Spiritual Travel to Peru

Awaken to the Mystery

We Traveled to Peru in November of 2018
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The land and the mountains of Peru hold a deep and ancient wisdom of healing and truth. On this journey you will receive a personal connection to this ancient wisdom and the truth of who you really are.

The wisdom keys held in the land of Peru help you connect more fully to your own inner truth, including tools for healing, inner joy, your truest purpose, and the deeper meaning of your life.

Our journey is a carefully planned rite of passage. Each day unfolds to enable you to receive high frequencies of love, laughter, heart-centered beauty, and healing energy.

Come with us as we weave our way through the Sacred Valley and its mystical sites and portals. Peru’s mountains, temples, and sacred sites are waiting for YOU!


The Itinerary

Our trip within the Sacred Valley is designed to ensure the perfect combination of active exploration balanced with generous personal time to allow you to relax and integrate your experiences.

The depth of experience you’ll receive on this trip is anchored in Ashera’s own connection with the people and the land. Her intimate relationship with the healing lineage of the Andes creates the opportunity for you to have your own intimate, unique, and life changing journey.

Many of the sites we will visit are off the beaten path. The powerful shamans and cuardera who accompany us are Ashera’s trusted friends and teachers.  This truly is a trip like no other!

Visits to Sacred Sites

The temples of Peru are some of the oldest on Earth. The mountains and sacred sites here hold healing strength, creativity, and love.

Our visits to these sites will connect you with ancient wisdom and the mysteries that are anchored here within the Earth and within your own body.

These mystical places and their powerful portals will activate your deep inner knowing and remembrance. By connecting with the healing wisdom at each site you’ll connect in new ways to the same wisdom that you hold within.

 

 Sacred Site Visits Include

  • Tipon and the Temple of the Waters
  • Moray and the Earth Temple
  • Pisac and the Temple of the Falcon
  • The Star Gate Portal at Quimsacocha
  • Quillarumiyoc and the Temple of the Moon

Each site visit will include a guided initiation ceremony as well as personal time to explore and experience the site. As you merge with the stones, the waterfalls, the rivers, the majestic mountains, and the brilliant stars you will be reconnected with your own power and grace.

Traditional Ceremonies

Many of our personal ceremonies are led by the Q’ero shamans who will embrace you as family.

These wisdom keepers from the high Andes carry a healing lineage of thousands of years. Their teachings are filled with laughter and love and their healing medicine is designed to guide you back into balance with yourself and all of creation.

The Q’ero energetic rites, called the Karpays, are healing initiations that transmit light into your personal energy field. These Andean healing practices are integrated throughout the trip to support your journey and help you anchor what you are receiving so that you can take these gifts with you when you return home.

A Hauchuma plant medicine ceremony will connect you to your home within, your home in the world of Nature, and the beauty of the Earth. Through the heart-opening experience you’ll also be able to let go of what no longer serves you.

The loving heart teachings you receive from Hauchuma and the Earth will be completely personal and unique to you. This daytime ceremony in the pristine mountains is a beautiful upriver hike from our retreat center. The day ends with a sacred fire ceremony.

Full Moon Celebration

The eighth day of our trip falls on a powerful Full Moon. On this day we will travel to Quillarumiyoc, the Temple of the Moon, for a special Full Moon initiation.

Here we will hold a ceremony to enable you to make a new connection to your light body and receive new realizations of the power you hold to heal and bring light to our world.

In the evening we’ll have a special Thanksgiving celebration dinner, followed by a Full Moon fire ceremony in order to anchor the gifts we each received.

You will carry these Full Moon activations home with you, and every Full Moon moving forward in your life will hold a new type of momentum and joy.

Other Highlights

There will be many opportunities throughout the trip to connect with the wonderful people of Peru.

One favorite destination is the market in the beautiful town of Pisac, where you’ll have time to explore and shop before we share a wonderful dinner in a local restaurant.

Special Add-On Trip to Machu Picchu

The optional additional portion of our trip enables you to experience a personal sunrise initiation at Machu Picchu, the Crystal City of the Andes.

Throughout our day we’ll receive hidden insights to the city from our Peruvian guide. there will also be ample time for individual exploration.

We end our journey in the beautiful town of Ollantaytambo. This final day of integration includes a visit to the Incan Temple of the Sun.

Our Trip Container

This journey is designed to ensure that you receive the support you need in order to anchor your experience.

Our schedule includes ample time for private reflection, including opportunities each day to be outside on the land. Daily circles will allow for group exploration and dialogue as well as energetic healing. You’ll also have the option to schedule private massage and energy sessions during several of our afternoons.

Ashera and Elizabeth are both experienced energy medicine practitioners and they will be available throughout the trip to offer personal guidance, support and insight into your experiences.

Our Lodging

Sach’a Munay Retreat Center is in the Sacred Valley near the small village of Arin, about an hour and a half from Cusco. Located at the base of a stunning waterfall and the powerful mountains of Pitisuri and Sawasiray, this incredible oasis supports your connection to the land and its liquid light energy.

The private bedrooms are spacious and beautiful. Accomodations for this trip are double occupancy. Single occupancy upgrades are possible based on availability.

Sach’a Munay is a non-profit and all proceeds here go toward projects in the local villages.

Our Meals

Three delicious organic  meals will be served daily. Our meals are served fresh, farm to table, from organic produce grown directly on the land.

Meals at the retreat center are vegetarian, with fish options available. The center is happy to accommodate your dietary requests. We will also have special restaurant dinners when you’ll have the opportunity for additional menu choices.

2018 Prices and Registration

EARLY BIRD PRICE (BEFORE JUNE 15)

Main Journey, Nov. 15 – 24: $2,975
Machu Picchu Add-On: $950
Full Trip Price, Nov. 15 – 28: $3,375.

REGULAR PRICE (AFTER JUNE 15)

Main Journey, Nov. 15 – 24: $3,375
Machu Picchu Add-on: $1,050
Full Trip Price, Nov. 15 – 28: $4,425

The Registration Packet Includes:

  • Trip Information Guide
  • Itinerary
  • Registration Form
  • Packing List

About Your Guides

Ashera Serfaty

Ashera Serfaty is a Shamanic Energy Medicine Healer, Advanced Theta Practitioner, Yoga and Ayurvedic Practitioner and Dancer.  Ashera trained in Peruvian Energy Medicine and Shamanic Healing thru The Healing Light Body School with Alberto Villoldo, and the Toltec Shamanic traditions with Dona Bernadina Vigil.

Ashera’s journeys have taken her to sacred sites in Mexico and Peru, where she learned directly from local indigenous healers and shamans. She is a full Mesa carrier in the Peruvian Q’ero tradition and has received the sacred rite transmissions from the Q’ero shamans from the Andes.

Ashera has led over a dozen retreats in Peru. As a healing practitioner guide and teacher she is passionate about assisting others on their path to restoring their original freedom, balance and joy. To learn more about Ashera’s work, visit her website at LuminosityHealingArts.com

Elizabeth Schermer

Elizabeth Schermer is the founder of the Alchemy Mystery School. She is a gifted energy healer, teacher and guide who is committed to supporting others on their highest path of purpose.

Elizabeth has personally experienced the benefits of travel to sacred sites. Her personal pilgrimages to Egypt, Nepal and Peru have been instrumental in reconnecting her with her lineage as a healer, and given her the tools she needed to move forward on her path of purpose.

Elizabeth is inspired now to offer these life-changing opportunities to others by facilitating small group journeys to the sacred sites. This will be our first trip to Peru as a Mystery School community.

The Q’ero Wisdom Keepers

The Q’ero are considered the wisdom keepers from the high Andes. These beautiful healers embody the true essence of love as they share and transmit their healing and message.

The Q’ero are the direct descendants of the Inca, who, 500 years ago, fled to the safety of the sacred mountains to escape the Spanish Conquistadors. They fled and made their villages in the clouds at 14,000 ft. Fortunately, the Spanish failed to find them there.

The Inca Master Shamans were considered the “Wisdom Keepers”. Their oral tradition preserved the ancient healing methods, rituals and the prophecies for the future of human beings and the planet. This knowledge has remained uncontaminated for thousands of years.

The Q’ero understood that there would be a time when the world needed to remember the ancient wisdom. At this time, they would come down from their lofty hiding place to spread their knowledge. The time is now.  With their infinite graciousness they are offering this knowledge to all of us with their most open hearts. During our journey we will mostly work with Don Basillio, Dona Sabina & Dona Santusa, although we may work with others as well.

Curandera Vilma Pinedo

Vilma Pinedo comes from a long line of healers from the Andes mountains of Peru. Vilma’s grandparents are renowned shamans, and she was called to this path before she was born, when lightning struck her mother while pregnant with Vilma.

Vilma grew up surrounded by master healers and began her path as a curandera (healer) at the age of 12, reading coca leaves and using her intuition to tell people how to heal themselves, often with amazing results.

Vilma learned English ( a rarity in the Andes) and was one of the people asked to accompany the Dalai Lama to Machu Picchu. She uses her gifts to contribute peace, healing and unity to our world.

A Message from Vilma Pinedo


Tentative Itinerary

Day One
  • 12:00 Arrival and Check-in
  • 1:00 Welcome Lunch
  • 3-6 pm Opening Circle
  • 6:00pm Dinner
  • 7:30pm Opening Fire Ceremony
Day Two
  • 8:00 Yoga/Energy Practices
  • 9:30 Breakfast
  • 11:00 Medicine Wheel Practices & Walk to River
  • 1:00 Lunch
  • 2:00 Opening Despacho Ceremony with Q’ero
  • 4:00 Personal Time – Healing Sessions, Massages, Exploring the Land
  • 6pm Dinner
  • 7pm Sound Healing Meditation
Day Three
  • 8:00 Yoga & Energy Medicine
  • 9:30 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Tipon- Temple of the Waters with Q’ero
    Despacho Ceremony
    Shamanic Initiation and Transmissions with the Q’ero
  • 4:30 Return to Center for Relaxation & Free Time
  • 6pm Dinner
  • 7:00 Evening Sound Circle
Day Four
  • 7:30am Yoga and Energetic Practices
  • 9:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Temple Prachar & Moray (Earth Temple) with Q’ero
    Despacho Ceremony
    Sacred Initiations and Transmissions with the Q’ero
  • 6:00 Beautiful Dinner Out
Day Five
  • 7:30 Yoga & Energetic Practices
  • 9:00 Breakfast
  • 11:00 Waterfall Hike and Activation with Curandera
    Water cleansing ceremony with Curandera
  • 1:30 Lunch
  • 2:00 Private Healings and Coca Leaf Readings with Curandara, Massage Sessions, Free Time
  • 6:00 Dinner
  • Preparation for Plant Ceremony
Day Six
  • 7:30 Hike Up River to Sacred Mountain Sawasarai
    Plant Medicine Ceremony Day
  • 5:00 Return Hike
  • 6:00 Dinner
  • 7:00 Fire Ceremony and Celebration
Day Seven
  • 9:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Group Circle – Integration and Sharing
  • 11:00 Personal Time , Massage & Body Work
  • 1:00 Lunch
  • 1:30 Healing Herbal Floral Bath Ceremony
  • 2:00 Rest and Integrate, Massage, Healing Sessions
  • 6:00 Dinner
  • Personal Time
Day Eight
  • 7:30 am Yoga and Energetic Practices
  • 9:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Visit to Quillarumiyoc (Moon of the Rock Temple)
    Ceremony with Q’ero
  • 4:30 Return to Center
  • 6:00 Dinner
  • 7:00 Closing Fire Ceremony

 

Day Nine
  • 7:30am Yoga and Energetic Practices
  • 9:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Pisac and Temple of the Falcon with Q’ero
    Despacho Ceremony, Sacred Initiations with the Q’ero
  • 2:00 Hike down to town from the Temple.
    Explore Pisac
    Shopping at the Market
  • 5:30 Beautiful Dinner Out
  • 7:00 Return to Center
Day Ten
  • 7:30am Yoga and Energetic Practices
  • 9:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Hike to Quimsacocha Stargate Portal Mountain
  • 4:30 Return to Center
  • 6:00 Dinner
  • 7:30 Closing Fire Ceremony
Day Eleven

Main Journey Ends

  • 7:30 am Yoga and Energetic Practices
  • 9:00 Breakfast
  • 11:00 Check-Out and Travel
Day Eleven

Itinerary for Machu Picchu Add-On

  • 7:30 am Yoga and Energetic Practices
  • 9:00 Breakfast and Check-Out
  • 11:00 Travel to Ollantaytambo
    Explore Town
  • 3:30 Train To Aguas Calientes ( Gateway to Machu Picchu)
  • 5:00 Arrive and Check in to Hotel
  • 6:00 Dinner
Day Twelve
  • 5:00 Pilgrimage to the Crystal City of Machu Picchu
    Sunrise Meditation
    Day of Exploration
  • 5:30 Train Back to Ollantaytambo
    Check into Hotel
  • 8:00 Dinner
Day Thirteen
  • 7:30 Yoga and Energetic Practices
  • 9:30 Breakfast
  • 10:00  Visit to Ollantaytambo and Temple of the Sun
  • 1:00 Lunch
  • 3:00 Explore Town, Rest & Relaxation
  • 6:00 Closing Celebration Dinner
Day Fourteen
  • 7:30 Yoga and Energetic Practices
  • Closing Circle
  • 9:00 Breakfast and Check out.
  • 11: 00 Your Journey Onward Begins!