PWeavers-Trail-Sacred-Valley-Peru-Quechua-children-trek-Machu-Picchu-alternative-Inca-Trail-Lara-Patacancha-Cusco-180eru is a colorful, rugged place. Rumored to be the current center of shifting global spiritual energy, this Andean country will astound you with its beauty and rich heritage. It will also be a catalyst for change. Altitude and cultural differences become challenges to the small self’s understanding of “business-as-usual.”

At 9500 feet above sea level, the Sacred Valley is home to over 400 different species of orchids and more than 350 types of birds. Camelids—vicunas, guanacos, llamas, and alpacas–grace the mountainsides. Descendants of the Inca live and work much as they have for centuries, colorfully walking mountain passes and cobbled streets in ancestral clothing.
Discovering the Luminous Self will open your eyes to see with your heart. On this retreat, you will encounter Munay. A Quechua word meaning love, Munay is what brings light to the luminous body. It’s what brings wholeness to Spirit. It’s what you will experience on this Sacred Journey.

  • 8 Nights Accommodations at a Beautiful Yoga Retreat Center in the Sacred Valleyyogaroom-768x576 (1)
  • 3 Delicious Whole Foods Meals Each Day
  • Round-Trip Group Ground Transport to/from Cusco Airport
  • Daily Yoga Sessions, Group Gatherings, Ceremonies, and Workshops
  • Tour of the Sacred Site of Moray
  • Despacho/Traditional Ceremonial Offering to the Earth
  • ½ Day of Service in the Local Community School
  • Visits to the Historical Site of Ollantaytambo and the Market at P’saq
  • 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 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.bedroom1

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.

Nan McCaochan

nanmccaohanNan McCaochan has been leading people on both inner and outward bound journeys since the early ‘80s. Committed to sustainable tourism and the yoga life, she’s facilitated soft adventure on the Appalachian Trail in Virginia, led retreats in Costa Rica and the Michigan north woods, and chaperoned student groups in Peru. A former college writing professor, Nancy’s been teaching yoga for over 20 years. She is a lead teacher trainer and workshop leader who’s presented in Canada and Denmark in addition to her regular classes in metro Detroit. She’s an engaged, compassionate teacher with an eclectic spiritual toolbox. Her joy is assisting others to find the lightness of Being.


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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.


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