A journey of exploration and expansion

Now is the time to visit the grandiose and mysterious Sacred Valley of Peru and cities of Cusco and Machu Picchu. This retreat is your opportunity to steep in deep and healing yoga practices, experience shamanic rituals, and return home a transformed and renewed human being. Join us on an epic adventure to Elevate yourself at one of the most auspicious and breathtaking sites on the planet.

Your 10-day retreat is designed to allow the space to release all of you day-to-day challenges, embody and embrace yourself in a deep and introspective way, take flight with a fresh perspective, and immerse yourself in the culture and wisdom of this spectacular culture.

Yoga | Elevate

Are you ready to let go of self limiting beliefs and expand your self concept? Do you practice yoga to heal and strengthen your spirit as well as your body and mind?

Your yoga practice will grow by immersing yourself in an environment that is equally nurturing and challenging. You will gain clarity and strength, as well as experience using tools to access your self knowledge and harness your own power.

Hannah is known for her articulate and precise alignment instruction that will help you pinpoint exactly what your body needs in order to transform. With a background in mythology, Ayurveda, and clairvoyant healing, she offers a playful, intelligent, creative and compassionate approach that teaches you how to listen to and be kind to yourself with freedom and ease.

Rian’s teaching creates the space for tangible, visceral, blissful, grounding, and unexpected opening. Through the practice of Kundalini Yoga, you will work deeply to release subconscious blocks, embody the strength you possess to relate to your compassion and majesty. You will lead yourself through an Ayahuasca journey using the medicine of yoga instead of the medicine of the ancient Andean vine.

Journey | Embody

Sun Temple

Our journey begins the most important temple in the Inca Empire, Coricancha, or the Sun Temple, located in the ancient city of Cusco. The walls were once covered in sheets of gold, and its adjacent courtyard was filled with golden statues. Spanish reports tell of its opulence that was “fabulous beyond belief”. Transformed by the Spanish into a Church, walk amongst the remains of the ancient temple to experience the haunting memory of the Incan empire.

Písac & Ruins

A city built into the mountainside, Pisac offers stunning views, and an incredible hike through the ruins of a city in which thousands once lived. The Incan civilization, while not modern, built genius structures that allowed them to inhabit mountaintops all throughout the Andes.

The modern-day city of Pisac is world famous, perhaps because its market stalls spread from the main plaza into inclined streets – leading all the way to the foot of the mountain. You’ll spend an afternoon wandering through hundreds of individual vendors, sifting through to find a unique, hand-made trinket or gift, dazed by the many colors from the vegetable stalls, and satisfied by a homemade Peruvian meal.

Urco Temple

Throughout our journey, we will be introduced to the Incan archetypes of the Puma, the Condor and the Serpent. Central to the understanding of the ancient’s spirituality, these mythic symbols offer a playful and sweet understanding of how we can look at our own lives to transform. Located in rural highlands, Una Urco or the Water Temple is a rare and unique place to visit. Dedicated to the serpent, a symbol of the subconscious mind and representative of the underworld, this temple possibly represents the purification of shedding skin, being reborn and transformed.

Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu is the most well-known archaeological site on the continent. Standing amongst the ruins of this Incan citadel set high in the Andes Mountains in Peru, above the Urubamba River valley is breath-taking and awe-inspiring. On Hannah’s first visit, after hiking to the neighboring peak of Wayna Picchu, she said she felt as though she was sitting with the gods. Visiting this site is an unforgettable experience that will stay in your heart for a long time (and a great photo opp for your IG feed…)

Rituals | Expand

Temazcal Ceremony

Temazcal is a sweat lodge that originated from pre-Hispanic Indigenous peoples in Mesoamerica. Shamans in the Andes have adapted this ceremony to help cleanse and renew the mind, body and spirit. Participate in this ritual to let go of anything you no longer need to hold on to, heal old wounds, and become your warrior self.

Sound Ceremony

Travel into a tranquil and deep meditation, led by the haunting and familiar sounds created by an orchestra of natural instruments: Himalayan and crystal singing bowls, Chinese wind gongs, Japanese temple gongs, bells, whistles, flutes, drums, rattles, shakers, as well as several rare and traditional shamanic healing instruments such as bird quill pan pipes, Peruvian Chimu water whistles, and reproductions of 3,000 year old Peruvian flutes. Our sound Shaman Hebert Jordan Lira’s ceremony offers a healing gift to your entire body, mind and spirit that leaves you feeling relaxed, renewed and connected to the great mother earth, Pachamama.

Cacao Ceremony

A cacao ceremony is an opportunity to connect to yourself and open your heart, both key to expanding your sense of self. Whether you are looking to deepen your understanding of who you are, release old patterns and traumas, or move into a more self-confident space, the cacao allows you to the insight and awareness to move towards that goal. Amidst the backdrop of the Andes mountains, beneath the moon and stars, we will use fire, intention setting, consumption of this delicious medicinal drink, as well as music to facilitate a great opening of your heart and feeling of self-love.

The Details

Our 10 days together is divided into an incredible journey designed to allow the space to release all of you day-to-day challenges, embody and embrace yourself in a deep and introspective way, take flight with a fresh perspective, and immerse yourself in the culture and wisdom of this spectacular culture.

Day 1

Cusco/ Urubamba

  • Arrival in Cusco
  • Visit Sun Temple/ Opening Circle
  • Bus ride to Sacred Valley
  • Restorative yoga for jetlag

Day 2

Urubamba

  • Yoga
  • Visit Pisac Ruins + Hike
  • Visit Pisac Town
  • Yoga

Day 3

Urubamba

  • Yoga
  • Massages/ hiking
  • Yoga
  • Temezcal Ceremony

Day 4

Urubamba

  • Yoga
  • Urko Temple Tour
  • Massages/ Hiking
  • Special Practice

Day 5

Urubamba

  • Yoga
  • Free time
  • Yoga
  • Cacao Ceremony

Day 6

Aguas Calientes

  • Train to Aguas Calientes
  • Optional Butterfly Sanctuary or Hot Springs
  • Sound Ceremony

Day 7

Aguas Calientes/ Cusco

  • Machu Picchu
  • Train to Cusco
  • Free time in Cusco

Day 8

Cusco

  • Yoga
  • Service Project
  • Free time

Day 9

Cusco

  • Free time
  • Yoga/ Closing Circle
  • Final dinner

Day 10

Cusco

  • Final breakfast
  • Goodbyes
  • Depart

10 days/ 9 nights Double Occupancy:

$3250

Because of the changes in entrance policy at Machu Picchu, as well as bookings of train tickets to and from Aguas Calientes, and Festival of Inti Raymi it is highly encouraged to commit before February 1st, 2018. After that date you are not guaranteed to travel with the group by train.

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Accommodations | Ground

Your home away from home

Throughout the course of your journey, you will  be staying in 3 different Peruvian citiies: Cusco, Urubamba (in the Sacred Valley), and Aguas Calientes (located at the foothills of Machu Picchu.)

We will travel by private bus with a private guide and private driver throughout our journey, and local guides at each site we visit. We will travel by the renowned Peru Rail from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes, a train ride with spectacular views through the glass ceiling of the train cars.

Peru is quickly becoming one of the best food destinations in the world. Known for it’s hundreds of varieties of potatoes, quinoa, fresh vegetables, simple spices, fresh cheese, and delicate herbs.

All provided meals will be vegetarian/ vegan friendly.

CUSCO: While in Cusco you will enjoy the spectacular cuisine that Peru is known for, including the award winning restaurant Chi Cha. We will stay in the family owned Amaru Hotel, located in the epicenter of old Cusco, where you can walk (or climb rather) the narrow stone-paved streets and explore the plethora of artisan shops, restaurants and bakeries.

SACRED VALLEY/URUBUMBA:  While in Urubamba we will reside at a Sacred Valley ECO-Retreat Center located BEneath a beautiful waterfall nestled in the sacred valley of the Incas. Here you will see the native cultures (Quechua speaking) working the land as they have for centuries, with love and simplicity. Designed to have the least possible impact on the surroundings eco system, the spacious center is beautifully built from local materials, with a private yoga space, gardens, an open kitchen and incredible organic meals, providing you with personal privacy and solitude ideal for your own spiritual growth.

AGUAS CALIENTES:  Aguas Calientes is a bustling city built to house the nearly 2500 daily visitors to Machu Picchu. Full of kitschy souvenirs, winding and hilly streets, this will be our stopover to get a good night’s rest so we can visit Machu Picchu at dawn.

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10 days/ 9 nights Double Occupancy:

$3250

Because of the changes in entrance policy at Machu Picchu, as well as bookings of train tickets to and from Aguas Calientes, and Festival of Inti Raymi it is highly encouraged to commit before February 1st, 2018. After that date you are not guaranteed to travel with the group by train.

Reserve your space now

I'm going to Peru!

all payments are non-refundable/non-transferable

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FAQ

What do I need to participate in this retreat?

-Your desire is all you need to make the commitment to gift yourself an opportunity to heal, grow and expand the connection between your body, mind and spirit. An open mind is an important asset when traveling to a third-world country while diving into a deep yoga practice. Please feel free to reach out to us via email if you have any questions or concerns.

-There are no yoga prerequisites for this retreat. Students of all levels of experience and background are welcome. Hannah and Rian have a combined teaching experience of 17 years, and retreat is accessible to students of all practice levels. We do recommend you take at least one class with Hannah or Rian in advance, but that’s just so we can get to know more about you! However, if you don’t live in NYC, send us an email and we’d love to set up a time to speak with you over the phone so we can get to know one another before your retreat!

-Cusco, the Sacred Valley, and Machu Picchu are all located between 8,000-11,000 feet above sea level. There will be considerable hiking due to the mountainous terrain of the Andes region. Please consult your physician for advice if you have any concerns about your health.

What is included in the cost of the retreat?

-An incredible done-for-you journey that takes you to the best sites in the Sacred Valley of Peru, with all of the planning taken care of so that you can fully immerse yourself in your experience

-8 powerful yoga practices with Hannah and Rian, designed to meet you where you are and to take you to the next level of your practice

-Personalized support, instruction, and hands-on assists and adjustments from Hannah and Rian to grow your practice.

-3 private healing ceremonies with Hannah, Rian and local shaman Carmen* to heal, open and expand your vision of yourself and your capacity as a human being

-All meals are included except for 2 lunches and 1 dinner so you have the opportunity to explore the diverse cuisine Peru has to offer

-All entrance fees, tour guides, transportation within Peru are pre-arranged and organized by our private retreat guide so that you don’t have to worry about any details while you are away.

-Massage, Reiki, and private healing sessions will be available from Hannah, Rian, and Carmen, however the cost of this is not included in the retreat.

Payment

You’re ready to finally travel to Peru and have the experience of a lifetime?

-Your non-refundable deposit of $250 guarantees your retreat reservation.

Space is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign up now to confirm your space!

-Payment will be due in full by February 15th, 2018.

-Retreat reservations must be made no later than January 30 2018. Machu Picchu allows a limited number of visitors each day, and entrance tickets must be purchased in advance to secure reservations.

-In an effort to make retreats as accessible as possible, payment plans are available. To inquire about setting up a payment plan, please email us.

-*Airfare is not included in the cost of the retreat. Airline prices have been very low in the past year; if you put up an alert you are likely to find round trip tickets as low as $700. We recommend purchasing airfare around January or February to lock in a good deal.

10 days/ 9 nights Double Occupancy:

$3250

Because of the changes in entrance policy at Machu Picchu, as well as bookings of train tickets to and from Aguas Calientes, and Festival of Inti Raymi it is highly encouraged to commit before February 1st, 2018. After that date you are not guaranteed to travel with the group by train.

Reserve your space now

I'm going to Peru!

all payments are non-refundable/non-transferable

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What should I bring?

you may want to bring your own:

  • Batteries
  • Bug spray
  • Hat
  • Long sleeve shirt and pants (for evenings)
  • Refillable waterbottle
  • Shorts
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • T-shirts, tank tops
  • Toiletries (shampoo, toothpaste, etc.)
  • Travel umbrella
  • Alarm clock, battery operated
  • Lightweight rain gear
  • Sweatshirt (for cooler evenings)
  • Hiking & Tennis shoes or close-toed shoes for hiking

What's not included in the cost of the retreat?

  • airfare
  • 2 lunch, 1 dinner
  • Airport transportation

Payment plan

Please contact us directly if you are interested in payment plan. We want to make our trips accessible to as many people as possible and are open to setting up a payment plan in certain situations.

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