Journey to Peru: Heart Island Pilgrimage of Reconnection and Remembrance
Trip led by: Jean Tindle
Sept. 22nd through Oct 2nd, 2010 This trip has been postponed until the Spring of 2011. Details and dates coming soon.
Please join me on a sacred journey to Peru, the land called Heart Island, for its open and beautiful energy. There we will engage with the energies of this mystical land in ceremony and reverence for our beloved Pachamama. We will reconnect with ourselves on a deep level, and with the spirits of the land and the waters, exploring in the process the landscape of the body and how it interacts with the geomagnetic fields of the ceque system (ley lines) of this magical land. We will work with indigenous healers and shamans who carry on the traditions of the high Andes and the North Coast of Peru.
I have always experienced this land as a place of enormous spiritual growth, a leaping-off point for my own next level of experience. It touches my heart like no other place on the globe, and allows me to go deeply into my own personal healing. It is this experience that I wish to share with all who are called to participate.
Located below is more information, costs, and an itinerary. As with all such journeys, the itinerary is only a guide and we will be open to any magical intervention from Spirit.
Wednesday, Sept. 22 – arrive in Lima, pick up at the airport, overnight in Miraflores. Since you are responsible for your own travel arrangements to Lima, I will need to know your flight information for this. I am investigating flight info and will have that information soon. Because of plane schedules, it is necessary for everyone to be there by Wednesday night at some point.
Thursday, Sept. 23 – Morning flight (later in the am) to Cusco and then drive to the Sacred Valley to acclimate and rest. Evening - opening ceremony/circle. Hotel: Eco Andina (BD)
Friday, Sept. 24 – We will visit the village of Chinchero, where the women weave the stories and cosmologies of the Andes into cloth. Hike down into the Sacred Valley along the river. Ceremony to open to the land, evening fire ceremony. Hotel: Eco Andina (B)
Saturday, Sept. 25 – Morning at Moray, the temple to Pachamama, picnic lunch at the Andean Research Institute, afternoon at Mara (salt terraces) where we will open our physical bodies to the cleansing land. Evening ceremony with the spirits of the plants. Hotel: Eco Andina (B,L)
Sunday, Sept. 26 – Morning visit to Temple of the Visionary at Pisac, then on to the Pisac Sunday market for shopping. Afternoon at Sr. de Wanka at the foot of the holy apu of Pachatusan where we will do ceremony with the waters and individual despachos for re-alignment of our medicine bodies. Free evening. Hotel: Eco Andina (B)
Monday Sept. 27 – Early morning departure to Puerto Malaga (overlooking the feminine apu of Wequey Wilca or Veronica, another of the sacred apus, surrounding Cusco. Build apacheta for the apus. Afternoon at Ollantaytambo, one of the most stunning and powerful ancient sites, ceremony with the chaskaruna or star nation. Free evening. Hotel: Eco Andina (B, D)
Tuesday, Sept. 28 – Early morning train to Machu Picchu, afternoon to explore MP. Possible sound healing ceremony in the evening. Hotel: Hotel Presidente (B)
Wednesday Sept. 29 – Morning hike to Temple of the Moon at Machu Picchu. This hike is somewhat difficult, so you have the option to explore the site on your own. Late afternoon train to Ollantaytambo, drive to Cusco. Stops at Tambo Machay, sacred water site and Q’enko, temple of the puma. Evening free. Hotel: Hotel Samay (B)
Thursday Sept. 30 – Morning visit to Tipon, a sacred water sanctuary where we will participate in ceremony to send healing energies back to the waters and in ayni, receive healing from them. We will create a despacho with the Q’ero. Lunch in San Geronimo and then back to Cusco for a visit to the Shaman’s Market and possible coca readings with the Q’ero. Evening free. Hotel Samay (B, L)
Friday Oct 1 - Visit Koricancha (Golden Temple) and other sites in Cusco, afternoon for shopping. Evening closing circle and farewell dinner. Hotel Samay (B,D)
Saturday Oct. 2 – Late morning flight to Lima and on to connecting flights.
Price of $2,895.00 includes flights to Cusco and back, all airport transfers and ground transportation in Peru, meals that are mentioned in the itinerary, lodging (double occupancy). (There will be an additional $450.00 charge for single rooms), entrance fees to sacred sites, guides and tour facilitators and one mesada ceremonies. Price does not include: air fare to Lima, fees for travel insurance, airport departure tax, meals, except those specified, tips and love offerings for indigenous healers, guides drivers etc, fees for outside services such as laundry, room service, alcoholic beverages, bottled water and shopping.
While we will not be mountain climbing or doing any serious trekking, we will be at high altitudes (7,500 – 11,000 ft.) during the trip and we will be walking to sacred sites and hiking in the ruins so it is important to be in good physical condition. I will have more information on this with the registration packet, or give me a call.
Attached is a registration form and trip waiver which I will need back with a non-refundable deposit of $1,000.00 by July 15, 2010. (This is due to the short time span in which this trip needs to come together). In the event that the trip does not fill up by the deposit date, full refund will be given. Balance is due by September 1, 2010. Your space will be reserved when your deposit is received, and I will send a letter of confirmation with additional travel tips and facts about Peru which may be helpful. If you have any questions feel free to call me at 773-654-1463 or email me at .
Name (as it appears on your passport):__________________________________________
Passport #__________________________Country of issue__________Expires_________
(Passport information is needed for airline and hotel reservations within Peru)
My check for $__________is enclosed
( ) I would like to pay with a credit card ($30.00 processing fee is added for credit card option)
CVV number (on the back of the card)____________Expires_______________________
Paypal Option - $1,000.00 Deposit
Paypal Option - Full Amount $2,895.00
Emergency contact Name and Number_________________________________________
Second emergency contact____________________________________________________
Food Allergies and restrictions________________________________________________
Describe any other physical problems or limitations which could impact your participation in this trip_____________________________________________________________________________________________
Jean Tindle is a teacher, healer and ceremonialist who has studied shamanic healing for 12 years with teachers and healers in South America and the U.S. These include apprenticeships with Susan Lipshutz LCSW and Dr. Tom Voitas in Chicago, and in the U.S. with Peruvian maestro curandero Oscar Miro Quesada. She has also spent many months in the jungles of Peru studying with medicine men of the Capanahua and Shipibo tribes and in Chile with the feminine tradition of the Mapuche.
Liability Waiver – Please read carefully
My signature below indicates that I understand that my participation in this trip may involve exposing myself to risk and/or injury. I voluntarily consent to participate and I assume unto myself all risk of whatsoever nature arising out of my participation. I understand that I might experience deep emotions and unusual physical sensations during ceremonial processes offered during this tour. I understand that nothing relating o psychotherapy or medical care will be provided to me by anyone connected with the organizing of the tour. I further understand that this trip is a self-selected, self-improvement process and that all results I get from this tour are created by me and no one else. I am responsible for my own process and healing. In assuming all risk, I release and hold harmless trip organizers and Jean Tindle of any and all liability.
I agree at all times to comply with all International, State, and local laws and agree to release and hold harmless all above named parties of any and all responsibility and consequences for actions committed in violation of same.
I further agree that if performance of the conditions and agreements as stated in this itinerary must be altered because of war, strikes, weather, government restrictions or regulations, acts of God or any like reasons, trip organizers and Jean Tindle shall have the right to make such alterations or cancellations of part or all of the program as deemed necessary. In such case, only those funds not actually used or committed will be refunded to me.
In signing this release, I acknowledge that I have been fully informed about my financial obligations for this program and I agree to make payments for participation in this program as outlined in the document. I acknowledge that it is my responsibility to make these payments and that if I do not make these payments by due-dates listed I will not be allowed to participate in this program.
In signing this release, I acknowledge and represent that I have read and fully understand the substance and legal consequences of this document: Informed Consent To Participate and Waiver of Liability. My signature on the bottom of this waiver will also confirm that I understand the nature of the self-transformational tour described by this document.
Name (please print)____________________________________________________
Travel to Peru and Other Sacred Places
From time to time Spirit Dancer offers trips to sacred sites within Peru and other South and Central American countries. These trips are built around the healing traditions of these countries and usually include work with indigenous healers working in the traditions. The next trip will be in 2009. Watch this site for details in Fall 2008.