Julia was with us on the first Journey to Peru in 2004. While in Peru again in 2008 I met Rita on the street and that initiated this interview with Julia.
This is a clip from a larger interview that we will be creating a DVD and download for in the new year.
She is a beautiful grandmother and owner operator of a retreat and hotel in Ollantaytambo Peru.
Munay Tika Rumira
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This hotel is run by a couple from Ollantaytambo, Asencios & Julia Flores. Julia is a medicine woman known throughout the valley for her mystical healing treatments. She also teaches internationally. Munay Tika (sacred flower) Rumira is a great retreat for those who are in search of peace in the Sacred Valley. To arrive here you will take a bumpy road from Ollantaytambo, then a windy paved road to Rumira, then a windy, bumpy road to the hotel property (they will arrange transport for you or you can hire a taxi in town).
Overlooking the valley of Rumira, this hotel is set up a bit like its own town, with a variety of bungalows dotting the 10 hectares of land it sits on. In the middle of the property is a large ‘Sala de Ceremonias’ where spiritual ceremonies are held by a variety of groups who rent the space for retreats. Up the hill you will find a terraced seating area where you can relax and contemplate the spirituality of the area. Further up the hill is the main dining hall where meals are cooked and served.