Retreat to the Andes mountains for an adventure that will take you toward your higher self through yoga, meditation, and volunteerism. The trip includes a daily yoga and meditation practice aligned with the altitude and attitude of the Andes culture. Imagine daily silent walking meditations, mindful asana, deeply relaxing yoga nidra, yin yoga rebalancing, and pranayama practices in the cradle of the ancient Inca culture. The trip offers options for local volunteerism and an overnight trip to Machu Picchu to watch the sunrise and explore the ruins. The schedule is designed to move mindfully with the altitude and terrain. There will be time built in for exploration of the local culture.
The retreat will be held at a beautiful retreat center in the Sacred Valley of Peru, surrounded by the twelve mountains known as “apus”—“luminous beings” who are said to intercede on behalf of people. The retreat center offers rooms with views of the mountains, locally-sourced food, and services supporting personal healing and reflection.
- 8 Nights Accommodations in Sacred Valley
- 3 Whole Food Meals Each Day
- Group Transportation to/from Airport
- Daily Yoga Sessions
- Plenty of time to rest and explore
*Optional Add-On Trip to Machu Picchu for an additional charge
The 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 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.
Andrea Dyer’s practice started in college and wove in and out of her life until the mid-90’s when she deepened her focus on her personal practice and teaching. A yoga-mutt, she practices and teaches multiple styles of yoga including ashtanga, vinyasa, yin, hatha, restorative, and insight meditation. Her teaching and practice philosophy align with her teachers David Williams, Erich Schiffmann, Sarah Powers and Paul Grilley–a yoga practice is personal, inward, and devoted to feeling great and cultivating balance, peace, and joy. She is certified at the highest levels–500hr RYT with more than 12,000 hours of teaching experience. Andrea is a dedicated, compassionate teacher, blending knowledge and experience with humor and lightheartedness. Her retreats are designed to offer you the excitement and energy of the local environment, but also to use that energy to inquire deeply within. She owns and operates mind|body|fitness yoga in Greensboro, NC. In her spare time she can be found in rock concert cheap seats with her husband, hanging out with her dogs and planning her next yoga retreat adventure.
2-Day Tour Of Machu Picchu: $560
March 18–19, 2018; depart country on March 20
- 2 Nights Accommodations (1 Night Aguas Calientes, 1 Night Cusco)
- Transportation (Private Transport, Bus, Train)
- Tour Guide
- Machu Picchu entrance fee
- Upgrade to single hotel room for $40
The journey will begin with a drive through the sacred valley, passing through several fascinating towns, villages, and sacred sites. Arriving in Ollantaytambo, a small town that still maintains its Inca architecture and offers the opportunity to visit and explore the majestic archaeological site which overlooks the route to Machu Picchu.
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 an unforgettable 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. After the tour, you will spend a final night in Cusco and take a shuttle to the airport the following day.
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Register early as we expect this retreat to fill quickly! A $300 deposit will officially reserve your spot and lock in your tuition rate. It will be deducted from the total amount of the trip cost. A $35 Service and Administration Fee will be added to the tuition rate.
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You will be booking your flights to 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.
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