Souljourn Yoga invites you to have your heart cracked wide open for our 5th annual, 10-day yoga adventure as we explore the ancient lands of Peru from Cusco to Machu Picchu. Join us on this amazing journey where we will be supporting the girls of the Sacred Valley Project , which is dedicated to providing education and housing to girls from low-income families in the Andes Mountains. Please join Kelly Kamm and Jeanette Doherty for an incredible journey of seva and transformation from meeting the girls of the Sacred Valley Project as well as exploring Machu Picchu and seeing how firsthand your support can make a real difference. Embark on a cultural immersion and 'soujourn' from hiking, sweat lodging, glamping, daily yoga, and even zip lining for a magical retreat of a lifetime!
Souljourn Yoga Foundation is a US 501(c)3 non-profit that raises awareness and funds for young women’s education in less economically developed countries (LEDCs) by using yoga as an inclusive vehicle for change. Inspired by seva, the Sanskrit word and yogic principle of selfless service, and ‘sojourn’ which captures the essence of being in a place for a time, we collaborate with local community based projects and international nonprofits. We endeavour to support sustainable educational pathways for women across the world and believe all women deserve equal access to education and that all women deserve their own space to breathe, connect and grow.
We carefully craft abundant opportunities to explore, practice, and educate through yoga both on and off of the mat. We offer diverse workshops, teacher immersions, and global retreats to continue to promote female empowerment and education in communities where equal opportunities are not always available. Due often to the limitations of endemic poverty and gender inequality, we believe it is important to provide a platform for yoga to universally inspire kaivalya (liberty) to connect people across spaces, empower global gender development, enable female education and to promote economic self-sufficiency.
We may have different spiritual practices across the planet, yet a deeply powerful element of yoga is that it does not adhere to one particular belief system or community; it is a fluid bridge for anyone and everyone to connect to their internal wellbeing. It is through this core observance and respect for community and collaboration that we are able to connect. We co-design retreats with our vital partner organizations on the ground, whereby we consciously weave social heritage and local practices of tradition, meditation, and movement so that it is a culturally contextual experience focused on equity, inclusion, and a shared experience for all involved.
Currently, over 130 million young women around the world are denied an education, which also means they're often denied the right to make fundamental and unique choices. Choices which can improve their overall wellbeing, access to opportunities and individual health and gender equities. A young woman with safe access to an education, is also less likely to be endangered by violence, child marriage and premature pregnancy which are ubiquitous issues that women face universally. Education provides choices, and choices can provide liberty.
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Note that the $500 deposit is non-refundable
As you arrive to Cusco, you will be met at the airport and taken to our hotel, Anden Inka. You will have the late morning and early afternoon to settle in after your long journey. In the afternoon we will gather as a group, explore the town and have an opening ceremony followed by a delicious dinner.
Overnight: Hotel in Cusco/Anden Inka