Peru Yoga Retreat

November 4-10, 2018 // Yoga + Qigong in the Sacred Valley

WITH Paty Abad & Ben Crosky

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 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 re-ignite our curiosity 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.

THE HEART // The Sacred Vally 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 our a safe and beautiful yoga, energetics and qigong practice to support your 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, 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 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 Macchu Piccu. Returning to our artist-run accommodations in the center of the Valley, we enjoy Peruvian cuisine, yoga and a special lunch on the farm, local shopping and more. Each experience we embrace along the way builds a story of deep connectedness and respect for nature. Our final home in Peru will be at a vibrant retreat center with chakra gardens, warm hospitality and a full spa menu.

 

SCHEDULE

itinerary subject to change

Day 1 – Nov 4 – Arrival / Cusco

3:00pm – 5:30pm – Arrival & Settle into our beautiful home
5:30pm – Opening Yoga Class & Opening Circle
7:00pm – Family Style Dinner
8:30pm – Opening Circle
Stay at Ilha Hotel

Day 2 – Nov 5 – Wilka Tika / Pisaq 

8:00am – Breakfast
9:00am – Visit Pisaq Ruins on the way to Wilka.
1pm – lunch, garden tour/massage
5:30pm – Yoga
7:00pm – Dinner
Stay at Wilka Tikka

Day 3 – Nov 6 – Wilka + Moray / Maras

8:00am – Yoga
9:30am – Breakfast 
10:15am – Leave for Moray/Maras with Packed Lunch
5:30pm – Yoga

7:00pm – Dinner
Stay at Wilka Tikka

Day 4 – Nov 7 – El Albergue / Ollantaytombo / Pachamanca

8:00am – Yoga
9:30am – Breakfast & Drive to El Albergue
1pm – Lunch + Ollyantombo Ruins
5:30pm -Afternoon Session

7:00pm – Dinner
Stay at El Albergue

Day 6 – Nov 8 – El Albergue / Machu Picchu

6:00am – Machu Picchu
Packed Breakfast
Packed Lunch
6:00pm – Evening Session
7:30pm – Dinner
Stay at El Albergue

Day 6 – Nov 9 – Ollantaytombo

8:00am – Yoga
9:30am – Breakfast
1:00pm – Pachamanca Lunch & Farm Tour
7:00pm – Closing Dinner
Stay at El Albergue

Day 7 – Nov 10 -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 TEACHERS

Paty Abad & Ben Crosky

Paty Abad
Born in Spain, I have had the pleasure to live and travel around the world. Yoga found me many years ago when I was living the hectic London life. The healing properties of the practice, both on and off the mat, lead me to India where I lived for seven months having the chance to study different disciplines with great masters and experience the roots of the practice. After these months of profound realizations, the magic of life guided to Mexico, where I am currently based.

RYT-500, I have also broadened my teachings studying different taoist and tantric techniques such as zhineng qigong level 1, Yin yoga, and Tantra yoga, which have enriched my awareness of the subtle body and allowed me to have a more holistic approach to the practice.

I throw Yin yoga teacher trainings in Mexico, and workshops internationally, I have had the pleasure to work with different clients and events such as opening the Forbes Forum Powerful Woman 2017 in Mexico and appear regularly on TV to share the teachings.

My classes are rooted in Hatha yoga, deeply connected to conscious movement and a strong sensitivity for the subtle body and the energetic field. Providing always a safe space to deepen into the journey of the Self and for alchemy to happen.

Ben Crosky
Ben has been practicing yoga for over 10 years and practices a mix of Hatha, Tantra, Vinyasa with pranayama, chanting, meditation and energy work weaved in. While yoga has been the root practice of his life, he is now diving head first into other modalities that include Qigong, Tai Chi, Kung Fu and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

His classes are rooted in ancient wisdom and enlivened with the deep learning and growth of the traditions over time, both reflected in physical and phsychospiritual/emotional adaptations. Each class is designed to bring more purpose into your life by connecting you both with what needs to be healed and also to what is longing to be expressed. The specific MogoDao Qigong that we will practice is designed to connect you to your purpose and infuse your body with creativity as well as offering deep healing and more. 

Ben is guided by and inspired by his teachers, Tias & Surya Litte of Prajna Yoga and Master Zhenzan Dao of MogaDao who have illuminated a path of deep learning, integration and especially integrity. 

YOUR HOME

Willka T'ika & El Albergue

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. And it’s very likely you’ll want to bring/buy an extra bag for shopping.

Our accommodations upon arrival at Illa Hotel. From there, we will travel to the Sacred Valley to enjoy our relaxing home at Willka T’ika, the original premier Luxury Wellness Retreat of Peru’s Sacred Valley. Willka T’ika 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.

Next, we travel to El Albergue, the coolest accommodations in Ollantanytambo. It the perfect location to stay for visiting Machu Picchu and exploring the Scared Valley. Yoga at El Albergue is an open-air yoga pavilion in the farm. It is directly on the train station platform and features an organic farm, restaurant and cafe.
Throughout the week, we will savor daily yoga as well as visits to the ancient ruins of Pisac and Ollantaytambo, plus natural hot springs and of course Macchu Picchu.

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 and meet at Illa Hotel on Nov 4th.

We highly suggest arriving a night or two early if possible. Transfers to the Illa Hotel are not included, but you can easily can a taxi to the hotel but it is easy to catch a taxi from the airport and we can help arrange them as well. Yoga and opening circle begins at 3pm and dinner will be at 6pm. 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 at 11am (departing the hotel at 1pm) on the last day. Transfers after that are not included but can be arranged. Flights out on the 10th should be after 12pm to allow plenty of transfer time.

 

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

November 4-10, 2018

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
  • 1 night accommodation in Cusco at Illa Hotel
  • 3 nights accommodations at the amazing El Albergue
  • 2 nights accommodations at Willka Tikka in the Sacred Valley
  • 1-2 yoga classes daily
  • Entrance fees to Ollantaytambo, Macchu Picchu, Salineras & Moray
  • Private local guides on all our excursions
  • Inspiring Traditional Farm Lunch
  • 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

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

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 to make it work, however final payments are due 60 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 read in full and 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.

 

 

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