Our Sacred Valley Retreat provides amazing opportunities to work with world class healers and healing arts practitioners to support your journey of transformation. We bring together practitioners of traditional healing from the Andean highlands with incredible members of the Sacred Valley expat community, providing you with a unique opportunity to customize your experience based on your personal needs and interests. Below you’ll find information on some of the wonderful support team for our 2017 retreat.
Andean Wise Ones
Vilma Pinedo ~ Intuitive & Coca Leaf Divination
Vilma Pineda comes from a long line of healers in 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. She grew up surrounded by master healers, and began her path as a curandera at age 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 gift as a tool for healing, peace, and unity. During our retreat, Vilma will offer intuitive guidance through Coca Leaf Divination. Individual sessions available by appointment.
Q’ero Elders Don Augustin & Dona Benita ~ Despacho Ceremony
We are honored to bring two beautiful masters from the high Andean village of Q’eros to offer their wisdom and healing to us during our retreat. Don Augustin and Dona Benita grace us with their presence, bringing the powerful energies of their traditions in connection with Pachamama (Mother Earth) and the Apus (Mountain Spirits), and the ceremony they will share with us, called Despacho, helps to bring us back into balance. This ritual is an expression of the Andean concept of Ayni, which means reciprocity ~ sacred exchange of giving and receiving. As they assist us in releasing the heavy energies that we carry ~ hucha ~ back to the Earth, they also help us to align our prayers and intentions so that the transformation we seek during our retreat may take root and stay with us once the retreat ends. It is truly an honor and a blessing to experience Despacho ceremony with such esteemed elders as Don Augustin and Dona Benita, and to learn from the purity of the ancient tradition that they carry with them.
For a little more about the Despacho Ceremony: