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At this moment (COVID and all) we are not asking people to do a down payment to reserve their spot. We are simply making lists of people that are interested and have the intention to come on one of the retreats. If we know we can travel again we will mail you and see if you are still in. Please mail me to put your name on the list. Please specify the retreat you are interested in and you full name. Send me a mail at info@timvandervliet.com.

From then this counts. Reserve early bird for $500. Early bird $2900. Normal price $3400

Mᴏᴜɴᴛᴀɪɴ Wɪsᴅᴏᴍ Jᴏᴜʀɴᴇʏ

Elemental-Cold Exposure, Breathing Techniques & Shamanic Initiations

The High Mountains of Peru are calling!

August 7-16th 2021

An experience of great initiation. 

Malieokalani Urrutia and Tim van der Vliet are grateful to be partnering up to bring you an experience of great initiation. You will embark on a journey of elemental & spiritual awakening through the innate wisdom of your body, the connection with the earth elements and the pure transmission of the snow capped mountains. 

We will be in the sacred valley of the Incas, visit ruins that are not accessible to many (the non tourist route), end up in the beloved sacred site of Machu Picchu and hike up Wayna Picchu and the majestic mountain of Salkantay,.

The cold & breathing training will be the backbone strength offered by Tim before we hike the high mountains at approximately 15,000 ft. We will use a breathing technique to prevent or overcome altitude sickness and there is an option for extreme cold training which is hiking without a t-shirt. Furthermore, you will understand the theory, science & physiology of cold training & breathing and with that understand how your body and mind work. This is a highly transformational experience.

Malieokalani along with Q’ero Shamans, the last Inca tribe in the world and known as the prophecy keepers, will be introducing and supporting the energetic process of the group. In each sacred site you will receive shamanic rites of initiations which are energetic codes preserved by the elders to upgrade your consciousness to prepare you for this time. These rites reconnect you to the living energy of nature and the lineage of the wisdomkeepers. 

Join us for a journey of a lifetime to the heart of the world.

What you will receive

  • Daily breathing
  • Daily exercise 
  • Daily cold training (optional)
  • Mindset and focus training
  • Theory, science & physiology of cold training and breathing techniques
  • Understanding how your body works
  • Shamanic initiations
  • Andean ceremonies at sacred sites
  • Hiking to the mesmerizing lakes at the foot of Salkantay
  • Mountain teachings 
  • Material afterwards so you can practice yourself
  • An experience that may change your life forever


  • Be able to influence and control your autoimmune system 
  • More O2 in your muscles and brain, a cure against altitude sickness
  • Shine brighter and a surplus of vital energy. More energy because of making more red blood cells through breathing techniques and the high altitude. See below. 
  • Sharpness and focus for better concentration
  • Feel more balanced
  • Cope with stress (much) better. Easier to deal with challenges and fear
  • It improves health and strengthens resilience
  • Improved performance in sports 
  • Better recovery after exercise 
  • Activate energetic portals within you for higher states of consciousnes.
  • Gain muscle tone and lose a few pounds
  • Relaxed and grounded

More red blood cells through the breathing techniques and high altitude

A short example of one of the health benefits of this retreat. The breathing techniques help keep the oxygen level in our body high so we don’t suffer from altitude illness. Both because there is less oxygen in the air and through the breathing we will make more red blood cells. Through the higher amount of red blood cells you will have more oxygen available in your body. This results in more energy, better health and shining brighter. After this retreat training, you will be able to practice the method yourself! 

Shamanic initiations

Are energetic transmissions that have been on the earth from the beginning of time. They are here to heal your past, upgrade your DNA, as well as connect you with a lineage of Earthkeepers that have stepped out of time. These rites are not only stages of initiation, but perhaps steps for the evolution of humanity.

More info: http://munay-ki.org/

Information locations

Apu Salkantay

Salkantay is one of the most sacred mountains in the region to the Quechua people because of its height, 20, 574 ft (6,271 m). Its name means “Wild Feminine”. The Quechua people call the high mountains “Apus” meaning mountain Spirit which they honor and hold great respect to the wisdom and protection they provide. You are truly going back to nature by climbing the snow capped mountains as a pilgrimage. The awakening gives you a deeper and more expansive perspective in life.

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is an Incan citadel set high in the Andes Mountains in Peru, above the Urubamba River valley. Built-in the 15th century and later abandoned, it’s renowned for its sophisticated dry-stone walls that fuse huge blocks without the use of mortar, intriguing buildings that play on astronomical alignments and panoramic views. Its exact former use remains a mystery.

Wayna Picchu

Wayna, which means ‘young peak’ in Quechua, is the prominent mountain that sits directly behind Machu Picchu and can be seen in all its glory overlooking the citadel.

For many trekkers, climbing Huayna Picchu is one of the highlights of a visit to Machu Picchu. The views of the Citadel and surrounding landscape are extraordinary from the top and well worth the climbing effort. According to local guides, the top of the mountain was the residence for the high priest and priestess. Every morning before sunrise, the high priest and priestess with a small group would walk to Machu Picchu to signal the coming of the new day. 

You can join this retreat if you

  • Can walk up a mountain for a few hours
  • Are physically healthy
  • Are ready to go through a great transformation
  • You are love to be challenged
  • Can be open to the unpredictable movement that a spiritual journey provides

About Malieokalani

“My mission as a healer is to empower the healer inside of each person I meet” -MU

Malieokalani is a shamanic community leader, who has been initiated in the healing traditions of the Amazon and the Andes. She is the Founder of Sacred Woman School and leads spiritual expeditions throughout the Americas. 

Malieokalani has received shamanic training in the Andean Medicine Wheel at the Four Winds Healing the Light Body School. 

She is an incredibly gifted medicine woman that heals with the elements, guardians of the earth, her guides and angels. In the last few years, she has been producing and leading holistic events and mentoring women from around the globe.

A mother of four children, a full-time mentor and healer, currently developing an online school to support the awakening of the feminine. Her life’s passion is to share the energetic initiations she received which transformed her life. Rites of initiation that have the promise to free the world of suffering to self-empower individuals by restoring the energetic rainbow body to create a world of peace and freedom.

About Tim

It’s my goal to give you tools to positively influence your autoimmune system, improve your energy level, get your body strong and flexible and get more focus. This awareness improves the balance between body and mind. All participants will also receive various tools to help them with the journey afterward.

Tim has been trained personally by the world-famous Wim Hof (aka ‘The Iceman’) whose techniques for mastering the mind-body connection are being studied by scientific institutions around the world.

Tim van der Vliet is a breathing teacher, a Wim Hof Method instructor, author, runs his own investment fund, and a father of 5 children. Apart from a healthy lifestyle, he has learned how breathing properly helps him feel calmer, be healthier, and cope with stress better. And even that he can influence his autoimmune system and alkalize his blood through light exercise and breathing. This comes in handy in his busy, but no stress, lifestyle.


The main lodge is located in the Sacred Valley at the foot of Apu Intihuatana, Pisac’s sacred ruins.

Most of the rooms are double occupancy and a few are triple occupancy so be prepared to share a room with group participants. The room you will receive depends on the time of your registration. We will offer rooms at first come first serve.

There will be three nights where you will be camping with the best quality tent and sleeping bag provided by Malieokalani mountain excursion company. 


Cost: $3.400
Special offer ONLY UNTIL August 23: Costs 2020 $2.900 SAVE $500
Deposit: $500 (Non refundable but transferable to another person)
Save your space with the deposit and lock special offer!
Full payment is due by September 1st

Reserve early bird for $500. Early bird $2900. Normal price $3400


  • Transportation within the entire journey except upon arrival to and from the airport.
  • Cold training & breathing techniques throughout the whole weekend
  • All-mountain excursions equipment, guides, entrance fees to ruins, ceremonies and spiritual work with shamans
  • Lodge and hotels for 9 nights and 10 days
  • Almost all of the meals (80%)

Not included

Airfare to Cusco
Transportation to and from the airport
Some meals

Program for 9 nights/10 days

Day 1

Arrive in Cusco, Peru airport
Take transportation to accomodations at the Sacred Valley Pisac, Nidra Wasi Lodge 

Check-in is at 12:00 PM

We advise you to begin to drink the coca leaf tea as soon as you arrive, to assist you with altitude adjustment. This you can find in your room or lodge diner. In the early evening the activities begin. We will start with a group gathering and welcome ceremony, along with logistic preparation for the cold exposure & breathing training.

*Meals Included: lunch & dinner

Day 2

Cold exposure & breathing training basic course.
Science & physiology, mindset training and basic breathing technique, cold exposure (optional)   

*All meals included

Day 3

Cold exposure & breathing training (intermediate)
Cold exposure & breathing training (advanced)
Learn how to strengthen altitude endurance

In the evening we will visit the Capital city of Cusco for one night. You are free to dine where you wish and explore the city. Following day we will be picked up very early for our mountain excursion. 

*Meals Included: breakfast & lunch

Day 4 thru 6

Hike to Apu Salkantay 

We rise before the sun to travel by vehicle to begin the first-day hike to Apu Salkantay. We will hike towards lake Humantay, which is at the foothills of this beautiful Glacier.

Nature and Spirits of the mountains will be our guides to discover more of who we are, what we can endure and overcome. We will receive the powerful sacred shamanic rites from the Q’ero shamans to support us on our journey as well as our life’s path. The ceremonies carried out will be guided by Q’ero Shamans and Malieokalani. 

These nights we will be camping under starry skies away from devices and plugged into the expansive pristine energy available for us to regenerate ourselves. We will use the cold exposure & breathing technique to have an optimal experience at high altitude.

We have oximeters to measure our oxygen levels, cold training (optional), daily breathing sessions.

*All meals included

Day 7th

Visit hot springs of Cocalmayo
Hike up to Llactapata Inca ruins

Explore the ancient Inca city and its amazing viewpoint

We rise on our last day of hiking Salkantay to visit for the ultimate pleasure and the highlight of the day, the hot springs of Cocalmayo. Unwind your body after the long hike. A much-deserved relaxation! We then hike up to the Llactapata Inca ruins and explore the ancient Inca city, which used to be covered with vegetation. Enjoy the best angles from this viewpoint, to see the great citadel of Machu Picchu from far away. Following in the ancient footsteps of the Incas, explore the nooks and crannies of the Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu, one of the 7 wonders of the world. 

After, our group will be picked up by vehicle to rest one night in the neighboring village of Machu Picchu called Aguas Caliente.

*Meal Included: breakfast

Day 8th

Visit Machu Picchu
Hike Wayna Picchu
Visit Ollantaytambo to have dinner

We rise before the sun to Visit Machu Picchu and to hike Wayna Picchu. In the afternoon we will take the train to Ollantaytambo to have dinner in a mystical little village which overlooks fortress ruins of the Incas before we head back to our main lodge Nidra Wasi.

Meal Included: brunch bag style provided by the hotel to take to Machu Picchu. Perfect day to eat light and bring your snacks

Day 9th

A day of integration! 

This is a free day to visit the market, use spa amenities, relax and go at your own pace. In the evening we will have a circle of the sweet word ceremony to close off our adventure.

*All meals included

Day 10th

Check-out at 10:00 AM


Tupanachiscama! Until Next Time!

*Meal included: breakfast