Living Authentically: Sacred Valley, Peru Yoga Retret

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Rejuvenate and connect with your authentic self during this one-week retreat so that you can find exciting new places to grow. Through twice-daily focused yoga classes, meditation, and workshops that will help you explore your true nature, you will walk away from the retreat feeling inspired to live authentically.

Aligning with nature, each day begins with a group meditation walk followed by a flowing series of asanas (vinyasa) linked by the breath, designed to build strength and stamina in the body and tranquility in the mind. This class will be a sweet mindful flow that is suitable for all levels and will prepare you for the day ahead.

Karma yoga will include a cultural opportunity to serve the local community that will foster the qualities of compassion and selflessness deep within, taking the yoga practice truly off the mat.

The retreat will include workshops on discovering your personal Ayurvedic nature and finding purpose so you can lead authentically. Evening practices will include yoga nidra/meditation, yin with joyful sounds and vibrations, and daily reflection that will allow time to let all your good day’s work crystallize so that it becomes permanent and real.

What's Included? 

8 Nights Accommodations in Peru

3 Whole Foods Meals Each Day

Twice Daily Yoga Sessions

Despacho Ceremony

Karma Yoga Service Project

2-Day Tour of Machu Picchu After the Retreat (Optional Trip for an additional charge)


Kerry McKenzie, M.S., E-RYT 200, RYT500, YACEP

Kerry McKenzie, M.S., in Physical Education and Health from West Virginia University and B.A. in Psychology from Wheeling Jesuit University, has been working in education for over 15 years.

Kerry currently resides in Pickens, SC, and works at Greenville Health System Children’s Hospital as the Childhood Obesity Prevention Coordinator where she teaches and inspires families and communities to choose healthier lifestyle choices. She has dedicated her entire life to teaching others how to nourish their bodies, minds and spirits. Kerry primarily teaches vinyasa, yin, restorative, meditation, and children’s yoga. Her classes and workshops are led with compassion, strength and a warm heart. She has not only acquired many years practicing and teaching various styles of yoga but an extensive background in the field of healing arts. Kerry loves to infuse spiritual, motivational, and empowering aspects into her yoga classes along with joyful and vibrational sounds from various instruments she plays. She advocates that we continually learn about ourselves and the world around us to find out what makes our heart sing, our spirit soar and then have the courage to live from this place of authenticity, to live our true nature as spirit.

Kerry still finds time to be a wife, a mother of two dogs, to find peace and joy in nature, hiking, camping, kayaking, biking, swimming, dancing, gardening and more.

Kelly Nix, PhD, RYT

Specialties: Power Yoga, Real Colors Trainer (personality temperament/profile), Stress Management Trainer, Trained Facilitator

Power Yoga:  Great for all levels interested in growing their practice in a dynamic class that focuses on a flow of breath, strength and balanced movement that emphasizes gentleness.

My yoga practice began in 2002 while I was training for triathlons and knew I needed to find balance in my workouts. I loved what I found in Power Yoga so much so that I completed my Teacher Training Level One with Baron Baptiste in 2007 and began teaching yoga shortly thereafter. A few years later I completed my Level Two Teacher Training with Sean and Karen Conley of Amazing Yoga. I regularly attended continuing education workshops including two with Bryan Kest who is recognized as the creator of Power Yoga. In 2016, I completed my Level Three Teacher Training with Amazing Yoga. Over the years I have learned that power comes from the mind and we must do the work to become our most authentic selves. I have a MEd in Wellness Management and a PhD in Human and Community Development. Through my various jobs, yoga training and life experiences, I have learned how to facilitate leadership development. I truly believe this is how yoga teaching works; helping people find their purpose so they can lead life authentically.

I enjoy mountain and road biking, hiking, cross-country and downhill skiing. I simply enjoy the outdoors where I get a sense of freedom and serenity.

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