Sabino is a local luthier that crafts Andean instruments such as Chorongos, Bandurias and Harps. He’s run pan-flute making sessions for our groups for 6 years, and it’s rare that a retreat goes by without a participant returning to their home country with one of his handmade instruments.
Alain and his family live in Paruro. Every year they show us the process of bread making, chicha brewing and cooking cuy, (guinea pig) a plate that is reserved for special occasions. Alain and his family have become like family to us as well, and visiting them is often the highlight of our year.
Carlita is a Spanish teacher based in Cusco who has been giving lessons to our groups for 3 years. She is now pursuing a degree in humans’ rights, and teaching our groups help support her in her passions.
Nacho is a driver from a village just outside of Cusco. He’s transported our groups for 2 years, and has shared many stories and places with us, always with a huge smile.