I was called to make the trip to Peru after attending a two day workshop with Valerie in 2004. After attending her introductory seminar, there was a huge shift in me and I knew that I would be going to Peru. It came together easily with Valerie’s consistent coaching and step-by-step guidance.
While in Peru, as we trekked to spiritual fountains, sacred mountains, magnificent cathedrals, observed and took part in the spiritual blessings of the Priests, I experienced a deep silence within myself that was deafening. For the first time that I can remember, I experienced no internal chatter. I now have a clarity that I have only dreamed of having and did not know was possible.
I came home with an awareness of my humanness and a consenting to all of what comes with that. I have felt a realness that seems familiar and unused. I came home with a self directed freedom and discipline that has enhanced my whole well being and experienced a trust that has far exceeded my expectations, both in the actual experience there and the courage and clarity I came home with. Thank you Valerie!
– Bonnie McIrvin, Therapist
"The seminar I participated in at Lake Caroline, VA was one of the most moving experiences of my life. Thank you for sharing your wisdom & spirit. It was especially wonderful for me as I was born in Bolivia and also teach Andean Studies at American University in Washington, DC. I teach about beliefs, rites and rituals among the indigenous peoples of the Andes, yet, I seldom get a chance to 'experience' them so directly. I no longer read Andean mythology or teach Andean cosmology in the same way. Sometimes a single encounter can nourish you for a lifetime."
– Margarita Marin-Dale
"Words are not enough to describe how much impact the Peru trip is having on me. It is a life changing experience. I only realize the tip of the iceberg and think my experiences in Peru have set something much bigger in motion than I can comprehend right now. Thank you for showing us the magical and mystical sides of Peru."
– Berry Kruijning
"The Inka Workshop with Valerie exceeded my best expectations. It was awesome. The friendship and harmony between the group and nature was powerfully felt by all. I can still feel the land rejoicing in the living energy that was transmitted here. It's a weekend that I will long remember." – Lynne Forrest
"I have been in such a state of gratitude since the Andean Mysticism seminar...to you, my new friends, and especially the awesome nature spirits that we connected with. I have found answers to questions I have had for a long time...and I want to pursue more."
– Martha Damato
"You are an inspiration for me and I admire you. I am forever thankful for what you taught me to do in connecting with my heart. It was one of the most valuable gifts someone ever gave me."
– Berry Kruijning
"I enjoyed every minute of the workshop. You are an excellent teacher. Vicki Dietz
"Thank you for facilitating such a warm, heart-felt and spiritually uplifting training experience. I felt very much at home with you and the group."
– Timothy Storlie
"You were a fantastic facilitator. I'm blown away by how insightful you are – and with such compassion and strength. Thank you, thank you."
– Cathy Tonquet
"This past weekend changed my life. I am still amazed by the power of your teaching. I am eager to learn more and have already spoken with my best friend about teaching her what I have learned."
– Trudy Toliver
"A note to say how much our trip to Peru meant to me, and what wonderful traveling partners you and Stephen are! If you need someone to speak to potential travelers, I can honestly speak from my heart and give an incredible endorsement for the trip. Thank you for your wonderful organization of the trip, your consideration to details that made the trip an electric experience, but most importantly your open heart and your tremendous capacity to LOVE!"
– Jack McKenzie, MD
Valerie can be reached at 541-488-5610