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Join this 9-day revitalizing yoga retreat to experience and learn to live in harmony with the environment surrounding the Sacred Valley, Peru. You will get daily yoga sessions, savor 3 delicious whole food meals per day, and stay in a relaxing and comfortable accommodation. Furthermore, you will also experience and participate in ancient Despacho and Sweat Lodge ceremonies. Live in harmony with the environment there.
Sach’a Munay, which is the center’s name, translates as “love from the ancient forest.” It is nestled in an oasis of native plants and fruit trees, nourished by a magnificent waterfall in the Sacred Valley of Peru. This lovely spot is in the Andes Mountains and home of the twelve mountains known as Apus “the luminous beings.”
Those who come to the center have the opportunity to commune directly with these mountains as well as with the local curanderos and pacos (healers) who engage with the team for ritual and ceremony. Each guest room is a reflection of the Peruvian culture of the Sacred Valley. The entire center embodies kindness, love, and wholeness that seem to permeate the magical place. You will also overnight in Aguas Calientes during 2 days Machu Picchu tour.
This retreat will denote elements of yoga philosophy as you experience ritual, people, and its environment in Peru. "Soul Quest" is a pause from routine, your daily tasks, roles, and societal identity. It is an opportunity to boldly step into a sacred environment and go within, with a community of people seeking to commune with the divine.
The journey will begin with a drive through the Sacred Valley passing through several fascinating towns, villages, and sacred sites. Then, you will be arriving in Ollantaytambo, a small town that still maintains its Inca architecture and offers the opportunity to visit and explore the majestic archaeological site which overlooks the route to Machu Picchu.
You will take a beautiful train ride from “Olla” along the river to the town of Aguas Calientes. You will spend the night in Aguas Calientes, enjoying the quaint town along the river. You will arrive in Machu Picchu the next day before sunrise to witness the illumination of the sacred ruins.
You will experience an unforgettable day at Machu Picchu, explore the sacred Incan “City of Light,” learn about the sacred ruins, and take moments to sit, breathe, and experience the powerful energy of one of the most sacred sites on the planet. After the tour, you will spend the final night in Cusco and take a shuttle to the airport the following day.
Note: Everyone is welcome for most of True Nature Education's programs unless otherwise specified. Teachers are prepared to teach at multiple levels of experience. Whether you are a beginner or master yogi, you will find your program appropriate to your level.
You will get a 2-day Machu Picchu tour during this retreat.
Jessica Riley-Norton loves this life. She passionately loves her family, food, running, yoga, music, and traveling. She owns a yoga studio (Evoke Yoga and Meditation on Cape Cod), and makes malas (Aum Malas). Yoga became an important practice in Jessica’s life when life became especially painful. Through yoga, she was able to transform pain into strength and thrive which is creating the life she loves to lead. Through yoga, she continues to open up to the vast possibilities life has to offer, and loves sharing this practice with others.
Peru is a sacred environment, of lush rainforest, tall zen mountains, and home to ancient people who live in harmony with their environment. The Sacred Valley is an ideal place for the group to attend the retreat, reacclimatizing to your inner light and the Earth mother as you practice asana, Peruvian rituals, meditate, hike, and nourish the bodies with wholesome foods.
3 whole food meals will be served each day. The guests at this center will enjoy delicious meals with locally-grown and lovingly-prepared ingredients. The centers can accommodate most special dietary restrictions like allergies, vegan, and non-gluten diets. The chef will serve wholesome, fresh, organic when possible meals that are simple and delicious.
If you are concerned, you can bring some alternative snacks to supplement your meals. For all locations, if you have dietary restrictions, please make sure that True Nature Education is aware of this and the chef will forward information to your destination so the chef can prepare for you.
Furthermore, each of the centers serves organic fruits and vegetables when possible. At the retreat centers, there will be unlimited filtered water so you can fill your water bottles. Most meals have a protein source (eggs, beans, cheese, nuts, etc.).
It may be a good idea to bring a protein bar for each day of your retreat. Some centers do offer meat options which some are included in basic tuition and others there is an additional fee. In addition, if you like to snack, True Nature Education recommends bringing some special snacks with you but this is not necessary.
Please book your flight to arrive at Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ). Transfer from and to the airport is included. True Nature Education will pick you up from the airport.
Most flights will arrive via a connection in Lima. Before booking tickets, please make sure that you have received your official confirmation note that the retreat has met its minimums. There will be one group airport shuttle each way based on the flight window guidelines. Please also make sure that your flights align with the provided flight windows if you wish to use the group shuttle.
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