PERU - SKY HEALING JOURNEYS.
29th May - 18th June 2019.
Join me once again on a transformational healing journey to magical Peru.
We will meet in Pucallpa on May 30th.
Stay overnight at Hotel Gavilanes; https://www.losgavilaneshotel.com/
May 31st ; we will go to our jungle lodgings for our 10 day Niyarao dieta with Juanita (info below)
Beginning on June 1st we will alternate days with Ayahausca ceremonies. Days between ceremonies we will have sharing circles to discuss and assist in integrating our experiences. We will do some yogas/meditations/sound healing/dancing and more. Many skills that can be useful in helping with embodying our medicine work. Support is available at all times.
June 10th; WE will re-emerge from our jungle retreat and spend another night in Los Gavilanes.
June 11th; Those of us who are staying in Peru, we will fly to Cuzco and make our way to Pisac. A small, but busy and colourful market town, overlooked by spectacular ruins which house Temples of the Sun and the Moon. A wonderful place to wind down after days in the jungle. Here we will have a day or two to acclimatize to the altitude.
From here there are options to visit Macchu Picchu, the SanPedro Market in Cuzco. The local sites can be explored. Visits to Laras thermal baths which is a day there and back to soak in the mineral waters. Many things to explore while in the Sacred Valley for 7 days.
There will also be options to explore some local medicine ceremonies. More info on request. Depending on what you choose to do this part of the journey will determine the price here.
June 18th; Return flight to Europe.
I recommend https://www.klm.com/home/ie/en
For flights from Europe to Lima. They are a reliable and friendly service with direct flights from Amsterdam which takes up to 12 hours. Bookings can be made to take you from Dublin if coming from Ireland.
Local Peruvian flights, I recommend, https://www.peruvian.pe/pe/en/
or Star Peru; https://www.starperu.com/en/
More info on request.
Introducing Juana, Your Noya Rao Retreat Facilitator
I have had the pleasure of working with Maestra Juanita (also known as Isa Yaka- Little Bird) for the past few years and before this with many renowned Shamans including Javier Regueiro in Pisac Peru. Juanita I now work with in Pucallpa. Juanita is about 60 years of age, "she thinks". And has been studying with many highly respected members of the Mahua family in Pucallpa. She began her work with Noyarao when she was 20 years of age and is committed to the healing path. Her Icaros, healing medicine songs are as powerful as they are gentle and penetrative. She was born into the Shipibo community of Pahoyan, one of the most powerful Shipibo healing communities in the Peruvian Amazon.
Juanita also works with the human body, with bone massage and is available during your dieta with this experience. She is also playful and light in her presence and approach. I am happy to be bringing another group to her wisdom and energy.
Juana has eight children and many grandchildren. She has a strong connection with the spirits of the plants. During ceremony she will sing to each participant individually to enable and to activate healing in the body and the mind.
With the Noyarao, Tree of Light plant dieta, there is an opportunity to break down the old armourings of body and mind and then to allow for a new, more embodied and grounded protection to be assumed at the closing ceremony where she inserts an Arcana, or protection grid into your energy field. During the 10 day dieta with Juanita, there is an opportunity to shed old imprints of body and mind that no longer serve. I, Mary Sky,will be present to counsel and to assist with integration.
Healing with Noyarao and La Madre; Ayahausca
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.
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.
For more info and bookings please contact Mary here