Peru Retreat

We are incredibly pleased and excited to announce that the the Huni Kuin brothers Txsana Masha (the elder) and Txsana Masha (the younger) are coming to Peru from their remote jungle home in Acre province, Brazil – to facilitate our retreat this Year. I have experienced many different brands of sacred ceremony in South America and their work is of the highest caliber and integrity; both profoundly deep, gentle and joyful.

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Working with a combination of Ayahuasca, Sanango and Rapé during the night, you will experience traditional ceremonies as practiced in the deep jungle of Brazil for Millenia. The ceremonies are uplifting and joy-filled as well as take participants to places deep within their psyche that need to be seen, acknowledged and purified. Often during the ceremonies the Masha Huni Kuin brothers will call out “Alegria” – “happiness”, to remind you that it doesn’t have to be hard. If its hard, then why are you making it hard? The ceremonies typically last 8 hours with a similar structure: 4 hours of Icaros, followed by 4 hours of music and traditional song accompanied by guitar.

The focus for this retreat is on clearing your body of psychic and emotional toxins and conditioning, leaving space to bring in new dreams and life affirmations.

Over 10 days/9 nights, at the comfortable ‘Casa de la Madre’ on lake Yarinacocha, Peru we will help you dream into being your new paradigm shift, guided by experienced healers and retreat facilitators.

With over 80 years of combined experience, our retreat facilitators have the skills you need to feel supported in taking a deep dive into your inner worlds and unleash the magic within.

Are you ready to peel away your restrictive layering, to fully ‘see’ and unashamedly ‘be’ who you really are; a shining one and powerful channel of light, authenticity, and divine spiritual essence?

Your transformation will be unleashed through:

  • Ancient shamanic rituals
  • Ayahuasca ceremonies with hapé and optional kambo
  • Supportive integration circles
  • Deep bonding of sacred heartfelt community.
  • Clarity breathwork
  • Flower baths
  • Jungle walks
  • Trips to indigenous villages
  • Shipibo craft markets

Are you prepared to step away from victim or fear mentality and step onto the beauty walk – into your power?

Are you willing to see that you already have everything you need to live the life beyond your wildest dreams?

ALIGN

Wake up to the sound of cicadas, bamboo rats and spider monkeys in the majestic rainforest or see the pink dolphins and herons on one of our boat trips. You will enjoy plenty of time to rest, absorb, reflect and connect as you soak up the sun on the deck whilst viewing the abundant bird life on the lake and maybe catch sight of a sloth.

You’ll be honoring your body with the delicious, nutritious, healthy menu, tailored to support you through the special diet required to prepare your body for plant ceremony.

You will deepen your self – awareness during one of our clarity breathwork sessions, or in one of our talking sessions that follow each ceremony.

The optional ‘Kambo’ sessions will reset your internal organs, cleanse your gall bladder and help to spark a more vigorous ‘you’

La Casa de la Madre’ is the retreat center of our host, Cielo Tierra who has lovingly created this home away from home in the jungle, where she has lived for 10 years. She has hosted individuals and groups here to help support individual healing and collective awakening with integrity and a mother’s loving embrace.

RETREAT

Your cleanse begins with flower baths to prepare for the ayahuasca plant medicine ceremonies. Led by Huni Kuin maestros, and assisted by our western retreat facilitators, we will help you to manouver through the sometimes tricky terrain of the ‘shadow’

Learn how ancient wisdom traditions have healed for millennia the energy body in a way western medicine and quantum physicists are only now just discovering.

The ayahuasca medicine is a sacred plant brew that has been used by indigenous amazonian cultures for thousands of years – primarily for healing, divination and spiritual awakening. working with ayahuasca is an intense, profound, and almost always a highly transformative experience that can facilitate deep healing on all levels of your being – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. ayahuasca is a doorway to inner worlds that allows us access to higher states of consciousness and the experience of spiritual awakening. to many people it reveals the multi-dimensional nature of reality and ourselves to lead us back to who we truly are.

MAESTROS

The Huni Kuin, also known as the Kaxinawá are an ethnic group of indigenous tribal natives who are settled on the brazilian/peruvian border in the state of Acre, with a population of about 8000 located in 5 main villages in the north-western part of Brazil and also some near the Peru/ Brazil Border. The name “Huni Kuin” means “real men”, from huni, “man”, and kuin meaning “real.”
The Huni Kuin are heavily invested in preserving their roots, traditions and wisdom and share ancestral land with several ‘uncontacted tribes’. In some ways they see themselves as the protectors of these tribes and the forests that they all share.

For the Huni Kuin people Ayahuasca plays a central role in their culture and is considered a central part of their animistic beliefs, even their creation myths speaks of how the knowledge of Ayahuasca came to them through the mythical first shaman, Yube. Yube fell in love with an anaconda women and went with her to the bottom of a lake, where she taught him all the secrets of the sacred plant medicines. After having children with the anaconda woman Yube returned years later to his old village and brought with him the knowledge of the sacred plant medicines.

ITINERARY

7th November

  • Arrive at Pucallpa airport. All partcipants to be the same plane from lima or meet us at pucallpa airport for journey by moto taxi and boat to Cielo’s house: ‘la casa de la madre.’
  • Check into rooms. Free time to lunch.
  • 12.30 Lunch
  • Orientation and welcome: We will be spending time getting acquainted with the group using dyad communication processes.
  • 6.30 Dinner
  • Free time

8th November

  • 8.30 Breakfast
  • Interviews with Alan to discuss conditions you came to transform through or gain deeper clarity to their cause. These will be one on one and so other participants are encouraged to journal, paint (we will provide painting supplies), read.
  • 12.30 Lunch (last meal of the day)
  • Afternoon: rest and preparation for first ayahuasca ceremony with Filder
  • 7.00 Meet in malloca for ayahuasca ceremony

9th November

  • 8.30 Breakfast
  • 10.00 Talking circle
  • 12.30 Lunch
  • 2.00 Guided jungle trip
  • 6.30 Dinner
  • After dinner, free time or life stories.

10th November

  • 7.30 Optional kambo ceremony*
  • 8.30 Breakfast
  • 10.00 Optional breathwork session in malloca
  • 12.30 Lunch (last meal of day)
  • Afternoon: rest and preparation for second ayahuasca ceremony with filder
  • 7.00 Meet in malloca for ayahuasca ceremony

11th November

  • 8.30 Breakfast
  • 10.00 Talking circle
  • 12.30 Lunch
  • 2.00 Guided jungle trip
  • 6.30 Dinner
  • Free time or life stories

12th November

  • 7.30 Optional kambo ceremony*
  • 8.30 Breakfast
  • 10.00 Optional breathwork session in malloca
  • 12.30 Lunch (last meal of day)
  • Afternoon: rest and preparation for second ayahuasca ceremony with filder

13th November

  • 8.30 Breakfast
  • 10.00 Talking circle
  • 12.30 Lunch
  • 2.00 Trip to San Francisco – shipibo village tour
  • 6.30 Dinner
  • Free time or life stories

14th November

  • 7.30 Optional kambo ceremony*
  • 8.30 Breakfast
  • 10.00 Optional breathwork session in malloca
  • 12.30 Lunch (last meal of day)
  • Afternoon: rest and preparation for third ayahuasca ceremony with Alan

15th November

  • 8.30 Breakfast
  • 10.00 Talking circle
  • 12.30 Lunch
  • 2.00 Trip to women’s collective, Yarinacocha and Pucallpa tour
  • 6.30 Dinner
  • Rapé closing ceremony

16th November

  • Breakfast
  • Preparation for departure.
  • We will all go to airport at the same time for same departure flight to lima (you can stay in Pucallpa longer at your own cost)

COST OF RETREAT

Cost: $2222. Early bird discount $1999 if deposit (non- refundable) of $700 paid before June 15th 2019. Does not include International or domestic airfares.

  • Additional fee $50 per kambo session

What’s included:

  • Welcome orientation
  • All transportation in and around Pucallpa including airport pick-up
  • 4 ayahuasca ceremonies
  • Accommodation (double occupancy) in the jungle home of Cielo tierra: ‘la casa de la madre.’
  • Rapé ceremonies
  • All meals
  • Jungle excursions
  • Trip to San Francisco shipibo village
  • Trip to yarinacocha shipibo women’s collective
  • Lake boat trips
  • Trip to Pucallpa market
  • Clarity breathwork sessions
  • Flower baths
  • Learn about shamanic healing practices from western healer, Alan Waugh

Please note in this journey, we will be forming a group connection. We ask for a willingness for a full participation, although of course some activities are optional and we are very aware that fitness levels are different, and we will work with all of you.

If you want a solo experience within the group this is not for you, although there will be opportunities for alone time; essential for integration and reflection. If you have difficulty with physically and mentally challenging and sometimes physically uncomfortable conditions this is not for you. We also ask that you be a little bit flexible with itinerary. Peru has frequent short notice strikes that can change a lot of logistics. Although we will try to stick to the itinerary as much as possible, we ask that you come with a flexible attitude. The sacrament journeys WILL happen as planned!

MEDICINES

Ayahuasca
Grandmother Vine Medicine- Ayahuasca, Tells you something personal about yourself and how you relate to the universe. Also allows you to see how choices you have made and experiences you have had, shape your world. Images can be fleeting and can change more frequently – one is more deeply involved with connection to the spirit world. Takes you out of the body where you may be taught by spirit, or takes you to meet God/ Divinity. Can be quite emotionally challenging at times which allows you to strengthen your spirit, so that fears and self-limiting beliefs, don’t seem so prominent. Often includes physical purging (also known as ‘getting well’!). Ceremonies take place at night and ceremonial leaders are much more involved in each aspect of the journey with use of medicine songs (icaros) and energetic cleanses. Journey 4 to 5 hours. Historical evidence that ‘She’ has been used as a sacrament for over 3000 years- from the jungle and rainforest of the Amazon basin.

Rapé
Tobacco snuff is a sacred shamanic medicine, that has been used by tribes of the Amazon basin for thousands of years and is an essential part of their tribal culture and history. It is administered by being blown into the nostrils with special blowpipes called “Kuripe” or “Tepi” (another person administers).

The appearance of a Rapé is a grey- to sand coloured and is prepared by ceremonial pounding of Tobacco (N. rustica) and mixed with ashes from carefully selected medicinal trees which are often a secret to the individual tribe.

The Rapé is blown high up into the nostrils with a pipe made from bamboo or bone. The intense blow immediately focuses the mind, stops the chattering, and opens the mind to allow for a more expansive Ayahuasca ceremony.

Likewise, shamans use Rapé to re-align with their energy channels and to de-calcify their pineal gland. Moreover, Rapé stimulates the mind with its nicotinic content that in turn releases a.o. epinephrine, acetylcholine, and dopamine, supporting an increased focus, presence, and intuition.


Sananga – Eye Drops
Applied during ceremony, these drops can produce an intense eye stinging for a couple of minutes. Among its myriad benefits, sananga is said to be capable of detoxifying the body, increasing visual perception, resetting the energetic field, and treating spiritual diseases (also known as “panema”) that spring up from negative energies in the body.

There is evidence that these eye drops may be capable of treating ocular diseases like glaucoma, astigmatism, and blindness. Sananga has been shown to be anti- inflammatory and effective in treating skin infections due to its antimicrobial properties.

Kambo
After tiny, superficial burn points are made on the skin, the poisonous frog secretion is applied. Through the lymphatic system, it travels quickly through the body to bring one back to a balanced, natural state before moving to the body parts which need it most, restoring wholeness. After about 5 minutes you will likely purge the 2 liters of liquid you drank prior to the Kambo application which will contain the bright yellow bile from your gall bladder that helps to reset the internal organs.

Kambo can purify, detoxify, cleanse and reboot the immune system. From a metaphysical perspective, since frogs can’t endure toxic environments, it challenges us to release emotions like anger, hatred and bitterness; emotions holding us back. It brings about restoration, renewal, transformation, and even metamorphosis.

Short-term effects include mental clarity, heightened awareness, general well-being, feeling centered and a deeper connection to ourselves.

Clarity Breathwork
Clarity Breathwork helps to activate the subconscious mind and bring awareness and insights not easily accessed through traditional therapy. Breath opens the energy channels in the body and allows what we have been holding onto to surface and be released. This may be suppressed emotional material, physical blocks in the body, old beliefs structures and identifications, old memories, fight/flight/freeze patterns, and addictions.

Clarity Breathwork combines counseling and insight as well as a somatic experiential process where clients gain a deep level of insight, release emotional baggage and actually feel the patterns shifting and transforming at a deep cellular level.

We are Clarity Breathwork Practitioners and are professionally trained facilitators who guide your breath in a way that enables the transformational process to occur. We also guide and support you through the variety of feelings, thoughts, and body sensations you may experience during a session. Our facilitators are highly skilled at helping you identify and trace complex issues in your life to their origins in your unconscious belief systems, emotions and nervous system.

We have found that sometimes in a session one may experience DMT being released from the pineal gland allowing for a powerful transcendent journey. Alan’s own experiences can be similar to those during a San Pedro ceremony.

YOUR GUIDES

Txsana Masha (the younger)

Txsana Masha (the younger), Having been introduced to Ayahuasca at the age of 8, Masha has consistently work with the medicine Ayahuasca, that the Huni Kuin consider central to their religious practice. He is the president of his village and has studied leadership skills both through his ancestral teachings via the village elders and in College. With his cheery smile and infectious giggle Masha endears himself to you effortlessly, but make no mistake, his is a man of incredible depth and expansive wisdom, some of which he kindly shares before and after ceremony. At the age of 33 he was granted permission by his elders to lead his own ceremonies and besides Peru, he has travelled to Holland and New Zealand. He has a wife and 4 children.

Txsana Masha (the elder)

Txsana Masha is a nurse with the Huni Kuin community and has been facilitating ceremonies for many years as part of the tribal gatherings that can be from 30 to 100 people. He is a gifted guitarist and singer and holds a very gentle, quiet and grounded presence, next to his brother’s more flamboyant presence. He is married with 4 children and is 44 years old.  See video of his song here.

Alan Waugh


Alan began studying the shamanic arts in the late 90’s under the guidance of michael harner and his organization, the foundation for shamanic studies. While volunteering at the bedside of the dying during the height of the aids epidemic, alan started to develop his shamanic skills as a healer. He helped ease the suffering during this critical time of a person’s earthwalk, assisting them to transition without fear and anxiety. He volunteered with the zen hospice project as a bedside caregiver for 20 years.

Alan has studied with masters of various indigenous traditions but considers the maestro’s of the Peruvian rainforest, both human and spiritual, to be his greatest teachers and mentors. he has been studying with both Shipibo and Mestizo traditions since 2005. Alan is a mesa carrier of the Pachakuti Mesa tradition, a powerful practice developed by his beloved teacher, don Oscar Miro Quesada.

Alan has been working full time as a shamanic healer, teacher and ceremonialist since 2009. He will be teaching healing techniques that incorporate energy healing, guided imagery and traditional shamanic healing practices. He is a professionally trained and certified Hypnotherapist, Reiki Teacher and Clarity Breathwork Practitioner. He offers deeply immersive healing retreats at his healing sanctuary in Mt Shasta, Northern California: the Sacred Valley Spiritual Retreat. He has been guiding tours to Peru since 2013: The Sacred Valley Spiritual RetreatSpiritWisdomHealing.com

Cielo Tierra

Cielo Tierra aka kerry greedy from new south wales, Australia has been living in Peru amongst the Shipibo peoples for 9 years. She originally came to Peru to work with ayahuasca to get cured from cocaine addiction. She was guided by ayahuasca to stay in Peru and work with the medicine helping others. She managed the Temple of the wWay of Light for almost a year assisting in its reopening in 2009. For the last 7 years she has been living outside of Pucallpa, the ancestral land of the shipibo tribe, where she runs her own small retreat house, for people looking for individualized attention. Particularly those people who are willing to leave the ego at the door and to immerse themselves totally into their healing of their exploration of the medicine. She will talk about life living in the ancestral home of the Shipibos and working with clients from all over the world. She will offer wisdoms from her many years of experience working with ayahuasca. Cielo will also be the translator for the group.

Reserve your place early. Space is limited to 14 guests.

Please contact Alan Waugh at: spiritwisdomhealing@gmail.com

or call (415) 516-2462 for application form and general questions.