A Transformative Yoga Retreat and Teacher Training in the Sacred Andes of Peru. Surrender to yourself and leave behind any demoting habits. Experience the mystery of the ancient Inca and bask in the majesty of the Andean mountains. Come with, Tej Kaur and Nirmal Singh to participate in the acclaimed “Beyond Addiction” training program. This certified training will give you the opportunity to not only free yourself from addiction but to learn how to free others as well. Come with us to the healing wonder that is Peru…
About the program: This course is designed for individuals seeking to develop healthy habits and overcome addictive behaviour, for health professionals who work with addiction and for certified yoga teachers who would like to teach a yoga-based addiction recovery program. The course outlines a 70 hour (or 16 weeks) recovery program which includes Kundalini Yoga, breathing techniques, meditation, relaxation, self-reflection, lifestyle and dietary guidelines, stress management, hydrotherapy, naturopathic detoxification and nutritional and herbal supplementation for neurotransmitter and glandular balance. After having completed this program, you will have access to support from others that have completed the program as well as a network of professionals. What we offer…
Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and the Mountains: Our home base will be in a restful and magical guesthouse, set in the charming Sacred Valley of the Inca. It is composed of bright and peaceful cabins, built from adobe with private bathrooms and hot water; each one has its own unique view of the mountains and the gardens. The roundhouse yoga studio has a hardwood floor and big windows overlooking the mountains. The surrounding gardens are filled with medicinal plants of the Andes and brilliant flowers. At any time, you can also enjoy a beautiful floral bath and visit the unique waterfall nearby. The menu can be vegetarian or not, including delicious and nutritious, protein-filled Andean cereals and legumes. A few hours of Kundalini Yoga will be offered each day to help cover the very rich “Beyond Addiction” program. Time is set aside for course work and study as well as for some personal exploration or meditation in the garden and hiking in the mountains. In addition to the training, there will be a purifying temazcal (sweat lodge) at the beginning of the program and visits to some amazing sites. Among these, the village Ollantaytambo and of course, no trip to Peru would be complete without a visit to the majestic Machu Picchu and the hot springs of Aguas Calientes! After the program you could continue your exploration. The Sacred Valley offers many Inca sites to visit.
This package includes all nights in the Sacred Valley, one night in fascinating Cuzco City, one night in Aguas Calientes located near Machu Picchu, all ground transport, hotel accommodation, entrance tickets and tourist train to Machu Picchu. All meals are also included.
The itinerary… Day One: The program begins in Cuzco, ancient capital of the Incan Empire where we will welcome you at the airport. We will head off to the Sacred Valley to our home base retreat centre. After a few hours rest, we will get an introduction to the Andean Life and to the “Beyond Addiction” program. You will be then invited to participate to a ceremony called locally Temascal or Sweat lodge for North American Native Tradition. It takes place in a small hut where hot volcanic rocks provide the purifying heat to cleanse the body and spirit. Various aromatic herbs are also burned on the rocks. It will be a healthy and very uplifting way to start our retreat together. A healthy and organic dinner will be served after that. Day Two: We will encourage you to start a new healthy habit by greeting the sun and connecting with yourself everyday with a yoga practice and meditations. It's called sadhana practice. At 7.00 am, a breakfast will be served. At 8.00 am, your teachers will invite you to warm up with yoga and meditation into our program. At 12.30 pm, it will be time for lunch and a free time that could be used for rest or walking in the surrounded mountains. At 2.30 pm, the program will start again. The studio allows us to feel immersed in nature as the walls are made of glass from floor to ceiling. A very inspiring space to feel renewed and energized! Day Three: It will be a rich day of yoga, diving into our transformative program. 4.00 am, sadhana. 7.00 am, Breakfast. 8.00 am, Morning program. 12.00 pm, Lunch and break. There is time set aside around lunch and dinner to rest and enjoy the mountains scenery. 2.30 pm, Afternoon program. 6.30 pm, Dinner Day Four: 4.00 am, sadhana. 7.00 am, Breakfast. 8.00 am, Morning program. 12.00 pm, Lunch and break. 2.30 pm, Afternoon program. 6.30 pm, Dinner Day Five: 4.00 am, sadhana. 7.00 am, Breakfast. 8.00 am, Morning program. 12.00 pm, Lunch and break. 2.30 pm, Afternoon program. 6.30 pm, Dinner Day Six: After our ritual sadhana and breakfast, we will start the day with a couple of hours of yoga. Then with our bus, we will drive to Ollantaytambo, one of the most beautiful Inca villages of Peru. We will take our lunch in a restaurant surrounded by mountains and Inca ruins. This is where we will catch our train to the village of Aguas Calientes, final destination and starting base for Machu Picchu. We will spend the afternoon visiting the village and to enjoy the natural hot springs in the middle of the cloud forest jungle. Then we will have a nice dinner at a quaint restaurant before our night at the hotel. Day Seven: We will have an early breakfast at the hotel in order to take the first bus to catch the sunrise over Machu Picchu. There, before most tourists arrive, we will settle in a privileged spot to meditate and absorb the wondrous and healing energy of this sacred site. Our talented guide will then tell us the fascinating story and history of Machu Picchu and the Incan culture. For the ambitious ones there is the possibility to climb Wayna Picchu, the tall mountain always seen in the photos. From there you get an incredible view of Machu Picchu, the surrounding mountains and the whole cloud forest. Beginning of afternoon we will start our descent back to Aguas Calientes where we will have a light lunch before catching our train and bus back to our retreat centre. We will have a time for meditation before dinner. Day Eight, Nine,Ten and Eleven: We will cover the rest of the “Beyond Addiction” program. Tuesday end of afternoon, we will leave our retreat centre to go back to Cusco where we will have our farewell dinner in a restaurant serving beautiful organic food. We will accompany you to your hotel with rooms with balconies overlooking the beautiful city. Day Twelve: It’s our farewell day. Transfer to the airport will be organized for you. But as you wish you could also take the opportunity before your flight to visit the ancient city of Cuzco or to continue your visits in the Sacred Valley.
Program of The Traditional Medicinal Jungle Retreat: Date: From March 07th to 16th, 2015 Location: Jungle, Cloud Forest, Manu
Day One: Arrival in Cuzco – Transfer to sacred Valley. Night in Sacred Valley, in a nice retreat centre called Mandala.
day Two: Travel to the jungle - Night in Chontachaca Reserve.
Day Three (night base): Chontachaca Reserve: Waterfall – 10.30 am: depart for next lodge down Madre de Dios River by boat, Pantiacolla – Night in Pantiacolla Lodge (our future base)
Day Four (night base) Tobacco cleanse -Visit - Plant study - Preparation to the ceremony - Night: 1st ceremony
Day Five (night base): Circle - Rest - Plant study – Visit.
Day Six (night base): Plant study - Night: 2nd ceremony
Day Seven (night base): Circle - Rest - Plant study
Day Eight (night base): Depart for Shintuya for a visit or the Harakmbut People will come visit our Lodge Pantiacolla. - Night: 3rd and last ceremony
Day Nine (night base): Circle - Return to Chontachaca - Night in Chontachaca Reserve.
Day Ten: Return Cuzco - Night in Cuzco.
Day Eleven: Flight back home or option for some people to visit Machu Picchu the next day. During this retreat yoga and meditation will be available. The classes will be lead by Tej Kaur.