waterfallTake a sabbatical from daily life to join Karina Ayn Mirsky and friends for an epic adventure in the highlands of Peru. We’ll stay at a lovely retreat center in the Sacred Valley of Peru, about 50 miles from the Incan ruins of Machu Picchu. Come experience the colorful Peruvian culture and commune with the glorious Andes mountains, plants, and nearby waterfalls.

During our time at the retreat center, we will be nourished by daily meals, guided meditations, yoga asana classes, satsangs (spiritual gatherings), and time for rest and relaxation. Spa services are also available for optional additional self-care.

Three Very Special Highlights Of This Retreat:
1. Participation in a sacred Despacho ceremony with a local shaman
2. A day of service; participation in a humanitarian project in the local community
3. A two-day tour of sacred sites and the wondrous Machu Picchu, which has been recorded as one of the most important archeological sites in the world


Your host, Karina Mirsky, has been running international yoga and service retreats since 2008. There is a lot of interest in Peru as a new destination for her. Only 30 participants will be able to come on this highly anticipated adventure. Register ASAP to reserve your place!

  • Eight nights accommodations: 1/27/18-2/4/18
  • Group transportation to and from airport
  • Daily group yoga and meditation sessions
  • Three whole foods meals each day
  • Ceremony with local shaman
  • Karma Yoga Day: local service project
  • Two-day tour of Machu Picchu!


Sach’a Munay, the center’s name, translates as “love from the ancient forest.” It is nestled in an oasis of native plants roomand 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.

Karina Ayn Mirsky, MA, E-RYT

karinaaynKarina Ayn Mirsky (Devidas) is a widely sought after yoga and meditation educator, retreat leader, and self-development coach. She is the director of Sangha Yoga Institute, a yoga training school in Michigan and has a popular presence on Yoga International. Karina has been teaching yoga and meditation since 1998 and leading retreats since 2004. Her practice is derived from decades of study in Rod Stryker’s ParaYoga and the Himalayan Tradition, and her MA in East-West Psychology. Overcoming personal challenges, including surviving cancer in 2003, have made Karina a deeply compassionate guide to others. She has inspired thousands of people to live fearlessly with passion and purpose. In March 2008, Yoga Journal named her as one of 21 teachers shaping the future of yoga in America. Karina’s service retreats are life changing and heart opening adventures. Many participants travel with her year after year. Join her retreat group on Facebook!

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badha-padmasana_best-292x300To register, go to our Online Registration Platform.

Paying your initial deposit of $500 will lock in your tuition rate and hold your space for the trip. A $35 Service and Administration Fee will be added to the tuition rate.  

For technical questions or alternative payment options, please contact us.

Getting There

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.

Booking Your Flight for the Best Price Possible!

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Travel Insurance

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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 info@truenatureeducation.com and let us know how we can help!


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