Shamanic Apprenticeship

Are you ready to embark upon the Sacred Journey you've been waiting for?

Join us in Hawai'i this January for a year-long apprenticeship in the shamanic arts of the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition of Cross-cultural Shamanism.

“I highly recommmend this apprenticeship to anyone, beginner or advanced, wishing to connect to a living lineage of shamanic arts.

This course is perfectly structured and incorporates the perfect amount of intellect.”

— Maya M Glasgow, Scotland

The Invitation

This five part initiation into the living heart and ancestral soul of the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition is intended to awaken in every participant who completes the program, a remembrance of their incarnational purpose as luminous strands of the Great Web of Life in service to the Seven Generations.

The Pachakuti Mesa Tradition: Cross-Cultural Shamanic Arts for Personal and Planetary Renewal is a five-part series of intensives that aligns the traditional teachings of Peru and the wisdom of its heritage with the needs of the present day.

Through the apprenticeship, you will:

  • Remember your sacred purpose and connection, and claim a life of deeper meaning

  • Reconnect to your innate powers as a ritual healer

  • Receive personal healing & potent initiations to awaken your inner magical genius

  • Receive profound wisdom teachings of cross-cultural shamanism and the shamanic arts

  • Be guided in the use of time-honored Peruvian shamanic rituals, healing methods, and ceremony

  • Learn how to create your own Mesa, a sacred altar for self-exploration, empowerment, and transformation

  • Cultivate your relationship with the natural unseen worlds by discovering your own personal guides 

You will leave this apprenticeship with powerful healing tools that you can use for your own soul’s growth and to help your friends, family, pets, mama earth, or clients.  

No experience in healing work or shamanism is necessary and beginners are encouraged to apply.

Dates & Location

Apprenticeship Dates

January 27th-29th, 2023

April 21st-23rd

July 21st-23rd

October 13th-15th

January 19th-21st, 2024

Friday 6pm-9pm

Saturday 9am-9pm

Sunday 9am-2pm

Optional group excursion/ceremony Sunday afternoon


Pahoa, Big Island, Hawai'i


Retreat center TBD


The Lineage

Pachakuti Mesa Tradition


The Pachakuti Mesa Tradition of Cross-Cultural Shamanism was originated by Don Oscar Miro Quesada, curandero and altomisyoq adept from Peru. 


All PMT Teachers are personally sanctioned by don Oscar Miro-Quesada.

For more information on Don Oscar and the THOTH Foundation:

Sacred Conversations

A heart to heart around lineage with Don Oscar


What You Receive

In our year-long Sacred Spiral

  • Loving community to hold you in your transformation

  • 5 full-on weekend immersions where you receive the teaching transmissions of this lineage experientially

  • Ceremonial container for a whole year, that will magically guide your unique metamorphosis 

  • healthy meals for each Saturday dinner we are together

  • 5 virtual council calls where you can ask questions, share what's on your heart, and deepen as a cohort in between immersions

  • Private online group to share your journey and connect as a community (Mighty Networks)

  • Course handouts for self-study & integration

  • Entrance into The Heart of The Healer's global community of apprentices

  • Fulfillment of  prerequisite to do future advanced trainings with Don Oscar, and one fulfillment towards becoming a sanctioned teacher

  • Access to specialized 1:1 support from Shardai so you can be supported in your ongoing integration

Part 1
A Call to Heal
 Releasing The Past

This apprenticeship workshop initiates participants into the Pachakuti Mesa, a powerful and sacred altar. Students learn how to create their own mesas and work with them for self-empowerment, transformation, and helping others.


Through shamanic journey and visionary states of consciousness, participants will explore the three worlds of the Andean cosmovision, sacred reciprocity with all that is, the core ingredients of ceremonial mastery, sacred sound and ritual language, healing and curanderismo, and the inner world of the ukhupacha.

Part 2
A Balance of Power
Transforming the Present

During this workshop intensive, participants will apprentice in the center of the mesa, traditional Peruvian healing practices, and the kaypacha, the middle world.


They will explore the kaypacha’s elemental matrix and magico-spiritual power, and learn about the moon’s presence in the middle world, mapping the cosmos on Earth, and celestial death and rebirth.

Part 3
A Condor's Quest
Creating the Future

 This workshop is an initiation into the paqokuna, the Andean Shaman/Priesthood mystical path, the lineage of the sacred mountains, and the five virtues of the mesa.


Participants will also journey to and experience the hanaqpacha, the upper world beyond the physical, work with the unseen world there and deepen their connection to their own spiritual resources.

Part 4
The Hummingbird's Ascent
Living the Mystery

In this apprenticeship workshop students will experience the upper world and learn about its lightning bolt of mystical illumination and the flow of kamasqa, the power of Creation.


They will work with the elements, the forces of the universe, the body of Mother Earth, and sacred healing objects.


In sacred reciprocity participants will create despachos to honor Mother Earth, the sacred mountains, the elements, the unseen world, and prepare for a paqowachu, a sacred pilgrimage.

Part 5
The Shamanic Self
Serving the Earth

This workshop deepens participants’ experience of soul and spirit through ritual process, including the spiritual creation, activation and care of an apacheta.


Students will work with the power of creation in the kaypacha or middle world, dimensionality and time, as well as with the three suns, and the hampikamayoq process (ancient breathing techniques for physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being and transformation).


Participants will be further empowered by evoking both seen and unseen sources of cosmic awareness within their mesa, sacred objects and own being, and initiation into the lineage of this revered tradition.

Paqowachu Pilgrimage

Optional Rite of Passage Ceremony

This 3 day ceremony will be guided and energetically held for you via in-person or long-distance support. You will embark on a pilgrimage to a mountain of your choosing, where you will claim your path of Shamanic Service.


You will be given all the instructions and tutelage you need in order to perform this powerful rite, yet you will be the one who journeys alone.

Shardai will help you to hone your intentions before you leave, and will 'catch your story' when you return– offering her reflections of the specific medicine you have received. 

Separate payment suggested

Shamanic Healing Sessions

Optional 1:1 Sessions with Shardai

This is an opportunity to deepen your learning experientially through the reception of personalized 1:1 shamanic medicine.

Includes modalities such as shamanic journeywork, shamanic hypnosis, advanced energy healing techniques, personalized ceremony, mentoring & vibrational medicine.

at student discount rate

What You Receive

A year long apprenticeship

  • 5 weekend immersions

  • Home-cooked healthy meal for Saturday dinners

  • 5 group deepening calls (Zoom)

  • Private online group

  • Online resources & printed handouts

  • global community of apprentices

  • Prerequisite fulfillment for advanced studies

  • Access to 1:1 special-offer support from Shardai

A Note on "Ayni"

Sacred Reciprocity

While it its true that these teachings do not belong to any one person, and are freely given in spirit to any heart-felt aspirant of the Great Work, delivering them is not- nor ever has been- truly 'free.' 

In order to stay in balanced reciprocity with the great web of life, there is an energetic exchange required from each apprentice in order to 're-feed' these living-breathing teachings, and those that guard and disseminate them. 

In this modern world, that exchange is received partially through financial currency, and partially through your committed presence and devotion to learning and making good use of this craft for the benefit of all.

Given this wisdom, please know that your financial & energetic investments are a powerful prayer and recognition of the value of the return of these medicine teachings into the modern world, while respecting their indigenous roots, for the benefit of yourself, and of all life.

Early Bird

for full apprenticeship:

$150 12-pay 

(after $250 deposit)


$1,999 pay in full 


for weekend one+

$499 Drop-in

Prices increase to

$2,222 pay in full or $525 drop-in

On Dec 1st

$2,555 pay in full or $555 drop-in

on Jan 1st

2 partial scholarships available

Priority given to BIPOC, single mothers, otherly-abled, & elders on assistance. Indicate interest on your course application.

Native Hawaiians may apply to attend at cost.

Note: a portion of proceeds are tithed back to don oscar's & his foundation, The Heart Of The Healer

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The Details


  • Investment is for the full apprenticeship with dinners, minus any travel & lodging.

  • $250 non-refundable deposit required with application.

  • Not ready to fully commit? You may drop-in for the 1st weekend (you have the option to commit at a discounted rate for all continuing weekends after that, or continue to drop in. The series must be taken in order). 

  • Students who have already gone through the apprenticeship are welcome to drop-in to any weekend at a discount, must make arrangements ahead of time.

  • Students currently in a hoop are welcome to attend make-up sessions with us, pending their teacher's approval.



  • Limited on-site lodging booked separately.

  • *Apprenticeship site and subsequent lodging subject to change.


  • When registering for the FULL apprenticeship you commit to paying for all weekends, no matter your attendance. Sequence must be taken in order.

  • Deposit is nonrefundable. Tuition is nonrefundable, including commitment to payment plans.

  • In case of missing a weekend, you are responsible for arranging a make-up session with Shardai or another sanctioned teacher before the next weekend commences. One make up for an emergency is free, all others may incur additional cost.

  • We care about your experience. If you have major concerns, at anytime you may reach out to Shardai and/or THOTH.