BREATHE SPIRIT YOGA RETREAT
MACHU PICCHU, PERU
JULY 29 - August 5th, 2017
TOTAL DAYS: 8 days / 7 nights
CUSCO: 2 days / 1 night in Cusco
MACH PICCHU: 1 day at Machu Picchu
WILKA T'IKA: 5 days / 6 nights at Willka T’ika
GUIDES: 7 days guided service
TRANSPORT: Quality buses and tourist train
- Yoga & Meditation
- Use of Chakra Gardens, multi-purpose studios, fire pit and meditation shalas
- Organic gourmet vegetarian meals daily when at Willka T’ika
- Guided tour around the Seven Chakra Gardens
- Authentic Andean offering and fire ceremony with Qero Pakko healer
- Visit to an Andean Mountain School
- Hiking the P’isaq ruins, ceremony, and shopping in the famous market
- Visit to Urubamba’s authentic market, Seminario Pottery Studio, and alpaca factory store
Willka T’ika is in the heart of the Sacred Valley. Located at Paradero Rumichaka, 2 kilometers from Urubam- ba, an 80-minute drive from the Cusco airport, and a 30-minute drive from Ollantaytampu train station (which takes visitors to Machu Picchu). With ancient sites to see throughout the valley, Willka T’ika is the perfect central location for our retreat.
Our sustainable guest rooms reflect the textures and colors of the Andes. They are made from natural earth materials and adorned with local artwork. The recently renovated cozy garden rooms offered in our program, are tucked away in charming areas throughout the gardens, and have one queen
bed or two twin/double beds. Modern bathrooms ensure that you have ample supply of hot water. Each room is named for the Andean medicinal plant that grows at its doorstep.
Retreat packages include transport in modern vans and buses. A Willka T’ika agent will meet our group arriving together in Cusco at around 11:30 a.m. One group transfer to our comfortable hotel in an excellent location is included. Guests who arrive earlier or later may easily take a taxi within the airport grounds to the hotel.
Willka T’ika is at an altitude of 9,400 feet. Wear a hat and protect your skin from the intense sun. May to September offer the sunniest days averaging 70F, however the nights are colder dropping to 35-40F.
TUSCANY, ITALY YOGA RETREAT
SEPTEMBER 2-9, 2017
Welcome to Benvenuti, a beautiful estate nestled in the Tuscan hills. The estate is set amongst 28 hectares of gardens, vineyards, orchards, olive groves and natural woodlands. It is conveniently located 15 minutes drive from the medieval city of Lucca, 30 minutes from Pisa, and just 1.5 hours from Florence. The villa is a fully and lovingly restored 17th century home with spacious rooms and simple elegant furnishings. There is a swimming pool in the midst of the garden, grassy areas with stunning views, a secret garden, bubbling fountains and sheltered places wafting with the scent of jasmine where you can relax, read or meditate.
Wine, olive oil, herbs, fruit and vegetables are all produced on the estate and provide the essential ingredients for the deliciously fresh and organic vegetarian meals.
Everything is optional for the week. You can start your day with yoga, a sunrise hike, or sleep in and join the group for a leisurely breakfast after. Throughout the day there will be activities that you can partake in as you choose.
For anyone wanting to learn how to ride horses, or to work on their form, or to compare how yoga is to "riding with your mind" you can join Ashleigh Sanderson who will be offering sessions in biomechanics, body, and spatial awareness. The stables are a short drive away and the horses are magnificent.
For more information on what Ashleigh does, please visit her site at www.kudaguru.com
3 fresh organic vegetarian meals daily (excluding one dinner eaten out midweek and luch during the day trip)
Fruit, water and herbal teas are available throughout the day
Yoga mats, blankets, blocks, belts, bolsters and towels
Pick up and drop off at Lucca bus or train station or Pisa airport on arrival and departure day (times to be confirmed)
Accommodations at Villa Benvenuti
Shower gel & soap by luxury brand Ortigia
Wine produced from the estate at dinner
use of swimming pool and all facilities within the grounds of the villa
Hiking trails around the property
One horse lesson with Ashleigh
What's not included:
Excursions outside the villa or transportation for excursions other than those specified
Massages and Holistic treatments
Private yoga lessons with Angel