7 Day Yoga Retreat in the Heart of the Sacred Valley, Peru

Cusco, Peru

DY
Sep 5 - 12, 2020
Group size: 8 - 12
7 Day Yoga Retreat in the Heart of the Sacred Valley, Peru
Cusco, Peru


$0
Sep 5 - 12, 2020
Group size: 8 - 12

About this trip

Imagine a week exploring all the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu has to offer, and then diving into a deeper understanding of yourself and your personal yoga practice. Indulge in the nutritious Peruvian cuisine after you hike to, explore, and journey into our led yoga classes in these beautiful Ancient Incan Archaeological sites. Your skillful guide and knowledgeable yoga instructor will lead you on a journey not to be forgotten.

What's Special?

This breath-taking (and making) retreat allows options to accommodate every level of yoga while providing a safe, fun, and exhilarating space. Many of the yoga classes will be held in the archaeologic sites after or during day hikes. Our experienced tour guide will help you explore and learn all about the Sacred Valley while our physical-therapy-background yoga instructor will assist and guide you through meditation, pranayama, and yoga asana. Experience the culture with the local villagers, enjoy official ceremonies from ancient medicine men and women, and grow your yoga practice in the Heart of the Sacred Valley.

Full Description

This 7 day yoga and hiking retreat encompasses the entire Heart of the Sacred Valley and allows you to take time out of your daily routine to become one with Pachamama (Mother Earth) as you re-discover yourself.


The first few days include indoor and outdoor daily yoga, meditation, pranayama, and hiking throughout the Sacred Valley. You will take time to learn about the Incan Civilization as explained by our experienced guide, as well as new ways to explore your yoga practice, meditative practice, and beyond.


We will share blessings, yoga, and a meal with those of a local village. How beautiful it is to experience life with others!


We get to the town of Aguas Calientes on day 4 to begin our tour of Machu Picchu. Imagine doing yoga and meditation in these ancient ruins! All of the previous day hikes prepare us for the option of the intense (but worthwhile) hike of Wayna Picchu.


After a very rewarding time in the Sacred Valley and beyond, we will be joined by a Shaman or medicine man/woman to offer blessings and a ceremony as we continue on back to Cusco for the last portion of our retreat.


Cusco provides us with our final daily yoga and meditation classes as well as time to explore this marvelous city. Before we depart ways, we will hold a farewell dinner the night before to close out our intentions.

Food

All meals (8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, and 7 dinners) are included. There are meal options for vegans, vegetarians, those who are gluten and/or dairy free, and those who have no restrictions. Any and all food allergies and intolerances should be made known to our staff at the time of booking so that we may accommodate you.

Peruvian food often includes all types of potatoes, corn, and fresh vegetables. Expect to be nourished!

Location

We will arrive into Cusco, Peru and immediately drive into the Sacred Valley to begin to acclimatize to the elevation. Most of our time will be spent exploring the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. Towards the end of the retreat, we will make our way back up to Cusco to end our journey there.

Items to Bring

Required:

  • Valid Passport
  • Airline tickets
  • Yoga Mat (Option to ask to rent one during the trip, included in cost. Please let Carrie know if you will need one at time of booking)
  • Yoga towel/mat towel
  • Writing utensil
  • Day pack for hikes
  • Water bottle or hydration system
  • Yoga clothes
  • Grip socks
  • Hiking shoes (waterproof)
  • Hiking socks - synthetic or wool
  • Rain jacket
  • Rain pants
  • Fleece or wool gloves
  • Personal first aid kit/medications (with anti-diarrheal)
  • Luggage
  • Long sleeve shirts
  • Tee shirts
  • Fleece/wool jacket or sweater
  • Fleece/wool hat or headband
  • Most importantly: Curiosity and openness to learn something new

Recommended:

  • Trekking poles with rubber tips
  • Eye mask
  • Ear plugs
  • Casual Clothing
  • Electrical Adapter and equipment
  • Insect repellent
  • Hiking shorts
  • Passport/money belt or pouch
  • Casual shoes/sandals
  • Toilet paper
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm with SPF
  • Underwear
  • Toiletries
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Luggage tags/locks
  • Yoga block/wedge/blanket/strap
  • Other rain gear (poncho/umbrella)
  • Extra toothbrushes

Other things to consider

  • Watch with an alarm
  • Reading materials
  • Swimwear
  • Energy snacks or drink mixes
  • Headphones for personal use
  • Camera and accessories

What’s included

  • Yoga
    Daily yoga, pranayama, and meditation
  • Yoga
    Support via email, phone (or Whatsapp), and Facebook group as soon as you register, during the retreat, and afterwards
  • Accommodation
    Accomodations in 3+ star hotels/inns (7 nights)
  • Food
    Daily breakfast (8), lunch (7), dinner (7)
  • Untitled Item
    Guides through the entire retreat
  • Transportation
    Train tickets from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu) and return
  • Transportation
    Round trip bus ticket to Machu Picchu
  • Transportation
    Private Transportation throughout the entire retreat
  • Transportation
    Private Transportation airport pick up and drop off
  • Sites of Interest
    Tickets into all Archaeological Sites
  • Sites of Interest
    Ticket into Machu Picchu
  • Sites of Interest
    Ticket to hike Wayna Picchu
  • Extra
    Welcome package
  • Air Fare
    Round trip ticket to Cusco, Peru
  • Beverage
    Alcoholic Beverages or Soft Drinks
  • Extra
    Souvenirs
  • Gratuities
    Optional Guide Gratuities
  • Health
    Immunizations
  • Insurance
    Travel Insurance (Highly Recommended)
  • Laundry
    Laundry Fees

Available Packages

Double Room
$0
Double Room
Available until Aug 05, 202012 left
$2420
Deposit: $1200
Single Room
Available until Aug 05, 202012 left
$2965
Deposit: $1500

Itinerary

Day 1
Sacred Valley

Day 1: You will be picked up from the Cusco Airport by our friendly guide, Alfredo, and yoga instructor, Carrie. When everyone is accounted for, we will make our way down to the Sacred Valley (approx 90 minutes) towards our lunch place and hotel. After checking into the hotel and our introductions, we will make our way towards Ollantaytambo for a gentle hike, seated meditation, as well as our intention setting at the top of our hike. Afterwards, we will make our way back to the hotel for dinner and personal time to settle in to our home for the next few nights.

Your Organizer


DY
Dihedral Yoga
Carrie, once crowned the "in-tents" yoga instructor on her last visit to the Sacred Valley, is a physical therapist by day, and a rock climbing yogi by every other time. She owns her own yoga business, Dihedral Yoga, LLC based in St. Petersburg, FL (@DihedralYoga on Instagram and Facebook). She has her 200 Hour RYT and has been teaching for about 2 years. Her favorite types of yoga to teach and join in on are power, hatha, and Ashtanga styles, but has been recently digging the softer side of yoga, like yin and restorative.