domingo, 29 de julio de 2012

Body work and massages : Swedish, Lomi Lomi, Deep Tissue, Preganancy massages by Sunshine

Swedish/Relaxation Massage is our “classic” massage experience that combines long strokes, kneading, percussion, tapping and vibration. The main goals are to increase oxygen flow through your blood, release tension from your muscle tissues, reduce stress and invigorate your entire being.

Deep Tissue Massage is the perfect end to a great day hiking to high elevation ruins and preparing for the next adventure! Your tired muscles are relieved of their aches and pains with deep strokes and steady pressure designed to access the deepest parts of thick muscles and unstick individual muscle fibers.*

Lomi Lomi is the ancient art of Hawaiian massage that mimics the gentle island breezes through the coconut trees and ocean waves as they caress the shores. Strokes are long and continuous, soothing and smoothing your muscles and inducing deep states of relaxation. Joint mobilization and deep presence enable you to experience the rejuvenating energy of the islands in this “Loving Hands” massage.*

Structural Integration aligns and balances your body with gravity by lengthening and repositioning your fascia, the protective connective tissue that surrounds your muscles, ligaments and bones. Strokes are deeply penetrating slowly melting the fascia and returning it to its structurally optimal position. Good posture becomes effortless and your breathing is easier. Usually performed in 3, 5 or 10 session series.

Neuromuscular / Trigger Point Therapy is an intense form of bodywork that consists of focused concentrated pressure on one specific area of your muscle called a trigger point. A trigger point is a firm, palpable, highly irritable spot in a taut band of muscle fibers or fascia, characterized by exquisite tenderness. After fully releasing these trigger points the symptoms of pain and reduced range of motion should be significantly diminished or eliminated.

Reiki is a Japanese energy technique for stress reduction and relaxation that enhances your life-force energy flow throughout your chakras & energy meridians. Gentle hand placements directly on your body or in your etheric energy field radiate warmth and support, clear stagnant chi and encourage all levels of your being to flow with more grace and ease.*

Chi Nei Tsang is an energy technique designed by the Taoist sages of ancient China who observed that we often develop energy blockages in our internal organs that result in knots and tangles in our abdomens and constrict the flow of Chi. The negative emotions of fear, anger, anxiety, depression, and worry cause the most damage. Using a series of deep strokes and breathing techniques Chi Nei Tsang clears out the toxins, negative emotions and excessive heat or heat deficiencies. Chi Nei Tsang directly massages the internal organs and is the most comprehensive approach to energizing, strengthening, and detoxifying the internal system. It is particularly useful in relieving intestinal blockages, cramps, knots, lumps, scar tissue, headaches, menstrual cramps, poor blood circulation, back pain, infertility, impotence, and many other problems.

The Rites of the Munay-Ki transform and upgrade your luminous energy field. They are nine energetic transmissions of the Andean tradition of Peru that heal the wounds of your past – the karmic, genetic programs and beliefs you may have inherited. They re-inform your DNA enabling you to grow a new body that ages, heals, and dies differently.

Raindrop Technique uses a sequence of nine of the purest quality essential oils that are immune enhancing and support your body's systems. Oils are applied to the bottoms of your feet and along the spine and are used in combination with specific massage and energy techniques to enhance the oils' overall effectiveness and rapid delivery to your cells and internal tissues. These oils, which are high in antioxidants, are also mood elevating and antiseptic creating an unfavorable environment for harmful viruses and bacteria.

*Option for four-handed (two therapists at once) sessions available.
All sessions are custom tailored to the unique needs or desires of each client.

Intuitive or combination type sessions can be designed.


Contacts:
Sunshine
Montatherapies@gmail.com
Cel in Peru: 941.260.709

jueves, 19 de julio de 2012

Introduction to Kabbalah course


Kabbalah es una sabiduría antigua que brinda herramientas prácticas para crear felicidad y satisfacción duradera. Es un sistema increíble de tecnología que cambiará por completo la manera de cómo ves al mundo.

Este curso tiene como objetivo aproximar el participante a esta sabedoria ancestral, filosofía de los hebreos, sobre el conocimento de Dios, y de las leyes de Universo.

La
Cabalá (o Kabbalah) tiene origenes de hace 3800 años y se dice que Abraham fue el primeiro cabalista. Los ensinamentos de Cabalá fueram escritos en arameico por la primera vez el loz textos de Zohar en torno a 2000 años atrás.

La
Cabalá ensina que, para que puedemos reclamar los dones para las quales fueremos creados para receber, primero tenemos que merecer estos dones. Los vamos a merecer quando nos envolvemos con el nuestro trabajo espiritual – el proceso de transformarnos a nosotros mismos en la esencia. Para ajudarnos a reconoscer las fuentes de negatividad en nuestras proprias mentes y corazones, la Kabbalah nos dar las herramientas para el cambio positivo.

En los enseñamentos de
Cabalá todo ser humano es una obra en execucion. Qualquer dolor, desilusion o caos que existe en nuestras vidas no ocurre porque la vida es asi mismo, pero apenas porque todavia no hemos terminado el nuestro trabajo que nos ha llevado hasta aqui el la Tierra. Este trabajo, muy simplemente, es el proceso de liberarnos del domínio del ego humano y de criar una afinidad con la esencia divina dentro de nosotros.

El la vida de dia dia, esta transformacion significa desapegar-se de cholera, invidia, y de otros comportamientos relativos en favor de la paciencia, compasion y empatia. No significa dejar todos los deseos y ir a vivir en el topo de una montaña, al contrário, significa desear las la plenitud para la qual la humanidad fue creada para obtener.

Durante el curso conoceremos:
* Filosofía de 
Cábala - las principales leyes de Universo
* El Árbol de la Vida - mapa de la abertura de nuestra consciencia
* Los 72 nombres de Dios - poderoso instrumento de meditación de generación de luz interior y de eliminación de las energías negativas



Duration: 2 to 3 hours
Courses on demand with at least 1 day advance bookings.

Investment: U$D 100

Contacts:
Thomas White Eagle assistant - Dile
dharmaaqp@gmail.com

miércoles, 18 de julio de 2012

Yemanya (Goddess of the Sea) ritual

Ritual / tribute / payment of the Afro-Brazylian origin to the Goddess of the Sea. 
A Deity of a rather turbulent and changable character. A great teacher, protector and healer of waters in our body (emotions). A great spiritual ally.

For the offerings she likes to recive: gold, perls, jewelery, flowers and fruits.


Contribution depends of the purpose of this ceremony: 
* for healing requests and gratitude to Yemanya: 
from U$D120 per personfrom U$D300 per group

* for other purposes please consult,prices will be given on case to case basis 

Note: 
This ritual can be also performed for a person or family present or in distance modality.
This ritual has to be performed at any beach location.

2 February is accostomed to be a day of Yamanya in Brazylian sea towns and cities.







Salkantay Trekking Tour to Machu Picchu

The Cordillera Vilcanota is an impressive range of mountains which include the massive Salkantay snowcapped mountain (6,264 meters) and three others over 6000 meters that you will appreciate while on the Salkantay trail. Salkantay is an outstanding snow peak, located less than fifty miles northwest of the city of Cusco in south central Peru. It is the highest mountain of the Cordillera Vilcabamba. Because of its proximity to the city, it is easily accessible and is climbed frequently. Join us on this incredible Salkantay Trekking Tour to Machu Picchu. There is a 5D/4N or 4D/3N option. Ayahuasca or San Pedro ceremony onroute.

TRAIL NOTES:                                                                           
Duration: 4 days / 3 nights                                                          
Total distance: 50km (31.25miles)                                              
Average daily walking time: 6 -8 hours                                      
Maximum altitude point:     4.600 m (13.776ft)  

Day1:
 Maximum Altitude: 3850 m
Minimum Altitude: 2850 m
Hiking distance: 14 km approx

Day 2:
Maximum Altitude: 4650 m.
Minimum Altitude: 2920 m
Hiking distance: 20km to Chaullay.

Day 3:
 Maximum Altitude: 2920 m
Minimum Altitude: 1600 m
Hiking distance: 15km approx   
                 
                                               
ITINERARY FOR 5D/4N TREK


Day 01 : CUSCO – MOLLEPATA – SAYAPATA – HUMANTAY LAKE – SORAYPAMPA.

We will leave Cusco approximately at 5:00a.m. A bus will take us to the town of Mollepata (2900 meters above sea level) where we will arrive approximately at 7:30 in the morning, we will stop for last minute supplies, leg-stretching or to use the restrooms at a local restaurant. We will continue our journey to Sayapata, our trek starting point. We will meet with our support staff, who will load the equipment on horses and mules. Around 9:00 a.m., we will begin our hike toward Soraypampa (3850 meters above sea level). During the hike we will have panoramic views of the majestic Salkantay, other mountains covered with snow, and the Valley of Apurimac River. Around 1:00p.m., we will have a Peruvian lunch. After lunch, we will visit Humantay Lake, a lake in the mountains, (3 hours hike) and we will come back to our campsite where the tents will be ready for you as well as your dinner.

Day 02 : SORAYPAMPA – CHALLWAY

Today, nature will change drastically from dry sceneries to snowy peaks and tropical areas. After a nutritious breakfast, we will start the most difficult part of the trek. We will start the hike around 7:00 in the morning. We will hike to a place called Pampas Salkantay, then go toward the left side of the snowy peaks of Umantay located next to the Apu Salkantay. At midday, we will be at the highest point (4600 meters above sea level).Salkantay route tour to Machu Picchu. We will appreciate spectacular views of the mountains and the imposing snowy peaks of the Salkantay (6264 meters above sea level) which is known as the second highest point of the Cusco region. Around 1:00 p.m., we will have our lunch, in the area called Huayracmachay. After a trek of approximately 3 hours, we will arrive to our camp in Challway (2920 meters above sea level). Around 7:00p.m., we will recuperate from the trek and eat dinner.

Day 03 : CHALLWAY – PLAYA  SAHUAYACO – SANTA TERESA HOT SPRINGS

Around 7:00a.m., we will start our trek. We will walk for about 6 hours toward Playa Sahuayaco and during this period; we will view the town of Collpabamba, also called the “Forest Cloudy Brow” where waterfalls, fruit-bearing trees, varied flora, and birds can be observed. If we are lucky, we will be able to observe the famous bird called the “Cock of the Rocks”. Here we will have lunch. At 2:00 p.m. a local bus will take us to Santa Teresa Hot Springs, where you can enjoy and relax at the hot pools. You will have dinner and camping there.

Day 04 : SANTA TERESA- LUCMABAMBA – LLACTAPATA – HYDROELECTRIC – AGUAS CALIENTES

After an early breakfast, we take the local transport to Lucmabamba (40 minutes ride) to our start hiking point. Once at the Llactapata entrance, you will start an ascent hike towards the ruins of Llactapata. On the way you will observe coffee plantations, beautiful landscapes as well as diverse flora and fauna. After three hours, you will arrive at Llactapata where you will have an amazing view of Machu Picchu. Here you will have time to rest and enjoy the scenery. A descending trail will take you to the Hydroelectric where you will eat lunch. The last part of the trek, an approximately 2 hours walk, takes us to Aguas Calientes. Upon arrival, you will be accommodated at the hostel or hotel of your choice (included on this package). There is free time in the evening.

Day 05: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu Sanctuary - Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo .
Today, you will be able to choose between waking up at 4:30a.m. and walking up to Machu Picchu or taking a bus to Machu Picchu at 7:00a.m. In Machu Picchu, you will have a guided tour for about two hours and after that you will be free to explore the Citadel and take pictures. After Machu Picchu you need to come back to Aguas Calientes where you will be taking a train to Ollantaytambo and from there; we transfer you to your hotel.

Dates in 2015:
5 day/ 4 night departing 13th September

Treks available also on demand.



TOUR COST PER PERSON BASED ON 2 SHARING;

Trek only  
In a group of 6: USD524
Single supplement: USD115

Optional add ons: 


Ayahuasca Ceremony  or San Pedro Ceremony (optional): USD200 per person


ITINERARY FOR 4D/3N TREK


Day 1: Cusco Hotel - Mollepata - Soraypampa
We will leave from your hotel approximately between 4:30a.m. and 5:00a.m. A local bus will take us to the town of Mollepata (2900 meters above sea level) where we will arrive approximately at 8:15 in the morning to have breakfast. During the trip we will have panoramic views of the majestic Salkantay, other mountains covered with snow, and the Valley of Apurimac River. We will meet with our support staff, and they will load the equipment on horses and mules. Around 9:00 a.m., we will begin our walk toward Sayllapata (3200 meters above sea level). About 1:00p.m., we will have a Peruvian lunch. After lunch, we will continue hiking toward the Soraypampa villages (3850 meters above sea level). Around 5:30 in the afternoon we will arrive to our camp where the tents will be ready for you as well as your dinner.

Day 2: Soraypampa - Salkantay Pass - Huayracpunku - Chaullay
Today, nature will change drastically from dry sceneries to snowy peaks and tropical areas. After a nutritious breakfast, we will start the most difficult part of the trek. We will start the hike around 7:00 in the morning. We will hike to a place called Pampas Salkantay, then go toward the left side of the snowy peaks of Umantay located next to the Apu Salkantay. At midday, we will be on the highest point ( 4600 meters above sea level). We will appreciate spectacular views of the mountains and the imposing snowy peaks of the Salkantay (6264 meters above sea level) which is known as the second highest point of the Cusco region. Around 1:00 p.m., we will have our lunch, in the area called Huayracmachay. After a trek of approximately 3 hours, we will arrive to our camp in Challway (2920 meters above sea level). Around 7:00p.m., we will recuperate from the trek and eat dinner.

Day 3: Chaullay - Collpapampa - La Playa - Santa Teresa - Aguas Calientes
Around 5:00a.m., we will start our trek and we will enjoy the beautiful sunrise. We will walk for about 5 hours toward Playa Sahuayaco and during this period; we will observe a town called Collpabamba, also called the Forest Cloudy Brow where waterfalls, fruit-bearing trees, varied flora, and birds can be observed. At the Salkantay pass river crossing If we are lucky, we will be able to observe the famous bird called the Cock of the Rocks'. Once at Playa Sahuayaco, we will take a local bus to drive us to the hydroelectric train station. At around 1:30p.m., we will have our lunch at the hydroelectric. At 3:20p.m., here we have 2 options if you want you can go walking until Aguas Calientes (WALKING TIME ABOUT 2-3 HOURS ALONG RAIL TRACK WITH GUIDE) or if you want you can take a train (fare not included approx USD10) from the hydroelectric to the town of Aguas Calientes (2000 meters above sea level). Here, you have the option of going to the thermal hot springs. Overnight Aguas Calientes.

Day 4: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu Sanctuary - Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo .
Today, you will be able to choose between waking up at 4:30a.m. and walking up to Machu Picchu or taking a bus to Machu Picchu at 7:00a.m. In Machu Picchu, you will have a guided tour for about two hours and after that you will be free to explore the Citadel and take pictures. After Machu Picchu you need to come back to Aguas Calientes where you will be taking a train to Ollantaytambo and from there; we transfer you to your hotel.



Dates in 2015:
 4day/3night departing 14th September

Treks available also on demand.



TOUR COST PER PERSON BASED ON 2 SHARING;

Trek only  
In a group of 2: USD765  
In a group of 4: USD605  
In a group of 6: USD495  
In a group of 7- 10: USD470
Single supplement: USD115

Optional add ons: 

Ayahuasca Ceremony  or San Pedro Ceremony (optional): USD200 per person

These treks are operated by our Business Partners: 
Aston Garcia Tours (Luxury Tours in South America)

Contacts and bookings:
Jiron Bolognesi No. 152, Urubamba, Urubamba, Cusco, Peru. 
Tel: 084 509703. Cel: 947 773896
E: reservations@astongarciatours.com
W: www.astongarciatours.com



Trail Notes -In shared pool service

INCLUSIONS
Pre-departure briefing at your hotel..
Collection from your hotel and  transfer to the starting point of the trail.
Meals: breakfasts, lunches, dinners, a daily morning snack with a daily tea service. Vegetarian or special menus are available at no extra cost
Personal tents: 2 people in each 4 person capacity tent and a 2 man tent for single travellers, to allow for higher comfort and the safe keeping of backpacks. Our tents are 3 season, highly maintained to ensure an excellent performance in the field. 
One sleeping pad
One pillow per person
Horses to carry personal gear up to a maximum of 9kg per person (including sleeping bag and sleeping pad)
One textile snack bag per person, to avoid the usage of plastic bags that contaminate the environment
Filtered bottled water from lunchtime on day 1 onwards
Boiled water to fill your water bottle every morning and night and at lunchtime if requested in advance
English speaking professional and official tourist guide providing 24 hour guest service(2 guides for groups of over 8 people)
Dining tent with tables and chairs
Kitchen tent
Toilet tent with bio-degradable toilet facilities
Bio-degradable personal hand soaps
Bio-degradable dishwashing detergents used by our kitchen staff
Hot water every morning and evening for personal washing purposes
Chef and cooking equipment
Horses (to carry tents, food and cooking equipment)
Accommodation for all our staff
Emergency horse.
First-aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle

Entrance and transport
Machu Picchu entrance fee
Bus ticket from Machu Picchu to the town of Aguas Calientes
Backpacker Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Cusco
Private transfer from train station to the hotel in Cusco


What we recommend to take on the trail:

A backpack with a change of clothes for the whole period of the trek
Waterproof bag for storing camera and clothing.
Rain gear (jacket and pants if available) or rain poncho (plastic ponchos can be purchased in Cusco)
Strong footwear, waterproof trekking boots recommended
Sandals or trainers for comfort while at camp
Warm clothing including jacket, fleeces thermal clothing especially for sleeping.
Sleeping bag up to -18C comfort. Sleeping bags are available for hire USD15. Our sleeping bags are -18°C comfort, mummy form and include a sleeping liner. (They are cleaned after every use and have a maximum usage of 30 trips)
Torch/headlamp and spare batteries
Camera, films/memory cards and batteries (batteries consume more quickly at high altitude)                                                                                       
Hat to protect you from the sun, rain and the cold
Sun block after-sun cream or hydrating cream for face and body
Insect repellent - minimum 20% DEET (at present no malaria risk has been reported)
Handkerchiefs
Toilet paper
Non-disposable canteen (Nalgene type) and water for the first morning. Optionally: water sterilising tablets in case you draw water from streams or rivers along the route. N.B. Filtered boiled water, which is safe  to drink and has no reported health problems is provided on the trail.
Small towel, personal toiletries.
Cash in Peruvian currency and/or US$
Original passport.
Optional: walking sticks or poles (rubber covers required so not to cause damage to the trail). Available for hire.  
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Trek to Choquequirao

Join us for this spectacular introductory offer on this 4 day / 3 night trek that will lead you to the  enigmatic last refuge of the Incas. Choquequirao, Machu Picchus sister city (3103m/10,178ft) is a huge archaeological complex that is still under a cleaning and restoration process located in the scenic surroundings of the sacred Salkantay mountain and the Apurimac river canyon.
Choquequirao is known as the other Machu Picchu and of similar significance and built along similar lines is less accessible to reach and at present is still sufficiently free of tourists to give visitors a unique experience.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Cusco to Apurimac River.
Pick up from your hotel around 4.00am for private transfer to Cachora( approx. 4 hours). Here we will have breakfast before taking the unpaved road to Capuliyoc(2915m) where we will begin our trek after loading up the equipment and our bags on the horses. The trail winds it way down steeply in parts to Chiquisca where we will take our lunch. After lunch we continue downhill to the Apurimac river (1550m)where we will camp overnight and take our evening meal.

Day 2: Apurimac River to Maranpata/Choquequirao.
After breakfast we leave camp this morning around 05.30 walking to the temporary river crossing which involves a pulley/cradle set up. After a change of horses on the other side we start climbing towards Santa Rosa, the path winds it way up a steep slope for around 2 hours. During a half hour break, there is the opportunity to try Cambray, a local sugar cane extract. Afterwards we climb slowly to Marampata our campsite and have an early lunch. After lunch we have a short walk to Choquequirao ( ENTRANCE FEE S/-38 soles NOT INCLUDED) to begin our guided tour of the huge archaeological complex. Returning back after observing sunset at the site to Maranpata for dinner and camping overnight.

Day 3: Maranpata to Chiquisca.
There is the option to return to the site for sunrise before breakfast. We then head down to the small community of Santa Rosa where we will have lunch. Then continue down to Rosalina Beach where there maybe time to take refreshing dip in the waters of the Apurimac River before we cross the river. Again we change horses on the other side of the river before heading to Chiquisca for dinner and overnight camping.

Day 4: Chiquisca to Cachora - transfer to Cusco.
After breakfast an early start around 06.00 for the uphill climb back to Capuliyoc. After lunch we walk towards Cachora to met by our private bus to take us back to Cusco. Estimated arrival time around 9.00pm.

Departure and arrival times are approximate.

Campsites are subject to change according to our guides discretion and the performance of the group.

Dates in 2015:
20 - 24 August

Treks available also on demand.
TOUR COST PER PERSON BASED ON 2 SHARING;

Trek only  
In a group of 2: USD765  
In a group of 4: USD605  
In a group of 6: USD495  
In a group of 7- 10: USD470
Single supplement: USD115

Optional add ons: 
Ayahuasca Ceremony  or San Pedro Ceremony (optional): USD200 per person

This trek is operated by our Business Partners: 
Aston Garcia Tours (Luxury Tours in South America)

Contacts and bookings:
Jiron Bolognesi No. 152, Urubamba, Urubamba, Cusco, Peru. 
Tel: 084 509703. Cel: 947 773896
E: reservations@astongarciatours.com
W: www.astongarciatours.com

Included on this trail: In shared pool service
Pre-departure briefing  in Cusco.
Collection from your hotel and private transfer to the starting point of the trail.
Meals: breakfasts, lunches, dinners, a daily morning snack with a daily tea service. Vegetarian or special menus are available at no extra cost
Personal tents: 2 people in each 4 person capacity tent and a 2 man tent for single travellers, to allow for higher comfort and the safe keeping of backpacks. Our tents are 3 season, highly maintained to ensure an excellent performance in the field. 
One sleeping pad
One sleeping bag per person: our sleeping bags are -18°C comfort, mummy form and include a sleeping liner. (They are cleaned after every use and have a maximum usage of 30 trips) One pillow per person
One textile snack bag per person, to avoid the usage of plastic bags that contaminate the environment
Filtered bottled water from lunchtime on day 1 onwards
Boiled water to fill your water bottle every morning and night and at lunchtime if requested in advance
English speaking professional and official tourist guide providing 24 hour guest service(2 guides for groups of over 8 people)
Dining tent with tables and chairs  Kitchen tent


Bio-degradable personal hand soaps. THERE ARE TOILET AND SHOWER FACILITIES AT CAMPSITES.
Bio-degradable dishwashing detergents used by our kitchen staff
Hot water every morning and evening for personal washing purposes
Chef and cooking equipment
Horses (to carry tents, food and cooking equipment)
I horse in case of emergency
Accommodation for all our staff
First-aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle

Not included:
Travel insurance
Tips and gratuities
Meals and drinks other than stated in the itinerary.

What we recommend to take on the trail:
A backpack with a change of clothes for the whole period of the trek
Waterproof bag for storing camera and clothing.
Rain gear (jacket and pants if available) or rain poncho (plastic ponchos can be purchased in Cusco)
Strong footwear, waterproof trekking boots recommended
Sandals or trainers for comfort while at camp
Warm clothing including jacket, fleeces thermal clothing especially for sleeping
Torch/headlamp and spare batteries
Camera, films/memory cards and batteries (batteries consume more quickly at high altitude)                                                                                        
Hat to protect you from the sun, rain and the cold
Sun block after-sun cream or hydrating cream for face and body
Insect repellent - minimum 20% DEET (at present no malaria risk has been reported)
Handkerchiefs/Toilet paper
Non-disposable canteen (Nalgene type) and water for the first morning. Optionally: water sterilising tablets in case you draw water from streams or rivers along the route. N.B. Filtered boiled water, which is safe to drink and has no reported health problems is provided on the trail.
Small towel, personal toiletries.
Cash in Peruvian currency and/or US$
Original passport or copy
Optional: walking sticks or poles (rubber covers required so not to cause damage to the trail). Available for hire. 


lunes, 16 de julio de 2012

Temazcal / Sweatlodge


Esta es una ceremonia originaria de los pueblos de America, se practica en la actualidad desde Guatemala hasta el extremo norte de Canada.  Hay tambien vestigios de ella en la Siberia, por lo que se cree que en algun momento haya sido universal.  A traves de ella se logra una limpieza o purificacion no solo fisica, sino emocional y espiritual y es la oportunidad de sanar resentimientos y actitudes negativas con nuestras relaciones.  Es la oportunidad de sanar los traumas que nos vienen aun desde el vientre de nuestra madre biologica.

Esta ceremonia tiene miles de años, fue una de las primeras entregadas por El Creador al hombre, y está basada en la bendición y en la purificación del ser humano a través del liquido sagrado del agua y a través del calor de la vida. En el Temazcal recordamos que venimos del vientre sagrado que es el vientre de la Madre Tierra, el lugar donde fuimos concebidos, alimentados como semilla para llegar a tener la unidad de todos los poderes del Universo.  Nuestro origen es el vientre de la Madre Tierra y por esta razon nosotros tomamos forma, tomamos fuerza en la ceremonia de Temazcal.

Usamos piedras que alguna vez tuvieron el calor que viene de las entrañas mismas de la Madre Tierra, que salieron a la superficie y que guardan los registros de la Tierra desde tiempos inmemoriales.  Encendemos un fuego, ponemos un rezo, un buen pensamiento y calentamos las Abuelitas Piedras que, una vez calientes, llevamos a una pequeña cabaña circular y oscura que simboliza el vientre de la Madre Tierra y donde esta reunida la gente.

Depositamos agua sobre las piedras para recibir la bendicion del agua y en ese vapor las Abuelas liberan lecciones ancestrales que nos ayudan a despertar la memoria y nos damos cuenta de cómo se mueve el Poder.  A esto le llamamos la Memoria del Primer Aliento y todos juntos compartimos un misterio, una oscuridad, un momento de profundidad en el Universo en el cual se recrea el milagro de la vida, la union de lo masculino y lo femenino, el perfecto equilibrio de los cuatro elementos.  En esta oscuridad nos encontramos con lo mejor y lo peor de nosotros mismos y tenemos la oportunidad de sanar y purificar para renacer.  Cuando termina la ceremonia vivimos otro momento muy especial al salir de la cabaña, ver la luz  y respirar el aire fresco, asi como cuando uno sale del vientre de la madre y respira por primera vez.

Hemos cumplido entonces nuestro proposito de purificar el cuerpo, la mente y el espiritu, despertar la memoria ancestral y ayudar al restablecimiento de Todas Nuestras Relaciones.

Cuando entramos al Temazcal estamos volviendo al origen, de alguna manera nos retiramos a lo mas profundo de nuestro ser para desde allí tener la oportunidad de observar nuestra vida con una perspectiva desde la cual vemos la dimensión real de todo lo que nos rodea. Dentro de esta oscuridad tenemos la oportunidad de encontrar la claridad, de vernos a nosotros mismos de la manera como realmente somos, y reconocer esos aspectos con los cuales ya no queremos caminar para así poder trabajar en nuestra transformación.

En esta ceremonia nos encontramos recreando y celebrando la vida misma, por eso esta es una ceremonia de puro amor, de pura unidad, de pura vibración, porque ahí es donde volvemos a sentir el latido de nuestro corazón, ahí también es donde sentimos el funcionamiento de nuestra capacidad, al respirar, al alimentarnos del conocimiento guardado y perpetuado en esas piedras que vienen de las entrañas mismas de la Madre Tierra.

Nos trae tranquilidad, paz, nos ayuda a ver que todo esta bien, y de esta manera nos trae sanación. A veces sucede que llega alguien que no esta bien porque no sabe por que esta viviendo alguna situación difícil, alguien que esta enfermo, alguien que esta sufriendo, y ahí mismo prestando atención, entregándose, se da cuenta que en esa oscuridad es posible tener la claridad para comprender, para encontrar las respuestas, para resolver, para sanar, para perdonar, y así volver a estar bien.

Todo esto sucede dentro del Temazcal en una forma directa, con una vibración donde el ser sabe que está en paz, en armonía , en su estado de éxtasis total con todo, escuchando el sonido del tambor, del corazón, que le permite comprender que no hay diferencia con nada de lo que esta a su alrededor, y que también puede comprender que tampoco hay diferencia con nada de lo que está en su interior, para así poder volver a la totalidad de ser, a la recuperación total del estar. En esto están los elementos necesarios para encontrar todas las medicinas que existen, para encontrar como estar bien en esta vida, como no sufrir ninguna enfermedad, como estar en paz, en armonía.

Que llevar:
* Toalla
* Frutas y otros alimentos para compartir después de la ceremonia.
* Hombres, pantaloneta.
* Mujeres: blusa y/o un pareo o falda larga.
* Ofrenda de Tabaco

Las mujeres en su sagrado tiempo de la luna (menstruación) se abstienen de entrar al Temazcal,  hay un espacio por fuera dedicado para ellas.


El texto escrito por una abuela del Camino Rojo 

Las ceremonias del Temazcal es una parte de la preparacion de partecipar en lo que es la Busqueda de vision en la Montaña Sagrada >>

Please book at least 2 to 3 days in advance. 

viernes, 6 de julio de 2012

Specialised Mantra Meditation Workshop: Pisac July

I am happy to share this mantra workshop with I belive provides great tool for our personal
development and happiness.

When: 14 to 17 July, 6pm to 8pm
Where: Paz y Luz Hotel and Healing Centre, Pisac
Costs: Full workshop: $100. One session $25.

Detailed programme:

14 July Tuesday: Mantras for happiness
Mantras for happiness and for getting wordly things easily

15 July Wednesday: Shiva mantra
to release fear of death and other fears, purifies soul on deep level

16 July Thursday: Kamadeva Mantra (God of Love)
Mantras for love, better sexual bond with partner

17 July Friday: Goddess Nidra Mantra (Goddess of sleep)
helps with gaining wisdom during sleep and cures all sleeping desorders

More info:
Thomas White Eagle assistant - Dile
dharmaaqp@gmail.com

also: http://dharmamysticaltours.blogspot.com/2013/05/meditacion-clases-semanales.html

Individual meditation classes are also provided.

miércoles, 4 de julio de 2012

Horseback Riding Trek to Machu Picchu

This horseback tour takes you from Cusco to the sacred valley of the Incas and Machu Picchu is designed for horse lovers.
We invite you to ride horse through the Andes around Cusco and the sacred valley of the incas. 
This tour is offered from April to November including fascinating lagoons, archaeological sites as Saqsayhuaman, Moray (was an agricultural laboratory), Maras and Salineras, and of course the impressive Machu Picchu.
You will also enjoy lot landscape of the sacred valley of the Incas, where we offer camping or basic hotels under the starry and tranquility sky, lot of contact with local people working their farms.
If you are looking do something different than the other travelers this  is the best way to discover every corner between Cusco and the sacred valley of the Incas. The scenaries and geographic location of this region make very appropriate to practice horseback riding and camping in richest agriculture terraces dating from the Inca’s time. 
Ayahuasca Ceremony  or San Pedro Ceremony ceremony onroute as optional.
Our trained staff will make unforgettable this equestrian tour, the combination of visit  Machu Picchu makes this an spectacular alternative for horse riders as you, don’t hesitate to e-mail us if you have any question about this tour or if you like to book online.

HORSEBACK RIDING TO MACHU PICCHU  ITINERARY

DAY 01: HORSEBACK RIDING FROM CUSCO TO SAQSAYHUAMAN –  PIURAY LAKE – SENQA MOUNTAIN
The tour starts since we pick up you at 7:00 am from your hotel and transfer to the ranch where we will meet the horses and the guides. We will talk about how to ride the horses, safety, checks the saddles, instructions to ride the horses on the uphill and downhill.
Today you will ride about 4 hours beginning in Cusco, Saqsayhuaman, the upper part of Saqsayhuaman and finally arrive to the camping zone located in Senqa (3725m) and next to this point is the Piuray lake (3670m). Today ride includes highlight of the Altiplano of Cusco, mountain range and lot of flora and fauna along the way.
DAY 02: HORSEBACK RIDING FROM SENQA - CHINCHEROS - HUAYPO LAKE - TIOBAMBA
The second day will be more exciting, we will ride the horses on the Altiplano seeing the local farmers making their daily activities. Today will be the longest ride including 5 or 6 hours of ride, having picnic as lunch on the half way  to the Inca complexes.
Following an easy way and mostly flat we will pass next of Chinchero (3720m), Huaypo  lake (3508m), and finally arrive to Tio Bamba (3550m) where we will set up the tents to spend the night in this very quiet little village. Tio Bamba village is the door to the sacred valley of the Incas, it means you will see lot mountain range in the other side of the canyon of Urubamba, peaks over 5 thousand meters as Chicon (5530m), Capacsaya (5044m), Pumahuanca (5318m) and Halancoma (5367).
This day the landscape also offers lot view of local people and agriculture activities.
DAY 3: HORSEBACK RIDING FROM TIOBAMBA - MORAY - MARAS - SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS - AGUAS CALIENTES
Today the horseback riding tour will be more exciting than the last day. After country breakfast with spectacular view of the mountain.  begin the guided tour to Moray (3470m) agricultural laboratory, here we will have a nice introduction how the ancient civilization developed many agriculture tactics on the highlands.  then we will continue riding following a nice downhill path for visit the Maras town (2980m) and them the salt mine, from this point is just downhill to the sacred valley of the Incas and continue riding along Urubamba River through lots of agriculture fields till Yanahuara village (2890m) where the ride ends, you will ride around 5 hours.
Around 2PM will be the last lunch in Ollantaytambo (sacred valley),  then we will  transfer you to the train station,  around 4pm aboard the train to Aguas Calientes, the bottom town of Machu Picchu. If time permit OPTIONAL visit the thermal baths located next of town. you will pass an Overnight in a comfortable hotel with private bathroom and hot shower.
DAY 4: AGUAS CALIENTES - MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO
At 5:00 am breakfast and half hour later we will take the first tourist bus to to Machu Picchu main door, to be the first visitors inside Machu Picchu archaeological site. you will have complete guided tour of this spectacular and mystical place.
The guided tour include walk through the different sections such as urban, agriculture, and the religions zone was used by the Inca Culture. According with the time and your feeling you can coordinating with the tour guide the climb to Huayna Picchu (Young Mountain) this climbing take around 1 hour to get the summit from where you can have the best view for photos of all Machu Picchu and of the deep green canyon surrounding the sacred Inca City.
At mentioned time you will take the tourist bus for descend to Aguas Calientes town. Lunch will be in town and then we will take the train to Ollantaytambo (Sacred Valley) and from ollantaytambo we take a private van to drop us to the hotel in Cusco.

TOUR INCLUDES
  • Official English-Speaking guide
  • Entrance to each archaeological site mentioned
  • 5 - 6 hours of ride per day through the highlands
  • Horses and saddles
  • Saddle bags will be provided if you like to put your personal items
  • 2 nights of camping on the Andes or Basic hotel 
  • Camping gear as three people capacity tent for two participants with enough room to save your personal stuff
  • Dine tent (Private Service only)
  • Train tickets Ollantaytambo/Aguas Calientes/Ollantaytambo
  • 01 night of hotel in Aguas Calientes (3*)
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu
  • Bus up and down to Machu Picchu
  • All food for our camp staff
RECOMMENDATION
If this is your first time going to the Andes or High Mountains we recommend getting information about the ALTITUDE SICKNESS.
AVAILABLE
Any day (SINCE APRIL TO NOVEMBER)
Treks available  on demand.
Private Service (Private guide/van)
COSTS
2 participants $1500 USD each
3-4 participants $1300 USD each
5 to more participants $1100 USD each
Optional add ons: 
Ayahuasca Ceremony  or San Pedro Ceremony (optional): USD200 per person

This trek is operated by: Horseback Riding Cusco Company

Contacts and bookings: 

+51 966747459 

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING/CARRY
  • Day backpack with personal items, can be carried in the saddle bag
  • Wind-bloc Fleece or warm jacket
  • Long sleeved t-shirts
  • Hiking or riding boots
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Riding gloves (Optional)
  • Sleeping bag -10ºC (can be hire in our local office of Arequipa for $5 USD per day)
  • Drinking water is recommended 3Lt per person
  • Hat or cap to protect you from the sun
  • Sun block (sun protection cream)
  • Toiletries, towel and toilet paper
  • Selection of small snacks, chocolate, dried fruit, biscuits, etc
  • Camera, plenty of film and spare batteries
  • Good sunglasses
  • Extra money (soles) for tiping or to buy some souvenirs
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • RIDING ABILITY
  • This horseback riding tour demand intermediate and advanced experience.
NOT INCLUDED
  • Soft and alcoholic drinks
  • Hotel in Cusco
  • Sleeping bag -10ºC
  • International flight tickets
  • No mentioned meals
  • Tip and gratuities for guide and camp staff
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional activities
ADVICE FOR HORSE RIDERS
This tour is organized for all edges of travelers, don't demands good physical condition because there not hard activities to do. This package is dedicated to families.