Embodied Mental Health Retreat in Peru’s Sacred Valley
- Willka T'ika
- Sacred Valley, Peru
- Mar 25, 2017 - Apr 1, 2017 (8 days)
In this retreat, we will explore practices that cultivate embodied mental health. Drawing from Western and Eastern modalities for resilience and well-being, we will investigate how we can transform the mind through deep inquiry into the lived experience of the body.
In the breathtaking beauty of Peru’s Sacred Valley, we will spend time each day engaging in both inner and outer explorations. We will explore the inner landscape through daily sessions that include instruction in and practice of mindfulness meditation, verbal processing, and yogic breathing and movement. We will traverse the outer landscape through excursions and cultural exchanges, as well as through quiet communion with nature. These practices and experiences are designed to spiral us deeper into ourselves as well as into connection with others and the natural world. Together, we will be cultivating the presence, flexibility, and compassion to be with and work with the weather, as it were, both internally and externally.
This retreat is led by mind-body mental health practitioners, Elizabeth Visceglia, MD (psychiatrist and yoga therapist) and Allyson Pimentel, EdD, (psychologist and mindfulness facilitator) and is suitable for those with any level of yoga and meditation experience – from absolute beginners to experienced practitioners. All people interested in mind and body wellness are welcome to join us on this amazing journey of renewal, restoration, and inspiration.