Take time to connect to your soul and discover your inner Ananda or Bliss (Joy and Happiness) on this wonderful yogic journey in the sacred valley of Peru. Join us for an amazing week of yoga, food, and meditation in the beauty of the ancient valley of Peru.
During your time in the Sacred Valley, you will have no choice but to reconnect with your soul and discover your inner journey of Asana, Pranayama, and Dhyana. This retreat will incorporate a dynamic vinyasa yoga flow, with the intention to improve strength, stability, and balance, followed by soothing pranayama and meditation. Each morning you will awaken to a beautiful setting followed by a dynamic vinyasa flow. Each practice will be designed for strength and stability that will put a smile across your face. The days are filled with exploring your surroundings while rediscovering your blissful self. The day ends with a chance to slow down and become present in mindful meditation.
The intention of this retreat is to reach all senses of your mind, body, and spirit and reclaim your sacred soul to bliss and Happiness. Discover the path to your happiness while exploring the beauty of Peru. Nourish your soul with freshly made local cuisine, trips to the heart of the Peruvian people, a karma experience that will change your life, as well as the option to hike through Machu Picchu.
- 7 Nights Accommodations
- 3 Whole Foods Meals Each Day
- Round-Trip Group Transport to/from the Airport
- Karma Yoga Service Project
- Daily Yoga Practices
- Personal Retreat Time (having time to nap, explore, walk, read, and just be)
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.
Shelagh is a Yoga Alliance certified Hatha teacher. Shelagh specializes in Yoga therapy and focuses on proper body alignment. Using yoga to heal both the body and the mind. Having previously been a school teacher with a masters in special education her true passion is yoga. Shelagh has been studying yoga for over twenty years and truly enjoys expanding her yoga journey. While traveling through India, Australia, SouthEast Asia, and Mexico, Shelagh spends time with locals to learn the culture and expand her yoga practice.
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:
- Coca leaf readings, energy work, and massages with top quality therapists
- Day trips to tour the Sacred Ruins throughout the valley
- Hike to the nearby waterfall
- 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 TOUR
MARCH 16-18 2019 (2 DAY/2 NIGHT)
Take part in a rich and exciting 2 Day trip to Machu Picchu.
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 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.
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 Ollantaytambo
- Two nights accommodation
- Breakfast every day of the tour
- Airport transfer
What’s Not Included?
- Lunches and dinners during the tour
- Drinks (water, soda, etc.)
- Any extras not mentioned above
$560 for shared accommodations
$600 for single accommodations
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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.
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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.
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