Mystical and ancient,
Revered and communal,
A vast land to divulge in your love for adventure,
explore and implore your life in this beautiful sacred valley.
Feast your senses on the delights of Peru.
Peru is a not-so-far-away land that beckons exploration. This destination piques wonderment and wandering with its rich history, diverse ecosystem, and stunning topography. It’s an experience that welcomes you with authentic native food, culture, and folklore.
Mother Nature offers her love and gives you space to expand, connect, heal, and explore.
Slowly awaken to the buzz of the Peruvian life and bask in the warm hug of the rainforest air. Nourish with the native food of this foreign world. Mosey your way to the sacred space of your yoga mat, and explore your inner landscape through mantra, pranayama, meditation, and asana.
Your time to heal is omniimportant—join in on the adventures and excursions or merely enjoy the healing medicine of being still.
- 7 Nights Accommodations
- 3 Whole Foods Meals Each Day
- Round-Trip Group Transport to/from the Airport
- Daily Mantra, Pranayama, Guided Meditation, and Yoga
- 2-Day Tour of the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu
- Personal Retreat Time (having time to nap, explore, walk, read, and just be)
- Optional professional photography documentation of retreat
The retreat center’s name translates as “love from the ancient forest.” It is nestled in an oasis of native plants and fruit trees, nourished by a magnificent waterfall in the Sacred Valley of Peru. This lovely spot is in the Andes Mountains and home of the twelve mountains known as Apus—“luminous beings.” Those who come to the center have the opportunity to commune directly with these mountains, as well as with the local curanderos and pacos (healers), who engage with us for ritual and Despacho ceremony.
The guests at this center enjoy delicious meals with locally-grown and lovingly-prepared ingredients. Each guest room is a reflection of the Peruvian culture of the Sacred Valley. The entire center embodies kindness, love, and wholeness that seem to permeate the magical place.
The Adrienne and Eric Duo
Hello. We are a Seattle-based yoga marriage that loves to explore how adventure and travel intertwine with the healing practices of yoga. That is to say; we love feeding our inner expansion through yoga with the energy of the different lands we explore.
We are entrepreneurs and designers at heart, and we are all about creating memorable experiences for our community members, whether locally in our yoga studios or abroad in foreign lands.
We both are rooted in the teachings of Kashmir Shaivism and guide meditations and pranayama to envoke the potential of our students. Asana-wise, we teach creative and intelligent vinyasa flow, which we call “Spirit Flow.” It is a unique and powerful practice that combines rhythmic, dancey breath-led movement with a structured anatomical opening for a peak posture.
You can expect your yoga session with us to be challenging, inspiring, and enrapturing. Further, you will experience the healing nature of your intuitive and flowing movement. We love music, and we use music to drive our beautifully choreographed, yet intelligent sequences.
We are thrilled for the opportunity to do yoga and learn, and meet and make new friends in distant lands. We cannot wait to retreat in Peru with you!
The Sacred Valley is a magical place for healing and adventure. Whether you feel called to get out and explore or stay in and restore, Peru is the perfect place to do so. During your retreat, you will have plenty of free time during which you can enjoy some of what Peru has to offer. Here is a selection of tours and activities that you will be able to choose from while in Peru:
- Healing bodywork and spa treatments
- Tours of the local sacred sites
- Hike to the nearby waterfall
- Coca leaf readings
- Traditional Incan ceremonies
- Explore and shop in the local villages
*Additional tours and activities are not included in the tuition price
Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu 2-Day Tour
This retreat includes a 2-day, 1-night tour of the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. This tour is factored into the pricing of your tuition.
The journey will begin with a drive through the sacred valley, passing through several fascinating towns, villages, and sacred sites in the valley. After this scenic drive, you will arrive in Ollantaytambo, a small town that still maintains its Incan. You will have an opportunity to visit and explore the majestic archaeological site of Ollantaytambo (aka “Olla”) which overlooks the route to Machu Picchu.
That afternoon you will take a beautiful train ride from “Olla” along the river to the town of Aguas Calientes.
Spend the night in Aguas Calientes, enjoying the quaint town along the river. Arrive in Machu Picchu the next day before sunrise to witness the illumination of the sacred ruins. Experience anunforgettable day at Machu Picchu, exploring the sacred Incan “City of Light,” learning about the sacred ruins and taking moments to sit, breathe, and experience the powerful energy of one of the most sacred sites on the planet.
That evening you will be transported back to Cusco for your final night in Peru. The next morning shuttles will be provided to take you from your hotel to the Cusco airport.
- Transportation throughout the tour
- Entrance fee and permits for Machu Picchu
- Local Peruvian guide (English-speaking)
- Visit to the sacred ruins of Ollantaytambo
- Opportunity to practices mantra, pranayama, guided meditation, and yoga amongst the ruins of the Sacred Valley
- One night accommodation in Aguas Calientes
- Breakfast during the tour
What’s Not Included?
- Lunches and dinners during the tour (these can be purchased at restaurants in towns throughout the tour)
- Drinks (water, soda, etc.)
- Any extras not mentioned above
Please be sure to review Our Policies.
Paying your initial deposit of $350 will lock in your tuition rate and hold your space for the trip. A non-refundable $35 Payment Processing Fee will be added to the tuition rate upon registration.
For technical questions or alternative payment options, please contact us.
You will be booking your flights for the Cusco Airport (CUZ). Most flights will arrive via a connection in Lima. Before booking tickets, please be sure you have received your official confirmation note that the retreat has met its minimums. There will be one group airport shuttle each way based on our flight window guidelines. Be sure your flights align with the provided flight windows if you wish to use the group shuttle.
Booking your Flight for the Best Price Possible!
True Nature Travels and STA Travel have partnered together to provide you the best airfare for your upcoming trip. STA Travel is a full-service travel agency which offers affordable, flexible fares and access to their exclusive airfare deposit program. Please use the following link to book or contact STA Travel directly: http://www.statravel.com/solutions/true-nature.htm.
We cannot emphasize more the importance of travel insurance. As we all know, especially as travelers, “life happens.” Whether it’s family, work, mother nature, or a change of heart, it is important to be prepared in case you need tounexpectedly change your travel plans. Often for less than $100, you can purchase a travel insurance policy and be protected in the event that you need to make a change or need to be covered financially prior to or during your trip. To purchase insurance with the True Nature discount, click here.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Do you have questions about travelling abroad? After you register, we will provide you with a Participant’s Package with helpful information. Also be sure to check out our Student FAQs. If you have other questions, feel free to write us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know how we can help!