Immerse yourself in mystical Peru, an amazing power place on the planet. This 8-day retreat offers a rare opportunity to commune in the pristine stillness of the Andean mountains and the ancient Incan Ruins. You will have the option to extend your trip by two days and explore magnificent Machu Picchu. Peru provides the perfect environment to unplug, relax, and explore the cherished beliefs and ideas about yourself, others, and the world.
In a beautiful mountain yoga retreat center, enjoy mindfulness inquiry workshops, interactive sharing, meditation, yoga, and fabulous food daily.
- 8 Nights Accommodations in Sacred Valley
- 3 Whole Food Meals Each Day
- Group Transportation to/from Airport
- Despacho Ceremony
- Daily Yoga Sessions
- Daily Interactive Workshop
- Plenty of time to rest and explore
2-Day Tour Of Machu Picchu: $560
Tour is September 17-18; depart country on September 19.
- 2 Nights Shared Accommodations (1 Night Aguas Calientes, 1 Night Cusco)
- Transportation (Private Transport, Bus, Train, Airport Shuttle)
- Tour Guide
- Machu Picchu entrance fee
Upgrade to single hotel room for $40.
Please note: meals are not included for the 2-day tour. Also: note that the cost for this tour is based on a certain group size. We will notify you if we do not reach the group minimum.
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.
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.
Susan Urquhart-Brown, RScP, e-RYT
Susan is a yoga, meditation, and mindfulness inquiry teacher. Susan’s nurturing style combines Body, Mind, and Spirit to facilitate bringing presence to all aspects of Life.
Christopher Brown, M.A.,RScP
Christopher is a mindfulness inquiry teacher and speaker who has been on a journey of awakening for 30 years. He is passionate about individual transformation and facilitating others in their awakening process.
“The retreat was a perfect container for a relaxed inner experience, a special opportunity to practice deeper awareness of each ‘now’ moment with a group of like-minded people. We meditated together, did yoga and shared our journey for a week. It was an unforgettable experience. It is now easier for me to simply let my thoughts and feelings out and I am grateful for that freedom.” –Jim Burneo, Power of Presence Retreat, Costa Rica 2012
“I loved it! It was well organized and had a nice balance between all the activities: sightseeing, yoga, meditation, spiritual exploration and time for socializing. The spiritual work was truly transformative thanks to Christopher and Susan’s expert and loving guidance. It was a joy to get to know this group of people, dedicated to a spiritual journey like mine. I will be forever grateful to Susan and Christopher for this wonderful experience.” –Silvia Hughes, “Mystics Journey,” Lake Atitlan, Guatemala 2014
Add-On Machu Picchu Trip
2-Day Tour of Machu Picchu: September 17–19, 2017
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 Incan 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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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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