Join Kelsey Reed Armbruster, founder of Innercise Yoga, for a week of adventure and relaxation in the Sacred Valley of Peru! This Andes Mountain retreat will include yoga (2x) daily, local vegetarian cuisine, and cultural insight to the local community.
There will be opportunities to hike to a nearby waterfall, get inspired in service with the community, and explore local markets and villages. You ground in our fresh and focused energy, an optional trip to the famous Macchu Picchu will seal the week off.
If you are seeking healing, transformation, and a taste of culture—this retreat is for you!
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Single Accommodations – $2095 (Full Price $2395)
Shared Accommodations – $1795 (Full Price $2095)
Every retreat is unique and, as such, the itineraries are ever-changing! We finalize the itineraries about 3-6 weeks before the retreat, but after 10 years of hosting retreats, we do have a general idea of what most schedules look like.
Most retreats include one-to-two daily yoga classes. One class takes place in the morning, either just before or just after breakfast. After the first class and meal, you have free time to explore, relax, or take part in optional add-on activities. Lunch (if included in your retreat) will take place midday, during this free time. There is then, usually, an afternoon class followed by dinner. Occasionally some teachers choose to offer an evening restorative class or group gathering after dinner as well.
In addition, there is usually one dedicated “excursion day” in which we do not have scheduled yoga classes. This is a day for people to take advantage of some of the more involved tour and excursion offerings and is always a lot of fun!
Again, this is a very general look at what your retreat schedule could be. We work closely with the teachers to design unique itineraries that reflect their style and the group that’s traveling with them. Once your specific retreat itinerary is complete, we will send it out via email, usually two or more weeks before the retreat starts. Please keep in mind all retreat itineraries are subject to change.
- 6 nights accommodations
- 3 meals per day starting with lunch on the first day and ending with breakfast on the last day
- Guided waterfall hike
- Round-trip group transport to/from the airport
- 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 trees that are 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.
Kelsey Reed Armbruster
As childhood dancer, Kelsey Reed has always felt best in tune with her mind and body. After a few failed high school attempts with yoga, she found her love for the practice in college during her parents’ divorce, from heartbreak, and from family addiction.
Since 2009, Kelsey Reed has been an avid yoga practitioner. In 2012, she received her RYT-200 from Asheville Community Yoga Center and now achieved her E-RYT with over 1,000 hours of experience teaching. Since being certified and earning her degree in Health & Wellness Promotion at the University of North Carolina at Asheville, she has dedicated her life to sharing this practice to improve and motivate the health and growth of others.
Kelsey Reed also traveled to India in 2015 to explore yoga in its true origins. She has attended retreats and workshops with Rachel Brathen, Jenn Pastiloff, and Alanna Kaivalya.
Learn more about Kelsey Reed at www.innerciseyoga.com.
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 which 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
OPTIONAL ADD-ON 2 DAY TOUR OF MACHU PICCHU
March 14-16, 2020
Shared Occupancy: $560
Single Occupancy: $600
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 and 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.
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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.
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.
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Shared Accommodations: $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.