Monday, September 12, 2016

Q'ero Maestro, Don Mariano Quispe will return 
to North America soon!

 November, 2016 in Georgia and North Carolina

Native Voices South is delighted to invite you to participate in ancestral teachings and ceremony offered by beloved Andean paqo, Don Mariano, when he returns to the USA this fall. 

Don Mariano will travel here from Peru accompanied by Odon Medina, our longtime friend who will translate for him as he shares teachings the first two weekends in November, 2016 

The two weekends with Don Mariano offer you the opportunity to work with powerful spiritual and earthly energies as they are understood in the Andean tradition. The teachings will focus on connection with natural forces, using practices developed since Inca and pre-Inca times by the paqos (healers, ceremonialists, and wisdom keepers) of the Q'ero communities in the mountains of Peru. The workshops will be deeply experiential, as Don Mariano works both with the group as a community and individually with each person to anchor those energies within the physical and energetic body.

   * Luminous Heart: Anchoring the Ñusta Energies  
In the November 4-6, 2016 workshop, we will continue to awaken and deepen our connections with the Ñustas, powerful female forces in and of the Earth, essential to the process of creating and maintaining balance for both men and women. Don Mariano will build upon the Ñusta teachings he has shared here during previous visits to North America. At the same time, he will open and anchor those connections for those who are newcomers to the tradition.

   * River of Stars: Connecting with the Cosmic Forces of the Wilkamayu
The November 11-13, 2016 workshop will focus on the energies of the Wilkamayu, the River of Stars (Milky Way) and its Sacred River of Water counterpart on Earth. The Wilkamayu (Above) and the Wilkamayu (Below) mirror each other in an unceasing flow of energies between Sky and Earth. Don Mariano will guide us in practices that invite sacred forces into our luminous body, connecting energies through each ñawi (the ñawis are similar to the chakras) and linking us to another ongoing source of energy.

Both workshops will be open to both experienced practitioners of Andean traditions and to newcomers - there are no prerequisites for your participation in the November, 2016 workshops with Don Mariano. 

The workshops will be offered at The Mountain, a retreat center near Highlands in the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina. During the week between the two workshops, a very limited number of individual sessions with Don Mariano will be available in the Atlanta, Georgia area.
We look forward to hearing from you soon!

Let us know at if you would like to be part of this rare opportunity to apprentice with Don Mariano. We will be glad to send you more information and registration materials for the workshops.  

With Munay,
Anita and Sam

Odon tending the Despacho fire.
Don Mariano and participants are in the background during the 2013 workshop at The Mountain 

Thursday, September 1, 2016

We are delighted to announce that Don Mariano Quispe will return here in November, 2016 to share more in-depth teachings from the Andes, accompanied by longtime friend and accomplished translator, Odon Medina.

A beloved and deeply respected Q'ero elder, healer and ceremonialist from the Andes Mountains near Cusco, Peru, Don Mariano has traveled here several times in the past seven years. His first pilgrimage to North America was in 2009, when he taught and traveled together with us and friends from California, Colorado, and the Northeast.

Part of the anchoring of the journey was here in the Qollasuyu (Southeast), bringing together dream and everyday reality. This opened a cycle of teachings with Don Mariano that we are grateful to have been able to continue, as he has returned every year or two ~ linking the heart of the mountains of South America with North America and allowing a rare opportunity for many of us to experience apprenticeship here at home.

Additional information about Don Mariano's 2016 visit will be posted here soon.  Meanwhile, let us know if you are interested in the teachings he will share the first two weekends of November, if you would like to be notified about future plans, or if you would like for us to hold a space for you in the workshops.

With Munay,
Anita and Sam