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 Cusco, Peru 
·SACRED MEDICINE JOURNEY·

​(psilo retreat)
· MEDITATION ·YOGA·    

“Love is the food of life, travel is dessert.”

— Anonymous 

 
Embark on a mindfulness journey through the mystical Andean spirit, in the enchanting Sacred Valley

—an experience you've longed for awaits.

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THE JOURNEY

Fall 2024

- **EXPLORE:** the Sacred Valley, where breathtaking sites await. Feel the embrace of the Pachamama, Mother Earth, as you hike through this awe-inspiring landscape.

- **REJUVENATE:** Experience our sacred medicine ceremony and integration, facilitated by Johanna, a licensed entheogenic facilitator, and Zaida, a compassionate Peruvian Shaman.  

- **STAY:**  in beautiful accommodations that provide comfort and serenity.

- **Savor:** delicious meals, a culinary journey that will tantalize your taste buds.

- **YOGA:** Energize your body daily, preparing you for the adventures ahead.

- **BREATHE:** Integrate Pranayama into your practice, enhancing your lung capacity and well-being.

- **MEDITATE:**  deepening your connection with the natural world.

- **CONNECT:**with the ancient spiritual Inca culture, gaining insight and understanding.

- **BRING BACK:** lasting friendships, and newfound knowledge. This adventure of a  lifetime will stay with you forever.

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YOUR GUIDE

Johanna

 As we explore the enchanting beauty of my home country, I will be your steadfast companion throughout our adventure and sacred ceremony.

Our days will be enriched with daily yoga, pranayama, and meditation sessions, designed to prepare, invigorate your spirit and cultivate

inner balance.  

Our sacred ceremony of "ninitos santos" known as psilocybin, will be facilitated by  myself, and our dear shaman Zaida, this ceremony will be a testament to our reverence for Pachamama, the Earth Mother for the healing gifts she bestowed on all of us. A deeply meaningful and gratitude-filled experience.

 Allow me to be your cultural guide as I unveil the wonders of my Peruvian heritage. Every moment will be an opportunity for growth, integration and self-discovery.

Namaskar,

Johanna

for the seeker of the extraordinary

 

 

10 day spiritual journey

double occupancy 

single occupancy 

 

Please note that engaging in the sacred ceremony necessitates a preliminary consultation and screening to ensure your safety and a secure and genuine engagement with Peruvian spiritual traditions.

**Step One:**

To commence the process, click below and email me to arrange a Zoom meeting for the essential consultation and screening.  

**Step Two:**

Following the initial consultation, we will schedule another Zoom meeting or in person if possible for an interview and phase 1 of preparation. If you meet the eligibility criteria, we will then proceed to accept your deposit and confirm your reservation.

This steps are mandatory.

 

Pictures and memories of our past journeys in Cusco

What's Included

  • Accommodations double occupancy, all locations chosen for their unique charm and wonderful customer service. Included from arrival in Lima to Cusco's departure .

  • Transportation includes transfers to and from Cusco airport, scheduled transfers through the Sacred Valley.

  • Food includes all meals during our retreat.

  • Yoga, Pranayama, and Meditation with Johanna

  • Entry fees to sacred and cultural sites.

  • Transfers in Cusco Peru.

  • Retreat guide, Yoga & meditation Johanna to guide you through your journey

  • Ceremony and blessing from our dear Shaman Zaida Caseres Huambo 

  • Entheogenic sacred ceremony with Johanna (Licensed Entheogenic medicine facilitator).

NOT Included

  • Air Travel International or domestic and all associated air travel fees.

  • Drinks alcoholic beverages.

  • Optional Activities such as massage, spa, etc.

  • TRAVEL and MEDICAL INSURANCE to cover your retreat and plane tickets are required at the time of sing up to protect you ;  

 

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ADD On Machu Picchu, 2 day Journey $650

  • 1 night accommodations 

  • R/T train and buses, Ollantaytambo-Aguas Calientes

  • Taxi Cusco - Ollantaytambo - Cusco

  • Ticket to Machu Picchu

  • Guide and lunch box in Machu Picchu

  • NOT Included: all other meals, drinks, tips, or any addicional activities.

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Entheogenic *

An entheogenic journey refers to an experience that involves the use of entheogens, which are psychoactive substances known for their potential to induce altered states of consciousness and spiritual experiences. These substances have been used for thousands of years by various cultures and traditions for spiritual and ceremonial purposes.

Entheogens, such as psilocybin mushrooms, peyote, ayahuasca, and iboga, are often consumed in controlled settings, accompanied by experienced guides or shamans who facilitate the journey. The intention behind an entheogenic journey is typically to gain insight, connect with a higher power or consciousness, explore one's inner self, or seek healing on various levels—mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.

During an entheogenic journey, individuals may experience profound shifts in perception, expanded awareness, and a deep connection to the natural world or the divine. These experiences can be transformative and often involve intense emotions, visual hallucinations, and introspective insights. Many people report gaining new perspectives, experiencing a sense of unity, and encountering profound spiritual or mystical encounters.

It's important to note that entheogenic journeys can be intense and should be approached with caution and respect. Safety, set, and setting are crucial considerations, and it's advisable to engage in such experiences under the guidance of experienced facilitators who can provide a safe environment and offer support throughout the journey.

Entheogens have been the subject of growing scientific research, with studies exploring their potential therapeutic applications for mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, and addiction. However, it's essential to approach these substances responsibly and legally, as their use may be restricted or prohibited in many jurisdictions.

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Biodiversity

 Biodiversity on display

Peru is one of the most biologically diverse countries in the world. It’s home to tens of thousands of species of flora and fauna adapted to survive in one of its 90 unique microclimates. It even ranks second in the world for species of birds and it competes with Colombia to be first in the world for species of butterflies (both countries have claimed the title).

 

Lima itself has become a haven to showcase all the diversity that Peru has to offer. The city has taken a special interest in uplifting the work of native ecologists and agricultural scientists through ferias ecológicas stationed throughout the city. 

 

Much like a farmer’s market, these fairs allow land stewards from all over the country to showcase and sell the hundreds and even thousands of varieties of fruits, vegetables, and livestock that are endemic to Peru—there are more than 4,000 types of native potatoes alone! Explore the luscious tastes of tropical fruits like chirimoya and tuna fruit (prickly pear), test your spice tolerance with a variety of ajís like rocoto, limo, and amarillo, and chat with the vendors about how best to use kiwicha, pallares, and huacatay—vegetables and herbs unique to Peruvian cuisine.  

 

For a more cerebral experience, visit the Archaeological Sanctuary of Pachacamac. Pachacamac translates to “soul of the earth, the one who animates the world,” and the village was the heart of coastal culture dating back to 5,000 BCE. It still serves as a conservation space for native flora and fauna like your favorite local camelid, the llama; guinea pigs; many species of coastal bird; and the charismatic Pachacamac dogs, the only species raised in the pre-Hispanic era.

Art in all its forms

As steeped as it is in culture and ancient legend, Lima is still a modern city energized by the passions of young, emerging artists and communities. To see this for yourself, the best place to start is the Callao Monumental Contemporary Art Museum, an open-air museum in the port district of Lima showcasing the works of urban artists of all disciplines. Find rappers spitting cyphers in the native Quechua languages of their ancestors, muralists depicting the lives of ordinary citizens inspired by the regal styles of the ancient Inca, and fashion designers innovating the textile industry using sustainable, native fibers. 

Where the city meets the sea, you’ll find three of the world’s best restaurants, and Peru’s biodiversity is on full display…

Where an opalescent sky meets the Pacific, surrounded by an otherworldly desert reminiscent of Mars, the capital city of Peru is a cultural hub of 43 distinct neighborhoods, home to over 11 million inhabitants, and the bedrock of a culinary scene that has captivated the world. 

Some travelers may pass through the capital on their way to trek the Andes or en route to the Amazon, but those in the know linger in Lima, a city that merges the vestiges of the Incan Empire with the dramatic baroque of Spanish colonialism alongside influences from Africa, China, and Japan. 

Sample local produce grown by farmers with generations of experience cultivating one of the most biodiverse lands on Earth, then indulge in that same produce at a Michelin-starred restaurant. Even a casual jaunt around the block reveals Lima’s artistic pulse, with colorful murals celebrating Lima’s diverse heritage, or the music of cart vendors crooning verses to sell their wares.

Melanie’s editorial and agricultural work can be found at http://mkcanales.squarespace.com/, or you can get in touch with her on Twitter @annonymoose.

 PAYMENT, TRAVEL, MEDICAL INSURANCE

& CANCELLATION POLICIES

To secure your booking, a deposit of $1,500 USD is required at the time of booking. Deposits are non-refundable.

subsequent payments are transferable, allowing you to apply 70% of the balance payment towards a future retreat.

Your second payment of $1,500USD is due 6 months before retreat start.

The remaining balance must be paid in full 90 days prior to the trip.

Cancelling 60 days or less before the retreat does not allow for any credit, or refund . 

Please get travel insurance at the time of purchase to cover all and any emergencies, accidents.


Travel and Medical Insurance:
Please note that travel and medical insurance are not included in this package. We strongly recommend purchasing insurance to cover personal injury, trip cancellation, or interruption. You will need to obtain travel insurance separately from an external provider. Additionally, it is advisable to carry insurance to cover any potential injuries during your trip. In the event of an injury, you will be responsible for ambulance expenses and medical care costs. Medical and evacuation insurance will help cover these expenses.


 

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