AYAHUASCA A Shamanic Journey Into Your Own Consciousness June 11 to 15, 2024
Pre Journey - 3 Online Group Session - Shadow Work (Vera Lopez) and 2 online "Higher Ground" individual sessions (Jim Hostler)
Based on more than 47 years of spiritual work, self healing and thousands of hours dedicated in assisting others, Vera Lopez, the founder of Spirits of the Earth, and shadow work coach, considered very important to take this journey in 3 stages: the prior Peru; the Plant Medicine 3 days retreat in Peru; and the after journey optional, still in Peru. For that reason Vera will be leading 3 online shadow work group sessions to support the work done on the prior stage. And Jim Hostler, our Ayahusca retreat host will be offering 2 individual Higher Ground pendulum sessions. These are sessions where the work in done is a "Higher Ground" - higher consciousness with ancient tools, a pendulum and a magnet*, in your session to clear, transform, and transcend limiting issues in your life. In these sessions, all issues are welcome, and we know that the issues coming up for healing and releasing are the perfect ones to prepare you for Mother Ayahusca.
5 days Ayahausca Retreat in the Sacred Valley of Peru lead by Shipibo Healer and Q'ero Pampamisayoq Whether you have experienced an Ayahuasca journey before, or not, each journey you take with the sacred plant medicine is unique, powerful, and insightful. It also is to be done with the utmost respect to the Mother Ayahuasca. This is a 3-day retreat held in the Sacred Valley of Peru. It is lead by a Shipibo Healer and a Q’ero Pampamisayoq. You will get to experience two ayahuasca ceremonies in our three day retreat. The retreat is hosted in the traditional manner, according to the Inca principle of Munay: Love. Munay principle applies to the way in which the plant medicine is prepared and how the iqaros - or shamanic chants - are sung.
After Ayahuasca Journey - Optional time in Peru Then the after, integration... for that reason the retreat is being offer before a deep journey in the Heart of the Andean tradition and sacred time to allow the medicine continue the shift our consciousness and realigned inner dimensions before you return to your everyday living. SERPENT OF LIGHT ACTIVATION MOSOQ KARPAY INITIATION JUNE 15 to 26, 2024
For over 2000 years, the Shipibo indigenous tribes in the Ucayali region of the Amazon River basin have been considered the caretakers of the jungle. Previously two distinct tribes, the Shipibo and Conibo, they became a single tribe due to intermarriage and cultural similarities.To this day, they maintain many of the traditions of their ancestors, including the ritual use of Ayahuasca and other plant medicines of the Amazon. With one foot in the past while living in the 21st century, they strive to uphold the wisdom gathered from millenia of living in the richest and most biodiverse region in the world. Perhaps the most important aspect of Shipibo culture is their deeply-rooted spirituality, with an emphasis placed on plant spirit shamanism. For them, much of their knowledge comes from the plants themselves, particularly when it comes to healthcare and their worldview. This is evidenced in their pottery, textiles, baskets, art, and beadwork, which display patterns representative of the harmonious energy field that pervades all things.
The Q’ero people have lived for centuries in villages at 18,000 feet of elevation, and were thought to have disappeared until they descended from the mountains in the 1950s to share their wisdom and their prophecies with all people. They are known as weavers of the Light, they weave 5th dimensional symbols into their manta cloths, which emanate light and living energy. Their cloths have the same symbols woven into them as those of the ancient Inca. Their language is considered to be over 20,000 years old, and is believed to have seeded ancient Hebrew and Sanskrit, which are the languages of many of our holy texts. They are one of the few civilizations on Earth that still hold their ancient teachings and ancient codes intact, as they have not been influenced or invaded by other cultures. Their history, which has been handed down from generation to generation perhaps for thousands of years, states that they are of the same lineage as the ancient Mayans, Hopi, Navajo, and Tibetans, and their language and rituals share many similarities.
Home - Lima, PERU
If all possible, I invite you to consider to arrive in Peru few days prior of our official journey starts, this will allow you the opportunity to rest and explore Lima, the Capital of Peru.
Lima lies on the country's arid Pacific coast. Though its colonial center is preserved, it's a bustling metropolis and one of South America’s largest cities. It's home to the Museo Larco collection of pre-Columbian art and the Museo de la Nación, tracing the history of Peru’s ancient civilizations. The Plaza de Armas and the 16th-century cathedral are the heart of old Lima Centro.
If you decided to arrive in Lima prior to our official journey, be ready to join the group in the morning of June 15, and travel together to Cusco. Also you might wish to arrive in Cusco prior to June 15 for early exploration, that is possible too, just keep in mind, whatever you choose before June 15 is optional and can be flexible. We will do our best to assist you with all arrangements.
June 11, Lima – Cusco ... Our Shamanic, Spiritual, Transformational Journey starts...
Those who arrived in Lima early for some exploration and those who choose an overnight flight to Lima will meet this morning at Lima airport departure gate, and together fly to Cusco. If you have already arrive in Cusco prior to this day, this morning everyone meets in Cusco, original group meeting point.
A short flight from Lima, just 1 hour, and we will be greeting Cusco—the Holy City, capital of the Incan Empire. After a warm welcome and greetings from theSpirits of the Earth local team, we will travel by bus for 1 ½ hr to our hotel located in Urubamba, the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas and our home for the next 6 nights.
June 12: Cusco
After a restful night, a health Peruvian breakfast, our open circle, lead by Jim Hostler will initiate our Ayahuasca retreat.
As Founder of the O.M. Spiritual Center, Jim is an Ontological Life Coach and a non-denominational minister, holding a master’s degree in Metaphysics.
Jim is a seasoned spiritual traveler and has experienced the sacred medicine of Ayahuasca several times. Hosting our sacred journey of the Ayahuasca retreat, Jim will co-create with you holding divine space for all participants and facilitate the group. He is also available to answer any questions and support you on your journey... in addition to the outstanding support given at the retreat center.
June 13: Cusco/Ayahusca retreat center
Day 1 09:30 A shuttle bus will taking you to the retreat center, approximately 1 hr from Cusco. 11:00 Upon arrival you will be meeting with the staff and orientation of the center. Then our first cleansing ceremony. 14:00 Group meeting – introduction to the shaman and medical staff discussion about ayahuasca and ceremonies intentions - Coca leaves ceremony and prayer for the unification of energies - Shipibo wisdom honouring the plant. 15:00 Individual consultation with doctor 15:30 Individual consultation with healers and psychology 17:00 Andean philosophy discussion Inca religion & introduction to the meditation. 17:30 Munay Meditation 18:30 Preparation for ceremony, quiet /personal meditation time in the maloka. 19:00 First Ayahuasca ceremony
June 14: Ayahusca Retreat Center
Day 2 08:00 Breakfast. 09:00 Volunteering activity with Human Actions - Dog shelter 11:30 Snacks 14:00 Group meeting – a chance to share the teachings you learn from the Ayahuasca ceremony. - Shipibo wisdom Icaros and plant diet. 15:00 Individual consultation with psychology and healers 15:30 Time for relaxation 17:00 Andean Philosophy discussion (Munay, Yachay and Llankay) 17:30 Munay meditation 18:30 Preparation for ceremony, quiet /personal meditation time in the maloka. 19:00 Second Ayahuasca ceremony
June 15: Ayahusca Retreat Center/Sacred Valley of the Incas
Day 3 08:00 Breakfast 09:00 Group meeting – a chance to share the teachings you learn from the Ayahuasca ceremony. 10:00 Individual consultation with healers and psychology 11:00 Offering of gratitude to Pachamama or Mother Earth
Gratitude to Pachamama
12:00 Talking about Human Actions projects and opportunity to donate. Fill the service report and explanation of dietary restriction post-retreat and integration. 12:30 Opportunity to buy cultural hand craft from the Shipibo and Andean healers - Photos and farewell 13:00 For those returning home, Transfer back to Cusco, afternoon rest and integration, or to the Sacred Valley hotel to meet with rest of the group arriving today for the main journey (including initiations, Machu Picchu and Inti-Raymi).
June 15: Optional Integration time in Peru --going deep in the Andes Culture, teachings and ceremonies.Joining our SERPENT OF LIGHT ACTIVATION - MOSOQ KARPAY INITIATION June 15 to 26, 2024
For those continuing for our SERPENT OF LIGHT ACTIVATION - MOSOQ KARPAY INITIATION, transfer to our hotel in the heart of the Sacred Valley to join the rest of the group arriving today. Afternoon free, you may choose a special Andean SPA treatment or have time alone to meditate and connect with the powerful mountains that surround our retreat center.
June 15: Cusco/Lima/Home
If you are returning home after our Ayahusca retreat, today is your departure day from Cusco and the completion of our services. We wish you the best in the continuation of your expansion.....
After breakfast you will be transfer to the airport to check in to your flight back to Lima. If you have time to leave the airport for a few hours before your international check in, we suggest a visit to the coast of Lima-Peru to enjoy a final Peruvian meal. Many Blessings and Safe Travels.
MORE ABOUT OUR AYAHUSCA RETREAT
The special retreat we select to host this retreat has a multi-disciplinary health team consisting of a Cardiologist, Psychiatrist, Psychologist, General Practitioner, who complement the highly experienced native Andean and Amazonian shaman.
A Doctor is present during Ayahuasca ceremony with access to a full range of state of the art emergency medical equipment.
They have been operating for 40 years (much longer than other retreat centers) and safety has always been their top priority as well as ours.
VOLUNTEERING with Human Actions ORG
Volunteering with Human Actions involves working with children that come from the poorest communities in and around Cusco. Many children are physically or mentally disadvantaged and / or orphaned. Volunteers offer help with simple tasks such as feeding, cleaning and sharing company. The service lasts for about 1-2 hours.
Another volunteering experience involves looking after dogs in a state of physical and emotional neglect. Volunteers help to keep the dogs spaces clean and tidy as well as grooming and feeding the dogs. This service lasts for about 1-2 hours.
A third volunteering experience is available working in a nursery helping to cultivate native plants. The trees and shrubs that are propagated are donated to reforestation projects around the Cusco area.
MUNAY MEDITATION / LOVE MEDITATION As preparation and integration of the experience we giving a powerful and ancient Inca meditation aimed at guiding you to work with the fastest and most powerful energy there is, UNCONDITIONAL LOVE.
THE AYAHUASCA RETREAT INCLUDE:
3 online group sessions with Vera Lopez, Shadow Work, prior Peru;
2 online individual sessions with Jim Hostler, Higher Group, prior Peru;
Transfer Cusco airport to Cusco Hotel upon arrival;
2 nights hotel in Cusco prior to retried began;
1 prayer circle in Cusco with Jim Hostler prior to retreat began;
All transport to and from the retreat center;
Accommodation 2 night/3 days – within the retreat facilities. Here You may find the basic life necessities such as shared bedrooms with a capacity of three people as well as shared bathrooms.
Your retreat will be overseen by 2 to 4 shamans, Shipibo healer from the Amazon and Inca medicine Q'ero healer from the Andes.
There is a doctor present during Ayahuasca ceremony with access to a full range of state of the art emergency medical equipment.
Small groups of up to 18 people allow us to maximize the safety, comfort, and personalized attention of the retreats for our guests.
*It is good for you to know that if Spirits of the Earth do not have 18 participants, we might share the retreat with different parties of people for this retreat, but the retreat center will never allow more than 18 participants for any giving Ayahuasca ceremony.
Individual consultations with the shaman and psychology to discuss your experiences and healing process. Consultations are available before and after the ayahuasca ceremonies.
Physical and psychological health questionnaire to evaluate risk factors. A doctor and psychologist are in charge of verifying the medical records and detecting any medical contraindications a person may have with Ayahuasca before the booking stage.
Basic medical check to ensure physical suitability
Four different healings ceremonies, Inca shamanic healing technique, "dancing with heaven and earth".
Coca leaves ceremony (unification of group energy)
Cleansing and floral ceremony (Therapy of forgiveness)
Two Ayahuasca Ceremonies
Offering of gratitude to Pachamama or Mother Earth.
Love meditation Munay
Volunteering activities with Human Actions ORG (practice of Ayni - reciprocity)
All food and drinks is a delicious simple vegetarian diet suitable for working with medicinal plants/ Ayahuasca
All retreat facilitated in English
THE AYAHUASCA RETREAT DO NOT INCLUDE:
EXTRA shadow work sessions, prior or after the journey.
EXTRA Higher Ground sessions, prior or after the journey.