Into the Heart of Light, 100 hour Yoga Alliance Accredited Advanced Training - Sacred Valley, Peru
- ·Accommodation (based on shared occupancy)
- ·Homegrown, chef prepared, vegetarian meals
- ·2 x Ayahuascaceremony guided by medicine songtress Leticia Tika Qantu Sideris; a 5thgeneration shaman and assisted by incredible musicians.
- ·1 x Huachumaceremony guided by Paul Temple from Hummingbird Retreats in Pisaq; a yogi elder with 2 degrees in botany.
- ·Rapé offerings (shamanic tobacco snuff)
- ·The multicultural custom of “Council Circles” will play a significant role with integration during the retreat, prefacing and following all shamanic ceremonies
- ·Daily Vinyasa/Hatha, Yin and Yoga Nidra practice exploring and inspired by the elements and nature, led by our wise yogini and Soul Guide Simone MacKay
- ·Talks about Yoga Nidra, the Koshas and native Medicine wheel and 7 directions teachings
- ·Mauna (cultivation of inner quietude including a full day of silence)
- ·Mountain / waterfall hike in the foothills of the Andes, connecting us to the land we journey in and to Quechuan spirituality
- ·Baños Florales (floral baths – a shamanic healing ritual used throughout the high Andes through to the Amazon basin that removes blockages and supports energy flow)
- ·Peruvian Despacho Ceremony
- ·Temazcal / Sweat Lodge (native purification ceremony)
ScheduleThis immersion will keep you engaged from morning until evening with some ceremonies running well into the night. The schedule will vary, depending on the flow of the days, as well as the needs of the group. Due to the nature of this event, much of it will be touched by the natural and organic flow and inspiration of Spirit and guided by Heart.
About This Event
Where and when:
This event will be held January 17 - 27, 2021 at the Munay Sonqo Retreat Center in Peru’s Sacred Valley of the Incas.
What and why:
This deeply nourishing10 day, all-inclusive retreat and 100 hour advanced YTT* draws upon a synergistic blend of the shamanic customs of the Americas and the ancient art and science of Yoga. These practices profoundly connect us with ourselves in raw and experiential ways, bringing to the surface our sub conscious, habitual thought patterns and behaviours that often can dominate our day to day lives.
Working in ceremony with Ayahuasca and Huachuma (San Pedro) will help inform how to live our yoga rather than simply “do” it, while our yoga practice serves to deepen and keep us centered during our journeying with the Plant Teachers for us to discover glimpses of our our place within it all.
Ayahuasca, Huachuma and Yoga Nidra have long demonstrated their profound healing abilities and during this retreat you will be given tools to transform what arises as well as space to restore, rejuvenate and connect with FLOW and your own potential, so that you can live a more authentic and meaningful life.
Cost: The standard rate USD $1950
Please note spaces are very limited and so a non refundable USD $500 deposit is due upon acceptance to the program to secure your spot.
The schedule will vary, depending on the flow of the days, as well as the needs of the group. Due to the nature of this event, much of it will be touched by the natural and organic flow and inspiration of Spirit.
*100 hour advanced module for Yoga Alliance 500 hour Yoga Teacher registration and Continuing Education:
Open to practitioners of all levels and experiences, this event meets all Continuing Education (CE) requirements as required by Yoga Alliance for all registered yoga teachers, and also counts as one of three 100-hour modules specific for those moving towards an advanced 300-hour training (500-hour certificate) with the School of Sacred Arts in collaboration with Tina Nance Yoga Therapy.
Truly magical! Simone is a wonderful guide and does everything with heart and grace. Naomi, Canada
- Accommodation (based on shared occupancy)
- Homegrown, chef prepared meals
- Daily asana, pranayama, meditation, mantra and Yoga Nidra practices
- Workshops on Yoga Nidra
- Guided mountain / waterfall hike and teachings of Andean Cosmology
- Floral baths
- Peruvian Despacho Ceremony
- Ayahuasca ceremony x 2
- Huachuma ceremony x 1
- Rapé offerings
- Mauna (yogic cultivation of inner quietude, including a day of silence)
- Temazcal / Sweat Lodge purification
What's Not IncludedTransport can be arranged through the retreat centre for a small cost
Venue HighlightsNestled in the foothills of the Andes, this retreat centre is nestled amongst incredible beauty. Eco - friendly you are more than looked after. Chef prepared, vegetarian meals are provided as well as natural soap. Super hot showers and sauna available at all times. Massage, body work and other services are available upon request and the retreat centre also has a small cafe and shop selling local products and crafts.
AccommodationsStunning and spacious shared accommodation, all rooms have their own bathroom.
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking
- Tour Assistance
- Yoga Studio
- House Keeping
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
Menu/CuisineDelicious home grown chef prepared vegetarian meals are included in your stay with us.
DirectionsDirections available upon booking
Reviews To review this event, visit the page for the venue or retreat leaders (above).
Jessie Emmons February 24, 2020The Somah Journey of a Lifetime
Simone, Leti and the rest of the Somah Journey's team provide an unbelievably comfortable atmosphere that enabled me to expand my overall knowledge of yoga and life in general. There was a good mix of heated Vinyasa to more relaxed deep Yin classes that always began with breathing and awareness exercises. Simone was able to provide many guided yoga nidra classes and expand on the science behind it in class form, which was a nice addition to the course. The level of talent Letizia has in leading ceremonies truly shines in her ability to provide support to the group mentally, physically and musically. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone who has a true calling to the plant medicines and yoga. To say I left Peru enlightened and with a new spice for life would be an understatement. I truly appreciate everything Simone and Somah Journey's have done for me and fully intend on working with them again. Much love, Jessie
Lisa Hampel August 28, 2018A profoundly inspiring experience
Trying to stay positive is not hard when talking about the teacher training with SoSA. I signed up having been practicing regularly for a good while and this still exceeded my expectations in how much it would continue to deepen my practice. The teachers are magnificent and their light inspires to dip into the magical essence that is your self. Nearly a year on and lessons learned still continue to emerge and crystalise, like the most magical gift that really keeps on giving. I would do it all over again in a heartbeat and am forever thankful to have been part of it.
Heather Evans August 27, 2018SOSA is Pure Magic!
I attended SOSA's 200-hour yoga teacher training in April of 2014 and it was nothing short of life-changing deep-dive into the recesses of my soul. Not only did my practice transform...I transformed. For the first time, I felt as though I was really seen for who I was and what I had to offer this world. The instructors all held incredible space for growth, deep reflection, inquiry, and the subtle shifts that occur. From the philosophy and history to the daily posture clinics and practice sessions, there was always a chance to go deeper and learn more - not only about yoga but also about myself. I am forever grateful to SOSA for introducing me to myself and for allowing me to become a member of this global family - the SOSA Tribe!
Erlin Sulisthio July 18, 2018Once upon a time with SOSA ^_^V
SOSA helped me change into someone who is more confident with myself and trusting of my own soul and inner teacher. After joining the Yoga 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training program in Bali, I feel the difference in me as well as in my perspective about life. If you really want to know about yoga ... SOSA was a great choice to learn to teach yoga and understand the full depth of the practice. The team of teachers have so much experienced and had no reservations about sharing that knowledge with us. My fellow classmates quickly became a tribe...they were incredible brothers and sisters who always kept me motivated. The journey of a thousand steps starts from one first step, and so SOSA as my first steps to truly knowing yoga has changed the course of this journey of life for the better, forever. Thank you and love you SOSA!
Rachel Bentley July 15, 2018School of Sacred Arts
This yoga teacher training retreat is everything you’ve ever dreamed of AND MORE!! I knew yoga school would be life changing but I had no idea that it would have been this much of an impact of every aspect of my life. Signing up with SOSA has taught me how to handle everything from daily life stressors, yoga poses/flows, positive thinking, how to truly open my heart, how to handle my seer, how to make and hold space for myself as well as others, how to protect my energy, how to discover my inner sanctuary, healthier nutrition (I’m a TN girl #not easy teaching us to put down the bad food), SANSKRIT❤️ And so many many priceless lessons I learned while studying there!!!! Words can not express my love for ALL the people I’ve met along the SOSA journey..... JUST SIGN UP ALREADY✨✨✨
Cat Newton-Haydon July 15, 2018Valuable Life Learnings
Having completed the 200hrs YTT course with SOSA (2017) in Bali, I found that I’d only touched on a fraction of the practice of yoga, despite having a practice of 8+ years. SOSA provided me with the safest community to, not only guide me into a deeper understanding of the asana practice, but to awaken my questioning as the practitioner. Where I would falter with ideals, their teaching and guidance organically directed me to a rational understanding of myself, life situations and future opportunities. The many statements, for example: ‘know yourself’, ‘you are who you are’ and ‘believe in yourself’ (and there are many others!) came into question during my training and the unfolded answers have made my practice more valuable. For someone to teach others how to benefit from their own yoga practice (both on and off the mat), there are so many other elements to understand before becoming a teacher (the ability to look at yourself, listen to others and to be true at all times, as examples), the course ensured that all the elements are drawn together and worked through in a clear and concise teaching method. The core team, led by Simone, Heather and Randall (plus the incredible assistants who worked with them at the time), bring a well balanced course covering asana practice and posture analysis, anatomy and philosophy with additional elements of mantras, rituals, diet and business guidelines - the latter being very useful for anyone wishing to take their learning in this direction. As I learnt, business is not for everyone and no one has ‘failed’ if this is not their final destination - each person has their own understanding of how they wish to share their learnings - I’m still finding my way. Bali is a magical part of the world and the safe environment SOSA offers in which to learn, share and be healed, should be greeted with an open mind and an open heart - the course truly changed my life! I’m highly privileged to have been a student with SOSA and be part of this incredibly rich and knowledgeable family, and would like to thank Simone, Heather and Randall for opening my heart to change� Love, light and gratitude �
Brittany Dobbs July 15, 20185-star training and team
What an amazing month in Bali with School of Sacred Arts! This 200 hr training provides you with a well-rounded experience of self-inquiry, philosophy, techniques, etc. The team of experienced teachers was absolutely incredible and so knowledgeable in a variety of practices. Walking away from my month with SOSA, I have a deeper sense of self, and I am well-equipped to share the benefits of yoga with the world around me.
Emma Lowe July 13, 2018This training not only changed my career but transformed my life!
Learning how to facilitate an asana practice through anatomy, alignment and the art of assisting is simply scratching the surface of what can be learnt from this course. Simone and her team create a safe and nurturing space in which true self enquiry can take place, in order for you to be able to truly align with yourself and be able to therefore teach from the heart and not someone else's experience of yoga. You are given the time to invest in yourself and encouraged to find and lay down your own blueprint for how yoga can therefore come off the mat and into the contours of your life. Whilst at the same time being gifted daily with a wide and balanced variety of philosophical, practical and physical practices. Heart is the fundamental essence of my experience of SOSA. The Schools love and passion for Yoga and the wisdom traditions is so evident and therefore so infectious and inspirational. Each individual and highly professional teacher has something fresh, brilliant and unique to share, culminating in a deeply resonating collective breadth of wisdom absolutely unparalleled to any 'education' I have ever received. The transformational and magical potential of this yoga teacher training is something to be felt and embodied and I feel my words can scarcely do it justice but my heart is so full with gratitude for each and every minute of this immersion that I know already it will last a life time. It has opened up my heart and mind to infinitive possibilities within myself and how I see the world. Whether you have the calling to teach, to deepen your personal practice, to reconnect with nature, humanity, your own essence...know you are in the safest of hands, the wisest of knowledge, among the kindest of hearts and the dearest of friends with this beautiful tribe.
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