Yoga holidays at the Andean Spirit Lodge nestled in the warm Limatambo valley near Cusco in the Peruvian Andes. A perfect place to recharge your batteries with a combination of Yoga, meditation, sightseeing, nature hikes and home cooked vegetarian/vegan food with fresh ingredients from our organic vegetable garden. A real treat!
The Andean Spirit Lodge is situated in midst of nature in the warm Limatambo Valley 90 km from Cusco. The accommodation is in four cozy bungalows with a maximum of five people each, with private attached bathrooms and hot water all day. The big lounge provides ample space for recreation with arm chairs, hammocks and a soul warming log fireplace. There is a big garden with a fruit orchard, a large organic vegetable plot and areas where you may relax and a place for bonfires. There is also a small library with topics related to Yoga and self-development at your disposal. The fully screened Yoga and meditation hall is set apart in the garden. You may participate in Yoga and meditation or simply enjoy the peace that our lodge radiates. The facilities are for groups or instructors wishing to conduct their own workshops, conferences or courses.
We practice and teach Hatha Yoga in the Sivananda style. Our Yoga classes last for 1 hours each and consist of a combination of postures, breath work and relaxation. Previous knowledge of Yoga is not necessary. In the mornings and the evenings you have the option to participate in meditation with devotional chants, mantras and readings of the teachings of Swami Sivananda or other masters. We have a collection of books and videos about Yoga and spiritual development which we are happy to share with you. We are also always open for conversations about these topics.
This holiday starts and ends in Cusco. We pick you up from the airport or your hotel and show you some little known fascinating Inka sites on the way to the guesthouse. Accommodation is in spacious bungalows with garden and mountain views and private facilities. You will be instructed by certified Yoga teachers. We have satsangs once a day with meditation and kirtan.
You will have a journey of about an hour will take us to the village of Mollepata. From there, you will drive to the foot of The Choquechurco mountain where there are some hidden Inka remains. You will then have a steep trail leads to the top of the mountain (about 1 1/2 hours), where you shall enjoy a picnic and an optional meditation. You will return to the guesthouse in the afternoon where you may have another Yoga class before dinner.
Today, you shall explore the vicinity of the guesthouse and learn about the local crops, flora and fauna and the way of life of the neighbors. Go for a leisurely walk to enjoy some panoramic views of the beautiful Limatambo valley or opt for a more vigorous hike to the highlands. Optional yoga class in the afternoon. After dinner, you may join a meditation or relax by a cozy log fire.
After breakfast, you may take a short walk in the area which will give you fine views of the Limatambo Valley and the snowy peak of Mount Humantay. Later, you may relax in the house or the garden. In the afternoon, you may have a yoga class and after dinner, you may meditate in the open air by a bonfire.
The retreat will take place in Pichuimarca, Limatambo, Peru.
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We provide 100% vegetarian/whole food cuisine using organic products from our vegetable garden wherever possible. Here are some sample menus of our tasty and healthy meals.
Fresh juice, muesli, fruit salad, fresh home baked bread, homemade jam, tea, coffee or herb tea.
Organic brown rice with Vegetable curry, lentil dhal, raita and homemade chutney or Ratatouille with garlic broccoli, organic brown rice or quinoa and mixed salad or Peruvian saltado made with soy meat and green beans or cauliflower served organic brown rice, a chili sauce made with tree tomato and a mixed salad. Mango mousse or banana chocolate mousse or apple and spice tart. Lemonade, chicha morada (Peruvian purple corn juice) or herb tea.
Cream of vegetable soup, homemade bread, butter or marge, guacamole or hummus (oriental chickpea pate), fruit compote, herb tea.
Private transfers from/to Cusco are included in the package.
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