Design an indigenous Eco-Sanctuary. Receive your permaculture certification with Penny Livingston. Learn ancient traditions for modern life with Q'ero Wisdom-Keepers. Sit with Sacred Medicine. Weave with the Masters. Explore Herbology of the Mountains.


We want you to be immersed in the richness of the Q'ero culture and experience the benefit of applying ancestral practices to your modern life. The first five days of this retreat we will dive in deeply to the spiritual practices of the Andes through Coca circles, sacred plant ceremony, nature hikes, and intensive teachings our Q'ero elder. We will really come to know the meaning of modern community, the deep and subtle wisdom of Sacred Plant medicines, and the power of personal prayer, offerings, & practice


The permaculture portion of this retreat will be a bi-lingual (English and Spanish) two-Week intensive Permaculture Design Course (PDC). The focus of your design project will be to design an ecological sanctuary with Reviveolution and our Q'ero Family so indigenous traditions continue to thrive in the modern world.  The course will be enriched with special guests including local indigenous farmers and native Peruvian families who will share with us their own permanent agriculture techniques. Proceeds from this course both sponsor local farmers to attend, as well as go back into local projects that promote ecological & cultural sustainability.

This training provides multiple ways of presenting information from presentation and slide shows to storytelling and interactive group process. This course include hands-on experiential learning opportunities provided by experienced instructors.

A globally recognized Permaculture Design Certificate, will be offered to all participants who complete the course and the design project.

This retreat is a unique way to engage in transformational growth, while nurtured by community, enriched by culture, & revitalized by organic food to gain powerful tools to for coming into harmonious relationship with ourselves and the world.



(Subject to minor shifts)

DAY 1-5: Applying Andean Wisdom Intensive, indigenous teachings, & ceremonies with Q'ero wisdom-keeper

DAY 6 - 11: PDC course part 1
DAY 12: Rest and Integration Day
DAY 13 - 18: PDC course part 2
DAY 19 : Closing integration circle and feast
DAY 20 : Departure for some, rest & integration for others

(optional 10-DAY add-on)
DAY 20- 23: Four-Day medicine making herbology course
DAY 24: Journey out to the high jungle
DAY 25-28: Weaving course with master weavers + a relaxing dip in mineral hot springs.
DAY 29 : Final departure


We are 100% committed to organic, in-season, healthy food that nourishes the body and nurtures the soul. We use only cold-pressed Peruvian coconut oil, Andean pink salt, and high-grade ingredients to cleanse and regenerate your body into health. What better way to show our respect to Pachamama (Mother Earth) & our bodies than by voting through purchases that support local, sustainable farmers.


We are delighted to be staying at Casita Huaran- a local family-run B&B - just down the road from the land we will be designing during your course. This is a beautiful property and guest-home owned by a local Peruvian family dedicated to sustainable land stewardship, surrounded by cascading mountains and flowing water. There is plenty of shaded area for camping, and many options of cozy rooms which may be single rooms with private baths, double rooms with private baths, or double & triple rooms with shared baths. What a beautiful place to soak in the spectacular Andes and learn about permaculture and indigenous ceremony.


Carolina Putnam

Penny Livingston-Stark

Juan Apaza Cruz

Q'ero Maestro Juan Gabriel 


  • Sacred Plant Ceremonies
  • Permaculture design of an Indigenous Eco-Sanctuary
  • Organic local healing cuisine
  • Pristine nature
  • Indigenous teachings to apply to modern living

Living Conditions.


  • shared rooms
  • private room
  • tent camping

Omnivore Food

  • communally cooked meals
  • over 80% locally sourced


  • medium: voice calls (no video)

Ongoing classes

  • yoga
  • permaculture
    3-5 times per week
  • plant medicine
    1-2 times per week
  • nutrition/cooking

Getting here.

First take an international flight into Lima International Airport in the capital city of Lima, Peru. Catch a national flight from Lima to Cuzco. Upon registration, we will send you exact directions for arriving to the retreat center in Huaran, Sacred Valley from Cusco.


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