PERU: Yoga, Love & Pachamama

March 31-April 6, 2019 // Yoga in the Sacred Valley

WITH Marta Wanderlust

THE MAGIC

What's Unique

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 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 historical sites, inspiring stories, passion, nature, exceptional people, local food, market place art, and more. We will re-ignite our curiosity for life, commitment to self-love and to daily movement and ritual. We will learn and respect the ways of the locals, and step out of our own limited box, which can be so life changing! 

THE HEART // The Sacred Valley is part of many people’s spiritual journey. It is a place that embraces you and challenges you. It is a place that calls you more and more into your purpose by being in touch with an ancient civilization that was so in touch with theirs and whose descendants still embrace their wisdom. We created this trip to give you the most authentic version of this sacred place as we possibly could, while offering a safe and beautiful movement and spiritual practice to support and enrich the journey.

OUR PROCESS // Did you know that we build all our trips from scratch? To learn more about our process and what goes into the making of a Yogascapes retreat, and how we designed this yoga retreat in Peru click here.

 

THE LIFE ON RETREAT

7 Days in the Sacred Valley

This week-long retreat will be a perfect way to see the cultural and historical highlights of Peru’s Sacred Valley in a balanced way. We’ll hike, flow and dine our way through, beginning in the heart of Cusco to settle into the altitude and get a taste for the journey to come. We will then explore the cascading terraces of the ruins in Pisaq and witness life deeply connected to Pachamama Mother Earth. With this seed of inspiration, we head to the towering mountaintops to immerse ourselves in the awe-inspiring setting of Machu Picchu. Returning to our favorite retreat center in the heart of the Valley, we’ll enjoy Peruvian cuisine, yoga and a special lunch on the farm, local shopping and more. With each experience we embrace along the way builds a story of deep connectedness and respect for nature.

SCHEDULE

itinerary subject to change

Day 1 – March 31 – Arrival / Cusco

3:00pm – 5:30pm – Arrival & settling into our beautiful home
5:30pm – Opening Circle + Yoga Practice 
7:00pm – Family Style Dinner
8:00pm – Intention setting + Meditation
Stay at Munay Sonqo

Day 2 – April 1 – Munay Sonoq / Pisaq 

8:00am – Breakfast
9:00am – Visit Pisaq Ruins
1pm – lunch, garden tour/massage
5:30pm – Yoga + Meditation
7:00pm – Dinner
Stay at Munay Sonqo

Day 3 – April 2 -Munay Sonqo / Waterfall Hike

8:00am – Morning Yoga 
9:30am – Breakfast
10:15am – Local Waterfall Hike
1:30pm – Family style lunch

2:30pm Despacho: offering ceremony with a Q’ero shaman

5:30pm – Yin Yoga + Chakra Balancing: subtle energy healing
7:00pm – Dinner
Stay at Munay Sonqo

Day 4 – April 3 – Willka T’ika/ Machu Picchu 

6:00am –an all-day trip to Machu Picchu with packed food + Guided meditation on site
5:30pm – Slow Flow + Restorative Yoga

7:00pm – Dinner
Stay at Willka T’ika

Day 5 – April 4 – Willka T’ika / Moray and Maras


8:00 Breakfast
Visiting Moray Inca ruins and Maras salt mines with packed lunch
6:00pm – Evening Practice
7:30pm – Dinner
Stay at Willka T’ika

Day 6 – April 5 – Willka T’ika / Ollantaytambo

8:00am – Yoga
9:30am – Breakfast
1:00pm – Lunch
Visit to Pinkuylluna ruins in Ollantaytambo
7:00pm –Dinner
8:00 – Closing Circle + Meditation
Stay at Willka T’ika

Day 7 – April 6 -Departure

8:00am – Breakfast + Departure

From the Road

Testimonials & Our Story

“This was my first retreat with Yogascapes and it far exceeded my expectations! The breathtaking location, the wine tasting, the delicious food, everything was just fabulous.”

For more testimonials, click here.

YOUR TEACHER

Marta Wanderlust

Marta is a gifted, passionate, and highly experienced teacher and student of Yoga and the teachings of Advaita Vedanta. She has first discovered Yoga when 14 years old, and right away felt the mysterious familiarity of the practice. She began her professional training with a Jivamukti Yoga immersion, under the guidance of Yogeswari – one of the most senior teachers of the method. Marta was certified as an Ashtanga and Vinyasa Flow instructor in a traditional school in Goa, India. In India, she also had the privilege to meet her Spiritual teacher Rishi Sudhir of Tiruvannamalai, with decades of experience in Pranayama, meditation, and a depth of Vedic knowledge. Aside of the studies of Vedanta, she has also spent time at the ashram of Sri Ramana Maharshi, set at the foot of the sacred mountain Arunachala.

Marta’s love for the practice of being, Yin Yoga, comes as a result of her training with Joshua Summers, an experienced teacher and TCM practitioner. Her studies with Joshua initiated her into the system of meridians and Traditional Chinese Medicine, helping to establish a deep understanding of the subtle body and its many pathways, and their interrelationship with the Yoga practice.

Marta has also undertaken numerous meditation retreats, including the Goenka Vipassana and the Mindfulness retreats organized by the London Buddhist Centre.

She has taught at diverse centers in Europe, Asia, and South America and spent a few years serving as a 200hr Yoga Teacher Training instructor at Sampoorna Yoga, in India.

Marta lives in Peru, sharing her practice with the guests of a variety of plant medicine healing centres, teaching occasional workshops and classes in the Sacred Valley, working with private students, and leading personal Yoga retreats internationally. She has a passion for culture and tradition, and often travels in her mission to experience, grow, and develop a platform to share with others, spreading the message of love and compassion.

Over the last years, Marta has been studying with the plant medicines and traditions of Central and South America. She has had the opportunity to learn under the guidance of shamans and medicine people from various communities and traditions, including Shipibo, Mexica, Mestizo, Quechua, Lakota, and Kogi. Her studies across diverse traditions devoted to understanding both our human physicality and the pathways to Spirit have led her to understand that all paths are complementary, and ultimately lead to the very same realization of Unity. She is deeply grateful to all of her teachers, past and present, human and non-human, for shining their light under her stumbling feet.

YOUR HOME

Willka T'ika & Munay Sonqo

We highly recommend packing light. 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. And it’s very likely you’ll want to bring/buy an extra bag for shopping.

We’ll start the adventure off  with the first 3 nights in the Sacred Valley at Munay Sonqo.

The Sacred Valley of Peru, where we are located, is a lovely spot in the Andes Mountains and home of the twelve mountains known as “apus” — “luminous beings” who are said to intercede on behalf of people. Those who come to our center have the opportunity to commune directly with these mountains, as well as with the local curanderos and pacos (healers), who engage with us for ritual and ceremony. We believe our world today benefits greatly from contact with these ancient sites and ways.

Munay Sonqo has a heart-felt mission to create a fabulous, nourishing environment in which to experience this special place as well as the retreat you have come here to do. Guests at Munay Sonqo Retreat and Yoga Center are served delicious meals with locally-grown and lovingly prepared ingredients. Each guest room is a reflection of the Peruvian culture of the Sacred Valley. Thanks to our staff, the entire center embodies the kindness, love and wholeness that seem to permeate this magical place.

For the last 3 nights we’ll be staying at one of our favorite retreat centers in the world, Willka T’ika which is an exquisite eco-friendly sanctuary for rejuvenation, relaxation and for cultivating optimal well-being. Willka T’ika’s peaceful energy and mystical surroundings are sure to inspire, refresh and revitalize, offering a wonderful connection to Mother Nature, revered by the Quechua as Pachamama. Located in one of the most energetically charged places on earth, Willka T’ika prides itself on serving the spiritual and cultural needs of all guests seeking a genuine mind, body, spirit experience. Nearby ancient Inkan ruins, ceremonial sites, temples and an abundance of cultural activities beckon.

If you are attending on your own and select double occupancy, separate beds, we will pair you up with an awesome roommate.

THE JOURNEY

Travel Info

Arrivals: Please fly into Cusco. We will have an included shuttle at 2pm, so please plan to arrive into Cusco by then. Group pick up will be arranged from a central point near Plaza de Armas, in Centro Historico.

We highly suggest arriving a night or two early if possible. Transfers to the Munay Sonqo included during the group timeframe, but will cost extra if you arrive outside of the scheduled time frame. Yoga and opening circle begins at 5pm and dinner will be at 7:30pm. Please share your flight details here so we can we aware of your arrival time and any delays.

Departures: Transfers back to the airport or central locations in Cusco are included on the last day. Please book your flight for 12pm or later. Transfers for flights earlier than 12pm will not be included but will be arranged.

If you’re arriving early there are many hotels, we can recommend the following, just make sure they are easy access to our meeting point at the main plaza:

El Balcon
Hotel Illa
Fallen Angel
Rumi Wasi
Casa San Blas
Palacio Del Inka
The Tierra Viva Hotels (centro)

THE BACKBONE

Of Every Yogascapes Retreat

Our mission is to connect people to their deepest purpose/truths, wellbeing and inspiration. We combine vibrant yoga and wellness teachers with incredible guides, local culture, nourishing food, inspiring adventure and a crew of fun-loving people from around the world. Along this journey, you’ll have a Yogascapes Guide supporting you every step of the way, from signing up to helping you on a glacier. 

While every single retreat we create is unique based on the local culture, incredible teachers, the time of year and the environment, every experience is built on the following pillars.

 


 

MOVEMENT &  MEDITATION
Each retreat is filled with a mix of yoga, mantra, mudra, meditation and more. To learn more about the specifics of this retreat, check out the schedule or contact us. 

 

FREE TIME & OPTIONS
When you come on a yogascapes retreat, nothing is mandatory and we build in plenty of time for you to be own your own, to rest more, to explore more, or to be open to whatever shows up. 

 

NOURISHMENT
We love food, period. Delicious, healthy, beautiful, thoughtful food that nourishes the body and inspires the creative soul. Food is where we come together to replenish our bodies and where our community is built.

 

SENSORY EXPLORATION
Traveling is adventure of the senses and we build each trip to open our senses up to the world and be open to the world through our senses.  

 

DEEP LEARNING & INTEGRATION
We believe the experiences that last a lifetime are the ones in which you are learning and integrating what you learn into your life. Our teachers and guides create unique opportunities for deepening and expansion of your practice.

REST AND REJUVENATION
We know that life is overwhelming at times and our nervous systems beg not only for the medicine of adventure, but for deep rest and rejuvenation. A week of quiet nights and deep sleep, time for napping and giving yourself permission to do nothing at all. 

 

ACTIVATING CREATIVITY & PURPOSE
Our mission is to connect people to their purpose by exposing them to practices, people and places that bring out their deepest truths and desires. Each one has the intention to bring you into a deeper connection with yourself and your true gifts. 

 

COMMUNITY & SUSTAINABILITY
Come with no story to defend and no judgement to be had. Meet people who will change your life and/or share in all the ups and downs. Connect to old friends and family in a new way, on a retreat, or when you go back home. Our own healing is the healing of the planet and so we work work with eco-lodges and companies that have similar ethos and missions. 

 

​Giving Back: 2 trees are planted every retreat sign up to help protect our planet and natural resources. At check out, we also offer you the opportunity to give to inspiring local and international projects. Find out more here.

JOIN THE JOURNEY

March 31-April 6, 2019

HOW TO SAY YES TO A JOURNEY OF A LIFETIME.

STEP 1: Learn all about the trip; the theme, the teachers, the venue, the location, our policies, past photos, etc.
STEP 2: Choose a room below and reserve your spot as soon as you’re ready for early bird prices and best options.
STEP 4: You’ll get a confirmation + 3 emails leading up to your trip preparing you for an amazing adventure.
STEP 5: Drive, fly or boat to meet our team and group in one of the most beautiful places on earth.

ANYTIME:
Write us at help@yogascapes.com or call us at 510-629-9191 if you have any questions about the trip, how to sign up or anything else that comes up along the way.
By reserving your space through placing your deposit with us, you are agreeing to the stated policies in our Agreement. Please read all details below.

INCLUDES

7 Day multi-location journey
3 nights at Munay Sonqo
3 nights accommodations at Willka Tikka
1-2 yoga classes daily
Entrance fees to Machu Picchu, Salineras & Moray
Private local guides on all our excursions
Visit to Machu Picchu + All Transportation
Delicious Peruvian Meals, some of the best food in the world!
Shared transportation during trip & back to airport/Cusco
Spa Treatments Available but not included

Brace yourself, you will be taken to a booking page where you get to choose your specific room.

 

YOUR INVESTMENT

Choose Your Room

POLICIES & TERMS

Get Clear Before You Purchase

If you wish to cancel your retreat you must notify YOGASCAPES in writing. Once we’ve received your notice, cancellation will take effect subject to the following:

If cancellation takes place within 7 days of booking, 100% of your payment is refundable including the deposit, unless retreat start date is less than 60 days from booking date as we do not offer any refunds within 60 days of a retreat.

If cancellation takes place 120 days prior to the retreat start date, any payments made will be refunded within 30 days of cancellation, plus 75% of your deposit.

If cancellation takes place between 90-120 days prior to the retreat start date, any payments made will be refunded within 30 days of cancellation, plus 50% of your deposit.

If cancellation takes place between 60-90 days prior to the retreat start date, your deposit will  be forfeited and any additional payments will be refunded..

If cancellation takes place under 60 days prior to the start date all payments will be forfeited.

Important: If you do not submit full payment 60 days before the retreat, and do not cancel your registration or respond to our communication, YOGASCAPES retains the right to charge the remaining balance due to the credit card provided and release your spot. Any amount forfeited, which has not then been paid to YOGASCAPES by you, will be recovered from you by YOGASCAPES as a debt due and payable. Consider travel insurance to protect the costs of your trip in the case of injury, illness or inability to attend for other reasons.

5. Changes/Trip Cancellations

CHANGES: YOGASCAPES reserves the right to make any changes deemed necessary by our team, trip leaders, teachers or partners. In the event that we need to make a last minute change to the venue, the teacher, the itinerary, or any aspect of the retreat due to unforeseen circumstances (natural disaster, illness, civil unrest, death, closure or any other unforeseen circumstance) we will offer the following to our guests that do not want to attend based on changes:

  1. Transfer your deposit  to a future retreat to be taken within a year from the date of the current retreat. All other payments will be forfeited and Yogascapes will not be liable for refunding or reimbursing any amount beyond the transfer of the deposit.
  2. If you choose to completely cancel the retreat based on the changes, normal cancellation policies apply (see above). Yogascapes is not responsible for reimbursing you or refunding you for any amount paid if you decide to cancel based on these changes.

Please note that we require travel insurance so that you can make a claim based on the changes and have some of your expenses reimbursed by the travel insurance that we require for exactly this reason in addition to other medical and travel complications that can occur.

CANCELLATIONS: In the rare case of a cancellation on the part of YOGASCAPES we will offer a transfer to another trip or a full refund of your funds. YOGASCAPES is not responsible for any expenses or damages incurred as a result of trip cancellation including preparation costs, airline tickets, travel documents or other expenses. YOGASCAPES reserves the right to cancel any trip prior to departure in the event that there are too few people booked in which case you will be given a full refund of any and all payments made to YOGASCAPES. You will not be entitled to claim any additional amounts or seek any compensation for any injury, loss, expenses or damage (either direct or consequential) or for any loss of time or inconvenience which may result from such cancellation (including but not limited to visa, passport and vaccination charges, or departure, gear purchases, airport and airline taxes).

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