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Follow your dream and embark on a magical, empowering, beautiful retreat to Peru with Sacred Journeys. You will practice yoga and meditation while taking part in sacred healing ceremonies and excursions to sacred sites. Vegan diet will nourish your body and the serene accommodation will let you relax in the arms of Mother Nature. This is your chance to treat yourself to the trip of a lifetime.
Sacred Journeys offers accommodation in double room, triple room, and there are a few single rooms. Please request what you prefer. It is first come, first get basis. All rooms have showers with hot water connected. There is also Wi-Fi at the accommodation. Sacred Journeys will provide clean towels and all you need for sleeping.
The facilities include big yoga hall nicely decorated with beautiful art and bright living room with comfortable sofas to read, relax, and socialize. There’s also kitchen, dining hall, private garden, fireplace, filtered water, and very friendly and lovely English speaking staff.
During the retreat, you will practice a form of yoga called Subtle yoga. It is relaxing and quite easy to learn. The focus will be on the breath and repetitions of exercises to receive the maximum benefit. The classes will be adjusted to the groups. People who had never done yoga before have attended with success. You will practice the eight limbed path of yoga that is rajadhiraha yoga from the tradition of Ananda Marga.
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.
The meditation class is also for everyone, regardless of religion and path. The meditation classes are guided and you will be given a universal mantra to use. It is even nicer and more effective when you meditate in a group. Meditation has shown to have many positive benefits on mind and body.
You will take part in various sacred ceremonies that include Ayahuasca ceremony, river-blessing ceremony, and land-healing ceremony. The ceremonies will be guided by facilitators with seven to 20-year experience and studies. They are experienced energy workers, musicians and medicine men and women. You journey will be conducted in a safe, nurtured, and beautifully held space.
Please note that all activities in the retreat are optional.
The excursions included in the price are a visit to Machu Picchu, visit to the sacred temples of Pisac, the immense salt mines of Maras and the sacred terraces of Moray, Ollantaytambo ruins, Saqsayhuaman ruins in Cusco, Aguas Calientes Hot Springs, the famous Pisac Sunday market, the famous San Pedro market in Cusco, Plaza De Armas in Cusco, city tour in Cusco, and town tour of Pisac.
You will be also hiking around Kinsa Cocha Lakes which generally takes a couple of hours of slow walking. In addition, you will be walking while seeing the various ruins. The amount of hiking will be suitable for most people.
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 qualified classical homeopath, Advanced Thetahealer, Ananda Marga 200 h. Yoga Teacher, Yoga Bananas Kids Yoga Teacher, Advanced Water& Landhealer. 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 Andenes Pisac, a beautiful bed and breakfast with big flower and medicinal plant garden located in the Peruvian village of Pisac. It is a very nice and comfortable place to stay during the retreats where you will find the peace to go deep and really be in the experience.
During the retreat, you will be served daily meals. The diet in the retreat is vegan. Vegan or vegetarian diet is suited to the altitude, yoga practice, and medicine work, and it is also better for your stomach due to a different bacteria flora. You will also enjoy a vegan cooking class where you will learn how to make cheeses, milks, pancakes, sauerkraut, and more!
For people who find that vegan diet is hard, Sacred Journeys can offer a bit of cheese. If you have a special diet, please let Sacred Journeys know in advance about your dietary restrictions and they will assist you. You will also be able to purchase meat and fish when you eat out.
If you’re taking medication, please let Sacred Journeys know what kind of medication that you take and they will assist you.
Please book your flight to arrive at Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ). You may arrive anytime the day before the retreat starts or the same morning, preferably before noon. Please arrive so that you will be able to take some rest before the retreat starts. Sacred Journeys can arrange your taxi pick up from the airport for an additional cost.
To get to the retreat venue, you can use any of the taxis in the airport and tell the driver that you want to go to Pisac. They usually charge between 60 to 90 soles depending on how many passengers and how much baggage you have.
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