Peru is one of the 7 wonders of the world and the sacral chakra of Mother Earth. It is known as the lost city and considered by shamans to be an energy vortex. This ancient land is filled with many mysteries! What does this mean? How does this relate to you? Are you experiencing a massive shift in your life? If so, the high-frequency vibe of Peru will give you the positive boost you’ve been looking for! Machu Picchu is a life-altering destination because it activates all the chakras and creates a pure space for spiritual messages to be received. One thing that we found interesting is that Machu Picchu’s terrain has quartz scattered amongst the mountains. Quartz is a crystal made for healing and cleansing. It also creates psychic abilities, clarity, peace of mind, and balances the immune system. Check out the video below, this is the yoga shala and quartz energy vortex we will be practicing with. Lucky us!
Our week begins with a Despacho Ceremony, an ancient shamanic gathering to heal, restore balance and ask specific requests from the spirit world. Each day we will balance one of the 7 main chakras by using yoga, breathwork, meditation, reiki and for the higher chakras the akashic records. Shed layers with daily vinyasa yoga and relax in the evening with restorative yoga and guided meditation. We are excited to dance amongst the crystals, breathe in the fresh scent of rolling hills and expand our minds to experience the teachings of the ancient Incas. Come find yourself and your tribe in the lost city of our Mother Earth!
- 5 nights accommodations
- 3 meals per day starting with dinner on the first night and ending with breakfast on the last day
- Despacho ceremony
- Temescal Sweat Lodge Ceremony
- Karma yoga service project
- Guided hike to local waterfall
- 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 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.
With over 10,000 hours of yoga teaching experience, Myla Ivers is a leading voice in the rapidly growing yoga and healing industry. Her unique approach to healing is both practical and spiritual. Her goal is to teach others the tools to heal from emotional trauma so they don’t have to look outside themselves as often for results. Myla believes issues that arise in our physical life all stem from an imbalance in energy. Myla gets to the heart of the problem so that the issue never returns.
Myla co-hosts international yoga retreats that create community, adventure and a safe space to heal. She is an advanced certified akashic records practitioner with Dr. Linda Howe and a certified Reiki master.
Myla founded Master Your Magic in 2018 to teach men and women the tools to release negative energy and shed weight fast without having to leave their home!
Lauren has been studying the body for her entire life. Since she was three she began expressing herself through movement and dance and eventually received her BFA in Dance Choreography from FSU in 2007. She performed all over the world and found various ways to move, twist and fly her body across space. Eventually she tore her ACL and meniscus which caused her to be unable to dance. From this experience, Lauren found that yoga was a way she could heal her body, move and breathe at the same time. It became a deep form of meditation and she began to study the various styles of teaching and methods of healing. She became a Reiki master, yoga teacher of vinyasa, yin, hot and sculpt. Lauren now teaches a very unique combination class combining yoga, reiki and deep partner stretching! I can say from experience- it’s juicy! Receiving a healing session from Lauren is a powerful yet calming experience. Everyone is going through something different and Laurens intuitive ability helps her cut straight to the source of the issue. No matter what life has thrown at you, Lauren can help speed up the healing process by holding immensely powerful space for the receiver.
“Myla and Lauren’s yoga/meditation/healing retreat this past summer in Greece was a remarkable experience and the beginning of my journey towards self-discovery, healing, and transformation. With their guidance, I have gained more awareness of my underlying fears, doubts, and worries and now have greater clarity and control over my emotions, thoughts, and feelings. Myla and Lauren each bring their own unique style to their yoga classes and together they are truly a magnificent force. I am beyond grateful to have been invited to be a part of this transformational journey and can’t thank them enough for all their support, encouragement, and for empowering me to trust my own intuitive voice!”
-Past Retreat Participant
“It was amazing. I had so much fun. Myla and Lauren brought such an amazing experience that uplifted my soul.” –-Past Retreat Participant
“If you do not believe in magic than you have not met Myla Ivers. Back in April 2017 I had the privilege of attending Myla’s yoga retreat in Thailand. My life was forever changed. She led us through a week of Chakra Balancing yoga classes over the oceans of beautiful Ko Samui. This healing experience exceeded my expectations. Not only through physical yoga classes, but her one on one Reiki sessions, mind-expanding insight on my personal journey, and emotional conversations that heal the soul. I can only describe this experience as being high off energy. I can’t wait for the next one.”–-Past Retreat Participant
“Lauren & Myla are the yin and yang – the detox to retox experience you want and don’t even know how to ask for because it’s such a game changer. After going to Nicaragua with L & M, the bar of how I travel is now set higher – with every activity the intention to transform was thought out with deep love and creativity. If you’re reading this – Don’t think, just GO!” — Past Retreat Participant
“Myla and Lauren really put in a lot of heart, energy and time to each class that we did in Greece Every class was dedicated to a Greek God and had a theme! It was such an amazing experience to do yoga in such a beautiful resort, with breathtaking views. I made such special connections with new friends, old friends and with myself. I don’t ever want to miss any retreats they go on because they sure know how to create a life changing experience!”
–Past Retreat Participant
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
March 26-28; depart Peru on March 28
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.
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Shared Accommodations – $2095 USD
Single Accommodations – $2295 USD
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