A JOURNEY OF THE HEART
winter RETREAT 2018
Maggie Harrsen and Hannah Rae Porst are leading A winter healing RETREAT IN the Sacred Valley of Peru. Please join us as we walk the path of the ancient ones - absorbing the living energy of Pachamama, the wisdom of her people and awakening NUNA, our Spirit and the Spirit that lives in all things.
we are happy to announce nuna wellness is partnering with majestic disorder, an independent arts + culture magazine catering to today’s nomadic creative community. Trip participants will have the option to be photographed. All ceremonies and healing circles during our retreat are private and will not be documented.
DATE: january 27 - february 3, 2018
EXCHANGE: 2,800 USD
DEPOSIT: 1,000 USD (NON-REFUNDABLE / due December 10th)
SPACE IS LIMITED, PLEASE RESERVE below
8-DAY JOURNEY, 7-NIGHT STAY IN THE SACRED VALLEY, 3 ORGANIC MEALS DAILY, VISIT SACRED INKAN SITES, ANDEAN RITUALS + CEREMONY, MESA CREATION + TEACHINGS, CACAO CEREMONY, ORGANIC FARM AND BOTANICAL GARDEN VISIT, NATURAL DYE WORKSHOP, shamanic FIRE CEREMONY, HEALING CIRCLES, OPEN TIME FOR RELAXATION
*optional add on: one-day machu picchu journey
We lovingly accommodate all dietary preferences and supply filtered water throughout our time together. Our eco-lodge is located in nature near the mountains, directly in the center of the Sacred Valley in the small Andean village of Urubamba. Accommodations are double rooms, if you prefer a private room an additional exchange applies. Our retreat includes all transportation within Peru during our retreat January 27-February 3, 2018, such as airport pickups / dropoffs, but it does not include your personal airfare. You will fly into Cusco Airport in Peru, called Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport. Please email us below with any specific questions that may arise for you.
Maggie Harrsen of PUAKAI HEALING and Hannah Rae Porst of WILLKA YACHAY are leading their second healing journey through the Sacred Valley of Peru and an expedition to the remote indigenous villages of Q'eros. Please join us as we walk the path of the ancient ones - absorbing the living energy of Pachamama, the wisdom of her people and awakening NUNA, our Spirit and the Spirit that lives in all things.
In this sacred setting we explore Andean rituals and ceremony, opening our being to experience transformative healing. During our 10-day journey we learn Ayni - the sacred reciprocity of giving and receiving in harmony with all of life. We make deep connections with indigenous people and the natural world. We weave through various climates, altitudes and landscapes - from visiting sacred Inkan sites in the lush Sacred Valley to trekking at 14,000 feet in the remote Q’eros Nation. We create despacho offerings, listen to coca readings, make pottery, hand dye cloth with native plants and play with little ones. We learn from Andean mystics and hold ceremony with elders. We are fully present in nature; meditating, reflecting, walking in the sun of the Sacred Valley and the clouds of Q’eros. During our Summer 2016 journey, each individual will receive the energetic transmission of the Ñusta Rites, which help to awaken the divine feminine within us, for women and men. Our lodging in the Sacred Valley is comfortable and each space we have selected lives in rhythm with its natural landscape. Our meals will be nourishing and delicious, accommodating all dietary preferences.
"The Andean mystical tradition, its wisdom and energetic practices, have empowered me on my path and given me a deeper understanding of the Kawsay Pacha, the world of living energy. This way of being has reminded me of my power as a human being and strengthened my connection to the natural world and all of life. For me, this is a path of wellbeing, truth and liberation. In this journey, we will walk together in service, on the Earth and under the Cosmos, to places that will ignite the Spirit."
HANNAH RAE PORST
"Peru’s living mountains and earth wise people are my teachers. We will make an expedition to Q’eros, home of the wisdom keepers of the Andes – my soul family. Last of the Incas, the Q’eros people have much to teach us about service to each other and to our natural world as a path to understanding, joy and contentment. We will learn Ayni and make ceremony with Q'ero paqos, including 100 year old Cipriana, who has never left her high mountain home. We will know the peace of giving and receiving in harmony with each other, the Q’eros people and Pachamama."
june 22: Arrive AT ECO-lodge / Teatime with native herbs / Opening Fire Ceremony
june 23: Visit Inkan site Ollantaytambo / Pachamama Ceremony + Flower Offering / Reflection + Relaxation / personal Coca Leaf Reading
june 24: Day Expedition to Inkan microclimates of Moray / Pottery Class
june 25: Saqsaywaman / Andean Energy Healing Workshop / Ñusta rite transmission
june 26: Horseback ride + trek to Q'ero village of Qochamoqo / Sound Healing Ceremony
june 27: Service activities with Willka Yachay's school children / Hands-on Plant Dyeing Workshop (bring a cloth to dye!) / Tea Ceremony with Q'ero Medicinal Plants
june 28: Despacho Ceremony with Q'ero Grandmother Cipriana / Textile Market
june 29: Depart Q'eros by horseback + trek / Natural Hot Springs / Arrive at ECO-Lodge
june 30: Self-care + Nourishment / Organic Farm Visit
JULY 1: Morning Closing Ceremony
*Each day will include sweet surprises + sacred experiences. Add ons include: private healing sessions, massage + herbal treatments.
TESTIMONIALS FROM OUR FIRST JOURNEY (NOVEMBER 2015):
"I came to Peru not being much of a traveler. I went because what was being offered by Hannah and Maggie was heartful, of the spirit, of the earth. And at the same time I am not exactly sure why I went, but it called me. The journey was rich and I left with tangible lightness in my being. With clarity about my path. And with new family that I know I will remain connected with. I am so grateful for the generosity, humility and authenticity that made NUNA absolutely delicious." - Olivia, Hudson Valley, NY
"I feel like my eyes and heart are now fully open. I have been waiting for this for a long time and feel like my true self. Thank you for such a life changing adventure, I will never forget you all, the people and the places we went. Y'all gave me the greatest gift, the gift of stepping into my power through transformation. I am so ready to create what I was put here for and to keep my heart open with each breath." - Ashley, Topanga Canyon, CA
"Peru never ceases to teach and transform me. Journeying with you all showed me yet another side of such a powerful land and people. I'm so grateful for all the deep healing which is still unfolding, percolating within me and will continue to ripple to my ancestral line." - Marilu, Santa Cruz, CA
"I took this trip for a change of scenery, no other reason, just why not. But in fact you two answered my call, Wilma answered my call, Cipriana answered my call - the Apus, Pachamama, the Q'eros and their children, the water, bees, flowers, hummingbirds - everything came together to help me. I'm endlessly inspired by our journey. You both and the Q'eros people and land are such a part of my heart." - Mary, Long Island, NY