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Participate in the authentic roots of yoga. Join and you will gain comprehensive knowledge of asanas, pranayama, meditation and yogic philosophy. You will have the opportunity to cultivate energetic clarity, personal refinement, and a balanced approach to living through yoga in-depth learning!The practice and knowledge will allow you to gain a deeper understanding of yourself, strengthen your physical body, improve your willpower and self-confidence, create healthy new habits, and find emotional balance and inner harmony.
The maximum participants in the group is 15.
Guests will be welcomed at Finca San Pedro. There are different types of rooms to choose from smaller cozy rooms to spacious rooms with extra beds. The rooms are decorated in a beautiful colonial style.
For guests that would like to sleep in tents, camping facilities are available. As the weather can be a bit cold at night, you can also camp inside a spacious room made available for this instead of staying out in the garden. Hot showers, restrooms, and cooking facilities are available for campers too.
Dormitory is mostly for travelers. It has its own en-suite private hot and comfortable shower. There are separate restrooms outside for men and women. The dorm has two semi-double beds for guests who want to have their own semi-privacy within the dormitory. Two bunk beds and one single bed are provided inside the dormitory.
Dormitory for yoga students is next to the yoga hall with a small semi-private double room. Inside the dorm, there are three bunk beds, single bed, and twin beds.
The hostel has different types of private rooms to choose. From smaller cozy rooms to spacious rooms with extra beds. All of the private rooms are decorated in a beautiful colonial style and if you would like a touch a modernity you can even request a television.
The course is designed for everyone regardless of age, physical ability, or previous experience with yoga. The pace of the course allows those new to yoga to easily follow the teachings, while students who already have a yoga practice will find ample opportunities to deepen their understanding.
The practice and knowledge given during the course will allow you to gain a deeper understanding of yourself, strengthen your physical body, improve your willpower and self-confidence, create healthy new habits, and find emotional balance and inner harmony. You will also become aware of energy, learn to recognize its different forms and understand how to direct it for a specific purpose.
Juan has received teachings and techniques from Swami, to have practiced and verified their efficiency, especially within his studies of such topics as the yamas and niyamas, Hatha yoga, Kriya yoga, the great cosmic powers, Kundalini yoga, sexuality in Tantra, Kashmiri Shaivism, Shambhala, the life of Jesus, the art of dying, and others.
Finca San Pedro is located on the edge of a small city called Sogamoso, in Colombia. Visitors can explore the spectacular region of Sugamuxi or valley of the sun, with its rich and extended ecosystem. Sugamuxi has 13 towns, each of them with a highlight worth visiting. Some of the most known are Iza, Monguí, Nobsa, and Tibasosa.
Sugamuxi is a region of páramos, where you can find at least 10 amazing and different location to hike and to get an exceptional contact with nature and superb sceneries all around. Since Sugamuxi is still a new discovery, its largely unknown province has unique landscapes and culture to stupefy the travelers.
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The package for the course does not include food. You will be offered all the facilities, like kitchen, delivery food, and info on restaurants around the area, so you can have different options where to choose for your lunch and dinner.
During your free time, Finca San Pedro offers other activities that guests can learn such as tejo, a traditional Colombian sport, and salsa, tango, or joropo dances. You may also enjoy barbecuing, fishing, relaxing in a hammock, swimming in the thermal pool, sauna, massage, and visit the vineyard nearby
Different tours and activities can be arranged at additional costs.
Whether you are an experienced fisher or it is your first time, everyone is able to join this tour. There is a guide available that can teach you how to catch trouts within the area very well. Close to the river, there is also a special fishing farm that you can visit during the tour. It is also possible to go fishing in Lago de Tota. All the fishes that you catch, can be prepared at night on your barbecue.
Explore the area around different spots of the Valley of the Sun by horse. Agama Yoga can organize for you a horse back ride either near Finca San Pedro, towards Páramo de Oceta or around Lago de Tota. If you do not know know how to ride horses, the guides will help you and teach you how. For professionals, there are horses that are more difficult to ride. So, enjoy the nature and go horse riding!
Lago de Tota or Tota Lake, which is one of the most important natural reserves of the east Andes mountains, is the highest and largest lake in Colombia. The area is also considered as a cultural and environmental heritage site by the local government.
You will start the hike at 2.300 meters and walk through a beautiful and rich tropical jungle. The walk is not hard and very pleasant. The waterfall will be reached at an altitude of 3.100 meters with an average temperature of 23 degrees Celcius. The view of the waterfall is spectacular and awesome. It will definitely fill you up with special energy and joy.
The archaeological museum of Sogamoso is a must see that preserves the majority of what remains from the Muiscan culture. In this museum you will find Muiscan mummies, clothing, pottery, jewelry, three real shrunken heads, as well as a large diversity of artifacts related to the Muiscan and other Colombian indigenous cultures.
The impressive Cascada Salto de Candelas is the second highest waterfall in Colombia. The area is considered as a cultural and environmental heritage site by the local government. Also it is one of the most important natural reserves of the east Andes mountains. In this reserve the Cusiana river is born, one of the most important rivers in the state of Casanare.
At additional costs, enjoy the steam room and sauna facility in the hostels. There are also massage and body treatments available upon requests and a nearby Temazcal.
A good massage relieves stress and tension in your muscles and promotes a sense of well-being. It also relaxes you and promotes a good sleep and helps you to get rid of the pain of the body. Enjoy the massages that are given by professional women who has been specially trained. This is a perfect combination with saunas.
On a cold day, you can relax in one of the saunas available. It uses different kind of herbs along with music, herbal, aroma, and color therapy to increase the beneficial effects of the sauna. Each entrance lasts approximately ten minutes and you can have up to three in each session. You will definitely feel relaxed the session.
Please book your flight to arrive at El Dorado International Airport (BOG).
From Sogamoso, you can catch the bus that goes to Aquitania from the bus terminal. It should take approximately ten minutes and cost one dollar and three cents per person. Ask locals where to catch the bus and bare in mind to ask the bus driver to stop 500 meters after getting out of Sogamoso. You will see, on your left side, an arch by a palm tree and a sign showing “Finca San Pedro”.
From Bogota, once you arrive at Portal del Norte, make sure you catch a super direct bus to Sogamoso. The super direct bus from Portal del Norte should not take more than three hours and it should cost around 23 USD per person. The best bus companies are Autoboy or Los Libertadores. Ask at your hostel in Bogotá how to get to Portal del Norte.
From Bucaramanga, there are direct buses heading to Sogamoso, but they do not leave often. You can also catch a bus to Tunja and then catch another bus to Sogamoso. It should take around seven to eight hours total including the bus Tunja-Sogamoso which costs approximately 40 USD per person.
From Villa de Leyva, catch a bus to Tunja which should take around one hour. Once you arrive at Tunja, catch another bus to Sogamoso, which will take another hour. It should cost approximately 15 USD per person.
From El Cocuy, catch a bus to Duitama and catch another bus to Sogamoso which should take 20 minutes. It should take eight to nine hours in total. The cost is approximately at 30 USD per person.
From Yopal, it would more simple and straight, no need to change buses. Simply catch a bus to Sogamoso which should take around four hours and should cost around 25 USD per person,
From Sogamoso, there are plenty of taxis waiting outside the bus station. The ride will cost approximately four to five USD (prices are usually higher at night). Most taxi drivers know where Finca San Pedro is and it takes less than five minutes to get here.
"Life changing experience!! Try to go if you are in the zone, maybe experience a couple of days and see if it's for you. But don't miss the chance to try this, totally worth it!! Yoga is a wonderful gift for everyone, including children and elders "
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"I came to Agama Yoga, Juan and his Finca to do a 5 day tantra yoga workshop. And I stayed for one whole month of my 3 months travel time in Columbia to work as a Volunteer to take care of this beatiful flower paradise. The dogs. The chicken. The rabbits. The goat and the peacock. In this time I went for awesome hicking tracks in the paramont with juan and a bunchlot of other guys. And to an awesome rainforest waterfall. Juan suported me a lot on my spiritual path as a man. And I decided afterwards to fly arround the whole world to become a Agama Yoga teacher in the Agama main branch in Thailand. Thanks for Everything. Awesome. "
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"Spent a month at this lovely place and learned more about myself than ever. You can go just to relax, see the surroundings, do yoga, volunteer whatever you feel like is there. But you might get stuck a while - just a heads up."
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" After focusing on other energetic approaches and not actively doing yoga for a few years, I got a opportunity for it as we were traveling in Colombia. Nowadays many yoga retreats don't appeal to me as they tend to be expensive and set in the spa-like environments and serve mostly to clientele which is fit and good looking, or go to the other end and be just too hippy for my taste. I know there's a LOT of good stuff going on, this just being a very rough generalization.Agama offered us a month of training with the same value as many people charge for few days course. Agama also offered highly energetic approach to yoga which I was very interested. The practice in Agama is way different from any style of yoga I've tried. Agama's approach is strictly energetic and aiming for nothing less than self-realisation. I personally found Agama's "educational approach" a bit too etheric, as I'm more interested in developing here and now than worrying about the next lives. But as one of the teachers said, just take in what you feel comfortable with and don't worry about the rest.There was some stuff in the approach I failed to comprehend. According to my understanding you can't reap gains of the practice if the asana isn't anatomically correct. Otherwise I could be doing just about anything while waiting for the self-realisation to hit, right? I felt that this part was neglected in Agama. After the short initial brief on the asana there is very little attention to your posture. The teachers also spent a fair amount of time boasting about how other hatha yoga schools have re-invented yoga and reduced it to mere aerobics, which I found a bit tacky and unspiritual.Many other spiritual practices, a diet that includes meat, occasional cigarette or a beer will also be condemned to Davy Jones's locker. I don't know why, but from my part this is very typical to many yogis, not just in Agama but in general. This is also one of the reasons I've always felt more comfortable with people who focus on meditation, Qiqong or such.If you've found the solution for yourself and truly believe in it, I see no point of trying to prove it for the rest of the world. Why not just be content while understanding that in five years of time you'll probably see things differently and that your truth is not for the rest of the world? Even though I found their attitude in general a bit too judgemental and narrow, I have to say that I absolutely loved my time in Agama.I was sure that I will suffer some kind of health problems while pushing the asanas too fast, too hard and too long, but in the end my body has never felt better and balanced. In Agama asana is not the synonym for yoga (bless) but just a small part of the bigger picture. The teachers being so extreme was also a good reminder of my believe in Tao which runs in the middle.Juan, who is the main teacher is highly charismatic and very passionate about the life and spirituality in general, and has a great insight and ability to bind things from different aspects of life together. A great teacher. The finca in itself is set in beautiful surroundings and will give you possibility to see the rural life of Colombia in it's purest form. Short busride from finca makes you feel like going back in time.As most of the fruit and veg is grown in Boyaca, they are also ample and cheap in Colombian terms. Evenings and mornings are a bit too cold for my taste. For me it took a lot of time to get over the resistance towards the Agama approach, and I think I could've benefited a lot more if I would've just let go earlier and took the teaching as it is.They did tell it to me in the beginning as I remember one teacher reciting "you're not here to change Agama, Agama is here to change you" but apparently I wasn't listening. There is a lot of very powerful stuff done during the months training, and I can highly recommended "First Level Intensive" to people with all levels of experience."
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" I spent a month at Agama Colombia when the school first opened. It is a small school and so there was opportunity to work very closely with the teachers and other students. The course is comprehensive and detailed. You learn only one new pose each day which means you master it properly, and also about its health benefits.By the end of the month you have all the knowledge you need to practice yoga independently at home. As well as 4 hours a day of yoga practice there are lectures in the evening which cover topics like the yamas and niyamas, different schools of yoga such as karma yoga and health or purity practices, meditation and more.Sogomosa, where the school is located, is not exactly an attraction, however there is a lot to see in the surrounding countryside like mongui, natural hot springs, a walk through oceta de paramo, hiking to the edge of a beatiful waterfall, and the lake. It is an area rich in history as one of the oldest groups of native colombians are from here and i would encourage people to learn their stories too. Highly recommended for anyone interested in yoga, new or experienced. Very reasonably priced too."
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"We spent five days at Finca San Pedro with my brother and his family (wife and 3 young adults) and my Mom. It was their very first time yoga and they loved it. Juan is a very good teacher (I have done many yoga workshops in the past), he explains things easily and he is willing to correct your postures and give the best possible advices to take the most benefit out of yoga.Finca San Pedro is a beautiful place, we enjoyed the walks, the visits in the area, the beauty of the scenery. Beautiful peaceful place to be."
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"Agama Yoga Colombia is a truly jewel. It is located in the beautiful Finca San Pedro, a very calm place surrounded by some very nice mountains. Is a very traditional school, which offers the ancient tantric knowledge.My experience there transformed myself in a deep way. Was amazing. The teachers are great! Very prepared and they were always there to answer my questions, help me with my doubts, or anything.I can only say good things about the school, and I doubt that there are many places like this in this world."
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" My name is Alfredo, I am a 19 year old mexican travelling around South America and decided to stay at Finca San Pedro for a month to do these two courses. At first I arrived at Finca San Pedro for complete different purposes and just entered a class out of simple curiosity and since the first day was free.I had never done yoga before and to be honest, I had a negative image of this practice. However, the feeling I got after my first class and the evening lecture convinced me that the best decision I could make was to wait for the next course to start and do it completely. The classes were even better once you got to practice regularly and the information I received is invaluable. The approach to yoga in this school is extremely different to any other school I have ever heard of.The physical practice is always attached to exercises of the mind and always focused in a spiritual way. And even if I wasn't so into spirituality, I enjoyed every class of this amazing course. Due to lack of time and other problems, the Tantra Workshop was made in the middle of the course and interrupted the rhythm of the Yoga Course, which was unfortunate. Apart from that, the workshop was given in four days instead of five and therefore, the workshop was too intense for me.Still, I found it really interesting and I feel glad I had the opportunity to do such a thing. Outside the classes, I volunteered at the Finds doing some "Karma Yoga" at the garden, which was also a good experience. Besides, living at the Finca with the other students was a beautiful complement to the course. I fully recommend both courses to those who are looking for something new, no matter what you think this might be."
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