13 Days Sacred Sites, Meditation, and Classical Yoga Holiday in Sacred Valley, Peru

Cooking, Meditation, Ayahuasca, and Yoga Retreat Peru

Join Sacred Journeys and have the unique opportunity to take time for yourself in Peru, a place with deep history of Incas and other older tribes. Meet beautiful like-minded people, explore an ancient, colorful culture, and sacred sites, enjoy daily meditation and yoga, live on a healthy vegan diet, and experience deep transformational healing work and true community.

Meet the instructors

Angel Amita
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  • Daily classical yoga classes
  • Partly guided meditation twice daily
  • Hike the breathtaking short inka trail
  • Vegan and raw food cooking courses
  • Landhealing, river blessing, and Ayahuasca ceremonies
  • Daily excursions and tours to ancient sites and tourist spots
  • Do strong inner and outer journey and learn empowering self-healing tools
  • 10 nights accommodation in Pisac and two in Machu Picchu
  • 3 vegan cooked and raw meals per day

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


13 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: German, Norwegian, Spanish, English
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You will be accommodated at Illary Chaska Spiritual Center.


Ayahuasca schedule

Sacred Journeys offers Ayahuasca healing ceremonies during retreats. The diet and activities will be adjusted around the ceremonies. They will be sharing information about the medicine work prior to participating in a ceremony and they will also be offering support and integration circles after the work, if necessary.

You will journey safely and well in the Sacred Valley. The facilitators are very experienced and are good musicians as well. This work is held in a very safe and beautiful space with the beautiful mountains of the Sacred Valley surrounding the place. Many people seek to heal and free themselves from physical ailments as well.

This is a time when you will be blessed with the possibility to heal ailments quicker than ever. You are in a time of quick transformations and mass consciousness shifts. How these shifts are experienced depends on how much baggage and limiting patterns people still hold unto.

The indigenous people of Peru are masters in plant medicine and the knowledge has been brought on from generation to generation. They know so much about the plants in the jungle and what each one is useful for. The medicine work is done with the grandmother.

The ceremonies offered will happen in the evening throughout the night and is a highly transformative experience. You do not need to have attended one before in order to participate. Beautiful music is played throughout the night and a special space is held. The medicine is known to help to heal addictions, psychic illnesses, physical illnesses or imbalances, and clear out anything that needs clearing and healing at this time.

It is recommended and important to look at what areas of your life you would like healing and set the intention before this work. The diet will be suited to this work a couple of days before and the day after. Being in the powerful mountains of the Sacred Valley will be very supportive of this work.

Vegan cooking courses

Sacred Journeys offers vegan cooking courses where you can learn how to make your own yummy and healthy vegan cooked and raw food. They teach dishes that are very tasty and healthy and often missed in a vegan diet. You will never feel bored eating plant-based foods again.

Learn how to make meals such as vegan cheese that melts and slices, a variety of vegan milks, the best vegan milkshake, vegan bread spreads, the best ever vegan pancakes, sauerkraut from scratch which is great for your stomach and full of probiotics, raw vegan cheese cake, the best veggie burgers, raw chocolate, and a lot more.

Yoga and meditation

You will be able to attend yoga class every morning on this trip. The form of yoga that is taught is from the eight limbed tradition, Rajadhiraja yoga. It comes closer to classical, effective yoga asanas that are relaxing and stimulates and massages the glands in the body. Angel will teach yoga asanas that will suit everyone and that you can learn and practice on your own too.

In the classes, you will do warm ups, yoga asanas, yoga massage, and deep guided relaxation. The yoga form is deep, gentle, and very effective. Angel will guide the meditation and will also teach a mantra.

You will also learn shielding and grounding and you will meditate together which strengthens the effects of meditation. Some of the benefits of meditation are: it relaxes the mind and body deeply and it calms the breath and blood pressure and helps the balance of melatonin in the pineal gland.

Meditation is a healing where you can relax much deeper and get in touch with your core and heart. It is an ancient art practiced in many parts of the planet. Meditation can improve memory and give clarity of mind. It is very recommended. You will start every day with meditation before the yoga class and end the day with a meditation before dinner. It will also improve your sleep.

Sacred Journeys hopes this trip can be deeply transformative and bring something new and very positive into your life. Please note that you do not need to have practiced yoga and meditation in order to attend and you do not need to attend all classes but it is very recommended. It is also said that regular yoga and meditation practices prevent diseases and aging and it reduces stress.

Anybody can practice yoga and meditation. Sacred Journeys will also adjust the classes to the group. In addition, they will follow a healthy yogic, vegetarian or vegan diet with many salads and smoothies on the tour. This will help in meditation and also the healing work. You are of course allowed to buy other food on your own on the trip and skip a yoga class if you need to but it is recommended that you partake.

The classes have high quality, and you will be taught according to your level. Sacred Journeys supports the students and helps them listen to their body. Nobody will be pushed or rushed into a pose they're not ready for. Sacred Journeys uses deep breathing and has a string focus on the whole being, and meditation.

Tentative schedule

Day 1

  • 10:00 Arrival and registration
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 15:00 Opening circle
  • 16:00 Tour of Nidra Wasi and walk in the nearby area by the local river
  • 18:00 Evening meditation
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • 19:30 Possibility of gathering around the fire
  • 20:00 Rest

Day 2 - Saturday

  • 07:00 Morning meditation and yoga
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Visit to the Pisac ruins and vegan cooking course
  • 18:00 Evening meditation and spiritual talk
  • 19:30 Dinner
  • 20:00 Rest

Day 3

  • 07:00 Morning meditation and yoga
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Visit to the famous Sunday market and have lunch in Pisac and vegan cooking course
  • 18:30 Evening meditation
  • 19:30 Dinner
  • 20:00 Rest

Day 4

  • 07:00 Morning meditation and yoga
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Land healing ceremony and lunch in Pisac
  • 18:00 Meditation
  • 19:00 Leave for the Ayahuasca ceremony or dinner for those who do not want to attend the ceremony

Day 5

  • 07:00 Tentative time for morning meditation and yoga due to the ceremony
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Integration circle, spend all day at the Kinsa Cocha lakes, and have a picnic
  • 18:30 Evening meditation
  • 19:30 Dinner
  • 20:00 Rest

Day 6

  • 07:00 Morning meditation and yoga
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 City tour and lunch in Cusco, San Pedro market, and Plaza de Armas and visit to the Saqsayhuaman ruins
  • 18:30 Evening meditation
  • 19:30 Dinner
  • 20:00 Rest

Day 7

  • 07:00 Tentative time for morning meditation and yoga
  • 09:00 Tentative time for breakfast
  • 10:00 Trip and lunch to Ollantaytambo and Salineras, Moray
  • 19:00 Evening meditation
  • 20:00 Dinner
  • 20:30 Rest

Day 8

  • 07:00 Morning meditation and yoga
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Vegan cooking course and lunch
  • 18:00 Evening meditation
  • 19:00 Ayahuasca ceremony or dinner for those who do not want to attend the ceremony

Day 9

  • 07:00 Tentative time for morning meditation and yoga
  • 09:00 Tentative time for breakfast
  • 10:00 Integration circle, river blessing ceremony, lunch, and vegan cooking course
  • 18:00 Evening meditation
  • 19:30 Dinner

Day 10

  • Leave for Machu Picchu

Day 11

  • Return from Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu in the evening

Day 12

  • Vegan Cooking course
  • Time to relax in Pisac and visit the town concert with local musicians
  • Meet by the fire

Day 13 - Wednesday, February 1, 2017

  • 07:00 Morning meditation and yoga
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Pack up
  • 12:00 Closing circle and lunch

Included excursions

  • Excursion and hike to the beautiful and stunning Kinse Cocha lakes over 4000 metres up in the mountains that has amazingly untouched nature and lakes
  • Optional trip to Lares hot springs deep in the beautiful mountains
  • Visit to the ancient Incan city, Machu Picchu, and the town of Aguas Calientes while walking by the beautiful Incan trail in the jungle
  • Visit to the ancient Sacsayhuman ruins in Cuzco
  • Visit to the ancient salt source, Salineras
  • Visit to the beautiful Incan ruins in Pisac
  • Visit to the local animal sanctuary to see rescued Andean animals such as the condor and Andean deer
  • Visit to the old Incan capital, Cuzco, 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 of Moray


Angel Amita
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 is a qualified classical homeopath, advanced theta healer, Ananda Marga 200-hour yoga teacher, Yoga Bananas Kids yoga teacher, and advanced water and land healer. 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 a 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.

In the middle of a natural environment, surrounded by mountain and ancient culture that today maintain their traditions, grows Samadhi. Designed with the sacred geometry, Samadhi will submerge you in the universe of the Los Chakras, walking through the Kundalini, and wrapping you in its spaces, colors, textures, flavors, and art adapted for the energy center, to know and explore your essence.

To get close to the conscious state of the divine, you will work in a holistic manner in four forms, yoga-meditation, food awareness, art therapy and cultural immersion. These aspects connect and count with the program especially for each chakra and is related to each bungalow; the first bungalow, the chakra raiz, is associated with the earth, is a space with a program of yoga-meditation, food, art and cultural experiences that help connect with the mother earth Pachamama, and then you will pass chakra to chakra.



  • Cooking classes
  • Hiking
  • Mountain walking
  • Sauna
  • Stargazing


  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Lake
  • Lounge
  • Luggage room / storage
  • River
  • Smoke-free property


  • Convenience / grocery store
  • Laundry
  • Medical assistance
  • Meeting room
  • Room cleaning
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet


During this retreat, you will be served deliciously prepared vegan and sattvic food daily. The diet is a yogic diet which is also called Ayurvedic diet. Sacred Journeys uses locally grown and mostly organic produce and ingredients.

There will be smoothies, salads, quinoas, soups, roasted vegetables, beans, rice, some of the 200 types of Peruvian potatoes and sweet potatoes including the traditional ones, ancient Incan corn and many other dishes. Most of the foods will be raw and all meals are healthy, fresh, and local. They will also use local super foods.

There will be no onions, garlic, mushrooms. A vegan diet is sustainable, healthy, tasty, and there are a lot of dishes you can make from just plants. Do not worry if you are not used to eating a vegan diet. You can also buy food in the market or eat at many cafes and restaurants around the area.

To eat a vegan diet for a couple of weeks has many advantages and the food is so tasty and good that you would not miss anything. Please let Sacred Journeys know if you have any dietary requirements and they will do their best to accommodate you.

Things to do (optional)

You may add a four-day trip to Lake Titicaca from February 3 to 7, 2017 for an additional cost of 299 USD. The fee is inclusive of visits to Puno, Uros or the straw islands, Isla del Sol or the Island of the Sun, entry to Bolivia and visit to Copacabana, 3 nights accommodation, travel in a first class bus, guides, daily meditation, and yoga when possible.

You can also add a day trip to Lares hot springs deep in the Andean mountains and experience the natural hot springs of various heats that are healthy for the mind and body, detoxing baths, stargazing, meditation, and yoga with comfortable transportation and accommodations for an additional fee of 50 USD.

Spa treatments

Nidra Wasi Yoga Bed and Breakfast offers ancient Thai massage for 50 USD per two-hour session.

What's included

  • 1 concert with local musicians
  • 2 Ayahuasca ceremonies
  • 2 meditation sessions daily
  • 2 nights in Agua Calientes during the Machu Picchu excursion
  • 3 vegan meals per day
  • 10 nights accommodation in the yoga center
  • All healing and blessing ceremonies
  • All transfers during excursions
  • All vegan and raw food cooking courses
  • Daily yoga classes
  • Excursion and hike to the beautiful and stunning Kinse Cocha lakes
  • Visit to Moray
  • Visit to the ancient Incan city, Machu Picchu, and the town of Aguas Calientes
  • Visit to the ancient Sacsayhuman ruins in Cuzco
  • Visit to the ancient salt source, Salineras
  • Visit to the beautiful Incan ruins in Pisac
  • Visit to the local animal sanctuary
  • Visit to the old Incan capital, Cuzco, and the famous San Pedro market
  • Visit to the ruins in Ollantaytambo

What's not included

  • 4 meals out
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Travel insurance

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please arrange your flight to arrive at Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ).

Arrival by taxi

You can take a taxi from the airport to the yoga venue.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 120 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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Special promotion

All the last minute sign-up ups will receive a free airport pick-up and the ability to enjoy the center's sauna!


Special discount

Students are eligible for a special discount of 15% per person.


Early bird discount

The prices below include an early bird discount of 223 USD per person. To benefit, book or reserve before 10 weeks of the starting date of each retreat.


Cancellation policy

The deposit is 50% refundable if cancellation is made 4 months or 120 days before retreat start. Alternatively they can move their booking to a later retreat towards a 177$ admin fee which will be withdrawn from the deposit. 

Friday April 26, 2019
(13 days / 12 nights)

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