Andean Wisdom U.S. Tour

AUG. 10 - SEPT. 19, 2017

 

We are excited to be heading North once again with Q'ero Elder Juan Gabriel

to share Andean ceremonies & teachings for modern life application.

Check out our schedule, and register while spaces are still available!

AUG. 11-14: BELOVED FESTIVAL

TIDEWATER, OREGON

 

Workshop 1: Andean Despacho- Opening Ceremony

Join as as we pray for the opening ceremony for Beloved and all its participants and the land which so lovingly permits us to be here. We will create a traditional offering of plants, seeds, grains, sweets, & sacred elements given to the fire in honor of Pachamama (Mother Earth) & the Apus (mountain deities.) Each specific despacho hold a multitude of minute variations within its elements that symbolize deeper meaning and intention. By offering gifts to the Earth and our ancestors, we pay our respects and provide them sustenance, in this way they continue supporting our life in a fluid interaction of reciprocity.

Time and date: Thursday Aug. 10  (time TBA)

 

Workshop 2:Andean Traditions for Modern Life

Maestro Juan Gabriel of the Q'ero Nation of Peru and Caroline Putnam of Reviveolution are inspired to share how indigenous practices are not outdated nor overly mystical. In fact, many of these practices are not only practical, but quite beneficial to apply to modern day living. We aim to share how we have come to appreciate the middle path between the ancestral and the innovative, and how simply these practices may be integrated into your life to benefit you and others.

Time and Date: 

Saturday Aug. 12, The Purple Star Temple, 6-7 pm

 

Contribution: Included in festival ticket

*Pre-Book Private ceremonies, leaf readings, Song Healing Sessions, and purchase Andean weavings all throughout the weekend

AUG. 15- 27 : BIG SUMMIT PRARIE, OCHOCO NATIONAL FOREST, OREGON

"OREGON ECLIPSE GATHERING"

Workshop 1: Andean Despacho Ceremony

Join as as we pray for the opening ceremony for Beloved and all its participants and the land which so lovingly permits us to be here. We will create a traditional offering of plants, seeds, grains, sweets, & sacred elements given to the fire in honor of Pachamama (Mother Earth) & the Apus (mountain deities.) Each specific despacho hold a multitude of minute variations within its elements that symbolize deeper meaning and intention. By offering gifts to the Earth and our ancestors, we pay our respects and provide them sustenance, in this way they continue supporting our life in a fluid interaction of reciprocity.

Time and date: (TBA)

 

Workshop 2: Andean Traditions for Modern Life

Maestro Juan Gabriel of the Q'ero Nation of Peru and Caroline Putnam of Reviveolution are inspired to share how indigenous practices are not outdated nor overly mystical. In fact, many of these practices are not only practical, but quite beneficial to apply to modern day living. We aim to share how we have come to appreciate the middle path between the ancestral and the innovative, and how simply these practices may be integrated into your life to benefit you and others.

 

Contribution: Included in gathering ticket

*Pre-Book Private ceremoniesleaf readings, Song Healing Sessions, and purchase Andean weavings all throughout the weekend

AUG. 26 - CORBETT, OREGON (Portland area)

"ANDEAN MESA DAY-LONG INTENSIVE"

 

Location: Dancing Tree Sanctuary (directions upon registration)

 

Arrival/Departure: Arrive by 9 am Saturday Aug. 26 and finish by 8 pm the same night

Description:

We will come together for a day of deepening our connection to offerings and prayer ways with Maestro Juan Gabriel of the Q'ero Nation of Peru & Caroline Putnam of Reviveolution. Coming together around the sacred fire, we will pray in a traditional Andean despacho ceremony to pay our respects to earth & spirit, providing them sustenance, so they in return may continue supporting our life in a fluid interaction of reciprocity. The day won't stop here, we want to share how ancient practices are applicable for modern life & bring the teachings home in a way that benefits you the most.

 

Includes:

  • Initiation circle

  • Morning meditation & prayer

  • Traditional Q’ero fire ceremony

  • Understanding the Andean Mesa, its uses, & practices

  • Unique sessions for applying indigenous practices to a modern lifestyle

  • Guidance to connect to your personal prayer

  • Lessons for on-the-go offerings

  • Organic lunch and dinner

Contribution: $70 - 150 sliding scale

 

PRE- REGISTRATION NECESSARY: sign up here

 

*Pre-Book Private ceremoniesleaf readings, Song Healing Sessions, and purchase Andean weavings all throughout the weekend

 

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 AUG. 31 - HOTCHKISS, COLORADO (Paonia area)

“DEEPENING OUR CONNECTION WITH OFFERINGS & PRAYER WAYS" PRE- INTENSIVE"

Location: Flicker Farm (directions upon registration)

Arrival/Departure: Arrive by 9 am on Thursday Aug 31 and finish by 8 pm the same night

Description: We will come together for a day of deepening our connection to offerings and prayer ways with Maestro Juan Gabriel of the Q'ero Nation of Peru & Caroline Putnam of Reviveolution. Coming together around the sacred fire, we will pray in a traditional Andean despacho ceremony to pay our respects to earth & spirit, providing them sustenance, so they in return may continue supporting our life in a fluid interaction of reciprocity. The day won't stop here, we want to share how ancient practices are applicable for modern life & bring the teachings home in a way that benefits you the most.

Includes:

  • Initiation circle

  • Morning meditation & prayer

  • Traditional Q’ero fire ceremony

  • Understanding the Andean Mesa, its uses, & practices

  • Unique sessions for applying indigenous practices to a modern lifestyle

  • Guidance to connect to your personal prayer

  • Lessons for on-the-go offerings

  • Organic lunch and dinner

Contribution: $70- $150

 

PRE-REGISTRATION NECESSARY: sign up here

*Pre-Book Private ceremoniesleaf readings, Song Healing Sessions, and purchase Andean weavings all throughout the weekend

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 SEPT. 1-4: PAONIA, COLORADO

"PAONIA VISIONARY SUMMIT"

Workshop 1: Andean Despacho Ceremony

Join as as we pray for the opening ceremony for Beloved and all its participants and the land which so lovingly permits us to be here. We will create a traditional offering of plants, seeds, grains, sweets, & sacred elements given to the fire in honor of Pachamama (Mother Earth) & the Apus (mountain deities.) Each specific despacho hold a multitude of minute variations within its elements that symbolize deeper meaning and intention. By offering gifts to the Earth and our ancestors, we pay our respects and provide them sustenance, in this way they continue supporting our life in a fluid interaction of reciprocity.

Time and date: Friday, September 1st, 3-6pm Blue Sage Center of the Arts

 

Workshop 2: Andean Traditions for Modern Life

Maestro Juan Gabriel of the Q'ero Nation of Peru and Caroline Putnam of Reviveolution are inspired to share how indigenous practices are not outdated nor overly mystical. In fact, many of these practices are not only practical, but quite beneficial to apply to modern day living. We aim to share how we have come to appreciate the middle path between the ancestral and the innovative, and how simply these practices may be integrated into your life to benefit you and others.

Time and date: Saturday, September 2nd 10-11:30 - Poulous Park

 

Contribution: included in Summit ticket

 

*Pre-Book Private ceremoniesleaf readings, Song Healing Sessions, and purchase Andean weavings all throughout the weekend

SEPT. 8-11 : TOPANGA CANYON, CALIFORNIA (LA area)

"ANDEAN MESA INTENSIVE WEEKEND RETREAT"

Event center: Cross Bull Ranch, Topanga Canyon, CA (directions upon registration)

 

Arrival/Departure: Arrive at 4 pm on Friday Sept. 8 and finish by 11 am on Monday Sept. 11

DescriptionWe will dive much deeper into Andean teachings & how they apply to our modern lives. This is an opportunity to retreat into nature, wake to rejuvenating meditations, and experience the benefits of incorporating ancestral practices. Often one ceremony can leave us feeling good, and we can recognize its power, yet are unsure how to integrate this once we return to daily life. This intensive is designed for exactly that. Bringing the practice into the practical, and enjoying the benefits of indigenous traditions in a grounded and clear way.

Includes:

  • Initiation Circle

  • Morning breath-work & meditation

  • Traditional Q'ero Fire Ceremony (despacho)

  • Understanding the Andean mesa, its uses, & practices

  • Unique sessions for applying indigenous practices to modern life

  • Guidance to connect to your personal prayer

  • Lessons for on-the-go offerings

  • Kundalini Yoga meditation with Gong Bath guided by Ram Kirin

  • Intentional Canyon hike with uniquely tailored teachings by our Q'ero Elder

  • Camping onsite (or you may book an airbnb close by at your own cost if you prefer a room)

  • All organic vegetarian meals

  • Free entrance to the 9/11 intercultural healing ceremony on the night of Sept. 11

Contribution: $350-500 sliding scale

 

PRE-REGISTRATION NECESSARY (limited spaces): fill application here

*Pre-Book Private ceremoniesleaf readings, Song Healing Sessions, and purchase Andean weavings all throughout the weekend

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 SEPT. 11 - TOPANGA CANYON, CALIFORNIA (LA area)

“A DESPACHO CEREMONY TO HEAL INTERCULTURAL WOUNDS OF 9/11"

Location: Cross Bull Ranch, Topanga Canyon, CA (directions upon registration)

 

Description: We will gather around the Sacred Fire for a Q'ero Despacho Ceremony to offer prayers and transform both personal and collective memories & wounds of 9/11 into intercultural healing. This is an offering of plants, seeds, grains, sweets, & sacred elements given to the fire in honor of Pachamama (Mother Earth) & the Apus (mountain deities.) Each specific despacho hold a multitude of minute variations within its elements that symbolize deeper meaning and intention. By offering gifts to the Earth and our ancestors, we pay our respects and provide them sustenance, in this way they continue supporting our life in a fluid interaction of reciprocity.

 

Arrival/Departure: Arrive by 5:30 pm on Monday Sept. 11 and finish by 9 pm

 

Includes:

  • Q'ero Despacho Fire Ceremony open to the public

  • Prayer and blessings

Contribution: $50-$100 sliding scale  (*free for those who joined the Topanga weekend retreat)

 

PRE-REGISTRATION RECOMMENDED: sign up here

*Pre-Book Private ceremoniesleaf readings, Song Healing Sessions, and purchase Andean weavings all throughout the week

SEPT. 15: MONTECITO, CA (Santa Barbara area)

"ANDEAN INTER-CULTURAL EXCHANGE NIGHT"

 

Event center:

Montecito Library
1469 East Valley Rd.
Montecito, CA. 93108

Time: 6pm- 9pm

 

Description:

Join us in this meet & greet hosted by Tribal Trust to join elder Juan Gabriel Apaza Lonasco of the Q’ero Nation and Reviveolution Founder Carolina Putnam in a night of intercultural exchange. Enjoy a casual night of introduction to Andean Cosmovision teachings, and insight into the beauty of indigenous practices. We will discuss how it is possible to apply this to daily life, and share some upcoming opportunities to dive in much deeper! 

Contribution: $10- 20 sliding scale

PRE-REGISTRATION RECOMMENDED: sign up here

*Pre-Book Private ceremoniesleaf readings, Song Healing Sessions, for Sept 16 & 17 and purchase Andean weavings throughout the night.

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PRIVATE READINGS AND CEREMONIES DETAILS

When an elder dedicates his/her whole life to be at the service of others by sharing prayer and ceremony, it is important we care for him/her and their families by offering the appropriate contribution for their time & commitment. A wisdom-keeper is a human being with the same basic needs to be met just like all of us, and it is our honor to care for their livelihood. Read here to find out more about how elders were traditionally cared for in communities & how it is still necessary in the modern day.

 

Here are the contributions for privates offered throughout this U.S. journey:

 

Private readings :  $50 - 100 sliding scale

Private ceremonies : $150

Song Healing Sessions : $80 - 100 sliding scale

 

*This being said, there is some flexibility within reason when truly needed, as it is our commitment to share healing & well-being. Please be mindful of these requests, remembering that our elder and his team flew internationally from Peru & are driving around the country to pray with you. Please also note, there are many public events being offered at approachable prices so you may also enjoy the experience in a group context.

SPONSOR THE ELDER-MOBILE!

A great way to be of service to this journey is by sponsoring the car rental for Elder Juan Gabriel and his assistants! By contributing to our ride from LA-Oregon-Colorado-LA, you are supporting the lives of many by ensuring we can share Andean teachings and ceremonies with ease & grace. For a full sponsorship of our rental (estimated $900 USD) we want to show you our gratitude by offering you an entrance either of our two intensive retreats (Hotchkiss or LA), along with extra goodies.