Sach'a Munay, which translates as "love from the ancient forest", is nestled in an oasis of native plants and fruit trees and is nourished by a magnificent waterfall. It is a place to connect to the incredible depth and beauty of what nature offers.
The Sacred Valley of Peru, where the center is located, is a lovely spot in the Andes Mountains and home of the twelve mountains known as "apus" -- "luminous beings" who are said to intercede on behalf of people. Staying at this site, you will have the opportunity to commune directly with these mountains, as well as with the local curanderos and pacos (healers), who engage for ritual and ceremony. Sach’a Munay's accommodations are beautiful shared bungalows surrounded by lush gardens. Each guest room is a reflection of the Peruvian culture of the Sacred Valley. You will be served delicious meals with locally-grown and lovingly prepared ingredients. The experience of Sach'a Munay is a mix of Andean culture, Peruvian roots, and natural elegance.
The airport is at the edge of the city (taxi ride). There are daily internal flights to and from Lima, Arequipa and small jungle airstrips in the Amazon basin.The closest major international airport is Lima. Cusco is also connected to Machu Picchu and Puno by rail. This service is operated by PeruRail.
This deeply nourishing 10 day, all-inclusive retreat and 100 hour advanced training 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 the master plant teachers of the Amazon 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.
Be a part of the following experiences on this retreat training -
2 x Ayahuasca ceremony guided by medicine songtress
5th generation shaman and assisted by incredible musicians
Huachuma guided ceremony
Rapé offerings (shamanic tobacco snuff)
Daily Vinyasa/Hatha, Yin and Yoga Nidra practice, exploring and inspired by the elements and nature
Talks about Yoga Nidra, the Koshas
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 to the land 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.)
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.
Included in the retreat is accommodation (based on shared occupancy), and healthy homegrown, chef prepared, vegetarian meals.