Walk a path of ancestral wisdom in the modern world.

The Pachakuti Mesa Tradition: Cross-Cultural Shamanic Arts for Personal and Planetary Renewal is a five-part series of intensives in the shamanic arts of restoring harmony, health, and earth stewardship. This workshop series aligns the traditional shamanic arts of Peru and the wisdom of its heritage with the needs of the present day, a transformational moment of planetary and human history. Participants will cultivate a deeper relationship with nature and the unseen world, and receive multiple opportunities for self-exploration, empowerment, and profound personal growth.

The PMT Apprenticeship series provides a comprehensive foundation and deep initiation into the living lineage of the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition and the millennial wisdom of cross-cultural shamanism. This program is open to all people who desire to be of service, whether they are long-time mesa carriers or new to this tradition.

The Pachakuti Mesa Tradition Apprenticeship Series

Part I: The Call to Heal – Releasing the Past (There are no prerequisites for this class)
This apprenticeship workshop initiates participants into the Pachakuti Mesa, a powerful and sacred altar. Students learn how to create their own mesas and work with them for self-empowerment, transformation, and helping others. Through shamanic journey and visionary states of consciousness, participants will explore the three worlds of the Andean cosmovision, sacred reciprocity with all that is, the core ingredients of ceremonial mastery, sacred sound and ritual language, healing and curanderismo, and the inner world of the ukhupacha.

Part II: A Balance of Power – Transforming the Present (Prerequisite: Part 1)
During this workshop intensive, participants will apprentice in the center of the mesa, traditional Peruvian healing practices, and the kaypacha, the middle world. They will explore the kaypacha’s elemental matrix and magico-spiritual power, and learn about the moon’s presence in the middle world, mapping the cosmos on Earth, and celestial death and rebirth.

Part III: The Condor’s Quest – Creating the Future (Prerequisite: Parts 1 & 2)
This workshop is an initiation into the paqokuna, the Andean Shaman/Priesthood mystical path, the lineage of the sacred mountains, and the five virtues of the mesa. Participants will also journey to and experience the hanaqpacha, the upper world beyond the physical, work with the unseen world there and deepen their connection to their own spiritual resources.

Part IV: The Hummingbird’s Ascent – Living the Mystery (Prerequisite: Parts 1, 2 & 3)
In this apprenticeship workshop students will experience the upper world and learn about its lightning bolt of mystical illumination and the flow of kamasqa, the power of Creation. They will work with the elements, the forces of the universe, the body of Mother Earth, and sacred healing objects. In sacred reciprocity participants will create despachos to honor Mother Earth, the sacred mountains, the elements, the unseen world, and prepare for a paqowachu, a sacred pilgrimage.

Part V: The Shamanic Self – Serving the Earth (Prerequisite: Parts 1, 2, 3 & 4)
This workshop deepens participants’ experience of soul and spirit through ritual process, including the spiritual creation, activation and care of an apacheta. Students will work with the power of creation in the kaypacha or middle world, dimensionality and time, as well as with the three suns, and the hampikamayoq process (ancient breathing techniques for physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being and transformation). Participants will be further empowered by evoking both seen and unseen sources of cosmic awareness within their mesa, sacred objects and own being, and initiation into the lineage of this revered tradition.

Upcoming Apprenticeship Dates

Hoop II: Chelsea, Québec.

Part I: The Call to Heal (Releasing the Past) –  March 15-17 2019 & May 17-19 2019 (Choose one)
Part II: A Balance of Power (Transforming the Present) – August 9-11 2019
Part III: The Condor’s Quest (Creating the Future) – November 15-17 2019
Part IV: The Hummingbird’s Ascent (Living the Mystery) – February 21-23 2020
Part V: The Shamanic Self (Serving the Earth) – May 29-31 2020

Yola Dunne is a highly gifted curandera and teacher. I am humbled to learn this ancient wisdom from her. I absolutely felt the presence of the lineage during our gathering. Thank you for sharing this precious gift.

Juliana S. Val des Monts, Québec, Canada

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Registration Information

Registration Fees:

The workshop fee is $450 CDN (tax incl.) for each weekend payable by e-transfer, cheque, and PayPal. Payment plans are available.

Youth Discount: If you are 22 years or younger you will receive $100 off the registration fee.

To Register:

  • Contact Yola by email or phone: 613-291-0315.
  • You can also register now via the PayPal link below.
  • A deposit of $100 is required to reserve your place.
  • All fees are due 30 days before the workshop starts.
Apprenticeship Options

After you register you will receive more details about the workshop including how to prepare, what to bring, meal options, directions, and parking.

Cancellation & Refund Policy:

Upon a written cancellation request you will receive;

  • A full refund (less $50 admin fee) up to 30 days before the workshop begins.
  • 50% of the workshop fee up to 7 days before the start date.
  • There are no refunds within a week of the workshop start date.

In the event that the workshop is cancelled or rescheduled, all monies paid will be refunded. You can also choose to apply your fee to the newly scheduled apprenticeship or other workshops.

Yola Dunne is a dedicated Pachakuti Mesa Carrier who embodies the lineage of this Peruvian tradition. She has depth, clarity and a true gift for communicating with the unseen realms. Both in ceremony and in teaching, Yola taps into the living essence of what it means to be of service to our planet at this time.

Judy Hoagland, Pachakuti Mesa Tradition Sanctioned Teacher