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School Yoga Institute invites you to travel to the Sacred Valley of Peru where among the beauty of the mountains, waterfalls, and hot springs, you will be able to co-create with natures innate wisdom. These sacred sites and power places (wakas) hold a high vibrational energy for self-healing and transformation. When you access these magical realms, everything becomes more vivid and exciting. The prana of the mystical world is brought to life and you will begin to see the beauty, perfection, and bliss that is all around and within you. This is union with the divine. This is yoga.
Sacha Munay Yoga and Retreat Centers rustic, cozy rooms are equipped for single, double, and triple occupancy. The beds are lavished with warm, luxurious duvets. Each room has a private bath. The whole site is dedicated to promoting peace, tranquility, and transformation. Houses have many majestic views of the Andes and the snowcapped mountains of the Sacred Valley.
During this incredible 300-hour shamanic yoga teacher training, you will walk down the path of the ancient teachings of yoga and Ayurveda while exploring the pre-Incan practices of shamanic healing and plant wisdom. Yoga (union with the divine) and shamanism (interaction with the spirit world) are both practices designed to grant you access to the infinite wisdom you carry within yourselves. Come and embrace the fusion of these internal practices and enjoy the harmonious journey to the soul.
The ancient teachings of the medicine wheel will provide an anchor for this intense, transformational experience. Energetically guided by the cycles of the four wind directions, you will come to sense the inner anatomy of your bodies and access the emotional patterns and attachments held in the mind. From there, you will learn to reveal your passions and use the mystical gifts within to shift perceptions and dream your world into being.
Join this profound, sacred, experience where you will see with your own eyes the invisible world of shamanism and integrate the mystical power and elemental nature of yoga and Ayurveda. Now is the time to embrace the wisdom of these teachings and reveal yourselves to yourselves.
School Yoga Institute currently offers three 300-hour programs, with different themes and facilitators but offering the same focus of personal spiritual connection as a path to sharing spirituality. Each program offers teachings in three paths - the yogic path, the mystic path, and the shamanic path, including but not limited to the following:
Selected tools may be introduced based on the readiness of participants; direct revelations are essential for this path:
Explore energetic healing arts, including healing from the spiritual light, bands of protection, transformational medicine wheel work, illumination, extraction, chakra cleansing and other shamanic healing modalities
Experience the benefits of shamanic cleansing, fasting and silence
Experience and learn the beauty and ritual of holding sacred ceremony, including but not limited to fire ceremony, Mayan cacao ceremony, sacred plants ceremony, letting go ceremony, full and new moon ceremony, gratitude ceremony, etc.
Learn shamanic skills such as journeying, tracking, divination, merging, soul retrieval, psychopomp, depossession, power animal retrieval, and connection to your personal spirit guides
Explore inner stillness, oneness, and divinity through vision quest
During the training, there will be local mountain hikes in the Andes and camping hot springs.
Jed Pennell (Ganapati)'s roots run deep in the streams of earth knowledge. When not travelling the world facilitating yoga teacher training courses with School Yoga Institute (as of 2014 he has lead over a dozen trainings), Ganapati continues his mystical soul journey at home with his family.
From a very young age, Mindi was singing, dancing, and playing various instruments. As a soulful yoga teacher, Mindi has an uncanny ability to weave her musical gifts of singing and drumming in her yoga classes and enjoys finding new ways to inspire students on their own path of transformation. Listening to the transformational calling of her heart and her special connection to the land, Mindi decided to pursue both her 200-hour and 500-hour teacher training at the Mystical Yoga Farm. Over the course of several years, Mindi has accumulated nearly 1000 hours in trainings.
Sacha Munay Yoga and Retreat Center is located at the base of sacred mountains Pitisuray and Sawasiray in Arin Valley, right underneath a beautiful waterfall nestled in the sacred valley of the Incas. Here you will see the native cultures (Quechua speaking) working the land as they have for centuries, with love and simplicity. They are a family that likes to practice yoga and live in harmony with nature, welcoming every type of visitor that likes to share dreams. Sacha Munay Yoga and Retreat Center has been designed to have the least possible impact on the surroundings ecosystem, maintaining a virtual nonpolluting operation. The center is eco-friendly, made from local materials, and spacious, providing you with personal privacy and solitude ideal for your own spiritual growth.
Enjoy delicious vegetarian and raw Peruvian cuisine, all made with organic veggies from the garden and organic farms within the area. Sacha Munay Yoga and Retreat Center specializes in vegetarian and raw food meals with a fusion of the traditional Peruvian diversity, ideal for your yoga journey. Detoxifying diets are also offered. Sacha Munay Yoga and Retreat Center clay oven is a heavenly experience. Try the veggie lasagna, bread, quishes, and the homemade desserts.
Additional coca leaf readings (50 USD)
Cultural excursions to Pisac and Cusco (50 USD)
Discover all the colors and flavors of Pisac market
Guided tour through the salt mines of Maras
Medicinal plant ceremonies
Shamanic ceremonies (100 USD per ceremony)
Sound healing circle in Moray
During the training, you can avail shamanic massage and healing treatments for 50 USD or plant-based massage and healing treatments.