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Traveling from Cusco through Urubamba, we will explore the Sacred Valley, studying superfoods from the land, to table and learning about their powerful nutrition. This yoga retreat in Peru embodies the ultimate yoga retreat and adventure experience. We’ve created an adventure where the yoga, the travel, the people, the culture, the nature, the food, the history and the healing come together to create a life-changing experience. This trip will be led by our local guides, an amazing yoga teacher and our favorite experienced local host, Gaby, creating the ideal/safe environment for you to sink into the adventure, discover Peru and explore yourself.
Dating back to ancient times, Peru has possessed a special energetic power. On this retreat, we will discover Pachamama’s magic and the origins of Andean superfoods, healing botanicals, and profound mystical insights.
We will visit farms, taste wonderful flavors and study the many nutritional benefits of superfoods.
This retreat is built for guests with an interest in exploring one of the most marvelous places on earth and diving into food and nutrition in an authentic and unique way. Attendees must be fit for moderately difficult activity including day hikes, yoga and elevation change.
To better understand superfoods, we will tap into the powerful energy, history and culture of Peru. Throughout our journey, we will hike through ancient archaeological sites (including Machu Picchu), explore artisanal craft, learn about Andean folklore, and enjoy market and tasting tours.
In order to experience all that the Sacred Valley has to offer, we will be moving locations every few nights during our journey. We’ll spend 2 nights in Cusco in the historic center, 2 nights in Urubamba at an eco-lodge, 1 night accommodations in the town of Aquas Calientes (so we can explore Machu Picchu) and 3 nights accommodations in healing retreat center of Wilka Tikka in Urubamba.
While on our journey our Peruvian Chefs will provide us with the majority of our delicious meals. There will be several options such as vegetarian, gluten free, etc and we can accommodate most dietary concerns.
With a yoga teacher for a mother, Ashleigh began her dedicated exploration of yoga at an early age in pursuit of healing a spine condition from birth. Now, living free from pain, Ashleigh is dedicated to sharing the healing power of yoga. She is the Global Yoga Trainer for adidas, was honored to be the youngest Certified Anusara Yoga Instructor in the world and is registered with Yoga Alliance at the E-RYT 500 level. Ashleigh is the co-director of Danyasa Yoga Arts Trainings in Costa Rica and a regular presenter at the Wanderlust Festival and Lightning in a Bottle Festival. Ashleigh regularly films online yoga classes with My Yoga Online/GAIAMTV and Grokker Inc., and has contributed to Mind Body Green, YOGANONYMOUS, Latin Women’s Health and German Yoga Journal. Ashleigh strives to make the profound teachings of yoga appealing to as many people as possible and is known for her clear, concise and extremely accessible teaching style.
We highly recommend packing light. We will always have a landing place so you will not have to carry more than your day-pack while we are hiking. However, having just one small to medium sized roller bag or duffel is highly recommended for the most ease and grace throughout the journey.
Our accommodations are all shared doubles and triples. It may be possible that we will have a couple of single rooms to offer but we can not guarantee this. We are staying at quaint, non-touristy places during the first week of our journey. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and availability and to request the upgrade fee amount for these nights.
We will stay at a variety of accommodations to give you a well rounded taste of what Peru has to offer, from a quant eco-lodge to a beautiful retreat center and tasteful centrally located hotels in the middle. If you are coming on your own, we will pair you with an amazing roommate.
The retreat starts at 12pm on the morning of the 16th, but it is flexible since everyone is arriving that day. Flights out on the 24th should be after 12pm to allow plenty of transfer time. Please Fly into Cusco and meet at the hotel. We can help arrange an airport pick-up for you through the hotel. On the way back, we will take people directly to the Cusco airport and drop off anyone who is staying longer in central location or at destination if it’s on the way.
NOTE:Not Included: International Flight in and out of Cusco, Peru, Personal healing sessions or spa treatments, Several meals and snacks while we are on the road (suggestions will be given), Tips for our service staff ***(please budget an extra $100 US Dollars that will be collected & shared with the over 30 people who will be assisting us during the adventure)***, Extra bottled water (we will provide some), Travel Insurance. We HIGHLY recommend that you purchase travel insurance for this journey!, This Peruvian adventure in not available to children due to the fast pace of our journey. All participants must be 21 years of older. (Or 15 and over if coming with a family member)
We encourage those that can’t afford the full price option to sign up early for the lowest price. We strive to maintain a balance between offering our programs to the widest range of participants and running a sustainable and thriving company so that we can continue to create and share our experiences with you. Please inquire about payment plans if you need help spreading out payments. We can split up your payments however final payments are due at least 45 days prior to the start date of your retreat.