With Andean Medicine Man
Puma Fredy Quispe Singona

October 29 – November 9, 2022
Cusco & Sacred Valley
Featuring:
Tito La Rosa, Christopher Hobbs, Wiñaypaq Takin,
Dr. Dan Engle, Ñutu Runas, Dr. Ali Maya, Stephen Dinan, Lindsey Wise

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Travel with us to Peru for the trip of a lifetime!

 

Take a journey to the frontier of your consciousness, retreat into a natural sanctuary, open your heart to new depths, and ground your body in the soil of the Earth to propel your life to new heights.

 

Who Is This Journey For? | Faculty | Itinerary Overview | About the Plant Medicines | Sacred Sites Visits | Hotels | Online Study Resources | Pricing | Additional Policies: Terms & Conditions | Cancellation & Refund Policy | Travel Information

Your 12-Day Program Includes:

  • Guided visits to sacred sites, including Machu Picchu, Cusco, Qorikancha, Moray, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero, and Saqsaywaman
  • 3 ceremonies with Huachuma (San Pedro) in a traditional context
  • 2 nights of ceremony with Ayahuasca in a traditional context
  • Special welcome circle and closing night celebrations
  • 4 nights of sacred music
  • Special Andean cultural experiences
  • All food, lodging, and travel, from arrival in Cusco to departure
  • Yoga and meditation
  • 6 small-group integration sessions throughout the journey to develop intimacy, community, and mutual support
  • Expert talks on the frontier of healing with sacred plants
  • 2 online preparation meetings in advance of your arrival
  • 4 online integration meetings after the retreat
  • Access to Puma’s recent course, Working With the Plant Spirits of Ayahuasca and Huachuma, Christopher Bache’s recent program, Exploring the Cosmic Mind Through Psychedelics, and the full package of recordings from the Psychedelic Healing Summit 2022
Your liberation is inevitable.
— Puma Fredy Quispe Singona

Realize the truth of who you are with a community of intrepid travelers in a magical, mystical land... and emerge as a more radiant version of yourself, with your vision expanded to the Cosmos.

 
 

Music Medicine: Sacred Songs, Mystical Plants, Ancestral Healing

 

You’re Invited on a Journey of a Lifetime

Have you ever been on a journey that changed your life forever?

Travel is a potent portal to growth, and when you travel to one of the most powerful sacred locations on Earth, accompanied by great healers, and work with ancient traditions and life-changing plant allies, true magic is possible.

The goal of this sacred journey to Peru is to create a unique, life-changing initiation into traditional ways of healing with sacred plants, devotional music, Andean culture, and beautiful natural environments.

These healing experiences will be combined with modern wisdom, integration resources, and heart-centered community... to bring you into communion with your truest Self — and propel you into a new phase of your life mission.

The Shift Network has brought together the best guides, facilitators, and healers we know for an unprecedented convergence at a pivotal moment. According to lead faculty Puma Fredy Quispe Singona and his lineage, Earth is currently going through a birth into a new level of consciousness... in which the old and often destructive patterns in our human story are reaching their conclusion, and the new is tenderly being born.

This birth is happening through us. We’ve all endured traumas and hardships that may be perpetuating patterns that don’t serve us or the greater good. To emerge as torchbearers for this dawn of a new era, we need to clear the vessel of our bodies and make space for what’s to come. It’s time to repair our lineages and reweave the tapestry of our bodies and minds to magnify the divinity that resides within.

This sacred journey to Peru is a unique opportunity to birth a new and awakened you.

As a participant, you’ll engage in what may be the deepest spiritual journey of your life, working with ancient healing practices and profound sacred plants. Used in powerful spiritual ceremonies, Huachuma and Ayahuasca have long been considered master healer plants in Peru. And the modern world is finally catching on to what the ancient healers have known for millennia. In recent years, the psychoactive effects of these plants are proving powerfully therapeutic in clinical settings and modern psychological research.

Ayahuasca is often referred to as Grandmother, and, used in nighttime ceremonies, offers a kind of “tough love.” Huachuma (or San Pedro), on the other hand, is called Grandfather, and offers “gentle love” medicine in the light of day.

Both spirits, when approached with respect and honor, have great wisdom about how humanity can more fully embody our divinity and, thus, transition into a rebirth. The coming collective era of rebirth requires each of us to go through our own portals of darkness, wounds, and grief... preparing us to welcome in the full light of the new dawn.

By cultivating a deep relationship with these plants — along with the alchemy of ceremony — you can transcend feelings of disconnection, depression, and dis-ease, and shift into awakening.

In this time-honored tradition, these plants are more than mere substances. They’re living, revered entities that hold a profound intelligence about the unique pathway of healing and awakening for each individual. In Andean culture, ingesting these plants is not necessary, as their energetic spirit transcends the material.

Seekers from around the world have been drawn to Peru, especially Sacred Valley, by something deeper than tourism. There’s an unspoken recognition that this land is a birthing ground for the new humanity. When you work with the ancestral traditions that have been kept alive there for thousands of years, there’s a powerful communion and immersion with sacred plants.

Cradled by some of the largest mountains on Earth and nourished by verdant landscapes and ethereal Andean music, you’ll have the support of master healers in both plant and human form to reconnect the deepest layers of your being, open to your sacred heart, and redesign your life in the image of your soul. A gallery of Apus (guiding spirits of mountains) encircles the Sacred Valley, offering protection from the outside world and creating a natural sanctuary for healing and enlightened living.

The Sacred Valley forms around the Vilcamayo River, itself one of the headwaters of the Amazon. Nearby, the majestic citadel of Machu Picchu and the historic Incan epicenter of Cusco add to the mysterious magic of the land.

Throughout the Sacred Valley, the people continue to live and honor the ancient ways. While there, you’ll have the unique opportunity to experience their authentic cultural and musical traditions. Peru has long been a favorite for travelers on a spiritual path, and you’ll have the chance to savor some of its highlights, such as the archaeological wonder of Machu Picchu, while also going deep into experiences that the vast majority of tourists miss — the sacred, initiatory practices at the heart of its culture.

Seasoned pioneers in sacred plant medicine will guide you through your journey of rebirth. To ensure you receive long-lasting (and safe) positive benefits, you’ll have access to traditional healing knowledge, with the support of Western medical supervision and pre- and post-integration work that addresses psychological, spiritual, and physical healing protocols.

In this once-in-a-lifetime experience, Puma, an Andean lineage holder trained in ancient ways by his grandfather from the age of six, will take you on a profound journey of evolution and healing — a birthing of a new you.

In this trip of a lifetime, you will experience ancestral traditions that have been kept alive for thousands of years.
— Puma Fredy Quispe Singona
 
 
 

Who Is This Journey For?

This journey is for those with a courageous heart and strong mind...

... those with the intention to not simply bandage their symptoms, but who want to go into the core of their being. While it’s helpful if you have previous experience working with sacred plants in a ceremonial context, it’s not a requirement. All races, colors, genders, ages, and religious orientations are welcome.

This retreat is especially for you if:

  • You’ve felt called to explore sacred plant medicines in a safe, legal, and supportive traditional context
  • You’ve had powerful experiences with psychedelics that provided a glimpse into their healing potential and you’d like to go further
  • Certain parts of your history are holding you back and you desire healing so you can move forward in life
  • You have a large vision for your life’s work, business, or practice and want to clarify and commit to the path forward
  • You feel like you’ve reached a plateau on your spiritual path and are curious how plant medicines might open you to another level
  • You’re being intuitively guided to go to Peru and do in-depth work with Puma specifically

This journey is not for you if you have psychological or medical contraindications or you’re not prepared to enter with a spirit of respect, reverence, and willingness to do the real work that’s often required for lasting results.

 
 

Faculty

Puma Fredy Quispe Singona
Raised from a young age to be a medicine carrier and emissary for his tradition
 
Dr. Dan Engle
Pioneer in psychedelic medicine who will be on-site for sacred medicine ceremonies
Christopher Hobbs
Expert in herbal medicine, particularly when working with psychedelics
Dr. Ali Maya
Psychologist and facilitator with expertise in working with plant medicines
Stephen Dinan
CEO and founder of The Shift Network
 
 

Introduction to Dr. Ali Maya

 

Special Musicians & Facilitators

Tito La Rosa
Flute healing and ceremonial music
WinaypaqTakin
Wiñaypaq Takin — Ceremonial music
Ñutu Runas
Ñutu Runas — Celebratory, fusion folkloric music
Dr. Ali Maya
Devotional medicine music
Lindsey Wise
Traditional and contemporary medicine songs, facilitator
Lola Young
Program Manager and Facilitator
 

What People Are Saying About Puma

 
“[Puma] has really given me another perspective in life, in general... in a spiritual way, in a mental way.”

He has really given me another perspective in life, in general... in a spiritual way, in a mental way. My connection to Pachamama — I have never been the same since then.
— Anaïs Mali, model and actress

 
“There’s really so much to learn in Puma’s teachings.”

Puma creates a learning environment in which you can really grow. He creates a safe space in which you can be your very own best. You’re so secure that you can be free. You’re connected, and you’re engaged in choosing your own path to evolve. There’s really so much to learn in Puma’s teachings. It’s like the threads that are already woven between you and the ancestral forces, the spirits, the essences, the elements, the animals, Pachamama.
Marion Conaway

“The gifts of Puma and these teachings are beyond measure.”

I feel so blessed to be able to study with Puma. His knowledge, wisdom, presence, and loving heart continue to invite me into a deeper truth of self. I am able to love more fully, to be that love, and to be in love with all that this life is offering in ways I was not before. Through the teachings and the Mesa, I feel so supported by Pachamama, the ancestors, and all allies. I feel held in a constant field of love, beauty, cosmic intelligence, and grace, and I am deeply grateful to know how to use my Mesa to offer this back in service and support of others. The gifts of Puma and these teachings are beyond measure. Much love and gratitude.
Lakita, Oregon

 

An Invitation to a Sacred Journey to Peru
From Shift Network Founder Stephen Dinan

 

Itinerary Overview

Bear in mind this is the starting vision and that the cosmic plan will likely take it over to make it even better!

  • Day 1 — Arrive in Cusco, opening welcome circle at Palacio del Inka
  • Day 2 — Introductory faculty talks, integration circle, preparation, visit Qorikancha, special dinner
  • Day 3 — Transport to Sacred Valley, first ceremony with Huachuma at Taypikala, accompanied by Wiñaypaq Takin, evening concert with Tito La Rosa
  • Day 4 — Morning faculty talks and integration circles, Despacho ceremony, evening Ayahuasca ceremony after preparation
  • Day 5 — Rest, integration circle, Day of the Dead ritual, evening music circle with Ñutu Runas
  • Day 6 — Morning faculty talks, integration circles, evening Ayahuasca ceremony
  • Day 7 — Transfer hotels, expedition to the Chinchero weaving co-op, integration circles, evening concert with Ali and Lindsey
  • Day 8 — Ollantaytambo and second Huachuma ceremony
  • Day 9 — All-day guided tour of Machu Picchu
  • Day 10 — Quillarumiyoq Temple of Rebirth, third Huachuma ceremony
  • Day 11 — Saqsaywaman, return to explore Cusco, integration and support talks, final night celebration with music and dancing
  • Day 12 — Closing circle, ceremony, and end of journey
 

Living in Ayni: Sacred Reciprocity & Gratitude Ceremony

 

Preparation & Integration Sessions

  • Preparation for every level of your journey — Wednesdays, October 5 and 19
  • Integration sessions to turn your journey into a radiant new life — Wednesdays, To Be Announced
 

Integration: Bring Your Alchemical Treasures Home to Share

 
 

About the Plant Medicines

The following descriptions were developed by Puma and his team, who see these plant medicines primarily through a traditional healing lens. Note that it’s not required to work with these plant medicines during the trip. You’ll always have the choice and you can opt to commune directly with the healing spirits, as you’ll learn from Puma’s online program.

San Pedro (often called Huachuma) is a cactus that’s native to the Andes and known to have been used by pre-Inca civilizations for up to 4,000 years. The active component found in this medicine is mescaline, and the nature or personality of this plant is perceived by many as the masculine grandfather spirit. It’s often depicted as having the spirit of the hummingbird.

Used to help perceive our self-created barriers and limitations, this medicine greatly aids in opening and connecting with our hearts. Each ceremony is a meeting with ourselves, Mother Earth, and the Divine, serving as a medicinal mirror to help us see where we hold onto self-limiting beliefs and patterns in our lives, gently guiding us to release what no longer serves us. San Pedro ceremonies are performed with psychological preparation and physical cleansing.

 

Ayahuasca is an ancient visionary curative medicine that comes from the Amazon. It’s traditionally used in Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela, and Brazil. Ayahuasca has two main components, one of which is the Ayahuasca vine (Banisteriopsis caapi). The spirit and character of Ayahuasca is divinely feminine, perceived as a woman or snake. This visionary plant medicine is often called “the purge,” as it helps us cleanse our physical, emotional, energetic,and spiritual bodies through a powerful releasing process. This medicine moves through the body, activating and awakening our sleeping energies. When these energies are activated, they’re expressed in different ways and are ultimately removed from the body. The purge process can take innumerable forms, commonly through tremors, vomiting, diarrhea, strong emotions, tears, yawns, laughter, breath, and more.

Ceremonies that involve deep physical and energetic cleaning and cleansing often precede ceremonies with deep vision and light. The journey is often difficult to understand in the moment. However, with the benefit of hindsight and integration, the deep wisdom of the plants reveals itself in time. It’s commonly understood that the medicine will give you what you need and what you want.

Ayahuasca heals the spirit deeply and also teaches us what’s necessary for us to know, guiding us where it needs to guide us and helping us understand our spiritual world. Prior to the Ayahuasca sessions, it’s extremely important to participate in preparation and stimulation sessions that help us discern what we should learn and what we should ignore.

 

Puma & Dr. Dan Engle on the Sacred Medicine Ceremonies

 

Sacred Sites Visits

Machu Picchu is a citadel built on top of the mountains right above the Willka Mayu or Willka Nota River, where the altar of Apu Salkantay, the most important mountain spirit god of the Inca people, resides. Built with white granite in the shape of the condor, and known as the crystal condor, the myth and legend is that the crystal condor carries the soul of the people of this Earth to the sun of divine origins. In Machu Picchu, you can connect with your original soul purpose and learn what you need to manifest in this lifetime, to leave as an offering and a legacy for generations to come. Machu Picchu is the temple of liberation, self-realization, and enlightenment, and honors the most important constellation of the Inca people — the southern cross constellation — also known as the heart of the Milky Way.

Quillarumiyoq is a sacred place of ceremony and sharing in communion with nature and the Apus (powerful mountain spirits), and serves as a portal to connect with Mother Earth and the Divine Feminine, fertility, and rebirth. Archeologists just recently discovered these sacred caves, altars, and ceremonial platforms in 2005, and they remain relatively lesser known.

Qorikancha, the “Temple of the Sun,” is the center of centers of the Inca civilization. Completely adorned in gold, silver, and precious stones, with life-sized sacred spiritual symbols, it represents the cosmovision. This land is known as a vortex, where many ley lines converge. It was believed that the disc representing the sun was in this temple — made of crystals and precious stones (some believe from materials not of this earth!). Top chiefs, governors, military and religious leaders, and high priests and priestesses came to this sacred temple to ask the oracle questions and make important decisions for the Inca civilization. The people of the community were only allowed outside the temple walls to pray to their ancestors, the sun disc, and the Divine... for enlightenment, self-realization, and illumination.

Saqsaywaman, the “Temple of the Enlightened,” is also known as “satisfied hawk” or “great head of the puma.” This temple was for the head of administration, top military, government, and religious leaders. The enlightened head of the puma is a terrace in the shape of lightning with lithic pieces and stones brought from a quarry 25 km southeast of Cusco, weighing approximately 120 tons. At this temple, you can connect with the power of leadership, the enlightened mind, and enlightened consciousness. Here, the Andean people give homage to Father Sun and Mother Earth and keep ancestral ceremonies, rituals, and offerings of gratitude alive.

Moray, the “Green House of the Inca,” is the temple of rebirth, set above the Sacred Valley. It’s a series of concentric circles that offered advanced hydraulic engineering to the Inca people, creating microclimates for each terrace to grow products of the Amazon in the highlands. The Incas represented the figure of Mother Earth as a woman with concentric circles symbolizing the womb, where seeds were planted and discovered and human beings were chosen as seeds of a new humanity.

Chinchero, the “Land of the Rainbow,” was derived from the word Sincheraq — the people of highly evolved souls who discovered and offered their gifts from an early age to the family and community through the Tawantinsuyu (the four regions of the sun). In ancient times, this was a university where young people were trained in the arts of weaving, architecture, engineering, astronomy, and military. Today, Chinchero is an amazing altar for the sunset. It’s believed that these altars facing the west are meant to honor the ancestors, leaders, and high priests and priestesses, who have set with the sun and, with their light, are still guarding us to be in service... for our evolution and self-realization. Chinchero is also known as the land of the rainbow and is the temple of the seven rays, which are the most important lineages and traditions of the world.

Ollantaytambo is the “Tree of Life.” In the middle of three valleys, the pre-Incan people built terraces, temples, pyramids, and astronomical observatories on mountainsides, showcasing their ancient technologies and highly advanced knowledge of architecture, engineering, and astronomy. Ollantaytambo means “observatory from above,” from the Pukina language — a language now disappeared from the communities of the Andes. Myths and traditions say that the first civilization, descendants of the Atlanteans, settled here before moving into Cusco. Famous for its powerful temples to the sun, the sacred four elements, and the Pleiades, Ollantaytambo is the portal of entrance into Machu Picchu.

 

Local Immersion: Sacred Sites, Local Traditions & Cultural Exchanges

 
 

Hotels

El Palacio del Inka (Cusco)
Considered a historic landmark, Palacio del Inka is a 5-centuries-old mansion located in the heart of downtown Cusco. The luxury hotel’s unique and captivating design embraces historical aspects of Peruvian culture while maintaining world-class luxury and modern conveniences. You’ll find stone archways, authentic Hispanic art, and ornate gilded antiques. Join a delectable meal at Inti Raymi, the hotel’s on-site restaurant serving an array of epicurean cuisine, and enjoy a selection of wines. Harmonize your body and soul with a signature treatment or massage at the luxurious Andes Spirit Spa. Directly across from Koricancha, the “Temple of the Sun,” this luxury hotel is just minutes from the shops and museums in the main square.

Taypikala (Sacred Valley)
Urubamba, the original Quechua name, means “prairies of light.” This beautiful hotel is surrounded by the majestic Andes. The weather conditions of this valley are ideal to acclimate and begin your journey. Situated between the mountains and the Urubamba River, you’ll feel an immediate sense of comfort and relaxation, surrounded by large gardens and outdoor spaces with megalithic stones and monoliths that adorn the natural-cultural landscape.

 

Tambo del Inka (Sacred Valley)
Escape to a luxurious and mystical journey like no other at Tambo del Inka, a luxury resort and spa in the Valle Sagrado. You’ll love lingering in your elegantly designed hotel room or suite with mesmerizing views of the Andes and the Vilcanota River from your private balcony. Savor the refined dining options with on-site restaurants featuring organic ingredients and local products, and a lobby bar serving refreshing cocktails. Indulge in self-care at the therapeutic spa, premier fitness center, and heated indoor pool.

 

Accommodations in Cusco and the Sacred Valley

 
 

3 Online Study Resources Included in this Journey ($841 value):

  • Puma’s recent Shift Network course, Working With the Plant Spirits of Ayahuasca and Huachuma
  • Christopher Bache’s recent Shift Network course, Exploring the Cosmic Mind Through Psychedelics
  • The full package of recordings from the Psychedelic Healing Summit 2022
 

Pricing

Limited Availability - Reserve Your Spot Now

Sacred Journey to Peru
October 29 – November 9, 2022
Cusco & Sacred Valley

Airfare is not included

Solo Accommodation (Single): $10,497
Shared Accommodation (Double): $8,997
Price is per person

Questions about the trip or your accommodations? Want to be matched with a buddy in a double occupancy room? Please email us now.

The full amount is due with your application. Should you not be accepted, your payment will be refunded in full.

 
 

Additional Policies

Terms & Conditions
  • Your payment will be refunded in full if your application/health intake form is not accepted.
  • You have until July 31, 2022, to request a refund for any reason. You’ll be refunded minus a $200 processing fee.
  • The amount received must total the exact retreat fee. You’re responsible for any additional fees (i.e., transfer and/or exchange fees) that the bank charges. If paying from a U.S. account, Paypal typically won’t have fees. Contact Customer Support if you’re paying from a non-U.S. bank account.
  • The Shift Network and all associated organizers, facilitators, venue owners, and management are not responsible for any personal injury or illness. We encourage you to come prepared with your own health and/or travel insurance.
  • The minimum age requirement for program enrollment and participation is 18 years.
  • Scheduled speakers and program details are subject to change.
 

Cancellation & Refund Policy

Due to the logistics required for planning an international event, our cancellation and refund policy is as follows:

  • Payment to The Shift Network is refundable until July 31, 2022, minus a $200 processing fee. After July 31, the retreat is 50% refundable until August 25, 2022, minus the $200 processing fee. After August 25, pro-rated refunds will be available until September 28, 2022, minus the $200 processing fee. After September 28, due to the hard costs of this retreat, your payment is nonrefundable.
  • In the highly unlikely event that the retreat is canceled on the part of The Shift Network, your payment(s) will be refunded.

*Please note that this refund policy pertains only to the cost of the actual event.

*Arrangements, agreements, contracts, and other obligations regarding accommodations, flights, travel documentation including visas and/or passports, COVID tests, etc. are the responsibility of the participant/applicant.

 

Travel Information

We recommend arriving in Cusco a few days early, if possible, in order to acclimate to the altitude (11,000 feet), which can cause some issues for people, and the climate (high and drier). This ensures that you can start on time, even if there are travel delays. The Sacred Valley is 2000 feet lower. There are beautiful archeological sites and hikes in the area surrounding Cusco to make good use of the extra time. We officially begin on October 29, 2022 with an evening welcome and celebration.

Please pack for strong sun, warm days, and chilly evenings. Bring layers and comfortable clothing for ceremonies and hiking. Plan for rain, sun, and pools. A more detailed packlist will be sent upon confirmation.

Our Covid-19 policy is to comply with all national laws, and we ask for consciousness and care with the full group. Peru currently requires masks in public enclosed spaces and on public transportation.

Peru Entry Requirements

  • Before boarding the plane, you’ll need to complete an electronic health sworn statement.
  • Before boarding the plane, all travelers may show a vaccination card with the required doses completed up to 14 days before the flight.
  • Otherwise, those travelers not fully vaccinated must show a negative PCR test issued up to 48 hours before boarding.
  • Non-resident foreigners coming from or having made a stopover, during the last 14 calendar days, from South Africa or Botswana will not be allowed to enter the country (the rule is in force until January 30, 2022). Exceptions dictated by the government apply.
  • Peruvians or foreign residents who come or have made stops in South Africa or Botswana must prove their vaccination status and have a negative molecular test result within 48 hours before boarding from their departure point.
  • If you arrive early, please be cautious with Covid-19 and avoid large crowds or unprotected indoor spaces so you don’t unwittingly trigger an outbreak in the group.
  • Stay up to date with this report.
 
 
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