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You are warmly welcome to join sacred classical yoga, meditation, land healing, river blessing, fasting, introduction to pranic nourishment, and sightseeing retreat in the Sacred Valley in Peru! Join Sacred Journeys for unforgettable experiences in harmony with Mother Earth. Experience the Sacred Valley Of The Inkas with daily classical yoga, meditation, delicious vegan meals, visit sacred sites, vegan cooking course, despacho ceremony for Mother Earth, aya medicine ceremonies and much more! Be a part of our growing international family! Get to know your bodily temple even better and learn a different view on food and nourishment! Sacred Journeys promises you that you will not forget our experiences together! Welcome, home!
You will be accommodated at Illary Chaska Spiritual Center.
Take the time for yourself to meet beautiful like-minded people, explore an ancient, colorful culture and sacred sites, do daily meditation and yoga, live on a healthy, vegan diet, do deep transformational healing work, and experience true community. Children, youngsters, and adults are welcome from anywhere upon request and special arrangement, everything is possible! They have availability of local child care.
This kind of retreats will be a journey both for the body and soul in a very special place on the planet. Sacred Journeys develops deep connections to the land and practices you do, often experiencing deep and beautiful transformations. If you want to, you can attend all activities, or if you need to rest, take the time for yourself that time.
Sacred Journeys runs a charity called Mother Earth and works to create balance on the planet for human beings, animals, nature spirits, river spirits, and all beings. Supporting meditation, connecting with mother earth, living a non-violent lifestyle, and bringing in more divine presence here on earth, which is the connection of all life.
They work together with Center For Soul Evolution in Mount Shasta, California, and are inspired by the teachings of the ancient culture of Lemuria and the Indian Saint Amma and Ananda Murtii. The community is connected to the charity and this consciousness is growing.
The facilitators of the ayahuasca ceremonies in Pisac have many years experience. They have studied the medicine in the jungle and locally and hosted ceremonies for thousand of people from around the planet. They have long experience in energy work, music, and medicine. Space for these ceremonies is held with love, safety, and integrity for the highest healing.
All are welcome regardless of background and religion. One does not have to be of a specific spiritual belief to use or get the benefits of this medicine, recognized by native tradition as a teacher plant. Ayahuasca facilitates holistic healing and self-discovery, far beyond the frontiers of any conventional treatment.
The classes have high quality, and you will be taught according to your level. Sacred Journeys supports the students and helps them listen to their body. Nobody will be pushed or rushed into a pose they're not ready for. Sacred Journeys uses deep breathing and has a string focus on the whole being, and meditation.
This retreat will take place in the Sacred Valley of Peru. This is a place with a deep history of the Incas and other older groups of people, a place of strong inheritance and importance for the history on earth. It is energetically a strong place with thin veils to other dimensions and strong mountain spirits and nature.
In the middle of a natural environment, surrounded by mountain and ancient culture that today maintain their traditions, grows Samadhi. Designed with the sacred geometry, Samadhi will submerge you in the universe of the Los Chakras, walking through the Kundalini, and wrapping you in its spaces, colors, textures, flavors, and art adapted for the energy center, to know and explore your essence.
To get close to the conscious state of the divine, you will work in a holistic manner in four forms, yoga-meditation, food awareness, art therapy and cultural immersion. These aspects connect and count with the program especially for each chakra and is related to each bungalow; the first bungalow, the chakra raiz, is associated with the earth, is a space with a program of yoga-meditation, food, art and cultural experiences that help connect with the mother earth Pachamama, and then you will pass chakra to chakra.
Cusco, also spelled as Cuzco, is a city in Southeastern Peru, near the Urubamba Valley of the Andes mountain range. It is the capital of the Cusco region and the Cusco Province. Located on the eastern end of the Knot of Cusco, its elevation is around 3,400 meters. Cusco was the site of the historic capital of the Inca Empire and was declared a world heritage site in 1983 by UNESCO.
It is a major tourist destination and receives almost two million visitors a year. It is designated as the historical capital of Peru by the constitution of Peru. From Cusco, one can travel to the Sacred Valley and the villages there, as well as many other places in Peru. Plaza De Armas, San Pedro Market, Qurikancha, Convent of Santo Domingo, Intipanpa, Church of la Compañía de Jesus, and all the Inca markets are worth visiting.
Lares hot springs are located in the Sacred Valley. The drive up to Lares is spectacular. You will see snow-capped peaks, lakes, mountains, animal herds, and indigenous people. It will be an amazing journey.
Machu Picchu is the symbol of Peru and the Inca Empire itself, with a world-famous sacred site and heritage site. It was declared a Peruvian historical sanctuary in 1981 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. It is also considered one of the new seven wonders of the world.
Most archaeologists believe that Machu Picchu was built as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti. Next to Machu Picchu, you will find Huyana Picchu, a very special mountain situated on a mountain ridge above the Sacred Valley. It is 80 kilometers northwest of Cusco and the Urubamba River flows through it.
Moray or Muray is an archaeological site in Peru approximately 50 kilometers northwest of Cusco and west of Maras. The site contains unusual Inca ruins, mostly consisting of several enormous terraced circular depressions, the largest of which is about 30 meters deep. The purpose of these depressions is uncertain.
The depth and orientation of the depressions with respect to wind and sun create a temperature difference of as much as 15 degrees Celsius between the top and bottom. This large temperature difference was possibly used to study the effects of different climatic conditions on crops. As other Inca sites, it has a sophisticated irrigation system.
Ollantaytambo is a town and an Inca archaeological site in southern Peru, about 60 kilometers northwest of Cusco. During the Inca Empire, Ollantaytambo was the royal estate of Emperor Pachacuti, who conquered the region and built the town and a ceremonial center.
At the time of the Spanish conquest of Peru, it served as a stronghold for Manco Inca Yupanqui, leader of the Inca resistance. Now, it is an important tourist attraction on account of its Inca buildings and as one of the most common starting points for the hike known as the Inca Trail.
Písac, Pisaq, or P'isaq is a Peruvian village in the Sacred Valley on the Urubamba River. This place is very special and traditional Inca village. There is also a growing community of people from many countries living in the Sacred Valley and Pisac is a center for healing and therapies.
The village also has a fantastic market where you can get everything, from jewelry, alpaca products, crystals, woven handicrafts, and more. It also has some good restaurants, including some vegetarian ones, and you can buy organic food too.
Since pre-Inca times, salt has been obtained in Maras by evaporating salty water from a local subterranean stream. The highly salty water emerges at a spring, then the flow is directed into an intricate system of tiny channels constructed so that the water runs gradually down onto the terraced ponds. Almost all the ponds are less than four meters square in area and none exceeds thirty centimeters in depth.
All are shaped into polygons with the flow of water carefully controlled and monitored by workers. The altitude of the ponds decreases slowly, so that the water may flow through the myriad branches of the water-supply channels and be introduced through a notch.
As water evaporates from the sun-warmed ponds, the water becomes over saturated and salt precipitates as crystals onto the inner surfaces. The pond's keeper then closes the water-feeder notch and allows the pond to go dry. Within a few days, the dry salt can be scraped off. The salt mines have been available to any person wishing to harvest salt.
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For this retreat, you will be served deliciously cooked and raw vegan meals with local and mostly organic ingredients. Only four meals during visits to Machu Picchu and other places are not included. Please let Sacred Journeys know in advance if you have other diary restrictions and they will assist you. Sacred Journeys have experienced that hardly anyone misses meat because the food is so delicious. However, there are cafes around and when we eat out it will be possible to purchase other food.
There is an optional trip to the amazing, natural hot springs Lares high up in the Andes prior to retreat start. They also offer a 7 days magical meditation retreat to Lake Titicaca and its sacred places just after the 13- days retreat. A discount applies if you register for both retreats. Additional plant ceremonies are possible, as well as addition theta healing sessions and massage. If you need further travel guidance and help, they are happy to offer that.
During the retreat, we will visit a natural sauna with singing, fire, tea from local medicinal herbs, as well as the possibility for a shower and lovely company. It is also possible to book private massages as well as do theta healing sessions and other sessions.
Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport
Transfer not provided
Please plan to arrive to Cusco Alejandro Velasco International Airport ( CUZ). Depending on where you fly from, it might be cheaper to fly internationally to Lima and then book a domestic flight to Cusco. Good search engines are: www.skyscanner.com & www.momondo.com. Good local airlines: Avianca, LCPeru, Star Peru & Peruvian Airlines. Transfer from and to Cusco airport is available upon request. Sacred Journeys can arrange airport pick up.
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