Journey to the Center

A Mystical Yoga Adventure Retreat in Peru


Aarona Ganesan, Vanessa Weinberg
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Join us for this 12-day adventure of a lifetime

Journey to the center 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, amazing yoga teacher’s Aarona and Vanessa and experienced local leader, Gaby, creating the ideal/safe environment for you to sink into the adventure, discover Peru and explore yourself.


Full price (no deposit option).



  • 12 Day multi-location journey
  • 3 nights accommodations at The Source Peru Retreat Center near Urubamba
  • 2 nights camping accommodations near Santa Teresa
  • 3 nights accommodations in the town of Aquas Calientes
  • 3 nights accommodations in Cusco
  • Entrance fees to Sacsaywaman, Ollantaytambo, the hot springs, Hyuanu Picchu
  • Private local guides on all our excursions
  • 1-2 yoga classes daily with Aarona
  • Visit to Machu Picchu
  • Visit to Sacsaywaman, Ollantaytambo, the hot springs, Hyuanu Picchu
  • Delicious Peruvian Meals
  • Transportation during trip & roundtrip airport transfers


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This yoga retreat & adventure in Peru will be full of magic and awe, lush clean air and nature, a sharpening of one’s trust and intuition, an awakening of one’s adventurous spirit, sacred land and unique heart-opening-mind-expanding experiences, a journey of our ancestors, a richness of culture and connection, an experience full of color and texture, a tonifying of both our physical and subtle body from all the land, yoga, hiking, nourishment, joy and community. The journey will be filled with sacred temples, mystical historic sites, inspiring stories, passion, nature, exceptional people, local food, market place art, and more.

We will work on all the chakras, yet especially strengthen and bring to life our solar plexus (3rd chakra) and heart chakra (4th chakra), which will prepare participants to return home with a super charged up connection to their purpose and creative drive. We will re-ignite our curiousity for life, commitment to self-love and to daily sitting/meditation. We will learn and respect the ways of the locals, and step out of our own limited box, which can be so positively life changing! There will be a lot of hiking, learning about history of the sacred lands, connecting to our breath as our ‘hook’ into presence.

Vanessa Weinberg will be joining us to over meditations and pranayam to acclimate to a new environment and altitude, and Kundalini Kriyas to bring the body to bliss and balance.

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 3 nights at The Source Peru Retreat Center near Urubamba, 2 nights camping accommodations near Santa Teresa (All tents, down comforters, fluffy pillows and equipment are included and set up for you), 3 nights accommodations in the town of Aquas Calientes (Machu Picchu base) and 3 nights accommodations in the vibrant city of Cusco.

Each day we will focus on a new intention that can be brought into our day/journey/adventure. They will be accessible themes that will help us connect to the land, connect to our interior, connect to others, and feel more whole. This trip will help to dissolve the illusion of difference or separateness and will light up our connection to the whole and to Oneness. Intuition, Gratitude, Magic, Nurture, Adventure, Oneness, Trust, Center, Balance, Creativity, Awareness, Earth, etc…

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 movement, holistic health and the arts being at the forefront of Aarona’s healing journey, she’s deeply inspired to share her growth and tools with others. Inspired by 20 plus years of yoga, 12 years as a yoga teacher and wellness adviser, a BFA in photography and mixed media arts, and a love of writing and globe trotting –  Aarona shares her passion on and off the mat. Her classes combine various yoga and meditation disciplines where she invites you to safely explore your edge and enliven the wisdom of your senses.  She’s the founder/creative director/author of ‘The Moon Deck’ (an intuitive oracle deck filled with inspired offerings to stoke the powers of intention and ritual), curates and teaches ‘Yoga Soundscape’ (a live music and sound concert combined with a thoughtfully orchestrated moving meditation practice), and created the music modules for the Kula Yoga and Wanderlust teacher training programs.

Born in LA and brewed in NYC, she teaches public yoga classes, facilitates global adventure yoga retreats, leads empowering women’s workshops, mentors new yoga teachers and offers private coaching. Aarona has been featured in the New York Times, Self Magazine, National Geographic Traveler UK, The Weather Channel, Wall Street Journal, Fréttblaðið of Iceland, Times of India, Origin Magazine, the cover of FitYoga, NBC, Elephant Journal, Yoga Journal, AlignYo, Well+Good NYC, and Co-Creator Radio.


Aarona Ganesan


Yoga Teacher, Wellness Advisor, Creative Curator

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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 during this retreat are double occupancy during the first 6 nights when we are in the sacred valley and camping. It may be possible that we will have a couple of single rooms to offer only while we are in Aguas Calientes and Cusco for the last 6 nights. We are staying at quaint, non-touristy places during the first week of our journey. Please email for more information and availability and to request the upgrade fee amount for these nights.

Our accommodations upon arrival to the Sacred Valley are at an incredible retreat center near Urubamba with an extraordinary circular practice space and a waterfall on-site. All rooms here are double occupancy. If you are coming on your own, we will pair you with an amazing roommate.


After departing the retreat center, we make our way to the high jungle, near the town of Santa Teresa where we will spend 2 nights at a beautiful, remote campsite, Cola De Mono. Our tents are set up for us and regular mattresses, fluffy down comforters and pillows are all provided. There are flushing toilets, private outdoor showers and a wood burning Jacuzzi! We camp along the incredible river under the shade of the jungle. We will be at approximately 5000 feet here.

We then head to Aquas Calientes, the base town of Machu Picchu. Here we stay at the Andina Luxury, a charming hotel in town close to the amazing river, restaurants and the bus station where we catch the bus to go to Machu Picchu both days.  After our exciting adventure at Machu Picchu, we will head back to Cusco where we will stay in a hotel in the heart of Cusco close to the main square, shopping and restaurants.


Trip Includes
  • • 3 nights accommodations at The Source Peru Retreat Center near Urubamba
  • • 2 nights camping accommodations near Santa Teresa
  • • 3 nights accommodations in the town of Aquas Calientes
  • • 3 nights accommodations in the city of Cusco
  • • 1-2 yoga classes daily with Aarona
  • • Private Guides on all Excursions
  • • Entrance fees to Machu Picchu, Ma Sacsaywaman, Ollantaytambo, the hot springs, Hyuanu Picchu
  • • Train ticket from Aquas Calientes back to Ollantaytambo
  • • Most meals except for a few while traveling
  • • Local Trip Leader + YOGASCAPES Guide
Normal Price
Normal Price
  • Single
    $4250 / person
    One person in a private room.

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)

Payment Information

We offer three payment options based when you sign up! 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.  We can split up your payments however final payments are due at least 45 days prior to the start date of your retreat.



By reserving your space through placing your deposit with us, you are agreeing to the stated policies in our Agreement.  Please note:

If cancellation takes place more than 60 days prior to your departure date any payments made will be refunded minus your deposit. If cancellation takes place between 30-60 days prior to your departure, 50% of the trip price will be forfeited. If cancellation takes place less than 30 days prior to your departure date, 100% of the trip price will be forfeited.


YOGASCAPES reserves the right to make any changes deemed necessary by our team, trip leaders, teachers or partners. In the rare case of a cancellation on the part of YOGASCAPES (due to political unrest, dangerous weather, or low sign-ups)  we will offer a transfer to another trip or a full refund of your funds. We require all participants to purchase travel insurance and highly encourage them to purchase “cancel for any reason” to protect them against the rare chance of cancellation.


All prices are per/person and include a non-refundable deposit of $250 for domestic trips and $500+ for international trips.  Final payments for deposits are due 60 days prior to departure.