Sacred Valley Peru Retreat Oct 26-Nov 6


10/26 – 11/6

  • 12 day Trip to the Sacred Valley of Peru to Participate in 4 life changing journeys with powerful plant teacher allies Ayahuasca and Huachuma (San Pedro) including visiting Sacred Incan and Pre-Incan Sacred Sites.
  • 3 nights in Cusco, 4 nights in Urubamba, 4 nights in Ollantaytambo.
  • We will be staying in comfortable locations, eating healthy food and sharing in Sacred Journeys to help bring in the highest vibrations of light from the spiritual center or navel of the Incan Empire.
  • This transformative excursion into the ancient medicinal ways of Incan and pre-Incan cultures will be facilitated by Alan Waugh and Susan Bookman. Alan and Susan have been studying primarily Peruvian wisdom traditions collectively for decades. They both work as teachers, Healers and Guides, Susan In the Sacred Valley of Peru and Alan In the Sacred Valley of Northern California at the base of Mount Shasta.

COST: Cost $2275. Cost Includes Accommodation, most meals, entrance to sacred sites and medicine Journeys, English speaking guides. Not included: flights and Gratuities.



DAY 1: Thursday October 26th:

  • AM: Arrive at Cuzco Airport transfer to hotel. Visit to Plaza de Armas and nearby Cusco points of interest.
  • LUNCH: Restaurant in Cusco Tbd
  • PM: Visit Temple site of Koricancha.
  • DINNER: Restaurant in Cusco Tbd
  • SLEEP: Hostal Amaru Inca, Cusco.

 DAY 2: Friday October 27th:

  • AM: Visit to Pisaq archeological site and town, including its artisan market.
  • LUNCH: Restaurant in Sacred Vallley Tbd
  • PM: Arrive in Urubamba and check into hotel. Rest and reflect in preparation for Ayahuasca Ceremony #1 with Alan and Susan. Ceremony from 8pm to 3am (approximately).
  • SLEEP: Iorana Hotel, Urubamba

DAY 3: Saturday October 28th:

  • AM: Rest and process.
  • LUNCH: At Iorana Hotel
  • PM: Integration Circle
  • DINNER: At Iorana or restaurant
  • SLEEP: Iorana Hotel, Urubamba

 DAY 4: Sunday October 29th:

  • AM: Visit to the archeological site of Moray and to the salt flats of Maras.
  • LUNCH: Light lunch at Iorana Hotel.
  • PM: Rest and reflect in preparation for Ayahuasca Ceremony #2 with Alan and Susan. Option of walking tour of Urubamba. Ceremony from 8pm to 5am (approximately).
  • SLEEP: Iorana Hotel, Urubamba

DAY 5: Monday October 30th:

  • AM: Rest and process. Option for walk or hike in the surrounding area.
  • LUNCH: At Iorana Hotel
  • PM: Integration Circle
  • DINNER: El Huacatay, Urubamba
  • SLEEP: Iorana Hotel, Urubamba

DAY 6: Tuesday October 31st:

  • AM: Visit to the archeological site of Ollantaytambo
  • LUNCH: Restaurant in Ollantaytambo Tbd
  • PM: Hike to ancient quarries.
  • DINNER: Restaurant in Ollantaytambo Tbd

DAY 7: Tuesday October 31st:

  • AM/PM: Huachuma Ceremony #1 with Wow and Win. Visiting sacred power places during the ceremony. Approximately 10.00 am to 10.00pm
  • Dinner
  • SLEEP: Apu Lodge, Ollantaytambo.

DAY 8: Thursday November 2nd:

  • AM: Rest and process. Integration Circle.
  • LUNCH: Restaurant in Ollantaytambo Tbd
  • PM: Despacho for Dia de los Apus.
  • DINNER: Restaurant in Ollantaytambo Tbd
  • SLEEP: Apu Lodge, Ollantaytambo.

DAY 9: Friday November 3rd:

  • AM/PM: Huachuma Ceremony #2 with Wow and Winn. Visiting sacred power places during the ceremony. Approximately 10.00 am to 10.00pm
  • Dinner
  • SLEEP: Apu Lodge, Ollantaytambo.

 DAY 10: Friday November 4th:

 DAY 11: Saturday November 5th:

  DAY 12: Sunday November 6th:

  • AM: Fly back to Lima or take your own self directed tour to Machu Picchu or another site (not included but we will help to organize tickets, etc)


More reflections …

  • What are the differences of in both Plant Allies experience you may ask?
  •  Here are some reflections from our experiences of using both Master teacher plants.
  •  Grandmother Vine Medicine- Ayahuasca, Tells you something personal about yourself and how you relate to the universe. Also allows you to see how choices you have made and experiences you have had, shape your world. Images are more fleeting and can change more frequently – one is more deeply involved with connection to the spirit world. Takes you out of the body where you may be taught by spirit, or takes you to meet God/ Divinity. Can be quite emotionally challenging at times which allows you to strengthen your spirit, so that fears and self-limiting beliefs, don’t seem so prominent. Often includes physical purging (also known as ‘getting well’!). Ceremonies take place at night and ceremonial leaders are much more involved in each aspect of the journey with use of medicine songs (icaros) and energetic cleanses. Journey 4 to 5 hours. Historical evidence that ‘She’ has been used as a sacrament for over 3000 years- from the jungle and rainforest of the Amazon basin.
  • Grandfather Cactus Medicine- San Pedro/ Huachuma, reveals the laws of and the interconnectedness of the universe itself. Maybe creates one dominant image or point that he/you will explore in great depth. Is of this world (brings God/ Divinity to us) and allows us to experience God/ Divinity in all things. San Pedro or Saint Peter holds the keys of the gates of heaven. Sometimes more gentle, purging is felt energetically, often with a sense of nausea, though physical purging sometimes occurs. This journey takes place during the day and involves visiting various sacred sites and is much more self directed. The participant is more involved in their own energetic cleansing at places of power. This journey lasts 10 – 12 hours. Historical evidence that ‘He’ has been used as a sacrament for over 5000 years in the coastal and high plains regions of Peru, Ecuador, Chile and Bolivia.


Please note in this journey, we will be forming a group connection. We ask for a willingness for a full participation, although of course some activities are optional and we are very aware that fitness levels are different, and we will work with all of you.

If you want a solo experience within the group this is not for you, although there will be opportunities for alone time; essential for integration and reflection. If you have difficulty with physically and mentally challenging and sometimes physically uncomfortable conditions this is not for you. We also ask that you be a little bit flexible with itinerary. Peru has frequent short notice strikes that can change a lot of logistics. Although we will try to stick to the itinerary as much as possible, we ask that you come with a flexible attitude. The sacrament journeys WILL happen as planned!




Alan Waugh

Alan Waugh began studying the Shamanic Arts in the late 90’s under the guidance of Michael Harner and his organization, The Foundation for Shamanic Studies. While volunteering at the bedside of the dying during the height of the AIDS epidemic, Alan started to develop his shamanic skills as a healer. He helped ease the suffering during this critical time of a person’s Earthwalk, assisting them to transition without fear and anxiety. He volunteered with the Zen Hospice Project as a bedside caregiver for 20 years. Alan has studied with Masters of various indigenous traditions but considers the Maestro’s of the Peruvian Rainforest, both human and spiritual, to be his greatest teachers and mentors. He has been studying with both Shipibo and Mestizo traditions since 2005. Alan is a Mesa carrier of the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition, a powerful practice developed by his beloved Peruvian teacher, don Oscar Miro Quesada. As part of his Healing practice he also offers Reflexology and Reiki.

Alan travels to Peru regularly, a place he considers his adopted home and studies both in the Jungle and the Northern Coast. He usually brings groups to the Rainforest to work with Shipibo healers but feels the incorporation of Visiting Sacred temple sites in the Sacred Valley will enhance the potential for deeper transformative experiences.

He now lives in Mount Shasta in Northern California, where works as a ceremonialist, healer, teacher and spiritual coach. He offers personal and group healing retreats and vision-quests at his retreat center, The Sacred Valley Healing Center, where he also teaches Shamanic Healing Apprenticeships. As part of his Healing practice he also offers Reflexology, Reiki and visits to places of power on the Sacred Mountain.



Susan Bookman has lived and thrived in the Sacred Valley of Peru since 2005. She is a healer, ceremonialist, teacher, social development advocate, outdoor enthusiast and animal lover. Originally from the United States, she now lives in the beautiful community of Hatun Rumiyoq near the town of Urubamba.

In addition to being a Pachakuti Mesa Practitioner since 2003, her healing training and fortes include Andean folkloric medicine, pranic healing, sound & color therapies and spiritual healing. She is also the founder of the World Ayni Association (WAA) (, a small, grassroots, non-profit organization that offers training programs and services to rural and disadvantaged communities in Peru. She holds an MA in International Communications & Development from the American University School of International Service in Washington, DC and has significant experience in sustainable development and international business. In addition to Peru, she has lived, studied and worked in Europe, Asia, Africa and other parts of South America.

Susan offers services to individuals or small groups seeking knowledge and training in Andean Spirituality, the Art of Despachos, Shamanic Ritual Creation, Apu & Pachamama Relationship Building, as well as those interested in lifestyle changes, personal transformation, crisis support and mystical travel guidance. She is also available as a guide or translator for visits to sacred sites, for picnics or alternative customized excursions. Pachakuti Mesa Tradition ceremonies & teachings are also available upon request.



Roberto Canal Luna (aka Wow) is an Ollantaytambo original with his mom’s lineage tracing back to the days of the Inca. His grandmother was the village mid-wife and his grandfather a harp player who taught him how to see and connect with the Apus, the mountain spirits. His father was a master builder and his mother is an amazing cook and curandera (healer). Wow represents his lineage well as an all-around artist extraordinaire and profound yet light spiritual guide/teacher. He’s been working with San Pedro (Huachuma) for close to 20 years.

Winn Mallard (Wow’s wife and cohort) was born in Atlanta, Ga, but most recently lived in Asheville, NC where she was very active in the permaculture/progressive consciousness community. She calls herself a spiritual adventurer and came to Peru in 2009 to explore the shamanic traditions and ended up staying put in Ollantaytambo where she met Wow. She published her first book in 2016 called, Death is a Miracle!

We will also be working with top quality local Quechua speaking guides and drivers, who will be taking us to the sacred sites in the Sacred Valley.


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