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Paul & Suzanne host regular San Pedro ceremony, usually on Wednesday of each week – please see our website calendar for the current schedule. San Pedro Ceremony are held in our beautiful home and garden; amongst the terraces of vegetables, herbs, fruits, flowers and the sacred Huachuma plants. The garden has been created with areas where people can gather together, or have time alone, and enjoy the stunning views of the Sacred Valley and surrounding mountains, the hummingbirds, and one’s own inner energetic space. We try to limit the group size to no more than twelve persons.
If you want to register, please Sign in (tab above) in order to make the reservation, and upon confirmation, we will give you further instructions.
For those who wish to participate, the day before the ceremony we usually gather at 9am to make the medicine for the following day. This is also an opportunity to offer one’s prayers and intentions into the medicine, meet some of the other participants, familiarize oneself with the facilities, and ask any questions.
On the day of the ceremony we gather at about 8:30 am and share tea before beginning the ceremony at 9:30 am. The ceremony lasts between ten to fourteen hours. In the early evening we provide a home-cooked vegetarian meal and yummy dessert. There is the opportunity to sit around the fire and share a gentle closing space together.
There is the option of heading back to town for the night after the ceremony, or sleeping on foam-mattresses in front of the wood-stove on the ceremony-room floor at Hummingbird Retreat. A limited number of private bedrooms are available at extra cost (see below).
The morning following the San Pedro ceremony, after some world-class Peruvian coffee or organic herbal teas from the garden, Paul and Suzanne are available to support participants in their integration process.
Before participating in your San Pedro (Huachuma) ceremony:
- We recommend a light vegetarian dinner the night before, reducing excessive amounts of sugar, salt and ají “chilies” in preparation to receive the Huachuma into your system.
- No Alcohol consumption 48 hours prior to the ceremony.
- Avoid eating meat and heavy food 24 hours prior to the ceremony.
Making Medicine: There may be medicine making the day before the ceremony. Please confirm with us. If so, it generally starts at 8:00 am and lasts for a couple of hours.
Ceremony Day: Please arrive between 8:30 and 9:00 am catch your breath, meet the other participants and sip some tea before we begin the ceremony around 9:30 am.
If you are intending to come and participate in ceremony, please let us know by 9am the day before, so that we can make the appropriate amount of medicine and food.
What to bring: Water, snacks, layered clothing (it can get very warm and very cold), something to sit on, sun protection; hat, glasses, sun block; flashlight, and maybe your sacred talisman or crystal. Mostly, bring an open-heart and a willingness to ‘show up’ and embrace the medicine.
What to take away: We have composting facilities but would appreciate you taking away your rubbish and plastic bottles.
Please bring your passport and immigration paper if staying overnight as we are registered as a ‘hospedaje’ here in Peru – we can take a copy here. Thank you.
We have private bedrooms available, a self-contained cabin, and there is the option of sleeping on foam-mattresses in the ceremony room after the ceremony. Pisaq is a 15-minute walk down an ancient Inca pathway.
‘Camp’ on the ceremony-room floor for the night of the ceremony for free.
S/.100 single occupancy, for private bedroom in main house.
S/.75 per person double occupancy in main house.
S/.150 per person single occupancy in the cabin.
S/.100 per person double occupancy in the cabin.
*Cabin is a min 2-night rental includes generous breakfast basket.
Directions to Hummingbird Retreat – Pisaq
(1.2 Km – about 15 minutes walk)
From the top left (NW) corner of the main plaza in Pisaq, follow Ave. Cuzco for two blocks to the edge of the pueblo, overlooking the maize fields.
Turn right and within 50 meters is the Capilla, a small white chapel (this is as far as a taxi can go). Follow the path (Pata Calle) that goes past the chapel and contours around the terraced fields of ‘Pata Pata’.
The path ends at a large farm (Juqui Huerto); about 100m before the end of the path, up on the right side, is the house and gardens.
Usually you can get a three-wheeled moto-taxi to take you along Pata Calle.
Try asking for ‘Chihuanco’. They can bring you to the door, but sometimes drop you at the corner of the sharp left/right turn in the path – continue walking for a couple of minutes, until you see the house.
Moto-taxi recommendation: Toribio 959 659 836