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5 Days Native American Spirituality Yoga and Meditation Retreat in Cali, Colombia

Budget Yoga Retreat Colombia

Join IKYU in a self-discovery yoga and meditation retreat in Colombia! Ancestral Native American practices are the main focus of this retreat and there will be practices such as fire ceremonies, Inipis, and circle dances. One of the objectives of this retreat is for you to explore the ancient knowledge of the Mayan culture and Shamanism of indigenous communities from Colombia as well as the Inipi ceremony of the Lakota Sioux from North America.

Retreat highlights

  • Daily yoga session
  • Daily practice of meditation
  • Ancestral practices and methods
  • Typical dances sessions from the Andes
  • Deeply relaxing sound massage
  • Learning Mayan’s worldview
  • 3 daily delicious meals
  • 4 nights of lodging

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles

5 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: French, Spanish, English
The maximum participants in the group is 30
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The provided accommodation in this retreat include your own tent in the campsite on the property and private rooms and dorms.

IKYU Yoga and Meditation Retreat Colombia Program

In this retreat, you will be able to explore another way to come closer to your deeper self through the application of some of the most important Native American practices. During this retreat, you will explore Mayan knowledge through the Mayan calendar (no relation to Jose Arguelles's calendar) and movement practices with Mayan's understanding on energetic anatomy and more while you rest surrounded by vegetation.

Finally, you will also explore typical sounds and dances from America and more precisely from the Andes in order to develop well-being methods and techniques to apply on your daily life.

What to expect

  • Restore your mind, body, and soul
  • Have a wonderful time learning a different practice than your own
  • Connect to the deep and real you
  • Drop out of “normal life” for a period
  • Be more relaxed and refreshed than you’ve ever been
  • De-stress and de-clutter your mind
  • Relax and enjoy being surrounded by animals and nature
  • Take the time to learn uncommon knowledge
  • Mayan energetic anatomy: Rukuxeb and Ukuxeb
  • Sound massage with Phillip and Juanita - a couple that can take you to a deeper sense of relaxation with their beautiful voices and ancestral sounds
  • Sessions of typical dance from the Andes in the property
  • Deepen the bond with yourself through ancestral practices and methods from America such as Fire Ceremony, Inipi, dances, meditations, and Kamku (Mayan healing technique)
  • Yoga sessions in the morning
  • Mayan's worldview: you will learn how to read your Mayan sign to know yourself better and learn how to take the most important decisions in your life
  • Understandings of the Mayan calendar


Monday, January 8

  • 07:00 Registration
  • 11:00 Kankuebs, Ukuxeb, and Rukuxeb practices (Mayan's energetic anatomy)
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 Mayans worldview - discover your Mayan sign
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • 20:00 Circular dances

Tuesday, January 9

  • 07:00 Yoga lesson
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Talk about the Mayan sign and calendar Chol Q'ij
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 Rukuxeb and Ukuxeb meditation
  • 15:00 Talk about fire and fire ceremony
  • 18:00 Break
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • 20:00 Fire ceremony

Wednesday, January 10

  • 07:00 Yoga lesson
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Explanation about the calendar and reading of your own sign
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 Rukuxeb and Ukuxeb meditation
  • 15:00 Talk about Shamanism
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • 20:00 Songs of the earth

Thursday, January 11

  • 07:00 Yoga lesson
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Talk about Kamku (Mayan healing practice)
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 Rukuxeb and Ukuxeb meditation
  • 15:00 Kamku practice
  • 17:00 Dances from the Andes
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • 20:00 Break

Friday, January 12

  • 07:00 Yoga lesson
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Inipi ceremony
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 Rukuxeb and Ukuxeb meditation
  • 15:00 End of retreat

Included excursions

If the indigenous community allows you to go, you will be able to visit their community and learn about Shamanism with them.

Retreat location

Ishka Center is a well-being center surrounded by nature in the city of Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia.

Unique features


  • Massage
  • Temazcal


  • Barbeque facilities
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Meditation garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Yoga deck
  • Yoga studio
  • Pet friendly
  • Patio


  • Free parking
  • Free toiletries
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wireless internet


Your meals during the whole course are included in the price of the retreat and most of the ingredients used are locally produced and bought from indigenous communities of the country.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Raw food
  • Ayurvedic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Yoga sessions in the morning
  • Mayan energetic anatomy: Rukuxeb and Ukuxeb
  • Sound massage with Phillip and Juanita
  • Sessions of typical dance from the Andes in the property
  • Ancestral practices and methods from America
  • Mayan's worldview
  • Understandings about the Mayan calendar
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 4 nights’ accommodation

What's not included

  • Camping equipment
  • Use of sacred plants

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at El Dorado International Airport (BOG).

Afterward, you can come to Cali by plane or bus (it is a 10-hour trip). When you get to Cali, you can either take a cab from the airport directly to the retreat venue or you can take a cab to the nearest MIO station from the airport and take any MIO that takes you to the T31, E21, E31 routes until the Universidades station. Then, take the A18 bus until the Carrera 128-129 stop.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 4 days before arrival.
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