"What Makes Your Heart Sing" Transformation & Awakening to your Authentic Self. Shamanic Energy Medicine/ Soul Coaching. Sessions/ Mentorships/ Training/ Ceremonies, Workshops & Retreats : Ashera Serfaty - Shamanic Healing Practitioner, Soul Coach & Retreat Guide.

Welcome To Luminosity Healing Arts


"Without exaggerating, I have to say that this has been one of the most powerful experiences of my life so far.  Every day I felt challenged and supported. I found strengths in myself that I had no idea we’re still there. I return home with a new much more positive and playful map of the next stage of my life. "-Susan Barnes
"I was able to feel and release some old wounds, reconnect with Mother Earth, my ancestors, and my own Truth and Essence. I feel oneness with everything- something that I knew in my mind before but had no actual cellular experience of. This retreat is a beautiful gift that I will never forget." - Kasia Tennsent


Shamanic Healing & Sacred Sound Journey to the Andes, Peru:

Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu.
Lake Titicaca Add On

April 14-24th 2018 Main Journey
April 24th-30th Lake Titicaca Add On

with Ashera Serfaty & Irene Ingalls   

This is Not Your Typical Andean Retreat As We Delve Deeply Into The Mysteries & Places Few People See and Experience !

Mystical Temple Sacred Sites, Pristine Mountains and Sacred Lakes, Mystical Lake Titicaca Islands, Stargate Portals, Q’ero Wisdom Keepers, Andean Medicine Wheel,  Sacred Sound, Shamanic Journeying
Movement, Meditation and Plant Medicine Ceremony.

Early Registration:
$3175- Main Journey Sacred Valley (Paid in full Before November 15th 2017)
Lake Titicaca Add On: $1,375 (Early Registration before November 15th, 2017)

Regular Price after November 15th:
$3,475 Main Journey Sacred Valley
Lake Titicaca Add On $1575.


Retreat Highlights:

  • Quillaromiyok- Moon of the Rock Temple

  • The Other World Portal of Amaru Muru

  • Egyptian Portal in the Andes: Naupa Iglesia

  • Aakashic Records Gateway Apu Sawasiray


"I am so extremely fortunate to have been a participant on the Peru Retreat. My Body, Mind & Spirit were stretched into grace-filled joyful expressions I had never before experienced. I laughed and cried, feeling old layers peel away. I tapped into aspects of myself I denied and discovered gifts I hadn't known were possible. This was due to the amazing guidance and support by Ashera who had absolute integrity, compassion, humor and open heartedness. Her skills in creating and holding a safe space were impressive. I was held in a container of deep love and respect." Jo McKernan


Join us in the Sacred Valley of Peru, Machu Picchu & The Mystical Islands of Lake Titicaca in the majestic Andes mountains and step into a new level of your connection with nature and your deepest self. This transformational journey is a rites of passage that takes you to the most mystical places on earth where there is a high frequency of beauty and healing energy. Come and weave through the Sacred valley and its mystical sites and portals.

Through Andean healing practices, and the medicine wheel work, we embark on a transformative process where we have an opportunity to come into balance, awaken our full potential and open to a deeper sense of peace and love within ourselves and take it back with us into our daily life.

Initiations into the Alchemical Elements will allow us to transform Hucha (heavy energy) to Sami (light energy). Through fire, water, earth and air ceremonies we learn how to transform our energy. Simple and ancient practices for transformation will be experienced.


We have the opportunity to work with sacred sound- crystal bowls, light language, mantras, bija, sounds, wild chant/song and expressing our own unique voices- we awaken and attune to the highest vibration of light as we weave our way through the Sacred Valley and its mystical sites and portals.

We make a 7 day pilgrimage to the legendary Lake Titicaca exploring the islands of Amantani & Taquilla pristine beauty. The amazing waters of the highest largest lake in the world also considered the second chakra of the earth. We will explore temples of the sun and the moon a top of the islands plus Amaru Muru the interdimensional doorway.

We will experience a Plant Medicine Ceremony with Hauchuma (also called San Pedro). This cactus is a heart opener allowing us to let go of what does not serve us and connect with nature and the beauty of the earth. We will receive loving heart teachings from the plant and the earth unique to each of us. This is daytime ceremony in the pristine mountains followed by sacred fire.

Incredible mystical sacred sites and portals will activate our deep inner knowing and rememberence. As we merge with the waterfalls, rivers, majestic mountains and the stars we are reminded of our own power and grace.

This journey is an authentic experience into the spirit of the Andes. It is not a typical tourist trip. You will get to spend time to get to know the Don Basillio, a Q'ero wisdom keeper, be initiated into the Andean traditions and visit some off the beaten path sites and mountain.






We come together at Sach'a Munay Retreat Center located at the base of a stunning waterfall and the powerful mountains of Pitisuri and Sawasiray in the middle of the Sacred Valley by the small village of Arin, one hour and fifteen minutes from Cusco. This incredible center is an oasis, a natural landscape of trees, beautiful rivers, waterfalls, & lakes, embraces us as we cleanse and receive its liquid light energy.  Sach'a Munay is a non profit so proceeds go toward projects in the villages.

You will have time to explore the beautiful nature around the center, the gardens and rivers. You will enjoy private healing sessions and massage. There will be time to lay in a hammock and take a nap and receive the incredible beauty of nature, among the butterflies and birds.

Three fresh organic vegetarian nourishing organic meals with fish options will be served daily. There are organic gardens around the land so we will be served farm fresh to table.

Our journey will take us to Machu Picchu the Crystal City. We enter this magnificient wonder of the world ceremonially to open the portals of awareness and receive its immense beauty. There will also be time for your to explore the site on your own and find your own deep connection to the magic of Machu Picchu. We will stay at beautiful comfortable hotels both in Machu Picchu and in the quaint town of Ollantaytambo.

Lake Titicaca is the largest highest lake in the world. Its crystal blue mystical waters are legendary. Our journey from the sacred valley is 5 hours to Puno at the shores of the lake. The next day we take a beautiful hour long boat ride to the islands of Uros, Amantani and Taquille.

We stay at a hotel in Puno and home stays with families on the Islands. The people of Peru are very heart warming and hospitable.  This is an authentic experience in the communities on the islands. There are no cars on the island. This is an off the beaten path experience.


Retreats Includes:

  • 12 Days in the Magical Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu
  • 6 Days on the Islands of Mystical Lake Titicaca
  • Immersion in the Energy of Sacred Temple Sites & Portals
  • Entrance to all Sacred Temple Sites
  • Beautiful Accommodation at Sach'a Munay Retreat Center & Other Hotels & Home Stays.
  • Initiations, & Ceremonies with Q'ero Wisdom Keeper Shamans
  • Healing with Indigenous Curandaras (Healers)
  • Daily Yoga and Energetic Practices
  • Sacred Sound Healing
  • Movement & Dance
  • Hiking in Pristine Mountains and Sacred Sites
  • Nourishing delicious organic meals
  • Plant Medicine Healing Ceremony
  • Fire, Earth, Water & Air Ceremonies
  • Meditation
  • Laugther & Play                                               
  •  Cost does not include, airfare and airport transfers
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The Andean Indigenous Medicine Traditions & Q'ero Wisdom Keepers & Curanderas

You will be embraced by the Q'ero shamans, the earth andwisdom keepers from the high Andes who are powerful and filled with laughter and love. They will guide us back in to balance with all of creation. In the Andean indigenous wisdom tradition, it is said we are in the age of the “Tariapaycha”, a time of emerging consciousness that allows us to fully heal ourselves and share that gift with others.


On the journeys you will receive energetic rites, The Karpays, initiations in the form of transmissions to transform your human energy field into that of homo luminous, a luminous beings. The prophecies of the ancient Americas speak about a new human appearing on the planet, one who lives free of fear and resides in his or her transcendent nature.
We also work with and experienced Curandera (healer). She will offer us ceremonial work with the elements and empower us to learn how to heal ourselves and step into our own power.

Join us on this transformational journey of awakening in Peru, the mystical land of Pachamama, mother earth, and experience the deep inner mysteries of healing into your most authentic self. Those who have joined the last few retreats to Peru have said it was the experience of their lifetime and has transformed their lives!





Your Guides:

The Q'ero Wisdom Keepers:

The Q'ero are considered the wisdom keepers from the high Andes. These beautiful healers embody the true essence of love as they share and transmit their healing and message.

The Q'ero are the direct descendants of the Inca, who, 500 years ago, fled to the safety of the sacred mountains to escape the Spanish Conquistadors. They fled and made their villages in the clouds at 14,000 ft. Fortunately, the Spanish failed to find them there.

The Inca Master Shamans were considered the "Wisdom Keepers". Their oral tradition preserved the ancient healing methods, rituals and the prophecies for the future of human beings and the planet. This knowledge has remained uncontaminated for thousands of years.

The Q'ero understood that there would be a time when the world needed to remember the ancient wisdom. At this time, they would come down from their lofty hiding place to spread their knowledge. The time is now.  With their infinite graciousness they are offering this knowledge to all of us with their most open hearts.

We mostly work with Don Basillio, Dona Sabina & Dona Santusa. Though we may work with others as well.



Curandera- Vilma Pinedo

Vilma Pinedo comes from a long line of healers from the Andes mountains of Peru. Vilma's grandparents are renowned shamans, and she was called to this path before she was born, when lightning struck her mother while pregnant with Vilma. She grew up surrounded by master healers and began her path as a curandera (healer) at the age of 12, reading coca leaves and using her intuition to tell people how to heal themselves often with amazing results. Vilma learned English ( a rarity in the Andes) and was one of the people asked to accompany the Dalai Lama to Machu Picchu. She uses her fit as a tool for peace, healing and unity


Ashera Serfaty

Ashera has led over a dozen retreats in Peru and internationally. She has spent the last 8 years living the eagle/ condor journey. Half the year immersing in the Andean Healing Path with direct experience with the mountains, and shamanic healers. She is a Shamanic Energy Medicine Healer, Advanced Theta Practitioner, Yoga and Ayurvedic Practitioner andDancer.  From the cultivation of her own personal practice to facilitating classes, workshops and retreats, Ashera comes with over 20 years of local and International experience. Ashera is a spirited teacher, guide and healer coming from a holistic integrative approach to awakening. Ashera has been blessed to study with a variety of renowned teachers in Yoga, Ayurveda, Dance and Shamanic Healing.

Ashera trained in Peruvian Energy Medicine and Shamanic Healing thru The Healing Light Body School and Alberto Villoldo and in the Toltec Shamanic traditions with Dona Bernadina Vigil. Her journeys have also taken her to sacred sites in Mexico and Peru, where she learned directly from local indigenous healers and shamans. Ashera is full Mesa carrier in the Peruvian Q’ero tradition and has received the sacred rite transmissions from the Q’ero shamans from the Andes. As a healing practitioner guide and teacher she is passionate about assisting others on their path to restoring their original freedom, balance and joy.

Irene Ingalls

Co-facilitator on April 2018 Sacred Sound Retreat
Sound Medicine, Light Language Artist, Energy Medicine Practitioner Irene is an Alchemical sound healer, Light Language artist and Reiki master. Founder and owner of Seattle Sound Temple, Irene loves to share her deep passion for healing through the senses with others. Her work with clients utilizes sound and vision to call forth each individual’s unique self healing capacities.

In her sessions, she may use her voice, crystal singing bowls and/or special glyphs known as Light Language, to bring forth the client’s own curative energies. Her work is gentle, intuitive and transformative. Irene’s training with Master Sound Medicine Practitioner, Tom Kenyon and Alchemical Healers, Sharlyn Hidalgo and Nicky Scully form the backbone of her expertise. She leads sound healing adventure workshops in the Great Temples of Egypt each year where she has honed her skills while teaching others. Inherently joyful and generous, Irene brings a special sweetness to her sessions. She has the rare capacity to see each individual she comes in contact within their wholeness.

Tentative Itinerary:

Day 1

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  • 12:00 Arrival
  • 1:00 Lunch
  • 3-6pm Opening Circle/ Sound Healing
  • 6:00pm Dinner
  • 7:30pm Fire Ceremony

Day 2

  • 8:00 Yoga/Energy Practices
  • 9:30 Breakfast
  • 11:00 Medicine Wheel Practices/ Walk to River
  • 1:00 Lunch
  • 2:00 Despacho with Curandera
  • 4:00 Private Healing Sessions /Massages/ Free Time.
  • 6pm Dinner
  • 7pm Sound Healing

Day 3

  • 8:00 Yoga/Energy Practices/Sound
  • 9:30 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Tipon- Temple of the Waters with Q'ero
  •  Despacho Ceremony, Shamanic Journey
  • 4:30 Return to Center/Relaxation/ Free Time
  • 6pm Dinner
  • 7:00 Evening Sound Circle
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Day 4

  • 7:30am Yoga and Energetic Practices
  • 9:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00Temple Prachar& Moray (Earth Temple) with Q'ero
  • Despacho Ceremony, Sacred Initiations with the Q'ero
  • 6:00 Beautiful Dinner Out

Day 5

  • 7:30 Yoga & Energetic Practices
  • 9:00 Breakfast
  • 11:00 Waterfall Hike and Activation.
    Water cleansing with Curandera
  • 1:30 Lunch
  • 2:00 Private Healing with Curandara/ Massage/Free Time
  • 6:00 Dinner
  • Preparation for Plant Ceremony

Day 6

  • 7:30 Hike up to River to Sacred Mountains Sawasari & Pitusiri
  • All Day Plant Healing Ceremony
  • 6:00 Dinner
  • 7:00 Fire Ceremony

Day 7

  • 9:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Integration and Sharing
  • 1:00 Lunch
  • 1:30 Healing Herbal Floral Bath Ceremony
  • 2:00 Rest and Integrate/ Massage/ Healing Sessions
  • 6:00 Dinner
  • Rest

Day 08

  • 7:30 Yoga & Energy Practices/ Sound
  • 9:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Journey to Ollantaytambo Gateway to Machu Picchu
  • Explore Town
  • 3:30 Train To Aguas Calientes ( Gateway to Machu Picchu)
  • 5:00 Arrive and Check in
  • 6:00 Dinner

Day 09

  • 6:00 Sunrise at Machu Picchu
  • Pilgrimage to the Crystal City
  • 5:00 Train Back to Ollantaytambo
  • 6:30 Check into Hotel
  • 7:00 Dinner

Day 10

  • 7:30 Yoga & Energetic Practices. Closing Circle for first part of journey
  • 9:30 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Free Time to Explore Ollantaytambo Sacred Temples, Town or Rest in our Beautiful Hotel
  • Rest & Relaxation
  • 6:00 Dinner

Day 11- Lake Titicaca Add On

  • 9:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Journey to Lake Titicaca
  • Scenic Journey to Puno/ Lake Titicaca with
    visit to Radchi Temple on the way
  • 6:00 Arrive in Puno
  • 7:00 Dinner & Check in

Day 12

  • 7:30 Yoga & Energetic Practices
  • 9:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Amaru Muru- The Sacred Doorway Temple
  • 1:00 Lunch
  • 3:00 Journey by boat to Amantani via Uros (Reed Islands)
  • 4:00 Settling in on the Island & Water Ceremony
  • 6:00 Dinner

Day 13

  • 7:30 Easy Morning Yoga by the Lake
  • 9:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Hike and Ceremony at Temples of the Sun
  • 2:00 Lunch
  • Rest & Enjoy the Island
  • 6:00 Dinner
  • Early to Bed

    Day 14
  • 7:30 Yoga & Energy Practices
  • 9:00 Breakfast
  • 11:00 Journey to Taquille Island Via Boat
  • 1:00 Lunch
  • Explore the Island & Ceremony at Temple
  • 6:00 Dinner

Day 15

  • 7:30 Energetic Practices
  • 9:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Walk to the Ancient Temple for Ceremony
  • 1:00 Lunch
  • 4:00 Boat Back to Puno
  • 6:00 Check into Hotel & Dinner

Day 16

  • 7:30 Energetic & Yoga Practices & Closing Circle
  • 9:30 Breakfast
  • 11:00 Check out and onto your own journey.
  • Journey On or Plane back from Juliaca to Cusco

Recommendation: spend an extra day or two to integrate after the journey before returning home.

Flight and Transportation:

You will fly into the sacred city of Cusco, an hour airplane ride from Lima. From the Cusco airport it is a 1 hour and 20 minute taxi ride to our accommodations in the Sacred Valley. It is a breathtaking one hour ride from the airport. We will arrange this for you.

We complete the Retreat in Puno. From there we can arrange a shuttle to the Julica airport where you can fly back to Cusco for your connecting flight or stay longer by the lake. All the details you need are in the detailed information packet. This is the 12th Peru retreat I have led and so things will be smooth easy and filled with love.


Early Registration:
$3175- Main Journey Sacred Valley (Paid in full Before November 15th 2017)
Lake Titicaca Add On: $1,375 (Early Registration before November 15th, 2017)

Regular Price after November 15th:
$3,475 Main Journey Sacred Valley
Lake Titicaca Add On $1575.

Payment Plans & Discount Packages are Available.



  • International & Domestic Airfare
  • Single occupancy option, unless specifically requested
  • Tips for guides, porters and cooks
  • Personal drinks, snacks, food, and gifts
  • Additional lodging not outlined
  • Personal Massages and Healing Sessions.
  • Meals while in Transit
  • Alcohol and desserts
  • Charges incurred as a result of delays beyond our control

For Detailed Information & Registration Packet:
Contact Ashera at: luminosityhealing@yahoo.com





Thank you for visiting. Have a luminous day! ~ Ashera