Are you ready to disconnect from the busyness and stress of everyday life and immerse yourself in a 7-day spiritual adventure where you can renew your mind, body, and spirit?
Peru is one of the 7 wonders of the world and contains some of the world’s purest energy. Peru is known as a bio-energetic center of great magnetic power which possesses a powerful healing effect and provides visitors with the strength of mind. Ancient Peruvians, just like ancient yogi’s, cherished divine respect towards nature. Peru and its indigenous cultures are rooted in spirituality.
Our time together will be spent in the Sacred Valley just outside of Cusco which has been attributed to “the center or navel of the world”. In yoga practice, we work to connect to our center. Our week will begin with a traditional Peruvian Despacho ceremony which will help connect us to nature, all beings, elements, and spirits. This ceremony helps to return you to the essential unity with all that exists, the living energy of the universe. Similarly, through our yoga practice, we practice asanas to connect to that same higher power that exists within us all.
Reconnect and nourish your soul with morning asana and pranayama and an evening restorative class to further help nourish, rest and heal your body, mind, and spirit at the end of each day. There will be time for some reflection on yoga philosophy too. Of course, there will be delicious food and a beautiful setting to also help Nourish Your Soul!
Come join us for a once in a lifetime experience where you can allow yourself to tap into the powerful spiritual energy of the Andean mountains, deepen your practice and connect to nature and those around you.
The Iyengar method of yoga is accessible to everyone, regardless of age or physical condition. Iyengar yoga is a very “classical” form of yoga with a dynamic approach emphasizing the integration of body, mind, and spirit through focused attention and concentration. Emphasis is placed on the development of mobility, stability, strength, and alignment. As practice continues, a student’s ability to concentrate improves, profound inner awareness develops, and the asanas become ‘meditation in action’. Body, mind, and breath become integrated, peace of mind is enhanced and all the major systems of the body move towards a state of balance and harmony.
“Yoga is the golden key which unlocks the door to peace, tranquility, and joy.”
– BKS Iyengar
- 7 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
- Guided Hike to Local Waterfall
- Despacho Ceremony
- 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.
Lynne is a Certified Iyengar Yoga Instructor at the Intermediate Junior II level. She loves to share her passion for yoga with her students helping them to evolve and deepen their understanding of their own body and its limitations through developing their own personal yoga practice. Lynne owns and operates her studio, A Place For Yoga, in Lake Country, BC, Canada.
Lynne continues to enhance her own personal yoga journey by frequently traveling to attend workshops given by Senior Iyengar Yoga Teachers as well as participating in on-going Teacher Training.
She has traveled six times to Pune, India to study with the Iyengar family at the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute. Lynne also spent a month of study in Blacons, France with Faeq Biria, a long-time student of Gurujis.
“I have found both Lynne’s extensive knowledge of yoga and anatomy and the Iyengar methodology/teachings to be invaluable. Between Lynne’s expertise and the support and facilitation provided by the knowledgeable use of yoga props, I am experiencing the confidence of knowing that I am safely practicing the asanas to the best ability that my body is currently able to achieve. Furthermore, in the days following my practice, my body is so much more comfortable to live in and feels better than it has for a considerable number of years. I am so grateful to have finally found my yoga home – thank you, Lynne!” — Tracy, Student, A Place For Yoga and Health
“Iyengar yoga has been very therapeutic for me. I have gained so much mobility and strength, I haven’t required therapeutic massage since I started these classes. Lynne is the perfect yoga teacher for the injured, the dedicated yogis who expect perfection, and the nervous beginners like me. Her own rigorous training, her dedication, and passion for sharing Iyengar yoga and her many years of practicing make me feel very safe and confident in her classes.” Anna — Student, A Place For Yoga and Health
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
- 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
September 12-14; depart Peru on September 14
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.
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
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Save $300 on full-price (shared only) of $2295 USD until February 1, 2020!
Shared Accommodations – $1995 USD (Full Price $2295 USD )
Single Accommodations – $2595 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.