Karpay Initiation Retreat

An exclusive, grounding 8 day retreat, leading us beautifully back into our own deepest heart space, within a safe container of love. These extraordinary teachings allow us to blossom, align, connect to source and feel empowered to walk the path of our highest destiny with humility and grace.

These Karpays are steeped with wisdom and are a wonderful experiential way to embody the secrets of the Andean mystical spiritual path first hand. The retreat will be facilitated by my teacher Altomesayoq Don Augustine and Santos Machacca Apaza, from the High Andes, Peru. They will be offering 7 Karpays, or initiation rites. These are deeply heartfelt transmissions of energetic consciousness, offered in and around the beautiful Avalon, Somerset.

Dates: August 7-16 2020 at the prestigious award winning Earthspirit Centre, nr Glastonbury, UK. Here there are great facilities, which include a hot tub/sauna and beautiful countryside walks locally. Glastonbury is only ten minutes away by car, we will have a nine seater vehicle available and shared cars to help us to offer the rites in places of natural beauty where possible. Earlybird offers are available now.

For more info and an itinerary:
07528 614747/

Personal investment

Until Jan 30th 2020 – £1295
Until March 30th 2020 – £1395
Until May 30th 2020 – £1450
Until August 7th 2020 – £1495


This retreat was a dynamic, powerful and penetrating experience. Each day included a Karpay/ Intiation which opened my heart and mind to a whole different level of consciousness and brought me back into the essential experience of being.
I was plunged to the depths of my body and soul and then elevated to the higher realms of the cosmos. At one time I felt I was caught in the emotional backwash and riptides of the ocean – pain,sadness and grief erupted from every cell of my body to be released and washed away. Everything felt shiny and new – smells, taste and moving my body was at first strange, then I realised how disconnected I had been. I was finally at one with myself and united with the energetic Multiverse.

We had the privilege of meeting Don Augustine and his son Santos who are Q’eros from the Andes near Cusco Peru. Don Augustine is a master working with living energies. His power, knowledge and wisdom shine through his twinkling eyes and his spontaneous laughter. During the 8 days Don Augustine offered personal healings which had a deep and profound effect.

I feel very lucky and humble to have had the opportunity to meet one of the last Q’ero elders to be working in this way. This practice is alive, grounded and very real.

Brightest Blessings

SL, E. Sussex

I Joined TariPayPacha in Sweden 2019. It is hard to describe this experience in words.. I will try. Sitting with Don Augustine and Santos.. listening and learning in depth the history of the Inca and Pre- Inca times was both heart opening and gave real insight into their lives. Their songs.. their weavings that are directly connected to Life and other dimensions.

Don Augustine is a powerful healer and so is Ewa in her own right. Between them my soul was cleansed and put back together.
Receiving the Karpay’s was beyond my words right now but I feel them. I feel taller stronger… I have a deeper understanding, love and gratitude for all I am learning and living.

Don Augustine.. Santos.. Ewa and Nadjia.. Thank you all so much for this life changing retreat

ST, E. Sussex 2019

I am grateful for the path I walk. I am grateful for the healing that I am blessed to receive. I am grateful for the old wisdom and light that has been held and carried and is now being shared by the Q’ero people of the Andes. The world needs this medicine to help us remember what it can mean to be human. Thank you Thank you Thank you

AB, Sweden 2019.

For me it was fantastic magic to meet the Andean spiritual tradition. It feels like I’ve found home, found what I’ve been looking for. So grateful and happy about the initiations. I feel their energies spin in my body. I feel even more at peace of mind and body. The condor (white) is with me and

gives me an even greater understanding of my task in this life. I see even more clearly. Have even more understanding in heart. All knowledge needs to be integrated in my heart, in order to be integrated into life. I feel the connection with Peru, Agustin & Santos & the twelve mountains in my heart. I connect with love and the energy flows. The relationship with my mesa has deepened considerably. We’re talking.

J - Sweden 2019

Itinerary 7-16 August, Earth Spirit Centre

7th August – Arrive at 6pm, Dinner and introductory talk with Don Augustine and Santos. 8th August – Sharing circle, morning teachings with Don Augustine and Santos.

Despacho Ceremony in the morning

First Karpay in the afternoon, fire and talk in the evening.
9th August 10.30am – Sharing circle, morning teachings with Don Augustine and Santos.

After Lunch : Killa Karpay
Evening: Healings available with Don Augustine and Santos, free time, also Hot Tub/ Sauna available

10th August 10.30am – Sharing circle, morning teachings with Don Augustine and Santos. After Lunch : Ayni Karpay

Evening: Healings available with Don Augustine and Santos, free time, also Hot

Tub/ Sauna available
11th August 10.30am – Sharing circle, morning teachings with Don Augustine and Santos.

After Lunch : Altomesayoq Karpay
Evening: Healings available with Don Augustine and Santos, free time, also Hot Tub/ Sauna available

12th August – Free Day to explore Glastonbury and surrounding area.

13th August – 10.30am – Sharing circle, morning teachings with Don Augustine and Santos. After Lunch : Feminine Karpay

Evening: Healings available with Don Augustine and Santos, free time, also Hot

Tub/ Sauna available
14th August – 10.30am – Sharing circle, morning teachings with Don Augustine and Santos.

After Lunch : Taytanchis Karpay
Evening: Healings available with Don Augustine and Santos, free time, also Hot Tub/ Sauna available

15th August – 10.30am – Sharing circle, morning teachings with Don Augustine and Santos. After Lunch : Kuraq Kakulliq Karpay

Evening: Bonfire and final celebration
16th August – 10.30am – Final sharing circle, home after lunch.

These 8 days will explore the following

During this week Don Augustin and Santos, will also be open to perform; Individual Healings clearing physical, emotional conditions as well as personal readings.

♥ Welcoming Despacho – where we also set the intentions and outcome for this week of ours.
♥ A brief explanation of the seven Karpays (this is a transmission or interchange of energy) we will receive during this week (more will be explained before each karpay).
♥ The History of Q’eros – How Augustin became a Paco, his family history and how Santos is now being trained in the family thread.
♥ History and how the Despacho is and has been used in their tradition. A despacho is a prayer bundle or offering it’s used for a wide variety of occasions – births, deaths, as an expression of gratitude, to heal physical and emotional ailments, to restore balance and harmony, or when there is a specific request of the spirit world. We will understand what each item represents and how to feel creative in performing one for ourselves.
♥ Mesa, a prayer bundle, your personal “altar”, containing various power objects and stones used for moving energy in service of healing. The mesa is one of the main tools in the Andean healing tradition.

Before we receive each Karpay, Agustin has talked, explained, we have been given the history and the explanation of each one. This is a beautiful way to “fall” even deeper in-to the Andean energy shifts and understanding with our hearts. Within Agustin’s tradition there are twelve Karpays, we will receive seven, and the other five is reserved for the indigenous Q’ero.

♥ The Pampamisoyoq; Earth keepers’ rite; where you will receive the full transmission and connection with Pachamama. The intent is to open up for the ability to perform healing work on living things; people, animals, Earth. We will go through the different offerings we can do for Pacha Mama.

♥ The Killa Karpay; The Moon and also calling in the Chaska (stars). Calling in the four directions; East = ccollasuyo the Apus, mountains, the condors. North= anti suyo, where the hummingbird resides, the Moon, our heart and our emotions. West= conti suyo, where the puma resides. South = chincha suyo, calling in the serpant as in the path of the underworld, Pachamama.

♥ The Ayni karpay; Ayni is a form of private reciprocity, exchange, when someone calls for help and will repay by doing a similar work. This also implies to Pacha Mama, if she assists us, we will assist her and give her what she needs. When we call upon Spirit, people, animals etc for support we will also balance this support with “giving” Ayni, with offerings and prayers.

♥ The Altomesayoq karpay; High level healers rite; Means being “Hit by Lightning”. It is the Highest level of connection with the Spirit / Wiraccocha, Apus – the mountain Spirits, with all the elements, it is the psychic level of a Paco. You will seek contact with your “personal” mountain which teachings will go through you. Here the work is focused on energy and working with the Mesa.

♥ The Nusta karpay; where the day will circle around the feminine energy and we will talk and receive Female rite; Womb rite. Receive the feminine spirit and the represent Spirit of a feminine mountain. Calling back our ancestral feminine bloodlines. Each mountain has a Nustas. It is a very hearty karpay that “pushes” us to move our hearts energy forward and expand.

♥ The Taytanchis Karpay; The transmission of the Wiraccocha “the creator of all things”, father Sun, and Pacha Mama. This is the calling where the paco is using their hands to give forth the energy. For instance after a despacho is created you always get blessed on the head, shoulders, heart, stomach, feet and also receive this transmission to deepen your contact with the despacho and your prayers.

♥ The Kuraq Hakulliq; If Lightning didn’t strike you (Altomesayoq) but you still have the calling to become a Paqo you might have been chosen to be a Kurach akuljech. This is deeply connected to the ancestral people (the forefathers and mothers) as well as the Apus and Pacha Mama, and through them while chewing coca leaves (instead of doing a reading) the Kurach akuljech opened themselves up to receive the information seeked for.

The Moving Mandala Retreat

Details for Autumn 2020, Dates to be confirmed- please contact Ali to register for details.

A Shamanic, Creative Retreat for Earth, Peace and Transformation.

During this powerful 4 day intensive training, participants will be held within the safe and creative space of the 12 point Mandala. In sacred geometry the 12 point star (sometimes called the Cosmic Gateway) is referred to as the infinite field of all Creation and is a very powerful tool for awakening and manifesting our creative life purpose.

This is a superb opportunity to go within, connecting deeply to the earth, working with goddess archetypes, the chakras and taking the time we need to listen to ourselves and Mother Earth.

Through shamanic journeying, creative expression, dance, sounding, colour and sacred ceremony participants will receive 7 shamanic initiations corresponding to each of our 7 Chakras and related elements.

For the 8th Chakra ceremony we will invite our community to witness as we dance in 12 point Mandala, a moving meditation or dance for the land, connecting to our descent into the darkness of winter and preparation for the winter solstice.

The Moving Mandala is a powerful Community building tool and works to enhance and reinforce your personal spiritual practice. So whether you practice Yoga, Meditation, Shamanism, Energy Medicine, Body Awareness, Sounding/Toning, Intuitive/Ecstatic Dance and/or any Earth Based Spiritual practice this training may be for you.

Join us as as we journey into the rainbow, into the mystical space between our thoughts and dreams where the sky meets the land and we are able to see and express our true potential. Space is limited to 12 new participants and preregistration is required, so if this calls to you please contact me soon.

Looking forward to connecting with you all soon!