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PERU NEW YEAR RETREAT • DECEMBER 2017

PERU NEW YEAR RETREAT • DECEMBER 2017

MACHU PICCHU

NEW YEAR RETREAT

YOGA & TRANSFORMATION!

Tap into the powerful spirit and majestic beauty of the Andes Mountains on this transformational Peru & Machu Picchu New Year’s Retreat!  From our home base in the Sacred Valley, we will hike magnificent valleys, take part in shaman-led ceremonies, explore ancient Incan temples and spend two days in sacred Machu Picchu.

 

Peru & Machu Picchu — Journey of a lifetime! 

 

ITINERARY FOR PERU NEW YEARS RETREAT

 

Dec. 28  •  Pre–Retreat  Welcome dinner in Cusco

Meet your fellow yogis and sojourners for an opening dinner we organize at our favorite restaurant in the heart of Cusco!  Following dinner, you will stay at your own hotel, and next morning (29th) we’ll pick you up and bring you to our retreat center. We strongly recommend you arrive in Cusco by December 26 or 27 to rest and acclimate to the altitude. Cusco is wonderful and safe to wander on your own!

Dec. 29  •  Depart for the Sacred Valley retreat center & visit Moray Circles

After breakfast, a van will pick you up and take you to our retreat center in the Sacred Valley (1.5 hours). En route, stop and explore the mysterious terraced circles at the Moray archeological site, surrounded by stunning agricultural plains and majestic mountains. Arrive at our retreat center in time for a welcome lunch and an introduction to our lovely Quechua staff. The afternoon is yours to wander the grounds, relax in your lush, garden-side room or enjoy a spa treatment or outdoor bath!  We’ll convene in the yoga studio at 4:30 for our opening yoga class, followed by a delicious farm-to-table organic dinner prepared by ingredients grown on site.

Dec. 30  •  Hike the ancient P’isaq ruins and visit the famous market!

After meditation, a lovely yoga session and breakfast, embark on an adventure to the spectacular ruins in P’ísac, the ancient Incan Temple of the Sun located in the heart of the Sacred Valley. Enjoy the stunning hike down P’isac, to arrive at the famous Písac market where you can choose a café for lunch in the market square and after, shop for woven goods, jewelry, wall hangings and hand-painted beadwork. Return to our resort in time for a late-afternoon restorative session of yoga and pranayma.

Dec. 31  •  Pachamama Day & New Year’s Eve with a Shaman

This day is dedicated to Pachamama, who represents Mother Earth. After morning yoga and breakfast, we’ll have a guided tour of the phenomenal Chakra Gardens… you have never seen flowers like this! Unwind, enjoy the spa, take a hike and connect with nature. Today is a day to nourish your body with healthy meals and deep yoga, and your spirit with tea-leaf readings and a transformative fire ceremony led by a shaman healer from the high Andes. The ceremony serves as a wonderful preparation of mind, body and spirit for your pilgrimage to Machu Picchu.

Jan 1 •  Welcome the New Year in a silent morning retreat & New Year hike!

Enjoy deep peace and tranquility in a silent New Year’s morning, with meditation, yoga and time to just “be” in the gardens. As a sojourner, you were called to the Sacred Valley. Today is a gift dedicated to you. In silence, enjoy the pure energy of the Chakra Gardens. Feel Pachamama’s embrace and allow her to whisper her wisdom to your soul. At lunch we will break silence. More active guests may take a 2-hour hike climbing the zigzag paths of the ancient Maras Salt Farms… or indulge in an Andean spa treatment to pamper body and soul.

Jan 2 •  Journey to Machu Picchu!

After an early breakfast we’ll catch the morning train (a stunning 1.5 hours ride) to Aguas Calientes, the gateway town to ancient Machu Picchu. After setting down set our overnight bag down at our hotel, we’ll enjoy a fabulous guided tour of Machu Picchu.  We’ll journey through temples of spiritual power, breath-taking mountains and connect with one of the most spectacular energy places on Earth! This evening, enjoy a celebratory three-course dinner in a fun and lively restaurant in Aguas Calientes, followed by a well-earned deep sleep!

Jan 3  •  Hike Machu Picchu

The morning is free to experience Machu Picchu exactly as you feel!  Hike with the group or on your own to see the most stunning views you’ll ever see! You may wish to find a hidden terrace and meditate or practice yoga… this is your moment to discover the strong spirit of Machu Picchu!   We will meet back in late afternoon to take a train back to our resort in time for dinner.

Jan 4  •  Rest, relax & rejuvenate!

Our last day is reserved for deep yoga morning and evening, down-time to integrate and contemplate – the Chakra Gardens are amazing for this! and also a chance to walk into the nearby town of Urubumba to buy local arts, crafts and pottery (the pottery is very special here!) In the evening we will have our final closing yoga circle.

Jan 5  •  Departure to Cusco

Farewell sun salutes, breakfast, and depart by bus back to the Cusco airport.

 

OUR EXOTIC YOGA RETREAT PROGRAM

On our ‘yoga tours’ that include travel and excursions, we include in our itinerary 1 or 2 yoga classes daily, with the exception of Machu Picchu days which are focused on hiking and sight-seeing. We welcome all levels of yoga experience on this retreat, offering modifications for beginners and greater levels of challenge for advanced students. All our Exotic Yoga programs emphasize safety, awareness, intelligence—and the joie di vivre of yoga! 

 

ALL–INCLUSIVE NEW YEAR RETREAT INCLUDES:

  • Welcome dinner in Cusco on December 28 evening
  • 6 nights’ accommodation at A magical eco-yoga retreat center in the sacred valley
  • 1 night accommodation in Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu)
  • Cultural activities and guided mountain tours with our passionate and beloved local guide!
  • Shamanic ceremony with an authentic pakko (mountain shaman)
  • 1–2 yoga classes daily in a beautiful and fully equipped yoga studio (mats, blocks, blankets)
  • Vibrant, organic, vegetarian meals lovingly prepared by local chefs
  • Walks and meditations through the renowned Seven Chakra Gardens
  • Abundant hiking beneath Andean peaks, mountain meadows and historic sites
  • Group meditation in the round Takiwasi shala with a fireplace
  • Guided tour, hike and time on your own to explore Machu Picchu!

 

NOT INCLUDED:

  • December 28 accommodation in Cusco
  • Airfare to/from Peru
  • 2 Lunches on excursions
  • Private tea-leaf readings with shaman
  • Spa services
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Gratuities to staff and guide

 

OUR TRAVEL AGENT WILL BOOK YOUR TRAVEL

For help booking travel, contact our exclusive travel agent, Justin Harrison of Sojourn, NYC. He knows our trips – and will meet or beat any airfare you see online, book hotels with upgrades, arrange transport, offer trip insurance… and can even suggest day tours for your stay prior to or following the retreat.

PRICES

SHARED ROOM:   US dollar: $4,195  (En-suite, King or 2 queen beds)
SINGLE ROOM:     US dollar: $4,995  (En-suite, King bed)

First, review our Payment & Cancellation Policy, then click the BOOK NOW button above. If you have questions before you book, feel free to contact us by phone (+1) 415-361-3396 (PST).

 

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