Sacred Valley Yoga Retreat & Machu Picchu Trek

Devata Active
Apr 24 - May 3, 2017
Group size: 8-20
Sacred Valley Yoga Retreat & Machu Picchu Trek
Peru


$1500
Deposit: $500
Apr 24 - May 3, 2017
Group size: 8-20

About this trip

"We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open." -J. Nehru

 
JOURNEY THROUGH THE SACRED VALLEY:
Join us for a adventuresome retreat as we journey through the Sacred Valley of Peru. Our time together begins with 6 nights at the beautiful Sach'a Munay Retreat Center, where we will enjoy the peace and beauty of the surrounding area. We will spend our days delving into the practice of yoga & meditation, exploring the vibrant culture and sacred land and acclimating to the environment in preparation for our trek up the Inca Trail. Following our stay at Sach'a Munay, we will travel to the Andes Mountains to begin our guided private trek to Machu Picchu, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. This is sure to be an adventure to remember! 

ABOUT YOUR RETREAT LEADER:
Melanie Cherney is a registered yoga teacher and mind-body wellness practitioner. She has a Master's in Clinical Psychology and Art Therapy and is trained in a wide range of holistic healthcare practices. Her teachings draw from her background in mindfulness, yoga, psychology, energy medicine practices, creative expression and healthful living. When not leading retreats around the world, she leads teacher training programs for yoga teachers and instructs classes throughout Orange County. Soon you'll be able to catch her classes on the Devata Active Online Studio as well! 

What’s included

YOUR RETREAT INCLUDES:

10 days, 9 nights of relaxation and adventure.
SACH'A MUNAY RETREAT CENTER
6 nights at the beautiful Sach'a Munay Retreat Center, located in Peru's beautiful Sacred Valley.
All meals provided while at the retreat center. Most of our group outings also include meals.
2 daily yoga classes during your stay at Sach'a Munay, taught by Melanie Cherney.
Open days to explore, play, and enjoy the retreat center and surrounding area.
Day trips to historic and sacred sites in the Valley (see below)
INCA TRAIL TREK
3 nights, 4 days traveling the Inca Trail up to Machu Picchu, led by experienced guides from a well-reputed
Peruvian guide company.
*Limited space available. Due to our trek to Machu Picchu, advanced booking is required for this trip. Permits to trek sell out many months in advance and need to be booked specifically for you. Registration for this trip will close at the end of December 2016, so please plan ahead. An advanced non-refundable deposit of $500 is required to reserve your space. Visit or Shipping and Policies page to familiarize yourself with our retreat policies.

GROUP OUTINGS:
Visit the Salineras, pre-Inca salt mines created during the Chanapata Culture (AD 200 to AD 900). A sight to be hold, these 5,000 salt ponds are all fed by a single stream. A network of channels feeds the water into each pond, which evaporates and leaves a crust of salt.  

See the ruins at Moray, a captivating example of Inca ingenuity. The earth has been carved into levels or stairs of depths of up to 100 feet (sometimes more), with temperatures between some layers differing by more than 20 degrees. Some researchers believe the Incas may have used this space as a huge agricultural experiment, to see how certain crops grow in differing climates.  

Explore the Sacsahuaman, an incredible Inca ruin overlooking the city of Cusco. Composed of huge stones carefully pieced together, some weighing thousands of pounds each, this site is thought to have been either a retreat or fortress for royalty. 

Take part in a traditional Despacho ceremony, an ancient prayer offering to Pachamama (earth mother).  

Sightsee in the ancient city of Cusco, the historic capital of the Inca empire. View the collision of Spanish and Incan cultures as you visit the Plaza de Armas or the ruins of the Incan palace Quirikancha.  

Get to know PIsac, a beautiful village located by the Willkanuta River, and visit its colorful shops and weekly market.  


*These are all included in your retreat price. Meals are included for most group outings. These outings are subject to change depending on the size of the group. We will keep you posted on any alterations to the itinerary. 

Before You Go

ROOMS & ACCOMODATIONS:

SACH'A MUNAY RETREAT CENTER
Sach'a Munay, which translates as "love from the ancient forest," is located in the Sacred Valley of Peru, amongst the Andes Mountains. The retreat center is surrounded by native plants and fruit trees, and the grounds itself include beautiful malocas (temples) where you can practice yoga or go for quiet times of meditation. Rooms combine comfort with rustic elegance. The grounds offer breathtaking views of the Andes mountains and Sacred Valley. We will be renting out the Hacienda House for our group stay. The house has 5 bedrooms, 3 shared bathrooms, and one master suite. Single, Double, and Triple occupancy rooms are available. Rooms will be booked depending on availability at the time of registration. Book early to get your first choice of room!
Depending on the size of the group, we have also held a few rooms in the other nearby buildings on the Sach'a Munay property. These rooms are adjacent to the Hacienda House and guests will have access to the amenities of the Hacienda House.
We will also have a private maloca booked for all yoga classes.

INCA TRAIL & MACHU PICCHU TREK:
Traveling with our chosen and trusted guide company, trekkers are accompanied by personal porters who will carry up to 7kg (15.4lbs) of your personal belongings. Private toilet tents are provided, and offer a well-maintained and environmentally friendly alternative to the restrooms offered by the parks service. Foam mats and small pillows are included for every trekker and sleeping bags, air mats, and walking sticks are all available for rent before starting the trek.
Machu Picchu Trek has a wealth of information about Machu Picchu, the trek up the Inca Trail, a packing list and how best to prepare for the trail.
We will send you detailed information about the trek, as well as a detailed packing list, following your registration.


Available Packages

YOGA RETREAT & TREK - Triple Occupancy
Shared Triple Occupancy Room: You can book out this room with two friends or request to be placed with other attendees. This room does not have a bathroom in the room. * We will do our best to place you with roommates whenever possible. However, we cannot guarantee this and final payments will be based on actual room occupancy.
Available until Jan 31
$2250
Deposit: $500
YOGA RETREAT & TREK - Triple Deluxe
Shared Triple Occupancy Room: You can book out this room with two friends or request to be placed with other attendees. This room does have a bathroom in the room. * We will do our best to place you with roommates whenever possible. However, we cannot guarantee this and final payments will be based on actual room occupancy.
Available until Jan 31
$2400
Deposit: $500
YOGA RETREAT & TREK - Double Occupancy
Shared Double Occupancy Room: You can book out this room with a friend or request to be placed with another attendee. This room does not have a bathroom in the room. * We will do our best to place you with roommates whenever possible. However, we cannot guarantee this and final payments will be based on actual room occupancy.
Available until Jan 31
$2400
Deposit: $500
YOGA RETREAT & TREK - Double Deluxe
Shared Double Occupancy Room: You can book out this room with a friend or request to be placed with another attendee. This room does have a bathroom in the room. * We will do our best to place you with roommates whenever possible. However, we cannot guarantee this and final payments will be based on actual room occupancy.
Available until Jan 31
$2550
Deposit: $500
YOGA RETREAT & TREK - Single Occupancy
Single Occupancy Room: Perfect for the single traveler who wants his/her own room inside the Hacienda House.
Available until Jan 31
$2550
Deposit: $0
YOGA RETREAT ONLY - Triple Occupancy
Shared Triple Occupancy Room: You can book out this room with two friends or request to be placed with other attendees. This room does not have a bathroom in the room. * We will do our best to place you with roommates whenever possible. However, we cannot guarantee this and final payments will be based on actual room occupancy.
$1500
Deposit: $500
YOGA RETREAT ONLY - Triple Deluxe
Shared Triple Occupancy Room: You can book out this room with two friends or request to be placed with other attendees. This room does have a bathroom in the room. * We will do our best to place you with roommates whenever possible. However, we cannot guarantee this and final payments will be based on actual room occupancy.
$1750
Deposit: $500
YOGA RETREAT ONLY - Double Occupancy
Shared Double Occupancy Room: You can book out this room with a friend or request to be placed with another attendee. This room does not have a bathroom in the room. * We will do our best to place you with roommates whenever possible. However, we cannot guarantee this and final payments will be based on actual room occupancy.
$1700
Deposit: $500
YOGA RETREAT ONLY - Double Deluxe
Shared Double Occupancy Room: You can book out this room with a friend or request to be placed with another attendee. This room does have a bathroom in the room. * We will do our best to place you with roommates whenever possible. However, we cannot guarantee this and final payments will be based on actual room occupancy.
$1800
Deposit: $500
YOGA RETREAT ONLY - Single Occupancy
Single Occupancy Room: Perfect for the single traveler who wants his/her own room inside the Hacienda House.
$1850
Deposit: $500
MACHU PICCHU TREK ONLY
Includes: 1 night stay at Sach'a Munay* Transportation from Sach'a Munay to beginning of Trek Inca Trail Permit Private Guided Trek with Devata Active and selected local Peruvian Trekking Company Transportation Back to Cusco at end of Trek
Available until Jan 31
$1200
Deposit: $500
$1500
$1500
Deposit: $500

YOGA RETREAT ONLY - Triple Occupancy

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Devata Active is an online Yoga & Fitness Studio. We pride ourselves on offering a diverse mix of classes from many of the most sought after, dedicated and highly trained teachers and trainers around. It’s no longer necessary to have multiple memberships on different sites just to get all the things you’re looking for. From Yoga to Pilates to Strength Training to Dance, we’re bringing it all right to your fingertips! In addition to our online classes, Devata Active also leads a variety of Retreats and Adventures all around the world. As lovers of nature, health, adventure, culture and travel, we excitedly organize one-of-a-kind trips and events that are available to all, but often discounted for our members.