Blue Morpho San Pedro (Huachuma) Center at Willka T'ika
Blue Morpho’s San Pedro retreats are designed to engender deep personal and spiritual transformation. We combine our 13+ years of shamanic distinction in traditional methods with our innovative and effective approach enlisting modern shamanic disciplines and universal spiritual wisdom to create powerful ceremonial spaces of healing, change, transformation, exploration and learning. The visionary cactus Huachuma brings a potent addition to your sacred plant work, adding depth, dimension, tradition and new medicine forms to offer you a genuine space to grow and blossom into who you truly are.
Your personal and spiritual transformation and evolution is our focus. The plant medicines and our Master Shamans create a very powerful and an effective means for generating lasting change. You will experience evolutionary learning while receiving shamanic healing in a setting of support, love and harmony. San Pedro opens the gateways to discovery and wholeness so that, in conjunction with a number of shamanic and transformational tools, together we explore the mystical reality of shamanism, spirit, self, plant medicine, consciousness, Earth, and ultimately, your life.
Luxury Accommodations in the Sacred Valley
Located at the foot of glacier-topped Andean peaks in the heart of the Sacred Valley, Blue Morpho San Pedro Retreat at Willka T'ika offers guests an experience of gracious luxury in one of the earth’s most energetically charged, culturally rich settings.
The Blue Morpho Shamanic Center and Willka T'ika Lodge offers more than the international criteria defining an ‘Ecolodge’. Our sustainable guest rooms reflect the textures and colors of Mother Earth, “Pachamama” in the indigenous Quechua language. Spacious yoga studios, cozy meditation cottages, and outdoor and indoor ceremonial areas afford spaces for personal and group activities.
The Natural Beauty Reflects Your Inner Light
Willka T’ika’s magnificent healing gardens provide an incredible setting for our San Pedro (Huachuma) ceremonies and to relax, restore, and receive the powerful energy of the Andes. The one-of-a-kind seven chakra gardens cover the grounds with lush vibrant foliage, and are connected to each other by enchanting winding stone paths. Each garden is designed to correspond to one of the seven chakras, or energy centers, of the human body, and is graced with sacred sculptures and stonework appropriate to the chakra represented.
Many ancient Incan sites are a short distance from the property, making Willka Tika the perfect base while visiting the Sacred Valley. The retreat includes gourmet vegetarian cuisine, authentic Andean healing arts, and excursions to Machu Picchu and other Incan sites led by select professional guides.
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The focus of Blue Morpho's San Pedro workshops are on your personal and spiritual transformation and evolution. The medicine spaces we create and journey to together are very powerful and an effective means for creating lasting change, experiencing evolutionary learning, and receiving shamanic healing in a setting of support, love and harmony. San Pedro opens the gateways to discovery and wholeness so that, in conjunction with a number of shamanic and transformational tools, together we explore the mystical reality of shamanism, spirit, self, plant medicine, consciousness, transformation, and ultimately, your life.
A HISTORY OF SAN PEDRO
San Pedro, also known as Huachuma, is a sacred cactus native to Peru and one of the main healing plants of the Andean mountain and coastal traditions. Its use dates back several thousands of years and has been associated with a variety of Peru’s mystical cultures of antiquity. Healing and shamanic methods oriented around Huachuma’s capacity as a sacred teacher plant have perpetuated in the region continuously, even as external influence from the Colonial period has taken root.
The ceremonial practices and traditions incorporating Huachuma that we see today exemplify the strength and capacity of the local shamanism to evolve and adapt to new environments and foreign influences as it maintains its place as a powerful healing tool and agent of transformation in today’s global shamanic climate.
Blue Morpho’s San Pedro workshops are designed to harness this capacity of change to engender deep personal and spiritual transformation. We combine our 13+ years of shamanic distinction in traditional methods with our innovative and effective approach enlisting modern shamanic disciplines and universal spiritual wisdom to create powerful ceremonial spaces of healing, change, transformation, exploration and learning. The visionary cactus Huachuma brings a potent addition to Blue Morpho’s sacred plant work, adding depth, dimension, tradition and new medicine forms to offer you a genuine space to grow and blossom into who you truly are.
Huachuma medicine is a mountain medicine, born out of traditions that come from Peru’s high-altitude, majestic, rugged Southern landscape, with big open skies and striking connections with celestial bodies – sun, moon, stars, and beyond. The San Pedro ceremonies, often starting in the early morning hours, reflect this celestial connection. There is an openness, an airy, ascending quality that elevates your spirit into a cosmic dialog with the universe and everything around you. The daytime hours create an atmosphere of a dreamy, waking life, encouraging you to explore and transform what you consider your normal reality. Guided by gentle and energetic icaros (sacred medicine chants), philosophical discussion, and metaphysical questions and answers, the ceremonies flow through the daytime hours in an organic ebb and flow. Collectively we expand and bring wholeness to our consciousness, alleviating the woes, limitations and sufferings as our journey unfolds.
The medicine of this sacred plant has an elegant balance of power and grace, compassion joined by stern lessons, with a softness yet endurance that continues to persist, even days after the ceremonies conclude. The medicine space is totally engrossing yet not overwhelming. With a simultaneous earthy, grounding quality matched with a cosmic, elevating refinement, this sacred cactus is an incredible tool for exploring the meeting point of your humanity and divinity, body and spirit.
San Pedro workshops take place in the Sacred Valley and include explorations of Incan and pre-Incan spiritual cultures of the area. On the days between ceremonies, we head out on day trips to various Sacred Sites around the region, including temples and ruins near Urubamba, Pisaq, Cusco, and Ollantaytambo. We make sure to visit sites that are well-known as well as off the tourist path, learning to connect with and map the spiritual architecture of the place. As part of our ceremonies at these ancient places, we work with Coca Madre, another sacred plant from this region, to offer blessings, open our awareness and deepen our connections to the spirits of the environment and the local traditions of antiquity. Our sacred site journeys are woven into the subsequent San Pedro ceremonies, creating a tapestry of spiritual learning, growth, exploration and transformation throughout the week.
SAN PEDRO WORKSHOPS INCLUDE:
- Three San Pedro ceremonies
- Full shamanic support
- Personal shamanic healing
- Group talks to share and illuminate experiences
- Group talks on shamanism, mysticism, and personal transformation
- Coca Madre ceremonies
- Tobacco medicine ceremonies
- Day trips to ancient sites in the Sacred Valley (see workshops descriptions for specific trips)
- Entrance fees to the sacred sites
- Accommodations at a luxury resort surrounded by vibrant gardens
- High-quality vegetarian food (non-vegetarian options offered on days we eat lunch out)
- Lunches during day trips at top locations in Peru’s Sacred Valley
- Filtered water available throughout your stay
- Fresh herb teas harvested from the garden each day
UPCOMING EXPLORATIONS INCLUDE:
- San Pedro and Machu Picchu (Aug. 22nd – Aug. 28th, 2016) – an epic journey into the ancient cultures of Peru, exploring some of the most powerful sacred sites of the area in a ceremonial and transformational context. Learn about Incan and pre-Incan cosmologies in the midst of the Sacred Valley's majestic beauty. San Pedro ceremonies bring to life what you encounter in the field and on the road.
- San Pedro and In-Depth Astrology Workshop (Aug 29th – Sept 3rd, 2016) – a specialized San Pedro workshop incorporating a deep exploration into astrology. We will go further in-depth into the personal charts, outer planters, and core astrological themes. We will take what we learn from the stars and planets and experientially explore our unique cosmologies in the Huachuma space.
- San Pedro and Astrology Workshop (Aug 29th – Sept 3rd, 2016) – a specialized San Pedro workshop incorporating a deep exploration into astrology and relationships.We will take what we learn from the stars and planets and experientially explore our unique cosmologies in the Huachuma space.
- San Pedro and In-Depth Astrology Workshop (Aug 29th – Sept 3rd, 2016) – a specialized San Pedro workshop incorporating a deep exploration into astrology focusing on the Astrology of Relationships. We will look at how to identify key themes around relationships in your own natal chart, including which signs you are best suited to. We will take what we learn from the stars and planets and experientially explore our unique cosmologies in the Huachuma space.
YOUR SHAMANIC JOURNEY OF PERSONAL TRANSFORMATION
Our workshops illuminate the reality of sacred plant medicine shamanism and universal spirituality in a sacred and ceremonial setting. As we journey into Peru’s Sacred Valley, together we hold the intent for spiritual transformation and learning through direct experience during these illuminating days. This will be a time to not only benefit from the shamanism and transformational techniques utilized during the workshop, but to learn how to incorporate them into your life. You will take the knowledge home and gain benefit from implementing what you have learned well after the workshop's conclusion.
The focus of Blue Morpho's San Pedro workshops are on your personal and spiritual transformation and evolution.
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Master Shaman Malcolm Rossiter
Master Shaman and General Manager. Malcolm has been working with people in the health, nutrition, fitness and spiritual well-being industries for over two decades. Now at Blue Morpho he combines his years of experience with his love and dedication to the Ayahuasca medicine. In 2006 he started traveling the world drinking and working with Ayahuasqueros from a wide range of heritages and lineages. In 2008 he attended his first Blue Morpho tour and realized that this place had the perfect blend of Traditional Shamanism and Universal Philosophy. He returned to Blue Morpho many times over the next few years and finally moved to Iquitos in January 2010 to become a member of the Blue Morpho staff.See more photos and other events by this presenter
Shamanic Guide Matt Toussaint
Shamanic Guide and Camp Facilitator. For the past 13 years Matt has immersed himself in spiritual practice and exploration. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Cultural Anthropology with a focus on shamanism in the modern world. He has been working as part of the Blue Morpho team in a variety of contexts since 2012, including Modern Shamanism and the Blue Morpho Foundation. In late 2014, he came to Peru full time to continue learning and sharing his love and passion for the medicine and the shamanic arts.See more photos and other events by this presenter