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8 Days Personal Growth and Yoga Retreat in Chile

  • Aluantu Holistic Retreat Center, Puyehue, Los Lagos region, Chile

Overview

Self-discovery and Yoga Retreat Chile

Experience a self-discovery journey that will help you to reclaim your personal power surrounded by nature on the shores of Lake Rupanco in stunning Chile. Join Gregory Locke, Dorothee Hollender, Toby Pritchard, and Christine Idilb for self-development workshops, meditative exercises, fitness classes, and outdoor activities to reveal the belief systems that are holding you back, find your purpose, and create the tools that will make you live the life you want.

Highlights

  • Daily yoga and meditation classes
  • Meditative exercises and energy healing
  • Healing massage, Reiki, and sweat-lodge purification ceremony
  • In-depth self-development workshops
  • Waterfall boat trip or mountain hike
  • Daily delicious vegetarian meals
  • 7 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • Intermediate

  • Advanced

Group sizes

The maximum participants in the group is 25.

  • 7 days with instruction
  • English, Spanish
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During the retreat, you will stay at Aluantu Holistic Retreat Center in Los Lagos, Chile. The property is a breathtaking sanctuary surrounded by an old growth forest and the pristine waters of Lake Rupanco. The stunning nature of the Los Lagos region of Patagonia and the uplifting energy of the staff and facilitators at Aluantu create a perfect setting for this unique and divinely inspired spiritual yoga practice.

Aluantu strives to inspire a lasting transformation in health and healing. They have on-site Pilates and yoga instructors, and plenty of forest trails and lakeside walks to keep your body refreshed.

Accommodation options

Camp

Camping option in the old-growth forest is available. It is incredible and you will be provided with Shared bathroom facilities.

Deluxe shared room

This is a spacious room for up to four people on the second floor, with ample closet space and views of the garden and lake. Full bathroom is shared and located in the hallway. This beautiful room is home to a queen bed and two spacious singles. Great for friends or couples coming together. You also get free high speed Wi-Fi internet access.

Private queen suite with lake view

This private accommodation offers guests a warm, tranquil, and restorative experience. The room has its own bathroom and cozy sitting area with a wood fire heater where you can enjoy a cup of tea and the beautiful views of the lake and gardens. You also get free high speed Wi-Fi access. The queen size bed is spacious and comfortable ensuring a restful sleep.

Shared room

The shared accommodation offers guests a chance to deepen relationships with new friends while having plenty of space to relax and rejuvenate. Each spacious shared bedroom has two to four comfortable single beds, some with bunk beds. Enjoy a hot shower in the homey shared bathrooms. You also get free access to free high speed Wi-Fi internet.

Through this personal growth section, you will learn about the power of the mind, how to harness creativity and manifestation properties, break through fear, and expand your awareness and consciousness. As your mind opens, so do your hearts. This tapestry program uses experiential learning exercises to help you take your head knowledge to the heart.

In the self-expression workshop, the exercises of the certified theater director and drama teacher who has experience in theater therapy can help you tap into your creative power and inner child. You will be guided through diverse exercises designed to reveal your inner happiness and strengthen your unique gifts.

All of the various elements that compose the week are woven together by the current of spiritual realization. Essential threads of this process are daily yoga and meditation, a Temazcal ceremony (sweat lodge), questions and answers with the spiritual teachers, and a healing dance session.

Whether you're looking to be more successful at work, cultivate a fulfilling life, or you'd like to create a thriving and pleasant family environment, you will see results from this training when you apply it to your daily life. Great for beginners to advanced yogis, this practice takes you deep within leading to stillness, inner peace, and joy.

What you will learn

  • Channel your creativity
  • Make a connection to the beautiful natural surroundings
  • Develop healthy working relationships
  • Gain confidence to express yourself
  • Heighten your awareness and well-being
  • Identify belief systems that are holding you back
  • Increase abundance, magnetism, and success
  • Increase love and compassion for yourself and others
  • Produce positive results regardless of the circumstances
  • Take responsibility for your own success

Included in the retreat price is a waterfall boat trip or a mountain hike.

  • Gregory Locke

    Greg was born and raised in South America and received his formal education in Europe and USA. He has traveled extensively most of his life and currently resides in the Patagonian lake region of southern Chile. His experiences and his lifelong quest for meaning and truth have led to his realization that all life is inextricably interconnected. For Greg, humans are spiritual beings having a human experience with a journey happening within self.

  • Toby Pritchard

    Born in England, Toby is a certified instructor in yoga for Higher Awareness and rock climbing. After five years of seeking answers in the mountains, Toby arrived in India where he discovered the transformative path of Gyana yoga, the yoga of wisdom which led to his study of yoga for Higher Awareness. He has found inspiration and fulfillment in sharing this pathway to inner peace and freedom. Toby’s wise and playful disposition, centered-ness, make it a delight when he uses the ropes on the mat.

  • Christine Idilbi

    Christine has been teaching professionally for 13 years and is certified in pilates and yoga for Higher Awareness. After owning her own pilates studio in Northern California, she moved to Chile to share the joy and inner peace that she has discovered. Christine welcomes a warm-hearted inward practice, playfulness, and balance in all of her classes.

This retreat will take place in Puyehue Region, in Los Lagos Chile.

Nearby places

  • Osorno - 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Puerto Montt - 2 hours 30 minutes
Activities
  • Cooking classes
  • Hiking nearby
  • Massage
  • Pilates
  • Stargazing
  • Swimming
  • Temazcal
General
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Lake
Services
  • Tour assistance

During the retreat, your body will be given a healthy vegetarian diet, along with a complimentary cooking class and fitness routine.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

  • Organic
  • Vegetarian
  • Other dietary requirements on request
(If you have special dietary requirements its a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)

There are options to walk through the forest, visit the waterfall, or go on a volcano Puntiagudo tour or Mountain Sarnoso. There is plenty of free time if you wish to take time for yourself, reflect, and enjoy the surrounding nature. Be sure not to miss the evening bonfire and outstanding view of the stars and the Milky Way!

Massages, Reiki, and sweat-lodge purification ceremony are included in your retreat package.

  • 1 30-minute Reiki session
  • 1 45-minute healing massage
  • 1 cooking class
  • 1 sweat-lodge purification ceremony
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfer from and to Osorno Airport or El Tepual International Airport (PMC)
  • Daily organic vegetarian meals
  • Healing dance session
  • In-depth self-development workshops
  • Waterfall boat trip or mountain hike
  • Yoga and meditation classes
  • Additional activities
  • Additional massage services
  • Airfare

Driving directions from Osorno to Aluantu via Santa Elvira

  • From Osorno, head east to Puyehue on route 215 (toward Entre Lagos).
  • Fourteen kilometers (8.7 miles) after passing Entre Lagos, turn right to Santa Elvira / El Encanto.
  • After approximately 7 kilometers (4.35 miles), turn left on the road to Santa Elvira - 400 meters (0.25 miles) after the pavement ends. Stay approximately 13 kilometers (8 miles) on that road.
  • After 6.2 kilometers (3.85 miles), you’ll see a road that forks to the left to Las Parras. Stay to the right, do not take the road to the left.
  • At the end of the road, you have reached the Santa Elvira bus stop. Look out for the wooden gate on your right.
  • When arriving at Santa Elvira, you will find a wooden gate on your right, directly opposite a white house.
  • Pass through the gate and drive down 100 meters (330 feet).
  • You’ll notice a small wooden bridge to the right with a wooden gate on the other side of the bridge.
  • Cross the bridge carefully and go through the gate.
  • Drive another 100 meters (330 feet) and you’ll see another wooden gate.
  • Ask for the gatekeeper (Freddy) and tell him you’re going to Gregory’s farm.
  • Drive ahead and stay on the main road. After a while you’ll notice a sign that has “Casas Lago Rupanco” written on it. Do not take a right on that road, just keep going straight.
  • Keep always on the main road, till you get to a T-junction with a sign that has “Los Arrayanes” written on it. Turn right at the sign. This route will take you to the Aluantu Lodge.
  • Drive straight down the path, you will find a first gate, go through it.
  • After a while, you will find a second wooden gate with a roof over it and a vegetable garden to the left, also go through it.
  • After a third gate and a big curve, almost at the lake’s edge, you will arrive at Aluantu. Please head to the main lodge for reception. Welcome!

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport (SCL). From there, you can fly to either Osorno Airport or El Tepual International Airport (PMC). Aluantu will pick you up from the airport. Transportation will be shared among all attendees arriving that day and will depart once all attendees have arrived. Please let Aluantu know where you will be flying to.

The drive from Osorno is about one and a half hours and from Puerto Montt is about two and a half hours. On the day of departure, Aluantu will also provide return transport to the airport.

Arrival by bus

From Osorno, you will need to take a bus to Santa Elvira, el Encanto, Puyehue. There is a bus at 2:00 p.m. and at 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. On Saturday, there is one bus at 3:00 p.m. and on Sunday there are no buses. The buses do not leave from the main bus station.

The 2:00 p.m. bus leaves from the municipal market about a block and a half from the bus station toward the center of town (towards the east), the bus leaves from a small court yard parking lot (smaller local bus station) across the street from the Unimark (to the south) and the municipal market (next to it on the east).

The 4:30 p.m. bus leaves from the other end of the municipal market on Pratt street between the Plaza Yungay and the Copec station on Pratt street. Saturday buses alternate from week to week so you’ll have to check both the court yard and Prat street unfortunately. There is usually a woman selling tickets at the courtyard location many hours before, so if she’s there it means the bus will be leaving from there. Please talk to her to confirm.

Aluantu offers bus pick up and drop offs at the end of the line at Santa Elvira. Please inform them of your planned arrival date and time in advance. It is possible to walk to the lodge from the bus stop. This is a five-kilometer walk.

For those coming from Argentina or are hitchhiking to the farm, Aluantu recommends you catching rides all the way to Entre Lagos. From Entre Lagos to the farm, car traffic is quite low, so the local bus (same as the Santa Elvira bus from Osorno) would be your simplest option. Please ask locals for directions to the 215 Supermarket, the Santa Elvira bus will pass by there on its way to the farm.

  • Review by Valentin

    "An experience beyond words. Go there and live it."

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  • Review by Madeline

    "Every single person here has so much to give."

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  • Review by Norah

    "My most enriching and developing two weeks I had within the past few years."

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  • Review by Sabel

    "An amazing place to grow and make incredible connections - so much love exists here."

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  • Review by Jonah

    "A place to be happy and raise your level of consciousness. Highly Recommended."

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Los Lagos, Chile

At Aluantu, you can deepen your practice and connection with yoga, rejuvenate and get fit with a wellness program, or explore and grow with a personal development seminar.

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8 days / 7 nights

Departure:
Sunday February 12, 2017
(8 days / 7 nights)

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