PERU 2018. SKY HEALING JOURNEYS
Join me once again on a transformational healing journey to magical Peru.
The journey this year is split into two parts, so you can choose what you want to participate in.
Itinerary, part one
Arriving November 10th to Cuzco and the Sacred Valley of the Incas we will to immediately to Pisac Village, which is approx. 40 minutes from Cuzco by bus or taxi. I choose to stay here with my groups and then visit Cuzco by day as Pisac is of a lower altitude than Cuzco and find it easier to acclimatize here.
Pisac is a charming little colourful market town nestled at the foot of the spectacular Pisac ruins which is home to the Temples of the Sun and the Moon. Which we can explore on arrival for a day or two.
We will travel to Macchu Picchu via the picturesque town of Ollantaytambo
Where we will travel Peru rail to Aquas Calientes, the host town of Macchu Picchu.
Visit Macchu Picchu and the Temple of the Moon.
Visit Cuzco city.
Free day. With sharing circle later in the day
2nd Huachuma ceremony
Free day. With sharing circle later in the day
November 20th Visit Laras Thermal baths in the high mountains near
November 21st Back to Pisac to prepare for our trip to the jungle the following day.
Cost of the Sacred Valley part of the journey to follow…
The city that emerged was a place of magical beauty. It contains many buildings in the finest interlocking Inca masonry. But it is Machu Picchu’s remarkable unity and state of preservation that are so satisfying to a visitor. Here, standing intact to the roof line, are the houses, temples and buildings of a complete Inca city. The house groups are set amid banks of tidy agricultural terraces, and Machu Picchu is bound together by a web of paths and hundreds of stairways. Its location is fantastic, with the city clinging to the upper slope and crest of a narrow ridge. The sheer sugar loaf of Huayna Picchu rises like a rhinoceros horn at the end of the spur, and the Urubamba roars in a tight hairpin bend around the site, trapped in a green canyon hundreds of feet below. Steep forested hills rise all around Machu Picchu, and its mystery is heightened by great wisps of low cloud that cling to these humid mountains.
–Excerpt from John Hemming’s The Conquest of the Incas, first published in 1970.
Itinerary, part two pricing
Cost of this 10 days is 1500 Euro.
500 Euro payable by beginning of August.
Ten day Noyarao dieta withy Shipibo maestra Juanita.
Itinerary, part two
Fly Cuzco/Lima. Lima/Pucallpa, arrive at Teravida
Where we will spend 10 days on our dieta.
November 23rd 1st Aya ceremony
November 25th 2nd Aya ceremony
November 27th 3rd Aya ceremony
November 29th 4th Aya ceremony
Your Noya Rao Retreat Facilitator
Maestra Juana will be your facilitator for the Noya Rao Dieta. Juana is 60 years old and was born into one of the most respected and powerful healing lineages of the Shipibo tradition. She has dedicated her life to the sacred healing traditions of her people and has been studying as a Maestra for more than 30 years. She has dieted extensively on Noya Rao and has expert knowledge of the body and the processes one undergoes when dieting on this mythical master plant.
Maestra Juana is also a bone doctor and specializes in massage and bone setting. She will be available to provide participants with a rare opportunity to receive a bone massage whilst on retreat.
December 1st 5th Aya ceremony
December 2nd Leave Teravida and stay a night in Gavilanes Hotel in Pucallpa..
Noya Rao is an almost mythical tree within Amazonian plant medicine, which within the Shipibo tradition, who are widely considered to have the most powerful approach to plant medicine, is generally seen as the great great grand Mother of all the plants. Little information is to be found about this sacred plant online, so here is what I have learnt from the locals and doing my own research.
Noya Rao is known in the local vocabulary both as the ‘Tree of Light’ and the Camino a la Verdad, which translates into 'The path of Truth'. Its wisdom is considered extremely powerful, it represents pure good, connected to white and blue light and those who had an honour to drink yellow coloured tea brew from the bark of Noya Rao claimed it changed their life paths. Noya Rao's leaves and bark have fluorescent properties and glow faintly in the dark, which was documented and photographed by few. It looks like a still from Avatar movie, with the exception it is all real. The tree, however, is so rare, that most shamans who know where Noya Rao grows keep that knowledge unexposed and protect it with uttermost care and love. Maestra Juana, who I work with in the last few years in Peru and her family are Guardians of Noya Rao and usually do not offer opportunity to work with this powerful and beautiful plant to many. There are only very few Noya Rao trees known to them and their locations are kept in secret. According to their tales medicine cooked from its bark is the ultimate key to the world of beings of pure light, which is believed to be one level lower than the world of the Gods.
Days of rest between ceremonies are spent in the nearby swimming pool, ( yes there is a pool in the jungle) very welcoming in the jungle heat or swimming in the river. We will also gather daily for sharing circles, meditations and jungle nature walks facilitated by Adam Stone Co-founder and director of Teravida along with his wife Bella Luz Stone.
Your safety and assistance with integration is paramount while traveling with me..
While at will be enjoying a private or shared jungle bungalow (or Tambo) surrounded by jungle sounds. Your Tambo is fully protected from mosquitos by a special screen surrounding the doors and windows. You will have your own comfortable bed to rest on each night and all privacy you need to recharge and contemplate the day’s events. The Tambo’s are rustic, yet spacious and are guaranteed to offer you an authentic Peruvian forest experience.
What do you need to bring?
Rain is frequent in the Peruvian Amazon, and while it is often hot and humid throughout the day, it does cool down overnight. Please keep the changing weather conditions in mind when packing your suitcase. The list below provides a comprehensive outline of what to bring with you on retreat. Some of the items can be purchased once you arrive in Peru.
2-3 changes of cotton shorts and t-shirts or 2-3 light cotton dresses
1-2 pairs of long cotton pants for walking in the jungle
1-2 long cotton shirt
A battery powered torch or headlamp
A spare set of batteries
A light, breathable rain jacket
Comfortable warm clothes to be worn throughout our night time ceremonies
Biodegradable and chemical free soap, sunscreen and mosquito repellent
Fluoride free toothpaste
Good quality sandals
Sunglasses and a wide brimmed hat
A cigarette lighter
Zip lock or waterproof bags to protect your electronic devices from the humidity.