Balance & Flow with Derrick DJ Townsel in Peru

Cusco, Peru

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Jun 4 - 11, 2019
Group size: 12 - 18
Balance & Flow with Derrick DJ Townsel in Peru
Cusco, Peru

Adzenture Retreats
  • Mobile phone verified
  • Email address verified
34 reviews

$2350
Deposit: $500
Jun 4 - 11, 2019
Group size: 12 - 18

About this trip

Learn to Balance and Flow with Derrick "DJ" Townsel on a magical adventure in Peru.  

In this hustle, we call life - it’s easy to get caught up in our routines or the rat race and find ourselves so busy that we forget the things we love to do and love to spend our time on. We may even forget ourselves.  


Throughout the week in Peru, DJ will not only guide you on the mat, but more importantly off the mat, showing how to use the lessons you learn in your practice and applying them to your daily life.  We’ll learn how to build bridges to let go of the things that no longer serve you, find balance in all parts of your life and what that may look like for you, break any barriers that society or you have created for yourself and create boundaries so you can move freely without limitations. 


And did we mention we’re taking you to Machu Picchu?? Our favourite part of the retreat is exploring the destination and culture with you. From native Despacho (offerings) ceremonies to local market visits and more hikes, we’re making sure you get to experience all the best parts of Peru!

Meet Your Retreat Leaders

Derrick "DJ" Townsel, a former NFL athlete, is now an Orlando-based personal trainer, health coach, and yoga instructor.


Inspired by amazing individuals on Instagram, Derrick began practicing yoga in 2012. Not entirely comfortable practicing in public at the time, Derrick became a self-taught yogi in the middle of his living room. He followed online sessions and studied the physical, mental, and spiritual aspects and history of yoga. Derrick has now become an inspiration to thousands who didn't think a passion for fitness or yoga could be a possibility for them, mainly men and people of color. Derrick is now a sought-after 200-Hour Certified Yoga Instructor, Acrobatic Yoga Instructor, Certified Personal Trainer, and Level 2 WCO Calisthenics Instructor in Central Florida.


Channeling his West Indian ancestry, always listening to Bob Marley while he practices yoga, and his signature crown of locked hair, Derrick has become known to the yoga community as the "Rasta Yogi".


Keep up with DJ by following him on @dade2shelby and catch him on NBC's Titan Games this January! 


Location

In the middle of a natural environment in the Sacred Valley of Peru, surrounded by mountain and ancient culture that today maintain their traditions, grows Samadhi.


Designed with the sacred geometry, Samadhi will submerge you in the universe of the los Chakras, walking through the Kundalini and wrapping you in its spaces, colors, textures, flavors and art adapted for the energy central, to know and explore your essence.


Samadhi's facilities are fully-equipped, and centered on the theme of the 7 chakras: areas dedicated to meditation and art, a multifunction room, a yoga deck with a dazzling view of the sacred valley, an organic garden where you can learn about the qualities of plants that are native to the area, and around the Andes Mountains.


Each of the bungalows have three separate beds with a private bathroom. 

If you're booking with a friend or partner, please indicate their name on the booking form so we could arrange it accordingly. 

Booking Terms & Conditions

A $500 USD Non Refundable deposit will secure your spot on the retreat or you may choose to pay in full. The remaining balance is due April 3rd, 2019 (a reminder will be sent two weeks prior to the due date). Monthly payment plans are also available - please refer to FAQ for more information. Failure to make payment by April 10th, 2019 will forfeit your spot on the retreat. 


Please do not book your flight until you have received a confirmation to do so.  When it is time to book your flight, you will be provided with instructions on when to arrive along with travel agent details to assist you with your flight booking (or you may book your flight on your own). 


All deposits & payments are non refundable. Payments will only be refunded if the trip is canceled due to low enrolment.  

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

1. Who can attend this retreat?

Our retreats are for everyone! It doesn't matter what your age, gender, race, weight, height, flexibility and level of experience is - the practice of yoga is for every single being.  New to yoga? We all have to start somewhere and retreats are the perfect space to start and/or grow your practice. Don't worry about how advanced others may be and remember this journey is yours, take all the time and be patient with yourself. If you're new, let us know so we can make sure our teachers are prepped to assist you. 


2. I've never travelled before and I don't have anyone to go with. Can I come alone?

Yes!! Before you go, we are here to guide you and get you prepared as much as possible for this retreat and travel experience. With us, you're never alone! We set up a group chat to communicate with one week prior to the retreat to check in and update each other as you start your travel from where ever you may be. We'll pair you up with a roommate, who will most likely end up being a lifelong friend.  You may come alone, but you'll end up leaving with a community of like minded people who will forever be connected through this experience. 


3. What do I need to pack?

30 days before your retreat, we'll send you a guide of what to pack and bring. 


4. What type of travel insurance do I need and why is it mandatory?

Your insurance will need to cover emergency medical and trip cancellation/interruption. This is to protect you in case of any unforeseen circumstances either before or on your retreat. 


5. Do you offer monthly payment plans?

Yes! Once you've paid the deposit amount, the remainder of your balance can be split and paid by the remaining months left until the full balance is due.  For example, if the total retreat is $2,300 USD and you pay your deposit in November - starting from December to April (5 months) you will pay a monthly fee of $360 USD. If you would like this option, once you've paid your deposit please email us at info@adzentureretreatsyoga.com to set up a payment plan for you. 

What’s included

  • 7 nights accommodation
    Your stay at Samadhi Sacred Valley
  • All Meals
    Daily chakra based juice & vegatarian breakfast, lunch and dinner (with select fruits & vegetables grown in the property's backyard)
  • Machu Picchu Day Trip
    Private full day tour for our group including bus pick-up from hotel, train & local bus tickets, local guide, and entry to this spectacular sacred Incan site ($500 USD value)
  • Daily yoga & workshops
    Led by DJ
  • Workshops
    On Acro Yoga, Inversions and Arm Balances
  • Native Despacho Ceremony
    A ceremonial offering to Mother Earth & Mountain Spirits; a focused, formal way to "dispatch" your prayers off to the powers that be. Despachos help align personal energies with cosmic ones
  • Healing Sound Bath
    Group sound healing led by a local shaman
  • Trekking
    Explore Samahdi’s beautiful mountainous back yard (with tour guide at request)
  • Bonfire
    Group circle around a fire
  • Pisac Market Group visit
    Explore one of the most famous markets in the Cusco region, famous for its Sunday market where indigenous Quechua communities from the surrounding highlands come to sell their products
  • Airport Transfer
    Roundtrip Group Transfer at pre-selected times
  • Airfare
    Arrive to Cusco's Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ)
  • Travel Visa
    Please check for entry/exit requirements based on the passport you hold https://www.peru.travel/plan-your-trip/entering-peru.aspx
  • Travel Insurance
    Travellers must purchase travel insurance and provide proof before departure
  • Additional Activities
    Including art/pottery classes, Peruvian vegan cooking class, horseback riding., exploring salt mines and hot sptrings, ancient ruins - lots of extra activities can be arranged during free time
  • Gratuities & Souveniers
    Travellers discretion

Available Packages

Shared Triple Room (Womens)
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Your stay at Samadhi Sacred Valley in a chakra themed villa (3 people per room in 3 separate beds).  Book now with a $500 deposit (non-refundable). Remainder of payment is due April 3, 2019

$2350
Deposit: $500
Shared Triple Room (Mens)
only 1 left

Your stay at Samadhi Sacred Valley in a chakra themed villa (3 people per room in 3 separate beds). Book now with a $500 deposit (non-refundable). Remainder of payment is due April 10, 2019. Monthly payment plans are available.



$2350
Deposit: $500
Shared Double Room Womens
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Your stay at Samadhi Sacred Valley in a chakra themed villa (2 people per room in 2 separate beds). Book now with a $500 deposit (non-refundable). Remainder of payment is due April 10, 2019. Monthly payment plans are available.

$2550
Deposit: $500
$2350
Deposit: $500

Shared Triple Room (Womens)
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Itinerary

Sample Itinerary
A typical day can look something like this:

7:30am Wake Up

7:45am Fresh Juice/Tea/Coffee

8:00am Vinyasa or Power class

9:15am Breakfast

10:00am Free time, Cultural trip, hike or workshop

1pm Lunch

2pm Free time, energy healing, or massage

3pm Hike or workshop with a local spiritual guide

6pm Dinner

7pm Gentle Yoga & Meditation or free time

Your Organizer


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Adzenture Retreats
34 reviews
We are Adzenture Retreats! Together with our internationally renowned yoga teachers, we host yoga and wellness retreats in magical destinations around the world like Sri Lanka, Bali, Iceland, Nicaragua and Peru. With yoga principles at the heart of what we do, our yoga retreats are designed to reinvigorate your mind, body and soul through yoga practice and all of the experiences the destination has to offer. True to our name, our mission is to blend equal parts adventure and zen into each of our retreat experiences and this remains the philosophy behind everything we do.

Reviews

KL
Amongst the Scared Valley Mountains I was able to connect deeply with myself and nurture beautiful lifelong friendships. I am so grateful I made the decision to go on this retreat and journey back to myself beneath the Peruvian sky. The physical space was incredible and the Sacred Valley Mountains were breathtaking to say the least. Each and every one of us was spiritually served with respect, love, kindness, and humble hospitality by the staff and owners at the resort and Adzenture Retreats. Each meal was made with intention using ingredients from their own garden and local farms, and each villa was tended to with care and thought. Every aspect of the retreat was planned with intention, aligning each adventure or activity with the retreat theme – it was magical. I couldn’t have asked for a better experience: salsa dancing, market wandering, Macchu Picchu gazing, Rainbow Mountain hiking, quiet bonfires, and endless laughter with new sisters was everything I needed. Thank you for the experience; thank you for my new, beautiful friends and family; thank you for this beautiful adventure in Perudise.
The trip was more amazing than I could ever have imagined! Azma ( Adzenture) did an unreal job of taking care of everyone but also participating and being one of us throughout the retreat which made it so genuine. The hosts of our accommodations were the most beautiful, welcoming people who obviously have made a great relationship with the company and treated us all like family. Alex was also everything you could have hoped for to lead a retreat, again, just being one of us on the journey and experiencing the beauty of Peru alongside us. I can't wait until I'm able to book another trip with adzenture. I didn't ever want to leave this one!
This trip was beyond what I had expected! Peru was amazing, Samadhi Sacred Valley was magical and Adzenture retreats went above and beyond what I could have ever expected. Azma is truly gifted at organization AND patience! She took care of anything and everything we needed on this trip and did so happily. She never once seemed inconvenienced to make sure that our experience was the best it possibly could be. That woman is an angel! Alexzandra was very welcoming and instantly loving to all of us and she offered challenging yoga flows and journaling exercises that really opened us all up. I could go on and on and on about all the amazing things that came out of this trip, but find out for yourself and GO ON A RETREAT WITH ADZENTURE! I know for sure I will be going on another retreat with them as soon as the savings account will allow it!!
This was my favorite trip of all my travels thus far. The space was magical, but the people and connections made were life changing. Alexzandra Peters was lovely and so knowledgeable about, not just yoga, but about healing and building a supportive environment amongst strangers. Azma from Adzenture Retreats is the most patient, kind organizer I've experienced. She made sure everyone got to do everything they wanted and never made it seem like it was a burden juggling everything behind the scenes. And Samadhi Sacred Valley was the most beautiful space I've stayed in with such wonderful people running it. Can't put into words how grateful I am for having been part of this trip.
This trip was phenomenal. Everyone was so welcoming and engaging. The programming and logistics were a perfect balance of exploration and rest. I felt like I got more than I expected out of this trip. Thank you so much for hard work in putting this together. I will be returning for next year's Balance and Flow trip!
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