Machu Picchu, Peru 2022

Shamanic Submersion Retreat

Emerge shining brighter than ever before


This shamanic retreat welcomes beginners to shamanism. The theme of this retreat is rebirth, meaning the subconscious programs that restricts and crushes your dreams will be stripped away leaving behind a blank canvas, the bare bones. In which YOU have the space, support and female sister-ship to explore self, explore your inner dreams and desires, explore your soul needs.

Discover who you are truly meant to be! This Shamanic submersion will illuminate your soul potential, you get to tap into self and ancient energies, in one of the worlds most breath taking scared sites. An adventure of a life time on all levels, mental, physical, emotional and spiritual. Returning to source both individually and collectively, reuniting yourself with ancestral knowledge.

Who is this Shamanic retreat for?

Women who feel disillusioned, worn out/down by life and society, for women that want to find their spark, women who have fallen into the habit of always serving others but are too tired for themselves. Women who feel they have been walking through treacle for most of their life and want to run free, an unexplainable knowing that there is so much more to them than what they are currently expressing to the world and seek the freedom to live unapologetically. Or women that just crave a new way of being, a natural way of living.

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Event Highlights

  • 10 Nights accommodation in the heart of the sacred valley. Over looking one of the most sacred of mountains Pitusiray, the feminine Apu, with the river rushing behind the Lodge.
  • Deepen your spiritual connection to Pachamama (mother earth).
  • Authentic Andean sacred shamanic Despacho ceremony - Set intentions
  • Shamanic journey - San Pedro ceremony - Release
  • Visit sacred sites, learn their esoteric importance - Absorb the energies
  • Rebirth into a new way of being - Living from soul
  • Embodiment of shamanism - Expansion of the heart
  • A foundation understanding of your energetic being - Science behind the mysticism
  • Evolve bonds of understanding, change mindset and subconscious programming - coaching
  • Sister-ship, bringing in the divine feminine energy - Learning to listen and trust your intuition


Situated in the community of Huarán, surrounded by 360° of breathtaking panoramic mountain views.

Everything in the home has been designed consciously, utilizing natural materials and being as kind to the land as possible. Nothing was rushed in its making: Adobe walls, stones, mud, natural paint dyes, eucalyptus wood and solar thermal tubes to heat the water- all connecting and linking the lodge with nature.

The common area is surrounded on three sides by floor to ceiling windows for a panoramic view that takes your breath away and leaves you in awe at the splendor of this Earth. The gardens, a botanical wonderland, envelope the whole property, adding to the backdrop for you to enjoy- including the world’s largest hummingbird.

Rooms are shared twins, with on- suite accommodating eight within the lodge and just walk across the garden accommodating 3 within a private exclusive use villa, which comprises for two bedrooms, two bathrooms. The villa is 220 sq m, with the lodge being much bigger - so plenty of space to stretch out, relax and find a quiet spot when desired.

There are hiking paths abounding along the river that rushes behind the Lodge, or up to the waterfall of Arin. The lodge is set back a bit from the main road so you truly have that feeling of being tucked away.



  • Day 1

    Arrive at Cusco before noon, where you will be met by myself and transferred to the lodge.

    Spend the day resting and acclimatizing.

    Lunch, followed by a welcoming Despacho Ceremony in the afternoon with Vilma our Andean Shamanic guide for the duration of our stay.

    Early dinner- gather and workshop before embarking on the next ten day journey together.

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  • Day 2

    Breakfast. Visit Pisac ruins, continuing to Qinsa Qocha lake, where you will really start to reacquaint yourselves with nature and yourselves.

    Picnic lunch.

    On the way down, visit the market, free time before making our way back to host.
    Dinner followed by evening workshop.

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  • Day 3

    Breakfast followed by short workshop. Leave for Ollantaytambo around 11.00 am

    Late lunch at Chuncho.

    Free time to wonder the village,and or relax.

    Return to lodge, light dinner.


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  • Day 4

    San Pedro Ceremony

    A reunion with self, Mother Nature and the Divine. A Shamanic ceremony that helps you see where you hold onto self-limiting beliefs and patterns in your life, and gently guiding you toward releasing that which no longer serves.

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  • Day 5

    Day of rest and reflection.


    Return to San Pedro site to share and process yesterday’s ceremony.

    Lunch at Lodge

    Free time for walking, relaxing or take one of the optional extras (message, Reiki healing, 1:1 shamanic retrieval etc)



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  • Day 6


    Early departure, around 8. Visit to the templo de Utero, a profound feminine energy vortex and templo de lunar in Anta Valley.

    Picnic lunch.

    Saqsawayman, Q’enqo, Puka Pukara.

    Dinner at lodge.


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  • Day 7

    Breakfast Visit Chinchero, Maras, Moray.

    Lunch in Urubamba at Kampu.

    Visit food market and see the spender of local produce

    Return to lodge.



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  • Day 8

    Day of rest



    Hike or horseback ride to waterfalls

    Lunch and dinner at lodge.


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  • Day 9

    MACHU PICCHU! Spring Equinox

    Breakfast to go.

    Early departure 5 am taking the train to Aguas Calientes.

    Lunch in restaurant

    Return to lodge in the evening.

    Light dinner.

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  • Day 10

    Final day

    Closing workshop activities

    Time to pack


    Free time to wonder into village for last minute gifts

    Farewell Dinner and festivities with traditional live music.

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  • Day 11


    Transfer to Cusco airport

What's included

  • All meals (vegetarian), including those taken in restaurants organized within the program
  • Transfer to and from Cusco airport
  • All entrance fees of sites within program
  • All Shamanic and coaching activities stated within program
  • Accommodation
  • All transfers to sacred site within program either by coach or train
  • Obligatory gratuities

What's not included

  • Flights to and from Peru Cusco
  • Personal shopping
  • Alcohol or sodas
  • Gratuities at your discretion
  • Holiday insurance

Meet the team

Claire Atyeo

Claire is the principal teacher and creator of Athena's retreat programs. Her passion for psychology and esoteric philosophy, coupled with being a natural born healer and life coach has been her driving force.

Through her own spiritual awakening, life journey, studies and ancestral heritage, she has developed a deep understanding of the human biological trilogy combining indigenous understanding with science.

She believes learning to listen to the body and environment, fully understanding how it works in unison and honoring the process, is the key to self-fulfillment, well-being, health and lasting happiness.


Our host family are a mother and daughter team, originally from Pennsylvania, USA. Kelly, our permanent host is a Holistic Health Coach and Reiki practitioner, mum travels back and forth, being a professor of maternal-child nursing in states, she uses her spare time assisting with education within the local community and brings study-abroad to the sacred valley annually. Whilst further developing her program to better aid the women and children within the mountain communities.


Our Shamanic guide throughout our stay! A strong healer, working with natural medicine and plants. Much of her time is dedicated to working within the NGO Wilka Yachay assisting the Q'ero Nation high in the mountains. Vilma loves to read coca and will happily read yours for a small donation.

Liza & Bernhard

Originally from South Africa, they first embarked on their spiritual journey with plant medicine back in 2007. In early 2010, they decided to make the permanent move to Peru due to a deep call from Spirit to continue working specifically with San Pedro. Now 12 years on, the two has grown into four, so you will often only get to meet Bernhard.


10 night retreat, Peru

14-24 September 2022


Deposit required: €555
Limited places available - early booking is advisable.

Deposits are refundable until 31st Dec after which they become non-refundable.

Remaining payment due 22nd June 2022, 12 weeks prior to arrival date.


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