Sanctuary Awankay

About This Center

The Sanctuary Awankay is a holistic center which offers natural and spiritual retreats. The main objective is to give the opportunity to reconnect oneself with the deeper peace and consciousness that is already inside us: our spirit. The Sanctuary is in the mountain situated 45 minutes away from Bogotá, capital of Colombia. 

Our main activity is the Sweatlodge (Temazcal), form the Toltecal Culture.

We will guide your healing process with activities, events and training so that you can utilize your knowledge and practice to direct yourself into a better and healthier level of consciousness, freedom and well-being in your life. 

We have many different ways to reach your healing and deep understanding such as Temazcal Ceremonies, Astrological Guidance, Yoga Practices, Meditation, Reiki (Healing Therapy), Diet, Shamanic Cleaning, Sound Healing, Vision Quest and Amazonian Medicines. We share the spiritual teaching of different Shamanic paths such as the Inca (from Peru), the Toltec (from Mexico), the Amazonian (from Colombia). 

Venue Highlights

45 minutes only away from Bogotá (capital of Colombia), the Sanctuary is a very quiet place set up in the mountain between the town of la Calera and Sopo. There we use mountain to integrate our being to the nature and practice what it is needed to recover our health and remember the strength of our spirit.

Temperatures goes around the year from 05 to 25 °C. We are situated on the Andean mountain range at 2700 Meters above sea level, so it is usually cold during the night. 

We have a beautiful white house and a Native American Tipi for which we make the magic of staying at a simple and beautiful place at the same time. 

There we do different events and retreat, using medicinal plants (ayahuasca), sweatlodge (temazcal), shamanic cleaning, astrology...


There are, so far, rooms for 7 persons:

- A double room with a double bed
- A double room with two single beds
- A Tipi with 3 single beds

The Awankay Sanctuary has the following services available for anyone who choose to stay there:

- Access to equiped kitchen (materials to cook and eat), fridge, coffee maker etc. 
- Internet Wifi
- Heater/room
- Library, books available to read
- Room of staying and spaces to do healthy activities

Bathroom is shared, and you ll need to bring your own soap and towel.


  • Free Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Cafe
  • Yoga Studio

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Organic


In the retreat, we take you form the airport to the center, and we assume all the transport during the retreat.

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Retreat Guru's Vision

We believe human beings are innately wise, strong and kind. This wisdom, although not always experienced, is always present. Going on retreat is a beautiful way to reconnect to our basic sanity and health. Our aspiration at Retreat Guru is to inspire people to experience authentic retreats and reconnect with their innate wisdom, strength and kindness.