Andean Arts &
Earth Based Traditions for Sacred Activism
“There are more fake gurus and false teachers in this world than the number of stars in the visible universe. Don’t confuse power-driven, self-centered people with true mentors. A genuine spiritual master will not direct your attention to himself or herself and will not expect absolute obedience or utter admiration from you, but instead will help you to appreciate and admire your inner self. True mentors are as transparent as glass. They let the light of God pass through them”
~ Shams of Tabriz (13th Century Sufi Mystic, Spiritual Mentor to Mevlana Rumi)
Over the last two or so years I have been blessed to have received various initiations, training and rites through Yachachiq Karen (Yachachiq translates as teacher of spiritual knowledge in Quechua).
I have fallen in love with the beautiful Andean path from the very first despacho that I attended with Karen and have subsequently completed my Munay Ki rites, underwent the very first year-long Paqo course, received Nusta Karpays, and attended various workshops and healing sessions through Yachachiq.
It was not difficult to fall in love with this beautiful path as I am blessed to experience it through one who lives this beauty and truth.
Karen’s purposefulness and passion, her base of authenticity and purism, coupled with her experience and first-hand knowledge, love and respect of the path are evident in all that she does.
Her considerate, compassionate, humorous, playful and loving nature together with her zealous professionalism and great communication skills make for fun, informative, knowledgeable, memorable and deeply inspiring interactions.
I am blessed to have a Yachachiq that helps me appreciate and admire my inner self.. one who lets the light of God pass through her..
Deep gratitude & Munay (Love)Muhammad
Paqo Programme Testimonial’s
For me this programme has been a journey of discovering more about me and my truth. There is no going back- I have been given the tools to move forward whilst staying grounded, light and in my power. I love the rituals, being contained in sacred space and the connectedness. The practices really helped me to energise and clear, leaving me strong, powerful but flexible. Superb tools for living on Earth! Very empowering to let go of all that I don’t need. And to know this all serves Pachamama!
I recall my objectives for this programme of being more connected with nature- this was achieved and more! My connection with Pachamama was established with practices that are not only invaluable, but are serving me well after the programme finished. I’m sure it will continue long after too. I feel so aligned. The authentic activation of my Chunpi belts was a pivotal moment- I look back now since that and observe with clarity the shifts in my personal life, relationships, career, even health, etc.
Connecting with my spiritual family etc brought a lot of healing and I feel ‘I came home’ that day. I feel supported and incredibly held. The souls I met on the journey, under the guidance of a unique Teacher, has encouraged me to further embrace my own uniqueness. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for an amazing journey which is still continuing.
Thank you so much for taking me on this journey. It has truly been life changing. I fell like I have found a path and spiritual practices, and a community that resonates with my heart and being.
Through out this year, this journey has helped me clear out stuff and energy, empower myself and make very needed changes. all bringing me closer to myself, my true being.
Thank you so much.
Learning about living energy -as you said- was life changing. Through this and the nature spirits, I see the light within myself. The practices were exceptionally beautiful – and balancing. My masculine and feminine aspects feel balanced. The Group exercises were the most incredible things that I’ve ever experienced. I felt that my physical body- and in fact all the layers of me as a vessel of love. Unable to express enough gratitude Yachachiq, so much love to your being.
Most profound practices and connections with Pachamama, I really felt her. The best moment for me was connecting with Wiracocha (God), I felt a tangible connection and knew I was on the right path. I really enjoyed these processes, and had fun through this. I really feel like I belong, loving this new community. Thank you Karen.
Munay Ki Testimonial’s:
Wow I didn’t realise how powerful this would be. From the first session things began to change in my phyical world. Healing is occuring. The Serpent archetype arrived and began clearing out. So awesome.
I feel like I have come home…. like my heart is open. I feel connected and held – and curious to see what unfolds now. Thank you Karen for your beautiful presence in birthing something new.
It’s like I got a new family- a spiritual family. I felt held by the Nature energies – and by you Karen- thank you for your support. Your love & passion for these rites created such a beautiful foundation.
“Wow! The best way to describe my experience with playing the Pachamama (Earth-Solo)Transformation game is, to use Karen’s word, holographic. Every session of this game felt like it was being played on 100 different levels at the same time. True to her ability to hold an incredible, transformational space in the group Transformation Games, Karen holds the holographic space of the Pachamana (Earth-Solo) Game with grace and presence, offering remarkable and insightful observations and guidance – not an easy task, given the layers and levels that it is taking place on! She was the perfect link between me, Pachamama (the earth) and possibly the entire universe. I trust Karen implicitly on every step of my journey, and am so grateful for the new and wonderful tools and wisdom she has to offer at every turn.”Ben S.