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.



(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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