Summoning the tribe
Women´s retreat
January 24th - February 4th, 2020

Returning to our essence

It’s with great pleasure and devotion that we extend an invitation to our sisters to come joins us and together let our hearts and wombs beat as one:

With the intention of connecting with each other and expanding that love, which keeps us alive, so it can be expressed as the presence of health in our lives, relationships, and anywhere else where is needed.

Let’s walk together towards a journey to the furthest depths within ourselves, to plant there - in our roots - the seeds of new possibilities that are more noble, generous, and sensitive.

We will have fun! Rejoicing in the miraculous wonder that is being together, the opportunity to support each other to sustain and to be sustained, to nurture ourselves from the perfection of our essence ushering the manifestation of the new era that we dream and need, to continue living on our beloved mother earth.

It will be a tribute to the life and a prayer of faith and hope because we firmly believe that this opportunity called life, deserves that we surrender ourselves with complete devotion to the possibility of becoming the best version of ourselves.

The resources of our feminine nature are profound and full of wonders, and our heart generous like the mothers… together we knit a tapestry of pure love.

About the ceremonies:

The  following excerpt wonderfully captures the functions of Sacred Power plants in the Spiritual Journey:

“The Coca leaves represent Receptiveness. They are the container, they provide support. Tobacco is the flying hawk, the breath of the purpose. Grandmother Ayahuasca cleanses and purifies the earth so that the seed of inner wisdom can grow. Grandfather San Pedro has the memory of the original water to water that seed. And the medicine from the Willka tree, Yopo, is the ray of Light”

 

SCHEDULE 

Day #1

    • Arrival/ interview
    • Energetic River Womb Cleansing
    • Opening Intentional Prayer

Day #2

    • Daytime San Pedro Ceremony With womb steam cleansing
      (herbs from our medicinal garden) -Sabine Cihuateotl-

Day #3 

    • Yoga Kundalini - Anya Delahaye-
    • African dance workshop
    • Workshop: “ Sanando y reconectando con nuestra Divina Sexualidad" -Chetan Pyassa-

Day # 4

    • San Pedro daytime hike to the Female Mountain
      Of the Valley With Traditional Andean Offering
      -Ximena Morales-
    • Restorative yoga

Day # 5

    • Sauna and relax day

DAY # 6

    • Kambo Session with a local midwife for abdominal massage
      for abdominal massage to place the uterus in its correct place
    • Ayahuasca ceremony -Paulina Oviedo-

Day # 7

    • Yoga
    • Cacao ceremony and “Planting dreams” earth planting tree ritual – Suzannah Ohlune-

Day # 8

    • Session GONG DE LA TIERRA -Cinthia Greemberg-
    • Workshop: “Raising our vibration singing” -Paulina Oviedo-
    • Night time Yopo ceremony -Norma Alvarez-

Day # 9 

    • Rest
    • Kirtan –Suzannah Ohlune-

Day # 10 

    • Mudras and meditation Workshop -Maya Choi-
    • Art meditative expression -Maya Choi-
    • Nighttime Yopo ceremony -Norma Alvarez-

Day # 11

    • Rest
    • Sweat Lodge -Paulina Oviedo- 

Day # 12

    • Departure

ACTIVITIES

Visit our Activities page or contact us to learn more about the activities offered.

San Pedro Ceremonies (4)

Ayahuasca Ceremonies (2)

Energetic Womb River Cleansing

Sweat Lodge Ceremony

Tobacco Ceremony

Kampo Session (opt extra fee)

Vedic Astrologic Reading (opt extra fee)

 

Mountain & Waterfall Treks 

Therapeutic Massage

Yoga

Accommodation

Traditional Organic Meals

Art Workshop

 

 

SCHEDULE

  • Day 1
    • Arrival
    • Energetic River Womb Cleansing
    • Sacred Pipe Opening Ceremony
  • Day 2
    • Hike with Offerings to the Waterfall in the Podocarpus National Park
  • Day 3
    • Daytime San Pedro Ceremony
    • Womb Steam Cleansing with organic herbs harvested in our medicinal garden
  • Day 4
    • Hike to the Female Sacred Mountain of the Valley of Longevity: Huaranga mountain.
  • Day 5
    • Tao Yoga
    • Nighttime San Pedro Ceremony celebrating the Pawcar Raymi (the party of the water, the corn and the flowers for the equinox)
    • Sunrise Sweat Lodge
  • Day 6
    • Rest day
  • Day 7
    • Kambo Ceremony (optional)
    • Workshop with a Local Midwife
    • Acomodada de utero a cada una
    • Breath and Song Workshop
    • Ayahuasca Ceremony
  • Day 8
    • Rest Day
    • Art Workshop
  • Day 9
    • Earth Planting Ceremony
    • Active Meditation Workshop
    • Kirtan
    • Ayahuasca Ceremony
  • Day 10
    • Rest
    • Sauna/Massage (optional)
  • Day 11
    • San Pedro Ceremony
    • Andean Traditional Offering (despacho)
    • Sweat Lodge and Rainbow Blossom.
  • Day 12
    • Departure

OUR TEACHERS

Norma Alvarez (Mexico)

Norma was blessed with the opportunity to receive the knowledge and prayer of the Yopo Medicine from the hands of the legendary Taita Bolivar, from the Piaroa tribe in Venezuela (since ancient times, they have been considered the most devoted guardians of this tradition). Three years ago, at the age of 110 years old, Taita Bolivar embarked on his journey back to the stars. He started drinking Yopo medicine since he was 8 years old, every other day until the day he passed away. It is thought that the Yopo medicine safeguards our connection with the Pleiades, it is like a meteorite that takes your soul in a journey to meet the ascended masters that dwell there. This medicine allows us to travel inside ourselves and connect with the brightest and deepest part of our true essence. It’s a mirror that shows us our ‘blind spots’ in how we conduct ourselves in life and in our relationships in order to heal them and go forward in our path, connecting us with the Love and Kindness that resides inside our hearts so we can manifest in our search to become better human beings. It’s a very introspective, direct and clear experience. It can be a visionary experience and works at a deep level of our consciousness: It’s very loving and profoundly transformational. Rigorous preparation is required beforehand in order to drink this medicine. If you feel called to experience this powerful medicine, let us know so we can share the details with you.


Sabine Cihuateotl (Brazil)

Sabine is a medicine woman and naturologist. She was trained in UNISU ( Brasil) , where she specialized in iridology, gem therapy, flowers of Bach and naturopathy. She has lived a natural lifestyle for 9 years, specializing her journey with the sacred plants. She leads medicine trekking and she holds the Dance of the Water. She lives in Zhuracpamba with her husband Juan Oceloti and is the first medicine woman to work with rescued animals through medicine plants, making them go back to their instict to be in nature again. She takes her journey across Ecuador, Brazil, and Europe.
She will be sharing the loving medicine of Grandfather San Pedro, harvested in the andean mountains of Zhuraccpamba, coming from a 800 hundred years-old grandfather cactus. This beautiful sister is a woman who is very connected to the Animal Kingdom. And she is coming to howl at the moon with us, the other ‘she-wolves’ of the tribe!


Paulina Oviedo (Ecuador)

Paulina has 18 years of experience as a Medicine Woman, working with Grandmother Ayahuasca. She founded the collective ‘Mujeres de Luna, Canto, Conocimiento y Orígenes’, which seeks to rescue and share the Native Chants from the Indigenous People, so they are lost into Oblivion, and to help raise the vibration during this time of need. She is a vision seeker, bearer of the pipe, Sun dancer, and dancer of the Stars of the Ancestors. Through her profound connection with the Jungle grandfathers and grandmothers, she received the message to share this loving medicine. For the past 15 years, she has been leading Sharing Circles in Ecuador and Mexico. She walks the path of the Prayer of the Obsidian Mirror (el Rezo del Espejo de Obsidiana)


Ximena Morales (Peru)

Ximena the event’s organizer. She has lived on the banks of the Uchima River in Vilcabamba, Sacred Valley of Longevity, for 20 years. She prays to the sacred Water. She has been initiated in the Qéro tradition (Alto Perú), in the lineage of María Apasa (Altomisayoc) and also of Rufino Turpo. Co-founder of Casa del Sol (Vilcabamba), where she works together with his husband, medicine man Santiago Ayala. This will be the 3rd installment of this call for Sisterhood, the vision behind this gathering is to reconnect with the energy of the Divine Feminine; always through the act of sharing, because only by sharing, appreciating and loving we can open the heart. This time, she has summoned her most dear and valued colleagues to assist in this deep journey through this precious mystery of the Feminine towards the embrace of the Light.


Paulina Oviedo (Ecuador)

Paulina has 18 years of experience as a Medicine Woman, working with Grandmother Ayahuasca. She founded the collective ‘Mujeres de Luna, Canto, Conocimiento y Orígenes’, which seeks to rescue and share the Native Chants from the Indigenous People, so they are lost into Oblivion, and to help raise the vibration during this time of need. She is a vision seeker, bearer of the pipe, Sun dancer, and dancer of the Stars of the Ancestors. Through her profound connection with the Jungle grandfathers and grandmothers, she received the message to share this loving medicine. For the past 15 years, she has been leading Sharing Circles in Ecuador and Mexico. She walks the path of the Prayer of the Obsidian Mirror (el Rezo del Espejo de Obsidiana)


Suzannah Ohlune (Canada)

In 2011, she and her partner moved to Vilcabamba, to follow their dream to create a retreat center where they could offer inspired ways of living in wholeness and connection to Earth. And Canción del Corazón (Song of the Heart) Wholistic Lifepath Center was born. She is a Wholistic Wellness Educator and Life Coach. During the past years, together with her partner, a skilled musician, she developed a type of devotional yoga they named Bhakti Yoga. Also, she also possesses a vast knowledge in Permaculture and enjoys holding Kirtan sessions open to the community. During the event, she will help us nourish and support the detox process of our bodies with organic, mainly raw vegan cuisine.


Maya Choi (South Korea)

Maya is a steward of the mountain ENCHANTING WIND in the Ecuadorian Andes. She is a Tai chi, Tao yoga, and Reiki practitioner. She is a freedom seeker, nature lover, and a photographer. Tao yoga consists of movements of flowing nature. It connects us with the elements. It consists of a fusion of: basic yoga postures, Qigong, Tai chi and mudras, that help us ground ourselves with Earth. It helps attain relaxation and a meditative state of being. The focus of this practice is to deepen into awareness and mindfulness in order to flow better with the waves of life. She will also be offering the Meditative Art workshop.


Chetan Pyassa (USA)

Pyassa lives in Vilcabamba. However, she spends half of the year traveling around the world leading workshops about Sacred Sexuality and How to heal Trauma in Men and Women. She is a Trauma-Informed Certified Somatic Sexologist, Intimacy Coach, Ceremonialist and Interdisciplinary Pelvic Specialist. She has over 25 years experience in the world of the Healing Arts.

 

 

 

 


Titi Rocha de Paula (Brasil)

Titi de Paula, born in Brazil, has experienced a diversity of spiritual practices during his travels around the world. Ten years ago, he started his studies of the Ancestral Cosmovision of Health, from the native tribes of the Americas. During this time, he had the opportunity to live and learn their way of life from 12 ethnic groups in South America. He will join the gathering to offer the medicine of Kambo. This medicine allows for a powerful and deep healing, and is also aids to prepare oneself for both Ayahuasca and Yopo.

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