SACRED VALLEY TRIBE

Holding the Space for Transformation

PLANT MEDICINE IMMERSION RETREAT, SACRED VALLEY

JOIN US IN A 8-DAY IMMERSION RETREAT WITH 3 AYAHUASCA CEREMONIES

& 1 SAN PEDRO CEREMONY

RETREAT DATES

Dec  03-10, 2019

Mar, 17-24, 2020

Oct, 20-27, 2020

Dec, 08-15, 2020

Mar, 02-09, 2021

May, 11-18, 2021

Jun, 22-29, 2021

PRICE

1,600 US$ per person 

(flight tickets not included).

The payment will be collected in US$ cash on the first day of the retreat.

Our retreats combine different plant medicines for those who seek a responsible way of elevating their self awareness and consciousness.

 

The sacred medicine of Ayahuasca sheds light into your reality and shows you what you need to heal, and/or integrate in order to transcend onto higher levels of expanded awareness and harmony.

 

The retreat offers you the key to ancestral shamanic practices which will lead to amplified states of consciousness.

One does not have to be of a specific spiritual belief to use or get the benefits of this medicine. Recognized by native tradition as a “teacher plant” Ayahuasca facilitates holistic healing and self discovery, far beyond the frontiers of any conventional treatment.

WHAT WE OFFER

In the 8-day Ayahuasca Retreat, we will have three (3) Ayahuasca ceremonies in a sacred ritual context held in a harmonic environment for profound self exploration and personal integration. We also offer (1) San Pedro Ceremony for a complete integration of your journey. During the week we offer optional Kambô treatmentsRapé experiences are also part of the Ayahuasca ceremony.

Accommodation, transportation and meals are all included.

Group and personal integration sessions, Yoga, and mindfulness practices.

Sauna with hot herbal tea, good music and bonfire.

Included Excursions – You will have the opportunity to visit the sacred temples of Pisac, the beautiful native textile village of Chauaitiri, the famous sunday market place of Pisac.

Registration Procedure:

• Fill on the medical form by clicking on the button.

IMPORTANT: Please let us know about any serious medical, psychological or drug dependency problems that you may suffer from.

• Before being accepted, please send us a simple motivation letter (email) explaining the reasons why you want to attend the Ayahuasca retreat, and please include any previous experiences on your “personal quest” (mystical experiences, participation in religious groups, meditation or other techniques, or use of psychoactive substances).

After we read your motivation letter and your medical form, we will send you an email to confirm your reservation, or ask you for more information if necessary.

• Once we answer you, you will need to buy your flight tickets to Lima and Cusco airport, and send us both flight information (date of arrival, time, flight number and airline) in order to complete the application and secure your spot in the Ayahuasca retreat you have chosen.

​• The payment will be collected in US$ cash on the first day of the retreat. Space is limited so please sign up early to reserve your spot.

SAN PEDRO CEREMONY

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San Pedro ceremony is the perfect closure for helping integrate your Ayahuasca experience with one of the most contemplative and heart healing medicine plants in the andes of South America.

San Pedro (Huachuma) is a teacher plant (Grandfather medicine) that will give you the opportunity of stopping the stream of thoughts and reconnect you to the presence that emerge of the stillness of nature.

We will hold a San Pedro Ceremony on the last day of the retreat, lead by facilitators in the community who have extended experience in the use of this teacher plant. A typical daytime ceremony with this heart-opening medicine lasts around 10 hours and is likely a potent transformational experience, involving intuitive insight; it is a perfect complement for the integration of your week long experience with Madre Ayahuasca.

KAMBO TREATMENT

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Kambo treatment will be offered after Ayahuasca ceremony to help release emotions and toxins from the body.

The Kambô therapy uses the venom (poison) released by the Giant Monkey Frog (Phyllomedusa bicolor),  providing deep healing and a boost for your immune system.

One Kambô session will be included during the retreat for you to try the experience and its benefits. If you would like we can arrange other optional treatments during the retreat.

 

The session lasts anywhere from 45 min to 90 min depending on the person. The ‘intense’ part lasts anywhere from 5 to 40 min.

 

RAPE APPLICATION

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Rapé is the general name given to medicines that are grinned into fine powder and then blown into both nostrils. Most rapés are made with tobacco and other ingredients.

Rapé can help us to move the energy that is blocked or when we feel stuck during Ayahuasca ceremonies. The use of Rapé is considered by the indigenous peoples to be therapeutic on multiple levels.  On the mental level it is known for clearing the mind, as well as helping to find ones center.

We have been working  exclusively with rapé from the yawanawa and Kaxinawa (Huni Kuin) tribes that is prepared with lots of prayers, respect and lots of focused attention and intention to be a helpful medicine. This medicine is composed by sacred tobacco and the ashes of a tree known as tsunú, which is consider to be one of the most used trees as remedy for many ailments.

FAQ

When shall I arrive? And checkout?


You may arrive any time on the first day of your Ayahuasca Retreat, but it is better if you arrive in the morning, so you can rest. If needed, we will pick you up from the airport or your hotel if you are already in Cusco. We will arrange for you to be picked up from the airport at the time your flight arrives and drive you to Melissa Wasi in Pisaq. The ride is 45 minutes from Cusco to where the Ayahuasca retreat will take place. Likewise, you can leave any time on the last day published. We will provide transportation back to Cusco airport only on the day the retreat ends.
If you are already in Cusco city, we will pick you up from your hotel on the first day of the retreat, so please send us the hostel address and phone information when you arrive, for us to to be in contact.




Where can I book my local flights online?


To book your local tickets from Lima to Cusco (60 min flight,), you can check: LATAM Star Peru Peruvian Airlines All commercial airlines have online booking. The average cost of a round trip ticket from Lima-Cusco-Lima is @ $150 to $350 USD (depending on the season). Please Note: There are no evening flights to Cusco so you may have to spend the evening in the Lima airport, or get a hotel in Lima for the layover.




How is the weather and what to bring?


We are at 2,800 m. (9,500 ft high) so the air is usually cool and dry during the night and sunny during the day. You can check weather.com for an accurate 10-day forecast for your Ayahuasca retreat. The rainy season is typically from December through March. The dry season from end of March to November. However, the weather can be very unpredictable, so it is always useful to have a rain jacket. Bring warm clothes for the evenings, as it can get chilly, and bring a hat and/or sun block, and lip balm. And especially bring a rain poncho if you are coming in the rainy season (Dec – Mar). Having a notebook or Journal might be useful as well for recording your thoughts and helping with your integration. Please also bring a personal water container, if possible, to avoid plastic pollution. We will provide fresh filtered water. And finally, bring a small flashlight (optional) and your yoga mat (optional). Please bring a “warm light” flashlight, not the white led ones since it would be too bright for use it inside the temple.




I take medication, is this ok with the Ayahuasca ceremonies?


Some kinds of medication are not a problem, however others, like antidepressant medication, can be a problem. So just tell us about your medication and we will assist you.




I have a special diet, can I still come?


Yes, just let us know in advance of your dietary restrictions, and we will assist you.




Dietary preparation


In preparation for this profound experience, we have to prepare both physically and psychologically. We strongly recommend that the participants considerably reduce the eating of meat (especially pork), salt, sugar, and chili, in order to prepare to receive the Ayahuasca. And please remember to abstain from drinking alcohol and other substances which may cloud your consciousness. During the Ayahuasca retreat a complete sexual abstinence is mandatory, with the purpose of keeping available our vital energy for the experience. As a psychological preparation, we recommend doing some type of contemplative practices such as meditation or yoga, to bring us moments of reflection about our upcoming transcendental experience.




Want to bring a present. What could it be?


For local kids:

  • School items
  • Small toys
For us: Sometimes we receive emails of participants asking what would we like or need from other countries. So here are some things we love that we are unable to find here. It is always a pleasure to receive them:
  • From Canada: Ebesse Zozo hot sauce (www.awassi.net) or any good hot sauce from your country
  • Maple Syrup.
  • Teabags of your choice.
  • Something for our kids 8,10 and 15 (frizbee, crafts,board games...)




More Ayahuasca ceremonies before or after the retreat?


If you have chosen to stay longer before or after the retreat, you can join the regular Ayahuasca Ceremonies that are offered on Fridays and Mondays, to the growing translucent community staying and living around the Sacred Valley. Check the dates of the Ayahuasca Ceremonies.




Visiting MachuPicchu?


The shortest way to Machu Picchu from Pisaq is to take a taxi (US$35 aprox.) from Pisaq to Ollantaytambo (1:30 min ride) the morning on the last day of the retreat, then buy the latest train to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu) (3 hours train) so you can spend the day in Ollantaytambo and visit the Inca temples. In Aguas Calientes you can spend the night and visit Machu Picchu the next morning and return on the same day to Ollantaytambo or continue to Cusco directly. If you buy your train tickets on the internet, choose the option “Sacred Valley-MachuPicchu” and that will take you to from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu). Visit Best of Peru Travel for more information.




I have never been at that high altitude. How likely is to get altitude sickness?


Pisaq (2,850m) is a bit lower than Cusco (3,400m), and you are not likely to get altitude sickness. If it happens, it is usually mild and can be easily treated with some rest and coca tea, which will be offered upon arrival.




Do you have private accommodation options?


The Ayahuasca retreat is double occupancy but you may ask for availability on private rooming. This will depend on the number of participants and availability, and will include an extra cost for the week.




Payment, money exchange and ATM machines.


Please bring cash with you, either soles or dollars, as we will collect payment once you check in. If you're paying in USD please make sure there are no tiny rips in the bills because we have trouble changing them with the bank. We do not accept credit cards at this time, but there are ATMs in Pisac where you can withdrawal about $300 USD at a time, so please plan accordingly. Credit cards are normally accepted in hotels, restaurants, and stores in the city of Cusco and Lima, but not in Pisac. You can change traveler checks or go to the bank in Cusco or Lima, but again, not in Pisaq. We do not accept traveler checks either. You can exchange your dollars in every town and sometimes pay directly in dollars. The exchange rate is around 3.20 peruvian soles per US$ dollar. In Lima and Cusco please be mindful with your personal belongings, camera, video and personal stuff because pickpocket theft is common. If possible do not go out with valuable things. No worries once you arrived to Pisac however, it’s a safe-heaven.




Vaccines


It is not necessary to have any vaccines to travel to Cusco. Many countries recommend it as a precautionary measure but in the last 10 years there has been no report of malaria or yellow fever in these areas. Moreover the malaria pills have unpleasant side effects on the body.




Staying extra days?


We invite you to stay several days after your Ayahuasca retreat, since you will feel drawn to stay and share with the translucent community in Pisaq after going through this transformational experience. In fact, it would be very beneficial for the continued process of understanding and integrating this new reality that emerge within you after the retreat. There are many not expensive accommodation options in Pisaq you can choose from to extend your stay and give you time to integrate your experience. It is VERY COMMON to see participants extending their return flight tickets so we encourange you in advance to buy an open return flight.





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