13 Days Cooking, Meditation, and Yoga Retreat in Peru

  • Pisac - Machu Picchu


Cooking, Meditation, Ayahuasca, and Yoga Retreat Peru

  • 13 days with instruction
  • Join Sacred Journeys and have the unique opportunity to take time for yourself in Peru, a place with deep history of Incas and other older tribes. Meet beautiful like-minded people, explore an ancient, colorful culture, and sacred sites, enjoy daily meditation and yoga, live on a healthy vegan diet, and experience deep transformational healing work and true community.


    • Daily yoga classes
    • Partly guided meditation twice daily
    • Vegan and raw food cooking courses
    • Witness a concert with local musicians
    • 10 nights accommodation in Pisac and two in Machu Picchu
    • Daily excursions and tours to ancient sites and tourist spots
    • Healing, blessing, and Ayahuasca ceremonies
    • 3 vegan cooked and raw meals per day

    Skill level

    • Beginner

    • Intermediate

    • Advanced


      • Instruction language: English
      • Spoken languages: German, Norwegian, Spanish, English
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    The accommodation options are on private, double, and triple room basis. The center is opened by some locals who live in Pisac. It has nice rooms decorated by mandalas, bathrooms with hot water, Wi-Fi, a beautiful garden with a fireplace, a fully equipped kitchen, a nice yoga hall, and a view over the beautiful and powerful mountains of the Sacred Valley that is such a sight to wake up to.

    Sacred Journeys always look forward to staying at the center and celebrate this wonderful journey in such a wonderful place. The accommodation is mid-range and comfortable. Rooms may be shared by females together and males together. If you are a couple, please let Sacred Journeys know so that they can arrange rooms for you.

    For two nights, you will be accommodated in Aguas Calientes by Machu Picchu during the Machu Picchu trip.

    Ayahuasca schedule

    Sacred Journeys offers Ayahuasca healing ceremonies during retreats. The diet and activities will be adjusted around the ceremonies. They will be sharing information about the medicine work prior to participating in a ceremony and they will also be offering support and integration circles after the work, if necessary.

    You will journey safely and well in the Sacred Valley. The facilitators are very experienced and are good musicians as well. This work is held in a very safe and beautiful space with the beautiful mountains of the Sacred Valley surrounding the place. Many people seek to heal and free themselves from physical ailments as well.

    This is a time when you will be blessed with the possibility to heal ailments quicker than ever. You are in a time of quick transformations and mass consciousness shifts. How these shifts are experienced depends on how much baggage and limiting patterns people still hold unto.

    The indigenous people of Peru are masters in plant medicine and the knowledge has been brought on from generation to generation. They know so much about the plants in the jungle and what each one is useful for. The medicine work is done with the grandmother.

    The ceremonies offered will happen in the evening througout the night and is a highly transformative experience. You do not need to have attended one before in order to participate. Beautiful music is played throughout the night and a special space is held. The medicine is known to help to heal addictions, psychic illnesses, physical illnesses or imbalances, and clear out anything that needs clearing and healing at this time.

    It is recommended and important to look at what areas of your life you would like healing and set the intention before this work. The diet will be suited to this work a couple of days before and the day after. Being in the powerful mountains of the Sacred Valley will be very supportive of this work.

    Vegan cooking courses

    Sacred Journeys offers vegan cooking courses where you can learn how to make your own yummy and healthy vegan cooked and raw food. They teach dishes that are very tasty and healthy and often missed in a vegan diet. You will never feel bored eating plant-based foods again.

    Learn how to make meals such as vegan cheese that melts and slices, a variety of vegan milks, the best vegan milkshake, vegan bread spreads, the best ever vegan pancakes, sauerkraut from scratch which is great for your stomach and full of probiotics, raw vegan cheese cake, the best veggie burgers, raw chocolate, and a lot more.

    Yoga and meditation

    You will be able to attend yoga class every morning on this trip. The form of yoga that is taught is from the eight limbed tradition, Rajadhiraja yoga. It comes closer to classical, effective yoga asanas that are relaxing and stimulates and massages the glands in the body. Angel will teach yoga asanas that will suit everyone and that you can learn and practice on your own too.

    In the classes, you will do warm ups, yoga asanas, yoga massage, and deep guided relaxation. The yoga form is deep, gentle, and very effective. Angel will guide the meditation and will also teach a mantra.

    You will also learn shielding and grounding and you will meditate together which strenghthens the effects of meditation. Some of the benefits of meditation are: it relaxes the mind and body deeply and it calms the breath and blood pressure and helps the balance of melatonin in the pineal gland.

    Meditation is a healing where you can relax much deeper and get in touch with your core and heart. It is an ancient art practiced in many parts of the planet. Meditation can improve memory and give clarity of mind. It is very recommended. You will start every day with meditation before the yoga class and end the day with a meditation before dinner. It will also improve your sleep.

    Sacred Journeys hopes this trip can be deeply transformative and bring something new and very positive into your life. Please note that you do not need to have practiced yoga and meditation in order to attend and you do not need to attend all classes but it is very recommended. It is also said that regular yoga and meditation practices prevent diseases and aging and it reduces stress.

    Anybody can pratice yoga and meditation. Sacred Journeys will also adjust the classes to the group. In addition, they will follow a healthy yogic, vegetarian or vegan diet with many salads and smoothies on the tour. This will help in meditation and also the healing work. You are of course allowed to buy other food on your own on the trip and skip a yoga class if you need to but it is recommended that you partake.

    Tentative schedule

    Day 1

    • 10:00 Arrival and registration
    • 13:00 Lunch
    • 15:00 Opening circle
    • 16:00 Tour of Nidra Wasi and walk in the nearby area by the local river
    • 18:00 Evening meditation
    • 19:00 Dinner
    • 19:30 Possibility of gathering around the fire
    • 20:00 Rest

    Day 2 - Saturday

    • 07:00 Morning meditation and yoga
    • 09:00 Breakfast
    • 10:00 Visit to the Pisac ruins and vegan cooking course
    • 18:00 Evening meditation and spiritual talk
    • 19:30 Dinner
    • 20:00 Rest

    Day 3

    • 07:00 Morning meditation and yoga
    • 09:00 Breakfast
    • 10:00 Visit to the famous Sunday market and have lunch in Pisac and vegan cooking course
    • 18:30 Evening meditation
    • 19:30 Dinner
    • 20:00 Rest

    Day 4

    • 07:00 Morning meditation and yoga
    • 09:00 Breakfast
    • 10:00 Land healing ceremony and lunch in Pisac
    • 18:00 Meditation
    • 19:00 Leave for the Ayahuasca ceremony or dinner for those who do not want to attend the ceremony

    Day 5

    • 07:00 Tentative time for morning meditation and yoga due to the ceremony
    • 09:00 Breakfast
    • 10:00 Integration circle, spend all day at the Kinsa Cocha lakes, and have a picnic
    • 18:30 Evening meditation
    • 19:30 Dinner
    • 20:00 Rest

    Day 6

    • 07:00 Morning meditation and yoga
    • 09:00 Breakfast
    • 10:00 City tour and lunch in Cusco, San Pedro market, and Plaza de Armas and visit to the Saqsayhuaman ruins
    • 18:30 Evening meditation
    • 19:30 Dinner
    • 20:00 Rest

    Day 7

    • 07:00 Tentative time for morning meditation and yoga
    • 09:00 Tentative time for breakfast
    • 10:00 Trip and lunch to Ollantaytambo and Salineras, Moray
    • 19:00 Evening meditation
    • 20:00 Dinner
    • 20:30 Rest

    Day 8

    • 07:00 Morning meditation and yoga
    • 09:00 Breakfast
    • 10:00 Vegan cooking course and lunch
    • 18:00 Evening meditation
    • 19:00 Ayahuasca ceremony or dinner for those who do not want to attend the ceremony

    Day 9

    • 07:00 Tentative time for morning meditation and yoga
    • 09:00 Tentative time for breakfast
    • 10:00 Integration circle, river blessing ceremony, lunch, and vegan cooking course
    • 18:00 Evening meditation
    • 19:30 Dinner

    Day 10

    • Leave for Machu Picchu

    Day 11

    • Return from Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu in the evening

    Day 12

    • Vegan Cooking course
    • Time to relax in Pisac and visit the town concert with local musicians
    • Meet by the fire

    Day 13 - Wednesday, February 1, 2017

    • 07:00 Morning meditation and yoga
    • 09:00 Breakfast
    • 10:00 Pack up
    • 12:00 Closing circle and lunch
    • Excursion and hike to the beautiful and stunning Kinse Cocha lakes over 4000 metres up in the mountains that has amazingly untouched nature and lakes
    • Optional trip to Lares hot springs deep in the beautiful mountains
    • Visit to the ancient Incan city, Machu Picchu, and the town of Aguas Calientes while walking by the beautiful Incan trail in the jungle
    • Visit to the ancient Sacsayhuman ruins in Cuzco
    • Visit to the ancient salt source, Salineras
    • Visit to the beautiful Incan ruins in Pisac
    • Visit to the local animal sanctuary to see rescued Andean animals such as the condor and Andean deer
    • Visit to the old Incan capital, Cuzco, and the famous San Pedro market
    • Visit to the ruins in Ollantaytambo, the last city before Machu Picchu
    • Visit to the strong energy vortex and sacred agricultural circles of Moray
    • Angel

      Angel, born in Norway in 1978, started hosting these tours in 2014 after a profound stay in Mount Shasta, California. She has been meditating and doing yoga for over 20 years. Angel has experience in classical homeopathy, Kids yoga, Ananda Marga yoga, ThetaHealing, and water and land healing. She has traveled to and taught yoga and meditation in many countries. She speaks English, German, Spanish, and Norwegian. In addition, Angel has worked with Peruvian plant medicine since 2008 and is a long time devotee, mother, and founder of the charity Mother Earth.

    The retreat will be held in Nidra Wasi Yoga Bed and Breakfast, Pisac, Sacred Valley, Peru. Peru is a special place on earth with so much to offer for everyone who visits it. Whether you would like to see Machu Picchu, go to the Amazon jungle, shop in colorful markets, learn Spanish or Quequa, visit Lake Titicaca, or attend an Ayahuasca or yoga retreat, they got it all. The apus or sacred mountains that surround the Sacred Valley are very alive and powerful. They provide a perfect setting for a deep journey on all levels.

    During this retreat, you will be served deliciously prepared vegan and sattvic food daily. The diet is a yogic diet which is also called Ayurvedic diet. Sacred Journeys uses locally grown and mostly organic produce and ingredients.

    There will be smoothies, salads, quinoas, soups, roasted vegetables, beans, rice, some of the 200 types of Peruvian potatoes and sweet potatoes including the traditional ones, ancient Incan corn and many other dishes. Most of the foods will be raw and all meals are healthy, fresh, and local. They will also use local super foods.

    There will be no onions, garlic, mushrooms. A vegan diet is sustainable, healthy, tasty, and there are a lot of dishes you can make from just plants. Do not worry if you are not used to eating a vegan diet. You can also buy food in the market or eat at many cafes and restaurants around the area.

    To eat a vegan diet for a couple of weeks has many advantages and the food is so tasty and good that you would not miss anything. Please let Sacred Journeys know if you have any dietary requirements and they will do their best to accommodate you.

    You may add a four-day trip to Lake Titicaca from February 3 to 7, 2017 for an additional cost of 299 USD. The fee is inclusive of visits to Puno, Uros or the straw islands, Isla del Sol or the Island of the Sun, entry to Bolivia and visit to Copacabana, 3 nights accommodation, travel in a first class bus, guides, daily meditation, and yoga when possible.

    You can also add a day trip to Lares hot springs deep in the Andean mountains and experience the natural hot springs of various heats that are healthy for the mind and body, detoxing baths, stargazing, meditation, and yoga with comfortable transportation and accommodations for an additional fee of 50 USD.

    Nidra Wasi Yoga Bed and Breakfast offers ancient Thai massage for 50 USD per two-hour session.

    • 1 concert with local musicians
    • 2 Ayahuasca ceremonies
    • 2 meditation sessions daily
    • 2 nights in Agua Calientes during the Machu Picchu excursion
    • 3 vegan meals per day
    • 10 nights accommodation in the yoga center
    • All healing and blessing ceremonies
    • All transfers during excursions
    • All vegan and raw food cooking courses
    • Daily yoga classes
    • Excursion and hike to the beautiful and stunning Kinse Cocha lakes
    • Visit to Moray
    • Visit to the ancient Incan city, Machu Picchu, and the town of Aguas Calientes
    • Visit to the ancient Sacsayhuman ruins in Cuzco
    • Visit to the ancient salt source, Salineras
    • Visit to the beautiful Incan ruins in Pisac
    • Visit to the local animal sanctuary
    • Visit to the old Incan capital, Cuzco, and the famous San Pedro market
    • Visit to the ruins in Ollantaytambo
    • 4 meals out
    • Airfare
    • Airport transfers
    • Travel insurance

    Arrival by airplane

    Please arrange your flight to arrive at Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ).

    Arrival by taxi

    You can take a taxi from the airport to the yoga venue.

    • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 90 days before the arrival date.
    • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

    Verified BookYogaRetreats.com reviews

    • Review by Anita C. Rafidi from Vancouver Island, Canada

      "Angel is one of the most dedicated spiritual teachers I have ever encountered. Her commitment to healing humanity and this planet is her full-time occupation and most definitely her calling and life's mission. She is clearly guided, intuitive, and transcendent and her connection to both land and spirit is absolutely palpable in her presence. I am grateful to have a connection with her and to receive constant blessings from this earth angel; I feel and see the manifestation of them regularly. "

      "I sincerely recommend her work if you are in need of spiritual assistance in any regard, whether it be land-healing, space-clearing, cord-cutting, ceremonies, or personal spiritual guidance and blessings. I thank Angel for the work she does and you will too! "

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    • Review by THEA RUSH from Bath, United Kingdom

      "the best experience of my life!"


      "I find myself lost for words when trying to sum up this retreat- an utterly pure and magical experience, truly a once in a lifetime journey. When reflecting back I can't help but smile and being so happy hearted with what I have gained from this, such a beautiful journey! Angel is truly that, an angel! The most amazing guide and leader you could wish for with so much wisdom and love to share~ this trip has truly changed my life for the better and I would strongly advise anyone and everyone to take this magical opportunity to this beautiful place. I can't thank Angel enough."

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    • Review by Marley Pelletier from Edmonton, Canada

      "Life Changing Retreat"


      "This retreat was an amazing experience. I was looking to find myself and learn to feel love from within instead of searching for love from others. The mediation and yoga really helped me look within. I not only found the beauty in myself but how to see the beauty in others. The vegan diet was hard at first but really changed the way I felt. In the end all the teachings the diet and lessons came together and helped me truly free happy. Very life changing. Angel is very caring and I truly feel like her goal is to help people. I will never forget my experience and what I have learned."

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    • Review by Greta from Reykjavik, Iceland

      "" Now, what a wonderful, wonderful, experience. Going to tis retreat in Peru I didn't really know what to expect, but the experience went above my highest hopes. "


      "I left with my heart full of joy, peace and love- as cheesy as it sounds it is also very true. I saw some stunning nature, had delicious food, met some amazing people and learned so many things about myself and connections to others, nature and spirits. Looking back its amazing how all that could happen in only two weeks time! Thanks to the universe for bringing me here and surrounding me with beautiful people and environment and thanks to Angel for bringing this life changing experience to people. One love <3 " "

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    • Review by Raman from Amman, Jordan

      "" This retreat drives energy and self awakening in any person. The schedule include much of meditation, visit to beautiful and mesmerising & unbelieveable places that makes your heart get engaged in a self change process. Angel did her best from organising the retreat to hive attention to little details and guided the group with a lovely spirt. At first I need more yoga though with the hiking, walking and many actives I enjoyed and worked out in nature. "



      "Bless you Angel, as you have us a real experience in the Sacred Valley.""



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    • Review by Lynn, from Edmonton, Canada

      "I couldn't have picked a better retreat to be on. It was great to be with a nice group of like-minded people. "

      "Starting the day with meditation and yoga was great then followed by such a good breakfast. Not only the Breakfast but the lunches and dinners were always so delicious and 100% vegan. Then ending the day with meditation and singing. It was nice to see so much beautiful land in Peru and have everything Planed and pre-arranged. "

      "I'm the type of person that would rather go to different countries rather than go back. But I definitely see myself going back to Peru. It's just such a beautiful peaceful country full of love."

      "Thank you, Angel, for sure a great experience and getting me even more in touch with the earth and my spiritual side."

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    • Review by Shannon & Tony from Vancouver, Canada

      "My husband and I recently returned from the 12-day vegan, yoga, meditation retreat led by Angel in Peru. There were so many wonderful things about the trip, I don't know where to start. The vegan meals and cooking classes were great. Raphaella is the chef who prepares most of the vegan meals for the retreat, and she is very happy to share the recipes for her delicious creations. The tour includes all of the major Inca ruins in that area. Machu Picchu is, of course, the most well-known and it was spectacular, but the Pisac ruins and the Ollantaytambo ruins are also amazing. The Pisac ruins are so close to the B & B that you can almost walk to them. The people we met in Peru, both those taking the tour and those living there, were wonderful. Luckily our whole group was shoppers, as the shopping at the markets in that area is not to be missed. Lots of silver jewelry, crystals, hand-woven alpaca goods, artwork, etc. I loved the daily yoga and meditation. We sometimes forget in our busy modern world to do the internal work on ourselves that needs to be done; the retreat in Peru gives you the time and the space to do that."

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    • Review by Stig from Norway

      "Angel is an amazing host and human being who puts a lot of effort and love into these retreats, with her amazing son by her side she made this retreat a truly unique experience and they have both given me so much joy and love on this journey. She made us all feel very at home and safe in Pisac and she was always there to assist us whether it was personal challenges or practical tasks to take care of. "

      "What has this trip been for me?:) "

      "I have had some of the most wonderful time of my life in Peru. The experiences I have made on this journey to Peru has just been life changing for me. With the plant ceremonies and all the beautiful places, Angel has guided us to it have left an imprint in my soul along with all the amazing human beings I have had the pleasure of sharing these experiences with. A imprint of beautiful and heartfelt memories. Personally, I have learned a lot about myself and notice a great change within, the daily meditations and yoga have left me with new routines to bring into my daily habits. All in all, I would highly recommend taking this opportunity to explore the beautiful place that is Peru, but most of all"

      "take this opportunity to explore within and connect with the unique and warm human beings that one can find on such a journey. "

      "The food at the hostel is just the most delicious and nutritious food I have eaten! I felt so energized every day :) "

      "A big thanks to Angel and all the other participants that made this journey the best it could be, truly amazing journey"

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    • Review by Stacy from California, USA

      "This trip was one of the best adventures of my life! Peru was amazing and Angel was an amazing guide! The healthy food was so delicious and I felt so healthy and at peace. I will definitely be going back because it was a life-changing experience!"

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    • Review by Inga from Norway

      "I have had the best trip ever. I can hardly comprehend how helpful it has been and will be onwards. I am very happy and grateful."

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    • Review by Ailinn from Norway

      "Everything about this trip was very good. I enjoyed doing yoga and meditation every day and the classes were very good. The food was great and the retreat center was nice. I loved it so much that I ended up staying in Peru. I would recommend this trip to anyone who feels the pull."

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    • Review by Mathilde from Norway

      "This trip has been one of the best in my life. It was truly amazing. If you are curious about it, just go! You will not regret it. I was in Peru in February and March and at that time of the year, the nature was really lush and green. We visited so many beautiful sites. Machu Picchu was, of course, a highlight. But the other places and things we did were also exciting. The trip has done much for me, especially when it comes to doing meditation and yoga on a deeper level. The food was great, the Peruvians are very welcoming and sweet, and all in all, it was a great trip."

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    • Review by Bjornar from Norway

      "She uses the name Angel and that is what she is. I have attended one retreat in Peru with her and she really knows what she is doing. The theme for the retreat was yoga, meditation, and vegan food. We also went to the tourist sites in the area and studied the Inca ruins, the salt mines, and a natural warm water bathing place. I would recommend these retreats to anyone. Linn is an honest human being caring for mother earth, preservation of nature, and the greater good for all."

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    Cusco, Peru

    Sacred Journeys offers yoga, meditation, and healing retreats to the Sacred Valley in Peru, creating memories for a lifetime in the sacred land of the Incas.

    Speaks English

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    13 days / 12 nights

    Early bird discount

    The prices below include an early bird discount of 11% per person. To benefit, book or reserve by November 1, 2016.


    Special discount

    Students are eligible for a special discount of 15% per person.

    Saturday August 19, 2017
    (13 days / 12 nights)

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