city of Cusco, this monumental complex is one of the new seven wonders of the world. The construction, which is made up of three platforms one on top of the other, was one of the most important spiritual centers at the Andes dedicated to the Sun, the Moon and the Stars. We will spend the night in Cusco.

 

Day 07. CUSCO

You will be free to discover the beautiful city of Cusco on your own. Later in the afternoon, we will have a drum ceremony and spend the night in Cusco.

 

Day 08. CUSCO – LIMA – HOME

We will depart Cusco and head back to the Lima airport to connect to your international flight home.

This experience will be far more than you can ever imagine, being in a country that will wrap you in nature’s embrace, astonish you, and wake you up to the sacred wisdom of the Earth.

 

OPTIONAL AMAZON 3-DAY EXTENSION INCLUDES (ADD $695 USD):

  • Domestic airfare
  • All meals (breakfasts, lunches, dinners)
  • Lodge accommodations
  • Madre de Dios Riverboat tour
  • Guided nature trail walk to the Caimán Cocha Lake
  • Spectacular sunset viewing in the Amazon
  • Morning hike to the majestic Lake Apu Victor with its crystal clear waters and amazing trees
  • Guided virgin rainforest hike into the deep jungle of the Lost Cocha, which constitutes a refuge and feeding ecosystem for a huge variety of animals
  • Canoe ride around the lake
  • Monkey Island visit in the heart of the Madre de Dios River

 

 

 

Please note:  This retreat requires a fair amount of walking as we explore Peru.  It is recommended that all participants have a medium fitness level in order to fully engage in all of the activities and explorations.   Also, Cusco and Machu Picchu are both more that 8,000 ft above sea level.  Although you can never predict altitude sickness, some people may be at higher risk for feeling its effects, such as those with heart or lung problems.  If you are concerned with how your body may respond to the elevation, please consult your doctor.

 

Details and inclusions

  • Details regarding travel dates in April 2018 will be announced soon
  • All transportation in Peru, including round-trip domestic flights from Lima to Cusco (excludes international flights)
  • All excursions and sacred site visits with entrance fees
  • Accommodations in 3 star hotels with daily breakfast
  • Meditations, ceremonies and shamanic experiences
  • Journeys guided by our expert Andean natives

 

Exclusions

  • International flights and airport taxes
  • Meals besides the daily breakfast
  • Travel and Medical Insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips

 

Accommodations

We will be staying in various comfortable and clean 3 star hotels in Lima, the Sacred Valley and Cusco.  All rooms will be comparable, and are available at single and double occupancy.  If you will be traveling with a companion, you are welcome to room with them – otherwise, we will happily partner you with a roommate for the double occupancy rate.

 

Travel…

  • Book your flight arriving into Lima.  IMPORTANT NOTE:  Please wait to book your airline ticket until the retreat has been confirmed.  You will be notified via email.
  • Travel time will take 8 + hours to get there depending on where you are flying from in the US, so please make sure to allow enough flying/travel time to arrive in Lima on the retreat start date.
  • Peru is 3 hours ahead of Los Angeles time-zone; 1 hour ahead of Chicago time-zone
  • A valid passport is required to enter and depart Peru. Tourists must also provide evidence of return or onward travel. Travelers entering Peru on a U.S. passport receive a card and an entry stamp from Peruvian Immigration upon arrival stating the length of approved stay (usually 90 days). Extensions are not available, and overstays will result in fines. Visit the Embassy of Peru website for the most current visa information.

 

Deposits

  • The cost for this amazing 8-day, 7-night retreat is $2900 for double occupancy and $3215 for single occupancy.
  • Installment payment options are available.
  • A $500 deposit is required in order to reserve your space.
  • A second installment payment must be received by November 15, 2017, a 3rd installment payment by January 15, 2018, and a final payment of the remaining balance must be received by March 1, 2018 (no exceptions).

 

Payment Options…

  • PayPal (fee or no fee options):  [email protected]
  • Chase Easy Pay (no fees): [email protected]
  • Credit Card purchases can be made on our reservations website (service fee applies)
  • Check by Mail (no fees): payable to Naima Woodson at PO Box 452562 Los Angeles CA 90045

 


 

Refund Policy…

Please be sure you want to attend. While life happens, we do not refund deposits or retreats.  Please review our complete refund policy prior to booking your retreat.

 

Contact Us…

While further details, including retreat property address, check-in/check-out times, complete retreat schedule & packing list will be sent closer to retreat date and upon registration, please feel free to contact us with any questions at [email protected]

 

We look forward to exploring the Sacred Valley and delving deep into the energy of Machu Picchu with you in Peru!