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Join the offering of Robust Vitality's yoga and plant medicine detox retreat. This retreat is set in the beautiful Sacred Valley, amidst the majestic Andes Mountains of Peru. In this pristine environment which is surrounded by beautifully landscaped gardens, you will go through a deeply regenerative and empowering week of a cleansing body, mind, and spirit.
During the retreat, you will be staying at The Source Peru. The majority of the rooms are shared accommodations. Each guest will be assigned their own incredibly comfy shared double room which means you will most likely have a roommate. If you are traveling with a partner, please let the Robust Vitality know in advanced so the room can be arranged.
The beds in each room are luxuriously outfitted with two pillows, high thread count sheets, a thick duvet, and extra warm alpaca wool blankets. It does get chilly at night so please feel free to request additional blankets. Though you are allocated space in one of the guest rooms, you are always welcome to stay and sleep in the ceremonial space when each ceremony ends. A laundry service and complimentary Wi-Fi access are available.
The main lodge accommodations share two large, beautifully appointed bathrooms equipped with flush toilets, sinks, and 24-hour hot water showers. The men’s bathroom is downstairs and the women’s is upstairs. It also has an extensive library and games area with a broad range of books, tarot cards, board games, and card games for use while on site.
Please feel free to borrow any books or games that call out to you while you’re staying, but kindly return them at the end of your visit for others to enjoy.
The retreat will take in a small town called Arin, located in the Sacred Valley of Peru. The retreat center is situated in between Pisac and Urubamba, under the base of a 100-feet waterfall, a river canyon, and two spectacular mountains.
The property is beautifully landscaped which is surrounded by fragrant eucalyptus groves with an abundance of fruit trees and water features on the grounds. When you drift off to sleep under the Milky Way and awake to the sounds of a waterfall, you will know you have come to a place where nature can heal both your body and mind.
The detox program will include a highly nutritious dietary meals, juices, local herbal teas, elixirs, and healthy snacks. For yoga and movement practice, you will be given a series of informative and practical workshops exploring many themes including Ayurvedic cleansing practices, mineral salt, plant baths, herbal oils and medicines, plant diets, energizers, plant-based nutrition, chemical free body care, and meditation practices.
As a group, you will have the opportunity to partake in a traditional Andean sweat lodge ceremony, led by a family of local shamans who share their wisdom and laughter with great integrity. You will also be offered the option to partake in ancient traditional Ayahuasca and Huachuma ceremonies.
Holistic therapy practitioners are available during your stay. You can book bodywork or healing treatment sessions in addition to your retreat package. You will also be offering optional visits to local sacred Incan sights and natural hot springs. Itineraries for visiting the incredible archeological site of Machu Picchu can also be arranged for you at additional cost.
Please book your flight to arrive at Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ). Transfer from and to this airport is included. On November 13, Robust Vitality will be waiting to meet you and other guests and will bring you directly to the retreat center. Robust Vitality suggests your arrival to be one or two days before the retreat start date. This is recommended to explore Cusco and acclimatize to the altitude.
Maximum 9 persons.
The Sacred Valley has basically dry and rainy seasons. You can travel during any time of the year, provided that you are prepared with appropriate clothing and footwear. The busier months tend to be the drier months which happen to coincide with traditional summer holidays in North America and Europe.
The dry season usually occurs from mid-April to October. The temperature will fluctuate between an average of 70 degrees Fahrenheit during the day and 32 degrees Fahrenheit at night. You can expect to be comfortable in a t-shirt and pants during the day and will need to add warmer layers once the sun goes down. The skies will typically be clear at night and the stargazing here is phenomenal.
The wet season usually occurs from October to mid-April. The lush, green summer season sees the most rainfall in January and February. During this time of the year, it is usually clear, dry, and sunny most mornings with outbursts of heavy rain in the afternoons, though rainfall can come at any time. The daily temperatures are typically mild around 64 degrees Fahrenheit during the day and drop at night in the range of 48 degrees Fahrenheit.
Regardless of when you come to stay, Robust Vitality recommends you to bring a variety of clothes that matches each season features.
Warm jackets, sneakers, long pants, long sleeve shirts, t-shirt or short sleeve shirts, swimming suit, hiking shoes, slippers or flip flop, lightweight rain jacket, underwear and socks, hat, bug repellent, headlamp, backpack, sunscreen, SPF lip balm, body lotion, bug spray, writing instruments, sunglasses, umbrella, water bottle, personal hygiene items, personal medication, and most importantly, extra money in dollar bills.
A passport with at least six months validity prior to your departure date is required to enter Peru.
You will not need vaccinations or malaria pills to visit the Sacred Valley in Peru. It is still recommended to have them checked at your home country before leaving.
There is a fully equipped hospital six miles from the retreat center. Robust Vitality has 24-hour access to transport you to the hospital for a serious medical condition. It is your responsibility to inform Robust Vitality of any medical conditions you may have or medications you take upon registration.
Please, note that if you fail to disclose any medical conditions or medications, you are in breach of contract and may be asked to leave the retreat immediately without any refund.
For more information, ask your questions directly to Robust Vitality, who will be happy to assist you. Simply click on the Send Inquiry button to send a message.
You will have the chance to visit Pisac, a small town famous for its artisan market and curiosity shops. It is a perfect spot to wander amongst the locals and find artisanal souvenirs, such as handmade clothing, shamanic stones, rugs, and chocolate. The Incan ruins sit above the town and show the ancient Andean farming technology, architecture, and living quarters. You will spend a four to six hours touring, shopping, and enjoying the scenery.
Julian encourages personal discovery of truth through the practices of yoga, conscious touch, shamanic meditation, mindful eating, and spirituality practices. Julian’s unique interdisciplinary approach is very powerful and accessible. He is an E-RYT 500 and a practitioner of craniosacral therapy, Vedic Thai yoga massage, and shamanic energy work.
Katy Cox, a certified member of the British Association of Nutritional Therapists, combines her love of yoga and her culinary passions to offer a comprehensive approach to optimum wellness and vitality. Katy currently works internationally as a private chef, nutritional therapist, and yoga instructor. She specializes in Restorative yoga, Yin yoga, and relaxation techniques, as well as drawing from elements of Kundalini and tantric practices.
During the retreat, you will be provided daily Peruvian plant-powered meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The detox program will include highly nutritious vegan diet meals, raw foods, detoxing cold-pressed juices, local herbal teas, elixirs, and healthy snacks. Combined synergistically, these foods and drinks will alkalize and detoxify the body in a gentle and natural way.
Holistic therapy practitioners are available during your stay. You may book bodywork, Shamanic energy healing, and massage treatment sessions in addition to your retreat package.
Most people come to the Sacred Valley with the ultimate goal of visiting Machu Picchu, one of the new seven wonders of the world. Built in the 15th century upon jagged peaks at 7,970 feet above sea level, it is the most visited tourist attraction in Peru and the iconic site of the Inca civilization. Truly, no trip to Peru is complete without a visit to Machu Picchu.
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