Awaken to the Mystery
Transformational Journey to Sacred Peru
November 15 – 29, 2018
Awaken to the mystery of who you are.
In the mountains of Peru you will receive a new deeper connection to Mother Earth as well as your ancestral lineage from the Stars.
This is a trip like no other.
The journey is a carefully planned rite of passage, taking you to some of the most powerful places on Earth where you’ll receive high frequencies of heart centered beauty and healing energy.
Come with us as we weave our way through the Sacred Valley and its mystical sites and portals. Peru’s mountains, temples and sacred sites are waiting for YOU!
Our trip through the Sacred Valley is designed to ensure the perfect balance of active exploration along with ample private time to relax and integrate your experiences.
The format for our trip has been developed through Ashera Serfaty’s years of living and studying in Peru. Her personal relationship with the land and people of the Andes ensures that you will have an intimate, unique, and powerful experience.
Many of the sites we will visit are off the beaten path, and the incredible shamans and cuardera who accompany us are Ashera’s trusted friends and teachers. This truly is a trip like no other!
Visits to Sacred Sites
The mountains of Peru hold healing strength, creativity, and love. The temples here are some of the oldest on Earth. Visits to these sacred sites will connect you with ancient wisdom and the mysteries that are anchored here within the Earth.
These mystical places and their powerful portals will activate your deep inner knowing and remembrance. As you merge with the stones, the waterfalls, the rivers, the majestic mountains and the brilliant stars you will be reconnected with your own power and grace.
In personal ceremonies you will be embraced by the Q’ero shamans, the wisdom keepers from the high Andes, who are powerful and filled with laughter and love. Their healing medicine is designed to guide you back into balance with all of creation.
Energetic rites, called the Karpays, are healing initiations that transmit light into your energy field. These Andean healing practices are integrated throughout the trip to support your journey and help you anchor what you are receiving so that you can take these gifts with you when you return home.
A Plant Medicine ceremony with Hauchuma, also called San Pedro, will open your heart and allow you to let go of what does not serve, connecting you with nature and the beauty of the earth.
The loving heart teachings you receive from Hauchuma and the Earth will be unique to you. This daytime ceremony in the pristine mountains is followed by sacred fire.
- Quillaromiyok, the Moon of the Rock Temple
- Star Gate Portal of Quincacocha
Special Add-On Trip to Machu Picchu
- Experience sunrise at the Crystal City of Machu Picchu.
- Receive hidden insights to the city from our Peruvian guide.
- End your journey in Ollantaytambo at the Incan Temple of the Sun.
Your Personal Journey
The trip is designed to ensure that you receive the support you need in order to anchor your experience. The schedule includes ample time for private reflection, including opportunities to be outside on the land. The retreat center also offers massage and energy sessions and you’ll be able to schedule those after you arrive.
Ashera and Elizabeth will be available throughout the trip to offer personal guidance and insight into your experiences.
Sach’a Munay Retreat Center is in the Sacred Valley near the small village of Arin, about an hour and a half from Cusco. Located at the base of a stunning waterfall and the powerful mountains of Pitisuri and Sawasiray, this incredible oasis supports your connection to the land and its liquid light energy.
The private rooms are spacious and beautiful. Accomodations for this trip are double occupancy. Single occupancy upgrades are possible based on availability.
Sach’a Munay is a non-profit and all proceeds here go toward projects in the local villages.
Three delicious organic meals will be served daily. The organic gardens are on the land, so our meals are served fresh, farm to table.
Meals at the retreat center are vegetarian, with fish options available. The center is happy to accommodate your dietary requests. We will also have three special restaurant dinners when you’ll have the opportunity for additional menu choices.
Prices and Registration
Early Bird Price (Before May 1)
- Main Journey: $2,957
- Machu Picchu Add-On: $950
Regular Price (After May 1)
- Main Journey: $3,375
- Machu Picchu Add-on: $1,050
Registration Deposit: $1,000. The nonrefundable deposit is due by May 1st in order to receive the Early Bird Price.
About Your Guides
Ashera Serfaty is a Shamanic Energy Medicine Healer, Advanced Theta Practitioner, Yoga and Ayurvedic Practitioner and Dancer. Ashera trained in Peruvian Energy Medicine and Shamanic Healing thru The Healing Light Body School with Alberto Villoldo, and the Toltec Shamanic traditions with Dona Bernadina Vigil.
Ashera’s journeys have taken her to sacred sites in Mexico and Peru, where she learned directly from local indigenous healers and shamans. She is a full Mesa carrier in the Peruvian Q’ero tradition and has received the sacred rite transmissions from the Q’ero shamans from the Andes.
Ashera has led over a dozen retreats in Peru. As a healing practitioner guide and teacher she is passionate about assisting others on their path to restoring their original freedom, balance and joy. To learn more about Ashera’s work, visit her website at LuminosityHealingArts.com
Elizabeth Schermer is the founder of the Alchemy Mystery School. She is a gifted energy healer, teacher and guide who is committed to supporting others on their highest path of purpose.
Elizabeth has personally experienced the benefits of travel to sacred sites. Her personal pilgrimages to Egypt, Nepal and Peru have been instrumental in reconnecting her with her lineage as a healer, and given her the tools she needed to move forward on her path of purpose.
Elizabeth is inspired now to offer these life-changing opportunities to others by facilitating small group journeys to the sacred sites. This will be our first trip to Peru as a Mystery School community.
The Q’ero Wisdom Keepers
The Q’ero are considered the wisdom keepers from the high Andes. These beautiful healers embody the true essence of love as they share and transmit their healing and message.
The Q’ero are the direct descendants of the Inca, who, 500 years ago, fled to the safety of the sacred mountains to escape the Spanish Conquistadors. They fled and made their villages in the clouds at 14,000 ft. Fortunately, the Spanish failed to find them there.
The Inca Master Shamans were considered the “Wisdom Keepers”. Their oral tradition preserved the ancient healing methods, rituals and the prophecies for the future of human beings and the planet. This knowledge has remained uncontaminated for thousands of years.
The Q’ero understood that there would be a time when the world needed to remember the ancient wisdom. At this time, they would come down from their lofty hiding place to spread their knowledge. The time is now. With their infinite graciousness they are offering this knowledge to all of us with their most open hearts. During our journey we will mostly work with Don Basillio, Dona Sabina & Dona Santusa, although we may work with others as well.
Curandera Vilma Pinedo
Vilma Pinedo comes from a long line of healers from the Andes mountains of Peru. Vilma’s grandparents are renowned shamans, and she was called to this path before she was born, when lightning struck her mother while pregnant with Vilma.
Vilma grew up surrounded by master healers and began her path as a curandera (healer) at the age of 12, reading coca leaves and using her intuition to tell people how to heal themselves, often with amazing results.
Vilma learned English ( a rarity in the Andes) and was one of the people asked to accompany the Dalai Lama to Machu Picchu. She uses her gifts to contribute peace, healing and unity to our world.
A Message from Vilma Pinedo