Via Illuminata: Shamanic Wisdom & Sacred Mantra

Join Deva Premal, Miten, Marcela Lobos and Dr. Alberto Villoldo for a feast of music and shamanic wisdom in the magical Sacred Valley in Peru.

We begin each day with morning yoga and an expedition to ancient temples, where we take part in ceremonies with the Andean shamans. In the early evening we immerse ourselves in the healing world of mantras and sacred songs, exploring sound, silence and meditation.

In this healing environment, we are enveloped in a joyful, inspirational, and loving rejuvenation of the spirit.

Come into harmony with the original sound of the Universe

Explore the wisdom of the ancients in temples in the clouds.

Take part in ceremonies led by renowned medicine men and women of the Andes.

Receive rites of initiation as an Earthkeeper.

Watch Alberto Villoldo talk about our expeditions.


Take the opportunity to go beyond all your hopes, desires, and fears.



April 14-21, 2022



Standard Rooms

$2,900 for double occupancy (same cost for 3rd person)

Sold out for single occupancy*


Junior Suite Upgrade

$3,200 for double occupancy (same cost for 3rd person)

$4,000 for single occupancy**


Suite del Rio Upgrade

$3,800 per person for double occupancy with 1 king bed

$6,200 for single occupancy**

Each suite has a charming bedroom with 1 king bed, living room, dining area, kichenette, fireplace and a jacuzzi.


Suite del Lago Upgrade

$4,500 per person (minimum occupancy 3 people)**

Each suite has a living room, dining room, kichenette, terrace, 2 bedrooms with 1 king bed and 2 queen beds, 2 bathrooms, a jacuzzi or an indoor counter-current swimmin pool.

*Please call the office to be added to the waiting list.

**Limited availability. Please call the office to register.

Optional Machu Picchu Day Trip*

Your day trip begins with a scenic train ride along the Urubamba River to Machu Picchu (7,875 foot elevation), where guides will walk you through the fabled “City of Light.” When guided walk concludes you can continue to explore the sanctuary at your own pace. Afterwards, you may visit the local craft markets in Aguas Calientes, before our afternoon return to our hotel.

Registration link will be provided with your Via Illuminata confirmation.

*Excursion day takes place during the expedition.
**Third party provider, all payments and arrangements are managed by WELSAT. The last day to register for this optional day trip is March 14, 2022.


Optional Sacred Valley Extension**

Mt. Pachatusan, the Axis of the World

Hosted by Alberto Villoldo, Ph.D.

April 21-26, 2022

This is an expedition to Mt. Pachatusan to take part in sacred ceremonies and rites of initiation with the shamans and prophecy keepers of the Andes. Mt. Pachatusan is the legendary protector of the Earthkeepers, the medicine men and women charged with the stewardship of all living beings on the Earth. In ceremonies in millenary lagoons we will receive the blessings of the ancient masters of this land, and we heal from the stories from our past.

Land cost: $1,950 for double occupancy; $2,350 for single occupancy.

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**This is a rugged expedition that includes two nights of camping at an altitude of almost 12,000 feet and extensive hiking at altitude. Participants must be in good physical shape. Open only to Via Illuminata participants (as you will have acclimated to altitude.)



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“The music we make is born out of a committed spiritual practice. We meditate – we investigate – and our music is a result of that experience. It’s more a case of life and death than entertainment….”

Flame carriers of a 5,000-year-old tradition, Deva Premal and Miten are at the forefront of the burgeoning world-wide chant phenomenon. They are one of the major contributors to the soundtrack of just about every 21st century alternative healing modality, from rehab/detox/stress management clinics to yoga studios, spas and meditation centres, shamanic gatherings and ceremonies in the depths of the Amazon, and throughout the world. Merging ancient mantras of India and Tibet with contemporary musical settings, their debut album The Essence introduced a unique musical genre.