About us

Suzanne and Paul have created Hummingbird Retreat as an expression of the potential for love, joy and transformation that we hold within and that San Pedro can assist us to access and live. Hummingbird Retreat provides an accepting, loving environment where guests have the time and space to delve into themselves; to heal, connect to their soul and explore who they are. Surrounded by a powerful landscape and nurtured by the energy of this unique property there is the opportunity to let go and discover the possibilities.

About Suzanne

SuzanneSuzanne Lewarne’s connection with Peru began in 1985 when she lived four years in the capital Lima, when she first learned to speak spanish. The country has changed greatly in the last 30 years and now many people find themselves attracted to the rich spiritual culture of this amazing country. She employs a holistic, integrative, transpersonal approach and has a direct and efficient style as she works with the individuals’ soul to support them on their path of transformation. Suzanne has a diverse background in healing, counselling and teaching, which spans 24 years. She has co-created, implemented and provided professional training and supervision in several leading colleges in Australia. Her gift of wisdom and insight has assisted many individuals to reconnect with themselves, their life-purpose and dreams. Suzanne’s qualifications include:

  • Diploma in Holistic Counseling and Life care
  • Diploma in Soul Care and Shamanic Healing
  • First and Second Degree Reiki
  • Professional Certificate in Crystal and Gemstone Healing
  • Certificate in Funeral and General Celebrancy
  • Certificate in Assessment and Workplace Training
  • Certificate in Color Therapy and Energetic Healing

About Paul

Paul-&-QuinoaPaul Temple graduated from UCNW Bangor with a honours degree in Botany and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education. An avid rock-climber, and a secondary-school teacher, he emigrated to Canada where he worked in the mining business for several years before travelling to India – where he resided for the better part of the next fourteen years, studying yoga, meditation and Sanskrit. A lifelong gardener, he first came to Peru in 1999 to explore the shamanic use of traditional plant-medicines, and currently lives, together with Suzanne, just outside of Pisaq, in a self-designed house based loosely on the principals of sacred geometry, and designed specifically to support visitors in the study of San Pedro, and the integration of the teachings of this ancient tradition into contemporary life

Why Join Us

If you are seeking change and a renewed sense of Self and purpose, the Hummingbird Retreat Peru is ideal for you.

  • Are you yearning for time out from your hectic world?
  • Have you heard yourself ask “there must be more to life”
  • Are you looking for inner renewal and rejuvenation?
  • Do you want to explore who you really are and know your full potential?
  • Are you ready for change and need time to explore who you really are and who you want to be?
  • Would you like to release the blocks that are holding you back?
  • Are you looking for the adventure of a lifetime?

Hummingbird Retreat is most ideal for people who are on a genuine path of discovery and/or healing journey. Those that will benefit most from their time here are those who have come to an awareness that they need change and are willing to do what is needed to get it. All great journeys have their challenges as we traverse the diverse landscape of our inner and outer worlds, however the adventurous soul will no doubt be grateful for having embarked on this journey and discover a wonderful new heart-centred way of life, full of meaning and purpose. A note about San Pedro Ceremonies: San Pedro ceremonies are not for everyone.  This is a journey that we take into ourselves facing our own inner demons, and not everyone wants to take this journey; yet this is where our power lies. Set and setting are an important aspect as is the person who holds the ceremony, both influence ones medicine experience.  Feeling comfortable and safe with this person is a good foundation. So really it is all up to you, this is a powerful and dynamic medicine, which if you allow it will bring you healing, insight and a greater knowing of who you really are. It will open your heart and support your connection to your soul and your authentic path for this lifetime.

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