In the Andean Tradition, the Ñustas (pronounced newstahs) are some of the most refined femenine energies of the Kawsay Pacha, the living cosmos. Ñustas spirits can be found all around Pachamama and are represented by mountains, lakes, rivers, springs and caves. They are celebrated and honored for their blessings and for bringing fertility, growth, warmth and spiritual protection to the communities of the mountains.
In the program Ñustayoq we will get to know and work with this sacred energy, introducing ourselves and deepening our connection to the main Ñustas of Cusco according to the lineage of Vilma Pinedo, andean healer and granddaughter to Don Benito Qorihuaman Vargas and Melchor Deza Sanchez.
A good relation to the Ñustas can help us heal, nurture our homes and families, bring abundance of positive things, harmony between our female and male energies and blessings in our spiritual path.
We will learn the traditional way to perform the rituals and offerings for the main Ñustas of Cusco, also allowing these female guardians to become a bridge between us and our own personal Ñustas, the ones from our birthplace and the place we live in.
To learn more about this program please keep reading....
"Working with the Ñustas we learn to let go of our pain little by little, being gentle; if we pour our emotions suddenly, like all of the water out of a bottle, we could hurt ourselves even more in the process. If we have accumulated hucha, negativity, through a long time, we must learn to release it gradually and patiently"
Saturday 2nd/ Sunday 3rd
Saturday 25th/ Sunday 26th
Time for all classes ( ET USA) 9:30 am to 1:30 pm. ( Germany Time: 14.30 hs to 18.30 hs)
The work with Vilma in these kind of programs involves listening to her teachings, performing live rituals and meditations and also being open to listening to the experiences of the group and sharing your own.
In the first series of meetings we will connect to the feminine energies of Hanan Pacha (upper world) that can help us heal energetically, physically and emotionally.
We will Work with Apu Ausangate and its Ñustas, wife and daughters. These are the Ñustas of the Snowcapped mountains, connected to the stars, the light of the sun and the waters from above. Some of the Nustas are:
Emiliana Condor Huaman
Through them we will heal personally, learning to cleanse and connect with the feminine side of the mountains, very different from the maculine side.
After that we will be ready to work with the Ñustas that will help us connect with the Kay Pacha. We will touch the energy of our own story and your own medicine, allowing the Ñustas to bring understanding, trust and knowledge from the heart.
These Ñustas are connected to the elements of the surface of the earth, the plants, the rivers, the life here and now, and the quality of the light that holds a gift or purity and hope for us. We will work with the ñustas:
In this meeting the Ñustas will take us to work with the Ukhu Pacha, the world of our ancestors. With them we will develop a connection to our past and our inner world, letting go of certain fears and blockages. These are the Ñustas of the inner waters, the lakes, lagoons and caves.
Ñusta De Pisaq – Inkill chumpi
Laguna de Pisaq- quimsacocha
Laguna de Pachatusan- quimsacocha de Pachatusan
Laguna de Huacarpay
-What are the Ñustas? How do they relate to Pachamama?
-What are the different kinds of Nustas?
-How do these kinds of Nustas relate to the different worlds in the andean tradition?
-How do Nustas Communicate with humans in the andes?
-How to recognize the Nustas in your Area.
-Vilma's stories with real Nustas.
-What are the main issues of nowadays world in terms of unbalance between feminine and masculine energy? How can we balance them internally and externally?
-Important things to keep in mind when working with Medicine Circles and Women.
-How are Nustas can help us in relation to the energies of:
-Nourishment and Care.
-Opening and Expressing ourselves.
-How to perform a ceremony for the Nustas. What specific elements do they like according to Vilma's Lineage?-Meaning of some colors and weaving symbols in the andes, connected to the feminine energy.
-The energy of Nustas in andean songs.
-Prayers for the Nustas.
-Connection of the Nustas to some of our Nawis/ body parts.
-Female Herbs to help us and others heal.
Some of the things we will learn:
Vilma Pinedo was born surrounded by the Apus, powerful mountain spirits from Cusco, Peru. Her initiation into the path of the healer arrived before she was even born. When her mother was pregnant with her, she was struck by a lighting that almost kills them both. In the Andes this is a strong sign of being called by the spirits, that’s why from a young age the eyes of the community were set on her to learn the “curandera” way.
Vilma grew among her grandfathers and grandmothers, whom through day to day labour and sharing, taught her the traditional healing rituals. And since she was 12, she help them, reading the energy in the coca leaves, gathering the natural elements for the healings and offerings and using her intuition to advice the patients.
She comes from a lineage of renown healers in Cusco, amongst them her father Martin Pinedo, her mother María Sanchez, her grandfather Benito Qorihuaman and her great-grandfather Melchor Deza. The latter two, made known to foreigners by the masters Don Juan Nuñez del Prado and Américo Yabar, and respected by a world-wide community of practitioners of the Andean Spiritual Tradition.
By studying at the university, Vilma did something that was new to past generations, allowing her to learn different languages, accessing and understanding more of the western and modern mindset.
Currently, she dedicates her time to her family, to helping her community, and assisting people in their spiritual paths, their own relations, families and businesses. She works with different subtle natural energies, using the methods received from her ancestors, like the making of offerings, the use of healing plants and sacred Andean rituals. She always remarks that when she works with people it’s the their faith what gets the job done. And that each one of us knows what we truly need, it’s just up to us to open up, listen, talk, and walk the path.
Vilma has a special connection with the Apus, guardian spirits of her land and culture. Like the Apu pachatusan, Manuel Pinta or Wiraqochan. They guide her in her works, and this is why she is considered as channel to the elders who still inhabit the high mountains in Cusco. “Sometimes you don’t see them, but they see you for sure, and they take care of you”, she says.
Vilma loves her family and the healing ways that bring balance to our bodies and our relationship with the living earth. She was called to accompany the Dalai Lama when he visited Cusco, and she uses her gift as a tool for health, peace and unity.
We are Karpay, an organization based in Perú and dedicated to sharing the Andean Spiritual Wisdom. Founded by Yandy Huaranga (pshychologist) and Francisco Victoria (International Relations major) who having learnt with different original masters decided to present their work and knowledge to people from all over the world in a respectful, honest and practical way.
We have organized several retreats, travels, online courses and events with renown Andean masters such as Américo Yábar, Juan Nuñez del Prado, Vilma Pinedo, Don Martín Quispe, among others, and masters from different traditions such as Bön Buddhist Lama Tenzin Wangyal.
We will be happy to help and guide you through this series of beautiful meetings with our dear friend and master Vilma.