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25 Days 300hr Ayurvedic Shamanic Yoga Teacher Training in Peru

Advanced Yoga Teacher Training Peru

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.

Retreat highlights

  • Daily yoga and shamanism practices
  • Guided meditation sessions in sacred wakas
  • Sound healing, kirtan, and coco leaf readings
  • Despacho ceremony and panchamanca celebration
  • Shamanic and Ayurvedic cleansing workshops
  • Local mountain hikes in the Andes
  • 25 nights accommodation
  • 3 daily meals

Yoga styles

25 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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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.

School Yoga Institute Peru Yoga Teacher Training Program

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.

Core curriculum

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:

Yogic path teachings

  • Integrate sadhana yoga foundational sequences into your personal practice
  • Co-create new sequences based on concepts such as the medicine wheel, elements and chakras
  • Practice a variety of basic and advanced meditation techniques
  • Study and experience energetic anatomy
  • Participate in art of teaching and art of touch workshops
  • Expand your repertoire of adjustments, modifications, and alignment
  • Explore new ways of sharing yoga through peer-teaching and co-creation
  • Strengthen and explore your inner-connected personal yoga practice
  • Express and share the bliss of daily kirtan
  • Share daily satsang, sacred circle gathering
  • Practice living your yoga in a fully integrated, holistic environment
  • Explore teachings of the Yoga Sutra, Bhagavagita, Upanishad, Vedanta, and the Vedas
  • Deepen your knowledge of anatomy, Ayurveda, conscious business, and yogic foundation
  • Complete the curriculum required to register with Yoga Alliance as a registered yoga teacher (RYT 300)

Shamanic path teachings

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

Mystic path teachings

  • Explore teachings of expansion of consciousness from the human to the cosmic
  • Journey between worlds at will
  • Experience the cycle of birth, death, and rebirth in all things
  • Reveal your own innate creative expression through poetry, music, art, and beyond
  • Embrace the depth of selected teachings of the Tao Te Ching, Tantra yoga, mystical poet Rumi, contemporary free soul Osho, and other sacred texts
  • Experience communion with the manifest and un-manifest world and reveal the realization of the formless forms, the nameless names, and the pathless path

Typical daily schedule

  • 05:30 Wake up
  • 06:00 Meditation, healing, asana
  • 09:00 Breakfast and self-sadhana
  • 10:30 Bliss of kirtan and mystic path
  • 11:30 Art of teaching and alignment and yoga path
  • 13:00 Lunch and self-sadhana
  • 14:00 Yogi path
  • 15:00 Shaman path
  • 17:30 Dinner
  • 19:00 Satsang and sacred ceremony
  • 20:00 Self-sadhana
  • 21:00 Dream time

Included excursions

During the training, there will be local mountain hikes in the Andes and camping hot springs.


Anita’s life mission is living and cultivating a life of balance in serving others. She was born in Mysore, India, and presently learns to play the harmonium to weave in the essence of sound with yoga. To experience her classes is to immerse oneself in the nourishing elixir of life and taste the magic of self-transformation. Anita’s passion for Ayurveda and yoga weaves an alchemical blend - a trinity of yoga, breath, and sound melting into beauty, rasa, and stillness. Her foundation began in the Iyengar tradition and has been layered with the wisdom of Ayurveda.
Maha Devi
Since her training in Peru, Maha has been Reiki attuned and certified in over 2,000 hours of yoga training. Her unique style of teaching is inspired by the diverse dimensions of yoga she has studied, including Tantric meditation and Yoga Nidra, Thai yoga massage, aromatherapy, sequencing, Prenatal, Restorative, and Yin yoga. Some of her most inspiring teachers with whom she has studied include Sally Kempton, Judith Hanson Lassater, Loren Bassett, Yogi Charu, Philip Askew, Ganapati Jed Pennell, and Kat Fowler.

Retreat location

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.

Nearby places

  • Calca - 10 minutes
  • Cusco City - 1 hour
  • Machu Picchu - 2 hours
  • Urubamba City - 20 minutes


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.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Things to do (optional)

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

Waterfall tour

Spa treatments

During the training, you can avail shamanic massage and healing treatments for 50 USD or plant-based massage and healing treatments.

What's included

  • 3 daily meals
  • 25 nights accommodation
  • Camping in hot springs
  • Coco leaf readings
  • Despacho (shamanic manifestation ceremonies)
  • Guided meditations in sacred wakas
  • Healing plant and flower baths
  • Local mountain hikes in the Andes
  • RYT 300 mystical yoga ATTC manual
  • Shamanic and Ayurvedic cleansing workshops
  • Sound healing and kirtan
  • Panchamanca (elemental celebration)

What's not included

  • Additional treatments and ceremonies
  • Optional day off activities
  • Required texts
  • Spa treatments
  • Transportation to Peru

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 60 days before arrival.
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Arrival: Sunday July 1, 2018
Departure: Wednesday July 25, 2018

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