Anna Keppen, LMT, RYT, BA

541-892-2781

akeppen92@gmail.com

126 N. Georgia Street

Klamath Falls, Oregon  97601

Big ups and thanks to:

Designer - Derek Blackburn

Photography - Kam Nielsen, Olivia Leigh Nowak & Gabriella Makena

 

These folks are always available for other work.

Email Anna for their contact info:  akeppen92@gmail.com

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Flying Bird Medicine

SACRED VALLEY MEDICINE TOUR   

November 9  – Nov 20 2020

 

Schedule, details and prices below

Welcome to a magical land, the Sacred Valley of Peru. This is an exciting new tour and a different style from the previous ones we have offered.  This tour includes ceremonies in the mountains, waterfalls and ancient sites of the Sacred Valley. We will be staying in one hotel nestled in the mountains of this Valley for the entire tour. This will give us a launching pad for our daily tours and ceremonies.

I am beyond delighted to offer you the places, people and medicine that have shaped my life. I handpicked ceremonies to be at my favorite locations in the Sacred Valley of Peru, which most tourists will never see. I want to share with you the places and people that have moved me, opened my heart and expanded my consciousness.

 

Below we have the overview of our standard tour, along with an add-on for Machu Picchu.

EXPERIENCE

NOVEMBER 9  MONDAY – Day 1

Group meets in Cusco 1:00pm

Travels to Sacred Valley

Despacho ceremony and group introductions

(Dinner included)

 

NOVEMBER 10 TUESDAY - DAY 2

Ceremony 1 –KILLAMARUIQ 

Ceremony all day

(Breakfast and Dinner Included)

 

NOVEMBER 11 WEDNESDAY – DAY 3

Rest, optional tour of Pisac

(Breakfast Included, lunch and dinner on your own

 

NOVEMBER 12 THURSDAY - DAY 4                                     Photo by : Olivia Leigh Nowak 

Ceremony #2 PUMA MARKA

Ceremony all day

(Breakfast and Dinner Included)

 

NOVEMBER 13 FRIDAY – Day 5  

Rest Day

Morning integration circle 

Tour of Chinchero and lunch with traditional family

(Breakfast and Lunch Included, dinner on your own in town)

NOVEMBER 14 SATURDAY – DAY 6  

Ceremony #4 - PERLINOQ WATERFALL

(Breakfast and Dinner Included)

 

NOVEMBER 15 SUNDAY – DAY 7

Rest day

Morning integration circle

Optional Yoga Class in Afternoon 

(Breakfast Included)

 

NOVEMBER 16 MONDAY -  DAY 8

Ceremony #5 KATUNKI

 Ceremony all day

(Breakfast and Dinner Included)

 

NOVEMBER 17 TUESDAY – Day 9

Cacao Circle in morning, closing circle

Return to Cusco

Those who are just doing part 1, the tour ends here for your. 

 

End of part 1 !!

 

PART I OF TOUR ENDS, PART II STARTS

 

OPTIONAL MACHU PICHU EXTENSION

 

NOVEMBER 18  WEDNESDAY – DAY 10

Rest day in Cusco (breakfast included)

 

NOVEMBER 19 THURSDAY – DAY 11

Transportation to MP, 1 night stay at MP (no meals included)

 

NOVEMBER 20 FRIDAY– DAY 12

Machu Picchu and return to Cusco (no meals included)

Lodging included

You will need to book your own lodging for November 21 and on.

TOUR ENDS

 

The extension to Machu Picchu is 400 USD.

Includes:

Bus from Cusco to Ollantaytambo round trip.

Train to MP round trip.

One night hotel MP

Bus to MP round trip

Entrance fee to MP

Tour guide for MP
 

About the sacred sites:

 

I have worked with this family and tradition of Wachuma for over four years and am committed to sharing the reverence I have for them and the medicine. My studies have allowed me to travel near and far to different ceremonial sites, which led me to handpick my favorite sites for this tour. These sights all contain a particular essence, or spiritual meaning. For thousands of years people have set out on pilgrimages to the Sacred Valley  to find meaning in their lives, healing, and deeper understanding of themselves and the world around them. Often times people come to Peru, see Machu Picchu and Cusco, and leave. This tour provides an opportunity to meet local families, give back to the local community, and see and meet the beings of the land in a profound way. 

About Wachuma:

 

Wachuma is the indigenous name for San Pedro and is a tall green cactus that grows natively on the Coastline of Peru and Ecuador. Wachuma has been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years by South Americans. The use is currently being revitalized and continues to help countless people heal from mental, emotional, and physical ailments.

Wachuma, in the Andean Quechua language, translates to removal of the ego or the mind. This means Wachuma helps the person move from destructive thinking patterns, and brings them back to the heart and a place of love and compassion. The Spanish Conquistadors named this medicine ‘San Pedro’ after Saint Peter, who held the keys to the gates of heaven. Both of these names refer to the magnitude of this sacrament, which helps resolve harmful negative thinking patterns, and offers anti-depressant qualities.

About the Shamans:

Percy Huaman Levita is a descendant of the Inca people from the Andes Mountains in Peru. He comes from a family lineage, called Pacos, in the Andes. This term is similar to the word Shaman in English or - healer. He is a Master of Living Energy, and is skilled at working with Ancient ways that have been passed down from his ancestors. These ways teach us how to be in complete balance and harmony with Mother Earth and how to improve our relationships with each other and the entire world around us. These teachings have been preserved for centuries and in the modern world provide very profound and important tools for living a joyful life in very troubled times. Percy teaches us how to come into deeper connection with our Earth, with each other and most importantly with ourselves. He owns the well known tour agency Inka Ayni and works with other trained shamans from his family lineage. 

What we need from you:


Coming to the Andes is no small task. We appreciate your courage and strength to travel here. No doubt you will embark on the journey of a lifetime. Because of the elevation, and intensity of the climate, we ask you arrive at least 2-3 days before the tour, so your body can adjust. Sometime people experience a 24 hour period of altitude sickness, and we want you to be well for the tour.

Communication is essential. We want to hear your needs, your problems, your concerns. We are here for you! If something isn’t working, TELL US! 

Positive attitude. We are coming to heal, to change, to grow. We will be in a foreign country where things are different, timing is different and culture is new to us. Americans in general have a pretty bad wrap, lets make a new impression with our group. Positivity and respect for this culture, yes and yes! 

Flexibility. For those of you who know me, know I am a timely person. Moving to Peru I have had the opportunity to learn Peruvian time. What this means, is the culture operates on a very different time scale than Western time. They go with the flow and move in a different rhythm. Sometimes this means that things can be delayed. Please help us by practicing patience and being aware sometime things don’t happen on the dot. 

No expectations. Sometimes people come down here to heal a physical ailment and they end up healing a broken heart. It is great to have intentions for this trip but we try not to have heavy expectations. The medicine works in mysterious ways! 


HOTELS AND HOMESTAYS:


For this retreat we will be in a combination of Hotels and Homestays and we will be sharing rooms. If you desire a PRIVATE room, please let me know. It will be an extra $250 USD total if you would like private accommodations. 

The homestays are one in a lifetime opportunity to meet and be with the locals. We stay with beautiful and incredibly loving families.  Consider brushing up on your Spanish, so you can say things like “Buenos Dias” ( Good Morning!), or “Gracias” ( Thank you). Very simple Spanish can take you a long way! 

What is included:

  • All transportation

  • All lodging (except where listed for extension)

         All meals (except where listed)

  • Wachuma Ceremonies

  • Entrance fees to sites​

Not included:

International flights, domestic flights, meals where not stated, snacks/ drinks, gratitude and tips

 

REGARDING MEALS: The Andean diet has a main staple of potatoes and meat. It is customary and polite to eat what is provided to us by our host families. If you are vegan or vegetarian, let me know! You will see above that almost all meals are included. There are some meals that aren’t included; this occurs because you either have a rest day, or different options to choose from. We recognize doing the medicine work can be deep and profound and some alone time is needed for this. For example, on the 3rd and 4th day of the tour we have ceremonies. After the ceremony you may feel like going straight to bed or you may feel like getting room service. You can expect to pay $5.00USD to $10.00 for meals that are not included. In this tour we have 5 meals that are not included. Bringing an extra $50-$70 dollars would cover these meals.  It is very affordable where we are going and my intention is to not have any hidden costs for you.

PRICES:

You can get the Early Bird Discount until May. If you are interested, I recommend saving your place with a deposit. The deposit is non-refundable. Space is limited!!!

 

Early Bird Price for Standard Tour: $1,900

 

Early Bird Price for Standard Tour & Machu Picchu: $2,300

 

Regular Price for Standard Tour: $2,200

 

Regular Price for Standard Tour & Machu Picchu: $2,600

 

A deposit of $1000 USD can be made to reserve your space.

Please make payments via PayPal: akeppen92@gmail.com

 

Arrival info:

 

It is essential to arrive 48 hours early. We kindly recommend arriving at least 2-3 days early in Cusco Peru.  Cusco is a very cool historic, tourist friendly city. Do some research and begin to get excited about visiting this magical city! I will add you to the Facebook group once you have made payment and you can make plans with the other participants!


 

WHAT TO BRING / CHECK LIST:

Please try to travel lightly! We will be traveling in a van with all our things NO GIANT SUITCASES!!!

If you need help packing, call me and I will tell you to bring LESS 😉

 

Day Back Pack

Towel

Tennis shoes to hike

Sunglasses

Wide brimmed hat

Passport

ATM CARD

Cash

Earplugs

Cell Phone Charger

Journal

Rain Jacket

Warm Layers

Flashlight

Warm Socks

Bathing Suit

Good Attitude



Thank you for trusting me. Thank you for doing this for yourself! Any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me.

 

Giant hug, see you in the Andes!

 

Anna