Yoga in the glass enclosed studio this morning at Paz Y Luz – a beautiful space, though just a little chilly, especially for the Costa Ricans! After a yummy breakfast, off to the markets of Pisac. It is either a nice 15 minute walk by the river or a very short ride in the cute cabs. Everyone had good shopping!
This afternoon we continued our discussion of our energy centers and how to keep them clear and balanced. We then had an amazing Despacho ceremony, with the shaman, Don Basillio and his spirit brother, Julian Sasari. We all were given 3 coca leaves symbolizing the power of the Andes in which to place our intentions. Then, one by one, we sat with Don Basillio, and he chose the Inca image that represented us and placed the offering in the medicine bundle. We were blown away by how right on each of them were. He seemed to read our soul as he chanted to spirits. Then ended with connecting us to Sabiduria, the ancient wisdom inside. After the bundle was complete and the fire was lit, Don Basillio rubbed the bundle over each one of us and it was then offered into the fire. After it finished burning, we joined hands forming a circle. The incredible energy was all around us. We laughed ,cried and hugged each other, feeling the blessing from the heavens and Pacha Mama(Mother Earth). The fireworks that went off in the distance were a perfect ending to this incredible ceremony.