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, secluded mountain 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 daily 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. 


  • 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

  • The sanctuary is in the perfect natural setting setting in the Andean mountains

  • Healthy delicious organic vegetarian food grown on the premises 

  • Fireplace to relax and get cozy

  • Healing and consciousness acceleration activation work encompassing Health, Career, Finances, Family, Relationships, and Business; see modules tab below.

  • Unique Activities

    – Cultural immersions

    – Mountain walks

    – Nature activations

  • Special locations we visit

    – Christo Blanco site

    – Arin waterfall

    – 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, 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. 

— 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
  • Abundance 
  • Shamanic Activation
  • Family and and ancestral healing
  • Health and DNA Activation
  • Meet Your Future Self
  • Heart Coherence 
  • Body Realignment
  • Life Activation


Despacho Ceremony

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.

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…

From the New York Times – On Plant Medicine


The cost is $2500 per person, payment is due in full when you sign up. 

What’s Inculded

  • Three video sessions with Yazan
  • Cusco Airport Pick-up
  • Shared Accommodations for 7 nights
  • Organic vegetarian meals
  • Life Changing Transformational Modules
  • Activations and Meditations with Yazan
  • 2 Wachuma (San Pedro) Ceremonies
  • 2 Ayahuasca ceremonies
  • Traditional Despacho ceremony with Queros Shaman
  • Visit to Christo Blanco
  • Visits to archaeological Sites (Sacsayhuaman)
  • 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.

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.

The Space – Shared accommodations in a beautiful mountain house retreat center, 2-3 beds per room, gardens, breathtaking vistas, private chef, and numerous excursions.

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 sign to the participant code of behavior. 



Plant Medicine and Health

If you decide to join you will be sent a full medical questionnaire to evaluate your overall health. This will be kept strictly confidential.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

When Peru signed on to the 1971 Convention on Psychotropic Substances it made a reservation (an exception) explicitly for Ayahuasca and San Pedro. Peru’s reservation is only for two wild plant species, the Ayahuasca liana (B. caapi) and San Pedro cactus (T. pachanoi). The reservation does explicitly mention the DMT contained within Ayahuasca. In practice, the whole of Ayahuasca, is protected by Peru’s reservation to the Convention.

Peru declared traditional Ayahuasca use intangible cultural heritage protected by the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage (2003).

Flight Information

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!

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 The Healer Code of Ethics 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 permission.

Personal Experiences & Media 

Personal Experiences

Merle Kelder Personal Experience

I feel as I have given birth to a new reality. The way I sense myself has changed completely. Everything seems to be clear, I am at peace with everything. I do not have the same patterns or triggers any more. I have never felt myself so full of joy, yet grounded. But most importantly – I have deep knowing of myself, deep knowing of my Soul, deep love of my Soul. It is such a sweet feeling to finally capture the essence of my beloved Soul – it is the deep feeling of love with certain qualities that have always been so close and familiar to me, yet I have never been able to look so deeply into my Soul before. Everything really starts from knowing Thyself. 

The medicine led me through all my traumas and negative beliefs, once again, deeper than ever before – only to set them free with Love. So you need a lot of courage and trust, and this will be tested probably several times during the journey. It is definitely a part of the process, a part of letting go of the grip of the ego. But you will be rewarded greatly – my reward was complete union with everything that exist – the Great Spirit, the Heavens, our beloved Pachamama. We are all one. I feel it with each and every cell in my body. Nothing can prepare you for an experience of such an immense beauty. I am eternally grateful to everybody involved.

Claire Personal Experience

So big brother – how are you? I just looked at the date and realized its just over 3 months since our trip. I remember so clearly you telling me life would be so different and I would be standing in my space as the best person I want to be. I wanted to list a few things for you.

– my ex husband wrote to me and took full responsibility for his actions and asked for my forgiveness

– I have lost a huge amount of body weight, I now have a waist

– all emotional food issues and constipation have gone

– the pain in my lower back – gone

– I have given up sugar, cheese and hardly drink alcohol

– I have a 12 month voice-over contract

– I was invited back to my old TV presenter job and it has actually started 6 weeks earlier than expected

– I have decided to go back to my natural hair colour and feel truly connected to my natural beauty

– I have been asked to speak at many events without even advertising.

– my new business is in full development and flow

– The guy I dated before the trip called and apologised for his behaviour and explained himself fully. He asked if we could start a fresh. We go on a date when he returns from his holiday.

Don’t get me wrong the work continued loads when I got back. Bikram yoga really helped shift stuff out of me over the last 6 weeks and my UK coach has helped me clear some ancestral patterns that came up due to these shifts.

Yazan thank you – I feel I will be back working with you next year to take me to the next level. I look over the list and I feel so emotional .. Thank fuck you turnt up in my life and showed me how.

You are awesome, Thank you with all my heart. I love you with all my heart and may we all do our thing and fill this world with love.



Retreat Media Coverage

Our Peru retreat came in as an ‘Event Not To Miss for 2018’ in LA YOGA MAGAZINE. (Best viewed on mobile)



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

In the end you want to ask yourself why are you here? What is the purpose of this life, of this incarnation on this planet in these very troubled times? How do you want the remainder of your life to unfold? How will your relationships be different? What are your goals and dreams? Are you ready to truly receive? 
If it is possible to create an opening through time and space that would help you receive clarity and accelerate your journey, would you go through this portal?
If you choose to come through, then come through as the warrior who has not lost touch with your humility and humanity, you come and assume responsibility for your life.