Ecuador·June 19 - 24 2023
Connect to the Source - Ecuador Immersion
Reconnect to yourself, your power, and your purpose! Gain authentic access to indigenous teachings in person with a master wisdom keeper!SOLD OUT
- Are you lit up by and ready for the chance to expand your awareness and consciousness through ancient spirituality? - Are you looking for additional ways to support your clients, students, and loved ones on their health and wellness journeys? - Are the ways you’ve addressed stress, anxiety, and other ailments not serving you and you’re seeking additional tools and answers? - Ever want to go into the mountains and learn from an indigenous medicine person? - Do you feel called to activate your personal power and gifts? - We have a unique opportunity to go into the Mountains of Otovalo Ecuador and work directly with Andean medicine woman, mama rosa! we are going to capture and preserve her wisdom, receive initiations and activations at sacred sites over the solstice (an astrologically powerful time!), and reconnect with ourselves and nature! - Take a break to reconnect with yourself and nature - Learn from indigenous traditions in the Andes with medicine woman and wisdom keeper, mama rosa - Activate your power and connect to your intuitive gifts - Receive activations and initiations from Mama Rosa's lineage - Connect more deeply with your ancestors - Learn ancient indigenous tools and techniques to apply to your daily lives and practices - Let twin sisters, Dani and Marni Pogachefsky, guide you on a journey of deep relaxation and self reclamation
Initiations into Mama Rosa’s lineage
Offerings and rituals at sacred sites, waterfalls, mountains, volcanoes
Local solstice festivities + rituals
Immersion in indigenous Andean community
Daily yoga and meditation
Workshops for self reflection
Stunning eco-lodge accommodations and meals
Mama Rosa & Jhony
Mama Rosa is a Medicine woman, midwife, and wisdom keeper of indigenous roots in the Cayambi culture of Ecuador. She is a well known and respected elder across Ecuador and shares her wisdom with local and international patients and students, in person and now across zoom. She and her son Johny maintain and share the ancient traditions of the Cayambi people and are very excited to share these traditions with our group during the retreat.
Wisdom keepers, like Mama Rosa is now, learned and passed the knowledge of such wisdom as cleansing with guinea pigs, removal of bad energies, attraction of good energies and the use of medicinal plants to prevent and cure various diseases and ailments. Today she has 35 years of experience exercising all these activities of healing and midwifery, and she has passed this knowledge down to Jhony who helps expertly share this wisdom in ways accessible to younger generations!
Marni is an international spiritual and personal development guide, motivational speaker, energy worker, and mystical teacher who has dedicated her life to traveling the world and igniting consciousness through self realization and cultural immersion and exchange. While traveling through Ecuador, she was found by Mama Rosa and invited to live with, be initiated by, and learn from Mama Rosa and her lineage. Marni is thrilled to help get Mama Rosa’s teachings out to a larger audience, so that people can experience the magic she was able to experience from her time in Ecuador.
Previously a management consultant at the largest global consulting firm, Marni switched gears to fully devote herself to a more "esoteric path” after experiencing burn out. She traveled the world studying mysticism and wisdom teachings with leaders across their practices and has been privileged to teach what she’s learned to thousands of students across the world.
Marni is passionate about supporting people in the spiritual and corporate worlds to find peace, balance, and purpose. Marni helps keep the energy fields of high impact conscious leaders clean and clear so they can continue shifting the paradigm. And she teaches others to do the same.
Meet Dani Pogachefsky - international yoga, meditation, and spiritual teacher and guide. Dani spent the better part of 10 years traveling far and wide, studying yoga, meditation, healing arts, human behavior, biomechanics, mind-body-spirit connection, trauma, the nervous system, mantra, philosophy, mysticism, spirituality, and other modalities with preeminent teachers in their respective fields. She travels the world to garner unique perspectives and expertise, combining her studies to make once obscure teachings accessible to modern society.
Her passion and purpose on the planet is to help unleash the full capacity of human potential, and empower individuals to embody and express their most authentic self. Dani believes in the power of inclusivity, belonging, and conscious relating. She infuses these principles into everything she does, creating a safe environment for students to be their full, unadulterated self!
When Dani isn’t traveling the far corners of the planet studying local wisdom, she is based in the United States. Dani is passionate about sharing what she has learned with others through one-on-one guidance, group classes, and retreat settings around the world.
The itinerary is subject to change based on the needs of the group and Mama Rosa
Shuttle from Quito to Imbabura - Welcome Dinner and ceremony
Ritual Bath at the waterfalls and Andean cleanse Class on the elements, Ceremony and meal prepared in gratitude for pacha mama / mother earth
Solstice celebrations - Offerings, dancing with chickens, community tour of Angla, engaging with local community members and meeting with the local women who work with Mama Rosa
Volcano hike / walking along the slopes of Imbabura to find stones to be used for power activation. Receive the stories and mythology / legends of the volcano. Offering at the volcano
Integration day + evening Temascal
Visit to the trails of the Tocagon Hill, Mojanda Lagoon, and Ponch Plaza (sacred sights to learn about the legends and receive initiations)
Closing ceremony, Final clearings
Transportation from Quito to the retreat hotel leaving at 2pm from Quito on the 19th! (we will have a shuttle for the group, if you cannot make this shuttle we can help you coordinate other transportation. We may move the shuttle time slightly depending on when everyone arrives!)
5 nights accommodations at Urku Wasi Ecolodge
3 meals a day during retreat days
All retreat programing including ritual baths, cleanses, Temascal, and sacred site visits
3 Energetic Healing classes
4 activations / initiations
Optional daily yoga classes / morning practices
1 Sound Healing