8 days of transformation in Cusco, Peru with an optional 2
day extension to Machu Picchu!
This is a special retreat unlike any other! Healing with
Ayahuasca, San Pedro and Rapé in deeply focused and
traditional ceremonies as well as the very special treat to
experience traditional ceremony with the Q'ero tribe. This is
a once in a lifetime opportunity!
After experiencing many different retreats and ways of working
with plant medicines, Travis wanted to create a special
experience offering many of the available perspectives and
teachings of indigenous medicine. We combined styles of
practice that do not conflict at all, but actually expand on and
compliment each other in many powerful ways. This way you
can experience how the different medicines work and how
different shamans perform healing to find which way works
best for you. While Ayahuasca is extremely visionary and excels
at cleaning out the darker corners of our being, San Pedro fills
us with light and love to transcend darkness. While some of
our shamans work very hands off helping you learn to heal
yourself by listening to the plants, we also work with shamans
who are very hands on and show you how much can be accomplished by someone knowledgeable in channeling the spirits of nature. You get to experience multiple perspectives this way because each perspective is valuable and has something important to teach us.
We use Ayahuasca made only with the vine itself (banisteriopsis caapi) and chacruna (psychotria viridis). When combined these plants are a powerful medicine that helps the drinker enter the worlds of the spirits and plants so they can find guidance and healing. This medicine offers a powerful look into your own soul to see the deepest truth of your inner being so that you can bring new perspective to your thoughts and actions and bring new healing to all parts of your being.
San Pedro is known as the one who holds the Keys to Heaven. Also known by the more ancient name Wachuma, San Pedro lets you see yourself, the planet, and your life with the eyes of divinity. Often referred to as heart medicine, San Pedro will show you the true depths of your own divinity, so that you can bring forth what is within you to share with the world in the most empowered way possible.
Rapé is a snuff medicine found in the Amazon made mostly from sacred jungle tobacco (mapacho) combined with other sacred plants and resins. A blow pipe is used to administer the snuff into the nose and this medicine provides deep grounding, clearer thinking and energetic cleaning.
We are blessed to have the greatest guides for our journey - Lesley and her sons Mark and Simon host San Pedro with almost 30 years of experience. Lesley has an angelic presence that is so caring and loving, it is impossible not to meet San Pedro with an open heart in her garden. Kush and Erika host Ayahuasca for us with about 50 years experience - their ceremonies are like a true celebration of life and magic. He brings an abundant joy and openness to his ceremonies and his musical performances are out of this world! We also work with a family of Q'ero paqo's who train from childhood as healers and priests - the Q'ero tribe are considered to be the most traditional culture still living in Peru and are especially renowned for their healing abilities. Travis has 14 years of experience working with plant medicines and will be helping each and every ceremony run smoothly. We all have our own healing styles, but we love to work together and share the magic of nature and the plants!
At the end of the 8 day retreat there is an optional add-on for those who wish to visit Machu Picchu. Also known as the Crystal City, Machu Picchu is possibly the most magical place on earth and I highly recommend seeing it - we will already be so close! This is really a special opportunity to see the mountains and jungle as well as Machu Picchu in an incredibly unique and exciting way! Coupled with plant medicines and Q'ero ceremony the power and magic of the sacred sites comes to life and reaches deep into your heart where it will stay with you on your journey back home.
Travis speaking about the retreat: https://youtu.be/tm2m0hM-GKk
Here is a great video filmed at the retreat center with Lesley: http://vimeo.com/108842285
Another video someone filmed with Kush: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdtkhXWIEeU
Here are also two links to interviews with Lesley “La Gringa” about San Pedro:
Contact Travis for more info at [email protected]
This retreat is hosted by Travis Bodick of Soul Remedy (soulremedy.org).
Travis offers a unique and balanced approach to healing, introspection and exploration of the self, spirit, and world. Deeply touched by the magic and wonder of Peru, Cusco has become a second home, where he has found a kindred spirit in the medicine of the Andes. Beginning healing and ceremonial work with plant medicines in 2006, Travis so deeply benefited from the magic of the plants that he made his life work sharing their medicine with others in as safe and caring of an environment as possible.
Stream of Miracles 2020 Oct 1-8 (8 days):
Oct 1 Thursday - Arrive in Cusco, Acclimatize and Rest
Begin a once in a Lifetime journey.
Briefing with facilitators.
Hostel in Cusco.
Oct 2 Friday - San Pedro Day Ceremony and Meeting Q'ero
Healing and Purification with Master Plant San Pedro
Limpia cleansing ceremony with Q'ero
Food provided throughout the day
Visit Temple of the Moon
Enjoy evening fire under the stars
Oct 3 Saturday - Sacred valley Tour - Animal Sanctuary and Pisac
Travel through majestic Sacred Valley to Ccochahuas Sanctuary where we support local animal rescue of endangered species and observe the flight of the Condor
Visit Pisac and Outdoor Markets
Return back to Cusco
Oct 4 Sunday - Ayahuasca and Rapé Ceremonies
Rapé ceremony and workshop (light lunch)
Ayahuasca breifing and preparation
Experience traditional Ayahuasca healing ceremony
Oct 5 Monday - Despacho with Q'ero tribe, 2nd Ayahuasca Ceremony
Despacho - offering to Mother Earth and Nature Spirits performed by Q'ero tribe
A powerful way to express gratitude and give back to the spirits and Mother Earth
2nd night Ayahuasca ceremony - recieving wisdom of the Master Plant
Oct 6 Tuesday - Free day
Free day to explore many wonders of Cusco, or rest and process ceremonies
Optional activities include sight seeing surrounding temples and museums or markets
Oct 7 Wednesday - 2nd San Pedro Ceremony
San Pedro ceremony - Heal, grow, learn and awaken. All the previous ceremonies come together in a powerful way.
Food provided throughout.
Limpia cleansing ceremony with Q'ero
Visit Temple of the Moon
Sharing circle after ceremony
Dinner and fire under the stars
Oct 8 Thursday - Departure Day or Optional Machu Picchu Extension
Transfer to Airport, or Start Machu Picchu Adventure
Optional Machu Picchu Adventure:
Oct 8 Thurs - After Breakfast we have private transport to Ollantaytambo
Train ride from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes - Beautiful journey with many sights!
Hotel in Aguas Calientes and free night to explore
Oct 9 Fri - Breakfast and early morning start to see Sunrise from Machu Picchu!
Guided Tour followed by some free time to enjoy the Crystal City!
Fantastic buffet served at the Machu Picchu entrance after we are done exploring
Train ride and then private transport back the way we came to Cusco (hostel)
Oct 10 Sat - Departure home (breakfast and transport to airport)
The retreat is 8 days (unless you also attend the Machu Picchu adventure, then it is 10 days total), and we meet in Cusco, Peru. The only details you have to take care of are buying your plane ticket, reserving your space in the group, and showing up! We will even have a taxi ready for you at the airport in Cusco to bring you to "Casa de la Gringa" where we will be meeting and staying.
Please contact Travis at [email protected] for further information or booking.
Pics from previous retreats:
Group photo at Machu Pichu
Preparing for Dispatcho ceremony with Lesley and Juan of the Q'ero tribe
Preparing San Pedro for the next day at Lesley's house
Another group photo at Machu Pichu