Peru – November 01 – November 07, 2024

PER PERSON RATE STARTING FROM

$2,899 USD

Awaken in the Andes

Yoga Retreat in Peru

Join us for an unforgettable journey of self-discovery and renewal in the heart of the Sacred Valley of Peru. 

Immerse yourself in daily yoga sessions set against the majestic backdrop of towering Andean peaks, allowing the serene beauty of nature to inspire and rejuvenate your spirit. Indulge in moments of relaxation and reflection as you soak in the rich cultural tapestry of the Andes, savoring the flavors of traditional cuisine and connecting with the warmth of the local community. Whether you’re exploring ancient sites, wandering through vibrant markets, or simply basking in the tranquility of nature, every moment of this retreat is an invitation to awaken your senses and rediscover your inner light.

Under the guidance of Elissa Marshall, delve into practices designed to realign and balance your chakras, unlocking new levels of vitality and awareness. Through meditation, breathwork, and immersive experiences, you’ll tap into the profound wisdom of the Andean tradition, gaining insights that will resonate long after the retreat ends.

Retreat Leaders

Elissa Marshall

Retreat Host

Daniela Babura

Co-Founder

Yoga and Workshops

What to expect in Elissa’s classes

Elissa’s classes and workshops will take you on a transformative inner journey seamlessly integrating the practice of yoga with the energetic alignment of the chakras. With purposeful guidance, Elissa will lead participants through a series of dynamic asana practices as well as meditative yin and restorative practices designed to awaken and balance each of the body’s energy centers. Elissa strives to create a sacred space where individuals can explore the interconnectedness of mind, body, and spirit, leaving them inspired, rejuvenated, and empowered to continue their journey of self-discovery long after the retreat ends.

Workshops:

Chakra Bliss – Yin Yoga & Renewal

Embark on a transformative 90-minute Chakra Infused Yin Yoga Workshop. As extended long holds will help you intuitively discover where your chakra energy may be blocked, the use of mindful breath will help you release tension and resistance. The experience is elevated with the soothing touch of essential oils and gentle massage.

Arm Balance & Inversion

Dive into an empowering yoga arm balance workshop, where you’ll discover the skills to conquer gravity and find your inner strength to soar. Through expert guidance and self reflection, you’ll learn techniques to balance on your arms while also finding affirmations that will take your courage beyond the mat. Unleash your potential and elevate your practice as you discover skills that seamlessly integrate into any yoga practice, so that you can continue to develop your strength in every class.

Restorative

Take time to nurture the parts of yourself that are still growing, healing and awakening along your journey with this Restorative Yoga and Relaxation practice.

Itinerary

Day 01 - Arrival Ceremony

We’ll await your arrival at Cusco airport and take you on a beautiful 1.5 hour car journey to the Sacred Valley where you’ll meet your hosts Elissa and Daniela. You’ll have a chance to settle into your home for the week before meeting for our opening ceremony.

During our welcome circle we’ll meditate and set intentions followed by a Despacho Ceremony led by a Shaman from the Indigenous Quechua tribe. Despacho rituals are designed to align, balance and harmonize the three levels of consciousness with a prayer bundle or offering of gratitude to Mother Earth and Mountain Spirits. The Despacho holds symbolic elements as well as the prayers of the participants. As the elements are added to the Despacho, the vibration of the participants and the room raises. The Despacho becomes a living prayer that brings energy shifts and healing.

We’ll end the evening by burning the despacho bundle over a bonfire under the stars followed by a nourishing dinner and a good night’s rest.

Day 02 - Pisac + Inversion Immersion

We’ll begin our first full day in the Sacred Valley with an energizing morning flow.

After a delicious breakfast, we’ll head to one of the most famous markets in the Cusco region. This local market is full of local artisans from the indigenous Quechua communities from the surrounding highlands. Here you’ll find all kinds of unique locally made products such as chullos and coats with alpaca wool, silver jewelry and ornaments, flutes, backpacks and many other accessories; all made by hand and decorated with bright colors. You’ll also have the opportunity to greet a local alpaca or two and sample some local delights. Lunch will be on your own at the market before we had back to the retreat centre.

In the late afternoon, we’ll gather for an optional walk around the Sacred Valley learning about the surrounding area, the inspiration behind the centre as well as the intention with which everything was created. We’ll also learn about all the fruits and vegetables grown in the property’s backyard (which we’ll be eating throughout our week). 

We’ll wrap up a fun filled first day with an Arm balance and Inversion Workshop with followed by dinner.

Day 03 - Explore one of the wonders of the world!

Today we cross off one of the most visited tourist destinations in Peru from our bucket lists! Early in the morning, we’ll depart for the famous Vistadome train, a 2 hour ride that traces the Urubamba River with dramatic mountain landscapes, approaching the ancient Aguas Calientes, or the base of Machu Picchu for a small breakfast before making our way to our highlight of the day.

We’ll spend the day exploring one of the world’s most prized heritage sites with a private guide, who will provide an informative overview of the history and architecture of this ancient citadel, while introducing us to the temples and ritual structures that prove that Machu Picchu is a sacred place of great spiritual significance.

We’ll return to the Sacred Valley just in time for dinner and a much needed night’s rest.

Day 04 - Rest and Release

Today is a great day to slow down and enjoy the crisp mountain air and your breathtaking surroundings.

We will start the day of with a morning flow followed by free time.

After lunch, we’ll take a trip to the Maras Salt Mines, comprised of over 2,000 small salt wells, the “Salineras de Maras” continue to provide a steady source of salt for residents of Peru’s Sacred Valley since before the days of the Incas. We’ll also visit Moray which is one of the most visually stunning ruins in Peru. The agricultural terraces of Moray are shaped like a womb, and bring together the key Incan beliefs of nature, science, and spirituality. 

Upon our return to the Sacred Valley, we will come together for dinner and group back together for a Restorative Yoga Workshop before calling it a night.

Day 05 - Rainbow Mountain or Divine Laziness

Today you’ll have a choice in joining the group for an optional trip to Rainbow Mountain or stay back and enjoy some divine laziness at our retreat centre, visit the local spa or opt for a local hike with your new friends.

Rainbow Mountain is approx 4 hours away from our retreat centre so this will be a long (but worthwhile) day with a 3:00 AM departure and 8:00 PM arrival back in the Sacred Valley.  Vinicunca, also known as Winikunka or Rainbow Mountain, is a striking geological landmark because of its colorful stripes which are made up of layers of 14 different minerals. Additionally, the mountain sits at a rather high elevation more than 17,000 feet above sea level, so you’ll need to bring plenty of water and take your time on the ascent and descent. If you are feeling the burn a little too much, you may be able to pay a small fee to travel part of the way by horse with a guide.

Day 06 - Rejuvenation + Chakra Balancing

We’ll start the day with yoga followed by free time to meditate, read a book, take a cooking, pottery or painting class or book yourself in for a massage. Today is all about relaxation and rejuvenation.

After lunch we’ll come together to realign our Chakra with the Chakra Bliss: Yin Yoga & Renewal Workshop followed by more free time.

Late afternoon we’ll be joined by a local practitioner who will facilitate a soothing sound healing bath. We’ll awake rejuvenated and ready to enjoy a final night of latin dancing with the staff at Samadhi and our new family followed by our last dinner and a closing bonfire.

 

 

Day 07 - See you later's!

Today we have our last morning class, a full body flow with Andreita & Vanessa followed by our last meal together. We’ll depart for Cusco airport and say “see you later” to our new friends, until we meet again!

PER PERSON RATE STARTING FROM

$2,899 USD

AVAILABLE PACKAGES 

$2,899 USD

SHARED TRIPLE VILLA

Your stay in a chakra themed villa (3 separate beds) with private bathroom and mini balcony overlooking mountains.

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$3,099 USD

SHARED DOUBLE VILLA

Shared Villa with two beds, private ensuite bathroom, sitting area and balcony with views of the Sacred Mountains.​

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$3,599 USD

SINGLE DELUXE SUITE

Private Room with one Queen bed, private ensuite bathroom, sitting area and balcony with views of the Sacred Mountains

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Retreat Inclusions

  • 6 nights at Samadhi Sacred Valley
  • Daily farm to table breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Yoga & Workshops
  • Maras & Moray - Maras & Moray - A visit to the famous salt pools of Maras and the sacred archeological site Moray also known as the womb of Mother Earth
  • Machu Picchu Day Trip - Private full day tour for our group including bus pick-up from hotel, train & local bus tickets, local guide, and entry to this spectacular sacred Incan site ($450 USD value)
  • Pisac Market Group visit - Explore one of the most famous markets in the Cusco region, known for the indigenous Quechua communities from the surrounding highlands coming to sell their products
  • Native Despacho Ceremony - A ceremonial offering to Mother Earth & Mountain Spirits; a focused, formal way to "dispatch" your prayers off to the powers that be. Despachos help align personal energies with cosmic ones
  • Healing Sound Bath - Group sound healing led by a local shaman
  • Bonfires
  • Trekking - Explore Samahdi’s beautiful mountainous backyard
  • Roundtrip group airport transfer at pre-selected times

Retreat Exclusions

  • Airfare to Cusco, Peru - Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ)
  • Travel Visa to Peru - US & Canadian passport holders do not require visa. Please check for entry/exit requirements based on the passport you hold
  • Travel Insurance (medical & trip cancellation) is mandatory to protect you in case of any unforeseen emergencies
  • Optional activities you'd like to partake in like painting, pottery, Peruvian vegan cooking class + more
  • Rainbow Mountain Tour - Private full day tour including bus pick-up/drop-off from hotel, breakfast and lunch - $150 USD per person
  • Optional Night in Cusco

AVAILABLE PACKAGES 

$2,899 USD

SHARED TRIPLE VILLA

Your stay in a chakra themed villa (3 separate beds) with private bathroom and mini balcony overlooking mountains.

BOOK NOW

$3,059 USD

SHARED DOUBLE VILLA

Shared Villa with two beds, private ensuite bathroom, sitting area and balcony with views of the Sacred Mountains.​

BOOK NOW

$3,499 USD

SINGLE DELUXE SUITE

Private Room with one Queen bed, private ensuite bathroom, sitting area and balcony with views of the Sacred Mountains

BOOK NOW

QUESTIONS?

Retreat Location

sya-samadhi

In the middle of a majestic natural environment, surrounded by mountains and ancient culture, grows Samadhi, our retreat centre – which means a union with the divine. Designed with sacred geometry, Samadhi will submerge you in the universe of “los Chakras”, walking through the Kundalini and wrapping you in its spaces, colors, textures, flavors and art adapted for the energy central, to know and explore your essence. Samadhi is a fully-equipped retreat centre with areas dedicated to meditation and art, a multifunction room, a yoga deck with a dazzling view of the sacred valley, and an organic garden where you can learn about the qualities of plants that are native to the area, and around the Andes Mountains.

Booking Terms and Conditions

A $500 USD non-refundable initial deposit will secure your spot on the retreat or you may choose to pay in full.

The remaining balance will be split into instalment payments with the total amount due 60 days prior to the retreat start date.

Alternate payment plans are available, please email us at hello@startyouradzenture.com to set up a plan that is flexible for you.

Please note, our cancellation policy is as follows:

  • Initial deposits are strictly non-refundable.
  • If cancelled between 120 to 60 days of the Retreat start date, 25% of the Retreat price paid is forfeited. Any remaining balance paid may be used as credit for future bookings up to one year of the cancellation date.
  • If cancelled 60 days or less prior to the Retreat start date, 100% of the Retreat price paid is forfeited.
  • If you choose to join the Retreat after the start date or leave the Retreat prior to the end date, there are no refunds.

Please do not book your flight until you have received a confirmation to do so. You will be provided with instructions on when to arrive/depart.

An information package will be sent 30 days prior to departure and will include the retreat schedule, recommended packing list, and trip details.

It is your responsibility to confirm your passport has 6 months validity prior to departure from your origin.

COVID-19 Information

Currently there are no requirements or restrictions. Subject to change as per government regulations.