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13 Days Sacred Valley Yoga Retreat in Peru

  • Nidra Wasi Yoga B&B in Pisac, Peru

Overview

Meditation and Classical Yoga Retreat Peru

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 Incas with daily classical yoga and meditation, deliciously homemade vegan food, visits to sacred sites, a Machu Picchu trip, ayahuasca healing ceremonies, and more!

Highlights

  • Ayahuasca ceremonies
  • Daily morning classical yoga
  • Meditation sessions on sacred site
  • Excursions to sacred Inca sites, including Machu Picchu
  • Land healing and river blessing ceremony
  • Vegan cooking classes with Angel
  • 12 nights accommodation
  • Vegan homemade meals

Skill level

  • Beginner

Group sizes

The maximum participants in the group is 15.

  • 12 days with instruction
  • German, Norwegian, Spanish, English
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For this retreat, you will be staying at the Rainbow House in Coya, Cusco, Peru. A rainbow-colored house situated in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, just 50 minutes away from Cusco. This center is surrounded by majestic Andean mountains and nature. It is a great location to explore the nearby sacred Inca ruins, mountains, and colorful markets. Pisac is only 10 minutes away on a bus ride.

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, as well as 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.

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.

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 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.

Program

  • Ayahuasca ceremony
  • Sacred song circle
  • Daily classical yoga with Angel
  • Partly guided meditation twice daily with Angel at the retreat center, ruins, or nature
  • Singing of kirtan and bhajans, spiritual inspiration
  • Vegan cooking course or raw food course with Angel
  • Participation in sacred river blessing ceremony of a local river
  • Participation in ancient land healing ceremony for the local area
  • Healing sessions with Angel and support for your journey
  • Attend concert with local musicians
  • Free time for friendship, resting, and group integration
  • City tours in Cusco and Pisac
  • Excursion and hike to the stunning Kinsa Cocha Lakes
  • Visit to local animal sanctuary to see rescued Andean animals
  • Visit to Salineras and the ancient salt source
  • Visit to the beautiful Inca ruins in Pisac and its Sunday market
  • Visit to the ancient Inca city, Machu Picchu and the town of Aguas Calientes
  • Visit to the ancient Saksaywaman ruins in Cusco
  • Visit to the old Inca capital Cusco 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 in 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.

This retreat will take place in the Sacred Valley of Peru. This is a place with 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.

Cusco

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

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

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

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

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.

Pisac

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.

Urubamba

Urubamba is a small town in Peru, near the Urubamba River, in the Sacred Valley. You will visit this ancient Inca town, as well as 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.

Salinas salt mines

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.

Activities
  • Cooking classes
  • Hiking trail nearby
  • Hot spring nearby
  • Mountain walking / trekking nearby
  • Sauna nearby
General
  • Dining area
  • River nearby
Services
  • Child care
  • Free Wi-Fi

For this retreat, you will be served with deliciously cooked vegan and raw 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 dietary restrictions and they will assist you. For people who find vegan diet hard, a bit of cheese can be offered. You will be able to purchase meat and fish when you eat out.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

  • Other dietary requirements on request
  • Vegan
(If you have special dietary requirements its a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)

There is an optional trip to Lares hot springs deep in the beautiful mountains and another trip to Lake Titicaca. You can also participate in two beautiful healing ceremonies with powerful, traditional, healing Amazonian sacraments led by the local and experienced facilitators. If interested, please send Sacred Journeys an inquiry for more information. You can also participate in an additional ayahuasca ceremony for 60 USD.

There is a local sauna with fire, singing, and tea from local medicinal herbs, as well as the possibility for a shower and lovely company.

  • 1 ayahuasca ceremony
  • 1 climb to Huyana Picchu
  • 1 land healing ceremony
  • 1 river blessing ceremony
  • 1 visit to Kinsa Cocha lakes
  • 2 meditation sessions per day
  • 12 nights accommodation
  • Cusco city tour
  • Daily classical yoga
  • Daily vegan meals in retreat
  • Healing sessions with Angel and support for your journey
  • Local transportation
  • Spiritual inspiration and sacred song circle
  • Tickets to concerts, ruins, and other activities included under program
  • Train to excursions
  • Trips to colorful markets
  • Vegan cooking classes with Angel
  • Visit to local animal sanctuary
  • Visit to Machu Picchu and Aguas Calientes
  • Visit to Moray, Maras (Salineras), Ollantaytambo, Pisac, and Saksaywaman ruins
  • 1 ayahuasca ceremony
  • 4 meals during visits to Machu Picchu and other places
  • Additional trips to Lake Titicaca and Lares
  • International airfare
  • Optional extra nights at Lares hot springs
  • Personal expenses
  • Taxi to and from Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ)
  • Tips
  • Travel insurance

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request. Sacred Journeys can arrange a taxi to pick you up.

Arrival by taxi

You can use any of the taxis in the airport and tell them you want to go to Pisac. They usually charge between 60 to 90 PEN, depending on the number of passengers and how much baggage you have.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Sacred Journeys an inquiry.
  • 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 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 and being in harmony with mother earth.

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13 days / 12 nights

Availability

Arrival: Saturday April 8, 2017
Departure: Thursday April 20, 2017

Early bird discount

The prices below include an early bird discount of 11% per person. To benefit, book or reserve before February 1, 2017.

 
Special discount

For students, there will be a special discount of 15% per person. If you would like to stay in a dormitory, there will be a special discount of 500 NOK per person.

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