What are you ready to go beyond? How has your life been limited to repetitive patterns that disrupt and prevent new creations from happening easily?
Join Alandra and Ariel and an amazing group of women for a transformational week in the Sacred Valley of Peru. Treat yourself to this once-in-a-lifetime experience!!! Come and be challenged, break free, have fun, laugh, dance, learn, and grow!
The Andean mountains contain some of the world’s purest energy. In the high mountains, there is less mental activity and more availability to go beyond the limitations of one’s conditioning and story. The energy works as a catalyst to assist in whatever transformation life is provoking in you. This may be in your physical life, health, career, relationships, success, and lifestyle. Or an inner challenge that is demanding you to break through or go beyond old patterns and beliefs that limit your fulfillment, happiness, and self-acceptance.
Alandra will be guiding us to access deeper connections with our hearts, body, breath, and presence. Helping us to take back the power we have given to the past, becoming more grounded and centered with what is, and going beyond whatever blocks or beliefs that challenge us and keep us from living our greatest possibility and potential. We also offer an optional plant medicine ceremony with an amazing female shaman (not included in retreat tuition). Authentic local ceremonies will be offered to prepare us to enter the transformational energies of the mountains, plants, and ancient ways.
Ariel Swan joins Alandra to teach daily yoga/pilates and breathe classes to keep us strong and centered in our bodies, as well as some evening Yin Yoga to promote relaxation and calming of the mind. She brings a huge amount of energy, sensitivity, fun, and innate wisdom to support the process and keep us challenged (and laughing) in our yoga practice.
We will be staying in a gorgeous eco Retreat Centre in the Sacred Valley, which features beautiful accommodations, gardens, fresh, healthy gourmet food, and one of the best yoga shalas we have ever come across!
We will also be offering a karma yoga 1/2 day volunteer service project that will help the local communities. Last year was amazing, we painted a small school and sang, laughed, and shared food with the young students and teachers. We brought school supplies, clothing, a projector for the school, and warm winter jackets for children in the remote high mountain communities. It was one of our favorite memories, in giving back we received so much!
After the week is over, there is an optional extended 2-day trip to visit Machu Picchu (see separate info) We then return to Cusco where some of us will travel home while the rest will hike the spectacular AusangateTrail, one of the most breath-taking trails in the world. Surrounded by magnificent snow-capped mountains, multi-colored lakes, alpaca, and llamas, this not-to-be-missed trip has a limited amount of spaces; so book early to hold your place!!!
- 7 nights accommodations
- 3 meals per day starting with lunch on the first night and ending with breakfast on the last day
- Group Ground Transportation to/from Cusco Airport to Retreat Center
- Despacho Ceremony at Moray
- Karma Yoga Service Project
- Sound Healing Ceremony
- Guided Hike to Sacha Munay Waterfall
- Daily yoga, pilates, and breath work with Ariel
- Daily Going Beyond classes with Alandra
- 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.
Alandra Napali Kai
Alandra offers intuitive readings, workshops, classes, and retreats throughout North, South, and Central America and Europe. She has been working in the fields of transformation, healing, facilitation, and awakening for over 25 years with clients from all walks of life and in over 20 countries. Her training covers a wide variety of modalities. She assists the individual in recognizing and reconnecting back to the truth, the sacred, the love, and celebration inherent in one’s being. Her methods are intuitive and guided by her connection to Spirit and her gift of being a vessel for the Divine. She has had the privilege of studying with Master Dhyan Vimal for the last 14 years which has deeply inspired and shaped her work. Her work is embodied, deep, celebratory, and asks the best of you to come alive and live your heart out. This is Alandra’s 4th Retreat in Peru. She loves the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu and is extremely excited to be leading another Retreat with Ariel again For more info about Alandra and her sessions, etc please visit www.alandra.ca
Ariel has been teaching for the last 20 yrs. She started as a dancer and found pilates and yoga through an injury. She fell in love, and has been practicing and teaching since then. Last year Ariel co-founded Jaybird Studio in Vancouver, BC where she created the curriculum and methodology offered at the studio. She believes that it doesn’t matter what the posture looks like on the outside, but rather how it feels on the inside and hopes students leave her class with a bit more understanding, a sense of peace, and the ability to take what is practiced on the mat out into their lives. Ariel is from Vancouver, Canada, and has taught retreats in Bali, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Peru, and the USA. Her last two retreats in the sacred valley of Peru were highlights of her life. She fell in love with the country, its people, and their ancient culture. Ariel is excited to be returning to Peru to teach and participate in another amazing adventure and share it with the world.
“I still feel completely blissed out weeks after returning back home from magical Peru! The transformation I went through with Alandra’s loving guidance truly feels profound and grounded. I feel inspired, empowered and “updated”! Alandra truly is capable to trust in the more when guiding individuals and groups which in turn made me feel safe to just surrender to the process and open up to the more too. Alandra holds the space beautifully – she knows when to lovingly challenge you and when to just give you that well-needed hug. Ariel is a blessing and a goddess, sharing her yoga in such a loving, compassionate and fun way. She truly helped us to ground and to take care of our bodies. The week and hike was amazing and I’m so incredibly thankful to have shared it with my new found sisters. I feel stronger and lighter, I have new abs from all the laughs we shared, and a grateful and open heart who is rested in the more.” – Sophia Piehl, Sweden
“I was very excited to go on this adventure even though I wasn’t sure what I was signing up for. Peru was beautiful, the people were kind, the food was amazing and the journey itself was magical. Alandra and Ariel created a fun and meaningful adventure for us. The retreat we stayed at exceeded my expectations, it was clean, beautiful, peaceful and comfortable. The ceremonies, hikes, classes they created for us were powerful, meaningful and filled with love and joy. I was able to get answers I had been looking for my entire life and inner peace in many areas of my life. My life as I knew it before completely changed out of being part of this journey. I built strong, powerful, loving relationships that have guided me through a lot already and I know will continue to guide me for a long time. I am very grateful for Alandra and Ariel’s commitment to building such special retreats for people to find whatever they are looking for. A must do.” – Daniela Abedrabbo, Counselor, Canada
“I shared 12 days in Peru with Alandra and Ariel in 2017. During this time I opened up to my true possibilities. I saw what I had been unable to see previously. I laughed and I cried to my own delight. Being in this sacred place with Alandra and Ariel as our guides was magical. I felt safe and held. The energy and beauty were beyond description. The experiences were mystical and breathtaking. I will always remember this enchanted trip as a turning point in my life. It was an opportunity to go deeply within and overflow with gratitude. I would recommend it to anyone who is ready to encounter their own possibilities.” – Debra Botticello, NYC, USA
“Regardless of your age, nationality, previous experiences or previous lives…you will feel welcomed, supported and loved at Alandra’s and Ariel’s Peru retreat. What a truly amazing week it was…systematically discovering parts of my life that had been shuttered for years and now so integral to my happiness and ability to embody the “more” of me and others. The Peru adventure is just that…a week (or more) where it is best to arrive with no expectations and drink in “the daily”… whatever it happens to be! I loved every aspect of it…especially the magical guidance of both Alandra and Ariel!” – Wendy Hultsman, Professor, Phoenix, AZ, USA
“My trip to Peru with Alandra and Ariel was very magical. This has been a life-changing experience and continues. This is highly recommended.” – Joyce Mah, Vancouver, Canada
“I have been fortunate to be able to attend retreats with Alandra for ten years. Each one is different, but I have found that Alandra always does a masterful job of creating the environment for ever-deeper self-discovery. Peru was a magical experience. I had an opportunity to push into many new areas through this retreat. The addition of Ariel for yoga and Pilates was the perfect compliment. Ariel is extremely knowledgeable about the body and brought a unique sensitivity to the practice, which changed everyday to match the unfolding of the retreat. Since my return, I have been able to integrate many lessons discovered in the mountains of Peru. I find myself responding in new ways to old problems or issues. I highly recommend this retreat to anyone looking for experiences of beauty, transformation, adventure and fun! Thank you for everything. I am truly grateful for this experience ” – Anneliese, Toledo, Ohio
“A wonderful experience to open up and let go!!” – Laurie Sluchinski, Entrepreneur, Vancouver, Canada
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:
- Healing bodywork and spa treatments
- Tours of the local sacred sites
- Hike to the nearby waterfall
- Coca leaf readings
- Traditional Incan ceremonies
- Explore and shop in the local villages
*Additional tours and activities are not included in the tuition price
ADD-ON MACHU PICCHU TRIP
2-Day Tour of Machu Picchu: $580 Shared Accommodations / $620 Single Accommodations
October 23-25, 2021; depart Peru on October 25, 2021
This retreat includes the option to add-on an overnight tour of Machu Picchu to the end of your experience. Pre-registration is required.
- 2 Nights Accommodations (1 Night Aguas Calientes, 1 Night Cusco)
- Transportation (Private Transport, Bus, Train)
- Tour Guide
- Machu Picchu entrance fee
The journey will begin with a drive through the Sacred Valley, passing through several fascinating towns, villages, and sacred sites in the valley. 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.
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.
For technical questions or alternative payment options, please contact us.
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. The drive time to the center is approximately 1.5 hours.
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Shared Accommodations – $2295 USD
Single Accommodations – $2695 USD
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. For technical questions or alternative payment options, please contact us.
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