HEART JOURNEY – A Journey of Awakening
Peru Soul Journey is an advanced program that combines Quantum energetics and personal development transformational methods with plant medicine for healing the past and accelerating your consciousness.
I follow the lineage of the teachers, healers, and shamans who taught me and passed down their timeless knowledge and wisdom. We deliver a safe and high quality experience, quality plant medicine, luxurious 5 star lodgings, delicious organic food and incredible experiences. This retreat is unique as we focus on integrating the work done in the ceremonies through various Shamanic activations, exercises and workshops that will help you integrate the spiritual work on the physical, emotional, mental, psychic, and psychological levels. If you are interested in this offering do understand that it is more than a traditional medicine retreat. This is a synergistic experience that aims to combine the latest in Quantum Healing work with the deep opening that the plant medicines provide.
It is a consciousness acceleration journey that aims to connect you and open you up to your own Soul beyond human limitations. If this is your calling, we hope to see you on the beautiful slopes of Peru’s Sacred Valley.
We follow a Shaman and healer Code of Conduct in regards to facilitator-participant relations on every level throughout the retreat that we abide by. (more in the tab below) We want you to feel safe and secure at our retreats.
Deep Quantum and Shamanic healing / Activation work
The Wachuma (San Pedro) medicine we use is pure and safe
A strong, humble and connected local Queros shaman
Female shaman assistant fluent in English
The sanctuary is in the perfect natural setting setting in the Andean mountains
Healthy delicious organic vegetarian food grown on the premises
Andean Sweat lodge Temazcal ceremony offered to rid the body of toxins and to cleanse and purify
Andean massage and flower bath, full spa services available
Fireplace to relax and get cozy
Healing and consciousness acceleration activation work encompassing Health, Career, Finances, Family, Relationships, and Business; see modules tab below.
– Cultural immersions
– Mountain walks
– Nature and cave activations
Special locations we visit
– Temple of the divine mother
– Christo Blanco site
– Pisac Market: A jewel for the eyes and senses.. a place with special crystals, shamanic jewellery, handmade scarves, lama ponchos, traditional bags and more
SAN PEDRO ( WACHUMA) – THE CACTUS OF MYSTERY
San Pedro, also called Wachuma, is a cactus (Echinopsis pachanoi) that grows in the Peruvian Andes. San Pedro, like Ayahuasca, is not a drug, but a medicine, also called an entheogen. For over 3000 years, the cactus has been used as a medicine, a teaching and healing plant, and is used for prophecies and for the expansion of consciousness. Like the Ayahuasca vine, the San Pedro cactus is a master plant and is also called the grandfather plant because of its masculine energy. This is a soft, healing, and caring masculine, not the macho and rough masculine image that has been fed to us.
The effect of San Pedro is cautious and profound. A heart opening takes place, which causes a profound change of consciousness and helps to heal the wounds of the past. In doing so, not only can our own personal, psychological injuries or diseases be healed, but also those which have been passed on by our ancestors through the DNA. For some people, a further effect of San Pedro takes place at a visual level and one can, for example, see the energy fields and frequencies of plants, animals or other people. Usually one is at the ceremony outside in the nature and on its own. The shaman will pass from time to time, cleanse your energy field, assist you in opening your heart, and pray for your healing. The ceremony takes place during the day and can take up to 10 hours.
My Experience with Wachuma has been profound, the plant has helped me heal deep old wounds and awaken my intuition and perceive myself, my life and my choices very differently. It helped see through the illusions and break free from cultural programming. Wachuma also has a tendency to stay with you long after the retreat through guidance and insights.
How San Pedro Works. The effects of San Pedro can take 40 minutes or so to appear and might then continue for 10 hours. It 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.
Confrontation and Your Shadow – 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 for people who have some experience in personal development and want to truly explore the edges of consciousness and their fullest potential. Due to the plant medicines involved it is a very accelerating, expanding, perceptual shift in one’s reality and life. Be 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. Once released, eventually clarity sets in and you can see things from a different viewpoint.
— 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
You will be asked to set a clear intention for this retreat and draw a list of personal goals. Intention is the seed that develops into all actions, objects, and experiences. An intent is the catalyst of your dreams. Your intention essentially becomes the conductor of your energy, which means it is what gives life to your creative expression. There is a life force energy running through your body and entire being called chi and intent is what directs the flow of this energy.
Before the retreat, there will be three online video sessions with me. The first is to meet and greet you and determine your eligibility for the retreat from a physical, emotional and mental perspective. Second I will do a deep intuitive reading, what I call your blueprint to determine what you need to release and what frequencies to connect to and hear your goals for the retreat, and third we will do a deep energy clearing session to ensure you are ready for the medicines. It is imperative that you complete these sessions in order to attend the retreat.
“Working with San Pedro master plant medicine, 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
These modules are the culmination of an in depth search for modalities and methods that accelerate soul-level activation and spiritual awakening. The goal is to help you awaken to your truth and align with the life foundations that matter most to each person. They last 1-2 hours and will be delivered throughout the retreat.
- Intention Setting
- Relationships Transform
- Shamanic Activation
- Family and and ancestral healing
- Health and DNA Activation
- Meet Your Future Self
- Heart Coherence
- Body Realignment
- Life Activation
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
Luxurious Retreat Center - Willka T'ika
Willka T’ika Luxury Wellness Retreat is the Sacred Valley’s premier healing retreat center, located between Cusco and Machu Picchu, Peru. Ancient Inkan ruins, ceremonial sites and temples, exceptional hiking and an abundance of cultural activities are nearby. It boasts organic gourmet vegetarian cuisine, Andean spa services, and an authentic Andean experience.
Willka T’ika is home to the renowned 7 Chakra Gardens, filled with exotic plants and native Andean medicinal plants. The gardens are designed to correspond to the seven chakras of the human body, and are ideal for meditation and reflection in the energies of nature. In addition there is a 1,000 year old ancient Lukuma tree on site!Set within the gardens are two magnificent fully-equipped, state-of-the-art yoga studios. Willka T’ika is environmentally conscious and is professionally staffed by dedicated local Quechua people.
Resort website: https://willkatika.com/
Willka T’ika Slideshow Presentation: https://www.slideshare.net/ErikCochran/willka-tika-promo-presentation-28612546
Why the Sacred Valley
One of the reasons I prefer working in the Sacred Valley besides the stunning people, landscapes and energy are the high quality holistic centers that provide all the modern comforts: clean rooms, comfy modern beds, nutritious meals, professional staff, modern bathrooms, hot water, safety from bugs and other insects, private rooms for couples, wifi in public areas, and beautiful sacred spaces to do our ceremonies. Some people are drawn to the jungle experience but generally the accommodations are pretty basic and you’re in for a rough experience.
Luxurious Retreat Center - More Details
Quechua staff lovingly prepare Willka T’ika’s buffet breakfast and three-course
dinner. All meals are completely vegetarian, prepared with organic freshly-
harvested produce, herbs and grains grown in the Willka T’ika gardens. Local organic coffee and fresh herbal teas from the gardens are enjoyed in the morning and
Guests are encouraged to enjoy the various unique Sacred Spaces of Willka T’ika:the peaceful and restorative Seven Chakra Gardens, Takiwasi House of Music,and Yachaywasi House of Wisdom Library. Facilities also include two spacious, fully-equipped yoga studios for personal practice, and Pacha Ñawi ceremonial temple. A dedicated wifi room located near reception
is available 24/7.
ANDEAN SPA TREATMENTS &
PACHAMAMA’S NATURAL OFFERINGS
Willka T’ika offers a range of therapeutic spa treatments to restore and rejuvenate the body. Guests can choose from several massage styles, facials and reflexology. Other specialties include the original outdoor floral Solar Baths at night. Cash is preferred for all SPA treatments. Credit card payments are welcome over $100. Inquire for the complete Spa Treatments list.
Willka T’ika is a holistic haven in the Andes. The handsome adobe-style buildings that grace Willka T’ika are constructed of natural materials sourced in the area. Solar heating and storage of water allotment have been implemented to minimize our impact on the environment.
Despacho gratitude ceremonies are an ancient practice used by the shamans in Peru to heal, manifest and give thanks for the many gifts of life. When we perform a Despacho ceremony, we are trying to give back to Life by creating a space in time that allows us to show our gratitude.
Among the Quechua and the Queros the despacho ceremony is the centerpiece of their spiritual and ritualistic heritage. When the locals go to see a Shaman, whether they go in search of better health, a more loving relationship, or healing from grief, the first thing often done is a despacho.
Despacho rituals are designed to align, balance and harmonize the three levels of consciousness: Yankay (the physical universe), Yachay (the spirit or wisdom center), and Munay (the feeling or heart center). In building your own bundle or despacho, you are bringing all aspects of your consciousness into the process. You are entering an altered state of consciousness that is alignment with all these energy centers.
We will have a Despacho for Pachamama (Mother Earth) and your prayers and intentions for your life. This is a deeply felt experience as this work is done on the Quantum field of your being.
Andean Solar Flower Baths
Experience an outdoor floral bath under a velvet night sky bejeweled with the Milky Way.
The unique solar baths, carved from stone and set in secluded garden spots, are heated and energized by the sun during the day. At night the water is infused with flowers, medicinal herbs and organic Maras salt.
Enjoy a luxurious soak under the stars before bed!
THE SEVEN CHAKRA GARDENS
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 $2800 per person and is non-refundable and non-transferable. Payment is due in full when you sign up.
- Three video sessions with Yazan
- Cusco Airport Pick-up
- Shared Accommodations for 7 nights
- Gourmet organic vegetarian meals
- One Andean Massage
- One Flower Bath
- Life Changing Transformational Modules
- Activations and Meditations with Yazan
- 3-4 Wachuma (San Pedro) Ceremonies
- Traditional Despacho ceremony with Queros Shaman
- Sound Healing Ceremony
- Visit to Christo Blanco
- Visits to Inca Sacred Sites
- Trip to Pisac Market
- Visit to Arin Waterfall
I invite you to engage in a Shamanic Activation as we explore this deep inner and outer journey.
Next retreat: Summer 2019. If you are interested in joining, please send us a message. We recommend you arrive in Cusco 1-2 days before the retreat to acclimate to the altitude and the energy of the place. You can stay in Cusco or Pisac or explore the archaeological sites of the Sacred Valley. You need to arrive at the retreat center by no later than 2pm April 17th.
The Space – Shared accommodations in a 5 star luxurious retreat center, Willka T’ika, 2-3 beds per room, gardens, breathtaking vistas, private chef, and numerous excursions. We go on short walks in nature, so no need for hiking experience.
Logistics – We recommend that you arrive at least two days before the retreat begins so you can acclimatize to the altitude. Cusco is at 11,000 ft and the Sacred Valley is around 9,000 ft. You’ll want ample time to rest and allow your body to adjust to life at 2 miles high. You can also choose to stay afterwards to integrate and explore the area. Once you register for the retreat, we’ll provide a list of hostels and hotels to stay in Cusco and Pisac that are near our pickup locations.
Requirements: Completion of the three online energetic clearing sessions with Yazan (included in cost), the health questionnaire, sign a general liability release form before arrival, and review and agree to the participant code of behavior.
‘An other-worldly country which forces you to wake up and experience the moment…’ Peru is an astonishing place of contrast and diversity. It is one of the few countries left where the indigenous people and their ancient wisdom and beliefs are still intact.
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 and the entire city was declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 1983. 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 markets, ancient cobblestone streets, Inca ruins and other places of great interest.
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.
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 high quality unique gifts 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.
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. 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.
Plants and Precautions
If you decide to join you will be sent a full medical questionnaire to evaluate your overall health. This will be kept strictly confidential.
- If you are taking medication (including antibiotics and antidepressants), 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 ceremonies. A consultation with us is also recommended if you are taking drugs affecting serotonin levels (e.g. serotonin selective reuptake 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 or use marijuana for at least a week 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 waterproof jacket and a rain hat in case of summer rainfall
- Walking shoes for exploring the mountains and other excursions
- Sun cream
- Natural (or other) insect repellent
- A notepad and pens
A detailed list will be sent to you when you join!
Legality in Peru
Peru is one of the only countries in the world where Ayahuasca is legal. Ayahuasca grows wild in the Upper Amazon and indigenous peoples there have used it for healing, divination, hunting, and diplomacy since time immemorial. In 2008 Peru officially recognized the traditional use of Ayahuasca by indigenous peoples as national cultural heritage.
Flights and Collection
You can book your flight through an agent or online booking site straight to Cusco. Sometimes it may be better to book a flight to Lima and then book Lima-Cusco separately, it might come out cheaper and give you more options, it depends on the time of year. It’s about 55 min and at least four airlines fly this route (LAN, Avianca, Peruvian, Star Peru). You can also fly directly to Cusco through Columbia if you use Avianca. Do note that if you fly through Lima, you must recheck your luggage and go through immigration and security again. So please don’t leave your luggage in Lima!
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.
Code of Conduct -Shaman and Healer Ethics
I hold myself to a higher standard and have a Code of Conduct inspired by the guidelines and codes of the Foundation For Shamanic Studies, The Healer Code of Ethics and The Yoga Alliance Code of Conduct and Policy on Sexual Misconduct. This means that I hold myself and my team to these values and behaviors. The Group leader, assistants, shamans and staff will all abide by these rules. If you feel your boundaries have been crossed at anytime you need to inform the group leader.
What constitutes inappropriate behavior – In our eyes any explicit sexual advance by a practitioner towards a client is inappropriate and unacceptable. Any attempt to extract or extort fees through manipulation we would consider to be inappropriate behavior. Any attempts to control or dominate the client, and insulting rude behavior should not be tolerated.
Any individual working with us will not make advances towards you, overstep privacy and personal space boundaries or ask you to do anything that you don’t feel comfortable with. They will not discuss your personal issues with your friends or family or anyone else without your explicit written permission.
Sexual misconduct definition: misconduct of a sexual nature where the situation is normally non-sexual and therefore unusual for sexual behavior, or where there is some aspect of personal power or authority that makes sexual behavior inappropriate. A common theme, and the reason for the term misconduct, is that these violations occur during work or in a situation of a power imbalance.
Personal Experiences & Media
Peru Soul Journey
Powerful medicine ceremonies with Wachuma Cactus (San Pedro)
A combination of advanced spiritual, shamanic and personal development work
Family and ancestral healing
Money, abundance, and prosperity deep work
Heart and Intuition opening
Love and forgiveness
Gratitude and faith