Retreat InfoAbout the Retreat:
Paititi Institute for the Preservation of Ecology & Indigenous Culture is a non-profit organization founded in 2010, dedicated to Mother Earth and the Infinite Human Potential. Our intercultural bridges support individuals and communities to live as activated, responsible and joyful human beings in harmony with inner and outer landscapes.
Dedication to self-realization of ones highest potential, while humbly sharing it with each other for the greatest benefit of all, reflects the symbiotic quality of Nature’s organic intelligence we are all a part of. This is a core value of Paititi and informs the essence of all our projects, such as healing serious health conditions, consciousness transformation, land stewardship, community gardening and permaculture, free natural medicine campaigns for rural communities or social development initiatives. Being a responsible, hearted-centered human being is the key to the blossoming of life on our planet.Description of Services:
Embodying True Nature Transformation Retreats:
Our Embody True Nature retreats are offered in 10, 16 and 33-day formats. We weave ancestral living wisdom traditions of Peru and Tibet supported by Jungian Transpersonal Psychology to provide a foundation to both discover and develop the innermost purpose of one’s life. Together we transcend the layers of our individual and collective conditioning in order to know and trust our eternally brilliant and indestructible true nature. In this process we immerse into the magnificent realm of Mother Nature through the native indigenous foundational practices of remembrance, initiation rites and sacred plant ceremonies while establishing intercultural bridges in order to make this work applicable in our daily lives.
Shamanic Permaculture Design Certificate Retreats:
In this journey we explore deeply how we can live in sustainable and harmonious relationship with nature while creating a supportive, self sufficient and nurturing community around us. Weaving together the teachings of Permaculture design and the interconnection of our inner and outer landscapes we will immerse ourselves into a deep exploration of nature and our human nature unraveling the ways we can co-evolve and heal together.
Intercultural Healing Exchange:
This retreat is a powerful opportunity for healers (and aspiring healers) to more deeply awaken their path of service, while at the same time deepening their practice. In this process healers have the opportunity to learn from and experience the Ando-Amazonian healing traditions, as well as offer their gifts as a healer to the local community here in Peru.
Evolutionary Healing is a path of self-realization & consciousness transformation geared towards catalyzing our journey as a human being to embody ones fullest potential, in service of the greater whole.
Paititi Institute approaches healing as an opportunity for growth and evolution with a focus on addressing the root of our conditioning at the source, rather than merely addressing symptoms. At the center of each illness, a great love is waiting to be discovered. In this way, our greatest challenges can become our greatest gifts. In the Amazon, it is believed that each sickness is a mother who becomes pregnant with us. This is how we approach healing as well: everything inside and around us can be an evolutionary messenger encouraging us to open ourselves to the greatest love inherent within in the face of adversity, thus uncovering greater meaning and purpose of our lives.
Healing does not have to apply only to physical illness. It can be applied to basic dissatisfaction with life, lacking a sense of fulfillment, or the inability to fill the void. In our living wisdom school, that dissatisfaction in itself can be a wake up call for healing. The issues and illnesses are not approached as something random, but are engaged with as an organically intelligent communication of the higher self.
At the core of our mission, we are committed to the transformation and evolution of human consciousness. This consciousness transformation arises through the integration of ancestral wisdom, which mirrors the evolutionary teaching of life itself. This is done in a supportive environment where people can voluntarily immerse in a guided process of self-realization. The tools, practices and rites-of-passage that are cultivated within the sacred retreat container allow each individual to resolve their cultural conditioning and uncover their unique existential qualities, talents and skills. From this realization, new ways are uncovered for harmoniously channeling, cultivating, and sharing these gifts within a social community setting.
Living Wisdom Traditions:
Paititi Institute is a living wisdom school working primarily with the wisdom lineages of Peruvian Andes, Amazonian Rainforest, and Tibet. These traditions have withstood the test of time for thousands of years, verified by generation after generation to be skillful approaches for discovering the greatest meaning and potential of one's life.
Living Wisdom means that beyond the theory and philosophical knowledge, wisdom of direct life experience is passed from teacher to student as a state of being. These lineages maintain the continuity of the timeless essence of humanity imbued with unwavering resilience that stems from profound human values. All of our offerings, workshops, classes, practices and theoretic overviews are designed to be multi-layered and continuously deepening over time as well as applicable directly to each individual’s life experience.
Ours is a non-linear approach, and very different from the consumerist path of self-improvement or personal development. This is a path of realization with each and every one of our offerings being a holographic representation of the greater path as a whole. Rather than entertaining the ego, the purpose of this approach is to discover that the information and practices will perpetually deepen and evolve within you.
Sacred Plant Medicines:
We work with the sacred plant medicines of Ayahuasca, Huachuma (San Pedro), Cacao and Coca as facets of Ando-Amazonian transmission lineages, which support the journey during our retreats in Peru. The plant medicines are applied as skillful means for awakening spiritual insight and unravel the higher organic intelligence of nature in your very being.
Paititi Institute works with sacred and medicinal plants supported by ancestral guidance to skillfully uncover and cultivate essential, natural qualities within. Plants are teachers and when skillfully engaged within an intentional ceremonial container, the spirit of these plants can support us in connecting to the deep subtle energies of our bodies and the interwoven reality surrounding us. The ceremonies associated with many sacred plants have been known for millennia to reconnect people with Mother Nature, heal from ailments and clear confusions, doubts and obscurations of consciousness when utilized skillfully as evolutionary healing instruments within an ancestral transmission lineage. We encourage our participants to connect with the Evolutionary Blueprint of the ancestors as an integral approach to awaken the True Nature from the inside out as it’s deeply beneficial in tuning into the source of life in the universe as we know it.
Individual & Collective Shamanic Transpersonal Dreamwork:
Dreamwork is a tool which supports us in recognizing the universal, associative and symbolic communication of human sub-consciousness relating to the spiritual evolution of one’s being. This process involves a profound awakening of energy channels through documenting and evaluating a series of dreams to identify recurring key motifs. Getting to know the transpersonal archetypal language can produce a powerful insight into the communication of the subconscious regarding the healthy equilibrium of the organism. In essence, this tool helps facilitate powerful psycho-somatic breakthroughs and assess how hidden personality traits and emotional/mental patterns influence our life. The Dreamwork Practice is supported by indigenous shamanic approaches from the Amazonian Ashuar Nation, woven with modern Transpersonal Psychology.
This practice, inspired by the Amazonian and Tibetan ancestral lineages, is a multidimensional practice that rekindles your original connection with the essence of vitality by awakening the inherently natural, higher vibrational frequencies of your organism. The practice also aids in locating and processing psychosomatic sources of disease, tensions, inhibitions and repressed emotions. Ancient, cathartic and healing breath patterns are applied throughout the ceremony, purifying your energy body at the cellular level while awakening your primordial memory of original wellness.
The Remembrance practice engages a process of releasing personal history in order to know oneself beyond the stories we have created of who we think we are. The Remembrance process involves a dissolution of self imposed subconscious limitations, forgiving and letting go of emotional charges held in one’s past while realizing your totality of being and freedom from all limitations.
Many people find it challenging to integrate phenomenal experiences, life-changing instances, and big leaps in personal transformation into everyday life. Often, even the greatest insights get covered up by mundane routine of one’s habitual response to life, or are seemingly impossible to weave into a modern-day culture where one’s insights seem so out-of-context.
In our experience, insights and awakenings are only meaningful once tested in all weather conditions. We believe everyone has the potential to live with wholehearted inspiration under all circumstances when integration is approached skillfully. For us this work is inspiring when it creates real and lasting change and we are deeply committed to supporting the integration process.
Our retreats offer integration tools throughout the transformation process, including intentional sharing circles, primordial breathwork, dreamwork, nature immersion, time with self, creative expression and more. Many post and pre-retreat resources are also available such as online community engagement, podcasts, articles, online courses and a personalized distance healing program with live support for maintaining a steady pace of evolution in everyday life.Practitioners:
Dona Matilde GomezTeam/Medical Staff:
Elton Lee Abela
DetailsFounder(s) / CEO: Roman Hanis & Cynthia RobinsonGroup Size: 8 - 15Price Range: $1000 - $3700 (depending on retreat lenght and accomodations)Specializing In: Activating Potential, Amazonian Ancestral Traditions, Andean Ancestral Traditions, Anxiety, Ayahuasca, Coca, Depression, Emotional Healing, Evolutionary Healing, Huachuma, Integration, Life Elevation, Life Purpose, Living Wisdom Traditions, Meditation, Natural Healing, Nature Connection, Physical Healing, Plant Medicines, Primordial Breathwork™, PTSD, Sacred Plant Medicines, San Pedro, Shamanic Jungian Transpersonal Dreamwork, The Journey of Remembrance, Tibetan Ancestral Traditions, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Transpersonal Psychology
Our ProcessOverview of Experience:
In preparation all participants are given access to our online home study course, “Your Evolutionary Blueprint” in order to establish a foundation to the evolutionary healing journey and a connection with us before we gather. This course is also a powerful integration tool and we encourage engagement with it both before and after the retreat. All retreats have a private facebook group for group engagement before and after the retreat with participants and facilitators. In addition all talks are recorded throughout the retreat and shared for personal refection after returning home.Intake Process:
All participants must fill out an application form which goes into depth regarding health history, medications, personal goals and purpose for engagement. If there is a health condition involved our 3 month distance healing program may be required before considering an in person retreat. The Distance Healing Program includes a Personalized Nutritional Program, Shamanic Transpersonal Dream Exploration, One-on-One Transformational Coaching and energetic healing from our ceremonies.Supplemental Modalities: Symptomatic Dance, Integration Circles, Sacred Geometry, Qigong, Yoga, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Body Alignment Therapies, Medicinal Healing Diets, Nature ImmersionPsychedelic Substances Offered: Ayahuasca, San PedroHow does this Center source medicine?:
Many of the sacred plants are grown in our personal gardens. When not grown by us personally we source the raw plant material from trusted friends who use organic and sustainable practices. All medicines are always prepared by us personally.Practice reciprocity with local communities?: Yes