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You are all warmly welcome to this sacred yoga, meditation, healing, and sightseeing retreat in the Sacred Valley in Peru. Join Sacred Journeys for unforgettable experiences in harmony with mother earth. Experience the sacred mountains and valley of the Inkas with daily classical yoga and meditation, deliciously homemade vegan food, sacred sites, Machu Picchu trip, ayahuasca healing ceremonies, and more!
For this retreat, you will be staying at the Rainbow House in Coya, Cusco Peru Situated in the Sacred Valley of the Inkas just 50 minutes outside the Inka capital, Cusco, this center is surrounded by majestic Andean mountains and nature. It is a great location to explore the nearby sacred Inka ruins, mountains, and colorful markets, right in the Sacred Valley of the Inkas and just ten minutes bus ride from Pisac. This is a new house painted in the rainbow colors.
This place is amazing and inside you will find images representing the whole zodiac, as well as mythology. There is an amazing space for yoga and meditation and has a dining area and Wi-Fi. All rooms have hot showers and everything is completely new and renovated.
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.
These 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.
They run a charity called Mother Earth and they work to create balance on the planet for human beings, animals, nature spirits, river spirits, and all beings. They support meditation, connection to 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 AnandaMurtii. The community is connected to the charity and this consciousness is growing.
Angel has been a yoga teacher, meditator, yogini for 20 years. She is a light worker, experienced land and water healer, healer, classical homeopath, experiences with Peruvian plant medicine since 2008. Angel is a long time devotee, host of sacred journeys to Peru, mother, and founder of the charity, mother earth. She is a universal citizen born in Norway in 1978. She loves traveling this beautiful planet and visiting sacred sites, and getting to know various cultures and tribes.
This retreat will take place in the Sacred Valley of Peru. This is a place with deep history of the Inkas 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. This is a place of many old ruins from ancient days.
Also spelled as Cuzco, it is a city in south eastern Peru, near the Urubamba Valley of the Andes mountain range. It is the capital of the Cusco region, as well as the Cuzco province. In 2009, the city had a population of 510,000. Located on the eastern end of the Knot of Cuzco, its elevation is around 3,400 meters (11,200 feet).
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.
The indigenous name of this city is Qusqu. Many people in Cusco are indigenous Inka people. The city has several beautiful, traditional sights and the ruins Saksaywaman that you will visit as well. Many tourists stop here on the way to Machu Picchu and one can take the train all the way here. Cusco is a fairly big city.
From Cusco, one can travel to the Sacred Valley and the villages there, as well as many other places in Peru. The city has an airport, as well as a bus terminal. Plaza De Armas, San Pedro market, Qurikancha, Convent of Santo Domingo, Intipanpa, Church of la Compañía de Jesus, and all the Inka 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 Inka empire itself with world famous sacred site and heritage site. It was declared a Peruvian historical sanctuary in 1981 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. In 2007, Machu Picchu was voted one of the new seven wonders of the world in a worldwide internet poll. Machu Picchu is a 15th century Inka city and in the Cusco region of Peru, Urubamba Province and Machu Picchu District, high up in the Andean Mountains.
Next to Machu Picchu, you will find Huyana Picchu, a very special mountain. You will spend one whole day here and also do meditation on this special site, which is about 2,430 meters (7,970 feet) above sea level. It is situated on a mountain ridge above the Sacred Valley, which is 80 kilometres northwest of Cusco and through which the Urubamba River flows.
Most archaeologists believe that Machu Picchu was built as an estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti (1438 to 1472). Often mistakenly referred to as the Lost City of the Incas, it is perhaps the most familiar icon of Inca civilization.
Moray or Muray (Quechua) is an archaeological site in Peru approximately 50 kilometers northwest of Cuzco on a high plateau at about 3500 meters (11,500 feet) and just west of the village of Maras. The site contains unusual Incaruins, mostly consisting of several enormous terraced circular depressions, the largest of which is about 30 meters (98 feet) deep.
The purpose of these depressions is uncertain, but their depth and orientation with respect to wind and sun creates a temperature difference of as much as 15 degree Celsius (27 degree Fahrenheit) between the top and bottom. This large temperature difference was possibly used by the Inca to study the effects of different climatic conditions on crops. In other words, Moray was perhaps an Inca agricultural experiment station. As with many other Inca sites, it also has a sophisticated irrigation system.
Ollantaytambo is a town and an Inca archaeological site in southern Peru about 60 kilometers northwest of the city of Cusco. It is located at an altitude of 2,792 meters (9,160 feet) above sea level in the district of Ollantaytambo, province of Urubamba, Cusco region. During the Inca Empire, Ollantaytambo was the royal estate of Emperor Pachacuti who conquered the region, 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 three-day, four-night hike known as the Inca Trail.
You will visit this beautiful town. The ruins are special. This is the last town before Machu Picchu and you will take the train from here to Machu Picchu. It is a small and traditional Inka town. It has nice shops and also an art gallery. Definitely well worth a visit!
Písac, Pisac, or P'isaq is a Peruvian village in the Sacred Valley on the Urubamba River. This place is a very special place and is a traditional and old Inka village. There is also a growing community of people from all many countries living in the Sacred Valley and Pisaq is a center for healing and therapies.
It also has a fantastic market where you can get everything from jewellery, alpaca products, crystals, woven handicrafts, etc. It also has some good restaurants, some are vegetarian, and you can buy organic food too!
Urubamba is a small town in Peru, near the Urubamba River in the Sacred Valley. You will visit this ancient Inka town, as well and the very colorful market there. There is an eco-fair every second Sunday with lots of locally made food and goods, like soaps, herbal teas, and medicines. You will pass by Urubamba on the way to Machu Picchu.
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, a natural outlet of the underground stream. The flow is directed into an intricate system of tiny channels constructed, so that the water runs gradually down onto the several hundred ancient terraced ponds. Almost all the ponds are less than four meters square in area and none exceeds thirty centimeters in depth.
All are necessarily shaped into polygons with the flow of water carefully controlled and monitored by the workers. The altitude of the ponds slowly decreases, so that the water may flow through the myriad branches of the water-supply channels and be introduced slowly through a notch in one sidewall of each pond.
The proper maintenance of the adjacent feeder channel, the side walls and the water-entry notch, the pond's bottom surface, the quantity of water, and the removal of accumulated salt deposits requires close cooperation among the community of users. It is agreed among local residents and pond workers that the cooperative system was established during the time of the Incas, if not earlier.
As water evaporates from the sun-warmed ponds, the water becomes super saturated and salt precipitates as various size crystals onto the inner surfaces of a pond's earthen walls and on the pond's earthen floor. The pond's keeper then closes the water-feeder notch and allows the pond to go dry. Within a few days the keeper carefully scrapes the dry salt from the sides and bottom, puts it into a suitable vessel, reopens the water-supply notch, and carries away the salt.
Color of the salt varies from white to a light reddish or brownish tan, depending on the skill of an individual worker. Some salt is sold at a gift store nearby. The salt mines traditionally have been available to any person wishing to harvest salt. The owners of the salt ponds must be members of the community, and families that are new to the community wishing to propitiate a salt pond get the one farthest from the community.
The size of the salt pond assigned to a family depends on the family's size. Usually, there are many unused salt pools available to be farmed. Any prospective salt farmer need only locate an empty currently unmaintained pond, consult with the local informal cooperative, learn how to keep a pond properly within the accepted communal system, and start working.
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For this retreat, you will be served with deliciously cooked vegan and raw meals with local and mostly organic ingredients.
There is an optional trip to Lares hot springs deep in the beautiful mountains. You can also participate in two beautiful healing ceremonies with powerful, traditional, healing amazonian sacrament led by their dear, local, and experienced facilitators. If interested, please ask Sacred Journeys for more information.
Please book your flight to arrive at Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ). If you want help in booking the best and cheapest flight route from anywhere, Sacred Journeys will be very happy to help you.
"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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"I have had the best trip ever. Can hardly comprehend how helpful it has been and will be onwards. I am very happy and grateful."
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"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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"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. Macchu Picchu was of course a highlight. But the other places and things we did was also so exciting. The trip has done much for me, especially when it comes to do 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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"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 Inka 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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