8:00 am — 8:00 pm
Amazon, Machu Picchu, Cusco
Sacred Valley Peru
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Journey to the Amazon! and Machu Picchu!

– Journey to the Amazon – 

with an extension to Machu Picchu and the Ancient Incan Empire capital city of Cuzco!


The Institute of Modern Wisdom, the
Amazon Center for Environmental Education and Research,
and the Association of Natural Health (AONH)

Present for You – 


An Amazon Rainforest Botanic Cultural & Educational Immersion

…..Healing and Cultural Traditions of Amazonia:
Directly experience the Indigenous Community of the Ese’Eja, one of the last Hunter-Gatherer groups on planet earth –
experience their Wisdom, Botanical Healing Traditions, Ceremony, Culture, and Sacred Sites…
Study with the Indigenous Medicine Men & Women, wild-crafting directly from the Amazon Rainforest…



> Go deep into the Amazon Rainforest for an incredible one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn about the Rainforest Botanicals from the Indigenous Ethnomedicinal Elders.
> Photograph ancient forests and wild-life with award-winning National Geographic Explorer, Jon Cox!
> Immerse yourself in with our hosts, the Ese’Eja Tribe, learning about their culture, food, dance, and songs.
> Journey to the Highlands to visit the world famous site of Machu Picchu and the ancient Incan Empire capitol of Cusco!


To Register – please email- flourish@instituteofmodernwisdom.com

registration ends July 15th, 2017, we currently have 4 spots available!

This Amazon Expedition includes 2 Offerings: *CEUs available

September 14-20/21: A Journey up-river into the Amazon, where we will study with Indigenous Ethnomedicinal Shaman Elders, with activities ranging from visiting traditional plant medicine farms (in Lima upon landing with the Ministry of Health and then upriver), visiting the Amazon Center for Environmental Education and Research in Porto Maldanado, local market visits and medicinal plant vendors, local culture teachings by the Ese'Eja Tribe (we will be staying at their Lodge), visit to a traditional healing center with local shamen and assistants deep in the jungle, Forest Canopy Tower visits, direct interaction + cultural sessions with the Indigenous communities to understand how they maintain their native heritage while navigating the 21st Century, teachings by an Elder Shaman Medicine Man who we've specially hired to come from the northern part of the jungle specifically for our group, opportunities for group + one/one Ceremonial Sessions with Elder Shaman, visits/hiking to Reserves for sightings of native plant and incredible animal sightings(!), evaluate biological activities of botanicals that are similar to pharmaceuticals and those that are unique to botanical medicine plants, assess the various types of mind/body/spirit practices that contribute to health and healing in Amazonia, we will evaluate the clinical literature associated with the effects of traditional medicine on body systems, have a break-out session where we distill our own tinctures with the guidance of indigenous medicine women/men, articulate the role of indigenous knowledge of traditional medicine and how to integrate it into modern medicine and wellness practices, examine case studies and materia medica for evidence-based applications of traditional medicine, and SO MUCH MORE!!
 Please visit our Rainforest Lodge site to see what incredible explorations will be available to you in your personal break/reflection times - http://www.perunature.com/
September 20-24/25: Extension: A Mystic Journey into the Elevated Amazon of Machu Picchu! with an added visit to the Ancient Capitol of the Incan Empire, Cuzco, abustling Andean elevated city with incredible culture, architecture, food, artisan markets, and shopping!
 This portion will be over their Winter Solstice (our Summer Solstice), which is an important festival time for local Peruvians. We will be traveling with a Master Guide, well-versed in Indigenous Sacred Traditions of these Sacred Sites, visit world-famous Machu Picchu and other off-grid, secret Sites, optional participation in Shamanic Breathwork (Prana) and Initiation Ceremony, overnight in one of the most beautiful hotels in the world in Aguas Calientes at the foot of Machu Picchu, stroll through this picturesque town, soak in one of their many hot spring pools, delight in local cuisine!
 Visit our Machu Picchu lodging site, located in Aguas Calientes, in the Sacred Valley of Urubamba, for a peek at what awaits! - http://www.inkaterra.com/inkaterra/inkaterra-machu-picchu-pueblo-hotel/location/

Amazon Expedition – September 14-20/21, 2017 – $2995  per person/dbl occupancy, $595 single supplement

What is included:
• All lodging in Peru
• All ground, boat, + airflight transport + transfers within Peru
• All gratuities, service, and administrative fees
• Meals as indicated in itinerary (all meals in Amazon)
• All teaching sessions, visits, experientials, + group Ceremony
• Bi/Tri-lingual guides
• 3-4 Key Faculty leaders, multiple local Medicinal Teachers
What is not included:
• Alcoholic beverages
• International round trip airfare from your home to Lima
• Items of a personal nature
• Travel Insurance (highly recommended)
• Private sessions with Shaman Antonio Montero in the Amazon are gratuity-requested

Sacred Sites Machu Picchu + Cusco – September 20-24/25 – $2,095 per person/ dbl occupancy, $495 single supplement

What is included:
• All lodging in Sacred Valley (Aguas Calientes) + Cuzco
• Ground + airflight transport + transfers within Peru
• All gratuities, service, and administrative fees
• Meals as indicated in itinerary
• All teaching sessions, Sacred Site visits, experientials, group Ceremony
• Tri-lingual Master Guide
• 1-2 Key Faculty
What is not included:
• Alcoholic beverages
• International roundtrip airfare from your home to Lima
• Items of a personal nature
• Travel Insurance (highly recommended)

To Hold Your Spot > $700 non-refundable deposit.

Due to securing our pre-booked rooms at all locations, all Balances are due by August 15th, 2017.
We have limited space – Register soon!
Contact Christel, Administrative Director, flourish@instituteofmodernwisdom.com
Please note:
When booking/arranging your international roundtrip travel from your departure airport to Lima – make sure you ARRIVE by September 14 – we will have a transfer for you to the hotel.
For your RETURN:
>If you are participating in ONLY the Amazon Expedition: please make sure your RETURN flight (LIMA to your home airport) leaves either CLOSE TO MIDNIGHT on the night of the 20th or just after 12midnight on the 21st. You will ARRIVE HOME on the 21st.
>If you are opting to experience the Machu Picchu/Cuzco extension, please make sure your RETURN flight (LIMA to your home airport) leaves either CLOSE TO MIDNIGHT on the night of the 24th or just after 12midnight on the 25th. You will ARRIVE HOME on the 25th.
ME/CUE Accreditation Statement:
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorships of the College of Health Sciences at West Chester University, the Institute for Modern Wisdom (IMW), and the Amazon Center for Environmental Education and Research Foundation (ACEER). The College of Health Sciences at West Chester University is accredited by the ACCME to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. The Association of Natural Health also accredits this course.


Jon Cox is a National Geographic Explorer, an assistant professor in the Department of Art and Design and Project Liaison in the Interdisciplinary Science Learning Laboratories at the University of Delaware. He also serves as a Board Member of the Dorobo Fund for Tanzania and Board member of the Amazon Center for Environmental Education and Research. Cox’s latest published work was a six-year collaborative documentary book project with hunter-gatherers in Tanzania titled Hadzabe, By the Light of a Million Fires. Cox has directed over twenty photographic study abroad programs across the globe including destinations to Antarctica, South East Asia, Tanzania, Australia, Tasmania, Argentina and Peru. He was a pioneer in the field of digital photography, served as the adventure photographer/writer for Digital Camera Magazine and authored two Amphoto digital photography books. Cox is a co-recipient of a National Geographic – Genographic Legacy Fund Grant to support his current collaborative cultural mapping initiative with the Ese’Eja hunter-gatherers living in the Amazonia basin of Peru. A traveling exhibition to accompany this project titled The Ese’Eja People of the Amazon: Connected by a Thread is currently on tour.
Dr. Roger Mustalish is past President and current Chair of the Board of Directors of the Amazon Center for Environmental Education and Research Foundation (ACEER). ACEER is a 501c3 with US headquarters in West Chester, PA, and a field offices in Puerto Maldonado, Peru. The ACEER Foundation designs and implements transformative, experiential learning that develops local and global environmental leaders who work to conserve and restore functioning landscapes in the Amazon Basin. ACEER’s award winning programs have touched the lives of more than a million individuals world-wide.
Dr. Mustalish earned his bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Pennsylvania, a masters in zoology from Michigan State University, and a master of public health and Ph.D. in environmental health from the University of Minnesota.
Under Dr. Mustalish’s guidance and with support from dedicated staff, board members, volunteers and interns, ACEER pioneered the scientific and educational applications of canopy walkway systems in the rainforest where new species of plants and animals have been discovered; created medicinal plant gardens that have yielded successful new medicines; and offered creative educational programs that won Peru’s top environmental award.
Dr. Mustalish is also Professor Emeritus at West Chester University of Pennsylvania where he taught graduate and undergraduate courses in botanical medicine, integrative health, and mind/body medicine; served as Interim Dean of health sciences; and was Chair of the Department of Health for 16 years.
Having traveled to the Amazon rainforest more than 80 times, Dr. Mustalish has conducted field courses, research, workshops, and training programs as part of ACEER’s capacity building programs. He was also instrumental in securing over $12 million for ACEER operations and programs.
Dr. Mustalish resides on his farm in southeastern Pennsylvania.
ANTONIO MONTERO PISCO, Master Shaman, Amazon Rainforest –
Shaman Antonio has been a shaman in the Peruvian Amazon for more than 50 years. When he was only 5 years old, his grandparents, who were shamans in a northern Peruvian Amazon village, recognized that Antonio had a “gift” regarding healing plants. To develop this “gift” they took Antonio deep into the forest where he could learn directly from the forest spirits. Being so young, he was reluctant and scared at first. But his grandparents persisted and eventually Antonio accepted his calling and learned about medicinal plants and ceremony. In his young adulthood, Antonio worked with a number of government and non-government agencies seeking to chronicle medicinal plants in the Amazon. After moving to Iquitos, where he still lives with his family, Antonio took work at an eco-tourism lodge to make extra money. It is there that he met renowned ethnobotanist Dr. James Duke. They soon formed a life long friendship. In 1996, Antonio became curator of the medicinal plant gardens created by the Amazon Center for Environmental Education and Research (ACEER). He worked with Dr. Duke to create the ReNuPeRu ethnobotanical garden where hundreds of individuals have studied medicinal plants and benefited from the passion and knowledge that Antonio offers. Antonio continues his shamanic practice in Iquitos, and welcomes opportunities to share his wisdom with others in health and healing workshops offered by the ACEER.
DR. JAMES HAWVER, is a Doctor of Natural Medicine and educator with over 40-years of experience in the natural health care field. Having graduated from the First National University of Naturopathy in Chattanooga, TN, USA, he is committed to finding better health assessment alternatives than what is available in the traditional medical community. Thus, Hawver headed up the development of the computerized stress assessment system on the cutting edge of Electro-Dermal Screening and provides the natural healthcare practitioner with an incomparable health-issue assessment tool.
In his ongoing efforts to provide effective and high quality treatment solutions his company, Standard Enzyme Company of North America, LLC, established in 1985, has become a leading distributor of vitamin and mineral supplements, herbal remedies and homeopathic formulations/combinations to health care professionals. All of the SEC products are of the highest purity standards in the industry and are produced under the most stringent of criteria. For this reason, they have become a widely respected and utilized product line in the United States and abroad.
Hawver has facilitated well over a 1000 health care professionals to become certifi ed in Electro-Dermal Screening. His training facility, located in Bremen, Georgia, conducts bi-annual Certification courses which cover basic anatomy and physiology, hand and foot acupuncture methodology, homeopathy, homotoxicology, and, of course, EDS Technology.
He is also President of the much respected Bremen Health Clinic, established in 1995, which specializes in Electro-Dermal Stress Analysis and Chelation Therapy. This Clinic leads the field in providing natural health care providers and patients with quality alternative medical solutions for oftentimes, very serious healthcare concerns. Breman Health Clinic is also attended to by a medical staff including a medical doctor(MD), a nurse care practitioner, a chiropractor, and amassage therapist, among others. A wide variety of additional health care services are offered at Hawver’s clinic including Lymph-Star Decongestive Therapy, Mild Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, and Detoxifying Footbaths.
As an avid advocate for Naturopathic Medicine and natural health care in general, Hawver’s enthusiasm for alternative medical care has taken him all over the world. He has articipated in numerous research and pro-bono medical treatment expeditions to the Amazon jungle and various towns of South America. His educational seminars and speaking engagements on natural health have taken him to Austria, Greece, the Canary Islands, South America, and Jamaica.
Hawver sat on the Medical Advisory Board of the Amazon Herb Company and has ongoing interests with the development of new herbal health solutions, most notably the new Rainforst Blends. He feels passionate about these outstanding products and the difference they’ve made in the lives of so many of his clients. Hawver is a key board member of the Association of Natural Health which empowers natural health care practitioners within their businesses, practices, and communities to be able to practice more freely and effectively.
As an accomplished speaker and educator, as well as healthcare practitioner, his mission remains to open the eyes of the public to the natural alternatives that exist and to teach them how to utilize them for optimum health.


September 14, 2017 @ 8:00 am
September 26, 2017 @ 8:00 pm