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12 Day Immersion in Peruvian Shamanism

November 7 @ 8:00 am - November 18 @ 5:00 pm UTC-7

Peruvian Shamanism is paving the way as a leading transformational resource for these times.  Rich in cultural teachings and practices from the high Andes to the Amazon, this land holds an awareness of Spirit that we have forgotten in the Western World. This journey is for those who seek to remember.

In this experience you will be led by four Shaman: myself of Celtic Slavic lineage living on Treaty 6 territory in Canada, Juan Q’espi Q’ero Paq’o, Maestra Isa Kate Shipibo Ayahuascera and our other Ayahuascero.









Who are the Q’ero?

The Q’ero people have lived in such remote locations since time immemorial, that they have maintained the integrity of their cultural heritage. Known as the last of the Inca they traveled down from the mountains in the past sixty years to fulfill the prophecy of the Condor and the Eagle. This was predicted to be a time when the people of the north and south join to form a new way of being – a time of Pachakuti – where everything turns upside down so we can see it in a new way. This is where we are now, and it is ripe for profound transformation. The Q’ero share the rich medicine of their traditions to guide Westerners home to the Pachamama. Juan Q’espi is our master teacher for this journey. I have known him for over thirteen years and admire his work within his community, family, and as a Shaman. For 12 days, he will lead you with his teachings, ceremonies, and initiations to cleanse you of heavy energy, open your heart, and set a foundation for your work as a healer.

Why Ayahuasca?

Our spiritual growth requires us to come to terms with who we are, accept what has come to pass, and to love ourselves inclusive of it all. Ayahuasca takes us into the domains of our soul for us to recognise what we are holding that keeps us from aligning who we are with how we live, and to then be conscious of what is within our power to change. She is considered the great grandmother of psychedelic plant medicine, and we are being guided with a woman equal to the task. Meet Maestra Isa, an 80-year-old Shipibo elder who has been working with the medicine since she was a babe. The story goes that she was spoon fed Ayahuasca while sitting on her grandfather’s knee who happened to be the SHAMAN for all other shamans. She joins us in the Sacred Valley from her home in the Amazon for three ceremonies. Please read your intake closely for information on diet and preparation.

Sacred Valley

This landscape will transform you. Who you are now will never be the same after a trip to Peru. It is simply what is. Through the ceremonies that Juan will share with you at the Ancient Incan temples, to the work you are doing with ayahuasca; your awareness of who you are and what matters in this world changes. In this way you are cleansed by the land, becoming a brighter more authentic version of your true self. We will be exploring some sights off the beaten path, as well as two days at Machu Picchu – one of the 7 wonders of the world.


You must have a history of working with me. If you arenew to my work this means you will have to do a minimum of three private sessions in person or on zoom prior to the trip.

Intake form here

Cost: $3888 USD double occupancy or $4444 USD private, with a non refundable deposit of $1000 by August 15th. Payment in full by September 15th.

Group size – maximum 14 people

Altitude – You will be in high altitude for this trip so its important to note that you will be adjusting in the first couple of days. It is recommended to drink lots of mate de coca – coca leaf tea – when you land and to even chew the coca leaves which is what the local people do.

What’s included:

·       Hotels & Retreat Center

·       All food while at retreat center

·       All breakfasts

·       Final supper

·       Tickets for sacred sites

·       Required tour guides

·       Bus/train/car

·       Translator

·       Three Ayahuasca Ceremonies & personal diagnostic with Shaman

·       Five group Despacho ceremonies & Initiation rituals with Shaman

·       Integration Circle, meditation, and work withSarah


What’s not included:

·       Supper on 14th, 15th &16th

·       Lunch 15th & 16th

·       Flights

·       Gratuities



November 7th

You will be picked up at the airport and taken to our retreat centre near Urubamba which is about a 2-hour drive away. Opening Ceremony in the afternoon. Please arrange for your flight to arrive before noon.

November 8th

Morning Circle – Intention Setting

Travel to the Sacred sight of Moray for our first Despacho ceremony and initiation.

November 9th

We head bright and early to the sacred site of Killarumiyoc. Here we will receive teachings in Andean cosmology from Juan and Sarah will guide you through a ceremony to release ancestral bondage & prepare for the evenings journey.

First Ayahuasca Ceremony – Maestra Isa

November 10th

Morning integration circle with Maestra Isa

Afternoon –Juan shares with us a purification ceremony at the river on our way to Sacred site of Pisac. This temple is the place of the falcon with exquisite stone work, perched on the mountain overlooking the Wilka Mayu river valley. There is time afterwards to explore the local market.

Evening free

November 11th

Morning Circle & teachings with Sarah

Afternoon – reflection, journaling, resting.

Second Ayahuasca Ceremony

November 12th

Morning integration with Maestra Isa

This afternoon Juan takes us to special water fall near the temple of Ollantaytambo for ceremony & teachings. When we arrive at Ollantaytambo – temple of the winds – we will do a purification ritual for connecting with our voice.

Evening free

November 13th

Morning Circle & Teachings –Sarah

Afternoon reflection, journaling, prep for ceremony

Third Ayahuasca Ceremony

November 14th

Morning Circle Maestra Isa

Today we travel via van and train to the jungle to the town of Aguas Callientes at the base of Machu Picchu mountain. The scenery is incredible as around every bend of the valley ruins of sacred temples can be viewed, many still used by the local indigenous people. When we arrive in town you will be able to adventure on your own for the evening or take some time alone to journal.

Supper free time

November 15th

Are you ready for it? Early morning bus up to Machu Picchu where Juan and our travel guide will lead us through understanding the history and ceremonial use of this seventh wonder of the world.

In the evening you have free time to check out the local hot springs.

Supper Free time

November 16th

Once again, we take the early morning bus up to Machu Picchu only this time, we hike Huayna Picchu to Pachamama cave also known as the temple of the moon. Here Juan will lead us through a Despacho ceremony and initiation.

Late afternoon travel to Cusco

Supper free time

November 17th

Our final day in the sacred valleyis spent at the Sacred Site of Tipon – temple of the water – here we will have our closing ceremony.

Group Supper

November 18th

Return home –


November 7 @ 8:00 am UTC-7
November 18 @ 5:00 pm UTC-7
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