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200-Hour Yoga and Complementary Healing Practices Teacher Training in Cusco, Peru

Yoga Teacher Training Peru

Paramatma is a Sanskrit word that refers to the residence of the Divine within our hearts. When we understand the heart of yoga in this way, we understand yoga is really about relationships: our relationship with our physical body, our breath, our energy body, our mental and emotional self, our spirit, our radiant soul, the Earth, other living beings, the cosmic and Divine realms. Through the experiential study of yoga, our programs guide students through a profound exploration of self.

Our immersive, residential programs emphasize the importance of kula (tribe) in offering safe and supportive environments for intensive self-inquiry. We believe yoga is a powerful medium for self-realization through wound work (re-writing your personal relationship with your insecurities and fears) and discovery of your soul-gifts (embodying your innate passions).

Paramatma Peru yoga and healing immersion

In the womb of the earth, we honor our sacred hearts and step into our role as healers. Our program integrates intuitive movement, Reiki healing, sound therapy, kirtan, fire ceremony, earth medicine, and guided meditation to help you deepen your practice and realize your innate powers as a space-holder.

We follow the cycles of the moon and honor the Triple Goddess in this Divine Feminine immersion. Over 29 days, participants will embody a full-time yogic lifestyle with daily sadhana, instruction, and experiential learning of a variety of healing practices.

At Paramatma Yoga, we take a heart-centered approach to self-realization. Our teachers have traveled far and wide to train in ancient healing practices from all over the world and have compiled it all into one cohesive training to share the healing!

Our 200-hour program participants will:

  • Travel to and explore the mystical Sacred Valley of the Incas
  • Be immersed in yogic lifestyle in a healing-centered community
  • Maintain a daily sadhana based on their areas of greatest interest
  • Examine 108 different asana poses and sequences
  • Gain experience leading group classes, workshops, and private sessions
  • Demonstrate excellence in verbal cuing and hands-on assists when leading asana classes
  • Receive training in a unique blend of Kundalini and trauma sensitive yoga teaching methodology
  • Discuss and hone an in-depth understanding of yoga philosophy and the spirit of yoga
  • Learn to chant Sanskrit mantras and sing kirtan. *Explore Bhakti Yoga and rituals for devotion
  • Participate in self-inquiry writing exercises and compose specialized guided meditation scripts
  • Receive their Reiki attunement and learn to integrate energy work into classes.
  • Soak in ancient Incan hot springs during our water-blessing field trip
  • Learn core components of sound healing and practice playing the gong
  • Receive their Andean Munay-ki Rites (Rites of the Shaman’s Path)
  • Participate in four cacao and fire ceremonies
  • Study the shamanic medicine wheel and how it applies to yoga
  • Gain a deeper understanding of the elements, the seasons, and Ayurveda
  • Establish healthier relationships with the many facets of the self
  • Co-create a global network of like-hearted community

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  • Daily yoga classes
  • Guided meditation sessions
  • Kirtan, sound healing, chanting, and yoga philosophy
  • Yoga Alliance accredited 200-hour YTT
  • 30 nights accommodation
  • Daily delicious meals

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles

29 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 12
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Sach’a Munay, which translates as “love from the ancient forest”, is nestled in an oasis of native plants and fruit trees and is nourished by a magnificent waterfall. It is a place to connect to the incredible depth and beauty of what nature offers.

The Sacred Valley of Peru, where we are located, is a lovely spot in the Andes Mountains and home of the twelve mountains known as “apus” or “luminous beings” who are said to intercede on behalf of people. Those who come to our 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 rituals and ceremonies. We believe our world today benefits greatly from contact with these ancient sites and ways.

We have a heart-felt mission to create a fabulous, nourishing environment in which to experience this special place as well as the retreat you have come here to do. To this end, our programs range from yoga and other practices; to personal healing and reflection; to practical workshops on permaculture.

Our guests at Sach’a Munay Retreat and Yoga Center are served delicious meals with locally-grown and lovingly prepared ingredients. Each guest room is a reflection of the Peruvian culture of the Sacred Valley. Thanks to our staff, the entire center embodies the kindness, love, and wholeness that seem to permeate this magical place. As a Peruvian NGO, profits from the retreat and yoga center go to fund local projects.

We have three all-inclusive pricing packages. You may choose between triple, double, or single accommodation. All rooms have shared bathrooms. Within Sach'a Munay, we will be staying in La Hacienda which is a private house just for guests of our program. We have access to our own private sauna and massage room, as well as courtyard and yoga shala. Wi-Fi is provided free of charge.


Our summer immersion includes a "field trip" to local sacred waters for ritualistic blessing and purification. Our program focuses heavily on conscious evolution and personal growth, not just as a yoga teacher, but also as a yoga practitioner and human being.

We have a maiden, mother, and crone module that may be taken individually for continuing education hours or the entire course may be taken as a Yoga Alliance accredited 200-hour YTT. We teach guided meditation, kirtan, sound healing, chanting, and yoga philosophy as integral parts of yoga practice.

June 13, 2018 - Arrival Day

Welcome ritual and soul-retrieval.

Day 1 to 10 - Module 1

Daily Asana, altar building or Prana Pratishtha, wheel of yoga (Raja, Jnana, Karma, Bhakti), the 5 Koshas or layers of self, Shiva Shakti or the masculine and feminine in yoga, Yin yoga and the meridians, chakras and anatomy, Ayurveda or balancing with Earth medicine, Agnihotra or fire ceremony for personal transmutation, intuitive movement for self-expression or body prayers, Yamas or regulations of the yogi, and Reiki attunement.

Day 11 to 20 - Module 2

Daily Sadhana, ethics for working in healing modalities, trauma-sensitive yoga teaching methodology, structuring classes, workshops, immersions, and retreats, business and marketing for yoga teachers and healers, group teaching practice, Niyamas or regulations of the yogi, Agnihotra or fire ceremony for global transmutation, sacred water blessing, Munay-Ki rites, yoga of descension, exploring the subconscious through yoga and meditation, plant medicine or cacao ceremony, and space-holding and community building or facilitating circles.

Day 21 to 29 - Module 3

Daily teaching, yoga philosophy and the Bhagavad-Gita, Bhakti yoga or the path of devotion, Kundalini and the serpent, the medicine wheel or shamanic archetypes of the four directions, transcendentalism or yoga of ascension, plant medicine or cacao ceremony, space-holding as a healer or personal mentorship, sound healing or incorporating gongs into your personal practice and teaching, integration project or presenting your soul-gifts, and graduation and fire ceremony.

July 13, 2018 - Departure Day

Closing ritual and tearful goodbyes.

Included excursions

Since June is winter in Peru, we will be visiting the ancient Incan hot springs at Lares for a ritualistic blessing and purification in Pacha Mama's sacred waters.


Nancy Cooke
Yoga Alliance E-RYT 200 (Yoga)
Yoga Alliance RYT 500 (Yoga)
E-RYT200, RYT500, YACEP, Reiki Master Teacher Nancy is an international teacher of yoga, Reiki, and meditation. She travels far and wide to offer continuing education courses and yoga teacher trainings, women's circles and ceremonies, as well as training for energy healers. As the lead teacher trainer for Paramatma's teacher trainings, Nancy guides students on a deep inner journey of exploration and discovery. Her passion lies in helping others learn about and integrate all paths of yoga (Raja, Jnana, Karma, and Bhakti) into their personal healing and self-empowerment.

Retreat location

Sach'a Munay is located in Calca, Peru.

Unique features


  • Hiking
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Mountain walking
  • Reiki
  • Sauna
  • Shopping
  • Stargazing
  • Steam room
  • Temazcal


  • Dining area
  • Fireplace
  • Lake
  • Meditation garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • River
  • Special menu request
  • Yoga shala


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Local market
  • Tour assistance


All on-site meals are vegetarian. We ask you to abstain from meat, fish, and eggs for the duration of the program in order to fully immerse yourself in the yogic lifestyle. Dietary restrictions can be accommodated upon request.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Organic
  • Raw food
  • Fruitarian
  • Lactose Free
  • Whole food
  • Yogic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

The Pisac Market is just a short shuttle drive away. We will be immersed in Andean culture and have ample opportunity to meet and mingle with the locals, practice our Spanish, and commune with the Apus!

Spa treatments

Our retreat hosts provide a private steam sauna just to our group, free of charge.

What's included

  • Tuition and training manual for our 200-hour yoga teacher training
  • 30 nights of accommodation in a triple room at Sach'a Munay Retreat and Yoga Center
  • 3 vegetarian meals per day
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Private sauna
  • 1 full-day trip to natural hot springs on the Inca Trail
  • 4 cacao and fire ceremonies
  • Reiki certification
  • Andean Munay-ki Rites initiation

What's not included

  • Flight to Peru
  • Transportation to and from retreat center
  • Textbooks for required reading are not included

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to Cusco, Peru (Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport, CUZ). There are shuttles and taxis that can take you from the airport to the retreat center for a minimal charge. Transportation costs are not included in our 200-hour programs.

We can arrange a group shuttle from the airport or a private taxi that will pick you up from the airport and drive you directly to the retreat center for a minimal fee. Sach'a Munay is located in Calca, which is about 45 minutes outside of Cusco.

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 14 days before arrival.
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