October 2024, pre-booking open
The Great Initiation
PLANT MEDICINE RETREAT IN PERU
In October 2024 (Oct. 19th to Oct. 29th), join us on
a 10-day retreat to the Sacred Valley of Peru, where shamanic ceremonies, sacred plant teachers (Ayahuasca, San Pedro, Sananga, Cacao), shamanic breathwork, Andean Dream Yoga, and the medicine of the Andes Mountains will support you in remembering the deepest call of your soul.
"The retreat to Peru was beyond words. I can’t thank you enough for your guidance and support throughout this 10 day journey of ultimate healing. Angell with your focused experience and Miriam with your tender heart, together made an amazing team that made everyone’s nerves and the uncomfortable of the unknown dissipate. I highly recommend this to anyone in need of deep healing and to anyone who has the willingness to do the work. Together and in unison you can move mountains and create that shift that your life has been waiting for."
- Vicky S.
What is healing? And what is the call of our souls?
There is a world beyond what our eyes can see-- and a way of living that has been largely unavailable to most of us in the modern, western world. It is evident in our broken hearts, our sick bodies, our lost pathways and our aching communities and partnerships.
But there is another world, another way, another pathway home.
We have have forgotten, but there is a call for each of us. There is a call to deep healing, to re-forming bonds between human and land, to re-membering the lost parts of our selves. There is a call to the truth of our souls. And there is a call that we might share that truth with this beautiful, broken world and become healers-- healers of businesses, of families, of communities, of Pachamama, of our planet home.
Is this the call for you?
This is our call.
In October 2024, shamanic healers and medicine men Angell Deer & Daya Nima Das will lead 14 souls' journeys to the Sacred Valley of Peru to remember-- re-member themselves that they might re-member this world.
Using journeys with the sacred plant medicines of the Amazon and the Andes, alongside daily ceremony, sacred shamanic rituals, journeys to Incan ruins, traditional ancestral initiation in the Apu Ausangate, guided journeys to craftsman villages, and more, we will tap into the sacred culture and indigenous wisdom of the Peruvian Andes and their Earthkeepers.
Together, in sacred space with the Apus (mountain spirits), the star beings, Pachamama (Mother Earth) and one another, we will re-member who we truly are, opening up doorways to divine healing within each other and this planet we call home.
LODGING AT OUR PRIVATE RETREAT LODGE
The Sacred Valley is a region in the Andean Highlands of Peru and is located along the Urubamba River, which the local Quechua people call “the lover of the Milky Way Galaxy.” Located an hour from Cuzco, it is home to some of the most majestic and magical pre-Incan archeological sites and energetically powerful Apus (mountains) in all of Peru.
Our retreat will take place at an exceptional private lodge, a highly-rated guest ranch a 5-minute drive from the town of Pisac with its private garden, organic garden, private lodges, etc.
All of our work will take place on the property with Angell and Daya or in ceremonial spaces throughout the Sacred Valley. Our rooms are shared occupancy for 2 with a private bathroom. All rooms have attached bathrooms, and include breakfast and lunch or dinner every day with our private chef (depending on the ceremony schedule).
Private Room 1
Shared Room 1
Shared Room 2
Your Medicine Guides
Angell Deer, The Sanctuary
Angell has been working with plant medicines and shamanic teachers for over 12 years. He has a deep practice in meditation (certified instructor). He is also certified in Reiki (Reiki Master, Medical Reiki Master & Shamanic Reiki), Sound Healing, and Shamanic Rune work.
He is founder and owner of The Sanctuary (thesanctuaryheal.com), a healing center and practice in NYC and Callicoon, NY, where he does in depth work with individuals, groups and corporations.
He also grows medicinal plants and prepares medicinal plant tinctures that he uses with his clients. He studied in depth Advaita Vedanta with one of the US’ oldest teachers on that path, and travels extensively in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Brazil and Peru to deepen his practice and knowledge.
Miriam is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, mindfulness and somatic-based therapist, reiki master, sacred song and Jewish ritual facilitator, meditation instructor, and founder of Mindful Element (mindfulelement.com).
Miriam centers on creating and supporting the space for each individual to discover ways to utilize their innate untapped wisdom as an ally in their healing. She facilitates an experiential, relational, somatic, and person-centered experience for those she works with, integrating Somatic Experiencing® techniques, mindfulness-based psychotherapy, Internal Family Systems, reiki, and meditation.
She has practiced meditation techniques from Buddhist, Jewish, Hindu, and mindfulness traditions for over 15 years and integrates these varying ancient wisdom teachings into her offerings. She is a certified Mindfulness Teacher and teaches to individuals, groups, and organizations around NYC.
She has been working with plant medicines for the past 3 years, supporting ceremonies through sacred song and prayer, and is passionate about the integration and the therapeutic use of these medicines to enhance one’s life.
LETICIA TIKA QANTU SIDERIS
A 5th generation member of a shamanic tradition from Chachapoyas, Leticia has studied, trained and practiced with various indigenous tribes in Venezuela, Columbia and Peru for close to a decade. She now holds medicine as well as sweat lodge ceremonies for the Sacred Valley Tribe, with strong, motherly energy, a blooming feminine wisdom and exquisite music.
Leticia is a Moon Dancer and pipe carrier in the Mexican tradition of Teotiuacan. She holds Women’s Circles around the pipe arising the prayers for sisterhood, care and love for Mother Earth and all sentient beings.
Leticia also assists people individually, helping them to integrate the plant medicine ceremony experience, (using shadow work and the reprograming of old patterns) with presence, integrity and a loving heart.
Miguel Antonino Mendiburu Saavedra
Miguel Antonino Mendiburu Saavedra was born in Lima in the year of 1980. He was always very connected to nature. His first experience with the medicine was at the age of 16. At the age of 23 he started his training for serving medicine and hold space for ceremonies, this teachings happened in Ecuador, when he clearly received the message that he must serve the medicine in the future to come. From that moment the medicine has been guiding him for more than 20 years. Since then Miguel serves the medicine in gratitude in trust with humbleness and respect.
The investment for the retreat is $3195 USD (shared occupancy) and includes:
9 nights / 10 days accommodation
7 to 9 medicine ceremonies
1 to 2 Ayahuasca ceremonies
2 Huachuma ceremonies (San pedro)
1 to 2 Hapeh ceremony
1 Cacao ceremony
1 Sananga ceremony
Optional Kambo ceremony
An ancestral initiation with Elder at Apu Ausangate
A powerful day with Maestro Tito La Rosa (Sound Healing & Ancestral Teachings)
Connection to Incas / Andean Cosmovision teachings
Dream Yoga & Meditation (5 elements meditation, Heart Meditation, Grounding Meditation) with Micro-Dosing
Shamanic Breathwork ceremony
Wheel of Consent workshop (Work on boundaries, Giving/Receiving, Shame, etc)
Breakfast and lunch or dinner each day
All transfers to and from the airport and to ceremonies/sacred sites
Guided market and city tour.
A preparation call /meeting 1-month prior to the retreat
Integration call / meeting 1-month post retreat
The retreat does not include flights to/from Cuzco, Peru, and your home.
A non-refundable deposit of 350 USD is due upon booking and the final upon arrival in Peru (with mandatory waiver sign-up to attend the retreat).
Please note that due to local shamans’ availability, weather, and other unforeseen circumstances, the retreat schedule and content might be shifted/modified.
We also reserve the right to change the retreat date or cancel it if we have less than 6 people booked for any retreat. In that case, we will fully refund your deposit or move it to the next date (your choice).
*10% of the profits of this retreat will go back to the village where our medicine work takes place, as an investment in this sacred land and the sustainability of local tribes.
Based on request, we can offer an optional two-day, one-night excursion to Machu Picchu, led by Valerio Sasari, a local Quechua and Shaman. The extension will leave on the morning of the last day of the retreat (Dates TBD), and return to Cuzco to catch late flights on the evening of the last day of Machu Pichu visit. Cost is $695 per person (not including meals), and includes a private coach to Ollantaytambo, train to Aguas Calientes, hotel in Aguas Calientes, bus ticket to the top of Machu Picchu + entrance ticket, private shaman guide for our group for two days, train ticket back to Cuzco from Machu Picchu. This package is sold directly through our local shaman partner. MORE INFO ON REQUEST.
If you're ready to join us on this spiritual pilgrimage to the shamanic heartland of Peru, please email ANGELL at Info@TheSanctuaryHeal.com.
We only have 14 spots for each retreat!
Rooms are assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis.
(A waiver will need to be signed to participate in the retreat including a full medical disclosure)
Please note that due to local shamans’ availability, weather, and other unforeseen circumstances, the retreat schedule and content might be shifted/modified.
We also reserve the right to change retreat dates or cancel it if we have less than 6 people booked for any retreat. In that case, we will fully refund your deposit or move it to the next date (your choice).
We reserve the right to add some specific health check-ups, tests, vaccines based on the legal & sanitary requirements at the time of the retreat and in Peru.
“In the five years that I’ve been doing shamanic (and all types of) healing work, the clarity and deep clearing that I experienced on this trip were among most profound I’ve experienced to date. The space facilitated by Jane and Angell, and the Plant Medicines, allowed for very tightly held beliefs, patterns, and structures to be unearthed during the trip - ones that I didn’t fully know were there and that I hadn’t allowed myself to see until taking the time for myself and investing in myself in this way. Even one week after the trip, I am still very much in a healing and integration process, uncovering even deeper truths that the medicine of this trip helped to show me. Jane and Angell work beautifully together and are incredible at holding the space for your own healing to occur. Their knowledge of the medicine, and more importantly, their relatability, make you feel very comfortable, and in a space free from judgment, comparison, or hierarchy. I felt very at ease knowing that I didn’t have to be the healer or the expert that week, and that I could just be me, free from labels or expectations. Coming away from the experience, I feel I have a deeper understanding of who I am, and also, 13 new friends and soul connections with whom we shared profound transformation. This is a trip that I believe everyone needs to grant themselves the opportunity to take in their lifetime - the sooner, the better.”
- Sarah Petruno
“There are not words that can adequately describe how healing and transformative my journey in Peru with Angell and Miriam has been for my heart, mind, body, and spirit... ! How do you write about a heart that you didn’t even know was guarded being blown open wide and flooding with love? How do you write about how a body wounded with cancer, chemo, and radiation fills with water, then cleanses all the illness and toxins out, leaving it clean? How do you write about how it feels to have music move in you again and call you to sing and dance as though you’d just been born into the world? How do you write about trauma being released from your cells in an intimate, powerful, life-changing healing process, completing old histories and releasing them back to the ether? How do you write about shamans and medicine women who’s service calls you to incredible reverence and deep awe? How do you write about the connection and love in a group that feels so safe, so strong, that your only option is to open up and heal? How do you write about purpose being illuminated, service being defined, and my own medicine/my own offering waking up in me? My gratitude is boundless. My heart is forever changed, opened, healed, and transformed. My teachers, Angell and Miriam, hold such beautiful space, creating a container for healing that is so transformative and so powerful. Their grasp and understandings of how to heal are deep and ancient, based on the truth of the human experience, grounded in body and soul, and anchored in spirit. Within our human design, there is our capacity to heal, and once this capacity is awakened, anything is possible. And now, we all embrace our next steps forward, with our hearts and minds so open to this incredibly beautiful“ ceremony of life”. !Aho!”
- Colleen Karuna Kali (May 2019)
“My experience with sacred medicines and living in the heart of the mountains was a miracle. I started to reconnect with my higher self and my guardians. I started to remember where I come from and how beloved, blessed and protected I am… I was very happy with the way that Jane and Angell planned each day of the journey... walking in the process of each medicine was very clear and different for me, and now I realize that my transformation-- how they all work together to lead me to my true path that I need to walk in. After all, I remembered the forgotten truth inside me was the heart I had kept closed my whole life. Now I am open to everything and I welcome all the things that God brings in my path.
- Anita, December 2017
“Everything about my time was Magical. The curation was flawless, from the meticulous, profound ceremonies to the way we were cared for. My experience as a witness to the healing all those around me was not only inspiring but a big part of my own heart opening.”
- Anthony N.
“There are many reasons to attend the Peru Shamanic Journey retreat that Angell hosts in Peru. I will speak to my personal reasons. One is that I love adventure and learning about other cultures and am trying to say yes to opportunities presented by the universe. I wish to realize our connection with nature and to express that connection through my art and life. Also, importantly, I wanted to get off some meds that I had been depending on - which I am sure many can identify with in this upside-down society - for anxiety and for sleep. The pre-retreat diet to prepare for the retreat helped eliminate those ‘supplements’ from my routine which was a real benefit of the trip. Over the course of the journey, there were intense and beautiful experiences. One day was especially challenging when combining the altitude with strenuous hiking but I put one foot in front of the other. I realized that there is no destination, only the present experience.
The shaman guides who led the ceremonies during were just amazing and the participants, from diverse backgrounds, developed wonderful bonds. The landscape was sacred and awe-inspiring; the retreat was truly a gift for the body and the spirit.”
- Marriott S.
“The retreat was really well organized. We just had to show up and do the medicine work. It was great to not have to worry about lodging, commuting, etc. Also, Angell and Jane did a fantastic job at holding space for us, guiding and supporting us through our individual journeys. Now let’s talk about the spiritual side... I’m speechless!! What I’m feeling and thinking after the retreat is something so magical that is difficult to put into words. Perhaps is a combination of peacefulness and understanding that has me focused and present a lot more than I was before. I have a sense of self-love and surrendering to what is that I had not experience in a long time or ever. I’m deeply thankful for this retreat and the connection that has created for us with ourselves, others, our planet and our ancestors. The journey continues. This is the beginning of openness and miracles. I can see myself doing this retreat again, no doubt. Thank you so much!”
- Maria Luisa
“My shamanic medicine journey to Peru was an experience that I will always hold dear to my heart. I felt safe, nurtured, connected, inspired, and held during a time of deep transformation and healing. The facilitators did an excellent job curating the whole experience, but also gave us the space to do our inner work. The locations in which we stayed and held ceremony were beyond my expectations. The sacred valley is one of the most beautiful and high vibrational places I've visited in the world. I have done medicine work for the past decade (though I have never done Huachuma prior to this retreat). I was deeply humbled by the way the teachers/shaman's led ceremony (it was so beautiful it brought me to tears several times). Many of the people in my group had never done medicine work before, and they felt safe and cared for throughout the entire week-all of us did. I am feeling more connected to myself, Great Spirit, PachaMama, my ancestors and other beings than I ever have. The medicine is still running through my heart and veins, and I am still doing transformational work upon my integration back home. I feel like I am fully back on my spiritual path, and am able to show up in this world in a way that I haven't before. I will be going back to do ceremony in Pisac as soon as possible to continue my sacred work. Let yourself be guided by your call to the medicine. Your heart will thank you <3”
“I have to say, Peru was undeniably thee most life changing experience I have ever had. I traveled alone, to an unknown part of the world, with an open heart and an open mind. I was immediately welcomed by the warmest souls on the planet. My journey was just that, my journey! Although I was in a group of 12 other people, I was able to maintain focus on my own personal journey. I felt safe, was given space, completely supported, and was able to heal. Angell and Jane were a dynamic duo, both intuitively present when needed. They opened their hearts and cared for us like a family. Each day of the week had it's own complexity of healing, so I am grateful that they held space for me along with the plant medicines. Words cannot describe the path that I was so blessed and honored to be a part of in Peru, so I highly suggest you join The Sanctuary (www.thesanctuaryheal.com) on their next excursion and discover all the healing for yourself.
Thank you for all your time and meticulous planning! I would do it again and again with you...”
- Anita, December 2017