Shamanic Plant Medicine
September 1-7 2020
Shamanic Healing Retreat
a journey of sacred plant medicine adventure & sound
Yoga Mandala Sacred Valley Retreat Center
Wake up each morning at the base of magestic mountains views, right underneath a beautiful waterfall nestled in the Sacred Valley of the Incas with natural luxure at your door step, and begin your day with a yoga session, a grounding meditation or an inspiring native ceremony.
Arrival September 1st, 2020- Departure September 7th, 2020
This retreat is designed to take you on a transformative journey through sacred medicine, ceremony, adventure, and sound. Each of the five full days we will focus on one direction releasing the old self while grounding, facing fears and walking through emotions, living in a state of pure joy, connecting with the divine and flowing with the universe.
Mornings will begin with a beautifully curated shamanic yoga practice. Some mornings the practice will include more powerful movement and energizing techniques, and other days will be more about releasing and relaxing through yin and restorative. A morning meditation will be held to bring in balance for the day ahead.
7:30am-8:00am Opening/ creating sacred space
8:00am-9:00am Yoga class
11:30am-5:00pm Optional activities/ free time
8:30pm-9:00pm Nightly ceremony
Yoga Mandala Retreat Centre is located in Huandar Chico-Arin, behind Calca in the Sacred Valley. It is 20 minutes from Urubamba, 20 minutes from Pisac, and an hour from Cusco by taxi or Collectivo Bus.
It is best to fly into Cusco Airport. A few airlines like Avianca offer direct international flights into Cusco. Otherwise it is easy to fly to Lima and change to a domestic flight to Cusco. There are many leaving daily between Lima's international airport and Cusco for relatively inexpensive if booked in advance.
From the airport to Yoga Mandala we can arrange a car service or you can take a local bus if feeling more adventurous. Uber is also an exceptionally easy way to get around Peru, and is much cheaper than the taxis waiting outside the airport.
Please remember that Cusco is located at very high altitude (3,400m/11,150ft). It is likely you will experience altitude sickness for the first day or so. Coca tea is the local remedy for this and works like a charm! If you are sensitive to altitude, perhaps plan to arrive a couple of days before the retreat begins to acclimate yourself so you do not feel sick during the retreat.
If you would like to stay in Cusco or continue on to other places in the Sacred Valley, Alena can give recommendations and help make arrangement.
Lodging options and prices:
6 Days/5 nights
(Details Coming Soon)
Shared room- 3 people, 3 beds - $ each
Shared room- 2 people, 2 beds - $ each
Private room- 1 or 2 people Queen Bed - $ each
*Early bird special- $100 off if booked by April 1st
lodging at Yoga Mandala
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lead Facilitator Bio
Surya apolzer - E-RYT 500
Surya is a dynamic yoga and energy-healing teacher, light-worker, sound and intuitive healer, forever student and lover of all things outdoors. She believes that peace on earth is possible, and healing the self shows the way. Through her own healing journey, she has learned to connect deeply with her body, mind and spirit through yoga and meditation to achieve great insight, healing and bliss. Allowing her intuition and her heart to guide her, she is dedicated to serving those on their healing path, so that they too may experience great insight, healing and bliss.
Surya will guide you through yoga classes to stretch and strengthen your body, and relaxation techniques and guided meditations to open and expand your mind. She is an E-RYT 500 & YACEP, who has been sharing her love andpassionof yoga for 12 years as a teacher in communities around the world. She was blessed to experience her yoga teacher training on the banks of the Ganges River in India, where she studied Hatha Yoga. Still to this day, Hatha is her favorite practice as she feels it allows time and space to create a pocket of stillness to embrace all that is this moment in complete oneness, unity and presence. In this space, gentle exploration and healing can unfold patiently and organically. Surya also loves to explore moment in the flowing graces of Vinyasa, and enjoys dipping her toes and at times diving head first into the transformative fires of Ashtanga, and always loves coming back to the sacred release of Yin. Her playful nature and caring heart create a nurturing space that allows her students to dive deep into the depths of themselves, becoming vulnerable enough to heal, in a safe and supported environment.