Sacred Valley of Peru Retreat October 2016

Heal Your Spirit Retreat

An Inner Journey Retreat in the Sacred Valley of Peru with Amanda Love and Ron Banuelos

October 12 – 18th, 2016

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Are you ready for a week that will change your life?

Imagine being nourished by delicious, healing food prepared by Amanda Love while staying at a gorgeous green retreat setting in one the most sacred, powerful places on the planet. Receive profound spiritually focused healing treatments from Ron Banuelos that will prepare you to embark upon your ceremonial journey into the depths of who you are led by an amazing shaman.

The Sacred Valley of Peru

The Sacred Valley of Peru is a powerful healing vortex and is the perfect location for our spiritual retreat. The Andes mountains have been renamed to be the heart chakra of the world. The mountains (Apus) provide us not only with a beautiful backdrop of fertile valleys surrounded by beautiful mountain peaks, but also with highly powerful healing energy to assist us in the work we will do together. Step back in time in this ancient place with old world farmers and Incan people who still carry their goods to market on their backs.

View of the Apus (mountains) on the way to Moray ruins

View of the Apus (mountains) on the way to Moray ruins

Willka Tika Retreat Center

During our retreat we will be staying at a beautiful eco-friendly retreat center called Willka Tika which is located between Cusco and Machu Piccu in the Sacred Valley just outside of Urubamba. Willa Tika is located in one of the most energetically charged places on earth, and prides itself on serving the spiritual and cultural needs of all guests seeking an authentic mind, body, spirit experience. Your stay includes gourmet, organic cuisine, elaborate Chakra Gardens for relaxation, sunlit yoga studios and more. Wilma T’ika’s sustainable guest rooms are made from natural earth materials and adorned with local artwork.  The spacious luxury rooms, designed using feng shui principles, include a seating area and offer mountain and garden views. The cozy garden rooms are tucked away in charming spots throughout the garden. The bathrooms are modern and feature pure organic products.

Ron’s Healing Sessions

Experience Ron’s deep healing work which will prepare you for the inner journey ceremony. He will dive into the questions of why you are there and what needs to change in your life. He uses assorted tools such as acupuncture, Neuro Emotional Technique, Chakra Rebalancing, Emotional work, Rieki and Energy Work to help clear the way for a powerful, transformational ceremonial experience. The combination of Ron’s tools and his years of experience make this journey all the more amplified.

Ron's healing hands

Healing Ceremonies

We have found an incredibly sincere and heart felt shaman that will lead us in four plant medicine ceremonies. We have found this shaman to be the most powerful we have ever worked with and the plant medicine he brings from the Amazon to be of the highest quality. This is an incredibly powerful, life changing experience that will transform you!!

Ceremonial Tepee

Ceremonial Tepee

Machu Picchu

At the end of our retreat, we will visit the world-famous Machu Picchu. Visiting Machu Picchu (including the train ride to get there) is a once and a lifetime experience. This sacred site is not only incredibly beautiful but contains a very special energy. We will meditate as a group together at the site after our guided tour and then have individual time to explore.

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu

The Peruvian People

One thing that makes this journey so special is the people of Peru. They are mostly a quiet, humble, hard working, colorfully dressed folk who shyly smile when greeted. Everywhere you look are fields of corn, potatoes and other vegetables and the people in them, working hard growing their ancient heirloom crops. You will really feel as if you have stepped back in time when you interact with the people.

Two Peruvian little girls I met on the road

Two Peruvian little girls I met on the road

A man whom I bought a flute from in Aguas Calientes

A man whom I bought a flute from in Aguas Calientes

One of the many lovely women with babies on their backs

One of the many lovely women with babies on their backs

Peruvian Woman Coming Down Mountain near Moray ruins

Peruvian Woman Coming Down Mountain near Moray ruins

Heal Your Spirit with a 7-day journey of mind, body, spirit rejuvenation and transformation with Amanda Love and Ron Banuelos in the Sacred Valley of Peru!!

A retreat of a lifetime. Went for the first time on vacation with people I did not know and came back home feeling like I had a new family of friends.”  Marcela A.


What’s Included:

  • Four Plant Medicine Healing Ceremonies (which have changed our lives!!) with an incredible shaman
  • Beautiful, Healing Retreat Location at Willka Tika
  • Delicious, Nutrient Dense, Gluten Free, Healing Food overseen by Amanda Love
  • 1-on-1 Healing Sessions with Ron (Each person will have a 1-on-1 consultation with Ron during the retreat. Your treatment program will be individualized to support your journey while on the retreat).
  • Gentle Yoga Classes
  • Integration Work
  • All accommodations and ground transportation in the Sacred Valley (you will be responsible for any accommodations and transportation in Lima or after the retreat)
  • All treatments, supplements and support from Ron needed to help your journey
  • Guided visit to Machu Picchu (optional and additional price)
  • Plus much more! Sign up Now!
  • ”…The retreat was the perfect balance of eating heathy Peruvian foods, a focus on my emotional and physical state all while enjoying the Peruvian culture. I would highly recommend participating in a retreat and hope to go on a future one!”  Mark C.
Warm alpaca wool blankets

Warm alpaca wool blankets

Hand woven table runners from Pisac market

Hand woven table runners from Pisac market

Colorful alpaca blankets from Pisac market

Colorful alpaca blankets from Pisac market


What does a typical retreat day look like?

  • Gentle morning yoga most days (optional)
  • Delicious, nutritious breakfast, lunch and dinner overseen by Amanda
  • Healing sessions with Ron
  • Options to have massage or other healing sessions by local practitioner
  • Plenty of free time to rest, relax, lay in the hammock, take walks and unwind
  • Experience one of our four plant medicine healing ceremonies

Plant Medicine Ceremonies

We have found drinking the sacred tea with an experienced, sincere shaman to be one of the fastest ways to accelerate spiritual and physical growth and healing. Combining this with integration work that we will facilitate throughout the retreat makes this a life altering experience that you can bring back home. We will prepare you physically with healing treatments and nourishing foods to have the ultimate experience.

Ceremony Tepee

Ceremonial Tepee


Machu Pichu Excursion

After the retreat ends at Wilka Tika, you have the option of going to Machu Picchu with the group. This is a once and a lifetime experience and we highly recommend that you go. This sacred site is not only incredibly beautiful but contains a very special energy.

We will leave together as a group for Machu Picchu on the last day of the retreat at Wilka Tika where we will take a van and a train to get to Aguas Clients, the small town at the base of the mountain. You will get situated in our group hotel and then you will have the day free to explore and shop and dine at one of the many interesting restaurants. There is great shopping here so save some room in your suitcase for some alpaca or Peruvian jewelry. We will all meet up early the next morning for breakfast at the hotel and depart to take the bus up the mountain to Machu Picchu where we will arrive just in time for sunrise. There we will have a guided tour and then free time to wander and explore.

***The Machu Picchu excursion is an added expense. Please see below for more details.

Machu Picchu Morning View

Machu Picchu Morning View

I gained so much from this trip that was completely unexpected. I gained a greater appreciation and connection with Pacha Mama than I’ve ever had. I feel like I connected with some amazing people and left with new great friends that I want to stay in touch with.” Andrew S.


Logistics

Arrival And Departure Information

Our journey will begin with your arrival in Cusco on the 12th of October 2016. You will be picked up from the airport by taxi or shuttle van and brought back to Willka T’ika which is about 1.5 hour away.

All guests will need to buy their own international flight + their flight from Lima to Cusco. Once you sign-up and pay your deposit to reserve your spot in the retreat, you should book your international flight and send Amanda Love your flight number. We will help arrange airport pick-up for you should you need to stay at a hotel when you arrive in Lima.  The majority of flights from the States arrive late so you will likely need to stay at a hotel and then take another flight to Cusco the next day. It is possibly, however, to fly straight to Cusco all in one day.

Note: Depending on how you arrange your flight, you may need to stay in Lima for one night when you arrive in Peru. We will provide you with names of safe, reputable and clean hotels in Lima along with taxi service. There is also an option to stay at a nice hotel directly across from the airport (walking distance). Lima has many interesting cultural and historical things to see and is right along the ocean. As long as you stay in a good area, it is really quite safe. 

On the day of October 18th, we will bring you back to the airport in Cusco where you will make your way to Lima and then transfer back to the states. You are also welcome to stay and continue travel in Peru.


Pricing

Single Room:

Garden Single: $3,850

Luxury Single: $4,300

Double Room:

Garden Double: $3,650/person

Luxury Double: $3,850/person

 

***Machu Picchu – this optional excursion is an additional cost of $650.00/person

In order to get to Machu Picchu and back, we have to hire a guide, take two vans, take two trains, two buses and pay for hotel + entrance to Machu Picchu. This additional cost covers all of these additional expenses. It is optional to go to Machu Picchu and this cost is only for those that wish to go. Breakfast will be provided on the morning we go to Machu Picchu. Any additional meals will be at your own expense.

 

Non-refundable Deposit: $1,000

Final Payment Due By: August 1st, 2016

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL: After June 15th, prices increase $200 per person

Important Details:

Prices include all transportation once you arrive in Cusco/Sacred Valley including airport pickup and return, lodging, food, plant medicine ceremonies, healing treatments with Ron, full day excursion to Machu Picchu and other excursions, local guides

Prices do NOT include: return flight to Peru, return flight from Lima to Cusco and any additional hotel or transportation in Lima, as well as any shopping or additional meals outside of Wilka Tika.

Once you sign up, you will be given a list of hotels in Lima in case you need to stay there, safe and secure transportation and the best airline to fly in Peru to get to Cusco. We will also send you all the other details of what you will need to bring, how to exchange money, etc. We are here to help you make your trip safe, comfortable and amazing!

We hope you will join us in October 2016 for the Heal Your Spirit retreat of a lifetime in the Sacred Valley of Peru!


How to Sign up

Please contact Amanda Love to sign up.  This retreat will fill up fast. We are intentionally keeping it very small to maintain a high quality experience for everyone.

PLEASE CONTACT:  thebarefootcook@gmail.com  or call 512-422-8279

See You In Perú!

Amanda Love and Ron Banuelos

Meet your Guides

Amanda Love is a Nutrition, Wellness and Real Food Cooking Consultant. She is a Certified Healing Food Specialist, Real Foods Chef, Nutrition Therapy Practitioner, past Weston A. Price Conference Chef, and recipient of the Weston A. Price Food Activist Award. She is also a board member of the food activist organization, The Cornucopia Institute. For years she has been teaching families, farmers & freedom-seeking food-lovers how to reclaim the power of simple, nourishing cooking – and lead happier, more harmonious lives. www.thebarefootcook.com

Amanda Love

Amanda Love

Ron Bañuelos graduated with a degree in Biology and Chemistry at the University of Texas at Austin in 1998. He was accepted to medical school but quickly realized this was not his true path. After experiencing profound healing of severe allergies from an acupuncturist, he realized natural medicine was his calling. After four years of Chinese Medical School, Ron Guillermo Banuelos became a Texas Licensed and National Board certified Acupuncturist. Two years after opening his practice, he realized 8 out 10 patient’s health goals were met with success. He wondered why he couldn’t get those last two patients better with Chinese medicine. He began seeking knowledge from practitioners from around the world and now implements the following into his practice in addition to TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine): NAET (Allergy Elimination Technique), Functional Blood Analysis, Hormone and Adrenal testing, Dr.Yan Xin Life Sciences Technology (Internal Qi Gong), Applied Kinesiology (muscle testing), Nutritional Response Therapy (ULAN, SSA, Brimhall), NET (Neuro-Emotional Technique), Esoteric (chakra) acupuncture, Korean hand acupuncture, Master Tung (Miracle points) acupuncture, Acutonics (Tuning Fork therapy), advanced cupping techniques, Heel Homeopathy, personalized detox programs, and Weston A. Price (Nutrient Dense Nutrition). Ron has a 6 week waiting list and is loved by his devoted patients at his clinic Heal.Austin in Austin, Texas. www.healaustin.com

Ron Banuelos

Ron Banuelos

If you feel called to make this once in a lifetime journey, then this trip is for you. We will do everything possible to make your experience one you will never forget!

Contact Amanda Love for more info: thebarefootcook@gmail.com or 512-422-8279

Blessings and Pacha Mamma Love to you!

Ya better come, bbhhaaaaaa!!!

Ya better come, bbhhaaaaaa!!!