SOUL JOURNEY – A Journey of Awakening
Our Peru Ayahuasca retreat came in number 1 as an ‘Event Not To Miss for 2018’ in LA YOGA MAGAZINE. Check retreat media coverage tab below!
Dear Friends, I am delighted to invite you to a fantastic and unique program that I put together which covers healing and working with the sacred master teacher plants, cultural immersion in the local Inca culture of the Andes, visits to sacred sites and temples, workshops in energetics, as well as beautiful and very special tribal Queros blessing ceremonies. This program is without a doubt one of the most revolutionary life-changing experiences available today. Combining the depth and wisdom of the sacred plant and the Shamans, the transformational experience of Peruvian plant medicines creates a holistic multi–dimensional breakthrough experience. This will be combined with my work in Chinese energy medicine, Vortex energetics, and Angel work to give you a “LIFE BEFORE” and “LIFE AFTER” journey. This is deep and transformational healing work that is not for the faint of heart, but for those who are committed to their life journey and their consciousness acceleration.
I will be with you every step of the way through guidance, coaching, healing, and shamanic work. I follow the lineage of the shamans who taught me and passed down their timeless knowledge and wisdom. I can guarantee you: safety and quality of plant medicine, experienced shamans, high quality lodgings, organic food and incredible experiences. This retreat is unique as we focus on integrating the work done in the ceremonies during the day through various exercises and workshops that will help you integrate everything on the physical, emotional, mental, psychic, or psychological levels. The goal here is to open your intuition and give you specific insights as to what steps to take when you get back to your environment.
Why choose our journey?
- Deep healing and activation work: I have been studying and practicing advanced energetics, spiritual healing, quantum energetics, and shamanic practices for the last 15 years. I work with individuals who are serious about reaching accelerated consciousness through spiritual healing and shamanic journeys. More on this here: www.spiritualactivator.com/testimonials
- The Ayahuasca, San Pedro and Kambo medicine we use is pure and safe, prepared by master shamans
- The shaman team is experienced and fun to work with. We have male and female shamans to balance the energies and bring both perspectives, some of the shamans are fluent in English
- Excellent accommodations provided, optional laundry service available
- Our sanctuary is in the perfect natural setting setting in the Andean mountains
- Healthy delicious organic food grown on the premises that is aligned with the Ayahuasca diet, private Peruvian chef
- Andean Sweat lodge shamanic ceremony offered to rid the body of all the toxins and to cleanse and purify
- Fire circle to meditate, discuss, share, and just relax
- Healing and consciousness acceleration activation work encompassing spiritual awakening, relationships, money and business, health, awakening intuition, inner child healing, future self, life design, and integration.
- Unique Activities
– Cultural immersions
– Mountain walks and hikes
– Nature and cave activations
- Special locations we visit
– Temple of the divine mother, receive activation
– The Inca temple of love where the high priest of Incas married couples on two chairs carved in the stone rock.
– Shamanic markets with special crystals, shamanic talismans and amulets, hand made scarves, lama ponchos, etc.
Whom have we helped?
We attract a mixed group of entrepreneurs, business people, techies, artists, actors, holistic practitioners, designers, homemakers, yoga teachers, non-profit leaders, and any one who is truly interested in healing their life, reaching their highest potential, and exploring higher states of consciousness.
This is one of the best retreats of its kind, we combine four trips in one with the Quantum healing and activation work, shamanic journeys and six medicine ceremonies, cultural immersion, with land activations and hikes in sacred caves and locations. We spare no cost in working with the best shamans, best medicine, high quality organic food, a chef, high vibration centers, excellent accommodations, transportation and so much more. This includes trains, buses, hotels, food, entrance tickets, guides, shamans and so forth.
We have many additional excursions and events that are usually not added on similar trips to add value to your experience. You will be transforming on a very deep level and that is difficult to explain in words, we have tried to capture the experience with the photos you see here. Most people physiologically change, look younger and healthier. This journey also has a direct affect on business, career, abundance as it literally creates new opportunities in your life as you raise your vibration to meet them. You will also improve in many other areas of life including relationships, self awareness, health, fitness, finances, creativity, and intuition. Basically a new and more powerful and connected you that sees and manifests life differently will emerge.
Myself and the team of shamans look forward to going with you on this sacred journey as we collectively improve ourselves and the world.
AYAHUASCA – THE DIVINE MOTHER
Ayahuasca is the supreme spiritual intelligence incarnated as a plant teacher; it has been with us for millennia to help with healing, transformation and deep understanding of the cosmos. It is the mixing of the Ayahuasca with Chacruna, and only these two plants from all found in the Amazon, that unlocks the body’s ability to uptake and utilize DMT (Dimethltryptamine). This is due to the MAOI inhibitor found in the Chacruna allowing the DMT from the Ayahuasca to be orally active.
This compound which usually only gets released the moment you’re born and the moment you die, provides a gateway for inter-dimensional experiences, encounters, and travel.
The plant is a living intelligence and works with your system giving it exactly what it needs to achieve insights, breakthroughs, and profound healing. It is these two plants that are taken as a brew during the healing ceremonies that take place on the retreat that allows for the deep realizations, cellular and spiritual reprogramming to take place.
The work with this majestic plant allows for opening of highly expanded states, and guidance into the deepest components of what is deeply hidden in your system to be brought to the surface for clearing.
It is a healing and transformative medicine. The ceremonies are led by the Shaman Ayahuasqueros and their healing Icaros (songs).
Due to the depth of the work and the plant medicines themselves and the total dramatic transformation that occurs within the experience, this program is certainly not for everyone. It is only for people who have some experience in personal development and want to really explore the edges of consciousness and their fullest potential. Due to the plant medicines involved it is a very accelerating, expanding, perceptional shift in one’s reality and life. It is only for those prepared to look underneath the mantel and illusion of the ego and explore the shadow side, the hidden parts of your personality that are usually blind to oneself.
The medicine brings to the surface all unprocessed emotions, trapped energy consciousness, fears, illusions, and beliefs that are no longer serving, and through direct experience allows one to be the witness to how these are holding you back in fear, separation and duality giving you a direct experience of being in other dimensions.
— In shamanism the classic theme is death and rebirth – you are born in a new configuration
— Healing on a vibrational level
— Sensation of harmony and interconnection with the universe, we are all One
—The medicine will address your entire being
— Its a psychotherapeutic process
From The New Yorker – on Plant Medicine
“Working with San Pedro and Ayahuasca master plant medicines, in the Andean Mountains within the heart of Incas, was sacred. I had powerful insights and initiations and I was honored to understand my spiritual path. We literally decoded understanding of what we all need for spiritual growth and enlightenment through our intentions. I would strongly suggest to everyone to do this journey, guided by Yazan. I am grateful, as we all had beyond a heaven-like experience…” – Burce
The Master Plants
Ayahuasca - Combination of two plants
Unlike all other sacred plant medicines, ayahuasca is made from two plants – the ayahuasca vine (Banisteriopsis caapi) and the leaf of the chacruna plant (Psychotria viridis). Both plants are collected from the jungle to create a potent mixture that offers access to the realm of spirits and an energetic world that that we are typically unable to perceive in our ordinary state of consciousness. It is a mystery how the Amazonian shamans learned to combine these two Ayahuasca vine plants. Individually, both plants are more or less inert. In the Amazon Rainforest there are approximately 80,000 catalogued leafy plant species, of which as many as 10,000 are vines. Neither the vine nor the leaf is especially distinguished in appearance. Yet the healers of the Amazon, acting as archaic psycho-pharmacologists, somehow knew how to use one particular species of vine and one particular species of leaf to make a psychoactive brew.
In chemical terms, the leafy chacruna plant contains the powerful psychoactive dimethyletryptamine (DMT), which, by itself, is not orally active because it is metabolized by the stomach enzyme monoamine oxidase (MAO). However, certain chemicals within the ayahuasca vine contain MAO inhibitors in the form of harmine compounds that result in a psychoactive compound with an identical chemical makeup to the organic tryptamines in our brains. This mixture circulates through the bloodstream into the brain, where it triggers powerful visionary experiences and enables us to access otherworldly realms and our hidden, inner subconscious landscapes.
San Pedro - Magic Cactus
Trichocereus Pachanoi, aka San Pedro, is a columnar cactus native to the Andean mountains of Peru and Ecuador. Some of the indigenous names for San Pedro are: huachuma, chuma, and wachuma. It is one of the four most sacred plants of Peru, along with Tobacco, Ayahuasca and Coca. San Pedro has visionary properties and is often compared to the more popular cactus known as Peyote; both are members of the mescaline family. Mescaline is a psychoactive alkali that occurs naturally in the aforementioned cacti and also other species of Cacti. Shamans and natives have used San Pedro for at least 3000 years. The earliest known depiction of the cactus that dates back to 1300 BC is a carving of a mythological creature holding the cactus. San Pedro got its name because in mythology God hid the keys to heaven in a secret place and the Christian Saint who was named San Pedro used the powers of the cactus to uncover the secret hiding places of the keys and later the cactus was named after him.
The natives and Shamans typically prepare the San Pedro by slicing and then boiling pieces of the stem for a few hours; afterwards the liquid that is left is taken orally. The cacti is said to be bitter, but not to unbearable however. Sometimes the Shamans will prepare the cactus with other sacred psychoactive plants like coca or tobacco. San Pedro can also be taken from a powder that is made from drying out the cactus.
The effects that are felt from the ‘high’ of this cactus are quite spiritual. Much like another sacred plant medicine of Peru called Ayahuasca the intense effects of the San Pedro can make you purge out negative energies and things that no longer serve you. Generally, once you purge, you feel a sense of connectedness to the Earth and all that is around you. You may find yourself in an awake dream state, where it is as if your body is asleep to some extent. This provides you with the opportunity to leave your body and travel to other realms. Many people see the energy moving around them, but people have also reported seeing fractals and even sacred geometry while their eyes are closed. An average San Pedro trip can last anywhere between 7-12 hours – hold on to your hats!
More recently San Pedro cactus has been used to treat a broad range of physical, mental and emotional disorders, as well as people with addictions such as alcoholism. It has been used quite regularly throughout South America for a long time to enhance life and connect the people to Pachamana (Mother Earth). By Alanna Ketler, Collective Evolution
Kambo (Optional ceremony)
Temazcal - Sweat Lodge
The sweatlodge/inipi is a physical, mental and spiritual purification ceremony. For the north-American indigenous wisdom, the inipi represents the womb of mother earth. We enter in the inipi to let go of what we don’t need for our daily life, to let go of our fear, anger, depression and every single thing that don’t really belong to us. Once we go out of the Inipi we reborn as brand new people, as brothers and sisters from our same mother, regardless our color or where we come from… we all are one…..
The sweat lodge/inipi is the oldest ceremony known in the American continent. In the ancient days it was a daily life practice, in order to keep a healthy body, still mind and a strong spirit.
The sweat lodge / inipi ceremony consists of 4 rounds or 4 doors, each one has a meaning:
- First round is for giving thanks to the Creator, giving thanks for every gift in every single day of our life
- Second round is for you blood family, to ask healings and blessings and everything they may need.
- Third round is for all other relations, like friends and relationships, to have a good balance within our lives.
- The fourth round is for yourself. In the indigenous traditions first we offer to anyone, and then we ask for our selves.
A more dramatic catalyst for inner growth…
Like having 10 years of therapy in one night…
Dramatic positive transformations…
A feeling of serene wisdom that I could stay there indefinitely…
The cost is $2,800 and in case of cancellation you may transfer the retreat to another date or transfer to someone who qualifies minus incurred costs, there are no refunds. Deadline for registration is March 20th.
The Cost Includes
- Cusco Airport Pick-up
- Trips to local markets
- Visit to Inca Sacred Sites
- Shared accommodations for 8 nights
- Sound healing ceremonies
- Delicious organic meals with Peruvian chef
- Travel to Ceremonies
- Two Ayahuasca Ceremonies
- Three San Pedro Ceremonies
- One optional Kambo Ceremony
- Despacho Ceremony
- Trip to Pisac Botanical Garden
- Sweat lodge Ceremony (Temzcal)
- Spiritual healing and Meditations
- Activations with Yazan
I invite you to engage in energetic activation and healing as we explore this deep inner and outer journey.
Next retreat: April 6 – April 14, 2018. Medicine Journey from April 6 – April 14. Plan to arrive in Cusco by 5pm on April 6 and you depart Cusco anytime on April 14th. Shared accommodations in a rustic, cozy and secluded family run Mountain house, 3 – 4 beds per room, private chef, gardens, streams, and numerous excursions. Check accommodations tab for photos. We go on short walks in nature, so no need for hiking experience.
‘An other-worldly country which forces you to wake up and experience the moment…’ Peru is an astonishing place of contrast and diversity. A country which wraps you in its embrace, immerses you in nature, astonishes and delights you, wakes you up to the multi-dimensionality of life. It is one of the few countries left where the indigenous people and their ancient wisdom and beliefs are still current. You might think you’re traveling there for one reason, but what you experience will be far more than you can ever anticipate. You won’t be the same person as when you arrived.
A Land of Sacred places & Natural wonders
Our Peru Pilgrimage will take you into the spectacular Andes mountains.
Cusco has to be one of the most unique cities in the world. It’s a stunningly beautiful city in an amazing location. Surrounded on all sides by the majestic Andes mountains, you can never get bored of exploring its nooks and crannies, ancient cobble-stone streets, Inca ruins and other places of great interest. The meaning of the word CUZCO comes from the Quechua word QOSQO which means navel, attributed to “The center or navel of the world.” The Cusco of today is a beautiful amalgam of the ancient Inca capital and the colonial city it became after the Spanish invasion. From the Incas, it preserves impressive walls of meticulously cut granite or andesite, rectilinear streets running within the walls, and ruins of the Sun Temple. Of the colonial city, there remain the freshly whitewashed squat houses, the palace and the marvelous Baroque churches.
Perched high above the colonial centre of Cusco, Cristo Blanco is a large statue of Jesus Christ that can be seen across the city. Towering some 8 meters (26 feet) high the white structure was a gift from Arabic Palestinians who sought refuge in Cusco after World War II. The statue depicts Christ extending his arms outwards, very similar to Rio´s Christ the Redeemer, but in miniature format. Cristo Blanco was designed by local artist Francisco Olazo Allende, who also designed the Santa Clara Archway, leading into Cusco´s San Francisco square. The various parts of the statue were fabricated on the street of Siete Angelitos in the San Blas district of the city before being erected on Pukamoqo hill, a vantage point high above Cusco.
Pisac is a traditional and rustic village nestled in the Sacred Valley with extraordinary terraces lacing the mountains. Situated close by the Urubamba river Pisac is world famous for its artisan market open every day. You will be overwhelmed by all the stunning things you can buy here at very competitive prices. As it is high in the Andes where the climate is cool and fresh, this is one of the best places to get your fill of colorful winter clothes. A place of narrow streets with streams running down the centre, plazas, tiny shops, Pisac attracts a burgeoning community of western people flocking to its particular vibrancy to run yoga retreats and many other healing modalities.
Huachuma to the indigenous people) is a cactus that grows all along the Andes mountains and it’s another visionary plant teacher that has been used for thousands of years by the shamans of the Andes. Huachuma is also used for healing as well as mystical purposes. Its incredible energy opens up your channels, allowing you to connect deeply with yourself as well as the entire cosmos and other spiritual dimensions. Huachuma activates your heart chakra and often leads to incredible feelings of bliss and profound connectivity with nature. Whereas Ayahuasca ceremonies are done at night, Huachuma ceremonies are usually done during the day, out in nature. Huachuma gets you out of your mind and into your heart. Greater acceptance, love and compassion towards yourself and others are often the results of working with this powerful teacher.
Plants and Precautions
San Pedro. The effects of San Pedro can take 40 minutes or so to appear and might then continue for 8-10 hours. It is – or can be – one of the most powerful experiences you will ever have. Generally speaking, these effects begin gradually and come in waves as you sense San Pedro moving through your body. You might also experience temperature changes and become either hot or cold while your ‘actual’ temperature remains relatively constant. An emotional healing tends to take place next, followed by a more spiritual and visionary experience. Normally you can walk and talk as usual but sometimes you might wish to simply lie still and allow your visions to flow. San Pedro has been used as a healer in this way for thousands of years with many positive and extraordinary results.
- If you are taking medication (including antibiotics and anti-depressants), are subject to high blood pressure or receiving treatment for a heart condition, a bleeding colon, or sugar diabetes, or have been diagnosed with schizophrenia and have taken medication for this in the last 9-10 years, it is important that you tell us and also take advice about participating in San Pedro ceremonies. A consultation is also recommended if you are taking drugs affecting serotonin levels (e.g. serotonin selective re-uptake inhibitors or SSRIs) as the combination of MAOIs and SSRIs can lead to higher levels of serotonin in the body.
- Non-prescription medicines such as antihistamines, dietary aids, amphetamines and their derivatives, and some herbal remedies (e.g. those containing ephedrine, high levels of caffeine or other stimulants) should be discontinued for at least one week prior to and following work with San Pedro.
- Avoid all chemically-based recreational drugs – in particular MDMA (ecstasy), cocaine, speed. The use of non-chemical recreational drugs such as marijuana should also be discontinued for a period of at least a week prior to the program.
- Please do not drink alcohol for at least a day prior to (and, of course, during) any ceremonial work with teacher plants.
Things to Bring
- Layered clothes, as the days are warm but temperatures can drop at night
- Light waterproofs and rain hats in case of summer rainfall
- Walking boots for exploring the mountains during San Pedro ceremonies and for other excursions waterfall, and Machu Picchu
- Sun cream
- Natural (or other) insect repellent
- A notepad and pens as there will be lots to write about!
Flights and Collection
You can book your short internal flight from Lima to Cusco with your inbound Lima flight or you can do this yourself through Lan Peru (www.lan.com), Star Peru (www.starperu.com), Avianca, or Peruvian Airlines (www.peruvianairlines.pe). Do note that you will need to recheck your luggage at Lima airport and go through immigration. From Cusco airport all other travel is taken care of for you. So that your collection goes smoothly we will need your arrival time.
Money and Purchases
Peru’s currency is the sol (S/.) which is 100 céntimos (cents). Bank notes include 200, 100, 50, 20 and 10 soles and there are coins for 1, 2 and 5 soles and 50, 20, 10 and 5 cents. At the time of writing one sol = about 36 US cents or but there are fluctuations so check up-to-date rates.
Testimonials & Images
Shamanic Journey in South America
Our journey is with the sacred medicine; Mother Ayahuasca, Wachuma (San Pedro) and Kambo. It is a journey of creation and manifestation. If you are a visionary, conscious entrepreneur or business person, coach, healer, social leader, or have a deep longing desire to reach an even deeper and higher level of life vibration, then this journey is for you.
What makes this journey unique:
Powerful medicine ceremonies with Mother Ayahuasca the Sacred Feminine and Wachuma the Sacred Masculine, and an optional ceremony with Kambo medicine.
A combination of advanced spiritual, shamanic and personal development work
Queros and Inca tribal shamans
Family and ancestral healing
Money, abundance, and prosperity deep work
Nature walks and activations in ancient Inca caves, wombs, and dimensional portals
Awakening / Deepening you Purpose
Heart and Intuition opening
Love and forgiveness
Surrender, gratitude, and faith