Are you ready to discover what wellness and self-care mean to you? Are you ready to figure out how to add yoga, Pilates, meditation, and balance into your daily life?
Discover your own definition of well-being through a week of daily yoga/pilates and meditation, healthy locally grown and prepared meals, a wellness coaching session, friendship, and meeting like-minded people.
Immerse yourself in the Sacred Valley of Peru, known for its powerful spiritual energy. Practice slow flow and restorative yoga, breathwork, Pilates and Meditation along your journey to define what wellness means to you.
- 6 nights accommodations
- 3 meals per day starting with dinner on the first night and ending with breakfast on the last day
- Group Ground Transportation to/from Cusco Airport to Retreat Center
- Use of yoga room and facilities
- Karma Yoga Sevice Project
- Guided Hike to Local Waterfall
- 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.
Pam Josifek has been teaching group fitness classes including yoga, pilates, cardio, and strength training for over 12 years. She started Yoga as a means to relax and increase her flexibility. As she experimented with different styles of Yoga, she fell in love with the flowing movements of a vinyasa flow practice and the quiet calmness of a restorative practice. She was amazed by a vinyasa flow at how quickly her muscles loosened up and how meditative it was to move from pose to pose during practice. With restorative yoga, the ability to quiet the mind and let the body truly relax keeps her coming back to the practice daily.
Through yoga and strength-based classes, Pam is inspired to help people gain physical strength and endurance while finding the emotional balance in their life. She understands through years of career and personal challenges how important it is to find that balance and loves to help others live a strong, healthy, and fit life.
Pam’s favorite yoga class to teach is a Slow Vinyasa Flow class that is a physically challenging yet achievable for all levels. Her favorite poses are the standing balance poses Eagle, Tree, and Dancer because of the physical and mental training that can be practiced.
Education, Training, Certifications:
E-RYT® 200, YACEP®
NETA Certifications: Personal Trainer, Kettlebell I, Yoga, Pilates
MOSSA Certifications: Group Active and Group Power
Kettlebell AMPD, AMPD Resistance
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 16-18; depart Peru on October 18
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.
We cannot emphasize more the importance of travel insurance. As we all know, especially as travelers, “life happens.” Whether it’s family, work, mother nature, or a change of heart, it is important to be prepared in case you need to unexpectedly change your travel plans. Often for less than $150, you can purchase a travel insurance policy and be protected in the event that you need to make a change or need to be covered financially prior to or during your trip.
We have partnered with two insurance companies: Trawick International and CSA Travel Insurance (available for U.S. Residents only). For Non-U.S. Residents this policy with Trawick insurance is available: Safe Travels Multi-National.
We encourage you to research the insurance company and policy that best meets your needs.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Do you have questions about traveling abroad? After you register, we will provide you with a Participant’s Package with helpful information. Also, be sure to check out our Participant FAQs. If you have other questions, feel free to write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know how we can help!
Save $300 on full-price (shared only) of $2095 USD until February 1, 2021!
Shared Accommodations – $1795 USD (Full Price $2095 USD)
Single Accommodations – $2395 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.
Sign Up with No Risk
In response to COVID-19, True Nature is offering a temporary exception to our cancellation policy. When you sign up for any 2021 or 2022 retreat, your deposit is fully transferable. There is no cancellation fee if you transfer to another trip or put your deposit ($350) on hold for a future trip until the final payment date.*
We want to make sure everyone feels safe to travel and we are here to help and support you throughout this journey.
*This offer is valid for any new registrations prior to 108 days before the retreat date.
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