Shamanic Healing Expedition to Ecuador (Andes and Amazon regions)
From the 2016-17 trip: With: Don Oscar Santillo; Don Jacho Castelo Aguerre; Grandma Shirley Barcley; Don Jose Luis Gualinga; Don Shairy-José Quimbo Pechimba; Don Jose Joaquin Pineda; Don Sabino Gualinga; Susana Tapia Leon; Don Francisco; Donna Santillan
Sun Rise meditation at the Cloud Forest - Bellavista
Yachak Jose Joaquin Pineda, Yachak Shairy-José Quimbo Pechimba, Yachak Alberto Taxo, Don Fransisco, Manuel Calazacon - Tsachila Shaman, Yachak ayahuascero, Atahualpa.
Watch video of Nangartiza Shaime Shuar Community. Meet Uwishín (shaman) Juan Anchundia (Chiunda). This documentary NATEM was directed by Mónica Hinojosa and Isidro Marín and produced by the UTPL. It was the winner of the film festival to the Cube 2015 in the category video scientific report.
Los SHUAR de Yawints - Pueblo Indígena que consagra la Ayahuasca 1/3
Taita Jacho Castelo - Yachak of the Andes
Send me an email if you are interested in the January 2018 expedition
Please Include a short bio, description of who you are and what you wish to get out of the trip, your shamanic experience, health condition and your location.
A truly magical and life transforming experience. Meet some of my teachers, experience La Limpia (energy cleansing ceremonies), sound healing, plant medicine, nature hikes, the wonder of the Andes flora, birds, animals, lakes and waterfalls, the bustle of the Otavalo market and much more.
With Itzhak Beery
January 4th to 17th, 2018
14 days- 13 nights
Group size 14 -18 people
Trip cost: $3,600
Includes: all meals, airport transportation, local flights, tour & nature guide, translation during the visits to the shamans, accommodation in double room (single room available for additional $300), water, snacks, and entrance fees.
Does not include: round trip airfare to Quito, Ecuador, shamanic healing fees ($40-$120 each). Hotel and staff’s gratitude tips.
Reservation: $1,000 deposit to secure your place. Final payment must be made before October 1. Please contact me before you send your deposit to confirm.
Cancellation policy: No refunds after October 1st.
Airline Ticket: It could be between $800- $1200 depending on your preferences. Check Tame Airline through Ft. Lauderdale, and others. Don't book before I confirm your trip availability and you send your deposit.
Shaman fees: All healing, teaching, San Pedro (Wachuma), Ayahuasca ceremonies are optional. You do not have to take them all. We plan on having 6-8 sessions - they can run between $40 to $120 each or more (will have a better idea closer to the trip).
About our tour guide/driver: Juan Carlos first appeared in my dream before my first trip to Ecuador with John Perkins (I wrote about it in my first book…) in 1997. You will love him as much as I do. He is a knowledgeable certified nature tour guide and a good translator. I have worked with him five more times since that first trip.
Weather: Summer runs from Dec. to March, bringing on slightly warmer temperatures. It is the Andean rainy season, so expect occasional showers. Temperatures can vary between 55-79 in this region.
Temperatures in the Orienté –Amazon region reach upwards of 90 degrees during the day.
Proposed Itinerary: (Subject to change upon circumstances).
(Google the locations to get a feel of where we will go).
NOTE: You are welcome to arrive a few days earlier and stay longer at your own expense. We can arrange accommodations and suggest interesting day trips.
Jan. 4 (THUR.) – Arrival to Quito’s airport by the afternoon/early evening.
Transfer to El Jardin (Juan Carlos’s guesthouse).
Jan. 5 (FRI.) – Visit Tempelo de Sol- Sun Temple > Pululahua crater.
6pm flight to Loja – Overnight at Loja hotel.
Jan. 6 (SAT.) – 4 hours drive +1.5 hour canoe ride to Nangartiza Shaime Shuar Community. Meet Uwishín (shaman) Juan Anchundia (Chiunda) – Overnight at Yankuam (Lonely Star) Lodge.
Jan. 7 (SUN.) – Waterfall trip> Evening: Natem (Ayahuasca) ceremony.
Jan. 8 (MON.) – Meet the community > Evening: Natem ceremony.
Jan. 9 (TUE.) – Nature walk > Evening: Natem ceremony.
Jan. 10 (WED.) –1.5 hour canoe + 4 hours drive + flight to Otavalo – Overnight at Las Palmeras.
Jan. 11 (THUR.) – La Limpia Healing Ceremonies. Don Jose Joaquin Pineda or Dona Maria Juana – Overnight at Las Palmeras.
Jan. 12 (FRI.) – Condor medicine and personal Healing with Don Shairy-José Quimbo Pechimba – San Pedro Wachuma – Overnight at Las Palmeras.
Jan. 13 (SAT.) – Animal and General Markets > Lake Mujanda water ceremony> - Overnight at Las Palmeras.
JAN. 14 (SUN.) - Drive to Cloud Forest > Afternoon nature walk – Overnight Bellavista Cloud Forest Reserve & Lodge, Tandayapa.
JAN. 15 (MON.) – Sunrise walk/Ceremony> Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas
Tribe> Ayahuasca ceremony - Overnight at Hacienda Zaracay.
JAN. 16 (TUE.) – 2 hours rive to Termas de Papallata. Nature hikes > integration talk. Relaxation/spa > closing ceremony.
JAN. 17 (WED.) - Relaxation/spa. Transfer to international flights after 1pm.