Journey of the Heart Self-Love Yoga Retreat in Magical Peru
- Daily yoga and meditation with 360-degree views of the Andes Mountains
- Enjoy farm-to-table, vegetarian meals that are grown onsite and lovingly prepared while at Pachamama Wasi
- An intimate group of explorers ready to support each other’s journey
- Evening workshops will center on developing self-love
- Daily activities including hiking, waterfalls, and tours of local archeological sites
- Spiritual journeys include a crystal bowl ceremony, sweat lodge, and opening ceremony to honor Mother Earth
- For more personal attention, private energy healing, spa service, yoga, and coaching are available for an additional cost
ScheduleEvery day is different! For a full itinerary, please visit the Sarah Kelly Coaching website.
Monday, April 11 – Arrive in Cusco. We will be staying at a beautiful hotel to ease into our time together. This day is dedicated to rest and acclimation. Many of the flights from the states are overnight, and it’s important to get the necessary rest to be able to show up to the rest of the trip fully. Retreat hosts, Sarah and Sarah, will be available all day to meet-up individually, help you get situated, etc. If you are feeling up to it, Holy Monday is quite the celebration in Cusco! You will witness old Incan tradition combined with the Catholic influence of the Spanish. The whole city is celebrating. We will have an optional early group dinner.
Tuesday, April 12 – Today we will travel by van to Pachamama Wasi in the Urubamba Valley, also known as the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Once we get settled into Pachamama Wasi, we will gather for a payment to Mother Earth ceremony led by our host Ananda Mai before dinner. After dinner we will have our opening circle.
Wednesday, April 13 – Our day will start with a grounding and restorative yoga session to honor our bodies after the long journey to Peru and to arrive, fully present in our shared experience. We will take a breathtaking hike through Yanahuara to connect us with the local beauty of the Andes that surround and embrace the Center. It is a rigorous hike to the top of a mountain where we will enjoy a picnic lunch. Free time in the afternoon, followed by an evening workshop.
Thursday, April 14 – Start the day with an energizing slow-flow yoga class. Village of Pisac. We will drive until we reach the hiking path that takes us to the archeological site believed to have built by the same Inca responsible for the construction of the Machu Picchu sanctuary. Followed by lunch and shopping in the market. There will be an evening meditation and workshop.
Friday, April 15 – After yoga and breakfast, we will visit the village of Ollantaytambo. This impressive archeological site was never finished as work halted after the Spanish arrived. Lots of stairs reveal beautiful panoramic views in the distance. We will have lunch on followed by a brief stop at the Seminario Ceramic Workshop. Seminario’s art is quite impressive. We will have a little bit of free time in the afternoon for you to have rest or have some alone time. In the early evening, we will have the opportunity to participate in a sweat lodge. This is an incredibly spiritual experience. In the sweat you will release things that are no longer serving you, and continue opening the path to your heart.
Saturday, April 16 – Our morning yoga class will prepare us for tomorrow’s trek to Machu Picchu. After breakfast, we will visit the Salineras Salt Fields that are impressive to look at and great in photos. We will also visit Moray, an Incan site for testing agriculture and weather. We will return to Pachamama Wasi mid-day to focus on rejuvenating our souls to clear the path to finding our inner source of love and healing. Writing, napping, coloring, conversation, and meditation are all encouraged. Massages, facials, energy healing and individual coaching sessions will also be offered at additional cost. We will have an early dinner followed by a sound healing ceremony. Through crystal bowls and other instruments, you will experience sound’s vibrations moving through your body to release emotion and ground us for tomorrow’s trek to Machu Picchu.
Sunday, April 17 – This is the day we head to Machu Picchu! The time and length of yoga will be determined by when our train to Machu Picchu departs from the Ollantaytambo train station, but we will have time for breakfast! Once we arrive in Aguas Calientes, we will check into our hotel and have free time to explore and eat lunch. After, we will take a bus to the sanctuary of Machu Picchu where we will meet our guide. After an amazing afternoon immersed in the energy and history of Machu Picchu, that even pictures can’t fully describe, we will take the bus back to Aguas Calientes and have a nice dinner together where we will share our experiences of the afternoon. No evening workshop.
Monday, April 18 – On this day we will be visiting Huayana Picchu, the Moon Temple. This hike is a vigorous climb to the top, but worth it. Lots of stairs and some impressive cliffside views. You will definitely want to prepare ahead of time for this hike. And it’s completely worth every step. For those who feel they are unable, there will be the option to go back to Machu Picchu for self-guided exploring or to spend the day in Aguas Calientes for shopping or visiting nearby hot springs. Everyone will grab a late lunch/early dinner on their own before getting an evening train back to Pachamama Wasi.
Tuesday, April 19 – Self-care day! This trip will bring up emotions, personal growth and areas of discomfort. We want to support you in every way possible to hold the space for change, and return home rejuvenated. We’ll start the day with another extended yoga and meditation practice to tap back into the strength and passion present in each of our hearts and prepare us for the hard work of being present to our own needs. On this day we will have individual Coca Leaf Readings where you can get intuitive guidance on any pressing issues that have arisen over the retreat. We’ll also have a full group workshop this morning. Most of the day will be devoted to YOU. Free time to meditate, write, nap, and get emotionally ready to return home. Massages, facials, energy healing and individual coaching sessions will also be offered at additional cost.
Wednesday, April 20 – Our last morning yoga session will wrap-up our experiences of the week with open hearts. After breakfast we will gather for our closing circle. We will return to Cusco around noontime. This will be the end of our journey together. For those who wish to tour Cusco, or stay longer, we can make recommendations. Breakfast included.
About This Event
We are heading back to Peru in the Spring of 2020! There are no words that adequately describe the magical energy of Peru. This retreat will focus on self-love, healing, restoration and a connection with a higher power while exploring the incredible land of Peru.
We will be staying at the Pachamami Wasi Retreat Center (as seen in National Geographic top six places to do yoga!) This retreat center will truly feel like home during our stay. Themed rooms from around the world vary in size – triple, double or single. The grounds are perfect for walking meditation, or just to relax while looking out at the mountains. Our yoga classes will be held in a round Meditation Hall with a 360-degree view of the Andes Mountains.
This journey of healing, self-love and restoration was beyond my expectations, made more so by the sincere caring and attention to detail exhibited by Sarah and Sarah. I would recommend this to anyone and would love to go again.
- Lodging at Pachama Wasi and hotels in Cusco and Aguas Calientes
- Daily morning yoga classes
- Evening workshops
- 10-days with English speaking local expert guide
- All transportation within retreat (daily van and train to Aguas Calientes)
- Guided tours at Pisac and Ollyantaytambo ruins
- Guided tours at Machu Picchu and Huayana Picchu
- Most meals – organic, local from the farm, freshly prepared
- All ceremonies: sweat lodge, sound healing and offering to Mother Earth
What's Not IncludedAirfare
4 lunches, 2 dinners
Souvenirs and personal items
Massages, facials, energy work or coaching sessions
Travel insurance (recommended)
AccommodationsPachamama Wasi (home of Mother Earth) is a family run retreat center in the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas in Peru founded by Inti Cesar and Ananda Mai Malasquez with the philosophy and belief that everyone should have access to Pachamama's healing beauty. The retreat center is reflective of the extensive travels around the world. The center is located in the Sacred Valley with a beautiful view of the Andes mountains. Take a walk around the beautiful gardens, or sit and relax taking it all in. On the property includes a yoga dome and sweat lodge. It truly feels like home away from home.
- Yoga Studio
- Ceremony Space
Menu/CuisineAll meals at Pachamama Wasi are included. The main ingredient of all the meals at Pachamama Wasi is love. All meals are organic, vegetarian, and locally sourced. In fact, much of the food is grown right on the property and picked fresh that day. Many people say that Ananda Mai should have a cookbook. Her unique take on each dish is exquisite.
Meals off-site are in local restaurants, and not included in the price.
DirectionsWe will meet in Cusco to go out to the retreat center together.
All deposits are non-refundable.
The remaining balance (total price minus deposit) is due upon arrival.
The remaining balance is non-refundable once paid.
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