8 Day Yoga & Massage Retreat in Peru
- Daily Yoga Surrounded by Nature
- Ceremonial Massage Course Workshops
- Cacao Ceremonies
- Sound Healing Concert
- Hot Medicinal Flower Bath
About This Event
REST, RESTORE, AND REJUVENATE
Go deep in your yoga practice while continuing to explore your own self-love and healing journey.
Explore styles of hatha, yin, and nidra yoga, combined with ceremonial massage, that will help you connect with your heart, and restore balance in all aspects of your life.
These healing modalities will allow you to connect with your emotional needs, learn how to respect your body, open your heart, balance masculine and feminine energy, and get clarity on your path.
YOGA FOR ALL LEVELS
Whether you are a seasoned practitioner or a beginner, we will guide you in a very safe and deep practice of hatha, yin, and nidra yoga, leaving you feeling renewed, connected, and empowered.
This retreat includes 12 sessions offered on our newly built yoga platform, a very intimate space surrounded by nature. To create it, we used two kinds of wood with medicinal properties: Eucalyptus and Copaiba trees.
A complimentary experience in this retreat, is a guided yoga practice at Inca ruins, up in the mountains.
During this retreat, you will have the chance to learn the foundation of Ceremonial Massage, by practicing, and by receiving.
We will guide you through 3 workshops that will give you the basic skills of Ceremonial Massage, as you give and receive from one another.
Ceremonial Massage is a unique healing modality developed by Diana Deer Hawk. She has been offering Ceremonial Massage for over 10 years through inner vision, shamanic journeys, body-work training in Swedish, acupressure, cranial sacral, womb healing, energy healing, and instrumental sound. She is now called to guide people through their personal discovery, and dance in the art of Ceremonial Massage (if you are interested in the full 15 day training, it is available on demand).
As you explore the body and the mind, you will also have the opportunity to learn more about how to welcome your emotions as messengers of transformation. Two workshops on the wisdom of emotions are offered during this retreat, so you can embrace your feelings as nature's expression inside of you. Following your truth, your intuition, and the way you feel, allow you to be authentic, and make choices that are aligned with your heart.
VERA LUCIA: A yoga instructor in Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin and Nidra Yoga, she fell in love with what yoga and meditation awakened in her, and got a deep healing in her practice that made her realize her mission as a channel to share this path. Her knowledge has expanded in these last years through her experience with different teachers, and she will always consider herself, a humble life apprentice.
Her classes have moments of deep inner wisdom. The emphasis is on the natural alignment of the body, safety, and gentleness, so you can fully experience the benefits of the practice. For her, doing yoga is to really feel the essence of it, and live it outside the mat, as well as find that recollection of the divine self that resides inside of us. Her classes invite you to live a life with a natural state of joy, peace, and union with all that is.
DIANA DEER HAWK: A passionate yoga teacher, on the path of self-love and living a sacred life. She is trained in hatha, yin, and ceremonial yoga, as well as yoga therapeutics, pre and post plant ceremony yoga, and adjustments.
She is a practitioner and teacher of Ceremonial Massage, qi-gong, cleansing rituals, and sound healing. She can help you refine your practice, so you can eventually be on your own, and become your own healer.
Matiyu Alku Chaska is a devoted healing facilitator, spiritual teacher, meditation guide, and ceremonial yoga practitioner. He has an extensive repertoire in conscious communication and emotional healing.
He helps you remember and integrate the sacredness of presence, and nature as medicine.
SMALL GROUP RETREAT
We offer personal guidance, and choose to respect the quality of small group benefits. If you are in a sacred couple, and wish to do the retreat together, we can arrange a private retreat for the two of you.
Looking forward to accompany you.
Diana Deer Hawk🌹Matiyu Alku Chaska
Co-Founders of Amaruanka Healing Center
The retreat with Amaruanka was a revealing experience that helped me heal and restore my inner vision. — Tatiana, Russia
- 12 Yoga Sessions on our Yoga Platform Surrounded by Nature
- 1 Yoga Session at a Sacred Site
- 3 Ceremonial Massage Workshops
- 2 Cacao Ceremonies
- 1 Sound Healing Concert
- 7 Nights Accommodation in a Comfortable Room
- Vegan or Vegetarian Meals
- Hot Medicinal Flower Bath
Venue HighlightsAs soon as you enter our healing center, you will be immersed by the plant kingdom. Our luscious garden will bring you back in harmony with nature. Everyday, the hummingbirds arrive to drink from the flowers. Here, there is no access to motor vehicles, so you can fully enjoy the natural sounds and habitat.
We are in close proximity to town and all amenities, yet tucked away amongst eucalyptus trees and a gorgeous view of the sacred Apu mountains. There is a river close by, so we receive the sound of water from the canal. This is truly a sanctuary.
AccommodationsYou can choose between single occupancy, double occupancy, or private bedroom for couples. All rooms include comfortable double beds, wood floors, wooden beams, large wardrobe, and hot gas shower. The view is incredible, with only nature visible.
Menu/CuisineWe grow our own organic vegetables. Arugula, chard, herbs, and lettuce for salads. You can be sure to have an array of colour, flavour, and nutritional value to each meal. We respect food choices and intolerances. Some examples of meal options are: veggie burgers, gluten-free healthy pizza, omelette, coconut curry, delicious soups, and Andean stews.
DirectionsFrom the Cusco airport, you can take a taxi or bus to Urubamba. From the terminal, you can take a taxi or moto-taxi that will bring you to our center in less than 10 minutes. As we are located in nature, we will send you a map to get to our place.
Reviews To review this event, visit the page for the venue or retreat leaders (above).
Jasmine Sara January 16, 2020
Highlights from my experience: ceremonial flower baths, cacau ceremony and a 1-1 therapy with Diana. I am very grateful for this place and the kindhearted people who run it! The location is peaceful in nature and a place I always feel incredibly safe. Diana and Matiyu hold space beautifully in a very gentle way. You can feel that they put their hearts into their work and really care about what they do. Not only that but I could also feel how much experience they have in working with holding space for others to heal. I would recommend Amaruanka to anyone who visits Urubamba. This is a place where deep healing takes place and where you'are welcome to come as you are. Thank you!
Ella January 07, 2020
I attended a floral bath and cacao ceremony in November and absolutely loved it ❤. Amaruanka is a peaceful spot surrounded by nothing but nature. Diana is an Earth Mama and from the start she made me feel welcomed and her calm energy was really lovely to be around. I loved it so much that in December I attended a Women’s workshop. I will keep heading to Amaruanka as long as I am in the Sacred Valley. I highly recommend the healing centre to anyone wanting to calm the mind, relax and recharge. Thanks guys Susan 🙏🏾💕 x
Pia Sewelies November 23, 2019
I found Amaruanka through a recommendation of a friend, who told me about Diana’s womb healing sessions. I messaged Diana and immediately felt the calling to go and see her and receive one of her healing sessions. Amaruanka is a beautiful oasis of quiet and piece that is often hard to find especially when you’re traveling. Diana and her partner are lovely and very welcoming making you feel comfortable and cared after immediately. Diana has a beautiful kind and gentle presence and you can feel that she deeply cares about the people she’s working with. She’s very authentic and her treatment was both deep, relaxing and nurturing at the same time. She made me realize that healing yourself doesn’t have to be super intense and challenging all the time but can also be done with a lot of love and compassion. She has a lot of wisdom to share, I highly recommend to go and see her and stay at Amaruanka if you can!
Gerard van Soelen July 07, 2019
For my time being around Cusco I was looking for a ceremony that would support me in cultivating self love and finding my way to my heart. Today I arrived at the wonderful Amaruanka healing center, taking a short but beautiful path through nature from the main road that goes through Urubamba in the Sacred Valley of the Inkas. Diana, Matiyu, and their baby girl warmly welcomed me to a private cacao ceremony. I have experience with cacao and dancing, but not so much in a therapeutic session like this. I was really surprised by the depth of the wisdom that they shared with me in the ceremony, which fit exactly to what I needed in this moment. One of those things that really support me in my current process is about welcoming any feeling as a teacher - showing me where I am invited to heal myself. Taking care of myself as being my own parent, instead of looking outward for a solution or escape for the feelings that I find difficult to be with. They remembered me about the power and importance of sitting with my feelings, right when I needed it. We talked about much more and they created all the time and space to do so. They offered a lot of personal care and attention. I feel very grateful for that. Diana and Matiyu are very warm people. With Amaruanka they have created a beautiful space to facilitate healing, transformation and growth. I can highly recommend spending time with them. Muchos gracias!
Pierre May 27, 2019
Amaruanka offers intimate retreats in a very peaceful place in the Andes with a beautiful garden and view. Diana and Matiyu are amazing guides and hosts, their presence is very authentic, I personally felt comfortable with them very quickly.Their sincerity is so obvious, it inspires confidence right away. Thanks for your presence guys !
Tatiana Ucraniana May 17, 2019
Amaruanka is an amazing place to recharge and reconnect with the nature and yourself. Diana and Matiyu are wonderful healers that teach and guide gently, while holding an energetically nourishing space for one to be successful on their healing journey. I highly recommend Amaruanka!
Julia Attevelt May 16, 2019
Wauw, what a nourishing place Amaruanka has to offer. I love Diana and Mattieu, the facilitators. They have a broad range of healing skills and are professional in their interaction. The authenticity they offer is powerful. Diana provides amazing massages and massage courses. They brought me close to myself, from where I could heal deeply. I also love the couple/counseling work Diana and Mathieu offer together, and I am sure all their other offerings are great too. Last, but not least, the spaces they have for stay and for doing healing work are gorgeous. Truly sacred with a strong connection to nature in the sacred valley.