The 2018 Equinox retreat

Mark your calendar for a new Amazon Jungle Expedition

We have finished our 6th jungle retreat with great result – physical healing, emotional healing, great spiritual leaps… learning and re-designing lives. Here is the information pack for our next trip, landing into the jungle for the spring Equinox:

Content of the program

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 This once-in-a-lifetime trip into the heart of the most pristine place on Earth offers participants a holistic approach, addressing the body, mind, soul and spirit. The program includes emotional release, energy work and thus facilitates a deeper connection with all that is. This process aims to the essential self, the pure sense of presence, the sense of I AM, the integration of mind, body and spirit, connected to our essential nature.

In addition, within the Amazon program, the transition is further enabled by local shamanic remedies and Ayahuasca ceremonies. Our senses and feeling are ways to connect into the expanded consciousness that has been demonstrated for thousands of years by prophets and saintly men and women. Thus, self is becoming integrated with whole,the oneness, the ever present moment of infinity. Focus and attention of the I AM Presence places one back in the wisdom of oneness, the end of separation and ultimate joy.
The program run in the Amazon leapfrogs from the 2012 consciousness evolution concept, piloted in the jungle by a group of advanced facilitators,  and provides people with a process that promotes wisdom and awareness.
Participants rediscover themselves and drop into a deeper knowing, once they are pointed to their own, authentic and aligned direction, free from old patterns. This is a massive opening of personal potential: after overcoming their fears and inner obstacles, people can grow into the exceptional souls they really are, able to re-design their lives according to their abilities, aspirations and talent, and positively impact the lives of all other people around
them, becoming leaders of the new wave of awakened humans.

Satul Shipibo în care ne petrecem stagiul de junglăThe 17 days of program will take place in a pristine area, where the frequencies of the Western world do not interfere with the process: there is no electromagnetic pollution,(almost)  no electricity. The village is located upstream, next to the clear waters of a tributary of the Amazon, called Manati.

The daily schedule addresses the following aspects:

– body: detox with a shamanic diet and indigenous plant medicine. Swimming, guided jungle shamanic quests led by plant masters and shamans, pink dolphin watching, river trips, Tai Chi  will contribute to the physical attunement, together with specific healing effects of Ayahuasca. Emotional cleansing sessions through therapeutic and shamanic practices completes the body approach. Amazon 2014

– mind: mental and verbal reprogramming, meditation, group debriefing and debates. Releasing the hypnotic, cultural and religious patterns. Expanding the intuition.

– soul: subconscious and superconscious connections via breathing techniques, ayahuasca initiation ceremonies and connection with oneness, initiation into the Five Attributes of Mastery: centering, harmony, potential, vision and connection. All these elements build on a foundation of Love with the end result being the Joy that you are.

ceremoniile de protecţie, cu Kavi CânaA typical day in the jungle starts at sunrise, with body-energy practice, shamanic medicinal plant remedies and a bath in the river. It continues with the staged program of Personal Mastery, group work, jungle walks, private sessions or other activities. It then flows into a meditation or one of the five scheduled Ayahuasca ceremonies. We will benefit from the support of the experienced therapists facilitating the entire trip and the contribution of four local shamans, specialized in purification, protection, plant treatment and Ayahuasca ceremonies.

The entire group will get an orientation session before departure and another one on site.

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Accommodation in Lima can be arranged and paid on location, if you wish to spend the evening there.

The tentative schedule of the trip is the following:

March 19: Arrive in Iquitos. The group will spend the night in the hotel and leave for the jungle early in the morning. Please use the contact form at the bottom of this page to facilitate the reservation.

Try to land in the morning, so there would be no surprises, because the departure for the jungle is early next day and we cannot wait for delayed arrivas. Safest thing is to land on the 18th.

Free afternoon in Iquitos. You can visit the shamans’ and artisans’ markets. The group will meet for dinner, for an introduction and first briefing.

March 20: boat trip with the Shipibos to the jungle location. A one-day scenic trip through the heart of the Amazon, into Nuevo San Jose, where we will be accommodated in typical Shipibo bungalows and get immersed into the local lifestyle.

March 21-April 4 : Jungle schedule. Connecting with the nature, self work, plant therapy, Ayahuasca ceremonies, meditation and specific group activities (see details above).

April 5: return to Iquitos by boat and evening in town. We will be arriving around 2 pm, so allow a few hours between the arrival and your flight. Recommended: no earlier than 6 pm, for the participants that are not attending the optional Macchu Picchu loop. Best option – fly on April 6.

For the ones continuing the journey, evening in Iquitos and accommodation in the hotel.

April 6: Flights either back home, for the ones who want to return, or connection to Lima and Cuzco, for the Sacred Valley and Macchu Picchu loop. The camp itself finishes  with the arrival in Iquitos – this leg of the program is optional.

April 7: Morning in Cuzco and afternoon train to Aguas Calientes

April 8: A day in the Macchu Picchu sanctuary and late afternoon return to Cuzco

April 9: Departure to Cuzco

April 10: a day in the Sacred Valley

April 11: flights home

Statue of Pachacutec and the cathedral

Base price for the jungle package from Iquitos, including transport to jungle location, full board and all ceremonies and practices: 2450 USD. The hotel price in Iquitos, not included in the base price, is 50 USD for two nights (one on arrival, on on return). Return flight from home city to Iquitos is not included. 

The Macchu Picchu loop baseline cost is around 1000 USD, containing the transfers, hotel (3 nights in Cuzco, 1 night in Aguas Calientes), train tickets to Macchu Picchu, bus tickets to the top and entrance to Macchu Picchu. An exact quote will be sent to all participants that wish to take this tour. The optional loop will take place if there are at least three participants who wish to  take it.

The price shall be paid as follows:

– 500 USD until December 15, 2017

– 500 USD until January 15, 2018

– 500 USD until February 15, 2018

–  the remaining amount shall be paid on site.

The group activities shall be supplied in English; the group is international.

Facilitator:

Andreea IonescuAndreea Ionescu is a holistic therapist, coach and personal development counselor, with an experience of over 20 years in developing people, out which the last 7 fully dedicated to complementary therapies and coaching. Clairsentient holistic healers and coach, taking groups into retreat camps in the Amazon for five years, Black belt facilitator and trainer, she also holds initiation and currently teaches several spiritual and energetic systems, such as Shinki, Reiki, Seikhim, Huna, Angelic and Archangelic Reiki. She holds Tibetan initiations received directly from Dalai Lama, Karmapa and other Tibetan masters, as well as shamanic initiations like Medicine Wheel.

Black belt facilitator and trainer, Reiki master, teacher and healerShe runs  workshops, courses, speaks in conferences and addresses audiences interested in growing professionally and personally, as an individual or as a team. Her skills, techniques and expertise in a number of different processes, from rebirthing to energy healing, from metaphysical psychology and science of mind to linguistic deprogramming, allow people to enter an expanded awareness of being, closer to their original nature.
The approach is based on a mix of the best of spiritual traditions and personal development techniques, adapted to the stages each group goes through. It allows the performing and integration of initiations in different ways, shifting those modes as the consciousness of the group rises. Group sessions and personal ones are performed to ensure all participants are keeping up with the pace of expansion.

2013 group heading to the JungleMore on the previous formats,  about the facilitator and participant opinions, at http://pisicka.wordpress.com/calatorii-inspirate/calatorie-in-inima-pamantului/consciousness-expansion-for-tomorrows-leaders/what-they-got-from-the-program/

To register for the trip or require information, please email to andreeai@yahoo.com. Contact phone number: +40 722 402068 . A discussion group on Facebook is available at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1423417071242896/ on a membership basis.