YOGA + BREATHWORK + PLANT MEDICINE
+ ASTROLOGY + ANDEAN RITUALS + HIKES
As you might have seen across my social media channels -
I am leaving Peru! It's been an amazing few years but the time has come for a new chapter, and with that - this is my very last retreat in the Sacred Valley.
I am collaborating with dear friends, incredible healers and teachers, from my immediate community to curate this 10-day immersion into the HeartSpace. Supported by the profound Breath-Work sessions, mindful movement practices, somatic experiencing, Ayahuasca and San Pedro plant medicine ceremonies, Andean rituals, Astrology workshops, hikes in nature and visits to sacred sites, you will be invited into a space of deep stillness, and an intimate communion with yourself.
A retreat that facilitates rediscovery and reconnection across the body-mind-Spirit, supported by community, organic nourishing vegetarian food, and the most incredible views of the Andes.
For those of you unable to attend the 10-day format, or simply interested in focusing only on San Pedro, we are offering a special 7-day package, where you will join our group at a later date.
10 day retreat, 19 - 29 Feb 2020
$2200 single, $1850 double, $1500 dorm (sold out)
Your investment includes:
- Yoga, Meditation and BreathWork led by Marta
- Two overnight Ayahuasca ceremonies, held by a pair of experienced healers, Soi Pino and Soi Kete of Body of Prana
- Two all-day San Pedro ceremonies, held locally by a an experienced medicine man
- An offering ceremony (Despacho) with an elder from the indigenous Q'ero Nation community
- Three in depth Astrology workshops led by renowned astrologer Mark Flaherty
- Ten nights accommodation in a comfortable room with en suite bathroom (single, double or dorm)
- Three nourishing vegetarian meals a day and special food offerings on the ceremony days
- Unlimited teas and fruit
- Group transport from and to Cusco
The name Ayahuasca commonly refers to a tea containing the combination of the ayahuasca vine (Banisteriopsis caapi) and the leaves from chakruna bush (Psychotria viridis). This mixture has been employed for many centuries throughout the Amazon as a powerful healing tool and vehicle to awaken consciousness. The word Ayahuasca is a combination of two Quechua words aya and huasca which translates as the death vine or soul vine. In the Shipibo tradition Ayahuasca is referred to as oni which translates as knowledge. This medicine produces powerful psychoactive effects that can address many deeply rooted issues from trauma and addiction to assisting one in life direction and purpose.
As Ayahuasca spreads around the world there are many people offering ceremony from traditional lineages to neo-shamanic styles incorporating various practices. We work strictly in the Shipibo tradition, honoring the lineage and ceremony practices handed down by our maestros. This tradition requires that those serving medicine have apprenticed for many years and have been given permission by their teacher after careful evaluation of their work.
Ubuntu Ayni retreat center is set at the foothills of the Andes in the Sacred Valley, Peru, in a small village of Huaran. The nearest bigger town is Pisac, while the closest airport is in Cusco.
Flying international, from Lima you will need to take a domestic flight to Cusco. Peru doesn't require an entry visa.
We will arrange a group taxi pick up from Cusco on the morning of the first day of the retreat. It is about 1.5 hours drive from the venue. Please make sure to arrive in Cusco ahead of that, to allow yourself time to acclimatize and adjust to the high altitude. We are in the high Andes.
February is the summer time in the Sacred Valley. The weather is warm and mild, temperature in mid-20C, and occasional rains can be seen. Because of the high altitude, the days are typically warm and nights quite cool.
19 - 29 * 23 - 29
SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS, PERU
This offering will take place at Ubuntu Ayni - a cosy retreat centre with the spectacular views of the Andes, lush garden, and lots of comfortable areas to lounge and relax.
A highly trained local chef will take care of our three vegetarian meals per day, using only the best organic produce. Unlimited teas and fruit will always be on hand. Special food offerings will be included on the ceremony days.
The accommodation is divided into private and double bedrooms and one dorm, which sleeps five. All rooms are en suite and equipped in comfortable mattresses and high quality linen.
IS THIS FOR YOU
This offering is a carefully curated invitation to profound healing, learning, and awakening. Tuning into the nourishing power of the Earth, connecting to the road maps coded in your astral chart, opening to your ancestral wisdom, rediscovering your relationship with your mind-body-soul and thus all of life. An invitation to explore and embody who you truly are, in this moment, and take the journey home into your heart.
✹ If you'd like to get to know your Self more intimately
✹ If you feel called to shamanic Plant Medicine ceremonies, in a safe setting, guided by experienced healers
✹ If you feel ready to dive deep and touch your core wounding, heal trauma, or address any discomforts in your day to day life
✹ If you are curious about what rests in the deep quiet space of stillness, when we move beyond the mind
✹ If you need a reset or alignment across the body-mind-Spirit
✹ If you are yearning for insights, guidance, and inspiration
ABOUT SAN PEDRO
San Pedro (also known as Huachuma) is a cactus that has been used as a sacred plant medicine for at least 3,000 years in the Andes of Peru. It is a medicine that can be used to help us perceive our self-created barriers and limitations, and greatly aids us in opening and connecting with our hearts.
Each ceremony is a reunion with ourselves, Mother Nature and the Divine. It is a medicinal mirror that can help us see where we hold onto self-limiting beliefs and patterns in our lives, gently guiding us toward releasing that which no longer serves us.
Astrology is a symbolic language. The different planets, signs and houses symbolise aspects of our personalities and our life and the events in it.
Personal growth or spiritual growth can be seen to be the movement away from lower expressions of our chart to a more skillful or higher expression. And the more we embody the higher nature of our chart, the better life tends to get and the more happy and fulfilled we become.
Astrology invites you to understand yourself more deeply, to understand why certain problems keep arising and to learn new ways to deal with them. It holds keys to the lessons you are meant to learn in your lifetime or what your hidden talents are.
What you will learn during the Astrology workshops with Mark Flaherty is practical and can be applied to your daily life immediately. Knowledge is power. This deeper level of self-awareness helps you to start moving in a more rewarding and fulfilling direction.